TELLUS HODIERNUS CADUCUS lyrics

1 No Recollection

2 Disbelief

3 Night Terrors

4 Repercussions

5 The Great Dissolve

6 Mr Critical

7 Screwdriver

8 Sinister

9 Media Showers

10 Cessation

 

NO RECOLLECTION

forever

silence

lies

caution

failure

warnings

cries

panic

haste

run

 

he woke in a pool of sweat

just a dream he’d forget

always wanted to wind up on the side of least resistance

so detached from the role

something no one could know

this defense

the habit of pushing all this away

so they say

the secrets he held from himself

turned the victim to the monster

to the spotlight on your name

the man to blame

to help us all sleep

a sacrifice to keep

the secrets discreet

so bombs away

 

to take nothing from this

makes it all in vain and we can’t

aim our heads down  

for not knowing when we did

a finite cycle of mistakes

if that’s the choice you make

 

in the chains

dreading what awaits

he lies

a prisoner

maybe of his own mind

no hope no faith

no chance of getting away

a ghost that deserved his fate

so they say

so he stays

 

so bombs away

 

so who do you really trust now?

they’ll look you in the eye

pretend they’re on your side

 

to take nothing from this

makes it all in vain and we can’t

aim our heads down  

for not knowing when we did

a finite cycle of mistakes

if that’s the choice you make

 

Run

 

he woke in a pool of sweat

just a dream he upset

by the screams in his head

it’s time

so they say

to never recall

to never know the truth

to know if it was you

you’ll think what they want you to

so they say

so he stays

 

DISBELIEF

not a word was said

they took a step from the grave

a silence they would take

to their final days

 

one’s for the grief

one’s for the strain

this one’s for you

let’s celebrate the pain

it’s been a kick to the teeth

a bad day for news

we’ll do what we must do

to make it through  

 

straight to the eyes

in plain display

you show all the world

what you obey

exposing the lack

of will you have

expecting the gift of

all in your hand

 

so focused on the aim

so deliberate in your means  

your messages unexplained

and delivered weak

one side’s a fake

one side’s a phase

the gamble we take is

what you’ll take away

face ever-changing

pathetic to view

the infinite weakness

in short

no one likes you

 

straight to the eyes

in plain display

you show all the world

the games you play  

exposing the lack

of will you have

expecting the gift of

all in your hand

 

Chorus:

when all I wanted was to

fall asleep

    fall asleep

and bring an end

to all the wrongs I see

                 I see

a glimpse of peace

to pacify me

  pacify me

enough to ease

my disbelief

  disbelief

 

just when you think you’ve seen it all

                                     

just when you think

you’ve seen it all

hate overtakes

love you withdraw

knife in the back

face to the wall

who can you trust?

where will you fall?

 
 

NIGHT TERRORS

you wanna try yourself a new drug

fearless leader

while you’re debating pulling the plug

he did a line and

weighed the reasons why

in the balance was human life

secret decisions made

an endless silence

the war parade

No matter what you call it

you’ve fallen

and now we take control

 

and we riot

to overthrow this failure

and we can get away with murder

in our dreams

and we riot

to break free of our chains

we sedate to escape

and fade it all away

 

he tried to shake the demons off

and then he was ready

to show them all he’s had enough

before the sermon started

he set the place on fire

never say he lies

the devil made him do it

and that’s his truth

he carries it with pride

and on this violent night  

the nightmare bled

into his real life

 

and we riot

to overthrow this failure

and we can get away with murder

in our dreams

and we riot

to break free of our chains

we sedate to escape

and fade it all away

 

tell us what you’re waiting for

 

and time will tell us who

the real victim is

it’s time to start the war

and fight to finish it

we have nothing to lose

our freedom’s in the past

maybe a little now

but they can take it back

the cameras document

our every move we make

we underestimate

the weakness we create  

 

we’re fighting just to be

our new reality

machine that never rests

we’ll give our dying breath

our blood is just the key

so this machine can feed

they have to take us down

it’s strictly business now

 

the world of today

destined to die

 
 

