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Penalty By Perception

(2016)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresThrash Metal
LabelsMetal Blade Records
Album rating :  91.4 / 100
Votes :  7
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Penalty By Perception Lyrics

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1. In Defiance of Conformity (5:45)
In defiance of conformity
Are the chains of society
Ignorance and idiocy
Defiance of conformity

Branded and stranded - my life is my noose
You try to contain me with words of abuse
Try to insult me, a job that's well done
Salvation lies here by being gone

You must see - Fight fight
Brave the pain
You shal find - Fight fight
An open mind

Words like glass breaking, I cringe in disgust
Face of stupidity, wits turned to dust
Can't breathe, can't think, my mind feels like lead
Keep on like this, I will be dead

In defiance of conformity
Are the chains of society
Defiance of conformity
Ignorance and idiocy
Defiance of conformity
Are the chains of society
Defiance of conformity
Ignorance and idiocy

Poor man you must be a sick thing - deep inside
You have no strength, fear being alone

The world like quicksand, I stumble and fall
Can't keep my breath so I must fight 'till last call
I will be gone, lost and insane
Anything I'll do, won't play your game

Poor man you must be a sick thing - deep inside
2. Live by the Scythe (5:03)
Shoulder to shoulder, weapons in hand
Mind set and marching and boots in the sand
Our eyes see only the road ahead
Blood and guts and victory or death

Strain and the tear, fatique and the pain
Losing your mind, scars and bloody stain
Darkened vision, no light comes our way
Burned down to the bone, impending tragedy

Live by the scythe - Live by the scythe
Die by the sword
We bring you the law
Live by the scythe, Thundering War
Die by the scythe

Numb to your soul, but never giving in
Shaking hands you lose or you win
End of the line, an enemy in sight
Eternal war, united for the fight

A victim by our hand, a slave to your vice
Controlling you by fear, we are rolling the dice

Hey, hey, hey....

Shoulder to shoulder, weapons in hand
Mind set and marching and boots in the sand
End of the line, an enemy in sight
Eternal war, united for the fight
3. Penalty by Perception (4:58)
Right now you are closer to realize
Your life is built on walls so fragile
Cities will fall and mankind
We are left with nothing but our twisted minds

Twisted - Twisted minds - Twisted

We are owned and we are doomed now
This is the last straw and we know how
We treat our world as ourselves
Like slaves blessed in the seven Hells

Blessed in - The seven hells - Blessed in

Let the judgement come now - Come now
Penalty by the perception
End this torment right now - Right now
Penalty by the perception

We're lost in this dystopia
Under the poison rain and polluted skies
Brainwashed are all of these fools
We choke on force-fed lies, filth, corporate rules

Force fed - Corporate rules - Force fed
4. Mercy of Ignorance (3:48)
So it has come to this
You scurry under our feet
A second peace is bliss
Amidst refuse you must eat

Living and dying - without remembrance
Living and dying - at the mercy of ignorance

So you have become the neglected
By the system rejected
Happy if we don't see you
Denial thy name is hero

On hands and knees
A broken song, a broken dance
Your life is dust at the mercy of ignorance

Nothing to soothe your pain
Drugs to numb your brain
A hole in your arm and a hole in your heart
A losing game from the very start
5. Rites of War (4:20)
When you leave this world
The chains undone and death unfurls
What were the choices you had?
The paths you took - good or bad

Reflections of you - You're fighting a shadow

A chip on your shoulder
Nail in your heart got you colder
Your hands made for caress
Fists of anger fear and distress

Rites of war - conflict deep inside
Rites of war - traveled, short or far
Rites of war - fighting, run or hide
Rites of war - running, from afar

Your steps filled with regret
Who you were and who you met
Did love rule your world?
Walk all alone, solidarity unfurled
6. Sin of Innocence (5:14)
Your fingers they are scarred with the deeds of the pious
You are fetching the sword for the war inside us

Awaiting the medal for some bravery unheard of
Offended in arrogance you stand so tall

Innocent - when we sin
Innocent - when we sin

I see your angry face on the TV
Damning us all for things we do
What you fight are demons on the inside
A blessing in disguise, but you cannot see

Meaningless acts of cruelty you are calling a sacrifice
You cannot play the game but you stil roll the dice
Shedding blood of daughters and sons unquestioned
7. When the Magic Is Gone (4:32)
From the distance I heard a voice
Calling my name
Feeling dizzy I'm caught in the noise
Am I going insane?

