Altruism

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released October 31, 2015

H7 - Lyrics / Vocals / Guitar / Bass / Drums / Electronics
John E Stevens - Guitar / Electronics
Jamison Boaz - Backing vocals

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Track Name: Altruism
Alone she stood, Alone i fell, Alone i have this story to tell
Repeating vows over again and again, Inside my head,
Where the brave go to bend

But have I wasted all this time
Paying someone else’s dues?

Alone i loathed, Alone i know,
That everyone in this world is in it for themselves

But have I wasted all this time
Paying someone else’s dues?
Is this special effects or…

Am i getting through
An altruistic point of view

Have I wasted all this time paying someone else’s dues?
Is this special effects, am i even getting through to you?
Am i getting through?

Open your eyes, queen bee, and feed off the emotional debris
To maintain your once was sanity
Or whatever it takes for your face to be
Upon the grand marquee
Where everyone can see your transparent vanity
Plaguing all once was dear to me

I stand on gimmick street, preaching sincerity
To anyone out there listening

Have I wasted all this time paying someone else’s dues?

Am i getting through an altruistic point of view?

If what you’ve seen is all that you get
Then id be willing to bet that you’ve had your fill
If what you’ve seen is all that you get
Then I’d be willing to be bet
That she’d be glad to forget me
Track Name: Because You Were Home
Take my hand
In these streets
Stay close. Breathe.
Drunkenly picking daisies
She’s the red queen
Turning full circle
Dreaming of your being
If theres one thing i’ll always recognize
Its the terrorized lustful look in her eyes.
You have my undivided attention.

Play off your master, you tease,
Until the day you’ve drop to your knees,
Sucked out the hate in me, been tied up and displayed for me
Play off your master, you tease,
Until the day i drop you to your knees,
Suck out the hate in me, in this haze you’ve won my heart from me.

If theres one thing i’ll always recognize
Its the lustful terrorized look in her eyes.

Take my hand
In these streets
Stay close
Breathe

Drunkenly picking daisies
She’s my red queen
Turning full circle
Dreaming of your being
You have my undivided attention

Take my hand
In these streets
Stay close
Breathe

Show me your cards
Im no easy defeat
Taking my hand in these streets
while drunkenly picking daisies
Drunkenly picking daisies
Track Name: Limerence
Here i lay, chasing yesterday
And pushing daisies out of foggy memories
And welcomes that maybe i’ve overstayed
though i followed through with the ties that bound you

Take your fruitions out on me
Give me the worst you can

If affections is all you need from
I’d say you’ve had your fill
You're a feast for the darkest eyes; The devils eyes
What ever happens, entombed, Intwined in our minds

But I show you a light so bright that it blinds you…
That it blinds us all…

Head! Head! Off with their heads!
He’s in love, she believes that she’s better off dead
Head! Head! Shoot him in head!
He’s in love, shes in love, but they’re better off dead

Take your fruitions out on me
Give me the worst you can

Take your fruitions out on me
Give me the worst you can

Head! Head! Off with their heads!
He’s in love, she believes that she’s better off dead
Head! Head! Shoot him in the head!
He’s in love, shes in love, but they’re better off dead

Head! Head! Off with their heads!
She’s in love, he believes that he’s better off dead
Head! Head! Shoot her in the head!
Shes in love and believes that they’re better off dead


Drive by hazed throughout these days
I’ve lost my way, could you take me home?
Draw the bath
Hold me down
Let me drown
Take me out
Set a falme
Tie me down
Leave a mark
Let it burn
Burn your house down
Track Name: Cellar Door
I don’t feel right. Something doesn’t feel right. No.
Nothing here feels right. Something doesn’t feel right. No.
I don’t feel right. Something doesn’t make sense to me

You’re just standing there, staring in disbelief
That a man, like myself, could confess all these things
All rise, give into me
All lies, spewing from you
Fuck life, empower yourself
Break free from the fairy tail

I don’t want it. I don’t need it
Im standing here for your applause i only wanted
Not to be forgotten by the haunted
by this tonic for my sore eyes

If this didn’t feel right, something might just make sense to me
Just when i realized things aren’t always quiet as they seem
I can’t materialize things my heart just doesn’t believe
This is a fire fight. Get in while you feel you’re willing

