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Modern Mythology

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1.
I am The other side of the mirror The glasses seeing you clearer One last time Last stand Where the years stood still in the basement When heaven can't build a replacement For what's mine Control Of horrors and knowledge of old A tethering power to hold I sold my soul for you Stole for you Been my own enemy Just to light your eyes I am the animal that Feeds for you Needs for you Amalgamation of The healer that I was And everything I am I am The hopeless romantic that's lost her A new 21st century monster Growing near Don't run I promise it's not what it looks like I'm battered from winning the last fight Calm your fear So cold A cosmos of magic untold With nothing but ashes to hold Would you believe I sold my soul for you Stole for you Been my own enemy Just to light your eyes I am the animal that Feeds for you Needs for you Amalgamation of The healer that I was And everything I am My composure in stitches A king among witches Holding only an audience with bones I sucked in the light And won every fight But we fade in this black hole alone To someone beyond this I reach out for solace I'll speak through fabric of space Our hope of escaping I'm screaming and scraping With tears on this old monster's face I sold my soul for you Stole for you Been my own enemy Just to light your eyes I am the animal that Feeds for you Needs for you Amalgamation of The healer that I was And everything I am
2.
We Rise 06:04
To dawn We've gone Adrift with the resolve to carry on When the climb is steep And the days are long We rise All rise Our fight Burns bright From filth we ascend to the tree of life The lowly empowered in faith unite We rise All rise So far We are The hope scattered among the fallen stars The last note played on an old guitar But we rise All rise With hearts Of thorns We're matched with the will of the royal born To stave off the fall of a house that's torn We rise All rise We will die again Where the oceans end Over and over In the dragon's fire We will testify Shoulder to shoulder In the lands between Spirits sharp and clean Mused with a purpose Through the scarlet mist For the maidenless We rise unburdened again We rise again We bled Instead Of giving ourselves to the void of death Accepting the power for a final breath We rise All rise To yearn And burn With frenzy and flame to the rights we've earned In face of the falsehoods and secrets learned We rise All rise We will die again Where the oceans end Over and over In the dragon's fire We will testify Shoulder to shoulder In the lands between Spirits sharp and clean Mused with a purpose Through the scarlet mist For the maidenless We rise unburdened again We rise again Though some of us won't make it back We're following into the black Unknown for a long lost throne We rise again Where others might look for escape These lights in the dark search for grace Once lost To a blood-soaked cause We will rise Through battlefields scarred by the gods We're striving no matter the odds When nothing can hold back the tide We rise, we rise, we rise All rise Though graceless and exiled We're loyal the same Returning to roots through the Worst of our pain When kings rise against Have it writ on their grave The old gods were felled By a mortal unnamed We will die again Where the oceans end Over and over In the dragon's fire We will testify Shoulder to shoulder In the lands between Spirits sharp and clean Mused with a purpose Through the scarlet mist For the maidenless We rise unburdened again We rise again Our eternal struggle echoes to the past We rise, we rise So even if only to fall then in ash We rise, I will rise
3.
My Church 05:15
Wild fire calls me to the madness that I seek We've seen bold things that our storied hearts will keep Who am I to deny the ascension of man When I alone could bring it on with my healing hands Don't mourn what's left in the burning states behind You've come this far if you've opened up your mind To a new rebirther So take it one step further Where the rivers meet the coming red tide I got miracles for those on my side In the willows I built my steeple My spirit, my church, my people Newfound faith that's vested in me Now our bloody hands will heal the unclean In the wastes I raise my steeple My spirit, my church, my people Some say we're doomed in the heart of our beliefs Death stilled their lips and maintained the peace we keep Now I've seen in a dream that I'm destined for a throne Once I've conquered the cage of this flesh and bone Accept what's kept in reaches of your soul Cut off your will and leave the guilt you hold Give it all to the rebirther Let's take it one step further Where the rivers meet the coming red tide I got miracles for those on my side In the willows I built my steeple My spirit, my church, my people Newfound faith that's vested in me Now our bloody hands will heal the unclean In the wastes I raise my steeple My spirit, my church, my people My church, yeah My steeple My church, yeah My people No, I've come too far To give up on faith When it's all my own creation Bow down, face to the floor I can heal you soon When you've blurred your mind's foundation It's too late for the rest now But it's never too late for you I'll share the truth The end will come and take us And the sun will bleed us dry My church renewed As promised soon Where the rivers meet the coming red tide I got miracles for those on my side In the willows I built my steeple My spirit, my church, my people Newfound faith that's vested in me Now our bloody hands will heal the unclean In the wastes I raise my steeple My spirit, my church, my people My church, yeah My steeple My church, yeah My people
4.
