The Meritocracy of Hell

by Bishop Lake

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Deep, dark, and dank heavy rock and roll from the southern United States. This is the soundtrack to the dark corners of your imagination. If you enjoy blues based heavy rock and roll with great hooks, great melodies, and cool lyrics, then this is for you!

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released October 25, 2014

Bishop Lake is :
David Prince- Lead Guitars
Glen Williams- Bass, Vocals
Dave Jackson- Drums, Vocals
ZANE- Lead Vocals, Guitars

The Meritocracy of Hell was recorded at Prian Studios , drums tracked and arranged by Scott Prian www.scottprian.com
All songs written by ZANE, except "Ouija Board Diagnostics", written by David Prince and ZANE.
All songs arranged by Bishop Lake
Bishop Lake "13" logo designed by Sean Shields seanmshields@gmail.com
Cover art taken from "Self Destruction" by Tim Niuner niuner.deviantart.com

This album was funded in part by the generosity of the following Indiegogo supporters:
Terry Hartup, Sean Kendrick, Pamela Kendrick, John Neihaus II, and Ed Payne

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Bishop Lake Atlanta, Georgia

Bishop Lake is a death rock an roll band from Atlanta , Ga. We pride ourselves on superior musicianship, clever songwriting, and catchy hook laden vocal melodies. We are currently recording our next album, "When Lucifer Fell", pre-order here: www.indiegogo.com/projects/get-bishop-lake-s-new-ep-when-lucifer-fell/x/8090872#/ ... more

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Track Name: Digging Deeper Down
Dearth of the Earth
A fear in your bones
A gnawing feeling won't leave you alone

Tried to give in
Tried to give out
Never knowing what it's about

And I'll just keep digging my grave
Deeper and Deeper and Deeper down
Until I reach the other side
And I'll just keep digging my grave
Deeper and Deeper and Deeper down
Until I reach the other side

You ought to know
Just how it feels
To be stuck in place
Burning your own wheels
Time to rise up
And make known your name
Just give them someone to blame

And I'll just keep digging my grave
Deeper and Deeper and Deeper down
Until I reach the other side
And I'll just keep digging my grave
Deeper and Deeper and Deeper down
Until I reach the other side
Track Name: Ouija Board Diagnostics
In dark you keep searching
For Something in vain
Consumed by your arrogance
it only increases the pain

Eyes bleed out, a painful infection
Gathered by your soul's own rejection
If fear is the beginning of wisdom
Then why are we not wise?

It's coming after you, in from the outside
Will you let it in?

Run to your room and lock the door
See the black candle burn to the floor
What the hell is it you're looking for?
In your room fall to the floor, staring at a broken ouija board
It speaks to you no more

Broken bits and pieces
of glass and a forgotten toy
Carry your self so well, oh well
it's got you more than a little annoyed
Restless, broken and beaten
But you thought you were in control
Instead you watch it become a horror show

It's coming after you, in from the outside
Will you let it in?

Run to your room and lock the door
See the black candle burn to the floor
What the hell is it you're looking for?
In your room fall to the floor, staring at a broken ouija board
It speaks to you no more
Track Name: Soulless Void
Layers of Earth that separate
Between the casket and the air
Lay my shovel to the ground
And pretend no one is down there

The night is dark but light enough
For what I got to do
You saw my face in the fading light
You knew it was me who did this to you

Deep beneath the earth you lay
In a Soulless Void you stay
And if I ever see your face again..

There will be Hell to pay
In a Soulless Void you lay, there will be Hell to pay
There will be Hell to pay
In a Soulless Void you lay, there will be Hell to pay

No one is aware of my crime
No one suspects a thing
My mind is driving me insane
And the thought of everything
Confession is not enough to rid the anxiety
Wish someone could hear my side, but please, give me no pity

Deep beneath the earth you lay
In a Soulless Void you stay
And if I ever see your face again..

There will be Hell to pay
In a Soulless Void you lay, there will be Hell to pay
There will be Hell to pay
In a Soulless Void you lay, there will be Hell to pay
Track Name: Make You Mine
When I buried you six feet beneath the frozen soil
I didn't know you would be hungry and coming back for more
This death can feel so lonely, God knows that I tried
But it's so hard to pull that trigger when there's hunger in your eyes

Those eyes, they say it all
Your mouth has got lockjaw
But that look in your eyes
Says "I wanna take you, I just wanna take you, I just wanna make you mine!"
I just wanna make you mine

Cat got your tongue but was headed for the trash
I had to chase it down so I could try and get it back
This death can feel so lonely, God knows that I tried
But it's so hard to pull that trigger when there's hunger in your eyes

Those eyes, they say it all
Your mouth has got lockjaw
But that look in your eyes
Says "I wanna take you, I just wanna take you, I just wanna make you mine!"
I just wanna make you mine
Track Name: Bishop Lake
You told me that I broke your heart
and I injured your soul
I washed your blood off from my face
And the pain took it's toll
So I cast my sins into the waters
Down at Bishop Lake
Plead my emptiness
So they would not lose faith

That which is deep
That which is dark
That which is dank
Come down with me and drag the waters
At Bishop Lake

it's said that time it heals all wounds
But some pain will last
You tore me down and cut my bruises
and held a mirror up to my past
So I cast my sins into the waters
Down at Bishop Lake
Plead my emptiness
So they would not lose faith

That which is deep
That which is dark
That which is dank
Come down with me and drag the waters
At Bishop Lake
You got me down on my knees
and the hands of death reach out for me
You got me down on my knees
Begging for one taste of mercy
Track Name: The Meritocracy of Hell
Hardline is your impeccable wisdom
You knowledge is so austere
Red embers flow out on the landscape
Abandon all hope ye who enter here
White heat cleanses the tarnish
Of a life spent living a lie
Dark frequencies begin the madness
Forever asking yourself "why?"

No use in fighting
Welcome to the winners chair

You've earned your place
You've earned your space
You've earned it oh so well
Step to the plate
Accept your fate
In the meritocracy

Of Hell, dark figures confine your vision
Can't see if there is no light
Your throat clogs with soot and the ashes
There is no day, there is no night
Past desire explodes to mourning
Your ears deafen with the BOOM
A door that only swings open one way
Looks like there's still plenty of room


No use in fighting
Welcome to the winners chair

You've earned your place
You've earned your space
You've earned it oh so well
Step to the plate
Accept your fate
In the meritocracy
Track Name: Canine
So many people watching time go by
So many people locked in the kennel of life
Living in your own filth, everything looks so big
Cower in your primitive hole
Never seeking more life, content to losing time
As long as they fill up your bowl

Tell me not to think or feel
Tell me not to find what's real

Trying so hard to get the chain off my neck
Who's pulling the other end? so I will forget
Pushing at my own cage, not intent to housebreak
But to fight an open space
Snapping at the hand that feed, the same one that won't let me be
But I'll never see your face

Tell me not to think or feel
Tell me not to find what's real
Tell me not to care for truth
Eat, sleep, procreate, that's all life wants of you