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Forsaken Lives

from Forsaken Lives by Dedalus

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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.


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


from Forsaken Lives, released October 29, 2013
Words and Music: joe Wilford




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