Tracks

01. Tales Of Bitterness
02. The Forever Endeavor
03. A Break From Tradidion
04. Vertigo Equillibrium
05. Dead Light, Dead Night
06. Cloaked In Need
07. The Acting Parts
08. Poison Me
09. Redemption
10. All For Nothing



01. Tales Of Bitterness

Music by Steve Stell and Joe DeGroot
Lyrics by Steven Sagala
The illusion in us all - a social parasite
Manipulating circumstance or a judgment stigmatized?
The inner revolution, the ruins of the heart
These are tales of bitterness let me take you to the start

I feel it coming down
And waiting at my door
My God so far away
Does he need me anymore?

We travel in this rapid form
Unable to fulfill our dreams
The fleeting thoughts of yesteryear
Impossible for you to breed

Songs of a shattered lifetime - modern day dramatics
Another contradiction is rising through the conflicts
Nothing lasts forever
Nothing stays the same
We are magnificent material exposed to decay

At the farthest reaches of my sight
You're not there

Where are you now?
As I cry for my reprieve
Where are you now?
As I become who I am supposed to be

Tear my heart
Ease my pain
Further below us yet so up high
This paradise will never survive

The wrath of mankind means nothing here
The hands of the liar will seal my fate
I am burning alive

As the angels weep, the prophet decrees
"Withered wings shall befall the kings"

The illusion in us all - a social parasite
Manipulating circumstance or a judgment stigmatized?
The inner revolution, the ruins of the heart
These are tales of bitterness let me take you to the start

I feel it coming down
And waiting at my door
My God so far away
Does he need me anymore?
We travel in this rapid form
Unable to fulfill our dreams
The fleeting thoughts of yesteryear
Impossible for you to breed


02. The Forever Endeavor

Music by Joe DeGroot
Lyrics by Steven Sagala
Born upon lies
Deception and strife
Poised to be art
This lifeless heart

Where will we be?
What does it mean for me?

Follow the truth then take it with you
Further and further away
To save humanity
Beyond the realm of time

In my eyes
A reason's demise
This moment of truth
Shall cut all the ties
Say goodbye
Leave it all behind

Curse the word
Let it be heard
Witness the fall
I want it all

Reach for the promise
Hold back the tears
Down on the inside
Nothing left to fear

Behold the mystery
On this endeavor that will last forever
Make a believer in me
On this endeavor that will last forever

Feel the air as two wills collide
Send me away as you look towards the sky
Perpetual existence - a place where nobody goes
The path of least resistance - a place that nobody knows

Born upon lies
Poised to be art

In my eyes
A reason?s demise
This moment of truth
Shall cut all the ties

Where will we be?
Say goodbye


03. A Break From Tradidion

Music by Steve Stell
Lyrics by Steven Sagala
Screaming for mercy
Why can't they hear me?
These nights are filled with heartache
These nights are filled with an empty glass

Just turn us up and step aside
We know you very well
We know what dwells down deep inside
Come see this from the past
'cause the cynics said it would not last
Now watch them disappear
The truth will begin right here

These streets will burn behind you
As tradition breaks tonight
Go forth and tell the world
We have arrived

Our spirits clad in black
This color runs down my back
and leads me to your home
The channel never has it
Shift to automatic
It?s how the cycle goes
Then see what they really know


These are the signs of our times
Take what you want and leave all the rest
Hearken back to reclaim your creation
and break this tradition

For years we have wandered in dismay
Now here we stand as one
Stronger than you?ve ever known

The loss of innocence became your saving grace

What can we do right now?
What more can we say?

Fuel the rage
Echo salvation

They'll never run us out
We're martyrs in the making
Look deep into their eyes
They're ripe for the taking
Erase all the lines and get back in the fold
This is the day and age
Of monumental growth and change

These streets will burn behind you
As tradition breaks tonight
Go forth and tell the world
You have arrived


04. Vertigo Equillibrium

Music & lyrics by Joe DeGroot
Spiraling universal spectrum
Cosmic active sonar mind
We are on a quest for equilibrium
Through caverns that intertwine

Faded-stellar resonance
A sudden flash of delirium
Surrounded by lightless clouds
Castaway into obscurity

Dismal awakening
A diversion from this vertigo
Maze of confinement
Every turn leading back again

In the winding hours
In a manic wave hysteria
The solar storm awaits
Implode to explode
Recycled existence breathes
Dawn under the timeless sun

Spiraling universal spectrum
Cosmic active sonar mind
We are on a quest for equilibrium
Through caverns that intertwine

Faded-stellar resonance
A sudden flash of delirium
Surrounded by lightless clouds
Castaway into obscurity

