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Contingent

(2017)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresPower Metal
LabelsInner Wound Recordings
Album rating :  91.1 / 100
Votes :  9
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Contingent Lyrics

(13)
Submitted by level Eagles       Last modified by level Eagles
1. Land of Information (5:38)
You've been under lock and key
In shady and suspicious company
Reduced to numbers
Since the day they turned our lives
Into a comprehensive list of whys

Desperately I live to clear your name
And I fear our world will never be the same

In the land of information we're
Searching high and low to find the key
The hidden evidence - our only remedy
The land of information will wipe out all of your grand mistakes
And bring back the man that once was spotless,
That's all that it takes

Somewhere in the secret vaults
Lies a note predicting these assaults
Planned in details
To frame an innocent and shun publicity from what's been going on

There's a chance if I could break the code
to this encrypted and mendacious mother lode...

And the search goes on and on
I won't rest until we've won

In the land of information we're
Searching high and low to find the key
The hidden evidence - our only remedy
The land of information will wipe out all of your grand mistakes
And bring back the man that once was spotless,
That's all that it takes

And the search goes on and on
I won't rest until we've won
2. Kingdom of Solace (5:53)
Isolation
is a test of the human mind
Desperation
when there's none such for us to find

When you're caught up in desire
And you feel dependent
You're so afraid to lose it all again

Guess it won't end (Money buys it all)
Aren't you content? (Craving is your call)
You're so hellbent (But one day you'll fall)
On having a ball with the stars

Paranoia smolders
Crime and falseness will seek you out
Wealth is weight on your shoulders
Money talks, that's what life is all about

There's nothing more to want
And your dreams have vanished
Life has been good to you, enough is enough

You're living in confinement
from the world around you
Give up the gold, let go and you'll be free
3. Star Men (5:11)
In the light of what's become
Daily incidents to some
We've decided time is nigh for action
Once the earth has lost its grip
We had to opt for full blown leadership

Prepare for takeoff
into the unknown
We're on our own

Headed for outer space
Saving the human space from dying
At least we keep trying 'till we're gone

And as we leave our galaxy
We will search for certainty
Other worlds resembling ours
Illuminating journey through the stars

Head on, star men
Survival we seek
Our greatest plan

Aiming at outer space
Saving the human race from dying
At least we keep trying to become
Citizens of the stars
Earth will be but memoirs we treasure
If we get there
in time

No time to waste
Resources are few
For our big debut

And the search went on and on
We feared we'd never see the sun
Faced with few alternatives
We turned around like resigned fugitives
But then a flash. a big bang, the divine
Disintegrated both space and time...
4. A World Divided (5:08)
Once we thought we lived as one
As content as anyone
The world was right here at our doorsteps

But overnight the line was drawn
A wall disfigured the break of dawn
Divided into two unequal portions

Land of glory and construction
Versus curfew and corruption
Life would never be the same again
Forced from freedom to restrictions
Refugees on deadly missions
Life would never be the same again

There's a longing to get out
But it's forbidden to say it out loud
Someone's watching every move we make

It's hard to rise and make a stand
with fiery armies in command
But rest assured we're still alive and dreaming

Land of glory and construction
Versus curfew and corruption
Life would never be the same again
Forced from freedom to restrictions
Refugees on deadly missions
Life would never be the same again

They will never control
Our thoughts and our dreams
One day soon we will take back what they stole
5. Nemesis (4:08)
Wasting my days, I'm wasting my nights
Wasting seems all I can do
Come on inside, step into my world
A wasteland of thoughts about you

Life is so strange and uncertain
Quite devoid of common sense
Always ready to challenge me

If I could stop the rain from falling down
Keep the clocks from turning round, my Aphrodite
I'd dive into your precious heart
Push it for a brand new start
I'd be the almighty

I swear on my name that she once was mine
The strength upon which I'm building
A mythical place to fill the dream
My whole life's contigent on hunting

The impossible scenery
We can live and breathe as one
Regardless of Nemesis

But in the dead of night
She comes like a wind
And her wrath might just burn my skin
As I recall her name:
the daughter of Oceanus
Her retribution begins
But I'm still longing
6. Contingent - Part I: The Campaign (1:42)
Instrumental
7. 20 Second Century (5:04)
My eyes swept across the hall,
a whole nation up against the wall.
This evolution hasn't changed a bit,
the straightjackets still a perfect fit.
Used in numbers to maintain the peace,
cruelty is taken in with ease.
When disagreeing voices start to cry,
they rot in sonic silence right until they die.

