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Critical Mass

(2002)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresProgressive Metal
LabelsInsideOut Music
Album rating :  91 / 100
Votes :  6
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Critical Mass Lyrics

(8)
Submitted by level Sathanas
1. Phenomenon (5:28)
Safe from all the hurting safe from all the lies
Locked myself away now blindfold on my eyes
Lost in your predictions fiction from the stars
Bound to be your destiny you know who you are

Someone stopped the starlight loosened up the ties
Now the door is open open like my eyes

So if the sky's about to fall i'll still be up there flying
It's just the fear of what's in store that ever stops you trying
And if the storm throws you around it only makes you stronger
But when the stars come crashing down it's a phenomenon

Scared of all your visions scared of all you hear
Thought you'd bring security but all you brought was fear
Someone stopped the starlight brought me back to life
Set me free from your deceit threw away the lies

So if the sky's about to fall i'll still be up there flying
It's just the fear of what's in store that ever stops you trying
And if the storm throws you around it only makes you stronger
But when the stars come crashing down it's a phenomenon

I don't want many things just a chance to spread my wings
Don't know what the future brings but I want to be there

Someone stopped the starlight loosened up the ties
Now the door is open open like my eyes

So if the sky's about to fall i'll still be up there flying
It's just the fear of what's in store that ever stops you trying
And if the storm throws you around it only makes you stronger
But when the stars come crashing down it's a phenomenon
2. Choices (8:19)
Each new life killing time
They must wait can't escape
Clinging on each sad song
Swells the throng millions strong

Unaware if they care
Am I real if I feel?

I'm looking past the edge of you and all I see is black
What you steal is energy and you won't give it back
Intimidate interrogate poor you remain aloof
The drama of your misery played out since your youth

Waiting for the first insight

How can I explain my kingdom remains?
If I die again the choices

I'm looking for coincidence before it gets too late
I've been in this rut for so long I'm starting to stagnate
I need to find a way out soon I really have to try
Is it possible to be alive not noticing you've died?

Waiting for the first insight

How can I explain? my kingdom remains
If I die again the choices

You're ever so clever and if you're not clever
You'll never get into heaven again

Searching for the tenth insight

How can I explain my kingdom remains?
If I die again the choices
3. Falling Away (6:54)
There's a fire by the wayside
And it burns so bright
As the smoke rolls over us
We think that we're bathing in light
As we tend to our gardens
The world is growing wild
But we live in our tiny heads
And can't see past our own tiny minds

As we turn away from heaven's bright sun
To earth's dark star

We're powerless we're paranoid
We'll never know what we destroyed
We're arrogant so ignorant
We're falling falling away

So we stop by the wayside
And we think we're smart
We vote for the pretty ones
And curse when the world falls apart
And we swear we'll do better
But the sky's about to fall
So the smoke rolls over us
And we are doing nothing at all

We turned away from heaven's bright sun
So here we are

We're powerless we're paranoid
We'll never know what we destroyed
We're arrogant so ignorant
We're falling falling away

We're breaking we're stalling
We're drifting we're falling
We're headstrong for so long
We're always falling away
4. Fragmentation (6:34)
We are fragmented
Clinging on to a concept known as how
Drifting through dimensions
In a place which we call now

Simply unaware
Of what goes on above beyond and before
Behind us fly the ragged fragments
Of what should have been much more

Been much more
So unsure
Opening doors

Separate entities in ebb and flow
Fragmentation
Diverse quantities behind us show
Fragmentation

We thought that we would live forever
Now we're mortals like the rest
We were lion hearted fighters
Who were never put to the test

Can't foresee the end but it's round the bend
And it's putting us to flight
I would go with you if you asked me to
And you're frightened that I might

I just might
Souls in flight
Just not right

Separate entities in ebb and flow
Fragmentation
Diverse quantities behind us show
Fragmentation

Half of a fantasy but I never got
Half of the fanta see? but I never got
Half of the fans to see but I never got
Half of the van to sing but I never got
No I never ever never got
Half of the fantasy but I never got
Half of the band to see but I never got
Half of the fans to sing but I never got
Half of the royalties no I never got

It's time to reconvene the wolf pack
And gather these disparate parts
And to exorcise the maniac
And separate these scars

Let my blood flow fast
And neutralise the yearning in my heart
Let my spirit fill with energy
Like its waiting for the start

For the start
A broken heart
Torn apart

Separate entities in ebb and flow
Fragmentation
Diverse quantities behind us show
Fragmentation
5. Echoes Of Life (8:56)
Everything's gone out of control silently sliding away
Destiny's end is calling again the future was yesterday
Visions of light fade in my eyes energy falls from my hands
Faint in the night echoes of life drown in the day's demands
How did I get so stranded

