Snake Oil

by Soul Mates

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1.
The End 01:51
This is the end It’s all over This is my end And it’s all over How’d I end up in this grave, yeah Left for dead and they stole my soul I’m going on where the sun won’t guide me And night approaches like a big black hole The vultures stalk but I will not give in My wounds are seeping, crying with the dead And it will take everything I have, yeah But I will have the hydra’s heads Double-crossed by that lizard fucker Knife in my back worth its weight in gold A pound of flesh is the Devil’s asking As the darkness takes its fucking hold Oh shit, I’m fucking dying It’s all slowly fading And I can feel the life go As the angels damn my name Now I’m lying face down in this grave Staring off into The fucking void The fucking end The end My end
2.
Sleepwalking 02:42
Don’t be afraid In the dark it’s always the same We all call it home We all feel this pain When will we awake from this dream? We’re all sleepwalking And I can’t breathe Now I’m panicking No, I can’t breathe Hyperventilating I can’t wake up
3.
Haunted 03:27
I’ve tried to forget you But your memory won’t fade away Why do you haunt me? Just let it all go And leave it all behind But you’re just a ghost Why do you haunt me? I can’t let you go You won’t leave me alone You’re just a ghost But you’re my curse
4.
Numb 02:06
There is no face When I look into the mirror What have I become? And I’ve no more heart to even care So when will I succumb? All without feeling Everything is cold There is no future For me to be told I will be undone No turning back for all my sins For I cannot atone All without feeling Everything is cold When did I become numb? Cold So cold
5.
Empty 03:49
We’ve all walked this line Maybe I’ve had too many Or not enough? But my stomach is angry Where are we going? My vision is blurring Yeah, where are we going? And my words are slurring Maybe we’re all - Maybe we’re all this way Maybe we’re all - We’re all empty Where are we going? And my head is swimming Yeah, where are we going? The addiction is winning But the pain is hiding And the shame is waiting Yeah, the regret is growing My self-hatred glowing Yeah the pain is fighting And the shame is overtaking And the regret is knowing That we’re all this way We’re all empty inside Maybe we’re all - Maybe we’re all this way Maybe we’re all - We’re all empty Maybe we’re all - Maybe we’re all this way Maybe we’re all - We’re all empty inside
6.
Bad Blood 02:29
Behind clenched teeth A thousand tongues Drawn like knives The silence biting As tensions boil Bad blood We were once inseparable But nothing good lasts forever The pact has been desecrated You’ve pissed on the grave of our bond Now we’re foaming at the mouth Like two rabid dogs The icy touch of desperation Of each hateful nagging curse word Let it spill out This bad blood Oh let it spill out This sick love But I’ll pierce your heart And let the warmth escape Feel the cold embrace This sick love But I’ll pierce your heart And let the warmth escape Oh let it all spill out This bad blood
7.
Last Moments 03:43
I’m tired of waiting for it to fall apart No mending of spirits After all these wasted years And I’ve been dragged through the fire There’s nothing left to cleanse This wasted life This wasted time And you try to remember What made you think it would work out But do I even care? And you try to forget Every moment together Every moment apart was pleasure Yeah it was pleasure We’re falling apart We’re falling apart In these last moments Every word widens the divide In these last moments Every little thing leaves a mark In these last moments there’s no hope There’s no going back In these last moments We’ve fallen apart I’m tired of waiting for it to end No mending of spirits After all these wasted years And I’ve dragged you across the coals There’s nothing left to scar This wasted life This wasted time And you try to remember What made you think it would work out But do I even care? And you try to forget Every moment together Every moment apart was pleasure Yeah it was pleasure We’re falling apart We’re falling apart In these last moments Every word widens the divide In these last moments Every little thing leaves a mark In these last moments there’s no hope There’s no going back In these last moments We’ve fallen apart Yet you keep crawling back But I won’t open up In these last moments Yeah, you keep crawling back We’re best left falling apart In these last moments
8.
We’re lined up against the wall Blindfolded, but open-eyed The cowards remain blind Sights trained with no reasoning And we wait for the moment When the truth solidifies Is this our end? Are we done for? Yeah we wait for that very moment When the truth solidifies All consequence For what they want This society It’s thought control We tried to raise our voices But they silenced our words Cast like animals to the slaughter When we saw through their lies There’s no where to fit in Can’t stand being told what to do Or say or think so we spoke up And what do we get in return? A scarlet letter And a death sentence It’s thought control And there’s more freedom And no more joy And there’s no more hopes And no more dreams Unless you can afford to pay the fine Unless you’ve sold your very soul So we’ll stand up for the next generation Let our thoughts and freedoms not be controlled Let us not cast any stone Or let fly any bullet or any bomb Why can’t we all just get along? Because we’ve gone too far Set too many rules And dressed up our guilts and fears Not seeking to understand This world of shit It’s thought control Not seeking to understand Any of it It’s thought control
9.
Beautiful 02:02
Beautiful Serene Calm Silence Self-destroy Disfigure It’s all-consuming Eating away Brooding inside me Every day And I feel safe Wrapped in the arms Of those who Turned their backs on me Self-destroy Disfigure Beautiful anger
10.
Visions 03:17
No visions No lies They’ve all been waiting With open arms Chanting And praying Believing that the words will set them free And I fear for you And I fear for me As I fear for all Because there are no answers These visions These lies They’ve all been watching With no eyes Hoping And praying Waiting for the light to set them free And you swallow their words As they swallow the world But lay me down Return me to the ground At one with the earth Amongst the ashes and the dirt There’s nothing more Forevermore We decay

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released October 7, 2016

Soul Mates are, for better or worse:

Tyler Baptist // Vocals
Jeshaiah David // Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals
Judd Fiechter // Bass
Adam Lealos // Guitar
Colin McGuirk McNeil // Drums/Percussion/Backing Vocals

Recorded and engineered by Chad Munson, with additional material recorded by Mike Lefebvre at the Sweat Shoppe in Saskatoon, SK in 2015. Mixed and Mastered by Craig Boychuk at CB Audio in Clearwater, MB in 2016. Produced by Soul Mates. All songs written by Soul Mates, except "The End" written by Soul Mates and Joey Cliff. All lyrics by Tyler Baptist. Artwork by Brandi Strauss. All material copyright 2016 Soul Mates. Released through Deathstryke Publishing.

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Soul Mates Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

“An ill-mannered rock ‘n’ roll outfit with tweaked-out riffs for miles and swagger to burn. They have the elusive severity of classic hardcore, but with an evolved and bizarre approach to tapping into that sound.” - Skot Hamilton (KEN mode/Adolyne/Grey Light District)

Tyler Baptist (Vocals), Jeshaiah David (Lead Guitar), Pat Eaton (Bass) ,Colin McGuirk McNeil (Drums), Benn Smith (Guitar)
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