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Extinct Instinct

(1997)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresProgressive Metal
LabelsGiant Electric Pea
Album rating :  91.7 / 100
Votes :  3
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Extinct Instinct Lyrics

(10)
Submitted by level Sathanas
1. Exposed (6:26)
sick of guessing what's behind your eyes
i ask for truth and all i get is lies
the shrinking violet in your flacid mind
thinks he's cool but all you do is whine
and now you stand there and demand your half
when i have given to you all you have

don't make me laugh at that demo play
you're sick and tired of my clever word play
you find it hard doing things my way
you've done your part so tell me why do you stay

i assume your silence is a foil for rage
you can't find words even at your age
the space between us is the cloak you wear
to hide your feelings oh you just won't dare
to reveal the visage that's behind your mask
we have the answers but you just won't ask

don't make me laugh at that passion play
you're sick and tired of my clever word play
you find it hard doing things my way
you've done your part so tell me why do you stay

now i pick up the entrails of another dead affair
i assume the mantle that i knew you could not wear
you never had the confidence to leave yourself exposed
to the gaze of the tiny minds it's my mission to explode

is this more like it can you get into the groove
or are you paralysed still too scared to move
you are naked you are rooted to the spot
i am the walrus and it's clear that you are not
2. Somatography (6:26)
as we sailed through the clouds over plains of emerald green
a million dead unseen we were justifiably proud
they saw the doors opening they saw the smothered ground
they heard the fire ravaging we thrilled at every sound
judges of the night with the calculus of godly might
cause the world to weep as we lay your body down to sleep

how it all tortures endlessly gone tomorrow the same
can you in all humility give all that power a name
when the kiss of a feather has worn the mountain down
in its annual orbit of the sun

when will the suffering cease and do we all deserve our peace
(destiny is but to run)
will our wealth increase when will we all be released
(future's only just begun)

but it was not always like this now i gaze with jaundiced eyes
on the fruit of our exploitation i stop to wonder why
where has it all gone all the time that we won
all our lives and all of this waste

when will the suffering cease and do we all deserve our peace
(destiny is but to run)
will our wealth increase when will we all be released
(future's only just begun)
3. Eat The Unicorn (10:06)
give me a place to stand and i will move the world
give me the right to speak and see my flag unfurled
the gods of war and the generous whore
give me life in this tinsel town
but the shit i eat and the people i meet
make me want to bring this curtain down

in the night time the shadows fall and i retire to lay down
the twisted chains and losses and gains of war
it's the right time to speak in rhyme of the fire gods that lay down
read between all the shadows i've seen and more

i am falling down closer to the ground
(give to me your fairest deeds)
teardrops are rising
tell me where you're bound i will follow now
(i am he your fairy steed)
teardrops are falling

nightmare is coming and i hear the drumming
of demons in the night
the space where my heart was is claimed by the servants
of my subconscious flight
the wings that i fly on are taking me into
the underworld tonight
where i perceive all my wildest dreams where i
bring them all to life

all that stands before breaking human lore
(i'm your wildest fantasy)
teardrops are running

nightmare is coming and i hear the drumming
of demons in the night
the space where my heart was is claimed by the servants
of my subconscious flight
the wings that i fly on are taking me into
the underworld tonight
where i perceive all my wildest dreams where i
bring them all to life

unicorn so wild and free, balm my eyes carry me home
teardrops are drying

nightmare is coming and i hear the drumming
of demons in the night
the space where my heart was is claimed by the servants
of my subconscious flight
the wings that i fly on are taking me into
the underworld tonight
where i perceive all my wildest dreams where i
bring them all to life
4. Forever (4:35)
i woke to find you by my side
you gave your heart to keep it alive
the love that you bring me is shining within me

just another dream
nothing ever seems to look the same anymore
and you're not coming home because it's
just another dream
and i could stay alone forever

you play your game like nobody loses
you know the way so why don't you use it
i need you beside me but you keep on hiding

just another dream
nothing ever seems to look the same anymore
and you're not coming home because it's
just another dream
and i could stay alone forever
forever

long nights and lonely days
i'll burn the candle always

just another dream
nothing ever seems to look the same anymore
you're not coming home because it's
just another dream
and i could stay alone forever
5. Virtual Isolation (5:33)
we long for a place of constant perfection
where action and outcome have exclusive protection
like in a dream of the waking mind
life with a freedom that is so hard to find
i cannot dream no more, my mind is a blank

virtuality, electrons running round my brain
virtuality, cybersex without the pain
virtuality, life can never be the same
virtuality, rock and roll without the fame

i am wired into the electronic drain
my mind is part of a gigantic mainframe
melding my consciousness with input so profound
relying on program for every sight and sound
i cannot dream no more, my mind is a blank

virtuality, electrons running round my brain
virtuality, cybersex without the pain
virtuality, life can never be the same
virtuality, rock and roll

cd rom drive me far away
hard discoveries in hyperspace
don't delete me i am no sprite
girlfriend's fat agnes chip burning bright
i have immersed myself in the isolation tank

virtuality, electrons running round my brain
virtuality, cybersex without the pain
virtuality, life can never be the same
virtuality, rock and roll
6. The Whispering (7:50)
close your eyes and tell me what you find
don't you here the voices in your mind
where have all your lovers gone, the friends you thought you counted on
passed away like shadows lost with time

i gave you all your life to make a choice
from time to time i know you heard my voice
it wasn't just for information, i desired your conversation
all you did was drown me out with noise