Here I am built a house on the sand
And I know I've been slipping away too fast
Slipping away

I caught a glimmer of what could be
Another future a possibility
But just a blink and it was gone
And I was staring back at me
Forever dreaming of what to do
Never achieving I never see it through
Don't want to live like yesterday
This time my dreams are coming true

The clouds are rolling by there's purpose in the sky
I'm rooted to the ground procrastinating
The sun's about to set and nothing's happened yet
Don't want to close my eyes I'm tired of waiting

Lost in the safety of modern times
Nobody tells you to read between the lines
So you could stumble in the dark
Or you could open up your eyes

The clouds are rolling by there's purpose in the sky
I'm rooted to the ground procrastinating
The sun's about to set and nothing's happened yet
Don't want to close my eyes I'm tired of waiting
I'm tired of waiting

I caught a glimmer of what could be
Another future a new reality
I'm going to chase it through the night
I'm going to bring it back to me

The clouds are rolling by there's purpose in the sky
I'm rooted to the ground procrastinating
The sun's about to set and nothing's happened yet
Don't want to close my eyes I'm tired of waiting
I'm tired of waiting

Here I am built a house on the sand
And I know I've been slipping away too fast
Slipping away

Visions of light fade in my eyes energy falls from my hands
Faint in the night echoes of life drown in the day's demands
How can I stop them from slipping away
6. Round And Round (5:26)
Can't rely on reality
Things ain't what they appear to be
When you visit please don't forget
The fragile mess of this nervous wreck

Who of you feels he's been here before?

Now I've been here twelve times or more
Life's becoming a bit of a bore
If the ceiling speaks please don't complain
He might just make me go back, round again

Who of you feels he's been here before?

Round and round and round again

The first million years
They were the worst
The second million years
They were the worst as well

Please don't ask 'cuz I can't explain
Why I keep coming back again
Maybe it's 'cuz when I roll the dice
I never get to throw "afterlife"

Who of you feels he's been here before?

Round and round and round
7. Avalon (4:45)
You lived the life you dreamed the dream
You built the wall that stands between
Blocked out the light that gave you hope
Withdrew your words before you spoke
You watched the world slip out of your hands

And you laughed and you cried
And that made it all worthwhile
And you hoped and you prayed
That your world would never change
But all that it's become
Is Avalon

You made your home where kings have died
There's no romance now you've seen the light
You thought you'd found the land of dreams
Sometimes a paradise is not what it seems
You watched the world slip out of your hands

And you laughed and you cried
And that made it all worthwhile
And you hoped and you prayed
That your world would never change
But all that it's become
Is Avalon

All that remains are memories and lies
Nothing stays the same

And you laughed and you cried
And that made it all worthwhile
And you hoped and you prayed
That your world would never change
But all that it's become
Is Avalon
8. Critical Mass (Part I, II, III) (13:35)
[Part One: fission]

Atom by atom gaining a few
Collapsing and waxing and building anew
Eleven dimensions curled up so tight
Time and space one thing the speed limit light

Neutron and proton collapsing afresh
More complex carbons creating the flesh
Super string membranes dark matter burst
Pulling together our universe

Strange, charm and gluons imploding again
All of this matter formed into men

Energy everywhere and no drop to drink
Each generation a chain in the link
Science has helped us in getting this far
The road has run out so get out of the car

We're approaching the critical mass

What will become of the spirit of man?
What is the story and how does it end?
Where are the boundaries and where are the doors?
Who are the heroes for fighting this war?

How did I meet you and why have we spent
Our lives together, why were we sent?
I know that I've lived with you twelve times before
We're growing together, but what is it for?

We're approaching the critical mass

What will become of the spirit of man?
What is the story and how does it end?
Where are the boundaries and where are the doors?
Who are the heroes for fighting this war?

This means war

[Part Two: Fusion]
[Instrumental]

[Part Three: Lucky]

I've only just found it
It's slippin' away and there's nothing I can do
I've only just found it
It's slippin' away and there's nothing I can do

I don't pray so i'll have to stay lucky
I don't pray so i'll have to stay lucky

I was dead I was alive
I've been everyone in this life
I was alive I was dead
I've heard everything ever said

But...
I've only just found it
It's slippin' away and there's nothing I can do
I've only just found it
It's slippin' away and there's nothing I can do

I don't pray so i'll have to stay lucky
I don't pray so i'll have to stay lucky

I was awake I was asleep
I never had anything that I could keep
I was asleep I was awake
I never broke anything I couldn't make

But...
I've only just found it
It's slippin' away and there's nothing I can do
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