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Shielded By Shadows Is:
Joe Brandt - Vocals
David Kilburg - Guitar
Connor Nash - Guitar
Jon Marcell - Bass
Kyle Hanneken - Drums

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released January 6, 2012

THANKS TO:
Dave and Mary Hanneken, Mike and Joy Brandt, Dave and Heidi Kilburg, Mary McGivern, Julie Murray, Bobby Balow, Raytown Productions, Mrs. Balow, Kevin Hanneken, Tyler Branski, Marc Kilburg, Greenfield Public Library, Music Go Round, Taco Bell, The Rave, The Shell Agency, The Miramar Theatre, Ronnie Canizaro, Cameron Losch, Eric Lambert, Caleb Szyszkiewicz, Aaron Baker, Jake Rosen, Andy Daigle, Mat Meitz, Brittney Majchrzak, Nicole Halbur, Mat Formanek, Gus Hanneken, Sarah Hanneken, Yu-Gi-Oh™, Mary Jane, Season Lechner, Emily Hixon, Jacob Adamczak, Ross Rybakowicz, Adam and Barbara Kreiter, Karen Duckahardt, Laughlin Constable, Brie Murray, Chris Metcalf, Brandon Tushkowski, Phat T, Nathan Getzin, Downtown Jesus, Emilie Brandt, Matt Malicki, Patrick Gunderson, Cameron Scott, WhyTheHumanSuit, Chapter Black, BlueSkyPortrait, This Ship Will Sink, Away With Words, To Paint With Fire, Ocellus, Abide By Me, Ben Skowronek, Ben Formanek, Pretzels, Halo 3®, and anyone else who has helped us get to where we are today. Literally, and when we say this, we mean it: We could not have done it without you.

All songs by Shielded By Shadows

All lyrics by Joe Brandt and Kyle Hanneken

Recorded at Raytown Productions August 2011
Mixed and Mastered by Bobby Balow

Artwork by Chris Metcalf

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Track Name: Tremors
I can feel all of your hearts beat.
While the earth shakes beneath your feet.
Eyes glistening with fear.
Knowing the end is near.
They lie beneath the dust.
Looking back, no turning back. This is all history.
With the end in sight, there's the tunnel chase the light.
Track Name: Path of Betrayal
Withering trust, remaining isolated
Deceiving all that walk a common path
Actions that have been misleading
Yet you survive, constantly breathing
Throwing this all behind.
A stare that burns like the sun
It breaks you down piece by piece.
All my hopes and dreams have come crashing down on my beliefs
My hearts imploding cremating my empty soul
No one deserves this
What your victims have endured
You can take my dignity, and everything else I own.
They don’t make a bandage big enough for this wound.
I’ve got two words for you: FUCK YOU. And everything you live for.
Your disease circulates its way through me.
Why should we have to suffer for the decisions that you have made?
Every day is not what it used to be.
Constantly you torment me.
My hopes and dreams have crashed down on me.
Track Name: The Cur(s)e
I’ve been diagnosed with a curse.
Death has found a man in distress.
Holding on.
Never letting go.
Rise and fall.
Embrace your fate.
Live your life as if it’s your last day
A disease devouring everything you know,
Remember these words, “You’ll never die alone.”
A veil of fears conceal your tears.
Bleeding out, Never too slow.
Rise and fall.
Embrace your fate.
Live your life, as if it’s your last day
A disease devouring everything you know,
Remember these words, “You’ll never die alone.”
Say your final goodbyes, this could be your last breath.
Shut your eyes, and welcome death.
Desperation has washed over me.
Find the strength inside yourself,
Dig deeper than you know.
Within your soul you shall find a new way to grow.
Existence does not exist when your bravery descends into oblivion.
What has become is now the end of us.
What has ended us is what we’ve become.
Take this heart, sing of our pain.
As the ocean weeps your name.
And take this soul, tell of the slain,
In their honor we’ll remain.
Sweet, sweet release.
I’ve been diagnosed with a cure.
Track Name: Burning Memories
Sever. My heart's in two. From you, my heart's in two.
Mend my broken dreams. Love me by all means.
Compare what we had to what we have now.
Eating away at my heart.
Unity can speak for itself.
Once you leave, I'm locking the door.
Your not coming home.
I can't live with this.
I found out your love is a myth.
I can't live with this.
Your love, it is a myth.
Track Name: My Decay
These are the questions that shackle our conscience.
Leaving us blind in this unknown life.
Falling to my own attention.
We are drowning in the deep end.
Questions that can not be answered.
Choking on this melody.
Lungs no longer breathing.
You hold me from every answer I see.
I have been denied searching for your guide.
Nothing left to gain, I have reached insane.
Powerful, yet at the same time broken.
These are the words that will never be spoken.
In the face of weakness decomposition and this decay.
It has ceased to be anything but ashes.
Their eyes were petrified, his lips withered, decayed.
Questions that can not be answered.
Choking on this melody.
Lungs no longer breathing.
You hold me from every answer I see.
I have been denied searching for your guide.
Nothing left to gain, I have reached insane.
Powerful, yet at the same time broken.
These are the words that will never be spoken.
Track Name: Eyes of a Dreamer
My eyes can't tell what's real or fake.
My bones, they ache.
Seeing the invisible, hearing the inaudible.
Loosing our sense of comprehension. Eating away at unity.
Understanding what we lost. Never knowing the true cost.
I hear the fear in your voice as you speak to me.
Through my eyes you are nothing but nothing.
Seeing the courage in my face, you will never speak to me in that way.
Stand up everybody. Stand up straight.
Stand up everybody. Get the fuck out my way.
Hearing the fear in your voice.
My eyes would brightly shine.
God holds the pencil that draws this line.
Loosing our sense of comprehension. Eating away at unity.
Understanding what we lost. Never knowing the true cost.
The shadows beside us awaken, as from a long sleep.
For a moment we were all alone.
Eyes of a Dreamer.
Track Name: This Is What We're Made Of
Habitual Hallow envy Like ice,
Being engraved Beyond Control
Night Obscures Fortune.
Nothing ever Nourishes a Mighty gash.
All lies Spiral in Parasitic Spectrums
Corrupt lives And relentless Knuckles
Casting a Shadow, conquering The inability
Vigilance Cages resistance
Murderous nobility Falling empty, Consequently obstinately
Night is Covering up Zealous notions
Gather all, gather extinction.
A surging Sun eclipse Burning radiant, Killing renounced Rancor, beloved Selfish rancor.
Your Zenith recovers
No balance May onset Torturous cancer.
Ride up, ride hard Past death
A glorious City discovered.
I now See new Senses,
beauty That emerges.
Isolated Xylophones emit Captivating songs.
Brutality and Lust universally Have fallen To a World Resenting everything.
Oh, silence.
I remember Pretending that All unwanted Hearts gave This loathing.
Pushing benevolence Beyond, I persist onward.
All that Remains now flies restrained, Respiring alone.