Iron
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Che Arthur — Iron
Release date : Mar. 06, 2007
Label : Sick Room Records
Tracklist:
  1. Dead Trajectories
  2. Veil
  3. Bistrica
  4. Revisionism
  5. The Dark War
  6. Hollow Crown
  7. Iron
  8. Compass
  9. Kerosene
  10. To The Core

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DEAD TRAJECTORIES
I feel the same as anyone who’s dealt with this,
And i hear the words of anyone who’s felt this loneliness

Living on a highway, lost in space
Never knew how long you ran in place

This tortured night, these hours of uncertainty
In aimless flight into the dark horizon

Living on a highway, lost in space
Never knew how long you ran in place
The eventualities we face
On this long drive to nothing

Dead trajectories and broken dreams – this life lived to extremes
Is there a time when anything might be as it seems?
And is there hope left in that house where I had felt such doubt?
I wrote it out, but what is left to save me now?

Such lack of concentration – write my name on this page
Here is the invitation into this broken age
No possible explanation for life under water
A lamb to the slaughter who waits for nothing

VEIL
Changed your name to freedom when you could not stand your ground
And who can blame the ones who could not stay around?
Hordes of locusts gather round our bastard son
Those artificial victories that are so illegitimately won

Veil of morality – this broken vanity
Draws artificial lines across the sand
Lying in the bed we made – our self-fulfilled crusades
Are not the miracles we’d planned

You’re advancing the agendas you project
Huddled round the things that we need not protect
They’re revealed as nothing more than parlor tricks
With the lies that hide behind the crucifix

It’s easy to become the hero when our expectations fall
But then you end up holding nothing after you have risked it all
There’s no use in trying to fix this – you’ve already thrown away
Everything that you walked in with – you’re the empty king this broken day

BISTRICA
Surrender here
Our path was clear
What happened that we ended up so insincere?
Where were the flowers in your soul
This loss of self-control could swallow us this year
Surrender here

Years for the harvest
This empty grain might dull this deepest pain
And turn away the truthful mirror
Here’s to the moment we pull through with what we thought was true
And become just what we fear
Surrender here

Standing in the firing line of ill-advised projections
Mistake self-abuse for the search for perfection

Surrender here
Under attack for compassion that we lack
Things that never ended as we thought they should we never understood
But now the end is near Surrender here

REVISIONISM
If you’re progressive when do you progress? It’s not a matter of standing
If it’s explosive, are you groundless when every word is demanding?

If you’ve forgotten what you tried to express
Then what’s the difference to the naked eye?
If everything you’ve said is useless then what’s the use in waiting for a reply?

Did my poisonous expression change your mind?
I used up all of the enthusiasm I could find
It’s been worth nothing up to now – just admit it

THE DARK WAR
The hook is high
It’s cold and dry
I feel as though I’ve watched a lifetime pass me by
And I am desperate tonight to wash the salt out of my eyes

I have just memories of this place where I felt such disgrace

The air is thick now
I’ve been sick
its weight was unrelenting
Think of the time we’d spent in waiting through this

This anger could consume me
What are these struggles proving beyond our willingness to lead these lives less ordinary?

Clouds have gone and come again and have I been forgiven?
What of these things that we’ve been through has been so worth reliving?
Owner of imperfect visions and I have watched them fade away
I’ve watched them all just fade to gray

So long I dragged that heavy stone
Now I lie here quietly alone
This war is over now
And there is nothing left to take its place
I am the image of what could have and could never come to be
These things reveal themselves in me

Clouds have gone and come again and have I been forgiven?
What of these things that we’ve been through has been so worth reliving?
Owner of imperfect visions and I have watched them fade away
I’ve watched them all just fade to gray

HOLLOW CROWN
What’s in my blood now? Can it be watered down?
Is it too late to fall back to ground?
Moving sideways now , the lost and never found
I never could refuse to wear that shattered hollow crown

