Bonsai Mammoth

by Darko

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1.
Life Forms 03:19
I don’t care I just don’t fucking care anymore About pleasing others for the right response I’m not living Not living until I am reborn Escape the boundaries of complaisance. Armed with an ink eraser I try to break the lines The smudge and tear Nothing I do makes the gap clear Armed with an ink eraser I only blur the lines The paper tears Perforations ensnare I don’t want to be a part of it And I don’t care for all of this shit And I don’t want to be a part of it And I don’t fucking care Some day’s it feels like I am filling out a form Ticking boxes just to get the right response Place and X here please You don’t want to get it wrong Graphite and ink Outside the lines and you’re done Place and X here please you don’t want to get it wrong Graphite and ink outside the lines Armed with an ink eraser I try to break the lines The smudge and tear Nothing I do makes the gap clear Armed with an ink eraser I only blur the lines The paper tears Perforations ensnare And I don’t want to be a part of it And I don’t care for all of this shit And I don’t want to be a part of it And I don’t fucking care Do One Thing Armed with an ink eraser I only blur the lines And I don’t want to be a part of it And I don’t care for all of this shit And I don’t want to be a part of it And I don’t fucking care
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Would you tell me if there’s something wrong? Would you tell me if there’s something getting you down? This is just a short line To let you know I’m around I know I’m not the best to open up to I don’t take things too seriously But I feel these words are overdue You won’t be the first or last to think this through Just hear me out if you’ve got the time I hope these words don’t misconstrue Every decision I have made was wrong The words I’ve written were for the wrong songs A rhyme so out of time The battles in my mind Would you tell me if there’s something wrong? Would you tell me if there’s something getting you down? This is just a short line To let you know that I’m around Full of shit So much so your plants are gonna love me to bits And I know that I shouldn’t joke But sometimes it’s humor that gets me through I’m just tryin to let you know That it’s not so bad and that your friends are here for you Here for you I’ve stood on the edge of the abyss Stared into it’s vacuous darkness It’s blackened heart beckoning me to jump And right to this very day I’m so glad that I stayed Cause I have done so much more with this life Than I have ever dreamed of.
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They say it’s love Viewed through a yellow green lens When push comes to shove How long will it take to mend? The bruises heal While the acidic words Etch through your soul Tell me when did you know? That this is love Please tell me when did you know? That this is love Tell me when did you know? This is love That frightful step may always be the hardest But it will span the depth of the first cut That frightful step may always be the hardest But it will span the depth of the first cut Call yourself a man Where’s your honor? Vindication of the man your are not Help is never an easy word But there are those Who love you more than you hurt. Tell me when did you know? This is love Tell me when did you know? This is love That frightful step may always be the hardest But it will span the depth of the first cut That frightful step may always be the hardest But it will span the depth of the first cut
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I regret having regrets The memories of chances missed are the chances that Lead me to change The answers to questions only time knows I was always the sad son When all was said and done I never amounted to nothing Just to be something, just to be someone Today was a bad day It’s quiet and I’m all alone Just my thoughts for company Self-pity and grief such fun I regret having regrets The memories of chances missed are the chances that Lead me to change The answers to questions only time knows But I’m trying every day To turn these thoughts away I’m not looking for your sympathy I regret having regrets The memory of chances missed are the chances that Lead me to change The answer to questions only time knows
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Hiraeth 02:21
From desert sands The blackest of night The miles beneath my feet I’m tired Soles are wearing thin Searching for a place to begin All I can see is Daylight through deadlights Watch those around me expire The strength comes from within Determined to not just give in And one day I’ll look upon your face again This memory is all I have for now But I’ll be fine. The world it falls around me know I’m losing my grip as my hands start to slip I never meant to let you down A no-mans-land Parallax hindsight The miles between I can’t abide On the threshold of chagrin Undignified thoughts start to set in I walk through this wasteland I push them out of sight Keep myself within my stride Never giving in, on all of that I believe in One day I’ll look upon your face again This memory is all I have for now but I’ll be fine And one day I’ll find myself in your embrace till then This memory is all I have for now but I’ll be fine.
