The Broken Hearted

by Alpha Riff

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In 2014, I did an "I love you" Valentine's Day re-release of select songs. For 2015, it's time to look at the broken hearted among us. A Wolf of Men returns with a remaster and re-recorded vocals. Liberty of the Beast from From Beta to Alpha Riff returns, as well, with a remaster. And The Situation returns to finalize the destiny. He Roared.

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released February 14, 2015

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Alpha Riff New Orleans, Louisiana

The intersection of rock, metal, and hip-hop fusing together into blistering concept records. Digital Champions born and raised. Bounty hunter, musician, comic book writer.

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Track Name: A Wolf of Man (The Broken Hearted Remaster)
Chorus:
I was once a man, now I'm the wolf
It took me a moment just to settle myself
Now I'm the loner, the roamer
No longer a goner
For anyone but myself
And the life I have left

Post-Chorus:
I was once the man, now I'm the wolf x 8
(Breathe) x 2
(Just breathe) x 2

Verse 1:
No pack, no time to react
Just a lonesome beast unable to track
Be tracked for a moment of fact
Facetious melodies in a sea of intricacies
That ethereal tease, and if you please
Just leave me be
I'll find my time at the edge of eternity
Somewhere between the red and green stars
Where spinning galaxies form spiraled melodies
And communed spirits dance lively, the dead of communities

Verse2:
If I walked through that door tomorrow
Would it be filled with joy or sorrow?
Would you celebrate my return
Or would you consider this a bridge best left burned?
Standing in the ashes of a collapsed past tense
Coming from the moment that we stood on the fence
Grass is greener but the winter is leaner
And the wolf has to eat, whether his twin or that conniving schemer
You were always one to pull the wool
Lamb chops, lamb bleet, lamb bull
And to think that I once trusted your words
When in truth I was like a little baby bird
And you were the hawk circling above
Who couldn't wait to get your claws into my flesh because
I gave you my trust willingly
And that would have been the death of me… but…

Chorus:
I was once a man, now I'm the wolf
It took me a moment just to settle myself
Now I'm the loner, the roamer
No longer a goner
For anyone but myself
And the life I have left

Post-Chorus:
All because of you x 8
Now I'm the wolf x 8
Track Name: Liberty of the Beast (The Broken Hearted Remaster)
Welcome the man with two faces, two places, bullshit and no paces
Stand by his carved out spaces, a grace of divine in those misplaced traces
Get a moment of thought and clarity, nirvana, or left in eternal stasis
Could be better than the night before, the lightning bore, the tightening core
Where he ended up wasted
Now let's not talk in third person fantasies
It's no secret that the man we're talking about is the one and only, yours truly
It's like a game with the Zelda symbols etched all on my back
Pulling out the master sword in the shape of my pen for the ultimate attack
A fucking lyrical genius with a chip on my shoulder and a psychotic knack
To spin the tale to no avail despite button presses, regardless of the facts
Oh look, it's the writing writer again, this Alpha alphin' again
Dual personality split twin predicated on where or not he gets that triumphant win
Well, you're poking and prodding, raising the beast, you don't know him well
You think he won't strike and send you screaming through hell
You think you might know him, but you must not know him well
Cause you just fucked up, released the monster from his cell
Released the monster from his cell
Released the monster from his cell
Released the monster from his cell
You just fucked up

Ancient myths say Bahamut was a sight one could not see
And while you think that's a fucking figment, part of al-Wardi's imaginary
That behemoth was a fucking monster unable to stand up to me
Scared as hell of a broken man and what he's willing to carry

You're tempting the liberty of the beast (of the best)
Attempting to earn the title of deceased (he has nothing left)
A man with no emotional attachments, cause he's a mess
Wolf in sheep's clothing who will do anything to win
But, I digress

