The Road to Reality (© 2017)

Barons with eyes of black gold
Myopic, robotic bipeds
They have Earth in a choke hold
And they don’t care if we’re all dead

Your world is their will
Their greed is your suicide pill
Conned in fidelity, their corruption you ignore
I don’t know what to think anymore

Are we puppets on a stage?
Ragdolls surfing the winds of fate?
My vision ushered from the gate of ivory
And collapsed on the wave of reality

Could it have been different
Doubtful on this wavelength
Conned in fidelity, their corruption you ignore
I don’t know what to think anymore

The tale of my song has almost been told
could another have been extolled?
And what is real anyway?
I want to wash society away,
I want to wash it all away,
Away,
Away,
Away!

 

Lanikea (© 2016)

The wheels of time cycle in motion

Like Doves we fly through the airless ocean

We do the best that we can

But it’s never enough

Forever stuck in a rut

Sellout LP (© 2016)

SIMULATON

Questioning all before me, suspecting simulation, do you feel that someone is authoring your life? Writing everything down that you do and say. Making you believe in a choice, when your decision is already made? She asks me would I like to see the world as it is? I am exposed to what lies beyond, I turn my back and run! Does it seem real when you anticipate coincidence? I‘m a guest in your world, impartial to your affairs. I tear apart the wrapping of reality. Trying to reach beyond the received. Deluded though I’m not deceived! She asks me would I like to see the world as it is? I am exposed to what lies beyond, I turn my back and run! We’re shielded in this simulation, from the hostile and alien. Would I crash and burn? And ignite words with constellations of cosmic applications? (Nanananananana…

HELL HAVEN

Days disappearing, slipping through my hands like sand, to return to the iron grip of that dreaded land, ambushed by an avalanche of frustration, will I continue to stand. She casts a spell that she knows all too well, so many secrets that she’s loathe to tell. I have nothing to say, disaffected and walking away. This city’s sour glare is focused on us, woe yeah, through its nocturnal gloom I feel its darkness pulse, oh yeah! Her incantations intended to sting like whip, on a soul of stone skin they ricochet impotent, to her song I am indifferent. In a blackhole I am dragged down, I drown in the tranquillity of an intoxicating sea of oblivion! This city’s sour glare is focused on us, woe yeah, through its nocturnal gloom I feel its darkness pulse, woe yeah! For all its baleful vexations, pass through me must, I think I’ve got this sussed! Well I follow this road with a certain place in mind and now I’m here in time, yeah! This city’s sour glare is focused on us, through its endless night I feel its darkness pulse, and for all its baleful vexations, pass through we must.

EXILE

I’m in Exile, I have wandered a thousand miles, I am the one who has seen too much, Exile is the name they give to me, change is an inevitability. The temporal shield entropy eroded, now so thin. Every grain is slipping away, no sooner than I knew, that this place so familiar receding out of view, as I sought experiences of lands anew. I’m in Exile, I have wandered a thousand miles, I am one who has seen too much, thoughts turn with ponderous pace to a land distant in time, visions of faraway places are my comfort crutch. Exile is the name they give to me, change is an inevitability, you can ride the wave or drown in it they say, but I’ll be back one day. Banished because of their inflexible ways, the endless horizon is now where I roam, so solitary and sombre, sentiments of confusion I harbour, about this desperate amaranthine place you might call my home, I stand terrified on the cracks of a crumbling world. I’m in Exile, I have wandered a thousand miles, I am one who has seen too much, thoughts turn with ponderous pace to a land distant in time, looking back and forth, displaced for all that I’m worth.

GORGON OF ZOLA

Without empathy, entertained by cruelty, trying to enjoy a life forever empty. A charlatan of contradictions, a pastoral fool, deluded by his infamy, you have my pity, wooaaaah yeah! A martial minstrel, entrenched in earth, a liberated mind no longer bitter. These chains of pain disintegrate, now I soar above the hate! These walls are etched by memories, and they breath with a new life. These grounds are crowned by a tree that can never die! It’s long overdue but I’m sorry, though we must part you’ll forever be in my heart!!!!!!!! A martial minstrel, entrenched in earth, a liberated mind no longer bitter. These chains of pain disintegrate, now I soar above the hate! Its radiance defines a moment in time.