Dusty clouds surround my head
Is this the devils sign?
The voice said prepare for your death
Cause you're the next in line

Can you see it? Can you feel it?
Something evil has taken control
It's like a nightmare, it's so unreal
Am I losing my soul?
And the magic has gone

Travelling to an unknown place
What will the future bring?
Death shows its evil face
I can hear the Devil sing

Am I alive or dead
It keeps spinning in my head
Am I alive or dead?
I know the time has come
And the magic is gone
8. Cosmic Brain (4:34)
Twisting and turning - it enwraps us all
Timeless and eternal - without vision or recall

Paradox enigma - for our minds to fathom
A Devilish creation - unavoidable, unavoidable doom

We - We are all living
In - in a cosmic brain
We - We are all living
In a cosmic brain - In a cosmic brain

Fabric of existence - seems to be a clue
Atom and nucleus - enormous without hue

Inside outside - you're nowhere to be found
Are you around - yet nowhere to be found

An answer closer - we will never understand
Complexity beyond - paramount, tiny and grand
9. Deity Machine (4:55)
Do you find yourself, in the company of lies
Are there no longer, any voices who justifies - you

A different broken shrine, on a different day
The one are the many, confusion had its way

You are Deity, Deity Machine, Deity Machine

Layers of existence, where are you today
Your mind slowly collapsing, no words for you to say

Deity Machine, Deity Machine
Deity Machine, Deity Machine
Deity Machine, Deity Machine
Deity Machine, Deity Machine

Machinery is marching; the light has gone to black
Eyes of eternity see right through your soul

An idea inside your head, a social psychosis
Do we look deeper, or do we welcome neurosis
10. Path of the Atheist (4:47)
What makes it come true?
The biggest fear of your life
Is it all that you can do?
Peace or in strife

In your hour of need
Do you kneel or do you stand?
Driven by hunger or greed
Cast your shadow

Path of the atheist
Believers must fall
Path of the atheist
Choose your path - or not at all
Atheist

Who offends the offender
Dabble truth into lies
Above belief, race or gender
Free spirit flies

So prepare and know my friends
The future holds, my absence
11. Welcome to the Mindfactory (5:44)
Welcome my child - this is your life
You're got to serve us until the day you die
Welcome my friend, an illusion of steel
And don't you ever forget that this for real

Come on my child you know your place
You'd better make it fast or we'll slap you in your face
Nobody wants you to do things by yourself
You'd better make it right or else we'll give you hell
We'll give you hell

Welcome to the mind factory and you will see
Life is a fake world of lies all in disguise
Welcome where the pain never dies
Welcome welcome welcome to the mind factory

Blindness, confusion, illusions - that's what they want
Blindness, confusion, illusions - for everyone

Mindless castration, salvation - that's what they need
Mindless castration, salvation - will make them bleed

So long my child
Now you're prepared to live a perfect life without a care
So go on now
Don't ever lose your pace
Cause if you do, you'll just get replaced

Welcome to the mind factory and you will see
Life is a fake world of lies all in disguise
Welcome where the pain never dies
Welcome welcome welcome to the mind factory

Welcome to the mind factory and you will see
Life is a fake world of lies all in disguise
Welcome where the pain never dies
Welcome welcome welcome to the mind factory
12. Liberty of Defeat (5:17)
We are at war my friends
Our existence has come into the dark
And bleak and frayed ends
The enemy is our of the usual kind
Purely the genome of all mankind
All mankind - all mankind - all mankind

Fathers fallen by the hands of religion
A darkened aggression with futile decisions
So they abandon all and they desecrate
Their own children, with self-righteous hate
Self-righteous hate

Now we hold on to deceit
Our fate is at the liberty of defeat
A world born under trampling feet
All we have is at the liberty of defeat

What can you do when your hands are tied?
What can you do?

What can you do, when you're chained?
What can you do?

So we are the enchained, cuffed and blinded
The politicians and demagogues behind it
They poison all our minds, bodies and your lives
Whipping us all with fear, hate and lies
Hate and lies

Now we hold on to deceit
Our fate is at the liberty of defeat
A world born under trampling feet
All we have is at the liberty of defeat
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