The Burden of Living

by Esoteric Youth

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released September 6, 2013

All music and lyrics by Esoteric Youth
Additional vocals on The Burden of Living by Joe Clayton
Additional vocals on Weltschmerz by Laurence Taylor

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Joe Clayton at No Studio



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Track Name: Disease
We are a burden on the planet earth.
We take and take, leave none behind.
Human greed entrenched at birth,
World left to die.
Disease, programmed to breed.
Driven to spread our seed.
We are a cancer on a living world,
Sentenced our host to die.
Track Name: Senicide
The elderly live too long
still clinging to life, though their moment is gone.
Say goodbye to your family home,
now your children are gone and you live here alone
Time has been cruel,
left you a husk as the years accrued
Your mind betrays you
Your time is overdue
I am death,
Here to rip you from your bed
I am the end,
Feel my hand as it grips around your neck
No home but the grave.
Track Name: The Burden of Living
am weary, my bones ache for the ground
Burden of living, to this flesh I'm bound
No choice but to survive
Forced to wait for natural death,
machines control my breath
No hope, you can not die
sacred life's a fucking joke,
let me choke.
Enervated, cant you see you err?
Burden of living, is not yours to bear.
Trapped in this mortal shell,
My mind is a prison cell
Please free me from this living hell.
Please god set me free.
Track Name: Weltschmerz
The panic took hold, it seeped in through the cracks
and infected him wholly, till he finally collapsed
“The pain of living, outweighs the pain of dying
Take me away
My fear of living, outweighs the fear of dying
Let me decay.”
Weltschmerz takes hold,
life is rot, decay and mould.
"Life is cruelty, it can never be
the world I had expected to see"
Throat filling with bile
the existence he covets
will never transpire.