First Blood: Silence Is Betrayal

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released November 9, 2010

Engineered/Produced/Mastered by Zack Ohren
Drums recorded at Sharkbite Studios (Oakland, CA)
Guitars and bass recorded at Castle Ultimate (Fremont, CA)
Vocals recorded at Butt Studios (San Francisco, CA) and Chilo's Church of Kortrijk (Kortrijk, Belgium)
All music written and arranged by Carl Schwartz except ENEMY by Carl Schwartz/Nate Johnson and ENSLAVED/FASCISM/ARMAGEDDON II by Carl Schwartz/Kyle Dixon
All music performed by Carl Schwartz except MESSENGER (Drums by Brandon Thomas)
Additional drums by Zack Ohren and Superior
Additional backup vocals on ENEMY by Anthony Pizzarelli, Justin Coote, and Matt Wilson
Additional backup vocals on SURVIVE by Anthony Pizzarelli, Derek Coote, Justin Coote, and Manuel Peralez
All lyrics by Carl Schwartz
A&R by Josh Grabelle
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Track Name: Silence
SILENCE in the midst of madness,
of men hellbent on war
SILENTLY we endure the hardship
so others can have more

SILENCE
Time has come to break this...
SILENCE
Time is now to break my...

SILENCE... SILENCE...

Silence is...

BETRAYAL to the ones you love
BETRAYAL to us all
BETRAYAL to all the innocent

Silence is...

BETRAYAL to humanity
BETRAYAL to the world
BETRAYAL to all those suffering

SILENCE is BETRAYAL
Track Name: Preamble
How can we live life without ever questioning?
When knowledge gives you power
and the truth will set you free

How can we accept this world of inhumanity
AND TURN OUR BACKS to the injustice
between what is and what could be

We can turn our backs and turn the other cheek
We can cover our eyes but we all...
We all have BLOOD ON OUR HANDS
We all have BLOOD flowing on OUR HANDS
We will always have BLOOD ON OUR HANDS
We have their BLOOD flowing on OUR HANDS
But we can MAKE THIS STOP

So many people SUFFERING
So many forced to live in MISERY
And someday they will HIT THE STREETS
For justice, screaming OFF WITH THEIR HEADS

The people crying out... OFF WITH THEIR HEADS
To all their leaders...
To all the criminals...
The people crying out... OFF WITH THEIR HEADS

And that day is drawing near
So many are suffering, living in misery
But we CAN MAKE THIS END

If we accept the possibility
And make a change within
And make the steps to move
Towards what could be from what is

And we accept responsibility
Because if we choose to remain silent
We give them no reason to STOP

For too long... Too long...
We've got to bring this to an end
No more... No more...
We must reverse this downward trend

TOO LONG... TOO LONG...
It's not too late to take a stand
NO MORE... NO MORE...

If we remain silent...
We all have their blood ON OUR HANDS
Track Name: Enemy
I'M NOT your enemy
WE'RE NOT your enemy
THEY'RE NOT who they appear to be
Those with the power to CONTROL OUR BELIEFS

To break this CURSE
Expose for all to see
To know that I am on your side
WE'RE ON YOUR SIDE
Powers that be have their methods to DOMINATE
And be secure in their power

TO GAIN CONTROL
Over all that we see... ALL THAT WE SEE
Over all that we hear... ALL THAT WE HEAR
Manipulate to divide and CONQUER
Search for the truth and you'll find the real ENEMY

I'm not your enemy
We're not your enemy
They're not who they appear to be
Because some things are not always as they seem

I'm not your enemy
We're not your enemy

I'M NOT your enemy
WE'RE NOT your enemy
THEY'RE NOT who they appear to be
Because some things are not always as they seem

Control the public mind
To be secure in their power

TO GAIN CONTROL
Over all that we see... ALL THAT WE SEE
Over all that we hear... ALL THAT WE HEAR
Manipulate to divide and then CONQUER
Search for the truth and you'll find the real ENEMY
Track Name: Resist
The choice to refuse/RESIST
To say NO! I WON'T COMPLY!

