Metallic Sun

by Artem Bank

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03:40
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03:24
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03:57
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03:28

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An album that took way too long to make, and is finally finished. Enjoy.

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released April 1, 2014

Rob Hinkal: www.ilyaimy.com
Acoustic Guitar on track 7

Kristen Jones: kristenjonesmusic.com
Cello on track 8

Cory Birdsell: www.facebook.com/corwinkirkwood
Drums on track 11,
Additional drum programming on tracks 1, 2, and 6

Everything else by Artem Bank

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Artem Bank Baltimore

I am a freelance composer and producer that is based in Baltimore, Maryland. Though I'm still young and new to the scene, I like to think that I've at least made a small and growing mark in history as a composer for video games. My first soundtrack, Star Ruler, was a chance encounter that left me wanting to do more, and ultimately decided my entire career in music from there. ... more

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Track Name: Shotgun
Shotgun wedding,
Got yourself a blushing bride,
How's that working out for you?
Are you ready to blow?

Hurting,
Your pride,
And ignorance keeps you tumbling over,
Too dumb to use a piece of latex.


She feels like she's drowning,
He feels like he's drowning.
They feel like they're drowning,
I feel like I'm drowning,
In this shit.

Little child,
They can give you a place to sleep,
But I don't know where you're going to rest.

Little lullaby,
Makes you fall asleep,
Keep the burdens so far from your eyes.

And it's times like these,
Well it's lives like these,
That make you feel like something's out of place.

She feels like she's drowning,
He feels like he's drowning.
They feel like they're drowning,
I feel like I'm drowning,
In this shit.

You wanna make it feel like it's something believable? Well it's not, and I can tell you now it's just too much for one person to hold locked up and closed inside of that little tiny jar they call a heart. Eventually it'll burst and let all the blood holed up inside just spew forth and cover your loved ones until everyone is drenched and drowning.Drowning in a puddle of blood that's full of angst and anger, and god knows what kinda drugs they've been taking to make it all seem like it'll be okay. We've gotta work to open that jar, and it takes a lot of strength. Sometimes you just need to let loose and yell:
FUCK

She feels like she's drowning,
He feels like he's drowning.
They feel like they're drowning,
I feel like I'm drowning,
In this shit.
Track Name: Change
Tumbling Forward,
Catch my breath,
Hold me steady.
I'm locked down the sights.
Fire the shot,
It's all or nothing.
Facing the fear of never coming back, lifting heavy,
Doubts on my shoulder I'm over the edge,
Over the edge,
Over the edge of it all.
I'm staring down this hole.

And we could change the world.
If only allowed the time.
And we could change the world.
If only I could come right back to you.

Whistling past,
Flashes of light,
Life rushes back through time.
My legs fight through the ripping pain,
In this no man's land,
Battlefield of horror,
Castastrophe in my,
Eyes wide open,
soaring high,
Combat my breathe,
And go over the edge of it all.
I'm staring down this hole.

And we could change the world.
If only allowed the time.
And we could change the world.
If only I could come right back to you.

So you wanted to know what I saw over the edge of the trench?
Muzzle flash, bullet through the brain, then absolutely nothing.

But we could've changed the world.
We could've changed the world.
We could change the world.
We could change the world.
Track Name: Devil Lady
You fate is sealed, you signed away your soul.
Don't go crying now, do as you're told.
You feel it's too damn quick, well sorry that's a bust.
You made a deal with the devil, now the devil wants her cut.

Not forced to make a deal.
No gun to your head.
Your own free will, your own dumb plan,
It had to be said.
Her crimson tail slithers round and round your neck,
Like the ring on her finger,
A tight damned keeper of the life you accept.

Oh devil lady, what you doin' to me?
I'm under your spell as plain as can be.
Oh devil lady, what you doin' to me?
Where's the girl that I once met?
Nowhere as far as eyes can see.

Had a chance to back down,
Had a chance to say "No, I don't."
Squandered every moment to make a beeline for the door.
Told her you loved her,
Then broke the promise you couldn't keep.
So why the surprise when the woman's done wrong,
Now hold your eyes open when you sleep.

Oh devil lady, what you doin' to me?
I'm under your spell as plain as can be.
Oh devil lady, what you doin' to me?
Where's the girl that I once met?
Nowhere as far as eyes can see.
Track Name: aPathetic
Everything's an afterthought
When you've lost all will,
Control, and care.

