Seeds of Life

by Graveborn

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    An actual, hold-in-your-hands version of the album! Wow! Lookit that booklet! Check out that art by our own John Leblanc!

    EDIT: Most copies of this album are fairly worn at this point. They travelled with us through a tour or two, got bumped around, and may have a crack or two in the casing. Price is discounted to reflect this.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Seeds of Life via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days

      $5 USD or more 

     

1.
2.
Anchor 04:48
From the day I became a man I’ve had these anchors hanging from my neck Dragging me down Waiting to catch hold of something strong All the decisions I have made I am chained to this world I tried to leave The weight of consciousness Tie me down, Hold me back From the day I became a man I’ve had these anchors hanging from my neck Dragging me down Waiting to catch hold of something strong Tie me down, hold me back Tie me down Tie me down, hold me back Tie me down Even on the highest mountains I reach forth to the sky These shackles bind me, (relentless) The stars seem ever so close, yet always so far away I will wait for the day, I am set free I will wait for the day I am set free I will tear down the sky I will tear; I will tear down the sky I will tear I will rip it down Tear it down, tear down the sky Disassemble piece by piece Erase and Improve From the day I became a man I’ve had these anchors hanging from my ankles Dragging me down Waiting to catch hold of something strong All the decisions I have made I am chained to this world I tried to leave The weight of consciousness Tie me down, Hold me back My reflection stares back at me in the clearest of night skies Waiting... Always Waiting For a chance to break free
3.
Wretched 05:26
Wretched - I sit here pondering Of life after death or voids forever more From the moment f my awakening To the time of my slumber Every day is torture waiting for the end Do I have a soul That exists beyond my shell After dying, and having been Long forgotten with time What am I -In this endless cycle Of creation and destruction in this plane Insignificant, and neverlasting I'm but dust in the wind in a Universe of Storms Death will, reign supreme on this world, relentlessly Spreading it’s wings in defiance of all creation, has tried to stay Treacherous Rebirth; A reformed consciousness Do I have a soul? Where do men go when they die? Do I have a soul that exists beyond my shell After dying, and having been - Long forgotten with time Wretched -I sit here pondering Of life after death, or voids forever more Everyday is torture, Waiting for the End
4.
Mahabodhi 04:57
I and the Universe, one and the same Breathing life into all creation Defining my own existence I see the path before me The choices made have led me here The winding roots of possibility I won’t look back, I won’t look back Naïve Realism, Reflections of the Human Brain “What could have been” – a burden I refuse to bear I see the path before me The choices made have led me here The winding roots of possibility I won’t look back, I won’t look back This is the mountain On which I will build my temple To stand tall in both light and darkness A new perception of self-reflection I am the eyes, of the universe Use my brain, to understand yourself These walls will stand the test of time Giving me a purpose to venture on Cast aside the expectations Of those who’d tell you how to live
5.
Compass 03:49
I’ve been staring at this compass For as long as I can remember But I still don’t know where I’m going The person staring back doesn’t remember my name But I refuse, to feel lost Because the world gave up on me I could hardly recognize, The photos etched into my mind So I took them all down Now I don’t know who I am I’ve begun to wonder if this compass is broken Because it keeps leading my heart right out of my chest I have built myself back up Over and over again This time will be different I won’t stop to look in the mirror Steer Your Own Path, Guide this ship ahead The person staring back at me Doesn’t remember my name But I refuse to feel lost because the world gave up on me I could hardly recognize, The photos etched into my mind So I tore them all down Now I don’t know who I am This time will be different I won’t stop to look in the mirror
6.
Behold the halls of extinction Monument, to the, broken, Branches of the tree of life Bow before the halls of extinction Monument to the broken, Branches of the tree of life Countless will perish, Infinite Cataclysms Mass extinction, Devastation, {of} Life on Earth Biological Matrix, Planet of the Trees decomposing organic matter Buried before they can decay Apocalyptic origins of an impossible scale Relentless Floods of Molten Ichor Lay waste to the surface of this world Look up to the stars and seek out the answers Beg false idols for the knowledge Responses given through a portent of doom The forces that built mountains Will turn and entomb them Buried here for millions of year Apparitions of great magnificence All that remains is to look up in hopeless wonder Prisoners of earth, nowhere to turn Beyond our guilt and our fears
7.
A cataclysm of colors before you Violent in their very nature What do you think it was like? The serenity of light and darkness While the warm rays of sunlight cut through I lay on my back and float along The endless ocean currents carry me No destination in mind, I’ve got nowhere to be Bid on my misery The end of an era, or so it seems I promised the world to be a man of decency I follow the path I’ve chosen Bid on my misery I lay on my back and float along The endless ocean currents carry me A tireless affair of smashing against the same rocks Day after day The same sky above and sand below The weak and the weary My skin burns, My eyes bleed I will find my way home
8.
9.
Chosen Paths 04:52
10.

about

This album is dedicated to anyone who has ever needed a hug, a sign pointing in the right direction, and a handshake on the way out the door.

credits

released January 1, 2016

Recorded and Engineered by Daniel Florez at the Getaway Group
Mastered at the Getaway Group by Jay Maas
All tracks recorded on September 14-22, 2015 except Seeds of Life pt 1-3
Seeds of Life: Exuviate and Seeds of Life: Flourish, Composed and recorded by Christian Florez
Seeds of Life: Evolve composed and recorded by Chris Ramusciewicz

Cover art by John LeBlanc
All Lyrics by John LeBlanc
Music by Graveborn

Graveborn is
John Leblanc - Vocals
Chris Ramusiewicz - Guitars
Jared Selfridge - Guitars
Reggie Lewis - Bass
Joe Goldwater - Drums



Special Thanks to Christian Florez, Stephen Thompson and John Micale for their contributions as feature vocalists on the album.

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Graveborn Boston, Massachusetts

Death Metal To Inspire

contact / help

Contact Graveborn

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Graveborn, you may also like: