Avalanche

by Stop the Monster

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released June 23, 2017

All tracks written by Stop the Monster.
Stop the Monster is Oliver Parkinson.
All tracks have all instruments performed by Oliver Parkinson.

All lyrics written by Oliver Parkinson except on track 8.
Lyrics on track 8 written by Oliver Parkinson & Matt Williams.

Recorded and produced by Oliver Parkinson.
Extra vocals on track 8 recorded by Matt Williams.
Mixed and mastered by Oliver Parkinson.

Copyright 2017 Stop the Monster. All Rights Reserved.

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Track Name: Avalanche
You’re stuck inside a fucking avalanche,
Thrown over and over,
You can’t see,
You can’t breathe,
An avalanche,
You’ve no way of knowing,
If you are alive,
Until you stop moving,
Spit it out,
If it falls from your mouth you’re not upside down,
Find a footing,
Find the fucking ground,

Dig to the heavens,
Dig for your life,
Dig to the heavens,
Fight to survive,

Claw your way to the surface,
Fight until you find air to breathe,

Dig to the heavens,
Dig for your life,
Dig to the heavens,
Fight to survive,

Now you’re lost,
You’re scared,
Nowhere to turn,
Nowhere to run to,
You’re on your own,
No help in sight,
You must fight,

You’re stuck inside a fucking avalanche,
Thrown over and over,
Until you can’t see,
You can’t breathe,
An avalanche,
You’ve no way of knowing,
If you are alive,
Until you stop moving,

Stop moving,
You’re only making this worse,

Come on turn it around,
You’re fucking upside down,
And you don’t know,
How the hell you’ll get out of this,
Come on turn it around,
You must have some kind of plan,
If you are going to,
Make it out of this alive,

Dig to the heavens,
Dig for your life,
Dig to the heavens,
Fight to survive,

Now you’re lost,
You’re scared,
Nowhere to turn,
Nowhere to run to,
You’re on your own
No help in sight,

You’re stuck inside a fucking avalanche,
Thrown over and over,
Until you can’t see,
You can’t breathe.
Track Name: Salamander Bones
Light cuts the sky, light cuts the sky,
No prediction, no anticipation,
Light cuts the sky,

The storm is boiling,
Thunder is the choir,
Heralding the end of days,
Rain falls,
The power builds,
We’re close to the edge,
Light fills the sky,
A crack splits the heavens,
Lightning snakes forth,

The wrath of the gods,
It’s so palpable,
The sea is throwing down the sailors,
As they hold their breath,
Awaiting the end of days,
A fate below the waves,
Amongst the graves,
Amongst the salamander bones,

The storm is building,

Thunder is the choir,
Heralding the end of days,

Light cuts the sky, light cuts the sky,
No prediction, no anticipation,
Light cuts the sky,

As hope fades,
The lights inside,
Falter,
They will fail,
Terror taking over,

The storm is boiling,
Thunder is the choir,
Crushing blackness,
Rises from below,

Salamander bones,
A tomb beneath the deep blue sea,

The view was stunning and vast,
The darkness passed right through me,
Crushing, blinding pressure,
Tearing the breath from my lungs,

The storm is boiling,
Thunder is the choir,
Heralding the end of days,
Rain falls,
The power builds,
Terrible winds,
Light fills the sky,
Lightning from the heavens,
Sparks will fly,

Shield your eyes,

Salamander bones meet you in the deep,

Light cuts the sky, light cuts the sky,
No prediction, no anticipation,
Light cuts the sky,

Thunder explodes,
Lightning burns,
A tapestry of destruction,
Rain falls,
Hail cuts,
Lovers need not drown their sorrows,
It’ll all be drowned before their eyes,
Pale were sweet lips seen,
Pale were the sweet lips kissed,
The sirens feast upon your heart,
At the end of days,
Track Name: Monsters
You are alone in the woods,
And you are scared,
Of what is awaiting the taste,
Of your fair,
Skin, hair, bones and teeth,
They will find you,
Monsters in the deep,
They will find you,

Run for all your worth,
Prey that they won’t find you,

Monsters in the deep,
They will find you,

Falling down,
You’re in their sights,
You can’t see,
Anything,
You’re weakened by the fight,
You’re caught beneath the trees,

(Don’t let them catch you,
It’s not much further,
To the tree line,
Where you’ll find safety,
Keep on running,
It can’t be much further)

Deep in the maze of trees,
You find yourself on your knees,
Nightmares,
Monsters in your dreams,
Nightmares,
They find you when you sleep,

