State Line Machine

by Son & Heir

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This feeling is not of our own mind Invented, implanted Half-truths and only one right side Helpless and stranded It weaves like smoke trails throughout the air Apart from, among With sharp intentions, fights unfair The breath stole from your lungs Next choice the one that matters most Choose now – the phantom or the ghost The lines have blurred, the rules have changed They’re undeterred now Our conscience and our reason tamed Honor disavowed They bet both sides to rig the game A subtle sleight of hand A burst of air into our veins Control and command If we are to believe everything we see Then the truth is fleeting and changes with the breeze We mustn’t let our minds be shaped by their designs It’s for us to decide what is real in our eyes
For many men have ventured on the sea And sunk below the reef Never to be seen In wondrous depths where nothing is as it seems Suspended so serene You’re lost within a dream But when the night is over I will see the shore by morning’s light For age and time Lay down my life A sign, a light Through second sight For everything will fade in time For everything I’ll give what’s mine Though tides and waves will try to pull us down To turn our needles around And run our ship aground I feel my fate in what I cannot fear A truth so plain and clear Is always and is near And when the night is over I will see the shore by morning’s light Are you so sure of mind To leave yourself behind And let the dead bury their own dead I’ll follow where the light may lead Across a vast and open sea To promises of shores ahead What traps and snares lie left unseen To keep up from who we want to be And pull us back down paths we’ve fled This shaking keeps me steady Ever poised and ready Without a place to lay my head


released February 17, 2017

Music by Son & Heir

Rob Avery: Guitars
J.T. Bielan: Bass/Vocals
Bradley Emmons: Drums
Tyler Richardson: Vocals/Guitars/Keys

Recorded in July 2016 at Noisy Little Critter Studios
Produced and Mixed by Mike Bardzik
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege

State Line Machine is a compilation with additional tracks from:
Hold Down the Ocean (
Easy Creatures (
Worth (

State Line Machine is available on vinyl through Dullest Records (


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Son & Heir Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Since forming in 2013, Son & Heir have crafted a brand of heavy, melodic, rock that links back to the group's collective hardcore and punk roots, while embracing a unique direction all their own. Their debut EP—Anchorless—is now available.

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