Tracks

01. Vagaries Of Perception
02. An Intoxicating Affair
03. Echoes
04. The Apex Doctrine
05. Lethargy
06. (N)Ether
07. Hollow
08. Purity In Imperfection
09. Repent/Forget
10. The Conscious Sedation
11. Stagnant Progression



01. Vagaries Of Perception

Is this desperation, or a revelation?

Erratic actions, the means to an end
An abrupt chance to redefine
What we all expect
The more questions, the clearer the doubt
Though everything else seems clearer
Can you see the difference?
The attainable - the unreachable
Blurring the line, all decency denied

Hear the tongues of blackened silver
As your golden bonds start to break

I won't let you be divided
I won't let you be torn to shreds

A furtive twist nails the shackles to the ground
Confined to a corner we find ourselves crashing down
The more questions unanswered, the more we drown

Hear the tongues of blackened silver
As your golden bonds start to break

I won't let you be divided
I won't let you be torn to shreds
I won't let you fall apart on me
I won't let you be torn to shreds

See ahead in the distance
Just a bit of diffusion
On the rear view mirror
As you stare to the back of your mind
Which is the illusion?

Hear the tongues of blackened silver
As your golden bonds start to break

I won't let you be divided
I won't let you be torn to shreds
I won't let you fall apart on me
I won't let you be torn to shreds

What will become of all of this?


02. An Intoxicating Affair

There are bounds to your uniqueness
When I see you drown in the shallows
Mirror deep as the skin goes
No further glance you dare need
And the surface ripples with pleasure

No mind within the heart
No heart within the mind ever known

You have no hope of reality
Stuck inside your mirror world infinitely

Molded in your image of your fine cast
And robbed by the sense of self
Praising your godlike stature
Another reflection of your batyre
By greatness self-compelled

No mind within the heart
No heart within the mind ever known

You have no hope of reality
Stuck inside your mirror world infinitely

An intoxicating affair
An intoxicating affair - with yourself

You have no hope of reality
Stuck inside your mirror world infinitely

With every chance of escape, it pulls you back in
With no chance of regret, the addiction persists
You're in love with yourself


03. Echoes

One thought that changes it all
The decisions that fail, judgement unread
Progress unseen, muted caution
Risks are taken by the hands that bind
That spin the wheels right before your eyes

I feel the echoes
From a distant past
There is no progress
A redundant circle

It'll never leave you alone
One way to go, nowhere to turn
It's so deceiving, pulls you in
Into the space within

We are the echoes
From an irrelevant life
There is no progress
A redundant abomination

It'll never leave you alone
One way to go, nowhere to turn
It's so deceiving, pulls you in
Into the space within

Granted false peace, mock reassurance
Treacherous silence speaks clearly
Marvel - pour out empty
Until you're sick
Then you made it yours
Until you're sick
One thought destroys it all
No decisions are made, judgement unread
Progress unseen, elevated awareness
Risks are taken by the hands that bind
As they stab you in the back

Only the past decides
What's next to come - what's long-gone
Welcome to the place of your last regrets
Too late for amends

It'll never leave you alone
One way to go, nowhere to turn
It's so deceiving, pulls you in
Into the space within
Hanging on the edge of what is real
One way to go, nowhere to turn
It's so deceiving, pulls you in
Into the space within

We are only echoes
We are just echoes


04. The Apex Doctrine

Brainwashed and programmed
Begging for approval, what approval?
We crave things out of reach
A vicious circle of social needs

My own enemy is me

Fate twisted by metal, my mind has been torn

A scorching reality, a twisted hate resides in me
Through gears and bone it grinds its way
The releasing of a plague - reality

Through compulsive urges, another man is born

Life has come crashing before my eyes
As the person deep within me dies
Transcending all

Fate twisted by metal, my mind has been torn

My own enemy is revealed
My own enemy is me

Debilitating reality, is there a point, am I even awake?
I am nonimpotent, am I poisoned beyond the point?

Now don't disappoint them and do what you're told
Like cattle to the slaughter, no will to oppose
Independence denied

Inside me, victim of a raging war
Inside me, the person I was before
Inside me, I am lost in this maze
Inside me, caught in a tragic phase
Within me, release myself from denial
I'm no longer begging for approval
Inside me, I am lost in this maze
Inside me, caught in a tragic phase
How do I release the rage?

Now don't disappoint them and do what you're told
Like cattle to the slaughter, no will to oppose
Into an emptier void

We crave things out of reach
A empty void of social needs


05. Lethargy

Born of privilege, the prodigal son
Failed to succeed in life
Now the unworthy one
How can you not see clearly?
How can you not see the consequence?

How do you look yourself in a mirror?
Indifference - you're the sum of meaningless moments

A waste of life, culmination of your deeds
Just a demagogue
With all the people you feed on

Everyday, you will survive alone
Fading slower each passing day
And every night, you'll watch the world
Passing by with your shattered dream

You're self absorbed, a failure to perform
How can you not see clearly?
Blinded

A waste of breath, your refusal to persist
Just a demagogue
With all the people you feed on

Everyday, you will survive alone
Fading slower each passing day
And every night, you'll watch the world
Passing by with your shattered dream
When daylight breaks, you'll find yourself
Broken and empty with nothing left for you

Lethargy - insecurity - lethargy - fail to progress

Everyday, you will survive alone
Fading slower each passing day
And every night, you'll watch the world
Passing by with your shattered dream

When daylight breaks, you'll find yourself
Broken and empty with nothing left for you


06. (N)Ether

Dazed of effort
Formless, emotionless and flawed

We crawl back into the dark
Of a cold comfort, yet again we are withdrawn

We stand in line
Approaching the light that will change our lives
Yet we still crave things we cannot have
Overcome by greed until the bitter end

Was it too bright today?
Broke a window of opportunity?

