IRE Album Lyrics by Parkway Drive


Parkway Drive Lyrics

IRE Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

Destroyer

Destroy, destroy, destroy, destroy. Destroyer

We speak in lies, we speak in tongues
We'll see our damage done
We live in dreams, we rest in peace
Content to sleep in our chains
Seven trumpets sound their discourse, nine circles of our devise
Messages writ within our columns of fire
No life blooms from the ashes of ire

But our hearts beat faster, and our heads hang low
Still we kneel for the masters
Filthy pigs all in a row

Black the sun
Hide us from what we have become
Black the sun
Hide us from the monsters we've become

Destroy, destroy, destroy, destroy

We're all addicts hooked into a toxic culture
Infinite growth in a finite world
Empires of gold return to sand
As silver tongues rust beneath the guilt of man

But our hearts beat weaker, and our heads now roll
Still we crawl for the masters
As we beg for the killing blow

Black the sun
Hide us from what we have become
Black the sun
Hide us from the monsters we've become

We scar the earth to spite the sky
Then burn the trees to feed our fires
We are the blind leading the damned
A wrecking ball
In the hands of a mad man

Destroy, destroy. Destroyer
Destroy, destroy. Destroyer

Black the sun
Hide us from what we have become
Black the sun
Hide us from the monsters we've become



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Dying To Believe

Like dragging nails through my skin

Strip the scar, scratch the itch
Dig your nails deep, until the nerve is good and raw
Pulling teeth again, to pay for all your sins
The blue pill or the red, all you want are enemies

Feel the tension set to break
We've swallowed more than we can take
Like dragging nails through my skin

Die, die, dying to believe
This beast you resurrected won't break its leash
We're die, die, dying to believe
That the ghost of the ills of this world will
Find you where you sleep

We'll find you where you sleep

God complex, let's start a war
Whose prayers will you answer, whose will you ignore
Paint it black and torn apart
Baptized in hate to the beat of a hollow heart

Feel the tension set to break
We've swallowed more than we can take
Like dragging nails through my skin

Die, die, dying to believe
This beast you resurrected won't break its leash
We're die, die, dying to believe
That the ghost of the ills of this world will
Find you where you sleep

We'll find you where you sleep

Because it's a sick f*cking world in a sick f*cking time
Splitting at the seams as you desecrate the hive
The cancer's in your heart
The poison's in your mind
Forked tongue motherf*cker tell me how the hell do you sleep at night

How do you sleep at night

Dying to believe

Die, die, dying to believe
This beast you resurrected won't break its leash
We're die, die, dying to believe
That the ghost of the ills of this world will
Find you where you sleep



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Vice Grip

A system of complete control. The pressure builds
It wraps its hands around your throat. A constant battle
A silent war of mind and soul

(Yeah, yeah, yeah!) Get up, get up
One life, one shot, give it all you got
(Yeah, yeah, yeah!) Get up, get up

Keep the flame alive

Hope for the hopeless, a light in the darkness
Hope for the hopeless, a light in, a light in the dark

(A light in the dark)

The chains set to break your soul. Day by day
You know the choice you have to make
Freeze up and fade
Or be the flame that lights the way

(Yeah, yeah, yeah!) Get up, get up
One life, one shot, give it all you got
(Yeah, yeah, yeah!) Get up, get up

Keep the flame alive

Hope for the hopeless. A light in the darkness
Hope for the hopeless. You've got one life, one shot
Give it all you got

Ill's got a vice grip, like ice running down your spine
This world, it's got you in its sights

Rise, rise. Rise, rise. It's all or nothing.
Rise, rise. Rise, rise. It's do or die.
Rise. Rise. Rise.

(Yeah, yeah, yeah!) Get up, get up
One life, one shot, give it all you got
(Yeah, yeah, yeah!) Get up, get up

Keep the flame alive

Hope for the hopeless, a light in the darkness
Hope for the hopeless, a light in the dark
We stand for the faithless and the broken
Hope for the hopeless, a light in, a light in the dark



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Crushed

Brothers, my brothers. Is this all that we are
Sisters, my sisters. We've been crushed by the fists of god

Welcome to the free world
Where nothing's as it seems
Tell me, can you find a cure
When you can't see, and you can't feel the disease
Can you seek a higher truth
When you're living on your knees
Where freedom grows from blood soaked soil
In the lands of hypocrisy

Because if you can't see the chains tell me what use is a key
It's cash, blood and oil, in the age of the refugee
They're trying to buy our minds, we ain't selling
Bang, bang, bang, hear they're nailing down the coffins

Cut the strings, feel your heart start
Cut the cord
Crack this code of silence
All our lives in the hands of tyrants

