Bonsai Mammoth

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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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Track Name: Life Forms
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
Track Name: Just A Short Line
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.
Track Name: This Is Love?
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
Track Name: I Knew I Should Have Taken That Left Turn at Albuquerque
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
Track Name: Hiraeth
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.
Track Name: In The Company Of Wolves
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
Track Name: Lifeblood
“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
Track Name: Dead Hordes
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
Track Name: We Can Stand For Something More
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