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Closed Casket 7"

by Killing Thing

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released September 24, 2013

"Closed Casket" was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Matt Very at Very Tight Recordings in August and September of 2013.
"Ox King" and "Hark" were recorded, mixed, and mastered by Brette Ciamarra at Studio 344 in May and June of 2013, and remastered for vinyl by Matt Very at Very Tight Recordings in September of 2013.

On these recordings, Killing Thing is Nathan Dietrich, John Faust, Benjamin Gardner, Greg Loeffler, and William Scott.



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Pittsburgh Heavy Shit Est. 2013 | 'Til Death

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Track Name: Closed Casket
I walked alone along the river that night
Searching for a place to hang my head
At the right angle
It might clear out on its own

I drug my feet along the train tracks
Praying to feel the steel vibrate
They told me I would regret it
What was I feeling

I sifted my hands through the thorn bush
To show myself that I was real
I held your words closely to my ears

I guess that's just the way it is

I guess that's just the way it is

Well I've been down and out
I've seen the bottom before
But the only hands that came save
Were covered in filth

Now here I lie
Broken legs beneath me
My body one
with the earth

I pray
For slumber
As my bones begin to rot
I see your face

Hand in hand
You broke my fingers
One by one
You tore them off

Now they say
That I'm too far gone
They say that I can't be saved

A broken watch that can't be wound

I may never be repaired.
Track Name: Ox King
A broken cross lies on the floor
You know you're daughter's gone.
But it still ain't home
So please don't tell daddy his little girl's done wrong.
Because you know it's a full damn moon
A scent of blood in the room

We hope she's the only one

Well god damn a bad man came
From way out west
And this town ain't been the same
I can feel it in my chest

I can't say he was born of the devil
But the look in his eyes made the pastor spit
Lock your doors or he'll let himself right in

A broken cross lies on the floor
And she don't love me anymore
I swear there will be blood

No force can stop my hands from shaking
And I won't stop 'til I see red

Well god damn a bad man came
A bad man left
You won't see him again

The ox king rests
Track Name: Hark
Rise men from wilted roots
Dirty teeth and rusted suits
Altar boys have locked the door
To a congregation of thieves and whores

Vigilance fills the air

Forgive me father, for I have sinned

You took this land with and iron fist
A mother's tears and fathers missed
His army can't stop us
Your army can't stop us

Can't stop us

Burn the king at the stake

Poverty and pestilence wet the lips of the people
A broken crown under the reign of them
A burning church, a flaming steeple

Smoke pours to a blackened sky
Wake up
Cold and alone
And procreate
It's a lions den
It's an epipen
Everything dies if you're willing to wait

You stole this land
We took it back
From broken hands