When I'm Dead

by Dismantled

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Deven Dadura Once in awhile, a band comes along that inspires you to do something and you start seeking outlets to express your creativity. For me, that band was Dismantled, and this is the album that did it.

From start to finish, this album speaks volumes and unleashes powerful lyrics that come straight from the heart. The passion for music is evident throughout this album and the message is clear. Buy this album! You won't regret it! Favorite track: Change The World (Version).
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This is the album that I want you to burn in the woods. And buy The War Inside Me instead.

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released November 27, 2007

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Track Name: Start Digging
You'll have to dig through the cold hard ground
To find people like me

They don't make them like this anymore
I'm an obsolete machine

So say goodbye to those empty faces
And run to the fields
And start digging the cold hard ground
In hopes you'll find me

Start digging

You've been digging for days and nights
Not finding a thing

You can barely see in this fog
And don't realize that I'm right here
I've been watching you work so hard
Trying to get to me

But I don't wanna ruin it for you
And let you believe in me

So just keep digging

I can barely see you now
Just a lump of sweat and tears
You've all but given up now
And that's where I come in

You've been digging the cold hard ground
And now I'm finally here
But all you've really done
Is dig a grave for me

They were right when they said
I'm an obsolete machine
They just sent me here to show you
How futile faith can be

So now push me in
Track Name: Stay On Target
You can bend your knees
I won't hear your pleas
I'm not here to cure
Your selfish ways

So don't you follow me
I'm not the one you seek
Once you're spitting teeth
Maybe you'll finally see

There is no disease
Except the one you breed
It made you who you are
And now you're chasing it

Wish you could burn the bridge
And start without it
But it's in your blood
To fail so miserably

So stay on target
And ignore their screams
They'll keep burning
As long as we exist

Never thought you'd be the victim
Always made it sound so simple
Now it's all gone and there's just one thing
Left to prove your existence

So stay on target

Now you're underground
Are you satisfied?
The rubble raining down
Will be the only sound

As the flames burn past
All that you thought was life
Don't you stop and think
How it could of turned out?

Just know there's no disease
Except the one you breed
It made you who you are
And now you're chasing it

Wish you could burn the bridge
And start without it
But it's in your blood
To fail so miserably

So stay on target
And ignore their screams
They'll keep burning
As long as we exist
Track Name: Clench Your Teeth
You wanna rip the system
You wanna break through
But you're so disconnected
Who gives a shit about you?
All your problems
Are not just going away
But your're not changing
So keep on grinding your shit

You've got so much indifference
There's more every day
And there's just so much building
You wanna rip right through your lungs
But nothing's clinging
And all your choices are up
So just drown in your mess
And shut the fuck up

Clench your teeth
Until they crack, and swallow
Track Name: Wisdom
All those failed attempts
Against reality's glare
Patience only gets one so far
We'll fail by design
With no lack of motive
Rising in vain
Against the same blank wall
Go release yourself
From the clutches of hope
And get locked up in the same old circle

Disintegrate
Disappear
Dissipate
You were just a shadow of your past

Incinerate
Emulate
Elevate
You're starting to care less with every chance

I'm ready now to accept my fate
And bleed the tears I'll never understand

Arm your words
With shards of nails

Disintegrate
Disappear
Dissipate
You were just a shadow of your past

Incinerate
Emulate
Elevate
You're starting to care less with every chance

The universe is yours
Even if it's an empty one
Your words are yours
Even if they're blank
The truth is yours
Even if it lies
And your time is up
So watch me smile
Track Name: Under The Flood
Under the flood
It always seems so bright
Beneath the murky tides
The cities glow untouched

Under the flood
Their faces, frozen blank
No one to tell me why
The waters always on the rise

And I look back
Where we started
Had come so far
To lose it all
To the abyss
And as I hang on
I'm sure that soon I'll know
Just what it is like

Sinking slowly
Into the depths
The hands still clutch
The swollen faith
That brought them all down at once
Oh, what an ending to a wasted life

Under the flood
We never got that far
The sheets of rain blew past
All our attempts to calm it down

Under the flood
They said the earth cleaned up
All of the stains we brought
And all the roots we tore out

Under the flood
I hope you're happy now
I can't wait
To stop breathing for your human mass

