The Agonist

Eye of Providence tracks

Lyrics


1. GATES OF HORN AND IVORY

Craving possession
Material obsession
You function solitarily
On lower brain transmission

You want it, you need it
You're never gonna get it
Cause really what you're chasing
Is a lie to begin with

Paralyze
Manufacture aspiration
Design the ideal outcome
Would you like to hear your story?

All this time you've played the part
A part that was chosen just for you
Bite down on the painless
Enter the gates of Horn and Ivory

With fire at my back
I will tame the waters
I will learn to swim
Fear is not my master

How do I Breathe?
You will choke
How do I walk?
You will fall
Instinct to the extinct
Paralysis by analysis

Trapped in delusions
Ghosts are out to haunt you
The world you've grown to love
Is slowly crumbling

You need it, you want it
You're never gonna get it
Cause really what you're after
Is a fictional desire

With fire at my back
I will tame the waters
I will learn to swim
Fear is not my master

Enter the gates of Horn and Ivory




2. MY WITNESS, YOUR VICTIM

Confess to your sins
Immorality's my witness
The search for redemption;
a never-ending trial - your victim

The battlefield has transformed Blades unto bullets
Killing is easy but ruling is key
Strike millions of targets at once Bullets into light

The means for authority imposed upon mankind
False sense of security interacting as your guide
A woven fabrication as a radiant design
Enclosing all written access, there's no place left to hide

We bare ourselves to the eye of the sun
Take all you need in the name of
killing is easy but ruling is key

Confess to your sins
Immorality's my witness
The search for redemption;
a never-ending trial - your victim

A saint-like figure you demand
Take a look at your reflection
The world's not your own to command
Imperfection staring right back at you

Anytime Anywhere
With five eyes watching
We bear witness
Anytime Anywhere
With five ears listening
We will attend the eye of providence

Thus, I present my final words
A moment is all I ask for
My greatest fear, eternally
is that nothing will ever change

Confess to your sins
Immorality's my witness
The search for redemption;
a never-ending trial - your victim




3. DANSE MACABRE

Fools, out of desperation
Cursed to repeat this ancient hand
While all your friendly gestures
are just a part of your grand plan

No cause for celebration
Your self-destruction lies ahead
Weakened, frigid from the terror
No absolution shall be fed

It’s time to play with fire
Chase the visions from the past
and never stop till the very end

From the womb and through life,
we’re born and bred just to die
Can we redeem for our crimes?
Tangled and swollen in lies

Obey! You are a servant to my will
Part of the system
Swear your loyalty to me or pay the price

Please can you forgive me?

No, I won’t let you disguise
all the schemes that you tried to untie
There’s no way out now from the pit
You must realize
-Please won’t you release my soul?-

From the womb and through life,
we’re born and bred just to die
Can we redeem for our crimes?
Tangled and swollen in lies

It’s time to play with fire
Chase the visions from the past
and never stop till the very end

From the womb and through life,
we’re born and bred just to die
Can we redeem for our crimes?
Tangled and swollen in lies

From the womb and through life,
we’re born and bred just to die
Can we redeem for our crimes?
Tangled and swollen in lies




4. I ENDEAVOR

Describe the ability to feel
A reality far from real
Give me the meaning behind this touch
Yield speech to the vibe that you clutch

Grant me the truth I’ve longed for a lifetime
and liberate my soul from my now elapsed crime

A tear to cause not liquid to draw from my eyes
A hallow’s beginning to now sever my ties
For a smile so warm I endeavor to retrace my heartbeat
To grasp a cure for the disease condemning me to my defeat

It burns, it penetrates my very flesh
To devour it whole it reeks,
it torments my poisoned flesh
To savour it all

Feelings reviving
There’s not denying
Is this a blessing or a curse?

What is the remorse?
This sensation inside me
Give me the meaning behind this curse

A howling echo binding with magic
An ever-recurring process in ceramic
A tranquilizing scent densely growing to play its role
To delicately disperse through every poorly patched hole

It burns, it penetrates my very flesh
To devour it whole it reeks,
it torments my poisoned flesh
To savour it all

Can you explain this?
Give me a reason
Feelings reviving
There’s no denying
This is a blessing, not a curse

Describe the ability to feel a reality far from real
Give me the meaning!




