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Altered State

TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresProgressive Metal, Djent
Album rating :  85.4 / 100
Votes :  15
Lyrics > T > Tesseract Lyrics (29) > Altered State Lyrics (9)
Submitted by level 8 DeftCrow (2013-10-23)       Last modified by level 8 DeftCrow (2014-01-31)
1. Of Matter - Proxy (5:05)
I'm a surrogate
I'm archetypal and itinerant
I'm your excuse to long
For a superior
I will undertake
I will overcome

Imperfection you will find
Look close enough
Tear off the mask I need
This endeavor is not mine
You subject me to the daggers you conceive
I'm stronger than I was before
Thus you reinforce these walls
I can't fight you anymore
Threatened by the open door
All the chances I ignore
I can't stand still anymore

The day is done
Nothing left to say
Resting head in hands
Wishing I had known my place
To take a stand
The errand of a fool
I'm not to reprimand
I'm here to help you through

Is nothing like it seems?
Living in this sequence, a dream
Is nothing like it seems?
Gather broken shards of self esteem
2. Of Matter - Retrospect (5:33)
Burning bridges as I cower beneath
Trying to salvage the debris
My devotion tied around your waist lest you fall
no one seems to sense the strain
No one seems to know

I don't begin to proclaim that I know
I can't continue down this road

Dwelling on what has come to pass
no force alive will bring it back
I would know
I can feel the pressure getting steeper with every life lost
You hope that I won't see the light of day in time to come
With no conviction founded
Just judgement contorted based on lust
Give me strength
Your assumption brings to a conclusion of no consequence
and I refuse to play into your hands for your appeal

Inadequate, Inadequate
I know
I know
I know
I know
I've hoped
I've hoped
you'll see me
3. Of Matter - Resist (3:40)
Turn back time
Reason why
Break neck speed

Waiting (waiting)
Waning (waning)
Hoping forever

No! I tried to settle bets with my own soul
Bless my lips for the first time before you don't
Gripping to the last touch of your hand I grow to loathe
Hope that you remember just how far I'll go
Spend the rest of my life wishing I'm enough


4. Of Mind - Nocturne (5:50)
You're dehydrated

Your wings are jaded

You're enervated

For what you believe in

You've nearly made it


You're the plague within my dreams
Soaring through an atmosphere of an adequate lack of strength
And we're responsible
The truth is that it will end here
Denial's an impairment of your fear
Can we save us from ourselves?
This is the savior and its form

You can break through
Wake me up
Tell me it's gone
False hope sells lies I won't buy
We are still one
Let's attempt escape
Melancholia will feed
We'll admit defeat
The vox popular will cease
The air is thickening
We are drifting

What's done is done
One more second chance would be enough
Only on the brink can we see so clearly

Wake me up
5. Of Mind - Exiled (8:50)
Turn your back on everything
Banging heads with prophecy
Lavish in uncertainty

Who will I be?
How will I live to tell what I have seen?
Must I endure the hell that comes with the peace?
An equilibrium of god's own release
What does it all mean?
How can he justify?
How can we breathe
When the stagnancy's choking me?
How can we dream?
The nightmare
The reality
How do you sleep at night?

Take this doubt and fear to your grave

This life of stone
The hand of god I'm too tempted to bribe
I'm getting old and growing paralyzed
We're all alone
Until we let our minds take to the skies
Our blood runs cold yet we remain alive

What's the confliction between heart and mind?
How to bridge the void?
Fuse the two in kinship
To understand your prospects and vistas
And yet to see the love here too
It's more than I can do
Vows and pursuits which at best hollow
I remain torn in two

Just seize the moment
Sabotage the lines
Life turns on a dime
Please cease the torment
It's weighing on my mind
The pressure you apply won't hold

Lavish in uncertainty
Turn your back on everything
6. Of Reality - Eclipse (5:03)
I won't deny
My mind has wandered to the other side
Follow the light
The beauty of explosions in the sky

I've breached the silence
I reek of sin
A rift in the forked road I grow to dread
Don't cry to me
I'm not a friend
To those who dwell on the dead

Detox sunrise

There's a crevice in my hope
The scale
The means
The end won't stop overwhelming me
No light at the end of the tunnel
The fear
The doubt
The dark won't cast shadow over me

I'm broken
You're broken

As the crescent grows
As the light returns
Can we face a new beginning?
Such a retrospective obsession
7. Of Reality - Palingenesis (2:46)
What emerges from this seed?
No one's to know
The endless possibilities
Continue to grow
I fight my way through soil and stone
Born to this world
Am I to face it all alone?
In solitude?
Crawling through the furrows deep
I sense the storm waiting for me at the peak
Marching to the drums of

War won't suffice
Will not satisfy
Value your life?
Turn back now while there's time
Change your mind
Find a resolve of peaceful kind
We won't fight only to survive
My back
Your knife
That's the price you have laid upon your lives

I know
It's too late
Can't redeem
My respect

You don't know what it costs
All this work will be lost
You deserve all you get
8. Of Reality - Calabi-Yau (2:01)
9. Of Energy - Singularity (8:21)
Give me your hand
I can save you from the fall
I'm in your shadow
Run until your feet are aching to the bone

I see you looking back at me
As this might be the end of me
Misfortune in my history
And even more awaiting me
Tired of such controversies
Sometimes I long for sweet release
I've found a place that welcomes me
A greener grass and bluer sea
Free from all the sudden grief
No clenching fists no gritting teeth
I feel the freedom as I breathe
A nature and its calm relief

It all comes to life right before your eyes

And I wander through ideals
Reflecting all I know and how it falls into focus
It seems my progression lays behind this wall
So I plant a seed and lead erosion to the wall
And lead erosion to it all

And I'll be here
Looking for purpose in the sun
And I'll be ever here

The horizon bears such a beauty
We'll never know how much we can't see
Your atheist terse solemnity
It bruises me

And it all comes to life
Why do I still feel?
Dead inside
10. Of Energy - Embers (3:36)
I think I've seen a million sights
And then I see that I'm still a child
How could I have been so blind to firmly believe there is no choice
I'm so aware that you are just as equally cauterized as I
Is this for me?
Another flame to tarnish my every chance

Wait inside the fire
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