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Forsaken Lives

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We drove through this land of blackened barns Smoldering on the horizons And the murderous stench of death smoked our eyes As the houses stood slaughtering silence Oh factory, factory It will not close To give unto the waiting world The foaming froth of tortured life Salted flesh and milky swirls These cries don’t lie They are forsaken lives You can look away You can hide your head You can feign ignorance and play mute But the horrors take place even with your back turned On your plate is served up the warm truth There is no disguising the certain slow death Exacted upon the downtrodden From corporate Dancing in the pools of the killing floor splashing As the money and the blood and the innocent come crashing down As they pick up their knives These are forsaken lives It’s no sacrifice to save a life You can savor the taste of choice Look into the eyes of those condemn to die Rise up and give them a voice These cries don’t lie These are forsaken lives These eyes don’t hide They are forsaken lives


2-track single release of 'Forsaken Lives.' Electric and acoustic versions. (Acoustic version included as bonus track.) Bundled as 'Arriving Lightly Under Open Slaughter.' You may say to yourself: 'That record title makes no sense.' If you did, you would be correct. Of course, eating animals also makes no sense.


released October 29, 2013

All words and music: joe Wilford
Artwork by Bosami




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