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Recuperate from Reality


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  • DEMENTIA: Recuperate from Reallity Re-mastered re-issue
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    • Re-mastered
    • Includes bonus tracks
    • 12-page booklet
    • Never before seen photos
    • Complete lyrics
    • Band history essay
    • Limited to 500 copies

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State of Dementia Lost I can’t seem to find my way home Screaming Help me I’m not sure who I am My memory is lost and I don’t know who to trust Excuse me Have you seen me before? Feel paranoid But I don’t know of whom If you were me, tell me what would you do? When I think back everything is black And I remember when I woke up that day Reflections remembrance Distorted and subdued, Who’s in the mirror? Let me through… My mind slips and my sanity escapes Run through the night Searching for my past Wake up, cold sweat My eyes burn from the light Try to recall but it’s a constant fight My ears are ringin’ a hypnotic drone Got this feeling I’m never coming home Wandering, confused, I walked in this padded room With marbles all over the floor I asked this guy if he knew where I was He looked at me and said. “Welcome to our state You’re never leaving….that right Here’s your jacket!”
Sight Unseen 05:20
Sight Unseen Destruction reigns over future life, Morals so distorted inhumane Constant death A dying shame Preaching the truth But you’re living a lie No, fading visions before my eyes I hear the desperate cries No, this sight unseen is real not a dream Blackness cannot avoid Life’s lost memory This sight unseen Vision blurred through deception and hate Hypocrites can’t make up their absent minds Sacrificing all for false pride They tell me I’m next, next victim to die No, the black cold grows over me I scream from below, “set me free!” No, this sight unseen is real, not a dream Blackness a void-life, a memory Sight unseen to me Sight you’ve never seen Sight unseen to me This sight unseen As the death tolls that funeral dirge The end of the beginning has begun Annihilation of the world we once knew A bloodshed tear for what was mankind No, it’s like involuntary suicide We all must die No, this sight unseen is real, not a dream Blackness a void-life, a memory Sight unseen to me Sight I didn’t want to see Sight unseen to me, May we all rest, IN PIECES!!!
Terminal Ecstasy Prisoner of the world you created Lost the key, you never cared Should’ve known you were diggin’ your own grave No future - death is near Terminal problem Can’t find the fix Sight is Hallucination As life turns black Somehow you survive the night Feel the tension, losing your mind You strike the match Now you’ve lost control Too young to die, you gotta try Too young to die, you know you got to try You got the chance now Don’t just throw it away You’ll regret it someday Now as the clock strikes midnight You trip on your brain Don’t let depression bring you down Rise above now, fin the key You’ve got too much to gain
Funeral March Start today like any other Wake up hoping for the night Love and pain, inside the circles A burnin’ lost heaven, lost delight The ground is sucked inside Smoothing souls feeding the darkness Refuge upstairs is denied And now I can see that they’re there The darkness welcomes the light Now the dead rise and come together Bleeding souls dry And the darkness hearing what they said Slowly makes you rot inside your head Forever Now the day has come Dread is mingled with fear Destiny is crushed by the evil Taking over
Face to Fate 04:59
Face to Fate I’m sick as hell sittin’ this chair Tension surrounds me I’m pulling out my hair I plead insanity Feel I’m losing grip Close to the edge I hope I don’t slip I’m losing control Time to face my fate Face to Fate Temptations’ gonna lead me to hell And my headstone will mark where I fell Dying in sin means living in vain I should have known I was never sane Sorry it’s too late Time to face my fate Face to Fate My body lays still starts to decay My soul arises immortal to stay Now I am free It’s time for revenge But my conscience is taking control Now I understand I want one more chance But I’m stuck in this horrible hell My life’s a disgrace I’m forced in face Forever trapped in my soul Time to take control Time to face my fate Face to Fate
Insane 05:52
Insane Laughing aloud in my padded room Left alone, my arms are tied My eyes are open wide I’m living in a strange world Here nothing seems the same Reality is just a word Don’t even know my name We are forced to rest here And we will see infinity Locked up here against our will Because they know I want to kill I am Insane They give me medication Those horrid fuckin pills They say they’ll make me better soon Stop my urge to kill My mind is filled with darkness My thoughts all turn to pain My body wanders aimlessly My patience starts to drain White turns to red As I close my eyes Hope turns to dread As I pull my knife And know it seems Chains are broken And it’s time to be free I need a helpless victim Death is in my eyes I want their flowing blood I need their pleading cries My blade has no mercy Drugs fading from my brain I will not stop this slaughter I’m violently insane
Born to Die 05:07
Born to Die Deep within your soul You feel its time Time to open up your eyes And see the truth The lies, do you realize I am the first – I am the last I have authority over death and chaos I am the future – I am the past See all your life’s blood spilling so fast And now within your heart You know the day has come To walk the earth again And see the killed, the maimed The already slain Now the power of earth surrounds me The power of life it overwhelms me Searching for vengeance All that I see Time to fulfill the final dead You are born to die You are born to die You are born to die You are born to die
Feel the Fire Every night I surrender hopelessly Your power blinds me And I can hardly see You change my life And you altered my dreams And when I trust you You’re stealin’ my brain You call me a friend But you’re stabbin’ my back Deny you know my name You burned me before But never again It’s time you feel the flame Feel the fire, flames burn on And the pain is so strong And you’re beggin’ for mercy But this time you’re gonna burn Your bitchin’ and moaning Expect all attention Getting worse everyday The flames getting hot Jump or I’ll push you Into the eternal flames Feel the fire, flames burn on And the pain is so strong
Say Your Prayers Guilty as sin But you kill feelin’ no regret You feel you’ve done no wrong We fight to save the world we’ve been given You lacerate the land This must stop now it’s time to say your prayer Someday you’ll wish you had thought of the future When you’re gasping for air All your mistakes will cause us to suffer And for you to explain We’ll hunt you down and make you pay No remorse for you Say your prayers Kneel down and Say your prayers Nobody really cares So when you go to bed tonight Think about it, think about your life As you pray to save your head You know and I know that you’re dead Run for your life as your fortress crumbles And the finger points to you Killing blindly Thought we’d never find you It’s time to wake up! Wasting the earth Ignored all regrets We’re gonna make you pay Us against you You were standing in line No remorse for you Say your Prayers!
Blood Loss 04:41
Blood Loss Give up, you can’t hold me back The point of no return Sacrifice, devotion of life I felt the fires burn Dark turns to light Time rules my life Ignorance takes its toll Fear getting old Left in the cold With only yourself to blame Intensity, is freeing me Rising from within I ignore blood sweat and tears Because I know I’ll win Damn thee who escape the fire Realize they’re coming after you And it’s time for blood loss, causing sin Desperate feelings, won’t give in Time for blood loss I won’t turn away The river flows, now I know With each step there’s pain Anxiety is stressing me Each day a new cross to bear Doing time, your life sentence You passed it down on yourself Give and take, for Christ sake I can’t lose anymore, blood loss Flying free, now one’s stopping me I’ll continue the sequence, ‘til the end of life… You have seen the blood on the wall And paid for all your sins The time has come let me in And let this horror end Damn thee who escape the fire I’m hell let go of my life…in hell Drown in your pity or survive Just look into the face of fear Look, into his eyes, his eyes…
Inner Thoughts Isolation, trapped inside Left the world far behind Distant voices calling, evil reaps! Darkness dominates the skies Shadows reappear Destruction just final way We wonder why we fear Man’s free will Will free all man and end society It’s your life stand up and fight Or death will serve you right It serves you right! Watch the sky burning red Following your fate Time erodes, seems to control Shackled with victims of change Wrapped up in the confusion Strangled by anticipation Hopelessly trying to change Day by day, by day by day Not to reveal, inner thoughts Tried to conceal, but now you’re caught I stand today in the misery I stand today in the pain you’ll see Life’s agony leaves us, in pain Yes we all know you’ll pay Paying for your sins, oh the penance you’ll serve Life seemed so simple but now you are scared That you won’t escape, and no one will care You’ll be stuck in this hell it took a lifetime to create Wake up don’t get dragged down Don’t fall into the pit Freedom is a sacred right The change will let you win Death kills the silence as smoke fills the air Evil has arrived… hey this is your life Serves you right, stand up and fight This is your life…


