Blacken the Sky

by Second Grave

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After almost 3 years, Second Grave has finally delivered their first full length offering. Recorded at Mad Oak Studios in Allston, MA with Benny Grotto, and tracked in 4 days, the songs weave tales of the sea, struggles and sacrifices, horror, and death into a 56 minute journey. This self-released album culminates the best songwriting of the bands almost 5 year career incorporating the riff generating doom and soaring leads of Van Guilder and Drzal.

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released August 16, 2016

All songs written and arranged by Second Grave except where otherwise noted
All lyrics by Krista Van Guilder
Recorded at Mad Oak Studios, Allston, MA
Produced by Second Grave and Benny Grotto
Mastered by Myopia Sound
Photography and Layout by KVG Creative

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Second Grave Boston, Massachusetts

Second Grave was:
Krista Van Guilder - vocals/guitar;
Chris Drzal - guitar;
Maureen Murphy - bass;
Chuck Ferreira - drums

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Track Name: No Roam
Been wandering for days
Hoping for a way
To pass safely

Beyond these borders lies
A better future for me

No roam
No home
No place to call my own

I’m the last of my kind
Seeking desperately
To start over
In peace

The horror I have fled
Can’t be any worse
Where I’m headed

No roam
No home
No place to call my own

No roam
No home
No place to call my own
Track Name: 17 Days
Cracks appear
The structure gives way
Collapsing all around
Falling at my feet
The air quickly heats
Getting harder to breath

For 17 days
I contemplate
Minutes turn to hours turn to days
I lie in wait

Darkness descends
I am alone
I fear I’ll never be found
Resources grow scarce
Daylight alludes me
I’m loosing the will to live

For 17 days
I contemplate
Minutes turn to hours turn to days
I lie in wait

Recovering the dead
The numbers grow higher
Power, money, greed
Creating empires at the expense of the weak
Influence their technique
Untouchable by the weak

For 17 days
I contemplate
Minutes turn to hours turn to days
I lie in wait
Track Name: Below the Seas
We call the ocean home
We dive to the depths below
Scouring the seas
Angel of hatred
Revenge sought and won
Now lost for eternity

We dive, we dive, we dive – dive – dive – dive – dive

We dive to the depths below
Metal-clad like scales
The Nautilus takes control
We dive to the depths below
Metal-clad like scales
The Nautilus takes control

Wandering the seas
No obstacle opposed
The greatest sea monster breathes
Traversing tunnels
In the red sea
Just a compass to guide us

We dive, we dive, we dive – dive – dive – dive – dive

We dive to the depths below
Metal-clad like scales
The Nautilus takes control
We dive to the depths below
Metal-clad like scales
The Nautilus takes control

Accelerating speed
There is no slowing now
As the needle makes its mark
Ripping through its pray
Sending it to a watery grave
Final revenge has its way

We dive, we dive
Track Name: Afraid of the Dark
It’s the thing that keeps you awake
Clinging to your fears
Uncontrollable nightmares
It’s leaving you in tears

And are you afraid
Of the dark
Things that crawl
Behind the stone wall

Staring at you through the window
It calls your name
Trapped for all eternity
Your soul it wants for company

And are you afraid
Of the dark
Things that crawl
Behind the stone wall

Blood it runs down the walls
Pooling on the floor
Staining your feet
Soaking the boards

And are you afraid
Of the dark
Things that crawl
Behind the stone wall
Track Name: Bloodletting
It’s the cure
For what ails you
Bleed ‘til you’re weak

Unclean, impure
Just make the marks obscure

Bloodletting
Bloodletting
Bloodletting
Blood
Puncture the wound
Slice the vein
Feel the warmth
Flowing down

Sometimes I don’t want to feel
Just keep cutting ‘til it’s no longer real

Dizzy, weak
Relief from what I seek

Bloodletting
Bloodletting
Bloodletting
Blood
Puncture the wound
Slice the vein
Feel the warmth
Flowing down

Bloodletting
Bloodletting
Bloodletting
Blood
Puncture the wound
Slice the vein
Feel the warmth
Flowing down
Bloodletting
Bloodletting
Bloodletting
Blood
Track Name: Death March
Willingly led by the blind
A human sacrifice
Will bring peace to the earth
The Mayan sacrifice

Devout followers praying for the rain
Offering a beating heart
Ready to be slain

We march as slow in line
A processional of lies
Convinced it will bring us
A better life

Climbing the steps to their death
Silent they walk by
Knowing there is nothing left
Aware that they will die

Hoping this will bring an end
To famine and to plight
The steps run red with blood
The Mayan sacrifice

We march as slow in line
A processional of lies
Convinced it will bring us
A better life
We march as slow in time
A processional of lies
Convinced it will bring us
A better life

We march as slow in line
A processional of lies
Convinced it will bring us
A better life
We march as slow in time
A processional of lies
Convinced it will bring us
A better life
Track Name: Blacken the Sky
The last leaf falls from the tree
Such a beautiful sight to see
All is quiet for a moment of peace
Before the end is unleashed

We have blackened the sky
Everything dies
As we stare at the sky
Everything dies

Once so easy taking a breath
Becomes a blanket of death
The temperature rises, the light it alludes
We are fading into oblivion

We have blackened the sky
Everything dies
As we stare at the sky
Everything dies

We’ll never live to see another day
We’ve done this to ourselves
We didn’t listen to what they had to say
It never mattered anyway

All is lost, all is gone
There is nothing left
A faded memory, of once we lived
Never again to see
Never again to see

We have blackened the sky
Everything dies
As we stare at the sky
Everything dies

We have blackened the sky
Everything dies
As we stare at the sky
Everything dies