A Fortune Revealed In the Struggle

by MENTAL GIANT

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The much anticipated debut album by MENTAL GIANT. 10 tracks of awesome, loud rock!

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released 15 February 2013

Dubs Streets - vocals/guitar
Ryan Bates - drums
Tosh Sargeant - vocals/bass
Produced and Mixed by Pete Thornton
Mastering and additional mixing by Adam Chadwick
All songs written by Mental Giant
Album Art by Sean Hults

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MENTAL GIANT Lakeland, Florida

Mental Giant is a sonic stick of dynamite, a power trio, an explosive mix of honest, straight forward, heart felt lyrics & intelligent, mathy, art rock. MG is Dubs, vocals & guitar, Ryan, drums, & Tosh, vocals & bass. MG weaves intelligent, loud, forceful rock with mindful lyrics about religion, politics, world issues, love lost and love won. ... more

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Track Name: Needle
I am the Needle to your groove
I am the one to make you throw it all away
I am spirit to get you loose
I am the one to make you stay
When you should walk away

I am the needle to your groove
I’ll hug your curves & play your tune
I’ll spin you round ‘til you don’t know what it’s about
I am the needle to your groove
I’m cuttin’ beats to make you move
I’ll spin you round ‘til you don’t know which way is out

I am the salt that’s in your wound
I am the itch that makes you scratch your skin away
I am the poison in your food
It kills your heart & soul but leaves your bloated brain awake
Track Name: The End
Truth be told we all do know deep down within all the peril that lies ahead
And how we fall from grace on a daily basis,
Caught red handed with convincing evidence

True you have your reasons
I know I’ve had my doubts
When guilty of high treason
And the gable crashes down

And I look out to The End,
With my victory won do I know?
How this race that was run
Wasn't nearly quite fast enough?
Take a look at all your friends
Do they tell you that this is pretend?
So the means, can be justified without end?

Reach out your hands, take a taste, the fruit so ripe that it beckons you to move ahead
But don't dismay, don't disobey, don't fall astray,
Or it haunts you till your dying day

True I have my reasons,
I know you have your doubts,
Excuses are not reasons
Admitted or not

And I look out to The End
With my victory won do I know?
How this race that was run
Wasn't nearly quite fast enough?
Take a look at all your friends,
Do they tell you that this is pretend?
The means cannot ever be justified,
Means will not ever be justified
When there's an end.
Track Name: Dig It Up
Have I buried my sin?
Will it return to find me?
Will it rise from its grave?
Will its shadow darken my door?
I’m not waiting!
Dig it up
Dig up what you buried
Bring to light what’s deep inside
Pick it up
Only you can carry
What you’ve hidden with your pride
Burdens hold us in our sorrows
Only God can rectify
Dig it up
Dig it up what you’ve buried
Publicize your alibis
Bring to light what’s deep inside
Faith is lost when we save face

Am I willing to fight
Back the corpse of my wrong?
Bring this demon to light?
Give up face admit I’m not strong?
Faith is action
So, I’m not waiting!

I’m digging up these corpses
I’m bringing them to light
I’m digging up what’s deep inside
I’m beating back the forces
Born from the blackest nights
Sin only dies when it’s in sight!
Track Name: Make New the Oldest Sound
Seek to devour the unholy ones
By calling down below to them
To bring them up to you
Show them a God who can relate to all
You talk the talk
But only if they walk a straight line too
This can’t be the final chapter

Enter in if you are worthy
Why did you change out the story?
Amazing grace how sweet the sound
That saved a righteous one like me
How would that get past your teeth?
As if we weren’t on solid ground

The fate of the world lies in your hands like clay
But you can’t mold with fingers when they point from far away
Peeling back the skin uncover the disease
Hidden well beneath the ignorance & reigning with an iron fist
This can’t be the final chapter

Enter in if you are worthy
Why did you change out the story?
Amazing grace how sweet the sound
That saved a righteous one like me
How would that get past your teeth?
As if we weren’t on solid ground
Enter in if you are worthy
If hell be full then heaven empty
If we can’t earn a single inch
Not that deeds are without reason
Just not means of our salvation
Lest we turn this thing around
We were lost & ourselves found
So let’s make new the oldest sound
Track Name: Everything We Create
Everything we create inherently contains its own destruction
We don’t think about it we've got far too much to make us proud

