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- DESTROY ERASE IMPROVE -

 
Future Breed Machine

An even strobe, a pulse of flashing hatelights
of synthetic souls hammered into shape
A sign of times, dreams turn into systems
A new way, a new breed implanted in our minds
 
Here I am in the hand of a sterile hate
The new control I can not wake, I'm not asleep
 
New intelligence arise in emptied bodies
Turgid flesh tested through eternal spastic fits
Through not known codes mother machine in genocide
Now scorn a dying race
 
Evolution in reverse
Now it's time for me
Changing, what am I to be
Contorded, an eternity
Defeated
 
Programmed to appease you we're symbols of perfection
Humanoids run by your laws: Destroy Erase Improve
Lesson first: Submission, we're docile servant dogs
Our leashes are your limbs computed deep within
 
Remoted minds controlled our thoughts
No more doubts the new way is here
Disgorged another thousands fakes
That obey to a circuit skein to vacuum
 
Mechanical thoughts I now conceive
No longer me always to see inanity
Millions to be units like me eternally
Human patterns copied dissected distorted
Completed to fit the machine
The nerve fibres give in to chords to the unknown
 
See me, be me
Same contents, same machine
 
The currency of ours no more
Flesh and bone we are to be
Unaware of what we have been before
 
Evolution in reverse
Now it's time for me
Changing, what am I to be
Contorded, an eternity
Defeated by the new machine
 
 
Beneath
It's time to go into the me below
my morbid self beneath
A peril trip, the last way out,
i spin as i let go in spirals down
the narrow lines passing through my aura
Spit me out into my mind
A journey through disease

I'm behind my cynic eyes
that stare but can not see
the sickness in me... Beneath

I fall in untruthful me,
the essence of my thoughts
swirling in a thousand vows
endless, truthless

What am i this me beneath,
a vain organic lie
that rules me from inside

Immobile, now i bow before reality itself
It's substance moving through my eyes
My life is transferred once suffused upon
my mind, the view erases, burns inside
and then another fall

I plunge into a well of lies
A cold perennial flow
The vortex of my soul


Soul Burn
Inner perception trapped in a soul cage
Human wreckage I leave my liquid face
Who am I, senses blurred, who's my mind, in this life obscured

Visual progressions leave me no peace
Subliminal merger clutch the fence of needs
What's there in desperation, what's real
Flawless confusion

Void of emptyness reign my truth
Before my eyes flashes of youth
Memory-nuances pass, where's my life, frayed pictures mass
Insidious deception feelings fade
Ravenous mirrors I praise the blackened day
What am I to reality, what's in line, subsequently

Forever turning through a lifetime endless burning of soul and mind
Step by step I'm taken through the past to burn in fear of lies
I'm lost mouldering, oblivions grasp makes my soul burn

This astray mind has sieged my soul
Forever chained to this tearing cold
I'll never tell the truth from lies
Disbelief covers my eyes, Im lost mouldering
Perpetual pain in this soul burn

Pieces to me strange, wrapped up in disguise
Reflections of myself in another life

I see it vague before my eyes
Pictures drawn of naked bare lies
It makes no sense to live this mess
Constant until I find my rest
Enemy within a soul in flames
Gaining its pulse breeding inside
Pressure increase drowns my belief
As I unveil myself in me

Burn


Transfixion
Trapped in a gaze where time stand still
Connected to a blur, sensations deformed
We are to drown just to become
another set of eyes among the millions

Enchanted we fade selecting illusions
Dwellers of the scene, a new world obsessed
Gods of displays, divine screens
radiate us now, your blessing

Down, kneel to shields of glass, to the sovereign
Bleed for the entity of wavelengths

Transfixed yet eyes glowing with delight
Delusions of omniscience bred us by liars
Mentally drained by the growing leech
fed on our manic desire

Oceans of sewage continual
Washing into our minds
Drowning in wasted integrity
with eyes too open to see vanity

Engulfed in super fiction fields
What are we when the false pictures dissolve

Caged within a twilight world
Devoid of own self made thoughts
Stare blind...