Words unspoken,
of living in the rough.

Still we're here
The 20 second century
A medieval tyranny,
is watching and dictating all we survey
There is an army standing guard,
To take our hopes and dreams apart.
The key to survival is stand and obey

Art and literature controlled by fire,
originators shot by guns for hire
The thinking people is a deadly threat,
to a cold regime so obsoletely led

One day you'll decline,
and we'll be first in line,
to turn off this madness.

But still we're here...
8. Obsession (4:14)
In a not so distant future I will
Reap the fruits of my excess
I always was extremely good at taking
Leaving nothing to redress

I want to have it all
I won't cease until I fall

Obsession
the race for growth has just begun
Depletion
there'll be nothing to gaze upon

Up for grabs a well-provided altar
A perverted mix of life and death
Feast your eyes on western exploitation
Drenched until that final breath

(Time marching on) It's much too late to save
(Some day all gone) No reason to behave

In a thousand years from now
The remains are discovered somehow
A fatal memory

Exhaustion
A classic case of rise and fall
Attention!
the race for growth will end it all
9. Heir Apparent (4:54)
When the tyrant lost his head
No more tears were shed
You dreamed about a world of splendor
A lasting guarantee:
A plain democracy
To cast aside the old agenda

There's a need for great impact
In the wake of such an act
Approaching you in search of contact

Heir apparent coming through
Ticker tape parade debut
The madness is over
Heir apparent's here to speak
Redemption to the poor and weak
A rush of vigor

When power changes hands
The list of new demands
overshadows best intentions
Chaos takes its toll
when the people want control
Just another foul convention

But tonight it's getting done
Free thought for everyone
Look out for the new horizon

When you sacrifice yourself
for what you believe in
There's a chance you might succeed
10. Contingent - Part II: The Hammer of Remnant (1:55)
Instrumental
11. Under Restraint (4:36)
My world was turned inside out
When the truth dawned upon me
How could I have been so blind?
There were plenty of signs to see

Hey, what's my name?
Am I an illusion?

Held against my will
Raised to fight and kill
Under restraint
You brought me to my knees
Begging for the keys
to unlock the chains

Manipulation of man
is as ancient as thoughts and needs
But when did myself disband
and allow these horrendous deeds?

No, I'm not a machine
Flesh grew a conscience

Your affair is sick and surreal
It simply calls for treason
I was a fool for your ideals
Beyond all reason

I'm here to take command
Now I understand who I've become
Battles that I've fought
All that I've been taught
Will show till you're gone
12. The Tides That Won't Change (3:34)
This heart lies awake
Memories replaying that I cannot change
Time won't stand still
Bleeding alone will you save me from fear?

Time they say is slipping away
but we can't fight the tides that won't change

Miles apart
This darkness covers up my heart
It takes me down
My drowning soul needs to be found

My hands they reach to you
Shattered by darkness a war so untrue
Time can heal this pain
Believe that we'll find our way back once again

Time they say is slipping away
but we can't fight the tides that won't change

Miles apart
This darkness covers up my heart
It takes me down
My drowning soul needs to be found
13. Symphony of Tears (4:55)
Empty hours
Only ashes left
from the fire that used to burn within
Days are numbered
where I even feel alive
and free from the sin

So tell me where you are
Can you help me figure out this mess?
Disillusioned by the fact
I may never get that far

I find a face before I play
the inner struggles of the day
So no one sees and no one hears
the yearning symphony of tears
My acting is cold pretense
to keep me in the dark
I'm simple falling apart

I move in circles
Life is on repeat
and distractions keep me occupied
But always lurking
The voice of death seducing me
and I can't defy

So tell me where you are
Can you help me figure out this mess?
Disillusioned by the fact
I may never get that far

I find a face before I play
the inner struggles of the day
So no one sees and no one hears
the yearning symphony of tears
My acting is cold pretense
to keep me in the dark
I'm simple falling apart
Falling apart
Your dissapearance crushed
My future and my heart
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