Reasoned Insanity

by Ex Curia

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"Your band is utterly incredible. A new favorite, for sure." - Austin Peters (Outrun The Sunlight)

"When I first heard this band, they absolutely blew me away!" - Denny Burgess (A Red Letter Day Event Management, ex Masters Apprentices)

"The intro to Awake For A Moment was seriously one of the most surprising things I've heard in modern music, in a good way."

"Sounds epic! Very inspirational."

"Glorious, glorious voice leading."

"I would willingly have paid full price for the album, it's a cracker! Cheers guys, I'll make sure to check out any other stuff you put out!"

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released March 31, 2013

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We play progressive rock/metal influenced by bands such as Opeth, Porcupine Tree, Karnivool, Dream Theater and Tool.

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Track Name: Awake For A Moment
Part I: The Altar Of Mankind

Burn, we burn on the altar that we did earn
And earn we did earn it was our turn
And turn, the world turns and all of our lives we don't learn
And learn, we don't learnt that when we are fools we burn

Hold tight to the little light we have left,
Our mistakes we regret

Sleep brings no joy to me, remembrance.
Flashing eyes found your soul in a mystery, hiding from the fires.


Part II: The Whited Sepulchre

Burn!
You! You whited sepulchre! Cry out you filthy liar!
Feel your attention seeking, self deprecating whore of a life fall away from you.

Fall! Fall false prophet! Bleed out the riches of your crusade!
You took the hand that fed you, but your greed in trying to
take the arms that brought you to the mouth of your victims.

Sleep brings no joy to me, remembrance.
Flashing eyes found your soul in a mystery, hiding from the fires
of a dark and blackened world led by false messiahs;
their message of hope dipped in sweetened lies.


Part III: The Fated Blade

Again and again and again the wielders of that fated blade drop it like a broken undefined object.
The title of saviour passed around like a child with a new found toy.
A product of fear the two edged blade
We've no one to blame, well maybe everyone else!

And as the blood drips from fingers,
we point and say "Be your head on it!"
Man in black or man in white,
is our Messiah, but no salvation in sight.

Sleep brings no joy to me, remembrance
Flashing eyes found your soul in a mystery, hiding from the fires
of a dark and blackened world, led by false messiahs;
their message of hope dipped in sweetened lies.
Track Name: Amnesia
This tide of incessant memories.
This flood of disturbing fantasies.
Divide and lose control.
Breaking and taking, breaking and taking a hold of my sanity.
Abide and give it all.

From this black hole, I have been told I am death.

Free me, believe me let me live again.
Free me, believe me let them breathe again.

Allow me to speak, don't be cruel;
give me some peace you spectre in blue.
Ignoring the truth.
It couldn't be me, you have to believe me,
I have been sleeping for so long,
I have been asleep for so long.

From this black hole, I have been told....

Free me, believe me let me live again.
Free me, believe me let me kill again.
Track Name: Warned
Hidden by a lie, taken from a word.
An opinion created by a smiling face.
Where did I go wrong, what lead us to this place?
Did I miss something else, a smile, was it in your eyes?

Hold on, hold on!
A life is in the balance.
Hold on, hold on!
A friend is not free.
Wait here, wait here!
There's no point turning back.
They'll never come for you!

I used to care if you would even share
a moment of time with me, a moment of time for free.
A small part of myself, a big part of my health invested in our welfare.

Hold on, hold on!
A life is in the balance.
Hold on, hold on!
A friend is not free.
Wait here, wait here!
There's no point turning back.
They'll never come for you!

Did I give you nothing, did I offer nothing?
Was I not as good as before?

Hold on, hold on!
A life is in the balance.
Hold on, hold on!
A friend is not free.
Wait here, wait here!
There's no point turning back.
They'll never come for you!
Track Name: Unmask The Hypocrite
I'm a pathological liar, no more needs to be said on the subject.
But of this you can be sure: every utterance, an untruth.
Webs of deceit built on foundations of lies of my soul and my mind.
Not a soul can escape my snare.

You, you will be mine.
You, you will be all mine.
You, you will be fine.
You, in the passage of time you will find, you are mine.

The sleepless night reveals my sores,
reveals my whores, my life so bright.
The night gives thought of the reason for need,
as lifeless dreams leave blood on my sleeves.
My leaving heart, my loveless heart,
your pain was yours, you died inside.
Alone you died, alone you tried,
to make sense of it all, and why great men fall.

Insomniatic.
Sleepless but for the cry.
The cry of the truthful night too quickly pierced with light.
Trapped by anxieties, forced emotional.
Nightmares have settled in; they're here, they're locked within.

I am too obsessed with my own two feet;
with my own elite, to really, truly see.
What you did back then, what you now do know;
What you needed to show!
Track Name: Machinery Of Armageddon
I am a monster, I am a ghost!

Well you might say it is her fault,
and she deserved to be raped like that.
But in my mind I should kill you, straight as that.
But I would be no better than you.

