UNKNOWN MISERY

by WITHDRAWAL

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released March 1, 2009

VOCALS: Adam
THE LEFT GUITAR: Joel
THE BASS GUITAR: Gord
THE RIGHT GUITAR: Ross
THE DRUMS: Jeff

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Track Name: PRAY AS LAMB; LAMB AS PREY
GO FORTH: A SHADOW IN VENUS' LIGHT.
A SWORD AT THE SUN OF DAWN.
THE 5 CROWN PRINCES OF HELL WAGE WAR ON YOUR BABYLON.
AS THE ANGELS DISINTEGRATE, AS THE HEAVENS ANNIHILATE.
GOLDEN CROSS HAS LEFT ME SCARRED.
ANGELS WEEP AS THEY KISS THE FEET OF THE MORNING STAR.
THE LAND OF THE LAMB IS RULED BY THE ONE WITH THE FANG.
FINALLY WE'VE AVENGED OUR WAR ON HEAVEN.
PRAY AS LAMB. LAMB AS PREY.
THE CROWN OF 12 STARS HAS CRUMBLED.
ANGELS DESCENDING THE THRONE.
LOOK INTO OUR EYES: YOU'LL SEE YOUR WORLDS DEMISE.
LUCIFER: WHY DOES HE WHISPER?
"PLAGUE, FAMINE, SIN, PESTILENCE.
THESE THINGS ARE YOURS IF YOU CHOOSE THEM TO BE.
ROTTING ANGELS TIRE OF ETERNITY."
TRAMPLED UNDER HOOF, WE RIDE DEAD HORSES CULLED FROM THE BONES OF THE GARDEN OF EDEN.
Track Name: CREATION'S WOMB
THE LIGHTS! LIGHTS AND THE DEPTHS.
BROKE YOUR KNEES. DRY YOUR EYES.
GRIT YOUR TEETH.
YOUR HEART HAS POISONED YOU SLOWLY,
DEPRESSION HAS FROZEN YOUR VEINS.
ONLY WITH WEAKNESS CAN YOU ACCEPT REALITY.
CLOSE YOUR EYES, BARE WITNESS.
THERE'S NO TRUTH, THERE IS ONLY PERCEPTION.
THE FEAR THAT SINKS IN YOU IS YOUR VISIONS DECEPTION.
SHADOWS FLOAT OVER MY HANDS, BETWEEN MY FINGERS LIKE GRAINS OF SAND.
I USED TO TASTE MORE THAN I COULD FEEL BUT NOW I FEEL NOTHING AT ALL.
AS THE CANDLE LIGHT FIXATES MY SIGHT.
MY GLANCE TURNS TO A STARE.
MY EYES DILATE, MY SOUL ESCAPES.
MY CONSCIOUS BEING HAS ENTERED A NEW ETHEREAL REALM.
VISIONS OF SERAPHS, ANGELS A FLIGHT.
A HAREM OF GODS, THEIR BODIES ENTWINED.
UNFOCUSED REALITY, THIS PHYSICAL WORLD.
EPILEPTIC FITS: MY BODY IN CHAINS.
LIGHTS. CONTRAST.
HEAVENS. DARKNESS.
HORRORS OBSCENE. GODDESS PRISTINE.
HEAVEN NOR HELL, SOMEWHERE BETWEEN.
AM I AWAKE IN A NIGHTMARE OR COMATOSE IN A DREAM?
SEVEN WORLDS SPECTRAL PLANES.
MY MIND IS FREE BUT MY BODY IN CHAINS.
AFRAID OF PHOSPHORUS LIGHT THAT UNVEILS THE END OF TIME.
MY EYES BURN. SKIN TURNS TO ASH.
CLUTCHED TIGHT IN CREATION'S WOMB.
FEAR EVERYTHING THOUGH I KNOW EVERYTHING.
IT'S UNVEILED: I AM UNCREATION.
Track Name: THE HANNEMAN KING
NOW I KNOW I'M FUCKING DOOMED.
I FEEL FATE'S GNAWING TEETH.
RIPPED APART, STILL ALIVE.
LIFE'S WEIGHT CRUSHING ME.
I FEEL OUT OF OPTIONS.
GAVE UP AGAINST THE ODDS.
I'M WORN DOWN TO THE NERVES.
I WROTE A NOTE TO SAY GOODBYE.
SOMETIMES I THINK I'M JUST A PUSH AWAY FROM ENDING IT.
SOMETIMES I CRY MYSELF TO SLEEP... WHAT LITTLE I CAN GET.
I SPENT MY LIFE IN SERVICE. I SPENT MY LIFE IN FEAR.
WHEN THEY FIND MY BODY I'LL BE SMILING EAR TO EAR.
DON'T TAKE THIS AS A CRY FOR HELP.
THIS WORLD THINKS ONLY OF ITSELF.
JUST SOMETHING I THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW.
THIS WORLD IS COLD. OR SO I'M TOLD.
MY LIGHT IS DIMMING, MY AIR IS FADING.
