When There Is Nothing Left To Take

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‘When There is Nothing Left to Take’ is a story of sorrow, as well as empowerment. Throughout the album, you will find a variety of feelings and emotions as these 6 songs were written about a single story, which developed over the course of a year. We’ve all faced tests and hardships, but these struggles are what help mold us into the individuals we become. As you listen, we hope you hear the story behind the music, the way it applies to every one of us, and the ways it might apply to you.

This album was recorded, produced, and mixed by the band's members and is the second full album released by The Intercedent. Over the 32 minute playtime and 6 tracks, the album tells a connected story with recurring themes, motifs, and melodies. The observant listener will find themselves coming back for more and discovering connections on every playthrough. The Intercedent draws from a number of genres, styles, and original ideas, and will continue to evolve as time progresses.

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released January 1, 2017

Vocals:
Forrest Dodge

Guitar:
Alex Pfiffner
Alex Theesen

Bass:
Alex Pfiffner

Drums:
Travis Hanford

Engineering and Production:
Alex Pfiffner

Art:
Jack Baker

(Guest Bassist David Jairala on Drained and Rebuild)


Designed by The Intercedent (2017)
All songs written and recorded by The Intercedent (2016-2017)
Mastered by Tower Studio (2017)

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From intricate guitar playing to clean interludes and intense screams to catchy choruses, this is metal like you've never heard it. The complex musical structure is built to express emotional and artistic growth and is guaranteed to keep you intrigued.

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Track Name: A Perfect Fit
This puzzle piece I've never found
It says so much, but not enough
I'll take the chance of drawing in
The small, but crucial, perfect fit

Will you take this chance with me?
There's not much I haven't seen
If you take a stand, take one with me
We will end so perfectly

Take my hand
Take a chance

Take a look at this face
The last mistake you will make
This life is tearing us apart

This mystery still goes unsolved
I've found all the clues, all but one
I've been searching for far too long
This cracked spyglass won't tell me anymore

You can't take this stand with me
You've already seen what's inside of me
If you take a chance, don't take me
We will end so perfectly

Take my hand
Take a stand

Take a look at this face
The last mistake you will make
This life is tearing us apart
If I don't want to be saved
Then there's not much you can say
This fight is tearing me apart

Take my hand
Take a stand
Take my hand
Take a stand

This life is overwhelming
Will you surrender?
No matter what I choose
It won't get much better
Show me my path (Don't hide it from me)
How can I last (When you're running from me)?

Take a look at this face
The last mistake you will make
This life is tearing us apart
If I don't want to be saved
Then there's not much you can say
This fight is tearing me apart
Track Name: Drained
There's a hole in this thing, I can feel it
Feel it gasping and wheezing for the air it can't breathe in
It's cruel of me to think I can fix it
When there's nothing left in there to keep in

Now this lifeless soul can continue on
Same routine it's been for years and many years to come
I'll build a wall, to hide it all, and show that I'm still strong
Nothing can break this fortress I've become

But I'm drained
From head to toe I'm as dry as they come
Nothing to contain
Perhaps the gravity will bring me to the ground
Maybe someday
The wind will come and lead me to a better place
I'll let these scavengers take what they want
Until there's nothing left to take

There's a cold draft flowing through me, I can feel it
Numbing every single part of me I still believe in
How can I give what I've still got
When the person I am I've already forgot?
No, I refuse to believe that same soul
Is the same one that got himself stuck with that hole

Because that same soul will just keep floating on
Same routine it's been for years and many years to come
He'll build a wall, to hide it all, and show that he's still strong
Nothing can break the fortress he's become

But he's drained
From head to toe he's as dry as they come
Nothing to contain
Perhaps the gravity will bring him to ground
Maybe someday
The wind will come and lead him to a better place
He'll let those scavengers take what they want
Until there's nothing left to take

I'm scarred up, I'm beat down
But I keep coming back for more
I'm wound up, I'm played with
Then thrown back down to the floor
Don't worry, I'll still be there
When you decide you're bored
No feelings here, just chilling gears
That could just use a little warmth

Now that lifeless toy can keep unwinding on
Same routine it's been for years and many years to come
It'll paint a coat, to hide its rust, and show that it still works
Nothing can break the machine it's become

But it's drained
From gear to gear it's as dry as they come
Nothing to contain
Not even a paperweight can keep it to the ground
Maybe someday
A garbage truck will bring it to its rightful place
I'll let those scavengers take what they want
Until there's nothing left to take
Track Name: Promises
I once looked up to you, imagining how it would be
To be a man like you, would be a blessing to me
You taught me how to hunt, to take everything I need
I thought I had it all, you were everything to me

Look at it, this heart of glass
Can you feel it break? Feel it shatter
Where we have been, is in the past
Cause in the end, it doesn't matter

All your sins were once a promise
All your lies were once a promise
What you did was once a promise
I promise you, you never loved us

Can you see how my trust is frayed?
The same old line, everyday
You swear to love, you swear to stay
You claim that I'm the light of day
But the shards still come crashing down
The spyglass wasn't honest
I'm left alone with a little less
All because you promised

