Chimercury

by The Corporate Life

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released May 27, 2017

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The Corporate Life Clarington, Ontario

Rantings on sociopolitical subjects, set to loud guitars and percussion. We manage to squeeze into a few genre categories, as listed somewhere else.

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Track Name: II. Harbinger
Is there nothing left inside our empty shells;
No hope of finding something greater than ourselves?
For too long our dreams have rusted away

Blinded by our self-deceit
Geocentric fallacies

Symbiosis lost in broken syntax

I no longer see
Their lines leading me
Empty fractured lies
Reason left behind

Here on the edge
Of cosmic shores
We must save ourselves
Or never reach the stars

Light the way with gifts of sto
Track Name: III. Prisoner
Sometimes I feel like I'm going insane
Like I'm locked in a cage
Looking outside but there's no one around
This silence, my witness, the silence feels dead

Sometimes I try to break free from this place
Take myself back from a lifetime of hate
Languishing empathy falls from your lips
As if you feel the knife stuck in my back

Lie to me, Lie again
Lie to me, Lie again
Lie to me, Lie again
Lie to me, Lie again

How can you possibly know what it's like?
Born as a pawn when I took my first breath
All this anxiety you'll never know
These are my demons
Lie to me, Lie again
Lie to me, Lie again
Lie to me, Lie again
Lie to me, Lie again

All this anxiety's taken its toll
Good with the bad, on this path that I tread
Far from a charmed life, but I'd never trade
I haven't suffered

Lie to me, Lie again
Lie to me, Lie again
Lie to me, Lie again
Lie to me, Lie again

Sometimes I feel like I'm going insane
Like I'm locked in a cage
Languishing empathy falls from your lips
As if you feel this knife stuck in my back
Track Name: IV. Consumer
Are we human?
Selfish Genes?
Sole existence
Prey upon the weak and wounded

Billboard Slogans
Have ingrained us
With no purpose
Other than to eat ourselves alive

Lifelong scars we can't erase
Memories we'll never fully
Bury in good times and joys
But you don't have yourself to blame

Criminals awash in lights
And placed on pious pedestals
Destruction of our cognitive
Perceptions, hearts, and self-esteem

Are we blind to damages
Beholden to our self-deceit?
Lashing out in tongues of anguish
Willingly become machines
Track Name: V. Beguiler
How many times have I looked in your eyes, and you say
Everything is so wrong
All the lies you forcefeed and believe, and I scream
Don't you feel like you're blind

Call it following truth, while they lock you outside
Preaching values and sin
Say you're no one to judge, while you're polishing steel
Then you tear me apart

Do you remember feeling the same now
Filled with regret, and envy of freedom
Wait in the dark, your tongue dripping poison
Words across paper cut like a knife

I can't take this
I can't take this
I can't take this
I can't take this!

How many times have I looked in your eyes, and you say
Everything is so wrong
All the lies you forcefeed and believe, and I scream
Don't you feel like you're blind

Call it following truth, while they lock you outside
Preaching values and sin
Say you're no one to judge, while you're polishing steel
Then you tear me apart

I can't take this
I can't take this
I can't take this
I can't take this!
Track Name: VI. Oppressor
I was just a kid who could never understand
A conditioned environment of servitude
Taught to question nothing, and take my place along the wall
Trust those institutions with my predetermined fate

Memories of
Those unspoken
Words repeated
Promising me

I was nothing but another mouth to feed
And we could not express inside autocracy
Patricentric, antiquated, and blind with disregard
A boot upon my neck, and suffocated dreams

I can see this
Evil in you
Borne of culture
Church and State
Track Name: VII. Survivor
You tell me it's freedom of expression
You want me to think of this as art

This is nothing less than evil
You're diseased, misogynistic

All your hatred, and 'Acts of Violence'
Calls for bloodshed, I won't have this
Maybe you should turn the tables
You're the ones with rotting souls

Shut your mouth
Valueless
No Respect
You're a plague

When did butchery become a sought-after commodity?
Finding beauty in describing genocidal tendencies
Glorify brutality, you're nothing less than filth
Disconnect reality, you'll never feel their torment
Track Name: VIII. Martyr
The course of human history,
Hell repeated on the screen
A never-ending devastation
Is there no escaping?

Always searching, but it's
Just beyond the reach of
Those cut down in silence,
Buried, bleeding

I can't shake the look of
Fear and pain, afflicted
Anguishing in every
Laboured moment

Innocence, beneath the
Whole of memory and
Not a second glance or
Reconsideration

Though your time is running
Thin and fading I will
Promise my devotion
Not forgotten
Track Name: IX. Deceiver
This product of exception
Borne of a left regression
This new authority of
Safeguarding from offense and

A legislated conscience
Replaced authentic freedoms
Ushered in obfuscation
Ignorant celebrations
Our demise is...


Alteration
Of perception
Neo-fascist
Infiltration


All-consuming
Will to triumph
Superseding
All compassion

Imbecilic
Adulation
Of a tyrant
Petulance personified


Is this what we've become?
Is this what we want?
What do we value?
Who pays the price now?
Track Name: X. Traitor
Flashbulbs, and photo-ops, and
A lifetime of neglect
Misled for cannon fodder
And Highways of the dead

They flaunt a victim's slaughter
And claim a hero's death
The poor and suicidal
Thanked through abandonment

We sit and watch them painting
A portrait of deceit
They prey upon the disparate
To drive unfettered greed

A cult of national myth
Appropriates our past
No more defend the helpless
Betrayal unsurpassed