5. FACELESS MESSENGER

Truthful words are rarely beautiful

Throw on a weak disguise
Sugarcoat them with pride
Facts remain the same

And beautiful words are rarely truthful

Tales of fiction lie on your tongue
Let the sweet poison unravel

Free to associate the bonds that we create
With pretense at stake, exceed our limits

You are the image
We are the construct
An edited society

Hollow text inside your safety net
Faceless redirected
Eyes are the window to the soul
Where no one can hear me

Isolated from within
We fail to communicate
Grasping to my social fence
Is anyone out there?

The medium has become the messenger
A distorted sense of knowledge
Intercepted meanings with no trace
Always moving towards a new direction

Free to associate the bonds that we create
With pretense at stake, exceed our limits

Explore the new dimension
Inside this generation

(Is anyone out there?)

Hollow text inside your safety net
Faceless redirected
Eyes are the window to the soul
Where no one can hear me

Isolated from within
We fail to communicate
Grasping to my social fence
Is anyone out there?




6. PERPETUAL NOTION

Give us your potions
To conceal the decay
A never ending tomorrow
And a forgotten today

An extended stay
In the arms of security
A fear of the unknown
And the slow death of longevity

You have yet to understand existence
Tell me what's so grand about infinity

When time is defied
(a product in the making)
All reason goes blind
(to sell to the weaker)
And if we deny
(victims of nature)
The meaning of life
(to extend the lie)
What will there be left
For us to preserve

Come drown in the fountain
Submit to the water's grasp
Sleepwalking through ages
No thought of collapse

Embers glow - hanging on
Slips smoke to the sky
An act of The Futile
To blink the mind's eye

You have yet to understand existence
Tell me what's so great about infinity

When time is defied
(a product in the making)
All reason goes blind
(to sell to the weaker)
And if we deny
(victims of nature)
The meaning of life
(to extend the lie)
What will there be left
For us to preserve
With no final words
To bring meaning to death

Will we ever accept the end?




7. A NECESSARY EVIL

Kneel!

All must concede to her will of everlasting greed
Kneel before your queen
Feel the wrath of her alliance
Bow down

Drain the lake
You won’t believe your eyes
Drain the lake
It will reveal her lies

At nerves end, you push with full force
A blinded intellect will suffocate the tale built in your favor

No restraints on your tongue
Her beautiful face reflecting grotesque imagery

Taking action
Wars engaged
We are fighting to rid all past tense
Break the bond
Unnecessary evil

An inviting facade on a shameful foundation
She will pull you to your knees
Bow down!

A gift and a curse
The savior to the nemesis
A necessary evil
One thing we can’t deny

No restraints on your tongue
Her beautiful face reflecting grotesque imagery

Taking action
Wars engaged
We are fighting to rid all past tense
Break the bond
Unnecessary evil




8. ARCHITECTS HALLUCINATE

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9. DISCONNECT ME

You!
Pull me out and plug me in
Light the brain
Start me up
Automatic we're bound
We wind up like clocks

Assimilation of perfection
My flesh and bone exists no more
Viral program in me

Am I just your creation?
Terminate this operation
Taking back the chance to feel alive

Disconnect me from the dream
You infused with reality (release me)
Cut the cord that defines you

Memories are fading
My life's disintegrating

Initiate the procedure to transform my body
Into a greater form to serve your gain
Access the brain to eliminate
The source that constrains us to be humane

Am I just your creation?
Terminate this operation
Taking back the chance to feel alive

Disconnect me from the dream
You infused with reality (release me)
Cut the cord that defines you

Disconnect us from your dream
Bleeding out the circuitry
You've got to cut the cord
Cut the cord and wake up!

