Suppressing the Grail

by Dead End Kings

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    First full length album from Brisbane groove metal outfit Dead End Kings.
    8 Track studio album recorded at the famous Tym Guitars in Brisbane.

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Debut album from Brisbane groove metaloutfit DEAD END KINGS

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released June 12, 2015

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Dead End Kings Brisbane, Australia

Musically, ideologically even fuckin spiritually Dead End Kings are about a good time! Songs that are full of riffs that you can really sink your teeth into. Vocals that you can bang your head and sing your guts out.
With influences ranging from Machine Head to Down and Alice in Chains in between, Dead End Kings are determined to make you feel something. To get something out of there music
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Track Name: Playing With Fire
Hey hey man I know your plan
You want me as your right hand
Hey hey man I know your game
But I ain’t so easy to tame

Let you in, the ice is thin, you won’t win

Hey hey man I see your work
Broadcasted on the TV networks
Hey hey man try all you want
I’m here then I’m gone

Let you in, the ice is thin, you won’t win
Playing with fire, gets me wired, you don’t tire

I don’t know why I just can’t help myself
To flirt with the devil is not good for my health
She’s my reason, my grounding view
I only deny this for the sake of you
Haunt me, taunt me, lead me, bleed me

Let you in, the ice is thin, you won’t win
Playing with fire, gets me wired, you don’t tire
Track Name: Sin City
Touching down on the black tarmac
Not knowing what to expect
First thing seen are the one armed bandits
Just begging for your bet

A mesh of wonders worlds apart
Some just out of this world
All designed to blow your mind
Misleading boys and girls

A short ride and your deep inside
Home of life’s temptations
Money really can buy all
Senses flooded with sensation

A mesh of wonders worlds apart
Some just out of this world
All designed to blow your mind
Misleading boys and girls

It’s sin, sin city

Bottomless holes where the dice roll
All hungry for your cash
The Pleasure Pit, that’s my shit
But you better tip or be out on your ass
It’s the place, the place to be
Just as long, as long as you leave

A mesh of wonders worlds apart
Some just out of this world
All designed to blow your mind
Misleading boys and girls

Exotic cars, all the stars, immigrants with their escort cards
Bet high, bet low, red or black which are you gonna go
Get a chopper just to see the canyon
It’s the place to be, just as, long as you leave, it’s the place for me
It’s girls, booze, tattoos, win or lose

It’s the place to be, just as long as you leave, it’s the place for me

Make sure that you see a cage fight
Track Name: Suppressing the Grail
5000 years of use not abuse
A friend to man biochemically fused
This quirk of nature a spiritual saviour
The healing of body, mind and soul

History of remedy, joined symbiotically
Nature’s gift to us, its use is a must

Suppressing the grail
Allowing greed to prevail the system has failed

Enter allopathic medicine
Treat symptoms with poisons for profit margin
This plant black listed, the truth has been twisted
For money, power and all out control

Feeding us lies, averting their eyes
Premeditated genocide, how long can they hide

Suppressing the grail
Allowing greed to prevail the system has failed

In present days a cancerous plague
Culls the masses while the money is made
While we are left to suffer and endure
They turn their backs and they run from the cure

Hypocrisy, bureaucracy, conspiracy to make us believe
In the fallacy of democracy, they’ve demonised, criminalised
Bloodshot eyes on the prize, this message must metastasise
Your wed of lies can’t be disguised, now it’s time to legalise

Suppressing the grail
Allowing greed to prevail the system has failed
Suppression of the grail
Track Name: Barefoot & Wasted
Starting early like a thousand times
Only purpose is to lose my mind
Poisons vary to achieve this goal
Don’t know why it seems to sooth my soul

Where am I, dark skies
Lost in the street, ground surging beneath my feet
Driven by a force
Looking for the source

Barefoot & wasted

Abort the comfort of familiar space
Disorientation, my mind starts to race
Suburban jungle to wreak havoc through
Brain overload, psychosis ensues

Where am I, dark skies
Lost in the street, ground surging beneath my feet
Driven by a force
Looking for the source

Barefoot & wasted

Insanity is a part of me
Return from absence like the prodigal drunk
Enlightened like a humble monk
What unfolded in time passed
Head hazy possibilities vast

Barefoot & wasted
Track Name: Lethargy
Apparent from childhood
Thought denial would make it go away
Adolescence arrived and my destructive side
Reared its ugly head and thrived

Tell me where’s the direction
Nothing but indecision

Drained, sedate, like a blatant apathy
Can’t seem to motivate when bound by lethargy