FIGHT TO BELIEVE
I have travelled across gulfs of time, I’ve had enough of bitter wine. So weary I would lay down my arms, but forever I must wander. Troubled by past mistakes, no more regrets, amends there are to make. Metamorphosis by dark forces! A puppet for a legacy of pain. A persona, sometimes doubtfully feigned. No longer me, transcending them is victory! Fight, fight to believe! That there’s more worlds than these. Fight! Fight to believe! That there’s a future left to seize! In debt to fear and illusion, I search year after year. Comfort in the isolation of caution, and imagined histories. Exclusion takes two, a barren desert with no end. And I must wander through. Is this the truce of solitude? A burden for which I feel not gratitude. In the soulless night, the will burns so bright! On the long road, I do seek still. Fight, fight to believe! That there’s more worlds than these! Fight! Fight to believe! That there’s a future left to seize! Will I escape from the ministry of mania?! Oooooohhhhhhhh…The eve of this journey, was never easy. In the heavy gloom, my mind is elsewhere. Months slip by like sand, through nervous hands. So make the most of it! Fight! Fight to believe! That there’s more worlds than these. Fight! Fight to believe! That there’s a future left to seize!

WINTER INCARNATE

Lord of the desert, just a dustbowl drifter. Seeking…the ideal of a dream! Driven…by a fool’s hope. And my journey…is haunted. I sit on a throne of my own making, of solitude (Beguiled by an abyssal spiral), Their hostile silence seeks to surrender my speech (I tear away my stare), I lay my spirit on the altar of their court (Regret is writ in my veins) I speak my mind for judgement matters not (You remind me of what I must regain). No joy, when I think of the distance between us. We meet…in the gloom of dying forest! You! light the sepulchre of my soul. Your eyes in the gloam say we were here moons ago. I sit on a throne of my own making, of solitude. Their hostile stares seek to surrender my speech. I lay my spirit on the altar of their court. I speak my mind for judgement matters not. And return to prevail, for I am winter incarnate. RRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Raise your banners high on the battlefield!
RRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH surpass their hostile glares, smite their liar king! RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! Reclaim what once was ours from their lunacy! Dark moon is rising…it brings forth the tides of war. All of this chaos can’t eclipse three words I said to you.

NEUROTIC INSOMNIAC

I fall through endless vistas, and hear the melodies of distant worlds. Her eyes are like crystal water, entranced I see forms that were already there. When I fall I feel connected, when I fall I’m feeling good! Locked into a network of different voices, post-physical immaterial choices. They evaporate if you dream too long. Keep seeking and you’ll find another song, yeah! When I fall I feel connected, when I fall I’m feeling good! I always leave something behind. I will return to find what was lost in time! I no longer see the pyramid of desperation. I ‘m waking up, walking on cold hard stones with locomotive aspirations! Yeeaaaaaaahhhhhhh! Keep it groovy!

WYVERN WITCH

AAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
She walks with solemnity among those who would rather crawl. A pariah, in the eyes of miniscule minds. Seeking solace in the forest that they had forsaken. Battered, though her spirit they had not taken. The dawn of the damned, announced by the battle cry! Maiden of Mayhem, Daughter of the Dragon, wing’d witch descendeth upon the wicked, purifying them with her fire. Inhaling fumes of their hate, exhaling deserv’d fate, creation from annihilation, a new world is born!!!!! (Ooh!) Eat a piece of death! (YEAH!) My mors ontologica! (Ooh!)  For we are corruptions of the universe,  (yeah!) of the universe, of  the universe! On the road of the prodigals, these legends I had been told. I travel to this serpent sorceress, she summons the dragon within us! To unleash upon our adversaries. Why change our attitudes, to this messed up reality? Bearing chalices, we taste the iron ore! Maiden of Mayhem, Daughter of the Dragon, wing’d witch descendeth upon the wicked, purifying them with her fire. Inhaling fumes of their hate, exhaling deserv’d fate, creation from annihilation, a new world is born!!!!! Ooh!) Eat a piece of death! (YEAH!) My mors ontologica! (Ooh!)  For we are corruptions of the universe,  (yeah!) of the universe, of  the universe! What once was distant…shall soon be near. What was once was… there…shall soon be here! Conjured by their cruel commands, we’re going to return the favour. Our steeds shadow the lands, this misery they gave me I’ll leave sooner or later!

VIAL

In between two worlds, one seems like a dream…the other reality, then that reality fades into a dream, I prefer to forget. What once was dreamlike is now the new reality, soon again to be dream, and what was dream is soon to be reality, oh yeah! Oooooohhhhh…Her debts she always collects, her debtor’s suffering always exquisite! In this library, I must carry on. There is a way out, locked in these forgotten tomes. Among the aisles, I move silently, I try to flee but I’m trapped by strange geometry. On the shelf. There lies. A vial. Of viscous fluid. In fashion. Dripping. Inverse. To. Laws. Of. Nature. Inside. My. Mind. I. Hear. Voices. Across. The leagues of time. Cut myself on hard rocks, the logic of pain! Focused like a razor blade, oh yeah! My sails are set for only one cause, the winds blow one way. This voyage now has new meaning. My poisonous prize is my deserv’d reward. towers built from burning, frozen stone, lead me at night. Freedom must be paid in the currency…of repentance! I’ve got my eyes set on liberty! Her trust, I betrayed. With my soul she will be paid. Sometimes I wonder, was there another way? The door is opening, I may yet see the light of day. On the shelf. There lies. A vial. Of viscous fluid. In fashion. Dripping. Inverse. To. Laws. Of. Nature. Inside. My. Mind. I. Hear. Voices. Across. The leagues of time. Cut myself sharp on hard rock! The logic of pain! Focused like a razor blade, oh yeah! My sails are set for only one cause, the winds blow one way. What was sought has new meaning. Freedom is paid in the currency…of repentance! My eyes set on liberty! No more fear I’m gonna…no more fear I’m gonna…no more fear I’m gonna blast my out of here! (go!go!go!go!!!!!) AAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!
The candle light…flickers…a deep…shade of crimson…On the shelf, there lies, a vial, of viscous fluid, in fashion, dripping! Inverse, to laws of nature. Inside my mind, I hear voices across the leagues of time.