There is no substance no drive to survive in you,
You let them have you and wake up to know the truth,

You are disposable,
You are alone in this world,
Be afraid,

Falling down,
You’re in their sights,
You can’t see,
Anything,
You’re weakened by the fight,
You’re caught beneath the trees,

(Don’t let them catch you,
It’s not much further,
To the tree line,
Where you’ll find safety,
Keep on running,
It can’t be much further)

Run away for all your worth,
Prey they won’t find you,

Monsters in the deep,
Track Name: Cast Aside
Cast aside,
Aimless and lost,

You’re like a plague inside my head,
You’re always watching me,
From behind a veil of forced sincerity,
You are alone here,
Asserting yourself into cracks in the walls,
Where you are not welcome,
This house is broken,
Falling at your feet,

A broken back,
A broken mind,
I have nowhere to run to,
My resolve is all but spent,
I’m angry,
I'll turn it onto you,

Backed into a corner,
Stuck inside a broken bureaucracy,
Where sucking the dick of your boss,
Will get you every fucking thing,

Wipe off your mouth,
You are alone here,
It shames you to your core,
The lengths that you will go,
To chase your dreams,

Bite off your tongue so that I don’t have to hear you speak your lies any longer,
I am sick to death of it,

You’re like a plague inside my head,
Infecting every fucking thing,
Making me sick to my stomach,
I can’t get your hooks free,

A broken back,
A broken mind,
I have nowhere to run to,
A fish hook inside my mouth,
I’m angry,

Cast aside,
Aimless and lost,
No direction,

Beaten black and blue,
Nowhere to run to,

Wipe off your mouth,
You are alone here,
It shames you to your core,
The lengths that you will go,
To chase your dreams,
As I walk out the door I wonder,
How it got this far,
A place that I called home,
Is gone,

Burned down,
Down to the fucking ground.
Track Name: Defeat Has Never Looked So Exciting
Violence is a disease,
Spreading through our cities,
It’s an epidemic,
It’s out of control,

Don’t drag me into your war,
I’ll not be taking part,
Don’t drag me into your war,
I don’t want to live in fear,
Don’t drag me into your war,
Don’t be hateful,
Be full of hope,

If you need violence to enforce your ideas,
Your ideas are worthless,

How can you call this a victory?
Nowhere is loss of life justified,
If you call this winning,
Defeat has never looked so exciting to me,
Hold your hands out,
Share in peace,

Anti-terrorism is a fight,
Between justice and evil,
Civilization and savagery,
Death has no religion,
Stop this insanity,
Stop the killing,

If you need violence to enforce your ideas,
Your ideas are worthless,

Don’t drag me into your war,
I’ll not be taking part,
Track Name: Neon Lights
Here we can ignore it all,
It’s only manufactured fear,

Beyond this sleek veneer,
Beneath the neon lights,
There is a darkness,
Infecting all our lives,

Thoughts replaced by a placid romance,
Without movement I can't escape,
Twisted and torn inside such blinding visions,
Of destruction,
We’re holding onto a broken future,

Like the ebb and flow of the tide I progress,
Slowly I walk among the sands of time,
The sand is sinking,
With me stood above it,
Sinking my head below the waves,

Searching through the static,
Was this in your master plan?
A broken future,
A divided land,

I’ll savour one last taste,
Before it all falls down,
This is my final act,
Of desperation,
Searching through the static,
Was this in your master plan?
A broken future,
A divided land,

Thoughts replaced by a placid romance,
Without movement I can't escape,

Twisted and torn inside such blinding visions,
Walking a path to self-destruction,
I’ll savour one last taste before insanity takes a hold of me,
This is my final act,
Of desperation,
Track Name: December
Let me step inside your mind,
What makes your head work?
What makes you tick?
I need to understand,
If I am ever going to come close to catching you,
Let me step inside your mind,
It's overwhelming,
The need to make this right,
I let you down,
I let the pain overcome me,

I'm not done here,

That night in December haunts me when I close my eyes,
A family torn apart,
Murder,

You let her believe that you were there to help her,
You let her believe it would be okay,
That nothing would change,

I can't let you get away with this,

Taking the life of a girl,
That was never yours to take,
Murder,
Murder in the dark,
Life lost,
December has grown darker,

