Crown the Empire Initiation Music Video

Initiation music video for the song from The Resistance: Rise of The Runaways, the second full length studio album American metalcore/post hardcore band Crown the Empire.  The LP was produced by Dan Korneff and released in July 2014 via the Rise Records label.

Initiation Lyrics

Welcome new recruits to your evaluation and initiation course.
This system is designed to test your survival and critical thinking skills in Aeon City.
Please adjust the volume and do not move.

Welcome.
To the resistance.

I’ve been a victim.
I’ve been a coward hiding underneath my pain.
I’ve been immobilized and watched the system destroy everything I love.
We cannot take this.
We must resist this.

Who will you follow when the world fades to grey?
Where can I turn when the world gives up on me?

I keep waiting in the dark for someone to come and save me and I’ve been holding on to something I can never change.
We all search for higher ground when the world comes crashing down, but I know nobody will come in to the dark and save me.

With iron claws and casted hearts.
I feel my fear must fall apart.
I’m melted down to clear my past and then I’m forged from fires so that I may ask:

Who will you follow when the world fades to grey?
Where can I turn when the world gives up on me?

I keep waiting in the dark for someone to come and save me and you’ve been holding on to something I can never change.
We all search for higher ground when the world comes crashing down, but I know nobody will come in to the dark and save me.

All new recruits.
We have been surrounded by scarecrows.
This is not a drill.
I repeat: this is not a drill.
Runaway status is active to all new recruits starting immediately.
System failure.

Look what they’ve done to us. -x3

I’ve grown so sick of hiding; it’s time to reclaim what’s ours.
They try to say what we’ll become and rearrange the stars.
I know I’m sick and fucking tired of this mess they’ve made.
So let their arrows block the sun.
We will fight under the shade.

Welcome to the resistance.

I keep waiting in the dark for someone to come and save me and I’ve been holding on to something I can never change.
We all search for higher ground when the world comes crashing down, but I know:
Nobody will come in to the dark and save me.

Crown The Empire - The Resistance Rise of The Runaways - Cover

Author: Staff Writer

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