Tracks

01. Autonomy Lost
02. Imprint Of The Un-Saved
03. Disenchantment
04. The Paradoxical Spiral
05. Re-Inanimate
06. Entrapment
07. Mind's Mirrors
08. In Death - Is Life
09. In Death - Is Death
10. Shed
11. Personae Non Gratae
12. Dehumanization
13. Sum



01. Autonomy Lost

Music by Meshuggah
Lyrics by Tomas Haake, Mårten Hagström
Reaching for the inner bright, the very essence-sun of my dreaming bliss
Guided by a fear blinded outside all shades of the perfect black


02. Imprint Of The Un-Saved

Music by Meshuggah
Lyrics by Tomas Haake, Mårten Hagström
The scattered jigsaw of my redemption laid out before my eyes
Each piece as amorphous as the other. Each piece in its lack of shape a lie


03. Disenchantment

Music by Meshuggah
Lyrics by Tomas Haake, Mårten Hagström
Me - the paragon of fear, an immobile skein of tangled nerves exposed
Hastily clawing my way into the darkest of my inner scenes of torture

I stay my breath to escape this slavery
I stay my breath to re-awake and face it encore

The struggle to free myself of restraints, becomes my very shackles


04. The Paradoxical Spiral

Music by Meshuggah
Lyrics by Tomas Haake, Mårten Hagström
Non-physical smothering, asphyxiation by oxygen hands
Drowning in the endless sky. An ever-downward dive, only to surface
the sewage of indecision, on which all sense of self is afloat
The vortex-acceleration a constant. Resolute in purpose its choking flow


05. Re-Inanimate

Music by Meshuggah
Lyrics by Tomas Haake, Mårten Hagström
My ignorance cast in the mold of all things absolute
I sustain forever my gaze. A stare fixed on the distant oblivion
Resting in the inverted state of being dead, non-sensory matter
As all the earth, the wind, the fire, the sea behold and learn to pity me


06. Entrapment

Music by Meshuggah
Lyrics by Tomas Haake, Mårten Hagström
Mutiny of self. Insurrection games convincingly performed
Incapacitated by physical thoughts acting out the will of tendon and bone
Have the bridges of insanity been crossed and forever retracted
Am I standing among a thousand selves. Is the multitude of laughters mine alone


07. Mind's Mirrors

Music by Meshuggah
Lyrics by Tomas Haake, Mårten Hagström
The feeding frenzy of my starving soul, gnawing voraciously at the bones,
the exo-skeletal patchwork protecting my own reflection within
The twin-and-same engaged in the mirrored act of chewing away
at the shell of my attacking self. The paradox unseen

Treacherous this deceit to make no choice matter
To have and yet lose yourself until finally all reasons why are forgotten
To live through ones own shadow, mute and blinded - is to really see
Eclipse the golden mirror and the reflection is set free


08. In Death - Is Life

Music by Meshuggah
Lyrics by Tomas Haake, Mårten Hagström
So imminently visible, this cloaked innocent guilt
Sentenced to a lifetime, a second of structured chaos
Trampled by the ferocious, raging crowds of solitude
I'm the soil beneath me soaking up the sustenance of my own death

Extradited to the gods of chance. The deities of all things random
Alive, multicolored, twitching in their dead monochrome world


09. In Death - Is Death

Music by Meshuggah
Lyrics by Tomas Haake, Mårten Hagström
Iridescent to the searching eyes. I'm all things vivid in a world of grey
So easily spotted, so easily claimed in this domain where all is prey

My thoughts a radiant beacon to the omnidirectional hunter-god radar
I'm a markerlight of flesh to these subconscious carnivores
I am them, I am teeth, I'm their arousal at the kill
Feasting on self. A schizoreality warp. The contradiction fulfilled

Focus the only means to see me back to life's unending swirl
A reversal of passing away, as the world of dead, as away is now my origin


10. Shed

Music by Meshuggah
Lyrics by Tomas Haake, Mårten Hagström
I float through physical thoughts. I stare down the abyss of organic dreams
All bets off, I plunge - Only to find that self is shed


11. Personae Non Gratae

Music by Meshuggah
Lyrics by Tomas Haake, Mårten Hagström
A lie to maintain equilibrium, to hold me in this dead realm, this last ever dream
I'm the thought that never crossed my mind. Disguised in the evident. Forever unredeemed


12. Dehumanization

Music by Meshuggah
Lyrics by Tomas Haake, Mårten Hagström
A new level reached, where the absence of air lets me breathe
I'm inverted electrical impulses. A malfunctioning death-code incomplete
All things before me, at first unliving glimpse undeciphered
Its semantics rid of logic. Nothing is all. All is contradiction

Grinding, churning - the sweetest ever noises
Decode me into their non-communication
A soundtrack to my failure, one syllable, one vowel

A stagnant flow of endings. Un-time unbound. Merging to form the multi-none
A sickly dance of matter, malignantly benign. Greeting the chasm - unbearable, sublime


13. Sum

Music by Meshuggah
Lyrics by Tomas Haake, Mårten Hagström
Vision will blind. Severance ties. Median am I. True are all lies