The Goonz -Death Is Purpose

by Rival Knives

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Rival Knives was formerly known as The Goonz. They changed their name to Rival Knives during the recording of "Blood City".

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released August 15, 2012

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Rival Knives is the new moniker of the dudes formerly known as The Goonz

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Track Name: House Of Wills
even now the terrifying fluid is coursing through your veins
I was wrong it's death that gives this world its point
we love a rose because we know it will soon be gone
whoever loved a stone?
Track Name: 3011
Now we're pulling the wires intraveneous
your limbs are no longer your conscious behavior
if that's fine with you...

We can all live forever
We are the technology
in the year 3011
you are memories...
your head chip expired
it's dangerous if you don't jack in
and take the upgrade your memories
can all live forever

A virus is spreading
it's digital
it's easy
and painless
cause it makes you numb

we can all live forever
cause we are the technology
in the year 3011
we're fighting for our memories
in the year 3011
the wires are a part of you
as long as we keep with the times
our memories are safe
Track Name: Red Motorcycle Diaries
All along the west
we made cities where kids fear regret
and they will do whatever to keep from dying
but I don't know where they get the idea
that we are all not the same and anything less is dying

we try to objectify the youth
til there's nothing left for them to say
we try to identify with you
til there's nowhere left for them to go

All along the west
remains the idea that we were right when we left
but nothing is safe from death
the kids believe that finding the place we belong is far away
Track Name: The Business
my lungs are breathing fire
my chest is gonna explode
we've go this under control
cause my god is bigger than yours

we do what's good for the business

make money baby!
we're going to take it all from you
what's left could fund a bomb or two

we do what's good for the business

borrow yourself away
Track Name: Future Enemies
how did we get left so far behind?
well that's the question that is killing me
How could I relieve this son of mine?
well that's the question that is killing me

the truth is arduous
I said I want to know the truth
the truth is arduous
you sell yourself

how do they expect us to survive
when they have taken every breath from me?
how will I relieve this son of mine
well that's the question that is killing me

we've got to face our future enemies
or one day they'll take away everything.
Track Name: Stronger Than I
If this is a test
to see if my enemies
are stronger than I
I'm willing to put up a fight

we'll take all your history and put it to rest
we'll build a new covenant on top of it
there's too many hostages waiting for god
tell them it's useless he's not coming down

fighting for truth
we'll burn every last one down
like it or not this a war
take out a pen and write every last word down
like it or not this is a war

maybe your preachers hand can save you from death
well... if you REALLY believe
maybe your precious god is really a stone
maybe he's sleeping

wake him up
wake him up

In the blink of an eye
we'll fight all our enemies
stronger than I
if they're willing to put up a fight
you are not alone
we'll fight all our enemies
stronger than I
If they're willing to put up a fight

there's too many hostages
waiting for god
tell them it's useless
there are no miracles.
Track Name: Human Empires
When the liars build their castles out of me
we all say that we're alive and free
my disposition makes me wonder "what's for me?"
and you'll never get ahead with honesty

if there's no way out of this
we'll have a bigger problem

I'll never be you

I don't want to be a liar
I don't want to be a thief
I don't want to be your dealer
I just want to live for me

We need a better system
or else.
Track Name: Hand On Solid Stone
now I was trying to remember when
this shit just wasn't happening
but I guess it's true it always does
there really is no time in life
when I don't feel like a fucking knife
is slowly digging deeper
you wanna know how I stay alive
don't be the one whose living a lie
or ever let them stop you

it's not how we live
it's who we are
you can take my place
when I'm dead and gone
if you think this is
the worst it gets
then you're better off without me

if life is like a cigarette
I burn it up and inhale it
but at least I know that it's MY habit
I keep my hand on solid stone
I keep my hand on solid stone
we don't fall for pious hopes
we don't fall for pious hopes
are you with me?
well are you with me?
you're either with me or you can pray
for better days that never come

You'll have to kill me
you'll have to break me
you'll have to kill me
or you can pray for better days that never come

it's not how we live
it's who we are
you can take my place
when I'm dead and fucking gone
if you think this is
the worst it gets
then you're better off without me
Track Name: Honor Amongst Thieves
I think I've had it up to here
and now you're my problem

you ought to sleep
one eye open
I'll cut your throat wide open
you've heard of me
the new justice
you'll get away
but not this fucking time
you motherfucker

I think I've had my share of loss
but I never got that desperate
to take from those like us
who work to feed their own
did you think you deserve a piece of mine?

you ought to sleep
one eye open
I'll cut your throat
wide open
you've heard of me
the new justice
you'll get away
but not this fucking time

and when you see me coming in
from above you better pray
it won't take very long
cause I believe in consequence above the law
when you know, you know you're doing wrong

code of respect:
taking from me is like taking from you
only you took less.
Track Name: Out Of Touch
We were born
of bright lights and in stages
we look up when glimpses look like dreams
All this time searching for something
that will ease our minds of what we're supposed to be

out of touch with silence and people
in a rush to make ourselves complete
we grew up learning what we needed
then we died when it was not what it seemed

it takes time to build a kingdom
but you can't lift these bricks staring at a screen

we grew up planting what they seeded
we are weaker now to things you cannot speed
Track Name: Between Chromosome and Collapse
Outside the window
skating in the street
two kids full of hope
one's me
take it to the edge
take it to impress me
could've been anything, something

"none of these kids
understand the victim
no one like me
no one like me"

promises in poverty
that echo your past
and drive you to fulfill the joke
of who will laugh last
but it never came true
not like I thought
two kids out of rope
one gave out

there is no peace
there is no justice
only my rage
only my darkness

you can't run away
you can't run away let's face it
you can't run away
you can't run away from everything

I felt the child slip away
as I grew into defenses
you laid down in the dirt
and made peace with the rain
like no one knows your suffering
or feels the same pain
but everyone's the same
everyone's the same
it's just some of us
rely on the blame
but not me
not me
not me

there is no peace
there is no justice
only my rage
only my darkness
Track Name: Evolutionaires
Out of the clouds
Out of the sky
you've got nothing to sell
give me the proof
give me a sign
give me something

we dance in a river of burning blood
to prove a scripture
we took all the strength between me and you and threw it away

now we've got such a bad addiction
it's like a drug
the righteous will guilt the weak and call it love

we taught our kids to fear themselves in the eyes of a savior
then we took all the strength between me and you and threw it away

now we've got such a bad addiction
it's like a drug
to whatever makes you feel like a god

it's time to let go
the world we've built is burning down
to prove nothing
the church you've built is burning down
to the sound of evolutionaires
we'll stand up and prod the legions
our hearts are never turning back
there's no god there's only you and me

we took all the words from an ancient book
and distort the value
so we took all the strength between me and you and threw it away

now we've got such a bad addiction
it's like a drug
to whatever makes you feel like a god.