Chimerical Reality

by And Hell Followed With

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released September 20, 2019

All song written by And Hell Followed With
Mixed and Mastered by Connor Reibling & Andrew ZInk (Hollowed Studios)
Artwork by Caelan Stokkermans

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Track Name: Empty & Hollow
Condemned to your darkest abyss

What is this place that I cannot leave?
Taken from me, my soul and psyche
I was corrupted by thoughts of murder
Locked in this cage, never to wander

Welcome to damnation
Welcome to your prison home

Was the toll of sin
worth all the risk?
For eternity, engulfed by the flames of your absolute blunder

Seething
Unsettling anger consumes you
Forsake
all antecedent missteps
Hubris has misguided you to this path

Was the toll of sin
worth all the risk?
Was it worth to make the sacrifice
Every ounce of what makes you whole

Confined to this place I cannot leave
Stolen from me, all my hopes and dreams
Entranced by heinous deeds of murder
Hideous, I've become by my rage

This is a cry of forgiveness
This is a cry for help

Forever empty and hollow

Every day is hell when you cannot dream
Every day is hell when you cannot be
Track Name: The Notion of Freedom
Under the sun
There's a billion burning lives
Under threat, under pressure internally
By the thoughts of shame and regret
Yet they push on until the sun sets
Under the moon
There's a billion chilling souls
freezing in agony
hopeful for the sunrise
Despite distaste, all noses to grindstone
Headstrong, yet we still bemoan

In a single file line waiting for death
Condemning ourselves
To this hivemind sequencing
One day at a time, counting down the hours til we reprise
Forever selling our age for the optimal wage

What is your life worth in gold?
What is the cost of your own soul?

A vicious cycle on repeat
Condemning ourselves
To this hivemind sequencing

What is your life worth in gold?
What is the cost of your soul?

In quiescence we ponder
the nature of living
This state of being
Locking ourselves away
Confined in disarray
Yet advocate the notion of freedom

There's a billion burning lives begging for more
There's a billion chilling souls begging for warmth

What is your life worth in gold?
What is the cost of your soul?
Track Name: Retribution
Reanimate, invigorate
From the soil my flesh is rebound
Removing roots from skin
An unearthly sight so profound

My will is my own
A testament written in stone
Once maimed and circumscribed
Even by death, I am denied

No gods, no masters
Behold, wicked disaster

In life, naive and weak
Through death, all knowledge bequeathed
To understand my circumstance
is to understand the hell I've seen

Betrayer,
You fuel the hate in my heart, exiled me to the dark
Banished, yet through nefarious arts I return

Betrayer,
You fuel the hate in my heart, exiled me to the dark
From one murderer to another, I will see you in hell

No gods, no masters
Behold, wicked disaster

[Jacob]
Almighty recourse brought through destruction to my conscience,
Reborn by brick and mortar of another divinity
I abide not by a shepherd's lies, I drum my own constant
Feel the fucking pressure, be my own continuity
Track Name: Chimerical Reality
Save me from
Derangement
Distorted visions cloud my mind
I cannot recollect
ego and intellect
All sense of self fallen by the wayside
Save me from destruction
Sensory overload
chaos has been bestowed
Save me from deception
Is this reality
Or is it make believe?

Isolated
In this moment
eyes dilated
Destiny decided
Fictional truth; a simulation

We are born into a life we never asked to live in
We are born into a life with no promise of eminence

Why try, if everything dies?
If tomorrow was our last day would we pray?

This nightmare ends where it first began
All alone
Within the deepest depths of ignorance
That which is not dead can eternal lie
And with stranger aeons even death may die

I'm breaking,
everything I am
everything I want to be
feels like a lie
feels like a fever dream
Chimerical reality, counterfeit scheme
Betwixt the darkness and the light
there is chaos misaligned
Misfortune
Festering within the shadow self; hidden

Every direction there's calamity
I cannot ascertain my being

I'm breaking
Save me from oblivion

This world is a lie

I'm breaking,
everything I am
everything I want to be
I'm breaking,
everything I am
everything I want to be
feels like a lie
Track Name: Dear Father
Dear father,
It's been nine years
and I still see the hurt
in your eyes
Dear father,
I never understood
what it meant
to have to say goodbye

From birth to adolescence
from adolescence to now,
you taught me to be a man
but now I don't know how
I couldn't see
the forest for the trees
Never thought I'd see such sorrow,
Back then I thought it'd go tomorrow

I remember the moment that you found
that his fire was burning out
I remember the moment
That he was gone, gone forever

I watched a man as tall as mountains
crumble apart
I watched a man as strong as lions
lose all control

There's only ghosts in the winter
there's only floods when it rains
We lament in memory
of love, life, and his history
There's only pain in my heart
There's only regret
that I did not do my part
In knowing the man that molded you
The man who gave you a life so beautiful

I don't believe in heaven or hell,
but I hope he's with his family now
I don't believe in angels or god,
but I hope he's with your holy one

How can you be my savior without your savior?

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