The Black Is Never Far

by Place of Skulls

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $8 USD  or more

     

  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 6 Place of Skulls releases available on Bandcamp and save 25%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of In-Graved, As a Dog Returns, The Black Is Never Far, Love Through Blood, With Vision, and Nailed. , and , .

      $33.75 USD or more (25% OFF)

     

1.
2.
3.
06:00
4.
00:10
5.
6.
7.
8.
00:13
9.
10.
00:13
11.
12.
04:28
13.

about

STONE GROOVE RECORDS - SGD114B

©2006 Place of Skulls/Brethren Music (ASCAP)
℗2016 Stone Groove Records

credits

released June 17, 2016

Victor Griffin - guitar, vocals
Tim Tomaselli - drums
Dennis Cornelius - bass, vocals
Lee Abney - bass on tracks 7, 9, 13
Charles Robinson, Dennis Cornelius, Tim Tomaselli, Lee Abney - gang vocals on track 7
Chastity Brown - saxophone on track 11

All songs written by Victor Griffin except "Apart From Me" written by Cornelius/Griffin

Recorded & mastered at Lakeside Studios in Knoxville, TN
Produced by Victor Griffin & Travis Wyrick
Engineered by Mike Dearing
Mixed & mastered by Travis Wyrick

Front cover by Heck Armstrong

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Place of Skulls Knoxville, Tennessee

**Click the banner at the top of the page for the Stone Groove Records merch store**

Formed in early 2000, Place of Skulls carries the torch of the prior bands of Victor Griffin such as Death Row and Pentagram in the ever-burgeoning scene of doom metal. ... more

contact / help

Contact Place of Skulls

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: Prisoner's Creed
There's a man in need
His past has found itself
There's a man who sees
What it's like for no one else

Brother from the gutter
The wheels came off your ride
Grace don't see no losers
Compassion I feel for your strife

Though I don't share your cage
Nor the grief of your life
I offer you this prayer
For peace that you will find inside
Track Name: Sense of Divinity
Been searching for signs of things I can't find
This day and time are killing me
Offhand words, a media blur
Gets me disturbed and leaves me deceived

And I know we all have pain
Brothers and sisters humane

Upset the decree and we all disagree
I don't share in your theme, sets us apart
You ask me why I follow the narrow line
A sense of divine enrages your heart

And I know we all have pain
Brothers and sisters humane

We can hate, we can kill, slander our brother
Destroy ourselves like a sick mother...

A blood red rose bed
One bullet and dead
If but one head
Had all of mankind
Track Name: Darkest Hour
I shaped my time the instant that I fled
And woman, I could never love you any less
But these many miles that I've roamed
Are weighing so heavy on my withered soul

I dream of the end when sleep comforts me
No sorrow or longing, nor burdens will I keep
I've ventured so long with these misguided hands
Burning my own trail to the Promised Land

If there's freedom out there
And I believe no price to pay
In my darkest hour
Truth's light will shine the way
Track Name: Interlude #1
[instrumental]
Track Name: Apart From Me
Once I had a belief
In one man full of grief
Viewed your death in my eyes
Hindsight was my life all lies

No more thought of brotherhood
Selfish gain for my own good
I found a way to separate
Felt the need to compensate

Long ago and far away
The memory of your truth that day
Track Name: The Black Is Never Far
Awaken to this day, my body's already starved
Continuation, the black is never far
My heart seeks the light, but thoughts abask in dark
It starts with a tear, then rips into a scar

As I stand right here, my honesty has to speak
Your drugs of contentment couldn't hold me down in peace
I've got an urge to kill and god I know it's wrong
Save me Lord save me, don't need no prison yard as home

Save my soul before my last love is hate
Then I won't beg for patience and I'll become failsafe

I got a beautiful woman who stands strong at my side
And a mighty god in Father Yah, still my reasons just don't rhyme
A little pill is supposed to kill and let my anger subside
But if I slit a wrist or connect my fist, would an innocent face survive?

