Virtuosa

by H7

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about

This record takes place right where Altruism left off. For better or worse, this is about self-discovery… Trying new things, a decade into UNDERLINED’s body of work… Or at least going out in flames, doing something questionable. Normally - I wouldn’t release something with so few “bells and whistles”. But the world has only gotten uglier, since i made myself known… So it is only natural, that i reflect such worldly sentiments, in the most raw, ugly, and unpolished way i can… If people want hyper-produced UNDERLINED, i’ve got a rather lengthy discography for you to dive into… But if you want to see what happens when a man strips away every element of who he was & rebuilds… for the sake of evolution… Then H7 and UNDERLINED INC presents to you… #Virtuosa

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released June 10, 2017

H7 - Lyrics / Vocals / Guitar / Bass / Drums / Electronics
John E Stevens - Guitar / Electronics

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Track Name: For The Rest Of Your Life
Oh to be stuck in fight or flight
For the rest of your life

Birth, Trial, Growth, Loss, Life, Pain, Hate, Lost
Drugs, Greed, Sex, Shame / Mindless deceit,
Its only way / So i purpose remedy

With his hands locked on your neck
You shouldn’t think about where you’ve been
When this is about where you’ve started from
And clouded concept of whats been done

To get you here…In the…

Now… look where you wound up…
I can’t believe (I thought i needed this)
Just look where you wound up…
I can’t believe (I thought i needed this)

I just can’t believe, you ever thought the best of me
I just can’t bring, myself to see you consciously wallowing

Down there in your self-made sickness
Reaching only towards your addictions
Deny co-dependent existence
Deny co-dependent existence

What got you here…In the…

Now… look where you wound up…
I can’t believe this is what i thought i needed
Just look where you wound up…
I can’t believe this is what i thought i needed

But i / Don’t need you / Any more
Now that i’m / Carving out /
My new path / To the life /
I once swore / You deserved /

Now i don’t know anymore…
Before the rain pours
Track Name: AF†D
She’s on the back of the bus again
I wonder what she did to get here
Was she lost in the way that she cauterized
Face it. Your Pain.

When she told me I’d do anything (for the devil)
Just to have you bare my name through this life of sin
(for the devil)

Still strung out from the night before
Oh, how I had you in my arms
Will you wake up a liar and a cutter

When she told me I’d do anything (for the devil)
Just to have you bare my name through this life of sin
(for the devil)
When she told me I’d do anything (for the devil)
Just to have you bare my name through this life of sin
(for the devil)

Everything you do
Everything they do
Everything we do is for the devil
Everything

You’re on your knees again for the parol of your soul
When she told me I’d do anything (for the devil)
Just to have you bare my name through this life of sin
Because i’m the devil
Track Name: Walking Distance
Who will you call? When theres no one left at all
To pick you up and fucking dust you off
Every time you fall off
The face of the earth
I waited… 5 years… just to state… my case…
Now those greatest efforts have all been erased

Fuck that. I’m not dying out.
No not this way. We’re no statistic in legion
Whom self destruction awaits

But who i am to sway the winds of life
Or your self made fortress, of the mind
Who i am to fight your ties that bind
Only you can stand up for what is needed in life

So don’t fret / we are finally here
Tracing skin / swapping spit
Don’t wait you no longer have to pretend
That i’m something I’m not

Just stare through me in silence
As if you can’t come to grips
The countless voices, are dissipating
as my words grow exponentially dissipating

But who i am to sway the winds of life
Or your self made fortress, of the mind
Who i am to fight your ties that bind
Only you can stand up for what is needed in life

So don’t fret / we are finally here
Tracing skin / swapping spit
Don’t wait you no longer have to pretend

That i’m something that I’m not
You already lost me to such thoughts
Track Name: Persona Non Grata
YOU BRING THE ROPE / I’LL TIE THE NOOSE

DEALT UNFAIR SHARES OF ABUSE

VERISIMILITUDE / CONFOUND IN WHATEVER WE NEED TO

MASQUERADE THE TRUTH 
AND CRAFT THE WAYS IN WHICH WE SEDUCE
 THE GHOSTS OF FRIENDS YOU’D LOVE TO LOSE

BY NOW YOU MUST HAVE SEEN

EVERY PART OF ME / BURNT UP IN ATROCITIES

IN LIGHT OF FAILING TO CAPTURE THE UNIQUE

GONE UNSEEN / YOUR SELF ESTEEM

HAD I KNOWN YOU COULDN’T FEEL A THING

I WOULD HAVE SNUFFED YOU OUT IN THE BEGINNING

THATS WHATS BEST FOR BUSINESS

KNEE DEEP IN WHATEVER WE NEED TO

JUST GET BY ONE MORE NIGHT

I’VE COME TO THE END OF THE ROAD / AND NO ONES HOME

KNEE DEEP IN WHATEVER WE NEED TO

STAY ALIVE ONE MORE NIGHT

I’VE COME TO THE END OF THE ROAD / AND NO ONES HOME


THE THINGS WE DO TO FORGET EACH OTHER

THE WITCH AND THE PREDATOR

UNGRATEFUL, DESTRUCTIVE, ABRASIVE, EGO

IS THIS THE GAME YOU SIGNED UP TO PLAY? 
IS IT EVER? OR IS THIS HAPPILY NEVER AFTER?