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If we scream loud and long enough then maybe People will pay attention Then we can change the world sometimes it feels like these Words are shouted from a vacuum voiceless If they Are them and we are us Then we are they And we’ve not done enough Have we done enough? As I get older the Weight of the world bears down on me. Sounds become hues The night is alive In this company of wolves who’ll die first Sounds become hues Your right to survive In this company of wolves who’ll die first So the right for existence Stand up and shout So much for their prison We can burn it down Sounds become hues The night is alive In this company of wolves who’ll die first Sounds become hues Your right to survive In this company of wolves who’ll die first
9.
Lifeblood 03:11
“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free” – Gothe Time it waits for no man Some days it feels like I’m out of Time shared, missed and spent These days wasted in the grind YOU’RE A SLAVE Give me something more in this life YOU’RE A SLAVE Give me something more to be now The words mean nothing No they mean nothing Without your blood You’re bleeding out You get nothing No you get nothing Without your blood You’re bleeding out Slaves to, Slaves to a false construct Wake up, wake up, wake up. Blind in this sad romance We reap rewards that really bind And instills that we subsist These days wasted in the grind We choose our masters To satisfy their greed We call them bastards Yet they need us to succeed We are the lifeblood Still we suckle from their teat We choose our masters over destiny Words mean nothing No they mean nothing Without your blood You’re bleeding out You get nothing No you get nothing With your blood You’re bleeding out We fool ourselves we’re really free We fool ourselves into thinking we’re not slaves. YOU’RE A SLAVE
10.
Dead Hordes 02:02
I wonder how we Will be remembered by the journals of history And I’m probably Being a fool with all this stupid hypocrisy Fractious, gratuitous and self obsessed Caught up in this moment I must confess This life now recorded from birth to death We stared at the view On a viewing deck made of sugar glass At any moment we could all fall through In my absurdity I fully take part a little too indulgently Don’t show me any leniency I’m just a product of our time in history We’re just dead Hordes en masse And we’re all being lead By those who distract That being said I’m not perfect I’m bad Caught up with the toy In my hand It’s not your dick Is that the irony? And that and all we do is being recorded By this time thief Yeah we know it deceives Distorts perception A dissonance with no relief Fractious, gratuitous and self-obsessed Caught up in this moment I must confess This life now recorded from birth to death
11.
I’ve such distaste for your passé grudging Slung low upon your throne How disgracefully you intone Morality conveying loathing I’m trying to condone That your were born Who the fuck, just who the fuck am I, to pass judgment on you? Who the fuck, just who the fuck am I, to pass judgment? For your choices Or our differences Is this cause for such ground axes? By passing my own judgment on you makes me as bad as you are? But that doesn’t cancel out the malice But I’m being brought down to your level by my own contempt And now I can’t stand myself for feeling such hate. We can stand for something more I don’t have to be brought down by this shit We don’t have to be brought down Cause my voice is A metastasis A firestorm to Your hatred A hatred we can overcome When is forgiveness a shortcoming? Offered to a xenophobe That action only goads My obloquy and it makes me question If I am as awful? When the ivory on your tower starts to bleed You will finally notice that they were once white teeth White like a snowdrift now stained with the blood of your beliefs (bleed) Cause my voice is A metastasis A firestorm to Your hatred We can stand for something more

about

This is our first full-length album 11 new tracks of brand new riffs, double time beats, and a bunch of Chorus to scream along to! It's been a great year putting Bonsai Mammoth together, we've been told this is our best yet so bloody hope you like it and cant wait to gig the tunes with you guys in 2017.

This has been made possible by the folks at Bird Attack Records (US), Lockjaw Records (UK), Torch of Hope Records (JP) and Giljotina Records (SI).

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released February 3, 2017

Produced by Daly George - www.dalygeorge.com
Mastered by Brad Boatright @ AudioSiege - www.audiosiege.com
Artwork by Toby Sullivan - www.tsullivancustomgraphics.com

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