Snake Oil

by Soul Mates

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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 (Guitar), Pat Eaton (Bass), Colin McGuirk McNeil (Drums)
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Track Name: The End
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
Track Name: Sleepwalking
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
Track Name: Haunted
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
Track Name: Numb
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
Track Name: Empty
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
Track Name: Bad Blood
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
Track Name: Last Moments
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
Track Name: Thought Control
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
Track Name: Beautiful
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
Track Name: Visions
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