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The Lotus Eaters

from Wake by All Torn Up!

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    This limited edition purple vinyl 7" press of "Wake" will be released in April 2020.

    4 song 7" of "Wake" by All Torn Up!

    Side A
    1. In the Distance *
    2. Catch 2222

    Side B
    1. The Lotus Eaters *
    2. Catharsis & Regret

    *clips from Malcolm X

    Joey Steel - lead vocals
    Jason Tancer - guitar
    Philippe - bass
    Cello - guitar & vocals
    Sören - drums

    background & gang vocals: Glenn Gentzke, Kristin Laughter, Ryan Kollin, & the band

    recorded & mixed by Pete Steinkopf at Little Eden Studio in Asbury Park, NJ
    mastered by Brian Chirlo

    original cover painting by Dick Lucas
    All Torn Up! logo font by Kaitlyn Chen
    front cover layout by Taylor Feld, Taso Theo, Jeff Spangler, & Cello

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lyrics

The Lotus Eaters

we’ve seen too much surrender, battle lethargy
now the war’s come home, inside our real enemy

buried under all these scars, our weak hearts barely beat
our bones grind on, while minds they drift empty

fires raise our sights, the empire breathes a sigh
rejoice in smoke and drink until you die

they say, freedom from suffering is just a lotus away
just give up your ambition and rage, and embrace the master’s apathy

while the wealthy talk of islands lost in a sea of pain
a place the weak can hide in lotuses

their tales worse than chains, holding still these slaves
while lotuses whisper don’t resist

they say, freedom from suffering is just a lotus away
just give up your ambition and rage, and embrace the master’s apathy

BURN DOWN THIS EMPIRE
BURN THIS FUCKING EMPIRE TO THE GROUND

our agony like monuments like tombstones over graves
remembrances for crimes we are guilty

either tear out all your vacant eyes, or solder shut your mouths
or burn this fucking empire to the ground

BURN DOWN THIS EMPIRE
BURN THIS FUCKING EMPIRE TO THE GROUND

that void, that “shame”, that lotus - not cure.
our treatment: to empower and BURN THIS EMPIRE

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from Wake, released April 3, 2020

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