With the corrupt institutions
That keep getting worse with time
While the liars and cheaters
keep looting the system
and robbing people blind

I REFUSE to pledge an ounce of allegiance
to benefit the few
I REFUSE to serve and FIGHT for a system
that's really fighting you
IT'S FIGHTING YOU

Why do we need them?
How do we beat them?
TELL ME HOW do we defeat them?
When does this begin?
IT STARTS NOW!

Buried under all this weight
Tell me... How much will you take?
HOW MUCH WILL YOU TAKE?
Stand up before it's too late
Tell me... How long will you wait?
HOW LONG WILL YOU WAIT?
Feel like you've been pushed too far?
The time is now to draw the line
TIME TO DRAW THE LINE
The choice to refuse/RESIST
and say NO! I won't comply
NO! I WON'T COMPLY!

Why do we need them?
How do we beat them?
TELL ME HOW do we defeat them?
When does this begin?
IT STARTS NOW!
Track Name: Truth
The pain that we must all endure
to pass the THREE STAGES OF TRUTH!

So many who base their lives
on the prevailing point of view
And because a great many who will believe
Therefore it must be true

DARE NOT TO ASK...
Who gains, who profits, who wins,
who benefits the most?
From the conditions we accept with our own lying eyes
From believing what we are told
WHAT WE ARE TOLD!

Those we condemn... THOSE WE CONDEMN
For what they know... FOR WHAT THEY KNOW
To have the vision to see beyond the status quo...
THE STATUS QUO

1) First they are RIDICULED then
2) Opposed so violently until...
3) ACCEPTANCE

These are the three stages of truth

The pain that we must all endure
to pass the THREE STAGES OF TRUTH

The pain... the THREE STAGES OF TRUTH
The damage... the THREE STAGES OF TRUTH

The pain that we must all endure
to pass the THREE STAGES OF TRUTH

The damage we must all endure
to pass the THREE STAGES OF TRUTH
Track Name: Detach
The more we look... THE MORE WE LOOK
And understand... AND UNDERSTAND
We start to see... LIES EVERYWHERE
And get the feeling that... WE HAVE BEEN MISLED

By illusions that constantly
Try to convince me of what to believe
And tell me what I need
Tell me how I should feel
That all of this is real
I know there's got to be...
SOMETHING MORE THAN THIS
False sense of reality
The truth is what I seek
Into this fabric of conformity
Some choose to blend
But I chose to...

DETACH from this legacy
DETACH from this lunacy
DETACH from this apathy
DETACH from this insanity
DETACH from this suffering
DETACH from this misery

DETACH

At the point of no return
And there's no turning back

I will not LIVE MY LIFE
By the game that's laid out for the masses
HOW CAN THEY JUSTIFY?
Who will live, who will die, who will suffer?
HOW DO THEY SLEEP AT NIGHT?
To defy and to face consequences
THIS IS THE CHANCE WE TAKE
In our struggle to find true meaning
I made to the choice to...

BREAK free from this cycle, I must...
BREAK free from this herd
BREAK free from the madness
that's been crippling this world

I must...
BREAK FREE FROM THIS CYCLE
I must...
BREAK FREE FROM THIS HERD
We all must...
BREAK FREE FROM THE MADNESS
That's been...
CRIPPLING THIS WORLD

Now take it back...

When I look back to the beginning
To see where this journey began
To see those planes crash into those two buildings
I knew there had to be more than this

The more we look... THE MORE WE LOOK
And understand... AND UNDERSTAND
We start to see... LIES EVERYWHERE
I know there's got to be more than this

WE HAVE BEEN MISLED
We all have been misled
I know there's got to be more than THIS

DETACH
This world won't defeat me
It's my life and I chose to...

