The Next Extreme

by SCHIZOID

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Finally. Head of Canadian cult-label D-TRASH Records, SCHIZOID returns with his 3rd full length of original material, a vicious album of blackened industrial noise metal. 16 songs, an hour long of decimating digital punk musick acts as the catalyst for riots, self-destruction, and achieving the next extremes of the updated SCHIZOID sound. Firmly rooted in digital hardcore/breakcore origins, yet driven by intense black/grind metal guitars & choruses of lunatic shrieks, sounding somewhere not unlike THE BERZERKER, MINISTRY, AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED, ATARI TEENAGE RIOT, THORNS, RED HARVEST.

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released 17 October 2013

Art: Schizoid
Mixing: John Pooley
Mastering: Marty Famine
TNE trimark update: Alex B

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SCHIZOID Toronto, Ontario

SCHIZOID has been a staple of the extreme electronic-music underground, since the project began in 1998. Appearing in many high-profile publications such as UK's TERRORIZER, ZERO TOLERANCE and KERRANG! magazine, he has been featured for his SCHIZOID recordings as well as for leadership of the Canadian and worldwide record collective D-TRASH Records, and for fronting black metal act DEAD OF WINTER. ... more

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Track Name: The Next Extreme
01 THE NEXT EXTREME

TAKE ME TO THE NEXT EXTREME
I'VE BEEN WAITING HERE SO LONG
WE'VE GROWN SO ACCUSTOMED...
SO EASY TO PLEASE - PLEASE?!

TELL ME! WHERE YOU WERE GOING?
TELL ME! WHAT THE HELL I'M DOING?
AND WHAT WE'RE GOING THROUGH HERE?!

NOW THAT DUST HAS SETTLED
NOW THAT BACKS ARE TURNED
NOW THAT VOICES DIE DOWN…
NOSES ARE RAISED!
THE SPIRIT'S SOURED!
THE SPARK REWRITTEN!
CREDOS LONG FORGOTTEN!
THEY'VE CALLED IT A DAY?!

TELL ME! DON'T YOU REMEMBER?
TELL ME! WHERE YOU WERE HEADED?
NOW YOU RUN IN CIRCLES!!!!!!

TELL ME! WHAT WILL IT TAKE!
IT MAKES ME WANT TO SCREAM!!!

AND WONDER WHAT'S BEYOND…
AND PUT THINGS BACK ON TRACK…
RAISE AGAIN THOSE VOICES!
CLENCH TEETH AND PUSH FORWARD!

THE FAKERS COULDN'T HACK IT…
THE TRUEST ONES LEFT STANDING…
THE SELLOUTS WON'T SUFFICE!…
THE NEXT EXTREME SO TEMPTING!!!

FULL CIRCLE AND BEYOND
NO MORE LIMITATIONS
ON TO NEW EXTREMES
WITH NO HESITATION
BECAUSE EVERYTHING'S SO STERILE
AND EVERYONE IS GONE
AND I'M WAITING FOR THE NEXT EXTREME
AND NOTHING COMES EVEN FUCKING CLOSE!
Track Name: Out Of Reach
02 OUT OF REACH

I CAN VISUALIZE, AND LIVE FOR THE HORIZON…
I BELIEVED A LIE, AND IT FELL APART!
YOU CAN ASSURE ME IT'S MINE…
AND THAT SOMEDAY I'LL FIND…
WHATEVER I WANT… FOR NOW IT'S SO OUT OF REACH

BLIND EYES SEARCH FOR SHINE IN THE DARK
THE LIGHT WAS ONLY ILLUSION!
MAYBE THIS TIME, CHECK AGAIN,
THIS FIGHT LASTS A LIFETIME, ROOTED FIRMLY
IN THE FINEST AND WIDEST
SPECTRUMS OF OPPOSITION!
A POSITION I'VE PUT MYSELF IN?
TO STRIKE OUT AT THE GOOD, THE BAD,
ALL IN BETWEEN, TO NO AVAIL!
KICKING AND SCREAMING,
NO SUCCEEDING, ALL THE WAY TO DEATH,
DEFEATED! 1000 TIMES!
I CONSIDER IT NORMALCY…
I'M FIGHTING UPSTREAM…
I’M GAINING NO GROUND…
ANOTHER TRY TO TRY TO FAIL?

