Perish in the Light

by Crippled Fingers

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Jennifer
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Jennifer I am rewording my original sentiment here, but the artwork is a huge indication of the quality of these songs. Heartbreaking and/or beautiful, just as I assumed. Sometimes you can judge a book by its beautiful cover, and if you're lucky, you'll be right. Favorite track: Grieving.
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Kelsey Lovenberg I'm proud of you mah dude. This album is amazing! Best of luck with everything. love and miss you!
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released August 23, 2014

All tracks written and recorded by Justin Morrow. Additional instrumentation and vocals by Christopher Wurzburg. Engineered by Christopher Wurzburg. Produced by Justin Morrow and Christopher Wurzburg. Album Artwork by Jeremy Wurzburg.

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Crippled Fingers Rochester, New York

Crippled Fingers is the passion project between Justin Morrow of Ice Nine Kills, and Christopher Wurzburg.

Crippled Fingers EP 2016 will stand as a testament to Chris's memory, and our partnership together. RIP.

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Track Name: Invisible Walls pt.1
Hold me down and pray I won’t always be this way

I wasn’t brought up to be prepared
stricken, crippled, and impaired
as roots in the ground I fear I’m rotting away
as roots in the ground I fear I’m rotting
from the inside out

All I wanted was some touch
yea the knowledge of your flesh
cuz I am a bastard at heart
yea I am a bastard at heart

hold me down and pray I won’t always be this way
hold me down and pray I won’t always be this way

the saddest thing I ever did see
oh the reflection staring back at me
right back at me

hold me down and pray I won’t always be this way
hold me down and pray I won’t always be this way
with times that past, I’ve just regressed
a terrible display
hold me down and pray tonight tonight tonight tonight yea

this is what I get
for falling out of line
the only way I will survive
is to finally realize

old me down and pray I won’t always be this way
hold me down and pray I won’t always be this way
Track Name: Big Shiny Gun
Pull out your big shiny gun
cuz you’ve been robbing me blind
I gave you my heart in a brown paper bag
laid it at your feet, began to beg
but you left it in the sun to rot and go bad
now the moonlight is streaking in

please just make up your mind
cuz I’ve got places to be
the streetlights ahead, they look just like the damned
with their beady red eyes they all beckon me in
right below them you stand beside your apartment
with outstretched hands

tell me all the dreams you have and I will make them so
my baby your coming and your going, always back and forth we roll
you’ve always know you got me in your pocket
you know I can’t stop myself from loving you

its hard to see
the truth with eyes to the sky
waiting on you

tell me all the dreams you have and I will make them so
your coming and your going, always back and forth we roll
but baby you got me in your pocket
you know I can’t stop myself from loving you
(from loving you) from loving you
from loving you
Track Name: Don't Say a Word (Ft. Amanda Ferguson)
I got your call, you say you wanna meet
so we walked into the crowded bar
I wanted to seem cool, but you know I am a fool
so I’ll just buy us a couple drinks

we walked down the street to get a bite to eat
you told me you’re knees are sore, you are turning 23
i cracked a crooked smile, leaned in and kissed you
then pulled away like it wasn’t real

yea like we just imagined it
so don’t say a word
don’t say a word

I walked you up to your front door
we shared the wicker chair, we both wanted to do more
stood up so awkwardly, threw your arms around me
smelled your t-shirt
it was so damn sweet

it could be just like we imagined it
so don’t say a word
don’t say a word
oh no

in a couple of days you’ll be a college grad
and though I’m glad I can barely stand on my own two feet
and it seems you’ve got another man
so don’t say a word…tonight
Track Name: Weary Saint
Who’s gonna guide me
when this saints to weary to lead
how will I live out my childish dreams
when she’s so freckled with tears
so hampered by age
growing old, it aint fair

well I’m a gonna have to be the one that’s gonna save your life
we’re all just passing by, nothing to do but watch you
drift to sleep tonight

I will find the way to keep you healthy
you will never die, I’ll always have you near me
with all we used to preach about never giving up
still we always lose the ones that we’ve loved
in time oh I’m sure to find I’m so sorry
we should have done better by you
better by you

now everybody, oh they’ve been looking at me differently
say, "son I do believe it’s time to let go of that dream"

but how the hell am I supposed to just walk away
with everything you used to say
oh you promised me that I’d make it someday