DETACH from their conditioning
DETACH from all this hypocrisy
DETACH from all that's enslaving me
DETACH from this false reality
DETACH from this legacy
DETACH from this insanity

All that we've known is just a game
All we've been told is just a game
The lies we're sold; It's just a game
It's getting old; I know it's just a game
Track Name: Enslaved
YEAR OF THE SLAVE
BOW TO YOUR MASTERS
YEAR OF THE SLAVE
The year that never ends

YEAR OF THE SLAVE
BOW TO YOUR MASTERS
YEAR OF THE SLAVE
Their servants 'til the end

It's always been, will always be
To gain CONTROL over THE WORLD

Witness society in decline
Standards of living falling downward over time
With generations looking back in disdain
The neverending year... year of THE SLAVE

What you've built so easily taken AWAY
And for the sins of our masters we're forced TO PAY
To keep us deaf, dumb, and blind so we can't see THE CHAINS
Or know that none are more hopelessly ENSLAVED

With every threat, every panic they create
When every weapon is AT THEIR BECK AND CALL
To bring about conditions of despair
So they emerge the RULERS OF US ALL

It's been their goal
The plan unfolds
To seize control
NO ONE IS SAFE

Sparing no expense
A one world government
By conquest or consent
WE ALL WILL PAY

In this... YEAR OF THE SLAVE
The neverending... YEAR OF THE SLAVE

NONE ARE MORE HOPELESSLY ENSLAVED
Than those who falsely believe that they are free

Kept in perpetual debt
Year of THE SLAVE
Through hidden forms of theft
Year of THE SLAVE
The transfer of wealth
Year of THE SLAVE
Forever in the year...
Year of THE SLAVE
Track Name: Confront
Face to face with my enemy
What can I do? What should I say?
State my case or live in disgrace
and forever hang my head in shame?
NO!

State to state, sea to shining sea
From every nation and every land
Standing up as citizens of the world
As a counteracting force against the...
Powers that be who will lie and deceive
Without a single ounce of shame
Unless we get in their face and publicy disgrace
For what they've done not in our name

WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Truth and justice
GET ON YOUR FEET! Rise up and start...
CALLING THEM OUT for their crimes against humanity
Stand up and fight for what you believe

FIND A WAY to unite and join forces
BREAK THE CHAINS that have been holding you down
PAVE THE WAY for others to follow
Become the force that cannot be denied

For... the ones with a higher calling
Those... who question authority
Who... The ones with the courage to...
CONFRONT the criminals OF THIS WORLD

FOR... the messengers of the truth
THOSE... who challenge authority
WHO... the ones with the courage to...
CONFRONT and never...
Never hang their head in shame
FUCK NO!

No justice, no peace
For the oppressed, for the betrayed
Leading the fight as we are shining the light
On the crimes they won't escape
Now that long gone are the days
where they keep getting away
with their sick and twisted games
Because now we know if we do nothing
Then nothing will change
So we stand up for those in honor's name

WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Truth and justice
GET ON YOUR FEET! Rise up and start...
CALLING THEM OUT for their crimes against humanity
Stand up and fight for what you believe

FIND A WAY to unite and join forces
BREAK THE CHAINS that have been holding you down
PAVE THE WAY for others to follow
Become the force that cannot be denied

For... the ones with a higher calling
Those... who question authority
Who... The ones with the courage to...
CONFRONT the criminals OF THIS WORLD

FOR... the messengers of the truth
THOSE... who challenge authority
WHO... the ones with the courage to...
CONFRONT the criminals of this world
and send a message FACE TO FACE
Track Name: Fear
Why are we LIVING IN FEAR
of who we are and what we have
Afraid to STAND FOR OUR BELIEFS
To rise against, voice our dissent
And not be torn DOWN FROM WITHIN

The more we give, the more they take
If they can KEEP US ALL AFRAID
Taking advantage to make sure that we are...

Kept in a constant state of...
Kept in a constant state of... FEAR!

