Allomaternal

by Stolas

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credits

released 07 November 2014

Stolas is:
Carlo Marquez – Drums/Vocals
Sergio Medina – Guitar
RJ Reynolds – Bass
Jason Weiche – Guitar/Vocals

All music and lyrics by Stolas
Concept by RJ Reynolds
Recorded at Interlace Audio by Kris Crummett [www.interlaceaudio.com]
Mixed and Mastered by Kris Crummett
Additional recording by Jeff Sahyoun
Aggressive vocals produced by Jason Aalon Butler
Artwork by Lance Smith
Layout by Jason Weiche [jwdesign@live.com]
Published by Blue Swan Records

© 2014 Stolas

For booking:
[Donovan Melero at Artery Global]
donovan@arteryglobal.com

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Track Name: Allomaternal
Be brave. We will set them free
through love, blood, branches.
Heaven awaits in a home we just left.

Return the beating heart
Feathers into the wind
Find the absolute function
Its natural rhythm
Set them free

We have to take
The sky is an ocean
Diving in, Diving into
roots passing up time

We're told
nature is a story,
collision of events
grouped like constellations
traced by the movement in your wrist

Finding more wisdom in a lie
truths we all miss
mystical fevers drift through the mist
a faded empty wish
believing in our bodies
convinced somewhere was a glitch

Be brave
What if her blood could dull the arrow?
We will set them free.

Be brave
Heaven awaits in a home we just left

When the morning breathes,
you’ll breathe with it in mercy.

An open-ended craft
burning like a witch
They all favored the stories,
never saw it for what it is

We're told
nature is a story
collision of events
grouped like constellations
traced by the movement in your wrist

Finding more wisdom in a lie
truths we all miss
mystical fevers drift through the mist
a faded empty wish
believing in our bodies
convinced somewhere was a glitch

consistence in silence
a good samaritan
an air we’ve never felt

Out in the distance
I often witness
violence in animals.
It’s defined as the latest,
an easy ambition
a fever so vicious.
Take a bow before they fall.

I will hold you by your frame
could have buried everything
The Eye is unblinking.
open. shut. perfection.
That's why the breathing stopped
you fear the living clock.

The eyes follow doubt
The eyes hollow out
before they empty through the mouth.

Will the soul be weighed?
Does a journey await?
The more time spent dreaming,
the less I feel awake.

Narrow spines we hold against
evenings we build fires in.
Please, keep it buried in the mist.
Mend all the awkward ends,
find the peace
that we miss
buried in the mist
Track Name: Proving Grounds
The Hunter wakes and feels hungry
neglecting time, will kill the weak

No medicine will come of rain,
craving wonder in a mystery

Out of arrows, so she plants the seeds
a solid promise to feed a need to worry

Hands that come alive,
grasping at the tree line.
Hands free of all care

Hands that guide the knife.
Take what you want and discard your vices.
What will you sacrifice to live this way?

Betraying the distance
You better stay out

Take what you want, discard your vices
What will you sacrifice to live this way?
The malady invisible at the moment it’s first witnessed

So just breathe.
I can't with so much air alive
to grant life the weak can only see.

Hands that come alive,
grasping at the tree line.
Hands free from all care.

Hands that guide the knife.
Take what you want and discard your vices.
What will you sacrifice to live this way?

Betraying the distance
You better stay out

Her mouth is stitched
with roots the earth refused to keep.
She speaks escape in every place we sleep

Her hands, soft skin
A cure clawing for disease
The serpent with its tail between its teeth

Her eyes made bright
with candles hewn from careful bones
The wax it wanders, winds her throat
Her breath is so loud

Her mouth is stitched
with roots the earth refused to keep
She speaks escape and now
I can't leave her flying out to roam
all on her own

You see the trembling on the ends of her wings?
Because of you, it’s been shaking so consistently

Leave behind the ghosts
Leave behind the fires of home

Every ounce of Hope
is lost in the steps that we don’t know.

Leave behind the ghosts
Leave behind the fires of home

Every ounce of Hope.
Hands that guide the sharp edge
will turn towards the rope.
Track Name: Claw Point
Abandon the throne!
Stars will explode!
Why can’t I feel it underneath?

Your teeth in deep
They watch me bleed
The ground gives under me
Give up!

Don’t try!
Don’t try to save me--Run!
It’s too late
It’s okay
These hands I’ll never love

Keep your eyes peeled, he’s coming back
He wants your heart
He'll wrap his arms 'round your neck,
sink his teeth into your skin

He loves this chase.
If you stick by my side,
well be fine for a while...

This wasn't planned, just omitted
to save our lives

Is this really it?
Death sends a kiss
and takes the ones we love.
You know I won't leave
The eyes follow me
This knife was made to cut.

