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released June 1, 2009

Matt Slowikowski - Vocals, Programming
Michael "Chewka" Marchewka - Guitars
Sideshow - Drums, Bass, Strings



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The Drowning Season Bel Air, Maryland

Matt Slowikowski - vocals, programming

Jason Lee - guitars, programming

Sideshow - drums, strings, etc.

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Track Name: Curse
In this dying time
When all the world is quiet
I see it dawning in your eyes

In the words unspoken
Live a thousand dreams
That leave me drowning in your lies

Curse my eyes for having ever seen you
Curse my mouth for the promises I swore
Curse my heart for having ever loved you
Curse my soul forevermore

Another day is fading
With the darkness closing fast
And soon the nightmares will begin

Prayers go unanswered
So much to answer for
I hear the demons marching in
Track Name: The Dying Time
We who seek forever
At this place and time
We who come together
A meeting of one mind

Lay your conscience down
Let it sleep, watch it drown
Falling through the ground
Anointing us with its sound

Standing at the gate
You see yourself, and reason fades
A war within, chaotic murmurs
Twisting like a blade

Try to speak
With thoughts so frail
Formless words decay
Falling fast, a drowning wave
Ecstasy awaits

The dying time
Track Name: Angel of the Odd
In this moment nothing matters
Neither time nor place, not anything
Only you who stands before me
Vision of my love
Death’s embrace your beauty can’t erase

Can I wait until tomorrow
A thousand yesterdays run inside my mind
I could wait for you forever
This vision fades too fast, it needs to last
My angel of the odd

And I can’t live without you
Not tomorrow, not today

No I can’t live without you
My angel, gone away

No I can’t live without you
Not tomorrow, not today

No I can’t live without you
My angel is here to stay
Track Name: Tooth And Nail
I see your eyes
I see through your dark disguise
The feelings in my bones don’t lie

This love once burned
Twice now but I haven’t learned
To walk away because of foolish pride

I don’t know where I’ll be tomorrow
But it won’t be here with you

Nailed to the cross
I feel so crucified
But I will not back down
Tooth and nail

I’ll take the loss
And I’ll be justified
Just to take you down
Tooth and nail

My fears once met
Now gone in their place regret
Another perfect dream that’s died

I open my arms to forever
And welcome the things to come
Track Name: Shake The Blame
How did I hold out for so long
How did I keep it all inside
Now everything I know was wrong
And everything in me has died

We used to dance amongst the stars
And dream of days and places far
To think that we once shared a heart
And swore that we would never part

But time is cruel and hearts will stray
In time this all will fade away
I count the losses, count the gain
I see myself, I shake the blame

And it’s tearing me apart
Yes it’s tearing me apart
God it’s tearing me apart
And it’s tearing me apart
Track Name: New Disease
Take me where the sirens sing
Take me far away
Chasing frozen memories
That come to call today

Lost on hope and high on fire
We trick our eyes to see
A better day that never comes
A bitter new disease

"Place your faith in me" they say
We look beyond the pale
Redemption comes in little pills
Where heaven is for sale

So breathe it in or spit it out
There's never time to cry
In a world that loves this new disease
There's only time to die

Come on in
Wrap yourself in heaven's grace
Come on in
Angel child with a devil's face
Come on in
Hold on till the break of day
Come on in
It steals your soul away
Track Name: (I Can't) Breathe
Here you come, once again
Slithering across the floor to me

Telling tales of shedding skin
I do believe I’ve heard it all before

You wrap yourself around my neck
With promises that squeeze the life from me
You coil your words around my heart
And twist yourself till I can’t breathe

I’ve played the fool, we’ve played this game
Your serpent dance that never ever ends

A vicious mouth that bites its tail
We spin around again and again and again
Track Name: Heaven Falls Hard
In the dark I seek forgiveness
In this place I hide my shame
Hands reveal the past, and hours fall from grace
As my tears fall like the rain

But I can’t shake the blame inside of me
I can’t breathe when your not there
Heaven falls hard again

So we leave the passion and the fury
Choking in brittle air
Heaven falls hard again

As I move like one asleep now
Words are useless here, so few and far between
I can see you in the distance, your so far away now
Like a never ending dream
Track Name: Everlasting
Standing in this frozen world
Shadows chill me to the bone
Thoughts of days to warm the soul
Serve to only leave me cold

Words that fall to pieces
Still their ghosts remain
Echoes drowning in the rain

Shards of light come crashing
Glass reflects the pain
Everlasting is her name

So I wander in this land
Searching for the one, the one who understands
Will my heart be whole again
Is this the way to heaven, or will I be damned

Words that fall to pieces
Still their ghosts remain
Echoes drowning in the rain

Shards of light come crashing
Glass reflects the pain
Everlasting is her name
Track Name: Believe
What is the cost of being deceived
What is the cost of belief
If love is the thing that binds us to grace
Is being in love worth the grief

A treasure to share, a passion to keep
Remembrance of our yesterdays
Vanishing now in the shadows of doubt
And lost in the morphenic haze

Believe me when I say to you
Perdition is the wage of sin
This chapter closed, my heart has vowed
To never let you in

And then you speak of some belief
You want me to trust in something that I can’t see
I can’t see

Believe me that I will never believe you again
Believe me that I will never see you again
Just believe
Track Name: Vicious
Now that I am here, I see that nothing’s changed
Faces may distort but they can’t hide the pain
Words that fly like bullets always hit their mark
And devils always dance their way into you in the dark

Should have seen the signs, I should have run away
But thoughts of heaven led my mind astray
Now I see clear, now I can tell
These thoughts of heaven led me straight to hell

You growl at me, you bare your teeth
You’re looking so vicious, vicious
You glare at me, the fear you see
You’re feeling so vicious, vicious