Empty

by Daybreakers

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released March 15, 2017

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Luke O'Toole.

Album artwork by Ben Mulheran (IG @grizzlystreet).

Photography by Anthony Martin (IG @accelerated_decrepitude).

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Daybreakers Brisbane, Australia

We are a five-piece hardcore band based in Brisbane. Our music is a mix between aggressive and melodic styles, taking influence from bands such as Misery Signals, Architects and Poison the Well. We have had the opportunity to play with many influential bands including Thy Art is Murder, In Hearts Wake, Hellions, Deez Nuts, Confession, Bury Tomorrow, I Killed the Prom Queen and Antagonist AD. ... more

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Track Name: Empty
I will be waiting for the fall
Of humans. Of all civilisation.

Black out the sun,
Draw all air from your lungs
As the sky burns
And cities scatter.

Oceans evaporate
As the earth reclaims the landscape
That we call home
And all that we own.

Nothing will be left of us.
All there was will be cremated
In dust and ashes.
Life crashes to an immediate halt:
Our end result.

We are our greatest enemy.
A self-fulfilling prophecy.

We'll hope for another world.
One free from the plague of humanity.
We'll hope for another world.
One that's free from you and me.
We'll hope for another world.
One free from the blight of humanity.
We'll hope for another world.
One that's free from you and me.

Black out the sun,
Draw all air from your lungs
As the sky burns
And cities scatter.

Oceans evaporate
As the earth reclaims the landscape
That we call home
And all that we own.

I will be awaiting the fall
Of humans. The fall of all.
I will be awaiting for the fall
Of humans. The fall of all civilisation.
Track Name: New Dawn
Dig deep, clenched teeth.
Did you always think this would be easy?
Won't eat, can't sleep.
I know things are getting harder.

But we Just keep moving
And never look back.
There's nothing waiting for you.
Keep pushing through.
Just keep moving
And never look back.
There's no one waiting for you.
Keep pushing through.
Aim for the far horizon.
The sun is setting on a new dawn.
Life takes its toll on all of us
But I know we can carry on.
Heavens will blacken
But the skies are clear ahead.
Heaven won't happen
But I know that we can start again.
A pledge, a promise
To make the most of it.
I swear, I promise
I'll make the most of what I've got.
We walk alone.
Though the path ahead isn't set in stone.
We walk alone.
Will you claim the crown and take the throne?
We walk alone.
Through barren wastelands of dead debris.
We walk alone.
Though the road is long, the future is ours to see.
Aim for the far horizon.
The sun is setting on a new dawn.
Life takes its toll on all of us
But I know we can carry on.
Heavens will blacken
But the skies are clear ahead.
Heaven won't happen
But I know that we can start again.
Track Name: Dead Weight
Tell me would you trade everything you own?
Tell me would you leave everyone you love?
Something for nothing.
Tell me could you fade from your family?
Tell me could you feed on their misery?
Something for nothing.

And the day that you walk away,
Will be the best day of their lives.
A living sacrifice hoping for salvation,
Free from the fear of your condemnation.
No truth from the mouth of snakes,
No hope in the heart that's plagued.
Everyday you wake you perpetuate,
Hatred breaking bonds that once were sacred.

No truth from the mouth of snakes,
No hope in the heart that's plagued.
Everyday you wake you perpetuate,
Hatred breaking bonds that once were sacred.

Burden, our burden,
Our burden lies in the hearts of weaker men.
Committing acts of violence,
Silencing the defenceless innocent.

I know the reason,
Why she hides her hair over her black eye.
I know the reason,
Why your kids pretend to be asleep when you're home at night.
I know the reason,
Why your family have to lie and hide.
I know the reason,
And you're the reason why.

And I know you needed a reason,
Defeated. You're weak and conceited.
Soon your lies will be in the open.
And I know the cycle.
Pain is your only idol. And death your own disciple.
Soon you'll be sleeping under the earth,

As you writhe among all the dirt and worms you've earned.
Just walk away and don't come back.
You aren't needed and you never were.
While you are weak,
They are strong.
And together they will overcome.
Track Name: Destiny (feat. Dylan Davidson)
I alone break the cast from the mould
And scribe the words of the story to be told.
I walk in the shadow of no one.
This life is what I make. This is my creation.