I'm getting much too close while looking to turn back
And I can see the end of my rope, how it's frayed and unwrapped
A blast from the past can't exonerate my goals
To a peaceful end in a six foot black hole
Track Name: We the Unrighteous
We got Whitey, a cracker agenda
We got Redskins jailed on reservations
We got Hymies excelling in business
Aryan Nation to keep them in check

(spoken)
Stop judging others, and you will not be judged. For others will treat you as you treat them. Whatever measure you use in judging others, it will be used to measure how you are judged. And why worry about a speck in your brother's eye when you have a log in your own?

We got Niggaz, expect restitution
We got Wetbacks stealing jobs
Politicians approve their own raises
We got Pigs with badges to kill

(spoken)
Whatever measure you use in judging others, it will be used to measure how you are judged. And why worry about a speck in your brother's eye when you have a log in your own? First get rid of the log from your own eye, then perhaps you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your brother's eye.

We got Asians, a slant eyed invasion
We got Dagos to organize crime
Bible beaters quoting revelation
Devil worship to endorse the fall

(spoken)
How can you think of saying, 'Let me help to get rid of that speck your eye,' when you can't see past the log in your own? Hypocrite first get rid of the log from your own eye, then perhaps you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your brother's eye.

We got Rednecks, inbred white trash
We got Faggots, with matching genitalia
We got Ragheads promoting the terror
We got lies to cover the cost

Hypocrite...
Track Name: Interlude #2
[instrumental]
Track Name: Masters of Jest
There's a way that seems right unto mankind
But therein lies the ways of death
It takes a lot of trying to keep on denying
Paupers and peasants, masters of jest

Unrealized, mortality thrives
Finally gives way to the ending age
No strength in numbers, wing left or right
The Morning Light brings time's decay

All our ways that seem so right
Lay inside the ways of death
All our trying and our denying
Paupers and peasants, masters of jest
Track Name: Interlude #3
[instrumental]
Track Name: Lookin' For a Reason
Dear lady remorse, picking my brain
Got no place to go is no place to be
But I got a gun and I got some bullets
Say a word and I'll put one right through ya

The red glow of scorn and proud disdain
Put together a plan, the ninth one today
That look in your eye is so far away
And the mirror don't lie, will today be the day?

The words of the book I'm writing today
Are twisted lines of ladders and snakes
With no conclusion of what's to come
Just a matter of time when this dam will break
Track Name: Relentless
Now I don my electric axe
I'm gonna lay you on your back
All psyched up and ready to go
They take you to hell, won't you say hello?
Walk with me through the black house
What a wild trip, you're such a louse
Feel the power as it prevails
As you listen to sinister tales

Why do you hold your head so low?
Are you afraid of your mystical soul?
Feel the metal and feel it deep
Out from the walls flows true belief
When in doubt what do you do?
Do you know how to see it through?
Forever in your life will he forgive
Wasting your soul that he once gave

Do you know my name? I doubt if you do
But you'd be surprised if I told it to you
Looks are deceiving, I'm not what I seem
For I got more power than you may believe
Oh take it!

So relentless, oh yeah
So relentless
Track Name: Changed Heart
Humble ourselves in the sight of the Lord
He'll lift us up in due time
He's never late and He's never wrong
Able to save and destroy, this is His song

Let no man say he's been tempted by God
There's no evil in Him to tempt anyone
But we're all tempted when we're drawn away
By our own desires we give way

And I pray for a changed heart
To walk with you Lord, and never depart
And I pray for a changed heart
You grant me the grace for a new start

And when that desire has been conceived
It gives birth to our sinful disease
So lay aside all your filth and woes
And accept the Holy Word which saves our souls

Submit to God and the devil will flee
Changed my heart so graciously
I humble myself in the sight of the Lord
Who's Word is sharper than a double-edged sword

And I pray for a changed heart
To walk with you Lord, and never depart
And I pray for a changed heart
You grant me the grace for a new start