Everything we create
That we hold high & rise
Is nothing more than fake
As for me & mine count me out

Everything we create inherently contains its own destruction
We don’t think about it we've got far too much to make us proud
We build & build in to the sky our monuments of arrogance
When they come crashing down there is nothing we can do to save them
Track Name: Awake, Alive, Alone
Get control of this
The emptiness your feeling
To yourself you are revealing
There’s a hole in the design
With control of this
The power that you’re feeling
Through your fingertips and lips
A little taste of the divine

With every failure
Your world just crashes down

Now you’re in need of this
With every breath you take
Your addiction is a fake
And only covers up your wounds
They’re relentless
Unyielding, they’re unmerciful
But you’ll continue bleeding
'Til it dries you in your core

With every failure
Your world just crumbles & you cry

Awake, alive, always alone
The ransomed hole that’s in your heart
You’ve tried more ways than you can count
The stories never different

With a noose round your neck
Or a knife in your chest
Maybe a gun to your head?
This is not the only answer
Track Name: Sweet Charity
I know that it’s late
I didn’t have anywhere else to go
Don’t know what to say
‘Did I wake you? Were you dreaming of me?’
Or am I crazy
How do you do it?
You’re so well put together

Sweet Charity don’t go
Sweet Charity I know

I know that it’s late
I didn’t have anywhere else to go
I’ve got bones to pick and I picked tonight
To give up without a fight
How do you do it?
You’re so well put together
Track Name: Prodigal Son
Desperate you feel the hole deep in your chest
And the knot in your throat won’t subside
You thought you were better than all of the rest
Now you have something to hide
Shame fills the spaces in familiar places
A thought left you feeling undone
Together we live in the end we will all die alone

Fall to your knees will you beg for your life
Plea on a broken man’s tongue
Stone in the heart & the fear in your eyes
Wandering prodigal son
Quickening paces remembering the traces
You left when you ran out the door
The blood on your hands lifted high as your knees hit the floor

The world flushes out
So you scream & shout
‘Will you save me now?’
Meet me here where the world can’t escape all the wrath of that day
No more room for doubt
And I’m freaking out
‘Will you hear it now?’
So I’ll sing ‘til my God hears my faith & the mountains obey

Narrow the path that leads up to the light
With toils snares on the way
The detours you found yourself in on the route
A love for the world to obey
Steps you’ve been taking & lies you’ve been making
Are rising up out of the grave
And pointing their fingers at you as they laugh in your face

The world flushes out
So you scream & shout
‘Will you save me now?’
Meet me here where the world can’t escape all the wrath of that day
Will you be cast out?
Are you freaking out?
Will you hear it now?
Sing it out ‘til our God hears our faith & the mountains obey
Track Name: Fortune
There's a light in your eyes I hope you see in mine
A subtle yet clear sense of purpose
With your hand in mine & our hearts entwined
A future unfolding where nothing had been before

Steady we climb every step aligned
This path we must journey together
Sure footed in time as we walk the line
With faith as our center we'll face every day

But I may disappoint you
You may disappoint me
We may stumble but our love's unwavering constant and brave

When two hearts and two souls turn to one flesh & bone
Their fortune's revealed in the struggle
From darkness to light a cry in the night
Comes pouring from lungs only three seconds old

There's a light in your eyes I hope you see in mine
A bright burning beacon of passion
Your strength & my pride without a sound collide
A future unfolding where nothing had been before

Over & over we'll start again
A fortune revealed in a struggle we can't comprehend
Track Name: Don't Bet the Bank
Tragedies strikes
You need a reason
Someone to pay for this
Someway to settle the score back to even
Crown on your head & the robe on your back you are
The princess of all the earth
The pen in your hand & you’ll sign your defense
And you’ll fall

Bring in the rain all hail it down
Make it rain down on everyone
You bet the bank on your innocence
Called down the fire with your arrogance
You will find your place

Tragedies strikes
We’ll plead for treason
All us liars & hypocrites
Holding steadfast to the words that we sang
Crowns on our heads & the robes on our backs we are the princes of all the earth
Pen in our hand & we sign our defense
And we’ll call

And I notice
I lose focus
Time relapses
As do I