TRANSPARENT MOTIVES

THE CORROSION OF THE HEARTLESS

NOW CONFINING IN STRANGERS

FOR ATTENTION / FOR A DISTRACTION

KNEE DEEP IN WHATEVER WE NEED TO

JUST GET BY ONE MORE NIGHT

I’VE COME TO THE END OF THE ROAD / AND NO ONES HOME

KNEE DEEP IN WHATEVER WE NEED TO

STAY ALIVE ONE MORE NIGHT

I’VE COME TO THE END OF THE ROAD / AND NO ONES HOME

BY NOW YOU MUST HAVE SEEN

EVERY PART OF ME / BURNT UP IN ATROCITIES

IN LIGHT OF FAILING TO CAPTURE THE UNIQUE

GONE UNSEEN / YOUR SELF ESTEEM

HAD I KNOWN YOU COULDN’T FEEL A THING

I WOULD HAVE SNUFFED YOU OUT IN THE BEGINNING

THATS WHATS BEST FOR BUSINESS
Track Name: Don't Call Back
Who are you to claim abuse
&Then refuse to stand against whats done onto you
Its all part of a grand conspiracy
To drain, delete, make obsolete

I’m not playing the victim
I’m only trying to do this right
for once in my abysmal existence
for once in my fucking life

So i don’t call her back…

Who am i to set aflame
The only one that knows my face
Its all part of a grand conspiracy
To drain, delete, make obsolete

I’m not playing the victim
I’m only trying to do this right
for once in my abysmal existence
for once in my fucking life

So i don’t call her back…

You see this brings to life, yet i can’t say why
I know that suicide is not how we’re meant to die
Yet my sanity was left somewhere behind
In between deadtime, truth and denial

So i won’t call you back…

I’m not playing the victim
I’m only trying to do this right
for once in my abysmal existence
for once in my fucking life

I’m not playing the victim
I’m only trying to do this right
for once in my abysmal existence
for once in my fucking life
Track Name: Imperfect Circles
Dreams caulked up to such emotive things
Are fading back and forth
Between slamming doors
and something much more vile than i have ever felt before

Truth or dare, lets play with all with that you’ve repressed
Every word said, you chose to dismiss
Lowered inhibitions, teasing death like a crime
Break down your walls, one brick at a time

Shot, after, shot, will you ever get enough?
To fill that void, and confession your love
Shot, after, shot, will you ever get enough?
To fill that void, and confession your love

The stain of repetition, confessions left to the side
Of memories far too tragic
And what it took to survive our end of days
We managed to escape

The drugs you needed to get by
The never ending dredd of life
Was this worth the high?

And then you’ll drift off for another night
Ill be left to fill ya in on the obvious sight
Of the scars found on your arms, all the wounds
Taking turns telling lies to the world

Shot, after, shot, will you ever get enough?
To fill that void, and confession your love
Shot, after, shot, will you ever get enough?
To fill that void, and confession your love

The drugs you needed to get by
The never ending dredd of life
Was it all worth the high?
As you drift off for another night
As you shut off your brain
I’ll be waving goodbye
Track Name: Virtuosa
Yer majesty swells
The simple sight of thee
Overloads all senses
Passionately

I know i’m a ghost
That all must fall alone
But as long as you know
Oh just so you know

Another legend grows (the virtuosa)
The turning of screws (like no other)
Black, blue, down & bruised
Three count to take the crown

I think its about time
That you rise above the frenzy
And you believe in me

Mechanical perfection
Technical execution
Excellence lies in the precision

I know i’m a ghost
That all must fall alone
But as long as you know
Oh just so you know

Another legend grows (the virtuosa)
The turning of screws (like no other)
Black, blue, down & bruised
Three count to take the crown
Track Name: The Last Ride
TELL ME OF ALL THE DILUTED FORMS OF LOVE
THAT MADE YOU SO GOD DAMN
COLD TO THE REST OF THE WORLD
TELL ME OF ALL YOUR TRIAL AND ERROR
IGNORE THE YEARS I SPENT AVOIDING SUCH FAILURE

I NEED TO KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW
BECAUSE I’M OVER DUE TO SLICE A MOTHER FUCKERS THROAT
AS YOU ASCEND TO THE THRONE
THE QUEEN PROFOUNDLY CHOKES