I'm not done here,

That night in December haunts me when I close my eyes,
A family torn apart,
The lives separated,
Lost in time,
What more could I have done,
To affect the outcome,
Murder!
Track Name: Illusions of Grandeur (ft. Matt Williams)
You’re like an iceberg in the sea of our future,
Swell behind us, but you’re dragging let me take the helm,
Don’t you understand that all we’ve worked for,
We worked for it together,
That was then and this is now, take a bow, step aside,
I won’t let you destroy everything,
Running out of steam, a strong and stable leader is what we need,

Why are you so insufferable?
How can you justify pushing me out?
We made this together,
You’ll break this forever,
Tearing down piece by piece everything we worked to achieve,

This is a step in the wrong direction,
We need to work together if we are going to make things right,

But of course, you won’t see this,
They’re getting stronger every day,
Your illusions of grandeur,
Will never fade away,

I’m getting sick of it,
Should I quit and just be done with it?

Am I ready to end everything we worked for?
You’ve become impossible,
You don’t know what you’re saying,
You’re not a captain you’re a sailor,
All the time and effort wasted,

Was it worth it?
Can I save this?
This is as much mine as yours,
You’re taking over,
It used to matter that I was involved,

This friendship is just a lie,
You need compromise to succeed in this life,

But of course, you won’t see this,
They’re getting stronger every day,
Your illusions of grandeur,
Will never fade away,

I’m getting sick of your bullshit,
I don’t know how to make a difference any more,
If this doesn’t change, I’m just going to walk right out the door,

Should I quit and just be done with it?
It would be easier to forget,
But to let you tear it all apart,
Would be fucked up.
Track Name: Blabbermouth
Blabbermouth,
Swallow down the shit you speak,
You don’t make any sense,
You don’t make any sense to me,
Preaching your lost cause,
From wherever you’ll be heard,
Cut out your tongue,
Swallow down the shit you speak to me,

I don’t care,

Shut up think about,
Just what it is you’re doing,

Spreading lies,
Spreading rumour,
Spreading discord,
Spreading hatred,
With every word you breathe,
You fuel the fires of hate,
Another betrayal,
Fanning the flames of deceit,

Shut your mouth,
Swallow down your poison,
Shut your mouth,
Swallow down your greed,

I don’t care,

Blabbermouth,
Swallow down the shit you speak,
You don’t make any sense,
You don’t make any sense to me,
Preaching your rumour,
From wherever you’ll be heard,

Spreading lies,
Spreading rumour,
Spreading discord,
Spreading hatred,

I don’t care,

Shut your mouth,
Every word you speak is poison,
Shut your mouth,
I won’t allow this any longer,
Shut your mouth,
Bite down another insult,
Shut your mouth,
Swallow down the shit you speak to me,

Shut up!
Track Name: Mayfly
I can’t believe that you’re still standing,
How can you walk away from this?
With a smile on your face,
You will move onto the next best thing,
Like a mayfly your life will end,
As you make way for a new one,

I am glad I’m not a part of this,
You will tear down the ground you stand on,
Leaving behind in your wake,
A swarm of destruction,
Mayfly,
I know your end game,
Are you happy with what you’ve done?

Shed your skin,
Peel back the rotten façade,
You know in your heart,
This life just like the next one,
Disposable,
Carry with you,
A thousand lies,
A thousand lives lived,
Each one until death or boredom claims you,
Until your satisfied,
You’ve bled everyone dry,
Of what they can give you,
Narcissistic fool,

I can’t believe that you’re still standing,
How can you walk away from this?
With a smile on your face,
You will move onto the next best thing,
Like a mayfly your life will end,
As you make way for a new one,

This is not what you deserve,
You’ve broken every relationship,
You’ve earned your name,
You’ve earned your fate,

You will be swept away,
(Let go)
Broken,
Beaten,
You will find another place,
(Let go)
To call home,

Shed your skin,
Peel back the rotten façade,
You know in your heart,
This life is disposable,
Carry with you,
A thousand lies,
Carry with you,
A thousand lives lived,
Each until boredom claims you,
Until your satisfied,
You’ve bled everyone dry,
Of what they can give you,
You’re a narcissist,
You’re fucking selfish,
How can you not see this?
You’re tearing the world apart piece by piece,
And you couldn’t care less,

I can’t believe that you’re still standing,
How can you walk away from this?
With a smile on your face,
You will move onto the next best thing,
Like a mayfly your life will end,
As you make way for a new one,

I am glad I’m not a part of this,
You will tear down the ground you stand on,
Leaving behind in your wake,
A swarm of destruction,
Shed your skin,
Peel back the rotten façade,
Carry with you a thousand lies.