Svaha

by Resolution15

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A compilation of tracks written and recorded between 2011 and 2012.

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released 15 January 2013

Produced by Stacy O'Dell at Spin Studios & Riverfront Studios, and by Ryan Kelly at Nova and Big Blue Meenie Studios
Mastered by Chris Muth at Taloowa Mastering

Original Cover Artwork by Mike Bellamy
Additional Artwork by Jondix; Layout by Mac Cauley

©2012 All Rights Reserved

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Resolution15 New York, New York

You are not what you think you are. You have the right to think for yourself. You have the right to see through your own lies, and the lies of others. You have a right to the Truth.

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Track Name: The Current
You say that you can’t wrap your mind
Around these ever-changing, ever-threatening times
When all that you’ve got left is the sense of being left behind
Why do you hide your eyes? You should be grateful

Such a quandary could not have been foretold
As now the truth unfolds
Quite a conundrum now that the blame is changing hands
Now all alone you stand

You might hope that I’m the only one
Who’s haunted by this new conviction you’ve found
Pandora’s cornerstone will crack with time
Where will you hide when the walls start to fall all around?

Step lively, swim with the current that threatens to drown you
Should the waters actually rise... So unassuming...
You don’t even know this sea upon which you sink
Soon it may call your bluff

I can already smell your fear, it stinks of deception
You thought that you had us all in your hand
Now the current changes direction

I can almost predict your fall, what a welcome notion
Your true colors rise to the surface of this ever-swelling ocean

Why do you hide your eyes? This could be your shining moment
Why do you hide your eyes? You should be grateful
Track Name: Anjaneya
My eyes opened, the air had been sucked from the sky
A screaming pain in my jaw, but no life I could I remember
You know that feeling when you don’t know what you’re waiting for?
I heard a whisper in the wind, and he said “Son, you’ll see the world.”

And so I did (and so I did)
I broke the mountains and met the sun (I met the sun)

The waxing moon came down and walked amongst the trees
That’s when the beat of my heart changed forever
Open its chamber, the blood chants the name
The name of the nameless, the sound of the soundless

And when I got across the sea, they burned my body and bound my arms
But I’m not the type of guy to let that go unanswered
Consider yourself privileged! I would have ended you myself,
Had it not been for this sacred name on my bleeding heart
Now feel the weight of a hundred lives

Sita, Rama, Sita, fire and smoke are rising
The walls are falling all around me
Rama, Sita, Rama, unleash the dogs of war
Death is here on your front door
Ram! Ram! Ram! Ram!

I’ll burn your city down

The field is full of death, women cry into the night
But still the tide crowds around your walls
They say the devil has ten heads for good measure
If it were up to me I’d eat them all

And when he finally showed his face, fury etched in every line
He couldn’t keep the moon from waxing, finally a fight that wasn’t mine
Ram! Ram! Ram! Ram!
Track Name: In Full View
As we exist on this sinister plane
It seems as if there is no refuge to claim
Everywhere, stench of death, doom in disguise
And either we give in or rise up and fight
This apathy, this loss of our humanity
We must wake up...

Take heed, open your heart
Don't let go, it's not over yet
We live not to destroy, but only to get back home
With stifled breath, and callously conditioned heart
We reach for death, as sacred ties are torn apart
Could we be sleepwalking through waking life
Our lives on autopilot, all day and night
All day and night

There is only one way out
Everything else is a monstrous lie

And so, what have you earned from your constructs?
Justification of falling prey to blindness
Turning your eyes away will never make things right
One day you too may need a guiding light

Everyday is another day to turn your back...
Everyday is another day to help those who...
Everyday is another day to turn your back on...
Everyday is another day to help those who need you
Everyday is another day to turn your back
Everyday is another chance to live or die
It's your choice

Wake up, wake up
Before it's too late

The fog rolls in on an empty street
No voices, no noise or shuffling feet
Regret hanging heavy in the air
The morning greets you, wrought by despair
The moment grips you, no way to break free
Breathe in the sting of reality
A solemn vow to make amends
Reflect, heal and begin again

There is only one way in which one can endure man's inhumanity to man, and that is to try, in one's own life, to exemplify man's humanity to man.

There is only one way out
Everything else is a monstrous lie
Track Name: Sunday Bloody Sunday
I can't believe the news today
I can't close my eyes and make it go away
How long, how long must we sing this song?
How long, how long...
Tonight, we could be as one tonight

Broken bottles under children's feet
Bodies strewn across the dead end street
But I won't heed the battle call
It puts my back up, puts my back up against the wall

Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday

And now the battle's just begun
So many lost, but tell me who has won?
The trench is dug within our hearts
As brothers, mothers, fathers, sisters torn apart

Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday
How long, how long must we sing this song?
How long, how long...
Tonight, we could be as one tonight

Wipe those tears from your eyes
Wipe your tears away

Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Here I come...

