Cold Dead Lands

by Grey Skies Fallen

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1.
The prophecy, once whispered in a dream Told me that I’d be here Right now to see Our end of times This vision opened my eyes When I try to visualize Our darkest day, when the sun has gone away What could have been Had we learned to live together If we only knew The price we’d pay in the end The gathering, left staring at the sky Puts life into perspective Question the reason why The end has come Can this become undone? We’ll find, as time goes by Our brightest day, has long since gone away Rays of light, consumed by dark of night This wasn’t how it was to end Through all the chaos and the misery We cannot break, nor can we bend The blackened sky, and now a dead earth This place in time, no hope for a rebirth Reflecting on the actions that have doomed us This thing we had has now and always consumed us Waiting for light that never comes Recollections of a better time Feelings of regret infest my mind As I step into this tortured realm And I see my whole life just flash before my eyes Was our stay on earth just a waste of time? I’d like to know These visions Born of night These blackened visions Waiting for light that never comes Recollections of a better time Feelings of regret infest my mind Gaze into the desolation
2.
Is this the way we saw the world Back when we dared to dream? Distorted views held by the ones With means to destroy Upon arrival, things become Almost clear as day So many days have come and gone They’re burned in our minds But now when we open our eyes The view is so empty Punishment now rains down from dark skies And covers the earth Fear, the fear spreads so quickly It seizes the unsuspecting mind The limbs will soon follow Yes, we’re all paralyzed Came to in the dim light Cold rain burns my skin I don’t feel right, like a part of me has disappeared I’m trying to make sense of what I see And to come to terms with what I face This desolate plain before me I see the world and it’s cold and dead The fires that did rage, those flames don’t burn The battle we staged, took a fatal turn So now what we have before us are Cold Dead Lands I see the world and it’s cold and dead The longer we stayed, the faster she died Ignoring all the signs, brought our demise
3.
Soothsayer Show me what is seen Through the eye that defies the laws of time Ancient one Who foretold the fall of man Knows his words will go unheard again Out of time We are marching to our graves Silently and without much resistance It’s too late As the empty tombs await Our arrival, now we claim our rightful place Say farewell, for we shall never return Looking back, I wish we’d never been born Thinking that we had karma to burn Finally, from this world we’re torn The seer was right And everything foretold came to pass The nightmares came first, they crept From below, and seemed so real Dawn never came And we came to the realization That we had done this to ourselves Yet we continued down that path Despite many times being shown the way We’ve been lost to time Forsaken the earth In the blink of an eye We’ve lost it all in the name of greed Turning a deaf ear to people who plead For their lives It must be done Ignoring the words We’ve heard all along Repetition, this cycle won’t end We pay for neglect with our lives Silent landscapes frozen in time Progress halted, no reason or rhyme System broken, it led to our doom This is the procession to the tombs Welcome darkness, goodbye light Must embrace this endless night I was torn but now I see There’s no place for you or me
4.
Before me lies remains of what used to be life It’s not the first time I’ve seen the depths, or felt the cold Come to terms With how things are now I need to find some inner strength to carry on I hadn’t seen it Picking up the pieces But now I feel it Picking up the pieces Now to deal with it Picking up the pieces I’ll always feel it, Picking up those pieces Down in the dirt, gathering up all the broken fragments Feels like It’s been forever and a day At times I drift, I feel I’m by the wayside The great fall now seems so far away I hadn’t seen it Picking up the pieces But now I feel it Picking up the pieces Now to deal with it Picking up the pieces I’ll always feel it, Picking up those pieces I cast my fears into dead oceans Need to let these memories fade away Up til’ now, I’ve gone through the motions Must claim what’s left, it’s time make a change Just let it burn And build upon these ruins It’s finally my turn To turn the page and walk away Just let it burn And build upon these ruins It’s finally my turn I should have done this long ago Peace of mind is better than chaos Place the blame squarely on me Take this lesson with you And don’t follow my path Hate to see the past repeating Must not let this get to me Yet here I am, still picking up the pieces once more Just let it burn And build upon these ruins It’s finally my turn To turn the page and walk away Just let it burn And build upon these ruins It’s finally my turn I should have done this long ago
5.
They’ve ascended, overcome with power It speaks to how they lead their lives Looking down, from an ivory tower Their permeating gaze, filled with hate I find it hard not to feel defeated Consumed by an impending dread Blatant lies, they are told as needed Controlling minds, despite what has been said A stimulating thought buried in silence Needs to come alive, or never be heard So stand alone and rise above the others Don’t let them control the ways of the world The ways of the world The answers that I’ve searched for Have been here all along And now I see the real truth When I finally open my eyes I’ll make my own way I’ll take the lead Impaired by no deception I’ll never need anything they can Offer me, just sacrifice For a better life Or so they say But now I know it means nothing It means nothing They influence the weak of mind Lead the lambs to the slaughter Suffocating limitations Imposed upon the ones in need I implicate the ones above A gross misuse of power Confronted and taken down For the betterment of our lives
6.
We find it so hard to see beyond tomorrow While concentrating only on today Deep inside I hope we hear the call Because after the summer comes the fall Here we lie, but a speck in time Heading towards a sad demise No longer are we innocent Just comfortable and ignorant Greed...crave all the power Need...in the end to have it all Plead...as they devour Consumer of life, harvester of souls Cries fall on deaf ears All of the time Lies peddled freely When did our world come to this? Even in good times Our eyes had been closed Comfortable and ignorant When did our world come to this? When did our world come to this? The line is drawn The choosing of sides Is proving difficult One time We get one chance to fix this now The end draws near This twisted place in time Has us at war As hopeless as it seems We’re fighting for our lives More than just words Decisiveness is needed We seek a clear mind To lead us through the darkness To carry the flame Let the fire consume them And force them away From whence they came With our eyes now open The path to life Has been restored Not ignored Avoided the worst consequence Shattered hearts now beating I hope this lessons understood If we could Do it all again just better

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released January 24, 2020

“Cold Dead Lands”
Recorded between July, 2018 and January, 2019
Mixed and mastered: March, 2019
Recorded at Audio Playground
Engineered by Keith Moore
Mixed and Mastered by Dan Swano at Unisound Studios.
Produced by Grey Skies Fallen

Grey Skies Fallen is:
Rick Habeeb - Guitar/Vocals
Tom Anderer - Bass
Sal Gregory - Drums

Guest Musicians:
W. Smith - Gutturals on "Picking Up the Pieces"
Dan Gargiulo - Guitar solo on "After the Summer Comes the Fall"

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