Exodus and Decay

by We the Wild

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First official single off our upcoming LP, 'From the Cities We Fled,' due out August 12th, 2016. Feat. Bryan Lynch of Vigil Wolves

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Fifteen bucks for a pound of my flesh
Fifteen-Hundred times I don't have a whole lot left
I'd sell you my heart but my heart has long been dead
It bled out keeping a roof over my head

I've got nothing left to give you but a 30 minute set
I've played a hundred shows have you heard enough yet
I've got nothing left to give you but a 30 minute set
There's violence in your silence and burning in my chest

Thousands have died on these ships you send to sea
The few that do survive are all ridden with disease
And you slap them on your top 10 and they make good on your name
You leave them used in ally ways begging for my change

You're lack of
Self-respect
Is disturbing

How are we supposed to swim
With hands tied behind our backs
Sinking in your apathy

I'm gonna die in this fucking room
Drown myself in in my own blood, sweat and puke
All I have are cuts and bruises out-turned pockets bad excuses
Bit off more than I can stomach
Eating idols that I covet
Make the same mistakes
Don't learn my lesson
On hand on the mic stand
The other on the noose end
I'd kill myself for music but she won't let me die
I can't be laid to rest with so much trouble on my mind

How are we supposed to swim
With hands tied behind our backs
Sinking in your apathy

We'll use our teeth as knives
And make our way to the heart
On these desperate nights
We're swimming with sharks

How are we to swim
With hands behind our backs
Rip us limb from limb
Make us whole again

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released June 4, 2016
Written and performed by We the Wild all rights reserved © 2015
Guest vocals by Bryan Lynch
Mixed by Michael Sahm and Stephan Hawkes
Mastered by Stephan Hawkes at Interlace Audio
Cover art by Michael Banich

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We the Wild Portland, Oregon

American post-hardcore band from Portland, Oregon. We The Wild are Portland’s snarling but utterly-self-assured working class under-wolves. Like a brigade of post-math samurais with a fucked-up guitar-drums free jazz sound exploding on a hard-scampering bed of machine-gun drum etiquette, their debut is a gleaming beast. ... more

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