Constant Struggle

by Iron Age

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The hard-hitting debut from this Texas hardcore band! Taking cues from crossover acts from the 80's such as LEEWAY, AGNOSTIC FRONT, and C.O.C., Constant Struggle is an incredible, riff-heavy album in the classic NYHC style by way of the Lone Star state.

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released March 14, 2006

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Track Name: We're Dust/The Violator
WE'RE DUST/THE VIOLATOR
From the moment we're thrown into this life we can't choose.
The light is hidden from us.
We feel that we're doomed.
But our instinct dictates that we have to survive.
Only man has no chance against greed.
It rules our lives.

There's no trust and nothing left to believe.
No truth, we only fight for the green.
It's ours.
This fate that we've made.
We're dust.

It's not only the rich who get it over on you.
The poor fight the poor and now you watch every move.
Caught in an existence that we can't understand.
Forced to climb on the backs of our own, take where we can.

There's no trust and nothing left to believe.
No truth, we only fight for the green.
It's ours.
This fate that we've made.
We're dust.

We fight to the top, but our deeds have followed us there.
We're not victims we just don't care.
Chase money, but we run from our fate.
The Violator, the beast from our waste.
Track Name: Return To The Void
RETURN TO THE VOID
Bring me back, show me peace.
Show me a future where I'm free from pain.
Return to the void where I began.
Time is lost as i regain a new beginning for a different existence.
Return to find what I've never known...
Release, what will I find on the other side and will I know myself.
If the circle never ends what's my purpose.
I can't tell what's real.
No one can tell me what's going on.
This earth has become my cell.
It's a war on my mind and the cost is my soul and it's been too long since i've felt control over the choices I've made and the ends they bring, I can't find peace.
Track Name: Fear Itself
FEAR ITSELF
I'll never wake from this wretched state, this night belongs to fear itself. Through closed eyes when the lights go out and all is still I see. The dark it comes alive, I'm doomed to suffer the nights realities. I fear I'll never wake, this night belongs to fear itself. Desperately seek a friendly face, familiar voice, a return to a sane world. Faces melt, voices squeal, tighter around my throat fears fingers curl.

I'll never wake I can't scream it away.
I'll never wake. I stand but still do I lay.
I'll never wake again, so to whom do I pray my soul to take.
I'll never wake from this wretched state, this night belongs to fear itself.
Track Name: Evil Ways
EVIL WAYS
The hands of time are runnin' down
An unstoppable force, it's always turning 'round
Evil ways are creeping in.The unshakeable foe, a war that I can't win.
Something inside is pushing me to do wrong but I know I've got to try to
maintain.With all I take in around me I find it hard to believe this world is gonna change

(chorus)I'm caught in between the real and the fake.
What's hard to earn / What's easy to take

Black and white have become the same.
The lines have blurred it's all the same shade of grey.
It's always hidden, nothing is given.
I feel it beating inside the form that I'm in.
Put in the work but it never works out the only thing that's promised is pain.
Search for meaning for a glimmer of truth
But it always seems to end up the same

(repeat chorus)

It's no way to live, but I live this way. Constant moral decay. The hands of time are runnin' down
An unstoppable force, it's always turning 'round.Evil ways are creeping in.The unshakeable foe, a war that I can't win. Something inside is pushing me to do wrong but I know I've got to try to
maintain.With all I take in around me I find it hard to believe this world is gonna change.

I'm caught in between evil ways.
Track Name: Twisted Faith
TWISTED FAITH
If there's a rhythm to life, then we're missing the beat. Can we tell that it's there.
Got more soul than the lords before the devils have always taken their share.
Look for answers in the temples we build, but there's a black earth waiting outside. Our only legacy will be the ruin we left behind.

(chorus) We fight against the tides of the times cause time is too far gone. In the belly of the beast what will we find? We can't run.

Those in power will feed us lines. It's the same mother fuckers who will try to pit us against ourselves and push equality to the side.What's left of our conciousness, can we stay sharp as we get to the grind? Our only legacy will be the ruin we left behind

repeat chorus

We'll twist our own fate.
Twisted faith.

Man's creation, the ruination. A blackened earth, there will be mountains of waste left in our wake, this is our fate. Twisted faith.
Track Name: Butcher's Bill
BUTCHERS BILL
Now it begins.
Avoid the blast, watch your life flash by. The fear setting in, you've reached the point, your world has changed. Now it begins. The heat surrounds you, you try to survive, now the fear is gone. It's kill or be killed. Do what it takes, there's no time to be wrong.

(Chorus) They taught you to kill now they want you gone, you've changed. It snapped. Take what's yours, the world owes you, take what's yours.

The cities changed, no one looks the same. It's no longer your home. Life beats on, you walk the streets, but now time moves slow. The voices of war still ring in your head. It's not over for you. Fight the urge to let live or kill. But you can't choose.

Repeat Chorus

Twisted voices have become too strong. Can't stand the peace. You know too much to belong. End of the shortest rope. What's done is done. You fought to survive now you're killing for fun. Twisted voices now it's their end.
Track Name: Balance
BALANCE
I've lost my patience, my self control is next. Try to contain it, but I can't take it, I've got to keep it in check. It's boiling me blood it's taking me over. Gotta tighten my grip cause it's pulling me under.

(chorus) It's war to stay sane, to keep balance when my will is no match for my rage.

Do what I can, take what I've got to the edge. It just keeps haunting, it will keep feeding and it won't stop till I'm dead.

It's war.

repeat chorus

The anger set to crush my will, it's been destroyed so fast that I can't rebuild. I've tipped the scales, the balance is lost. BUCK.

repeat chorus
Track Name: Brainwreck
BRAINWRECK
It could always get worse but everything I know is changing. The world is undone, it's getting harder to escape it. I waited so long for an answer or a sign but the harsh truth is it was all in my mind.

It's a constant struggle between two sides...it never ends reason gets lost in the cycle. No peace no rest. I can't avoid it.

Confusion's building and it ain't gonna stop until I find a way out.
Shake off demons that won't stop till their fed, but there's no escape from the thoughts in my head.
Track Name: Cheat Death
CHEAT DEATH
Disbelief.
It set a motion and there's no going back. And theres no hope. No hope to cling to. We watch the world as it falls in on itself.

(chorus) Can't cheat death, it's coming at you. The end times are near.

Some will say the end is coming, some will say that it's here. But there's only one thing for certain. Locked inside our souls are shaking with fear.

(chorus 2) We can't cheat death it's waiting for us. The end times are near.

No Gods will save you, no hell will have you.
We've entered the end. And We can't cheat death.
It's the look of defeat as we face our demise, just one wrong turn and we're gone.
We can't cheat death.

No Gods will save you, no hell will have you now.
Cheat Death.
Track Name: Iron Age
IRON AGE
Bright skies make way for night, been light for so long. You've lost your sight. Your futures darker than you ever feared. A new era is dawning.

The last age is here.

All meaning sucked from your name, replaced by forces of demonic fame. No matter what you're called, you're not prepared. A new era is dawning.

The last age is here.