Terra Imperium

by Era of Discord

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Era of Discord's debut album Terra Imperium aims to point out the corrupt nature of the world we inhabit. Mixed with a variety of metal styles and a straight-from-the-shoulder lyrical approach, Era of Discord wishes to give insight to the issues that not only threaten our way of life but our existence as people. Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered at The Damage Room.

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released March 31, 2017

James Goren, James Merk, Derek Miller, Eric Parker, Keenan Prat

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Track Name: Buried Beneath
Here I lay, underground, this is my anti-commencement
There's no light there's no sound there is so sense of remembrance of
who I was, who you are, or what the world was before this
All that's left is a darkened and blurring twisted semblance

Let me tell you what death's like
giving all your strength to fight so you stay in the light but it's too damn bright so the only other option is to lay in eternal night
But this is no catacomb
You can tell by the name that's etched into the neighboring headstone
I'm in my grave
Accompanied by centipedes and bugs that like to feast on remains.

Here I lay, underground, this is my anti-commencement
There's no light there's no sound there is so sense of remembrance of
who I was, who you are, or what the world was before this
All that's left is a darkened and blurring twisted semblance

Plotted near a crumbling mausoleum what a wonderful sight to see as I remain here for eons
No visitors
My wife won't come because In life I did all I could to distance her
The ones I loved, they have grown and would rather leave me on my own
There's no time for their past life or a fucking box of bones

I am gone and forgotten
I lay cold and rotten
My bones dry of their marrow
Embalmed like a fallen pharaoh.

Here I lay, underground, this is my anti-commencement
There's no light there's no sound
Because i'm buried beneath
Track Name: Cognitive Dissonance
You are blinded, walking through the dark
With no free thought, to set you all apart
You just obey the scriptures like a mindless creature and you cling to every word thats spoken by a preacher
When will it end
No ones soul can transcend
When will you realize, that god has left us all behind
People, can't you see, spirits cannot live for all eternity
They say that history repeats itself, well do you know what happens when you don't think for yourselves
We're all brainwashed systematically but no one seems to care about this sick insanity
We all proclaim to do the best we can but then we turn around and demonize our fellow man
When will it end
No ones soul can transcend
When will you realize, the book you read is just a lie
People, condemn the church
They don't do shit to stabilize the earth
They say that history repeats itself, well do you know what happens when you can't think for yourselves
We all become slaves
We all become slaves
But still you pray
But still you pray
You pray to nothing
You pray to nothing at all
At all
Track Name: Grounds for Zero
You took our dreams and turned them all to dust
You take our money then demand our trust
You want our lives and our very souls all so America can achieve it's goals

You created the problems we face today
You won't change, it doesn't matter what we say
Silence all free-thinkers with your persecution
We're all kept in cages
Now face our rampages

You lie for our protection then question our defection
Standing tall, you watch us fall
You stagnate our whole nation
Corrupt civilization
You feed us your bullshit, then profit from our ignorance
Standing tall, you sold us all

Betrayed us all
Turned your backs on us and on everything this country stands for
My brothers and sisters i welcome you to the Divided States of America

"The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and alter their constitutions of government. But the constitution which at anytime exsists till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people, is sacredly obligatory upon all. The very idea of the power and the right of the people to eatablish government, presupposes the duty of every individual to obey established government."

We'll never know freedom under your tyranny
You create madness
You create madness
You create chaos
You create fear
You bring hatred
You create judgment
You create terror
You deny change
You bring failure
You bring failure

You lie for our protection then question our defection
Standing tall, you watch us fall
You stagnate our whole nation
Corrupt civilization
You feed us your bullshit, then profit from our ignorance
Standing tall, standing tall..
Standing tall, standing tall..
Standing tall, you sold us all
Track Name: Soul Savor
Theres a hole in the world like a great black pit and man is the one that created it
As the land we stand on begins to quake and fold, oil companies help write the greatest tragedy ever told
Catastrophe strikes as our homes begin to flood and we're questioning why as they drill for the earths blood
And as ocean levels rise higher than ever before, it's a sign that the end times are knocking at our door

Welcome to corpratocracy, where the wealthy will always stay on top and theres absolutely no accountability for their travesties
Big Oil owns the worlds energies and they claim to help it's economies
but what about the 100 million of Nigerians that rot in poverty?

Well
What about them

Do you see their hunger, do you feel their pain, can you hear their cries, as their family members drop like flies
You pollute our seas, and the air we breathe, and when you reap what you sow, you'll also force us down that rabbit hole.

You live well above your needs, with an insatiable greed and as this planet fucking collapses on our knees we plead...

