Altar of Perception

by Aegeus

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released October 10, 2014

Lyrics & music written by Aegeus.
Mixing & Mastering by Nabeel Tarin of NTB Productions.

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Track Name: The Sleeping Dead
Awakening the sleeping giant in our midst.
Life from death, when thrown into the lion’s den.
Evolution resolves the weak from the strong,
until our form is without flaw.

I never asked what I was wanting from myself.
Becoming obsessed with pending questions.
Time will swallow all my energy unless I use it well.

Layers of my existence, revealing each and every one.
The truth is so much closer than it’s ever been.

The world will tear you to shreds, nothing but ash & dust.
Watching as your vision fades to black. Fade to black.
Fade to…

The fear inside, when you close your eyes.
When you go to sleep, you’re never waking up.

Feed oblivion, through devastation until we’re dead & gone.
When we go to sleep, we’re never waking up.

I’ve been fighting through these circles my whole life.
Struggling, I’m left with no place to rest.
So determined to thrive, when we barely get by,
seeking answers that will fall out from the skies.

To keep a step ahead I venture out.
Driving closer to tangible goals.
Never claiming I’m invulnerable,
once more into the fray.

Consuming all the earth, destruction spreading thick.
Beneath your feet is everything
that you call your fucking home.
Consequence will reap those who let it turn to shit.
Beneath your feet is everything
that you call your fucking home.

It starts with change within ourselves
to do what’s fucking right.
No more excuses so you think it’s all justified in your mind.
We’re all accountable for actions that we choose to take.
No stone unturned and rouse the sleeping dead
left in your wake.
Track Name: Acquiescence
The spaces we feel between
our hearts, our words, our memories.
Obstructions must be destroyed,
if you want to have some peace of mind.

I hear the sound calling.
The fear of death haunting my soul.
Follows close so I’m never alone.

There is no fucking truth,
Nothing but hypocrisy.
How can you rise above the lies,
if you can’t open up your fucking eyes?

Accept that things are never going to be the same..again.

If we control the past,
we control the future.
If we live now for this moment,
then we control the past.

If we control the past,
we control the future.
If we live now for this moment,
we control our destiny.

Hope is an echo,
reverberating in my fragile mind.
Shows me hints of sunlight,
through shattered lenses,
leaving me lying broken and blind.

Broken and blind.
Track Name: Predator Becomes Prey
Blood fills your mouth before pouring out.
Nothing saves you now. Nothing to save.
A hollow shell of your former self.
Rotting all to hell, and hell follows.

Attempt to scream as you welcome death.
Your lungs are bare because you have no breath.
Misery is now your only request.
Do you still have no fucking regrets?

You sat upon your throne
Forsaking your own blood.
Trampling on the
backs of those that blindly worship.

Twisting the knife left in a festering wound.
No pity as they suffer your disease.

There is no escape from your betrayal.
Judging mercilessly behind the ones loyal to terror.

A scarlet showcase of your murderous intentions.
Staring in the eyes of slaves you left to die.

Predator becomes prey.
The executioner will be slain.
Justice in blood will be repaid
At the end of your wretched days.

Raise the ax
and let it fall.

The head is severed.
The body lies still.
Let us savor the kill!

The crown destroyed by the people’s will.
Let us savor…
Let us savor the kill!

Never-ending tyranny,
which impedes our liberties.
Can’t comprehend your autonomy,
If you’ve never been fucking free.
Track Name: Altar of Perception
You have no right to tell me what to believe.
And I will exercise my freedom of speech.
I refuse to stand in silence before a self-righteous man,
who does not question his core.

Your gaze distracted leaving secrets to breed.
Narrow paths for livestock, living in a money machine.
Drained your mind, then left the carcass to bleed.
Never-ending cycles that we’re doomed to repeat.

“Become absorbed into the human collective,
you have no choice.
Your defiance is a waste of time.
So submit to the greater good.”

This system only caters to greed,
Throwing scraps to the weak and in need.
Seems that power’s the most meaningful thing,
And those who hold it are controlling the strings.

I’m so tired of ignorance.
So fucking sick of biting my tongue.
When we stand for nothing & nothing is done.

War is the catalyst of our extinction.
The nature of the beast that must be tamed.
To sacrifice upon the altar of perception,
We have so much to lose, but much more to gain.

Never stop,
you won’t find truth if you refuse to question everything.

Fucking stand your ground,
By no means should you compromise your steadfast character.

Pay no mind,
To all the goddamn fools who spout their empty fucking words.

All in time,
They will be left behind on a dead earth amongst the stars.
Track Name: The Devil in Me
Hate has swallowed me whole and I am drowning.
In the recess of my mind, I’ve been declining.
Nothing’s left for me here, so moving on.
Cut these venomous snakes to drain all of the poison.

Now I’m standing with him face to face.
Peeling back the skin, finding only empty fucking space.
“We are hell bound as we bathe in our sins.”
This type of thinking has to end if we are to ever truly begin.

The absence of faith is not an irrational belief.
Your lack of logic is the downfall of this world.

Absence of faith is not an irrational belief.
Your lack of reason is the fucking downfall of this world.

Your lack of logic is the downfall of this world.
Your lack of reason is the fucking downfall of this world.

Get my name off your lips, or I’ll tear out your tongue.
You’re fucking dead to me, you piece of shit scum.

You’ve got to want to change, if you want anything.
If you need something, you’ve got to rearrange.

You’ve got to want to change, if you want anything.
If you need something, you’ve got to rearrange.

You’ve got to want to change, if you want everything.
If you need something, then fucking rearrange.

You’ve got to want to change, if you want anything.
If you need something, then fucking rearrange.