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Back The War Within

01 THE LIGHT THAT BLINDS

(4:58)

A crack forms in the foundation
A fault line through your defenses
Illuminates the essence
Once clouded by a myth

Store bought conformity
Force-fed duality
I warp reality

The comfort that you will find
As you remain hidden
The light betrays
Casting your true self away
You remain blind

As vanity possesses me
I am turning further away
Gripped by a belief in empty words
Driven by a need to prove

Store bought conformity
Force-fed duality
I warp reality

The comfort that you will find
As you remain hidden
The light betrays
Casting your true self away
You remain blind

The shell may wither
But the fire burns eternal
The shell may wither
But the fire burns on

You hide behind...cower
The light that blinds
Blinds

The comfort that you will find
As you remain hidden
The light betrays
Casting your true self away
You remain blind

Will never find
What burns inside
You remain blind
Behind the light

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02 ENLIGHTENED BY THE COLD

(3:02)

When you never know
When it's always there
It seemed so clear

The slightest touch
To catch the breath
It turns it all around

Single path that I can see
Emptiness devours me

Enlightened by the cold
It overcomes the torment
What if I could bring you back
Enlightened by the cold

Enough to burn through walls
Built on anguish
Can I be revived

Let it hit with force
Strong enough to blind
The numbness heals

Single path that I can see
Emptiness devours me

Enlightened by the cold
It overcomes the torment
What if I could bring you back
Enlightened by the cold

My worth is only defined
By the next disaster

When you never know
When it's always there
It seemed so clear

The slightest touch
To catch the breath
It turns it all around

Single path that I can see
Emptiness devours me

Enlightened by the cold
It overcomes the torment
What if I could bring you back
Enlightened by the cold

My worth is only defined
By the next disaster

By the next disaster

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03 ACT OF CONTRITION

(3:40)

I feel the cold hands upon me
Recollection of my betrayal

My betrayal
My betrayal

It is not the pain inside yourself
That tears the deepest wounds

I drift along, suspended in shadows
Memories rise from the haze
With sobriety comes recollection

My betrayal
My betrayal

It is not the pain inside yourself
That tears the deepest wounds
It is the pain you create
That consumes your very soul

I drift along, suspended in shadows
I drift along, suspended in shadows

I drift along, suspended in shadows

A specter of despair
Built on good intentions

My betrayal
My betrayal

It is not the pain inside yourself
That tears the deepest wounds
It is the pain you create
That shreds your very soul

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04 WHAT DRIVES THE WEAK

(4:43)

Time released security
Controlled dose of tranquility
Forgetfulness washes over me
Put to rest the voices of insanity

Only the cinders remain
As another night
Becomes a yesterday

Come on, anesthetize the panic
It is what drives the weak
You're gone, anesthetize the panic
Putting all uncertainties to sleep

Not an altered state of mind
But a safer place in an unsafe world
Within the nearness of death
Rapture in the skip of a heartbeat

Only the cinders remain
As another night
Becomes a yesterday

Come on, anesthetize the panic
It is what drives the weak
You're gone, anesthetize the panic
Putting all uncertainties to sleep

To sleep
To sleep

Come on, anesthetize the panic
It is what drives the weak
You're gone, anesthetize the panic
Putting all uncertainties to sleep

Anesthetize the panic
It is what drives the weak

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05 STILLNESS

(4:52)

Impermanence is always swift
Treasures of this world are fleeting
Our eyes blinded from the gift
Within the way there lies the meaning

All natures are pure
All appearances are empty

Shrouded in sensation and delusion
Consumed within unknowns
Shrouded in sensation and delusion
All will collapse and fall

All wisdom is treasured
All wealth is a shadow

Shrouded in sensation and delusion
Consumed within unknowns
Shrouded in sensation and delusion
All will collapse and fall