Nothings as it seems. Nothings as it reads.
Feelings are all we’re inclined to believe
Nothings as it seems. Nothings as it reads.
Feelings are all we’re inclined to believe

I don’t want it. I don’t need it
Im standing here for your applause i only wanted
Not to be forgotten by the haunted
by this tonic for my sore eyes

If this didn’t feel right, something might just make sense to me
Just when i realized things aren’t always quiet as they seem
I can’t materialize things my heart just doesn’t believe
This is a fire fight. Get in while you feel you’re willing

If this didn’t feel right, something might just make sense to me
Just when i realized things aren’t always quiet as they seem
I can’t materialize things my heart just doesn’t believe
This is a fire fight. Get in while you feel you’re willing
Track Name: ShapeShifters
I’ve never dared to call you mine, Not one single time
You are yours (i am mine)
I’ve never once called you mine, Not one single time
You are yours (i am mine)
I am mine
No i’ve never once called you mine

And thats why when yours and mine unite
Which side are you on? Ours worlds collide
And thats why my heart stops
At the sight of the look in your eye
At the sight of the look in your eye
At the sight of the look in your eye

Lock the door, dim the lights, tonight its you and i
Lock the door, dim the lights, tonight its you and i

You’re the only reason why i, the only reason why i,
The only reason why i, why can’t think straight
You’re the only reason why i, the only reason why i,
The only reason why i, why i can’t breathe
You’re the only reason why i, the only reason why i,
The only reason why i can’t give up on my…
You’re the only reason why i, the only reason why i,
The only reason why i can’t give up on myself

Must i bash this into your head?
We’ve seen the worst of the worst, Yet here we stand
Whats not to get?

You’re the only reason why i, the only reason why i,
The only reason why i can’t give up on myself

Must i bash this into your head?
We’ve seen the worst of the worst, Yet here we stand
I must tighten the grip around your neck
Until the light in your eyes fades grey to black

Tell me your stories of life gone wrong
This is where the tension takes us
This is where our intensions break us

Tell me your stories of life gone wrong
Show me all about what makes you
Tick, scream, beg and obey

I’ve never dared to call you mine, Not one single time
You are yours, i am mine

No i’ve never once dared to call you mine
And thats why my heart stops at the sight
Of the look in your eye
Lock the door, dim the lights, tonight its you and i
Lock the door, dim the lights, tonight its you and i
Track Name: Always On My Mind
Maybe I didn't love you
Quite as often as I could have
Maybe I didn't treat you
Quite as good as I should have

If I made you feel second best
I'm so sorry I was blind

You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

Maybe I didn't hold you
All those lonely, lonely times
And I guess I never told you
I'm so happy that you're mine

Little things I should have said and done
I just never took the time
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

Please tell me, Tell me
That your sweet love hasn't died…
And give me, Give me one more chance
To keep you satisfied

Little things I should have said and done
Would you let me take the time
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind
Track Name: Vitriolic
Of all the horrors that darkness holds
To die alone is the worst i know

I've compromised convictions to maintain my compassion
And wasted time on a pipe dream
Exaggerated assumptions are simple aversions
Tell me what i should believe.

Drown me in your mainstream
Wipe the social slate clean (WAKE UP)
Drown me in your mainstream
Don't pray for me

I still hear you clear as day
Saying everything will be okay
And yet i remain here horrified
At the thought of your genocide
Beating you down until you obey

So If its all behind me, why does your face remind me
I am the faceless shell of my former self

You’ll disconnect, I’m willing to bet
You’ll disconnect, I’m willing to bet

That I found what i loved and let it kill me
I could never be a shill for your humanity
Yet, i've come to find, that you would surely deny my untimely demise

Who the fuck do you think you are?
Ruining me than expecting apologies?
I never waited to pursue the things i knew you hated
But when you were tested, you just couldn’t erase me

Drown me in your mainstream
Wipe the social slate clean (WAKE UP)
Drown me in your mainstream
Don't pray for me

Lock the doors, hit the lights
Tonight its just you and i
Close the curtains, hit the lights
Tonight its just you and i

Drown me in your mainstream
Wipe the social slate clean (WAKE UP)
Drown me in your mainstream
Don't pray for me

