Truth, Love, War

by All Hail

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released December 4, 2009

Produced, mixed, and engineered by Daniel Huff and All Hail. Mastered by Jim Wilson at Airshow Mastering. Artwork by Nik Nikolov. "The Sermon" and "Carry Me Carol" feature backing vocals by Amy Mitchell.

All Hail is Clay Youngkin, Daniel Huff, Garrett Loontjer, JP Bartonico, Kenneth Dait, and Terry Youngkin. All songs © 2009 All Hail.

Many thanks to our families who tolerate our noisy racket; to Sarah, Clay, Adam, Marvin, and Aaron, who gathered us a massive pile of invaluable equipment; and especially to Donna, who generously lent us her home (and her pantry) as our recording studio.

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Track Name: Lost the War
I've seen the fall of many men
to their death call
They strain to rally every sin
all for just cause

Go on say it we're not good enough
We don't care to hear you
I fought the war, and I could not give up
I fought the war

I'll shout at the top of my two lungs
what we're to lose
I'll spin and harness every judge
dismiss their use

I resolve to fight these feelings
I cannot win, I cannot win
I resolve to fight my feelings
I cannot win, I cannot win
But I will give anything to try

Go on say it we're not good enough
We don't care to hear you
I fought the war, and I could not give up
I fought the war
I lost the war
Track Name: Ex-lover
Ex-lover with them beautiful eyes
why don't you see
you're killing me with all the games
you've been playin me
I'm telling you my heart is on my red, bloody sleeve
That you're using to wipe those fake tears
from your cheeks
you're tearing me apart

Late night lover
am i just here for your dark dirty deeds
cause yous abusin me
physically and mentally
I want you
You're a drug that cannot be easily weened
you know i love it when i hear those three words
as a scream
you're tearing me apart

I know what you are
Stop telling me that
I'm the one you want in your life

Hey lover
why don't you come on
and fight for what you love
and tell the story that you shoulda been tellin from the start
come on and let me know

Wait! Lover
don't distract me with those damn pretty thighs
There's nothing you can do
to make me forgive you for those lies

So go Lover
get the hell outta this clear pilot's sight
and find some other joke
to put up with your perfect disguise.
Track Name: Truth Be Told
truth be told I never want to know this world without you
for without truth and love I'd starve
and rest assured this flower won't die
though winter comes I've gathered all the sun to survive

keep close for I've got the antidote of hope
and trust that I'll keep afloat our love and our chance
to make the world ours
you must believe...we shall believe

truth be told I always want to show my best
and give you all of everything I can my dear
my heart will beat as long as you are near
tomorrow holds the hand of all our luck tonight
Track Name: Say Love
How could you walk away?
This is the price i pay
for giving you all that you wanted
my love was the one aborted
give me the truth i seek
heard your lies its all deceit
you've made your bed so lie upon it
same one i still smell you on it

Say love this time
say love this
my heart defines
my state of mind
if this is true
if this is true
please don't be

did you forget faith and honor?
course you did you cad you poser
left me here so broken hearted
a shell, a ghost, dearly departed
Gotta find a real good reason
something for me to believe in
put me in a box it's safer
let me out regret it later

Say love this time
say love this
my heart defines
my state of mind
if this is true
if this is true
please don't be

our love was
one sided
your war was not worth fighting
i lost you
in battle
and now my scars are half-truth

Say love this time
say love this
my heart defines
my state of mind
if this is true
if this is true
please don't be
Track Name: Cassandra
Oh, I will promise you
that I'll never feel more than I feel for you
and I'll always be sure you're the one I live
for...ever, evermore

I will, will not fight
my happiness is just illusion
so please, please just go
can't take no more
I will not follow
Track Name: Absolution
I’ll tell you good father of all of my sins
A thousand hail marys I’ll be forgiven
A solider of war, I trained for the kill
But my wife and her love
Yeah they fit the bill

Hallelujah
Hallelujah

I’ll tell you again like I told you before
I don’t care about nothing don’t matter no more
Committed the crime but no time in the pen
No hole or no cell could hold this crazed madman

Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Any moment
Devil’s comin
My soul’s searchin
For a sanctuary
Faithful
I was honest
Future judgment
Absolution
I am saved
I am saved

Oh judge what’s the need for an apology
You speak of some truth that I just do not see
Somehow it’s a part of my dead wife’s last plea
there’s no chance in hell you’ll get me on my knees

Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Any moment
Devil’s comin
My soul’s searchin
For a sanctuary
Faithful
I was honest
Future judgment
Absolution
I am saved
I am saved

Bless me oh father I can’t put my interests aside
For all that I do is controlled by the voices inside
I’ve got my body, my soul, and my life
but I don’t know about my poor mind
I’ve jeopardized sanctity all for my enemy
Why must I suffer through endless insanity?
How can I tell if this is my reality?
Trade my identity all for indemnity
Track Name: The Sermon
For years we would wait
to garner this dream

with cause to believe
no loss to our faith.

We shall not allow
our hope to run out.



The bell rings before
the clock strikes at ten

two more to endure
but love never ends.

We shall not allow
our hope to run out.



Give the sermon we've all heard many times

It fills our ears with sounds of joy

Bless the man who speaks to our beating hearts

He knows the time. We wait with him.


Who's dealt us our fate?
this crutch of belief

this passion of need,
this need to be saved
We shall not allow
our time to run out.


Give the sermon we've all heard many times

It fills our ears with sounds of joy

Bless the man who speaks to our beating hearts

He knows the time and we wait with him.


give us...give us...give us...hope



If we're to starve our normalcy, would you break bread for the dream?

If we're to crave community, 
would you supply all we need
Track Name: Carry Me Carol
I want to kill the cancer
that's taken you away from me
I want to make it suffer
and burn in hell in agony
I want to scream in horror
at this criminality
I want to hate the world
for taking what was once my belief

Carry me forward please
Carry me, if I fall

I want to have the time back
the life I took for granted with you
I would not ever stumble
for I could run every inch with you

Carry me forward please
Carry me, if I fall
Carry me, carry me, carol
if I don't choose to follow
Carry me, carry me, carol
if I refuse to follow

Can you drag with me the will to see
I'm not lost?
And revive in me the path to lead
life across?
And revive in me the will to see
I'm not lost?
Track Name: I Suggest
I suggest we've met beneath the stars before
with gleaming eyes which lit the night's wonder afire
and though the stars did claim to light the sky… gently on high
I'd argue our love could match their flame… nightly

I request we trust our every move tonight
I'll hold you and you'll hold me with love's red wine
though the sun does bring a day so soon… gently 'fore noon
I beckon the moon to stay with us… fully

And it's okay if you're afraid… 'cause I'm afraid to fall awake

I don't know anything else for sure,
but I know that I've found what all look for
I don't know anything else for sure,
but I know you're the one who makes me sure