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We recorded these songs simply to document their sound with the original line-up. Our bassist was leaving us. We had no intention of sharing them with anyone. The recording came out better than we anticipated, by a long shot (thanks for all your hard work Rick). In the aftermath of this session we lost another member, and decided to carry on as a four piece. We will probably never play these songs in this form again. Enjoy.


released November 5, 2015

engineered, & mixed by Rick Spagnola at Dog Water Studios, Reno NV

cover layout and design by Dean Huff

words and music by the scattering


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Track Name: In The Blood
In those darkest times
When we’re most alone
Some light must shine
On those truths
We’ve ignored

I’ll take my own path
Away from hate
the suffering
from the guilt

I won’t play your games

Blood they say…

Thicker than
And so much easier to drown

I hope you think me as far far away
I hope you think of me as dead

Blood they say…

Thicker than
And so much easier to drown

That hatred you tried so hard
to instill in me

Burns so dim
Track Name: Ready To Fall
We’re all empty and alone
disasters from the start

Born in trash - filthy and unwanted - find a path - make it your own 
nothing to be gifted -take or do without- smile
as you plot their death

There is no glory in an empty death
fists clinched ready to fall
There is no glory in bowing down
fight for your sanity 

dance on burning bridges - never looking back
shed all who would steer you toward
a waiting death


no hand outs -no hand up 
no way but your fists -your strength 
no hand outs -no hand up 
no way but your fists -your fight


we’re all in this ready to fall
Track Name: I'd Watch You Choke
Head held high - choices made - all the wrong ones
for us

Hands to shake - lives to crush

Your life's work to take all
From those with the least
Justice sounds like poison from your lips

Coward - liar - fraud
Blacked heart smile wide
You know you’ll never
What you deserve

It never works that way
Evil always wins in the end
Vile lying pig
Your justice excludes us

Coward - liar - fraud
Blacked heart smile wide
Maybe one day you’ll get what you deserve

Get what you deserve

A thousand hands around your throat
A thousand tongues lashing out

Each life you’ve stolen
every penny you never earned


You coward you liar you fraud

One the lives you’ve destroyed - On the pain you crave

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