An Epoch Dilemma

by Animus

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released April 14, 2014

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Track Name: ...Of The End
Day has dawned its ugly head
And now I see its face
It burns the eyes and sears the flesh
Our life it gives and takes
Our struggles: worthless pictures
Bleached out by its rays
This sun we are ruled by
Must it be so bright?
As time passes by, as life passes on
It won’t be through my perspective.
Where do you see yourself in the future?
I see myself in the ground
Away from that painful light
It shines truth on all our crimes
Light up. Light up. Light up the truth
The sun lights up the truth
The truth of our existence
Good or bad, the sun will still be shining in the end
As time passes by, as life passes on
It won’t be through my perspective.
Track Name: Inhuman Nature
Pulsing, feel it pump inside your veins
Brooding, madness taught we’re insane
I position your partition
All of these lives are selfish inside.
Where is my line?
Oh so hopeless
Where is my line in the sand?
In human nature: the death of us all
In human nature: watch us fall
At our throats with these bitter words
We sing the notes of what we hope to learn,
But will we learn?
Fighting a war inside our heads
Philosophies, practically impractical
Despicably applicable
All of these lives are fucked up inside.
Where is my line?
Oh so hopeless
Where is my line in the sand?
In human nature: the death of us all
In human nature: watch us fall
At our throats with these bitter words
We sing the notes of what we hope to learn,
But will we learn?
How can we live when all we know is destruction?
It’s up to the children to break through this obstruction
Or else existence is futile.
Our existence is futile.
In human nature: the death of us all
In human nature: watch us fall
At our throats with these bitter words
We sing the notes of what we hope to learn,
But will we learn?
Track Name: High And Dry
I’m on an island of grief
The waves so tall I’m stranded in disbelief
My eyes avert from the sky
Isolation is not the way to die
I root my feet in the land
Just to see the waves shrink from the shore.
An ocean recedes from this world
My path is now clear.
A journey through deserted desertion
Where were you when I was high and dry?
Inserted in my inhibition
Where were you when I was high and dry?
My first steps are cautious
They lead me out of this abyss
I feel a surge of reassurance
A new world is just beyond this mess.
An ocean recedes from this world
My path is now clear.
A journey through deserted desertion
Where were you when I was high and dry?
Inserted in my inhibition
Where were you when I was high and dry?
High and dry no longer.
All my life I failed to see
The courage that was inside of me.
Track Name: Altruistic Tendencies
It’s in our bones to need
Our blood was meant to bleed
How can we hope to help when the focus is on ourselves?
The mistakes of our past won’t guide us from the suffering we’ve had (the suffering we’ve had)
We are strong. We are strong. We are strong.
Humanity is all that plagues us.
What does it mean to be alive? I don’t know anymore
Helpless but not hopeless we fight for the poor.
Will altruism kill or save us?
What is a memory?
What value does it hold?
A work in relativity I’d trade mine to behold
A world without the flaws that make us want to kill
This problem stems from the tragedy that is free will
We are strong. We are strong. We are strong.
Humanity is all that plagues us.
What does it mean to be alive? I don’t know anymore
Helpless but not hopeless we fight for the poor.
Will altruism kill or save us?
We are strong. We are strong.
Track Name: Unanswered Questions
How many lives will it take to realize
All who are lost to fear were never so near?
Our minds have the strength, our hearts can’t hold on
All that we’ve known has been questioned
We’ve no where to go.
Help us.
Trials of hardships, burning passions
Escaping grips of desperation
Woe is he whose line proves sessile
For it feels so good to be beating
7 billion souls cry out in empathy:
A thread woven between lives;
A beauty hidden behind the eyes.
(Cry out) to deafened masses; we
(Shout out) with fruitless efforts; we
(Seek out) such hopeless causes; we
(Scream out) with tired voices.
Our tired voices beg to be heard
They are so tired.
It’s a waste. I hope it’s not a waste.
Hands pressed firm with silent voices
Pleas fall short of higher forces
Incidents lead to torrents of perspective
Why did they all have to go?
7 billion souls cry out in empathy:
A thread woven between lives;
A beauty hidden behind the eyes.
(Cry out) to deafened masses; we
(Shout out) with fruitless efforts; we
(Seek out) such hopeless causes; we
(Scream out) with tired voices.
Our tired voices beg to be heard
They are so tired.
It’s a waste. I hope it’s not a waste.
One day I hope to see the other human beings
Burn inside and plainly see
Their crutches will never become their savior
Agony can cripple the strongest too
Defeated hearts I’d never known before
The weight of living can crush so much more.
If I did not know, I would say that I’d been here before
An opening that leads to a window unseen
Peering past the pane
Wishing it all would flood away
