Tracks

01. The City Has No Empathy (Your Sentimental Lie)
02. Silence
03. Singularity
04. Alone In The World
05. Ephemera
06. Equally Flawed
07. Calliope's Son (Don't Ever Look Back)
08. Colossus
09. Vanishing Rites (Tread Softly Little One)



01. The City Has No Empathy (Your Sentimental Lie)

Lyrics by Jim Grey
Empty streets call
Siren's song
Drift down deeper
The city's heart is waiting for me

City - soulless
All empty syringe, hollow promise and careful disguise
Bright eyes
Briefly carry the hopeful
Ever the optimist

So sing your song
Like a sigh
Your sentimental lie
Liar!
Open your mouth and sing like you've got something
You've got something to say

My head in my hands
Try to ignore the sound turning to sand
Cold wind carries my own voice
A whisper begging for release

I am released

So sing your song
Like a sigh
Your sentimental lie
Liar!
Open your mouth and sing like you've got something Something to say

Sing your song
Like a sigh
Your sentimental lie
Liar!
Open your mouth and sing like you've got something
Something to...

Fuck this city
I've been released
I spread out wide my arms
I breath in deep and sing:
I am released

I am released


02. Silence

Lyrics by Sam Vallen
I want to be ignorant to the frailty of my life
Days are grains of sand in a disciple's hand

Looking out my window
Through the grey and lifeless sky
I know what I am

I want to see the rain in fear through primal eyes
But I'm terrified of the silence that kept me
Before I was alive

And passing days feel shorter with every moment I leave behind
And dawn is breaking now on the minds still left to decide

I want to see the rain in fear through primal eyes

I want to be innocent of hypocrisy and lies
But in these surroundings the strongest survive

And seeing the world before me
As the end result of all that has been
I know what I am

I want to see the rain in fear through primal eyes
But I'm terrified of the silence that kept me
Before I was alive

And passing days feel shorter with every moment I leave behind
And dawn is breaking now on the minds still left to decide

I want to feel the pain of zeal behind your cries
It seems an easy way to escape from the silence

And if I look back now with regret
I know I've lost something I'll never find again

And every day I'm getting older
And the world slips further away.

And every step is only closer
To the one you lost
Behind the road
Beyond our human wants and gains
To both your faith and my disdain
(Your trembling lips betray your aim)
And you know that when it ends

We end the same

And every day I'm getting older
And in our world I will decay

With every step a little closer
To my final breath
Beyond regret
Past hope and love and human pain
(And when it ends)

We end the same

And passing days feel shorter with every moment I leave behind
And dawn is breaking now on the minds still left to decide


03. Singularity

[instrumental]


04. Alone In The World

Lyrics by Sam Vallen
You're gone
You're lost in a world of your own design
Alone,
Humanity's long since been left behind

And would you believe that I once felt your pain?
(Although it's far behind me now)
It seems so strange to me that in pain you still believe

And I see a light ahead
A template for all my ambitions
Life lays bare before
Meaning disinterred
I'm welcoming my liberation

Moral,
You call me what you will and cast me away
I know
And in the depth of my ignorance I'm not afraid

And would you believe that I once felt your pain?
It seems so strange to me that in pain you still believe

And I see a light ahead
A template for all my ambitions
As a new day dawns
On an empty world
I'm welcoming my liberation

I'm alone in the world
A husk fading petty and destined
And I stay my mind
From futile tries at
Reaching for exoneration

I'm lost in the stars above
Consumed in my reflection
Distracted from my condemnation
They join me in consciousness

I can't
Remember a time when days flickered
Like their cold light
Care passed like season
And love was free of all reason.

My reason is as trivial as senses pervaded by a final nostalgic scent
I inhale once more
Knowing the dreams I won't live don't matter

(Leave It Behind)


05. Ephemera

Lyrics by Sam Vallen
All my life I wait to find
The answer following me tonight
Contentment's fleeting when it's held above belief
'Cause in the end it's only relief.


06. Equally Flawed

Lyrics by Sam Vallen
His figure benighted
By revelation on his face
Beyond all refutation

And I understand his intentions
But don't say a word

His smile it's hiding
A purpose veiled
Beyond my comprehension
Subtle condescension
I let him walk inside

We're all born equally flawed
Into a world of closed doors
This we accept despite question or reason
To save our souls

But I won't take your force-fed dogma

I don't want mindless conjectures
On nature's objectives

My mind won't adhere to your silence!

You see the world without flaws
It's a lie without cause
Insignificant when all's said and done
But it's no less inspiring

And I don't care how you say god loves

Laws will remain - and will forever
Until the universe contracts again

He needn't exist for the world to be


07. Calliope's Son (Don't Ever Look Back)

[instrumental]


08. Colossus

Lyrics by Jim Grey & Sam Vallen
We wait
Close your eyes
Breathe in deep

We've met before
Your empty wall
No proof you ever existed
Paint your shadow if it brings you some small comfort
"I am still here"

The man who stood
Above the world
Learnt to fail
Is not to fall
Returns with two feet to the ground to say
"Fuck you, I've seen you
And you are very small"

"Be at peace"
He said - It's all in your head

We wait
Close your eyes
Breath in deep

Don't be afraid
Everything ends
So sing hallelujah
We're all dead anyway
Your perfect world's a fake

You are alive
You're breathing still
The liars tell you it's not the end
They're only dreaming
You'll be joining them soon
But I am still here

You are light
Just bathed in skin
Wait for what the world could give or take my hand
And stand with two feet to the ground and say
"Fuck you, I've seen you
And now I understand"

He said
"It's all in your head"

We wait
Close your eyes
Breath in deep

Don't be afraid
Everything ends
So back you lay
It was all in your head anyway
Your perfect world's a fake


09. Vanishing Rites (Tread Softly Little One)

Lyrics by Jim Grey & Sam Vallen
Come on in
Make yourself comfortable
Just sit down there
Lock the door
I'll beg for more while you whisper softly to yourself

In the dark
You all sound so similar
But I'm listening
Feel your sin
Sweet and succulent
Penetrates my very skin

Just remember we are watching you
We have got eyes everywhere

You are in this 'til the end
I would tread quite softly now if I were you my friend

It's a promise you made
When you were quite small
So keep on keeping close
Watch your step now
Close your eyes or you might fall

Have no fear
Just confess and disappear

Get inside the box and let me watch

Have no fear
Just confess and disappear