And I know I create my fate
And make my own destiny.
The only one who can save me is myself.
I am my only master, there is no one else.

So I move as the river.
Though there are twists and turns
And lessons to be learned,
I will reach my destination.
So I stand as the mountain.
Casting my eye over my dominion.
Taking life into your hands.
Are you a mouse or are you a man?
Thresh the field of self-doubt.
I can do without feeding the negativity.
The beast that resides in me.

And I know I create my fate
And make my own destiny.

Take a stand and command
Your ship on stormy seas.
Although I'm weathered
I can feel the calm breeze,
Knowing everything happening
Is what I make it.
No one is taking the helm from me.
New lands are mine to see
And I'm discovering everything.

I alone break the cast from the mould
And scribe the words of the story to be told.
I walk in the shadow of no one.
This life is what I make. This is my creation.

I can't change the past
But I will grasp the now with all my power.
This life is what I make.
I am what I create.
And I know I create my fate
And make my own destiny.
The only one who can save me is myself.
I am my only master, there is no one else.
Track Name: Death (feat. CJ McMahon)
Burn this torch brighter
Than the hearts and minds of humankind
And let it enlighten us all.
These words ring true.
Stars speak to you in a thousand tongues.
Hear the voice unsung.
And as you fade away,
Will you have claimed to live for today
And champion reason?
Or will you state that the life you lead
Was only to please a being
On another plane?
And so they say,

Won't someone give me
A little reassurance that it's not
All for nothing?
I've lost my faith in mankind.
I've lost my will to exist.
Please tell me there is something
Greater, greater than this?

But would you believe them?
Could you say that we'd succeeded
In defeating all the demons
That keep us from reaching our full potential?
I'll wage war with death
Because I know I'm not ready to die yet.
There is no grand design.
The future's yours and mine but still they cry.

I'll wage war with death
Because I know I'm not ready to die yet.
There is no great divine.
The future is yours and mine but still they cry.

We are all born to die
And there is nothing we can do.

Death's coming for you
And there is nothing you can do.
We are all born to die.
Track Name: Snakecharmer
Sew your seeds of hate.
Indoctrinate the weak.
Tell them what to think.
Force-feeding your beliefs.
Too young to make the choice
Or the distinction between
The truth and what you preach.
Proliferation of disease.
Infecting everything
With your poisonous tongue.
Snake charmer come undone.
Your ilk are on the run.
Champion ignorance.
Power belligerent.
No beacon of reason.
Not even close.

Tell me everything that I need to believe
To subscribe to a life of misery.

Cutting out the cancer.
Suffocation of indoctrination is the only answer.
Cut it out. Cutting out the cancer.

Sew your seeds of hate
False shepherd indoctrinate.

We come from nothing and return when we die.
From billions of years to the blink of an eye.
We hope for something but when nothing arrives
And we die, we'll return to the earth and not the sky.
Track Name: Life (feat Tynan Reibelt)
I can see the past as it's catching up to me
And I desperately try to flee.
Please somebody,
Tell me will I truly ever be free?
I can see the future as I open the sutures
That hold it together.
Can I weather the storm come whatever?

Nothing lost, nothing gained.
Status quo remains the same
In my melancholic heart.
Breeding melancholia.
Nothing lost, nothing gained.
Status quo remains the same
In my melancholic heart.
Breeding melancholia.

All my life I wanted to believe
That something greater was destined for me.
I bode my time.
Biting my tongue.
Waiting for something that will not come.

And I'm sorry I can't see the forest for the trees
When I know that there's a life waiting here for me.
And I'm doing everything that I can
But something's wrong when the boy I was
Wouldn't recognise the man that I am.

Begging the question the answers never came.
Asking for change but it all just feels the same as always.
With the pressure pushing down on me,
Tell me who am I supposed to be?