Into Despair

by Mitigate

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released September 12, 2016

All instruments and vocals by Michael Iverson



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Mitigate Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Atmospheric Sludge from the Midwest.

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Track Name: Architects of Determinism
Last light before I shut my eyes
There is peace within now that I've cut ties
The cancer is finally gone
No doubt you were the plague in my life
Choking the roots just to keep us down
Flightless birds now taken to the sky
Abandon the old gods of time
We are alone
Destined to suffer
Who will be the authors
Who will be the architects
Of our future
Track Name: Remember Me
Into despair once again
As the eyes of above watch me drown
Ever further into the abyss
Wander farther away from me
Leaving my arms to be where I cannot be
Be strong on the winds like I could not
With strength
The dogs of turmoil rip and tear my body
I cannot fight them
With gasping breathe I call your name
I tried to be your foundation and keep you safe
The light is fading fast and all I ask of you:
Remember me
Track Name: Devotion
The days grow long
How I wish it was night
There's a comfort in darkness that light can't provide
Portraits of past regrets and new mistakes
Please stay if only for a moment
There's so much I have to say
I can't live with you in my way
You keep dashing my head against the stone
You're in my way, what am I supposed to do?
All you ever cared for was your fucking betterment
but what about me?
You keep fucking digging this knife into me
I don't care anymore
This pain is normal now
All you cared for was you
Keep longing
Keep searching
For what will never come