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Behind the Blackest Tears

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With a sound as large as their reputations, and some of the best songwriting metal has seen in years, Jamey Jasta and Kirk Windstein’s KINGDOM OF SORROW new album ‘Behind the Blackest Tears’ is destined to become a genre classic!

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released June 8, 2010

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Track Name: Enlightened To Extinction
Those dead eyes see no empathy they fail to feel unable to believe with nothing behind the gaze glaring out
Black roses wither for all who’ve been chosen
Reach inside the scar caress a weathered heart
Awoken by the blade the kiss of stainless steel
I had already buried you there is nothing left to mourn
I had already buried you I only kept the memories I loved
There is nothing else left to mourn you have been enlightened to extinction

That dead touch can’t feel what I’ve held unable to grasp just how I’ve dealt
In the darkest corner of your plight barely alive enough to reach towards the light
There is nothing left to mourn you’ve been enlightened to extinction
There’s no last look in the past you’ve been enlightened to extinction
Reach inside the scar caress a weathered heart
Awoken by the blade the mourning begins
Reach inside the scar caress a weathered heart
Awoken by the blade the kiss of stainless steel
Track Name: God's Law In the Devil's Land
Moral fabric so decayed spirit of man rotted, depraved.
It takes its toll on us all, you ask for rain deny the sky, question the answers deem them lies.
It's the punishment they crave.
I see humanity's disease, I doubt there's anything left..., anything left worth saving, I know my heartache's not alone we're all just reaping what's been sown!
You won't find god's law in the devil's land, you don't get mercy from a desperate man, you won't find god's law in the devil's land, you don't get mercy from a desperate man.
It's the curse of all mankind to want to take to strive to die, so none shall stand alone, confessional is absolute but still we can't accept the truth.
As it stands to reason!
I see humanity's disease, I doubt there's anything left! Anything left worth saving.
I know our heartache's not alone we're all just reaping what's been sown!
You won't find god's law in the devil's land, you don't get mercy from a desperate man.
You won't find god's law in the devil's land, you don't get mercy from a desperate man.
As we drift into the unknown, we vow that none shall stand alone , as we drift into the unknown, we vow that none shall stand alone.
I see humanity's disease, I doubt there's anything left! Anything left worth saving.
I know our heartache's not alone we're all just reaping what's been sown!
You won't find god's law in the devil's land, you don't get mercy from a desperate man, You'll never find god's law in the devil's land.
Track Name: Monuments Of Ash
Blood and hope seep into the cracks of a flawed foundation
Corruption knows no bounds in a condemned and crumbling nation
The monuments of ash rebuilt up from the remains
Like the centuries of past must be laid down to waste again
Under archaic rule nothing thrives in the dust that they’ve created
The fallen empires tell us what is known must now be forgotten
No more worship of the idol sought

The monuments of ash rebuilt up from the remains
Like centuries of past must be laid to waste again
The monuments of ash empires fall and bridges burn
Like the centuries of the past humanity will never learn
No one can thrive under tyranny’s grasp
And when the final shadow is cast
We’ll all be dust along the path

The monuments of ash rebuilt up from the remains
Like centuries of past must be laid to waste again
The monuments of ash empires fall and bridges burn
Like the centuries of the past humanity will never learn
No one can thrive under tyranny’s grasp and when the final shadow is cast
We’ll all be dust along the path to the fucking monuments of ash
Track Name: Behind The Blackest Tears
Hardened by life colder than time what’s been seen still haunts, what’s heard still frightens
Last gasp of desperation, truth be told to face expiration
Your will was shaken, your ways betrayed them beyond what’s promised to all
You’ll never want to see behind the blackest tears
You’ll never want to know what’s behind the blackest tears
Behind the blackest tears nothing lives, nothing loves behind the blackest tears

All secrets abandoned drifting through, it echoes into her eyes sting as she peers into the past
Tracing steps, through horrors reviled standing before the altar as the victims kneel
You’ll never want to see behind the blackest tears
You’ll never want to know what’s behind the blackest tears
Behind the blackest tears nothing lives, nothing loves behind the blackest tears

Last gasp of desperation, truth be told to face expiration
Your will was shaken, your ways betrayed them beyond what’s promised to all
No one should ever see what’s behind the blackest tears
Track Name: Envision The Divide
Time, is seen from the present
Nows, don't come and go
Only the memory does
Now never was anything that we're told

Even in death their mark is made
Envision the divide
From out of emptiness
Observe the other side
The darkness known as void

Some turn to the tempest
She, never lets go
Some will, wait for the kill
They know it's gonna be their last thrill

Even in death their mark is made
Envision the divide
From out of emptiness
Observe the other side
The darkness known as void

The mark is made
Even in death
Observe the dark
Envision the divide

The mark is made
Even in death
Observe the dark
Envision the divide

Envision the divide
From out of emptiness
Observe the other side
The darkness known as void

Envision the divide
From out of emptiness
Observe the other side
The darkness known as void
Track Name: From Heroes To Dust
Snow hits the ground
One and only
Bleakness is all that I found
Ice in my heart slowly fading
Forgotten wishes for you now

Still broken from the yesterday
Endless sorrow, I'm in my own way
Still broken from the yesterday
My search for closure
Still burns a dying flame

There's nothing more of you
More real to me
Than the heaviness of heart
I know you with us here
I know this presence
Know you're watching over us

Still broken from the yesterday
Endless sorrow, I'm in my own way
Still broken from the yesterday
My search for closure
Still burns a dying flame