ON WORDS, PIERCING THE HEARTLESS
AN A-TYPICAL MERCILESS ONSET
AND THEN, ONCE AGAIN
MY BLOOD RAN ICE COLD

ADVANCING BEYOND THE LACK OF COMPASSION
I’M NOW ACCUSED OF LASCIVIOUS MOTIVATIONS

YOU’VE TRAVELED MILLIONS OF MILES
TO SEVER EMOTIONAL TIES
YOU’VE SHOWCASED SAVAGERY, A HUNGER
AND PROVEN ME RIGHT

TELL ME OF ALL THE DILUTED FORMS OF LOVE
THAT MADE YOU SO GOD DAMN
COLD TO THE REST OF THE WORLD
TELL ME OF ALL YOUR TRIAL AND ERROR
IGNORE THE YEARS I SPENT HELPING AVOID YOUR FAILURE

TELL ME OF ALL THE DILUTED FORMS OF LOVE
THAT MADE YOU SO GOD DAMN
COLD TO THE REST OF THE WORLD
TELL ME OF ALL YOUR TRIAL AND ERROR
IGNORE THE YEARS I SPENT HELPING AVOID YOUR FAILURE
Track Name: All The Pain Money Can Buy
However do i cease the projection
Of this most irrational disposition
Despite what hell i’ve walked you through
Hand in hand, it’ll never be enough for you

One day you will ache
Just as i have ached
When all you’ve qualified
Doesn’t fade in time

Whenever you get lost
And need the excuse
To outlet your anger
I’ll be the go to

When theres no one left to take the abuse
And theres no more love for you to misuse

One day you will ache
Just as i have ached
When all you’ve qualified
Doesn’t fade in time

Whenever you get lost
And need the excuse
To outlet your anger
I’ll be the go to

When theres no one left to take the abuse
And theres no more love to misuse
Track Name: Vampiro [Nail In The Coffin]
From cradle to grave
We’ll mostly only know shame
But if everybody’s lonely, and no ones there at all.
Is anyone even happy? or is it just the alcohol?

You were so convinced that i didn’t care
When i left you to hang in mid air
You were so convinced that i didn’t care
When i left you to hang in mid air

Half hopeless romantic
Half heartless and panicked
I hope I’m in blood that you cough up
And these hyperactive illogical thoughts
Running wild

I hope you never get me out of the back of your mind
I hope you never forget what it took for me to prove you wrong
Why ever dare to be buried underneath…
The exact same soiled ground…
On an earth that’ll never know peace

Breaking down these so called friends

You were so convinced that i didn’t care
When i left you to hang in mid air
You were so convinced that i didn’t care
When i left you to hang in mid air

Breaking down these so called friends

So it goes…
Track Name: Dos Parkas
How can me sometimes maybe
Watching you lie there and day dream
Be anything other than a small thing
Keeping my punkass believing

Hands have clawed at your heart
Its torn like a word being nailed to its meaning
Out poured these all thoughts and feelings
That nobody ever knew would come from

You must piss on these hypocrites
Who’ve put you down outta pure delusional fantasy
The distance between us is sickening
Miles now measured in rhapsody

Independence may define us
but when left alone oh we’re hazardous
This perception makes me so sick
As if i’m giving up on love and just thinking with my dick

Hands have clawed at your heart
Its torn like a word being nailed to its meaning
Out poured these all thoughts and feelings
That nobody ever knew would come from

You must piss on these hypocrites
Who’ve put you down outta pure delusional fantasy
The distance between us is sickening
You must piss on these hypocrites
Who’ve put you down outta pure delusional fantasy
The distance between us is sickening
Miles now measured in rhapsody

Far too on edge. Too far gone.
Over the edge. Overthrown.

I’m an image, a symbol…not a man
I’m your so-called gimmick in a bulletproof mask
So come and get me mother fucker
Kill me while you can
I’ll be waiting at the door
12 gauge in hand
Track Name: Right Where It Belongs
See the animal in his cage that you built

Are you sure what side you're on?

Better not look him too closely in the eye

Are you sure what side of the glass you are on?

See the safety of the life you have built

Everything where it belongs

Feel the hollowness inside of your heart

And it's all right where it belongs

What if everything around you

Isn't quite as it seems?

What if all the world you think you know

Is an elaborate dream?

And if you look at your reflection
Is it all you want it to be?

What if you could look right through the cracks?

Would you find yourself
?
Find yourself afraid to see?

What if all the world's inside of your head

Just creations of your own?

Your devils and your gods
All the living and the dead
And you're really all alone?

You can live in this illusion

You can choose to believe

You keep looking but you can't find the woods

While you're hiding in the trees

What if everything around you

Isn't quite as it seems?

What if all the world you used to know

Is an elaborate dream?

And if you look at your reflection

Is it all you want it to be?

What if you could look right through the cracks

Would you find yourself

Find yourself afraid to see?