2005 Demo

by Rally The Fray

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Music: Brennand Lyrics: Van Lanen Through all these years of living and learning in life There's one conviction I hold priceless until the end This quality which separates the fakes from my friends So many have brought it all down So many have let me down Still never to hinder my eternal spirit To you I will always remain true What do we do when we’ve got no one left to burn? You left me here with nothing As I sit and watch these dreams die What happened to the power? What happened to the drive? Please remember you can always count on me Honor lives forever inside me So sacred I hold the value of integrity I will never let you down You can always count on me Respect is the foundation of trust Discipline to always remain on track With the benefit of never letting you down I know a pledge can sometimes be a nuisance Always remember what lies on the other side It’s time to hold strong and stand your ground From the most inner vessel of my should Comes this pride of knowing I will always stand by What I promised to you Through all these years of living and learning in life Comes this wisdom that must always apply Your externalities destroy everything This precarious balance will make the difference between The shame that kills our energy And the honor of knowing our efforts live on
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Music: Brennand Lyrics: Van Lanen Resist the pressure to rot Ecstasy through symmetry, an illusion Striving for zero entropy Limitless possibility foreseen While others overlook consequence I will not remain sightless I will embrace all disorder with fury and desire I will not let this culture dictate my options This is what it means to be free This life’s a fucking free for all I will no longer live at the mercy of routine And take for granted what is precious So I may live up to your expectations That in the end, will never matter at all They’ve got us trapped in a scheme Feasting on our fear for survival Intimidation enforced labor Scare tactics for isolation Promotion of scarcity Our time is robbed and taken Serving rapacious entities But always grateful for the protection of our noble leaders Each day we face critical decisions to make As to how we configure our time We have property Do our best to make direction Out of confusion we hold inside I am feeding and sustaining on a constant state of disequilibrium Chaos guides me Your programs diminish me Disorder and madness I live my life to the fullest Potential dies with stability Absorb turmoil Optimize possibility Free energy stored Equipped to release If I reach equilibrium I’ll be a robot A machine to serve the living dead Please kill me I’d rather die than be a slave A machine to serve the living dead Please kill me I’d rather die than be a slave
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The Facade 03:25
Music: Brennand Lyrics: Brennand I walked that line myself The one that forced me to close my eyes Rather than investigate I’m free but you’re still blind Solace in your servitude Faith in your lack of judgement Every day you kiss that cross Is another day you destroy your reason Is this live oh so bad To warrant a postulation Of a nonexistent sphere Of peaceful bliss and false salvation This world deserves much more than that And our lives are worth much more than to Give them up for some intangible god fairy tale Future life destroying the present day by day by day The more man puts into God the less he reserves for himself And I know it’s difficult to watch childhood fables die But everything is dying as we speak And Sunday visits and nightly prayers won’t mean a fuck in the end What it all boils down to is what matters more The reality of this world or some deluded dream So instead we try where reason’s needed most I follow not the selfish path of salvation Now the time has come once and for all To free ourselves from the lies we’ve clung to A new dawn of temperance and reason Based on empirical truths, not grand narratives Awakened form our dogmatic slumber finding beauty in an earth That’s free from an artisan A privileged primate finding our place in life fulfilled Complete, and fully responsible for themselves I vow to never follow false chronicles of a hollow god My divinity, my salvation, lies in this world that I love Burn every shrine Smash every altar Erase the facade from existence Posit yourself as your own deity And posit this earth as its own temple No gods, no masters

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Lineup:

Jaime Van Lanen - Vocals
Patrick Brennand - Guitar/Backing Vocals
Matt Lawrence - Guitar/Backing Vocals
Ann Stecker - Bass/Backing Vocals
Brian Dinning - Drums

Gang vocals: Rally The Fray

Recorded in fall 2005 by Denali Lawson and Rally The Fray. Uploaded in high quality from the original master recording.

Cover art, layout and logo redone in May 2019 by Matt Lawrence - mattlawrence.net

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released September 1, 2005

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Rally The Fray Fort Collins, Colorado

Crossover positive hardcore/metalcore from Fort Collins, CO. Rally The Fray was highly active in the Northern Colorado hardcore scene from 2004-2007, playing hundreds of shows across the country with tons of awesome bands. Download our music for free!

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