When I'm dead
I hope the planet wipes
Every trace of my existence on this wretched ground

But now it's cooling down

And I look back
Where we started
Had come so far
To lose it all
To the abyss
No escaping it now
Time's up
I'm finally free at last

Sinking slowly
Into the depths
I'm so detached
I've got no faith
Just a fading blank thought
Oh, what an ending to a wasted life
Track Name: Simple Machines
You are right and I am wrong
I could argue but I love your confidence
So I'd rather not compete
And accept my own defeat
It's easier

But just because I don't talk back
Doesn't mean I'm in the dark
It's just that talk is cheap

I would rather pay the cost
Put my ego into songs
That speak

"You talk about love
You talk about dreams
But you're just all simple machines to me
You say you got trust
It's not gonna last
'Cause you're just a simple machine to me"

I don't think you are convinced
Maybe somehow I have missed the point in this

Everyone keeps marching past
Telling me
"Get back on track
You're ruining this"

Well it's too late for me
All I got to keep this going
Is your distrust in me

And I could care less
Fuck all my friends
No one will be there in the end
I'll die alone, but free

But before I fade away
I can still give you a taste of tragedy

And don't deny it
Just embrace it
You can't hold back the tides

See me rise up one last time
Let the wind blow me to shards
I hope they cut right through me
And these last words that you hear are
Track Name: Change The World (Version)
Annihilation
Consumer nation
We're headed towards extermination

What else are we supposed to notice?

Mass corruption
The greedy bastards
They're getting away
With genocide

We better do something right now

Let's all pretend we're changing the world
By burning flags and hating authority
But when the skies turn
We all burn down just the same

Let's all pretend that we're in control
And know exactly what we are headed toward
Just wait 'til you crawl
Under the corpse of your lost cause

We are all dead now
And no one saved us
We're gonna blame you
'Cause you're alive somehow
I warned you, and now it happened

You're saving face now
You're covering up now
I knew you'd do this
You're gonna pay the price

I'm gonna expose you big time

I'll tell it to the media
Track Name: What A Tragedy
Pull me closer to the sun
Until the armor melts away
Into your twilight
Now I know just what it's like
To see the world through your eyes
And how fast you use it up

All that human clay
Keeps reaching for your frame
Until it fills
All the cracks inside you
I can't understand it when you say
Their colors are so bright
And then they dim and you're on the ground

And when your consciousness comes back
Spitting up and calling out
There will be no shadows over you

And you'll scream..

"What have I done with my life?
Give it all back, it's over
Won't be enough to save me
What a tragedy

And I will give it all up
So you could
Give me a chance to hold you
Won't be enough to save me
What a tragedy"

Now you're up and running from yourself
As the streetlights flash ahead
But they will lead you nowhere
Feel the skin starting to burn away
As your internals beg to stay
But you speed up anyway

All the strings you're tied to
Are pulling so much harder than before
But you can't cut through them
Even if you broke free
The shock would tear you apart
But you're way past caring now

Glowing, frozen in that light
All your features so laid out
There'll be no shadows over you
As the twilight fades to black

You're not coming back
Track Name: The Living Dead
Are we the living
Or are we the dead?
Do we keep ticking?
Or do we dig graves?
They say it matters
Which path you choose
But we see clearly
That either way we lose

I am the living
The living dead
I don't regret it
It's just the way it is
Let the stars
Guide the fools
To their destiny
But I'll stay living
Living my death
Track Name: Claim Me
Don't stand in silence
Your voice still matters
Just scream and shout out
But it's all in vain

Keep moving forward
Don't let them hold you
But it's almost over
And the last thing's

Claim me

It should have been easier
Always waiting on you to believe in me
I should of gave in to it
But instead I kept chasing a broken dream

The hands are crawling
My head is stalling
I can't remember
Why I'm stranded here

The sea of faces
Keep switching places
They're getting louder
And I hear them

Claim me

This should of been easier
Always waiting on you to believe in me
I should of gave in to it
But instead I kept chasing broken dreams

All is quiet now
Not a single breath of air
Not a shadow in sight
Just a cold dark haze
And I know I deserved all this

Always feeling that I am nearer
But it's always too late
Nothing's clinging and I'm not feeling
That tomorrow will change