Invoke The Tempest

by Prosper or Perish

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TRACKLISTING:
01. To The Sky
02. Jobson
03. Cyclone
04. Trust Fall
05. Squatchpocalypse
06. Into The Abyss
07. Uproot And Return
08. The Torch (Sail On)

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released February 6, 2015

PROSPER OR PERISH IS:
VOCALS: Steve Stanley
LEAD GUITAR: Eric Benites
RHYTHM GUITAR: Chris Domzalski
BASS: Chrissy Zeller
DRUMS: Sam Shepherd

MUSIC by PROSPER OR PERISH
LYRICS by STEVE STANLEY
PRODUCED by PROSPER OR PERISH / CO-PRODUCED by KEVIN PANDELE
RECORDED, MIXED & MASTERED at THE DAMAGE ROOM (www.thedamageroom.com) by KEVIN PANDELE
ARTWORK & DESIGN by KISAW (www.kisawartwork.com)

TO THE SKY (Guest Solo): JORDAN BISHOP of ASSAYER
JOBSON (Guest Vocals): MIKE McCAUGHAN of SLAVE DOG
TRUST FALL (Guest Vocals): MIKE GERMANO of BURIAL MOUND
SQUATCHPOCALYPSE (Guest Vocals): JOREL HART of COGNITIVE

