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Shock Treatment

by The Dark Backward

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You’re not familiar with this feeling
It creeps across your skin
The pain is only temporary
But it screams with such a fury
It shakes you from within
The results are never ordinary

So try and stay relaxed
It's so much harder when you fight us
I swear it’s just a scratch
Give it time – we know you’ll start to like it

Our little rat inside a maze
Addicted to the race
Looking for release
Searching for an end and you’ll be free
Who would fall for such a trick?
It doesn’t end with this
It ends where it begins
The cycle only strengthens

Admit it now, you need it!
It’s such a lovely weakness!

Don't act surprised that you’re receiving
More than you can bear
The procedure's purely rough and ready
And it screams with such a fury
You’re making quite a scene
The results are never ordinary

So try and stay alive
If you think that’s air you're breathing
And if you can survive
I’m sure you’ll feel good as new as soon as you stop bleeding…

So what has been the cost
For this person you’ve become?
You’re only human after all, I don’t think you should trust us
‘Cause we prey upon your fear
And claim to offer up a cure
Take this as prescribed so you can kill yourself much faster
It’s only when you’ve truly lost
Every single thing you love
That we’ll call this test successful

And we won’t make you stay
But you’ll never want to go
We won’t force it down
You’ll only beg for more
For more

Admit it now, you need it!
It’s such a lovely weakness!


released October 31, 2020
Written and performed by The Dark Backward

The Dark Backward is

Jordan Ryker Daniel - Vocals, Guitar
Alexander Marble - Bass Guitar
Phillip Walsh - Percussion

Recorded at Equimix Studios, Portland, OR
Engineered by Jordan Ryker Daniel
Mixed by Nicholas Matta
Mastered by Alex Gordon at Abbey Road Studios


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The Dark Backward Portland, Oregon

Portland-based rock band The Dark Backward was founded by Jordan Daniel and Alex Marble, previous members of Jane Lane and Sudden Epidemic. The Dark Backward plays original compositions of honest, emotional music that makes audiences want to move and exorcise their demons. The band plays rock and roll that incorporates all musical genres, including blues, jazz, punk, pop, and electronica. ... more

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