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    Violent Acts of Beauty The Beginning of the End
    Written by and © Sean Brennan

    Your color's fading, your halo's looking dim
    Hide behind hate, my patience has worn thin
    How can we proceed? Just acknowledge what is true
    The glutton and the guilty, the demon that is you

    You have let me down, You have left me cold
    You don't understand, You haven't won, You've begun, It's begun, The beginning of the end
    I will not forget, I cannot forgive
    You don't understand, You haven't won, You've begun, It's begun the beginning of the end

    You're now addicted, your future's looking dim
    So hide behind fear and watch the end begin
    It's complicated, at least that's what you claim
    Who forgives the unrepentant and the crimes done in your name?

    What have we become? If we could start all over again
    Where would it lead us then? But you can't escape the truth
    No matter what you want to believe, it always comes back to you

    You have let me down, You have left me cold
    You don't understand, You haven't won, You've begun, It's begun, The beginning of the end
    I will not forget, I cannot forgive
    You don't understand, You haven't won, You've begun, It's begun the beginning of the end


    Violent Acts of Beauty Feeling Fascist?
    Written by and © Sean Brennan

    Are you feeling fascist? Are you feeling mean?
    We don't need a reason, we don't need a thing
    We destroy just who we want to, brutality is "in"
    Oppression is our weapon, chaos is our king

    If ignorance is really bliss you should be happy you should be happy
    If you amount to only this I'm really sorry I'm really sorry

    We never heard of free will, independence is a sin
    If you think you're superior then you're as good as in
    It's psychosis and delusion, arrogance, denial
    And so much more awaits you, yeah, we sell it by the mile

    If ignorance is really bliss you should be happy you should be happy
    If you amount to only this I'm really sorry I'm really sorry

    So if you're feeling fascist and if you're conscience is clean
    We're holier than everyone and immorally supreme
    Don't question what we tell you, just devour what we sell
    Why should we serve in Heaven when we could rule all in Hell?

    If ignorance is really bliss you should be happy you should be happy
    If you amount to only this I'm really sorry I'm really sorry


    Violent Acts of Beauty Nothing's Sacred
    Written by and © Sean Brennan

    I've seen it all, I've seen it all before
    It's such a bore, you sell your souls like whores
    You've killed free will, free me of responsibility
    You hope, you pray you'll be the one who's saved

    But nothing's sacred, nothing's pure, nothing's sacred anymore
    Forget salvation, forget the cure 'cause nothing's sacred anymore

    I've asked you all, I've begged you all before
    Give in to evolution but you'd rather buy absolution
    You've killed free will, free me of responsibility
    You hope, you pray you'll be the one who's saved

    Nothing's sacred, nothing's pure, nothing's sacred anymore
    Forget salvation, forget the cure 'cause nothing's sacred anymore

    There's no salvation, there is no truth
    We are your retribution, we are the brutal youth
    We are the future, we are the past
    We are your guilt tip, and we are your class

    Nothing's sacred, nothing's pure, nothing's sacred anymore
    Forget salvation, forget the cure 'cause nothing's sacred anymore


    Violent Acts of Beauty Heaven Now
    Written by and © Sean Brennan

    I don't want to bleed, I don't want to wait
    I don't want to see the pain and the hate
    That you need to feel, you need to feel alive
    Down inside your soul, your blood and your skin
    Numb to the cold and numb to the sin
    And it makes you feel, it makes you feel alive

    I want Heaven I want Heaven, right now

    You've given it away, this sin you create
    To addicts of pain, disease is their faith
    And it makes them feel, it makes them feel alive
    I just wanted truth without all your pain, I just wanted truth
    Without all your shame and I need to feel, I need to feel alive

    I want Heaven I want Heaven, right now
    I want Heaven I want Heaven, right now
    I've been crucified, I've almost died
    I've seen too much of your darker side
    I don't care anymore, I just want it all right now


    Violent Acts of Beauty America's a Fucking Disease
    Written by and © Sean Brennan

    They want to tell you what to think
    They want to tell you what to feel
    They want to tell you what is right and what is wrong
    They want to tell you what is real

    What ever happened to us? What ever happened to love?
    We were the real thing, We were the real thing

    America's a fucking disease, Get on your back or down on your knees
    Don't question what you want to believe, Don't question what you want to believe

    Are you afraid of the truth?
    Are you afraid what you'd find?
    Are you happy in denial?
    Are you happy being blind?
    Love turned to vanity, Truth turned hypocrisy
    We were the real thing, Now we are nothing

    America's a fucking disease, Get on your back or down on your knees
    Don't question what you want to believe, Don't question what you want to believe

    And you won't ever see the truth, You can't be questioned if you're strong
    And you won't ever stop to think if what you've done is right or wrong
    Because you're on the side of God and you've crowned yourself a king
    But when you're not among your little sheep you just don't understand a thing

    America's a fucking disease, Get on your back or down on your knees
    Don't question what you want to believe, Don't question what you want to believe


    Violent Acts of Beauty Complex Messiah
    Written by and © Sean Brennan

    You drew a line at being honest
    You drew a line at being sincere
    You drew a line at being there for me
    You drew a line that much is clear
    I don't believe that it was hopeless
    I don't believe you can get something for free
    And now I can honestly tell you
    You mean absolutely nothing to me
    I am the last man standing here
    I am the last one who'll tell you all the truth
    I am your last chance and you fear it
    So take your last breath brutal youth
    You can't see that you're killing yourselves
    You can't see that you've thrown it all away
    You've turned Heaven into Hell
    You're only happy when you inflict pain

