You Were The Gasoline

by Mortality Rate

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released April 26, 2019

For our friend, Evan Cole Shaw.

Music written by Mortality Rate (Jake, Cody, Dereck, Jess)
Lyrics written by Jess.
Artwork made by Madi Watkins
Intro and guest vocals in Selfish Thieves written and performed by Madi Watkins
Main vocals recorded by Matt Roach @ Rain City Recorders
Guest vocals recorded by Brandon Watkins
Mixed and Mastered by Daniel Colombo


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Track Name: Roses
Everything that I love
Ends up in a wooden box
And I promise to grow through yours
In your memory
Everything's coming up roses
Never ending light
Never give up the fight
This flame still burns
This flame still burns

I would give anything
I would give my life
Just to see you smile
One more time

I'm searching for resolution
But I can't find peace within
I'm sorry to keep you waiting
I didnt think time was fleeting

Everything is coming up roses
Never ending light
Never give up the fight

The cousin of death
Is sleep
I miss you so much
I hope that you hear me

Cousin of death
Rest in peace
Track Name: Selfish Thieves
We are the poison
We are the scar
Are you proud to be
Who you are?
Gagged and bound
Burned alive
Thrown into the dirt
To rot and die
Our oldest tradition is genocide
Our oldest tradition is genocide

A plague is what we need
We are the disease
Roaming free
Entitlement. Thirst for control
This is world wide suicide

Exploit and extort
Take what's mine
Because you're gonna take yours
Zero remorse
We are the kindling
We are the flame
Watch you all burn

Self piteous demise
World wide suicide
Track Name: Heathen
The cold does something to a person
And it brought me to you
It was a long road home
I found my way back
Through a maze of heart attacks
You're standing on ice, I hear it crack
Fuck you, I'm not going to save you

Stand on the shore and watch you drown

The water is rising
You are sinking
Down into misery
Down to where I used to be
Stuck in a haze
Stuck in a daze
The only thing that is clear to me
Is that you will always mean nothing.
You mean nothing to me.

Clouds collide and mountains divide
I’m blooming through soil ground from your bones
The sound of sirens has pushed me to the edge of insanity
This self loathing is controlling me

Worthless fucking liar
If there is a hell, I’ll see you there, motherfucker.
Track Name: You Were The Gasoline
I can't believe that you did this to me
I was a forest on fire
You were the gasoline
I read your words so many times,
I no longer had a voice to scream
I am still filled with all of this hate
All of this rage
And I feel it rise
When I hear your name
Truth be told,
With a gun to my head
If I had to choose my life or yours
You're the only one I wouldn't pull the trigger for
I was a forest on fire
And you were the gasoline
I was burning

You'll never take me alive
I won't run and hide
I can't fucking die
Trust me, I've tried

I really can’t lie, between my life or yours
You're the only one I wouldn't pull the trigger for
Track Name: Lonely Soul
Who is that lonely soul
Chained up outside?
Soaking wet, starving
She knows she's about to die
Did you even ask her name
Before you took away her life?
Will you look her in the eyes
Before you drop the match
Draw the knife
Drain her blood
Where do you draw the line?

Where do you draw the line?
How do you sleep at night?
Do you dream about this awful sight?
How this fuck is this justified?
Her screaming, it's echoing....

"Please don't do this to me"

Where do you draw the line?
How do you sleep at night
Her screaming, it's echoing
The air is growing heavy
"Don't do this to me"

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