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A Manifesto for Domination

(2008)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresProgressive Metal
LabelsNightmare Records
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A Manifesto for Domination Lyrics

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1. Intro (1:35)
2. A Manifesto for Domination (4:32)
When given the chance I can do no less
Than dominate with every breath
I will take hold with an iron will
To grab your sold, and hold it still

A pillar of strength in my darkest hour
When a handful of faith is all I can gather
The cares of this world break me down in waves
A moment of silence, for this I pray

A manifesto
A statement of being
For domination
What is, and what will be

Holding on to the sheer cliff wall
Nothing below me to break my fall
I claw and I scratch with bloodied nails
In spite of the pain, I refuse to fail

When given the chance
When given the chance
When given the chance
I can do no less
3. Blind Eyes to the Sky (4:17)
Take all that belongs to me
Pin me to the wall, until I beg for mercy
Take all that which once was mine
Leave me here with the Hell in my mind
Straight jacket, it binds so tight
Bound and gagged and helpless
Just like a little child
How many blades will fit in my back?
I reach around and it cuts off my hand

[Chorus:]
My blind eyes, they search the sky
My blind eyes, they’re open wide

Deaf, dumb and lobotomized
Stare at the wall through dim, dull eyes
I’m overcome by the stench of filth
So dazed and wasted, I don’t realize
Strayed from the path I was taught so well
My deadlights shine but I’ve lost my way
The long silence has sealed my fate
Fall to the ground, now forever still

[Chorus:]
My blind eyes, they search the sky
My blind eyes, they’re open wide

Blind eyes are open wide
4. The Hidden (5:38)
If I told you what I've been thinking
And showed you what these eyes have seen
If I whispered what I’ve been hearing
Would you think less of me?

I think you would
I think you would

I think you would – You’d think less of me
I think you would – Yeah

I think you would,
I think you would, my friend
You’d think less of me
You would think less of me
As we cling
To the hidden

If I take you to where I want to be
A castaway out on an open sea
Clinging to beams, yeah struggling
Would you think less of me?
Can’t put up the front much longer
My insides are trying to spill out
Sold out for a bag of silver
In whatever form it had to take
5. Disconnected (4:16)
Have I seen you for the last time
Seems to me it’s been a lifetime
If a single day is a thousand years
Then a thousand lifetimes won’t ease the fears

Promises broken
Words never spoken
Fruit left to wither on the vine

The way you left me here
You seem so far away
They way you left me here
I’ll never see you again

Dream without waking
A lifetime of taking
Convinced you’ll turn water to wine

Turn and run boy
As the sun begins to fade
Keep searching for tomorrow
Try to forget about yesterday
Everything is left behind
Nothing left to try and say
Don’t even bother
To try and clean the mess you’ve made

In the absence of all you’ve known
How can anything be right
As the world takes its toll
Lost like a shadow in the night
6. Deliver the Suffering (5:30)
The rage like a ten ton weight
Crushing down upon me
You wield your will like a hammer
But it’s the last you’ll see of me

My sight going through that door
Yeah, the memory haunts me
Feast on my misery while you can
It’s the last you’ll speak of me

And it’s another shakedown
And I can’t breathe
Seems like the tables are turned now
I will deliver the suffering

It’s another shakedown
Squeeze me until I can’t breathe
As I fight for my dying breath
Yeah, it’s the last you’ll hear of me

The wild horse that you cannot capture
The death that you still breathe
It’s the stench of bitter regret
It’s the last you’ll smell of me

And when they have you where they want you
You know there’s nothing you can do
And when they do with you what they will
Your only friend is the suffering

It’s another shakedown
Squeeze me until I can’t breathe
It’s another shakedown
I will deliver the suffering
7. Powderburn (4:43)
You fought your whole life
Just to make it this far
Now there’s nothing left of you
Just a powderburn that tells it all

Guess the struggle was too much
Your reach further than your grasp
In the void of the moment
Your weakness catches up with you at last

You had it all
In the prime of your life
But where are you now?
You’re gone

Taste the steel inside your mouth
You can’t take it anymore
Isn’t this what you always wanted?
You say goodbye anyway

You had it all
In the prime of your life
But where are you now?
You’re gone now
8. A Thousand Points of Night (5:29)
Welcome to my world
Danger lurks at every corner
Enter at your peril
Because the darkness enshrouds you, yeah

You find yourself in a world of hurt
Thorns and barbed wire surround you
It sinks its teeth inside you
You’re gone, and you wonder why

Underneath a darkened sky
(Underneath a darkened sky)
We search for a thousand points of light
A thousand points of light

Enter the scarlet daybreak
An epiphany of sorts
Ascend to wakefulness while
Scars from those thorns remain

I confide in mine for a sign by design
Look for a taste to erase the shame on my face
Listen for that word I’d heard, it cuts to the heart of me
Scrape the boils from my skin, I’ve been foiled again

I’ve been foiled again

Underneath a darkened sky
(Underneath a darkened sky)
We search for a thousand points of light
(A thousand points of light)
Pushing through, pushing through to daybreak
(May your suffering remain)
All we gain are a thousand points of night

A thousand points of night
9. Communicate With the Violence (4:12)
If not for what once was
If not for this broken dream
If not for this wretched luck
If not for what you did to me

Voices speak in the silence
Your infirmity cripples you
In the depths of the darkness
It whispers out, it calls your name

Communicate with the violence
Cold fingers claw at you
Shots ring in the silence
Old man death is coming after you

If not for this sense of failure
If not for this crippling pain
If not for this lack of execution
If not for what I think you did to me

If not for these closed eyes
If not for these ringing ears
If not for my lack of substance
And if not for my fear

Shaking off the signs
Refuse to hear the wisdom
And how can you justify
In your self-imposed prison?

Shaking off the signs…
10. I Fought the World (4:34)
Daybreak pierces the night
Awakening, prepare
For whiplash, backstab

I feel so betrayed
Another victim in this game
The battle’s fought, and not it’s won
Don’t have the strength to carry on

I fought the world today
And lived to die another
The journey home’s so long and cold
And I feel so alone

Sunset melts into the sky
Another day, not questioning
Dead man, last stand
So alone…

I’ll live to die another day
I fought the world
11. The Lonely Road (5:28)
Nothing personal, he said
But it cut me to the bone
Nothing vengeful he explained
But it turned my heart to stone

It’s a decade thrown away
And never to return
The bridge that lay between us
Now blackened, charred and burned

When you walk down that lonely road
You can never come back home
When you reach the bitter end
When you walk down that lonely road
You can never come back home
When you’ve reached the bitter end
You’ll pray to God for a friend

The blood rests upon your hands
The writing carved upon the stone
Another message in a bottle
Drifting on and on

For a friend…
12. Physician, Heal Thyself (6:22)
I cut you off…

A walking contradiction
I’ve grown so tired of your lies
A realized premonition
I knew it all the time, all the time

The truth, it lies beneath you
Why can’t you look me in the eye
I know you’re only human
But still these accusations fly – they fly

Like a human soapbox
You just can’t control your mouth
There’s a virus in your mind

A walking contradiction
I’ve grown so tired of your lies
A realized premonition
I knew it all the time, all the time

And you hear me say…

You betrayed me – I cut you off
You closed your mind – I pretend you’re not here
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