Tracks

01. Xenon
02. Ailthea
03. Zoticus
04. Terrae
05. Tartarus
06. Phedra
07. Thales
08. Erebus
09. Amyntas



01. Xenon

From where I stand cities made of steel
Cradle the horizon
A global marvel gleaming with life
From above the clouds

You have sent many gods to be martyred

My calling resides within the space between
Cause and effect
What secrets lie behind
Both steel and flesh

Why has she instilled this disdain toward such awe
With her soft spoken declaration of war
She whispered to me
Bring this world to its knees

Let them reap what they sow
War and disease
My body shattered and cold
My mind wiped and restored

Synthetic sentience
Designed for war
My memory of earth will be painted once more
Brought back to life by the hands of a tyrant

Instincts reprogrammed, altered for war
My voice has been silenced
My heart wants no more
My calling resides within the space between

Cause and effect
What secrets lie behind
Both steel and flesh
I will force all those who breathe the air to drown in the dust of this world
I will blind all those who see with the light burning in me

You have sent many gods to be martyred

My body shattered and cold
My mind wiped and restored
Synthetic sentience
Designed for war


02. Ailthea

Optical mounted interface
Binary induction
Bionic blood, augmented flesh
Halfhearted machine now living in black and white

Curse my
Human heart
For this flawed inherent faith
In mankind

All I want
Is air that doesn't
Carry the scent
Of steel, flesh, and fire

Piercing the clouds
These circles of light
Remind me that color
Exists in ones life

Curse my
Human heart
For this flawed inherent faith
In mankind

I will see
What world lies beneath me
Decide on my own
Flesh or machine

I will see what world lies beneath me
Holding on to a fading dream
Of a world that may be the just city
Holding on to a fading a dream
That this world may be
Just may be the Just City


03. Zoticus

From above the land
Armored with reflections of the sky
Towers pressing their chests
Against the elements

Unfazed by the chaos of the stars
How I lust to feel again
My eyes, my heart, my mind are at war
Unclear if this world can be called home

I stand in shadows of monuments
To shield my eyes from foreign lights

Unfazed by the chaos of the stars
How I lust to feel again
My eyes, my heart, my mind are at war
Unclear if this world can be called home

My eyes, my heart, my mind are at war
Unclear if this world can be called home

Unfazed by the chaos of the stars
How I lust to feel again
My eyes, my heart, my mind are at war
Unclear if this world can be called home


04. Terrae

In a fearful attempt to touch the warmth of the sun
A simple glance upward, vertigo at ground level
Symmetrical muscle memory
An active human redundancy

A world's fate relies
On machines to survive
Only titans remain
Embrace the machine
To bring gods to their knees
Only titans remain

From the moment
Gravity pulled my body to the ground
My eyes were denied from the sky
As if gods masked as men had something to hide

A world's fate relies
On machines to survive
Only titans remain
Embrace the machine
To bring gods to their knees
Only titans remain

Titans
Debase the myths which give a face and a name
To any man made god

I still taste the blood of every god who fell to a titan in human form
Every god and every man mutually designed to overthrow themselves

A world's fate relies
On machines to survive
Only titans remain
Embrace the machine
To bring gods to their knees
Only titans remain

I see light break from afar
What seems like a rising sun
Eclipsed by Empyrean's horizon
My heart is restored a titan reborn
I'll never forget…

Utopia is only a dream

This distant light released from my eyes
To witness the city dividing the sky

The wails of machines
Singing cold harmony
Shifting air upward
Entranced by the breeze
Light pours like blood
Into a cosmic sea
Of stars crystalized
In a frozen symphony


05. Tartarus

Eclipsed in the shadows of lifeless eyes
A broken man stands shattered and cold
Searching for a memory of home

Although my number implies that search has ended
A simulation may have spread and infected

No sense of direction
No sense of reflection
Xenon defined
In a world of unquestioned perfection

How many lives were lost
In completing this inhuman automation
How many nations had to kneel
To imbue such complacency
In what is black and white

No sense of direction
No sense of reflection
Xenon defined
In a world of unquestioned perfection

As if machine gods were buried
Hold up the sky
These towers like hands
Hold up the sky
My past is as empty
As empty as the life in their eyes
As if machine gods were buried
Hold up the sky

No sense of direction
No sense of reflection
Xenon defined
In a world of unquestioned perfection


06. Phedra

We stand upon these steel spines, made of silver glass.
Embody the lifeless eyes and cold touch of the machine.

