Altered Strain

from by Crystal Balls

  • Roots CD
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Comes in a cardboard slipcase with printed front and back. Includes 4"x4" canvas patch.

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Distant memories pulling us to distant worlds
Through space we journey, crawling for truth
Our purpose was slavery, now we make our own
Nostalgia is bringing us back home

And now the battle is won, but not the war
When we find ourselves, we truly win
We win by any means

They stole our sticky luscious jungle
They knew the power within our weeds
Our dank ass weeds

We returned to nothing, a barren desert
They smoked it all
A desert, where nothing lives but our hate
It's thriving

They made us orphans
Bastards with no past
They slashed and burned our jungle planet
Burned up all the plants
We've lost our place in this universe
The future is bleak and sober
There's nothing left
Nothing left

We're broken, left in despair
Hatred turns to sorrow
All at once we mourn
Weeping at our innocence lost

Our tears seep into the ground
And penetrate the spoiled soil
Our pain hydrates dormant seeds
Growing an altered strain

Now, from below the plants grow
And now the planet is green
Once again
But something different
This crop is fire as hell

The power, pumping, into my lungs
Lifting my soul from my body
The power, pumping, into my lungs
So high, so fucking high

Our power grows with our plants
This altered strain puts the other shit to shame
Revenge is soon, they will perish
As the smoke rolls in

Our tears seep into the ground
And penetrate the spoiled soil
Our pain hydrates dormant seeds
It's growing an altered strain


from Roots, released April 20, 2016



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