Breathing Ash

by Begin at Zero

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The debut album by Begin at Zero, recorded Dec 2013 - Aug 2014.

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released September 2, 2014

BaZ is:
Chris Spirit Brown - guitar/vocals
James T. Kaiser - guitar/vocals
Christian Finch - drums/vocals
Marty Aman - bass/vocals

Drums on "Charity" performed by Taylor Cogdill
Cover Art by Nancy Moody & Chris Spirit Brown
Engineered and Mixed by Chris Spirit Brown
Produced by Begin at Zero

Special Thanks to Kevin D. Brown, S. Cogdill, Mathew Goldberg & Daniel Watson
Recorded in Fenton, MO & St. Robert, MO

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Heavy metal / rock band based in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Track Name: Inhale
Breathe, my friends
And you shall inhale purity
For she has returned
This, she has not yet realized

By remedy of our blood
She will rise from her ailment
And once she is well again
The world can be healed

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Track Name: Strange Prices
Shedding off a graceful skin
Seeping down to where you stand
Promising to lead you from
Days of waiting for
Recovery, they're done

Offer me a room to rest
I'll return you to your health
You may speak and give release
Though you won't, you'll let me be
Our souls, the same

Strange prices
For your head
Marked around the town
In bright blood red

Take each sacred step I give
Follow through, you'll have no debt
Rinse the sleeper, drown it full
I can close your eyes for you
And bless your dream

Full facade, I take it out
Looking for the tender spot
Feel no hurt in heaven's breadth
Rejoicing with nothing there
To come again

Strange prices
For your head
Marked around the town
In bright blood red

Does your heart believe
In that good, pure light
Or do you remain
Hardened, stiff, and dry

Take each sacred step I give
Follow through, you'll have no debt
Rinse the sleeper, drown it full
I can close your eyes

Strange prices
For your head
Marked around the town
In bright blood red

Were you aware
How I needed you
From your withered form
To make anew

Does your heart believe
In that good, pure light
Or do you remain
Hardened, stiff, and dry

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Track Name: Fissure and Avalanche
Bow down until I
Drop down to level
Land, I have planned
Planned for years

Cold wind caresses
Me as I turn
My chin down to see
See the split

Love of God (collapse and rise)
Stay below (we'll shake the skies)
Crashing now (I'm coming)
Crushing rocks, gaping wounds, fill it in

Ugly and blank
I must complete
Empty, so empty
Fill it in

Just as expected
Clouds crack with sound
Time, time to fall
Fall and shout

Love of God (collapse and rise)
Stay below (we'll shake the skies)
Crashing now (I'm coming)
Crushing rocks, gaping wounds, fill it in

Rise up
Collapse
Fissure
Avalanche

What, what, what does it kill
What, what, what does it kill
Does it kill anything

Takes time to still
Could last forever
Ever, and I'm not
Satisfied

But once it's over
Once I've gone through
Reason might say
We belong

Love of God (collapse and rise)
Stay below (we'll shake the skies)
Crashing now (I'm coming)
Crushing rocks, gaping wounds, fill it in

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Track Name: Charity
I'll check that nothing is left
No remnant of your stay
Did the short time that I let you inside
Satisfy your plea

I bet you'll walk one door down
The homes here all the same
Will that neighbor of mine realize
For you everyone is too weak

Should I deny that I wanted to try
Try to fulfill and give hope to a life
Flesh and blood wasted away into greed
Illusions that you chose to call your needs

I knock upon your door
You answer with a smile
I am pleased to see you, but in disguise
I hate to see my shit on your floor

I try to grab my stuff as I leave
You decide to scream
I finally can't take the lies anymore
And I just walk out your door

Should I deny that I wanted to try
Try to fulfill and give hope to a life
Flesh and blood wasted away into greed
Illusions that you chose to call your needs

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Track Name: Spectre in Mirror
Glutton
Watch as he gorges
All the life from me
It pleasures him

Monster
Look in his eyes he
Can't be human, no
This thing must die

I am lovely, I am handsome
I'm perfection defined
You are callous, you are ugly
Keep away to your side

