All Too Human

by The Body Politic

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The debut full length album!

Digital download includes full album artwork and song lyrics.

Produced by Spencer Bowman and Matt Aasen.
Co-produced by Wilson Pascoe.
Engineered and mixed by Wilson Pascoe.
Mastered by Chris Potter.

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released 23 July 2011

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The Body Politic Nanaimo, British Columbia

"These guys show an uncanny understanding of how to balance disparate elements into a cohesive, pleasing whole. In fact, for an unsigned band, their ability is beyond exceptional and surpasses that of many signed acts. . . This band has a real chance to become a leader in the progressive metal field."
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Track Name: Split The Ground
My mother said, "Son look around
You’ve got a fucked up view of reality"
My father said, "Son oh won't you listen now
Your lack of insight plagues just how far your tongue can see"


Chorus:

I’ve spent all these years
With my head in the sand
Tonight I’m going to dig myself out

With, with, with third degree burns
All over my body
Tonight I split the ground and as the day decays
Somebody will dig me out, out of the earth


My mother said, "Son you’re a fucking mess
You’ve got no heart, soul, ribs, goal
Not a centered bone inside your chest"
My father said, "Son how can I prove it now?
Because I swear I feel no pity
No I know I feel no pity"


*Chorus*


Soil, soil, dirt and rubble
Hand me my stomach and spine for my troubles
The trees are where I plan to stay


x2
Let the bark match this skin
And the pine needles bite
Let the roots run my veins
And the soil gave me life
Let the bark match this skin
And the pine needles bite
Let the roots run my veins
And my arms stretch for miles


*Chorus*
Track Name: Corinthian
Blue eyes for tranquility
Green for sincerity
Your eyes, because they speak to me
Every thought you’ve ever had I know


Chorus:

When I was not old
My father's eyes I stole
An eye for an eye
And I own your soul tonight


Mirror, on the wall
How long 'til my gaze breaks
Blood and tears, on the wall
A quick nip tuck and take


A recessive gene takes hold
These roots of mine are wrapped 'round coal
It's time to recreate myself
With eyes to start and next a heart


*Chorus*


*Chorus*


Time, all I need is time
No one hears your cries
Cross-stitch will work fine
Oh how they shine
Oh and how they shine
Oh and how they shine
Oh and how they shine
Finally mine

All I need is time
No one hears your cries
Cross-stitch will work fine
Oh how they shine
Oh and how they shine
Oh and how they shine
Oh and how they shine
Finally mine
Track Name: With Fear Instead
Look down
Eager
Child
Prove them


Now burn through this city
Half hand highway
And with fear instead
We’ll talk of young’un's schemes
Brought tears to a thousand giant's dreams


For all the nights
We'll fall asleep
These hands
Will purge our skin


Look down
Violent
Father
Hate them


An old man who hides in his wrinkles
This city walks on you
This walker carries too much
And it's bound to break


Chorus:

For all the nights
We'll fall asleep
These hands
Will purge our skin
For all the nights
We'll fall asleep
These hands
Will fall away


x2
Half life and kids in costumes
First life a fort as tribune

(Leads to emotion, life in a set lane
Leads to emotion, life in an afterburn)


We sail for shore and
All we've got is a single oar
So we spin in circles
'Til water turns to rust
We count the years
That still amount
And all we're left with is a fistful
A fistful of ties


*Chorus*
Track Name: Act I: The Madman
You’re profound
You’re profound
You’re profound


By the words in which you choose
You mouth them aside
Not a humble place to die
The priveledged few find knives upon your words


Leading the blind
And speaking for the mute
Has defined your snake in the grass career
With a beak as massive as the tongue you use to lick your wounds


So let's paint the town red
With the blood of the disbelievers
Let's chop them to pieces
With dull, rounded cleavers


As long as zero exists
One will become a hundred
So there will be bodies to spare


As for, "Thou shalt not worship false idols"
Am I guilty?
I don’t really care


He screams and shouts at the top of his lungs
The deity ten steps from our wrung
Drag him by his fucking hair
The river below makes him one of our own

x4
(Oh god)
The madman lives


Castrate those with stones
We’ll shorten the rivers
And plague the roads
We’ll take what we’ve got coming
And give it back ten fold
So follow me home
I'll leave the lights on
Track Name: Act II: The Prophet
I hit, you learn
I smile, you burn
The lies you swallow
From a growing shallow
I the shepherd and you the flock
Behind your back it's you I mock
A cracked mask is my façade
So tonight I will be your god


So let's hit the town tonight
Let's watch the blood pool from the already dead
Drink spirits and eat the meat
We’ve tenderized ourselves


This heart it yearns
For a woman's concern
And now who’s hollow
A shell but no marrow
And I believe, and I believe that you’re the one
Who’s make believe, who’s make believe and I’m alone
How far the hills
They are just hills
But still a mountain to own


Chorus:

