Sway

by Down Royale

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Written & performed by: Down Royale
www.downroyale.com

Recorded, produced & mastered by: Sonny Truelove at STL Studios in Gosford, Australia

Album artwork by: Jackson Cheng

Paul Wardingham features on "And Then Some" courtesy of Enigmatic Records

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released June 29, 2014

Down Royale is:

Clint Baker - Vocals
Corey James - Guitars
Jackson Cheng - Guitars
Mitchell Fogarty -Drums

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Down Royale Brisbane, Australia

Down Royale is a groovecore band from Brisbane, Australia.
Technical. Ambient. Crushing.
2014 is the year Down Royale releases their highly anticipated debut album, ‘Sway’. They have pushed their ideas and concepts further than ever before while setting a new standard of what a modern heavy album should be. ... more

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Track Name: Desolation
Doubt the purpose and push the blame
Isolate and forever take
Distort the true face and dominate
This transfixed constraint

Manipulative, contradictive, uncontrollable, unreceptive
Fear of progress a global Influence
Confused innocence

And I’ll search to find
While you keep quiet in your confines
The thing that makes you feel safe
In this shell I will never be content
No feelings for anything or anyone
Desolation
Just a used up frame full of lies
To shield the void, who am I?
What’s inside?

Non-existent, so dismissive, no real sense of self, Identify

This morality is beyond its stay
A glorified end to cloud the change
But these disjointed pieces will never fit
The monarchical puzzle, there’s no end to it
And I'll search to bind, joint the dots and connect our minds
Just a used up frame full of lies
To shield the void, who am I?
What’s inside?

Doubt the purpose and push the blame
Isolate and forever take
Distort the true face and dominate
This transfixed constraint

Manipulative, contradictive, uncontrollable, unreceptive
Fear of progress a global Influence
Infused transcendence
Track Name: Shadow State
Invade, colonize, infect and destroy identity
Deny repent and unify the minority

In this possession, abandon and existence smothered by ignorance
Striped of all autonomy, invalid reasoning, extract all life and restructure
Destroying sacred ties, a nation built on lies and genocide
Fueled by corporate greed, an inhumane authority

Erase, replicate and deny, defy your own intelligence
Masterful negligence
Diplomatic saviour? Exiled and forced to the shadows
Eradicate and wipe the slate
No tolerance of difference, annihilation

Assimilate and put your faith into a system that takes that breaks everything you are

Dispossession – a process of catastrophic regress
An entity of concentrated self-indulgent dominance
Decolonize, self determinate
Abort this social contortion and re-invent

Skeptics conceptualize a shadow state

Invade, mislead the blind to infect, no room for good will
In this shadow state

Assimilate and put your faith into a system that takes that breaks everything you are
Eradicate, connectedness, white nothingness, forget who you are

Abandon reason
Unify
Track Name: Inertia
Receptors ignite the misconception of happiness
It will never

Dislodged from your perch, now powerless in this systematic turn
For what its worth, the freedom is there it’s yours to earn
So take it, mend it, abide the scripts and make this unmistaken, now face it
Every step you gain is my every inch of pain
Shades of red stain my eyes, next to you a body of lies

It’s all in your head
This will never be the same
This is not your game
Just think about it

To blame it on this something so pitiful
An excuse just to break this inertia
That wait is over, you can taste it
Here’s your chance to forget this ever happened

You’re in over your head
It will never be the same

A dream unforeseen to an innocent heart
Not in a million years could you tear this apart
While it’s a nice thought just resume with your child’s play
A sickening way, some would say, written like poetry

It will never be the same
Track Name: Seven Years
It takes seven years to grow a best friend
With my hands I felt his heart stop
I felt his life leave his chest
I see him everywhere, but he's not here
I don't believe it
Track Name: Revile
To have this and lose control
Exposes you to end it all
The power is in your hands
So keep abusing this

Deprecate my propositions
Isolate my state of mind, I long the vision
Break this endless cycle of monotony
Sweet scent of denial, infused fantasy

To have this and lose control
Exposes you to end it all
The power is in your hands
So keep abusing this

