Man Made Mountain

by TAKE NO PRISONERS

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This is our debut EP, the songs have been inspired by our own pasts and stories of people we know/have known.

Honest, outspoken and at times very visual, but with a positive undertone.

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released June 2, 2017

Band Members:
Wesley Remery - Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Fokke Boorsma - Bass, Clean Vocals
Jim van Schaick - Rhythm Guitar
Gido van Os - Drums
Tevin Jay Parata - Lead Vocals


Recorded/Mixed/Mastered by:
Andreas Treur

Recorded:
March 2017 in Lisse.

Cover photography by:
Jordy Pijper

We really want to thank everyone who has been supporting us, by coming out to our shows, wearing our merch, taking time to check out our work, the bands that we encounter and all of those who put their heart into this scene.
Also a special thanks to Daan Pleunis, Robert Maclean, Vondelbunker, P60 and Glassbreaker Cult for giving us their faith since day one, and to Max Anholt for contributing to the song-writing and having been a part of the band during our first year.

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TAKE NO PRISONERS Amsterdam, Netherlands

We tell stories about real lives in a real world with real struggles, to awaken something way stronger than pain;
that raging fire inside all of us.

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Track Name: Sewers
Unloved and unheard am I
With deadweight hanging around my neck
Yet somehow I survive
So should I leave this pain behind
Or take another shot at escaping all of this
And stay awake at night
Dying to get the answers
To the questions in my head

I am falling off the edge
But if I give it all I have...
Will that save me from my past...?

I was made by the roughness
I was shaped by the storms
I have endured relentless forces
I have been struck at with no remorse
Want to be nailed to the surface
So I'll stand stronger than life
I'll be a man made mountain
I'll be a man made mountain

Let it float on the waves
With fingers crossed
My burden in the stream
So here it is
The reason why I'm still alive
I am a dreamer
And this life I hold dear
I won't waste it
I was to be buried

I can hardly hold on
But if I give it all I have...
Will that save me from my past...?

I was made by the roughness
I was shaped by the storms
I have endured relentless forces
I have been struck at with no remorse
Want to be nailed to the surface
So I'll stand stronger than life
I'll be a man made mountain
I'll be a man made mountain

Drag me out of the sewers
Please tell me someone fucking cares!

We're standing tall
Against depressions
Against these storms
Stand beside me, we'll stand strong

I was made by the roughness
I was shaped by the storms
I have endured relentless forces
I have been struck at with no remorse
Now I'm nailed to the surface
As I stand stronger than life
Now I'm a man made mountain
I am a man made mountain
Track Name: A Wayward's Cry
To not raise a child
Yet teach it appreciation
Of beings that did nothing but lay hands upon it
Do you really believe that's fair
Or is it all just forced
Is it all just forced?

I am a walking tragedy, on the edge of it's own sanity
With gold in veins apparently
Being trapped in a miserable shell
Can I be something more
Than always the scapegoat 
Is anyone to take it
When I want to build my own legacy?

How was the story supposed to be written
Tell me the highlights passing by
What was my childhood after all
It seemed a farce and a bitter lie
Expose me to the violence, the sex and hatred
Burn me down to accept my fate
Feed me numb and lock me up
I've kept some hope that I won't give up

I am a walking tragedy, on the edge of it's own sanity
With gold in veins apparently
Being trapped in a miserable shell
Can I be something more
Than always the scapegoat 
Is anyone to take it
When I want to build my own legacy?
One that you can't take from me

So I lock my eyes
Straightforward sight, aimed
I start exploring the reflections
Spot a vague recognition
Of a face I find familiar

What I see in the mirror
Is this face I despise
And ones that went before it
Suddenly there's no me to find
Now, do I have so much in common
With these roots stained with blood?
Taking names we never wanted
I am so sure I'm nothing good at core
If anything on her beautiful face
May describe why I'm wayward
And rip skin from body parts
I found out it's a break inside my heart

I guess I was poised from the start
I guess I was poised from the start
I guess I was poised from the start
But please don't tell me I am poised at heart

