Brainwaves

by Absent Mind

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"Brainwaves" EP recorded December 2015 at The Nook Recording Studio.

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released February 18, 2016

All songs written, arranged, and performed by Absent Mind. Engineered by Nick Nativo at The Nook Recording Studio in New Lenox, IL. Produced by Absent Mind and Nick Nativo.

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5 piece hardcore band from Chicago, IL.

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Track Name: War of Words
Fictitious words always seemed to be more appealing.
Sweep the truth under the rug and direct their eyes towards the ceiling.
Quite a story, quite a mouth, quite a pen...
For someone who never called me a friend.
Do I get to revise your tale,
Since it's my name that you put up for sale?

It's a vicious cycle.
Proving yourself in a world they create.
It's a vicious cycle.
When others' voices precede your fate.

War of words.
Verbal evisceration of man.
War of words.
Just saving face any chance that you can.

Searching for the cause,
Before you wreck the effect.
Can you settle your insticts now?
Is this anger too much to deflect?
Should I make matters worse?
Should I get in over my head?
Now look at what I've become,
I'm everything they've said.

It's a vicious cycle.
Proving yourself in a world they create.
It's a vicious cycle.
When others' voices precede your fate.

War of words.
Verbal evisceration of man.
War of words.
Just saving face any chance that you can.

It's a vicious cycle.
It's a war of words.
It's just the way of the world,
From what I'm told.
Track Name: Silent Screams
We can only imagine all the demons you faced.
A daily struggle with all outlets erased.
Unable to reach a brother's helping hand.
You fought it your own way and hoped we'd understand.

Your silent screams,
Sheltered your thoughts 'til they turned extreme.
Your nightmare no more,
Finding peace a relentless chore.

Time doesn't heal and you couldn't deal with this.
Leaving a world behind that you wouldn't miss.
The only choice left that you thought you could make.
The only stone unturned, a chance you would take.

Your silent screams,
Sheltered your thoughts 'til they turned extreme.
Your nightmare no more,
Finding peace a relentless chore.

Scream your heart out, they're at your door.
The sound of silence will be no more.
A plea for peace drowns out words ignored.
Your final words, they would shake the world.
Shake the world.
Track Name: Remorse for Reality
It's a broken belief,
That you're rewarded just for speaking your dreams.
A constant lack of ethics, morals, and shame...
Replace your conscience with displacement of blame.

All undeserving, is this wrong? is this right?
Tossing and turning almost every night.
Ungrateful mouths are the first to be fed,
As the devil's hands mold the rage in my head.

The only thing I have is... remorse for reality.
Am I the last of my kind?
You're waiting for yours while I'm working for mine.

I'm at the end of this lifelong rope,
but I'm still reaching for more.
I've been sinking for all these years,
but I'm still swimming for shore.
You've been handed the keys to it all,
while I'm still picking the lock on this door.
Uphill battle stained of ethic mortality,
An age of entitlement, a different mentality.

The only thing I have is... remorse for reality
Am I the last of my kind?
You're waiting for yours while I'm working for mine.

You put your hands out and you ask "is that all?"
You've reached the summit without risking the fall.

The only thing I have is... remorse for reality
Am I the last of my kind?
You're waiting for yours while I'm working for mine.
Track Name: Borrowed Eyes
You bring a man down to his knees.
Break his back and then you tell him he's weak.
As you blindfold his eyes, hand over fist you feed your greed.

And you'll never know what it's like, to be brushed aside.
We're the wicked, seeing the world through borrowed eyes.

You count us out before we leave the womb.
We're just a number, we mean nothing to you.
What can we do, this is the only thing that we were shown.

And you'll never know what it's like, to be brushed aside.
We're the wicked, seeing the world through borrowed eyes.
And you'll never know what it's like, no you'll never no.
We're the wicked slaves to the world, all we do is survive.

Blind eyes will learn to see the mess you've made.
My eyes, in time, caught on to your charade.

And you'll never know what it's like, to be brushed aside.
We're the wicked, seeing the world through borrowed eyes.
And you'll never know what it's like, no you'll never no.
We're the wicked slaves to the world, why should we even try?
Track Name: World's Sledge
Hurt by lies I had to sever the ties,
I've burned the bridge which connected our lives.
I was sentenced to watch pale flames grow high.
Hell's touch on my skin left ash by my side.
Can you even imagine what's been going through my head?
These last few years, regret from ear to ear,
The stage was set for my greatest fear.

You act like God didn't try to talk me off the ledge.
But it was no use, a waste of breath, full-fledged.
Broken body, broken mind, now I'm at the edge.
I'm out of time.
I've been shattered by the weight of the world's sledge.
And you hit me with it.

Don't push me mother fucker cause I'm ready to die.
Don't tempt me, you can tell by the look in my eye.

A head gone wrong when I should have been right.
My thoughts went black when they could have been bright.
An unraveling life that once was tight.
This fucking demon I ran from all my life.

You act like God didn't try to talk me off the ledge.
But it was no use, a waste of breath, full-fledged.
Broken body, broken mind, now I'm at the edge.
I'm out of time.
I've been shattered by the weight of the world's sledge.
And you hit me with it.

Don't push me mother fucker cause I'm ready to die.
Don't tempt me, you can tell by the look in my eye.

No God can heal the faith I lack.
I've had to crawl through Hell and back.
No Lord can mend the damage done.
This constant pain I can't out run.