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All music written by Shadow of the Colossus.
All lyrics written by Shadow of the Colossus.

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released 31 August 2013

Recorded at Mayhemeness Studio in Sacramento, CA.

Feat. Aaron Copelin

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Track Name: Beholder of Eyes
Like paint on canvas, brought to life. Like each swipe of brush look through my eyes, and see in my heart flooded with light. My existence is art. The starry skied night. A gift of pieces, puzzled forever. A part of something better. Put me together, and be my shelter in atrocious weather. Never to be severed like birds of a feather. Beauty resides in the beholder of eyes, tucked inside the simplest of things. So if it lies within those we find, confide into a life and then you'll see just what it brings. Born to be great by inner workings of fate with principles of greatness in mind. So before it's too late disintegrate your hate. Stay true to your purpose this is why we're designed. Beautiful conception. Innocence and lack of deception. Growth in darkness yet emerging bright. A creature of Earth, the nemesis of night. Past untold, future unknown, present is here, now child be born. Beauty resides in the beholder of eyes, tucked inside the simplest of things. So if it lies within those we find, confide into a life and then you'll see just what it brings. Born to be great by inner workings of fate with principles of greatness in mind. So before it's too late disintegrate your hate. Stay true to your purpose this is why we're designed. Birth of a future. Enduring a life. Holding on to what's right, let the light grow inside. Between each flicker, relight the flame. Treat it as a gift, don't play it as a game. Do not dwell upon what others have become. Give your word, you'll never fail or come undone.
Track Name: Odyssey of Curiosity
Surrounded by giants, the fear a spirit endures. Discovering the senses that a life ensures. Blind faith without sight, not knowing wrong from right. Reaching out from the womb. Fear is the only resource. Imitating surroundings. Reliance upon those around me. Suffering has never been part of understanding. Converging touch into the small of a brain. Odyssey of curiosity is molded by pain. Testing those that I trust with extreme disdain. Wants and needs that emerge like sunshine clouded by rain. The teachings, and the preachings are becoming me. A brave new soul to this life. The world's a nightmare, by the orders abide. The mind as a sponge, into existence we plunge. What's learned becomes growth letting behaviors inside. Imitating surroundings. Reliance upon those around me. Suffering has never been part of understanding. Converging touch into the small of a brain. Odyssey of curiosity is molded by pain. Testing those that I trust with extreme disdain. Wants and needs that emerge like sunshine clouded by rain. The teachings, and the preachings are becoming me. Trusting warmth within arms. Seeking independence. A slave to the heart. Extensively eccentric. Improvement constantly in form with the movement. Wisdom is birthed within the presence of prudence. Finding truth in the nightmare. Comfort seeding from the love that is born there. Confusion colored on the face that I bear. Analyzing failure comes the confidence I wear. A brave new soul to this life. The world's a nightmare, by the orders abide. The mind as a sponge, into existence we plunge. What's learned becomes growth letting behaviors inside. Surrounded by giants, the fear a spirit endures. Discovering the senses that a life ensures. Blind faith without sight, not knowing wrong from right. Reaching out from the womb. Fear is the only resource.
Track Name: Insurgence
I must break down and build. I only wish to be a part of this world. Pain, anguish at the expense of thrills. The heat in my heart only causes me chills. Every exit of the needle filled with pills, the blood spills, all things false are instilled. Uncomfortability, disease is killin me, in a pile of shit thats become warm tranquility. Destruction of my conscience to rise above. Misplacing integrity in the caverns of destructive love. Douse the earth in fire so we all can see in the dark. And with our blistered feet we will dance. And for once i wont feel apart. The truth be told is still a lie to the liar. Diseased thoughts. Inspirations expired. Persistant flames fill my veins, bleeding ash. Disengaged from this world. Destruction covers my path. This prison is small and the walls lined with black. Now feast your eyes upon my pestilant wrath. My stomach turns, chest open wide. Noone understands the rampant darkness inside. These robotic pawns, and their diluted minds. Potential is illusion. These people are Blind. Douse the earth in fire so we all can see in the dark. And with with our blistered feet we will dance and for once i wont feel apart. Not even water could extinguish this hellfire. So theres blood in the soil but theres still stars in the sky. Treacherous cries reminds us that were barely alive. x2 Douse the earth in fire so we all can see in the dark. And with our blistered feet we will dance and for once i wont feel apart. Not even water could extinguish this hellfire
Track Name: Sentimental Proof
From tears we rejoice. Love's past sorrow cries low beneath my voice. Sounds from within, muffled dissonant torture, but as past times die new fires smolder. Bring back that fire that beats in my chest. That dark cold place had been beaten to death. But something has sparked it's tiny ticks within. I've been shredded apart, but I'd do it all again. This is what I've been missing. An end to my wishing. This cost of living, I keep reminiscing. I need your courage to keep from despair. Your kiss is warm, comfort cool as air. Without love we cannot repair.x2 Inspired by desire, fear tames the fire. Love's bright fluorescent moon. My heart's not a liar, this feeling's required to avoid the impending gloom. Bring back that fire that beats in my chest. That dark cold place had been beaten to death. But something has sparked it's tiny ticks within. I've been shredded apart, but I'd do it all again. This is what I've been missing. An end to my wishing. This cost of living, I keep reminiscing. I need your courage to keep from despair. Your kiss is warm, comfort cool as air. Without love we cannot repair. Is love just another way light stays absent in the dark. So is pain the real way to light the flames from a spark. Or is it just a machine with blades to leave deep scarred marks. Let me be blanketed in truth. Cover me in sentimental proof. You were made so my old ways would fade, and a bright new life ensues. Bring back that fire that beats in my chest. That dark cold place had been beaten to death. But something has sparked it's tiny ticks within. I've been shredded apart, but I'd do it all again. This is what I've been missing. An end to my wishing. This cost of living, I keep reminiscing. I need your courage to keep from despair. Your kiss is warm, comfort cool as air.
Track Name: The Dawning of a New Age
Consice and open minded
A stronger me
The need to be found
Falls to the ground
And now I'm free

