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An Absence of Clarity

(2011)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresTechnical Death Metal, Progressive Metal
Album rating :  -
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An Absence of Clarity Lyrics

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1. Butterfly Wings (5:24)
Floating up high
Above the world
She sees all and knows
Nothing can touch
No one can feel
The nothing that she is
What is her life?
She needs to know
Or else it could be extinguished
How can nothing be effected by nothing?
She sings all alone

Butterfly wings
No one can see

She will never feel again

Out of body
Detached from the world
She neither loves nor hates
There is no joy
No regret
Nothing can have no emotion

Killed by her thoughts
Dead on the inside

She exists only in her mind

When the sense of self is lost a new self must be born
So what will you do when the inevitable comes
and your wings are torn?

Floating up high
Above the world
She sees all and knows
Nothing can touch
No one can feel
The nothing that she is
What is her life?
She needs to know
Or else it could be extinguished
How can nothing be effected by nothing?
She sings all alone

Butterfly wings
No one can see
Killed by her thoughts
Dead on the inside
2. The Broken Slate (5:08)
Shunned and tossed away
Ugly, pitiful trash
Atrophy, decay
Bitter blood and bile
Stripped and skinned and hung
Minimal remorse
Praying for a savior
Mouth and mind of empty hope
Left to die

Coward - Callous
Victim - Butcher
Bloody hooks and blades
Anger - restraints
All forces and traces of will
Denied - Hate
Aimed at a beloved killer
Who can only smile

Clawing whilst tumbling down
Screaming at the pain

Like a callous
One becomes used to the pain
And aching, throbbing and eventually

Bleeding - Breaking
Tearing
Associated with joy
And love - Pleasure
Centers tingling at the thought of
Torture - Salivating
Blood becomes the bane of your existence

Docile whilst tumbling down
Laughing at the pain
Another killer made
Through Stockholm Syndrome

Set free
Kept alive
The victim becomes the butcher
The parasite becomes the host

Hatred begets hatred just as pain begets pain
In the end we all become the way we were raised
A blank slate written on by hand with omnipotency
Shall crave more stimulation of the same
good or bad

Humans fall in love with whatever creates a pattern
Adapting to the form of stimulant regardless of source
The beauty of our species is the ability to change
Minds and thoughts and bodies may be crushed and rearranged
The cycle repeats itself

Shunned and tossed away
Ugly, pitiful trash
Atrophy, decay
Bitter blood and bile
Stripped and skinned and hung
Minimal remorse
Praying for a savior
Mouth and mind of empty hope
Left to die
3. Degradation (5:20)
Clones of clones
All common enemies
Working against one another for a common goal
A race enslaved, institutionalized
Held down by the iron chains
they forged with their own hands

Blind all their eyes
And teach them to
Do as they're told
Do not ask why
Mute all their thoughts
And quiet their wills
Increase the damage
Kill what makes humans animals
There is no room for instinct

Bred to follow years of tradition
Meant to excel, but never to exceed

Blind all their eyes
And teach them to
Do as they're told
Do not ask why
Mute all their thoughts
And quiet their wills
Increase the damage
Kill what makes humans animals
There is no room for instinct

Further the degradation to our minds
All in the effort of advancing mankind

Listen to the words
Pay attention
Be all you can be
Within the limits
Follow all the rules
Disobey them,
Live your life in captivity

The world is getting smaller
Its every man for himself
Carry with you a blade and a smile
And only strike when the back is turned

Only strike when the back is turned
Such are the rules for success

The world is getting smaller
Its every man for himself
Carry with you a smile and a dagger
And only strike when the back is turned

Only strike when the back is turned
Such are the rules for success

When a man is asked to abandon
All that he was given from birth
There can only be one result
And that is total conformity of the soul
4. The All Seeing Eye (9:00)
In dark places
In this world
There lurks spectators
Following always
Omnipresent
Ever watching

We are all watched by the eye

Just a minion
Just a pawn
For our leaders
Our betters
For our own good, they observe
Omnipresent
Ever watching

We are all watched by the eye

Do not speak for the walls have ears
Keep your head down, stay away from sight
Do not speak for the walls have ears
Keep your head down, stay away from sight

I refused to be watched anymore
I think its time for a change

Take me away
Kill me now
I refuse to comply

Are you watching me now?
Look closely
Watch me tear down the walls of this world

Eye
Blind the eye

Blind the eye
5. A New Resolution (3:58)
Pain
Driven to point of madness
Breathe
The smell of sweet destruction
Changed
Once innocent, now tainted
Graves
Shallow and made impromptu

To the sun
I say goodbye
The things I'll do
Shift paradigms
The one you know
Is dead and gone
Through changing eyes
I see the moon