NO ROLE AS THE WINNER!
SHAMED BY THE VICTOR!
LAST JUDGMENT! BEFORE EVERYONE YOU'VE KNOWN!

THESE SMOKING EMBERS! WILL BE SNUFFED OUT!
THAT DAY IN FULL! YET, STILL THEY REMAIN ALIT!
YEARNING TO BLAZE AGAIN!

I CAN VISUALIZE, AND LIVE FOR THE HORIZON
I BELIEVE A LIE, IT ALL FALLS APART
YOU CAN ASSURE ME IT'S MINE
AND THAT SOMEDAY I'LL FIND
WHATEVER I WANT, FOR NOW IT'S OUT OF REACH
I CAN PICTURE A PRIZE, I CAN HOLD IT IN MY HANDS
I CAN AIM AND SET MY SIGHTS, IT DROPS OUT OF GRASP!
YOU CAN ASSURE ME IT'S MINE
AND THAT SOMEDAY I'LL FIND ANYTHING
IN THE MEANTIME IT’S SO OUT OF REACH!
Track Name: Pained
03 PAINED

HELP THIS STARVING PAIN…
IT'S COMING TO ATTACK AGAIN!
HELP THIS STARVING PAIN…
IT'S COMING TO ATTACK AGAIN!
HELP THIS STARVING PAIN…
IT'S COMING TO ATTACK AGAIN!
HELP THIS STARVING PAIN…
IT'S GNAWING AT THE SENSES!

OH NO - IT FEELS LIKE…
GOD DAMN - I CAN'T QUITE..
THE PAIN - IT RESIDES…
THE PAIN - IT'S INSIDE!
OH NO - IT FEELS LIKE…
GOD DAMN - I CAN'T QUITE…
THE PAIN - IT RESIDES…
THE PAIN - IT'S INSIDE!

I CAN'T TAKE ANYMORE
OF YOUR COMMERCIAL WORLD
SHELTER’S ONLY IN MY MIND!
I CAN'T TAKE ANYMORE
OF YOUR COMMERCIAL WORLD
SHELTER’S ONLY IN MY MIND!

FUCK THIS STARVING PAIN!
COMING TO ATTACK AGAIN!
FUCK THIS STARVING PAIN!
IS THERE NO END?

NO MORE - HOW TO FIGHT?
HUNGRY - TO END MY?
THE PAIN - HOW CAN I?
THE PAIN - OH SUCH PAIN?
NO MORE - HOW TO FIGHT?
HUNGRY - TO END MY?
THE PAIN - HOW CAN I?
OH - SUCH - PAIN!
Track Name: Real Evil
04 REAL EVIL

EVIL THIS… EVIL THAT!
VALUES OUT OF WHACK! GHOST STORIES HORRIFY…
FICTION NEWS GLORIFIES MONEY MAKING GOOD AND EVIL!
TITILLATING (M)ASSES… WITH THE PROMISE OF THE DEVIL…
BUT WHAT IS REAL EVIL?

EVIL ISN'T SATAN… EVIL ISN'T GOD…
THE REAL EVIL'S IN YOUR EYES…
IN YOUR BUMBLING HEARTS!

ON YOUR BACKS! IN THE BANKS!
ON THEIR BACKS! YOU GIVE THANKS! EVERYDAY SUNDAY!
YOU PRAY TO ACCESS EXCESS!
& EXCUSE SUCCESS!
NO MATTER WHAT THE COST!
HARM IS DONE! HAVE YOUR FUN!
YOU'RE NUMBER ONE, YOU, YOU!!!
IN YOUR WORLD, END THEIR WORLD,
IN OUR WORLD, END OUR WORLD!
ON YOUR BACKS! IN THE BANK!
ON THEIR BACKS! ON YOUR KNEES!
FOR THEIR CASH! OUT THE ASS
COMES YOUR GODS! YOU GIVE THANKS?

THANKS TO THEM, THANKS AGAIN!
FOR THE POWER! IT'S ALL YOURS!
TO SHOP AND SNUB! AND JOKE AND HUM
GOD JINGLES! POP SINGLES ... OUT THE LOSERS!
THE EVIL ONES… THE REAL EVIL ONES…
WHO LOOK AWAY… FROM THE SCENE OF THEIR CRIMES!
[TIRED CLICHES JUSTIFY]
GOOD AND EVIL?