REPERCUSSIONS

they tried to hold their breath

the threat invaded home

the place they come to rest

the only safe place they know

 

the victim to the mouths held shut

the cowardice of holding your tongue

 

he didn't even cast a shadow

just a faint existence

a waste of a life in a fog of lies

his fate already written

determined to fail

since the beginning

the wrong decision

no mark left for the living

 

we envision a refuge free from this

a safety we wish

we knew exists

this hopelessness left him with one dream

to see you bleeding

 

armed with a pistol and

a wicked mouth to match

never caring

he was ending lives

the faceless ignorance 

leaving another mess

misunderstanding

trying to take what's mine

 

gun to the temple

security compromised

the fatal mistake

he refused to be the victim this time

 

take take

invasion

fire poker to the temple

point taken

break break

in all the waiting

you discovered what you left to fate

 

armed with a pistol and

a wicked mouth to match

never caring

he was ending lives

the faceless ignorance 

leaving another mess

misunderstanding

trying to take what's

 

no more recourse

weapon to the side 

ready to take a life 

fearing no more

no one's leaving here alive

eyes are burning

take another breath

there could be just one left

now we both know

penalties of treading where you shouldn't be

ripped out nails and teeth to rid you of identity

 

nobody could ever help you

nobody will ever find you 

 

take take

invasion

fire poker to the temple

point taken

break break

in all the waiting 

you discovered what you left to fate 

 

armed with a pistol and 

a wicked mouth to match 

never caring

he was ending lives

the faceless ignorance  

leaving another mess 

misunderstanding 

trying to take what's mine  

 

no more recourse 

weapon to the side  

ready to take a life  

fearing no more 

 
 

THE GREAT DISSOLVE

fate

it sometimes throws us in the way

it can never be too late

to take another picture

damage

take advantage

summon

one more piece of the weakness

you intend to control

it’s taking hold

making fools

of us all

 

divided by your principles  

pretend you’re invincible

 

bulletproof mother fucker

right between the eyes

causing panic

you’re bound to have it

the wellness bone-dry

violence always seems to follow

a bitter pill to swallow

all direction seems to leave me alone

fuck here we go

 

fake and

filled up

the glass house throwing stones at me

standing faceless as they come

you blame me

and you speak

nonsense piles to our knees

not the scapegoat you had hoped

 

scrape away another layer of skin

lacking better

judgement

hope it won’t happen again

corporate entity

noose of morality

fallacies

stacking up the bodies

to light them up

 

talk of the better plan

prices up

chopping thieving hands

up on the

block

led by their commands

we look up

just to see our world end

 

fake and

filled up

the glass house throwing stones at me

standing faceless as they come

you blame me

and you speak

nonsense piles to our knees

not the scapegoat you had hoped

 

they fight to take the food right from my mouth

just to throw it out

they try to tear me limb from limb

not knowing what i’d do to them

always with their hands out  

no shame no belief in an honest day

pull the pin lock us in we’ll all go down

swinging for the fences till the very end

 

shoving it down the throat

making the industry choke

never make the mistake of taking us for a joke

 

giving us all complete control

ruining the feelings of parties involved

one of many flaws uncovered by a face you trusted

and still do

 

divided by your principles  

pretend you’re invincible

 

now fight to the death

show the world what you meant

when all that you worked for has left

you can stand and defend

or adapt and give in

to the progress that will never end

 

fake and

filled up

the glass house throwing stones at me

standing faceless as they come

you blame me

and you speak

nonsense piles to our knees

not the scapegoat you had hoped

 
 

MR CRITICAL

stop

 

did you think we did all this for you?

that i wanted for you to approve

 

when it comes down to it who’s wrong

not convinced you now own this song

 

over analyze

in your eyes

to read through

criminalize

make your calls

start the ridicule

cause i don’t try to be

your everyday copy  

i just wanna leave a stain

with your veins

so paint a pretty picture

make a statement

no need to keep it painless

no hard feelings

in this game of skill

don’t get hurt

don’t bother saying a word

if you don’t let us know what selling

than who will?