Leave the day
Bring me into night
My change accomplished
Feel the wrath
I'm destroying

Destroyed
My life and love and family
Ablaze
My home and my belongings
Life
Became too much to handle
So I
Resolved to turn to blackness

To the sun
I say goodbye
The things I'll do
Shift paradigms
The one you know
Is dead and gone
Through changing eyes
I see the moon

Leave the day
Bring me into night
My change accomplished
Feel the wrath
I'm destroying myself

The fall of order by my hand
Astonished all across the land
With failing hearts and frail bodies
The ones I loves fell to their knees
Running wild, flee the scene
I've left behind a trail obscene
With failing hearts and frail bodies
The ones I loved fell to their knees
6. The Blessed Sun (6:04)
I, a slave unto the moon
I bow my head to the floor and pray for black
I am buried among the stars
The speak to me, tell me the words of a new god

I worship the night
My goddess
I am one with the dark
Nocturnal
Lucifer calls my name

Years and years pass until I awake
The sun has abandoned me and I mourn my soul

I worship the night, my goddess
I am one with the dark, nocturnal
Lucifer calls my name

I must repent for whats been done
for i wish
for i need, to see the sun

Now this cloak doesn't feel right
Now reborn is my sight
I am regretting my choice
Consciousness, conscience now voiced

Regret this path

As twilight dwindles I await the sun

I do not wish to again be
tempted by the lies beckoning
me to close my eyes forever

It is now that i make amends
for all the wrongs I did commit
during the blackness that blinded
these now open eyes

welcome back into the light
7. God Encased (5:00)
Deep within the confines
A cage, a prison cell
Locked tight, without the possibility'
No holes for escape
One light shining through the cell
Unknown source, questionable direction
Dead silence, all alone
Concrete separating from reality

What is and what could be done held back by one layer
The power to create and destroy held back only by bone
There must be a way to break this barrier without ascending
to the next world

The soul, a man's personal god
Channeled and put to work
Let loose from within its cage
Could tear the world in two

What is and what could be done held back by one layer
The power to create and destroy held back only by bone
There must be a way to break this barrier without ascending
to the next world

With death as a deterrent from setting our souls free
We are trapped without the abilities
That are caged within our minds
Creation, destruction. to make physics dysfunction
All is kept hidden by only one layer of bone

Damn the greater ones for locking it up
Cursed this damned body for holding it back

All the potential of mankind held back
Painting words within with no exterior outlet
Conjuring up fantasies which should
Be realized but never can nor will

Crack the skull
Shed the skin
Stay on this plane
Use your potential

With death as a deterrent from setting our souls free
We are trapped without the abilities
That are caged within our minds
Creation, destruction. to make physics dysfunction
All is kept hidden by only one layer of bone
8. Altered Image (8:16)
Brother, my brother
Untimely ripped from this world
Swallowed by earth, my soul left to bleed
An act of conviction
And as we stand two worlds apart
My life force drained, my slowing heart
Plagued with the thoughts of retribution

Tears fall in the presence of rain
Awake or dreaming, we can no longer tell
Our world has flooded
Solace only in a final farewell

Longing for solace
A prayer for reprieve
Six feet never felt so deep
I raise my hands to blackened skies
But you hear not my tortured cries
Your story forever left untold

Tears fall in the presence of rain
Awake or dreaming, we can no longer tell
Our world has flooded
Solace only in a final farewell

Only reflections
The mirror holds the portrait of a memory
An altered image
Now holds the remnants of what used to be

To live in the hearts of those we leave behind
is not to die.
9. Twilight's Reprieve (10:31)
Within the light, hidden shadows
Desolate one, take control
Conquer them all, through mind corruption
They'll take the bait
Throw the bone

When the light rises, I remember
To forget the dark
The shadows of the night surrender
Surrender yourself
This protection can only last so long
How long?
What will be of the ever after?

Pray for your sins
This is the end

Carry the torch, ever burning
We'll light the way
To your demise
Their enemies lay in pieces
All that remains
Up in flames

When the light rises, I remember
To forget the dark
The shadows of the night surrender
Surrender yourself
This protection can only last so long
How long?
What will be of the ever after?

These are your fears

Pray for forgiveness, for your time has come
The first ones to flal are the fortunate ones
Trample the weak and hurdle the dead
Paving the streets with the blood of the innocent

Sink into your ever after

(Twilight's Reprieve)

Pray to your god, for the hour is now
Your soul will be taken, your flesh hits the ground
The dead will be eating your rotting remains
The story has changed, but the ending's the same

Pushing the fire

This deserves to explanation
One solution, extermination
No Mercy

Nothing to lose
Nothing to gain
Twilight's reprieve will join you in your grave
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