Critical Masses

by Ripsnorter

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released October 11, 2014

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Ripsnorter Minneapolis, Minnesota

RIPSNORTER: adj; archaic slang: a violently energetic or noisily outspoken person; something extreme; something or some person of extraordinary violence or power; someone of exceptional merit or quality. See also: punk rock-n-roll band based in Minneapolis, MN. ... more

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Track Name: Dawn...
Instrumental
Track Name: ...of the Dead
…of the Dead

A pandemic is taking over. Bite by bite we drop like flies.
Take only what you need and leave the rest behind.
The streets run red. Greed‘s a means to your end.
If you try to take it with you will be the next who dies

With the problem getting larger you must run to survive.
It takes the world to die just for you to feel alive.
Your blood runs cold. They run amok so cut and run.

This is the time of the dead. It’s the beginning of the end
You must leave it all behind if you want to stay alive
It’s the world of the dead. Morality is at and end
Goodbye culture, goodbye rules, goodbye world, it’s all gone

The emergency broadcast is sending out a flat line.
Like the dead heart of all the cities. We're almost out of time.
With nowhere to run we’re living the Cliché’.
There’s nowhere to hide from a dying culture’s dismay.

With the problem getting larger you must run to survive.
It takes the world to die just for you to feel alive.
Your blood runs cold. They run amok so cut and run.
Track Name: Crossroads
Crossroads

The time has come
Decisions must be made
Take the first step and don’t look back
This journeys yours to take.
Who will you be tomorrow real, ideal or optimist?
We all learn we all grow from our success and our mistakes.

The crossroads lie ahead which way will it be?
Step by step into tomorrow we carry on towards our destiny.
Mile after mile do not stray, do not follow
I wish you all the best
You’re almost there, carry on

May peace be with you as you hop the fence towards greener pastures
Don’t lose sight as you reap the spoils from your toils.
Foundations have been laid by the actions that you’ve made.
Whatever path you walk your choices will echo on.

Carry on with the truth
Carry on with the lies
At the crossroads we must carry on
Carry on through the change
Carry on with it all
At the crossroads we must carry on
Track Name: Signs
Signs

Sun goes up. Sun goes down
I’ve got my ear pressed firmly against the ground
They say good things come to those who wait
But the world it keeps spinning and I know I can’t escape

I keep waiting for a sign.

Numbers written on the wall
I’ve got my ticket and I’m going to the ball
My date left me. She took off with destiny
I guess it wasn’t meant to be

I keep waiting for a sign

I keep waiting as the world it keeps spinning and my heart keeps sinning as I’m waiting for a sign
Feels like my time is running out and my faith is full of doubt but the world it keeps spinning and it’s out of my control

I keep waiting for a sign

It’s time to choose which path the take
It’s time to choose which routines I need to break
I’ve set my date with destiny
I guess that’s how it’s supposed to be

I keep waiting for a sign

I keep waiting as the world it keeps spinning and my heart keeps sinning as I’m waiting for a sign
Feels like my time is running out and my faith is full of doubt but the world it keeps spinning and it’s out of my control
Track Name: Echo
Echo

The past comes back to haunt you
Memories that fade away
Return as a reminder
Of a time back in the day

Impressions will not fade
Living on day to day
Imprinted on your soul
Echoing in memory

A waking nightmare scream
From a dying dream
Wake up to realize
You become what you despise

Dying and living
Reborn to haunt your life
A sleep and waking circle
Echoes in your mind

Fingerprints of the past
Imprinted on today
Hidden yet you can see
Yesterday is never gone
Track Name: Automaton
AUTOMATON

Open my eyes
What do I see
Only Lies
And conspiracy

Fed untruth
Your whole life
Can you tell the difference
The truth from the lies

From birth they control you
Adolescence they mold you
Give up your soul
Do as you're told

Mindless drone
Do as you’re told
No questions asked
Complete control

Programmed from birth
Are you man or machine?
Cradle to the grave
It's all the same to me