 

stop

 

i don’t pour this on pages for you

i don’t give a fuck what you think i should do

 

ill-intended hoping we fall

know that you can’t stop us all

 

and once again

you’re in the pages

so intently

and not taking into account

the artistry

you’re the problem in the fucking music industry

the white knuckles on your one-trick pony

to understand the power of the pen

and hide behind it shows you’re in it for one thing

point at me point at me

you can blame me all you want

cause I don’t give 2 fucks about the pillows you lay on

 

mr critical what’ll we do without you?

mr critical what’ll we do without you?

 

break your bread

and get yourself a drink

and point your fucking finger at me

 

you bitch and you’re so convinced that

everybody cares about what you think

 

well here it is

mr fearless well why don’t you do it

yourself if you’re feelin it

 

down six feet your words are just as sweet

and you can judge me from underneath

 

mr critical what’ll we do without you?

mr critical what’ll we do without you?

 

stop

 

our intention is not to impress

don’t put labels on just what this is

 

mr critical what’ll we do without you?

mr critical what’ll we do about you?

mr critical much better without you

mr critical much better without you

 
 

SCREWDRIVER

i wanna put a thought through your head

(better than a bullet) to spare the world of your fucking bullshit

i’m so flattered that you can’t stop thinking about  

how we’re the thorn in your side it seems to overfill your mouth

on your pedestal preaching to past disciples

a wishful manifestation

that your opinions count  

 

you leave nothing left to discover

about your personality

what you set into the open

it seems to fit you to a t

living in your past successes

it’s a pitiful sight to see

and now you point at all the enemies

you mean fucking nothing to me

 

so high and mighty

you patronize your so-called friends

another bridge you’ll never mend

you think as long as you keep pointing

we can’t see within

 

you leave nothing left to discover

about your personality

what you set into the open

it seems to fit you to a t

living in your past successes

it’s a pitiful sight to see

and now you point at all the enemies

you mean fucking nothing to me

 

small minded people

care about the insignificant

so feeble

you dwell over all the stupid shit

what you’re on

convinces you that no one can  

to prove you wrong

isn’t worth the effort

i know it’s killing you

you don’t deter me in the least

 

maybe someday

you’re gonna need something from me

 

you leave nothing left to discover

about your personality

what you set into the open

it seems to fit you to a t

living in your past successes

it’s a pitiful sight to see

and now you point at all the enemies

you mean fucking nothing to me

 

he was the only one left in his world

needed to vent just to breathe

we were taking our steps

and he just afraid we would leave

always needed to be

at the center of everything

you try to sabotage my dreams

you don’t even fucking know me

 
 

SINISTER

they got the pages moving

forced to every eye

the one sided stories

you've heard a million times

 

they gathered round to see

the body of an angel  

barely breathing

they stood helplessly

knowing the restraints wouldn't hold this being  

they didn't need to believe

confusion consumed them

now they could see

the falling of all their wonder

 

so say goodbye to

the age of wait in vain

as righteous as you claim

in lieu of what you hold as truth

if only you had loved yourself the same

 

the benefits of emptiness

no longer a slave to this

the ties to the forward motion

an ability to change my mind

 

they let the bloodshed fuel them

another battle started

there’s gotta be another way

to make peace for the broken hearted

empty handed

we beg for the winds of change

our bowls are filled with the borrowed

another holy war underway

 

so say goodbye to

the age of wait in vain

as righteous as you claim

in lieu of what you hold as truth

if only you had loved yourself the same

 

