When The Claws Come Out


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'When The Claws Come Out' is the first single from the upcoming full-length debut album entitled 'UNCHARTED' by Cincinnati Heavy Progressive band ACROLITH.


When The Claws Come Out

When the claws come out, you've become a stranger to me.
When the claws come out, you've become a danger to me.
Left out in the street, no friendly faces to see.
In a wall of falling sleet, I've forgotten who I'm supposed to be.

Now he lurks about, I can feel your hostility.
When silence is a shout, why do you lose yourself with me?
When the call goes out, do I fight or do I flee?
There is no in between, there is no answer I can see.

This will be the last time. To be no more next time.
You can't comprehend, what it's done to me.
Stripped my pride and fed into my insecurity.
I had always seen this coming.

Sharpened on the whetstone, deeds of flesh in death throes.
Your ways were designed, to sink the hooks in me.
Drain me of my life and hang me out to bleed.
I had always seen this coming.
I will turn and keep on running.

But for all your moves in minor, and suppression of the truth.
Disregard for your designer, leaves the music playing you.

Deception by design, bends me to the fine line.
The wars already won, but the battle rages on.
Moving from En Prise and now I'm safe from harm.
I had always seen this coming.
I will turn and keep on running.


released March 25, 2015
Andrew Sauber - Guitar / Vocals
Patrick Rebsch - Drums
Brian Day - Guitar / Vocals / Bass



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Acrolith Cincinnati, Ohio

Born when band members Andrew Sauber and Brian Day (together & separately in various Cincinnati bands) teamed up with drummer Patrick Rebsch and set to express their progressive-rock interests. Not always apparent they draw on influences ranging from 60's psych,70's prog & folk,80's to current hard rock & metal. With nods to likes of RUSH,YES, ELP, DREAM THEATER, BEATLES, VOIVOD, BUDGIE & others. ... more

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