Be Ready, My People

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When a youth discovers his gods aren't gods at all, he cries to rally his people against the angelic imposters, as his brother pleads caution.

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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

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from G​.​U​.​A., released December 4, 2016

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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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