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The land of those consumed by will control
Is forsaken by an heir’s rules only he has grown
Can’t run, for fear that I’ll be up for show
Treason is believing there’s a reason we are born at all

My ankles bear the group’s movement
The stare of scopes that watch us everywhere
Unknown why I’ve been chosen to endure
Hunger, torture, prison vultures, and a shattered human core

Work till the end
Rarely being fed
The walls of this cell
Outline a generational hell

Pulled from on the fields
Questioned on who revealed
The other worldly mysteries

With gun held to my back
I’m hoisted on this rack
Revolving fire, payment for treachery

Peeling skin seared
Steaming my tears
Cannot convince them to put me out of
This hellish agony
I have done no wrong

Boiling my abdomen
The burning spear
Has opened a portal to my insides
I pray the end is near
Finally, tossed into the night



Human rights




Lesser man

Escape tonight and leave this
Modern holocaustic cage of sick reign
Alone I walk for miles
A toxic cloud of doubt won’t taint the air I freely breath at last

What becomes of my life
Cannot understand the paper they trade
The ease at which they get food
Hard to believe, I can hardly conceive of the possibilities

I am the harsh reality
Bypassing global eyes
Millions suffer
Hundreds of thousands die

End all those responsible
Destroy the leader’s lies
Then comes the test for all the rest to learn this earth



from Travail, released February 21, 2014
music by David McDaniel
lyrics by C.J. Jenkins


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Combining searing riffs with powerful melodies, contemporary jazz harmony, polyrhythmic grooves, and virtuosic solos, A Sense of Gravity is dedicated above all to strong, musical composition and moving songwriting.

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