Feeding The Void

by Hysteria

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released November 2, 2019

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Track Name: Crusaders
the race of races takes its toll
a pit of spikes to break the fall
a reckless game to praise the greatest thieves of all
under the wheels of old machines
the end justifies the means
we're expendable, the ghost of a dream

no trench is deep enough
death is raining from above

and all our hearts remain
exactly all the same
cold as ice
we keep searching for someone to take the blame

ceaseless drilling deafening cries
a truly righteous paradise
willingly we are delaying our demise
expelled the ugly and the sick
locked up each god damn heretic
the purge has begone, becoming one, brick by brick

how horrid is the thought
we're the image of our god

and all our hearts remain
exactly all the same
cold as ice
we keep searching for someone to take the blame

how come the world is still insane?
prayed all my life for it to change
all my life I prayed in vain
infinite killing campaign

we are roaming the globe under flags of false hope
and in order for us to feel safe and sound, someone or something needs to burn, burn it all to the ground!

and all our hearts remain
exactly all the same
cold as ice
we keep searching for someone to take the blame
Track Name: The Blissful Ballad Of The Comfortable Coward
born to be obscure
up to my neck in promises
with stakes so high it's hit or miss
I barely dare to shed a tear
another drop in a vicious sea
a speck of dust in our galaxy
too hard too late too much too bad

gotta look the other way a lonely voice of reason is not enough
so long! so long!
gotta look the other way no one else is willing to speak up
so long! so long!

where is your excuse?
I am the innocent casualty
of my split personality
sedated by the pleasing norm
I choke on stale apologies
exceptions cause calamities
hell freezes over, now we pay

gotta look the other way a lonely voice of reason is not enough
so long! so long!
gotta look the other way no one else is willing to speak up
so long! so long!
Track Name: Pills
we spend our lives waiting for more
while the clocks keep ticking
hot dust settles in every pore
exhausting
all this time dead and gone
killed off
put your thoughts where they belong
until the pills start to kick in you might end up being wrong

what's the point of finding purpose in denial
what's the point of leaving all of this behind

we spend our lives numbing the pain
while the clocks keep ticking
I guess we'll never beat the game
addicted
all this time dead and gone
killed off
put your thoughts where they belong
until the pills start to kick in you might end up being wrong

what's the point of finding purpose in denial
what's the point of leaving all of this behind
what's the point of even giving it a try
and now my head starts spinning cause the pills are kicking in

sounds like there are voices telling me to go on as before
and I don't know
seems like they want me to move on
and I'm way too slow
feels like I'm on a string that's steering me to take the road ahead
I want to turn instead
feels like I'm in a joke that I don't get
but while the clocks kept ticking I forgot what I just said

what's the point of finding purpose in denial
what's the point of leaving all of this behind
what's the point of even giving it a try
until the clocks stop ticking, my head keeps spinning
Track Name: Lillies In The Yard
You crossed the line I drew to keep myself away from you...

You said to me: "Hey listen man,
I came up with a flawless plan."
I said to you: "Get off my back!
You won't convince me to turn black.”
You bathe me in torrid frustration
I can't resist the dull temptation
I must give in, I can't I can't
oh, does it matter in the end?

Your word spreads like a mind-disease
my good intentions fade with ease
I'm trapped inside this house of cards
while you grow lilies in the yard

you drag me down, straight to hell

swore to myself I'd never crack
now look at me, I can't go back
I won't forgive you what you did
you are a bottomless pit

Your word spreads like a mind-disease
my good intentions fade with ease
I'm trapped inside this house of cards
while you grow lilies in the yard

you drag me down, straight to hell

looks can be deceiving, they mess with your head
we don't look alike, still our blood is red
looks can be deceiving, oh you would know
but I can't make out the difference between friend and foe

You crossed the line I drew to keep myself away from you...
Track Name: Swarm
this is the calm before the storm
we've been conditioned to conform
slowly the beast becomes awake
slowly foundations start to shake
this is the calm before the storm
let's turn this flock into a swarm
our time is now

nothing but wires stained with ash
cutting deep into our flesh
pushing forward nonetheless
we're preparing to transgress

from the depths of the pit comes a roar
it is calling for you
you can hide but your fate's irreversible

this is the calm before the storm
we've been conditioned to conform
slowly the beast becomes awake
slowly foundations start to shake
this is the calm before the storm
let's turn this flock into a swarm
our time is now

into waters we were thrust
the horrors underneath were yet unknown
though we escaped our mothers drowned with
longing grasps we can never go home

won't watch our bodies desiccate
and reach an apathetic state
once the final drop has dried
we'll stand completely petrified

in the face of fatigue and despair
corruption prevails
it is scaling the walls as the goddess weeps

its maw tears chunks of bloody meat
and leaves the remnants at our feet
our ambitions ever pure
produced an agonizing cure
what in the world have we done?
our wings too close to the sun
we are burning up

into waters we were thrust
the horrors underneath were yet unknown
though we escaped our mothers drowned with
longing grasps we can never go home
Track Name: Pandora
justice at last
oppression is over
and decades of conflict have finally passed
desired relief
who would have thought
that the freedom we won was the key to our grief

I can't count the times
I've been at the brink of my capacities
wondering why we are here

put me out of my misery
save us from ourselves
spare me the visions of terror and loss

bitter embrace
you've shown your true colors
your treason and greed have disfigured your face
for better or worse
our future, once bright, lies in ruins
by god, our whole breed has been cursed

I can't count the times
I've been at the brink of my capacities
wondering why we are here

put me out of my misery
save us from ourselves
spare me the visions of terror and loss
take me beyond the horizon and
save me from myself
hold me until nothing else is real

prophecy, meant to be
the chosen one, the chosen one, the chosen one
Track Name: Shapeshifter
eat the flies that starved to live another day
cut yourself with broken glass to write my name
I'm the stone thrown first the snake upon the tree
the reason why you hate, your enemy

I'm the first to come and the last to go
I'm the blue pill shoved down your throat
I'm all you see when you close your eyes
I'm the one who laughs when your reason dies

I am what you want
I am what you want me to be
I am what you want
I am what you want me to be

roaches feast like kings upon your spineless soul
you never realized you've lost control
I make you love your pain, I make you ask for more
you'll be enslaved for good, what are we waiting for?