Crushed by the fists of god. Crushed

We've been crushed by the fists of god

To the left I see the rats and to the right I see the snakes
In my ear they're whispering sweet sermons of cruel hate
So do you buy the fear, or do you buy the lies
Tell me, what will set us free
Do we kneel before the crooked few
Or do we bite the f*cking hand that feeds

When death casts no shadow and hope carries no weight
Rise into the light and feel the shackles fade away
They fear what we know, We know how they break
Bang, bang, bang, drop the hammer of conscience

Cut the strings, feel your heart start
Cut the cord. Crack this code of silence. All our lives

Crushed by the fists of god. Crushed

We've been crushed by the fists of god

We're just waiting for the sky to fall
Yeah I'm just waiting
Feels like all our lives we've been waiting for the sky to fall
Feels like all this time we've been

Brothers, my brothers
Is this all that we are
Sisters, my sisters
We've been

Crushed by the fists of god

Crushed by the fists of god. Crushed



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Fractures

The devil's at our door

The Bloodwoods shiver in the glare of summers haze
Dust of ancient lands breathes beneath our feet
Since the dawn of time, giver of life divine
Shadowed by dark ruination, looming down the line

The poisoned lies of narrow minds
Now spread into the soul of life

Bitter blight fractures life
This call for change won't be too late

The devil's at our door
Selling fool's gold and a miracle cure

Hearts of fire unite and man their barricades
Truth is overwhelming and yet
Hollow men still talk in vain
Sowing sickness, shifting focus away
Setting in stone a future we cannot sustain

We can't quench our thirst on profits gained
And we can't turn back once it begins

Bitter blight fractures life
This call for change won't be too late

They poison the well and expect us to drink
When the river runs dry only then
Then will they see

You can line your pockets, but you can't buy back your soul
These gates are locked, this future is not yours to own

Bitter blight fractures life
This call for change won't be too late



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Writings On The Wall

When you're born in the dirt the only way to grow is up
So we reach for the sun but it seems
Every rung that you climb is another crooked line
That you cross off the tally of your dreams
Don't step out of line kid, you learn it pretty fast
Every face has its place in the crowd
They'll give you all the answers, so you don't ask any questions
Then they'll march you with a smile into the ground

And we all go to heaven in a little row boat

So put your hands up, put your hands up
If crawling for the scraps won't ever be enough
Put your hands up, put your hands up
The writing's on the wall, this ain't ever gonna stop
Put your hands up, put your hands up
If crawling for the scraps won't ever be enough
Put your hands up, put your hands up
We'll fight until we die, this ain't ever gonna stop

This stray dog world, this sick sad place
Got a belly full of maggots and disease
Every apple here is rotten, every blessing is a curse
Every word is a lie you best believe
We take one step forward, then two steps back
In a race to the bottom of the barrel
They teach us how to fear
They teach us how to hate
Then they arm us and they march us off to hell

And its left, left, left right left

So put your hands up, put your hands up
If crawling for the scraps won't ever be enough
Put your hands up, put your hands up
The writing's on the wall, this ain't ever gonna stop
Put your hands up, put your hands up
If crawling for the scraps won't ever be enough
Put your hands up, put your hands up
We'll fight until we die, this ain't ever gonna stop

Because they came for our minds
We said nothing
They came for our hopes
We said nothing
They came for our souls
And still we said nothing
Now they're coming for our lives
So what's it gonna take

What's it gonna take

See how they run, see how they run

So put your hands up, put your hands up
If clawing for the scraps won't ever be enough
Put your hands up, put your hands up
The writing's on the wall, this ain't ever gonna stop
Put your hands up, put your hands up
If clawing for the scraps won't ever be enough
Put your hands up, put your hands up
We'll fight until we die, this ain't ever gonna stop



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Bottom Feeder

I've heard enough
No more, no more
You've had your time in the sun
Keep your head down kid, your fifteen seconds are done
I know it hurts, I wanted it this way
All these years, I'm still the voice you can't destroy

I know how this one ends
Lying in the gutter spitting teeth at the sidewalk
I know how this one ends
So bite your tongue if you can't tame it

Let's get this straight, while you're listening
In my world you count for nothing

Bow. You'll be the one to
Drown, with the rats and the snakes
Bow. You'll be the one to drown

Bottom feeder
Bottom feeder
Bottom feeder
Bottom feeder

I've heard enough
I've heard enough to know
Who talks the talk, who walks the walk
And who's for f*cking show
I know it hurts, I know it cuts
That I'm still standing
I'm everything you're f*cking not

I know how this one ends
Running from the world as your lies begin to cave
I know how this one ends
Your hollow words make shallow graves

Let's get this straight, while you're listening
In my world you count for nothing

