Beast of Burden

by Iron Iris

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released February 25, 2016

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Iron Iris Fayetteville, Arkansas

Iron Iris is a Heavy Metal band from Fayetteville, AR. Formed in October of 2013, Iron Iris' music has a unique sound and style.

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Track Name: The Chieftain
White man came unto this land
Promising fortune in hand
By the night the savage grew ill
Pestilence the savage will kill

And I know how you'll die
Covering up the last of your lies
The chieftain rides at night
Terror striking before the light

In secret the war parties meet
To sweep the white man off of his feet
Black paint on red cheeks and red chins
This battle the savage will win

And I know how you'll die
Covering up the last of your lies
The chieftain rides at night
Terror striking before the light

Now you reap what you sow
With your greed and your hate
Spread their blood all around
Let it soak all the earth

Watch the village burning down
The bodies lie upon the ground
Children cry, women weep
Savage war clubs beat on their cheeks

And I know how you'll die
Covering up the last of your lies
The chieftain rides at night
Terror striking before the light
Track Name: Foul Temptress
Oh foul temptress you cast your spell on me
With your voice so sweet
But behind that voice lies a forked tongue
Ready to feast on me

The fire in your eyes
The venom on your kiss
I blindly intertwine
Into your iron grip

Oh foul temptress you drag me to your cave
Where I lie on the bones of your former slaves
Deeper you sink your fangs into my flesh
Tighter your vices grip me

The fire in your eyes
The venom on your kiss
I blindly intertwine
Into your iron grip

Oh foul temptress now I see all of your faults
Now I writhe my way from your deadly grasp
At the end of the blood stains in the snow
I plot to avenge your stolen souls

Free from your grasp
Now I rule the land
Sweet to see you burn
Slain by my vengeful hand
Track Name: Stolen Child
Amid the rocky highlands and a blue highland lake
Upon a leafy island the flapping herons wake
There the fairies dance round and round their boiling vats
Mingling hands and glances the child's in a trance

Come away human child
To the waters and the wild
With a fairy hand in hand
From a world you can't understand

In the moonlight the fairies tempt the child
Closer and closer calling him into the wild
Telling the child of this world
Telling the child of the horrors it holds

Come away human child
To the waters and the wild
With a fairy hand in hand
From a world you can't understand

The child's heart is torn
His family won't let him leave his home
But how could they know
Of the life the wild holds

Now the child goes deep into the wild
But he couldn't know the fairies saved his soul
From a weeping world he could not understand
From a weeping world that rots the souls of man

Come away human child
To the waters and the wild
With a fairy hand in hand
From a world you can't understand
Track Name: Vine of Thorns
Slave away for your dream
Blinded by your yearning
You can't see what's best for you
Take the first thing that comes your way

Sell your soul with a stroke of a pen
You put your trust in the man with the white tooth grin
He licks his lips with his forked tongue
Now he slithers up and down your spine

He fits you for your shackles and your chains
Then he locks you in your sturdy cage
Only let out to do your tricks
You didn't think it'd be this way

Now he wraps you in this vine of thorns
There's no hope for escape
Writhe until you can't take the pain
The thorns cut you deeper and deeper
Track Name: Sludge
Come with me you know I've been there
Pull yourself from the sludge

Deeper you fall, you're suffocating
The black fills your lungs

To the bottom you have fallen
Deeper I dive to save you
Through the sludge I swim to your body
Before I reach you it kills me too
Track Name: Foxy Lady
You know you're a cute little heart breaker, foxy
You know you're a sweet little love maker, foxy

Wanna take you home
Won't do you no harm, no
You've got to be all mine, all mine
Foxy Lady

I see you on down on the scene, foxy
You make me wanna get up and scream, foxy

Well I've made up my mind
Tired of wasting all my precious time
You've got to be all mine, all mine
Foxy Lady

Wanna take you home
Won't do you no harm, no
You've got to be all mine, all mine
Foxy Lady
Track Name: Beast of Burden
The beasts inside your head
Latching their tubes to your heart
Sucking your heart dry
Their bellies are full of you

The marks on your skin
The beast of burden crawls
Writhing inside yourself
You have become your hell

The beast of burden grows
Bigger everyday
Little did you know
The beast of burden's you

The marks on your skin
The beast of burden crawls
Writhing inside yourself
You have become your hell

Accept the beast within yourself
You've never felt more at home
Don't think of what you could've been
For the beast of burden is you