I'm the first to come and the last to go
I'm the blue pill shoved down your throat
I'm all you see when you close your eyes
I'm the one who laughs when your reason dies

I am what you want
I am what you want me to be
I am what you want
I am what you want me to be

no no no way out
new world order now
no no no way out
new world order now
Track Name: Last Stand
I cut off your tongue, no more lies
muffle all your screams and all your cries
I break every bone that won't relent
you're begging on your knees for this world to end

you found yourself at the mercy of us
we ain't savages after all
but I'm afraid that we need to discuss
whether you're a conspirator

subject yourself, confess

the truth is some cities light up in neon
while some cities light up in flames
you're not the first one to unmask this demon
humanity is inhumane

I claim your life
in the blink of an eye
bring forth the damned
crush their wretched last stand

from the lands afar to the house of hell
there is no place worse then your torture cell
you're the bastard son, an unwanted child
the shame of a nation, disgrace to mankind

the truth is some cities light up in neon
while some cities light up in flames
you're not the first one to unmask this demon
humanity is inhumane

I claim your life
in the blink of an eye
bring forth the damned
crush their wretched last stand

until the end of days

the truth is some cities light up in neon
while some cities light up in flames
you're not the first one to unmask this demon
humanity is inhumane

subject yourself, confess

you found yourself at the mercy of us
who's the savage now?
nothing more that we need to discuss
conspirator

I claim your life
Track Name: Hollow
delirious guards lead me down the hall
one step at a time our shadows grow tall
reaching the threshhold they tighten the chains
to restrain me

their glances they pierce me I am being consumed
eternities pass infinite loop
I can't hear the silence white noise drowns it out
the silhouettes dance

how long, how many days will follow
how long until we all go hollow
how long, how many days
until these lines can't be erased

you ripped my soul out left me in my guts on the floor
kept your secrets sealed the door
you stripped my shell down to the core
with beauty and majesty

infamous beings lusting for might
in temples incessantly feeding the void
few wishes granted by emerald skies
ancient and wise

how long, how many days will follow
how long until we all go hollow
how long, how many days
until these lines can't be erased

you ripped my soul out left me in my guts on the floor
kept your secrets sealed the door
you stripped my shell down to the core
with beauty and majesty

you were my downfall all alone

you ripped my soul out left me in my guts on the floor
kept your secrets sealed the door
you stripped my shell down to the core
with beauty and majesty
you alone
lone
lone
lone
Track Name: Mass Hysteria
this tension makes me wanna explode
come and take my life away
the air tastes sweet it's my decay
and once the rotten scent is gone
we all move on we all move on

are you hiding something
underneath your skin?
are you hiding something
dig in dig in

while the bells rang out tonight
I woke up lungs deprived
in a grave still alive
why can I not die
with my name set in stone
I'm waiting for my flesh to make way for my bones

this tension makes me wanna explode
everyone around has gone insane
chewing on the walls spilling their brains
and the faces blurred with blood and tears
say we've been wasting all those years

are you hiding something
underneath your skin
are you hiding something
dig in dig in

the bodies next to me
are not resting in peace
mass hysteria six feet under
Track Name: Lest We Are Bound
sobering honesty
what if the truth won't set you free
oblivious proceeding unscathed
pass the orb in our midst
slightly twitching fingertips
have come to terms with the golden rule

hopelessly craving for the soothing touch
was it worth, have we asked for too much
forbidden notion, hidden legacy
finding comfort in what once may be

tired earth, pressing weight
the virus can't contaminate
with the sun our heart rate drops
give and take, lower curve
the needle stimulates the nerve
panic stops and ceases to exist

hopelessly craving for the soothing touch
was it worth, have we asked for too much
forbidden notion, hidden legacy
finding comfort in what once may be

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I saw the angels surrender and fall
I saw them hanging at dawn
they couldn't bear our atrocities, we're on our own
on our own

your kingdom is foul
take off your crown
fear the test of time wearing you down
lest we are bound

we set in motion the powers of change
one thing you can't take away
twisting and turning, not sleeping
awaiting the day

ravenous realm, stalking for prey
seize them by the throat
lies! exorcise!
expecting salvation with every note

your kingdom is foul
take off your crown
fear the test of time wearing you down
lest we are bound

servants of our lord, standing proud in line, are holy
puppets of a fraud, kneeling in the dirt, ain't holy
god venomous god, see what he brought us, sorrow
god venomous god, all we've been taught is hate
Track Name: Binary Choices
I bet my life on you, I bet you'd be the one who'd become
a symbol for the desperate man, the kind of man who'd like to run
I bet my life on you, I bet you'd be the one who'd become
a symbol for the desperate man, the kind of man who'd like to run

run away

stuck in limbo for what seems like thousand years
you struggle hard to move, rusted are your gears
you beg for a change, for a change to come
sometimes the only way to change yourself is to run

run away

all along I knew the words would come out right
it is sad but true, a part of me as has died
nothing is holding you, you dare to roll the dice
it is sad but true these words may not suffice

I've come to the point of no return
I strike a match and let it burn
without death there is no rebirth
in the end we'll get what we deserve

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