Avalon

by Chaos Divine

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Morts Speaking to Dave Anderton after a gig a couple years ago he asked me what my favourite Chaos Divine album was. I fairly quickly answered "The Human Connection". At that time I'd been truthful, but after that night I was curious to revisit Avalon again. I've felt compelled to do so frequently after that. Suffice it to say I can no longer clearly identify which Chaos Divine album is my favourite. Avalon grows more awesome with repeated listens! Favorite track: Refuse the Sickness.
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1.
Contortion 05:13
A child of this world Living life without anxiety For we are burning now Our time is fading Molecules replaced and rearranging For we are turning the page backwards Yearning for the dreams of yesterday [Chorus:] We chase the past at the cost of the present And lose what is here This sentimental dream is our master Nostalgia replacing truth Contort yourself Contort yourself to false infancy For we are burning now You fixate on pipedreams You become a slave to absurdity For we are turning the page backwards Yearning for the dreams of yesterday [Chorus] Return to your youth [Chorus] Return to your youth
2.
Our Delusion 04:55
Accountability is not something you believe in What will the future be? What it holds you cannot see Your eyes have been blinded by the falseness of bureaucracy As there is no more time, Our fate is now irrefutable [Chorus:] Can't we see what we're destroying? Blinded by conceit The tides will turn The winds will change We'll suffocate in Gaia's pain You cannot run and hide Shelter for you has been denied Excruciating cries We face the deletion of mankind As our world ceases turning Prophesies but were still learning All is fine in our delusion
3.
Your mental state, a fantasy The wheel that breaks is within your mind Susceptible to lose control If you lose your mind Have you lost your soul? Fate of your life, so insecure Fate determined by chemicals [Chorus:] Refuse the sickness Overcoming You and me, we will cry For the process has gone awry And the fallout is pain Suffer the pain Swallow this change Suffer the pain Resent your mind Serotonin concentrations dropping The synaptic dysfunction distorts the realisation That we're engaging a mood swing alternation Faces of loved ones transform to enemies Now witness your moral depreciation Forget about your cerebral limitation A slave to the neurotransmitter malfunction Condemning yourself to this personality destruction Mechanical loss of control Within the mind will take its toll [Chorus]
4.
Avalon 05:25
When the world was young We came undone And lost a place so close to heaven Pure tranquillity Like falling leaves It's certain to become a memory Gone was the beauty In the eyes of eve For soon she'll be discarded Scream into the wind The earth below me is breaking Could it be a sin? I'm torn away from Avalon Stare upon the end And face the deepest suffering Growing cold within I find myself alone For now we hide Waiting for our guide Take us tonight Help me relieve the suffering Help my 'cause I am so cold Help me 'cause i am all alone So far away from the light Darkness everywhere in sight Comforts of old are all but gone Seduced by the reality Reduced to brutality What have you put into my veins? Scream into the wind The earth below me is breaking Could it be a sin? I'm torn away from Avalon Stare upon the end And face the deepest suffering Growing cold within I find myself alone
5.
Cages 04:58
Wait for the answers to come The last piece of the puzzle will bring you closure Take all the time that you need Fate is smiling on you, don't be afraid No, don't be afraid We let the time pass us by Seconds closer to the day that we will die Fate is but a false, fickle dream Unwavering equanimity People in cages Imprisoned for dreaming People in cages Lost visions of greatness People in cages Imprisoned for dreaming People in cages Lost visions of greatness Fear is the key to the lock only built to enslave us Consequences forbid you from living your life Breaking the boundaries of all that we're forced to believe in Calm yourself now before you commit to the crime People in cages People in cages People in cages People encaged
6.
When the blood begins to flow You face just what matters most Appreciating every breath Only now that you have been so close to death Green is on the other side Countdown to a brand new life Time to face reality What I want or what i really need? [Chorus:] Who said we were ever really alive lied We're dead until we bleed Life is just a one man show Pierce skin to let the pleasure flow Vision of a child See the world through your brand new eyes Through your brand new eyes My fate is tied to you, My break it falls with you Take time, review, revise, decide Shall we survive? Take the pain, break the wound Bid farewell, time to fall Now unchained, release the soul As you face another day Celebrate as others fade away Pillars of light will pierce your sky Through my eyes the world is just a shade of grey Leaving the torment behind Fortune so impertinent Forget this reality A real world replaced with fantasy [Chorus x3]
7.
Take a look at the suffering We have brought to this finite world Men will do as they please Nothing, no-one will appease this stark annexation Oh, the ending time when we cross the line Cover the world with darkness Cover the world with mankind's progress Since the day that we first stepped onto this earth A thought inside our minds Has led us to this day Crossing social boundaries Crossing autonomies The will to conquer seems To always conquer us [Chorus:] Fate will show that we are nothing more Than a plague to all Than a virus leeching We are dammed with this desire strain We can't change our pain Chasing lives of plenty Bequeath the carnal thirst The road to tomorrow is jammed by what was yesterday Built in to our genome, the urge to conquer everything The forests are burning, the forests are burning away And we are the cause, we're our own enemy Manipulating my wants into necessities Consuming the crime As mankind fades into dust, failed memories turn to rust The children lost their way [Chorus]
8.
Rapture 05:35
Necessary destruction Your cause has no point Unless thy will is done Doomsday cult Electing to end the world Prophecy misread Rebuild the temple of Solomon Whatever it takes the end must come Doomsday cult Electing to end the world Prophecy Misread [Chorus:] Sweet pure child your father said It's the end now Take no chances, plant the seed At the gates we'll meet Rising through the U.N A false prophet of peace We cannot trust them No, our Bible tells us this Looking to others for any signs of deceit While revealing in your right hand Is the mark of the beast Self-fulfilling prophecy We become what we believe Welcome to the end of time We will never die Believe in the rapture Weeping widows, dead children Blood stained soil but I don't see him come [Chorus]
9.
Narcosis 04:12
Why can't we speak aloud? Raise your fists into the sky and shout it now Show your priorities Tie my lips together now you know I see Create atomic designs Justified for those who lie but for us a crime [Chorus:] This world is numb for your disdain We will fail Why do you seem so fine when all but hope is gone? Free yourself with apathy How can we still not care? Individuality it's now a stare Density, feel it grow Skin so thick no purity will now break through Alienate your mind Total global media, resulting dissent [Chorus] Detachment of your sense Unconscious state of bliss Intellect to defect This reject, anaesthesia Shout it now Your narcotic state Leaves us in a wasted land Disregard for politics Though you understand Indifference for humanity Now consume a brand No more time for audacity Draconian [Chorus]
10.
Senses overwhelmed Unable to appreciate The enormity of this void Endless time Endless space Endless force Endless change [Chorus:] Alone in the sky Drifting forever in the ocean of night Alone in the sky Stranded, eternally falling [Chorus] Alone in the sky [x4]

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released September 12, 2008

All songs written and performed by Chaos Divine

All music and lyrics © Chaos Divine 2007-2008
All lyrics by David Anderton

Produced by Jarrad Hearman
All songs recorded, mixed and engineered by Jarrad Hearman

Drums recorded at Sing Sing studios, Melbourne
Drum tech: Shane Wakker

Mastered by Joseph Carra at Crystal Mastering

Keyboards and Sampling by Ryan Felton and David Anderton

Art concepts by Ryan Felton and Chaos Divine
Design and illustration by Ryan Felton

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Leading audiences and listeners through a journey of uncompromising arrangements, crushing heavy riffs and soaring melodies, Perth’s enigmatic prog metallers CHAOS DIVINE return to their heavy roots with a brand new album LEGACIES, out 16 October 2020.

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