Memories are fading
My life's disintegrating




10. THE PERFECT EMBODIMENT

The mind cannot dominate
When all my logic is erased
If you repeat the same mistakes
The soul will never alleviate

Running against time to make ends meet
Arguments invalid
It’s highly dysfunctional you see
In full retrospect

I won’t accept the incompetence
Rotting in the weaker side of me
For all my wounds to be healed,
I concede to the greater part of me

The perfect embodiment,
My inner victim
Let all the flaws regress,
With mind in balance

As far as stories go we’re a wicked fairytale
The bumps and twists too rough to settle for a lesser deal
Threw the weight on granted terms to hide my worst downfall
A lesson well earned, the unexpected outcome

I won’t accept the incompetence
Rotting in the weaker side of me
For all my wounds to be healed,
I concede to the greater part of me

True opposites collide
In this fragment of an entity
I am one, forever incomplete
Imprisoned in my own defeat

My reflection, mortal challenge sinks
In the depths of regret
Failure to consent, no will to fight
In full retrospect

Running against time to make ends meet
Arguments invalid
It’s highly dysfunctional you see
In full retrospect




11. A GENTLE DISEASE

The gift of poison
I'm the right mistake
Cruel words can heal me
Touch - a gentle disease

Where skies are green
The grass burns red
Terminal youth outlives me
Sight - an abstract sense

I'm the worst theory
Your downfall, my majesty

In this restless syndrome
I'll drown the flavours
Such an innocent crime
Taste - my ascending demise

Step outside your comfort zone
Come to meet your best downfall




12. FOLLOW THE CROSSED LINE

Would there be a sign to save me from my sins?
Can you find the will to fake a bitter grin?
Eyes wide shut and I’m sinking in too deep,
Cause I’m stigmatized by all the lesser human beings

Empty shells rising
No disgrace - no remorse
Absently intruding into thought, into mind

Faith is the fuel for your survival

You are condemned to their mockery
Giving purpose to the deceased
Forgiveness I shall grant
In your your defense you must repent

Follow the crossed line
Follow when all senses will transform to logic
Mass consumption of the thirst for power
This illusionary key’s my ticket
To as simulated freedom

A reflection greatly outlived
Seek permission for desires within
Blindly trailing towards the path prescribed
Your free will equals misconception

Bound in chains, never cease to deny
Wicked presence alluringly divine
Fall to make peace with your ill defeat
Stank tall and claim for amnesty

When all senses will transform to logic
Mass consumption of the thirst for power
This illusionary key’s my ticket
To a simulated freedom

In the name of the temple, you rise and fall,
Burn the savior to honor the scribes
Silence! Mass has begun
Originality shunned by religion

Faith is the fuel for your survival




13. AS ABOVE, SO BELOW

A breath — a moment couldn’t take it
A smile — your face couldn’t fake it
A dream — a vision couldn’t make it
We are all particles of life

Extend your hand to reach the obvious
The image planted in your eyelids
A second guess, a need to focus
To find the secret deep inside

Our wheels forever stuck in motion
Disoriented human notion
Won’t satisfy your own devotion
To all the particles of life

Identic figures are inverting
The mind’s perspective is a strong point
Connecting purpose to the Yang and Ying
Unlock the mysteries inside

Clocks ticking, sounding harmony
From left to right in perfect union
The rhythm softly manifesting
Inside all particles of life

Is presence all that really matters?
Strongly posed — no face, no gender
Basic human interaction
Revealing mysteries deprived

You hit the floor, a wound will grow
You tell a lie, the truth will show
Deserving fate as cause unfolds
Within the particles of life

She falls down, down, down
Through the earth and out the other side
Among the bodies that walk
With heads downward to the sky

Return to the earth,
Away from tangled nature
Down down down again
She searches through her mind for her garden

Take the answer’s failure to describe
Simplified delusions
Taste the yearning underneath her skin
Liberation within

As above, so below

A proposal in reverse!
Consume the flesh of progress
She contemplates surrender
At the bidding of the conclave
She falls back into herself
Down down down

Take the answer’s failure to describe
Simplified delusions
Taste the yearning underneath her skin
Liberation within

The words from all your stories bind me
A selfless mirror used to blind me
When no reaction can deny me
The secret deep within your mind

Your very weakest bone I’ll follow
To fight the reason of the hollow
Self-loathing creature of tomorrow
Inside the particles of life

A breath — a moment couldn’t take it
A smile — your face couldn’t fake it
A dream — a vision couldn’t make it

Clocks ticking, sounding harmony
From left to right in perfect union
Identic figures are inverting

Our wheels forever stuck in motion
Disoriented human notion

You hit the floor, a wound will grow
You tell a lie, the truth will show

As above, so below