Why are we living... LIVING IN FEAR
Why are we living in FEAR

Of what we do not understand
LIVING IN FEAR
As we keep eating out of their hands
LIVING IN FEAR
This plague I cannot comprehend
LIVING IN FEAR
When will this madness ever END

Searching for the answers but they're
NOWHERE TO BE FOUND
As they take our rights and bury them
SIX FEET IN THE GROUND

SEARCHING FOR THE ANSWERS BUT THEY'RE
NOWHERE TO BE FOUND
As they take our rights, our freedoms,
and liberties and bury them...
SIX FEET IN THE GROUND

Why are we living...
Why are we living in FEAR?
Why are we living in...

FEAR of our potential
FEAR of consequences
FEAR to take a risk and...
FEAR...

Why are we living in...

FEAR of organizing
FEAR of sacrificing
FEAR of realizing
FEAR...

Why are we living in FEAR?
Track Name: Lies
Don't believe the lies
Read between the lines
Seek and you will find
The truth has been denied

DON'T BELIEVE THE LIES so easily
READ BETWEEN THE LINES to see the signs
SEEK AND YOU WILL FIND they're everywhere
THE TRUTH HAS BEEN DENIED for all our lives

AS LONG AS THERE are those who feel the need
To lie and to deceive
To gain advantage
To acheive their ends
There are those will keep pointing it out

THAT DAY WILL COME
When they no longer get away
With all the lying through their teeth
THAT DAY WILL COME
When they get the message
Dragging their bodies through the streets
Maybe then they'll learn

The lesson that they teach that
FILTERS DOWN THROUGH ALL SOCIETY
If at first you don't succeed
Then lie and lie and lie AGAIN

This culture of deceit that
FILTERS DOWN THROUGH ALL SOCIETY
That if at first you don't succeed
Then lie and lie and lie AGAIN

That day will come...
The tides of justice take their turn

Sending the message that this cannot continue
or else they'll never fucking learn

If you continue to lie and deceive the people
then you will fucking burn
Track Name: Armageddon II
This is...
This is the end of all existence
of this world as we know it
If we continue to barrel down this path
Total destruction if we ignore the warnings
Our time is running out

Finger on the trigger
The final countdown HAS BEGUN
Once we pull the lever
We can't erase what HAS BEEN DONE

The merchants of death embrace
A new era of hysteria HAS BEEN BORN
The devastation, millions will perish
And all the nations of the EARTH WILL MOURN

Haunted by the visions
From the lessons of the past
What HAVE WE LEARNED?
The potential and the willingess
of man to create HELL ON EARTH now...

REJECT the means of destruction, the potential for ABUSE
REJECT the ideology that supports THEIR USE

Because our time is running out
Again impending disaster is near
Can be prevented if we take a stand... WE TAKE A STAND

We face the threat... WE FACE THE THREAT
By our own hand... BY OUR OWN HAND
If we forget the past...
The price we pay with no escape will be...
The end of THE WORLD

VOICES OF REASON
DROWNED BY INSANITY
NO PRAYERS WILL SAVE US
THE END OF HUMANITY
THOSE WHO CAN MAKE YOU
BELIEVE ABSURDITIES
CAN MAKE YOU COMMIT ATROCITIES

Time is running...
For humanity...
Time is running... RUNNING OUT
For the future of this world...
Time is running... RUNNING OUT
Do not say we were not warned...
Time is running... RUNNING OUT
When everything we love will burn...
Time is running... RUNNING OUT
Until the fury of the wrath...
Time is running... RUNNING OUT
If we continue down this path...
Time is running... RUNNING OUT
Day of judgement... RUNNING OUT
Soon will come... RUNNING OUT

This is...
THIS IS THE END OF ALL EXISTENCE
OF THIS WORLD AS WE KNOW IT
IF WE CONTINUE TO BARREL DOWN THIS PATH
TOTAL DESTRUCTION IF WE IGNORE THE WARNINGS
OUR TIME IS RUNNING OUT