Bow. You'll be the one to
Drown, with the rats and the snakes
Bow. You'll be the one to
Drown

Bottom feeder

Bow. You'll be the one to
Drown, with the rats and the snakes
Bow. You'll be the one to
Drown

Bottom feeder

See I feel no guilt, like I feel no pain
Like I feel the fire running through my veins
You can't draw blood when my heart beats cold
And I'll take your word like I take your name
An ego lost in the valley of self disdain
Pride cometh before the fall
And you'll break as I watch it all collapse

No mercy, No peace. You can't escape this beast
No mercy, No peace. You can't escape this beast
No mercy, No peace. You can't escape this beast
No mercy, No peace. You can't escape now snap your neck to this

You snap your neck to this

No mercy, No peace. You f*cking bottom feeder
No mercy, No peace. You f*cking bottom feeder
F*ck!



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The Sound Of Violence

We cut our teeth on sadness
We hunt our sorrows down
We fought the nights so sleepless
We made our beds on the cold hard ground
Seasons come and go, traditions rise and fall
We watch with hunter's eyes
We found the place to call our own

What we have, we hunt. What we kill, we keep
Shadows never die, darkness never breaks

You built your bastions of ivory and pride
We see your gates, but do not knock
We stay out in the wild

What we have, we hunt. What we kill, we keep
Shadows never die, darkness never breaks

This is the sound of violence
These are the songs of war
We are everything you fear
And we're clawing at the walls

This is the sound of violence
These are the songs of war
We are everything you fear
And we're clawing at the walls
We're clawing at the walls

I see a kingdom of closed minds and shallow hearts
So tell me this, would you fall in line
Or rip it all apart

What we have, we hunt
What we kill, we keep
Shadows never die
Darkness never breaks

This is the sound of violence
These are the songs of war
We are everything you fear
And we're clawing at the walls

This is the sound of violence
These are the songs of war
We are everything you fear
And we're clawing at the walls

This is the hour of the wolf
We're clawing at the walls
This is the hour of the wolf

This is the sound of violence
These are the songs of war
We are everything you fear
And we're clawing at the walls

This is the sound of violence
These are the songs of war
We are everything you fear



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Vicious

Live, with your back to the wall
The bigger they come, the harder they fall
Live, with a heart made of stone
Slings and arrows and broken bones

One by one by one by one
Kings rise and fall
One by one by one by one
Heavy lies this crown of bones

Darkness behold
This hell we call home

Live, with the eyes of the beast
Never the prey, the weak or the sheep
Live, with the strength to believe
Dead to the world, but we'll haunt their dreams

One by one by one by one
Kings rise and fall
One by one by one by one
Heavy lies this crown of bones

Darkness behold
This hell we call home

Burn it, burn it all
Burn it all to ash

Burn it all to ashes

Darkness behold
This hell we call home



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Dedicated

Twelve years I've fought for this
Twelve years, my heart still beats
For the ones who've stood beside me
Still strong
You can't break me

Twelve years I've fought for this
Twelve years, my heart still beats
For the ones who've stood beside me
Through the values that define me
No compromise, no surrender
These beliefs, they make me whole
Never the breaker, promise keeper
Remains the ethic instilled in me

Never one to bite my tongue
Never turn, never run
I've seen with my own eyes
The price of life and the cost of lies

You can't shut this down
I still spit fire
This truth rings loud
You better listen up
You
Can't
You can't break me

Twelve years I've fought for this
Twelve years, blood sweat and tears
For my family here beside me
True to the ethos held inside me

Life pushes hard, you push back
Time makes its mark, you gotta stand the test
Every dog has its day
We make it count
We find our own way

You can't shut this down
I still spit fire
This truth rings loud
You better listen up
You
Can't
You can't break me

Twelve years I've fought for this
Twelve years, my heart still beats
For the ones who've stood beside me
Still strong motherf*cker so step back

Through blood, sweat, tears
We're still here

Unbreakable



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A Deathless Song

Let me beat in your heart
Be your drum of war and love
Let me hide in your arms
Be my cage, my key, my lock

Let our bones collide
Until the light falls like anvils from our eyes
When our dreams ignite
Disappear in their fire

Be my deathless song
Fill my aching lungs

Breathe your life into me
Because I drown in your shadow
Like salt in the rain
If my fear is tomorrow
Your memory's the fight in my veins

Let me beat in your heart
Be your drum of war and love
Let me hide in your arms
Be my cage, my key, my lock

Let our bones collide
Until the light falls like anvils from our eyes
When our dreams ignite
Disappear in their fire

Be my open sky
Fill these wild eyes

Breathe your life into me
Because I drown in your shadow
Like salt in the rain
If my fear is tomorrow
Then your memory's the fight in my veins
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