by The Pact

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Recorded by James Atkinson at the Mutiny Compound, Bradford
Cover photo by Andy Jones -


released October 21, 2012

Sam Wright
Anthony Wheatley
Matthew Kay
Ben Goulder




The Pact Sheffield, UK

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Track Name: Memory Lane (Dead End)
The leaves are falling from my family tree, what do I have left for me?
And with its upturned roots
and with its upturned promises
Autumn dawns
It’s wrinkled skin hides the daylight, and takes away the remnants of life
It’s time we faced the truth and raised our glasses to our ever fading youth
Walking through the town where you grew up
Nothing ever changed, everyone is still the same
Small town mentality, the air is still so hard to breathe
Track Name: Breathing Fresh Air Through Rotten Lungs
No need for a noose, you’ve got me hanging on tenterhooks
Maybe they call this solitude when your mirror image mimics you
It’s the only thing that knows the truth about anything in your life
The close minded close their doors, close their curtains and ignore
Closed off
You’re like gravity, I’m staying put
White Heather, horse shoe, you’re out of luck
There’s only one certain thing in life;
One day you’re going to die
Blood and bone, preserved in stone
The chimneys splutter, smoke and wheeze
The smokers cough, I’ve had enough
Breathing fresh air through rotten lungs
Track Name: Signing On
The path in life is cracked and it seems like it won’t stay intact
"It’s only up from here" they say. Acrophobia
I’ve never won anything in my life, but then again, I’ve never tried
Sliding down the loophole, adjusting to the pitfalls
We live in homes we’ll never own, to have fallen from the throne
Track Name: Absolve
I have been carrying the cross that you've been wearing around your neck
It's crippling my back and I'm walking to my death
Stigmata, I wear the body marks. I'm sent here by your god
Absolve, repent, vanquish your sins
To forget time, forgive life, to be at peace