VI-OPS Lyrics

1 The Murder of Crows

2 The Head of The Snake

3 Mockingbird

4 Reckoning Day

5 Ballad of the Plague

6 Coercion

7 Gravitational Pull

8 Menticide

9 Daffodils

 

THE MURDER OF CROWS

wide eyes surround the mess

in shock of the damage done

chalk outlines on the pavement

all could see just what they’ve begun

 

in minutes

the sniper caught  

the hunters had their prey

his mission

the gunman knew

the plan was underway

 

it was quiet

before the fight

target in the sight

they don’t really care who you are

just another puppet in a bulletproof car

 

intentions

to end the fear

to try another way

this martyr

the blood was shed

forever stained his name

 

it’s only a little blood she said

to me it felt like rain

i held her until the life had left

there was no more pain

it isn’t something you should know

how it feels to die alone

life sends us on our way

when it’s time for us to go

 

scattered from the sound

disturbed they flew away

the silence followed after

nothing quite the same

when life left the eyes

our destiny was set in stone

the final plan in place

liberty’s death was known

 

the shots rang, cleared the courtyard

sadness brought by fear

confusion took them over

the reach was far from here

the target fallen

a demon

a hero

a fate of massive scale

the crucifixion

the panic

a murder

the media tells their tale

 

it’s only a little blood she said

to me it felt like rain

i held her until the life had left

there was no more pain

it isn’t something you should know

how it feels to die alone

life sends us on our way

when it’s time for us to go

situation neutralized

they scattered far away

they’ve always know of sacrifice

they’ve always known it would be this way

 

MOCKINGBIRD

Now

There's never been better time

can you feel the poison running through your veins?

news

our federal-issue nourishment

we’re forever on our downward descent

fool

fascinated by the thought of finding fame

or so you make it seem

drown

you’re sinking ankle-deep into your own

sure to face it all alone  

 

you’re creating the indignation

excuses just to bring your dark agenda

 

collapse the

frame

destroy the means

destroy the means

stage

attack our own

to fuel your scheme

 

greed

cause once you’ve taken everything

the next step is to rule the world

free

in a vegetative state

the only way be happy (happy)  

drunk

with power

every human being under your thumb

fade

communication breakdown

and you will never know

 

you’re creating the indignation

excuses just to bring your dark agenda

it’s a matter of taking over

our minds, our homes, our world we know  

what’s next to go?

 

collapse the

frame

destroy the means

destroy the means

stage

attack our own

to fuel your scheme

fake

another feed

to make it seem

peace

you’ve gotta believe

see what you want to see

run

it’s time to leave

while you still breathe

this is your world

when will you finally see?

 

when you can take control of the cash

then the power's in your hands

it’s bigger than you can imagine

we’re all just a part of the plan

 

you’re creating the indignation

excuses just to bring your dark agenda

it’s a matter of taking over

our minds, our homes, our world we know  

what’s next to go?

 

collapse the

frame

destroy the means

destroy the means

stage

attack our own

to fuel your scheme

fake

another feed

to make it seem

peace

you’ve gotta believe

see what you want to see  

run

it’s time to leave

while you still breathe

this is your world

when will you finally see?

 

Piling

the walls rising

smiling

while they're taking

buried

below our feet   

bodies

unnamed caskets

saving

the important

time’s up

when will you finally see?

 

RECKONING DAY

long face in the ash of your dreams

you sit there staring at me

your shame you like to smear

all over my name

how is it that you have this time

to be judging mine

if you have something to say then fine   

to the back of the line

 

make sure your hands are clean

before you point your finger at me

 

we’re near the end of the line

and I don’t have time

to take your words to heart

safe bet that they’re all lies (lies lies lies)

 

you’re not so brave when there’s a gun in your face

it’s reckoning day

surprise you rise and truth has blackened your eyes

there’s no getting away

 

down in a pit you want to drag me down in

your weak mind your only friend

wake up you’re wasting your life

frantic grasping at the threads

your existence could be better spent

righting the wrongs making amends

so pathetic you have become

a cancer fighting to spread

 

make sure your hands are clean

before you point your finger at me

 

we’re near the end of the line

and I don’t have time

to take your words to heart

safe bet that they’re all lies (lies lies lies)

 

you’re not so brave when there’s a gun in your face

it’s reckoning day

surprise you rise and truth has blackened your eyes

there’s no getting away

 

picking and picking and trying to get in

sticking your face where we’ve already been

make your next move to a place you can give

ignorant envy is no way to live

fake you’re wrong and numb

and looking so stupid

you lie and pry deny

you’re a coward and useless

 

back off

 

make sure your hands are clean

before you point your finger at me

 

we’re near the end of the line

and I don’t have time

to take your words to heart

safe bet that they’re all lies (lies lies lies)

 

you’re not so brave when there’s a gun in your face

it’s reckoning day

surprise you rise and truth has blackened your eyes

there’s no getting away

 

