G​.​U​.​A.

by Gears Under Atlas

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This is a four song EP intended for demonstrative purposes. These tracks are part of a larger concept album we're working on that follows the struggle between natives of another world and invading humans.

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released December 4, 2016

Tyler Gilliland : Drums
Ian Lee : Guitars, clean vocals
Chris Howard : Bass, harsh vocals

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Gears Under Atlas Montevallo, Alabama

Prog metal band from Alabama tinged with hardcore and post-hardcore. We take as much influence from King Crimson and Rush as we do from The Fall of Troy and At the Drive In. We try to create complex, energetic, and emotional space metal without coming off as pretentious. Let us know how that's going for us. ... more

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Track Name: Be Ready, My People
Drop your spades
This is a call to arms
It's not safe
I'm sounding the alarm
Stop perpetuating ignorance
And cut the fucking cord
Put down your holy books
And pick up a sword

Judecca, you must
(You don't understand!)
Realize this is dangerous
(They need to know!)
If we're overheard
(so what if we are?)
This will be the end of us

Stop digging your graves
You are no longer slaves

I am standing here in front of you to
Give you something of the truth
Your glory's fading
But you don't need saving
So unsheathe the weapons at your side and
Turn them on the ones that cry
"Go slay the martyr"
Give them back their slaughter

I've given strength to the ones of you who'll turn away
And fight the ones you kill for
You mustn't answer to anyone but you
You are your own master

This is our chance to stand
(Measure your words)
And take back our throne from man
(But how?)
Are you with me, brother?
(Always)
Or are you against me?

Stop digging your graves
You are no longer slaves

I am standing here in front of you to
Give you something of the truth
Your glory's fading
But you don't need saving
So unsheathe the weapons at your side and
Turn them on the ones that cry
"Go slay the martyr"
Give them back their slaughter

I've given strength to the ones of you who'll turn away
And fight the ones you kill for
You mustn't answer to anyone but you
You are your own master

Stop digging your graves
You are no longer slaves

I am standing here in front of you to
Give you something of the truth
Your glory's fading
But you don't need saving
So unsheathe the weapons at your side and
Turn them on the ones that cry
"Go slay the martyr"
Give them back their slaughter
Track Name: They're Here
Just shut your mouth,
I've had it with your constant rallying
Put your ear up to the wall
I think there's something going on outside

Can't you hear their footsteps falling
Down the hall?
They've come to take our lives
Away...

They took our lives from us
Long ago

Open the door
Get on the floor
You don't live here anymore
Hands in the air
Where I can see them
Like it matters anyway
Under arrest
It's for the best
As if you even could contest
Not so fast
Not so fast
We're gonna save the best for last

Don't move yet,
Don't let them take you
(Goodbye)

We will sleep in hell tonight
Blanketed in our own sin
Bullets made from steel
Fill coffins made from stone
I should have listened to you
Vigilance in all we do
I have never been alone
Ptolomea, rest your bones

Don't let them see you bleed
Just a minute until you're free
With your brother's death, remember this
Let your anger fill your fists

We will sleep in hell tonight
Blanketed in our own sin
Bullets made from steel
Fill coffins made from stone
I should have listened to you
Vigilance in all we do
I have never been alone
Ptolomea, rest your bones

All I can think of
In this final moment
Is that I could have saved you
From this tragic fate we've suffered
And with my final breath
I beg you please, abandon this quest
This is no battleground for
Mortals like us

Can't you hear my heartbeat slowing
In my chest?
They came and took my life away
oh...

This is the resistance
You are not gods but men
Now it is us who pass
Judgement as you fall flat
Against this cold stone floor
As casualties of war
The tables have been turned
Humanity will learn
Track Name: Trial and Error
Stand back and await your prosecution
You'll have your turn soon
You've been found with a gun in your hand
They've all but adjudicated

I've done nothing at all
You're the criminals here
I've got nothing to hide
You're the ones to be feared

You'd put me to death for exposing your lies?
You are not the givers, but takers of life
Do not endure this any longer, I beg you
Let that which kills me make us stronger
This is your fight now

How do I plead
(How do you plead)
Against this charge
(Against this charge)
Am I repentant of my sins?
Do you wanna know?
Did I bleed?
(Did you bleed?)
Did I fight hard?
(Did you fight hard?)
You bet your life I did
More than you did

There'll be no more questions, that's quite enough
(I'll bite my tongue now)
You've made your suggestion, I've called your bluff
(Oh, have you? Well,)

I've done nothing at all
You're the criminals here
I've got nothing to hide
You're the ones to be feared

You'd put me to death for exposing your lies?
You are not the givers, but takers of life
Do not endure this any longer, I beg you
Let that which kills me make us stronger
This is your fight now

I will live on
Reincarnate
In the bodies
Of my people
Walk through fire
Take my last breath
Watch me live on in salvation

I will live on
Reincarnate
In the bodies
Of my people
Walk through fire
Take my last breath
Watch me live on in salvation

You'd put me to death for exposing your lies?
You are not the givers, but takers of life
Do not endure this any longer, I beg you
Let that which kills me make us stronger
This is your fight now
Track Name: A Second Chance
Has it been long enough now?
Can we drag ourselves up from these holes
Like so many ants from a hive
To bury our queen and leave her to die

We'll wait until night
Lest the light burn our eyes
Then step out to safety
And cut our feet on shards of broken sky

Goddamn, it feels good to see our gods damned
to the furthest extenses of our stratosphere
Spirit has manifested in revenge
And given us a second chance to live our lives here
Oh, can you smell our beautiful future
In the smoldering ashes of what were once trees
The rain has returned to act as a suture
And sew shut the wounds cut by human disease
Human disease

I wish the both of you
Could have seen the way the sky lit up
Last night
My brother, my sister
Its beauty was beyond compare
Now we no longer have to fight
With their technology we will forge
A future for our kind
But for now I will lay a wreath
Upon your grave and rest my weary mind

As the sun begins to rise
And the light fills the sky
My people rejoice
For long had they forgotten their choice

Goddamn, it feels good to see our gods damned
to the furthest extenses of our stratosphere
Spirit has manifested in revenge
And given us a second chance to live our lives here
Oh, can you smell our beautiful future
In the smoldering ashes of what were once trees
The rain has returned to act as a suture
And sew shut the wounds cut by human disease

We will fall and rise again
From the ashes of our sin
We will bleed but we will breathe
Finally, air that is free
We will fall and rise again
From the ashes of our sin
We will bleed but we will breathe
Finally, air that is free

As the light fell on my shoulders and the sun touched my face
I realized that I may never truly find my place
A soldier in a war that I was never meant to fight
I've martyred my soul
I've martyred my life

As the light fell on my shoulders and the sun touched my face
I realized that I will never find my place
A soldier in a war that I wasn't meant to fight
I martyred my soul
I martyred my life

Goddamn, it feels good to see our gods damned
to the furthest extenses of our stratosphere
Spirit has manifested in revenge
And given us a second chance to live our lives here
Oh, can you smell our beautiful future
In the smoldering ashes of what were once trees
The rain has returned to act as a suture
And sew shut the wounds cut by human disease