But I found what i loved and let it kill me
I could never be a shill for your humanity
Yet, i've come to find, that you would surely deny my untimely demise

IM SICK OF PAYING SOMEONE ELSES DUES
SLANDERED, ABANDONED, STRAIGHT UP USED
Track Name: Caution To The Wind
You would tell me all, all about your plans
I’d bring them all to life for you, madame
But if men were gods, id be there tomorrow
To stitch your heart and heal your sorrow
Replace my soul your pain, carry your cross, and erase my name

I know I’m betting a losing battle
But a soul like yours is worth the gamble
You’ve said you’re a losing battle
I’d say that you’re worth the gamble

I know this is what you’ve come to expect from me
Playing part in altruistic romantic telepathy

You’re the only reason why i can’t think straight
You’re the only reason why i can’t breathe
You’re the very reason why i can’t give up on my-
You’re the very reason why i can’t give up on myself

You’re like a splinter; You’re like a cut
I wouldn’t let it heal if i needed to
I wouldn’t let it heal if i needed to

Hell is where the heart is, yeah you better believe it
Hell is where the heart is, yeah you better believe it

Tell me what do i exactly mean to this half assed temptress?
Why don’t ya get up off your knees and i’ll tell the world about it
Dear, you’ve cut my puppet strings, permitting my heart to scream

You’re the only reason why i can’t think straight
You’re the only reason why i can’t breathe
You’re the very reason why i can’t give up on my-
You’re the very reason why i can’t give up on myself

You’re like a splinter; You’re like a cut
I wouldn’t let it heal if i needed to
I wouldn’t let it heal if i needed to
You’re like the seasons, the winters rush
I couldn’t warm you up, if you let me
So i’ll just freeze you…
Hell is where the heart is, yeah you better believe it
Hell is where the heart is, yeah you better believe it

Tied up in symbolism, what can you see through?
A double headed noose, one for me. One for you
Tied up in symbolism, can you even see through?
A double headed noose, two for me and none you
Tied up in symbolism, can you see through?
A double headed noose, one for me and you
A double headed noose, two for me and none you

You’re the only reason why i can’t think straight
You’re the only reason why i can’t breathe
You’re the very reason why i can’t give up on my…
You’re the very reason why i can’t give up on myself

You’re like a splinter; Just like a cut
I wouldn’t let it heal if i needed to
I wouldn’t let it heal if i needed to
Just like the seasons, a winters rush
I couldn’t warm you up, if you let me
So i’ll just freeze you…

Hell is where the heart is, yeah you better believe it
Hell is where the heart is, yeah you better believe it
Track Name: Blue Warfare
When its too late, everyone cares
When its too late, everyone runs scared
When its too late, my eyes stay glued to the clock
When its too late, and my heart has stopped

I PLEDGED ALLEGIANCE TO THE HEARTLESS
I’VE SEWN LATEX INTO SKIN
OPENED VEINS SO YOU COULD PAINT THIS
TO BE FORGOTTEN RELAPSE

When its too late, eurydice - esque
When its too late, release the denouement
When its too late, rhythmical equity
When its too late, she’s lying much too still beside me

YOU SLIPPED AGAIN INTO A HAZE OF BLUE AND BLACK
LOST MEMORIES, UNABLE TO KEEP TRACK
IF THE ONES YOU LOVE WILL ALWAYS HURT YOU THE MOST
LETS TRADE OUR PAIN FOR A SHOT AT THE THROWN

They’re all insisting
we’ve been living in a fantasy,
They’re all insisting

So lend your ears, Im moribund
When its too late, everyone cares
When its too late, everyone runs scared
So lend your ears, Im moribund
When its too late, everyone cares
When its too late, everyone runs scared

Misreading the shore lines in your eyes

BRIDGES GET BURNT
LESSONS UNLEARNED PREACH WILLFUL PSYCHOSIS WITH RAVENOUS GUILT
WIDE AWAKE AND HALF STONED
LIKE EVERYTHING THAT FELL, I BROKE
ROMANTIC PARLOR TRICKS CANT KEEP THIS AFLOAT.

They’re all insisting
we’ve been living in a fantasy,
They’re all insisting
And they’re right