As They Sleep

Blacken the Sun tracks

Lyrics

1. DUSK

(Instrumental)




2. A THOUSAND DEPTHS

Trapped in this life together
As we struggle each and every day
Will it ever get any better
Time will tell our fate
Search for deliverance
Anything to take the pain away
Fight for the answers
Sign your life away

How can we be
So blind that we cannot see
That happiness is
So far from being free

To have the life
I'd die a thousand times
What makes this world go 'round
Only corrupts our minds
We give you take
Can't take this anymore
The rich keep getting richer
The poor keep living poor

Time will tell our fate

Can't be pushed much further
Every man has the right to change his ways
Deception not the answer
Make the sacrifice
Plow through the faithless
Spit in the face of agony
Its time to take back
Take back what you gave

How can we be
So blind that we cannot see
That happiness is
So far from being free

To have the life
I'd die a thousand times
What makes this world go 'round
Only corrupts our minds
We give you take
Can't take this anymore
The rich keep getting richer
The poor keep living poor

Time will tell our fate

Darkness controls all of man
A life that we've built upon sand
Tuning whats left of this place
Into a life of eternal disgrace
A race to be God among men
Greed will consume all it can
Damnation a certain demise
Looking for truth in the midst of a lie
Darkness controls all of man
A life that we've built upon sand
Tuning whats left of this place
Into a life of eternal disgrace

Who will decide your self worth




3. COMPANION OF THE FIRE

Here's to the confrontation
Here's to the sleepless nights
Companion of the fire
I will unearth the lies
I see inside
Betrayal confide

Why live in fear
I shed no tears
Lie to your peers
So insincere

You failed, you failed so miserably
But I'm still standing
Control, control this energy
For it consumes me

Just try
What once was lost is now gone forever
To see through my eyes
What once was trust now replaced with anger

This anger it burns from within
Fueled by your ignorance
The closer we get to the end
Scarred by your own regrets

No more will I be blinded
Thus taken for a fool
Despite all good intentions
Of what I thought I once knew
I can't change time
you've crossed the line

Why live in fear
I shed no tears
Lie to your peers
So insincere

You failed, you failed so miserably
But I'm still standing
Control, control this energy
For it consumes me

Just try
What once was lost is now gone forever
To see through my eyes
What once was trust now replaced with anger.




4. PANGEA

Memories left in time
Give me the strength to move on
Accept the loss of reason
To find find a way
To say farewell and not goodbye

So many questions lie
Within the depths of our past
We keep reinventing wheels
Await the day
No longer sacrifice

Time slipping away this is all too real
Can't explain the way this makes me feel
I'll never say I didn't try
I can't sit back and watch you die

I shall not sell my soul in vein
hold on so gracefully

Everything in life shall drift away
Hold on to what's true to you

We, we shall be stripped of all our flesh
We, we shall stand up and rise against

Time slipping away this is all too real
Can't explain the way this makes me feel
I'll never say I didn't try
I can't sit back and watch you die

Embrace Insanity
As it courses through my veins

Read between the lines
As we corrupt our minds
We see unrelenting greed
I see your face
And it sickens me
Mass hypocrisy
Making its way to me
Sit back watch it bleed the dream
Inducing hate
Another casualty

Time slipping away this is all too real
Can't explain the way this makes me feel
I'll never say I didn't try
I can't sit back and watch you die

I shall not sell my soul in vein
Just hold on tight for one more day
Hold on so gracefully

Everything in life shall drift away
Hold on to what's true to you




5. SINS 'N NEEDLES

You've got to pay for
Consequences brought forth by anger
You got to take more
More time to reconcile and break free

He who walks in the shadows
Holds onto the ice cold hand of death
I've seen the aftermath
Just as sure as you'll pay for all you sins
Just when you think its impossible
You gain the nerve to go down that road again
Re-open whats been done before
An insatiable love that never ends

Start blaming yourself
Stop blaming the world
Stop blaming all the ones who pray for you
Just open your eyes
And meet your demise
And fight with all the strength you have inside

You can lead a horse to water
But you can't make it drink it's sins away
You follow the steps of your father
Will you ever be who you want to be
Rip out the shame and rebuild your soul
Own up to the blood that once was shed
So precious so beautiful
To be given the chance to live again

Start blaming yourself
Stop blaming the world
Stop blaming all the ones who pray for you
Just open your eyes
And meet your demise
And fight with all the strength you have inside

Rise to your feet and justify
The truth of a lie
Search in your soul to say goodbye

Why live the lie
Is it worth all the pain and anguish
Try one more time
take control of your so called life

Start blaming yourself
Stop blaming the world
Stop blaming all the ones who pray for you
Just open your eyes
And meet your demise
And fight with all the strength you have inside.




