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The Athenaeum

(2018)
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
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Submitted by level 21 Eagles (2018-04-16)       Last modified by level 21 Eagles (2018-05-31)
1. The Astronomer (5:01)
A storm washes upon my shores
Etching into the weathered cliffs
A salted scar of premonition
That drives me into unyielding winds, searching

A darkened horizon, an uncertain fate
Within the swirling tempest, I find my resolve

Compelled by unknown yearning
I seek its true name
Unmasked, an ally, no controller

Face yourself and your unknown;
The want that drags you in its wake
The struggle that you can’t escape
Face yourself, and yourself alone
Ignite the flame that will guide you
And lead you toward your home

No second chances, no alternate routes
Your spark is a fading star, soon forgotten and cold

Face yourself and your unknown;
The want that drags you in its wake
The struggle that you can’t escape
Face yourself, and yourself alone
Ignite the flame that will guide you
And lead you toward your home
2. The Alchemist (4:44)
Stagnant waters soak the earth
Where I lay, mired in filth
Desolate; my roots can find no purchase
This revival must come from within

Shed your skin, Metamorph

Sculptor of the Aenima; the only thing I truly control
Altered, my self made burdens
slough away, revealing a steadfast truth

Carve into
The calloused surface
And expose
The transformed essence

Reshape the ego
Rewrite the code
Remake myself in this-
My chrysalis
3. The Pathfinder (4:51)
A question of perception;
The lens we all peer through
A forced singular perspective
With death inexorable; lost in the wild
While the pendulum swing remains eternal

Are we made to persist?; the rising of the conscious mind
It’s easier to ignore the infection than to cauterize a wound

My will, my choice, my own decision?
The path I planned, or one of least resistance?

Reflections of myself gaze at me through the eyes of others
A composite truth arisen from thousands of scars

Lay me down in this crucible,
Strip the layers of self away
Melted down into a heart of iron
“Who I am”, the answer I seek

Arise, cast in stone
Weathered, yet well honed

A question of perception;
The lens we all peer through
A forced singular perspective
With death inexorable; lost in the wild
While the pendulum swing remains eternal

When the spiritual light is concentrated in the brain
Everything else must be sinking in the dark
4. The Dream Eater (3:33)
Awake and clear the mists that surround you

I’ve climbed to the top of the mountain
The frigid winds raging at my back

A noble peak among the thousands
That lay in my path, colossi to conquer

Weary and wanting, the traveller’s burden

An astral panorama of all the things I’ve dreamt
Sprawling out before me
beckoning me onward


Resolved, I heed the call
Another trial to endure
With every step I leave a trace
On the pathways I have tread
A tale of determination

Woven into the landscape
Nothing is certain, I have seen

I have seen the events over the horizon
Constructed from mortal pleas
I have seen the events, over the horizon
5. The Watcher (6:06)
Forced above with nowhere to hide
Within my faceless mind
A tragedy of ancient kind
Life beyond death and time
Buried beneath the catacombs
Sealed within the keepers crypt
A self proclaimed prophecy
No escape from reality

Farewell, Dreamer
Always surfing against the clouds
Farewell, Dreamer
Rest easier in the next life

The sky, splintered to pieces
Unbound, barren and faceless

Forced above with nowhere to hide
Within my faceless mind
A tragedy of ancient kind
Life beyond death and time
Buried beneath the catacombs
Sealed within the keepers crypt
A self proclaimed, prophecy
No escape from reality

A beacon of sanity in a universe darkened by despair

Erased while neurons replicate
Constructed from momentary happiness
The cycle repeats
There’s no bliss in this place
6. The Philosopher (4:09)
Shed the mask;
The veil you wear like a second skin
And reveal a persona obscured within

A mind in flux
Questioning boundaries of Its own design,
Seeking to find Alignment with Self
Casting aside the specter of doubt
Aspects, like shards

Refracting the light
Now coalesce and
Give me new sight

I am Thou; Thou art I
Painted in virtue and valor, in sin and strife
A solemn purpose that I define
Standing in defiance against the tides of time

Alight with undying flame
Its tendrils reaching out
To passionately claim
Its prize, shrouded in the dark

Illuminated now
By my fervent gaze

A spirit all-seeing, master of my being

A mind in flux
Questioning boundaries of its own design,
Seeking to find alignment with Self
Casting aside the specter of doubt
Aspects, like shards
Refracting the light
Now coalesce and
Give me new sight
7. The Shapeshifter (4:15)
Within my veins the blood stirs
Coursing through me with wild compulsion
A vessel of ancient instinct

Impulse to conquer; the primal ambition

The wolf has never questioned
The method of his hunt
Zero sum equation - Kill or be killed
He reigns in bestial majesty
No coward’s marrow in his bones
Dominion earned with blood and fang
No challenge to the throne

Sovereign of my fate
I dreamt of a setting sun
And saw the sands of time slip through my grasp
The hour has come to leave my mark
A crude seal drawn into dust

Its jagged lines erode, but they are my own
They are my own.

A legacy, a memory
Remember me
8. The Gatekeeper (5:14)
I’ve planted the seed within myself
Tended to the earth in which it lay
I’ve suffered the ceaseless storm
Determined to uproot what I’ve made

Beset upon this path, lone wanderers
We face the world in isolation
A cruel joke to a species that craves connection
Solipsist confinement
But like two passing stars in the cold of space,
Our gravity can alter our fate
Although our time may be ephemeral,
The brands you leave will remind me

Across the chasm, I’m reaching for you
A spark of light in this lifeless shade
And just for a moment, I can feel you there
The warmth like a memory; I’m not afraid

If you have need, I will find you
Across the rift, I will guide you

As time goes on, we may drift apart
But I still hear you, I can’t lose heart

I won’t forget the words you said
I am in bloom
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