The Echo Relay

by GreyMarket

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Cave McCoy, Michael Gargiulo


released September 2, 2016


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GreyMarket is a rock band hailing from Tampa, Florida.


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Track Name: The Academy
When I was young
I'd stare at the sky and wonder
Who I was

And you always loved
The sound of approaching thunder
Coming close

Everybody said if you keep this up
Your dreams will shut
The real world out
What kind of life
Would that be?

Guess I'll see

Bid farewell to me
I'm joining the academy
It's nothing like what you say
It's bettering humanity

Don't point those big doe eyes at me
It's not my choice, I have to leave
And it's not that I don't feel for you
It's just I feel for everyone else too

Yes I do

Bid farewell to me
I'm joining the Academy
It's nothing like what you say
It's bettering humanity

I can hear the words that you're saying
If there's something that you're getting
Come out and say it
People in the universe cold and suffering
I can't just sit around doing nothing
Nothing is what happens here, nothing ever
I'm a good man but I could be better
Make a little difference in this order
Try and make the whole thing a little less
Track Name: Ready (As You'll Never Be)
Thought that I
Knew exactly how to fly
Thought I had
The Academy in the bag

'Been humbled
And impeded
Stumble and I fall
Humbled, not defeated
Ready as I'll never be

Hot shot you thought you were
In your field of corn
No pilot here, sonny boy
A soldier is born
Track Name: First Excursion
Hey private
Don't look directly at it
She'll make sure
Your retina don't forget it

I'm sorry, sir
Sorry, I can't help it
She glows
Her fire
Track Name: Semi-Automatic
Got the plan
Got my orders down
Got my gun
Got my boots on the ground
Where's the love?
Where's the sense of loss?
Aren't the brass
Comprehending the cost?

This ain't what
We all hand in mind
This ain't part of
Anything that we signed
Where's the stars?
Where's the white and black?
All I see is
Dirt and forward attack

Grind it down
Grind your target down
Not a care
For the body count
This is war
This is what you're for
Onward, lads
'Til there's nothing more

Hold me down
Call me coward, I've
Had enough
So long
Been so locked and loaded
So long
One more round

Kill 'em all
Let God sort 'em out
Track Name: 'Til Your Transport Breaks Down
'Til Your Transport Breaks Down

I'll keep this short
Won't waste your time
Just need to know
That you're alive
I'll keep the details
To myself

But even if you're stars away
With nothing that you care to relay
I'll be there the day your transport
Breaks down

I know we are far apart and
I could never reach your heart but
I'll be there the day your transport
Breaks down

So many years have passed us by
I'm nothing you could recognize
You wouldn't care for details
So I won't try

<transmission failure>

I've seen the hellfire
Burn through ships on the finest battle line
How many more will?
I've seen enough good
Captains go down well before their time
How many more will?
Black seasons I spent
Watching all my crewmen die
Not one more life
Track Name: Heave Ho
Heave ho
Baring my soul
Giving it up for the ones
In control

Held tight
Biding my time
Working to pay for the depth
Of my crime

What crime?

Who says I should live in a cell?
Who says I should live in this hell?
Who says I should live or die?
What makes better men than I?
Not sitting on your pearly throne
Throwing away every life but your own

Let out
17 hours
Loose in the kitsch
Of a world that burned down
It burned down

Scavenging luxuries
For the ruling elites
Does it help them feed their tastes?
Will it make them feel again?

Thought I was mine
But I can't get you
Out of my mind
If I ever escape
From the place
Then I promise
I'll see you again

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