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released June 11, 2015

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Track Name: Into The Self
[Instrumental]
Track Name: Behind The Mask
The hallways were crowded but hollow,
And I saw the way you looked down.
I wish you had dropped the mask and followed
All that you could be in the here and the now.

Day after day, you led the silent riot behind the door
The bird was tired, the wings were sore – but they wanted more
They wanted war; violence straight to the core
Of your own internal self...behind the mask you wore.

In caging your screams, the worst of your dreams became your sole truth.
I felt your words as you teared up, but the wall was too strong.
I told you the light lied beyond, but to you, it all seemed so wrong.
You didn’t believe me. You couldn’t admit it. You escaped your own escape.

The train tracks called your soul, and the music summoned the tear
You were sad. You were happy. But you still had every bit of fear
Yes. The world scarred you. The world scared you. Salvation seemed too far.
The loop was blinding, while you were hiding – and hanging – from your bright star.
Yet the action was no more than a reaction so full of traction, you could no longer breathe.
In fighting the other, you fought yourself, and rendered me in disbelief.

Then you called and there was hope again: It was time for our task.
At last, we could end the pain and see the beauty behind the mask.
Track Name: True Love
Day in, day out, and here I stand alone without
You, so close but so far from paradise
My sweet demise…I cannot fight you anymore…
We must ask ourselves…if this is really true love…

Is it true love when words fail to describe?
This one moment where sweet darkness takes my heart
Is it true love when plans make me feel so vile
Trading days of pain for just one…just one pure smile
Is it true love?

And everyone tells me to let go of you…
And everyone tells me to forgo this fabricated truth…
And everyone tells me it is just a phase…
But life refuses to propose a better case…

Is this true love? Day in...
Is this true love? Day out...
This is true love. Day in...
This is true love. Day out...

And so we live each day, not knowing what to say
You playing me, I playing you, in this expensive game to play
Yet the suffering feels so special in its own way
I just don’t know if this path will lead me home or lead me stray

Can it be true love, if I’m the only one who sees?
Can it be true love, if I’m the only one who knows?
Can it be true love, if I’m the only one who feels?
Can it be true love?

This is true love. Day in.
This is true love. Day out.
This is true love. Day in.
This is true love. Day out.
True Love...
Track Name: O.C.D
[Instrumental]
Track Name: Addicted
Ooh, I'm addicted. Ooh, I'm addicted.
Only strangers from a distance.
Maybe we could talk today.
Ooh, I'm addicted. Ooh, I'm addicted.

But how can I know who you are?
I'll chase you in my dreams, but knowing you're so far.
I'm addicted, I'm addicted, I'm addicted.

But how can I know who you are?
I'll chase you in my dreams, but knowing you're so far.
So far...I'm addicted.
So far...I'm addicted.
I'm addicted, I'm addicted, I'm addicted.

Day in, day out...and here I stand alone without...
You...

[Spoken]
An environment that nurtures a twisted, but consistent system makes you wonder if you are not the odd one out. The outlier. The outsider. And as you wonder, the evidence tells you that you are the problem. You start to believe it. You believe in a lie. And when you believe it, you are sad, you are down, you are doomed.
Track Name: Dark Angel
He looked up to the night sky to count all the stars
But all he saw was darkness, and a spec of light afar
Up from the castle tower, he saw his dark angel wait
The night had only begun, their kingdom still awake

And they were lost…and they were blind…
A pack of wolves in search of moonlight

The day came soon enough when mind and body fell apart
The choice was not so easy, for the mind had its own heart
And heaven was not too far, but he had no wings, only a guitar
Relief would come one day, at least, that’s what they all say

Dark angel, too afraid to show his face
His only sin, the love repressed within
Dark angel, I can’t find my wings to fly…
Dark angel, I lost my halo long ago…
Dark angel, dark angel in me…
His only sin, the love repressed within

After the thin ice, after the sacrifice…
After the mask, after the distant eyes,
After the paradise…
We travel through space and time…
To find out…if this is all a lie…
Track Name: Ghost
I don't want to be a ghost
Passing through the empty halls
Waiting for your distant calls
Waiting for an answer
Waiting for an answer...
Ghost of Spring.
I'm trying...
I'm trying to fight my demons inside...
Track Name: On Thin Ice
Reckless behavior that defines me, breaking the walls that confine me
Exposed to the knives of reality, I will walk on thin ice, to find
If this is all a lie…

The search for the unreachable makes us all insane
When should we set a threshold for delusion-driven pain
But what is worth if not love for all this madness, madness, madness
The thin ice may crack and all that’s left is sadness, sadness, sadness

On thin ice, I brave through this frozen lake of confusion
And maybe I will leave hurt, but maybe, I will cross to a better side
One where I don’t hide…

The snow of winter comes to dance with all the playful minds
The cold reminder of this feeling, so resistant and blind
But what if not love to warm in the dark winter night, night
A search with no meaning, no reason, no guiding light, light, light…

And on thin ice, I brave through this frozen lake of confusion
And maybe I will leave hurt, but maybe, I will cross to a better side
One where I don’t hide…

And maybe I will leave hurt, but maybe I will cross to a better side...
To a better side...
One where I don’t hide, one where I don’t hide
One where I don’t hide on thin ice...
Track Name: Zolpidem
[Instrumental]
Track Name: Of Two Worlds
I remember when the days seemed to fly by
Us playing in the woods, no care, no doubt, no reason to lie
The golden innocence so secluded from the dangers
Of the world that awaited us so full of strangers

And yet, we were brave, and here we are
And yet, separated by two distant hearts

It seems like we lived in two, in two worlds
It seems like we died there, and were reborn here
It seems like we never got the closure we’re deserving
It seems like we can’t go back, for time remains preserving – here and there.

But we can rebuild the bridge that once connected us
We’re no longer the same, but that we can discuss
All that I wonder is, if our imaginary doors
Remain as open as they had, in our past soars

It seems like we lived in two, in two worlds
And we never got back there
IT seems like we don’t belong here
But here is all we have, we can’t go back

We can’t go back…
Track Name: Mandala: Four Years
I don’t want to leave you…
I don’t want to leave my noose…
But life moves on, leaving all our ghosts behind
So let us take this chance and speak all of our minds…

Four years, four years just passed us by
The fleeting moments we couldn’t seize in lies
But could we have done it in any other way?
At first we blinked and then it was already May….

Mandala…a life within a life…
Mandala…four years have just gone by…

And then we found a way to realize the transience of life
But then came the day, the crash just shattered us anyway
And all the meaning created for our own illusion
Dispersed to write themselves into a torn conclusion

Mandala…a life within a life….
Mandala…four years have just gone by…
Day in, day out...
Mandala, the suffering within...

Oh, time passed by so fast
You had to get some rest
From me. For me. From us. For us.
And now we stand solitary in our broken shells

And then at last, the sun had come
The rays of light made him so numb
And then he sang, he sang alone…
And now the prince could claim his throne…

The hallways were crowded but hollow
And I saw the way we looked down
I wish we had dropped the mask and followed
All that we could have been in the here and the now…

Oh, Mandala…life is suffering…
Oh, Mandala…life is suffering
Day in…day out…
And here I stand alone without…
You...