THE DIARY OF A COMMON SLAVE

Brainwashed by the Shadows on the Wall
(with Dean Dragonas on bass guitar

and Josh Gowing on drums)
 

(Dino)
Beating on you like ten-thousand hammers,
Society has come down on you,
What's right? What's criminal? What's perverted?
You really can't tell now, can you?

Feeding off you with all of it's scanners,
You're trapped in a place so big, you can't see,
There is no escape,
There is no escape,

 

(Josh Gowing)
A devious disguise to withhold copious eyes from looking outside,
We've give our whole lives to inspire you,

 

(both)
Build a cavern suitable for this procedure,
Take all newborns from their homes,
(Bolt their necks to the wall)

Play silhouettes for them in the darkness,
Make them learn that this is home,

 

(Dino)
A counterfeit facade,

it restrains distracted eyes from glancing to the side,
We've wasted our whole lives gazing at shadows,

 

(Josh Gowing)
Staring as they sway and change their patterns,
The silence is veiling what's true,
What's deemed as criminal has inverted
our vision and what we can do,

 

Dwelling on ideas that have been planted
so deep in our thought process,
We can't think of anything else
nor act for ourselves.

Dearest Amanda

Tell me something nice 'cause
I really need to hear it from your lips,

I've never let you

back inside my mind,

but the walls are caving in,
and I can't hold them off,

 

Let me touch you like I used to,
All I need is just one more night,
Let me love you the way I used to,
All I want is one more night,

 

Tell me something nice 'cause
I really need to hear
your voice again,

I've tried so hard to be
one of the strong,
but the world still seems so harsh,
And I feel so lost,

 

Let me touch you like I used to,
All I need is just one more night,
Let me love you the way I used to,
All I want is one more night,

 

Tell me something nice 'cause

I really need to hear it from your lips,

I've never let you back

inside my mind,

but the world still seems so harsh,
And I feel so lost.

I feel so lost.

You and I and Everything Else
 

Life is the song, and I am the musician,

Why did I stop playing for so long?

Rusty as a nail

After years of constant downpour,
When did things start going oh so wrong?

 

You've come and gone,
You're out of the timeline,
I hope you've had fun,


I'm moving on,
Onto something that's better,
'though I know you're the best there is,

 

They're fading and I see right through,
The times when we created together,
Transparent now, it's sad but it's true,
You and I, a storm, the perfect weather,

 

Everything will fall into place,
Everything will fall into place,

Everything will fall into place,

Everything will fall into place,

A trail of breadcrumbs

Scattered by the wind,
The way is lost,

But I still listen for your songs within,
 

Everything will fall into place,

Everything will fall into place,

Everything will fall into place,

Everything will fall into place,

Delayed Goodbye
 

Who do I have left to rely on
other than the one I find in

any and all reflections?

Who have I had to rely on?

From the day I tied my own shoes,
'til the day I finally realized?

 

I have something I need to say to you,
but when you look in my eyes

I'm sure you'll find,
I've already said my last goodbyes,

 

I have nothing left to prove to you,
I look ahead at blue skies

still so cold and wet,
But most of all,

I'm confident I'll reach the sunset.
 

You can't depend on anyone

who isn't inside your own head,
You can't rely on anyone,

you can only rely on yourself.
 

I have something I need to say to you,
but when you look in my eyes

I'm sure you'll find,
I've already said my last goodbyes,

 

I have nothing left to prove to you,
I look ahead at blue skies
still so cold and wet,
But most of all,
I'm confident I'll reach the sunset.