MY ESCAPE FROM A WORLD DECAYING.
WROTE A NOTE TO SAY GOODBYE, TOLD YOU WHAT LITTLE LOVE I HAD FOR LIFE.
20 YEARS CONFUSED INSIDE.
AT 25 I REALIZED THAT EVERYTHING IS NOTHING AT ALL.
DON'T TAKE THIS AS A CRY FOR HELP.
THIS WORLD THINKS ONLY OF ITSELF.
JUST SOMETHING I THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW.
NO ONE WILL MISS YOU, OR SO I'M TOLD.
Track Name: LUMINOUS SANCTUARY
HERE IS THE END POINT WHERE LIGHT, DARKNESS AND DESTINY ENTWINE.
HERE YOU'LL FIND NOTHING. ETERNITY STILL.
TIME AND EXISTENCE BEND AT MERE WILL.
3 GODS DEFEATED BY MAN.
8 SANCTUARIES TOUCHED BY MY HAND.
"WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING?"
IN THE END TIMES WILL YOU PRAY OR SING?
RUN, FIGHT, RUN.
THROUGH DEEP DARKNESS UNTOUCHED BY THE SUN.
WORSHIP GOLD STATUES REVERED NOT FOR GOD,
BUT FOR BEING A CONDUIT INTO MEN'S SOULS.
YOU CANNOT GRASP THE FORM OF THE ATTACK.
RUN, FIGHT, RUN.
THROUGH THE BEAUTY, SORROW AND HATRED THAT EXISTS IN THE REALM OF YOUR MIND.
IT'S ALWAYS MIDNIGHT HERE.
THE SEA OF EDEN, THE DEPTHS OF YOUR FEARS.
THEY ARE OUT TO STRIKE YOU DOWN IN MANY DIFFERENT FORMS.
I NEED TO BREAK YOUR ARMS AND LEGS, TAKE YOUR SIGHT, CLEAR YOUR MIND.
KING OF THE SWINE. A BOY IN THE DEVIL'S MACHINE.
ESCAPE INTO PARALLEL WORLDS.
HE COULD BE 10,000 YEARS OLD.
"DO YOU WEILD COURAGE IN THE FORM OF A BADGE?
WILL YOU SACRIFICE YOUR FUTURE JUST TO FACE THE PAST?"
STAND FACE TO FACE WITH THE EMBODIMENT OF EVIL ITSELF,
MIND ERODED BY IT'S OWN ALMIGHTY POWER.
BUT WHAT IF THE APPLE OF ENLIGHTENMENT'S PREDICTION IS FALSE?
MY HEART IS BEATING INCREDIBLY FAST.
RUN. RUN. RUN. RUN. RUN.
Track Name: UNKNOWN MISERY
"THERE IS AN EVER PRESENT UNKNOWN MISERY HANGING AROUND OUR HEADS,
LIKE ANOTHER NOOSE AROUND THE NECK.
WHY DO YOU EVEN BOTHER WAKING EVERY DAY JUST TO BE FORCE FED.
BECAUSE YOU'RE PROGRAMED TO, BECAUSE YOU'RE SWINE AMONGST SNAKES.
OVER TIME YOU WILL ACCEPT THE FACE THAT EVERYONE IS READY TO KILL YOU.
AT THE MOMENT OF ACCEPTANCE, YOU'LL GIVE UP AND KILL YOURSELF."
MY EYES BURN FROM THE FEARS
THAT MANIFEST THEMSELVES IN THE FORM OF TEARS.
THIS YEAR WAS WORSE THAN THE LAST.
DISAPPOINTMENT TAKES ME BY THE HAND.
NOW SHE WHISPERS INTO MY EAR:
"YOUR LIFE IS OVER. YOUR SUN HAS SET"
GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS EVERYDAY.
SO SICK WITH A SADNESS THAT WILL NEVER GO AWAY.
WE DROWN DESPERATELY IN TIME INCESSANTLY.
MISERY CROSSES MY SKIN. I'M CONVULSING WITHIN.
IT'S LIKE PLAYING CHESS WITH BROKEN FINGERS;
EVERY MOVE I MAKE HURTS.
THE DAYS GO ON AND ON AND ON.
THE DAYS ARE SPENT ALONE.
THE NIGHTS ARE FREEZING COLD.
A SEA OF SIN... I'M ERODING WITHIN.
MY HEROES: DEAD. MY DREAMS: DEAD. HELPLESSNESS. NOTHING LEFT.
LIFE OF UNKNOWN MISERY.
DISAPPOINTMENT WHEN I TRY. ALL I WANT TO DO IS DIE.
BUT ALL I FUCKING DO IS CRY ABOUT IT.
SO I WANDER, SEARCHING FOR A TRUTH IN A WORLD FULL OF NOTHING AT ALL WHERE ONLY MISERY IS ABSOLUTE.
Track Name: CURSE OF GEMINI
THE CURSE OF GEMINI.
EVERYTHING THAT YOU'VE EVER WANTED.
EVERYTHING THAT YOU'D EVER NEED FALLING THROUGH YOUR FINGERS.
