Root Of All Evil

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released April 27, 2019

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Know Your Enemy Somerville, New Jersey

Know Your Enemy is a Hard Rock band hailing from NJ. Fonz Rodriguez (vocals), Jason Kent (Guitar), Steven Bishop (Bass) & Ralph Ricciardi (Drums) come together to create a unique sound. Melodic, aggressive high energy Hard Rock that redefines the line between Metal and Rock. ... more

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Track Name: Sway
It’s been years. It’s been weeks. It’s been days.
Every single one of us slaves
We’ve been taught, we’ve been trained to behave
They use force to make us obey
I can see it everyday when they push it in my face
I will escape the lies in the history that’s meant to control me.

STRENGTH that it takes to be free from the illusion of this society
Peace on the inside of me I won’t conform, I won’t believe

Sway
From the center I won’t change
Real life is a game they play
With influence but I’m smart enough to make up my mind

If we never see eye to eye then we’ll die in this tragedy
Show me better days of our lives and I’ll sacrifice everything
Don’t you see it every day?
Don’t they push it in your face?
Can you escape manipulation that use to control me?

STRENGTH that it takes to be free from the illusion of this society
Peace on the inside of me I won’t conform, I won’t believe

Sway
From the center I won’t change
Real life is a game they play
With influence but I’m smart enough to make up my mind

Don’t lose yourself don’t sway…

SWAY
Bred to believe and accept everything that you tell me
Winning the war in my mind or I’d still be dragged by the wrist through a world that consumes me

Sick of the world? Then you’re sick of yourself.
The illusion we live leaves a life we create in its wake.
So tell me, is it worth all your time? CAUSE I WON’T

Sway
From the center I won’t change
Real life is a game they play
With influence but I’m smart enough to make up my mind
Track Name: Back To Sleep
I caught you half asleep, falling back into the same routine.
Keeping balance seems a goal impossible and out of reach.
You been sleepless you been tired.
Still can’t set this world on fire.
Never fret. When you’re dead, then you sleep.

When you think you rule the day.
Can’t let them take it all away.
If they bring us to our knees, keep insight what’s left inside us.
No going back to sleep.

Caught by the in between, who I am and who I need to be.
Fear surrounding me, I get lost in to the process.
Join in the voice of the fearless.
Loud enough now they can hear us.
Loud enough now with a purpose and a sound and it’s all coming in so clearly.

When you think you rule the day.
Can’t let them take it all away.
If they bring us to our knees, keep insight what’s left inside us.
No going back to sleep.

We stand at odds with who we really are.
Folding to expectations that we’ve all been taught.
Instead of time going to dreams, trade it all for some money.
Once it’s gone, then it’s lost, there’s just who you are.

When you think you rule the day.
Can’t let them take it all away.
If they bring us to our knees, keep insight what’s left inside us.
No going back to sleep.
Track Name: Bound
We been waiting, anticipating
For this moment, for this day to come true
Times are changing, a new beginning Will we make it?
The truth will lead us through.

We have, seen it
Felt it, we are bound
All we, wanted
Live for, we are bound.
We are bound.

See the future, the road before us
Bound for glory the past behind us now
Do we want this? A life of meaning
Can we take it? The light will show us how.

We have, seen it
Felt it, we are bound
All we, wanted
Live for, we are bound.
We are bound.

Set Free, Honestly I believe, bound to each other create destiny. I see we’ve become family, bound with a purpose unite energy.
Track Name: Deep Inside
I pray at night for god to take this guilt away
To shove it deep inside let me feel alive.
Free me from this pain let me live again
Show me who you are
SHOW ME WHAT’S IN STORE

I hide this pain
Your words deep inside
I hate your world
It’s way deep inside

Down and out this time and need to be revived
No one else makes me feel this way inside
Devil’s at my door forcing his way in
Push me further then I have ever been

I hide this pain
Your words deep inside
I hate your world
It’s way deep inside

Time has come to choose the path I have to take
Which road will lead the way, which way will seal my fate
I’ve been here before, no more turning back
All that once was light has been turned to black

I hide this pain
Your words deep inside
I hate your world
It’s way deep inside
Track Name: Outlaw
Pacing on the inside
Raging brought me back to life
I can feel all the heat from the fire fed to me
Burning down my belief in a system that’s rigged to deceive Can’t be the king won’t be a pawn
Oh well then fuck it all!
So is distracted by the process
My only comfort is that change is constant
Every thought changes me into exactly what I need

I’m an outlaw not a criminal
I hear you talking what the fuck do you know
So out of touch with reality
I say and I do whatever I please

Strange how you perceive me
Strangers when you see me again
What goes in must release
Breathing fire brings me peace
There’s no love. Can’t be free
Lately freedom’s corrupted by greed
Think you’re the king cause of your gold
But that shit just turned you cold
So disgusted by the heartless
The only ones who seem to gain from all this
Spark the change? Take the lead?
But you don’t care so I do me

I’m an outlaw not a criminal
I hear you talking what the fuck do you know
So out of touch with reality
I say and I do whatever I please

The result you get is savage It had to happen
I reached the cross point of instinct and force of habit
A goal, a pinnacle, a new soul
Transcending from man so that I become whole

This world has got me beaten
I’m doing what I can to make it even
This world it must be broken
I can’t tell it’s been too long. I can’t tell it’s been too long.
Track Name: Fooling Ourselves
Target in the dark, it seems to be coming from every direction.
Can’t tell when it started; envy, desire, creating obsession.
Guilty of the acceptance, one way flip to new world objective.
Affiliate what the faction brings.
Disappointed. What’s it supposed to mean?