Many pump hope throughout
A viscous yearning to be rid of doubt
Gone unanswered, their questions are a welcomed burden.
And now I see that these questions were never meant for me.
Track Name: Surface Tension
Wait – around the corner I see
Time, how have you eluded me?
To say I’ve been treated so wrong
This curse – my life has been corrupt for so long
Why don’t I ever sleep? When all I do is feed
Your frenzied screams are so shockingly exciting me
My lust’s increasing, how? Continue running now
I need to find a reason to let my guard down
To think this battle of the mind
Is all we’re capable to find
Today I’m finally going to see
My reflection, one that’s true to me
Confront all the lies you dared commit
Control the feelings that inside you sit
Feel my heart is racing yet again
Determined to chase you ‘til the end
This mirror in front of me; how come I’ll never see
An image that defines me incessantly?
We’ll never know our fates; this world’s determinate
We’re brought together by the fact that we won’t go in vain
To think this battle of the mind
Is all we’re capable to find
Today I’m finally going to see
My reflection, one that’s true to me
My eyes are so black
This hate is so strong
I accept my flaws
Vanity is a lost cause
To think this battle of the mind
Is all we’re capable to find
Today I’m finally going to see
My reflection…
These people will never know
Relativity makes it a race
They’ll never accept me as their own
The depth is what lies past the surface.
Track Name: Where I Stand
What do I see inside?
My fears have come to life
We need to try to cut the ties
What do you expect to know?
Worship has been a lie
Heaven is falling from the sky
Have I anticipated this
Sequence of events and I still can’t believe
Or un-see this scene it’s right in front of me
Contagious, outrageous, malicious, it’s vicious
Content with intent so intense as a I shake where I stand
Twisted perception of the world
I don’t know what to do
What do I see inside?
My fears have come to life
We need to try to cut the ties
What do you expect to know?
Worship has been a lie
Heaven is falling from the sky
I walk alone
Distorted tome
It’s been so long since we’ve perceived what we are
Trivial bullshit won’t take us far enough
Outdated and hated we’re waiting and wasting
What’s yours isn’t mine we’re still scared so we shake where we stand
Twisted perception of the world
I don’t know what to do
What do I see inside?
My fears have come to life
We need to try to cut the ties
What do you expect to know?
Worship has been a lie
Heaven is falling from the sky
I don’t know what to do
What do you believe in your heart to be true?
What do you see with your eyes?
What do you know to be true?
What do I see inside?
My fears have come to life
We need to try to cut the ties
What do you expect to know?
Worship has been a lie
Heaven is falling from the sky
Track Name: Complacency
It’s getting so hard to see and now we’re blind
Pseudo-complacency takes over my mind
It dwells on me as this resounds
A world of trends crumbles to the ground
Over and over
Time after time
I’ll always choose
The ones who hear my cries
Leave it to me to tear this down
For I am hunting you now
Better run fast when you see
Just how much you inspire me
Mass appeal to heal your broken words
I feel it peel away your plastic skin
I’m so fed up with trying to win
Where’s the sin that feeds my fire within
Over and over
Time after time
I’ll always despise
The ones who believe their lies
Leave it to me to tear this down
For I am hunting you now
Better run fast when you see
Just how much you inspire me
Track Name: Displaced
Is it so hard to believe
Such a thing so rare
Can be encountered? No
Expectations
Immobilized
Ensnared by gaze
Scheming so innocent a place
For this reality to nest
I see you from the safe side of the sidewalk
I stalk and always ask myself
Why? I never said…
You’ll never know how I felt about you
Regret takes shape; hideous
Silence eats away at my
Pride confessing to no one
My blue legged dreams turned to nightmares
I stare; it’s the same as before
I sulk and always ask myself
Why? I never said…
You’ll never know how I felt about…
Hesitation proves to be the death of my hope
…of my hope.
Track Name: Forgone Conclusion
Conflicted in nature, a means to an end
A silent transition, the wrong place to begin
A life to follow and the beaten choked down
We’re swallowed by these contributions
And I never knew what I was up against.
This enigmatic goal laughs within reach
Discarnate hands hold me under and release my breath
“I made it out.”
“I survived the day.”
“The weight is gone.”
That’s all I want to say.
Plans fail too often, too young to see
I wanted a new start, an irrational outlook
Callused hope and then I took too much time to make a defeated choice.
And I never knew what I was up against.
This enigmatic goal laughs within reach
Discarnate hands hold me under and release my breath.
“I made it out.”
“I survived the day.”
“The weight is gone.”
That’s all I want to say.
With all of my options laid before me, I now know what I’m up against:
I’m up against the wall.
There has to be an easier way.
“I made it out.”
“I survived the day.”
“The weight is gone.”
That’s all I want to say.