    I don't want to think - I don't want to feel - I don't want to know - I don't want to heal
    I don't want to love - I don't want to help - I don't want to trust - I just want myself
    I don't want to give - I don't want to grow - There is nothing real - I don't care who knows
    The last bridge is burned - I just want to be - The one in control - With no empathy

    You can't see that you're killing yourselves
    You can't see that you've thrown it all away
    You've turned Heaven into Hell
    You're only happy when you inflict pain
    I am the last man standing here
    I am the last one who'll tell you all the truth
    I am your last chance and you fear it
    So take your last breath brutal youth


    Violent Acts of Beauty Republic
    Written by and © Sean Brennan

    You're being used, You're being lied to, In a desert without water
    You are desperate to believe, You're like a lamb led to the slaughter
    Self deceive, You won't believe, You're like a child who needs mother
    You need guidance, You see violence as a way to control others

    Do you think that ignorance sets you free?
    Has slavery made you all you can be?
    Is cruelty your new authority?
    Do you think the lies are convincing me?

    I don't care if you hurt
    I don't care if you're blind
    If it's too late to convince you
    Then I don't care if you die

    You're in the dark, You're in the depths, You're in an ocean of disease
    You've lost control to those who know life as only
    Pain and lust and greed
    And in the end can you defend the things you say that you despise?
    Can you see the cold and naked truth that's there before your eyes?

    Do you think that ignorance sets you free?
    Has slavery made you all you can be?
    Is cruelty your new authority?
    Do you think the lies are convincing me?

    I don't care if you hurt
    I don't care if you're blind
    If it's too late to convince you
    Then I don't care if you die

    Can't you see you'll never be free
    Can't you see you'll never be free

    I don't care if you hurt
    I don't care if you're blind
    If its too late to convince you
    Then I don't care if you die
    So die
    So die
    So die
    So die


    Violent Acts of Beauty Fear
    Written by and © Sean Brennan

    Come take a piece of me, come cripple what you see, come be a part of what's inside
    You wanted something more than what was really yours, come on and use what you despise

    You're all I'll ever need - I'll never make you bleed - until I use you up - and still that's not enough

    And all that I can see is insincerity
    And all that I can see is void of personality

    Don't go near the man you fear

    Just take away my name and bury all the fame, spread your fear so far and wide
    And that is all you need to satisfy your greed and sell yourself as the Devine

    You're all I'll ever need - I'll never make you bleed - until I use you up - and still that's not enough

    And all that I can see is insincerity
    And all that I can see is void of personality

    Don't go near the man you fear
    It's true I hear, the man you fear

    I am the man you fear


    Violent Acts of Beauty Pure
    Written by and © Sean Brennan

    I, I used to be so sure
    I, I used to be so pure
    I cannot explain
    I get lost in the pain
    In the meaning there's a mystery that's hidden and locked
    That's the paradox
    You never know until it's too late

    I, I've seen it all before
    I, I wanted so much more
    The things I was sure were perfect and pure
    Were nothing more than fantasies
    All hidden inside something so unkind
    And you never know until it's too late

    I'm going to the open sea and I'm going to say goodbye to me


    Violent Acts of Beauty The Kids are All Wrong
    Written by and © Sean Brennan

    Fame - Hate - Pain - It all controls you
    Rage - Fear - Blame - It satisfies you
    No one ever really loved you much anyway
    No one really understands so you'll make them pay
    They're the target they're the meat they're the animal
    You're the star, you are pure, they're the criminal

    It isn't hard
    Bigger than God
    Filthy mind
    You're one of my kind
    And I can see
    How it should be
    We don't belong
    The Kids are All Wrong

    The Kids are All Wrong

    Love - trust - Faith - It all escaped you
    Self - Lies - Rage - And now this shapes you
    It's from the Id and it has come to devour you
    You're the star no matter what they are telling you
    Make them afraid and they'll respect what you tell them to
    Make them afraid and maybe one day they'll love you too

    It isn't hard
    Bigger than God
    Filthy mind
    You're one of my kind
    And I can see
    How it should be
    We don't belong
    The Kids are All Wrong

    The Kids are All Wrong


    Violent Acts of Beauty Love You to Death
    Written by and © Sean Brennan

    I die when I hear your voice
    To touch you divine
    Be my possession, my sweet obsession wine
    I'm dealing in demons love
    It's just a matter of time
    I'll wear you down
    One day you will be mine

    Only I can make your life complete (if you give yourself to me)
    Only I can claim your destiny

    So give me your heart my love
    And give me your soul
    I'd give you mine but I sold it long ago

    Only I can see inside of you (just give yourself to me)
    And I wont stop until you see the truth

    I love you to death, I love you completely, a love that is purely vain
    And I never meant to hurt you so badly, I thought you'd enjoy the pain

    I know that you feel it love
    I can tell from your tears
    So don't deny me, give in to your fears

    I love you to death, I love you completely, a love that is purely vain
    And I never meant to hurt you so badly, I thought you'd enjoy the pain


    Violent Acts of Beauty The Pain Looks Good on You
    Written by and © Sean Brennan

    What will you do? What will it prove?
    When your indifference comes back to you
    What can I say to make you understand?
    All of your misery comes from your own hands

    Why ban the bomb?
    Why turn the other cheek?
    Why care at all when the pain looks good on you?

    Can't you see past your own vanity?
    Or does self worship rule your land of apathy?

    Why ban the bomb?
    Why turn the other cheek?
    Why care at all when the pain looks good on you?

    You push me - I push back - no reason to think
    You push me - I push back - you lose if you blink

    Why ban the bomb?
    Why turn the other cheek?
    Why care at all when the pain looks good on you?
    You must want to suffer
    You must love to hate yourself
    So why seek solutions when the pain looks good on you?


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