Can't you find another vessel
Leave me out of your life
I cannot stay

Reach to me through this mirror
Maybe we can feel each other
Should I let shine or should I hide
The spectre in my reflection

Bastard
You don't belong here
You stare at me as though
I can show you love

Brother
Why won't you listen
I know your loneliness
Runs deep but I can't

Reach to me through this mirror
Maybe we can feel each other
Should I let shine or should I hide
The spectre in my reflection

I am lovely, I am handsome
I'm perfection defined
You are callous, you are ugly
Keep away to your side

Can't you find another vessel
Leave me out of your life
I cannot stay

I am lonely, I am hated
I wish I could be you
You're my reason for existence
Stay inside my head

Will you let me be your vessel
Let us be together
Please, will you stay

Reach to me through this mirror
Maybe we can feel each other
Should I let shine or should I hide
The spectre in my reflection

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Track Name: The Kill Divine
Called to arms
My soldier cry
Echoing
My nation's pride

Handed down
From generals high
Line by line
Our plan to die

Where'd they go on that field
Where was I in my mind
All the time I'd need to heal
Heal the wounded with a lie

Fighting off the urge to flee
To leave it all, yet I look behind
To where I see that beauty spring
The thrill, the joy, the kill divine

Called my boys
To stand upright
Each man trembling with
A warrior's stride

Passed around
The draft contrived
Whispered fears
It's suicide

Where'd they go on that field
Where was I in my mind
All the time I'd need to heal
Heal the wounded with a lie

Fighting off the urge to flee
To leave it all, yet I look behind
To where I see that beauty spring
The thrill, the joy, the kill divine

Called from home
My mother cried
Never gave
A sweet goodbye

Couldn't find
My letters typed
Napalm burns
My words all fried

Where'd they go on that field
Where was I in my mind
All the time I'd need to heal
Heal the wounded with a lie

Fighting off the urge to flee
To leave it all, yet I look behind
To where I see that beauty spring
The thrill, the joy, the kill divine

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Track Name: Crossfire
Fight, bleed, die, win
Fight, bleed, die, win

Four men shared this land
Neighboring palaces
Phantom, beast, dragon
And sorcerer

Each citizen bowed to one
Split families and friends apart
Each choice brought about
A thirst for blood

In the crossfire
I remember
I called
This home

Fight, bleed, die, win
Fight, bleed, die, win

Each king from his tower
Noticed the divide
And drew up their plans
They had soldiers

Turned into servant-lovers
Worshippers by default
I saw passions running high
And ran away

In the crossfire
I remember
I called
This home

In the crossfire
I breathe the air
This can't
Be home

The war merely began
As nations formed themselves
Around the barren wasteland
Of what they shared

I left and leave again
My home sweet home
Is dead
And on I go

Fight, bleed, die, win
Fight, bleed, die, win
Fight, bleed, die, win
Fight, bleed, die, win

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Track Name: Signals to the Lighthouse
Come drink, dear men, and let's be merry
Bask in delight
A friend greets us home with
Signals to our seas

The beams cast upon us
We share in that wealth
Of brightness ever-singing
A song to our might

Our trek across the ocean
For island paradise
It's stood since that voyage
To heaven we return

And yet each man has his own heaven
Created in his sleep
Perhaps the plight of the traveler
Lies in waking

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Track Name: Acts of Despair
Kneeling at her doorstep
Is a boy begging pardon
For every little sin against
That pretty, grinning face

She offers him a candelight
Says burn it all, and all is fine
He does it quick, and smoke engulfs
His heart and eyes and tongue

Forever, nevermore
All the same, better come through
Whichever way he tries
To forget, it's no big deal

Losing light, choking up
Coughing blood and breathing ash
Shepherd's gone, little lamb
Run away, this matter's dead

His sight's ablaze with images
The love and loss of lustful lies
Though it doesn't start the healing
He needs her to forgive

It's all too pathetic
The pain ain't with the memories
He'll continue his self-poisoning
With each act of despair

Do the act until it's done
Begin at zero
And end with everyone scorched

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