The Mind Awakes

by Second Brain

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Borrowed beliefs from a worldview you were taught Underachieved in your efforts to belong Curbing free will in the fear of a judging God Is this what you came here for? Idiocy turned the brave into scapegoats Purifying them of a guilt that never was Burning ideals for the sake of the status quo Harnessing the tide of knowledge All this is no more! You've seen it crumble You've watched it fall Fate and religion, the enemies of reason Make your decision, denial or ambition to know? You've lost your faith now Who will you blame? You've lost your way out Over and over and over again Challenging thoughts put you out of your comfort zone Didn't expect that the truth wouldn't be so close Suddenly feel you're the effect, not the cause Doubt is bringing down your walls No guarantee of a better world above Burden of life that will rest on you alone Cluelessly stare at the endless universe You will need a better answer To explain it all Old dogmas stumble Their logic's flawed Fate and religion, the enemies of reason Promised you freedom, they've locked you in a prison Enlightening reason won't need your superstition Make your decision, denial or ambition to know? You've lost your faith now Who will you blame? You've lost your way out Over and over and over again No plans to fulfil No guilt to cleanse Over and over and over and over again You've lost your faith now Who will you blame? You've lost your way out Over and over and over again You've lost your faith now Do you still care? The mind awakes now Laying to rest the monsters inside your head
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Come what may, the horizon's grey and the goals you chase are meaningless Wasted days you cannot explain, now you're ridden with old memories Self-aggrandizing thoughts Clog up your mind Fantasies can't be curbed And keep you awake at night Take one more numbing drop To feel alright Inside your shell, wiggle and sigh Behind your mask, frantically hide Swallow regret, refuse the signs Long for your essence denied... It's time to look into the mirror of life Time to depart from the rules You have laid down yourself In a futile attempt to survive You've let your demons prevail It's too late now Come what may, those were just the days and they're gone away forever now Blew your chance to become yourself and you let the world decide for you Inside your will is strong and so is your mind Outside the world's moved on and left you well behind Pick your next challenge just to please your pride Break up your shell, smother the cry Put down your mask, breathe and recline Swallow regret, refuse the signs Rescue your essence denied... You won't be having it twice It's time to look into the mirror of life Time to depart from the rules You have laid down yourself In a futile attempt to survive You've let your demons prevail And it's too late now To fight back Too late but you'll try Come whatever may, nothing can tame you Come whatever may, nothing can save you Come whatever may, nothing can tame you until you die
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Witness the charm of my kingdom Subdued you'll worship its name Embrace the values I stand for Protect your world when you feel under threat I'm the hope you've too long been denied Conquer your subconscious and your mind I'm ingrained in all you see You will never know I'm here I'll anticipate your needs And manipulate your will This is how I will make you my slave Paralysed you'll surrender yourself and Bow to the king of treachery Buy into my twisted narrative See me defend our legacy Fighting the common enemy Protecting you from what you perceive as wrong Defending your world, it's what you chose me for I have been studying you since your birth Know what you love and you hate Under a shroud of assurance I am betraying your faith I will use the data you provide Learning to predict what's on your mind I'll hear everything you say When you don't suspect I'm there Reaffirming your beliefs I'll manipulate your will This is how I will build consensus Soon enough you'll surrender yourself and bow To the king of treachery Buy into my twisted narrative See me defend our legacy Fighting the common enemy Let me rule your world Let me fix it all I'll fix it all You will see no option I am corroding your nature I will have the last word And will decide how you live your life Bow to my kingdom, Goodbye to your freedom Now bow to my kingdom, goodbye Let your freedom be mine