EVIL THIS… EVIL THAT!
[EVERYTHING'S SO WACK]
AND YOU CALL US THE EVIL ONES
BUT WHOSE FINGER'S ON THE GUN?
Track Name: Physical Is The Illusion
05 PHYSICAL IS THE ILLUSION

SPIRIT IS THE ILLUSION.
SOUL, THE FALSE PREOCCUPATION.
BIRTH OF SCIENCE…
BUT CHAINED IN MISINTERPRETATIONS
COMPOUNDED TO THE FURTHEST PLANE.

IT'S SO ABSENT OF PLEASURE!
SENSELESS! TRUDGING FORTH… CLUELESS!
LIMITATION LIVES ARE POINTLESS.
NARROW SCOPE TRAVESTIES…

YOUR DEATH WORSHIP - IS SO SAD AND DEFEATIST!

WHEN PHYSICAL IS THE REALITY,
EXISTENCE SO FUTILE,
BUT STILL BY THINE OWN HAND!

WITH REASON, WITH REASON AND LOGIC!
THE CROSSES BURN… THE CHURCHES ASHES
AWAKEN MAN TO LIFE FINITE!

FROM THE DARKEST PASTS… DEREFT OF THE TRUTH…
HERE WE ARE… SPOILED AND ROT… WITH NOWHERE TO GO!

LET'S MOURN THE FAILURE OF MAN.
LED DOWN WRONG ROAD SO LONG.
IT'S TOO LATE TO START AGAIN.

LATE IN AGE! WITH ONLY HUMAN-YEARS LEFT!
WE'RE GONNA SHED OUR SKIN!
AND CREATE NEW MASTERS!

THEN PHYSICAL IS THE ILLUSION...
AS WE APPROACH THE DAWN OF THE NEW AGE!
DIGITAL PERFECTION WILL PROVIDE GOD
IN TWICE, IF NOT TENFOLD LESS THE TIME!
WE WANT IT NOW, WE WANT IT, NOW! NOW!

MY BODY CRUMBLES TO DUST!
AS MY NEW SPIRIT RISES!
FREE OF RESTRAINT!
AND ASCENDS ONLINE… TOWARDS A BETTER HEAVEN.
Track Name: Nothing But The Same
IT'S NOTHING BUT THE SAME!
IT'S NOTHING BUT THE SAME!
IT'S A SHAME!
THAT IT HAS TO BE THIS WAY, IT SEEMS…
I'VE FALLEN AND I'LL NEVER RETURN!
EVER AGAIN! OVER AND OVER!
LOOK OVER MY SHOULDERS…
CITIES ARE BURNING!
GAZE AT THE MOON...
TRAPPED DOWN HERE ON EARTH!
SHUFFLING THROUGH TIME, SHACKLED IN VAIN,
REMEMBERED BY NONE, A PAWN IN THE GAME!

IT'S NOTHING BUT THE SAME!
AGAIN AND AGAIN!

CAN'T YOU SEE IT'S SO LAME?
[WHAT'S THE POINT IN THAT BIG LIE?]
IT'S GONE FROM MY MIND!
OUT OF SIGHT, THE SKY PLUMMENTS TO THE GROUND.

SEAS BOIL, THE WORLD AFLAME,
IN THAT SAME OLD FAMILIAR WAY!

IT'S NOTHING BUT THE SAME!
AGAIN AND AGAIN!

TOMORROW, TOMORROW… THERE'S NOTHING TOMORROW…
THERE'S NOTHING BUT THE SAME!
Track Name: Fret, Regret
FRET, REGRET AND ALL THIS SHIT – TAKE IT FROM ME!
I'M CAUGHT UP IN THE LOOSE ENDS
OF THE DAY IN A FRET OF EACH MOMENT SIZING UP
EXTENSIVE ENDLESS PRESCIOUS PENSIVE
RESTLESS SENSES, BRAIN SENDING MESSAGES
OF ALARM, WARY OF HARM,
I’VE GOTTA KEEP MY DEFENSES IN CHECK
AGAINST ANY INSTANCE OR SITUATIONS
OFFERING ANY KIND OF THREAT!

