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    Assemblage 23 - the one man project created by Tom Shear, combines genre-expanding electronics with intensely personal subject matter. The phenomenal new album Mourn is a standout in Assemblage 23's extensive catalog. Beyond the trappings of modern EBM & Industrial, Mourn seamlessly blends danceable electronics with intimate soul searching lyrics. A breathtaking album from one of the genre's best.

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1.
Epiphany 06:44
A sense of existential dread Permeates my aching head It sounds a deafening alarm A ticking timebomb to disarm
 My breaking point Has come and gone I have no choice But to move on I brace myself For what’s to come CHORUS I just can’t take it anymore This is killing me This isn’t what I signed up for This is misery I just can’t take it anymore This is killing me The nadir I could not ignore My epiphany A creeping sense that something’s wrong Has followed me for far too long Awaken, sleeper from your dream That flickers dimly still onscreen My breaking point Has come and gone I have no choice But to move on I brace myself For what’s to come CHORUS I just can’t take it anymore This is killing me This isn’t what I signed up for This is misery I just can’t take it anymore This is killing me The nadir I could not ignore My epiphany How did I let it get so bad With all the chances that I had Why did I let this wait so long When all it ever felt was wrong My breaking point Has come and gone I have no choice But to move on I brace myself For what’s to come CHORUS I just can’t take it anymore This is killing me This isn’t what I signed up for This is misery I just can’t take it anymore This is killing me The nadir I could not ignore My epiphany
2.
Factory 05:04
Don’t cry You’ve got to hide Your emotions inside You can’t appear too weak Cold steel There’s nothing to feel You must never reveal The damage these emotions wreak You’d better not complain About what you’ve sustained CHORUS We do a great disservice to our young And feign surprise at what one day they become We reap a consequence we don’t intend We build a factory for broken men War Its what you’re meant for Destroy the ones we abhor For all that we hold true Back home You’re on your own Left to suffer alone With the demons you brought back with you You’d better not complain About what you’ve sustained CHORUS We do a great disservice to our young And feign surprise at what one day they become We reap a consequence we don’t intend We build a factory for broken men Confined You’ll do your time Your existence a crime Caged like a common beast Your worth Lower than dirt Your future inert If you ever get released You’d better not complain About what you’ve sustained CHORUS We do a great disservice to our young And feign surprise at what one day they become We reap a consequence we don’t intend We build a factory for broken men
3.
Bloom 05:18
Destruction sounds like rain Hissing in liquid whispers Laughter can sound like pain When you’re going nowhere Derision in their eyes Cast down on all beneath them A thin, grotesque disguise That’s fooling no one Each new indignity A penance for existence You crave stability When you’re going nowhere CHORUS But there’s a light that shines for me That’s always barely out of reach That lovingly guides my way home A distant candle sheds its bloom A balefire burning through the gloom Reminding me I’m not alone Tied in an endless knot The days hard to distinguish Collapse is all you’ve got When you’re going nowhere Exhaustion in my bones Dragging a heavy anchor It feels like you’re alone When you’re going nowhere CHORUS But there’s a light that shines for me That’s always barely out of reach That lovingly guides my way home A distant candle sheds its bloom A balefire burning through the gloom Reminding me I’m not alone Bloodless monotony Cycles of repetition You’ll sell your autonomy When you’re going nowhere The clock a callous thief Its face a grim reminder The time that’s left is brief When you’re going nowhere CHORUS But there’s a light that shines for me That’s always barely out of reach That lovingly guides my way home A distant candle sheds its bloom A balefire burning through the gloom Reminding me I’m not alone
4.
Anxiety 04:50
A fist that hammers in my chest A rising tide that fills my lungs A forceful blow that takes my breath A scavenger that steals my tongue CHORUS Anxiety Anxiety An avalanche of baseless fears A hurricane of pure distress A steady ringing in my ears A strange compulsion to obsess CHORUS Anxiety Anxiety A monster waiting in the black A chain of worries round my spine Subtle as a heart attack Debilitating by design CHORUS Anxiety Anxiety
5.
Confession 05:36
I needed to be loved Just like anybody else When I found that I had none I got lost in myself I shrunk away from life I pulled away from friends I wandered down a path That I could not defend CHORUS This is my last confession I need back my life’s direction Pick up the scattered pieces Pain releases only if you change I stumbled through the dark That I had helped create At risk of being crushed Underneath its weight CHORUS This is my last confession I need back my life’s direction Pick up the scattered pieces Pain releases only if you change I acted like a fool For all the world to see When the answer all along Was right in front of me CHORUS This is my last confession I need back my life’s direction Pick up the scattered pieces Pain releases only if you change
6.
Dissonance 05:23
