Return to Dust

by Ancestor

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released October 27, 2011

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Morrisound Studios by Jim Morris
Drums, vocals, lyrics -- Brian Foster
Guitar, vocals, lyrics -- 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: Return to Old Coachman Road
Midnight -- Hell's flight
The look in her eyes had all but left my mind

Now it all comes back looking dead coal black
Am I the victim or the criminal of this violent crime

The clock on the mantel
The shine of the candle
The smell of the jasmine
The laughter of the women

Ladies in waiting at the ball of the season's end
The shadows how they danced to the rhythm
of our romance

Can you but appreciate the sublime irony?
The short single moment of my life's greatest pleasure

The rapturous touch of an angel thought divine
Heralded my fall and took away my mind into Hell

On butcher's block he mocks and brings the shock to me
The bride delights with spite ill flame he came for me
Adieu itself a way to fear and tantalize
The cock I bear leave as the lonely fire surprise

How frequent blend our time the scar I come to cleave
The glare below the charred we play we need as some
Bright star -- renown her blush the sliver has become
The knot begat the come, the sick, the feel is one

Kill the tree that bears the fruit the love is gone again
Coveting life he rides

Dead line the lady descendant
The coach infernal attendant

With malice the figment abates
Till next the summons of fate
Track Name: 3777
Scrawled in time
Wrath of all mankind
Now you know you're dealing with
Vigilante Homicide

3777

As the noon bell chimes
Think upon your crimes
The end growing nearer
Your noose we'll carefully wind
Paid in kind
Take and eye for an eye
Bury you without observance shallowly
And fill your grave with lime

What you did
You can't hide
Feel the burning inside

Scrawled in time
Wrath of all mankind
Now you know you're dealing with
Vigilante Homicide

3777
You'll never see heaven
Track Name: See the Light
Stumbling in the darkness through the blackest night
My eyes are blinded
They are without sight
Evil crawls all over
It's enslaving me
I'm gagged and bound to the whipping tree

Danger to the left side
Malice to the right
Precipice before me
Devil's fire behind

But I see the light

Though you cast me out
Still I have my pride
Feel the power growing from down deep inside
With everything I do
I am more than you
Brings me closer still

Finally see the shining light

Danger to the left side
Malice to the right
Precipice before me
Devil's fire behind

From all the wrong you've done
With fear you begin to run
If you travel to the ends of the earth
Can't escape this monster's rebirth

I'm walking ten feet tall
Like a bear from antarctic thaw
I'm clever and I'm insane
And you will know my name

Though you cast me out
Still I have my pride
Feel the power growing from down deep inside
With everything I do
I am more than you
Brings me closer still

Finally see the shining light

Danger to the left side
Malice to the right
Precipice before me
Devil's fire behind

But I see the light
Track Name: Forever
Alone I seethe in this hell
Within abyss I dwell
I taste my bitter bile
In impotent exile

Face within the darkness
Quickly growing nearer and nearer
Taking shape and focus
Of a one so dear

Inside the created torturous existence
Man lives with a destiny he cannot face

I feel the touch of your hand
Caress my troubled brow
With me once again
You are here somehow

After this has passed away
We have forever
Track Name: Nascent
Music is a gateway
A gateway to power
Observe the sacred chants
Upon this holy hour
The words of power command
The ritual garb is donned
The herbs are burned and chalice filled with spirits that

urge us on

As it was so it shall be
What once existed becomes again
The past taking root within the present
Again and again and again

The seven judges that surround and guide
A soul through its journey
Around you now abide
Take a moment to recognize their faces
Seemingly different people with familiar traces

The language of deceased is the voice I wish to speak
To tell you the secrets of aged centuries past
Familiar scenes within a collective unconscious
They burn in minds and in time

Behold the door
Through this portal must pass
Each spirit as it seeks its way
Then reborn back to the dead

Another plane of nonmaterial existence
Is not remembered but in flashes until its reentry

Music is a gateway
A gateway to power
Observe the sacred chants
Upon this holy hour
The words of power command
The ritual garb is donned
The herbs are burned and chalice filled with spirits that

urge us on

As it was so it shall be
What once existed becomes again
The past taking root within the present