If you control something
Set it free
If it never comes back
It was never yours
It never was
I never was...
Track Name: Grey
Grey

As time goes by
The colors fade away
Everything turns a different shades of grey

Nothing is black or white
Nothing is wrong or right
Day or night or worth the fight

Grey
Everything turns grey
It's all grey
Every word you say
Every game you play
It’s all grey

Just open your eyes
Terms and conditions may apply
Read between the lines
The truth beneath the lies

It’s more than meets the eye
It's all there in black and white
As plain as day
In the different shades of

Grey
Everything turns grey
It's all grey
Every word you say
Every game you play
It’s all grey
Track Name: Falling Awake
Falling Awake

Wake up everyone it’s time to use your heads
Turn off the TV and listen with your hearts
There’s a bandwagon waiting to take your mind
Question everything it’s our job to ask why

Somnambule citizens forming up inline
Questioning nothing, no meaning to our lives
We the people asleep for so long
Giving up our human rights.

Prices rising, guess who’s picking up the cost
Get behind the wheel, we’re being taken for a ride
Should we trust a promise given by a snake?
We get nothing given. Everything’s a stake

Awake the citizens breaking from the line
Questioning everything found reason to their lives
We the people stand up to anything
Who will take our human rights

I’m falling awake
Youre falling awake
We’re all awake

Somnambule citizens forming up inline
Questioning nothing, no meaning to our lives
We the people asleep for so long
Giving up our human rights.

Awake the citizens breaking from the line
Questioning everything found reason to their lives
We the people stand up to anything
Who will take our human rights
Track Name: Ashes
Ashes

What is said is said
What is done is done
Time is flying by
I hope you’re having fun

As the world burns
All that remains
Are ashes in the wind

What is lost is lost
What is won is won
The fires of time are burning
They’re not going to stop

As the world burns
All that remains
Are ashes in the wind

Ashes blowing in the wind
The end is closing in
Footprints in the dust
of the life we leave behind

It won’t matter anyway
So let us seize the day
Let’s no longer grieve
Let’s go dance into our graves

The Past is far behind
It has come and gone
It’s about time
To be moving on

Slipping through your fingers
Are the ashes in the wind
Track Name: Down
Down

Winds of change are blowing
Anywhere but home
Leading me down a road
I've never been before

Blank and staring faces
Welcome me to what end
Lead me to a darkened place
Down a path to the unknown

Taking the wrong turns
Opening the wrong doors
Turning the wrong corners
Have I been down here before?

There's no guiding light
Just endless paths to lose my way
Moving forward brings me back
I will find my own way

I don't want to go, I don't want to go
Down this way
Down this life
I don't want to go, I don't want to go
I don’t want to go down

Heading down the beaten path
Going nowhere fast
The same familiar places
The same vacant faces

I will find my own fate
They won't bring me down
A new step, a new day
I will find my way home

It keeps bringing me Down
It keeps dragging me Down
Life keeps letting me Down
I swear I've been down here before...
Track Name: Self Destruct
Self Destruct

I’m Sorry I can’t take it
The world would be better off without me
I’m a fuck up! I’m a loser
Your lives would be better off without me

This life has beat me down
Nobody’s there to pick me off the ground
The drugs can’t numb the pain inside
Nobody hears the pleas for help I cry

I can’t take it anymore
Just can’t live life anymore
No use trying anymore
I’m going to Self Destruct.

I can’t see the future
And I can’t run from the past
My war has come to an end
My days are numbered
The ends coming fast
Track Name: Split Second
Split Second

Live your life day by day
It can go your way or be taken away
Don’t take it for granted
Until it’s gone

Destiny’s a mystery
The past is history
Lose or win
It’s the luck of the draw

In a split second
Blink of an eye
No reason why
Just close your eyes

Sometimes a blessing
Sometimes a curse
Now and forever
For better or worse

Slipping through your fingers
The future’s in your hands
It gives and it takes
Only time will tell

Take it or leave it
The good with the bad
In a split second
It’s all gone