Dismal awakening
A diversion from this vertigo
Maze of confinement
Every turn leading back again


05. Dead Light, Dead Night

Music by Joe DeGroot
Lyrics by Steven Sagala
Hear me now and die with me later.....
There is no truth but the end of forever
To solemnly swear to have and to hold
and until tomorrow, the word shall bleed old
(As the heart now grows cold)
For I am one and one in you
An eternity begotten from the earth anew
You sow the seeds, I reap the harvest
and rape the sanctity's gaze

Awakened from this sleepless night without a soul to bear
Please tell me how the story ends before I lose it all... make it disappear
Tranquility and futility, two words stifled in stability
Oh how I am praying for that day... will the nightmare ever end?

Dead Light, Dead Night
Impurity and spiritual bliss
in heaven's chambers by a mere mortal kiss
Dead Light, Dead Night
Loathe me and love me, love me and leave me
As you fall from grace your lord is with thee

I was not trying to make it different
I just wanted control
Don't even try to make me believe
The pain will go right through you

Deterioration, elimination - of our destination
Inferior will in a virtual thrill - as time stands still
No, I won't let you in
Meet me at the turning point as there?s no turning back
The silence is deafening...go in for the kill

Dead Light, Dead Night
Impurity and spiritual bliss
in heaven's chambers by a mere mortal kiss
Dead Light, Dead Night
Loathe me and love me, love me and leave me
As you fall from grace your lord is with thee

I was not trying to make it different
I just wanted control
Don't even try to make me believe
The pain will go right through you


06. Cloaked In Need

Music by Joe DeGroot
Lyrics by Steven Sagala
Once alive - deep inside
Now staring through unforgiving eyes

Guilt in my heart
My fate in your hands
I ask for forgiveness
Now tell me your plans
You speak to your mirror
Speak to your lies
Do you like what you hear?

No cares or worries it's all now behind you
Move on now move on, but let me continue
As you cling to those objects - the ones you hold dear
There will be nobody near

-Unleasing the fury inside-

Watch me now bleed as I stand here before you
In mercy, in love - I'll show everyone here what you do

This is the way the deal has been made

I swallow my pride, get back on my feet
While waiting for you and your life cloaked in need
Feel the cold of a black-hearted soul
So deadly a force that alone it cannot run its course

Silence replaces your once changing faces
Wretched and reckless - a sorrow now endless
Sick with self-pity you are now growing weary
I laugh as you cry

Take me away from this place you've created
Do you not see I am striving for change?
My hands tied behind me with no ground beneath me


Gather your weapons and gather your friends
Celebrate losing at life once again
Grieve by the bottle
Laugh at the past
Flash us a smile and see if it lasts

The pictures are fading as life takes its toll
Now there is nothing left to show
Take a look and you will see I did what was best
You did all the rest!


07. The Acting Parts

Music by Steve Stell
Lyrics by Steven Sagala
Walking through the shallow-filled escape
As we have seen it many times before
Right on towards the resolution
We fall within the tides of evolution
To mock the tyrants - it's the essence of man
And to conquer it within our hands
Right on towards the resolution
We fall within the tides of evolution

We await the day
For another time where we can fall in line

We are the ones who are in control
It's the reality within the role
All these faces like you've never seen
The acting parts within you and me
Now we are waiting for the sign
It's the truth within the line
All these faces like you've never seen
The acting parts within you and me

Narrow minded the feverish stance
The pseudo-blind romance
Holding on in desperation
We fall within the halls of desolation
Deviate the means until the end
Reverse the sequence and take a stand
Holding on in desperation
We fall within the halls of desolation

The lucid design of a dying race
Tell me where you stand in this great big space
Scripted and obscure with words unbound
Within these words the secrets shall be found

Defy the darkness here
Defy the darkness as it draws near

The struggle now unfolds as the millions in death await
Let's break the silence

We are the ones who are in control
It's the reality within the role
All these faces like you've never seen
The acting parts within you and me
Now we are waiting for the sign
It's the truth within the line
All these faces like you've never seen
The acting parts within you and me
We await the day
The acting parts within you and me


08. Poison Me

Music by Steve Stell and Joe DeGroot
Lyrics by Steven Sagala
Call my name
Call my name without regret
And I'll be on my way

What are we doing here?
Why are you asking me?
This red color from the line
A strange sense of sympathy?
I cannot be one with them
Ao I'm standing by your side
Torn between what's real and binding
As those scenes keep rewinding
All I can say and do is surrender to the guilt
That it puts me through

I am the poison fountain
I am the poison seed
I love to poison you
You love the poison me

Beware this twilight creature
This demon of the night
Feed off its energy
Breathe in its frightening dream
Now I am one with them
No longer by your side
Sit back and hold on tight
Get ready for the ride
All I can say and do is surrender to this misery
that it puts me through

I am the poison fountain
I am the poison seed
I love to poison you
You love the poison me

A carnal desire - my life is now at stake
For all that I know, how much more can I take
The battles, the rages, the infinite stages
Where we become the dead

At the hour of my grief
Please tell me what I need
'Cause no one seems to understand
My place in life or who I am
How can I go on like this?

