Humanity Bleak

by Dofka

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Released in 2010, Humanity Bleak is the culmination of years of different musicians jamming and writing. When a solid lineup held together long enough to finish the songs, perform them live, and finally record them, this was the result. Many of the songs were originally put together with a different lineup altogether. The addition of singer Andrew D'Cagna added a dark, sinister edge to the music, and helped propel the band away from traditional power metal into a more modern, heavier sound. The one constant and driving force behind the band is guitar player Jim Dofka, whose solos and writing are the hall mark of the band and this album.

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released February 23, 2010

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Track Name: Tragedy Remains
TRAGEDY REMAINS

With the dawning of the day
Dreams will fade
Face the martyrs on display
Consumed with pain
You wake, you breathe, you fly
The beauty in you dies
Your life sustained
But the tragedy remains

All along you wanted peace
At last, release
But this never ending dream
Reveal the fame
You sleep, you bleed, you die
With such a bold disguise
Unmasked, at last
As the funeral passed

Hold your breath and swallow your prize
Evil visions explode in your eyes
Fantasy scars and reality stains
But the truth is, the tragedy remains

You wake, you breathe, you fly
The beauty in you dies
Each day refrains
And the tragedy remains

REMAINS
Track Name: Evocation
Evocation

Cold empty shadows on the wall
Draped in lonliness
Their silent whispers won't recall his name
Torches light this golden hall
In his reverence
The reign of serpentine shall fall from grace

Tonight
She'll bring him back to life

Her sunken heart has turned to stone
Time cannot repair
The blood of vengeance is the taste she craves
Now cursed to walk the world alone
In her own despair
She will collect him from his shattered grave

This evocation of god and man
His resurrection is now at hand

Incantations of rebirth
Echo through the night
His essence never to be swept away
A decimation in reverse
Thrust into the light
The scales of judgment lie in wait for thee

Tonight
She'll bring him back to life

Bringing him back to life
Will bring her back to life
Track Name: The Bitter End
THE BITTER END

Welcome to the end my friend
It's been a long long time
From the looks of you I'd say
The years have not been kind

Awaiting your return in this, my lonliness
I have but only one request
That I may watch you burn
Believe me, you will learn

Centuries have past within this endless day
(in a) State of perpetual decay
But nothing ever lasts
Reflections of the past

Fading light falls from the emptiness inside
The rattler films his glinting eyes
I've come to take your soul
Relinquish all control

Now you've reached the end my friend
I've waited all this time
All that once was yours is gone
Possession now is mine
Track Name: World On Fire
WORLD ON FIRE

As it was before, so shall be again
Its easy to ignore, after it begins

So they called him a liar
That the plan was flawed
An uncertain solution
Who should pay the cost

In the absence of the light
Where foolish men hope to hide

With unrelenting denial
He would not abate
The results of a trial
That could seal his fate

In the absence of the light
Where foolish men hope to hide
From the violence of the day
Our freedom will fade away

Live every moment, die every moment
Holding our lives in your hands

Truth is a lie, until the world is on fire

Offering resolution
To the ones who take
Radical institutions
Will be laid to waste

In the absence of the light
Where foolish men die
Track Name: Humanity Bleak
HUMANITY BLEAK

It's plain to see
What this world has done to me
Inside these eyes
Visions unfold to clarify

Denied the safe embrace of sanity
It lies beneath this bleak humanity

It's now the time
To bury these secrets so unkind
Forget the past
Eternity's shadow's now been cast

So fast the light escapes inside of me
It lies beneath this bleak humanity

Sowing the seed that wrought forth
Nothing but unholiness
Gathered at dusk like wolves
To feast upon our own regrets
Track Name: Second God
THE SECOND GOD

I am the evil, the blood in your veins
I've come to take you away
Planting your soul in the garden of eve
I will now tempt with the fruit from the trees

Bow to the second god

One with a devil and one with a saint
All your beliefs have been slain
Turn to your master, your soul lies with me
I'm the new savior, bow down on your knees

Pray with me, on your knees
Bow to the second god x 3

Are you righteous?
Are you the answer to my prayers?
Can you be sacred?
From the faith of the martyr?

Winning the soul from the weakness of man
Bearing the fruit with the life of us and

Bow to the second god
Track Name: Blood Runs Black
BLOOD RUNS BLACK

Midnight calls and now the spell's been cast
Lift this heavy veil of fog at last
A dying conquest's long forgotten man
Never to return again my friend

A name is whispered in the night
A scar upon the face of those divine

Cascade now into eternal flame
Only those who have opposed his name
They are but men, their heads hung low with shame
Beckoning them back from whence they came

A name is whispered in the night
A scar upon the face of those divine
From here there is no turning back
Your souls forsaken, now your blood runs black

We are as one, thy will be done

Demons dancing in the pale moonlight
Black with scorn, their faces veiled from sight
We feel the coming of an endless night
In this garden of the dying light

We are as one, thy will be done

A name is whispered in the night
A scar upon the face of those divine
From here there is no turning back
Your souls been taken now your blood runs black
Track Name: Immaculate Lie
IMMACULATE LIE

Upon a bloodstained throne of animosity
I N S O L E N T
Donning a black toothed grin at this atrocity
I R R E V E R E N T
Master of all who dwell in mediocrity
D E S O L A T E
Under the iron fist of my hypocrisy
S O D E S P E R A T E

Desolate
So Desperate

Shadows descend upon the eyes of purity
E M P T I N E S S
Stirring the moonlit dust over the centuries
I N L O N L I N E S S
Spilling the blood of those who live in empathy
L A I D T O R E S T
Plucking the trembling strings of your mortality
E M O T I O N L E S S

(BACKING VOICES):
SALVATION, TEMPTATION

No salvation, you're unhallowed by decay
Feel temptation burn inside,
What will keep the hounds at bay?

Demons in angels disguise
Blasphemy rules our demise

Demons in angels disguise
Proclaim the immaculate lie
Blasphemy rules our demise
Proclaim the immaculate lie
Track Name: This Sacred Flame
THIS SACRED FLAME

Oh the hour
For your clairvoyant eyes to shine
The balance of truth
Etched in our essence so divine

She bears the mark of the dawn
And we with her splendor are entwined
To break the slumber of gods
Dreaming beneath the dust of time

This sacred flame which reabsorbs
The turbulence of our desires
Will soon transform our aching souls
Into blazing pyres

Set me free

Behold the pythoness
The flayer of the soul
Feel her iniquity
As it commences now to flow

This sacred flame which reabsorbs
The turbulence of our desires
Will soon transform our empty souls
Into blazing pyres

This sacred flame which reabsorbs
The turbulence of our desires
Will soon transform our empty souls
Into blazing pyres

Set me free
Track Name: 23 Pine Avenue
23 PINE AVE.

You left me broken
You left me cold
You cannot stop me
I'm not afraid of your punishment
I'm taking over
I'll steal your soul
I'll rip your heart out
This is my goodbye

Save me
You can't save the children
From me
I can't save myself
Never
This endless torture
Forgive
I'm ending it now

No turning back now
The time is right
The years of torment
I'll end tonight
Your prize posessions
Lay side by side
Three frozen faces
Three shots fired

Save me
You can't save the children
From me
I can't save myself
Never
This endless torture
Forgive
I'm ending it now
Welcome
Into my madness
For you
My lovely wife
Wasted
A wasted moment
Ten years
A wasted life

Bloodstained walls
Bloodstained mind
Slaughtered souls
Left behind

Until death do us part