Keep stabbing and ripping,
Tearing at the throat
This is the last time
Now look in my eyes
I’ll be watching for your Ghost

There’s nothing left but the weight,
an open silent mouth.
A memory aligns in time

My feet are frozen
as we watch (cold and alone)
for a brief moment (to each and his own)
I can't stand to see her (sit in the throne)
As he sinks his teeth into her skin.
We have to try...

Tame the beast!
Distract the beast!
Tame the strife!
Are we strong enough?
Find the peace, I see the light...
I’m letting go of all I know
Do I believe?
Are we strong enough?
Hide her eyes, we need to leave now!
Carry on, stay by my side
In the morning, we'll be fine
Get off your knees!
Let's be strong enough!

She was ours but now she’s gone.
Please, be strong enough.

why?
why even try?
why?
why do we try?

This is the last time
The reach from above
I should have known.
I would have held you close.
right around the bend a beast would take your life
whispered in your ear like a ghost
words we never spoke

Will you give life to me?
Will you leave what's left for me?
Are we chosen for the throne,
chosen for the fire?
Will you leave what's left for me?

Abandon the throne!
Stars will explode!
Why can’t I feel it underneath?

Your teeth in deep
They watch me bleed
The ground gives under me
Give up!
Track Name: Solunar
I felt the mystic shadow persistence
Feed my eyes, fill it up with lies
Not hungry either way I keep eating more
You know you control
Make the change, erase the blame
There's a way to fill that hole

The surface the texture.
Stern rigidity of stone
The weather, the pressure
The shifting of the snow
Bridges are burning
The rivers freezing cold
Cross over and wait there
You shouldn't travel alone
All alone
Don't travel alone
On your own

They could never hold the weight
(We leave no room for mistakes)
We'll take exactly what is ours.
We'll leave no trace of a struggle now, we'll fight for our, our lives are one

I'm keeping prey, I'm keeping time, I'm creeping close, I'll keep what's mine
They're far back now, but I'll leave behind a ghost to show them I'm keeping time
She's too far elusive and I'm too late to stop her
Traces of her linger, destroying us, destroying us

We'll never find a better person to chase
Her trail lingers on, on and on
She's got eyes full of gold and her wishes are leading her nowhere
She thinks we've gone home
It's a road that's far from over
Let the search begin
Let us write what was thought to be left undone
Gather all that's ours to show her she's not the only one
We'll never find a better person to chase, just the two of us
Track Name: Fair Chase
It wouldn’t leave me like it left them.
Wait by the river,
I'll bring her tethered.
I want you to survive.

Bone crushing bone, the roots exposed.
Hot on the season,
Sweat off this fever.
I want you to survive.

She said, “The Earth will provide
as long as you feel it’s grasp.
Nothing is had with promise of more.”

Let's do it before she asks
because the question won't be in words.

Well then, let's tie her up, make this quick.
Here, grab hold and I will fix the stitch.

I kept stabbing at your chest
like diving in water.
Your ribcage denied me,
but I would dig harder.

I remember every word
stumbling out of that mouth.
I had to witness the last fumes.
The last fumes that your lungs soak up.

iIf we let you loose what would you do with your hands?
We tied you up because if you had the chance
you’d slaughter everyone of us.
Would you let us live?

I remember every word
stumbling out of that mouth.
I had to witness the last fumes.

I remember every word
stumbling out of that mouth.
I had to witness the last fumes that your lungs soak up.

Winding down the cosmic clock
We wither when we grow up.

Winding down the cosmic clock
We start to bloom just before we rot.

Winding down the cosmic clock
We wither when we grow up.

Dream within a dream
When it ends, we turn to dust.
When we rest, the world that we seek
is within you and me.
It’s held like a thought,
and we traveled this far.

Don’t let it go to waste.
Find a way to leave this place.
Track Name: Counterpoise
Worm-eaten, rotten tenements inordinately burned
Adjust the coordinates.
Return it to the Earth.

Leave!
Leave it in the urn.
Wait there for your turn.
Leave it in the urn.

Go on!
Scripts blend
What did they use to climb?
I’m slipping off the wall!
Go on!

The Eye is unblinking.
Open. Shut. Perfection.
I'm slipping off the wall!
Go on!

She falls, gripping on to anything...

It's thin...
I can breathe much lighter than before.

Air can stay trapped in graves.
The air, it moves through living beings.
Inhale clarity.

I need a breath sustained with ease
Exhale impurities.

I need a breath sustained with ease
fill my chest with oxygen

The air, it moves through living beings.
Inhale clarity.

I need a breath sustained with ease
fill my chest with consciousness.

Move around, aiming the weapon:
torment and anguish.

The angle, the turret hitting the targets
the man and his pulpit

Stay in the grave, locked in a coffin.
The angels would nail, yelling the loudest.

Under the crown
Barter, you maggot!
Everything evil alone
You wanted it dark?
Hear the break in the bone.