It’s come to the point that we’re fooling ourselves.
Can’t put faith into anyone else.
Not a man, not a law or political cause.
Anonymous donors done paid for it all.

Can’t trust myself while we’re living life like a new religion.
Can’t trust myself when there’s billions spent to cloud my vision.
Can’t trust myself now, there’s no one answer to the way things need to be.
Can’t trust myself if I believe everything I hear and see.

Target is the heart. The deeper they dig, the harder it grows.
Blatant disregard, to free thought while my privacy is exposed.
Draw the line. I drew mine, my reality in real time.
Buy and trade, getting old, same story but it’s you that’s being sold.

It’s come to the point that we’re fooling ourselves.
Can’t put faith into anyone else.
Not a man, not a law or political cause.
Anonymous donors done paid for it all.

Can’t trust myself while we’re living life like a new religion.
Can’t trust myself when there’s billions spent to cloud my vision.
Can’t trust myself now, there’s no one answer to the way things need to be.
Can’t trust myself if I believe everything I hear and see.

There’s a price that decides what’s best for all our lives.
Never thought so, now you got caught by surprise.
People talk spread their lies to widen our divide.
Truth does hurt so fiction keeps us occupied.
So defeated you’re just along for the ride.

Can’t trust myself while we’re living life like a new religion.
Can’t trust myself when there’s billions spent to cloud my vision.
Can’t trust myself now, there’s no one answer to the way things need to be.
Can’t trust myself if I believe everything I hear and see.
Track Name: Taken
Victims to a faulty system
Can’t turn to just anyone for an opinion
I’m amazed by distracted eyes
Believing there’s a reason to protect our pride
Got thieves on the left fighting thieves on the right
Who the fuck starts a war with ideas they imitate
Tear down oppressive statues
Use the stones to build a wall to keep them all inside their castles

YOU… KNOW… THIS… CAN’T… BE DENIED

Hands bound, in the back of the cage.
Like Back in the day when they we’re packing up slaves
Who gets a say to who gets to stay, roundin em up repeat history.

Shit, this is a bad time to witness
A million other humans in a struggle for existence
And it’s always been the same
It’s the fear that divides. It’s the fear that won’t change
Seen it coming from a distance
Separation of the class, separating the resistance
Separation of the mind, it’s the same strategy that’s been used throughout time.

YOU… KNOW… THIS… CAN’T… BE DENIED

Hands bound, in the back of the cage.
Like Back in the day when they we’re packing up slaves
Who gets a say to who gets to stay, roundin em up repeat history.

So when we fall, it was all our faults
It’s darker days that we got coming never learn from our flaws
Just think that everyone you meet came from somewhere chasing dreams
Sacrificing to be free and we just repeat history.
Give me your huddled masses, your tired, your poor, yearning to breathe free
Breathe free, Breath free, Breathe free

Detention for these detainees Got me wondering, what’s in store for me?

Hands bound, in the back of the cage.
Like Back in the day when they we’re packing up slaves
Who gets a say to who gets to stay, roundin em up repeat history.
Track Name: Me Instead
I’m here alone this room is dead
These daunting thoughts that pull me in
I stare at ceilings and follow lines
Fear and rage, sadness tainted everything about this
So I, I take it all and make it mine

Something to take these thoughts away
Maybe the hurt maybe the faith
Me instead, there is no end To what I’d give just breathe again
PLEASE… BREATHE… FOR ME

I’m not ready to let you go
This all seems so impossible
Color fading behind my eyes
Alone, broken and wondering why

I can hear the lights, the clicks, the beeps the pounding pulse inside of me
Oh what I’d give to see you smile
Holding back the tears I want SCREAM but people here
See me clench my fist and close my eyes

Something to take these thoughts away
Maybe the hurt maybe the faith
Me instead, there is no end To what I’d give just breathe again
PLEASE… BREATHE… FOR ME

I’m not ready to let you go
This all seems so impossible
Color fading behind my eyes
Alone, broken and wondering why

No more sleep, No dreams Minutes, hours, days passing
I’ve made this bedside my new home
See, you’re my air and my need THE REASON THAT I BREATHE
I’d rather die then leave alone

Something to take these thoughts away
Maybe the hurt maybe the faith
Me instead, there is no end To what I’d give just breathe again
PLEASE… BREATHE… FOR ME

I’m not ready to let you go
This all seems so impossible
Color fading behind my eyes
Alone, broken and wondering why

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