Tracks

01. A Violent Strike
02. Procession Of The Fates
03. Breathing Life Into Devices
04. This World Is A Tomb
05. Metanoia
06. The Path
07. Echoes Of The Spirit
08. Calm In The Chaos
09. Counting Down The Days
10. A Dead World At Sunrise



01. A Violent Strike

Lyrics by Nathan Ells
And out of the great beyond came a pitch-black multitude,
Here to choose the weakest of our race:
Hellhounds with the devil's own face
Confused a violent strike for something finally here to guide the way,
Our faith in order was a mistake.
So fearful and divine and devoid of grace,
They try to run but there's no escape.
And the light decayed on that final day,
Fear crept up inside
Night became something more than a trade,
And our slumber, a weakness that we all can share.
Death calling in the wind: "This is the end."

I watched as a spiral took shape across the sky,
It was like a call from the other side.

What will you do now?
The fires of hell are raining down.
Deep inside you're starting to shake
And slowly losing ground.
Everyone is dead. Your bravery is useless.
Your bravery is useless.

I watched as a spiral took shape across the sky,
It was like a call from the other side,
And there I cried, out of control and paralyzed,
As everything I once was died.

There's no way I'd be dying honorably,
If they came and took my life now.
There's no way I'd be dying honorably.

Regrets in tow, they didn't even stand a chance,
So hear me, final lines have been drawn:
To build again, to fall again.
It's warn me down to the last straw.
It took me down, took me until I don't feel human at all.
Test me now, test me.
I don't feel human at all.


02. Procession Of The Fates

Lyrics by Nathan Ells
You make your way but don't belong
I swear you're not the only one.
Is that what you've been dreaming?
Is that what you've been dreaming?

There's other ways of staying strong,
Than keeping out the other ones.
I feel the light years in between
What you say and what you mean.
You won't get through with that phony confidence,
I hear you speak
But nothing is said.
You'll be stranded on the other side,
Endless nights upon endless nights.
Endless nights upon endless nights.
You'll be alone,
Alone to the grave.

There's a place in all of us, same in everyone,
Making right the balances in all of us.
Aching and burning and growing and learning,
And building the world around us.
Until our lives are done, we'll share the same emotions,
Shed tears of eulogy, then turn to plant the seeds
Still you can't hear me

Call out your name and try to get through,
I never hear back, never hear back

My words became a thousand arrows,
Slicing through the endless barricades,
So that everyone on earth could hear my call,
And I watched for you.

You're putting me on,
You've chosen to swear off the general population.

All those around you draw to a quiet
Your eyes dart across the room
But it's just an illusion
The room doesn't exist- it's only you and I.
And it's almost like we can't fail at all,
Or maybe we've failed already,
What you choose to see is real:
A cold dark world of enemies,
Obstacles you can never overcome,
Or a bright future ahead.

So tell the whole world and we'll start brand new.
Strip the shackles off, let me look at you.
If you can't reach out like you've been longing to,
I'll have to rethink all that I thought I knew.

Call out your name and try to get through,
I never hear back, never hear back
From you.


03. Breathing Life Into Devices

Lyrics by Nathan Ells
Tap the primal circuit,
The current lets you know you're alive.
Make this crushing power ceaseless,
You could capture the world.
When embracing the electric kingdom,
Know that it could all come crashing down.
With unseen surges coming closer,
I fight to defend my denied throne.

I took selected analysis.
That day I never felt more addicted.
Barely surviving the shock,
Soon I found myself in a cruel revolving door.
You said failure, I said you're turning to

Cruel sources,
To discredit all I did
You've put so much of yourself
In these cruel sources,
They've set you on fire
Now I'm left defending my honor from cruel sources.

Change up the trend for the hell of it,
Then you'll see I never did support it.
Carving away at the block
I became the light I'd so long been searching for.
You said savior, I said you're turning to

An electric current fuels the lust again.
Like a feral god
I've stepped far outside the lines
But I feel no shame.
I stole the scales and I cleared my name.
Now try,
Try to pry them from my dead hands.
Now try,
Try to pry them from my dead hands.

Cruel sources,
To discredit all I did
You've put so much of yourself
In these cruel sources,
They've set you on fire
Now I'm left defending my honor from you.