I thought that I had found the one
If I was the night, you were my sun
The earth, revolving around us
I was blind to see what you've become

Look at it, this heart of glass
Can you feel it break? Feel it shatter
Where we have been, is in the past
'Cause in the end, it doesn't matter

All your sins, you promised me
All your lies, you promised me
What you did, you promised me
I promise you, you never loved me

Can you see how my trust is frayed?
The same old line, everyday
You swear to love, you swear to stay
You claim that I'm the light of day
But the shards still come crashing down
The spyglass wasn't honest
I'm left alone with a little less
All because you promised

Now can you see that I've been betrayed?
My heart's desire, has been outweighed
I'm scared to love, in any way
If I'm the night then I'll just stay that way
'Cause the shards still come crashing down
Like the fortress, before it
I'm left alone, beneath the ground
All because you promised

You Promised

I came to you when no one else did
I cared for you, I even took you in
We promised for our hearts' sake
That we would make this last
You can see it, not too far away
Use the spyglass, take it at last

Look at it, this heart of glass
Can you feel it break? Feel it shatter
Where we have been, is in the past
'Cause in the end, it doesn't matter

Can you see how my trust is frayed?
The same old line, everyday
You swear to love, you swear to stay
You claim that I'm the light of day
But the shards still come crashing down
The spyglass wasn't honest
I'm left alone with a little less
All because you promised

Now can you see that I've been betrayed?
My heart's desire, has been outweighed
I'm scared to love, in any way
If I'm the night then I'll just stay that way
'Cause the shards still come crashing down
Like the fortress, before it
I'm left alone, beneath the ground
All because you promised

You Promised
Track Name: Rebuild
Here I am again, in such a familiar place
I'm standing here alone, with no one else to blame
The uncertainty's driven me insane
This shattered dream has left me wide awake
The deal was made, and I'm who paid
I made the same mistake again

A chance is all I ask, for an unachievable dream
Must I be blinded by my past, or will you show me how to see?
So can I cast aside my troubles, into an endless sea of rocks?
Can I skip them through the dust? As if they never weighed enough

Rebuild this dream (This dream)
Build to the skies, ‘til we can't reach
Rebuild (Rebuild) with me (with me)
Don't you deny, what I have seen

There you are again, too far from my side
I can't describe the pain, you inflict with those eyes
Your integrity, was my demise
With no retreat, I stood to fight
"I must believe", I thought inside
"Don't make the same mistake this time"

Can I build on top of rubble? Will the dust ever fade away?
Or is my dream just as hopeless? Even our fortress wasn't saved
So can I push aside this gravel, as it breaks within my palms?
How could something so fragile, ever be so strong?

Rebuild this dream (this dream)
Build to the skies, ‘til we can't reach
Rebuild (Rebuild) with me (with me)
Don't you deny what I have seen
A fortress (rebuild) so high (this dream)
Rebuild the walls, make it complete
Hopeless (rebuild) but alive (with me)
Rebuild the walls, restore this dream

Your conscience separates us from what we can achieve
Confront these obligations or you'll never learn to breathe
The dust billowing in all these different spaces
One more gust of wind and this fortress will cave in

Rebuild this dream (this dream)
Build to the skies, 'til we can't reach
Rebuild (rebuild) with me (with me)
Don't you deny what I have seen
I worked (you knew) I climbed (I'd fall)
Our fortress crumbled, at your feet
You heard (I reached) me scream (for you)
I took the fall (now take the leap)
Track Name: Forged By Fire
This fire's fueled by coals of the past
Her breath has blown on it at last
The hole is gone, a draft, the boulders
A burden lifted off my shoulders

A promise was made for the sake of the flames
So that neither would see darker days
But as the fire died, a spark remained
How could she turn away from her mistake?

Tracing the steps before me
I remember the darker days
Replacing the prints behind me
I remember what I can make

If I was molded by the fire
When it rains will I fade away?
Will the wind decide to take me
And turn me into something great?
So do I rely on nature's calling
Or will I burn forever more?
'Cause when a bitter soul needs healing
It could just use a little warmth

I used to beg for the pain to cease
The heat was too intense for me
At times when I was lost and weak
I could feel the shadow reaching out for me

But I've walked throughout the fire
The sparks remind me of their eyes
You see, the flame is what they desire
With no care of what ignites

Tracing the steps before me
I remember the darker days
Replacing the prints behind me
I remember what I can make

Rising to heights above you
I want you to see what you've made
Erasing the scars entirely
Take a look at my face

If I was molded by the fire
When it rains will I fade away?
Will the wind decide to take me
And turn me into something great?
So do I rely on nature's calling
Or will I burn forever more?
'Cause when a bitter soul needs healing
It could just use a little warmth

I've burned into ashes
And picked up the pieces
My glass heart was shattered
Now ask me how I'm breathing

I was forged by the fire
What I carry is its wake
I was built within destruction
Now there is nothing left to take