Colliding thoughts disturb the peace I once enjoyed A sense of balance that has long since been destroyed And in the ruins all that’s left are tears and hurt A deep and perfect pain I surely must deserve I’m not looking for a savior I arrived here on my own I’m not asking for forgiveness I’m just looking for my home CHORUS I hate this dissonance This discontent That strangles me Strayed far from innocence So how could I Be so naive At odds with who I am and who I want to be Against the grain of individuality Choices were made and consequences settled on A fatalistic game in which I play the pawn I’m not looking for a savior I arrived here on my own I’m not asking for forgiveness I’m just looking for my home CHORUS I hate this dissonance This discontent That strangles me Strayed far from innocence So how could I Be so naive Sometimes we have to lose It all to find our place Sometimes another chance means falling on your face But wounds will heal and pain’s a teacher in the end Life goes on and time gives us the chance to mend I’m not looking for a savior I arrived here on my own I’m not asking for forgiveness I’m just looking for my home CHORUS I hate this dissonance This discontent That strangles me Strayed far from innocence So how could I Be so naive
7.
Ghost town Not a soul in sight Empty Streets and darkened lights Hello from Doom Welcome, Apocalypse Contact Only in a dream Faces On a tiny screen We’ll see you soon Welcome, Apocalypse CHORUS Welcome, Apocalypse What’s taken you so long? Bring us the fitting end That we’ve been counting on Welcome, Apocalypse We’ve been expecting you We brought this on ourselves Now kindly follow through Buildings Boarded up in line Vestige Of a normal time Those days are gone Welcome, Apocalypse Food lines Stretch around the block Shelves bare Empathy out of stock Try to hang on Welcome, Apocalypse CHORUS Welcome, Apocalypse What’s taken you so long? Bring us the fitting end That we’ve been counting on Welcome, Apocalypse We’ve been expecting you We brought this on ourselves Now kindly follow through Unrest Ignorance distilled Nihilistic imbeciles Its what we’ve earned Welcome, Apocalypse Return Workers to your hive Even If it takes your lives Nothing was learned Welcome, Apocalypse CHORUS Welcome, Apocalypse What’s taken you so long? Bring us the fitting end That we’ve been counting on Welcome, Apocalypse We’ve been expecting you We brought this on ourselves Now kindly follow through
8.
Could've 03:59
Sad people with empty lives Stick their noses where they don’t belong Passing judgement and choosing sides Famished for some grief that they can feed on CHORUS You could’ve talked to me You could’ve reached out You could’ve listened to me But instead you chose to run your mouth Dark moments you will never know And you will likely never hear about But you’ve already got your mind made up Beyond the shadow of a reasonable doubt CHORUS You could’ve talked to me You could’ve reached out You could’ve listened to me But instead you chose to run your mouth I thought you knew me But you looked right through me Two sides to every story It really shouldn’t be that hard But you’d rather click your tongue at this Than tend the troubles in your own back yard CHORUS You could’ve talked to me You could’ve reached out You could’ve listened to me But instead you chose to run your mouth
9.
Tragedy 05:20
The truth can have A bitter taste Reality An ugly face Unpleasant though These things may be They speak out of Necessity Wanted a place To lay the blame But in the end It’s all the same You laid the ground You played your part The root of this Was in your heart Pretend its not your fault Denial worn like comfort If there’s no witness Was there even a crime? CHORUS Your latest tragedy A melodrama in three acts A guiltless fantasy Devoid of any cogent facts It’s such a travesty That you can’t recognize your fate The greatest tragedy Is the one that you yourself create It’s obvious That consequence Doesn’t arise From random events
 Choices were made For bad or good And yet you played Your victimhood Pretend its not your fault Denial worn like comfort If there’s no witness Was there even a crime? CHORUS Your latest tragedy A melodrama in three acts A guiltless fantasy Devoid of any cogent facts It’s such a travesty That you can’t recognize your fate The greatest tragedy Is the one that you yourself create Ownership of Sins that were waged Would surely help To turn the page Avoidance means More pain awaits Doomed to repeat Your past mistakes Pretend its not your fault Denial worn like comfort If there’s no witness Was there even a crime? CHORUS Your latest tragedy A melodrama in three acts A guiltless fantasy Devoid of any cogent facts It’s such a travesty That you can’t recognize your fate The greatest tragedy Is the one that you yourself create
10.
These walls are bare This house is empty The floors are worn The finish dulled These empty rooms Once rang with promise They’re silent now The light has lulled CHORUS Burn it down Burn it down Burn it down Burn it down The sleepless nights That I once suffered Can stay behind I’ll leave them here No use for pain Or lonely hours To weigh me down My path is clear CHORUS Burn it down Burn it down Burn it down Burn it down This door is closed And locked behind me The curtains drawn One final time Said my goodbyes I cried an ocean I’ll lick my wounds In fairer climes CHORUS Burn it down Burn it down Burn it down Burn it down

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Assemblage 23 - the one man project created by Tom Shear, combines genre-expanding electronics with intensely personal subject matter. The phenomenal new album Mourn is a standout in Assemblage 23's extensive catalog. Beyond the trappings of modern EBM & Industrial, Mourn seamlessly blends danceable electronics with intimate soul searching lyrics. A breathtaking album from one of the genre's best.

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released September 11, 2020

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Assemblage 23 Seattle, Washington

Assemblage 23 is the project of Seattle’s Tom Shear. Founded in 1988, A23 would go on to become one of the most successful American industrial acts of the time. Known for poetic, emotional lyrics and irresistible dance music, The band’s latest release, “Endure” showed the band isn’t slowing down any time soon, having charted at #10 on tbe Billboard Dance Album charts. ... more

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