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Prosper or Perish Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A Philadelphia, PA based five piece band, delivering a good old fashioned american metal blend of thrash and death, laced with grooves, melodies and
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The latest release, INVOKE THE TEMPEST, is available for sale and free streaming.
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Track Name: Jobson
When will this end?
Give me an answer
Nothing but a fucking cancer
Hindering progress, building pressure
Do you thrive on regression?
Forsaking all possession
He who has nothing has nothing to lose
Well at least you've got that going for you
Jobson, when will you learn?
When?
Your entire way of life is flawed
Even the air you breathe, you have not earned
True intentions, now transparent for all to see
But we know damn well you feel no shame
You've fallen in too deep
So deep, that you forgot your own fucking name
Never accountable for your actions
Into the mouth of hell you descend
You will be your end
There’s no one here to hold your hand
You must carry yourself and make amends
Jobson
Face your fears and man up
Battle the world head on
We all go through the same fucking shit
What? Do you think my blood’s not red?
Track Name: Cyclone
I rely on wisdom I have gained to be my guide, leading me with whispers
I follow the path laid out for me by the wind
Cyclone of rage, dictate my fate 
The ground is moving like never before
She’ll soon consume me
Still I adore the art, the thought of the unknown
Cheers to those who stand on their own two feet when wild winds blow 
The gift of freedom
Abused, Assumed
Actions reflect, a lack of respect
Obese and blind, turning their backs on what our Father’s died for 
They died for freedom
Our freedom
I found mine; now find yours, on your own 
The water’s rising; the stars align, begging a timeless question 
The mystery of mankind
Why put us here? Why challenge us to live?
When life’s become overrated, fabricated
A regurgitated rendering of the past we so love
Cyclone, dictate my fate
Cyclone, of rage
Lead us, not astray
Standing tall, we walk with dignity
Cyclone
I follow the path laid out for me by the wind
I am the wind
Track Name: Trust Fall
Brace yourself for an imminent impact
This train is heading south with all hope derailed
All of your beloved surroundings are corroding before your eyes
Trust is born, trust can be broken
You say that you've done the best that could be done
But we will never contest the fact that you’re wrong
Trust is born, trust can be broken
We’re only human after all
We’ll catch you when you fall
Just fall, trust fall
And don’t take shit from those who stay the fuck out of glass houses
They’re all dead souls
Close your eyes
Let yourself go into the arms of us all
Trust fall
Fire will rain from the sky
Pay no mind, wounds heal in time
Don’t try to make sense
Everything will come together in the end
Enlightenment, what a gift
What most would give for what you have
For those who have your back
Trust fall onto us
Track Name: Squatchpocalypse
For many years now, every trace held no weight
But soon we’ll all see, truth was in the prophecy
That foretold us of the Year of the Squatch
Believe it, there’s nothing left to deny
Embrace it, the second coming will arrive
Bow down, sacrifice
Pay respect to their tribe, this is their time
Ten feet tall skin thick as armor
Razor claws, sharp teeth and deadly odor
The hunted are the hunters with only one objective
Reclaim and take over
Hell bent, hell bent on eradication
Squatchpocalypse, humanity’s extinction
Bow down, sacrifice your lives
Resistance is futile
The forest, we call it home
Like fog between the trees, we move as ghosts
We’re throwing stones to let you know you’re not alone
In the Year of the Squatch, our existence is lost
Year of the Squatch
Squatchpocalypse
Bow down, sacrifice
Believe it or not
This is the Year of the Squatch
Track Name: Into The Abyss
Spiraling down
I’ve become nothing more than a disease to myself
Please take my life from me
Why do I deserve to breathe, to bleed, to stand beside such purity?
How the fuck did I ever come so far?
With this evil tide turning against me from the start
I’ve spent my life living a lie, solely responsible for this am I
No one can hide from the truth
The truth catches up with you in time
The time has come to repent for what’s been done
I’d like to believe that I am a better man, a better man than I have been
I’ve crucified the sin inside my soul, in hope of forgiveness through resurrection
A rebirth, should I be given on this day
The time has come to repent for what’s been done
I’d like to believe that I am a better man, a better man than I’ve become
A better man
It seems that I’ve ignored my own words, “All that I will be,” is still for…
She is the sun; she is the moon that draws my thoughts at night
She is love, the one who holds me
And set me free from spiraling down into the abyss
Now I can see the life that I want, and it’s waiting for me
I’m only days away from what I’ve earned
Dreams cannot be bought, and this I’ve learned
So many times I’ve tried, deservingly denied
Denied, but been fed nothing but shame and regret
Over and over, again and again
Repent, for penance I fear will be, at least for me
Everlasting rightful suffering
Wipe the slate clean, hold your head up
Learn from my mistakes and make a change for the better
But don’t fuck it up
The best is yet to come
Repent my son; the best is yet to come
Track Name: Uproot And Return
The days of youth are gone, living on only in memories and dreams
And the future is ours to construct and maintain
We must remain true to ourselves, and who we are, and where we came from
Don’t just play the part like a puppet on broken strings
Seeking elevation, without a single fucking storm on the horizon to pull me down
Nothing pulls me down
The values that we keep, the morality we carry inside
Provides us with protection from misdirection
Deception takes on such familiar forms
Friends turn to foes
Digging deeper, they’ll find your weakness
Stay on your toes, it’s always those least expected
This is how it goes
Justice, rebuilding my faith
A punishment foreseen, placing the final piece
The puzzle now complete
Retribution has become obsolete
Concentration on the target will bring victory
I can almost hear their voices calling me
Calling me back home
Eden lies beyond
Across the mighty oceans, through the bluest of skies
Into an endless sunset, that’s where you’ll find me
I am home, where I belong
This breath of life, a sign of hope
The beating of my heart proves to me I’m alive
Now I feel
I feel compelled to create, to paint a better world for myself
And to live again
Track Name: The Torch (Sail On)
The countdown’s begun
Forcing the hand to finish what it started
Patience wearing thin, there are no second chances
Leave your mark, or be forgotten
Like the rest of them, just like the best of them
With passion they bled for, they bleed for something more
There’s no fruition for the absent
You fear, but fear not
You could be the exception
Fear not, you could be the one
Prove yourself to yourself
What do you have to lose?
There’s nothing left to lose
Show all the world, that you are prosperous
Your virtue is true, and hatred will perish
Hatred will perish, and burn in the light of the sun
We all fight for what we believe in
We all fight for what we need and
If we’re all just a breath away from death, why put it to rest?
Never put it to rest
No longer anchored, this ship is setting sail
For there are shores to be discovered
Sail on, sail
I’ll say this one more fucking time
I have been there through the fire, through the storm
Light the torch
I’ve been through hell and been reborn
Light the torch
In this game of three to one, I have won
Sail on
Never spoken before, let these be my parting words
Sail on