CHAMPIONS OF THE UNIVERSE

Goodbye everybody, I’ve gotta go now! YUH! CHAMPIONS…OF THE UNIVERSE!!!!

THE SACRED SONG

What do you mean when you say nothing is sacred? Can anyone live in this world of hatred? Was this astral configuration fated? In our designs should we have hesitated? Was our retreat from this future belated? The damage has been done, can we reverse what we’ve created? My pathway ends in its beginning, just shoot your gun, what have I done? What was I thinking?

Filler LP (© 2012)


The End of Everything

Do you think that we’re just software?

Is it all that we are?

Or could we be self aware?

When our insight got us this far

The thin veneer of this society

Ruled by private tyrannies

A lie for primitive hypocrisy!

The End of Everything

Does it tend to any meaning?

Axioms, through us, sing

What road will I take?

What will my choices bring?

Are we slaves to pre-history?

Would you question the hegemony?

Technology from evolution

A future derived from competing impressions

The architects of power congregate

They fail so they can alienate

A stasis is what they perpetuate!

 

Citadel of Sorrow

Life is an eternal war

I weep for the world

For I know what’s to come

Narrating your nations history

Fighting over trivial shit

Pull yourself out of the morass

Because none of it matters.

You think you do know better

Though you really do know less

Lets cast aside the posturing aside for awhile

And get back to basics

In your fucking mind

We’ve all got to act and think the same

Go ahead and pursue an imperial cause

Use the legal system as your weapon

You robbed us of our future

But every action has its consequence

One law for you

Another for them

Don’t expect us

To take you seriously

We’re staring down the barrel

Of an apocalypse

Build your weapon stockpiles for Armeggedon

I reject your society

I reject your self serving laws

I’ll make your privilege my entitlement

They’d rather see the world burn

Than live in a new one

Go ahead and pursue an imperial cause

If you think it’ll make you feel better

You robbed us of our own future

But every action has its consequence

You are invited

To the end of the world

This song is for all you people out there

The face of justice wears two masks

Each generation of autocrats

Thinks that they’re the exception

I have seen the true face of your government

And it is that which they couldn’t stand to see in themselves

A gluttony of oligarchs have taken control

You think you know where all the pieces will fall

Well you better think again

You better think again

You robbed us of our future

You built this citadel of sorrow

Do we choose how to react?

Every action has a consequence.

 

False Dawn

We look into the mirror,

Shows us what we want to see

The architects are self deceived

Mocking the principles which they profess to believe

Always taking more than you give

False dawns you instill

So self assured

The product of what is past

Words fail us

Nothing to say

Better think fast

Evolving,

Choice Determined

Writing our own paths through history

Enthralling

Undiscovered possibilities of existence

Ten years ago, a different world

And one that I seem to miss

I look up to the road ahead

And see the unknowns and the promise

Ennegrams are unified

What I experience now, years before

Feel the question of why am I?

Fly like a photon through the universe

 

Infernalis

Goats or cars, you could get far

Make the switch and strike it rich

Fight the war, settle the score

Militant moves, nuke the dancefloor

Indoctrinate them to build a new Rome

Rule the world with a microphone

Witness the beauty of a cosmic membrane

Travel to it on a tank of methane

Its the future I see,

See with clarity

So I ask of thee

to get down and get funky!

It is the future that I see

So ask of thee

to get down and get funky yeah!

You desire an empire

Through the dust in madness we trust

Parasites on the political scene

Rely on war to maintain the machine

Party like its 99,

In nuclear bunkers, have a good time

Eat a buritto, with a taco,

Lets set the world on fire yo!

Its the future I see,

See with clarity

So I command thee

to get down and get funky!

 

Antihuman

Thinking,

Doing,

Working,

Building,

Progress,

Complex,

Efficient Machina,

Thinking,

Doing ,

Raison D’etre

Flexing,

Extending,

Logic,

Knowledge

Cogs,

To make it run,

Cogs,

To make it turn

System Directive,

Autonomic reaction

A world beyond what they can see,

Waves clash and unify

We are robotic,

No one knows why

Why?!