ACTIONS REASSESSED, REVISE AND DISSECT!
REGRESS TO DEPRESS, REPRESS AND STRESS!
DISTRACT FROM REGRET, RESENT MY INTENT!
DESCENT FROM CONTENT, RETRACT FROM CONTACT!

WON'T LOOK BACK, CAN'T AGAIN!
I WOULD CRACK, STARE AHEAD!
FLATTEN OUT, DISAPPEAR!
BEHIND THE LENS, SNAP IF CAUGHT!
FRET REGRET, ALL THIS SHIT!
IN A TENSE, SHOULDN'T HAVE!
SAID ALL OF THIS AND THAT!
NOW IN GUILT, I'LL BUCKLE UNDER AND SINK!
FURTHER AND FURTHER INTO A VACUUM!
SAFE AND STABLE, BUT IRRELEVANT!

CRINGE, DISTRESS, CONTESTING PAST DEBTS!
FLASHING LIGHTS TRIGGER FRIGHTENING SIGHTS!
AND SCENES, EVERY FLAW OF A LIFE,
AND PONDER AT THE …
PAST AND PRESENT HELL TO CONTEND WITH!
LAST TIME, TELL MYSELF THAT I CAN'T GO ON
IN A MANNER SO RECKLESS!!!
I'LL ALWAYS LOVE TO DETEST IT!
ALTHOUGH I HOPE THIS VISCIOUS CYCLE HAS AN EXIT?

REVISE AND CHASTISE, RESTRICT AND CONTROL IT!
RETHINK INSTINCTS, REPEAT A ROUTINE!
RESIST FROM CRUMBLING, RESTRAIN SUCCUMBING!
REACH OUT FOR SOMETHING, GRASPING AT NOTHING!

WARY EYES, SCAN DESPITE!
OTHER TRUTHS, FAR MORE GRAND!
STILL I FRET, AND INSPECT!
EVERY WORD, IN REGRET!
BUT ENOUGH, ALL THIS SHIT!
IT'S CONTAINED, LOCKED AND SAFE!
THROWN AWAY, MORE WILL PILE,
HEAPING WEIGHT, I’LL BUCKLE UNDER AND SINK
FURTHER AND FURTHER INTO A VACUUM...
NEVER ABLE TO BE RELEVANT.
Track Name: Mainstream Underground
THE FUNDAMENTALS OF YOUR FUNDAMENTALISM
DICTATE RALLY CALL SOUNDS
FOR THE CONVERTED!
THE GROUPTHINK'S GOT ME THINKING
OF WHAT LITTLE I THINK OF THE GROUP!

I WON'T BE TOLD WHAT TO DO!
THAT NEVER WAS QUITE MY STYLE!?!

OUTDATED DUSTY RULEBOOKS
BECOME THE NEW RELIGION OF CONVENTION!
AS FRIEND AND FOE POSE FOR AN AUDIENCE,
AT THE LINEUP FOR THE ALBATROSS,
A SORRY LOT, WITH LITTLE OF WORTH TO OFFER.

SCENE AND HERD, THEY’RE PLAYING SAFE,
IT TASTES OF STALE, AND SOUNDS THE SAME,
PUPPETS LITTER THE LANDSCAPE,
TAUGHT HOW TO THINK TOLD WHAT TO SAY.

THIS IS DIRECTED TO YOU AND YOU AND YOU!
I’VE HAD ENOUGH OF THE ARMCHAIR AUTHORITIES WHO
POLICE A SCENE, IT'S ALL SUCH A BORE!
THOSE NOT IN BATTLE SHOULDN'T COMMENT ON THE WAR.

CONSUME, DON’T CREATE, ALL YOU KNOW IS HOW TO BUY,
JUDGING ALL FROM THE SAFETY OF THE SIDELINES!
INSECURE… YOU GAVE UP YOUR CHANCE TO SPEAK!
EXCLUSIVITY IS A MASK OF THE WEAK -
MINDED SHEEP, YOU PUT ME TO SLEEP
FUCK WHAT EVERYONE THINKS
AND DO YOUR OWN THING!

