Retaliation

by Refinement

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03:59
2.
04:33
3.
03:45
4.
05:38
5.
03:22

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released December 8, 2016

Additional vocals:

Tommy Gehringer and Dylan Newhouse on Rebirth.

Ryan Presti on Failure.

Dylan Newhouse on Genesis.

Tracking/mixing/mastering by Josh Gillooly.

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Melodic Hardcore from Paterson, NJ.

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Track Name: Aftermath
It’s getting hard to understand
the complexity of life
when the spirit dies, where does it go?

I can’t remember the words you chanted
But how was I supposed to know this was the final last time, it nearly fractured my spinal cord
It nearly fractured me

So fuck this world, and all its temporary lies
cause in the end, everyone dies
Tomorrow isn’t promised and this now I know
In the end when it's time to grow old

We will no longer be together
We will no longer accept each other
you are the candle so I ask you
To burn and shine my life


fuck this world, and all its temporary lies
cause in the end, everyone dies
Tomorrow isn’t promised and this now I know
In the end when it's time to grow old

You are the candle burning so I ask you to forever shine my life
Physically you are gone but your spirit remains so I ask you to forever and always burn

Be the burn that keeps my life glowing

You are the candle burning so I ask you to forever burn and shine my life

Aftermath
Aftermath
Aftermath
Track Name: Rebirth
Sometimes I can’t even look at myself
better yet forgive myself
for all the things that I’ve done
The people I’ve hurt, and the hearts I’ve burnt
and even the Gods I’ve lied to multiple times.
I’ve looked at you, straight in the face,
promising you I’d never hurt you,
keeping my promise wasn’t hard

the problem was knowing my past,
Where’d you go?
known as your trust.
I’ll find you now

I was never good at keeping my word,
no I was never good for anything, for anyone
but at least now I know what I must fix,
what I must destroy

at least now I know what I must fix, what I must destroy

which are these demons that torment my soul,
these demons that dwell inside my misery,
I must refine the grain that was my life
I must refine

This is my rebirth
I am a changed man
Track Name: Failure
I was made a king even though I was born a coward.

You’ve perfected my own life, and made a beauty of my past.
I feel the darkness.

Knowing the fact I used to be a failure,
is what bothers me most.
Being reminded of my past
prevented me from growing
Into the man that I’m supposed to be through his eyes.
I feel like I’ve failed you, and I can’t forgive myself.

But then you bring me signs of forgiveness.
Through some of the people that mean the world to me.
Even those who’ve lost hope for me.

Who are you to tell me where I've been?
I walk this road alone, my life of sin.
My actions lead to now.
No jury. No council.
Lack of a word, I am king.
I am king.
Kneel before me my stewards.
Fight.

I am king.
I am king.
I am king.
Kneel.

These aversions, replace my will
I will fight for this, everyday through mistakes I made cause
I don't need this, the violence makes me fucking bleed.
I will find myself in nothingness
To live; death in failure.
Track Name: Imperfection
Stand back and step away from me
This is not this not how friends should be
We're through and after all of this,
keep my name out of your mouth

No this is not how friends should be
I lived my life with you, despite the shit you do
Keep my name out of your mouth motherfucker

I miss all the memories
That never happened with you
And though I never met you face to face
You'll forever be my grace

Separate

This cannot go any fucking longer
I've reached the point of
Disbelief in me this is not the man I should be

And after me how could you sink any lower?
You were the only drug that ever kept me sober

No this is not, a place a of dejection
This is my home. Don't take it from me

My brothers, my sisters we are together
Here for one another
Keeping alive, fight to survive,
it's our only promise

My brother, my sisters we are here for one another
Keeping alive, fight to survive, it's our only hope

This is a place that we call home
We don't have another
So just don't take this from me
And I have finally identified the difference between bliss and solace
And this is my fucking home
This is our place that we call home
We don't have another
So just don't take this from me
This is my home

I have found solace.
Track Name: Genesis
All alone in this grave
I am nothing but a slave
Nothing but a slave
no one can hear me now
and it’s time to take a vow
Time to take a vow

i’ve lost all courage
i expect a beating for this
A beating for this
That’s it im done with this
And Im done with being me

Day after day,
night after night
these intrusive thoughts within my mind
will make me go blind

Why must this boggle my mind?
constant apologies, I am done with this life
and I can’t seem to find the light
That will guide me through the path of my life

God, oh God, please help me, win this fight