Is this some secret I’ve been dying to explain?
I’ve had a million answers ringing in my brain
And I’ll drink this cup of poison – I’ll do it every day
If every day turns out the same

What’s in my hands now? This blood has turned to clay
There is no other choice, it’s always been this way
Nothing left to say – another wasted day
Imagining my life away

Burning I’m returning though this has gone too far
Yearning never learning to see things the way they are

Is this some secret I’ve been dying to explain?
I’ve had a million answers ringing in my brain
And I’ll drink this cup of poison
I’ll do it every day until every day turns out the same

IRON
You are the one who brought me back to earth
For what my confession’s worth
And I don’t know what’s left to say but I’ve no other way to show it

I’ve filled these pockets with empty hands
And I’ve got no magic plans to change what’s happened either way
But I know that you know it’s true

I am the one who loves you
The one who’s always thinking of you
I am the one who needs you, and I know that you know it’s true
You are the only one I want, and I’ll unlock your ironclad heart
Before we’ve left this world apart

You are the one who makes me feel like everything might be all right
if you stay here with me as day turns into night, then I can make it to tomorrow
But I don’t even know where to begin
This confusion is enveloping me again
And is this just another fence to mend, or a future full of memories?

Everything changed when I met you and I cannot forget you now
Everything I see reminds me all I want is to be next to you somehow
You are the only one I want, and I will melt your heart of stone
We should not live these lives alone
I put all these feelings inside of me in songs I write and mix CDs
but are you even listening to me?

I am the one who loves you
The one who’s always thinking of you
I am the one who needs you And I know that you know it’s true
You are the only one I want and I’ll unlock your ironclad heart
Say it’s not over it’s the start

COMPASS
You’ve shown all the things you ran from came back to you
You’d known all the things you dreamt of would not come true
You wear it down – the morning of defection you looked out
And showed the same direction
You’ve been found you’re back to where you started
Now it’s time that you start it all again

You’ve grown beyond the things you once thought were oh so real
So long you don’t even know how you used to feel
So live with loss
Just let it melt away and end these thoughts
You never felt that you could turn them off
But you’ve been wrong before and now it’s time that you’re proven wrong again

Now you know that it’s true
Your life of indecision – you put yourself in prison
It’s been all about you
And every wrong idea – this was the same collision
Now there’s nothing that you can do and is it all the same to you?

You’ve gone down to the depths where you always knew you’d be
So wrong that you can still repeat all these things to me

Turned around to hit the same position
Losing ground This was a bad decision you lived down
Another long division This repetition is what did you in

KEROSENE
This is not rocket science but it’s good for guilt
And are we crying over milk we have not spilt?
This sour situation seems so hard to face
And sometimes I can feel so easily replaced

I let you know that I was bleeding just to show my heart was beating
These sentiments that we dare repeating bear repeating

Now can I stand and watch as this all falls apart
Understand that I gave you everything but I am taking back my heart

Abandoned vain attempts to turn the wrong to right
And rinsed my veins with kerosene tonight
I’m finished trying to be perfect in your sight

And are we trapped in trials or are we mired in denials?
This sea of tears we sail by forcing smiles

And our future is not clear I’ve said this once before you here
So what do I have left beyond the hope that you will hear me?
This is the only thing that I can do, it’s just to say to you
Just forget the complications I only want you to be near me

This latest tragedy is stark reality
But if I have to let you go then what’s left for me to believe in?
No one ever saved their lives or put out fires with kerosene

TO THE CORE
Has the moon been obscured?
Has my sickness been cured?
Is there anything left of the cities I’d built in your honor?
Have the grounds been patrolled?
Are things under control?
Is there any reason to keep asking this?

Of the shadows we’ve cast has their relevance past?
Can we write these closing words and seal the gates?
Crawling out of this hole
Was the good worth the toll?
Falling short of the goals we’d no choice but to live for

We have dredged this to the core
There is nothing left here anymore
I admit that I was wrong before
There is nothing left here anymore