Mercurial Void

by Mercurial Void

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Recorded, mixed and mastered by Brian Simakis at Club Sandwich.

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released 15 January 2012
Jesse Blankenship - Vocals, Guitar & Synths
Nate Miller - Lead Guitar
Eric Gray - Drums
Michael Sliclen - Bass
with:
Aaron Warner - Backing Vocals
Ron Conoway - Keyboards & Synths
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by
Brian Simakis at Club Sandwich, Columbus, Ohio

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Track Name: One Way
One Way

A new generation born into betrayal
Devoid of loyalty and faith
You set the course on this path of destruction
Your monster to create

Pavlov's dog, beaten and starving
Turns his bite on you
We're in the midst of an Orwellian nightmare
These predictions will ring true

A nation devouring it's own
Self consuming, cannibalistic
Drool forming on the corners of the mouth
Greedily licking it's lips
But the chattel grows weary of slaughter
And offering it's throat for the blade
Self-preservation occurs to the masses
The consumer transposed to the prey

There's only one way to deal with your kind

Inevitably pockets of resistance will form
The likes of the Weathermen may be seen again
Virus or anti-virus is in the eye of the beholder
No longer affording a cold turned shoulder

A new generation born into betrayal
Devoid of loyalty and faith
You set the course on this path of destruction
Your monster to create
Track Name: Slumber Collections Volume 1
Slumber Collections - Volume 1

I lay in bed and stared out a frost covered window
A man outside was staring back at me
It didn't strike me as peculiar
I felt no real sense of danger

I think he was looking for my mother
I think he meant her harm
He didn't come in until she screamed
I still wish she hadn't screamed

The time is coming as I grow weary
The veil of sleep covers my eyes
It takes me so effortlessly
And cradles me in shadowed arms

Cruel gravity was the accomplice
With the one who was following me
I tried in vain to run
But my legs, my legs were failing me

I could hear my family downstairs
I knew that they could help me
If only I could call out
But I was rendered mute
Track Name: Disembodied
Disembodied

Swirling, swallowing and bursting forth again
Each cycle a new revelation
It washes over you, the color of the wind
Suspended in helpless anticipation

Rising
Draining
Writhing
Manipulation of your senses
Reeling
Circling
Reinforcing your vertigo

Ascending weightless, emboldened by sensation
At least for the time being
No longer paralyzed limbs moving freely now
Embracing each new feeling

Now that the poison has settled in my bones
And the storm seems to have abated
States of consciousness return to normalcy
Appetites for sanity have been sated
Track Name: Hollow As My Heart
Hollow As My Heart

Every word you spit, every look you throw
Reeks of treachery
In this den of conspirators
Every action strives for murder

There's nothing you can take away from me
Dishonor my name or strip my dignity
Why do you envy me for happiness, I never had
Your victory will be as hollow, hollow as my heart

Would you see me drown in misery
And turn your head as I gasped for air
Would you set my entire world on fire
And see my body reduced to ash

There's nothing you can take away from me
Dishonor my name or strip my dignity
Why do you envy me for happiness, I never had
Your victory will be as hollow, hollow as my heart

I know you want to shame me
To put blame on me
Destroy and humiliate me
You intend to annihilate me
And if you did
What would you gain
Would you confiscate all I've achieved
Or only inherit my pain

Stand sharp deception, permiates your breath
Every exhale reeks of death
And this world looks like a place, of great opportunity
Through the eyes of a cockroach

There's nothing you can take away from me
Dishonor my name or strip my dignity
Why do you envy me for happiness, I never had
Your victory will be as hollow, hollow as my heart
Track Name: What's Coming To You (Ego Meets Reality)
What's Coming To You ( Ego Meets Reality )

Ego:
It's time for me to receive, all that's due to me
Where is my just deserts, I want my reward

Reality:
Oh you'll get what's coming to you my friend
Everything you deserve in the end
Just ask and you shall receive
Everything you deserve in the end

Ego:
You say your my friend, what can you do for me
Then please go away, I need you no longer

Reality:
Oh you'll get what's coming to you my friend
Everything you deserve in the end
Just ask and you shall receive
Everything you deserve in the end

Reality:
You said you'd itch, & I'd hand you a razor
You wanted my help, but I'd help tie that noose
You wanted fame, & now the entire world knows you're a fool
You desired weath, but you'll never buy respect

Ego:
How long must I wait, I demand my turn
Oh poor pitiful me, how could this be my fault

Reality:
Oh you'll get what's coming to you my friend
Everything you deserve in the end
Just ask and you shall receive
Everything you deserve in the end
Track Name: Fever Dream
Fever Dream

A terrible place this fever dream
I'm sliding in and out
In and out of reality

Fire in my body, my fluids boil
I'm not sure if I'm awake
Casting liquid visions, my eyes melt
In a fit of restless agony

My temple is burning hot
My breath scorches my mouth
These hellish dreams,
they are tormenting me

Fire in my body, my fluids boil
I'm not sure if I'm awake
Casting liquid visions, my eyes melt
In a fit of restless agony

Volcanic channels that can never drain
An undying inferno rages in my veins
Waiting for this suffering to abate
Hallucinations are up for debate

An internal battle is waged,
subconsciously defend
A war aflame beneath my skin
A seeming eternity to subside
This immolation will purify

As blistering temples cool
My body has been reduced to ash
Focus returns to waiting eyes
Distancing my awareness from misery

Relinquish this misery from my heated brow
Not unlike a threshold of pain
Return to a state of perception,
the common plane
Erase this fever dream from my mind
Track Name: Anxiety Addict
Anxiety Addict

Pins and needles, organic to a fault
Tension mounts, a worrisome euphoria
An anxiety addict, countdown to panic
Butterflies in my stomach, with wings of razors

I don't want to breathe your poison calm
Excruciating boredom – Is withdrawal
I'm as wound up tight as a clock
That is connected to a time bomb

A building elation
Therapeutic anticipation
No time for trepidation
Without benefit of hesitation

No need for hypodermic, just hyperventilate
Balancing on my heels, on the edge of a cliff
Your serenity is my purgatory
Decompression always leads to relapse
Track Name: Deflated And Isolated
Deflated and Isolated

Who am I trying to fool anyway
I don't really know, I can't really say
Uninspired by what I find
I stay quarantined in my own mind

Reopened wounds from the damage done
Oxygen sucked out of my lungs
Legs are weak, I cannot stand
Deflated and Isolated

Unable to identify
Defense mechanisms in overdrive
Standing all alone in a crowd
Deflated and I'm isolated

This repulsion is saping my strength
I'm agitated until I can't even think
I'm swarmed and surrounded by fools
I'll spend one more day as a purposeful recluse

A face paralyzed with eyes that will not flinch
Standing still, muscles will not even twitch
One moment weightless, and I'm leaden-ed the next
Barricaded behind my own flesh

Reopened wounds from the damage done
Oxygen sucked out of my lungs
My legs are weak, I cannot stand
Deflated and Isolated

Unable to identify
Defense mechanisms in overdrive
I'm standing all alone in a crowd
Deflated and I'm isolated

I can mentally escape all the stress
Displace myself in my subconsciousness
I turn to stone
A statue made of flesh and bone

Steeling myself in order to stay
Assume the role I portray
A placid look
False binding on the book

Shutdown, stop cold in my tracks
Enveloped in an unreadable mask
Emotions rendered illegible
The façade, impenetrable

Reopened wounds from the damage done
Oxygen sucked out of my lungs
Legs are weak, I cannot stand
Deflated and isolated

Unable to identify
Defense mechanisms in overdrive
Standing all alone in a crowd
Deflated and I'm isolated