Dust and Absent Light

by Snake Oil

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Produced by Snake Oil
Engineered by Lee Dyess @ Earthsound Recording
June 2015


released November 30, 2015

Ashley Eubanks: Bass, Vox
Mike Hollowell: Drums
Chuck Poppell: Guitar
All music: Eubanks, Hollowell, Poppell
(except Godbuilder: Eubanks, Hollowell, Poppell, Boyd)
(except Cyclops: Eubanks, Hollowell, Poppell, Barnes)
All lyrics: Eubanks
©2015 Cure All Music LTD



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Track Name: Godbuilder
Save the world from itself
Open season on the rest
Bridge the distances that rise
Shift the focus with new lies

Godbuilder in the rising storm
The ancient tales are matched
Watch the world transform

There’s a need in all we lack
There’s a knife in every back
In a system doomed to fail
Open eyes and fear prevail

Godbuilder in the rising storm
We christen Babylon
Rise over the Elysium Fields
A secret has become, now the truth revealed

Godbuilder from the ashes rise
A reason to believe, yet undefined
To faith’s slumber, we return again
The secret has become
Now the truth we fear
Track Name: Postscript
By the time you read these words
I'll be forever gone into the darkness
A fleeting image in few minds
Vanishing in time into the forest of believers

As the hours grow small
One task encompassed all I ever tried
Nothing is left for them spite
Only dust and absent light, no mourn to come

But I can leave this all behind
Await a new fight
The tranquil agony will rise and force insight

When fire burns cold the light we knew is gone
Chasing the lost
I rest my head as I fall away from anymore
To turn to stars

As we leave this all behind
To sleep in the arms
Of the emptiness we've know
All along
Track Name: Memory and Ghost
This course will suffice
Open ended is your final journey
Into darkness, seeking only light
So conflicted, the wake of the season
has left you blind

Once shaken, once defined
You won't feel anymore
There's no one, left to hide
Only memory and ghost

This force will defile
There is sickness in those
Who align with all the others.
Whispered fears will rise
From the dust in the corner
To seek out one last reprise

Once taken, once realized
You can't shake the offenders tonight
There's no words left to write
Only memory and ghost

Trying as I might
Can't keep pretending
I'm loosing all the while
Seems neverending
The trials and the pain
(must stay focused)
All the lessons are in vain
(teaching me how to...)

This curse you can't deny
A surrender of hope
It's really over
Natural madness of this ancient blight
There is safety in numbers
but leading to our demise

Oh Oh Oh Say good night
Take a bow as you exit this time
There no one left to fight
only memory and ghost
Track Name: Cyclops
See the eyes as they shine
Beyond the precept of time
Electric shaman, we praise thee
Just speak, we shall abide

Now more than ever
Still less than before
We will define the undefinable
Faith is empty no more

Hidden deep in the fold
A place that few ever know
A living god to guide us into the light
Before our fear turns to stone

Now more than ever
Give them a wisdom divine
Chaos our home, the last stand of the free
Still faith must be blind

And as we ride through the night
forsake our home and our lives
Until the last word is said
Leaving them empty and dead

Now more than ever
Deceiving only to guide
A myth untold, a beacon in the night
Save us from the wolves