So it's true we are immune
When fact is fiction, and TV reality
And today the millions cry
We eat and drink while tomorrow they die

Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Track Name: Yama
The darkness lurks behind you with every step
You consume everything in sight until there’s nothing left
Put all imaginations away, stand fast in that which you are
Before the hands of Yama drag you into the dark

To what shore will I cross, oh my stranded heart?
There is no traveler, there is no road

No earth, no sky
Nothing to behold but slipping time

To what shore will you cross, oh your blinded heart?
There is no traveler before you, there is no road to implore you
But little do you know, you will die alone.

You will die alone.

What will shake you from this path so heartless?
Two-hundred and seven days of darkness
Track Name: Mr. Dark
The enticing night is cool and black, no star wheels in the sky
The stalls are mute and shuttered, but the dark still has eyes
Faces inked and faded twisted 'round pale arms
Bleeding out their ceaseless hope, the dark will fill them yet

In the darkness, see a future
With no aging, no regret
Close your Eye and follow slowly
Come tomorrow, cheat your death

Hear the Dust Witch at the window, whispering her mind
A tale of greed and betrayal, of terror in the dark
Now I see a chink in the armor, the tender tendon bare
The ropes that once appeared as freedom now tighten ‘round my neck

Something wicked this way comes
Look the demon in the eye
Something wicked this way comes
Comes this way to die

Earth is blistered by the sun in fierceness of its love
And if you had to take it all at once you’d break
Yeah, it would break you, but better burned then bound by chains
Enslaved in your own mind

Don’t concern yourself with answers, don’t look inside too much
What you find will surely kill you, even worse boy, it would break you

In this maze of mirrors, you can never be too sure
If what you see before you is something wicked or something pure
Until you risk the cutting shards, the searing of the sun
And laugh away at all your efforts, to find that all is one

Finally an answer, something wicked sounding this way comes
Track Name: Overdriven Maxim Mvt. 2
They said "a soul will suffice"
The beings from beyond the edge of sleep
These dreams have become a predator
Ominous and foreboding thoughts
In seclusion from my reality
These walls I thought I knew
Bear no semblance of what I recall
The stench of death pervades my home
And my waning serenity

Fear not, for your time has come
Your life is a feckless blight
Upon our masterpiece of chaos
The joy of orchestrated pain
Seen in the eyes of those in death
Will be our ominous delight

Horrified, by the reality before me
A shattered world, wrought by decay
Raining down droplets
Of the blackest obsidian
Ever growing mounds of strewn bodies
Take the place of those I knew
Can this exist? Can this truly exist
Or am I simply still dreaming?

Fear not, for your time has come
To enter into our domain
As we feast upon your offering
The joy of consuming your flesh
For which we can no longer wait
Shall be our ominous delight

Enigmatically disoriented
This wretched vision of a world
Torn asunder, mottled with rot and decay
Familiar faces replaced by hollowed cadavers
As this world is but a horrifying reminder of what once was
The sound in the distance, a scream for life
Stifled by the clamor of death

These thoughts are not my own, but these images I see
Are they real or hallucination?

Lost in this consternation
Deafened by silence and horrified
By the balk of nothingness.
One is left to wonder
What became of my old world
This place is not home
All is a formless void of chaos

We will rend your insides
Dissect your essence
To see what makes your soul sing
We will revel in your loss of life
Serenity is no longer your bedfellow
Welcome to oblivion
Welcome to oblivion
Track Name: Kali
I will have blood...

Blood! Break open your skull, open up your veins
Blood! In spates across my feet, against my face
Blood! There's not enough in the universe to overflow my tongue

Black! The stars are blotted out, clouds covering clouds
Black! Darkness vibrant, sonant in the roaring, whirling wind
Black! You are nothing, nothing is all, all is nothing

Kali, Kalimata! Fire in the heart, black o'ertake the mind
Kali, Kalimata! Can you hear the bells which remain unstruck?

Fire! Raining down like stones from the broken sky
Fire! Pulsing through my arms, pouring from my hands
Fire! Reclaim the night, usher you back to hell
Fire! The price is everything you have to give

From every drop of blood is sprung another snake
Each as terrible as the next
Tooth and writhing tongue devouring all you see
Every stroke brings on another
Thousand foes, and you think your dominance complete
But the shadow itself springs to life
Relieving the burden of your head
And sucking down every precious
Drop of blood you had relied upon
See your head in my hands
Watch your own body fall lifeless
Cower as the universe trembles before me
Die in fear as my dance destroys all creation
Not even Shiva...

Kali, Kalimata! Essence of the night, fire in the heart, black o'ertake the mind
Kali, Kalimata! Can you hear the bells which remain unstruck?

The stars are blotted out, clouds are covering clouds
It is darkness vibrant, sonant
In the roaring, whirling wind are the souls of a million
Lunatics just loosed from the prison house
Wrenching trees by the roots
Sweeping all from the path
The sea has joined the fray
And swirls of mountain waves, to reach the pitchy sky
A flash of lurid light reveals on every side
A thousand, thousand shades of death begrimed
Black scattering plagues, and sorrows dancing mad with joy
Come oh Mother, come!
For terror is thy name, death is in thy breath
And every shaking step destroys a world forever
Thou time, the all-destroyer
Come oh Mother, come!

Come oh Mother, come
Who dares misery love, and hug the form of death
And dance in destruction's dance, to him the Mother comes
To him the Mother comes