Paradigm

by The Dystopian Project

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1.
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"
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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
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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
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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…

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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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