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Manic alienation Tearing down the will Inverse growing wisdom Shining, opaque selves Borderline resistance To spontaneous needs Overarching boredom More void to be filled Nothing to gain, nothing to lose and nothing worth fighting for Motionless face, neutral to rage As apathy takes control The sickest breed has laid its plan to rule the earth Supine, complacent masses brandish the idols that make them dumb Weed out the weak, take out their hearts and steal their souls Amorality is their flag and conspiracy is their sword Twilight of the senses Artificial brains Stone-cold and indifferent New society is shaped Egocentric urges Tunnel vision reigns Endless loop of inputs Birth of modern slaves Bringing the change From the inside No differences will be felt The standard is set, the model is out A functional race is born The sickest breed has laid its plan to rule the earth Supine, complacent masses brandish the idols that make them dumb Weed out the weak, take out their hearts and steal their souls Amorality is their flag and conspiracy is their sword Hidden from the sun, the supernatural dominant powers enslave humanity Through remote mind control Close-knit like a clan Exterminating, altering, smothering all personalities to reach their deepest core One breed rules all Their rise means our fall
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The Key 04:38
This is what we really are Drops in an ocean of brittle existence Guests in our bodies we are Cut from the same cloth off distant creators Dust is what we will become Torn into bits by unknowing creatures Captive like convicts we are Seeking a purpose while our makers watch us fail We share our fallen angels' fate Yet we won't feel our neighbour's pain Encapsulating time and space We shall pass Cause we are drops in the ocean, caught in the circle of life Cause we are moments in cosmos, swirled in the illusion of time Horrified we are Bound to awareness by mere coincidence Deafened by silence we are Voices that scream their helpless condition We didn’t choose to be this way And thus we feel damnation's pain We search for correlations that We can't grasp Cause we are drops in the ocean Caught in the circle of life Cause we are moments in cosmos Swirled in the illusion of time We spoil the air that we inhale Pollute our souls with mindless games Encapsulating time and space We shall pass Cause we are drops in the ocean Caught in the circle of life Cause we are moments in cosmos This is what we really are
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Seen the proof Shimmering lights in the sky Covered up Evidence lost to preserve mankind Capturing Weakest hints of supposed signs Codified Mysteries meant to outlast time Waiting for the signs above Ignoring the science below Heralds of new beliefs Fabricate their own encounters Significance revealed? What they see is what they expected Ignorance Paving the way for merchants of lies Paranoid Urge to explore alternative sides New messiahs Breaking away from their dismal lives Prophets thrive In the age of gullible minds Searching for the lights above Mesmerised by the unknown Heralds of new beliefs Fabricate their own encounters Significance revealed? Doubting forever There must be more More than has surfaced Secrets untold Within a century, ancient gods will return To lead the chosen ones into an age of gold There will be a new dawn, new realms will unfold Consciousness will be flowing through each and every being Unearth All that’s never been told, sure we will find more Reading deep into every trivial little detail Justify a preconviction Cannot be just a coincidence Can't get used to insignificance Heralds of new beliefs Fabricate their own encounters Significance revealed? Doubting forever There must be more More than has surfaced Secrets untold Within a century, ancient gods will return To lead the chosen ones into an age of gold
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Wind Spirit 05:04
No words can bridge the distance between The things that we show and those that we mean We worship our own idols supreme While time takes its toll, routine makes us weak Just like a dream we put ourselves into We make it work so we can believe it This is a war that we can't win The outcome is known, the struggle's uneven Projecting ourselves onto a screen As we grow apart, we question our meaning Just like a shore that we'll never reach We look ahead, while nothing's to be seen Wind spirit Lift us from this cold and empty space Wind spirit Break this spell, before we bid farewell Bid our last farewell Fallacy locked us up in anger Bitter, we hold on to our preconceived assumptions We trust ourselves and nothing more Ambition's gone, it's all about this moment Falling out where we stood united Stubbornly leaning on to microscopic Visions to provide the answers We seek no cure, the symptom heals itself Wind spirit Lift us from this cold and empty space Wind spirit Break this spell, before we bid farewell Bid our last farewell Wind spirit, undo this misery Wind spirit, ignite reality Wind spirit, disrupt disharmony Wind spirit, heal us and let it all go

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With artwork by Costin Chioreanu.

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released January 24, 2020

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Second Brain Roma, Italy

Second Brain blend thrash metal, death metal and progressive rock. Their new album, The Mind Awakes, is out now.

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