The Colors In Black

by Zero Insertion Force

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This is the Debut Album for the Extreme Experimental Metal Solo Project, Zero Insertion Force. This album as a whole is written around the idea that:
"For every Song, there is a Lyric.
For every Lyric, there is a Story.
For every Story, there is a Memory.
For every Memory, there is a Lesson.
For every Lesson, there is a Trait.
For every Trait, there is a Color.
For every Color, there is Black."
The album itself contains songs about Life, Death, Belief, Hatred, Depression, Satisfaction, and one tells a True Story.
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Thanks & Dedication:

What a ride this past year has been. It’s had its had its up and its downs, but all-in-all, it’s been one of the best years of my life, and for that, there are people who deserve my thanks.
I want to thank my parents, for raising me in such a way that has allowed me to be here now. Without them I never would understand the true value and importance of hard work, determination, and perseverance. I can safely say that in some regards, I wouldn’t be who I am today without them, and for that, they deserve my undying gratitude.
I would also like to thank Eric Dadunts, Stephen Goodwin, Perri Freeman, Garrett Collins, Mo Terry, Michaela Wharton, and Cooper Greenman, for day-in and day-out, reminding me why I do what I do and what I have that’s worth fighting for. Without their unwavering support I probably wouldn’t still be doing this, and that’s a debt I’d give anything to repay, even though I know none of them would ever let me do so.
Above the rest though, there’s still someone else who deserves my thanks and appreciation, debatably more so than the rest. That thank you goes to my rock, my go-to, who taught me how much more interesting and fun life can be when there’s a brat in it. So, Taylor Kirkpatrick, thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for being my largest inspiration and supporter. Friends like you are few and far between and only come around so often in life. Too many times, people like you are under-appreciated, and I want you to know that, for you, that will never be the case. Not on my watch. Words can’t truly express how grateful I am to you, but just know that I am, and will be for a long time coming.

I want to dedicate this album to my niece, Madison Kelly Jones, so that she grows up happy and safe from all the pains I’ve experienced and learned to live with throughout my relatively brief time spent in this world already. That she can grow up guarded from all the anger, tears, and burdens that I have written about on this record. That her life remains filled with joy and devoid of hate, anguish, and depression for as long as possible. That the life she lives, and the experiences she has, are as far different from mine as humanly possible.

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released March 19, 2017

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Zero Insertion Force Baltimore, Maryland

Jack "Z!F" Greenman, or Zero Insertion Force, is an Extreme Metal Vocalist and Song-Writer, from Baltimore, Maryland. He started doing vocals in March 2016, and has released 2 EPs and 1 Album, with plans for many more.

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Track Name: Behold (The Colors In Black)
Something is stirring
I can feel it
Awaken
This ground is shaking
I can hear it
Your Resolve is breaking

GO!

Seething on the inside
Breathing for what I can’t hide
Every time I awaken
My soul begins quaking
These memories are making
This life of mine
No longer worth taking

Your Resolve is Breaking

BEHOLD

The Colors In Black

EYA!

BEHOLD

I’m Never Turning Back

These wounds
They weaken
These Feelings
The man inside
They’re creating
And my heart is breaking
For all the lies that have made me

Your Resolve is Breaking

BEHOLD
The Colors In Black

EYA!

BEHOLD

This hate keeps me on Track

All those things you need
All those times you plead
All this time I bleed
A LIFE CONSUMED BY GREED

Cross my heart
Hope you die
Beliefs you defy
I will never lie
These scars inside
The only ones I hide
Lyrics I will write
You can try all you like
But in hindsight
YOUR SINS CONSUME THE LIGHT

Behold
(Inhale)
Behold
(Exhale)
Behold
(Inhale)
BEHOLD

BEHOLD

THE COLORS IN BLACK

EYA!

BEHOLD

I WON’T CUT YOU SLACK

EYA!
BEHOLD

I WILL BREAK YOUR BACK

EYA!

BEHOLD

THE COLORS IN BLACK

EEYEEAAAA!!!

