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Track Name: Howl
A fresh impact onto the unknown,
As promising as beginnings go.
Disrupt momentum,
It helps us move on.

Undeniably in doubt,
Confronting this argument.
The past is limited with silence,
Enlighten and repent.

Holding fragile moments dear but not one is sacred to you.

Mistaken immortality for failures,
Debilitated and taken down.

Blinded by intelligence at a lifetimes expense,
All that is evident misted with ignorance.

Disregard induced this decline,
Exhausted, scorned, worn and resigned.

What’s impractical?
What’s impossible?
To lead it on for so long.
Withdraw to where we’ve been before,
To go so far and no further.
Track Name: Ex Luna Scientia
One mark of absent mindedness
The harshness of loathing skin and bone
Losses are lesser, nurture this burden
And disposal is a waste of it all.

An absent influence that brings relief,
Keep your secrecy; it’s never meant anything to me.
Unfolding insincerity, talent lies in deceit,
The craft of cheating.

Make believe misfortune to keep yourself down
Undaunted when the real disaster hits.
Disconnect, keeping distance,
At the last moment come to lose what you’ve found.

The faintest spark attempting to impart,
Coughed up promises churned out to embrace faith, not one was ever believed.
There’s no quality like arrogance, there’s no defense when falling flat is risking fortune.

These things are sent to test us
The practice of misleading
Every measure unforeseen

Dragging undue weight
First error lies elsewhere

Retreat, march on!
Repairing the damage that has been done.
Crushed, move on!
Finding comfort in these lessons.
Track Name: The Scales Of Balance
Temperamental
Faltering foundations
I feel it slide
Collapsing from the inside

Uneasily I’ll find my feet
I’ll remain capable
Reinforced for now
But it’s still perishing

My discomfort directs me
Vexed by irrational scrutiny
Assuring plagues of despair
Articulated fears

Inflicting such pitiful catastrophes
Sabotage my subconscious, sparing me

Drained and dragged, confined in my mind, unraveling twisted reasoning.
Shining forth, drawn to this glow, unfortunate for the tormenting.

Far behind I’ll see
This falling short of everything
Far behind I’ll see
There is cause for release
Far behind I’ll see
The lack of ability to collide
Far behind there will be
No remorse this time
Track Name: Remancer
A hard lesson to understand
I educate and learn nothing
Teaching how to make the most of a wreck.
Indulge in emotions,
Swallow them whole, and immerse
Yourself in these consequences.

Uncover neglect with a halfhearted attempt
And now you’re representing everything that we stood against.

An easy lesson so I’m told,
To pass through the underhand.
This knowledge will ensure to isolate.
Feet tripping over tales,
Mixing myths with minor truths
And occupying mouths.

What’s left of endearment? Hollowed out devotion.
Fueling advances, elevated memories

Revising my statement, revisiting my soul,
I rebelled against perfection and watched it devour all.

Seeking out perspective,
Unearthing everything.
I disagree without regret
Forever learning to settle for less.
Track Name: Empiresk
Oh I, I believe in notions, of findings, that are far from transparent.
It’s remarkable what becomes uncovered.

When instinct does not mislead
There is no pleasure in unveiling truth,
When the answers are so bleak
You must be lifeless to seal all speech

Leaving warmth unspoken
Threatening already broken bonds
Your palm was always open
(Understand you stand alone)
Your palm was always open

Eyes pried wide to resilience
(The bleeding off of energy)
Build it up and reconstruct
(This backbone has been reformed)
There’s intensity in this influence

Eclipse what should have been
Miles and boarders and the unfamiliar
(Soaring past the moment of breaking)
Evolution in these strange surroundings
I find it inspiring

But you covered tracks to protect
All that separated you from your wishes
Track Name: Echopraxia
And here again where ends are meant to meet
Tried and tested methods for the wild and restless
A trial in the strength of our morality
A vessel to embrace immortality

And what I’ve witnessed is no great loss
Wits beaten hollow, failing on reason,
All consciousness knocked
Your body is a crime scene and the tape reads ‘do not cross’

Endless monsters I saw come to life

A clarity in the mistakes of others
Uncountable apologies we owe
The best examples are found in mirrors
You don’t need to fill these silences

Unthinkable acts
We traded innocence
For something we’re not sure of yet

A love, drip fed in a flood

Is your conscience clear?
Were your born to fight?
Are you pure of heart?
Do you worship the night?

Is it luxury?
Were you born to fight?
Do you lust for blood?
Do you worship the night?
Track Name: Gloam
The sheer disrespect of this
To disregard and feign bliss
I listened to the movement
Now I’m stunned to silence

Claim to love it, unconditionally
But boast resent with charmless ease

What seems to get overlooked
Is this is not compulsory
This isn’t who we are
Lost in the lines inbetween

Your bitterness in this business
A hate supreme and merciless
Pierce with distaste to watch it bleed
Romanticizing misery
This league is bred to criticize
And now we watch it multiply
Fail to resist intrigue in interest
Detonate the illusion of affluence

This sunrise brings entitlement
And we fight to earn it
All is not lost for this lost art
Though it’s forged with lukewarm sentiment
When all else is laid to rest.

How dare I dare to demonstrate?
What was beloved is now waste

Grieving the death of easier days
Against dominating waves
Laboured breath forcing it to wake
Call control on what you did not create
Reduce this weight before we sink
Revive and reverse, resist and return.

Conquering my despair
The true prevalence of passion
Track Name: Illunis
The sheer disrespect of this
To disregard and feign bliss
I listened to the movement
Now I’m stunned to silence

Claim to love it, unconditionally
But boast resent with charmless ease

What seems to get overlooked
Is this is not compulsory
This isn’t who we are
Lost in the lines inbetween

Your bitterness in this business
A hate supreme and merciless
Pierce with distaste to watch it bleed
Romanticizing misery
This league is bred to criticize
And now we watch it multiply
Fail to resist intrigue in interest
Detonate the illusion of affluence

This sunrise brings entitlement
And we fight to earn it
All is not lost for this lost art
Though it’s forged with lukewarm sentiment
When all else is laid to rest.

How dare I dare to demonstrate?
What was beloved is now waste

Grieving the death of easier days
Against dominating waves
Laboured breath forcing it to wake
Call control on what you did not create
Reduce this weight before we sink
Revive and reverse, resist and return.

Conquering my despair
The true prevalence of passion
Track Name: Illuminaire
A tremulous motion of light
Measure these flickers with a delicate hand
It flows so readily, a deepened agony
Tender to the thoughts of eternity.
The appearance of entirety
We search for peace in these pieces
Dismantling absoluteness.

Embrace veiled conflict
Unashamed to let this unfold
It’s observations that have lead us to this point
The nights we felt unable to shout
When cries are whispered into the depths of the dark.
Scrawling out these sentences, etching on reflections
Let these meanings disseminate.

With stillness ringing out
It starts up and astounds

Let serenity resonate
Project my ascent
Overthrow and illuminate
I will not relent

Marked by the stars
Balanced in the scales
Here it lies, glistening
There is no applause for this

Radiate with ease
Granted this relief
Resisted tales
Drawn out in ink

I will not relent.