Lost Cause

by Cottonmouth

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released April 13, 2014

All music written by Cottonmouth.
Artwork by Azeta Azadpour.
Lyrics written by Gabe Carr and Tyler Everett.
Guest vocals on the track "Sever" by Ethan Blasdel of Thought Crime.
Guest vocals on the track "The Deluge" by Colton Jean of Forget the Hate.
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Colton Jean.
Cottonmouth is Gabe Carr, Tyler Everett, Caleb Swanigan, and Stephen Brand.

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Cottonmouth Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

COTTONMOUTH
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GABE CARR -
vocals
STEPHEN BRAND - guitar
CHRIS JAEGER - bass
TYLER EVERETT - guitar
CALEB SWANIGAN - drums

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Track Name: Abandon
Give up, Give in.
Ripe with the stench of a rotted out core
The fruit of our labor combined with the gore
Rot
To do what we must we depend and we trust
On the reach of the claws for our goddess' decree
When a pen hits the page for the ink to be free
They sign the destruction for all else to see.
Can you sense the indifference?
Cut the discord with a knife?
Disassociate the martyr
Lay hands on his wife
Now I make my dissent the object of my aggression
The blood on my knuckles dried up for refreshing
Break my bones again
Out of the fire
Closing the gap
Trial for giving in
Infernal liar
Falling for my trap
Tell your leader
I’m back
The past, I found no reason in front of me
Shake the hand, feed the bulls, pretend safe and sound
But now I know, her wounds will show,
Insects that fight, under the light,
Boil my blood, grip this bottle tight
I can’t let you win
Black to red to white to blue they dim my sight to what is true
Track Name: Lost Cause
Burning alive
Because I’ve giving up on hopeful wishing
Burning alive
Because I can’t accept a superstition
Burning alive
Because I get my fill of filthy living
Burning alive
Because I aint got a prayer worth listing

Never getta a break because I’m a lost cause
Find a another way because they’ve got it all wrong
They’ve got it all wrong
My wasted swan song
They’ve got it all wrong
Am I going to drown?
Can’t go a day without sinkin
Breathe in and out
Cough up blood, but not bleedin
They Tell me to lie down
I got a restless mind, sit still and
They Tell me to white out
All the sin that colors these black eyes

Burning alive, I know I can answer my own questions.
Born to survive, I'm aware of my oppression

Burning alive
Because I’ve givin up on hopeful wishin
Burning alive
Because I can’t accept a superstition
Burning alive
Because I get my fill of filthy livin
Burning alive
Because I aint got a prayer worth listin

Never getta a break because I’m a lost cause
Find a another way because they’ve got it all wrong
They’ve got it all wrong
They’ve got it all wrong
My whole life long
Warn out and beat down
No rest for my shaky hands
Learning to live without
Distrust will be my doctrine
Pass through a ghost town
Never acknowledging my demons
Learning to do without
Promises of tomorrow, peace of mind to live another day

They called me hate
In a black hole, enclosed by the pearly gates
A villain, a snake
Eternal skeptic, held down by my own weight
Crush me, I can’t believe them
How Unworthy, I won’t, I can’t accept their pity
I’m a stray dog, bred to be on my own
I have never felt so cold.
Track Name: Sever
We’re losing all respect for you
because you never could respect us too
Trapped
Under your shadow

Spent most my life trying to please your stubborn mind
I don’t wanna
Still chew the fat that clogs up my every movement
I don’t wanna
Be locked away, the jailor’s pride, a broken spirit
I just want to
Be free to make mistakes that I regret.
Tracing this leash
Tracing this leash back to you

Look what you did, look what you did
I was gone in a blink of an eye
Tossed out, thrown to the curb
A family’s really hard to come by
These days
Look what you did, look what you did
I was gone in a blink of an eye
Tossed out, thrown to the curb
A family’s really hard to come by
These days
These days
On my own

Lost cause

Trying to rise up in this world that hates me
I don’t wanna
Be tied down by a lack of confidence
I don’t wanna
Turn my head, and see your hands my shoulders
I just want to
Crash my life, like a party

Look what you did, look what you did
I was gone in a blink of an eye
Tossed out, thrown to the curb
A family’s really hard to come by
These days
Look what you did, look what you did
I was gone in a blink of an eye
Tossed out, thrown to the curb
A family’s really hard to come by
These days
These days
On my own

You named me but you don’t know my name
You still try to
Keep me in line, with the others, like we’re all the same,
Faceless

Wayward sons
Prodigal daughters
Hammer down the screw
Shift shape under the knife

Been given a life, a chance to impact the people around me
I owe you my life, but you never gave me the chance to take it
Or give it away

No respect, lack of faith
To many walls to break through
Seal my lips, work through the day
I don’t live to impress you
Track Name: Statutory
Tighten my noose
Hide me from view
Who knew that bad luck paid attention to me
Find a new truth
Getting a clue
Stop hallucinating that I’m born free

They called it "situational justice"
It could never happen twice
They say its "necessary roughness"
They never paid the price
Paid at all

Tear the cloth from the flag outside, I’m sick of it
Burn the list of the troops who died, I’m sick of it
Rip the veil from the wedding bride, I’m sick of it
Smash the face of the men that lied, I’m sick of it
Founding brothers, family matters first.

Bullets for your uncles
Missiles for your mothers
Ways to flex your muscles
Pointing fingers at each other
Shooting bullets at your uncles
Whistles to your mothers
Marking those who cause you trouble
Be sure to add another

Blood on your knuckles
Bodies in the gutter
Smile when you chuckle
Speak of torture never stutter
Rapid fire on the lovers
Children serve as fodder
Playing God undercover
Feels good to be Dixie land father, so damn good

Gripped by the hair, liquid flesh, I'm supposed to shutter
Slammed down on the deck, bruised to the bone, and I’m supposed to take it
Lay down and let you push it

I don’t know but I’ve seen you eyeing the past with smacking lips
I don’t but your dying to cover up the wound that drips
I don’t know but your hands will always felt cold to me
I don’t know but I was never treated like your bride to be
I don’t know but I’ve seen you eyeing the past with smacking lips
I don’t but your dying to cover up the wound that drips
I don’t know but your hands will always felt cold to me
I don't but it feels like I never had a choice

Bad luck,
Born free.
Track Name: The Deluge
Broke, back, bent
Can’t lose my will to carve my
Epitaph, bleeding on my choice to
Crawl, hands on my knees
Can’t catch a breath to spill my guts.

Throwing stones, down the well
I’ve given my youth, to fill the
Hole I’ve found, dug for me
13 choices till I die, holding roses
And the arm of a ghost
Making my plea to the reaper

Setting sun, keep your head in the clouds
You’re shadows are forgiven, and your warmth is still around

Face to Face, eye to eye
The dagger’s pointed up toward the sky
Placing bets on my life
Dependent on how the hand deals my strife
Broken nose, to bleeding lips
No control over a scale that tips
Placing me in the jungle
On top of a death wish, bottom of the food chain struggle

Temptation to end it all
Try to keep my sanity
More I climb the more I fall
Don’t get back what they take away

Offer my bones to deliver
Giving my soul to the river

The Cottonmouth sinks it’s fangs into my skin
Lay me to rest