DEMENTIA was formed in Wisconsin in the late 1980s by guitarist Brian Ericson, vocalist Mike Walz, and drummer Skylar Kennedy.
In 1988 the band would issue their limited self-release “Cursed from the First”. In 1990 the band would relocate to Chicago where they would begin to establish themselves and start putting together their second album ‘Recuperate from Reality’ that would be released on Tombstone Records (a division of Sony) in 1991.
Now that underground technical thrash metal classic has been re-mastered re-issued

• Re-mastered
• Includes bonus tracks
• 12-page booklet
• Never before seen photos
• Complete lyrics
• Band history essay
• Limited to 500 copies


released May 5, 2017

Produced by Eric “Griffy” Greif for Edge Entertainment INC.
All songs written and arranged by DEMENTIA
Executive producers Tom Dohert, Dave Oberle, and Mark Gray
Originally recorded and mixed by Eric Greif and Patrick James Cunningham
at Wave Digital Studios, Gurnee, Illinois
Additional engineering by Alan Pangelinan
Original mastering by Denis Blackham
at Porky’s Mastering in London, England
Cover artwork by Lee Miller
Executive producers 2017 J. Golden and G. Shafer
Re-mastered by Jamie King
At The Basement Studio NC in Winston Salem, NC
Layout design by Chris Ferguson


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