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Tabula Rasa

(2009)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresHeavy Metal
LabelsBlistering
Album rating :  87 / 100
Votes :  4
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Tabula Rasa Lyrics

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Submitted by level 휘리언
1. Sweet Dreams of Madness (4:34)
Ice cold and sanitized
Take hold and realize
Time passes gently
if I am by your side
Doctored intelligence
Sheer luck or providence
Prudence, be silent now

Well I'll be damned
I'm in high demand
Care to be a hero?
Part of high command?

Sweet dreams of madness
Oh-no Cydonia
Letting the inside out
Sweet dreams of madness share
life at the Parthenon
Lady of Athens
letting the inside out

I sense this senselessness
counting the countless
Doctoring restlessness
until I own your heart
Life holds the answer
I can and shall provide
real life experience
come time to play your part

Well I'll be damned
I'm in high demand
Care to be a hero?
Part of high command?

Sweet dreams of madness
Oh-no! Cydonia
letting the inside out
Sweet dreams of madness
Life at the Parthenon
Lady of Athens
letting the inside outside
Inside out

Play this well
See what you're dealt
ain't what you've got
You should know by now

One step out of line with me
gets you a one way ticket on the Ferris wheel
Knowing who you are
Seeing what you were
Not becoming what you wanna be
2. Dominion 5 (5:06)
I know you won't believe me
but I shall tell you anyway
In my dreams you always leave me
and I can't have it any other way

When I tell you you're an artist
You always say you're just a fake
But in my dreams you want to heal me
My friend I see you much too late

A purge is coming
Honestly
Reconciliation
For you and me

Dream on, dream on
Dominion--wonderland
Dream on
Do you understand?
Dream on, dream on
Dominion 5 at hand
Dream on
Do you understand?
We go in circles

When the Maestro's left the circle
When our lives begin anew
and the map we hold is empty
and the world we dream is true

A purge is coming
Honestly
Reconciliation
For you and me

Dream on, dream on
This is no wonderland
Dream on
Do you understand?
Do you know who you are?
Dream on, dream on
Dominion V at hand
Dream on, dream on, dream on
Do you understand?
We go in circles

When you lose your way
Don't turn around
Things may never be the same
So if you lose your way
Don't turn around
You will never be the same
Dominion five
3. Take One (4:05)
Every day's another day
Another chance to live this game
And every day's like every day
Another chance to play
Another time's the time to fly
Another line for you to try
And when the time is right
it's still a guessing game

What if it's all a lie?
What's this? A waste of time?
What then if suddenly things don't
turn for the worse?

Take one
Save us time
Let it run, let it run, let it run
Take two
It's a minefield I swear
Take three
The comfort zone
Take four
Turn every stone
Take one
Hand it out once more

Start the day picking up the same tray
Wish for but never get a clean slate
Try hard but let it slip away
Protection for the weak of mind
Killing time, now can't you see
Let it slide and it's all on me
Cut in line to stand in line

What if it's all a lie?
All just a waste of time?
All things considered
Would this really turn
and not turn for the worse?
4. Tabula Rasa (3:42)
I reach so deep inside the shambles that is me
Lie to myself and sometimes tell me I am free to
connect the dots to make a sine, to make it mine
Connect the dots my friend
Step right out of line

Why chase a dream that's never there?
Why chase a dream that's everywhere?

Tabula Rasa
You gotta let me know
Tabula Rasa
Tell me what and who we're fightin'
Tabula Rasa
You gotta let me know
Tabula Rasa
What I am and who I was before

With every reason, there's two more to withhold
To prove beyond a doubt this lonely heart is cold
Extensive mining of the mind should take it's toll
Corrective surgery to fingerprint your soul

Who wants a second chance to live
if there's a second chance to give?
5. Night Touches You (4:18)
Power lines are singing
in the stark cold winter air
Something draws me there
The light is pure and clear
Our lives are muddled here
The night is never there
when you need it
and I need it
To cover up my tears

They fall and break like glass

Night touches you
forever

I listen as they sing
Part the cold grey winter skies
Fill my life with light

Without you here tonight
I fall and break like glass
6. Tabula Rasa, Pt. 2 (Nothing At All) (3:33)
What makes us escapes us
While under its thrall
What gives and what won't?
To each and to all
Don't get me started
There's always a war
Feeding you fear
All that you fear
We're out there alone

Looking for answers
It's so hard to believe
In nothing at all

Tabula rasa
Take me now
Have mercy on my soul
Don't you know?

Tabula rasa
Take me now
Oh, take me
Don't you know?

Break in and enter
We've been here before
Dig ever deeper
Through dirt covered floors
Do me a favor
Just so we're clear
Don't let me near-don't let me near
Just leave it alone

There's nothing to find
It's so hard to believe
in nothing at all
7. Plague Doctor (3:45)
The case is closed, the picture framed
but it wasn't you
No one seems to listen
And no one ever cares
Your pleas for innocence
do nothing for you now
Nothing ever happens
It's like nothing ever will

Into the play
This farce if you will
A man with a cure
Plague doctor

You owe me
I saved you
You don't know me, but I you
If you fail me
and I see you
There's no telling
What I'd do

Watch him closely, do just what I do
The tenants in this venture
They'll walk all over you
He's a man of stature
got credentials like a God
So tap into the system
Have a look!
He's nowhere to be found

Like the plague
this man of the world
He's all that you've heard
Plague doctor

You owe me
I saved you
You don't know me, but I you
If you fail me
and I see you
There's no telling
What I'd do
8. Master of My Dreams (3:34)
We might feed you lies
But it's all OK
Keeps you all from going places
What's behind the lies?
You don't wanna know
Leaves you out there in the cold

What is out there?
Let me know
Help me out here
Let me go

You might be what someone
needs to fear
You might be what someone
else holds dear

Doesn't mean that much to me
I'm the master of my dreams

You might need commands
You'll feel right at home
In this world where nothing changes
9. Twisted Kind of Fate (3:45)
Evil is who nothing does
Evil seeks to earn your trust
On your own, alone you must
Meet your twisted fate

Understand
No, nothing lasts forever
Make your stand
Let us take command

Almost standing still
For a second I don't know
Are we stranded here?
Then it's clear to me
I was born to play my part
The hands we're dealt in time all show
Some twisted kind of fate

With every new encounter
and every corner turned
And every time I look outside
I see myself and what I've learned

Understand
No, nothing lasts forever
Promised land
Counterpoint command
10. All Rights Reserved (4:32)
Say could you take some time to fill this out my friend
I know your business and I'd like to lend a hand
I make no promises but, hey, it couldn't hurt
I need your name, address and number
and maybe date of birth

All rise!--Be heard!
Wise up!--We serve!
Bleed you 'til you're good 'n' dead
Take your name and number
and all you've done and said

Self-serving--all deserving
and they told me; "all is fine"
All rights reserved
Preserved for all time
Are my memories,
are my memories still mine?

I spend my waking time searching for myself
Dream of the moment when they've nothing left to say
'Cause what they say I've heard a million times before
There are words behind to hide behind
to tie you up once more
11. A Year With Bloodbound (bonus video; limited digipack) (2:54)
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