Inexpressible in words
Embrace the stillness
Endless source
Eternal bliss

Absense of the mind is liberation

Inexpressible in words
Embrace the stillness
Endless source
Eternal bliss

All natures are pure
All appearances are empty

Absense of the mind is liberation

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06 INSPIRATION ON DEMAND

(3:52)

Where has it gone
Have all of the words escaped

Inspiration on demand
Emotions all displaced

And I will wander endlessly
Seeking all
The answers that I let slip through my fingers
I will wander endlessly
Seeking all
The answers that I let slip and fall away

Turn it all around
It melts into sound
Unfolding, ever growing

Torn from my rest
Though I still fight to stay
The images dissolve
As the day invades

And I will wander endlessly
Seeking all
The answers that I let slip through my fingers
I will wander endlessly
Seeking all
The answers that I let slip and fall away

A second to react
The mind too slow to act
Unfolding, ever growing

A vicious thirst to know
The secrets dreams may hold
Unfolding, ever growing

Drown
Drown the voices of restraint
They will choke in silence

Incinerate the ropes
And embrace the hope
Unfolding, ever growing

Splintering the doors
Free the mind to soar
Unfolding, ever growing

Turn it all around
It melts into sound

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07 THE POWER OF I AND I

(3:34)

We are given the gift of creation

We are given all of the light
And purity of the universe
We are the ones who will create
The snarling beasts of human nature

The world is within myself
All is one
The power of I and I

True piece of mind is not bestowed
Upon us by the heavens
The evils of man are spawned
Within the confusion of our own mind

The world is within myself
All is one
The power of I and I
The world is within myself
All is one
The power of I and I

Hiding the purity that flows
From the root of which we rose

We are given all of the light
And purity of the universe
We are the ones who will create
The snarling beasts of human nature

The world is within myself
All is one
The power of I and I
The world is within myself
All is one
The power of I and I

All, All is one
All, All is one

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08 GHOSTS OF PAST FAILURES

(4:12)

The ghosts of past failures

Facing the reailty
Of our own imperfections

The waves crash without warning
Overwhelmed and short of breath
Never able to escape
The blood stains upon our hands

I am still bleeding you
From wounds you've never known
I am still bleeding you
From wounds you've never known

The core of our being
Torn out and cast aside

I never looked this far away
Never saw what lies behind
In the midst of false comfort
The scars were hidden but never healed

I am still bleeding you
From wounds you've never known
I am still bleeding you
From wounds you've never known

I am still bleeding you
From wounds you've never known
I am still bleeding you
From wounds you've never known
I am still bleeding you

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09 ETERNITY IS WITHIN

(4:07)

Man has programmed himself to die
A death wish has been ingrained
Almost with our first breath
We are taught to expect our last

Science has done it's best to choke off
The true instincts of mankind
Death is impatient and thoughtless
Mortality is a disease of the mind

Embrace the gifts before you
Paradise is underfoot
Eternity is within

Lost site of the bounty before you
Paradise is underfoot
Eternity is within

Lost site of the bounty before us
Boundless resource of pleasure and plenty
Living for an intangible
In a future clouded with doubt

Embrace the gifts before you
Paradise is underfoot
Eternity is within

Every step forward is one step deeper into the grave

Breathe
Breath of life
Breathe
Breath of life

Embrace the gifts before you
Paradise is underfoot
Eternity is within

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10 THOSE WHO CANNOT SPEAK

(5:17)

Scream out against the glass
The sound reflected, unable to escape
Desperate to connect
Lashing out at words that fail to appear

Bound in silence
The failure of sound never learned

Instinct urges on
As the mind creates its own obstacles
Waging internal war
Between the objects and the abstract

Bound in silence
The failure of sound never learned

Bound
Bound

Scream out against the glass
The sound reflected, unable to escape
Desperate to connect
Lashing out at words that fail to appear

Bound in silence
The failure of sound never learned

Eloquence of the inner voice
The poetry of the condemned
A stream of consciousness
Never to be understood

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