All my heroes have turned to dust
But I feel them watching over us

Still broken from the yesterday
Endless sorrow, I'm in my own way
Still broken from the yesterday
My search for closure
Still burns a dying flame
Track Name: Along The Path To Ruin
Still condemned for the sacrifice it took its toll to dig every wound
Now let my path be lit with fires of burning pages a new fate uncovered
You’ll always find a way to dig beneath the hurt
Now fires light my way through blindness, embittered
You’ll always find a way to cut away the curse
Now fires light my way along the path to ruin

Through it all, forbidden new fate uncovered, new fate uncovered
The coldest heart wills since this again
Now the truth will dawn emerging from winter’s conflict
Exposed in isolation dig, dig my way out
Crawling and clawing reach to the surface, reaching
Hands appear through the fog, hands appear crawling for ages
You’ll always find a way to dig beneath the hurt
Now fires light my way through blindness, embittered
You’ll always find a way to cut away the curse
Now fires light my way, along the path to ruin
Track Name: With Barely A Breath
Let me see this through their eyes feel control slip through their grasp
And never take for granted that these moments may just end
Walk now within my path; know the anguish I have faced
Never doubt me again, my hardship gives me strength
From all the wars I’ve won, from the struggles cold embrace
I feel the damage done, though I’ve gained from my mistakes
With barely a breath see the damage of secrets kept
With one more step, my will is all that’s left

Remember the empty words just like it was yesterday
Learning now from all wrong doing and how life just whisks away
I’m battled tested; scarred but not beyond repair
I’m still gaining ground, through the anger and the fear
If you’ve felt this with minds, feel the power cease to enslave
And never face misfortune without the sight of what’s to be gained

I’m battled tested; scarred but not beyond repair
I’m still gaining ground, through the anger and the fear
With barely a breath, see the damage of secrets kept
With one more step my will is all that’s left.
Track Name: The Death We Owe
I’ve cut the wings deep to the bone I see the hourglass below
I hear them coming down the road the cover of midnight has me cold
The cloaked stranger waits for no one pleas are just wasted words
Shadows dance to the symphony of the souls beneath the earth
Harmed by desire, warned each time to stray from the cold
Plagued by the time you still see slipping into nothing
Second chances are false hopes before the hangman’s rope
A sight you’ll never want to know, the face of the death we owe
No one is ever exempt from the death we owe
No one is ever exempt from the death we owe

Here, second chances are false hope see the silhouette of the hangman’s rope
It’s a place that you’ll never want to know everyone has to face the death we owe
Harmed by desire, warned each time to stray from the cold
Plagued by the time you still see slipping into nothing
Just one death we owe, from which no one’s exempt
And when that force takes hold, at least you’ll be on your own
Track Name: Sleeping Beast
A gruelling question grows in my throat it stays their merciless as it strangles, tearing into my flesh
It seeps; I hear it breath; I feel its heartbeat I’ve felt this before, I know this ghost, a man crushed by the world
You’ve awoken a sleeping beast, now you’re in its path
You’ve awoken a sleeping beast; you’ll be the focus of its wrath

It all ends; there’s no redemption for all those who seek the salvation of the innocent; the cruellest joke indeed
They await their slaughter, gagged with their hands bound reaching into the heavens in vain
Their dreams lay beneath the ground I’ve felt this before, I know this ghost, a man crushed by the world
You’ve awoken a sleeping beast; you’re in the presence of death
You’ve awoken a sleeping beast; here you’ll meet your end
You’ve awoken a sleeping beast, now you’re in its path
You’ve awoken a sleeping beast; you’ll be the focus of its wrath
Here you’ll meet your end
Track Name: Torchlight Procession
Careful what you trust in, careful what you believe the same doors lead to destruction, if your fate lies in what you perceive
The flesh reflects the deviance, the guilt, the shame within if words reflect the frustration, then you’ll be losing years
Who will lead to torchlight procession?
Let it be alone, let it all come down into the cold
Let it be alone, just let it stay where it belongs
Let it be alone, let it all come down into the cold
Let it be alone who will lead to torchlight procession?

Unravelled into pieces, I feel dead, I feel cold I’m your cause and your cure now, when you love has a mind of its own
Wrong in every way, menacing, as it takes hold deception is a broken mirror, all the fragments obscured
Most wait the torchlight procession
Let it be alone, let it all come down into the cold
Let it be alone, just let it stay where it belongs
Let it be alone, let it all come down into the cold
Let it be alone who will lead to torchlight procession?

Let it be alone; fires burning, torchlight procession will the torches guide their rage?
End their lust or limit their greed could it be the fire of damnation they follow to their grave.
Track Name: Salvation Denied
If you had a heart, I’d tear it out and show you it’s black like this hole in my chest
If you had a soul, I’d twist it in knots the leeches that fester and rot
I’ve never cut deeper (Salvation)
I’ve never bled longer (Denied)
I’m dead on your alter (Salvation)
Part of the slaughter (Denied)

So much of our lives wasted in misery cowering, cornered, bowing in apathy
Filled up with bitterness, no answers given condemned to nothingness, punishment granted
I’ve never cut deeper (Salvation)
I’ve never bled longer (Denied)
I’m dead on your alter (Salvation)
Part of the slaughter (Denied)

Your wasted life was a selfish choice your divisive words are now a silenced voice
I’m pitiless now, can’t stand to think of the countless times you questioned me
I’ve never cut deeper (Salvation)
I’ve never bled longer (Denied)
I’m dead on your alter (Salvation)
Part of the slaughter (Denied)
Salvation denied