The Cycle

by Barrel Cacti

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1.
06:07
Wake up my friend it’s a new world Across the land the wheel turns It does not slow or start turning faster It’s the same that it ever was One day Somewhere One day Somehow One day Somewhere One day Eyes will open that were born closed The one we will need while death comes to coast The chosen one will breathe Praying long nights in the temple Sun touches golden fields Wars rage on and peace looms Savior king is near What a day to be alive Breathe in the air Breathe in the dust What a day to be alive Breathe in the air Breathe in the dust Welcome to the world This is not the end This is not the end Doors open doors closed Chaos reigns gods know Michael He is the one He is the one Eyes will open that were born closed The one we will lean on while death comes to coast The chosen one will breathe Michael Eyes will open that were born closed The one we will need while death comes to coast The chosen one will breathe
2.
I am a king I am a god The rest are nothing Nothing but dirt and seed and sod I am a king I am a god Look at you now And where you will be Remember the prophecy Cure history Look at you now And where you will be Remember the prophecy I am a king I am a god The rest are nothing Nothing but dirt and seed and sod Look at me now And where you will be Begging Screwing Screaming Bleeding Look at the rest What a mess You are god; so handsome, gleaming You are the best to impress Take back what is yours (what is yours) Make them go on all fours (on all fours) Claw back into their caves (into their caves) Believe in the deranged (in the deranged) Here I am Look at me I will mate With history God’s not enough Not enough for me When you are born From a prophecy Here I am Look at me I will mate With history Take back what is yours (what is yours) Make them go on all fours (on all fours) Claw back into their caves (into their caves) Believe in the deranged (in the deranged)
3.
05:42
We don’t need them anymore (We don’t need them anymore) Let’s get this going We need control We don’t need someone who sins Leader who led and rode in Leader who fights and storms Father of fights and revolution Power back to the source No more leaders without remorse Changing tides, changing minds History is written in blood From the Sunderlands to the Isles A battle and fight stretches miles and miles The people distracted all the while They don't know that their power will eventually fall We don’t need someone who sins Leader who led and rode in Leader who fights and storms Father of fights and revolution Power back to the source No more leaders without remorse Changing tides, changing minds History is written in blood Tell them all Close and far We are here to stay Tell them all Close and far We are not going away Power back to the source No more leaders without remorse Changing tides, changing minds History is written in blood
4.
Revolution echoes throughout Fighting without a doubt What is this all for instead Sons and fathers dead The Empire must go Swords and shields gold Fight kill stab bleed Pour blood drink mead We’ve been under the bridge too long Now they pay the toll Fight and more Bow and sword End your fear Death is near Stab kill murder scream A life is only worth what it dreams Pain for peace or peace for pain For freedom they wage this bloody campaign All across the land Every child woman and man Break these chains of oppression Take up arms and lead the procession If this isn’t hell It sure ain’t heaven Death is a word Death is a sentence We’ve been under the bridge too long Now they pay the toll Fight and more Bow and sword End your fear Death is near The people will rise Rise together The islands are winning The empire runs back to the sea Beating them back Onward to victory
5.
06:45
Across the ocean A destiny in motion The fighting is over Just a past soldier I’ve been waiting my whole life To see what they have for me Wizened in red robes The men who are holy I will be fair I will be just The empire has gone In their rust This is my time This is my hour You can’t stop me Seizin’ my power There I will be in all the stories Turn the pages Read my glorys Soon I will arrive Sailing true I will take lead of this coup I will do What I should I will be great Let it be understood I will have enemies I will have friends But only one group Will be alive in the end I will have lovers I will have slaves All the entire world will learn To bow and worship my name All will shout it With joy and glee I will take part In a story called history I will be fair I will be just The empire has gone In their rust This is my time This is my hour You can’t stop me Seizin’ my power There I will be in all the stories Turn the pages Read my glorys Soon I will arrive Sailing true I will take lead of this coup Climb to the temple And I have arrived It is said that you priests Who are so old and wise Can bestow me with power So let’s start the ritual I know I’m the one the rest are residual Look Michael I know you’ve been living your whole life Waiting for your fate to become your right We don’t know what you’re sayin’ but it’s impolite Maybe what you’re saying is that the empire lied We’re all so sorry Michael, we’ve got nothing for you here But you can stay all you’d like, let us be clear Our prayers have told us nothing, nothing of you But your life still has meaning if you just follow through So if I just follow through? I’m the chosen one, that’s enough out of you For me to rule is my right If you don’t agree, good night You think you’re all mighty because you bow and pray Staying in the temple all day, you’re turning all grey You say it doesn’t exist but it’s my life You’ll all learn the truth straight from the blade of my knife I will never know I will never see Why I will be consumed in greed Oh well These are my minutes outside of hell I am fair I am just the empire has left The priests are rust I am the one we need in these strange times
6.
What is done There must be Bloodied hands, no victory I will flee In the night None will know and Fear my might I’ll go to claim My throne All shall see Rightfully That I shall rule For I’m no fool How did it even come to this? It didn’t have to be But I am still the one To take up my crown and lead the people And leave this curséd isle And all will hear my plea The prophecy I’m no fool It was promised It was promised Promised to me Remember their lies And their taken lives Saying no prayers Or sermons now I’ll still be king It’s my privilege How did it even come to this? It didn’t have to be But I am still the one To take up my crown and lead the people And leave this curséd isle And all will hear my plea The prophecy Empire Come back The empire Will come back Most of it was for nothing For nothing Nothing at all How did it even come to this? It didn’t have to be But I am still the one To take up my crown and lead the people I'll leave this curséd isle And all will hear my plea That prophecy King Michael I’ll be Prophetic decree Back ‘cross the sea As I foresee
7.
06:24
The cycle never stops Where is your god Michael you were on top Oh god They are back Back in town You thought they were gone Well you were wrong Empire’s back Back in the game Who was that guy I think Michael was his name Falling away All that was fought for Now it’s gone Nothing more What was the point If this is where we would end up What was the point If we would just fade away The cycle never stops Where is your god Michael you were on top Oh god He was a man of destiny Or so he thought He was a god and king Or so he thought But I know this That he will serve As a warning The cycle never stops Where is your god Michael you were on top Oh god

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The Cycle is a concept album that tells the story of Michael, the hero of prophecy. Michael embarks on an epic journey to claim his throne from the ruthless Empire.

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Isaac Mosebrook

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released August 15, 2016

Lead Vocals - Matt Kerr
Guitar, Bass, Backing Vocals - Isaac Mosebrook
Drums, Backing Vocals - Eric Scott
Keyboards - Sean Clees

Trumpet - Jared P
Album Art - Josh Toth

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Barrel Cacti Coopersburg, Pennsylvania

Barrel Cacti is a band from a state with people that play instruments. Other music by similar people can be found at:

syrupywallrecords.bandcamp.com

Official Website:

barrelcacti.isaacmosebrook.com


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