I want to go back to Pamalonia:
The bloodshed city.
Who were we but open vessels for you to corrupt?
Are you happy?
Who am I kidding?
It worked flawlessly.
And I’m not mad,
I daydream constantly.
About what happens in the ring,
In the place where violent things
Go down, just like rain falls…
And I’d give anything; I’d leave it all,
To gaze upon it one last time.
Before I take this life and die.
Before I spiral down my drain.
Before I finally kill this brain.
There’s one thing that I wish to see:
COMBATICUS in his full majesty.
There’s one place that I wish to be:
If you can hear me please set me free.
I call upon your conscience,
By it’s ancient god-like name,
COMBATICUS, cleanse my soul with carnage
Free me from your game.
House of perverted bloodlust,
Taken away from me…
Swallowed by the earth, it was
For our blasphemy
Pillars and temples fell
A city sucked to hell
Some say the fighting still goes on
But it’s so hard to tell
I won’t hold back any longer.
To meet cruelty, I must be cruel
Learn to love my cutting tool
Ripping & cutting & slashing & tearing
Terrifying all I see…
Where is my fucking recognition?
No one would ever guess
Why I did the things that I did
He wants to be alone
With my teacher, with my brother,
Count every kill, obey the father
Who does he think he is?
I think I am the end itself
He has the itch inside
To my mentor, to my instructor,
Its all for you… this glorious hell on earth
His will has been done.
I can finally rest…
For I see him before me
Taking the acid test
He doesn’t speak,
But he doesn’t have to
Because I already know
what I came here to do
Time to let go...
Die by bushido.
from Joint Ventures,
released December 18, 2012