Opium

by Clock Paradox

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Jouni Koskela - Vocals, Programming
Antti Karhu - Lead and Rhythm Guitars
Jyrki Hiltunen - Rhythm and Lead Guitars
Timo Tyynismaa - Bass Guitar
Jani Kuorikoski - Drums

All music written and arranged by Antti Karhu.
All lyrics written and arranged by Jouni Koskela.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jouni Koskela.
Artwork designed and created by Timo Tyynismaa.
Produced by Antti Karhu & Jouni Koskela.

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released August 18, 2015

Thank you: Ukri Suvilehto & Vermivore, Vesa Ranta and Mikko Uusimaa & The Man-Eating Tree, Nuclear Nightclub (RIP), Jaakko Tarvainen & Inverse Records, Irene Lopez & Subterraneo Heavy, Susanna Heiskanen, Miika Heinonen, Rauli Alaruikka & ALE RY, Marco Järvenpää & Jalometalli, all the bands we've played with, everyone who has contributed or otherwise helped plus also our devoted friends and families.

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Track Name: Instantiate
It all began with the instantiation of a tragedy
Preceded by prerequisites that should never take place
Yet how unfortunate it nevertheless may have ever been
I was held accountable for setting up this scenario

No explanations as to why validate any pleas for innocence
Still the official statement expunged the guilt from me
Non compos mentis - the delirious mind cannot be accused
However the penalty emerged from within

"Vishnu is trying to persuade that the Prince
that he should do his duty ... and to impress him,
takes on his multi-armed form and says:
'Now I am become death, the Destroyer of Worlds.'"
(J. Robert Oppenheimer, 1965)

No detour to avoid the guilt and continue as it were
Exoneration unreachable from this hellish prison
Such disequilibrium paves grounds for onset of distress,
imbalance of the mind and ramifications of the most severe kind

Instantiate your demons to claim their redemption
We awaken justifications to among our tribulation
Let loose the parasites of your subliminal mind
And stand by to see yourself beaten blind
Track Name: Projectile Wrath
Let this be the reason to explain all the all the immoral outrages
All the disharmony, disloyalty and discrepancy
Of all the sickening cruelties of every act to mitigate myself
What I truly earn, this one will shatter prerequisites for

All the lies carved deep within the inflated mind
Now is the time to start violating my own kind

Join the cult, join the cult to destroy the consuming urge to destroy all
Join the cult, join the cult with profound hatred towards all that you represent

Contemplating the knowledge of the peers already involved
to take measures in bettering the core of myself
Harnessing hatred, invoking ire;
Elements of deterioration of the mind forever (are) destined to yield

All the lies carved deep within the inflated mind
Now is the time to start violating your own kind

Join the cult, join the cult to destroy the consuming urge to destroy all
Join the cult, join the cult with profound hatred towards all that you represent

Face the mass of this projectile wrath
Stand in the way of this enmity to embrace the
ineptitude of a crippled mind
Track Name: Seeking Solace
I'm officially lost within the realm of myself
Severed the ties to the outside world to understand who I truly am
All alone with my thoughts of despise towards who I am
beneath this mask of insanity - I do not understand

Give me the keys to define myself
Give me the reasons to live through this hell

This intermittent rage defiles the virtuous mind
what I once called home instead of prison for emotionally blind
Educate me with tools of the trade of medicine
I'll submit to practically anything to revert me back to my old kind

Give me the keys to define myself
Give me the reasons to live through this hell

I am seeking solace to among this demolished palace of what I called integrity
So I am seeking solace to among this demolished palace of what I called identity

I am no longer lost, I have found such peace
The realm of Olanzapine will surely leave these nightmare at ease
This spiritual lobotomy will help me not to stray
from the path of the enlightenment of behavior: delusions will cease

Give me the keys to define myself
Give me the reasons to live through this hell

I am seeking solace to among this demolished palace of what I called identity
So I am seeking solace to among this demolished palace what I once called identity
Track Name: Altered Awareness
Release the burden of your past
Conform to the dictated standards
Dwell in the deformity of norms
So take the medicine of the soul

Now I feel the numbing of my perception with a side of sensory deprivation
of all the self-conceived cognitions that encompassed my previous life

This shell remained the same
But the person inside is lost:
Adjusted to all the standards
of this society

Now I feel the numbing of my perception with a side of sensory deprivation
of all the self-conceived cognitions that encompassed my previous life
How I was built - suddenly no longer exists
A modified version of who I'm supposed to be within the confinements of myself