I will find the way to keep you healthy
you will never die, I’ll always have you near me
with all we used to preach about never giving up
still we always lose the ones that we’ve loved
in time, oh I’m sure to find I’m so sorry
we should have done better by you
better by you

oh you and I we live and die by different rules
but I need to try to save you
cuz every days another day gets closer to the day
where I’ll have to go it alone, go it alone
don’t wanna go it alone

we’ll find the fountain
I’ll lead you down to the water
where you’ll breathe new
with lungs that are fresher than new borns eyes

we’ll find the fountain
I’ll lead you down to the water
where you’ll breathe new
with lungs that are fresher
lungs that are fresher

we’ll find the fountain
I’ll lead you down to the water
where you’ll breathe new
with lungs that are fresher than new borns eyes
Track Name: The Bartowski Blues
Thought I’d throw back a few beers
and climb into my car
see how far I could will myself to go

I see all of my friends…
all my friends taking strides
making babies
finding wives

but I can dream, yea I can dream
of being that way

Thought I’d throw back a couple of pills
and climb into my bed
but in my head I know
I don’t have the guts to let go

cuz I’m scared, yea I’m scared
of what happens next

cuz I’m scared, yea I’m scared
of what happens next
Track Name: Specter
These gurney sheets stick my skin like leaves
wet from a fall days rain
gloomy and so mundane
why are my muddy jeans strung up on tall machines?
tied to these IV’s to fight this god damn disease

well hello, come sit by my bed side
well goodbye, you’ll make such a beautiful bride

today you must tell me the news
November tenth you’ll be tying my noose
cuz when you make vows I’ll wanna hang myself
so you figured you’d lend your…

hands on mine, feeling so sublime
who is that man by your side?
guilty and thick look in eye
lay down the white envelope
hoping those words won’t show
everything you’ve said
its not from the pills or in my head

so you wield and cut with that surgical knife
so goodbye, you’ll make such a lovely wife

today you must tell me the news
November tenth you’ll be tying my noose
cuz when you make vow I’ll wanna hang myself
so you figured you’d lend you hands

break through these white walls
now you’re in my arms
Erica’s screaming from down the hall
her lips may be moving, but we can’t hear her at all
no can’t hear her at all
we can’t hear her at all
we can’t hear her at all
no can’t hear her at all
we can’t hear her at all
Track Name: Grieving
Ivory skin stretches its way across your meager frame
hair in knots dark as the dirt where Ive buried these seeds I’ve sown
let me walk like a man with my head held high
we all change with time
grow more cynical with every night

are you ashamed of the wicked things
that you’ve done to yourself?
are you so torn
by the voices in your head?
they tell you to leave all those that have loved you so
scream so desperately
and my faith in you will bury me

sentiment and your polished tongue
won’t cover up the lies when the sky comes down on us

so you preach you’re not ready
but god knows I can’t carry

the weight of the world on my crooked spine
I’m broken nearly all the time
now spit out the words you’ve been trying to say
show me what you’re really made of
hide through the phrasing
our bodies untangled
you hate me? well I hate you too

time stolen
viscously vanquished
where is the point in grieving now, in grieving now
in grieving now
are you grieving now?
Track Name: Invisible Walls pt. 2
Baby boy stuck in a rut for years
now he’s struggling to find
where he’s lost all his time
from the back room of a dingy hall

victimless, the crimes he’ll commit tonight
and his hand will graze her thigh
she’ll be struggling to find
all the right words to string along to keep ya hanging on

it takes all you have to hold back
disgust as you peel back her clothes

this is what I get for falling out of line
the only way I’m ever going to survive
is if I finally realize
just hold me down and pray
I won’t always be this way

this is what I get for falling out of line
the only way I’m ever going to survive
is if I finally realize
just hold me down and pray
I won’t always be this way

and though there’s black clouds over my head
the sun will show his face again
cuz I won’t believe
no I won’t believe we’re trapped in misery

all we have is hope and love
to guide us through winter
to hold in the glory of better days

all we have is hope and love
to guide us through winter
to hold in the glory of better days
hold me down and pray

I won’t always be this way
no I won’t always be this way
no I won’t always be this way
no I won’t always be this way