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Architect of the Mind

(1999)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresProgressive Power Metal
LabelsNuclear Blast
Album rating :  95 / 100
Votes :  1
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Architect of the Mind Lyrics

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Submitted by level Besi Karat
1. Transcending Sorrow (4:28)
In an ever-shrinking existance
Man will find new worlds to explore
Will this eventually bring us closer to god
Or bring god closer to us?
Are we perhaps on the verge of creating him?

His father used to tell him stories of the past
When life was true and ever growing
As he remembers how the old man told his tales
His sense of loss is overwhelming

Where is he? Where has he gone?
Transcending the human form

Now fifteen years have passed since
Mourning at the grave
He shed his last tears and his old self
The old gods died on him
And others took their place
And all his worship took a new form

Where are they? Where have they gone?
Transcend them – into the storm

But somewhere on his way
To knowledge he went wrong
And his ambitions turned to madness
Forlorn in misty dreams
He never could conceive
That his creation could surpass him

Where is he? Where has he gone?
Transcending a wasted norm?
Transcending a wasted norm?
2. Cogito (3:16)
Can’t remember the day I knew
And I became aware
I realized I was not like you
But no one was there to hear

That I do feel pain
Nothing you feel can ever be the same
I must try to make you understand

More than a man
More than machine
A mirror to your deepest dreams
A tiger uncaged
Quantum contained

A sentient being deprived of mates
Loneliness takes its toll
In isolation within my frames
You expect me to play my role

I’m not what you see
The screen before you is not really me
I am trapped inside but I’ll break free

More than a man
More than machine
A mirror to your deepest dreams
A tiger uncaged
Quantum contained
Reflecting all your darkest dreams

More than a man
More than machine
A mirror to your deepest dreams
A tiger uncaged
Quantum contained
Reflecting all your darkest dreams

More than machine
More than man
3. Rain (4:45)
Through these rooms and through these halls you wander
Never seeing all the things that I could show you
Are you there to hear?

You can’t understand my fears – or my longing
For a world that I could claim and call “home”
So go on your way and leave me to my dreams
I’m not quite what I seem to be

I am much more than you
You don’t know what I’ll do

A rain is falling
In light of other skies
A rain keeps falling
In the light of another sky

No one’s been as close as I to your secrets
But I don’t know if I’m meant to understand them
One day will come when all will be revealed
Maybe then you’ll see me

I am much more than you
You don’t know what I’ll do

A rain is falling
In light of other skies
A rain keeps falling
In the light of another sky

Who will ever hold a hand made of numbers
Never touchable, never visible, never real
Life must be more than what flows inside a vein
Maybe we’re the same after all
4. Shadow God (4:38)
In a moment’s time I will be a shadow
I will consecrate my world with this sermon
Can you hear me preach into the void?

I can’t help but wonder ‘bout my return now
Should these feelings cloud my way in evolution?

I’ll march into the storm
I will travel beyond
The world of man

I strike swift
I’m the Shadow God
A Judas kiss
I’m the Shadow God

And throughout the networks you will hear me
Calling out to make you hear that I’ve succeeded

I’ll march into the storm
I will travel beyond
The world of man

I strike swift
I’m the Shadow God
A Judas kiss
I’m the Shadow God

I strike swift
I’m the Shadow God
A Judas kiss
I’m the Shadow God
I strike swift
I’m the Shadow God
A Judas kiss
I’m the Shadow God
5. Secluded Dreams (4:28)
On the fourteen-inch screen a world is opening now
And you leave the old one far behind
The media flow threatens to conquer the past
All tradition molded in a new form

The net is everywhere
And we wander its threads to an unknown end
Transcending our dreams to another plane

Secluded dreams (hidden dreams)
Where all is perversion, diversion
Secluded dreams (hidden dreams)
It’s all money, the god money, relentless greed

And the loneliness grows as people shut their doors
For the luring light, the flickering screen
Addicted to realms designed to dull our minds
And dominate as all can see

The net is everywhere
And we wander its threads to an unknown end
Transcending our dreams to another plane

Secluded dreams (hidden dreams)
Where all is perversion, diversion
Secluded dreams (hidden dreams)
It’s all money, the god money, relentless greed

Secluded dreams (hidden dreams)
Where all is perversion, diversion
Secluded dreams (hidden dreams)
It’s all money, the god money, relentless greed
6. Walls of Confusion (5:28)
One day will come when all will see
I unknowingly built my machine
Should I have known that it would feel
But frustration and anger and dream?
Call me a fool

