A Farewell to Expectations

by Adder's Fork

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Debut album. Written and recorded between 2014 and 2016.

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released September 9, 2016

Marko Köfler - all music & words

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Adder's Fork Lower Austria, Austria

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has been created to channel my musical ideas, influenced by a wide array of great bands like Sisters of Mercy, Talk Talk, Joy Division, The Sound and classic gothic rock/metal classics.

What I’m trying to achieve is a satisfying combination of these unforgettable sounds with the more hard-hitting elements of heavy metal, creating my vision of the music that guided me through my life.
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Track Name: A Farewell to Expectations
When you force me to look inside myself
I decide to turn away

When you see me and when you're near me
I'm all but certain that I will fail

These shoes seem too large to fill
like a dwarf in a giant's trail

I was told I could be everything
now I'm like a clown on a funeral day

When you hold me, console me with your touch
My marrow screams in agony

When you caress me, you distress me
again I'm certain that I will fail

Like a pilgrim on his last legs
on a station with a thousand rails

He missed the last train home
and then the tracks were swept away

For a farewell to expectations
you need to be on your knees
to destroy self-accusation
you don't need a pious priest

For a farewell to expectations
you must survive the hardest ways
shake off the festered morals
and prepare for better days

When you force me to look inside myself
I decide to walk away

When you call me and when you're near me
you do seem kind of frail

When you hold me, console me with your touch
My marrow suffers silently

When you caress me, you distress me
but after all, I might prevail
Track Name: This Doom (Is Certain)
Brought forth in pain
to settle in uncertain times

The clock starts ticking
between the mother's thighs

This is where the rope begins
no noose is yet to be seen

Rest assured, the knot is tight
and each and every neck will fit inside

It's the way of the world
This doom is certain

At the end of the line
This doom is mine

Lost from the start
this machine is failing

Life given through mother's milk
and still we are fading

This is where the rope begins
no noose is yet to be seen

Rest assured, the knot is tight
and each and every neck will fit inside

It's the way of the world
This doom is certain

At the end of the line
This doom is mine

Read the news, turn the pages
is this what you dreamed to be?

A part of this living nightmare?
A part of this machinery?

"I've never profited, never profited of public service, I've earned everything!"

"What does it mean?"

"You ain't seen nothing yet"

Strive for freedom, strive for power
reach for wealth and thirst for fame

Will it get you far?
Are you are proud of what you are?

Dreams of a prosperous future
all in due time

But the clock starts ticking
between the mother's thighs

It's the way of the world
This doom is certain

At the end of the line
This doom is mine
Track Name: My Vicious Circle
Love has failed me, today and yesterday.
It will again tomorrow, in this season bleak and grey

Yet when I look back in time, nothing's rearranged
it is a vicious circle, just people interchanged

I hear the sullen cries,
the last twitches of ill-fated dreams

Cast before my eyes,
like an everflowing stream

As I dwell in ages past, it seems that nothing ever lasts.
Will the circle repeat again?

What I've always wanted, still seems out of reach
but I've always practiced what others preached

I hear the sullen cries,
the last twitches of ill-fated dreams

Cast before my eyes,
like an everflowing stream

My vicious circle
stuck in a rut

My vicious circle
like a broken wheel

Love has failed me, today and yesterday
It will again tomorrow, in this season bleak and grey

Yet when I look back in time, nothing's rearranged
it's just a vicious circle, with people interchanged

My vicious circle
stuck in a rut

My vicious circle
like a broken wheel
Track Name: Trails
From the swamp they come
torn asunder they arise

From the depths they come
flesh and bone to reunite

...flesh and bone to reunite

Trails of the morbid,
the morbid are upon us!

Trails of the morbid,
the morbid are upon us!

Corpses of the rising kind
the last thing to perceive

They slaughter our newborn
and revel in our grief

...in our grief

Trails of the morbid,
the morbid are upon us!

Trails of the morbid!
the morbid are upon us!
Track Name: Over and Over Again
He had grown into a man
of faith and trust

Saviors and traitors
the roles were cast

A deity and concept
of an enemy

Successfully they handed down depravity

Born into a fellowship established to revert
Another loyal shepherd for an insipid herd

He was told
to kneel before
the papal throne

Mind reset
and enclosed
don't think alone!

(To) break loose from these concepts
how should he know?

The halo of his sanctity, a stunning glow

Born into a fellowship established to revert
Another loyal shepherd for an insipid herd

"Over and over again - there are some of you who do not believe
Over and over again - when he found unbelief, he punished them"

"There are some of you who do not believe,
that what god wants from us, is a response of faith,
an unconditional surrender to his revelation and to his love"

"There are some of you who do not believe!"
Track Name: It Runs in the Family
Whispering through the door
craving for their little secret

Her body shivers in turmoil
defiled, broken, defeated

The buckle scratching at the wall
today the belt will be his tool

The walls are stained with marks and blood
witness of her desecration

Teasing her through the door
impassioned by what soon will be

He told her not to lock the room
the bride must be there for her groom

He should know that it's wrong
He should know it's out of line

No guilty pleasure for him
it runs in the family

Shaking in a fevered haze
the beast is now pounding in

Her eyes are numbly gazing
at her father's ruttish grin

The wails howl through the mansion
there is no need to be discreet

Mother knows it's for the greater good,
so she wipes away the tears

Sparse is what they have become,
with warmth went her fears

The belt is wrapped around his arm
for this day his work is done

No guilty pleasure for him
...it runs in the family
Track Name: The Sun
Weak was the will
Weak was my kind
The carrier of a disease
takes a reasonable time.

The sun will always shine on me
through hazy darkness and dreaded memories

I have abandoned this strain of sacrifice
No more nightmares - I embrace the light

Left it all behind
the root of flagellation
extracted from the source
My retaliation

The sun will always shine on me
Onto my skin, onto my bones - the wounds are healed

I laid to rest a futile way of life
The bond was broken, shook off the ties

My rotten self restored,
a unison of blood and vigor
renewed is the flesh
renewed the soul

I raise my flag again
I laugh at your sight
I spit on your desires
what a delight

The sun will always shine on me
Onto my skin, onto my bones - the wounds are healed

As I crumbled, my spirit shed your blight
A sense of freedom, I am alive

The sun will always shine on me
through hazy darkness and dreaded memories

I am the one who was born anew inside
Your failure is my delight