Forgotten Genocide (2017 pre​-​release)

by Apathy Cycle

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Single release for Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day (April 24).
This song will be on our upcoming album (to be released in 2017).


The air was filled with gunshot noise and heavy clouds of smoke
As Hagop's ears began to ring his wife began to choke
Brutality now in force on a kind Armenian village
More than just a raid, it was more than just a pillage

Forced to walk for endless miles, the weakest would be shot
The world was in a daze of war, a minor afterthought
They had no way of knowing this relentless cruel surprise
A systematic killing, the word was genocide

Remember this day and never forget

if we don't stay alert, history's tragic cycle will repeat
It eats me up inside
(Forgotten genocide)
And now we hold the torch for all-of-those who suffered in defeat
The ghosts of those who died
Forgotten genocide

Less than 30 years later a tyrant felt inspired
to do away with subhumans he felt were not desired
his influence was clear he was roughly heard to say
Who after all speaks of them (the Armenians) today?

It's 75 years later and again we feel safe
We think that we're immune, to history's vile fate
(But) the echoes of the storm on inauguration day
continue to remind us of memories washed away

Stand watch, take heed, protect yourself from oppressive ideology
Spread the truth, tell the story of past injustice
We'll stand together and stay informed
As watch dogs we will never conform
To the mindset of those who
Try to force an agenda of oppression

For those who died
We'll stay alert
We hold the torch
Forgotten genocide!


released April 24, 2017


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Apathy Cycle Santa Ana, California

Formed in 2009. Ex members of touring bands such as Intro5pect, Broken Society, LoC, and more.

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