Where life as an unwilling angel starts I end Forgive my intrusion but grace is won With friends I'll upturn the roots that withhold this Shattered place In cold absolution I carve My unbound face Mother have you lost your way The skies are crumbling as I pray Shine moonlight from where you are To guide me by the falling stars Through golden oblivion I have held So far And died for traversal beyond the place We are I've cut the soul out of my chest to Heal this land I'll sever the fingers to let go of These hands Mother have you lost your way The skies are crumbling as I pray Shine moonlight from where you are To guide me by the falling stars My father's blood boils in my veins For I have forsaken our name To tarnish the glow of his golden order Forgive me for what I have done The catalyst I have become To birth a dark moon as these lands grow colder Mother have you lost your way The skies are crumbling as I pray Shine moonlight from where you are To guide me by the falling stars
5.
Walking the crossroads of hell on earth A devil's deal for a new rebirth I've given my all and day by day My soul still breaks I can remember crossing the line When ushered into a darker time Though we were in agony You left me in your wake When I curse your name Can you see my face And do you taste my pain In this bloodstained place Forever on the attack I'm fighting into the black Without you Without you Will my scars reveal All the sins you chose And how betrayed I feel In my fractured bones For us there's no turning back I'm fighting into the black Without you Without you Still hanging on for white hawk's fall When vengeance comes and I heed the call With every time I plunge the steel I'm seeing you You once had used my desire to kill Granted me hope with a quiet thrill I watched as you changed the world around me Cut in two When I curse your name Can you see my face And do you taste my pain In this bloodstained place Forever on the attack I'm fighting into the black Without you Without you Will my scars reveal All the sins you chose And how betrayed I feel In my fractured bones For us there's no turning back I'm fighting into the black Without you Without you I guess I gambled and lost when fate shuffled our decks Now that I suffer the wrath of your mad god complex As I follow the path where the darkness collects So much death, what for, what for, what for? Though I am losing control I can't give up the chase No time for mourning the loss of what hatred replaced There lies barely a soul behind my changing face I will break no more, no more, no more When I curse your name Can you see my face And do you taste my pain In this bloodstained place Forever on the attack I'm fighting into the black Without you Without you Will my scars reveal All the sins you chose And how betrayed I feel In my fractured bones For us there's no turning back I'm fighting into the black Without you Without you Without you When I curse your name Can you see my face And do you taste my pain In this bloodstained place Forever on the attack I'm fighting into the black Without you Without you Will my scars reveal All the sins you chose And how betrayed I feel In my fractured bones For us there's no turning back I'm fighting into the black Without you Without you
6.
Painkiller 04:28
I deserve to be here But no one could deserve you You're an intervention A hallucination of truth When I need a fix-up I feel you in my veins You're the spark I needed To start a whole new flame Straight into my heart I am blown apart Like a bullet to my brain You tear the world away and When it goes to shit I can take a hit 'Cause you're here keeping me sane A spirit like a storm With you I'm reborn At the bottom of the chain It starts to look like heaven Cut and bleed me dry Take another life You're the killer of my pain Ripped apart by something Inside me left from those days Walking with the earthbound I'd rather be in your gaze You're the one elixir Laced with the sickness I need And I'm gonna take you When my affliction bleeds Straight into my heart I am blown apart Like a bullet to my brain You tear the world away and When it goes to shit I can take a hit 'Cause you're here keeping me sane A spirit like a storm With you I'm reborn At the bottom of the chain It starts to look like heaven Cut and bleed me dry Take another life You're the killer of my pain Risking life I will never let go Never let go And while you're kicking ass I'll be there kicking too Through the blood and strife We will do what we know Do what we know Like a rose's thorns On your hellbound horns My thriller Painkiller I'll let you in to cure me Even if it's gonna hurt me Straight into my heart I am blown apart Like a bullet to my brain You tear the world away and When it goes to shit I can take a hit 'Cause you're here keeping me sane A spirit like a storm With you I'm reborn At the bottom of the chain It starts to look like heaven Cut and bleed me dry Take another life You're the killer of my pain
7.
