ARMA

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The 'Arma' EP is the first collection of songs released by the Chicago based band, Arma. These six songs written and recorded between late 2008 and the beginning of 2009.

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released January 1, 2009

Music by Arma (Alejandro Guzman, Ben Ludwig, Taylor Brennan, Mike Cali)
Lyrics by Taylor Brennan

Cover art by Elias 'Tat' Correll

Recorded by Arma
Produced by Arma and Fred Hahn

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Track Name: Metropolis
Under the city, I hear them screaming as one.
So afraid they'll realize.

Built up and pretty, our towers gleaming in sun.
Reflections shine, glowing bright, in their eyes.

Underneath the Silver City, work the hands of those we've saved.
There is something to see through the eyes of a riot.
Underneath the Silver City, and we all obey.

Speak revolution, the head has spit on the hands.
They shake it off as they rise in the air.

Underneath the Silver City, beg the hands of those depraved.
There is something to see through the eyes of a riot.
Underneath the Silver City, and we all obey.

Underneath the Silver City, push the hands of those enslaved.
There is something to see through the eyes of a riot.
Underneath the Silver City, and we all obey.

Temples and towers all burned to the ground.
Tower society burned to the ground.
Temples and towers all burned to the ground.
Tower society burned to the ground.
Track Name: Believe
I bear the burden of tomorrow,
Shouldered weight for a millennium.
All I ask is that you follow blindly.
Worry not what you'll become.

Believe in the sin and the sin will absolve
Believe in the sin and be free of it all.

I speak of luminance unheard of,
A guiding star that I can help you see.
All I ask is that you show love.
You'll find it's measured rather easily.

Believe in the sin and the sin will absolve.
Believe in the sin and be free of it all.

I'm always there for you.

Believe...in the sin and the sin will absolve
Believe...in the sin and be free of it all.
Track Name: Before the Dawn
Awake, the dream's still going on.

Movement in the streets, I stall in awe of a senseless sunrise.
Clouds are falling brick,who catches them will have a higher spot in line.

The show of all our time, presented as a sign, but did you think we'd live forever?

Before the faithful can withdraw, the lonely sit in awe and say who would want to live forever?

Brightest in the sky before the dawn is breaking.

The streets turn to alleys-the alleys-dead endings.
For some, hell beginning, for others, impending.

Stranger at my heels ignores the signs of senseless hiding.
Billions walk this world, who witness this have sense of perfect timing.

Ground is splitting from the sound of cities falling down and those who beg to live forever

Sight is blinded from the light now dimming and tonight we're learning no one lives forever.

Brightest in the sky before the dawn is breaking.
Brightest in the sky before the dawn is breaking down.
Track Name: Killer In Radio
Fuel the fire to burn one-hundred days.
Your enemy's behind you, cut him down.

I hear you, what you say, so bleed me, you're thirsty.
I hear you, what you say, now feed me, I'm hungry.

Killer in Radio
After your body and Soul.

Arm a mindless army with their blades.
See a million people, cut them down.
It's you or them and all in your hands.

I hear you, what you say, so bleed me, you're thirsty.
I hear you, what you say,now feed me, I'm hungry.

Killer in Radio
After your body and Soul.

I can hear you, will you breed me?
I can hear you, will you feed me?
I can hear you, will you need me?
I can hear you, will you bleed me?

Harness the ultimate weapon to enact all your plans.
When there's no power in their mind then it's all in their hands.
Raping, Killing, Pillaging, and there's no regret.
For the murdered mothers, fathers, children, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons.

Killer in Radio
After your body and Soul.
Track Name: The World He Comes From
It's a war zone in the dark.
Paint your chest an easy mark.
For an army's brand new soldiers afraid to contradict their orders.
And the children will comply, 'Cause they watched their brothers die.
On their loss will form a scar...and it makes them who they are.

Morning has come, the coroner's done.
What's left of his friend will go to his head.
The village steps back afraid of attack.
While who he will be is blamed on TV.

I have seen the wreckage in the yard.

Outgrows his toys to hang with the boys.
No brother steps in, his rage will raise him.
The village stands by, worse no one denies,
The boy will become the world he comes from.

I have seen the wreckage in the yard.
Never has the easy felt so hard.

Paint another tear where the real ones should appear.

We toss our stones into our neighbor's yard.

Morning will don the war is withdrawn.
A couple of hours, the sky loses power.
Red will abide on streets they walk by.
School's are in session but don't teach the lesson.

I have seen the wreckage in the yard.

Labeled by others with all of his brothers.
And every chance for him to advance
Is gone like a shot at the village's heart
And where he had been, a younger steps in.

I have seen the wreckage in the yard.
Never has the wreckage stretched so far.

Cover the scars, don't want this to be who we are.

Paint another tear where the real ones should appear.

We toss our stones into the neighbor's yard.
Track Name: With This Light
Melody never known.
He sang along with songs no one could ever hear.
And when the music died,
He searched to find the cause that's when the light appeared.

It silenced everything, the sounds he had to offer, and murdered him.

Innocence is ended with this light.
Stolen back the second that we opened up our eyes.
Make believe and what you see can get you through the night.
Innocence is ended with this light.

Color did not exist.
In his head the golds and reds were ever clear.
It all turned gray and white.
He searched to find the cause that's when the light appeared.

It ruined everything, the hues he had to offer, and murdered him.

Innocence is ended with this light.
Stolen back the second that we opened up our eyes.
Make believe and what you see can get you through the night.
Innocence is ended with this light.

I want to hear.
I want to see.
I want to feel.

When I return to sleep...can I return to dream?