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A redirection from our previous work, this ten-song studio album is predominantly constructed of synthesized instruments. Exploring themes of the body, self-worth, rest, and damnation.


released April 10, 2012

Zadok Wartes (Producer, Graphic Design), Tara Ward (Assistant Producer), Nick Lee (Assistant Engineer), Rick Fisher (Mastering Engineer), Lauren Davies (Cover Art) Richard Cowdrey (Executive Producer), Tim Soerens (Executive Producer), Cote Soerens (Executive Producer), John Gary Daynes (Executive Producer), Tim Sneath (Executive Producer), Scot Martin (Executive Producer), Nicole Reilley (Executive Producer), Jason Rust (Executive Producer), Joshua Toepper (Executive Producer), Kevin Cirulli (Executive Producer), Karen Cirulli (Executive Producer), Anonymous (Executive Producer)


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The Opiate Mass Seattle, Washington

Progressive sacred music for cathedral.

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Track Name: The Body
the Lord is for my body
my body is for the Lord
Track Name: The Golden Sequence
come Holy Spirit, come light of our hearts
come giver of gifts, parent of the poor

cleanse all that is filthy, water all that is parched
straighten all that is crooked, redeem all that’s defiled
bend all who are proud, heal all who are wounded

and give grace to the trusting, virtue its reward
joy to the mourning, faith like a child
safety in the end, lasting peace within
within, within, within, within, within
Track Name: Everywhere Else
seen and unseen
if there is nothing in between
I'm lost I'm nonplussed
surface leaves me nervous
wheels swerving
lines blurring on the bridge I cross
same one I dream of jumping off
patiently to eternity
answers hardly qualify new life

you sting my eyes now swing with both arms
I need you with all that I can
still it's not over still I'm no older
you seem to be everywhere else
you are the fumes that burn the whole house down
if everything is meaningless

illusions of
exposure leaves
erosion of the soil
I'm turning over
turning over
run my will over and over
Track Name: All The Wrong Things
in my working
in my playing
these are the things that count
in my surfing
in my saving
in my voting
you wake me softly up
you wake me softly up

in my body
in my eating
in my clothing
in my fucking
these are the things that count
in my failure
in my waiting
in my frailty
you wake me softly up

they compete every hour
what is it I truly need
I confuse growth and power
this life of apology
I want love
I want love
from all the things
and all the wrong things feel like you
just like you
Track Name: Paschal Troparion
Christ is risen from the dead
trampling down death by death
and to those in the tomb he has given new life
Track Name: Passover In Heaven
I dreamt of Passover in Heaven
soup and gefilte fish
breaking bread of course unleavened
raising toasts with Manneschevitz
at one corner sat six million
the Holocaust amassed
Mr. Hitler was guest of honor
they were laughing at the past
Track Name: Come
come my love
Track Name: Sanctissima
o most holy, o most lowly
sweetest virgin mother Mary
o most holy, o most lowly
sweetest virgin mother Mary

beloved mother undefiled
pray for us oh grace divine
all was lost till Christ was born
blessed joyful we adore
glorious peace brings Christmas time
angel throngs to meet thee
on thy birth we greet thee
laud and blame await thee

hail to Christ, the son of God, our newborn king
hail to Christ, the son of God, our newborn king

o sanctissima, o piissima
dulcis virgo maria
mater amata, intemerata
ora, ora pro nobis

you and the spirit made one
billions eat your son
you and the spirit made one
billions drink your son

over, over, over, and over, and over again and again
Track Name: Beautiful Savior
beautiful savior, king of creation
son of God and son of man
thee will I cherish, thee will I honor
light of my soul, my joy, my crown

fair are the meadows
fairer still the woodlands
robed in flowers of blooming spring
Jesus is fairer
Jesus is purer
who makes the woeful heart to sing

fair is the sunshine
fairer still the moonlight
bright the sparkling stars on high
Jesus shines brighter
Jesus shines purer
than all the angels in the sky
Track Name: Pax
tell me something about you that I do not know
tell me, tell me until I fall asleep
don’t wake me till morning
cause I want to sleep through the night for once
please, won’t you give me some peace tonight

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