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by Open Wounds

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OPEN WOUNDS:
Jip Daems-Vocal
Marko Korac-Guitar
Gideon Ferrero-Bass
Bram Swarte-Drums

Rogier Heumakers played bass on tracks 1, 4, 6
Laurens Hensen played drums on all the songs

Recorded @ studio Mono (Amsterdam) with Nils Feenstra over the course of November & December 2015. Mixed by Nils Feenstra in January 2016.
Mastered by Dan Randall @ Mammoth Sound Mastering

Front cover art by FreakCity

Refuse Records 120

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released March 29, 2016

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Track Name: Rut
RUT

Leave the house
Go to work
Every day it’s bad to worse
Wear the mask
Hide the truth
Do what you’re supposed to do
Looking back on the past
Only corpses line the path
Scared to leave the beaten tracks
Left to face your own regrets
Keep pretending everything’s alright
Let them believe you live a perfect life
You try to cover up the shit you hide
Think we can’t see that you are dead inside

Lost in your mind
Look for an exit, look for a way out
Lost in your mind
No map or compass to give you directions
Stuck in your life
Wasting your days without a sense of purpose
There's no more time
This wretched life will be the end of you

You keep pretending everything’s ok
You keep pushing all your doubts away
Wishing for a better day
You keep pretending everything’s ok
You keep pushing all your doubts away
Hoping it will get better someday
Track Name: Make it Through
MAKE IT THROUGH

Situation’s desperate
It’s never been this bleak
Nowhere to find hope
Destruction impending
On a massive scale
No wonder we can’t cope
There's no solution
The chance is slim
That we will make it through
No escape, no refuge
Nowhere to turn
What else can we do…

But try and try and try and try
Stand up and fight back
Stand up and fight... back

Situation’s desperate
It’s never been this bleak
Nowhere to find hope
Destruction impending
On a massive scale
No wonder we can’t cope
There's no solution
The chance is slim
We can make it through
No escape, no refuge
Nowhere to turn
What else can we do…

But try and try and try and try
Stand up and fight back
Stand up and fight

Must stand our ground
Nowhere to run
This is an uphill battle
That has only just begun
But we’ve got to try
We’ve got to try
We’ve got to try to make it
Got to try to make it through
Track Name: Shades of Gray
SHADES OF GRAY

All you see is opportunity
You always have a plan
You say you want to 'seize the day'
But you just want to grab all you can

You're just a greedy
Excuse for a man
Nothing but a greedy
Excuse for a man

All you see is inequality
Your world's an unjust little hell
Claiming you want to 'kill the rich'
But really you just want to kill yourself

You're just a bitter
Excuse for a man
Nothing but a bitter
Excuse for a man

It's not just 'either/or'
There's more than 'against or for'
It's not just wrong or right
More complex than black and white
Don't get me wrong
I understand
But my conclusions just aren't the same
I'm a different kind of man
Track Name: Decadence Within
DECADENCE WITHIN

The sickness inside
Is slowly spreading outward
Can feel it under my skin

Eating away at my flesh
Gets harder every day
To keep the wolves at bay
Fighting myself

The decadence within
Is slowly spreading outward
Can feel it festering

Eating away at my soul
Guess this is my fate
It might just be too late
Fighting myself

I try so hard to let go
But the rot has set in, I know
This time I'm fighting myself
Track Name: Charred Remains
CHARRED REMAINS

Blind with hate
Consumed by violence
Bombs go off
Nothing left but silence
Broken bodies
Broken minds
Streets turn red
People die
Voids left in their family’s lives

Can’t let hatred
Win this fight, win this fight
Can’t let violence
Win this fight, win this fight
Can’t let anger
Win this fight, win this fight
Got to keep our
Hope alive, hope alive
Track Name: The Wool over our Eyes
THE WOOL OVER OUR EYES

Public losses
Turned into private gains
The rhetoric has changed
But the game’s the same
Lining pockets
And growing fat
When the bubble bursts
Who’ll pay the price for that?

The logic of this system, it is blinding us too
Money is the drug and they got us hooked
Do what we’re told in order to get paid
Never asking questions till it’s far too late

Haven’t learned
Not in the slightest bit
They bleed us dry
And we accept it
Smokescreens still work
Unable to break through
And expose to the world
How they lie to you

The clutches of this system they are shackling us to
Money is the drug and they got us hooked
Craving it so we can’t see straight
They fucked us over and they got away
They fucked us
They fucked us over
And they got away
Track Name: Back Against the Wall
BACK AGAINST THE WALL

Like a deer in the headlights
Unable to move
Lost so much already
Got nothing left to lose

A rope around my neck
Back against the wall

Fell so many times
Now unable to stand
Dust fills my lungs
Face down in the sand

A rope around my neck
Back against the wall

A blindfold over my eyes
My back against the wall
A rope around my wrists
My back against the wall
A blindfold over my eyes
My back against the wall
Noose around my neck
And my back against the wall