There comes a time, when all of the governing forces of life
Come to a head
And in this time, we do what we can to progress in this life
And get ahead

Shed all of your Inferior doubts
And head forth to find what this is all about

Rise up and conquer
Go forth and get further

This is the dawning of a new age
A new chapter of life
Its the unveiling of a new page
A new chapter of life

Consice and open minded
A stronger me
The need to be found
Falls to the ground
And now I'm free

When pestilence fails, you're tribulations and trials prevail
Over defeat
The future we hail, and raise a glass to what we unveil
And never retreat

Success is measured not by wealth
But the quality of ones life and health

Rise up and conquer
Go forth and get further

This is the dawning of a new age
Its the unveiling of a new page
This is the dawning of a new page
Its the unveiling of a new page
A new chapter of life


Self sufficient
All proficient
Omnipotent
unrestricted

Self reliant
All defiant
Fairly biased
Uncompliant

A new age
A new chapter of life
The unveiling of a new page
An end to the night
A new chapter of life

Consice and open minded
A stronger me
The need to be found
Falls to the ground
And now I'm free
Track Name: Amygdala
Tell me you wish I could be someone else. Someone unrealistic and bleak like yourself. We can learn to love cause I can relate. So expose me for just who I am as of late. I've been searching for years in route for escape. Lost cause, tattered claws, dismembered past. Drowned in dead seas but riddled with moss. Rich with insecurity, my business is thriving. Help wanted flashing in the windows we're hiring. Looking for a soul who inspires the soulless. Good luck friend I wish you well. It's hell but it sure as hell sells. My misery does not want you around. I am a selfish nightmare nothing short of hellbound. Let me be you for a day. I'll make the devil proud. Tell me you wish I could be someone else. Someone unrealistic and bleak like yourself. We can learn to love cause I can relate. So expose me for just who I am as of late. I've been searching for years in route for escape. Lost cause, tattered claws, dismembered past. Drowned in dead seas but riddled with moss. My time is telling the future in past tense sentences. It's all my thought's senses entangled within the barbs of black iron fences.x2 What's this all about? Please figure me out.
Track Name: Crown of Nothing
Wandering aimlessly. Dead ends are defeating me. Will I mold into the hive minded fool? Anticipation of the golden rule. Now is when I let go of my fears. A life that's pointless brings torment. I'm bathing in tears. Opportunities disgraced so many wasted years. It's time I shut my mouth and open up my ears. An obsession with worldly possessions. Confessions precede apprehension. The world keeps spinning but my heart stands still. I'm falling apart, it's inevitable. I'm falling apart, a fucking waste from the start. Poisonous, putrid mess, meaningless, piece of shit. I will not submit to any of this. Society has engraved in me this false sense of identity. I don't know who I am just who I used to be. Set me free. Society has engraved in me this false sense of identity. I don't know who I am just who I used to be. Please set me free from this crown of nothing. I disguise myself in light, but darkness creeps amongst the night. Living in a plastic world overcame my sight. This shit is over. I'm ending this now. It's time I lived my life. Poisonous, putrid mess, meaningless, piece of shit. Brick by brick these prison walls will fall. All work no play, I'm ill of it all. Society has engraved in me this false sense of identity. I don't know who I am just who I used to be. Set me free. Society has engraved in me this false sense of identity. I don't know who I am just who I used to be. Please set me free from this crown of nothing. Normality has left a bitter taste in my mouth. If wealth and fame is North propel me South. There is an animal that lurks within us all. Existence tangible, I'm making sense of it all. Exiled, Defiled, Cataclysmic denial. Realization, augmentation, this is the art of self excavation.
Track Name: Strands of Time
