Arc of the Hammer

by Ogre Throne

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released March 24, 2014

Ogre Throne is:

Michael Whitehorse- Guitar, Vocals
Simon Eaten- Bass, Vocals
Andy "Sajikorn" Taylor- Lead Guitar
Chad Hockenberry- Drums
Topper Holiday- Vocals

Written by Ogre Throne
Produced by Ogre Throne and Josh Blake
Recorded and Mixed by Josh Blake @ Echo Mountain in Asheville, NC
Mastered by Shawn Hatfield @ Audible Oddities in SF, CA
Art by Michael Whitehorse

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Track Name: Victim of Science Fiction
Snatched from my mothers breast I'm labertory bound,
Raised in captivity
I was experimented on
In a facility deep beneath the ground
they took my humanity
When I was experimented on.

Let me be your Frankenstein
Let me be your Frankenstein Monster

They fed me radiation
They fed me LSD
They opened up my mind
I was experimented on
chemicals awaken psychic abilities
to travel through space and time
When I was experimented on

I was cybernetically enhanced through surgery
They taught me how to kill
when i was experimented on
I open portals to distant realities
and bent them to my will
Yeah!
I was experimented on

Let me be your Frankenstein
Let me be your Frankenstein Monster

I can shoot lasers from my eyes
I can set fires with my mind
I am a slave to science
I am a victim of science fiction

I can shoot lasers from my eyes
I can set fires with my mind
I am a ticking time bomb
I am a victim of science fiction.
Track Name: Meat Grinder
The daily grind...
its fucking killing me its eating me alive
we're all just sacks of meat
trapped in this machine until we die
and I can't take it anymore
the rich are swollen ticks
feeding on the working poor
I hear death knocking at my door

Looking at each other through a prisoners eyes
Smiling like mannequins the blind leading the blind
We look at each other through a prisoners eyes
Smiling like mannequins the blind leading the blind

The daily grind...
its fucking killing me its eating me alive
its so maniacal
its so mechanical
herded like animals
turned into hamburger
wasting our lives

Looking at each other through a prisoners eyes
Smiling like mannequins the blind leading the blind
We look at each other through a prisoners eyes
Smiling llike mannequins the blind leading the...

Wage slaves, wage slaves
marching in the fools parade
road rage every day
marching in the fools parade into the grave
Wage slave... marching in the fools parade
Wage slave... marching in the fools parade into the grave
Track Name: I'll Find A Way
Death will be the ride of you're life
every day is an uphill climb
time flies like a brick to the face
happiness begins to decay

You slipped away into a narcotic haze
you couldn't cope so you hid from the pain
a coward drowning in euphoric embrace
you gave up... I'll find a way

I'll find a way
a way out of this place.

Its hard to see past that easy fix
content to be the captain of a sinking ship
I'll keep staring at the puzzle until the pieces fit
and build mosaics from broken promises

You built a prison from a tired cliche
a waking nightmare you could never escape
as your reflection slowly wasted away
you gave up, I'll find a way

I'll find a way

Lifes a bitch, flirt with death
and the party never ends if the legend never dies
I will never compromise
Lifes a bitch, flirt with death
and the people you despise will revel in your demise
I will never compromise

I'll find a way
a way out of this place.
Track Name: Heads Are Gonna Roll
Tonight heads are gonna roll...

Its Friday night, just cashed my check
girls at the local bar are smoking cigarettes
showing off their tattoos, so statuesque
every single word she says is stabbing me to death

Cuz I'm so fucking bored... bored out of my skull
if I don't have some fun tonight heads are gonna roll
I got a fever baby and its burning through my soul
if I don't have some fun tonight heads are gonna roll!
Roll on!
Tonight heads are gonna roll!

Down at the poolhall the boys are chasing tail
got scratch on the 8 ball, I'm going off the rails
if I drink one moe whiskey I might wake up in jail
but you know I got that fever baby, I feel like raising Hell

Cuz I'm so fucking bored... bored out of my skull
if I don't have some fun tonight heads are gonna roll
I got a fever baby and its burning through my soul
if I don't have some fun tonight heads are gonna roll!

