Coldworker

Rotting Paradise tracks

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1. Reversing the Order

A massive wound sustained
Patience is lost
Too familiar with pain
No way to regain trust

Emerging from the filth
Rise, one by one
Seeking to destroy this world of shit

A horde of demons unleashed
Upon the streets
Relentless, hunting
Sweeping, cleansing, washing away

Emerging from the filth
Rise, one by one
Seeking to destroy this world of shit

A horde of demons unleashed
Upon the streets
Relentless, hunting
Sweeping, cleansing, washing away

Out of sight
Tucked away
Left behind
It ends this day

The scum becomes the elite
Bringers of death
No cover holds it back
A hunt for flesh
Determined hate platoon
Won't compromise
Negotiations fail
The welfare state now dies

Bringing their man-made hell
Reversed world order
Destroy and desecrate
Everything that was...

Emerging from the filth
Rise, one by one
Seeking to destroy this world of shit

A horde of demons unleashed
Upon the streets
Relentless, hunting
Sweeping, cleansing, washing away

No shelter, no cover, no hiding, nothing
Reversing the order, the nameless made kings





2. Citizens of the Cyclopean Maze

All is quiet here
Now that we're used to fear
Pitch-black skyline rules
Oppressing walls enfold
Beneath we walk in line
Shadows out of time
Labour the day away
To rest in shallow graves

Citizens of the cyclopean maze
Sterile breed that grace forgot

Lay down my fate
Assimilate
On the horizon the city awaits
Relinquish the last shreds of humanity
Towers of stone
Built on my bones
Carry the weight of indifferent souls
Embraced by the chains of slavery

Artificial light
Is our only guide
Numb we play the parts
Concrete surrounds the heart
Structure mesmerize
Rotting paradise
The will begins to slip
To fight the comas grip

Sewers below awash with our blood
Black bled forth in putrid tides

Lay down my fate
Assimilate
On the horizon the city awaits
Relinquish the last shreds of humanity
Towers of stone
Built on my bones
Carry the weight of indifferent souls
Embraced by the chains of slavery

By our own hands the metropolis thrives
Deciding the fate of us all
Like rats trapped in labyrinthine decay
Our industry precedes our fall

Lead: Anders Bertilsson

By our own hands the metropolis thrives
Deciding the fate of us all
Like rats trapped in labyrinthine decay
Our industry precedes our fall

Lay down my fate
Assimilate
On the horizon the city awaits
Relinquish the last shreds of humanity
Towers of stone
Built on my bones
Carry the weight of indifferent souls
Embraced by the chains of slavery





3. Symptoms of Sickness

Too weak to resist the opportunity
A daily struggle to remain clean
Watching all wasted possibilities
Reduced to a single human tragedy

Distort and deny
The similarities
Too late to redeem
Shame is suffocating the screams

Viewing this world, strange and absurd
Altered perception
All visions blurred, cry out unheard
Pounding aggression

Afraid to face the harsh reality
Symptom of sickness aggravates
Neglect the outcast of society
This nation is boiling with hate

Evading all
Responsibility
Adjust the lies
Blaming the hands that provide

Viewing this world, strange and absurd
Altered perception
All visions blurred, cry out unheard
Pounding aggression

Pills alleviate the pain
Cast down into hell again
Point out the necessity
Forced into recovery

Stand before an ordeal of fire
Obliged to face the undefeated
Tempting, luring
Deceived into the darkness
Craving, aching
Heading for the rush

Viewing this world, strange and absurd
Altered perception
All visions blurred, cry out unheard
Pounding aggression





4. The Black Dog Syndrome

Canine eyes, submissive mind, this came to shape my life
Stand divided when the black dog is approaching fast
Doubts arise, the leash is bound with straps that never tie
It defies and despair is gaining ground at last

Chased into the highest gear
Tail between legs in fear
Licking my bleeding wounds
Facing this beast alone

Can't outrun
The black hound
Safety distance has decreased
On my own
Severe wounds
Fall prey when it comes unleashed

Devouring every smile
Smelling my fear, mile after mile
Following every lead
The black dog appears, superior breed

Death resides, a lethal struggle where the strong survive
Swallowed pride, falling straight into the blackest hole
On four feet, standing on the bones buried beneath
In conceit, always guarding to retain control

A fight I will never win
Facing its drooling grin
Caught in this burning black
No one to lead me back

Can't outrun
The black hound
Safety distance has decreased
On my own
Severe wounds
Fall prey when it comes unleashed

Devouring every smile
Smelling my fear, mile after mile
Following every lead
The black dog appears, superior breed





5. Comatose State

Wasted, a lifelong service
Shackled, bound, chained, put to silence, suppressed
Their divine mix, giving a fix
Into a submissive coma you slip

Awareness rejected, denied...
...put on hold for a mind genocide
In silence the masses abide
As all rules are now set aside...