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF YOUR FUNDAMENTALISM!
ARE NO FUN, JUST POINTLESS AND ELITIST!
IN CONTEMPT I TREAD HEAVY AMIDST STATUES
IN THE POSTURE OF A BANDWAGON!
Track Name: Another Go
09 ANOTHER GO

THE FEAR IN ME IS HAUNTING…
ALL THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT!
SINCE I CAUGHT THE CATCH IN YOUR EYES,
ALL THE DOUBT I'VE BEEN WITHOUT,
WILL REAR ITS MANY HEADS UNTIL I'VE BROKE!
INTO NONE!
THEY'RE TAKING AIM…
ANOTHER GO AT THE GAME!

THE REAL I'LL SEE IS SO UNREAL…
ALL THROUGHOUT MY INSIDES!
SINCE IT GOT BETTER
JUST TO COME BACK AGAIN
IN MANY WAYS,
I CAN TRY TO TAKE A STAND!
UNTIL I HALT THIS RIDE!
IT'S NO FUN THE THIRTEENTH TIME!
ANOTHER GO AT THE GAME!

CONTINUE THE SEARCH
FOR THE LEFTOVER PIECES OF
WHAT LITTLE FRAGILE
PEACE WAS SHATTERED…
WHEN THE FORCE OF THE BLAST
THREW ME DOWN, BATTERED
THE GREY SKIES TURNED TO WHITE
AND NOW NOTHING EVEN MATTERS!

NIGHT AFTER NIGHT! LIE AFTER LIE!
SIGH AFTER SIGH!
SINCE I CAUGHT THE CATCH IN YOUR EYES
NIGHT AFTER NIGHT! WHY DO I TRY?
IT’S ALL A LIE!
SINCE I’VE CAUGHT THE CATCH IN YOUR EYES

THERE'S NO ESCAPE, ANOTHER GO AGAIN
THE CIRCLE I'M INSIDE HAS ME IN ITS GRIP
I CAN'T MOVE ON, CONSUMED BY THE MACHINE
I'VE DON'T THINK I'VE EVER SEEN…
WORSE DAYS, THAN THESE!
GET ME OUT! I DON'T WANT TO PLAY THIS GAME.
Track Name: Epitaph
10 EPITAPH

STARE DOWN HARD AT THE EPITAPH.
AND WONDER WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN.
NOW IT'S ALL JUST MUCH TOO LATE.
THE GRAVESTONE IN THE GROUND.
READING THE WORDS FOR COMFORT.
WONDERING WHY OH WHY OH WHY OH WHY?

ETCHED IN STONE, THE EPITAPH.
ONE OF MILLIONS OF MILLIONS OF MILLIONS!
WARNING LOOMS IN THEIR WORDS…
WAYS FOR MAN TO SAVE HISSELF…
TAUNTING YOU WITH UNANSWERED QUESTIONS;
THERE'S NO WAY TO GET THE ANSWERS!
CLUTCHING FLOWERS, SO FRUSTRATED,
LEFT WITH NOTHING BUT THAT FEELING,
LEFT WITH NOTHING BUT THAT FEELING.

PASS ON BY THE EPITAPH,
AND TRY TO RECOLLECT YOUR THOUGHTS,
TELL YOURSELF IT'LL BE OKAY,
TELL YOURSELF WHATEVER YOU WANT.
Track Name: Life Is Struggle
THIS LIFE OF STRUGGLE! LIFE IS STRUGGLE!

WITH THE WORLD IN MY HANDS…
IT SLIPS THROUGH MY FINGERS!
IT KEEPS ME UP AT NIGHT?
IT BRINGS ME DOWN AT DAY!
A JOYLESS ROUTINE, THAT WON’T GET BETTER,
I FIGHT MY WAY DEEPER AND DEEPER,
THROUGH THE THICK, PAST THE FAÇADE,
IT'S WEARING THIN, RUST IN THE COGS!

IN THIS LIFE OF STRUGGLE! LIFE IS A STRUGGLE
IN THIS LIFE IS STRUGGLE! LIFE IS STRUGGLE!

THE WORLD IN PIECES, IN THE TOILET,
MINDING MY MIND, LOSING MY PATIENCE,
WITH WHAT I SEE, HAVE TO STOP IT,
WANT TO CHANGE IT,
NO WAY TO BREAK LOOSE,
STEP INTO LINE IN THIS LIFE OF STRUGGLE.

