Saint Blasphemer

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LYRICS

SAINT BLASPHEMER - THEOTOKOS EP

 

Collapse

Collapse on the floor

Can't find the will to live today

My rose she is so far away

Hold on, reach out

Now's the time to stand your ground

Push those fucking demons down

I'll tear out my own heart, I'll take the beating

I know you don't understand , You've never had these feelings

You know I heard them say, Nothing gold can stay

But I've got a heart of gold, And it won't be bought or sold

Fuck your oppinions, I'll be doing time

I don't really mind, I'm waiting for the day

Chloe just lay down

Chloe just lay down

Gonna take the pain away

 

Under the skin of time

Universal concsiousness

Is what we are beneath the flesh

Across centuries

We emerge and disappear

A life half lived is all I fear

I'll tear out my own heart, I'll take the beating

I know you don't understand , You've never had these feelings

You know I heard them say, Nothing gold can stay

But I've got a heart of gold, And it won't be bought or sold

Fuck your oppinions, I'll be doing time

I don't really mind, I'm waiting for the day

Chloe just lay down

Chloe just lay down

Gonna take the pain away

 

So as above, as so below

So as above, as so below

You plant the seed, you make it grow

and we all reap just what we sew

 

One who feels you

One who needs you

One who heals you

One who bleeds you

 

Low

 

Your low self oppinion has you stranded on your knees

Doing anything for a love that's more like a disease

You should have stayed in school, your candle's burning slow

Your parasitic friends are the lowest of the low

I've seen this all before

And you deserve so much more

While you're looking to score

I'm just waiting by your door

 

Your mother is an addict, your father is a freak

Your sister cries alone at night, she misses you I think

There's something going on for you to be so pale

You've lost a lot of weight, you're chasing your own tail

I've seen this all before

And you deserve so much more

While you're looking to score

I'm just waiting by your door

 

Welcome to the pain inside

This flower will make you die

When your life's become a lie

Don't you think it's time to try

Leave behind a broken wheel

Find the things that make you feel

There's so much time can heal

Embrace the change

Rise above it all

 

Won't you come home

 

She

 

Bread and Water in a cell

Too many imposters lies

She brings me hearts and clovers

It's something in her eyes

Drink this, eat this, the darkness goes away

Feel me, touch me, reach for me today

Broken hours, the silence crushes me

Let me in, let me in, let me in

Hearts and clovers

Bread and Water

 

It's feast or famine in a superficial world

We take our chances, can we live by our ideals

When I'm with you, I can take off my disguise

There's no need, there's no need for lies

Drink this, eat this, the darkness goes away

Feel me, touch me, reach for me today

Broken hours, the silence crushes me

Let me in, let me in, let me in

Hearts and clovers

Bread and Water

 

Don't drink, don't eat

Love is a poison spread before us

But I am not afraid

I'll drink, I'll eat

Love is the antidote to darkness

I want you here with me

You have a beautiful mind

I think about you every day

The conversations we could be having

The love that we could make

You have a beautiful mind

You bring the best out of me

I'm so tired of hiding

Give me something to believe

 

Feel me, touch me, reach for me, teach me

Feel me, touch me, let me in

 

Road to Nowhere

 

Your sick again

Are you gonna learn this time

Your special friend

Has treated you so unkind

Is dying the only way to save your life

And do you need someone who knows what it's like

I found a map to a suicide trap

And I pricked my skin

Wade in the water over your head

But don't breathe in

Don't go, don't go

Where I can't follow

 

Isolation

Is what freedom brings

But the pain is more real

Than material things

As a child never felt the love

That was offered

It was never enough

Until I found a map to a suicide trap

And I pricked my skin

Wade in the water over your head

But don't breathe in

Don't go, don't go

Where I can't follow

 

Nothing is permanent

Pain is all that's real

And this feeling of abandonment

None of you could steal

Can you take away

The Empty of my soul

Fix me up again

Fill this fucking hole

 

Theotokos

 

Fallen from innocence

Break bread with dissidents

Flash fire genesis

Self destruction

One eye inside the mind

Here she alone is wise

It's only death who dies

Self immolation

You can't believe

What you can't hold

Now you're not breathing

Come back

You can't see me

'Cause you've been told

You must stop reaching

Come back

 

A tree and lightning flash

The serpent from the ash

Two worlds are bound to clash

Self destruction

Dismembered king and queen

A distant memory

Of all the lives you've been

Self immolation

You can't believe

What you can't hold

Now you're not breathing

Come back

You can't see me

'Cause you've been told

You must stop reaching

Come back

 

Calcination

Dissolution

Separation

Conjunction

Fermentation

Distillation

Coagulation

 

Come back

 

SAINT BLASPHEMER - SIMON TEMPLAR EP

 

Nullify

 

Nullify the lifeforce

Negate all the pain

Tell her you're her friend

Put the smack back in her veins

I will rip you into pieces

Spoon feed you into my soul

Cook you up inside my heart

Numb the demons in my skull

This is not my life

I will make it right

 

How far should I follow

What would be the harm

With each new hurt I swallow

I feel you tugging at my arms

I have looked before I leapt

Not this time around

I can see you sinking lower

I too will go down

This is not my life

I will make it right

 