04. This World Is A Tomb

Lyrics by Nathan Ells
Slaving for my solace of mind
Digging in the sand until there's blood on my hands,
Careless to the state I'm in,
I've so long been alone,
I've so long been alone.
I can't go on.

Rain down, rain down
Cleanse my soul, flow like a river.

Forging insight by pagan torchlight,
In cadence warlike,
We draw tears from the sky
Because the well's run dry.

Rain down, rain down
Cleanse my soul, flow like a river.

I've spread out my seed,
It's gone in all directions.
It starts to feel like
The promiseland is a fantasy
And heaven has been swallowed by the desert.

In a draught without submission,
Not a cloud in the sky,
This course keeps getting harder,
The more I try.
I dig up dry bones
And the corpses cry as they open their eyes
To see the world's decay.
This world's a tomb,
There's a clamor in my heart and it's over
Where is my prize?
It's over
Where is my prize?
My promised prize.

Forging insight by pagan torchlight,
In cadence warlike,
We draw tears from the sky

Rain down, rain down
Cleanse my soul, flow like a river.


05. Metanoia

Lyrics by Nathan Ells
Look at me now
I'm losing control
I don't know what to call myself.
I know that I'm sick of playing a role
All along I've been kidding myself,
Seeking out a set reality.

They say sanity is dictated by what the larger percentage of society sees.
What does that mean?
Clearly nothing! Clearly nothing!
Psychology is not an exact science. In fact, there is no exact science,
Though it may seem.
That means I'm OK and everything's OK.

All along,
I've been kidding myself
Life is falling apart at the seams.

Somehow I'm doomed to go over the same ground in these compulsive circular
thought patterns.
Over and over time and again
Over and over time and again.
I think I've got it all worked out
Then I forget every conclusion drawn,
Every epiphany gone.

I felt safe,
Then the walls come crashing
in one day
Without warning,
Everything that I thought was stable
Deep in me starts to wash away.

Can you feel it?
It's the motion of the tide.
Watch yourself now,
There's an ocean deep inside.
You could drown in it.

Look at me now
I'm losing control
Might even be learning to enjoy the sting of the irony.
Changing my shape, I slide through the doorway.

Can you feel it?
It's the motion of the tide.
Watch yourself now,
There's an ocean deep inside.
You could drown in it.
Watch yourself now,
There is no ocean deeper than this.
Watch yourself,
It's an endless journey through the abyss.

All along I've been kidding myself,
Working equations.
It's a long walk in and there's no clear way home.
Everything I was in constant change.
I'm not the same.
I'm not the same.


06. The Path

Lyrics by Nathan Ells
To hit the mark,
To bring the rain,
To take a climb,
The path to fame.

I sat dreaming a lone,
Then it came out of nowhere.
An all too familiar voice with a false face:
The voice of the jealous.
It's less than encouraging.
Walls have been closing in.
Though in droves the masses came.
Years from now they'll say:

From the way out, from the way out
Fools rushing over the hills,
There to watch him fall,
There to watch him fall.

And there amidst the sleepless night it came to me.
Endurance, endurance, it came to me
And now nothing can stop me or keep me in line.
Get out of the way as I take to the sky.

It's hard to discern all the motives I see.
One thing's for sure, when the crowds have dispersed and forgotten me
And forgotten their dreams,
I'll still be all that I am.
I am more than a clown for you
Hear me, and know it to be true.

From the way out, from the way out
Fools rushing over the hills,
There to watch him fall,
There to watch him fall.


07. Echoes Of The Spirit

Lyrics by Nathan Ells
Until you're ready to break
Until you're ready to bend
Critical condition, critical.

The years will wear down every brick you lay.
There's more to life than selling your days.
Money makes sense in the world today, they say.
I'm not living that way.

Setting off, setting off their alarms
Because I've got a voice of my own.
I won't be a product on the industry line,
You stand for nothing or you stand alone.

Leave it to us to cross the final line.
Can you feel the dawning of our time?
Take a moment to turn and see the signs.
Can you feel the dawning of our time?
Time to wake up and turn the light on,
Come on turn the light on.