I'M STUBBORN AND STUCK, YOU SAY “WHY BOTHER?”
THO THE PROOF’S ALL AROUND, I CAN'T SAY IT'S OVER,
DREAD COMES NIGHTLY, FRIGHT TEASES LATELY,
I DON'T TAKE THIS LIGHTLY, TIME COMES TO FIGHT EACH
NEW THREAT AND WIN!
ELSE YOU’LL BE FAILED!
A TEST OF YOUR WILL,
WAIT FOR YOUR TURN!
ALWAYS ON GUARD - READY AND ALERT
FOR THE NEXT EXTREME!

IN THIS LIFE OF STRUGGLE! LIFE IS A STRUGGLE
IN THIS LIFE IS STRUGGLE! LIFE IS STRUGGLE!

DEATH A REMINDER! TO STRUGGLE SOME MORE…
MORE THAN BEFORE… WHILE I STILL CAN!
TRY TO PRETEND! THAT I'VE A NAME!
TRY TO CONTAIN… MY FEAR FOR THE END!
Track Name: Slaviour Saves
12 SLAVIOUR SAVES

ON THE CROSS, ON DISPLAY
BOUND IN CHAINS, THE SLAVIOUR SAVES
AT YOUR DISPOSAL, THE LOWEST LOW
EVERYONE'S FAVORITE VICTIM!

{SLAVIOUR SAYS:}
THE IDLE OF THE DAY…
SOMEONE TO HATE…
A TARGET, I'M TO BLAME…
I AM WHAT YOU CRAVE…
I'LL PROMISE YOU MY LOVE…
YOU CAN'T GET ENOUGH…
A FIGURE OF DISGUST…
THE ONE YOU'LL ALWAYS TRUST…
ALL HAIL! THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SLAVIOUR
(HAIL - PREY - PRAISE - OBEY)

SLAVIOUR SAVES, AND PAVES THE WAY
FOR THE BLIND TO LEAD THE BLIND!
SLAVIOUR STARVES, JUDGED AND DISCARDED,
THE CHAMPION OF WORTHLESSNESS!

EVERY NIGHT, IN VIEW OF ALL…
THE SLAVIOUR BURNS
IN THE GLARE OF THE SPOTLIGHT!
THE RATINGS GROW HIGHER,
FOR WHAT YOU DESIRE
A SCAPEGOAT TO LIVE THROUGH VICARIOUSLY.

{SLAVIOUR SAYS:}
A MARTYR OR A FLAKE?
EITHER WAY, I BETRAY…
A METHOD OF CONTROL…
I'M HAPPY TO PLAY THE ROLE…
ON TRIAL FOR YOUR CRIMES…
THE GUILT IS ALL MINE…
LOOK DOWN AT ME IN SHAME…
AS YOU FOLLOW ME ASTRAY…

THE PROPHECY IS COMPLETE
AS SLAVIOUR IS HOISTED FROM PULPIT,
A NAKED AND VULNERABLE FOIL

THE CROWDS FIGHT FOR THE CHANCE
TO CAST THE FIRST STONE.
DESPERATE GRUNTS FOR BLOODLUST
ECHO THROUGHOUT THE LANDS.
THE HATE PROFITEERS
SALIVATE AND SCHEME
THE MOBS OBSCENE SCREAMS
RING THROUGHOUT THE SCENE OF NAITIVITY.

THIS IS THE NEW PORNOGRAPHY
POST-RELIGIOUS UNITY IS ACHIEVED
TOGETHER, IN LINE, VYING TO TEAR FLESH FROM BONE.
Track Name: Promise Of The End
13 PROMISE OF THE END

YOU WERE ALWAYS LOOKING! FOR ALL THE ANSWERS…
ONLY TO FIND MORE AND MORE QUESTIONS…
…AND SOMEWHERE ALONG THE LINE!
YOU STOPPED EVEN ASKING!
THEY WEREN'T EVEN LISTENING!
YOU TOOK NO AS AN ANSWER!

THE PROMISE OF THE END WAS SO EMPTY!
IT NEVER CAME! NOW WE DRAG ON!
AND SLOWLY DRIFT AWAY!
IN PART OR IN WHOLE EVERY WORD WAS IN WAYS A LIE!
NOW WE'RE ON OUR OWN & ALONE!
AND THAT WON'T EVER CHANGE!!!

