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Idle Hands

by Shadow of Everest

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Sagarmatha 04:12
Swallow a river, inhale the sky It’s easy to hunt them with blood in your eyes Heads of a mountain, eye of the moon For whatever you hunger you will consume Upturn the world and no one’s safe You’ll be digging your own grave Feared by the masses with none who oppose Your influence reaches as far as you’re known Creature of nature abandoned by time The bigger you are the harder you die Upturn the world and no one’s safe You’ll be digging your own grave Inside a tomb of ice and stone You’ll spend eternity alone
Idle Hands 04:59
Starving for a wicked storm to swallow like a pill Dangle death before my eyes so I can feel her chill Rip away those placid dreams because you know what’s best Suppress the boredom sitting like an anchor on my chest Suddenly you’re in too deep She is not who she claims to be Don’t believe in the truth she sews Just take comfort in the lies you know I can tell when she is creeping, crawling on the floor Ever getting what she’s wanting then she’s after more Patience wears a Chelsea smile underneath her guise It’s your hands she’s after her charity implies
Senseless 06:32
Alone in the dark, alive in the fire Reason is lost to desire Be the one to cast the stone For what reason you don’t know Spare me from it all I don’t want to be involved Let’s be senseless just fire the gun Focus on what’s meaningless to watch the world burn It’s unsettling to know Just how far this could go Blind ambition, trade war for truth Tie your tongue, hang your head Will that lead you to refuge? Close your eyes if you’re prepared And hope like Hell that you get there
Holding On 04:21
It’s harder than I imagined Taking the road less walked But not for a second do I wish I had not Sometimes I wonder Where will I end up? If I reach the finish line will that be enough? Here I am barely holding on Making it up as I go along If I wait ‘till it all comes clear Time will end and I’ll still be standing here People keep their distance From all that they reject Though I feel like one of them I just can’t connect Deep within the chaos We are being judged If the flood is meant for all of us why do we hold a grudge?
The Victim 05:26
Open and trusting, brutal and lusting Face of a beauty, fucked in the psyche I see through all your petty lies One more makes no difference You’re so far from innocent Eyes toward the sky Holding out your hand Playing the victim Desperate for a plan Cold and collected, never rejected Bleed like a martyr, still just a liar I don’t know who you think you are Waving around your arrogance Kill your candor I can’t take it anymore All I see is your malevolence
I stare down the night, hold my own Drift the rails ‘cause I don’t have a home Hang my head so nobody can see That I’m a sinner, a thief among thieves I haven’t had to pay my time I’m not about to change my mind Now my time’s up, the bell will toll Late at night, screaming like a lost soul Keep rolling dice and I will end up dead Don’t like the look of where I’m headed The perfect moment often slips away Fortune only smiles if you pay I’ve been honest and I’ve been a deceit I’ve made mistakes that I don’t want to repeat I don’t know that I could ever retire I’m a man with a lot of desire Happiness don’t last forever Even if you make a deal with the Devil Now your time’s up, you’re broken in the rain And he will only smile when you’re in pain Once a crook you can’t get enough The hours are long but the work ain’t tough Days to years for me it’s all the same Riding on the Sinner’s Train


released June 9, 2017

Guitars & Vocals: JV
Bass: Shaun Cowell
Drums: Matt Burton
Additional guitars on track 7: Corey MacNeil

Recorded at:
Echo Chamber Audio
Housefire Records
The Crack Den
Mixed and mastered by Isaac Kent at Housefire Records
Initial drum mix by Jaad Stewart
Produced by Johnathan Vriend and Isaac Kent

All songs written by Shadow of Everest
Lyrics by Johnathan Vriend
Cover photo by Sambino's Photography
Cover model: Amber
Cover fonts by Stephen B. MacDonald Art & Design
Additional photo editing by Lex Coulstring
Art layout by Johnathan Vriend


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Shadow of Everest Halifax, Nova Scotia

Shadow of Everest is a Canadian progressive groove metal band from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Formed in 2014, the band’s line-up currently consists of guitarist/vocalist JV, bassist Shaun Cowell, guitarist Andrew Welsman and drummer Adam Hersey. The band has been compared to such massive artists as Tool, Black Sabbath, Queens of the Stone Age and Pink Floyd. ... more

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