I'm so fucking bored
bored out of my skull
All fucked up with nowhere to go.
Track Name: Paint and Destroy
The night hides the crimes
of those who chose to Defy
the ground starts to Quake
as the steel behemoths slowly rumbles by

his heart starts to pound lungs drowning in the paint fumes
toxins fill the air as colors start to take shape
focusing hate against everything he Abhors
working like a man obsessed he
Paints and Destroys

Paint and Destroy

People are sheep guided by lies
the poor and weak are cannibalized
so let the bombs fall from the sky
only the strong will survive

High above the city lights where
vertigo takes hold
he climbs in defiance of
the robots down below

His heart starts to pound lungs drowning in the paint fumes
toxins fill the air as colors start to take shape
focusing hate against everything he Abhors
working like a man obsessed he
Paints and Destroys

Paint and Destroy

People are sheep guided by lies
the poor and weak are cannibalized
so let the bombs fall from the sky
only the strong will survive
Track Name: Arc of the Hammer
The system's existence is just an illusion
we are complicit in our own deception
being complacent is our contribution
to the exploitation by their institutions
Its all a lie.

Its all a lie, its all a lie
every aspect of your life has been commodified
its all a lie, its all lie
Your thinking is manipulated and homogenized
its all a lie, its all a lie
the values of the ruling class are then internalized
its all a lie, its all a lie
the system that we live in is a giant fucking lie

Arc of the Hammer
swing of the blade
flight of the arrow
crest of the wave

Power is gained by the force of momentum

Indoctrinated
dull and submissive
placated by convenience
addicted to indifference
ignoring self-interest
in the name of God
I want to be the whirlwind
inside this house of cards
its all a lie

Its all a lie, its all a lie
every aspect of your life has been commodified
its all a lie, its all lie
Your thinking is manipulated and homogenized
its all a lie, its all a lie
the values of the ruling class are then internalized
its all a lie, its all a lie
the system that we live in is a giant fucking lie

Arc of the Hammer
swing of the blade
flight of the arrow
crest of the wave

Power is gained by the force of momentum

Don't let the bastards drag you down
Don't let the bastards grind you down
Power is gained by the force of momentum.
Track Name: Outlaw Possessed
I stalk the night night in search of prey
I am a beast in human form
livin off whiskey and cocaine
fuck with the bull you get the horns
I shot a man in New Orleans
and watched him bleed to death
I drove my Oldsmobil to Texas
smoking speed and cigarettes

He was runnin is jaws like a bitch
now all thats left is a stain
and I been running from the law ever since
and I haven't done slept in days
all I wanna do is raise a little bit hell with
the voices in my brain
You don't wanna play with me little girl
I got voodoo in my vains

I came to drink and I came to fight
I came to fuck all night... I'm an Outlaw Possessed
You came to die, I came to kill
bury you by the moonshine still
I'm an Outlaw Possessed

Pulled off the highway strung out
eyes rattling in my skull
asked around where all the girls hung out
and the rivers of whiskey flowed
walked up to the bar and sat right down
with blood all over my cloths
a big black cigar rolled up in my mouth
and cocaine under my nose

grabbed a little girl in leather and lace
and told her it was time to dance
her old man got mad, pushed me out of the way
and said she's there with the band
all I heard was screams echo through the place
when the razor flashed in my hand
I drew a pretty picture on that pretty boys face
you know he never did stand a chance

I came to drink and I came to fight
I came to fuck all night... I'm an Outlaw Possessed
You came to die, I came to kill
bury you by the moonshine still
I'm an Outlaw Possessed