THE SIMPLE MENTION OF A NAME SENDS YOU FACE FIRST INTO MEMORIES.
REMAINS.
I NEVER HAD THE CHANCE TO SAY GOODBYE.
LOST THE THE CHANCE TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT.
RUINED THE CHANCE TO HAVE ONE MORE NIGHT.
EVERY TIME I SEE YOUR FACE IT MAKES ME HATE MYSELF EVEN MORE.
7 YEARS: ALL IT TAKES TO FORGET ALMOST ANYTHING.
I THINK WE'RE AT 1 MAYBE 1 1/2 AT THE MOST.
AND I CAN'T TAKE THIS ANYMORE.
I CAN'T STAND TO LIVE WITHOUT YOU.
THAT'S THE CURSE I'VE PLACED UPON MY HEAD.
CAN'T STAND TO LOOK AT YOU IN THE EYES.
AND WHEN THEY TRIED TO TEAR US DOWN, I TORE US DOWN MYSELF.
THAT'S THE CURSE OF GEMINI:
TO HAVE EVERYTHING, TO WANT EVERYTHING, TO LOSE IT ALL.
REGRET IS MERCILESS. THE PAIN GROWS STRONG WITH TIME.
HERE I AM LOST WITHOUT YOU.
AND THOUGH I HAD THE CHANCE WHERE I COULD MAKE THINGS RIGHT,
I HOPE YOU KNOW THAT THE PAIN THAT I'VE CAUSED YOU RETURNED TENFOLD.
THE PAIN GROWS STRONGER NOW.
HERE I STAND LOST WITHOUT.
AND THOUGH I HAD THE CHANCE WHERE I COULD MAKE THINGS RIGHT,
I HOPE YOU KNOW THAT THE PAIN THAT I'VE CAUSED YOU RETURNED TENFOLD.
Track Name: NAMES ON GRAVES
THE APPLE OF ENLIGHTENMENT TURNED TO ASH INSIDE OUR MOUTHS.
WE'VE WASTED EVERY CHANCE THAT WE'VE HAD TO ASCEND BEYOND THE REALM OF THE MORTAL PLANE OF EXISTENCE.
OUR CARELESSNESS WAS OUR WEAKNESS WITH WHICH WE'VE ENSURED OUR EXTINCTION.
OUR TIME HAS ALREADY PASSED.
I ACCEPT THIS FATE.
I WILL SIT AND ROT.
KNOW THIS: NOTHING MATTERS IN THIS FUCKING WORLD.
IN THE END WE'RE ALL JUST NAMES ON GRAVES.
NAMES ON GRAVES. LOST IN TIME. FORGOTTEN.
ALLOWED OURSELVES TO BE BOUGHT AND SOLD SO MANY TIMES,
SLITHERING SNAKES. WE ARE THE HUMAN RACE.
GORGED, OBSCENE, WE'RE OVERFED.
MINDS ROTTEN FROM SOCIETIES WASTE AND WE CRAVE THE TASTE.
NO, I CAN'T LOVE A WORLD THAT HAS DESCENDED SO LOW.
ADDICTED TO VIOLENCE, ADDICTED TO SEX.
STREETS SUFFERING. PROSTITUTES.
RELIGIONS BUT NOTHING PURE MATTERS.
EVERYTHING SWOLLEN WITH 7 SINS.
WE'RE LOST AMONGST THE SWINE.
CHOKING ON PROMISES NO ONE WILL KEEP.
AS WE PREPARE FOR THE DAWNING OF APOCALYPSE.
NOTHING MATTERS IN THIS FUCKING WORLD. JUST NAMES ON GRAVES.
IT'S LIKE WE'RE ALREADY DEAD.
NAMES ON GRAVES ALREADY DEAD.
Track Name: DARK OMEN
DARK OBSESSION WITH TIME AND DEATH.
HOUR GLASS RUNNING OUT.
YOUR DARKEST OBSESSION WITH THE TIME OF YOUR DEATH.
GOD'S POINTING A GUN BETWEEN YOUR EYES.
YOU'RE SO AFRAID OF THE LIGHT THAT IS FADING.
THE CANDLE IS DIM.
THE WAY THAT LIFE HAS TO COME TO AN END.
"I CAN FEEL THE SOIL FALLING OVER MY HEAD."
DEATH I FEEL HER FINGERS COLLAPSING AROUND MY NECK.
LOSE MYSELF IN THE STILLNESS OF HER BREATH.
DESTINED TO DIE SINCE THE DAY I WAS BORN.
OUR TIME IS RUNNING OUT.
DARK OBSESSION WITH TIME AND DEATH,
DEATH FOR THE KINGDOM OF ZEAL.
YOUR GOTHIC OBSESSION WITH FATE AND TIME.
GOD DOESN'T HAVE THE ANSWER.
BEHOLD: DESTINY'S ULTIMATE FORM.
ALL THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAT YOU'VE SEEN.
ALL THE MEMORIES THAT YOU'VE HAD WILL BE FORGOTTEN.