Prey for the Future

by DARK DESIGN

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released 10 September 2013

DARK DESIGN IS:

Andy Berntrand - Vocals
Ray Lewi - Guitar
Mike Joyner - Guitar
Matt Mercer - Bass
Robbie Mercer  - Drums
 
All Dark Design lyrics by A. Bertrand
Song "Dark Design" by A. Bertrand & R. Lewis
"Dust In The Wind" by Kerry Livgren
Produced by John E Wooten IV and Dark Design
Engineered & mixed by John E Wooten IV
Mastered by Jamie King at The Basement Studios

 Cover art and concept by Mark Cooper Mindrape Art
Layout Design by Chris Fergusen

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Track Name: Dark Design
Dark Design
 
Conductor of this dark symphony
Never at the podium, always in the wings
Brain-thoughts Broadcast Radio
Lord Computer God
Disassociation, break tradition
Point-of-view division

Promises of paradise, city on the hill
Sugar-coated media, easier to swill
Pharmacy, dispensary, new dependency
Duped and doped we waste our time
Ostrich-vision, might as well be... blind

(Chorus)
PATTERNS
Conceived in madness, to subdue mankind
THRALL
Domination, bred in the blackest mind
WE HAVE FALLEN
WE HAVE FALLEN, PREY
Prey to the dark design
Force fed lies, to control your lives

Silently on through the years,
Moving so slowly
Apathy, Ignorance
Hand in hand in deed
Wake up from your reverie
Make the best of time
Live your life for good & truth
Nevermind the others' dark design

(Repeat chorus)
Track Name: No Death
No Death

It's a waste of life wishing death
Obliviating is regret
Rainbird retrogressoring
Idle hands, endlessly wring
Lash the wheel Captain Destiny
This damned ship keeps on sailing
Nostalgia for infinity
The abyss looks longingly in me
 
I'm only free from thinking when I am asleep
The things I drink, the drugs I do
The only way to keep my thoughts from you
An oasis in Hell I try to find
A troubled cure for my troubled mind
 
Sleep inside the bed you made
Waste away in what, if?-time
Enemy behind the lines in your mind
 
Turning inward question
The pool reflecting
I'm not afraid to kill you
Because there is no death
 
Track Name: Abiding Contempt
Abiding Contempt
 
Easy pointing your finger this-way-that
Yet three back at you
Make no move to change
How it seems so strange
That things stay the same
 
Mob mentality rules your destiny
No identity
Say you're free to speak
Think of what you know
Parrot puppeting
 
Got a lot to say
Not much you do
You just sit & wait
'til each day is through
 
SKIN STARTS TO BOIL
BONES FILLED WITH SPURS
BLOOD TURNS TO POISON
VISION IS BLURRED
TRAPPED IN A SPIRAL
CHOOSE NOT TO FIX
ONE-IN-A-BILLION
EXTINCTION 6
 
Foolish pride, it is your downfall
Green makes right, greedy not growing
Wait for your T.V. night
The future don't look bright
Biding your time
Contempt of creation
Dying inside, along for the ride
Abiding contempt
 
Disenfranchised
Hide behind glazed eyes
Compartmentalized
Rat you do amaze
Think you're free en-caged
You should be enraged
I don't like you
Like I don't like myself
... Welcome to my hell
Track Name: Welcome to You're (DOOM!)
Welcome To Your "DOOM!"
 
Oh my doom-damned friend,
What goes on in your head?
Need to be, need to lie
Just living legend in your own mind
 
Walk a lonely path,
Through the land of the blind.
Render naught the sheep pens
Built in your life
 
Every day you complicate
Feed a need you can never sate
Make rules, intend to break
Play the ladder and the snake
 
You can't unlearn what you have learned
Dare not deserve what you have earned
The walls inside of your head-room
Written in blood
Welcome to your "DOOM!"
 
Treating your friends like they are pawns
They know you cannot see
The shit stains on your face and breath
From all the lies you breathe
 
Project your own mythology
False witness to your history
Too many strings, too many leads
Life's what you make it be
 
Oh my doom-damned friend,
what goes on in your head?
Need to be, need to lie
Just living legend in your own mind
 
Who do you think you are?
No one knows what you believe
Where do you think you're going?
Why the need to deceive?
Track Name: Dragonmount
Dragonmount
 
The veil is now lifting, I see through my madness
Looking around, at the horror I caused
The taint of the power sickens and warps me
Stumble in rubble
What have i done?

Shimmering air, my tormentor
Betrayer Of Hope
Fire-eyed friend of the dark
Opens my eyes, to the slaughter around me
Blinded by madness
Destroyed my blood
Illyena! Oh, my love!
Won't you forgive me
What have I done?
Light cannot save me now you are gone
... And it came to pass
In the cycle of ages
The wheel and the pattern
TURNS AGAIN

Leading the light, fighting The Dark One
Paying the price, sealing him outside of time
Having the last laugh, spoiled our power
Madness of magic
Breaking the world

The rising Dragonmount
A sword up from the ground
All of my power spent
Suicidal monument
Let he be born of the mountain
According to prophecies
As he was in ages passed
And ages yet to be

Draw on the true source
Grasping the One Power
Air into fire, fire to light liquefied
Bolt from the heavens
Searing! Blinding!
Stone turns to vapor
I BECOME MOUNTAIN
Track Name: Meditations
Meditations
 
In actuality, there is no magic
Naught to believe
Just need some victory
Thirsting to control, long to be free
 
Do not lament your lot in life
It's been this way since the dawn of time
Man is an island, not a God
These meditations think upon
 
(Chorus)
Deal with each day, escape to the void
Dream up a world you create or destroy
Romantic warrior, hero in dreams
Heir to the throne of the temple of kings
 
Fighting the boredom you quest inside
Outside reality in your mind
 
Their negativity, trying to crush your identity
Bleeding the colors from the skies
Kneeling down disciple of lies
Don't let the bastards get you down
Illegitimi non carborundum
Spending your time in thoughts so deep
Just waiting to die
Living to sleep

(Repeat Chorus)
 
Track Name: Spice World
Spice World
 
Machine of death, disease called man
World demise, a time at hand
The choking air, oppressive sun
What is this we have done?
 
Blood for oil
Slakes the sand
House to house
Hell of the damned
Warring tribes
On both sides
Sticks & stones
& land mines
Ancient place
Violate
Holy sites
Burn by night
 
Drawn out fight
Which might makes right?
Endless war since dawn of time
Aggression brought
Aggression met
The ghostly wails from Minarets
 
The promised land
But promised to who?
Buried by time & dust
An aeon of tombs
Scars on the people
Scars on the land
Collective history
Cradle of man
 
There is no peace for Middle East
Ancient hatreds are never released
Praise be to Allah!
Praise be to God!
Hail to the fire
Die by the sword
 
A crescent moon, scimitar
Stars & Stripes, a B.A.R.
The weapons change
The reasons don't
We pray for peace
But hope we won't
 
LIFE IS DEATH
Understand
Power of gods
In thy hands
Bloodstained lands
Tear stained lives
Cannot cope
Or empathize
 
Last crusade
Sharp my blade
Eye for eye
No end in sight