Never Turning Back
Track Name: Labyrinth
In the eyes of the mellow
When the sky turns yellow
And the sun sinks down
I thought that this demon I’d slain
Would never be reborn
I don’t miss this

My brain is a fucking Labyrinth
So many things
That I can’t stand it
I can’t help it
This racket won’t cease to bellow
Till the tide grows more shallow
And I can wade back into the ocean of life
Labyrinth

Suffocating in all this hate
All this anger
It gives way to this pain
I won’t fucking permit
My Life
To become a newly-sunken wreckage

My brain is a fucking Labyrinth
So many things
That I can’t stand it
I can’t help it
This racket won’t cease to bellow
Till the tide grows more shallow
And I can wade back into the ocean of life
Labyrinth

And this time when I write
I feel something stirring
Is it love?
Is it a plea?
Is it agony?
Will it set me free?

I’m fucking lost in this Labyrinth

I’m fucking blind in this time rift

I’m fucking afraid of catastrophe

ONE MORE SHOT

My brain is a fucking Labyrinth
So many things
That I can’t stand it
I can’t help it
This racket won’t cease to bellow
Till the tide grows more shallow
And I can wade back into the ocean of life
LABYRINTH
Track Name: Birthright
Bitch to Exception
Slave to Addiction
Whore to Religion
You are less than the dirt on my boot

Walk the road of false divinity
With fiery Lust
You desecrate everything you touch
Cretin with bloated intensity
Your lies are worse than anything I’ll ever say
There is no other way

I will Thrash out
And testify against your right to living life

Hate me for what you don’t know
Save me for something in return

FUCK
YOU

All I owe you is a bullet to the face

LEAVE THIS PLACE

Life’s not a fucking race
I rest my goddamn case
You spew your deceit in my face
Push me to the very brink
Almost get me to defile the human race
But now is my chance
To scream it right back in your stupid face

I’LL TAKE YOUR LIFE
I’LL MAKE IT RIGHT
STRIKE YOU DOWN IN THE NAME
THE NAME OF A FALSE GOD
BURN YOU DOWN
SLAY YOUR PRIDE
GIVE YOU YOUR ONLY BIRTHRIGHT
The right to Death

BEHOLD
OBLIVION!

Fucking Prick.
Track Name: Judge, Jury, Exorcist
Can you find
Can you see
Why is it such a grind
To know the thoughts of your own mind?
I can hear the voices yelling
Emotions calling out to me
Trains of thought decrepit
Their minds are wretched

In order to know
How to feel
How to heal
You need to be the Judge of yourself
The end of yourself
Fire burning up inside your head
Leave all feeling behind
Only you should be the Judge of you

Who do they think
They are?
They don’t own you
They can’t tell you
What you are
Hate is Blinding
Pity is Shitty
We don’t need your approval
We’ll live how we choose

Who made you the Jury?
Who gave you the sight to see
There’s nothing wrong with me
The truth within me
My heart was breaking
My skin was flaking
We are the jury of our own life

There’s nothing evil
Here inside
I’m just a guy
I have a heart
I have a soul
I have a mind
Don’t hate me just because you can’t understand
And I won’t Sleep

There’s nothing here to Exorcise
There’s nothing demonic in this spirit of mine
Holding On
Till my last breath
Nothing Will Change In Me
There’s nothing inside except barren and metaphor
And On Top Of All That
You’re not even a Priest
Track Name: Righteous Addicition
Every time I’m up on stage
I get this rush
Gives me a thrill
Stronger than talking to a crush
I can’t believe it
Was this meant to be?
Is this what it means to be me?
It gives me a feeling like I’m finally free

I will never be satisfied

I’m a junky
An Addict
Nothing can stop me
I’m high on this feeling
High on life
I will never strife
From this path
It belongs to me

I’ll do this till death does me part
I’ve barely passed the start
So hold on
We only go up from here
My voice will never wear
You say it’s unfair
I don’t really care

TEAR IT THE FUCK UP!

LET’S GO!

My voice is mighty
My steed is your deity
You’re not fucking invited
This is art is my sacrament
You will not desecrate
What this condition does for me
I’ll just cut you down

TURN
UP
THE
SOUND

And listen to
Behold witness to
My Righteous Addiction
Track Name: Vow Of Hatred
QUIT PULLING ME AROUND

Decadence
Bullshit
This is your acquittance
I’m your only witness
Your fucking god is pitiless

I WILL CUT THEM DOWN

These walls
They surround
These feelings
They amount

HIDE THESE FEARS

VANQUISH THESE TEARS

Storming the demon
Searching for freedom
I WON’T FORGIVE THEM

Grudges go untold
Lies will unfold
This Hatred
You’ll behold

YOUR HEART IS FUCKING COLD

I’m leaving
My future I am weaving
Those who chose to stay
The rest should go away
And if you change your mind
This bridge I will slay

THIS BRIDGE I WILL SLAY

UPON
THIS
ROCK
I
SHALL
STAY

I won’t wait for the day
Won’t wait for answers
I’m done with fucking waiting
If I want something
I’ll get it for Myself

ARE
YOU
FUCKING
READY?