The writhing in the sheets

the nonsense on my tongue

the waking of the beast

the rapture has begun

 

the most horrific scene

murder by the millions

blood river washing us clean

finality

the sky has fallen and the masses flee

500, 000 free

the rest a novelty and not worth feeding

and long as greed rules all

who knows what tomorrow will bring

 

so say goodbye to

the age of wait in vain

as righteous as you claim

in lieu of what you hold as truth

if only you had loved yourself the same

 
 

MEDIA SHOWERS

it was the mother of all fuckers

the ultimate unforgivable crime

it’s how they pull the wool right

over our eyes

and feed us all a spoonful of another lie

 

they burned the planes of innocents

to make structures fall

and we’re told

the ones who made a killing

had nothing to do with it at all

 

they told us one thing after another

and all of us stared at the screen with a question

they showed us a face

and gave us a name

and we could all feel somewhat safe again

not everything's

what it seems to be

we’re conditioned to believe

bullets in hand

they march to defend

not knowing if they’ll come back again

 

on the verge of catastrophe

they painted a masterpiece

and tried to cheat the fate of democracy

only one of the casualties  

facing the entity

a network of puppets in action

 

and we’re told

the scandals are negated

foundation so wide they’ll never fall

 

disgusted

but swimming in the thick of it

no benefit

i’m lost

torn between the truth and you

but no one will believe what it is you do

never underestimate

the power of greed and corruption of our youth

it’s all crumbling out from under you

 

on the verge of catastrophe

they painted a masterpiece

and tried to cheat the fate of democracy

only one of the casualties  

facing the entity

a network of puppets in action

 

devour

divide and conquer

 

they burned the plains of innocence

to watch the system fall

they force us into discipline

injustice holding strong

 

blood on your hands

riches line your veins

you face the other way

to blind you from the pain  

your money stained with blood

all spends the same

 

devour

divide and conquer

 

they burned the plains of innocence

to watch the system fall

they force us into discipline

injustice holding strong

 

you’ll never take me  

alive

in one piece

 
 

CESSATION

Lost, but not without a cause

I’m searching for a way to begin, but it’s long shot

so trapped  

the dose that makes the poison

the many eyes left staring

fighting back the tears

torn inside

I’m hoping to find a better method

of holding it together

in any way, shape or form

 

the revelations of all we’ve lost

i beg you to weigh your costs

and don’t be the next in line

to take your life

 

cause i’m helpless

to all these faces you ignored

and I tell you

I can’t hold my tongue

no more

bury that goodbye

in the dirt with you

and make believe that all the pain is over

rob us all of closure

 

embrace it

cause it won’t be long

trapped in a cage

it’s the same old song

 

I hope you found your peace

leaving us to put you underneath

your sudden lapse of clarity  

how you turn your back on your family

i’ll never see

 

cause i’m helpless

to all these faces you ignored

and I tell you

I can’t hold my tongue

no more

bury that goodbye

in the dirt with you

and make believe that all the pain is over

rob us all of closure

 

Embrace it

cause it won’t be long

trapped in a cage

it’s the same old song

just face it  

it’s a chance you had

and now that it’s over

it’s too late to go back

nightmare

to the ones you love

caused by you

and by what you’ve done

you leave us

without a goodbye

stealing yourself

never understand why

 

blind

i hope you’re finally free

i would never do to you

what you did to me

standing disappointed in your choice

if only you had spoken with your voice

 

this memory stuck in time

your face engraved in my mind

the pain you could no longer hide

the very cause of your demise

parents shouldn’t bury children

you should never cross that line

you punish all who love you

when you take your own life

 

stand and fight

stand and fight

stand and fight

stand and fight

 

cause i’m helpless

to all these faces you ignored

and I tell you

I can’t hold my tongue

no more

bury that goodbye

in the dirt with you

and make believe that all the pain is over

rob us all of closure

 

Embrace it

cause it won’t be long

trapped in a cage

it’s the same old song

just face it  

it’s a chance you had

and now that it’s over

it’s too late to go back

nightmare

to the ones you love

caused by you

and by what you’ve done

you leave us

without a goodbye

stealing yourself

never understand why

 

 

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