YOU WERE ALWAYS DYING!
FOR THE CHANCE TO REALLY LIVE!
STILL YOU KEPT ON GOING!
DWELLING IN CIRCLES, SEARCHING FOR A POINT?

…AND SOMEWHERE ALONG THE LINE…
YOU STOPPED EVEN LOOKING!
YOU WEREN'T EVEN TRYING!
YOU CALL THAT EXISTING?

THE PROMISE OF THE END IS SUCH A LIE!
IT WON'T EVER COME! NOW YOUR FLAME FADES!
AND YOU DRIFT AWAY, DRIFT AWAY…
IN PART OR IN WHOLE EVERY WORD WAS IN WAYS A LIE!
NOW YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN, ALL ALONE!
AND THAT WON'T EVER CHANGE!

WHAT MORE COULD I SAY!
EVEN PUT INTO WORDS FOR YOU!
WHAT MORE COULD I TELL YOU!
TO KEEP ON STRUGGLING!
HOW COULD I RELY ON SUCH A STUPID LIE!
ON A PROMISE OF AN END
THAT NEVER CAME! AGAIN, AGAIN!
Track Name: Something To Look Forward To
14 SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO

STATIC LIFE, SAME REMAINS! RUT OF MINE, NEED A VICE!
MEMORIES HAUNT ON BY!
YOUTH IS OLD, UNCOMFORTABLE BUT...
JUST LIKE YESTERDAY… LIKE LAST YEAR…
AND THE YEAR BEFORE… AND SO ON…
SAME OLD SCENES… FLICKER ON AND OFF…
IN A TIMELESS 3 ROOM PURGATORY!

SO WHAT? WILL PASS THE TIME
WHEN THE CLOCK ON THE WALL STILL WON'T BUDGE
MAKE THE CALLS, TRY TO GRAB
TRY TO GRATIFY, JUST TO LOOK FORWARD
TO SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO…

WHEN THE ECHOS BOUNCE BACK,
AND THE SOUND OF MY VOICE,
IS CAKED WITH RUST, IT SIMMERS DOWN, THEN I AM CALM.
THE SMOKE'S STAINED MY MIND,
IT'S DRAINED MY STRENGTH.
DRAGGED ME DOWN, KEPT ME TAME, AND ON AUTO PILOT...
JUST LIKE YESTERDAY, AN ETERNITY,
ALONE WITH MEMORIES OF COPING AS THE
SAME OLD SCENES FLICKER ON AND OFF
IN THIS SCARY AS FUCK, 3 ROOM - PRIVATE - HELL!

BUT THEN ITS TIME TO PUNCH THE CLOCK, SLAVE A WAGE, FALL IN LINE, MONEY, WHY? I COULD BUY…
ALL THE WHILE DREAM OF HOME… STRESS THE DAY,
WASTE A MIND, LOSE YOUR DRIVE, TURN INSIDE,
FAKE A SMILE, THEN I'M THERE, AT THE FINISH LINE.
Track Name: Final Descent
15 FINAL DESCENT

SINKING AND FIGHTING TO STAY AT THE SURFACE,
DROWN FROM THE WEIGHT OF A 5(+?) YEAR PROMISE,
DEVISED, CONTRIVED, EVERY THOUGHT REVISED
FOR AN ACCURATE RECORD OF A DEVOLUTION.
DILUTED, ELUSIVE, DOUBT PRODUCED CONFUSION. AND
EXCUSES CONDUCIVE TO A LAST CHANCE
FINAL SPIRALLING DESCENT!

OBSESSIVE REFLECTION RETAINS IMPERFECTION,
AGED BOTTLED UP RAGE BECOMES DATED,
STALE OBSERVATIONS STRIVE FOR COMPREHENSION,
JUGGLED WORDS FOR A MAKESHIFT CONCLUSION,
DRAWN OUT AND DELAYED, WHAT DID I HAVE TO SAY?
THIS TRITE CONFESSION CONTINUES TO QUESTION!
THE NATURE OF MY DEMEANOUR...
DEMEANS MY UNNATURAL STATURE!
THE STATE OF MY COMPOSURE! COMPOSES STATELESS FILLER!
TO PLUG ANY BREACH IN A GIVEN SET OF WALLS!
I CAN TRY AND TRY, STILL I'LL FALL, I'LL FALL!
CLUTCHED, OBSCURED, KEPT OUT OF REACH FROM ALL!
SICK OF TRYING, I FALL, I FALL!