So let’s hit the town tonight
Let's watch the blood pool from the already dead
Drink spirits and eat the meat
We’ve tenderized ourselves
Today a prophet
Tomorrow maybe a pile of bones
But today, I'll celebrate
Like I’ll never be alone


I'll bite the hand that feeds me
Catch me if you can
I'll bite the hand that feeds me
'Cause I am more god than man
I'll bite the hand that feeds me
I’ll tear away the flesh
I’ll tear away the flesh
Let's find us some appeal
How is it, like a stuck pig must I bleed
What happened to my reign
I thought I'd rule the day


*Chorus*
Track Name: The Citadel
Painted shells, a papal sign
Pariah days, yester-divine
Searching for attention
And I’ve been running wild


Let the taste of salvation turn bland
Let the table of your round turn soil
I’ve been waiting for this grass to turn gold
It’s a pleasure just to simplify you


Today’s just a day to remember
The callous limits far surpass that of men


Chorus:

Oh god, all the pretty people
They come around
In this city, In this citadel
Dear god, look at all the broken people
In this city, In this citadel


A king's consort, and I absorb
A queen's remnant, which I depend
The needing and the wanting
Brought both my life and death


Let the table of my round be just
Let the taste that once was bland turn gold
I have waited upon this soil 'til grass
It’s a salvation I've pleasured for you


Today’s just a day to remember
What limits the callous falls upon these men


*Chorus*


While I hold this sand, it cuts my hand
Just to bring me some hope
My forests cement, and my castles steel
As it moves and marches
Turns color and shape


These miles away from a coffin
He knows it's slowly coming
It’s burning into flesh
Imposing it’s own will


*Chorus*
Track Name: Wait For The Sunrise
Oh the shadow puppets on the wall
Oh the shadow puppets on the wall
They crawl across the floor and block my face, my face
I miss the sun, today’s your day, your day


I've found this flashlight
I’m told that it makes things shine
I don’t like the colour or size
So I flicked it on, and watched it die


Chorus:

I'll hide within your shadow
Limelight aficionado
Sit and pray, and
Wait for the sunrise
Wait for the sunrise
Wait for the sunrise
Wait for the sunrise

And walk away


Let's all play hide and seek
I'll let you starve in wait
Count to ten
And pray I find you


I've built this box to lock away the light
I've built this box to lock away the light


I hold this knife
I’m told that it makes things bleed
I don’t like the finish or shine
So I starved myself, a red moon tonight


*Chorus*


I'll hide within your shadow
Limelight aficionado
Sit and pray


*Chorus*
Track Name: The Razor Choir
This coffee machine squeaks and squawks
Inadequate life has been spent upon this box
I revere the years between these stained glass lies


Wire coils, an assembly wife
The razor choir sings your life
Black lungs, sunk souls, and blue screen eyes


And let's do something just a little bit different today


Chorus:

Do you thirst for life?
It’s a simple question so answer concise
Have you set ablaze your own home
Lost the taste for flesh and your soul is gone


Plastic letters are worth more than words
A paper shredder for my little girl
Do my eyes decide?
The bovine ties reside where my family pries


Slice my artery and watch the clock
Waiting for the day that my heart stops
Codeine collage and a bullshit smile


And let's do something just a little bit different today


*Chorus*


Bite your tongue
It will rot in your mouth
Hold your words
And soon they won't come out
Oh how wild these hands
All the while these hands
And yet these hands


*Chorus*
Track Name: An Axe On Our Shoulder
Today we take heed of this corpulent man
A whale for a tail and cell phone in hand
He sits and he gorges, and gorges he does
He eats half of the earth because is because
So let's all watch this garbage pile and rot
It will never get better it will definitely not


Chorus:

All the Lorax left here in this mess
Was a small pile of rocks with one word unless, unless

It's simple to figure
To just understand


We carry an axe on our back
And no seedling in hand, dear God
So "Chop!" calls the lumberjack,
"As fast as you can!"


We'll build us ten more condos by nightfall as planned
And under his breath he laughed hard from his chest
"I will rape and pillage this earth, lord I can't rest, no!"
Oh the birds and bees, they're dying
The trees reach up as if they’re crying
As they cut a groaning "SLUPP"
The sound that they make when the last tree is cut


*Chorus*


SLUPP fall the trees
SLUPP fall the trees
SLUPP fall the trees, now you’ve got to believe
SLUPP fall the trees to the muckity muck
And the muckity muck where the trees all fall SLUPP!


Hack, hack, hack
Tack, tack, tack
SLUPP, SLUPP, SLUPP
Muck, muck, muck
SLUPP, SLUPP, SLUPP
Tack, tack, tack
Muck, muck, muck
Hack, hack, hack


Now said the Once-ler
Now that you're here
The words of the Lorax seem perfectly clear
"Grow a strong forrest, protect it from axe"
Then the Lorax and his friends may come back


*Chorus*

It's simple to figure
To just understand
We carry an axe on our shoulder
And no seedling in hand
No seedling in hand