Not supposed to be like this

Just a child who got curious

Every ideal I had, I've now compromised

And the sickness in my head

Is ready to end my life

If I could just find a way

To be clean again

Release my pain

And find a friend

 

Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on

I have lost so many people

My childhood's a fucking morgue

All of those who do remain

Have turned their backs on

What we were fighting for

Does anyone still feel

Does anyone still care

I've got to find something real

Find my way back there

Don't you die on me

Don't you fucking die on me

Don't you die on me

I need you here

 

 

Simon Templar

 

14 years old

Standing at a funeral

There's a shell without a soul

There's a place I don't go

Put him in the ground

Put the child in the lost and found

And let him wander from town to town to town

 

Have I gone too far

Wandering in the dark

Fire in my hand

Can you see behind my mask

Do you know who I really am

Think you can understand

 

The education of Simon

The education of Simon Templar

Tell me what's your name

Tell me what's your name

Misdirection, confusion

Obfuscation, illusion

The Hermit, The Lantern

Symmetry, geometric pattern

 

Guarded and walled in

I wonder what it's like for them

They don't have to protect

They don't have to pretend

Outside looking in

Self-protecting lies again

A hidden world behind

A hidden world in my eyes

 

Have I gone too far

Wandering in the dark

Fire in my hand

Can you see behind my mask

Do you know who I really am

Think you can understand

 

The education of Simon

The education of Simon Templar

Tell me what's your name

Tell me what's your name

Misdirection, confusion

Obfuscation, illusion

The Hermit, The Lantern

Symmetry, geometric pattern

 

I want to fall

I want to be human

Come down from this mountain

Take my hand if you understand

 

Scarecrow

 

Tied up, hanging, blistered skin is peeling

Chasing black birds, empty headed feeling

Chosen, woken, so much work unspoken

Who do I see coming up to me

You come alone, your eyes like two promises

There's a way out

I'm looking for the road, are you coming

 

I can't tear this curtain down without help

I need a friend, bring me back to myself

Orphaned stranger facing so much danger

I want to know a place called home

You come alone, your eyes like two promises

There's a way out

I'm looking for the road are you coming

 

I can't tear this curtain down by myself

I can't turn this world around by myself

I'm looking for the road are you coming

 

I don't want to live over the rainbow

I just want to find a place called home

I don't want to live over the rainbow

I just want you to take me home

Take me home

 

 

A Perfect Rose

 

She deserves love and kindness

She deserves the respect she's been denied

And I know I can give that to her

Why don't you all just step aside

Don't run away, no don't go hiding

I'm gonna prove every word I say

I see inside of you so much beauty

A perfect rose feel from my hands today

 

Oh it's you who makes me feel

So real

 

It's true the future is unwritten

And we carry the past so deep

I want to know the ways of your peaks and valleys

I want to watch over you when you sleep

Don't run away, no don't go hiding

I'm gonna prove every word I say

I see inside of you so much beauty

A perfect rose fell from my hands today

 

Oh it's you who makes me feel

So real

 

Breaking Just to Bend

 

They Found her in the hay

And took my girl away

Well, happy birthday

Strangers light the cake

You're breaking just to bend

A dealer's not your friend

I don't want to bury your man

I'll do the best I can

 

You gotta come home

Mady, come home

Gotta find a reason to be clean

There's so much you haven't seen

 

The foil and the spoon

Under a blood red moon

I blame myself for you

I blame your mother, too

You don't have to sell yourself

To get love from someone else

The world's waiting for you

There's nothing you can't do

 

Gotta Come home

Mady, come home

Gotta find a reason to be clean

There's so much you haven't seen

 

Press Pic. Top Left: Thomas Monroe - Vocals, Top Right: John Castellon - Guitar, Bottom Left: Steve Ybarra - Drums, Bottom Right Steve Shell - Bass

Press Pic. Top Left: Thomas Monroe - Vocals, Top Right: John Castellon - Guitar, Bottom Left: Steve Ybarra - Drums, Bottom Right Steve Shell - Bass

Bio:

Saint Blasphemer is an independent band based out of Santa Ana, California. They released their first 5 song EP "Simon Templar" on October 15th, 2016. The music, notable for themes of alienation and watching loved ones suffer from drug abuse, was recorded at Hear No Evil studio in Orange, California. The EP charted on college radio and received many positive reviews among the press. The band supported the EP release with a regional tour including Tempe, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Olympia, and Yorba Linda. Saint Blasphemer's 2nd EP "Theotokos" was released April 1st, 2017, also recorded at Hear No Evil studio in Orange, California. Saint Blasphemer toured the West Coast the 1st week of May 2017 with dates in Santa Ana, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, and Santa Cruz.

The band members are John Castellon on guitar, Steve Ybarra on drums, Thomas Monroe on vocals, and Steve Shell on bass guitar.

The music has been compared to early Jane's Addiction, Tool, Alice In Chains, Peter Gabriel, and Nirvana. Saint Blasphemer has been praised for the power of their live performance and the lyrical writing of Thomas Monroe, head of the Orange County Poetry Club. Saint Blasphemer's philosopy towards songwriting is: “Remember when you were a kid, how a song could make you feel like you weren’t the only one going through something?”

The band is writing their first full length album, and may play some midwest and East Coast dates in the fall of 2017.

Album Artwork. Click to purchase on Bandcamp.

Album Artwork. Click to purchase on Bandcamp.

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