6. SEEDS OF HATE

Now here I stand before you
Say what you've got to say
You've passed your judgment unto me
Lost my respect today

What is this so called safety
Don't say it won't affect me
There is a price for freedom
A price but who will pay

Swallow my pride look up at sky
Decide whats important in this life
Hearing your voice is fuel to the fire
I sift through the ashes and the lies

Bred to sew the seeds of hate
Bred to shred and destroy me
Is this the way we must live
To learn how to take and not give

Split the chest of this nation
Expose all that's absurd
Open to exploitation
I lay my trust in the word

Swallow my pride look up at sky
Decide whats important in this life
Hearing your voice is fuel to the fire
I sift through the ashes and the lies

Bred to sew the seeds of hate
Bred to shred and destroy me
Is this the way we must live
To learn how to take and not give

Testing my faith its not going to change

Now that I know you
I with that I never knew at all
now I can see who
who's gonna catch me when I fall

Now that I know you
Now I can see who
I with that I never knew at all
Now that I know you
Now I can see who
Who's gonna catch me when I fall

Bred to sew the seeds of hate
Bred to shred and destroy me
Is this the way we must live
To learn how to take and not give

Now here I stand before you
Say what you've got to say
You've passed your judgment unto me
Lost my respect today.




7. SWEET MISERY

Evil

I let you inside my life
My heart
My soul felt so complete
I reminisce those days and memories
Of all the things she used to say
Your existence dead to me
Dead to me

A magnificent creation
We never thought to question why
Misery consumes our lives

My sweet angel of grace
Take me so far from this place

All hope is lost
I've nothing left for you
I wash my hands of a life that was untrue
Behold she dwells in misery
So help me God I'll find my way
Find my way

I love you I hate you
I can see through you

Destroying all those things I held so dear
Its funny how this time you act sincere
Goodbye I've lost the will to try
I'll see you in the afterlife
Afterlife

My sweet angel of grace
Take me so far from this place




8. HOLLOW

You're free to go
No remorse for the precious lives
That you've left behind
The tears have dried
But your soul is soaking wet
With the past you hide

So many questions unanswered
So many thoughts fill my mind
Soon will be your time to suffer
And burn with the likes of your kind
Where innocent souls meet destruction
Marks the end of a life I never knew
We cry as we look to the heavens
Clench teeth in disgust at the thought of you
Disgust at the thought of you

Left in our minds
Is a hollow spot that was once full of happiness
And now we turn
To the ones that can help replace them with hope and bliss

Clench my teeth

In time we will become whole inside
Once again
Oh lord have mercy on our souls
Once again

I could never feel the pain
Nor could you ever explain
I must pray to keep me sane
I never had the chance
To know part of my past
My past

Where innocent souls meet destruction
Marks the end of a life I never knew
We cry as we look to the heavens
Clench teeth in disgust at the thought of you
Disgust at the thought of you.




9. REVELATIONS

Who will repent for all your sins
We fight the war that no one wins
A mothers tears the devils grin
A fathers pride torn from within
To live to die
To laugh to cry
We give we take
We love we hate
Can't take this any more

Anymore
Is this what we've become
And yet we try once again
To wash this blood off of our hands

And when the star falls to the earth
You've lost the window of rebirth
A great abyss
A locusts sting
Blacken the sun
A wrath to bring
War torn how can we escape this horror
Reborn
A chance to change this all forever

Anymore
Is this what we've become
And yet we try once again
To wash this blood off of our hands

Look and behold a white horse
look and behold a pale horse
We've sought to conquer all or die

Worthy is the lamb who was slain.




10. BLACKEN THE SUN

Behold the light
As we all watch a storm of souls
Unveil the flashes of our lives
A dawn of death
Embrace the parasites
In which the world we all once knew
Becomes a cataclysmic tomb

They feed
Unto our weakness
Unmercifully
So dark the con of man
Take heed and see
A better part of thee
Can't you foresee
Your cursed eternity
Eternity

Will it fulfill the prophecy
Into the heavens shall we gaze
Make way the coming of the king
Or is it death you seek

Who will prevail
As war is waged for seven years
Will you be lovers of yourselves
Embrace the plague
As the last trumpets sound
When death runs rampant in your mind
Its death you shall not find

They feed
Unto our weakness
Unmercifully
So dark the con of man
Take heed and see
A better part of thee
Can't you foresee
Your cursed eternity
Eternity

Will it fulfill the prophecy
Into the heavens shall we gaze
Make way the coming of the king
Or is it death you seek

Into the void of untangable strife
Born of weakness
Fallen victim to filth and disease
Contradiction and perils
Shall humble the fall to your knees
To your knees

They feed
Unto our weakness
Unmercifully
So dark the con of man
Take heed and see
A better part of thee
Can't you foresee
Your cursed eternity
Eternity

Will it fulfill the prophecy
Into the heavens shall we gaze
Make way the coming of the king
Or is it death you seek.




11. DAWN

(Instrumental)