Drawn to the darker side
Thou shalt not abide, you could say I had some hide
Until a fork in the road that left me on the road
Nearly ended pointless life

Still lost in the maze
Confusion stays

Drained, sedate, like a blatant apathy
Can’t seem to motivate when bound by lethargy
Disdain, malaise, through the fog you cannot see
Self-medicate when bound by lethargy

Powerlessness manifests

When you’re lower than low but you don’t let it show
With the aid of a crutch you can pick yourself up

Drained, sedate, like a blatant apathy
Can’t seem to motivate when bound by lethargy
Disdain, malaise, through the fog you cannot see
Self-medicate when bound by lethargy
Track Name: Falling from the Reach
This ain’t gonna last for ever
Hell bent on going hell for leather
Time travels at a steady pace
The foreseeable end to this manic race
Only seen through beholder’s eyes
Darkness blinding shed a little light
On the cusp of desired prize
Proximity deceives the mind

Falling from the reach of unsuspected saviours
Bordering the breach of acceptable behaviour

Constantly brought to wits end
Hard to see if your foe or friend
Escape to a sanctuary
Willing pawn of the powers that be
Waiting for destiny’s shift
Patience waning feeling set adrift
Sobering moments of clarity
Followed by delusional parody

Falling from the reach of unsuspected saviours
Bordering the breach of acceptable behaviour

My life, my time, no crime

Hanging by a fateful thread fatigue is setting in
The agony of reality relieved by indulged sin

There’s a line not to be crossed if it is all shall be lost

Falling from the reach of unsuspected saviours
Bordering the breach of acceptable behaviour
Track Name: Hard Toils (No Spoils)
Wake up, a little off, auto-pilot takes the wheel
Near miss, clenched fist, bluff your way to seal the deal
Going through the motions, nothing but an empty shell
Uneasiness, no interest, trapped in a stagnating hell

Hard toils, no spoils, unimpressed by all attempts
Superior intellect, moral fairness you’re exempt
All thumbs, you tool, fall from a modest perch
Impact damage, not the job but feel the hurt

Sitting there and your pockets are deep
False facade but you’re a creep
Looking out for number one
Screw us over by the tonne
Gorge yourself a little longer
We are coming and are much stronger
Waste your time seeking our mistakes
Unwilling to give just take, take, take

Stand over tactics, putting down to climb on up
Underestimate, assume we’ll bend and take the cuts
Know all, not quite, can’t comprehend your own rules
Back down, cave in, we may be fools but you’re the tools

Sitting there and your pockets are deep
False facade but you’re a creep
Looking out for number one
Screw us over by the tonne
Gorge yourself a little longer
We are coming and are much stronger
Waste your time seeking our mistakes
Unwilling to give just take, take, take

Proven wrong egg on your face
Playing dumb to try to save grace
Hoping that you’ll realise you are no better, your scum in our eyes

Sitting there and your pockets are deep
False facade but you’re a creep
Looking out for number one
Screw us over by the tonne
Gorge yourself a little longer
We are coming and are much stronger
Waste your time seeking our mistakes
Unwilling to give just take, take, take
Track Name: Cheat Lie
Let me tell you a story about a man, let me tell you a story
He made mistakes time and time again, so many mistakes

There are no more questions, no more questions after all these years
I’ve broken down, peeled the skin, just to fucking breath again
To tame the beast the cheapest lie, a bitter lust to come home too
I have tried to lose this face, this face so now it’s time

I don’t want to be the one to write your eulogy
I am not your fucking private property

I can’t afford you, this wasn’t part of my plan
Homemade personal grief, frostbitten poltergeist
You can’t injure a dead nerve anymore, you can’t kill a dead nerve
Another evil chapter unfolds, another evil chapter

You can keep your wealth, keep your wealth until the day that you die
To cut the snake, deep gravel rash, a loaded gun to sweat the hate
I walk again to drag the tide of all these shallow graves
I have tried to lose this voice, to lose this voice and now it’s time

I don’t want to be the one to write your eulogy
I am not your fucking private property

I can’t afford you, this wasn’t part of my plan
Homemade personal grief, frostbitten poltergeist

Past or present

So now I live my life with an open hand
Once a troubled child yet now a happy man
This defines me, completes the person I am
A dog fight parade delivers the fatal blow
The blues of puberty, your absence leaves no excuse
No opportunity, no ammunition to win

I can’t afford you, this wasn’t part of my plan
Homemade personal grief, frostbitten poltergeist