God have mercy on their souls and give us back ours which they sold
You see the signs
The end is nigh
We approach our final days, the earth will crumble in their wake but we'll save her, You Soul Savor

You monsters
Give us back our world

This is the final warning
of a dying earth
So quit trying to deny
Or your children will never survive
You see it's not too late
We can change our fate but we must fight together, or we will all die out forever

She cries out in pain as you rape her when you frack
When armeggedon comes upon us we can never go back

God have mercy on their souls and give us back ours which they sold
You see the signs
The end is nigh
We approach our final days, the earth will crumble in their wake but we'll save her, You Soul Savor

Over 1000 workers have lost their lives on oil fields in the U.S. dating back to 2005
Over 300 million gallons of oil has been spilled into our oceans and aquatic ecosystems
Nearly 3 million americans now live in fear of earthquakes that are induced by fracking
And oil money was used to fuel, a 27 year Angola, civil war

Soul Savor, you steal our lives
Soul Savor, I see the face you hide
Soul Savor, shrouded in lies
You won't be happy till we all...
Soul Savor, you steal our lives
Soul Savor, I see the face you hide
Soul Savor, shrouded in lies
You won't be happy till we all fucking die
Track Name: Our Misconception
What you get, is what you see
Corruption and hypocrisy
This is no democracy
We're heading towards an anarchy
But before we kill each other
one more conflict against our brothers
So protect the rich
Sell out the poor
Tell them to prepare for war

Our country doesn't give a fuck
We send out drone strikes to wherever the fuck we want
Another child dead
Another troop deployed
More houses painted red
Another city destroyed
Falling into a disgusting spiral
We are threatened by our own survival

Welcome to my home
Do you see, do you see
The hypocrite standing right in front of thee
Do you hear, do you hear
the bullshit fucking lies that they forcefeed in your ears

As they sign our own demise
you're all too willing to comply
Our country's made of glass
and all they do is laugh cause..

You're all looking for a scapegoat who you can shame, defame and burn them like a straw filled effigy
Cause from themselves they shift the blame with their snake like tounges and sick manipulating fallacies
So will you fall into their trap
Become a victim of their fabricated perceptions
Or will you kill your apathy and see through the misconceptions

Open your eyes and you will see you're living in a lie
Just look around and you will see you're falling to the ground

Sometimes i fucking wonder i cannot deny I ask myself are we all born just to die
Sometimes i fucking wonder i cannot deny I ask myself are we all born just to die

When you're all thrown into the fire will you consider then that you might have been fucking mistaken
We die
When we're all thrown into the fire will we consider then that we might have been fucking mistaken

This is the end
I can see, i can see
the hypocrite standing right in front of me
I cast aside, cast aside
these wothless fucking worms before they spread more lies

As they sign our own demise
we're all too willing to comply
They'll toss our bodies in a pile
and all they'll do is smile cause..

We're all looking for a scapegoat who we can shame, defame and burn them like a straw filled effigy
Cause from themselves they shift the blame with their snake like tounges and sick manipulating fallacies
So will we fall into their trap
Become a victim of their fabricated perceptions
Or will we kill our apathy and see through our misconceptions

A nation lost in totallity
cause we reject our very own reality
We're dictated by political deformities
and we submit into their conformity
As we feed from the hands of these politicians we ask them why they still won't listen to our cries
Will we ever see through their lies
Will we ever see through their disguise
Track Name: Noir
Seven years ago I fell in love with somebody
Seven minutes ago I found her body
She was lying on the floor covered in red
I don’t understand how could you be dead

Your twisted frame on blood soaked tile
Your eyes looked glazed and filled with denial
This can’t be real this must be a dream
Wake me from this fucking horrific scene

Wretched diamond scorch through my skin
My own descent reflects from your faithless sin
I froze with fear when I saw you lying there
Eyes filled with tears a pain just too much to bare
These splintered memories of rage and woe
Now where’d you go

And in a flash cops burst through the door
Their weapons drawn I can hear them roar
Don’t move hands up now get down on the floor (x4)

I’m Innocent (x3)
Don’t take me away
We found the knife you took her life in such a flash
Here is the proof she cheated you you can’t turn back
You can’t turn back
There's no second chance

Wretched diamond scorch through my skin
My own descent reflects from your faithless sin
I lost myself when I saw you with him
But now in hell I hope you’ll miss him
These splintered memories of rage and woe
Now I must go

I’ve come to realize after it all
You cannot play with love
You cannot toy with love
I've come to realize after it all
You cannot play with love
You cannot toy with hearts

I will not rot inside this prison cell
I’ll make my escape and I’ll see you in hell (x2)
Track Name: Affinity
I have always seen the darkness inside of me
I had only known the hatred that i had grown
Beaten and broken i fall again
Humiliation that never seems to end
In my head In my head
But when you all came into my life
i had finally dropped the knife
You have saved my life

All the daily intimidation from fiendish faces and all the insults I would hear
year after year, had me walking on shattered glass
A life that I didn't want to last but
then you showed me there was more than just this torment

I might lose my way, in this wicked world, so cruel, but you'll navigate me back to the kindom that we rule
I just want to thank you for the times you've always had my back
We fought together regardless of how the odds were stacked
We stood tall, when their armies were strong, and the conflicts were long but we conquered them all

You saved me when i couldn't even breathe
You showed me when i was too blind to see that we all need somebody in our lives
Someone to catch our tears when we cry
People who can take our pain from inside and make us feel alive

In my life, you showed me forgivness and sacrifice and i'll remain loyal till the end of all our days

Affinity, strengthened by our connectivity
I'll always be your armour, your shield, the sword that you'll wield on the battlefield
I'll always be right here

All the daily intimidation from fiendish faces and all the insults I would hear
year after year had me walking on shattered glass
A life that I didn't want to last but
then you showed me there was more

In my life i was taught forgiveness and sacrifice and i'll remain loyal till the end of eternity
Affinity