I guess I was poised from the start
I guess I was poised from the start
I guess I was poised from the start
But please don't tell me I am poised at heart..
Track Name: Snowflake
A familiar face that I will never forget
I am left with the regrets
Raging inside through my veins
I tried to move on, yet hold on
To days that have past, and days that could've been
I'm losing sleep again
And nail myself to the here and now
Try to forget what I lost, when I finally found
And even though some time has passed
I still feel you in every breath that I take

Could you ever see my face
And be proud of who I am today?
You taught me pride, and not to hide
My hands shaking without your warmth
I've had to face my fears
Spending nights on the cold ground
Bending, breaking, but I won't let you down

Will we stand together in those fabled stories?
Will they open up the gates and are you waiting there for me?
Give me strength to overcome
As I drag through these days to come
Passing Winters
Passing Snowflakes
In my mind become undone..

Could you ever see my face
And be proud of who I am today?
You taught me pride, and not to hide
My hands shaking without your warmth
I've had to face my fears
Spending nights on the cold ground
Bending, breaking, but I won't let you down

I'll give myself and breathe life into you
My heart won't rest until it reaches you..
Track Name: Our Youngest
We were harmless, just kids
Nothing could tear us apart
Months bond us like years
I even knew him like my own brother
He wasn't born to be a queen
Or the greatest man the world has seen
In his heart he never found his place
So he slipped away at night

This one's to the young gun
And an ode to the long gone
I can feel your breathe in my neck
You are the reason why I fight on
Every drop of blood that's been shed
Another reminder (of the grip) of death
Is this life we live your burden?
Is this life we live your burden?

What have I done?!
Did I ask for this?
It must be written in the stars
And in the veins around our hearts

Whatever makes our blood flow

What was it that made me like this?
Why the fuck did I deserve this type of witch hunt?
I cannot stand my ground with broken legs
But I'll keep fighting 'till the bitter end

These years have been dragging me
Across the pavement of a life that I'll never live
We come one with the ashes
And lay ourselves to rest

Can't you see...
I'll be the rope that you gotta let go

These last words echo inside my head
Forgive me, stay strong
Please fight
For the rest of your life

Be a man
Be a man
Maybe I don't wanna be a man

I've been trying to make you understand
That I'll never be that man
Track Name: A New Found Home
I can't keep up with the world around me
A cruel place with a cancerous breath
I long back to sacred ground
The faces I loved, the warm hands that held me high
Tidal waves they crash at my feet
But that sense of drowning has shown me what I need
I had to believe this is the place where I'll be
Chasing glory and building my legacy

Listen,
All together, it will catch us all
We'll stand strong to break our falls
In my heart I'll never cherish myself
So I will share this path with someone else

And maybe I've looked down for way too long
I tried to right my unchangeable wrongs
But now I'm here singing different songs
Coming to terms with all the harm that's been done
Tomorrow's like a light at the end
I do believe that I'm a better human today
Can I be that person that I've always dreamed to be?


What does it take?
Will we bend or break?
I can promise to you, my dear
You won't get the best of me

You won't get the best of me
You won't get the best of me

I never thought I'd find myself
Right here, right now
I never thought I'd find myself
Right here, right...

Now,
Was it worth it?
To give up shelter and routine
To chase the promise
Yet feel (so) hollow once again

I gave up my heart, and left with the storms
Wailing and seeking for a place to call my own
Somewhere far away from where my heart was buried


When I saw your face, my heart started pumping
My blood started to flow, and I found a reason to love again
A reason to fight, with pride, with fires raging inside
You give me everything that I have given to you
And I am so fucking sure, that this is worth all the pain
The blood, the sweat and the tears without shame

But there's something on my chest left to say:

You don't know what you mean to me
You are the rose in my battlefields, you are my friend
You are my family, you are my love
You are the haven that I call home

I carry you in my heart, right where you belong
But will you mourn me when I am gone...?

Will you mourn me?
When I'm gone?

Will you mourn me, when my body hits the waves?