Paradigm

by The Dystopian Project

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released August 1, 2017

Performers

Darrin Bell - Drums & Percussion
Phil Dolan - Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Hytham Martin - Vocals/Rhythm & Lead Guitars
Tess Olivia - Vocals
Ivan O'Sullivan - Vocals & Bass

Special Guest Musicians

Ewen Ferguson - Piano & Keys
Raych V. Corcoran - Sound Design


All Songs Arranged, Recorded & Produced at TDP Headquarters by The Dystopian Project
All Songs Written by The Dystopian Project with Bruno Di Micco

Ashes of Time lyrics by Antonia Close & Orchestral Arrangement by Bruno Di Micco

Mixed and Mastered by Fergal Davis

Cover Art by The Iron Parasite
Logo Re-Imaging by Loudmouth Design

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The Dystopian Project Dublin, Ireland

The Dystopian Project are an Irish band based in Dublin, formed in Summer 2013.
Drawing from a wide and eclectic range of musical influence’s and backgrounds, The Dystopian Project create music to entertain and evoke emotion with energy driven riffs, surrounded by beautiful and haunting soundscapes infused with complex intertwining vocal harmonies. ... more

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Track Name: Ashes of Time
Ashes Of Time

Empires waking, the ashes of time
Are manifesting
To colours and lines.
Bitter and haunting, I start to cry
As buildings of smoulder
Tower the skies.

But I hear the voices
Of the hearts of the broken ones
Rise up to claim what they own.
Crying in their masses
To the lords of the darkness
"Fall now from your throne"

Shadows of silence grip us once more,
With anger and hatred
We are at war.
Future unfolding, heroes back down;
Cries of injustice
The only sound.

But I hear the voices
Of the hearts of the broken ones
Rise up to claim what they own.
Crying in their masses
To the lords of the darkness
"Fall now from your throne"

Closing our eyes
To see through the lies;
Falling into consciousness.
It's hard to breathe
(But) I must not seethe...
Free our broken minds.

But I hear the voices
Of the hearts of the broken ones
Rise up to claim what they own.
Crying in their masses
To the lords of the darkness
"Fall now from your throne"
Track Name: BGN
BGN

Another crashing wave
Breaks upon the back of emptiness
Shatters on the ground
Twist and turning fates
Will surrender to the deepest blue
A nameless face, the endless wait,
Running from the light


When you look at me I wish I was who you see
When you turn to me the walls come down
Restrain the words that wound a heart and soul
To push you as far back as you’ll go


Pointing fingers blame
Searching for the meaning on your face
Leveled at your eyes
Tearing through the page
The story’s over now the words have gone
From broken dreams, forgotten scenes
Beyond a closed sun


When you look at me I wish I was who you see
When you turn to me the walls come down
Restrain the words that wound a heart and soul
To push you as far back as you’ll go
Track Name: Death Leaves an Echo
Death Leaves an Echo

Take a bow before your leaving
Turn around so I can see
Graying halls beheld our meetings
Purveying loss that cuts through me
Open door, but no one enters
A faint haunting melody
Draws me in and to the center
Your name’s on a breeze

Can’t get me to say goodbye
How can I let this go
With so much that I’ve kept inside
And all that you need to know

I’m caught in those endless eyes
I cling to your broken soul
Can’t get me to say goodbye
How can I let this go

Steal your life, steal your mind
Take it over, take it over
Steal my life
So you can steal my mind
Take it over, take it over


The clock ticks to sound times fading
This room’s dark surrounding me
In the distance life lies waiting
It decides what becomes of me
Close the door that was always open
Leave behind that melody
The memories will always be there
And I have the key

Can’t get me to say goodbye
How can I let this go
With so much that I’ve kept inside
And all that you need to know

I’m caught in those endless eyes
I cling to your broken soul
Can’t get me to say goodbye
How can I let this go

Steal your life, steal your mind
Take it over, take it over
Steal my life
So you can steal my mind
Take it over, take it over
Track Name: The Utopian Suite - (Ascension, Acceptance, Decline)
The Utopian Suite

(Ascension)

When all seems to change
But still feels the same
What’s held deep inside
Left hidden by pride

And the truth you find always coloured grey
Gives reason to leave
The secrets you’ve never thrown away
So the shadows might grieve


Turn the page on yesterday
Empty words are all we ever say
Take with one then give away
Fighting hard to breathe
Turning blind eyes for the sun
Walk turns to run
Tear the page of yesterday


With fear comes the pain
When you open up blame
Eyes burn into you
While the chorus accuse

From doorways that never lead the way
And still you don’t leave
The secrets are begging you to say
Why the shadows won’t grieve


Turn the page on yesterday
Empty words are all we ever say
Take with one then give away
Fighting hard to breathe
Turning blind eyes for the sun
Walk turns to run
Tear the page of yesterday


Turn the page on yesterday
Empty words are all we ever say
Take with one then give away
Fighting hard to breathe
Turning blind eyes for the sun
Walk turns to run
Tear the page of yesterday


(Acceptance)

Broken Mirror
Who is staring
Back into your eyes
Twisting turning
Never ending
All for compromise

Hidden meaning
Conscious streaming
Silence speaks your mind
Live forever
Trapped in splendour
Servitude divine

Soon they’ll see
Opened up so life tears at me
(Fall one by one)
Forced to believe
Torn apart so life can break me until
Down and down they’ll go
Clawing at the world to save them
(Fall one by one)
Down and down they’ll go
Clawing at me to save…

Sand will slip
Though fingers grip
A sign of things to come
Good intention
Bares no mention
Stripped of all you’ve done

Counting hands
Of vanishing friends
When these chips are down
What comes after
Walls of laughter
Falling one by one

Soon they’ll see
Opened up so life tears at me
(Fall one by one)
Forced to believe
Torn apart so life can break me until
Down and down they’ll go
Clawing at the world to save them
(Fall one by one)
Down and down they’ll go
Clawing at me to save…


(Decline)

Slowly turning eyes are burning
Cursed as you walk by
Mouths of glass break at last
Hands thrown towards the sky

Pulling down all around are
Hands that hold in place
All before is no more
A name to be erased

Sold…you’ve sold
What you were for what you
Hoped you would be
Walk away, take what’s left
What they saw fit to leave
Turn inside, it’s all you have
Their puzzle’s missing piece
Is what keeps you living
Sold, you’ve sold
What you were for what
You hoped they’d be...

All this grace will be replaced
Ascend, accept, decline
Twisted truth a wasted youth
Turn and leave behind

Pulling down all around are
Hands that hold in place
All before is no more
A name to be erased

Sold…you’ve sold
What you were for what you
Hoped you would be
Walk away, take what’s left
What they saw fit to leave
Turn inside, it’s all you have
Their puzzle’s missing piece
Is what keeps you living
Sold, you’ve sold
What you were for what
You hoped they’d be...


(Epilogue)

Fragile hands that hold ideals stumble and fall
Steel resolve to make them real is not always enough
Through the fingers slip the dreams never lived at all
Pyrrhic victories fill your lonely castle halls

(Fall one by one)
Soon they’ll see
Opened up so life tears at me
(Fall one by one)
Forced to believe
Torn apart so life can break me until
Down and down they will go
Clawing at the world to save them
(Fall one by one)
Down and down they will go
Clawing at me to save…