Pathological Altruism

by Painted Glass

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released March 10, 2016

Painted Glass is Logan Smith, Brandon Garay, Jeff Metcalf, Gary Webster and Steve Johnson.

All songs written by Painted Glass.

Pathological Altruism was recorded, engineered, and mastered by Chris Fawcett at www.mercuryrecordings.ca/index.html

Album artwork created by Cronos Studio at www.cronos.studio

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Painted Glass Calgary, Alberta

Painted Glass is a 5 piece, progressive rock band from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The band (Gary Webster, Logan Smith, Brandon Garay, Jeff Metcalf and Steve Johnson) relishes the chance to get away from the day-to-day grind of regular life to experiment with new sounds, textures and time signatures until there’s enough music there to share. ... more

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Track Name: Hand in The Machine
If the needs of the whole
are greater than the needs of the one
then name me, I’ll follow along
until this has all been undone

If the needs of the whole
are greater than the needs of the one
then fucking blame me, I’ll follow along
until it has all been undone

If we're betting on love..
look, where are we now?
cause it won't take
your resolve...
If we're betting on love..
look, where are we now?
cause it won't take
your resolve…

We’re making the false apply
when your freezing cold at night
will you tell me...
“love is the guiding light”

When the needs of the whole
have become the needs of the one
traveling on common ground to
a hand in machine

With our souls
embracing them
with our minds
engaging them
with purpose, and logic
and a hand in the machine

It's the weight within
And the way in which we hold it
That brings us in
and beats us till we know it
Track Name: Q1-85
The victims are just price
A price tag, an expense in the monthly report.
Now leave 5. a)
Cut the cost, they don't matter
I hope they starve cause
They’ve been eating my margins all along

She grabs my arm and says
“we’ve been through this a billion times you stupid child”
now read these lines
follow them blindly
and admit your crime;
you're born into life and it’s
so wrong now that we know.
Now get back in line
or resist and discover
the good in time,
for all our lives


now would he have to, now he’ll have to find
a new place for his tortured mind
now would he have to, would he have to die?
cause he’ll just be replaced eventually, in time.

She grabs my arm and says
“we’ve been through this a billion times you stupid child”
now read these lines
follow them blindly
and admit your crime;
you're born into life and it’s
so wrong now that we know.
Now get back in line
or resist and discover
the good in time,
for all our lives

Grins are coloured by those in the tower
With the paint of the coward; a cold-green-power.
It’s covering nations, 3 layers over
Not lives have fluttered, but the state our dollar

Can you ignore what the prophet says about soul?
Track Name: Reflections
I think this form
is a blessing for
a breathing storm that's
moving fast and strong across
the valley and it will collapse our eyes

What’s this for
this breathing form
that consumes more than
we could ever give to
the ground that guides our lives

I don't think we will change for free
Now i’m sure i’ll sing an elegy
cause this planet’s lost now
we can make it somehow

it’s a breathing storm, that ignites and excites me,
a buying storm, that controls what creates me

Our consumption
Our greed
We will be the storm to end all storms
that pays what we owe it with fucking greed

I don't think we will change for free
Now i’m sure i’ll sing an elegy
cause this planet’s lost now
we can make it somehow

And do you know where you will find me?
I’ll be in that storm

Some consuming, fucking pig.
Track Name: One Breath
Some fail to see the coming storm,
But dammit, we’ve seen this before
The green snake that preys upon the weak
In those that find everything they seek

We refuse
to beat around the bush
in fear.
We’ve been trying to beat death
for so long
Is that point static, or mute to the whole world?
As we have
only one soul, one life,
one breath.
to try and beat death?
for all your life?
Is that point static, or mute to the whole world?

Reinvent the need to form an oath
cause it takes her arm beats it to a pulp
And were all betting upon our own god
That her hand alone will bring the change we need

We’ve tried to beat death
for all our lives
I'm caressed by its soft touch

You know, I’ve seen you believe
I’ve seen you believe in prayer
I’ve seen you believe in hope
and I’ve seen you believe in pain

And asked you,
just to believe in each other
But you won't, cause you just don’t care
Cause you're fucking right anyway

We,
the beast,
and the flesh that now feeds it.
Cannibals at our best.
At our best
We refuse
to beat around the bush
in fear.
We’ve been trying to beat death
for so long
Is that point static, or mute to the whole world?
As we have
only one soul, one life,
one breath.
to try and beat death?
for all your life?
Is that point static, or mute to the whole world?