Belly of the Whale

by AMBASSADOR

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1.
Empress 04:29
See the crop fields burning Through a clever design As the elders prayed for rain Atoms glow red in the air Hear our pulses In a marching lane to the profit Silos are barren No court can waive the undecided Until we kiss the empress A peasant’s march Bare-soled and callused Until we kiss the empress See the crop fields burning Through a clever design As the elders prayed for rain Atoms glow red in the air Hear our pulses In a marching lane to the profit Silos are barren a marching lane to the profit Silos are barren No court can waive the undecided Until we kiss the empress A peasant’s march Bare-soled and callused Until we kiss the empress You'll know them By the colors that emblaze them In righteousness The gates are closed Not getting in The gates are closed Not getting in No, she's a sidewinder
2.
Ledges 04:38
She’s of violence A machine of corporate grace In her mind she thought the end a place of white She blamed herself for the lies that they tell Am I supposed to hear the ledges creak from the pavement? Who thought from these gold wings That we had no landing gear On the pavement Could you blame us? She’s of violence A machine of corporate grace In her mind she thought the end of place to wait While she’s over it She’s six feet from the ledge She’s over it and she can’t say a word She’s over it She’s six feet from the ledge She’s over it and I have all to gain She’s six feet from the ledge She’s over it and she can’t say a word She’s over it She’s six feet from the ledge She’s over it and she can’t speak A place of white to cut away And form into a red array Of fireless guilt from within The falling seas to carry it in Could you blame us for the pheromone Well I wanted In a violent protest
3.
Across the Sea of Galilee It shines On a distant shore A priestess sings Until her light has gained The back way to our souls Notes will decay Thoughts resonate Notes will decay Thought will This light it feels like home We crawl back down Beneath the stone It pays to remember that We can sleep tonight Part the waves And separate our wrongs We can sleep tonight On a distant shore A priestess sings Until her light has gained The back way to our souls Notes will decay Thoughts resonate Notes will decay Thought will This light it feels like home We crawl back down Beneath the stone It pays to remember that We can sleep tonight I’ll cut the rope As you turn the tide I’m on the boat You’re the waves on the side We’ll sterilize all that we find It takes me much longer to waltz When the room is still I’ve lost hold of the bow side This light it feels like home We can sleep tonight
4.
Diorama 01:27
5.
I played the part and made decisions Impossible to not recognize the hand that Waved an hour ago Led away like Jonah In the belly of the whale In the belly of the whale we elude Told you once don't play with fire But you didn't learn You listened well to the pulpit Fire the burns away Led away like Jonah In the belly of the whale Save my life ‘cause I I can’t stop now I'm going under I'm going under, down Save me Told you once don't play with fire But you didn't learn You listened well to the pulpit Fire the burns away Led away like Jonah Weary of ground, tossed out to drown Save my life ‘cause I I'm going under I'm going under, down Save me I'm going under I can’t stop now Save me Bring forth your offering Your white whale
6.
Profiteer 05:45
Through their eyes they all believe Their arms await the calling green Their heads bowed to their deceiving Silver spoons and golden offerings Hey, what’s your story Hey, what’s your offering, your purpose Winter solstice, light the coffin Take me again Do you know my name Do you know where I came from It’s like wine from the holy grail It’s like vines through the heart of it Place your faith in the profiteer as the animals claw for the air They will propagate and meander through the gate Don’t be the hero Place yourself at heel Don’t be the hero that cleans the vine These offerings evade the meek Grist for the mill they’re carrying Here’s your profiteer Evoke your profiteer
7.
Racing toward the forest Beyond the field As cattle run for cover cheek to heel Lamenting for wiser souls to hear their hooves Stomp the bloodstain ground they're racing through Wait, the chase will end Lion, feral beast that roams beyond the iron vale Feral, just a stray among them While pacing through the meadow The frost revealed a place to hide for winter A time to heal Lamenting for wiser souls to heal their wounds In the bloodstained they're racing through Wait, the chase will end Lion, feral beast that roams beyond the iron vale Feral just a stray among them
8.
I would stray from any un-expecting eye As we sway like broken barrels in the waves Give me a bottle and I will embrace Find comfort in knowing That I will come back I’d follow your love To the edge of the earth and back I’ve been sailing on this ship a castaway I’ve been gnawing on these scraps for thirty days Give me a bottle and I will erase The fear of not knowing If I would come back I’d follow your love To the edge of the earth and back I swear that I won’t call You’ll evade me forever more On the wings of our love Cause’ I’ve been born hollow I’ll scour, skin and bone Scour, skin and bone I froze from within these waves The storm will guide us in
9.
Whitewash 06:05
It’s an invitation To fall in line To purify this filthy crime In a pool of dreams To wash it clean Watch the truth go down the drain As we whitewash Conceal our scars away Whitewash Bring forth the pyre Embrace your guilt And throw yourself Into the fire Lower your shield And lay your axe down It’s a simple choice Between water and fire sink or swim or burn As we whitewash Conceal our scars away Whitewash Bring forth the pyre Embrace your guilt And throw yourself Into the fire Lower your shield And lay your axe down It’s an invitation To fall in line To purify this filthy crime In a pool of dreams To wash it clean Watch the truth go down the drain We all shed flesh When the zeroes connect When the cycles correct
10.
We will cleanse our sins away As night sets in and calms the storm again Stone blind we felt alive Stone blind we were paralyzed Embrace the dark this hideaway Blindness fell upon everything I am left with no other way I want to stay Stone blind In the shadow of you Stone blind In the shadow with you Before night becomes day I will find a way To be the life form in your veins I will not stray Festering since I cored down again Through the shadows and seams we crawl between Embrace the dark this hideaway Blindness fell upon everything I am left with no other way I want to stay Stone blind In the shadow of you Stone blind In the shadow with you

about

Debut album Belly of the Whale by Ambassador - a cavernous musical quest fusing heart rending doom, shoegazing aesthetics, and a deepset pop sensibility.

"This album is full of potential and as a debut album it’s honestly probably close to a masterpiece level of artwork. It’s got so much light and dark, a raw talent that shines through and very, very solid influences to draw from and blend together. While I do think this album is better listened to as a whole album experience rather than individual songs, I have nothing but praise for this album and congratulate everyone who worked on it." - Remy Kendall (Overdrive Music Magazine), overdrive-mag.com/2018/09/24/review-ambassador-belly-of-the-whale/

"Ambassador know how to turn emotion and atmosphere into music...I go so far and claim that Belly of the Whale is the only album of the last years which really breaks new ground." - Thomas Müller (The Nerd Post), thenerdpost.jimdofree.com/metal-reviews/a/ambassador-belly-of-the-whale/

"I like it when bands go their own way and dare to risk being fresh and more exciting than most of the bands today, I like that they don’t want to regurgitate the same sounds and ideas over and over again, too bad that most bands do that. I also like that they build this album like an album and not like a collection of songs, the album as a whole is stronger than the individual parts and those parts are really good." - Daniel Källmalm (Hallowed), www.hallowed.se/english/music/reviews/2018/ambassador-belly_of_the_whale.html

credits

released September 28, 2018

All songs written and performed by Ambassador
Mixed by John Tyler O’Neal at O’Neal Audio Services
Mastered by Alan Douches, West West Side Music
Artwork by Gabe Vicknair

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Ambassador is a dark-rock / post-punk band from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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