Behold!

by Carmen North

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Behold! was written and performed by Carmen North on every instrument (drums, bass, guitar, vox)

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released September 13, 2016

Carmen North - drums, bass, guitar, vocals
Gang Vocals - Marc Zara, Jon North, Michael Harding, Deshaun Molloy, Fraser McClean
Recorded by Lee Buckland at Toneland Studio
Mastered by Darren Magierowski at Jukasa Studios
Album artwork by Kat Gomboc and Megan Hunter

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Carmen North is a singer, guitarist, drummer, bassist and headbanger from Canada.

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Track Name: Village Idiot
Chorus:
If there is a life of nonsensical madness I am livin' it
If there is a structure to existence I'm ad-libbin' it
I've been knighted with the position of village idiot
I've been knighted with the position of village idiot

Verse 1:
Well I came from the kind of town where there's peace but there's no honesty
So I turned into a fucking clown by day one, but what the fuck do you want from me?
I've already done my time hearing the family history
Come on, try just one more time to sit me down and educate me
And now for the propaganda I want to deeply disappoint you
I want to become the kind of person you want to come nowhere near you
I want to be the one who stands between you and your pride
I want to be the shame that grows and ruptures you from inside

Chorus

Verse 2:
Fuck you!
I woke up and put on my high heels and crawled out of the garbage can
Was coincidentally on the scene every time the shit hit the fan
This is what I get for refusing to bow to any man
I couldn't tell you when on earth my descent into hell began
And now for the propaganda I want to show you it went nowhere
Tried to teach me how to hate and instead taught me how not to care
One day you'll wake up and you'll ask yourself where the hell I went
And this will be the fucking day, the day of your discontent

Chorus

From the day I was born, the first time I let you down
I tore out my hair, I haunted your fucking dreams
Wrote myself threats in my own fucking blood
Idiot!

Won't fight for my life but I will fight for this
I won't stand by and let ignorance be bliss
I am out of my damn fucking mind cause of you
I'm out of my mind! Fuck you! Idiot!

Fuck you.
Track Name: Hello, Seymour
Verse 1:
Hello, little one
Welcome to prison
You know who I am, don't you?
Where I come from
There's no freedom
You know I love you, don't you?

Pre-chorus:
Cause the world outside is vast
But it's safe behind the glass

Chorus:
And I'm sorry if it seems mean, I'm a selfish human being
It's my nature to rip you from yours, cause I'm strong and you are weak

Verse 2:
Hello, little one
If you were human
How life would smile upon you
Only then would you see
There is a hierarchy
And you are at the bottom

Pre-chorus:
And who the hell put me on top?
And when will the madness stop?

Although I love you and I promise you I do...
Just consider me the warden, consider me the boss
Consider this to be your last chance to run
And before you plan your great escape, know you won't last a day...

Chorus

Hello, little one
You've been gone for so long
Where the hell did they take you?
Track Name: Behold!
Verse 1:
This isn't a train anymore, these aren't wires
And death's no longer doom
We aren't filled with blood anymore, and no guts
Yet the spilling will resume
We aren't human beings anymore, there's no peace
And there's certainly no love
Existence won't be escaped anymore,
Behold! Behold!

Chorus:
Behold! This is hell and you have just arrived
Behold! This is hell and we just wait to die

Verse 2:
This isn't a train anymore, and the tracks
Are illusions in our minds
We aren't filled with blood anymore and we haven't been
For the longest time
We aren't human beings anymore, there's no god
To drag down with us when we go
Existence won't be escaped anymore,
Behold! Behold!

Well I'm never gonna sleep another night on this planet
In my dreams I will float to the moon
And I really need some peace of mind but I can't have it
And in my dreams I have flown away
Mrs. Grace said make a place of peace in your mind
Until the stars have realigned
But I know no such place of peace exists on this earth
I learned the truth, does it ever hurt...

Chorus:
Behold! This is hell and you have just arrived
Behold! This is hell and we just wait to die
And now! We release ourselves from this chokehold
And now! I will give ya something to behold
Track Name: Second Eye
Verse 1:
I was born a leader, raised to be submissive
Born to say it louder, raised to shut up and listen
The smell of my own death is on me still
Why should I rinse myself? I was born from filth

Chorus:
And a strike goes out to the one who threatened death upon his offspring
His mind grows ever more disgusting
But now he's in hell, and it suits him well
With the spine of the incisor stuck in his back, put your guard down, it's time to attack

Verse 2:
I was born to guide myself and raised to be guided
Never knew hell so well till I was fucking forced to look inside it
When they dug a hole and left me there

Chorus

When you begin your eternity lost in space
You better fucking bet I will be spitting my blood on your grave
And when I'm hypnotized and open up my second eye
I realize your death is something to which I owe my life
I wasn't born in hell, no! I was placed into it
And now all that remains is in the grave where I used to live
Now the worms and flies have travelled to your corpse from mine
I love how you'll scream when the bugs eat out your eyes.....
Track Name: Cleansed
Verse 1:
You've cleansed yourself
You've gotten filthy again
You've gone to hell far before your death
You've found the exception for the phrase
'What doesn't kill you makes you stronger'
You've seen better days
And you won't see them any longer

Pre-chorus:
Well it starts with one of us but where does it end?
And when will all the weak-willed be cleansed?

Chorus:
And when I say clean, you know just what cleanliness I mean
The kind of clean the likes of which you've never seen
And as far as clean goes, everyone knows you've never been
And as far as I know, you know you'll never be clean

Verse 2:
You've cleansed yourself
You rolled around in the dirt
I ain't clean myself
Seen better days and I'll see worse
Well it starts with one of us but where does it end?
And when will we all finally be cleansed?

Chorus:
And when I say clean, you know just what cleanliness I mean
The kind of clean the likes of which you've never seen
And as far as clean goes, everyone knows you've never been
And as far as I know, we all know you'll never be clean

When will we all finally be cleansed?
Track Name: The Bloodline
Verse 1:
Domination has been written in blood
Passed down through one of us one by one
Well I still don't know what it is about my blood
That holds the power to activate the sites
But he won't stop until the last of us dies

GO!
Well I hope there's still some blood in those hard, old veins
GO!
You'll be hung from the ceiling to drain
FIGHT!
To a new dimension with the remains
I know where they'll go, you don't want to know, it'll make you insane

Chorus:
I was born to be corrupted, it was written in my bloodline
I would never be corrupted if it wasn't for my bloodline

Verse 2:
So it comes down to a fight to the death
I came with this blood and I will leave with no less
Well, I've fought your henchmen before and I'll destroy many more
And rip their hearts right from their chests

Chorus

Verse 3:
I never thought I'd have to fight for my blood
And leave my soul face down in the mud
Cause I have made the gods afraid of what I've become
And I won't stop until I'm done