I'm Guessing This Is Done

Look around you and tell me

how you feel about your surroundings,
it looks to me like an army of people expecting so much than they have worked for,

 

look around you,
(just look around you),
and tell me,
(please tell me),
how you feel about your,
(how do you feel about your...),
surroundings,
(you're surrounded),

 

how could you not have heard my cry,
our motivation has run dry,
but maybe this is just a test

that's put before us,
 

your excited face, full of lies,
I watched the fire die out in your eyes,
I hope that this is just a test

that's put before us,
 

tell me now, how could you be so deceiving?
why am I so down?
you're the only one I've ever needed,
take a good look around,

the world it hasn't stopped moving,
you're caught in your step,

but the world it keeps on moving,
 

breathe in, now breathe out,
just don't hold your breath,
'cause we're going nowhere,

 

breath in, now breath out,
just don't forget to breathe,
you've left me breathless,

Robbed of Your Purpose

(Bass Gtr: Dean Dragonas , Drums/Vocals: Josh Gowing , Gtrs/Vocals: Dino Spendl)
 

(Dino)
Life's put it's ups and downs on your table,
It cares not about your thoughts on the matter,
It turns and it bends to reach it's ends,
And it tends to be abrupt,

And although your world isn't ending,
It very well might end,
So drink with you friends,
And make amends with the ones you truly love,

 

(Josh/Dino)
It started as a wish to grow up strong and big,
To have riches and romance,

Now, you're staring into space,
'cause you never found your place,
You're only alive on weekends,

It's a mystery of sorts,
How you never found your course,
It's so relative of course,
All depending where your source began and ended,

 

(Dino)
Since you were a child coherent thoughts lay deep inside,
"You're one of a kind," words reinforced by your mind,
A seed forgotten so deep,
The decades passed when they suddenly surfaced,
Ideas from your past,
And now it's time to fight beside the courageous,
And [to] take what's rightfully ours before it's too late.

Storm the Thrones of Every Kingdom
(Bass: Dean Dragonas, Drums/Vocals: Josh Gowing,
Guitars/Vocals: Dino Spendl)

 

(Dino)
I can't take this anymore,
You've crossed the line so many times before,
You say I'm acting out when I react,
I say I'm human, and my mind wont be hacked,
Wont be hacked

 

We're all in this together,
so tell me again why I'm listening to you,
You set the rules that I'm supposed to follow,
And I'm not supposed to find this peculiar?

 

Needless destruction to every horizon,
And fear, fear to all four corners,
Senseless division in need of revision,
Think for yourselves or live and die as slaves,

 

(Josh)
Our promised futures lay waste,
to flawed insidious customs,
With every moral unclean

and every gesture obscene,
We have to finally draw a line,

Look at how we've come undone,
What promise is there on this grid?
Let's not remain meaningless,
All hail our fore-founding ghosts,
of whom killed and stole the most,

 

As our empire is falling,
We just sit back and rest our eyes,

 

We are loving this view,
A whole other side to life that we've been hiding,
We should cherish this moment together,
We should never forget how it feels,

 

Let us take the floor,
Discrimination, mind-control, poverty,
Not anymore,

 

So once and for all,
Stand up together,
And bury the gulls,

Down All Our Vessels

(Keyboard/Drums: John,
Keyboard/Drums/Guitars/Vocals: Dino)

 

We're still moving forward,
we're still sinking, sinking away,
Don't worry, evolve and breathe the water,
Here we remain,

 

No bargaining for a higher experience,
You're labor for your wealth,
And your life for this material,
That's the world you live in,

 

It's disheartening to picture a barbed-wire fence,
Within it's layers lies our small planet,
A system fabricated by theories,
An arrangement of slaves disguised as coordination,

 

We're still moving forward,
we're still sinking, sinking away,
Don't worry, evolve and breathe the water,
Here we remain,

Less Than a Lifetime


Where are you now,
Now that your body has let you down?

I feel you around,
Can you hear reach me?
Or are you bound?

 

Sometimes at night,

old sounds they wander,
They bring up old fears,

I wake, I walk, I look,
Confused at the place that you once took,

 

Sometimes I stop, and I wonder,
How was your ride?

I try to reassure myself,
Without a chance to say good-bye,

 

Where are you now,
Now that your body is in the ground?


I see you around,
Can you hear me,
Or are you beyond sound?