Ancestor

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Recorded at 420 Studios
Mixed and mastered at Morrisound Studios by Tom Morris

Produced by David Baskett

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released December 31, 2000

Vocals -- David Baskett
Drum, vocals -- Brian Foster
Guitar -- Rob La Rocca

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Ancestor Austin, Texas

Ancestor began in 1997 in Clearwater, Florida.

For Brian Foster, Denny Baskett and Rob La Rocca, who had played together in Waste Mgmt, Ancestor was a musical evolution, especially in terms of the instrumental orchestration.

The first album, Ancestor, was a blend of hard-hitting riffs, glacially slow tempos and old school skank.

Return to Dust broadened the aesthetic texture.
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Track Name: The Old Coachman Road
They've all been sown
The murdered five men
The killer still roams
The horror kept within

Six black horses
Hooves of crushing might
The carriage empty now
Ghostly fog and moonlight

Old Coachman Road

Legend says the driver
Dressed in a silken waistcoat
Black cape and top hat
He travels this old road

His skull reflects the red of his demonic eyes
His hollow shrieking laughter echoes through the night

Old Coachman Road

He was once the driver of the Lady Anna Belle of Salem
Now he travels this old trail in service of his master
For he loved the lady, but that night the wheels did shift
Devil take the fog and carriage thrown into the ditch

The coachman comes for him
Who slew those fated five
His journey to dark Hades
Is scheduled for tonight
Track Name: Ancestor
In a time not far from now
Where the spirits are not bound
By the cages made of flesh
There is no sorrow there is no death

These former things have passed away

Where have you gone and left me here
Your ancient wisdom I have revered
Grandfather, honored sir
One day we are rejoined

Forever Ancestor

Generations of rebirth
Populated on this Earth
Too many people to keep alive
Too many humans to survive

Ancestor

You are my great and honoured ancestor
Track Name: Right to Life
The most of us who propose the time to kill
Those of us who know of a place that's real
I know you know what that means
It's your appearance that most of the time is misleading

The truth is your face in the wake
The wake is

Your testament
Your loss of innocence
You'll never return to the freedom you once realized
Your self deliverance
Your right to conform
You... why are you willing to put up with the pain that brings us to this?

It's the ghost come back to haunt you
Ignite the match that blows the bomb
It's the moat that drowns the nations
Bringing you dark

I'm turning to tell you don't turn to me
It's cause and effect to all the things that you do
Helping yourself is just too much you're telling me
It's real, it's real, it's free if you know what it means

If you do what it takes to realize your dreams
Those things, the sky is a luminous beauty that's never been thought to be real
Forever old
I've seen it before
Suffer no more
It's you who opens the door

We have the key though it's got to be seen
Free I can see this is going to...
look and you'll find it's for all of us

It's real, real as the blood that drips in my veins
It's free, you see
Know this urgency

I've seen it before
Move to the highest ground
You're dying to live is leaving you suffering
Now you've got this matter of hope
It's this turbulence left to present you
Track Name: Black Evening
Night has fallen
Dark fills my mind
The night has risen
This is my time

Hark can't you hear the dogs as they sing?
The song of our twilight
Black Evening

Alone within oblivion
This is my love
To never feel the sun

Beloved shadow
Your silky touch
Excites my senses
The moon above

The branches swaying
The cool midnight breeze
The song of our twilight
Black Evening

Moonlight in paradise
The shadows of forever
My soul enlightened
Drenched in the spirit of the night
Track Name: Burn Witch
And what do we do with witches?
We burn them!

Burn witch
You must burn

The clouds in the sky just drift by
The moonlight's trace -- a smile on her face

Burn witch
You must burn

Burn witch burn

Burn witch
You must burn

Gathered in scorn one twice born
Looks in her eyes
Shudders as she cries

She dancing with the devil
Walking on a razor's edge
Screaming in the firelight
Nobody helps her

Taken by an evil force
Trying to possess the girl
From beyond the grave
The Haunting of Morella

Darkened thought and doings ultimately ruining
Many lives of children thrown into the cauldren
Consistently rebellious
Never stop to count the cost
Now the only way to learn is to make the witches burn

The sword of Michael cuts you down
From your infernal flight you fall
Your future home within the gound
This night we'll see you burn

Burn witch
You must burn

Burn witch burn

Burn witch
You must burn

Gathered in scorn one twice born
Looks in her eyes
Shudders as she cries
Track Name: Smother
Another youth that we can twist
We'll threaten her to cease to exist
She's powerless to resist
And from our fouled lips... a kiss

Row upon row of those who failed to escape
Victims of wage slavery rape
All the shining beauty we keep covered
All the good things we smother

Too many dreams of happiness
We'll fill her with emptiness
Make her a slave and tell the lie of familial bliss

Row upon row of those who failed to escape
Victims of wage slavery rape
All the shining beauty we keep covered
All the good things we smother

It doesn't matter what you do
You can't escape what is inside you
The hiding place that you run to
Is no protection
I am beside you

It's time to go to your hell
To your work your prison cell
The lies you tell to yourself
And your soul you sell

Row upon row of those who failed to escape
Victims of wage slavery rape
All the shining beauty we keep covered
All the good things we smother
Track Name: The Waiting Game
Initiate, learn by doing
Overcoming pain though denial
The idiots who control resources
Who never understand
Worthless and vile

Smashes their faces inside out
Sleepless hunger never satisfied
Moving as a dream a formless hate
Killing using media with style

The faces of death are familiar
You already know their name
Mercy for what you have become
Life, the waiting game

Who controls who submits
Unable to coexist
Small-minded fools attempt their bull
Like the putrid fascist fools

Anomaly exception to the rule
No way out until they die
You are beyond control
Stubbornly refuse to never try
Track Name: The End
What good is a life without hope
Seen through your eyes memories alone
What use is a world to be lost
To learn and to grow then torn apart

Struck by the horror
Hopeless and alone
Desperately wishing
We are sown

All of these things loved and cherished
Depended upon soon gone
Senses and thoughts humor and deceit
In the end we cease

Struck by the horror
Hopeless and alone
Desperately wishing
We are sown

(super crazy badass guitar solo)

Struck by the horror
Hopeless and alone
Desperately wishing
We are sown
Track Name: The One Most High
Your vision of a child god
Is incorrect
A being with unlimited power
But childlike emotional development

To think that God might not have seen
This computer age
And cloning technology

You misunderstand
In your infantile mind
The true nature
Of the One most high

And what about creation
The coming into being
Of something that had never
Never existed before

The day will come
When science and religion
Will meet as if they had been forged
From the same mighty anvil

You misunderstand
In your infantile mind
The true nature
Of the One most high

Boom

Music and art
Flow like a river
From the infinite mind
Of the benevolent giver

You misunderstand
In your infantile mind
The true nature
Of the One most high