The Crowning (EP)

by Dead Teach the Living

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The second official release from Dead Teach the Living following 2014's 'The Feeding Begins'. A shitload of shit molded into some groovy tunes. Enjoy.


released May 24, 2015

Kurt - Vocals
Ryan - Guitar
Luke - Bass
Jazz - Drums

Tracks 1 - 5 written by Dead Teach the Living
Track 6 originally by James Brown - ‘I Got You (I Feel Good)’
Recorded in a combination of bedroom/basement | Mixed & mastered by Ryan Wallace
Cover art by Patrick Matthews



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Dead Teach the Living are a four piece New Zealand metal band. While often described as a mix of extreme metal and punk, their eclectic range of influences becomes evident through the diversity and experimentation within songs. Expect twisted melodies, crazy playing and a lot of intensity - on record and live! ... more

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Track Name: The Crowning
Undone by the will we call her majesty
Ruled into the ground I'm spent entirely
How many times have we been blindly told to give it all?
Our fear is in our master

Our strength to fight is breaking apart at the seams
Refusal gets us nothing but a chance to bleed
A stone wall rises where our spirits fall
Heads on the gate destroys hope for us all

(Off with their heads)
We are just pawns
(Better off dead)
In the game of royalty
(They shat in our bread)
Just slaves
(Torn up and spat out)
Living for anothers purpose

Bow down or be slain with no remorse
No mercy in her smile as you fall to the floor
As she says, you will always be bound by the crown

The seeds we work to sow will never grow
Too tired to fight back and too weak

This is our call to arms

Come now my brothers
Gather round the meeting tree
Theres a meeting
At the tree

Come listen.

The hooded robin puts you in his pocket.
Where it's dark and full of lint
He lets you play
He lets you play the game
And it won't be long before you win.
In a cold glass box you sit and pull the lever.
The coins drop on the ceiling, the sight makes you a believer
Just a few more to drop through and you'll unlock the door
But the robin's giant hand swoops in and clears it all
its just a small set back, you know you're gonna win
Sit down and close your eyes, insert your coins and begin

You're just a jester in the court of the queen
Ruled into the ground I'm spent entirely

Been undone by the one
Track Name: Shady Strip/Powertrip
We go
Like sand and snow
To blind
And confine

Why must it be this way?
Always unsatisfied
With what we already have
The power to decide to stop

Plowing forth to fell, the gods of lumber
Smog machines behind, here to plunder
Men in tin cans
Tearing through like they own the lands
Iron will to cover us

With sand and snow
They cover us
To build their home

Monsters as men
Perform the shady strip
Does it get you off?

The land lays bare
Been drilled real hard
The virgin fair
Violently scared

It wasn't all that long ago
The world was still in fragments
Although the pieces did not know
Becoming one let tyrants roam

It's happenning
Whips held as pens

In a place where anything can happen
Those above just push us down
Not enough for those who have everything
When's it time to turn it around?
For the weak struggle like Atlas
To keep it all from crashing down
The rich run the world we just live here
Don't forget without us you're fucked

Hope is not enough
When the rich men take it all
Action can be tough
All for one or all will fall

It wasn't all that long ago the world was different
But now the pieces know
They know, they know

Plowing forth to fell, the gods of lumber
Smog machines behind, here to plunder
Jackhammer to pry at earth's secrets
And profits shall rise
Bleed until demise
Track Name: I'm Not Him
I'm not him
That glass of water motherfucker
With his shitty, boring life
Burn his home
Deadbeat fraud
Louse of the worst kind

I've got no pity
Your function's what?
I just love when I get to see your underpants
You can be guaranteed
That all of those who like you are just useless cunts

Pay to have your mother cut up for what she created
I'm not getting near that foulness

Drop the act
Drop dead
Fuck you
Track Name: Outsider
These halls alone
I've only known
Never seen light
The trees grow too tight

And tall
A tower above it all
I'll climb

Raging through me
A cold fire churns

Infinite horrors, a decaying tomb
Madness grows in emptiness
It's bleak below you know?

Am I destined for solitude until the end
A far bigger world but will I ever know
Ruminations of solitude until the end
Trepidation is no fool

Pull from above
Blank pages to be filled
Now strikes the hour
When my future is revealed
Precarious climber
The foot holds crumble beneath my feet
Push upon the marble door, what awaits me?

I breach the surface
Like a new born child, a brand new life
The slab drops down with a boom
For the first time I see the moon
The moon is full, as I am with anxiety
A warm cheer fills the night and I move towards gay revelry

Standing here, looking at distorted faces
Run for the doors
Horrible screams from nearly every throat
Where is this beast so terrifying
To chill blood and warp minds
and then I caught a glimpse

And just like Howie P told it, as if in a trance
I stepped forward - stumbled in fact!
And my out streched finger met polished glass...

I have seen light
No cure for my plight
Eternal I howl
Along the winds trail
No more a home, with demons I roam
Raging through me, forever the outsider
Track Name: Meat Eater
That's the sound of a chicken being slaughtered

Pig squeals in it's life of torture

Lamb turned to chops ripped from its mother

That's the sound of the plants
Growing from the ground

If you want to hear brutality
Let me tell you the story of the meat eater


This alpha beast eats
All it pleases

Innoncent life forms
Seen with no regard
But that's the appeal
They die for a meal

Sweet devourment enshrined
Savour death a bite at a time

Hunger, the void of corpse absorption
Yearning for flesh

Force fed choking on the pipe
Bones collapse, the livers ripe
Dragged aboard with conscience clean
Slice it off and hear them scream

Butchered in the name of taste
Anything to appease the meat eater

Chained up tight, no room to move
Withering in darkened rooms
Slow decay, losing light
Products of the fisting frenzy

The feeding never ends
Grinning through the blood
The cries unheard
Will the bleeding ever stem?

When you're bred as just a meal
And your fate's already sealed
How does it feel to be next in line?

Death in the jaws
The hunt's already won

Nowhere to hide, no place to go
The mighty brute will get ya!
Throughout the ages this barons roamed
Ever growing in power
No spear chuckers, bars fucker
Smother another over never having say
They can't refuse so eat them
What a shame they're not higher in chain
Gluttony killed compassion
No mercy for the weak

Rotting away in the pit
Ending up as steaming shit
That's all you are
A fucking means to satisfy his lust

We know
It's clear
They show
Utter fear
Madness led by the ego
We share
Yet still
Don't care
Love to kill
For taste
Dominant we reign

That's the sound of torture
Meat eater
Track Name: I Feel Good (The Browning)
Listen to the original by James Brown... it's way better