HERE WE GO

Bring down their pride
I’m not returning with the tide
All my enemies
Will wish they had died
Change has arrived

IT’S ALREADY INSIDE
NOBODY CAN HIDE
Track Name: Sandpaper
13 years hauled out from beneath me
Not even the almighty will beseech me
Like an oriental throw rug
Abandoned, Unwanted
In the heart of Tornado Alley
Scratched, Battered, Bruised
I’m so fucking tired of being used
From now on we’re playing the game
The game of this sickening life
By the rules etched into my flesh
Deep beneath my skin
My restless soul quakes for vengeance
I’ll fucking lash back with my words
My hellish wings unfold
This shit gets really old

I’m screaming out now
I’m holding onto fear now
Can’t you even hear me now
I hate this fucking place
This dark cavern
Deep within my heart
Within my soul
All this pain wrenched from my flesh
I’m bleeding out and screaming for more
Just end this life
You’re all just fucking Sandpaper

I hate your drunken Universe
Nothing I say
Not in any verse
Can possibly explain how I feel
What I need
Why I feel this way
I’m sitting here in my own Dark
Retching about in deep-seated agony
This what you’ve done to me
All I want now
All I need now
Is the need to be set free

Remember these Lines I seek
Remember these verses
Ugly, yet beautiful
I’m fucking drowning in my lost thoughts
Drawing each and every breath
With a question of why
Is it even worth it anymore?
What is the fucking point?
Nothing Can Change who we are
Individuality
That’s what this all means to me
You’re just fucking Sandpaper

My life is a burden
Yet I’m still yearning
To feel something more
Sometimes
When the red fades away
I feel like no matter what I say
No matter how hard I try

Sometimes
When the light begins to fade
And I’m too tired to pray
I feel like putting a gun in my mouth
And bringing an end to it all

I scream to the gods in vain
Cry to the heavens in pain
But they don’t hear me say anything
It doesn’t matter anyway

THE BLOODLUST IN MY EYE WILL LEAD THE WAY

You will fucking fade
Your time will end
Your pointless hate will be forgotten
And I will be remembered for who I became
Because now I’m fucking polished
And your breaths are worthless
Just like every age-old scrap
OF FUCKING SANDPAPER
Track Name: The 76
Give your pain to me
It’s not all lost
Can’t you see?
I’ll ease your burdens across my shoulders
I know they won’t fade as we grow older
No time can heal these wounds
Not even if you stretch your skin on a magic loom
This weight isn’t easy to bear
This endless bullshit is unfair
But so is life
Just sing with me if you dare

I’ve got your back
I’ll be your spine
I’ll always be at your side
We’re never really running out of time
As the flesh grows old
And the mind grows thinner
There’s nothing you can do
I’m still a heartless sinner
I’ve broken too much to care
I’ve shattered more than compare
No more heart for me to share
So swallow your sympathy
I don’t need the beauty of a symphony
I just need someone who can give me warmth
Who can be my homestead and hearth
I just don’t know if I can still play the part

I’ve been pounded to dust
Stripped right from the bone
Disposed of
Left isolated and alone
Snapped my heart like a brittle bone
Through my lids the light has shone
Demanding of quips for which I can’t atone

My blackened soul
My mask of a smile
I’m so done with being a tool
For a savior’s ideals I believe to be vile
My heart is buried
6 feet under
With a mere shadow of my past
And this time
I don’t think I’ll outlast
The detriment and distrust
They batter me like wind in a mast

So give me what I deserve
So I can break it
It won’t preserve
I don’t think I’ll make it
Unless I can find something to make it last
Because I’ve lost the capability
Someone please show me the key
What have those 76 done to me?

It’s all just a waste
It’s me you should curse and berate
Before I vomit up this awful taste
When can I be free at last?