Missile launcher in his vest, biggest heart in his chest
Too busy counting blessings of the ultimately blessed
Like his whole point to exist was to face the humanity test
Give up everything, fall to his knees, survive this disease, until there's nothing left
And well
(The beast is unchained)
Now look who has a problem
(Released from jail he can't be contained)
Coming out from a hundred year Van Wink slumber
Emerging from hibernation with bloodlust, murder
On the path looking for the roots of all evil
But it's in his veins and temple steeples
Now, you want to know his weakness
(It never existed)
He doesn't know what the brink is
(He'll take you to your limits and destroy you
And when it's over you won't know what to do)

You're tempting the liberty of the beast (of the best)
Attempting to earn the title of deceased (he has nothing left)
A man with no emotional attachments, cause he's a mess
Wolf in sheep's clothing who will do anything to win
But, I digress

Now, on the third try, I'll give you the who, what, where, and why
Maybe you'll figure out how I make this heat and fire fly
No, that's not a fucking Gambino line, despite what you surmise
It's time you understand where they went wrong when they crafted my, my, my, my
Steel chest, flame retardant crest
Chimera nest, the best and blessed
It's not a test when your heart's removed
By the claws of the demon chasing after you
And that demon for all intents and purposes is me
I'm coming cause I want back what you took for free
(Breathe)
Fine, I wasn't an angry man
There was good once in an extended hand
But that's sand, now twelve o'clock is coming
People gather, bell's ringing for the sermon
Black clouds, lightning, the storm is coming
And this beast is ready blood, he's owed something
(The clock strike midnight and he unleashes his might
Give him liberty or give him death; he won't settle for anything less)
No longer a split twin of myself
Slay the foundation, throw it on the shelf
Murdered the good, bad, ugly
My own health might be in jeopardy
But I won't die until I bleed you dry
For the bullshit you took from me
Face the wrath of this beast

You're tempting the liberty of the beast (of the best)
Attempting to earn the title of deceased (he has nothing left)
A man with no emotional attachments, cause he's a mess
Wolf in sheep's clothing who will do anything to win
Let's finish this
Track Name: The Situation
Verse 1:
Love is a tricky situation, you never know the feeling unless it's taken out of the equation
Contemplation of the degradation to emotions, c onsternation
From pure debasing and change in pacing
Well, it's like a moment that's lost its flow
Lock and load, ended without a common goal
And then you'll find it steals your soul
Hollows you out and leaves you beaten like the common cold
You're fucked up and have nowhere to go
Alone, chilled to the bone, they play the same songs
To remind you that you lost your home
But you can't return that glass heart
It's already shattered and took away the only thing that mattered
The beating and the blather, the rinse and the lather
Wiping tear stained cheeks like you feelings ever mattered
And this should serve as an example
That your love never gave ample
Reason to be more than just a little sample

Pre-Verse 2:
A morsel
Or maybe moreso, the hole left in your torso

Verse 2:
You gave it a minute because you thought you could win it
Reached into the bag of tricks but you can’t prevent it
It’s the way of the world to use you and abuse you
Discarded for the fairer moment like truth’s blind view
Meaning nothing to one isn’t nothing to all
But distance and time can only resolve
Diabolical feelings and calls that could lead you wrong
A hell bound tunnel of loneliness that nothing can solve
The moment the music enters your soul
The moment you let yourself fight for control
The moment you knew your pivotal role
The moment you realized there is no longer a hole
The moment you climbed from depression
The moment you fought for singular possession
The moment you claimed what’s rightfully yours
The moment the world let your angel wings soar
You can not be worthless.

You have to let her go, you're no longer needed.
Just remember when you're there, you're there for a very specific reason.
You have to get them out of the hole, but then you leave them.
And by the end of it all, they forget that you’re even needed.
But that's okay, you walk away
You return home and watch them play
You know they're loved, snuggled up in warm hugs
And as corny as that sounds
That's what we all want from the ones we love
But love is a tricky situation, you never know the feeling unless it's taken from the equation
Contemplation of the degradation to emotions, consternation
From pure debasing and change in pacing


We go where we want to... we'll fall where we need to... we'll never know the end of the road unless we travel it... unless we travel it.