Dazed of effort
Formless, emotionless and flawed

Did desire go to ravenous?
Still you're no step closer to tell us
Of your fabled times, left empty on the side

We stand in line
Approaching the light that will change our lives
Yet we still crave things we cannot have
Overcome by greed until the bitter end
All the weakness that comes before me
Forcing me to fall into the void
Left by our world

Into the (n)ether - we all fall
Into the (n)ether - into the void
Non existing ether - heaven forlorn
We all fall - into the void

Defied
We all fall - into the void


07. Hollow

Behind closed doors fear is present
Preventing man from speaking his mind
Whisper simple words and then apologize

Evade the truth that's in front of you
Resist and deny reality

Will you stand your ground?
Will you regain your pride?
Redemption from truth
Redemption from life

Without cause you're unable
To speak the truth that you hold close to you
Ruining lives, sacrificing it all for your lies

Evade the truth that's in front of you
Confession, progression with hope to see

Will you stand your ground?
Will you regain your pride?
Redemption from truth
Redemption from life

In this living nightmare

Trapped in a living nightmare
An eternal limbo
My personal hell
Self destruct one lie at a time

Are you afraid of life?
Are you afraid to breathe?
Are you afraid to live?

You will stand your ground
You will regain your pride
Salvation from lies
Salvation within


08. Purity In Imperfection

This everlasting energy that drives us further to the end
It proves fatal, vital to be
Incomplete is to live and perfection is death
We are all marvhing martyrs in this hole called earth

We all crawl our way through life to live
Bred to consume and to breedm to bleed

Striving for a life of perfection
Unable to see what we really are
Convince ourselves that there is a point to breathe

A vision of salvation that keeps us striving for the cause
Is it pointless?
Devoid of hope
Incomplete is to die and perfection is life
Telling lies despite yourself is fodder for the weak

Striving for a life of perfection
Unable to see what we really are
Convince ourselves that there is a point to breathe

What is man but a self proclaimed evolved animal
Following pointless rules and fooling itself its own
Existence is of any relevance to this world, at all

Idiocracy, reality a self fulfilling prophecy
A recurring nightmare of goals you can't achieve

Striving for a life of perfection
Unable to see what we really are

Recurring nightmare of goals you can't achieve
Unable to see what we really are
Recurring nightmare of goals you can't achieve


09. Repent/Forget

Lies will find you hiding behind
Your words so carefully chosen

Just as it was before
Elusive words
So hard to understand - can it be?
All is forgiven

You're suffering with your regrets
Unable to move on, your thoughts are ripped
Twist the knife for the sake of argument
Repent... forget
You're bathing in your remorse
Unable to breathe, on lies you choke
Twist the knife for the sake of lying
Repent... forget

Your guilt, it burns through you
It lives inside you through you
Your guilt, it cannot stop you
Repent... forget

It all ends where it starts

Apologies are near useless
Unable to care about the deeds done
Twist the knife for the sake of argument
Repent... forget
I'm sorry is not enough
Subtleties you leave unspoken
Twist the knife for the sake of trying
Repent... forget

Your guilt, it burns through you
It lives inside you through you
Your guilt, it cannot stop you
Repent... forget

Can I expect you to forgive?
Can I expect compassion?
Can I expect you to forget selfishness?
This self preservation
Repent for your actions
The self destruction
Is this the real you?

Your guilt, it burns through you
It lives inside you through you
Your guilt, it cannot stop you
Repent... forget

It ends where it starts


10. The Conscious Sedation

My mind struggles to resist
Frustration
The modern decay
A disease of societal dismay

Dismay and apathy

To the weak ignorance is bliss
Your choice not to choose
And the walls are closing in
Reality seems but a dark dream to me
The inevitable sting of an irrelevant life
Vanished in mediocrity
Banished by a lack of free thought or will

Just breathe above the thoughts you hide
And then, when it all comes to pass
The fear of confrontation will be
The end of your vow of silence

One mind, no thought
Give up all sense of control
My own body, no self preservation
Reality seems but a dark dream to me
The unbearable sting
The pendulum swings,
Void passing moments have been instilled

No sense to emote
Will you ever realize
Of what it is you have been deprived?
No sense to emote

Just breathe above the thoughts you hide
And then, when it all comes to pass
The fear of confrontation will be
The end of your vow of silence
Finally we are the ill fated, we are sedated
We are the ill fated
Consciously sedated

We are the ill fated
We are the faded


11. Stagnant Progression

Perpetual limbo, our life, strung out by routine
Why are we cornered by choices we made?
Stagnant progression
Perpetual limbo, our pointless life
Stagnant progression

All we are - worthless stains prolonging existence
What we are - a cesspool of procreating misery

Start - stop - play - repeat
Slaves to the grind, slaves to our basic needs
Start - stop - play - repeat

We are infertile, we are rotting soil
We are pawns on this wretched coil

All we are - worthless stains prolonging existence
What we are - a cesspool of procreating misery

Break up the routine - in me
Break up the spiral of our defunct lives

Break up the routine - in me
Breaking the chains

Start - stop - play - repeat
Slaves to the grind, slaves to our basic needs
Start - stop - play - repeat

Mechanized to follow this pattern of abnegation
Robotized to fit the mold of our world, surrender

Break up the routine - in me
Break up the spiral of our defunct lives

Break up the routine - in me
Breaking the chains

Words are written and voices are heard
Big empty gestures, yet nothing turns
This is the epitomy of mankind
The height of consciousness
Breaking the chains

Start, stop, play, repeat
An endless loop celebrating our defeat