Drowning in oceans of agony
Burning in flames of expectancy
Everytime I close my eyes
I’m hit with waves of lies
And hateful
Old Tendency
Feeling forever lost out at Sea
With nothing left to do but plea
To a god I don’t believe in
Please set me free

All I need is love
Nothing above
Just please don’t bury me below
Please don’t fill my wounds with freezing snow
Just give me a place to reside
A place I can finally hide
And escape from the dangers of my mind
A place I can call home
A place where I will never be alone
Because deep down
That’s my biggest fear
Grips my hollow heart like a merciless tear
Please don’t leave me here
Trapped in this blackened cage
My thoughts attacking me
In the endless war they wage
I’ve never been so damn afraid
Track Name: Vicious Exodus
VICIOUS!
EXODUS!

VICIOUS!
EXODUS!

You use me
You bruise me
Yet you wonder why you lose me

Try to accuse me
Bitch, excuse me
You didn't fucking chose me

You can't even harm me
Yet you've got an army
An inconceivable quarry
You're such a scared little pussy

Overarching insecurity
A sickening lack of humility
I have borderline divinity
Serenity
Immunity
Community
CATASTROPHE!!

RIP THE HEART FROM ITS BLACKENED CAVITY! (x2)

Lose your fucking mind
Now You’re out of time
It’s time to draw the line

WITH A BLADE ACROSS YOUR THROAT!

Waterfall of crimson delusion
You are a mutant infusion of a whore and a ghoul
Yet I’m the fucking freak
Your argument is weak
So Turn the other cheek

THIS IS EXODUS

You obituary reads, to be deceased
So it’s time for you to cease

THIS IS THE VICIOUS EXODUS (x2)
Track Name: Cataclysm
I have to leave
Need to forget this here
Just a quick goodbye

Hold your heart in your hands
As you did mine
So I will leave you here
It’s not my time

{So hold onto that flame}
Let it burn bright
And hold it{tight}

{I will not forgive you}
<This night is my demise>
<Cold in suffering>
<Drenched in agony>
<Foretold in Prophecy>
{Blood running to the Floor}
<Cataclysm>

Turn my back on this town
Reach for a day not so overcast
It’s time to move on from this place
Rain hails from above
Clean the wounds
Replenish the hate

{I will not forgive you}
I’m crying out in vain
<Hope runs in my veins>
{I am broken but I will not fall}
<You brought this on me>
<Cataclysm>

<To many people live life in fear>
<They fear the imminent>
<They fear the outcome>
<They fear the outcasts>
<When the truth is>
{They Fear Us}

{We Will Not Forgive You}
<You did this to me>
<Just leave me be>
<This is your final warning>

<I have no regrets>

This Land Is Dead To Me
Hate for me shows through
I don’t know what to do
I just need to get out

This Is My!

CATACLYSM!
Track Name: W.T.F (2 Nights)
More often than not
I stay alone
All on my own
An introverted fucking freak
Writing, Editing, Recording
Feeling so curious and afraid
While everyone else is going out
Running rampant
Getting laid

WHAT’S THE VALUE IN LIVING LIKE THAT?

I was 16 for four months past
Middle of July
The summer was fucking flying by
Being by the shoreline
Just me, my friend, and nine
We heard about this place
Only open in after time
Named for the water
We decided to give it a try

LIVE A LITTLE
BREATHE A LITTLE
TRY A LITTLE BIT MORE

Two or so hours
Gone rapidly by
Gearing up to call it a night
I said to my friend
One more try
And if rejection comes knocking
We'll call it a night

NUT UP OR SHUT UP

Took four tries before it was clear
And goddammit
Was it a time to be alive

Well into the O'dark night
Probably wasn't right
Most likely frowned upon
But hell
Life only comes once
And be proud Lucker
We sure as hell made every second divine



1 night
Went fucking hard
20 hours later
We went ever harder

Night 1 was a starter
Night 2 was fucking art

Night 1 was a starter
Night 2 was fucking art

Got a pretty nasty
Still kinda classy
But hey
We're still not trashy
Pretty damn foamy
We got soaking wet
You can't blame me yet

You can’t blame me yet

For two fucking nights
Felt so incredibly right

TURN OUT THE LIGHTS (x2)

It felt like we'd blocked out the world
Leaving just you in my eye
And just like that
The time for goodbye
Rolled into sight

At the end of heaven, you'll always find hell

The very next day
So many things I wanted to say
How much I wished you could stay

The very next day
So many things I wanted to say
How much I wished you could stay

My shirt and pants still smell of you
My lips still taste of you
I could still feel you hand in mine
I feel like I've lost my mind

What the fuck is wrong with me