I am foolish boy, I am a sinner!

I have imagined the power in my hands,
blood stained and filthy hands.
Part of myself, not a small part, enjoyed the thoughts;
the hateful thoughts too dark for words.

This anger; where does it, how does it come to me?
How can I ever judge that which I am capable of?

Fall down on your knees
Pray loud, hope for forgiveness,
for all mankind is drowning in sin.

Bound in flesh we see all the lies;
and, dying, we see how they bind.
Rend our souls while we take their lives.
Innocence dies on the altar of mankind!

Again they strike like knives of white light.
The shame of my desires is toxic.

Get out of my head!
Cut out of my head!
Get out of my head!
Get out of my head!
Chain me up! Never!
Let me out! Never!
Keep them safe from me!
Keep me safe from me!

Fall down on your knees!
Pray loud, hope for forgiveness,
for all mankind is drowning in sinful arrogance
and a hatred so pure it rips us apart and renders us...

(Mindless. Heartless. Loveless. Soulless.)
Track Name: Birth Of Torment
Obsession of your mind, you can't escape.
You lied inside, I tried your mind.
Spoken out of fear, my foolish pride.
Now it is clear, perhaps it's time.

Breed your ruin, give your testament.

Mementos you gave me, no longer chains to hold me down.
Memories set me free the knives of all your lies.
Breed your own ruin, give us your testament,
because we are...

Falling down into the depths of this cold and unknown world.
The fear of losing all we have, abandon hope.

Obsession, regression of your mind.
Perhaps it's time.
Breed your own ruin, give us your testament.
Perhaps it's time to abandon hope.
Track Name: Voyeur
Lightning flashes before all minds,
Reflexes twitch those unblinking eyes.
"Pleasure is all" the masses agree.
Desire is all, fool, how do you not see?

Tempted by ecstasy; loveless, pitiful ecstasy;
The empty hollow kind, these daggers in my mind.

Narcissistic self-hate,
Post-modern pretence,
Logical fallacy.

Lightning flashes before all minds,
Reflexes twitch those unblinking eyes.
"Pleasure is all" the masses agree.
Desire is all, fool, how do you not see?

All for one, one for one.
Throw away the memories.
All for one, one for one.
Throw away the fallacies.

Can you hear the thunder of the masses applause
for their precious whores?

Lightning flashes before all minds,
Reflexes twitch those unblinking eyes!
"Pleasure is all" the masses agree.
Desire is all, fool, how do you not see?

Can you see the lightning?
Can you hear the thunder?
The bitter applause for their whores.
Track Name: Gentle Angel
You say those words, the words that calm me down.
All I could hope for, it comes from you, my all.

Gentle angel give me your hand, hold me tight.
My fears, they all have faded thanks to your redeeming light.

Love in my ears, you whisper words to me.
I'm looking forward, reality saves me.

Oh, my Angel,
My bright and hopeful dawn, you wipe away the veil.
Track Name: Reasoned Insanity
You say those words, you show the world,
Showing your colours.
I fight for love, I love to fight,
Fighting the others.

Grating my ears, feeding my fears,
Trying to hold it.
Giving it all, going to fall,
Just waiting for it.

Don't you know the truth about me?
I, like the others, want to be free.

Paint marks the walls, the spot where I'll fall,
The writing has said it.
Love in my ears, blood in my tears,
More looking forward.

Don't you want to be free?
Are you so blind you can't see?
All for one and one for one.
Throw away the memories.

All for one, one for one.

The Machinery of our Armageddon built of our sinful arrogance.
And a hatred so pure it rips us apart and renders us soulless.
Tempted by ecstasy; loveless, pitiful ecstasy;
The empty hollow kind, these daggers in my mind.
Narcissistic self hate, post-modern pretence,
Logical fallacy, this reasoned insanity.

The fears I thought had faded,
without her love, will become jaded.
The dark and blackened world,
the fated double edged sword.

Again and again I'll escape.
I'll recreate the life I'll leave behind.
Again and again, repeat and repent.
Will I ever learn?

Messiah, messiah, where is the messiah?
The liars, the liars, false prophets and messiahs.
Messiah, messiah, where is the messiah?
The liars, the liars, false prophets our messiahs.

Vultures, hypocrites swarm in for the kill.
Victims, martyrs swarm in to be killed.
You have been warned of the saturation.

Bound in flesh we see all the lies;
and, dying, we see how they bind.
Rend our souls while they take our lives:
Innocence dies on the altar of mankind.
Hold on, hold on.
A life is in the balance.
Hold on, Hold on.
A friend is not free.
Wait here, wait here.
There no point turning back.
They'll never come for you.
Free me, believe me, let me live again.
Free me, believe me, let me breath again.
Sleep brings no joy to me, remembrance.
Flashing eyes found your soul in a mystery,
hiding from the fires of a dark and blackened world,
led by false messiahs; their message of hope
dipped in sweetened lies.

All for one and one for one!