when i said go you wouldn't go
i gave my hand but every time you never want to know

and so you turned away, the seasons reached their end
it took you all your days to keep me from your head
the night grew dark your eyes grew black
and soon there'll be no turning back again

are you swimming through a myriad
of spiritual decisions
are they whispering sweet nothing while they
drown you with derision
out of sight but in your mind
they're calling out they're pulling you away
deep inside you know what's right
but slowly you're believing what they say

if they said go would you go

are you orbiting the rainbow do you live to be in trances
are you lost in paranoia did you take too many chances
parasites and soul-destroyers ready for your life to drift away
deep inside they steal your mind and slowly you're repeating what they say

if they said go would you go

when every country's gone to war every dream has hit the floor
when every gene has split in two and every breath has poisoned you
only then you'll understand none of this is what i planned
but giving you the right to choose meant some of you would have to lose

when every lake is parched and dry when all pollution kills the sky
when every soul has gone it's way and every heart is old and grey
maybe then you'll understand somewhere on your wounded land
you heard my voice but chose to turn away
7. Lake of Despond (6:22)
i get flashes of reality quickly consumed
in the fog of existence and the thoughts i exhumed
are lost to the grasping fingers of understanding
a dancing light on the edge of my sight
that teases me through the futility of life
and torments my slumbering mind into action

this is not a lethal wait but it can be a kind of deception
vanity is a heavy weight fuelled by a constant rejection

no rational perception of the meaning sustained
i have no pain to measure but the concept remains
high and illusive a briefly glimpsed bright
hall of awareness where my soul is in flight
a strong evolution of humanity's ground
a large inhalation of both meaning and sound
based on a primitive urge of exploration

this is not a lethal wait but it can be a kind of deception
vanity is a heavy weight fuelled by a constant rejection

they say that music is the window of the soul
look through the frosted pane at the melody of my heart
i am the dreamer yes i am the only one
i have been victim of obsession from the start
she came then to me in a cloud of tension
disguised by perfume of lovers affection
maintained a silence kind of rejection
nervous of feelings she was just too scared to mention
but i was staring deep into the lake of despondency

nihilistic nightmare on which i've embarked
my soul is exposed to the truth that is stark
and no one can help me solving this rare conundrum
but the world goes on spinning the sun comes again
washes fear from my memory clears doubt from my brain
the awesome eye sweeps past into the distance

this is not a lethal wait but it can be a kind of deception
vanity is a heavy weight fuelled by a constant rejection
8. Clear (3:22)
as a child i recall i had once believed
i would die before i reached seventeen
seventeen i remember i faced the truth
when i understood your prophecy was confused
when all is done there is little that can guide everyone along
the faltered line you mumbled on the day you left us behind

nothing is clear though you promised me you'd be here
you promised me
nothing is clear though you promised me
you promised me that you'd be here
nothing is clear though you promised me you'd be here
you promised me
though nothing was clear

as a child hope is what keeps us young
like a fuel it will burn until you are strong
if you're weak you'll never see past the day
like a cynic you will probably feel betrayed
if one thing's clear there is certainly little of value here
and when we die inevitably we're leaving all this behind

nothing is clear though you promised me you'd be here
you promised me
nothing is clear though you promised me
you promised me that you'd be here
nothing is clear though you promised me you'd be here
you promised me
though nothing was clear
9. Life Flow (6:01)
don't look down upon the atmosphere
wings of stealth are broken dreams
don't look back upon your learned years
you seem blind to what you've seen
now i see how far the ground
has fallen down and round and round

time is a river and life flows away
into the valley of dreams you've made
soon i'll be surfing that cold astral plane
where the dreams and the nightmares are one and the same

don't look now upon your history
dead end streets of futures spurned
don't look up to all you wish to be
winding path of your sojourn
can you see how far the ground
has fallen down and round and round

time is a river and life flows away
into the valley of dreams you've made
soon i'll be surfing that cold astral plane
where the dreams and the nightmares are one and the same
10. Part Of The Chaos (10:30)
trying to make an impression on the world
like throwing rocks into the sea
trying to bring to my surroundings a subtle piece of me
every action we bring to this life can it change reality
even if it's an opposite force will it bring equality
we all retain these futile gestures
like some common held belief
but as the waves return my mote
it brings me only slight relief

the wings of the butterfly have stirred the forest air
and i have made a miniscule contribution
an element in the sum of the parts of the ultimate solution
inside the seventh iteration the flaws of order are revealed
no straight lines no simple answers the laws of symmetry repealed

like rocks in the waters of the stream of our existence
we cling to the mortality and awareness of ourselves
what place would we be swept to
if we had the strength to let go
and let the waters take us to wherever they may flow

just part of the chaos, spinning around me
just part of the chaos, part of the synergy of life
just part of the chaos, rising above me
just part of the chaos

are we delivered to the edge of some far forgotten shore
are we engulfed amongst the waves
are our notes added to the score
the symphony continues though it has no shape or form we'll never
change its course forever just breath against the storm

just part of the chaos, spinning around me
just part of the chaos, part of the synergy of life
just part of the chaos, rising above me
just part of the chaos

our crazy minds insist on bringing order to the world
our systems see confusion in a dark cyclonic swirl
the anarchy of nature can't be tamed by you or i
we'll never understand her patterns it's dangerous to try

just part of the chaos, spinning around me
just part of the chaos, part of the synergy of life
just part of the chaos, rising above me
just part of the chaos
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