The MarKing

by Vio\ator

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Debut EP by Vio\ator. A taste of things to come.


released January 21, 2013

All songs written and recorded by Vio\ator
*Except "Tomorrow," lyrics written by Vio\ator and An\Ma

Mixed and mastered by Ch\Br

Thank you: An\Ma, Ch\Br, Ja\Er, Aa\Ke, Jo\Qu



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San Francisco based industrial post-punk project


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Track Name: A Body, I Pray
There are bodies in the basement of the house I used to own
I thought I could escape them with the miles I had flown
But the past, it catches up to you just when you least expect
And it crumbles down around you and makes you the prime suspect

I've a problem in my pocket that keeps calling out my name
Nobody else can hear it and they're calling me insane
But the noise is deafening and there's a ringing in my ear
Everyone else must be deaf if I'm the only one that hears

The riddle to my answer, the question that I chose
At one time it was a baby, now I see that it has grown
Left a body in Helsinki, left a body in Berlin
I thought my problems were all over, now they're starting to begin

There's a book that I was reading all about how to get away
But in the end I had to burn it, it recommended that I pray
Feeling like I've got a fever and my neck's starting to sweat
Just run my hand through my hair and do my best to forget

The choice that's laid out before me is the path I have to choose
I wish that I'd gotten a winning one, but I know that I will lose
At the end of the day, though, it was only my and her
But I don't know what you'd expect from a violator
Track Name: Please Don't Look Away
He spoke out of line
Don't give him the time of day
He asked again
Give it to him anyway

Keep him happy for now
The only way I know how

Says he's doing fine
Don't believe anything he'll say
Says he wants what is mine
Give it to him anyway

Like a man with a plow
Dragging it through the ground
Knowing the chances of rain are slim
Don't give into him

Now I can see what all of you mean
About how it's better to not be seen
Look behind the shades
Please don't look away

Says he's out of time
And lost in a sway
You know all about
The ignorance that he feigns

Got business to do
But he'd rather play
Pay attention to
The play for today

And then you remember
What you wanted to say
But he's standing still
And made out of clay
Track Name: Rome
Home is burning
Rome is burning
Check on the survivors
See if they're alive

Home is burning
Rome is burning
Offer up some penance
Nobody survived
Track Name: Tomorrow
Throw me down, and hold me tight
Protect me from the violent light

The yells, the screams
The burning trees
The fires burn so vividly

Memories, pain, sadness, and loss
It's all in the past, the thing that you cost
The future is now, it's time to go home
Meet your maker and say, "Hello!"

They'll think we're lovers
Our bodies
Burned with the others

Burning with the embers
And nobody
Left to remember

Clothes burned to bodies trying to get away
But all of us knew that we'd have to pay

The yells, the screams
The burning trees
The life that you will never lead

The sky filled with soot and ash
And all of us gone
In one brilliant flash