...Now you're cast in a mold
Zombified, weakened, intensely controlled
A circle of war, allegedly pure
Die in conviction of reasons obscure

Awareness rejected, denied...
...put on hold for a mind genocide
In silence the masses abide
As all rules are now set aside

Lead: Anders Bertilsson

Chaos - from it they feed
Terror - a craving need
The means are sickening, a holy quickening
Enter the comatose state!

Pestilent, viral, infectious lies
Receive in acceptance, be held in a vice
Wide-open sore, begging for more
Suffer the consequence of this false lore

Awareness rejected, denied...
...put on hold for a mind genocide
In silence the masses abide
As all rules are now set aside





6. Paradox Lost

In the midst of my last attack
Panic drags me into the black
Weak and frail I leave myself behind
In the darkness I am reborn
Full of queries but all forlorn
This new life will destroy my mind

Passion or possession?
I can't decide
Engulfed by my life's obsession
In questions I will hide
Debating the solutions
Lost and perplexed
I'm stumbling through the confusion
Quandaries so complex

Battle in my head
I look for answers but no one's there to guide me
Battered by the dread
That all my worries will remain inside me

Drowned in desperation
Border is crossed
Heading towards obliteration
In the paradox I am lost
Sanity deteriorates
Broken and torn
Madness rapidly propagates
Waiting to unleash the storm

Battle in my head
I look for answers but no one's there to guide me
Battered by the dread
That all my worries will remain inside me

I'm lost in the paradox
Quandaries so unorthodox
Messing with my head, making me loose my mind
So lost in the paradox
Locked up inside the box
There's a battle in my head, and I'm really loosing my mind...

I'm slowly turning inside out
As I question what it's all about
The desperation feeds on me
A ravenous cancer, tearing me apart

Paroxysmal, evil death
Lost in mind, lack of breath
Paradoxical way to die
So confused, I close my eyes





7. The Last Bitter Twist

Your hands are the pestilence
Everything shall crumble at their touch
Lips drip of malevolence
Tirades of hate erupt
Fingers slithering unseen
Reaching for the crown of tyranny
Your breed is old
Archaic, in control
Shepherds to the weak

Lords of the lie
Holier than I
The dogma blurs the vision
Corruption lives within your flesh
Incriminate
High on the hate
Secular circumcision
The willing kneel until their death

The last forgotten fear
Relive the lie

Your hands are at my throat
Choking out the life behind my eyes
Carnal tombs incorporate
Those devoid of life
Risen silhouette of majesty
Induce hallucinating idiocy
The immaculate die
In the day of the hive
The nightfall of my soul

Lords of the lie
Holier than I
The dogma blurs the vision
Corruption lives within your flesh
Incriminate
High on the hate
Secular circumcision
The willing kneel until their death

The last bitter twist
A joke played by god on me
The plug is pulled
And now I start to fade
The last bitter twist
Resurgence of a vicious breed
At last I slip into
The cold embrace of my god

Lords of the lie
Holier than I
The dogma blurs the vision
Corruption lives within your flesh
Incriminate
High on the hate
Secular circumcision
The willing kneel until their death





8. Seizures

Visions from beyond
Dance before my eyes
Images of death and power
Filling my mind
Haunting me, seizing me
Compelling me in dreams
Epileptic fits
Triggered in the brain
My body convulses
As they enter our domain
Supernatural, eternal
Watchers in the dark

Spirits dead, enter me
Lead me to my destiny
Dig a grave for the morrow
Voices old, speak through me
Words of blind iniquity
Revelations through seizures

Another episode
My mind went blank again
Can't seem to shake the fear of things
I cannot comprehend
Alone but not forsaken
Father hear my call
What dwells beneath these streets
Lurking in the black
Hidden from the eyes of men
But glimpsed in my attacks
I have seen, I believe
And I will light the way
...for my masters

Oh, how sweet they sing
When the darkness comes alive
Nighttime alleys now teem
With the whispers of a new sorrow
Disembodied voices beckon me
From the corridors of time
Anticipation grows as light gives way
And shadows rule the earth

Spirits dead, enter me
Lead me to my destiny
Dig a grave for the morrow
Voices old, speak through me
Words of blind iniquity
Revelations through seizures

Revelations
Weak distorted frame
Exudes pure hostility
Eyes like the insane
All-enslaving
Pitied and revered,
Sick beyond all remedy
Walks beside the plague
I am prophet

Hear my teachings
Face the end





9. The Machine

So grand; my design
All vast and divine
Becoming my masterpiece
A carnal creation
A full-blown elation
My chores now commence with ease
Bring metal and tubes!
Bring blood as lube!
Gather all parts and flesh
My monster to be
Will change history
The bastard son of death
Behold! My pride, my ungodly machine...

