Turn Soonest to the Sea Lyrics

Protest the Hero


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Arif Mirabodlbaghi, Lucas Hoskin, Morgan Carlson, Rody Walker, Tim Millar
album: Track 8 in album Kezia
release date: 2005-8-30
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Math Rock/Heavy Metal/Metalcore
length: 6:22

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Protest the Hero Kezia cover art
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Do you remember how it was when you bled?
When you loved and burned in those flames that you've kept
Because Vesta's long been sleeping
And now you've come to accept
That your anatomy defines more than a few
Of the gaping holes in our social fabric and it defines
More than a few one night stands, more than a few prison bars melted in, melted in, melted into wedding bands

We've made you all the peasants and we've made ourselves the kings
Our queens are still subordinate as an angel without wings
We make it easy to belong which means it's easy to be wrong
"Put some plastic in your ****, and you'd look better as a blonde"

I remember when you were hopeful
And you never thought your life would be lived inside a coffin with a moral sacrifice and a million social obligations,
Labels and expectations when you were young and modern seventeen in vogue and vague pursuit of a cosmopolitan dream

So when you bled on the bed as you fed those expectations as a whore and not a human
You embraced with hesitation the very parameters of all you can be
Not a mother, not an aunt, not a sister who's not subdued
Because dignity's not physical and your flesh means more than you
Your flesh means more than you;
Your flesh means more than you;
Your flesh means more than

I know we'll wake up one day with a gun to the back of our brains
You'll be asking for your rib and I'll smile and call you brave
Maybe someday when - when this bloody skull has dried I'll know our city is in ruins when the greatest source of pride is a monument of dicks and ribs and gender crowns we wore
Where underneath, a plaque will read,
A plaque will read: "No woman is a whore"

Maybe someday when - when this bloody skull has dried I'll know our city is in ruins when the greatest source of pride is a monument of dicks and ribs and gender crowns we wore
Where underneath, a plaque will read,
A plaque will read


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 No Stars Over Bethlehem
  • 2 Heretics & Killers
  • 3 Divinity Within
  • 4 Bury the Hatchet
  • 5 Nautical
  • 6 Blindfolds Aside
  • 7 She Who Mars the Skin of Gods
  • 8 Turn Soonest to the Sea
  • 9 The Divine Suicide of K.
  • 10 A Plateful of Our Dead