The Art Of Revenge

by XP8

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3 years after the previous release, "The Art Of Revenge" shows a very different band: Paul left, Marko took on singing duties, and the sound evolved in a much more aggressive direction.

The title track became an instant dancefloor filler, and possibly the most famous XP8 song so far, also thanks to the video done for it (which is bundled with the purchase of the full album here on BandCamp).

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released January 18, 2008

Artwork by: Fabio Timpanaro.
Guitar: Alex Vega (tracks: 8), Marco Visconti (tracks: 5).
Lyrics by: Marko Resurreccion.
Mastered by: Krischan Jan-Eric Wesenberg.
Producer: Krischan Jan-Eric Wesenberg (tracks: 1 to 5; 7 to 12).
Vocals: Marko Resurreccion.
Written by: Marco Visconti, Marko Resurreccion.

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Track Name: Our Time
We prowl the streets tonight, the same old tested path
The downward parable, the play we're forced to act
But if some doubt still lingers it's to be pushed away
Our thirst so easily quenched, but hunger always stays.

We're seldom disappointed, our expectations grown so low
We feed on imperfections, the others' and our own
Cheap thrills, expensive pills, so hyper yet so still
We used to hunt for something, now it's just time we kill
We used to hunt for something, now it's just time we kill...

We chose which race to run
Tried to outshine the sun
But our lighting didn't strike
We didn't see our time had come.
We chose which race to run
Tried to outshine the sun
But our lighting didn't strike
We didn't see our time had come.

Trapped in a loop, in touch yet unaware
So fucked so cool, no feelings we can share.
Track Name: Download Me
Commodified and digitised
Commercialised and redefined.

I'm just a product
you're in control
your latest need
The code you want
To set me on
Just flick my switch
Start your search engine
To download me!

Rip me and then burn me
You can't get enough of me
Encoded in your dreams
You want to download me.

Play me now
I'm yours to keep
I won't get tired
I'm on repeat
I'll drain your power
Suck it dry
I'll never stop
Until you die.

I'm in your head now
I won't let go
I'll waste your brain
All that you know
I'm like a virus
Infect your drives
Compressed, processed
And recompiled.

Rip me and then burn me
You can't get enough of me
Encoded in your dreams
You want to download me.
Rip me and then burn me
You can't get enough of me
Encoded in your dreams
You want to download me.
Track Name: Your Nature
Wake up, time to shake up
No one else to put the blame on
You self-indulgent creep
Collecting scars but not one stitch.

Stick it out, bend it down
You'll only get my frown
So many things that you can't see
So many lies you drink with greed.

It's your nature - you will fail
It's your nature - you're too frail
It's your nature - pathetic wannabe
It's your nature - you'll never get to me
It's your nature - you will fail
It's your nature - you're too frail
It's your nature - pathetic wannabe
It's your nature - you'll never get to me

Too late for kiss and tell
It tolls, but whose bell?
You lying cunt you're full of shit
The way you laugh makes me so sick.

It's your nature - you will fail
It's your nature - you're too frail
It's your nature - pathetic wannabe
It's your nature - you'll never get to me
It's your nature - you will fail
It's your nature - you're too frail
It's your nature - pathetic wannabe
It's your nature - you'll never get to me

Die hard core true 4 real
What you are is what you steal
You've only got to learn the part
I call it theft while you call it art
Track Name: I.C.E.
So cold and menacing, fast moving but still
The power of money, the strength of the rich
Sealed in electrons, their code is their shield
We're climbing the I.C.E. walls, creating our breach.

Initial procedure, annihilate command
Safer than taxes: our death on demand
Horizons impossible, to hide is to dive
Escaping their tracers and narrowing the band.
The thrill of the hunt, the foaming of mouths
The rabid hell watchdogs, the noise of the shouts
They're not after you cause you're too far behind
Automatic response, too late to get out.

Projecting our will in a silent datascape
Abstracted in binary, post-human yet ape
The physical bond to wires and machines
Connecting our souls a void with no shape.
Track Name: Dead Sky (Still Lives Redux)
A mindless panic run
Your lungs, feel them burn
No place is safe to hide
Above the ever still dead sky.
A mindless panic run
Your lungs, feel them burn
No place is safe to hide
The only watcher the dead sky

Holed up in concrete traps
We're blind, we're deaf and cracked
No place is safe to hide
Above the ever still dead sky.
Hardwired, no will, no choice
No escaping from this life
Fighting this fucked up time-line
Our mirror: the dead sky.
Track Name: The Art Of Revenge
I’ve got the discipline, I’ve got control
I’ve got the guts to take your blows
And you won’t see me coming for you
Revenge is an art, I play by its rules...