We have faltered again
Beneath the saddest shade of life

Bring me all your hell

What are we doing here?
Are you still asking me?
Just look right down the line
You will find no sympathy
See me, hear me, know who I am
I am the one with contemptuous hands
This is the name that you wish you could forget
This is the name that you now regret
Tell me what to say and do
Tell me what to say to you
But now it's too late


09. Redemption

Music by Steve Stell and Eric Kava
Lyrics by Steven Sagala
The lines have been drawn
Mark the ground with ashes
Forget me not
I am the icon of the masses
The tables will turn, another will burn
The blindness now revealing
In darkness defiled, a work in denial
The leper is so appealing

Redemption - crawling in the depths of a thousand scars
Is this what you're dying for?
Redemption - crawling in the depths of a thousand scars
To become the savior

Cowards! Cowards!
They hide behind their salient walls
Lash out towards the ignorant
No mercy for the innocent

Autocratic?
Democratic?
Or a population overkill?
One by one
The image that will fade away

I stalk you in the night
Without warning and out of sight
I don?t care what?s wrong or right
'Cause it all ends here tonight
Your blood is as good as gold
Another victim waiting to be sold
Watch out, you may be next
Down at my feet just like all of the rest

Fists in the air march with me
Rebels heed the call
Patron saints of ill-borne sin
I told you once, now for the last time
Give us a chance, give us a choice
Here is the plan to reverse the voice
Redemption - crawling in the depths of a thousand scars
Is this what you're dying for?
Redemption - crawling in the depths of a thousand scars
To become the savior


10. All For Nothing

Music & lyrics by Steven Stell
I've had enough
Of these worthless words you speak
And it's become too much for me to take
Can you reach inside of my dead heart
And restore my faith, because it's lost
Lost in your hopeless, empty eyes
Eyes so blind to all that's real
It's a shame that you will never see
See what you've left inside of me

Take the time to do it right
And cleanse yourself within this light
Disconnect to re-invent
what is it that you lack
that holds you back somehow?
Break me down just once again
You'll find no answers within
One false move unlocks the truth
Who is it that once said
"The past repeats itself"
Who fucking cares!
And so it has to end
There's no reason to pretend
And as the seasons change
We find there's no one left to blame
So when all is said and done
I find I'm not the only one
This lovely misery we shared
Was all for nothing
Love gone wrong
But was it ever really truly right
Who's to know and who's to say
There's no reason to stay true in vain
Say what you will to ease your pain
And I should've seen it from the start
A fake that hides behind a fragile smile
Can you truly build a perfect life
With designs custom made to suit a whore

Take the time to do it wrong
and see what's been missed all along
Talk is cheap and so are you
Whatever will this poor girl do to free herself?
And if you ever do decide
To take hold of your makeshift life
Wipe away all of your tears
And realize that no one cares
you've failed again
You're on your own
And so it has to end
There's no reason to pretend
And as the seasons change
We find there's no one left to blame
So when all is said and done
I find I'm not the only one
This lovely misery we shared
Was all for nothing
Rise....And soar above the rest
And realize you've passed their test
To turn back now
would surely crush all you've gained
and that would be quite a shame
So swallow it as it comes
beacause too much is not enough
And if our paths cross again
don't dare speak a word
I've heard it all before
save your dying breath
I don't care anymore
There's no more you and me
but please don't fail to see
That everything we had
still lives in memories...

And so the cycle continues
Outstretched arms
won't you warm me with your cold embrace
and fuel my hate just once again
Deep inside there's still a part of me
That longs for your faithless, bitter touch
But these feelings never really last
no longer slave to your foul kiss
I have washed my hands of all of this
I've regained my life, you're dead to me
Take the time to do it right
and cleanse yourself within this light
Disconnect to re-invent
What is it that we lack, that holds us back somehow?
And If you ever do decide
to take hold of your makeshift life
wipe away all of your tears
And Realize that no one cares
we've failed again
you're on your own
And so it has to end
There's no reason to pretend
And as the seasons change
We find there's no one left to blame
So when all is said and done
I find I'm not the only one
This lovely misery we shared
Was all for nothing...