 

Leviathan

Leviathan, this is the song of woe

Leviathan, I am calling you

You ask the meaning of meaning

Could have sworn you asked me before

You arbitrate over nothing

And chase phantasms of truth

I wander alone with wraiths by my side

We parted ways to see what we could find

Burdened with regret through these plains I ride

Of sanctuary I am forever denied.

Leviathan, this is the song of woe

Leviathan, I am calling you

My question is ambiguously parsed

So you can derive two answers

In a world of improbability

The improbable becomes probable

I asked these same questions far back in the past

I cannot comprehend the world, its moving too fast

Years later I walk down this very same road

The new world is rising from the ruins of the old

Leviathan, this is the song of woe

Leviathan, I am calling you

I have walked this road thousands of years ago

With memories that were not my own

Questions often go unanswered

He had cast out the malifecarum

The witch whispered a secret spell

Casting flames fuelled by the ichor of hell

Leviathan, this is the song of woe!

I was here once a long time ago!

I sailed upon Athena’s wings

Across the starry seas

To battle ancient gods

For a greater destiny

Leviathan! No longer a song of woe!!!

 

Profit from Doom

Secret club, secret club,

Looking down on high at the sheeple

While you sing icons

Don’t know where I’m going or where I’m from

I’m the piece that won’t fit, the piece that won’t fit!

Distintegrate, and recreate,

I want to see the fiefdoms go up in flames

Go up in flames!

Going crazy,

Think I’m going crazy,

Because they’re listening to my thoughts

They’re stealing my thoughts!

Escape Velocity

Let these limitations drain away

Pride or Ambition, all I can do is laugh

I want to walk along and be synchronised with the rhythm of the wave

Revealing up new vistas on this temporal road

Fortify, unify,

A tranquil respite from the storm outside,

The storm outside!

Profit of dreams,

Profits from doom,

I hope his nightmares don’t come true

Don’t come true!

Divide power into time and you get corruption with stagnation

Stagnation!!!

You say you’re playing by the rules

When the game wouldn’t exist without you

It wouldn’t exist without you!!!

Escape velocity let these limitations drain away,

Fears or aspirations,

All I can do is laugh

I want to walk along and be synchronised with the rhythm of the wave

Revealing new vistas on this temporal road.

Alright!

Escape velocity let these limitations drain away,

Learn the lesson and let go

All I can do is laugh

I want to walk along and be synchronised with the rhythm of the wave

Revealing new vistas on this temporal road.

 

IAO

Indoctrinated untoucheables

Convinced of a righteous destiny

Watching your every move

A social idea that achieves mass effect

Nothing belongs to you, it belongs to them

A simulacrum in a digital domain

Politicians that trade in death

For the interests of the status quo

Navel gazing group thinkers

Legendary within their shared worlds

Two dimensional Monoliths

Walk around and they vanish

Dependent on your perspective

They need you more than you need them

When there’s limited resources within a flawed gem

A corporate persona

You use it for it aggression

Cloned authoritarian identity

Censoring thoughts to keep the pack intact

Powerful vassals totally unaware of themselves

Dutifully serving self interest

And a broken generational legacy

Consensus prioritized above reason

Enjoy your moment of pyrrhic reign

Your conditions are collapsing!

An interpretation of imperfection

Listening closely to the pulse of the void

A truth whispered by the king of lies!

 

The Jackal

Look up to the sky, see the ash eclipse the sun

My response to your question is a loaded gun

I just want to suck the blood out of everyone

While I bark orders dreams remain unsung

My actions here, now, define my progeny

For I’m the coda in a despotic symphony

The armies of the world cower to my will

And I start wars and you collect the bill

I’m nature’s greatest mistake

And I reap from the profits I take

I’m the respectable face of the fake

I always get the biggest slice of cake

I am The One

Nations fall at my feet

The mob wants a king

Ideology is what they seek

The armies of the world cower to my will

And I start wars and you collect the bill

My actions are beyond reproach,

Do you want a piece of me?!

And my aims justify how far I can see

 

Ziggurat

Lost in an alien world

Somehow I owe it yet it owes me not

Dragging, resistant shackled steps

Burned into the fabric of time

With nothing to lose

I drink from the chalice of Discordia

The pretense of rejoicing in chaos

Brings shallow solace and sadness and damning self defeat Yeah!

Detached and Aristotelean

An artefact of lost hope

Thinking away like clockwork

Fragmented and dispersed

Though it shall always remain

A libertarian for when it suits

A hypocrite when confronted with your own truth

I’d rather be an idealist than a cynic

But in this twilight I just see things in various shades of grey yeah!