Teeth 05:33
Can't stop to think about it Slave to the brain I doubted Feels like a struggle in my tortured body Seized up I stop and stammer Make me forget my manners But I've got warning if you think you want me You smack the sense out of me Redder than dirty money I'm not a monster but you make me wonder Put in a blaze of fury Eyes kind of getting blurry Making me want to roar like thunder Maybe it's the moonlight Mixed with carnal insight Violent but it feels right You make me come unsheathed Like I'm a weapon Born and bred to threaten 'Cause when it feels like heaven I wanna bare my teeth I can't escape the feeling Your eyes just left me reeling Lonely and gentle like I just might hurt you Wrapped in all mixed emotions Done going through the motions Who gives a fuck if we could let my claws loose Cinematic thrills of dating We'll get a hard R rating Done up and fancy for a horror showdown Too much love too inhibit Hungry like nature's own exhibit You wondered often but you'll know now Maybe it's the moonlight Mixed with carnal insight Violent but it feels right You make me come unsheathed Like I'm a weapon Born and bred to threaten 'Cause when it feels like heaven I wanna bare my teeth You put my head in the zone So come on throw me a bone Say you can take it Now can you take it Fucked in the head but I'm in here I know you're thrilled by the fear Here's our solution Natural solution The apex versus the prey My fangs don't get in the way But I can't promise I won't be too hasty We've got the time for it all You make it impossible To keep together when you look so tasty Maybe it's the moonlight Mixed with carnal insight Violent but it feels right You make me come unsheathed Like I'm a weapon Born and bred to threaten 'Cause when it feels like heaven I wanna bare my teeth You make me wanna show my teeth You make me wanna show my teeth
8.
Blood Pact 06:02
You're a whisper in the dead of night My fell beast that hides away from light Pursuing with a monstrous, cold allure You're god's unspoken Dead and broken Couldn't want you more So dance with me and drink the moonlight I took a vow to share the long night A lovers' blood pact long ago To follow as far as you'll go I've cut down every hunt to burn you When life raises the stakes I'll stand true I'd go to war to feed your heart 'Til death do we depart I could never go a day without Your enchantment makes me want to shout I'll be your victim if you'll be my guide Tonight Pleasant curses Carnal forces Pull my heart to you Beloved familiar Turned cold killer Oh for love the things we do So dance with me and drink the moonlight I took a vow to share the long night A lovers' blood pact long ago To follow as far as you'll go I've cut down every hunt to burn you When life raises the stakes I'll stand true I'd go to war to feed your heart 'Til death do we depart They call us new blasphemers Ignorant of the dreamers Who wished to wed in sin For the wicked time we're in A crimson house of horrors Of forbidden wine enjoyers With a taste for blood and thrill It's a love for which I'd kill So dance with me and drink the moonlight I took a vow to share the long night A lovers' blood pact long ago To follow as far as you'll go I've cut down every hunt to burn you When life raises the stakes I'll stand true I'd go to war to feed your heart 'Til death do we depart
9.
Tattered books in the desert sand Omens told from a far off land I don't need tall tales When the lone wolves wail tonight Legends forged by the folks that come Here to summon pandemonium But now I'm stained blood red Caught the old beast dead to rights You've never seen the side Where the wraiths and the reapers hide Another cold day on the hunt for me 'Cause I live modern mythology Ever notice how the stories go All the same like a second show But the truth lies In the old times again Nothing's changed since the witching days Risking life for a prison stay Just so you fools keep your Damn cool in the face of death In the face of death You've never seen the side Where the wraiths and the reapers hide Another cold day on the hunt for me 'Cause I live modern mythology Keeping bay all the evil done Walk the dark while you live in the sun So you should thank god for making me When we write the new mythology No one tells you that the fable's true You cross the line and death waits for you Myths are born in the world today In the dark, in the dark Millions more slipping by each day Don't believe magic's gone away All the cursed faces come to fear my mark My mark You've never seen the side Where the wraiths and the reapers hide Another cold day on the hunt for me 'Cause I live modern mythology Keeping bay all the evil done Walk the dark while you live in the sun So you should thank god for making me When we write the new mythology
10.
