Lack of Silence

by PHASE SHIFT

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Recorded in 2012 and 2013 live at HighCat Studios Cologne
Produced by Dominik Schenke and Jari Töppich
Photos and Artwork by Nadja Mayer - www.nm-photographie.de

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released February 22, 2014

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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: A Reqiuem 2.0
Welcome to a story of falsehood
Its inventory
War, terror, havoc, death
Once there was a dream but from the sky
Fell their hate setting all awry

Emptiness and blind rage destruction
Form the sole wage
Of arbitrariness
But we're too dull or to afraid
To admit the world's that way

They're already dead, no need to feel afraid
Dead people are quiet, don't fear to die, just fade out of sight
While we're passing by avoid to look an stall
Ignoring the carrion call, amongst ruins freedom is kept in thrall

Grave manipulation by media
Mass calibration
but all seems meaningless
Words lose their sense cannot erase
All the bodies now defaced

They're already dead…

War is no mere effect, it pervades infects our will
Death becomes a cycle
Perpetuated - KILL KILL KILL
War annuls all speech, thought and meaning
It creates a world shut off
Everything that once was believed in
Is thrown up in a bloody cough

Conspirative silence, aversion
No end to violence
Requiem 2.0
No future left uncertainty
they are trapped in this fallacy

They're already dead…
Track Name: Ready for Takeoff
A voice breaks through my dreamlike stasis
Eyes open wide - I'm coming to
Next I feel drawn, a drift, a longing
For other skies, bright and blue

I feel the air ringing with vastness
Where I'll end up remains unclear
But I'm yearning for other horizons
Other grounds, new frontiers

And I want

The mountain breeze
To clear my mind
There's no return till I'm done
To feel free
To taste the sea
My journey starts towards the sun

Ready for takeoff!

When I'm waiting on the platform
Before work or homeward bound
The restless trains echo promises
I am challenged by their sounds

Since my first scream I live
My first steps were tiresome
They set me on my course
Still an untiring world’s moving on

My nose turns to the wind
There's no turning once you've begun
My feet are striding on
My journey towards the sun

And I want…

Ready for take-off
Track Name: Oxyakoia
Insomnia
The sound of the world
Keeping me awake
Aghast
The shrieking pierce
Of violence in the street

Insomnia
The sound of the world
Late into the night
Torpid
The low-pitched drone
Of poverty prevails

And the whispered words of the dying
Lie in scattered syllables
On the surface of the earth
And I am recalling silence
In a baleful vast

Insomnia
The sound of the world
Indwelling my fear
Politics
A turbulence of wind
Convulsing my mind

Insomnia
The sound of the world
Frenzied I proceed
Mendacity
Observing I draw back
Haunted, spitting blood

Noise distortion, lack of silence...
Noise distortion, lack of silence...

Insomnia
The sound of the world
Desease of our kind
Because we are told
To close our eyes
At what we dislike

And the whispered…
Track Name: Mutual Consent
I still remember the time
Full moon, no clouds in the sky
You’re smiling face, a warm embrace
Danced to our song, all night long

But with proceeding night
I lose you by my side
I want to stay in my dream

Bearing the blame
That I can't follow you
Be patient until
You unhand my wings
Suffering
Until my deliverance

I still remember each night
Wave away the clouds, that you see my light
Give you a warm embrace
To take the sorrow far away

But with the first ray of dawn
I fade away, I have to be gone
You cannot stay in your dream

Bearing the blame
That I have gone
Be patient until
I unhand your wings
Suffering
Until my deliverance

Forgive me, that I can't follow you...
Forgive me, that I can't follow you...
Forgive me, that I have gone
I'll be waiting here so long

I decide to achieve my aim
I decide to leave my dream
Never forgot that promise I made
I'll wait until my last day
Scars of life cover my skin
Waiting for silence, but screaming within

Fear of not paying for the blame
Fear of losing you again
Silence and mourning around
Bowed heads and eyes on the ground
Seeing a smile on my face
And I feel a calming embrace
Track Name: T.A.K.I.T.W.
Birth - demanding education
Lured me, deceived me
Trust in you, listened to you
But I get nothing back
Wasted love, while you hate me
Creates a tremor of disgust
Trial of strength, hurting me
I burn to dust