Get em boys!
Marshal Brown tracked me down
Hell hounds wail on my trail
shotgun shells hit the ground
Officer down
Track Name: March of the Ogre Army
I live with my brothers in arms
who answered the call of the gods
to take what is rightfully ours
and the Ogre Army marches on

on through the night, into the day,
fighting and killing we plunder and
march over the hills marshes and swamps,
over the mountains and forests and deserts
we march, through blizzards and storms, ravenous hoard
eating the flesh of the children
we march, for years at a time
in the name of our King
fucking our way through the countryside

and so many of us our now gone
but the night is always darkest before the dawn
our feet they are bloodied and scarred
but the Ogre Army marches on

on through the night, into the day,
fighting and killing we plunder and
march over the hills, marshes and swamps,
over the mountains and forests and deserts
we march, through blizzards and storms, ravenous hoard
eating the flesh of the children
we march, for years at a time
in the name of our king
fucking our way through the countryside

And they say this war will never end
but no one can remember when it began
still we are loyal and strong
for the Ogre Army always marches on

Looting raping killing crushing bones
eating gruel from bowls of fractured skulls
warm our hands on burning piles of meat
decapitated bodies in the street
hold heads as trophies high above our steads
presented as a tribute to our King

War is all that we know.
Track Name: Spoils of War
Our foes lay slain
on crimson plains
we wipe the blood and gristle from our blades
leave them where they lay
in desecrated graves
praying to some lesser god
down in the mire of evacuated
bowels and twitching limbs
amidst the flames
that is their final resting place

Laid to waste
writhing in pain
now its time to celebrate with goblets raised
punish the weak
honor the brave
raid the coffers of the rich and
drink the wine of vanquished Nobels
burn their churches down to ashes
in the name of our unholy crusade

Tonight even our horses will drink wine
To the victor goes the spoils
You will bow at our feet like begging dogs
To the victor goes the spoils

Your soldiers are now slaves
your maidens are now whores
its time to let these motherfuckers know
to the victor goes the spoils

On blood soaked earth
once sacred land
now monuments to fallen heroes stand
sword in hand
sculpted from bone
draped in tapestries of silk
we pilfered from deep catacombs
a sacrificial offer stained with
virgin blood
adorned with precious stones
prophecies told through ancient scrolls
of warriors who swim in pools of gold
have come to pass
by wrath of fate
raid the coffers of the rich and
drink the wine of vanquished Nobels
burn their churches down to ashes
in the name of our unholy crusade

Tonight even our horses will drink wine
To the victor goes the spoils
You will bow at our feet like begging dogs
To the victor goes the spoils

You will respect the crown
You will bow at the throne
or we'll burn this motherfucker to the ground
To the victor goes the spoils...

Spoils of War.
Track Name: Hateful Dead
They came from the hills one day
stumbling lifelessly
a wave of jagged movement
crashing on the weak
self rightousness soon became
a carnal need to feast
as mindless hippies grew more mindless
in the streets

dreadlocks caked with blood
tie dies stained with brains
sandles dragging entrails
patchwork soaked with pus

Vegans feed on human flesh
eaten by the Hateful Dead
suck the brains from your kind head
eaten by the Hateful Dead
hemp and crystals around their necks
eaten by the Hateful Dead
don't bogart that human leg
eaten by the Hateful Dead

They grew their Devil weed
in a forgotten place
where government agencies
buried toxic waste
at first it was kind of hard to tell them apart
because zombies and hippies
look alike from the start
I thought I heard them say something...
something like, "Spare some change?"
but what they were really saying?
what they were really saying was...
"SPARE SOME BRAINS!!!"
by then it was far too late for us to disappear
as the air filled with the pungent smell
of patchouli and fear

Dreadlocks caked with blood
Tie dies stained with brains
Sandles dragging entrails
Patchwork soaked with pus

Vegans feed on human flesh
eaten by the Hateful Dead
suck the brains from your kind head
eaten by the Hateful Dead
hemp and crystals around their necks
eaten by the Hateful Dead
don't Bogart that human leg
eaten by the Hateful Dead