Tearing Back The Veil I: Ascension

by Lithium Dawn

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released December 5, 2015

Lithium Dawn is:
Ondrej Tvarozek - Vocals, Guitars, Synths/Programming
Matt Benoit - Drums/Percussion, Guitars, Synths/Programming
Jens Marcelis - Bass, Guitars
Aaron Gage - Orchestration, Backing Vocals

Additional Contributions:
Sithu Aye - Guitar solo on 'Point of No Return'
Plini - Guitar solo on 'Decimator'
Mike Odabashian - Hand Percussion
Igor Stolarsky - Synths/Programming

Recorded at Monolith Studios
Engineered and Mixed by Ondrej Tvarozek
Additional mixing by Matt Benoit and Jens Marcelis
Drums engineered by Taylor Larson at Oceanic Recording
Drum tracking/editing by Ernie Slenkovich
Guitars re-amplified at Oceanic Recording/Monolith Studios
Percussion engineered by Nik Gudmundsson at Predation Audio
Mastered by Taylor Larson
Artwork and layout: Daniel McBride
www.danielmcbridedesign.com

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Track Name: Tearing Back The Veil
I will find the sanctity of life

I will defy what consumes me

I would rather not go at this alone

Will join me?
In pulling back the veil



I’ll unlock the barriers of the mind

I will decide what defines me

On this road I could use a friend

Will you join me?
In pulling back the veil



I’ll gaze upon the world with my true eye

I will deny what confines me

Let the two halves become one

I’m tearing back the veil



Spiraling and twisting in the void

I’m accepting what I see

With eyes closed

I’m tearing back the veil



The lines merge as one

I’m pulling back the veil



Biding time until the moment arrives
Waiting for the haze to clear and open up my eyes
Track Name: Ascension
I feel it take over me

I’m tethered to this place

Bit by bit

The fear is leaving me 

I give in to its embrace



I’m ready to venture out

I’m ready to fly

I listen to the song until I’m paralyzed



There goes the gravity

My weightless form ascends

Inch by inch
I feel it leaving me

I feel my body forget



I’m ready to go

I can feel it within my bones

To feel the unknown (to open the door)

And witness the veil unfold



"Some people will use a the symbolism of the relationship of God to the universe. Wherein, God is say ‘brilliant light’ only somehow veiled, hiding underneath all these forms that you see as you look around. But the truth is funnier than that. It is that you are looking right at the brilliant light, now. That’s the great discovery.”
 


Break the walls that isolate your mind

Don’t be afraid, just give in and let go

The physical, familiar world behind 

Guided by a thousand lines



The temporary fear is just a lie

Don’t hold your breath, just go with the flow

The energy uncoiled, is unlike anything you’ve known



I’m ready to go

I’m ready to see

I want to let go
I want to be free


I’m ready to go
(higher and higher)

I’m ready to see
(behind the veil)

I want to let go
(and feed the desire)

When shall I be free?
Track Name: Point of No Return (feat. Sithu Aye)
I can see the lines run across your face

The ceiling made of prismatic wire

Is my mind in the right place?

White lines trace the black space

Sunrise

Bring the light into my mind

There’s no return

Past this point it burns 
so bright



Nervous of the heart pounding in my chest

The beads of sweat running down my spine

I’m not sure this was the right time

I’m not sure this was the right amount

I am waiting for the comfort of your voice

Something to bring me back into this world

White lines trace the blackness

Coalesce and move in reverse

Separate and let it go

I don’t know
 what I’m thinking now

I don’t understand the reason why I feel the void’s embrace

But there's world between us

It feels like a friend 

But it scares me half to death

I can hear it say

“Welcome home”

I close my eyes and I can feel it

Taking over

Taking hold of me

Over me

I can, feel it, coming

Bearing down and twisting round me

This is unfamiliar

Gripping out and all inside me

Deeper, Deeper

Sunrise
Bring the light into my mind

There’s no return

Past this point it burns 
so bright
Track Name: Decimator (feat. Plini)
I’m the decimator
I destroy what you thought was you
I scrape away the shroud from your eyes
And show you


I’m, the activator
Construct and mold the truth

I strip away the shell from your mind

And teach you



A thousand eyes are watching
As you stumble through your mind
You were sleeping, you were dreaming
Awaken and throw away the lie


I’m, the annihilator
And through me you will know you 

Disintegrate the body from mind
And step through


I’m the decimator
Decimate the “you” inside of you
I tear away the veil from your eyes
And show you


A million eyes are watching
As you stumble through your mind
You were sleeping, you were dreaming
Awaken and throw away the lie


The core is opened

The pillar is stripped awa
y
Insides finally revealed

The barrier is broken

And now you can’t run away

From what you need to face


Decimate and strip away
Let everything collapse
Concentrate and see the way
Don't let yourself be trapped
Track Name: Self Collapse
Piece by piece,
misalignment begins

The illusion dissolves)


The cracked edges
separate at the seams
(
Fragments fall)



I am no longer I

A lie lays hidden behind a lie
Peel back the shell

Innermost threads tear in two

Decimate the self

And collapse the “me” in you



Line by line,
the illusion evolves

(Realignment begins)

The veil is torn,
the ego dissolved

(Separate at the seams)



I am no longer I

A lie lay hidden behind a lie

Peel back the shell

Innermost threads tear in two

Decimate the self

And collapse the “me” in you

Track Name: Synchronicity
“We have been educated to use our minds, in a certain way. A way that ignores or screens out fact, that every one of us is an aperture, through which the whole cosmos looks out.”



