False Healer

by Contraband X

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Lineup:
Liviu Ustinescu - vocals
Ciprian Florea - bass / backing vocals
Iftimie Petre - guitar / backing vocals
Octav Stavro - guitar
Andrei Afloarei - guitar
Armand Popa - drums

credits

released August 25, 2019

All tracks recorder between Octomber 2018 and July 2019
Vocals recorded at Demisec Records, Bucharest
Mixed by Petre Iftimie
Master by Navi & Andrei Grigore
Graphic concept by DHOPEdesign

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Contraband X Piatra Neamț, Romania

Lineup:

Liviu Ustinescu - vocals
Ciprian Florea - bass / backing vocals
Iftimie Petre - guitar / backing vocals
Octav Stavro - guitar
Andrei Afloarei - guitar
Armand Popa - drums

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Track Name: False Healer
My glass eyes are broken
Edges sharp and cold
My heart could only take so much
My breath I can no longer hold!

Tell me how can I regain what is lost in time
Show me, the way to renewed sanity and peace of mind

Mind!

So much for my memories
You took them all away
How can I heal myself
When my identity is stripped from me?!

So many self called healers, praying on the ones in need
You'd claim to cure blindness, yet there's poison in every deed
No need for apologies. The blame could only be mine
Yet pray I won't regain my sight, your destiny will be my crime!

My crime...

Tell me how can I regain what is lost in time
Show me, the way to renewed sanity and peace of mind

So many self called healers, praying on the ones in need
You'd claim to cure blindness, yet there's poison in every deed
No need for apologies. The blame could only be mine
Yet pray I won't regain my sight, your destiny will be my crime!

Pray for life!
Pray for health!
Pray for truth!
Pray for death!
Track Name: The End of Sanity
Inferior, unspoken words of reason
That cut through the core of your being
A hymn for the forgotten
A song of sorrow
Your wings broken into the wind

You fall
Yet you fly higher
Is this the end of sanity?
The wings on your back
Bloodied and broken
It's the beginning of lunacy!

The portraits are flushed faces on your wall
Now grey, like the traces of yesterday
Faces are fading away, it's merely a blur now
Everything turns pale, it's the end of sanity!

Is this the end?
Is it a place in time?
Is it just sanity?
Walking
Walking the line

You fall
Yet you fly higher
Is this the end of sanity?

The end of sanity!

Or you're just going through
The motions of life
Drifting thoroughly
On waves from side to side

Side to side!
Track Name: Layers of Lies
Fables, songs and stories.
Are your cloak and your armour.
Grandest tales and memories,
Are the hilts of your arms.

How can you defeat your enemies?
When you only shield yourself with words?
Piercing lances are your eyes.
Or maybe just layers and waves of lies?

Your prison walls are rusted.
As the iron in your blood.
You gorge yourself on maggots.
To feed a dead and empty husk.

How can you think you'll break free,
By just adding heavier bricks?
I would tear them down all by myself!
Unless I'd break you down instead.

How can you call yourself content and free?
Deep down inside... you know.
You will never be!

How can you kill your enemies?
When you only shield yourself with words?
Piercing lances are your eyes.
Or maybe just layers and waves of lies?

How can you call yourself content and free?
Deep down inside... you know.
You will never be!

How can I accept a truth sold by your eyes?
Knowing you built your fortress,
Upon layers of lies!
Track Name: Seduced
This life is not enough for me
Filling our cups with poison, remaining empty

We're being dragged in this mental prison
Withering and rotting from inside
Into a new world fueled by vivid visions
Reality fading further forevermore from our sight!

From our sight!

Marching behind

From our sight!

Drink your fill once more...
Stronger than before
Blood now flowing thin
Clawing deep from within

This flesh is not enough for me
The need is deeper than you'd dare to see
No longer bound to our bodies
Shedding our skin, wanting to be free

Wanting to be free!

Something you'd never see

Wanting to be free!

Drink your fill once more...
Stronger than before
Blood now flowing thin
Clawing deep from within

Seduced and abused
Hanging in from a thread and a noose
Sensual dependancy
Decrepified minds and bodies
Track Name: Web Spinner
Dreaming again, spindly figures appear
Web spun around, endlessly as I sleep

The choice is not mine to make

Grey light of dawn, I wake with cravings so deep
Marks on my arms, to re-open them i need!

As the walls are closing in on me
Tell me demon
Where are we going?
I need you as the other day
Drain my strenght!
This is your doing!

My own doing
Tell me, demon
Where are we going?

Falling again, in Web spinner's sick dream.
Eyes glowing red, fixed upon me with a sly grin

As the walls are closing in on me
Tell me demon
Where are you taking me?
I love you as the other day
Drink me dry!
I know it's your doing!

Fitting all the pieces together
I can see my life again in reverse

Passing of time, a ghostly figure I am
Laced in black ash, the venom of fate to become

My own doing!
Tell me, demon!
Where am I going?
Track Name: Blind
Blind
The meaningless perception
Of life
Time waits for no one

At peace with my dillusion
These walls grow bigger
My own fortress of solitude
Can you hear the silence?

Can you hear?
Can you feel?
The walls crumbling behind
The pulse of an open wound
The scars of a growing lie

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