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Iconoclast (pre​-​release exclusive)

from Iconoclast by Temple 8



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Ancient words in ancient books
Couched in metaphor
Which claim to be the Only Truth
Inciting men to War
Focusing on differences
Instead of what's the same
Dividing all with fear and lies
In some dead person's name

Religion by design
The blind leading the blind
I see through their disguise

Brazen politicians
With promises for all
Spare me all your platitudes
The ends are far too small
Preying on emotion
Desire, Hope and Change
Perceived as a Messiah
With claims that we'll be saved

Elections just the way
They keep us all in chains
You'll never have your say

I know why
You evade and deny
You can't hide
From the reason and rhyme
Of Truth

...Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Tao
...I won't heed their beck and call
...It doesn't work for me
...It's not the way
...I forsake them all

...Europe, Asia, USA ...
...All nations rise and fall
...In self-righteous indignation
...Their backs against the wall

Bought and sold a long time ago
Before the country had a name
Just because you can't see your chains
Doesn't mean you're not a slave
To unseen power brokers
Who don't have any shame
And if you vote you can't complain
Because you've bought into their game

The only road to take
To seal a better fate
Ignore the fucking state!

I know why
You evade and deny
You can't hide
From the reason and rhyme
Of Truth


from Iconoclast, track released September 9, 2010
Recorded at The 3rd Ear, Berea Ohio and Spina Studios, Brook Park, Ohio.
Mixed and Mastered by Kurt Tischer and Rich Spina

Kurt Tischer: Vocals, 6 string electric guitars, bass guitar, synthesizers

Dave Clark: Drums

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Temple 8 Cleveland, Ohio

Inspired by rock greats like Rush, Triumph, Dream Theater, Spock's Beard, Marillion and Pink Floyd, Temple 8 is philosophically inquisitive and politically irreverent, hitting a home run by using poetic and politically charged lyrics to illustrate the stark state of world affairs, driving toward spiritual awakening, all laid out and wrapped around a superb, epic musical platform. ... more

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