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Paradigm Shift

(2009)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresMelodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal
LabelsIndependent
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Paradigm Shift Lyrics

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1. Ragnarok (2:45)
Falling through time, emptiness fills me.
Nothing where pity should be.
Nothing where sadness should be.
We are nothing.
2. Failure Within (3:28)
The light it blinds,
Binary code infects our DNA.
The perfect symbiotic life force.
Silicon blood flows freely from the veins procreating lifeless form.
Perfection!

Hide in your cell far from this tangible world.
Lost, the archaic embrace.
The derelict palpation of mortality.

Cold and lifeless, blue liquid crystal euphoria.
The numbering comfort in the escape of technology.

Diabolical lies spew from the mouth eating at the core.
Hiding veracity through super highway fiction.

Phylogenetical alteration.
A modern lifeless species emerges from the ashes,
Of our forgotten past, of our forgotten failure.
The perdition of automated existence.

Emotionless words deciphered, meanings abandoned.
A paradigm shift, a change in trajectory.
3. Desperate Solitude (3:46)
See them, how pathetic in their fragile empty shells,
Crawling through this life as though it were a show.
Life is nothing to them, why do they have it still?

Impossible contemplations burn throughout this time,
Cooled only in dark desperate solitude.

Rolling in agony to find an answer, a way.
Falsehoods belying truth with ignorance.

Impossible contemplations burn throughout this time,
Cooled only in dark desperate solitude.

Hatred has permeated being, tainting all the soul.
Thoughts of death come to mind,
The end must come to cleanse this waste.
The end must come to cleanse this waste!

Searching for a means of redemption,
Damnation is all that's found.
An answer found in question, extinction is the key.
Extinction is the key!

Impossible contemplations burn throughout this time,
Cooled only in dark desperate solitude.
4. Hollow Thoughts (4:50)
What amount of time has passed in this desolate solitude?
Chaotic visions of a thousand years fly through the mind like dust in the wind.

Where did it all start?
Where will it all end?
Memories so elusive as far away as the moon.

Why has sanity deserted,
While waiting here for nothingness?
The elements swarm about,
While time laughs without care.

Waiting, drifting, sinking into forever,
Restarting the plight once more within hollow thoughts.

This shell lays here against it all,
Never feeling the world's pain.
Yet cognizance is fading,
As eternity closes about.

Why has sanity deserted,
While waiting here for nothingness?
The elements swarm about,
While time laughs without care.

Death has satisfied its long appetite.
That which once was feared,
Is now all that is craved.

Why has sanity deserted,
While waiting here for nothingness?
The elements swarm about,
While time laughs without care.
5. Counting the Rosaries (3:59)
Taken, we crawl to the remnants of a society ruled with a clenched fist,
Wading through the metaphors with the rest.
Knee deep in Judas flow, we walk on along the beaten path of despair.
(We crawl) counting the rosaries as they fall. (Your faith undone.)

Might without matter,
A shield left guarding your mind.
All wisdom mistaken as a belief,
And a stone to guide you in line.

Reason escaping as you enlighten,
The words slowly turn to verses,
Inspired by a euphoric biblical presence.
The answers now more obvious,
When you are lost.

The mornings prove witness,
With torture to the witches.
The proud, the difference?
My eyes now stained with the blood of respite.
But still I stand watching,
The insolence piercing my mind.
Who to blame now?

(Flesh to the fire and the sin washed away,
Who to blame now?)

Now unleashed from a cage,
A state of mental pandemonium.
With the end now far from sight,
The excuses now too many without reason.
(Falling short) of our goal to reach salvation, we might...

Might without matter,
A shield left guarding your mind.
All wisdom mistaken as a belief,
And a stone to guide you in line.
The mornings prove witness,
With torture to the witches.
The proud, the difference?
My eyes now stained with the blood of respite.

But now conviction sets deep in the hearts of the congregation,
Where to go now with your faith undone?
Your faith undone!
6. Paradigm Shift (3:33)
Watch as they scurry in their everyday lives,
Trying to escape reality in a false reality.
Light refracts, traveling instantaneously,
Absorbed and computed by the eye.

Information downloaded quickly,
Turned into new found beliefs.
The masses are sedated by glowing religion.

Don't think.
Don't dare to speak.
Don't question what is given.
Long live the consumer.
The meaning of life? The legacy of our modern age.

Humanity replaced by apathy.
A people chasing no dreams,
Gone are their ambitions and their hopes.
Lost, they wait for their release.
They wait for their release!

Don't think.
Don't dare to speak.
Don't question what is given.
Long live the consumer.
The meaning of life? The legacy of our modern age.
7. Reality's Thorn (3:34)
With peace I walk through my tranquil thoughts,
Ever dreaming of the impossibly wonderful.
Images of pure beauty flash before my eyes,
As I pace through every nothing.

