Maul of America

by The Mauls

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1.
Pay to Play 03:01
I’m sorry it’s over but I’m not gonna cry I wish it was better but I don’t wonder why I could grin and bear it but I won’t even try You have taken all you could now, this well has run dry I just want my vote, I want my say Somehow it became pay to play I won’t sit in silence anymore I’ll walk myself right out the door I’m running through walls that you put in front of me I’m skating on the thin ice you thought I’d never see I’ve picked all these fights and bred all these scabs ‘Cause I wanted back what it was we had I just want my vote, I want my say Somehow it became pay to play I won’t sit in silence anymore I’ll walk myself right out the door I’ve tried all I can and I’ve shed too many tears Often times ignored for months upon years All that matters to you is for the audience to approve Of this fictional persona that you made up for you
2.
Fell sick, caught that bug You placed us under thumb But we got national pride We live by smell and touch Use blindness like a crutch But we got national pride Took steps to prevent a tragedy Never stopped it from happening Regulate, litigate, ensure To us, our pride is rational Lips crack, crimson face That smile so out of place But we got national pride Your time to pay has come Tonight we beat that drum ‘Cause we got national pride Took steps to prevent a tragedy Never stopped it from happening Regulate, litigate, ensure To us, our pride is rational
3.
40/40 Vision 04:00
It’s all been done before, will all be done again Still just a few cents off, it must be close enough Everybody seems to like it Don’t be tempted by ambition We’re failed by passing time and tempered by tradition I’m sure we’ll do just fine, and stand the test of time Hear things as you see them, be tempered like tradition Everybody seems to like it Don’t be tempted by ambition We’re failed by passing time and tempered by tradition The scale is complete, so grab a window seat To watch the next audition, with 40/40 vision Everybody seems to like it Don’t be tempted by ambition We’re failed by passing time and tempered by tradition Looking back at what caused division Can’t see with 40/40 vision
4.
Delicate 02:58
Your hand so steady held as proof; it’s unshaken Veneer too valuable to bruise; you’re taken I put a hand out, and met resistance You act stranger, and keep the distance Buy kindness and, sell your suffering to your circle, you’re gaining nothing Your hand so steady held as proof; it’s unshaken Veneer too valuable to bruise; you’re taken I got tired of, treading lightly, broken eggshells, and playing nicely Walls raised as a testament to veiled fear and your delicate truth You may no more Deny how your Brooding anger Is a cancer It has come for you It has come for you Your hand so steady held as proof; it’s unshaken Veneer too valuable to bruise; you’re taken Your hand so steady held as proof; it’s unshaken Veneer too valuable to bruise; you’re taken
5.
Shuns the bottle, drinks from the source Drag our weight, put the cart before the horse Whipped into frenzy, dwell on ancient arguments Acquired the taste for, those less fortunate He talks of where the savings went Cannot account for all the years we’ve spent They line up screaming their way in To welcome arms, snake oil, and sloppy grin Fill the bucket and scrub the wall Missed the message, the writing was too small Checked grammar, nothing left to teach Forgotten scripture, won’t listen to them preach He talks of where the savings went Cannot account for all the years we’ve spent They line up screaming their way in To welcome arms, snake oil, and sloppy grin No chance to offer our farewells We packed this baggage ourselves
6.
Never regret Our unpaid debt Dig a deeper ditch Satisfy the itch Don’t read what’s written on the wall Can’t read what’s written on the wall Do whatever we can Find a holy man To bless our work An endless search Don’t read what’s written on the wall Can’t read what’s written on the wall
7.
Eyes Open 04:01
Passing days, in a gilded haze Concentrate, on filling the space Taking time, to hide your face Pace set by a, need to relate My eyes are open, I won’t be taken Self destruction, doesn’t seem to be taking Hardly pure, but properly aiming Method acting, to innovate An endless need, for things to remain Waking up, with a copper taste Finding havoc, left in your wake Landed fewer, than you seemed to take Still can’t see, it was all a mistake
8.
Devoid of class Disfigured facts Rousing the ranks Setting the traps Projecting his weakness So tender and spineless 62 million suckers A thought that makes me shudder 62 million traitors You named a fraud your savior Inventing proof Ignore the truth Lying in wait To act in hate Amazed at how many Behave so unsteady 62 million suckers A thought that makes me shudder 62 million traitors You named a fraud your savior Reap what you’ve sown and eat what you’ve grown Now chew it up It’s never enough Born in gold and glitter Your champion a grifter 62 million suckers A thought that makes me shudder 62 million traitors You named a fraud your savior
9.
Now there’s coffee On my sleeve An unsigned copy Left for me Unclean And Blind I hope there’s something left To the half that’s me Polished anger Thoughts provoked It’s all in danger From the check you wrote Taking the time Placing a bet Seeking a deadline That was never set The moral high ground Has been staked This level of vitriol Can not be faked Spewing hatred and calling out names Just so you can Save face
10.
Worn Thin 03:29
I’ll crucify myself tomorrow Buy a day to think it through Nothing left for me to borrow Drifting, threadbare, stained and bruised Inhale, exhale, take it in Inhale, exhale, worn thin Mislaid plans and selfish deeds I trade for coin toss choices The more I think, the less I see And each thought ferments to poison Inhale, exhale, take it in Inhale, exhale, worn thin No longer, competing Cannot escape this feeling
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12.
Climb sagging roofs of Walter Reed They stood alone together and scattered seeds Actions not meant Words left unsaid All those regrets Trapped in their heads Once vibrant hues, gone pale and gray Once walked the straight and narrow, now gone astray Actions not meant Words left unsaid All those regrets Trapped in their heads Dread clogs his veins That nervous taste She feels the same Deny the strain Eat lies like food Packing on pounds No longer care to ration In small amounts Actions not meant Words left unsaid All those regrets Trapped in their heads
13.
Obsidere 02:42
The tools the time the press I chose never to let it rest A chain, a cuff, a yoke and bit These things, these things my only fit Half my life has come and gone Problem is I still feel young I yield myself to everyone As promises fall off my tongue Gray a mix of black and white Life a mix of wrong and right We kept our taste but lost our sight And tossed our crumbs into the night
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released May 30, 2020

Recorded and mixed by J Robbins at the Magpie Cage
Mastered by Dan Coutant at Sun Room Audio

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