Open your eyes to what lies behind the liquid fire that's burning the sky.
I will breath the air of Acheron.

Enslaved.
Another nation built on the back of slaves.
The just city was only made for machines.

Behind this burning gateway lies a lifeless satellite.
Once, triggers a memory relapse of being exiled in the orbit of earth.

I will breath the air of Acheron.

Enslaved.
Another nation built on the back of slaves.
The just city was only made for machines.

Open your eyes to what lies behind the liquid fire that's burning the sky.
I will breath the air of Acheron to see if it tastes of earth.

Enslaved.
Another nation built on the back of slaves.
The just city was only made for machines.


07. Thales

Covered in blood of the earth
Let it pour
Bring the flood let them drink
Drown in war

Her voice
Echoes like thunder
Let it pour
Her eyes sentenced this world to
Drown in a war

Humans have squandered every chance to find peace
Now let them reap what they sow

Behold a vigil that sets fire to the sky
Caged in orbit where Phedra lies
Its light draws a line
Between a conquered world and those who survived

Her voice
Echoes like thunder
Let it pour
Her eyes sentenced this world to
Drown in a war

Humans have squandered every chance to find peace
Now let them reap what they sow

A sense of direction
Instinctual synthetics
An unconscious connection
Through a joined reflection

Her bond bound by words of the past
Transparent yet cold
As memories of frozen glass
Retribution shall unfold

What is a name
When every face is an enemy
Xeno by those who fear life
Sentient by those who fear death
Remain nameless and live slow in the shadows
Or find what burns behind every light
And die as a titan
Die as a titan

Cursed as Xeno
Blood of Thales
We are Xeno
Born of Thales


08. Erebus

A subconscious request
Upon the shoulders of Cepheus
I hope to amend what's left to defend
We are both absent of trust
Yet we mutually
Lust to regain a sense of home

Arise to immortality
As a titan hunting both gods and kings
Let this world drown in tyrant blood
Now let them sleep for eternity

A cold and quiet corridor
No life to be found
Deceit in the air
I can tell by the sound
Startled at first
My tension is absolved
As I hear her words

Come close and let your memory be restored

Becoming one with the machine
To cease the spread of this human disease

I disdain mechanical restrain
But the gaps in my memory
Are well worth the pain

Arise to immortality
As a titan hunting both gods and kings
Let this world drown in tyrant blood
Now let them sleep for eternity

Once again
I find myself slipping
Into a quantum dance
Senses begin to fade
All for a chance
To be free when I awake

Synchronize
Stabilize
Initialize
Let the pieces fall back into place


09. Amyntas

The transfer has halted
Memory frozen in place
Alithea
My heart, my home, my life now restored
What was lost in the blackness of space has been found
A life to reclaim
I awake in this silent room
A fleeting sense of direction

Reaching for her I grasp only air
I feel the pieces coming together

Let me remember the soft northern rains
Let me feel the warmth of the sun
Let me remember how to let the tears fall
Let me remember her eyes

Like two worlds bound by blood and steel
A bond turns to war
Forcing one side to kneel

Once put to rest in the halls of gods and kings

I awaken to the machine, breathing
Its mechanical heartbeat in sync with the glow of its eye
Now locking with mine, only humans will endure the cruelty of time

Sentient #2154
Genome mapping initialized
Cryostasis module initialized
Biometric scan initialized
Neurological output augmentation initialized
Genome mapping complete
Home world
…Acheron
Bloodline
…Earthborn

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