Dead End

by Traffic Death

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This is the 2nd full length LP by Traffic Death.


released December 10, 2017

Recorded/Mixed July/August 2017 by Jeff Stone at Third Scoop Studio, Des Moines, IA
Mastered by Carl Saff at SAFF Mastering, Chicago, IL
Front Cover Artwork by Viral Graphics
Back Cover Artwork by Putrid
Insert photos by Mike Watson
Photo layout by Nate Phillips
Back Cover logo by Dylan Straight

All songs and lyrics by Traffic Death


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Track Name: Spontaneous Decomposition
Spontaneous Decomposition

walking around with nothing in mind
no idea it's about your time
a disease that is unknown and deadly
and will leave you in a pile melting

what it does to your body's a crime
leaves both nature and science aloof
rotting in an instant puddle on the floor
bubbling flesh and bones left to fester

no pain is felt, so fast
skin and muscles congeal into a mess
no thoughts go through your head
before there was time, already dead

the acid comes bursting from ever pore
arms, legs and face melt below the door
into the hallway your neighbor slips in the shit
they say to each other what the fuck is it
nothing left to be said
everyone knows you're dead
landlord cleaning up the mess
no security deposit returned
Track Name: Nothing To See Here
Nothng To See Here

i don't tend to talk about politics
i'm not going to start now
things are still just as fucked
as they have ever been
what works for you
might just not work for me
why don't you worry about you
and leave the rest of us alone

the time taken to worry
about shit you can't even change
just try to make your life
the best that it can be

if this town is going to blow
then you will be the first to know
because bodies will lie broken
shrapnelled corpses in the street
then there will be nothing more
that you need to worry about
everything decided for you
i guess this is the end

nothing left to see here
please just move along
everyone is dead now
and this includes you
Track Name: Mandatory Sentence
Mandatory Sentence

committed of a so-called crime, caught in the act again
that makes something punishable to the fullest extent of the law
always have to walk the line between the thin and narrow
but the laws of survival are different, that's something that will never change

the handcuffs go on, the door slams shut
never to be open again
is this really a trial or just a mandatory sentence?
a slow walk to the gallows where I'll surely hang
no kind of future for me in my days to come

they say that I've done it once and I will surely do it again
can't say for sure, but I guess that we will never know
not even given a chance to right the wrongs that I've made
getting sent to the front line, the punishment is so severe