I’m not done yet, not for one minute
My persistence needs some fucking credit
Let’s not sugar coat this shit
We both know you instantly regret it
Your resilience pulls me down, with no integrity
Just another one of your games to keep me around, no empathy
No promises
No making amends
Bring the walls down to reveal that nothing is real in this constant static

This is a result of nothing else but your selfishness
I’ll keep crawling towards the scent

An empty soul that no one knows
Stripped and tethered worn to the bone
I can’t see one way out of this
I've done all I can
I’m losing grip
I wipe the slate clean, dispose of the agony
Just for you to start again
Come on, fucking reel me in

Passion subsiding reverting

To have this and lose control
Exposes you to end it all
The power is in your hands
So keep abusing this
Track Name: Hollowing
Disillusioned expectations
An undeclared war, a secret invasion
Exonerate your soul but never forget
Never accept

A resistance so close, yet the past is unknown
Territorial acts of aggression only with intent to destroy

A backward dark age plague of oppression
No consent, just dominate
Catastrophic deprivation

Illegally ceased yet possession is nine tenths of the law
Lock away your fabrications
Your concepts are flawed

Forced to adopt foreign laws
Interrogation of values generate mindless war
Summoned to secrecy, a conspiracy at the core

A backward dark age plague of oppression
No consent, just dominate
Catastrophic deprivation
Subjugate, brutalize, terrorize and massacre
Drenched in pain and suffering but nothing to remember

Recognise the crimes against humanity
Criminal element manifested, stolen sanity
Over representation, incarceration reckoning
Escape denial and avoid this constant hollowing
Track Name: And Then Some
The others, they say you've changed your ways
I’m not so blind, I can see deep in your eyes, there’s no reasoning
Your inner motives, so destructive, is there any point to it?
No consequence, don’t succumb to this, this will not be me

Nor my chosen path
It’s your abandon wrath

Mindless
Unforgiving
Spineless
So deceiving

I know this game
You think I’m not aware of it
Dispose of the misery
It’s all so effortless
Time forgives and death decides
Now embrace the fault when our worlds collide
These weathered hands have dealt it all
So abandon the naivety accept the fall

Worthless and then some
Track Name: Dissenter
At the crossroads where I lie
Promises are taken and shattered for life
How can this happen again?
Will it ever come to an end?
Nothing will ever bring you back
Instead my mind awaits something else

Perception is the truth, yet my eyes still lie
The reality so confronting, keeping still, sensing signs

Drown in the love that’s choking your dreams
Every heart beat dismembers unforgotten feelings
We both know it’s sick, so why bother strain this
Obscurities tainting, insanity smothering
How could this happen again?
The stupidity so reckoning
Nothing will ever bring it back
Instead my mind awaits something else

Dissenter
Make this real
Or leave it alone
Remember
Make me feel
Anything at all

The progressing tumor
A riddling cancer
The malignancy astounding
Dispersion so daunting

Time is the greatest thief
The bitter yet sweet disease
The wounded enemy
A leech that forever feeds

Dissenter
Make this real
Or leave it alone
Dissenter
Make me feel
Anything at all
Track Name: This Awakening
I’m not made for this hate

The constant glare of the distant haze
Chauvinistic senseless pride
I’m reacquainted for a second but now I see the lies

A wretched, festering, damaging mass of incompetence

This growing process
This new found lease
It’s shedding the light on what I had never seen

The anger keeps on building
It’s not who I want to be
But how I can help it when all I see or hear sickens me

Every angle bent by rules, every point of view, every choice I make
Repetitive mind warping tools with no other purpose then to propagate

The message rationalized by medicated
Discordant misguidance

I’m not made for this hate
Just start it all again
Erase it
Erase it all
Erase this mass of incompetence

Stained souls operate the machine
There’ll be no end to this deceit
Erase it all

This growing process
This new found lease
It’s shedding the light on what I had never seen

The anger keeps on building
It’s not who I want to be
But how I can help it when all I see or hear sickens me
Track Name: Sway
I’m tired, sick and broken
It’s not what I want to be
But it’s what I am
I just want to exist

Sometimes I wait for the end
I know it’s not too late
We all get a second chance
I’ll show it to you
I can take you there