COERCION

Prepare for War

they were taken to a room of nightmares

and one by one they made one

tortured for information

trapped in this mental dungeon

fearing the unknown

eyes taped open

they viewed the images of violence

while their instructions spoken

then nothing, as in a dream

a different time, reality

the memories are lost

though the message is sent

no choice but to obey

 

you know what can happen

the fear alway pushes through

it pulls you even closer

a call that you can’t refuse

 

the floor with scattered casings tell us

stories of what they could do   

all these things can happen to you

 

embedded in the mind

fabricated a nightmare

recurring fury

always moving in the wrong direction

the catalyst a spoken word   

the cyclic conflict   

internal deceit  

never at peace

no such relief

 

feels so right yeah

when you’re frightened

by your government  

 

and you know what can happen

the fear alway pushes through

it continues to pull you closer

a call that you can’t refuse

 

the floor of scattered casings tell us

stories of what they could do   

all these things can happen to you

so this is the end of us

This is the end

the end of the memories

everything you took as true

tomorrow they’re coming to

destroy you

 

You know what to do

YOU

war

prepare for war

 

the floor of scattered casings tell us

stories of what they could do   

all these things can happen to you

so this is the end of us

this is the end

the end of the memories

everything you took as true

tomorrow they’re coming to

destroy you

 

you know what to do

you

war

prepare for war

 

GRAVITATIONAL PULL

i’m bleeding out

in large amounts

keep falling down

slipping to the ground

blood lines the floor

writhe back and forth

skin getting cold

watching myself go

 

such a long way out of here

this corridor in front of me

i’m fast asleep

being dragged by demon hands

with no control of anything

my limbs are weak

 

the taste of blood

won’t leave my tongue

the most violent scene

surrounding me

the burning flesh

in every breath

i’m all alone   

my new found home

 

in the deepest parts of hell

death brings eternal royalty

sword at my feet   

fallen angel to my right

left army of the dark side

we stand complete

unholy

hands grip me

they won’t let me go

won’t let me go

 

i’m enslaved by a need

the demons won’t let go of me

i’m falling further into sleep

my body begs to breathe

 

i’m just trying to understand why

in all of my dreams everyone dies

 

i’ve outlasted everyone

i’m holding on for dear life   

i can’t let go

on the brink of consciousness

why won’t anybody wake me

i’m trapped below

now falling

please help me

they won’t leave me alone

leave me alone

 

i’m enslaved by a need  

the demons won’t let go of me  

i’m falling further into sleep  

my body begs to breathe  

 

THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE  

don’t try to wake the sheep

we need them fast asleep

dead weight just gets in the way

 

hand in hand we walk more of them come

following the blind man in front

and as the gasses fill our lungs

we second guess who we gave our trust

it’s time to get away realized too late

and now the panic sets in we face our fate

i should have asked more questions back then

before our numbers methodically thinned

 

you want to take the weapon from my hand

you want to rob us of our right to stand

you want to hide behind a riot shield and mask

the anti-human tools

the faceless hatred fuels

 

come try to take my life

the next will fall in line

the head grows back again

this war will have no end

 

have our lives been reduced to this

a steel cage and our handcuffed wrists

the disgrace of how far this went

before the realization of what it is   

 

you want to take the weapon from my hand

you want to rob us of our right to stand

you want to hide behind a riot shield and mask

the anti-human tools

the faceless hatred fuels

 

come try to take my life

the next will fall in line

the head grows back again

this war will have no end

 

the nightmare brought to life

conjured in plain sight

and you thought you were safe

the signs were all ignored

enslavement struck the chord

the eyes now open in the cage   

 

how long will you just stand and take what you’re dealt

it’s now inside of you, you’re just a number to them  

ready or not you’ll fight or you’ll get fed to the beast

it’s a whole new age, another mess to clean

 

the head of the snake

 

you want to take the weapon from my hand

you want to rob us of our right to stand

you want to hide behind a riot shield and mask

the anti-human tools

the faceless hatred fuels

 

come try to take my life

the next will fall in line

the head grows back again

this war will have no end  

 

DAFFODILS

fuck you

 

where the fuck did you come from?

and what did you want to happen?

this isn’t a fucking game

you never did get it

you take it all for granted

and now that you’re empty-handed

you think I owe you

your fucked up point to view

 

I don’t owe you anything

I don’t owe you anything

anything

 

consumed by jealousy

your focus shifts to me

go after what you want

not everything comes with ease

and no one’s left to blame

when all can see the truth

go ahead and scream at me

there’s no one listening to you

 

you think you know me

from what I let you see

your laziness, your fear of failing

is what you hate in me

the answer’s simple

and it has nothing to do with me

go for your dreams or fuck yourself

just do it distantly

 

I don’t owe you anything

I don’t owe you anything

anything

 

consumed by jealousy

your focus shifts to me

go after what you want

not everything comes with ease

and no one’s left to blame

when all can see the truth

go ahead and scream at me

there’s no one listening to you

 

there’s no one listening to you

 

get it through your fucking head

being a bitch won’t get you anywhere

your so-called friends that have your back

will turn theirs just as fast

you can always run away

but your sickness follows

your negative energy

will always leave you hollow

 

your fate just fake waste

you won’t drag me that way

you’re fake fate, just fake waste

you won’t drag me that way

 

consumed by jealousy

your focus shifts to me

go after what you want

not everything comes with ease

and no one’s left to blame

when all can see the truth

go ahead and scream at me

there’s no one listening to you

 

go ahead and talk shit

that’s all you’ll get

you’re a fake ass bitch

 

you get no respect  

Blue Flower

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