Bolts and bones; skeletal blasphemy
Screws and joints; metallic monstrosity
Wired wounds; blood corroded and black
Leaded skin; riveted and cracked

Deep down in my lair
Working with care
Adjusting the final parts
The inanimate
Soon boiling with hate
Fueled up with human hearts
Construction's complete
So beautiful and sweet
But still there is more to do
I must be one
With my new son
Merge into something new
Alas! I've become god of the machine

Engine's churning
Liquids burning
Twisting and turning
This metallic monster is awakening
Monumental
Experimental
Fundamental
Arise to the day of reckoning

God in chrome
Home from home
Hear it roam!
Turning all life into coal
A sudden shock
Beast amok
Closed and locked
A rebellion that I can't control

An inner turmoil
Machine in rage
Patricidal development
Rejected by my creation
This is the end
The sky goes dark
Monolithic reaper
Dying through the metal death





10. I Am the Doorway

I am the doorway, access denied
I stand erect where the worlds collide
I am the doorway, the gate of gates
The passage where all lives meet their fate

In my shadow-kingdom
You may rise to stardom
Might seem all so random
Enter, it's your destiny
Possibilities arise
I offer you a paradise
Just a simple sacrifice
Human flesh will serve as key

I am all like the pestilence
So contagious, so immense
Vaporizing your last defence: I lure you in

A doorway, a path towards silent darkness
So pray: Your time has come
I'll force you through the Doorway
No way back, fear the darkness
More prey for my herd
Conform: I own you

Cold-blooded
Cold-blooded misery
My enjoyment
Your demise
Inhuman
Inhuman cruelty
My excitement
Your demise

In my shadow-kingdom
You may rise to stardom
Might seem all so random
Enter, it's your destiny
Possibilities arise
I offer you a paradise
Just a simple sacrifice
Human flesh will serve as key

I am the doorway, so pass through me
I offer sights you would never see
I am the doorway, now you're inside
Eternal damnation, you cannot hide

Seduced by the light
All drained of blood, you are the wicked one
Reduced to a drone, tonight
March with the living dead
Seduced by the light
Fall into line, next to the wicked ones
Abused you without a fight
You are the living dead





11. Scare Tactics

Running for shelter, our childhood to waste
Anxiety sweeps through the land
Teaching our kids to take cover and hide
To fear what they can't understand
Predicting the worst, we anticipate war
Showing no signs to disarm
Media is governed by those in control
Working to keep us alarmed

Scare tactics
Make us rust in peace
Ascending panic spreads like a disease
Pull the trigger
Attack is the best defence
Now we will be suffering the consequence

Delusions of grandeur, decisions are made
The arms race continues to reign
Futile resistance, our mouths will be shut
Opinions are being restrained
Facing a threat of immeasurable strength
Our future now stands insecure
We swallow our pride and run for our lives
‘cause we're not in command anymore

Lead: Anders Bertilsson

A childlike fascination
It's fear that fuels our lives
Truth has been distorted
Lies displayed before our eyes
Scare tactics deceive us
Injustice tips the scales
Desperation, annihilation
Humanity will fail

Lead: Anders Bertilsson

Scare tactics
Make us rust in peace
Ascending panic spreads like a disease
Pull the trigger
Attack is the best defence
Now we will be suffering the consequence





12. Deliverance of the Rejected

Recluse of a world within
Here I can let no one in
To your eyes I am unseen
Ostracized perpetually
Silently I lie in wait
Goaded by the games you play
Any day my time will come
Retribution with a gun

Silence broken, darkness falls
Striking from the grey to ascend above you all
Terror risen, death inflicted
Deliverance of the rejected
Suicide, bridges burn
Final destination on a path of no return
Kneel and confess before you die

Morbid fantasies you said
Tried to dig inside my head
Everyday I've felt the pain
The suffering won't stay away
Fueled by nihilistic rage
I'll lay your little world to waste
A legacy you all will fear
After I am gone from here

Silence broken, darkness falls
Striking from the grey to ascend above you all
Terror risen, death inflicted
Deliverance of the rejected
Suicide, bridges burn
Final destination on a path of no return
Kneel and confess before you die

This guise
Vaporous
Reduced, pathetic image
Shapeshifter
Transforming
Becomes the unrelenting

Carnage
Become me
Consume and elevate me
Their lives
Dead, rotten
Their sick vain dreams forgotten

Their sick vain dreams forgotten