Nausea spitting air up through my lungs,
I can hardly breath.
It's surprising how much apathy,
Shows how pathetic I am,
And frustration only serves to cycle,
Hate for hate to hate oneself.
I'm divided in all my ruin,
To decide what my final fate should be.

And I can't sleep, Need rest to,
Lift a pressure hanging over me.
Stop to breathe and cry out for help,
Before I run into the ground.

There's a thousand whispers ringing my ears,
And they're all on a looping track,
Set to stop me on mine.
This broken record keeps on skipping (skipping/skipping/skipping)
I wish I could crack the wax,
Move onto a new song.

And I can't sleep, Need rest to,
Lift a pressure hanging over me.
Stop to breathe and cry out for help,
Before I run into the ground.
Track Name: Elephants
Coming up under black topped roofs,
Hooded; hidden soul,
You've got explaining to do,
Lest this fiery wrath erupts.
Can you come clean?
Can you spills the beans.
Cause we've got more than enough,
To keep us busy,
We really don't need,
This conspiracy.

You know, you know we don't forget, (we stomp it out)
You know, you know we don't lose the facts, (we stomp it out)
We are Elephants, the tough, hard, fighting machines.
You know, you know, we don't have - to deal with your shit.

You call me brash, but what are you,
Spitting it out without a single word,
That really means nothing.
You know you hold up our lives, slow us down,
Thin this herd, and hear us out,
We could be a well oiled machine,
Cut the crap, clear the mud,
Kick em out if they don't make the cut.
What are you waiting for?
We could be a well oiled machine,
We could be everything we need.

You know, you know we don't forget, (we stomp it out)
You know, you know we don't lose the facts, (we stomp it out)
We are Elephants, the tough, hard, fighting machines.
You know, you know, we don't have - to deal with your shit.
Track Name: Gun Shot Residue (Feat. Rob Hinkal)
You take your time,
Trigger got yourself another life,
Into the fray,
Got your soul lined up.
Sick of smiling,
Holding up another sign,
The friction's beating your head
On the telephone line.
Well we find, we find,
There's too little on our minds.

Stare at the screen,
Propoganda got you to believe,
That there's a war,
And your ticket's up.
As if we're crawling,
Don't know how to recognize,
The issues plastered on TVs of every size.
Look to your left, look to your right,
I bet you'll see the truth in no time.

Do you believe everything that you've read,
Have you ever thought things through?
Whose hand really has the gun shot residue?
Track Name: Monk's Song (Feat. Kristen Jones)
How heavy a sin,
To tug an angel off his cloud.
And yet he lies deep in the ground,

And heroes revered in olden times,
Bestowed with great strength.
Yet still brought to their knees,
Gave their hearts and their fate,
Samson and Hercules died in vain.

No matter how high,
The pedestal rises,
There's always something,
To knock one off the edge.

Even a queen could not,
Keep her kingdom to herself.
Captured was she,
Zenobia as a trophy.

And terrible emperor,
Rome had slowly wept,
Nero murdered his mother,
His brother, his sister, and most his friends,
Ruled with a fist, and with dagger in hand,
He plunged it to his own neck,
When no one would hear him.

No matter how high,
The pedestal rises,
There's always something,
To knock one off the edge.

And oh great kings have fallen from grace,
Caesar stabbed in the back.
Alexander felled by a poisoning,
A kin made attack.

Prophecy told in a dream,
He shall be hanged by the neck.
And so did Croesus flail,
When strung on a noose under sun and rain,
Despite his glorious fame.

No matter how high,
The pedestal rises,
There's always something,
To knock one off the edge.

Knock one off the edge.
Track Name: Hunt
I can't listen to you.
Got nothing to say.
And every word that leaves your mouth is another
Reason to scream
Make you bleed,
Slam and cut,
Anything to make you shut the fuck up.

(How can you be so ignorant little things that nip away at open flesh and salt the wounds that leave us hurt and dying for payback is a bitch that will leave you scared and running and running.)

I don't know how to explain the little things that make you sane,
But rest assured there's just enough to keep you penned in.
It's critical to recognize, the ignorance in all your lies,
Rest assured, there's more than enough to put you away.

