Collaboration Front Line Assembly album ‘Echoes’

Front Line Assembly album ‘Echoes’

‘Contagion’ and ‘Next War’ – vocals, lyrics by Ian Pickering

from album ‘Echoes’ released in 2014

Contagion


We are contagion

You and I

We are contagion

We are contagion

You and I

We are contagion

We are contagion


To draw the line, to break the chain

Or tolerate with token accusations

To parasite the mutual blame

Or amputate the stolen generations


You and I, We are contagion

Borne on sickest moves

Disease by inclination

Dumb animal improved


The toxic shock, the system plague

Annihilates from pure contamination

To pre-evolve, to die outphased

Or plead the case for ceaseless isolation


You and I, We are contagious

The poisons break the skin

Ambition leaves us helpless

The waste of faith tomorrow brings


You and I, We are contagion

We are contagion

You and I

—–


Next War


High Time

God loved a liar

sure as waters rise

sure as fire climbs


Exiled

to walk the finest line

to crawl the great divide

between faith and denial


How’s it feel when the jokes on you

and your prayers only hopes to be camouflaged?

Now your saviours are soaked to their skin

cos they sink when they walk on water

Talk of Hell when you’re earthbound now

I’ll keep looking at the permanent stars

Come and meet me in the next war

Well it’s no excuse to be young


And sure as waters rise

Pure as fire climbs

God loves a liar


Understand

you walk in no man’s land

to be forgiving me something

when it’s not in your hands


How’s it feel when the jokes on you

and your prayers only hopes to be camouflaged?

Now your saviours are soaked to their skin

cos they sink when they walk on water

Talk of Hell when you’re earthbound now

I’ll keep looking at the permanent stars

Come and meet me in the next war

Well it’s no excuse to be young


And if you keep missing the trick

You’re not paying attention

Throwing stones in the alleyways

Distracted to destruction


In the last three days of arrogance and vanity

The habits we formed I once thought of as duty

And hardship’s a high price to pay for beauty – I’ve not seen the light

I’ve not seen the light – I just stepped out of the dark this time


Always knew there were rules to salvation

What can you look to now?

Never thought there was truth to salvation

What can you look through now?

How’s it feel when the jokes on you

and your prayers only hopes to be camouflaged?

Now your saviours are soaked to their skin

cos they sink when they walk on water

Talk of Hell when you’re earthbound now

I’ll keep looking at the permanent stars

Come and meet me in the next war

Well it’s no excuse to be young


Always knew there were rules to salvation

What can you look to now?

Never thought there was truth to salvation

What can you look through?


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