Drowning In The Drought

by The ascension

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A single release by The ascension for spring 2013.


released May 4, 2013

All music and lyrics by The ascension. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ding at 6dB Studios, Salford, England.



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The ascension Salford, UK

'The ascension'…..a band in and also out of time in a sense due to the obvious influence of socially conscious and ardently non conformist bands and writers of the past. Described as "brutally frank, angry, and politically astute" by Bob Osborne (Salford radio) and "Sounding like a modern day Joy Division and The Cure" by website 'The Manc Review'. ... more

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Track Name: Drowning In The Drought
This river is running dry....

Coming from nothing to less than nothing
Burning all bridges, faced with no choices
You tore out your eyes 'cause you were bored of the scenery
That's lost in a part of me that all seems a mystery now

This river is running dry....

The colder the feeling it gets devoid of all meaning
Follow the shadow retrospective assassins will
Find something's missing in a hole in the system
Naturally uncomfortable in your own home made comfort zone

This river is running dry....

Disconnected from the resurrected
Dreams of the old world can't fit in to this cold world
Of instability based on bad history
This fading façade has no place in our hearts anymore
Track Name: In a digital arcade
Cheap derivatives
Pointless additives
Patterns being used again
Shovelling piles of seditives
Into the mouths of the masses
Rendering ingenuity and corruptable elements
Into acceptance

Blank passivity
Blood is the oil that lubricates the machinery
Blank passivity
Blood is the oil that lubricates the machinery

One hundred million eyes staring into
Electronic scenery
Dying quietly
Dissolving will and honesty
The operating mode is nothing short of mercenary
Quick acquisition
Battling for position
Be the dog or beat the dog
Seething ambition
It's a pyramid structure and
You're a status clutcher

(Chorus repeat)

No-one can touch you
Only those above you
Bound by binary in a digital arcade
All players get played

Become unrecognisable faces
You've become them
They've become you

(Chorus repeat)