This is hell – an ultimate disconnect of oneself
A supposed reality the others recognize
For me, a realm of total disequilibrium of body and soul
where the spirit lies paralyzed by the bereavement of all preconceived notions

All you've consciously known about the essence of your existence
swept away by a searing wave of spiritual dissonance
whereas the others are reluctant to change the course of their conduct
within your imminent proximity

Now I feel the numbing of my perception with a side of sensory deprivation
of all the self-conceived cognitions that encompassed my previous life
How I was built, suddenly no longer exists
A modified version of who I'm supposed to be within the confinements of myself
Track Name: Manipulation Strategies
Hear me now, as I summon the last instance of my sanity
as a desperate attempt of the mind to remediate the loss
To further address the realities distorted by processes unknown
One must walk through the fathomless terrors of their interior world

To sabotage the process of healing requires complexity
in the form of lies fed by the misuse of science and faith
The dimensions of God and Haloperidol destroy the infinity
of a pure mind that strives to reset the aberration of identity

Descend to schizophrenia
A process of absolute necessity to overcome your plight

The only form of manipulation comes from within yourself
a nature's way to provide you tools to subdue any conflicts that
one finds impossible to resolve any other way
So don't medicate, don't hesitate to reject all gods to ensure your cure

Descend to schizophrenia
A process of absolute necessity to overcome your plight
Descend to schizophrenia
A strategy of utmost urgency to ensure your cure
Track Name: Opium (The Cult of Panacea)
This is the truth as I know it: effigies we are to those that possess
the right to dominate, dictate, debate, berate and annihilate
Conspiracies have now unraveled and brought this experience to my...
conscious attention

There's no business quite like this charity: where collars whiter than their lies
provide you Panacea for their own arrogance while nurturing this vicious dependence
Samaritans thieving the poor and the weak with absolute zero nobility

Liars bound in ivory towers
Lobbying against the cures, dictating the news to offend the nature
Liars bound in ivory towers
The perpetual media blackout manipulated throughout

Indoctrination of a whole generation has distorted the views on spiritual growth
No pills can constitute the benefits of a natural death of an individual ego
Embrace the spectrum of self-healing: the dimensions you find from within

Liars bound in ivory towers
Lobbying against the cures, dictating the news to offend nature
Liars bound in ivory towers
The perpetual media blackout manipulated all the way throughout
Track Name: Obliterate
I'm recuperated from all the ailments
that I encountered during my detachment from my reality
I'm now officially a person of sanity
with characteristics aligned with the rest of this god forsaken church

(Omnition - omission) Blind as a bat towards the remedy of souls
(Obsession - regression) A servile lamb for your sickening tools

But what you don't know now is that I understand
All the aims of your sinister plans to poison all with fear and lies
I'll do whatever it takes to uncover this horrid dismay
for all the victims who died because of your vile crusade

(Omnition - omission) Blind as a bat towards the remedy of souls
(Obsession - regression) A servile lamb for your sickening tools

Obliterate

This declaration means personal war against the core
ambassadors of healing by misguidance and secretiveness
Let sick people thrive in all their fallacies while you're ripping off
of their sense of ownership over health in body, in mind and soul

Obliterate

(Omnition - omission) Blind as a bat towards the remedy of souls
(Obsession - regression) A servile lamb for your sickening tools
(Repression - depression) A chain of progress towards inevitable doom

Obliterate
Track Name: The Unblinding
Now that my eyes are no longer blinded by
misconducts of a staggering neglect
Set free from the restrictions of the process
of healing by faith towards the substance prescribed

And as I retreated from the ailments
of systematic brainwash by scholars acclaimed:
The true nature of the power we worship
unfolded to me as a preposterous scam

Now I can see in what we believe:
Lies upon lies - making profit off our lives

A world where the greed overthrows the nurturing of the ill
the definition of power is more desirable than the thrill...

Overthrow the omnipotence of the opium
And start claiming the credits and responsibilities
of yourself and all your actions, for at the end of the day:
the attempts to recuperate are vain if you don't have faith in yourself

All of this has become so evident to me:
we blindly believe in what we're told to do, who we are told to be
No wonder we forget who we truly are
within the framework of our very own identity

Unblinding

Now I can see in what we believe:
Lies upon lies - making profit off our lives

A world where the greed overthrows the nurturing of the ill
and the definition of power is more desirable than the thrill
of love and caring towards the weakest
in what we have the nerve to call a civilized society