Vanished
Convalescent livid we succumb
Stagnation now complete
This is the new plague called unconsciousness
We're selfcaged in defeat
Clotted minds coagulate
We are trapped inside the tears
We obey, resignate to our self-inflicted fears

Voices calm will be never heard
In this mode who will change
Bantised in our minds so absurd
Is this the world sublime
Into pools of paranoia we're fading with reality
Drained by lies we are all inhuman,
introspective vanishing

Sterile thoughts now upraised in subhuman majesty
Bodies numb still enchained
Where am I, in hell of our dreams

Wrong wrong i'm in the now the vain reality

So it seems we're dying yet content
Worship our chrysalis stage
Since when are lies divine
Since when

This is now degrade indulge
This is us servile obliging

Swallowed by our hunger for mendacity
as this dance whirls deeper into hate
We're vanishing

In down deep, cold where am i
Caught caged trapped not in dreams
Now time has killed our eyes
Fall, fade, gone, dead, away
 
Acrid Placidity (Instrumental)
 
Inside What’s Within Behind
I can't run away from the thing in me
I'm weakening down another now developing within

I can feel it it's inside my head
Connected to my brain this other me is slowly taking over
Deep beneath the eye that all can see
Energetic visions of the one I know myself to be

Look into my eyes
Don't listen to their lies

How can i stop this from being real
No my life will be no longer what it always used to be

Life neglected, infected by strain
I fall into the smothering the even flow of ravaging pain
This my temple of selfcaged contempt
A body slowly pierced by inevitable me

Do i differ from yourself
Am i like they say, the truth eventually
I'm the one you wanna be
Can you feel the same as I, another inside
Pushing to free itself from the chains of the soul

Turn your eyes toward the inside
Dig deep within i'm sure you'll find
A different self a different soul
To put you in peace with mind
 
 
Terminal Illusions
I don't need religion, God bless no one
Me and my own opinions are written by me
You surrender under mass hypnosis
Bound to illusions produced by your god

Who is humane, real, alive
No God

I see your blindness erase your identity
Your mind is hollow, carved to inability
I know to be loyal to myself
My integrity leaves myself
alone in peace with me

God, there's no God
Life is a trap
Unlock your mind
Trust in yourself

Wake from the grip of the tongue
you've been choked, oppressed
God owns, God cheats, God lies,
God hates, God kills, God slays

The pressure on humanity has risen beyond control
We are leading evolution into termination
The sense of hate inbreeding scars to innocence
Genetic prejudice, a selfdestructive line in pain

Why this reality
Life poured into inanity
 
 
Suffer In Truth
Tortured soul ripping skin into ashes
blind by pain, deaf by lies
Smell of freedom violently cuts forgiveness,
power to a being never dies
Suffer in truth's narrow passage saw
Weak solutions stabbed to not know
the smile of obliterations face

Penetrating through the void of life
A dance with the dead
Buried in oblivion stolen from the mind
Constant starving never fed

Contaminated life is fading
laughing in my face
Suffer in deception, manipulated not to feel
Slain beliefs, abandoned dreams, a life of misery

Suffer in truth

The wounds of a soul in pain, a mirror of life
Dreams all in vain
Life will always be sealed

I see... unseen
I feel... unseen

Suffer in truth
 
 
Sublevels
Back again within myself
Asleep but aware i'm lost again
Every time i close my eyes
I enter the dream to which i'm strained
A sudden change into a stage
where life is dust and everything flow
Circling above swirling seas
of eyes upraised toward the unknown

Vapour masques in the leaden air
unleashed by death in a grubby dawn
Vacant faces reflecting sorrow
hidden inside senses disowned
A maze of glass shattered by thoughts
of a faltered soul freed in bliss
Clouds disperse revealing shades
tempting my soul i can't resist

A vision of morbidity of ragged silent shadows
dressed in black disease
They're closing up on me, peering lifeless weary eyes
They drag me down intoanother world inside of me

Paralyzed by the view
Hypnotized let me wake

Mesmerized by the flames as i return
into myself
A slow conversion, a silent change
I wake into the brightened day

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