Thoughts crash, swirling to the ground,
Dreams punctured by reality's thorn.
The dancing mind's sweet reveries,
Punctured by reality's thorn.

Give me back my calm serenity.
Return me to my wondrous beauty.
This life holds no more for me!

This reality tears away the fabric of my mind,
Exposing my blissful wonder.
The horrors of beyond seep in driving me down.

(Take me)
Take me to the great end,
The end that lies within the bounds of oblivion.
Allow me to be free, resting eternally.
(I only wish to escape from this anguish and confusion.
Wanting no more of this world of loss.
Summon me to the answers that lie at the end of all.)

Craving to be released from these bonds,
Holding my insignificant self to this deteriorating plane.
I wish no more of this fallen realm amongst the stars.
8. Forever Morphing (4:45)
Forever morphing, constantly changing.
What was once is no longer and will never be again!

Nothing evolves into existence,
Existence descends into nothing.
Grains melting into smooth,
Fractures form upon the surface.
(The form shatters as paradigms shift.)

Forever morphing, constantly changing.
What was once is no longer and will never be again!
Echelons fall from far heights.
Innocence disobeys to disappear.

Thoughts are transformed into reality.
Borders shimmer translucently.
Life and death cycle to originate.
Weakness turns into strength,
From the beginning unto the end.
Fate has chosen chaos to rule this world.
Fear the wrath of the illusion!

Knowledge becomes our weakness.
The point of imperceptions remains.
We will never be the same again.
We will never be the same!
(We are nothing. A solitary thought amongst the span of time.)

Weakness turns into strength,
From the beginning unto the end.

Forever morphing, constantly changing.
What was once is no longer and will never be again!
Echelons fall from far heights.
Innocence disobeys to disappear.
9. Reverie (1:24)
Instrumental
10. A Dark Revelation (3:36)
Raging winds whirl the mists about me,
Blinding me from this society.
Grey lights are all I see,
What is the brilliance that I feel?

(I've lingered for so long, imprisoned within,
Forever trying to escape.)

So alone within this cyclone.
I am obscured to the outside world.
I am transparent as they peer at me,
Phasing in and out of their understanding.

(I sit within my cage,)
The wall before me breaks into the light.
The vision falls upon me,
I see all beyond in clarity for the first time,
Loathing, horror, and disgust fill me.

My mind swells with disbelief at their world,
Take me back inside my cage.
I long for all I once knew with no more.

I stand between my cold tranquility,
And the affright that lies beyond.
All so far away.
I long for release.

If only to return to my ignorance,
To the comfort I never knew.

I've lingered here for so long,
Forever trying to escape.
The wall before me breaks into the light.
The vision falls upon me,
I see all beyond in clarity for the first time,
Loathing, horror, and disgust fill me.
All so far away.
This existence is more than I can bear.

(If only to return to my ignorance,
To the comfort I never knew.)
11. Closure (4:44)
Fragmented memory burdened with fear,
The loss of myself brings me to tears.

Alone in the dark, numb from the cold.
Losing my mind as I gain sanity.

Fragmented memory burdened with fear,
All sense of self lost as I step into reality.

Will you heal me?
Can you release my pain?
Do you know me at all?

I pray for the end, clarity lost.
Still holding onto comforts that have lost all meaning (to me).

Unable to move myself,
I stagnate in a state of confusion,
Unable to make up my mind.

Progression or regression; neither seem to matter,
The only constant is fear and loneliness and the hope for closure!
...closure!

Will you heal me?
Can you release my pain?
Do you know me at all?

Will you heal me?
Can you release my pain?
Do you know me at all?
12. Shadows in the Mist (1:56)
Instrumental
13. Amongst the Fallen Ruins (6:52)
Faces pass before the light,
Masks to be unveiled.
Illusions hide the truth from reason.
The mind is blinded by your eyes!
See the true beauty within this monster.
This facade has no sincerity.

Vision deceives us,
Pestilence coats itself in virtue.
No longing lurking, (now marching openly),
Sanctioned by society.
See the monster within this beauty.
This facade has no sincerity.

The grotesque are shunned by merely a few.
The wonders within lost to the masses,
Only few enjoy the grandeur.
The grotesque are shunned by merely a few.
The wonders within lost to the masses,
Only few enjoy the majesty.
The sheep will follow blindly to gain false truth,
Free of thought, free of perception.

Intrinsic beauty cast away, lost for aeons.
Ill-timed failure of society.
Lost is the meaning amongst the fallen ruins.
Amongst the fallen ruins!

...amongst the fallen ruins!
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