Sleep Among The Dead

by Doomstress

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1.
Bitter Plea 04:24
Walking a trail of self destruction too many pieces to mend I stoke those fires and let 'em rage cause I know I'll burn in the end I abandon self preservation and watch a lifetime turn to ash Forever seeking out some other truth but there's no escaping the past Chorus: Ask myself will this hell ever end Cycle repeats, time and again Plead with the waves to carry me from the shore Drag me down til there is no pain anymore Push it harder just one more day the path ablaze with devastation Every day sinking further and further into this fog of desolation Chorus: Solo: Brandon Johnson Consumed by this loathsome void that's within Left to choke on my own bitter taste of hate And as this torment entombs me I realize too late that it's all futile Solo: Brandon Johnson
2.
All your life's been a conflict raging inside It's brought you down to your knees The ghosts in the mirror, born of your nightmares, They pine for release Chorus: Blackest night and the flower blooms Stone cold, weeping flames the petals fall like burning tears For too long now you've dwelt in the shadows All you've heard are their screams A void full of echos that swallow the light, but for the fire you seek Chorus: Solo: Matt Taylor Too many disguises and too many lies They twist and rot your mind, rot inside Awaken sleeper for so long, you have been lost Now open your eyes, open your mind Solo: Kent Stump Chorus:
3.
Solo: Brandon Johnson Spin your webs before the morning sun Breaking dawn Collecting dew reflecting strings of jewels Your riches shown You've made your play, the game is set The pieces move Your opulence laid in shadow scheme On this field of doom Chorus: Sleep now-infinity-your dreams of doom Sleep now-divinity-your dreams of doom Awakened-in silken tombs-your dreams of doom Sleep now-affinity-your dreams of doom Impulse has called thoughts turn to the catch You lure and lead Unwilling drawn into your womb of death The spell you weave You've made your play, the game is set The stakes are high Your opulence laid in shadow scheme On this wheel of life Solo: Brandon Johnson Chorus:
4.
Reap what you sow You planted hate, now your seed is overgrown Baptized upon the blood of the innocent sacrificed Your sins won't be absolved Complacent in their “holy” lies Chorus: Forced to your knees-Your god is blind You've been deceived-Your god is blind The eyes that bleed-Your god is blind Your god is blind Live with your shame You brought this world down in flames Too late you see the writing on the wall Beneath your war machines you watch your children crawl Chorus: Solo: Brandon Johnson Unlike that blood on your hands today That stain on your soul, it never washes away Thousands of years of wars the human race Has waged beneath these skies-the silence doesn't lie The cries of orphans echo, answered by The cruelty of their fate-And still they wait In sullen pain, born unto the grave Solo: Brandon Johnson Unlike that blood on your hands today That stain on your soul, it never washes away Solo: Brandon Johnson Solo: Matt Taylor Chorus:
5.
Solo: Matt Taylor Spilling forth is a darkness Flooding from their eyes The crush of cold black waters In which no life can thrive Dawning only brings Stillborn tomorrows And as this vessel empties All life consumed by sorrow Chorus: And after all has washed away Fallen to the wraths of yesterday The past is lost-beneath the churning wheel Grinding all to dust All that remains are bones and rust Solo: Matt Taylor Surging endless torrent Shallow breath but the mouth is wide Cascades of pallid future Plastered grey, encased in time Sinking like stones Ripples of melting clay The deluge casts judgment All life absolved beneath the waves Chorus: The murk that flows in fetid streams of death Will never stop till we're bones and rust The vileness that drowns all life Will never stop til we're bones and rust Solo: Matt Taylor Solo: Brandon Johnson Bones and rust Solo: Matt Taylor All that remains are bones and rust
6.
Given unto this life-without a reason In bleak vastness-see me drowning A mass of flesh-and hollow substance Nothing to lose or win-beyond all corruption Chorus: And meaningless this sacrifice If there's joy and pain in life, I am beyond here to dwell and nothing more The crumbling mechanisms that fall around-reveal apathy Unimpressed by life or death-what's the purpose What's the difference-evolution or creation Neither sentient nor maladjusted-no want from life, nothing to offer Aberration or adoration-cynic to some but not to every Chorus: Solo: Brandon Johnson The laws of the universe are only the perceptions of man And they don't all apply To hate or love, to sink below or rise above Well I don't understand No thoughts on right or wrong, no thoughts upon the common cause I don't give a damn Self-righteous fools that preach the end and it don't mean a thing Existence can fade away I never understood what others feel, no need to belong Always on my own When I gaze upon the mirror my reflection's already erased I can see through my face This is my existence and it's all I have ever known Drifting day to day I'm not lost in the haze, it's my home, there's no path No path to see, No path for me, Only apathy Solo: Brandon Johnson
7.
Your fate has come at last, it's written in my eyes All your tomorrows are born tonite Take all your fears star child, and cast them, all aside Come the dawn you'll be shed of their lies Chorus: -Lay your body down Let the stillness be one with you -Rest your weary head Cradled to my breast -Still your beating heart Breathing can cease within -Worlds become one This is not the end -Lay your body down Give up your mortality -Rest your weary head The universe expands -Still your beating heart Slip into eternity -Worlds become one When we sleep among the dead I have come to gather all ye wayward souls From all your endless traveling on The time is night, release those mortal bindings you have known My hands shall guide unto beyond Chorus: Your release is farewell to the Earth Its no longer home to you The life that awaits, too long denied As another tomorrow dies Separate from your birth, let go Now the way is shown Through the stars you'll ascend When you sleep among the dead Solo: Brandon Johnson

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Vinyl released by DHU Records (Netherlands)
CD released by Ripple Music (US)

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released May 10, 2019

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Doomstress is heavy doom stoner metal feat: Doomstress Alexis (bass&vox) Brandon Johnson (gtr/backing vox) & Tomasz Scull (drums).
"DOOMSTRESS brings a hard edge to modern doom w/nods toward classic influences "-The Obelisk
"It’s Thin Lizzy-ish gone heavy Doom"- Drgaon@Metal Nexus
"Rooted in classic hard rock(Deep Purple/ Rainbow)& later, doom-dirge bands(Candlemass/Cathedral)-MetalUnderground
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