Dead Beat

by Rufus Rex

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There’s a carrion curse forever haunting our souls Until the very day we’re lowered in a hole At stygian shores we are doomed to run aground Waiting in fear as the divine spark is snuffed out. No longer will you wander aimless through the afterlife With the caress of the casket holding you tight Were destined for worms when our lives conclude Last rites be damned, death’s the beginning renewed Rise Lazarus Rise Rise From The Grave Dispel The Sleep Inside Your Veins Rise Lazarus Rise Rise From The Tomb Regain your breath Forever Exhumed Death Is Just The Beginning Defy Fate, Reanimate Death Is Just The Beginning Defy Fate, Reanimate The Epitaph Wiped Clean The Tombstone Ground Up Death Is Just The Beginning Defy Fate, Re-animate No need for Eulogies Hymns never sung Mortuary science will be forever be eclipsed Funeral directors deprived of their scripts Denounce the arcane implements of the past Now that lifeless actors are no longer cast The final curtain call fills our body with dread It’s a shame to expire when we met our end. Cease your offerings for the unfortunate dead Silence your prayers I’ll give them new life instead Rise Lazarus Rise Rise From The Grave Dispel The Sleep Inside Your Veins Rise Lazarus Rise Rise From The Tomb Regain your breath Forever Exhumed Death Is Just The Beginning Defy Fate, Reanimate Death Is Just The Beginning Defy Fate, Reanimate The Epitaph Wiped Clean The Tombstone Ground Up Death Is Just The Beginning Defy Fate, Re-animate No need for Eulogies Hymns never sung Death Is Just The Beginning Defy Fate, Reanimate Death Is Just The Beginning Defy Fate, Reanimate The Epitaph Wiped Clean The Tombstone Ground Up Death Is Just The Beginning Defy Fate, Re-animate Mortuary science will be forever be eclipsed Funeral directors deprived of their scripts Denounce the arcane implements of the past Now that lifeless actors are no longer cast
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And so it begins And so it begins From within The depths of the dying earth It has given birth To a terrible thing that has broke free from it’s cage Night is Night is Falling fast Time is Time is Here at last The leviathan The leviathan Has come again and an army of agony it will surely bring The spell is upon us and has us tightly in its grip Night is Night is Falling fast Time is Time is Here at last From the dust returned a titan From the dust returned a titan Ancient name whispered in the darkness Lost words spoke from chattering teeth Bloody runes forbode the arrival Of the beast that no longer sleeps This is the end of everything we know my darling This is simply the end Such safety finds us Trembling lambs environed by wolves Heaven is shuttering Heaven is shuttering Hope is lost And soon there will be a flood Of angels weeping blood Grim retribution for our many unnumbered crimes Night is Night is Falling fast Time is Time is Here at last Hell is Assembling Hell is Assembling Humanity Has reached its bitter end No time to make amends Up from the pits crawl the unnamable faceless ones. Night is Night is Falling fast Time is Time is Here at last From the dust returned a titan From the dust returned a titan Ancient name whispered in the darkness Lost words spoke from chattering teeth Bloody runes forbode the arrival Of the beast that no longer sleeps This is the end of everything we know my darling This is simply the end Such safety finds us Trembling lambs environed by wolves Well, it is far too late to change our ways Now that the curtain has been raised Events we’ve witness can never be unseen We walk alone To atone Into the unknown We walk alone To atone Into the unknown All that will be left is scattered stones Of forgotten cities long gone The things we’ve witness can never be undone We walk alone To atone Into the unknown We walk alone To atone Into the unknown
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The skeletons in my closet And the ghosts of my past Are aligning against me And approaching fast Drowning in black seas Of infinity Encircled by monsters Lurking just beneath The scuttering in the shadows And the chill up my spine Are a disturbing warning Of my borrowed time Secrets and ciphers have me by the throat I do not think that I can Remain afloat I have seen things That you have only dreamed But maybe they are nightmares Of worlds in-between Here there be monsters And beasts unknown And they’re never, ever, ever Gonna leave me alone I have seen things That you have only dreamed But maybe they are nightmares Of worlds in-between Here there be monsters And beasts unknown And they’re never, ever, ever Gonna leave me alone I don’t think that I can stop it If I could I don’t know how I don’t think that I can stop it It is much too late now I have seen things That you have only dreamed But maybe they are nightmares Of worlds in-between Here there be monsters And beasts unknown And they’re never, ever, ever Gonna leave me alone The gibbering of these creatures With their shrieks and their cries In their death and their blood I will be baptized That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons Death may die. The clamoring in the darkness And the stench in the air Now what unholy outcome Have I engineered Victorian fictions Are thrown to the wind Now I must take up arms And fight for my sins I have seen things That you have only dreamed But maybe they are nightmares Of worlds in-between Here there be monsters And beasts unknown And they’re never, ever, ever Gonna leave me alone I have seen things That you have only dreamed But maybe they are nightmares Of worlds in-between Here there be monsters And beasts unknown And they’re never, ever, ever Gonna leave me alone I don’t think that I can stop it If I could I don’t know how I don’t think that I can stop it It is much too late now Worlds in-between Worlds in-between Worlds in-between Worlds in-between I wish these were nightmares But they are far too real I wish these were figments Of a sickness not yet reveal Worlds in-between Worlds in-between I have seen things That you have only dreamed But maybe they are nightmares Of worlds in-between Here there be monsters And beasts unknown And they’re never, ever, ever Gonna leave me alone I don’t think that I can stop it If I could I don’t know how I don’t think that I can stop it It is much too late now I have seen things That you have only dreamed But maybe they are nightmares Of worlds in-between Here there be monsters And beasts unknown And they’re never, ever, ever Gonna leave me alone
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DEAD AIR The cities are graveyards The buildings are crumbling The streets are deserted The machines are rusting They’re purpose for living They’re forgotten makers Have ceased to exist The roads have grown stagnant The lights have all died out The death of a nation The end of an era The people are fading Their bones turn to dust And return to the ground Madness and misery Are my dark history I replay those scenes Over and over and over and over again Turned on the radio It’s no use there’s no one left A search for life now Within the dead air Turned on the radio It’s no use there’s no one left A search for life now Within the dead air This earth has grown quiet The memories are dying The days lose their meaning The stillness is frightening There soon will come soft rains This world will find solace Now that it’s been cleansed Madness and misery Are my dark history I replay those scenes Over and over and over and over again Turned on the radio It’s no use there’s no one left A search for life now Within the dead air Turned on the radio It’s no use there’s no one left A search for life now Within the dead air
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released October 11, 2011

Music & Lyrics by Curtis Rx
Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Organ, Keyboards, Percussion by Curtis Rx
Drums & Percussion by Victor Fuentes
Artwork by Thomas Boatwright

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Rufus Rex Ventura, California

Rufus Rex is the guitar heavy, solo rock project by Curtis Rx of Creature Feature. Songs about madness and reanimation.

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