Run far away, your actions have made you a target,
Fly far away, though we will find you.
(Are you ready for the hunt?)

Pay for what you've done,
Penny for a pound,
Slip up just a little so we can cut your throat,
Watch you die,
Sidewalk blood soaked.
Mob violence has never been this fun.

I don't know how to explain the little things that make you sane,
But rest assured there's just enough to keep you penned in.
It's critical to recognize, the ignorance in all your lies,
Rest assured, there's more than enough to put you away.

Run far away, your actions have made you a target,
Fly far away, though we will find you.
(Are you ready for the hunt?)

Don't fall away,
Don't fall from grace,
Don't hide your fears,
Don't be like them.
No torch, no axe,
No hate, no brass,
Find the peace.

Hunt.
Track Name: Puzzle
On a cold Christmas eve,
I try to follow,
But the powder covers,
And your footsteps disappear,
Under the white wind.
All I know,
is where the corners sit,
But they say foundation's
the first step in making something fit.

And I've found the pieces,
To make us whole.
But I don't know where they go.
And I've found the pieces,
To make us whole.
So why don't you show me,
Your puzzle baby.

Cause you got the right sense of sight,
To see the delicate changes in every tile,
Of this winter wonderland.
Cause all I see is a pure blank slate,
Where we could piece anything we want together.

And I've found the pieces,
To make us whole.
But I don't know where they go.
And I've found the pieces,
To make us whole.
So why don't you show me,

So what do you say,
We could take our sets, maybe mix-n-match,
And put our lives together.

And I've found the pieces,
To make us whole.
But I don't know where they go.
And I've found the pieces,
To make us whole.
So why don't you show me,
Your puzzle baby.
Track Name: Tinted (Feat. Cory Birdsell)
You've got yourself a living,
Big house on top the hill,
Yachts and jets and sporty cars,
My ain't that a thrill,
But I know a secret you havent told,
Your spoils your riches, your cache of gold,
Can you tell me where you get it from?

Your 'rents ain't rich, you got no job,
And you're far from CEO,
Your hands don't twitch, no atheltic itch,
so how'd you build the whole?
Well I've figured it out, with-out no doubt,
You're a crook who doesn't steal.
Don't need no fence, just an artist's sense,
To paint them dollar bills.

Caught in a lie, ain't that grand?
Life broken down, pathetic young man,
We live in a world, tinted green, greed based society,
Well, you know what?
That's okay.

Cause from my point of view,
You've carrying a few, burdons ain't that right?
All that stress, what a mess,
Though the smile's such a sight,
Feel that sin infesting you?
Yea, I know, feels pretty good.
Hope to join you one day, though I gotta say,
All my art's done right n' true.
Track Name: Lonely
Hold,
All your senses,
And just let me be your guide.
Know,
For every wrong path I lead you on,
I tried.

Though,
The seclusion's so lonely,
I have this feeling.
That I'd rather just be alone with you.

Oh I would love to get lost.
We could find ourselves all day.
Play hide and seek, capture moments of our lives,
We can frame every picture, set in stone.

And wouldn't you give me a second to ask the question?
Oh, I would give anything to know.
If I could ask to spend the rest of forever,
Alone with you.

And as I fall asleep, you're all that's on my mind.
Stars alligning above, you're stealing all my time.
Love is all around you, your universe is full,
But in my world, I'm alone without you.
Track Name: For Javas (Goodbye)
Race past the traffic lights,
To find my way home.
And over at the end of this town,
We've all come to say, to say,

Goodbye...

The only holy part of my life,
And I'm parked right out back.
And I've got no idea, How I would've turned out without you.
That's why it's so hard to say, To say,

Goodbye...

So I break every law I can without killing myself,
Just to sit and smell this room.
Cause the perfume on these strings only lasts so long,
And I need to keep the fumes.
Locked in my head for the rest of the night,
Because it's only once a week. That I can be sure of myself
And I know that this is where I belong, I can't say,

Goodbye...

Race past the traffic lights,
To know of my self inside,
And spill out these words to you,
My heart's just begging to,
Capture the moment in,
The tiny camera lens,
And share to the whole world,
Reality disconnects,
Pedal to floor,
I can't help but stop my breath,
Let all emotion in,
This place I feel safest in,
Keep all the colors close,
I don't want to drift away,
Don't to say...

Goodbye...