With your lies
With your chains
With your intolerance

With your lies
With your chains
With your oppression

I will bring down your reign
I will break your chain
I will bring down your reign

Your crown is made of wood
I will be your fire
Your throne is made of sand
I will be your rain
My anger breaks your chain

School - deviation disallowed
Deficient, erroneous
Believed your science, followed you
But it was never true
Wasted tears, while you laughed at me
A sleeping tremor of disgust
Tensile test, hurting me
I burn to dust

Employment - function properly
Avaricious, hypocrisy
Ambition, self-neglect
But no gratitude
Wasted strength, for your credit
Arousing tremors of disgust
Endurance test, hurting me
I burn to dust

Your crown is…

Will I defy this wasted life?
Will you succeed in breaking me?
Is it useless anyhow to crest the pyramids peak?

With your lies
With your chains
With your intolerance
With your oppression
You create the angriest kid in the world

Death - ominous silence
Kindling, sparking, spreading, blazing
Aflame in scornfulness
And I consume myself
Wasted life in your shadow
Raging tremors of disgust
Every time you hurt me
I burn to dust

To rise again
From the ashes of anger
Rise again, rise again

We will bring down your reign
We will break your chain
I will bring down your reign

Your crown is made of wood
We will be your fire
Your throne is made of sand
We will be your rain
My anger breaks your chain

The angriest kids in the world
Track Name: Castles
Childhood dreams are like castles of sand,
All adventures seem so big
Thinking back they are infantile memories,
But one still remembers

Made of clouds you build your castles in the sky
Youthful love and adolescence
There comes a time when life throws you back
But who are we to question?!

Seeing life as it passes by
Retreat beyond that certain line
Of no return
Makes me hurt
Being stunned by its fugacity
You're just watching as it leaves you repeatedly
You're a spectator
Nothing more

When age has come you'll build castles out of stone
For you, and you turn to life's true questions
But with growing melancholia you realize
That the story of your life draws to its end

Seeing life as it passes by
Retreat beyond that certain line
Of no return
Makes me hurt
While you're wondering what's right to choose
Keep your focus, so you don't confuse
What's your highest prime
Or you'll be wasting time
Track Name: Maelstrom
A daze - a haze - a dream - lost in between
No edge - no means - a shift - adrift

No sense of self
Faint effigies
The undertow
Lured by what's undersea

Sketches flicker moving out of sight
Distant whispers, muffled afterlives
No cohesion at this distant reach
Pushing forward, rapture of the deep

'Cause you're:
In trance, departed
Engulfed & spellbound
Lost in the mælstrøm
Disengaged from time
On vagrant currents
Afloat in suspense
Let go embrace the storm

An altered self
The senses stray
Each vantage point
Becomes a passage way

Stumbling blindly - you are drawn
The transition - you are more than gone
No direction at this distant reach
Ever onward rapture of the deep

'Cause you're:
In trance, departed…
Track Name: Stand and Shout
Our days present a world at war
Reasons range far as the sky
Where culture, belief, fame and money lie
Fighting’s thought to take you far

Obsolete doctrines infest our minds
We face recurrent discourse
Fear and power remain driving force
Equality's still much-maligned

Lest we turn to blind rage
That nourishes fires
Lest also we lapse into empty cant
Our voice shall stand against their childish blabber!
Our minds shall think and not daunt!

Cause who, who cares
about temporal limelight flares
that dissolve in empty smoke?
So we must rise
Strive to challenge their selfish lies
To discontinue this cruel joke

When freedom is measured by extent of cages
Number of guardians or length of the chain
It’s time for rebellion, mental revolution
Stand and shout!
Air your doubt!

Enough people still deny the why
Thence the lack of will to change
Naming problems and their reason range
Is still thought to justify

But every injustice
And obverse distortion
Impairs them and wrests us free
Our voice shall maul their opportunist facing!
We're here to voice what we see!

Cause who, who cares...