Movement Towards an Unknown Place

by PHASE SHIFT

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Recorded hot and filthy in our own locations over some weeks in June/July 2015. A shift towards more rock-ish pastures.

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released July 24, 2015

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PHASE SHIFT Cologne, Germany

Phase Shift was a four, later three piece metal combo from Cologne, Germany.
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Track Name: Point of No Return
Leaving ground - words don’t speak here
Leaving weather, atmosphere - I’m taking off

Where I was - nothing moves there
Leave the concrete, precast world - I’m headed off

Rest and calm - mere illusions
Fluctuation, drive and flow thus arise

Thoughts progress - Dissolution
Go the distance, even further - break the ties

Was I born to rise beyond
The point of no return
Where everything unthought
Will dawn on you?

We’re in motion
Feel the world as it accelerates
Have all connections cut
I’m breaking through

On the move - shunning system
Preconceptions never helped me get this far

Altitude, reach the open
Reach escape velocity - reach for the stars

Was I born ...

Countless times I've imagined the end of this, just over, gone
The low hum of the air conditioning, the outward bound highway
the strangely over-saturated blobs in my tired eyes, weeks 'n weeks of just hissing by
Countless times, though, I've also failed to do anything about it.
Miles of midnight woods, fog, showers, borrowing through something like thick coppice, even
In the vague grey between sleep and wake, it often felt as if...
I am exhausted, famished, leached, depleted. End of the line.

Leaving ground - words don’t speak here
Leaving weather, atmosphere - I’m taking off

Where I was - nothing moves there
Leave the concrete, precast world - I’m headed off

Was I born...
Track Name: Awakening
each street mimes
e vein a prosthetic
path a maze
it surrounds her

a city
unfolds aggregate
of dreams yet ruins
conflict her

stray winds pass
the night divagate
ingress they yield
what enchants her

bright light breaks
the dark boundaries
disperse fluorescence
pervades the air

a wavering dawn
paints an orange filter sky
horizons merge
in visions of engulfing fires

fiery lies
the shore sands of time
encase a shard
it reflects her

iridescent
edge radiating
blur a flare
corrodes her

a contorted
haze gushing
luminance concretion
dissolving

inconsistent
hue but a threshold
now transcending
into the void

a wavering dawn...

just on the verge
left with only traces
stemming from
the dark silent in between

and spheres of light
negate all perspective
heralding
movement towards an unknown place

fiery lies
the shore sands of time
encase a maze
it surrounds her

a city
unfolds aggregate
of dreams a flare
corrodes her

a contorted
haze gushing
luminance it yields
what enchants her

bright light breaks
the dark boundaries
disperse transcending
into the void

a wavering dawn...
Track Name: The Five Stages of Grief
When I am awake: There is anger, hate, love, drowsiness
I am afraid of things to come and I am running but standing still
Now I am waiting: Yes, there are clouds.
Waiting, now, waiting, stop and feel the tug of war begin
Take me home to my sui side where I am falling, trailing and rising only to start over again

When I am asleep: There is creation, freedom, grasping for illusions
It’s a collapse of the balance. Swallowing dirt and spitting it out
I am forgotten. Yes, there is thunder.
Time. Questions. Tears. Nothing. The suffocating begins
Take me home to my sui side where I am moving, turning and changing only to start over again

Distortion as a friendly grin, calm as a deadly sin
Silence as a fight, no noise where I can hide
Despair wants to be my only friend, hope toils me till the end
Weakness pushes me back, no strength to hold my track

All within my head has to go away
Not a shred of a thought has to stay
The chapter is over, turn the page. It’s the sun.
But only an imagined and passive life goes on
And Jules said: “There seems no way for you to be. But before you decide to leave, come to me”

Disconnected, looking for myself
Waiting for death, but death within. Yes, there is rain. No need to rejoice.
So I decide to take the black to rise beyond this choice
Without an option to defy or deny
I am telling my story and say goodbye

Distortion as a friendly grin, calm as a deadly sin
Silence as a fight, no noise where I can hide
Despair wants to be my only friend, hope toils me till the end
Weakness pushes me back, no strength to hold my track

Had fear of pronouncing the ravage inside
Before I could greet you, you fade
The other time I couldn’t say goodbye
And we lost ourselves in the shade

The tug of war ends
I don't see anything, I hear and I feel nothing
But I remember. Yes, this is the earth.
Where he is resting to go home again.
Track Name: Paranoia
Paranoia's in your dreams
You plunge into an endless fight
Your whole world while burning
Erases the pictures of the alive

Paranoia clouds your mind
Blind monkeys (are) guiding your way
Want you to be their copy
Don't ask just act the fool in their play

You look into their eyes and see
A world you'll never want to be in
Still you suffer their rules and stand
To plan the path to their descent

Paranoia is a fight
You cannot seem to find the end
Good times are forgotten,
Drowned out, will never come back again

You look into their eyes...

Follow the rules or break the rules: Who is the rebel?
Follow the rules or break the rules: Who is the idiot?
Follow the rules or break the rules: Who is the pretender?
Follow the rules or break the rules: Who is the bootlicker?

Paranoia's not a dream
Sleepwalkers laying down the laws
Decisions are delusions
Tradition is a compulsory force

You look into their eyes and see
A world you'll never want to be in
Still you suffer their rules and stand
To keep resisting till the end