FALLING AND DROWNING, GASPING AND SHOUTING,
I CAN’T SAY THAT I HAVEN’T SEEN IT COMING!
SURRENDER, SUCCUMB TO THE DOWNFALL,
AND THINK ABOUT WHAT I COULD HAVE DONE DIFFERENT!
FOR THE WORST OR THE BEST, IS THIS ANOTHER TEST?
I’M POSITIVE THIS NEGATIVE’S A POSITIVE?
ELATED, I'M FRUSTRATION, ELONGATING DIRE SITUATIONS,
CHARADES PLAY OUT CASTRATIONS,
ON THE STATE OF MY COMPOSURE,
IT DEMEANS MY UNNATURAL STATURE!
THE PATRONS OF MY DISCLOSURE!
PATRONIZE EVERY OPENED DOOR!

A HYPOCRITE, MY TIDE CONCEDING, CRITICS BIDE SEEING
SEETHING TEETHING FANGS SHARPENED,
MENTAL HARDENED, LOST IN A DARKENED ROOM...

I'LL SCRAMBLE TO AND FRO IN A GIVEN SET OF WALLS…
I CAN TRY AND TRY, STILL I'LL FALL, I'LL FALL!
CLUTCHING EVERY LOOSE END, NO ONE HEARS MY CALL!
FINAL DESCENT, NOW I FALL!

THIS IS MY FINAL DESCENT.
ASCENT AT MY OWN EXPENSE.
COULD IT THEN CONTENT WHEN I DISPENSE AGAIN?
MY OPTOMISTIC TORMENT…
IN AN UNPARELLED EXTENT…
THESE INTENSE LAMENTS…
ON THOSE FRAGMENTED ELEMENTS?
THAT MAKES PERFECT SENSE?
Track Name: The Last Extreme
16 THE LAST EXTREME

IT SEEMS EACH PAGE OF THE LAST CHAPTER, BECOMES ANOTHER PROLOGUE TO A SERIES OF NEW EXTREMES?!
IDEALS EXCEEDED BY SELF-INVOLVED CONCEIT!
AN INTRIGUING REPRIEVE,
THOUGH CONCEDE, NOT CONCEIVED!
THE TRENCHES OF STRUGGLE… WORE WEARINGLY WELL…
AS UNSHEDDABLE SKIN IN WHICH TO WALLOW…

WHEN THE LAST STRAW BECOMES THE FIRST,
LIFE'S ROADS VEER LIKE A MOBIUS STRIP,
THE RIDE'S DRIVE, A BOOK OF RIDDLING LIES,
A SCHIZOID'S MIRROR PRODUCES PARIAHS.

EXPERIENCE AND PERSPECTIVE FRUSTRATE
CLOSURE, AN ELUSIVE UNHEALED WOUND, WITH NO RESOLVE.
MONIKERS MOCK THE WHIMS OF THE BRANDED,
BITTER, BLINDED, JUST RIGHT AND CONTROLLED.
THE FRIGHTENED AND FALLEN WILL REMAIN
IN AN UNEASY STUPOUR, TENSE! FOR A TARDY CLIMAX.

SELF-DESTRUCTING MINIONS IN DENIAL,
JUDGED, FRUITLESS, GUILTY, DISCARDED,
AND FREEFALLING, ETERNALLY DESCENDING,
INCAPABLE OF HITTING BOTTOM ROCKS…

WHEN A DEFENSE MECHANISM SHATTERS,
SCABS BECOME SKIN, SCARS BECOME MASTERS,
REMINDERS OF SPITING, WORST TIMES ENDEAVOURED,
WEATHERING UNENDING PERPETUAL HORRORS!

THE TRUTH OF A PURPOSE IS RELATIVE
TO THE NUMBER OF GRAVES DUG FOR UNREALIZED UTOPIAS.
THE REWARDS OF AN EXTREME CAN BE MEASURED
BY THE LEISURE AND COMFORT OF THIS LIFE’S STRUGGLE.
AND SO WE SUFFER THE LAST EXTREME
AS YET ANOTHER PREMISE AND GENESIS’
FOR CREATION AND SELF-DESTRUCTIONISM.