The future seems no more. The end is near, I'm growing sore. When the body goes limp buried in the floor, I feel for my soul walking out life's door. If only faith was real, there'd be nothing to conceal. This ideal I feel, just has no appeal. Like sand in water, do I disappear. Leaving behind all my loved ones, all those I hold near. Will I leave an impact? An ocean of tears? Or just this statue of flesh left to rot for a million years. I am hiding behind this pillar of skin. Looking out but ignoring the in. In constant fear that the lights stay dimmed, until it's dark and you discover my grim. Bleeding life seems to sink in the Earth. Gives feet to the deep, there is no rebirth. If they discover my pain what would it be worth? So I wish to remain alone, rotting in dirt. These thoughts keep seething. They're boiling in my mind. Afraid there's nothing left but organs inside. I should've done more than feed my pride and sit in this dark shell and hide. BLECK! I am hiding behind this pillar of skin. Looking out but ignoring the in. In constant fear that the lights stay dimmed, until it's dark and you discover my grim. Bleeding life seems to sink in the Earth. Gives feet to the deep, there is no rebirth. If they discover my pain what would it be worth? So I wish to remain alone, rotting in dirt. If you lower me down in the ground, let this soul be unfound. Someone pull the strands of time. Let the forces be unwound. Life is short, I know, but a real long ways to go. Hypnotized when we die. Disastrous, darkened, dimented glow. I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm afraid. This cycle, I feel, is the reason why we're made.
Track Name: The Great Divide
When I cross over The Great Divide
Between the souls that reside
In this cold and calculated reality
Whats in the beyond awaiting me?

My heart is racing, the end is here
Ive been constantly fading these past few years
So much left undone, unfelt, unseen
This all feels like some hideous dream

Deserter I am leaving my hollow shell
Surely destined for Heaven or Hell
But what if Hell is just the Earth?
A prison for us all made of dirt

When my soul departs
This void anatomy to explore the beyond
Don't cry for me
I'm far from the evil of humanity

Six feet under, laid to rest
My blood replaced with formaldehyde
Waiting on eternity to return me to this world
The circle of life complete once more

As the flesh melts off my dusty bones
It reveals the frailty of life unknown
All that remains is a stone marker of a memory
Not the mind that used to be

When I cross over The Great Divide
Between the souls that reside
In this cold and calculated reality
Whats in the beyond awaiting me?

When my soul departs
This void anatomy to explore the beyond
Don't cry for me
I'm far from the evil of humanity

Release a storm of cosmic vigilance
I wish to survey my domain of consciousness
All that has ever been, or ever will be
The infinity of time is all within me

When I cross over The Great Divide
Between the souls that reside
In this cold and calculated reality
Whats in the beyond awaiting me?

When my soul departs
This void anatomy to explore the beyond
Don't cry for me
I'm far from the evil of humanity

Release a storm of consciousness
Track Name: End Game
I don't know why
and I don't know how I realized
and I wanna cry
until you're always alive
I might die
if you die

I need you more than ever... before,
and I'd bleed for you forever... and more,
you cant run,
you cant hide,
we only have one guarantee in this life,
but for me just try
to not die

one day you'll find
that were all so dangerously alike
and I wanna cry
until its always a lie
that you'll die
cause i'd die

I need you more than ever... before
and I'd bleed for you forever... and more
you cant run
you cant hide
we only have one guarantee in this life
but for me just try
to not die

I'm falling behind
(just try to dry your eyes)
im wasting my time
(oh my how time flies by)
im out of my mind
(but i know ill be fine)

I need you more than ever... before
and i'd bleed for you forever... and more
you cant run
you cant hide
we only have one guarantee in this life
but I know ill be fine
when you die
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