Bad Luck 06:13
I think I've lost my way A long vacation Like a rat that holds the plague The infestation We all got bloody hands While playing blackjack You live a life on chance You get your payback I need a little help sometimes to listen to myself From someone else I can't believe I came so far surviving in this shame Am I to blame? I'm not, shut up, shut up Welcome to the freak show Thought the odds were equal Roulette in my head keeps rolling on Let the bloody streets flow Nothing holds a candle To the rapid fire of my own gun Maybe psycho Push me and you might go Over in a blaze of arcane blue Stop me if I ramble I'll come take a gamble for you 'Cause you need a little bad luck baby A new ghost in the house The city's haunted I never crossed the line But I like feeling wanted Foundations wash away The pain I tasted Now you'll love the game we play But your luck is wasted I need a little hurt sometimes to keep me who I am To give a damn I came back with my shattered soul to find a better way Now who's to say Now who's to say Welcome to the freak show Thought the odds were equal Roulette in my head keeps rolling on Let the bloody streets flow Nothing holds a candle To the rapid fire of my own gun Maybe psycho Push me and you might go Over in a blaze of arcane blue Stop me if I ramble I'll come take a gamble for you 'Cause you need a little bad luck baby I need a little help sometimes to listen to myself From someone else From someone else I couldn't find the words to say I miss you more than peace So save me please Come save me please You taught me how to hate the world itself, well lucky me But am I free? Now am I free? So welcome to the freak show Thought the odds were equal Roulette in my head keeps rolling on Let the bloody streets flow Nothing holds a candle To the rapid fire of my own gun Maybe psycho Push me and you might go Over in a blaze of arcane blue Stop me if I ramble I'll come take a gamble for you 'Cause you need a little bad luck baby
11.
Think I'm really gonna change my mind Make a difference in the end this time I could have wept until the tears ran dry But what's the point if I'm not even trying Holding still until it feels like home Something's wrong but you don't even know it Blood is rushing and the world goes slow Can't deny it when you face it alone To hell with the faces in your old town Let some fade out in the background Everybody's lost You could be the boss Of your Novel of dismay Turned around one day Self cured You put your feet on solid ground But no one cares for a moment Stand up and you'll find you're on your own No time left for another round You've got your one path to tread Don't need a hero when the world goes cold You turn it around with the cards you hold Never listened to a goddamn thing Looked away while they were pulling strings I couldn't notice while my brain is tied Up and worried that I'm only dying Doesn't matter if we're all the same In the end they will forget our names And you will never have spend your life Coming up with reasons to keep fighting To hell with the hypocritic cycle Don't tell me to work up to a title Everybody's lost You could be the boss Of your Novel of dismay Turned around one day Self cured You put your feet on solid ground But no one cares for a moment Stand up and you'll find you're on your own No time left for another round You've got your one path to tread Don't need a hero when the world goes cold You turn it around with the cards you hold When you stick it to the world sometimes It feels like coming home When you call out all the bullshit That the talking heads have thrown Can't you lift a little lighter than Your worried heart requires Shuffle up and let the cards you hold Reflect your own desires And not the ones who said You'd be the first one dead I guess the tables turned So we could live and learn It's time to pick a side You gotta wake up alive Let's bring the real you to the light So open your eyes You put your feet on solid ground But no one cares for a moment Stand up and you'll find you're on your own No time left for another round You've got your one path to tread Don't need a hero when the world goes cold You turn it around with the cards you hold
12.
I felt my bones shiver Across rifts of time I saw ghosts in the mist And their faces like mine Then I looked to the footsteps And gazed on a sign That said "call my name I'll join in the fight" Broken and withered We will rise again My brothers and sisters In death we are friends Incandescent together A slow fading light The efforts cascading Our time is tonight Fractured and feeble Ordinary people Putting resolve to the test Nobody chose to be risen But new life is given When we light a bonfire to rest Old friends and rivals We sit by the flame To share in the moment Before we can claim Our own destiny's purpose In each of our homes We've all got our battles But no one's alone Nameless and searching The light keeps us warm In need and in danger It guides through the storm As we share in a question Will we meet again To sing by the embers And brace for the end Fractured and feeble Ordinary people Putting resolve to the test Nobody chose to be risen But new life is given When we light a bonfire to rest Undying forever Through war and dark weather Binding to search for a light Some lit by grace or by embers We're searching together Starved for that break from the fight Swords losing sharpness To angels and darkness These soldiers push on through the mire Now we're all faced with the ending The burn before mending A vision to let there be fire Fractured and feeble Ordinary people Putting resolve to the test Nobody chose to be risen But new life is given When we light a bonfire to rest

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No stranger to the world of monsters and magic, I've weaved a monster-of-the-week collection of stories known as "Modern Mythology." Vampires, demons, and gods, each and all living out their tales from the not so distant past to the near future. This album takes its horror and fantasy inspiration from pop culture media such as Beastars, Berserk, and Elden Ring to bring a monster mash of symphonic proportions. Through both horror and fantasy, as well as love and death, these stories all come together in song to form a new Mythology.

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released May 6, 2022

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Aviators is a Southwest Florida indie musician specializing in fantasy rock and gritty synthpop. Many songs are inspired directly by beloved video games, shows, films, and novels.

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