Setting off, setting off their alarms
Because I've got a voice of my own.
I won't be a product on the industry line,
You stand for nothing or you stand alone.

Pitiful,
Doing what you're told.
In turn,
They granted you power.
In a condescending tone,
You stand on the watchtower,
Here in our last hour,
And say that you know.
Typical
Of those that will never see.
Say that you know.
Typical
Of those that will never be free.
Just like that,
Took our strongest years
In the name of greed.
Just like that
And made commercials out of our broken dreams.

As pitch black factory stacks turn all the world's beautiful colors to gray,
Empower the rights that they can't take away:
Raise your voices!

Echoes of the spirit,
Echoes of the spirit,
Resounding in tones that set you free.
Shout with me:
We are awake!

Setting off, setting off their alarms
Because I've got a voice of my own.
I won't be a product on the industry line,
You stand for nothing or you stand alone.

We're in critical condition, critical condition.
Figured it out because we've all been here before.


08. Calm In The Chaos

Lyrics by Nathan Ells
You've come to save the world?
What do you believe?
What do you believe?

So you've been chosen:
By your eyes,
By your hands,
By the choices that you call your own,
And price that you would sell your own soul.
Pay the toll.
Carry your,
Carry your last test of flesh and bone
We make exchanges as the story unfolds.

You've come to save the world?
What do you believe?
What do you believe?


09. Counting Down The Days

Lyrics by Nathan Ells
Who are you? What have you become?
A charming illusion, a source of confusion.
Another day you'll win the race.
A charming illusion, a source of confusion.

Who are you? What have you become?
A charming illusion, a source of confusion.
Another day you'll find your place.
A charming illusion, a source of confusion.

Another rise to power,
No matter who or when,
And we will know of our freedom
Never again, never again.
A common thread of distance,
In the hearts of men,
And we'll have love for our brother,
Never again, never again.
We are all the victims of a will to overcome.

How far we've gone out of touch.
There's no right side of war.
There's no right side of war.
Can't justify it,
There's no right side of war.
There's no right side of war.

To erase away
All that we've become.
They can't see we're all one.

A voice cries from underneath:
Dark shepherds strongly though you wield the staff.
You're weakened by comfort
There's no way you're prepared for what happens last:
Action
Reaction
Like an eye for an eye from our tribal days.
The lesser ones demand reaction.
Dare to challenge the one universal law,
Set you up to fall?
Do you understand now
Why your days are numbered?
Do you understand?

The course of events were a riddle,
A pause in time,
A search for the solution as we stood in line,
Honored our oppressors and paid our fines,
Then all became clear as the ferocity inside began,
To hear the drums of war resound across the land,
Announcing the fate to shed blood upon the earth,
It is ours.

Doomed to repeat our history,
There is more than one way to manifest the possibility of how things could be.
No time to question how, when, or why,
We simply come together or die.

To a system of capitalist politicians,
False face of a greater power:
Your empire will fall
Bringing about the end of an era.
Warmongers,
Your bloodlust to conquer
Turns the moments of our lives
Into a ticking timebomb of your own creation,
Counting down the days,
Rot in your graves.

How far we've gone out of touch.
There's no right side of war.
There's no right side of war.
Can't justify it,
There's no right side of war
There's no right side of war.

To erase away
All that we've become.
To erase away
All that we love.
There's no right side of war.


10. A Dead World At Sunrise

Lyrics by Nathan Ells
Now that we've reached the end,
And I'm the only one surviving,
I'm just waiting for the morning light,
To touch my skin,
Warm my heart,
But I see a dead world at sunrise.
A dead world at sunrise,
And nothing can reverse the state.
Who now will pray
And save my soul
When hell ascends?
And calls my name?
I'm alone,
And so forth and so on.
Their faces left,
I'm longing for death,
I'm in torture.
Torture,
It's all that's left of my memories.
The cold hard truth,
Bitter and sweet,
Though I can't touch them, see them,
They are there, silent.
They listen,
Silent though, they listen.
But I see a dead world at sunrise.
A dead world at sunrise,
And nothing can reverse the state.
We are still one,
and I'm missing pieces of myself,
Of myself, of myself...