The pain I suffered, repaid tenfold
Insult, mockery, all the lies I’m told
But i can wait, I can restrain
The plan unravelling in my brain.
And when the time’s right you won’t escape
I’ll have no mercy, no soul, just rage
And then i'll strike and strike again
I will teach you all 'bout pain.

This is my revenge
Your end, your punishment
Too late to repent
This is my revenge

The art of revenge is an art with an end
A pain to deploy a means to destroy.

This is my revenge
Your end, your punishment
Too late to repent
This is my revenge
Track Name: Cracked
Sustain the tease...
Lie on your back...
Once you beg me please...
Your will is cracked.

Lick you lips and strike your pose
You're going to get your ultimate dose
Forget whips, blindfolds or chains
I'm going to drive you insane.

Sustain the tease
Lie on your back
Once you beg me please
Your will is cracked.
Sustain the tease
Lie on your back
Revenge is mine
Your will is cracked.

Another nightmare to go through
Resistance's futile don't be a fool
Forget your hopes and bow your head
You will be mine or you'll be dead.

Sustain the tease
Lie on your back
Once you beg me please
Your will is cracked.
Sustain the tease
Lie on your back
Revenge is mine
Your will is cracked.

This time you’ll pay in kind
I’ll right wrongs you deny
No place where you can hide
This ain’t justice cause i’m not blind.
Track Name: Waiting
Another chance gone wasted
Another night spent on drugs
Somebody's bed to look for
Where thinking of you won't hurt.
But when my nerves start twitching
And my heart drowns the drums
I'll look for you in the dark
I will be yours alone.

Yours alone - hanging on your perfect touch
Yours alone - waiting for the beat to stop
Yours alone - cursing every time we touched
Yours alone - waiting for my heart to stop

Let's go drink some friendship mate
Let's go pop some confidence pills
We'll turn the night inside out
You'll see me shoot to kill
But when my nerves stop twitching
And my heart is drowned in drums
I'll look for you in the dark
I will be yours alone

Yours alone - hanging on your perfect touch
Yours alone - waiting for the beat to stop
Yours alone - cursing every time we touched
Yours alone - waiting for my heart to stop

And when my nerves start twitching
And my heart drowns the drums
I'll look for you in the dark
I will be yours alone
I will be yours alone
I will be yours alone...
Track Name: Ready2Go
Another dollar another day
Another country we plague with hate
We sow the seeds and watch them grow
Then blame the soil for this rotten crop.

It's not democracy what we export
We call freedom a wasted vote
This propaganda shoved down our throats
Live feed on the world wide web show.

One word, just say "no!"
One word, we're not ready to go!
One word, just say "no!"
One word, we're not ready to go!

We've got to lift this shroud of lies
Expose those pigs, the treachery they hide
We've got to wake up, you and I
We've got to open our fucking eyes.

One word, just say "no!"
One word, we're not ready to go!
One word, just say "no!"
One word, we're not ready to go!
Track Name: Eklypse
Let my lips eclipse your smile
Let my will lead you all night
Let my words bring you to me
Let my fear be what you feel.

Sharing words and not much else
Miles of wires between ourselves
This screen staring back at me
Pictures of the sweetest of my sins.

Let my lips eclipse your smile
Let my will lead you all night
Let my words bring you to me
Let my fear be what you feel.

So afraid yet wanting more
The doomed buzz of the drone
On a leash, try biting my lip
I will feel once your soul is stripped.

Control, absolute control
It's our power struggle, my right is your wrong
Tonight we'll start the fire
Tonight you'll learn desire.

Let my lips eclipse your smile
Let my will lead you all night
Let my words lead you to me
Let my fear be what you feel.
Track Name: New Self
Step inside this new self
The one you thought would never fit
And face the change in your life
Admit it's never been a lie
And take it all upon you
It's time for you to get used to
Responsibility and grief
The part you thought you would have skipped
This boring side of life
Your aching troubled doubting mind
And never stop to enjoy
All your pleasures, sins, you lazy boy.

Fight your old compulsion
This world shows no compassion
For the arty losers like you
It only wants you to swallow rules
About the thought you should think
About the dreams you should dream
About the drugs you can't take
You're not supposed to make any mistake
It knows a thousand ways to smash your feelings away
You'll become a nothing like them
You're going to die in their hell.