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lyrics

I walk into an empty room
Am I too late or am I here too soon? Damn…
Am I my own redemption? Or am I in the way?
Less answers, only questions, everyday

You never know what lies within, behind your sorrow
You never know what waits in the unknown of tomorrow
I look inside what do I see? A burning wasteland
To rise again the greatest challenge one can ever face down! Yeah!

You’ll never really see me until I let you in
Never meant to make you suffer
Never meant to tear you down
In the end we all just want to turn this life around

All the lies they held before you--are waiting here again
All they want is to possess you--to be crawling in your skin

You never know what comes before the final hour
You never know which things fall under or out of your power
As long as I draw breath there is one truth above all
To make it right there is no time to late no effort wasted. Now!

I could never foresee how it would all play out
Every time I chose to suffer, breaking and tearing her down
The girl inside I tried to kill turned out to be the best of me

All the lies they held before you--are waiting here again
All they want is to possess you--to be crawling in your skin

Now is the time we will begin
Look down upon your mortal sin
Such judgment asks a terrible price
No hope, no joy, no life!


You never know which chances that you think you are losing
Turn out to be a gift greater than any of your choosing
And maybe all I face today is all for nothing
Then again it could lead up to something I can’t comprehend! Yeah!

I could never be sure so I question everything
Do I really need to suffer? Why do we tear each other down?
Shall I partake in this world or burn it to the ground?

All the lies they held before you--are waiting here again
All they want is to possess you--to be crawling in your skin

A judgment down upon your soul
Eternal death and hell for all
Guilt & pain-- Fear and control
The only life you’ll ever know!

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from Enemy of the State - [EP] 2017, released January 24, 2017

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Arcane Ritual San Francisco, California

Hailing from the SF Bay Area, home of metal titans like Metallica and Testament, Arcane Ritual is a new breed of gothic metal with elements of melodic thrash and doom. The band has released a video for ‘Entwined in Starlight’ Dec. 20th, a new EP ‘Enemy of the State’ on January 24th. and an album later on in 2017. ... more

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