I stare beyond my tempered cries

And thoughts of you and I

Peering through the haze I see

Synchronicity



Ebb and flow

Among separate waves

Come and go

Apart, and together



Peer beyond the flesh and bone

Rest your mind, you’re going home

Look behind the pain, the dark

It won’t matter in the end

You’re on your way



Feel the space it’s all around

Twisting, turning inside out

Feel yourself becoming one

Mind and body

Earth and sun

Track Name: Tidal
Let the currents flow

Visions come and go

Let me dream up high

Give in to the sky below



The tide takes me out and in

The tide takes me far and near



Again,
the waves wash over me
Color me in memories
Of everything I've never seen
Of everywhere I've never been


Moments feel like eternity

I’ve given in entirely

Surrender to the waves 
swallowing me whole



The tide takes me out and in
The tide takes me far and near


Tidal, I am without the within
Tidal, I appear and disappear
Track Name: Spires
I can never remember to forget you

The driving force, the urge to

I know myself, to merge into

The black, void and formless

I can never forget to remember you

No matter how hard I try to

Control myself, snap back to

Reality, momentarily

I shed myself,

Layer by layer

I forget myself,

Thought by thought

I construct myself

Little by little

I ascend the machine,

Spire by spire



Do I cast a shadow,

Or am I drowning?

I become the light,

I embrace nothing
I remember to forget

all the somethings

That leave me bitter

Leave me wanting

Do I cast a shadow
Or am I drowning?

I become the light,

I embrace nothing

I remember
 to remember

That the sun

Glows upon me
Day by day
Track Name: Labyrinthian
Travelling alone

I’m guided to a place that I have never seen
The sum of all is none
(or am I someone?)

Climb the spire; look into the eyes of another



Staring into the searing sea

I’ve never seen so many eyes staring back at me

Burning like the sun

Guide me to a place that I have never been

Labyrinthian (many ways to one)

Does it ever make sense anymore?

Nothing ever makes sense anymore



So if you know what to believe

And if you cannot see the sea

I can feel you in my brain

I can feel you in everything



Gazing out into the sea

I’ve never seen so many eyes observing me

Their movement like a symphony

They’re twisting and swerving and absorbing all of me



And I embrace my

Desire to reach for the sky

Feel it burn inside

As I’m taken by the tide



A voice behind the corner

Beckons me to follow (come with me)

Ripples beneath the water

Smear into the burning sand (blow away)


Elements colliding

The senses cannot speak (cannot see)

I am becoming nothing

And I am everything, everything



I’ve stared into the sea
A billion piercing eyes
I feel them carry me way beyond the tide
Caught in this maze of mirrors

Smiling back at me
Labyrinthine consciousness
Devouring me
Track Name: Incantation
(instrumental)
Track Name: B'ak'tun
Iridescent lines connected to the structure’s eye

Monuments assembled by the serpent in the sky

Lights align against the columns grafted to the dirt

Shapes connect obsidian transistors to the earth



Wait, I’m dreaming in reverse

The sky begins to burst

Falling through these eyes

Lights collide



Serpent coil around me

Feathers black like drowning

In the sky above the crater

Of your mind’s voices sounding



I can feel the weight of 
everything
collapsing and bending 

distorting and rending 
the nothingness of everything
Is ending



The stars begin to dance

Like water through the sand

Ascend this weathered skin

Awakening

Serpent coil around me

Feathers black like drowning

In the sky above the crater

Of your mind’s voices sounding

(

I can feel the weight of 
everything collapsing and bending 
distorting and rending 
the nothingness of everything is ending)
Track Name: Horizon
I can see it now

The light is coming

I can feel it all around me

And I am becoming

One

Horizon

I cannot find you

Am I still really here?

Cannot find my way

My world has disappeared



Home,

Here is where you are

Among
,
The deepest parts

Home,

Here is where you are

Among
,
The farthest parts 
of you



When the waves stop, so do I

I never move myself, now do I?


When the wind stops, so do I

I never move my own body, do I?



One
I am

One with all



Horizon

I cannot find you

Am I still really here?

Cannot find my way

My world has disappeared



Home,

Here is where you are

Among
,
The deepest parts

Home,

Here is where you are

Among
,
The farthest parts 
of you


Home.
Track Name: Edge of the Earth
(instumental)