Go on!
Scripts blend
What did they use to climb?
I’m slipping off the wall!
Go on!
Track Name: Somatic
The Elders would take turns,
using sticks to draw in dirt
change in weather patterns.

You would wake us up.
Wake me up.

I can’t believe what you say
or what made you want to stay.

I know there’s a plague,
and those moments often vague
will haunt you.

Is he coming back?
A devil dressed in red,
crawling on the floor
just like he did before...

Undeserving lack of sleep
Any chance to have a dream.
I’d like to be with them.
Any chance to have a dream.
If I made the change on the note you wrote,
would it even count?
Any chance to have a dream
Tore a hole it’s at the bottom of the bag.
Now we watch it empty sand

Smiling and laughing, my demons reacting.
Please, take me instead.

Does the light burn your skin?
Is the sun blinding your eyes?
Blood countess
When the evening is ripe,
all the mirrors will hide away.
Blood countess

I know there’s a plague,
and those moments often vague
will haunt you.

I would start the search,
but tonight you won’t wake up.

Is he coming back?
A devil dressed in red,
crawling on the floor
just like he did before.

Undeserving lack of sleep
Any chance to have a dream.
I’d like to be with them.
Any chance to have a dream.
If I made the change on the note you wrote,
would it even count?
Any chance to have a dream
Tore a hole it’s at the bottom of the bag.
Now we watch it empty sand
Track Name: Hiraeth
I’m starting to forget what feelings bring threat.

Silent thoughts
The moments start wandering off,
So I watch.

As I stare into the night,
branches crack the sky.
I regret trying.

Heart removal
This is evil, every secret
buried in holes
Keep digging,
and find the stones that I tripped over.

When you left me on the ground
Feathers you stole
Let me drown in your eyes
Is it safe on this side?

Placement, Fibers
Each thread is what
separates me and you,
closest to the edge.

Humans leap off.
I reached out for you.

Humans leap off.
I reached out.

Did anybody hear your parting words?
I think about it all the time.

When you left me on the ground
Feathers you stole
Let me drown in your eyes
Is it safe on this side?

You’re far,
Watched you drift away
across infinite waves.
You’re to blame.

What arms will reach out in grace
and bring me across so we don’t separate?

Time is here now,
it’s neck in my hands.
Pressing harder...
Pressing like it’s an empty tube.

Time is here now,
it’s neck in my hands.
Pressing harder...
Pressing like it’s an empty tube.

Time is here now.
It takes your hand like a bible, erasing memories

You're an empty tube.
Track Name: Losing Wings
Walked down the corridor,
Embodied with anger.
At last, I feel at ease.
This lighthouse lost it’s beam.

Stay hungry, stay alive.
When it appears like the mountains
have something to hide, travel away,
missing the walls that kept you safe.

Watch it sink
Was it the weight?
What if it’s the shape,
or maybe a creature from underneath?

Leave it alone!
You don’t belong there!

Do you remember that we have a destination
in spite of what gets in our way?

Each event
Nothing stops you from zooming in.

When it’s broken down,
Nothing is left out.
There won’t be any doubts.

Stay hungry, stay alive.
When it appears like the mountains
have something to hide, travel away,
missing the walls that kept you safe.

Be the observer, distant like the Moon.
No reason to worry when the wolf is howling at you.

You’re the leader.
You’ll find a way.
Wise like an owl that sleeps through the day.

Do you remember that we have a destination
in spite of what gets in our way?

Nothing is left out...
Track Name: Allokinetic
Our approach assures they will scatter!
Slanted faces, we grab the edge.

Light will reveal reflections we tend to hold.

For many arms make a constitution of pitch.
We could never view the soul, or could we?

Give chase
Build esteem
Poison lesser minds

You tell me to stop?
If I did, this wall would fall…
and you would be trapped underneath.

The light reveals what's yours in time
and holds it in place to guide the mind

Attempts to heal
Watcher provides
Accurate measurements
How deep, How wide?

I’ll make the call.
Keeps you wondering if I decide to leave.

What is this need to reach out and touch it?
Have we reached the peak?
Will we never want to leave?

Nectar nourish my body
Feed it with lies
Keep touching sand like shallow tides

Beloved Sun, particles coating trees
Clouds cast shadows, removing currency

We keep climbing, you lead the way
This is madness, we could fall.

Just keep trying, remove the stain.
This is madness, we want it all.

Nectar nourish my body
Feed it with lies
Keep touching sand like shallow tides

Beloved Sun, particles coating trees
Clouds cast shadows, removing currency

Attempts to heal
Watcher provides
Accurate measurements
How deep, How wide?

Have we reached the peak?

This hole is my grave
The more I realize
The higher we climb

This hole is my grave
The higher we climb
The more I realize

This hole is my way to bury what remains.
I can’t let you dig mine.

It’s harder to breathe.
The deeper the dive.

This hole is my grave.
I can’t let you dig mine.

I have realized this hole is my grave
I can’t let you dig mine.