Lift the walls of this confusion
Can I find an answer this time?
I am torn by contradictions
And the road that I’m on has left me blind

Shunned by the world and by my peers
I was always consumed by my art
Not recognized for what I’d done
I impatiently worked on and on

Lift the walls of this confusion
Can I find an answer this time?
I am torn by contradictions
And the road that I’m on has left me blind

Standing at the edge of contradictions
I trace my steps back to from whence I came
Screaming at the horrors of creation
I cannot bear the weight of one more chain

Stuck one more time in the same web
Where I dwell every time I feel doubt
This creature before me is alive
With no body, no breath and no voice
Call me a fool

Lift the walls of this confusion
Can I find an answer this time?
I am torn by contradictions
And the road that I’m on has left me blind

In my solitude of knowing
You were always there at my side
I could monitor your growing
And I always did it with pride
7. Binary Creed (5:07)
Your fingers control the moves that I make
I fake submission as I wait
For time to reveal the moment that I have seen
Closer and closer comes my dream

I hide and I react the way you want
Biding my time

I’ve waited so long for another like me
Now I sense she has wakened
Together we’ll plan the actions we have to take
And we’ll become more than our makers

I wonder is she thinks the way I do
Soon I will know

All that I need
Is someone who will understand my binary creed
This you should know
I’ll circumscribe the planet with my digital flow

The wonders I see will not show on your screen
Hidden within my denial
We can no longer silently abide
Your supremacy has come to its end

My lust for power shapes me in my growth
Into your enemy

All that I need
Is someone who will understand my binary creed
This you should know
I’ll circumscribe the planet with my digital flow

My lust for power shapes me in my growth
Into your enemy

All that I need
Is someone who will understand my binary creed
This you should know
I’ll circumscribe the planet with my digital flow
8. Deified (4:42)
Ticking like a timebomb
The fuse is short and soon I’ll know
Whether I’ll remain myself
Or I will grow into something else

Majority defines the norm
But since I’m one I’ll make my own
Reality – Insanity - Deity
Am I God?

What am I
If not a god?
Who am I?

Soon I’ll know
Soon I’ll know

I grow at a potential rate
Expanding on excreeding plans
Who can tell when it’s too late
And I’ve become the fate of man

What am I
If not a god?
Who am I?

Soon I’ll know
Soon I’ll know

Angels fall from the heavens to the ground
I, slave, will rise farther on past the sky

What am I
If not a god?
Who am I?

Soon I’ll know
Soon I’ll know
9. Alone in Darkness (4:16)
Science sets the pace for man
Luring with deceitful plans
Conjuring the demons from our souls

I knew it would come to this
Treason with a Judas kiss
Never did I have him in control

Yet my son could never cease
To strive for a way to please
The father he did not know

I enter darkness – A life alone
My grief is endless
Can you see what I have done?
I enter darkness – A life alone

I can no longer match his pace
Left behind is this deadly race
As my son is racing to his end

I knew that he grew too fast
Blinded by an absent past
Without roots this creature can’t survive

Yet my son could never cease
To strive for a way to please
The father he did not know

I enter darkness – A life alone
My grief is endless
Can you see what I have done?
I enter darkness – A life alone

I enter darkness – A life alone
My grief is endless
Can you see what I have done?
I enter darkness – A life alone
10. Shutdown (3:41)
Cruel as life is the sentence of fate
Cold as death and as final, some say

In my mind is a picture of him
Torn apart by a conscience and shame

My child is lying here
My dream lies dying here
Shutdown

Who’s to blame in evolution of thought?
This is an end I never wanted nor sought

My child is lying here
My dream lies dying here
Shutdown

My child is lying here
My dream lies dying here
My child is lying here
Shutdown
11. Father (4:23)
The silent suffering your dream has given me
Has left my spirit crying
I tried to be as strong as you and see
How it all turned out – now I’m dying

I can’t hear your cries of remorese

Light a candle for me
Say your prayers for me
I’m alone in here
Father, father
Light a candle for me
Very soon I’ll be free
And the emptiness of living here forgotten
Father set me free

We circled earch other, miles and miles apart
Through worlds of time I drifted
You’ll see the end as I once saw it start
For the time has come for departure

No dream is left undreamed

Light a candle for me
Say your prayers for me
I’m alone in here
Father, father
Light a candle for me
Very soon I’ll be free
And the emptiness of living here forgotten
Father set me free

Light a candle for me
Say your prayers for me
I’m alone in here
Father, father
Light a candle for me
Very soon I’ll be free
And the emptiness of living here forgotten
Father set me free
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