Exordium

by Picture The Betrayal

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released August 20, 2010

Recorded at Outhouse Studios, Reading.
Produced by Picture The Betrayal.
Engineered and Mixed by Ben Humphreys, James Billinge & John Mitchell of Outhouse Studios.

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Track Name: The Tide
I want to be re-paid for all the sleepless nights I’m given, for all the time focused on one thing.
This is not an illness, the suffering when the mortal coil is wearing thin.

I can’t be saved anymore, can’t be saved anymore,
because there is nothing, there’s nothing to stop the tide of feelings that this is all I am and this is all I’m going to be.

For all the wasted time it’s taken, for all the time spent wondering,
Whether life is just a fleeting dream and do my dreams mean anything.
I can’t be saved anymore, can’t be saved anymore,
because there is nothing, there’s nothing to stop the tide of feelings that this is all I am and this is all I’m going to be.

I could carry on like this forever, like the way my mind wants me to be.
But I will not live that way...

I’m always saving you my friend, from the brink of self destruction.
I’ll never feel like me again, I’m completely under skin,
my own skin, and only I can claw myself out.
I can’t be saved anymore, can’t be saved anymore,
because there is nothing, there’s nothing to stop the tide of feelings that this is all I am and this is all I’m going to be.

I hope the time will soon pass, where I feel like me again,
“It’s not the end, it’s not the end, it’s not the end” is my lament.
Track Name: Insomnia
Sleep, the void between the living and the dead.
Eyes never close no matter how long it’s been.

Since the last slumber the restlessness is taunting me [I’m falling],
Just to close my eyes and fade into sleep [I’m falling].
Who would ever believe that this challenge has become me?
Sleeping is no crime, but it’s criminal not to surrender me to this one last...
Time passes so slowly while I’m lying here awake, mind and body never seem to deteriorate.
Death spares me this torture and confusion [I’m falling],
This sickness will overcome [I’m falling].
Who would ever believe that this challenge has become me?
Sleeping is no crime, but it’s criminal not to surrender me to this.

To set me free, to feel release, to break free from this insomnia.

For all the wasted days, I raise my white flag to you and I hope to see past all the time I spent lying in bed, when I should’ve been wide awake.
I should’ve been wide awake.

Forced down by the undertow, drowning with the fear of the end.
Since the last slumber I’m being carried away, just to stay afloat and not fade away...
Track Name: We Said Goodbye
This isn’t any kind of holiday, this is an education.
How do I stand alone where all others act the same?
Hell you will hear me roar, but why do I complain when I can just get away?

Nothing left to give, nothing left to show.

It’s all just so self-serving, is there any true escape from this?
But if time won’t stand still, then I must run.
The chants are like a whisper over my shoulder, really it’s another place calling me.
I’ll be with you someday, I hope, I pray.
This isn’t going to happen now, but soon.
Soon I’ll be with you.
Nothing left to have, nothing left to need.
Who are you? Who are you?
Who are you? Who are you?
I know nowhere is perfect but I’ve seen too much of this place.
There’s still some jobs to do here, but I’ll be done soon.
And when this is all over, it’s really time to go.

And I hear my heart say...
And I hear my heart say...

It’s about time we said goodbye to all this, don’t you think?
It’s about time we said goodbye to all this, don’t you think?
It’s all just so self-serving, is there any true escape from this?
But if time won’t stand still, then I must run.