Psychosis

by Phalanx

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released March 10, 2008

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Phalanx Brisbane, Australia

Phalanx were originally formed in March 2005. Although being a relatively young metal act, Phalanx displays a high level of musicianship. This is evident in the bands well constructed original material as well as the covers chosen to perform. Intelligent riffs, high level musicianship, and thought-provoking lyrics are of the highest priority in Phalanx's music. ... more

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Track Name: Thoughts in Exile
Thoughts in Exile





The spirits command from me total obedience
A psychotic entity tightens its icy grip
Forever trapped in this nightmare of a mind
I need to find something to make me sane again

Darkness consumes this dungeon I dwell
When life’s a tomb we’re already in hell

Thoughts obscure hope in an exiled mind
A strange indoctrination by a entity not mine

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I know there’s something there
Something more real that this
I will not believe what I’m told
The lies are out to get me

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The time has come
To regain some pride
Your last breaths
Will be at my hands
Set me free
From this delusional experience
A life trapped in paranoia
Dying to be sane

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I cannot think real thoughts
To see is not to believe
To hear is not to know
To touch is not to feel

This is hell I feel
Is seizing control
I want to take this life
And cast it away

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Thoughts in Exile
Mind control

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Liberty is ravaged
Hope destroyed
Dreams are shattered
Darkness consumes
Psychosis is all I know
Track Name: Zezura
Zerzura


As we set out
Through millennium sands
We ignore the strife
That’s about to unveil
Glory is given
To those who find
The gleaming oasis
Of the firebird

Reborn under sand
In the eyes of the world it is lost
Taken in one swift motion as it fades away
Everyone doubts, but we will retake

The sun breaking through
Our minds will not stop
The heat turns to scourge
As our blood starts to boil
Strong are those who
Persistently push
Through arid wasteland
Without fear of death

Reborn under sand
In the eyes of the world it is lost
Taken, it fades away

Rising from the earth
She will never fade
Once called the city of the gods
It looks like the gods have fled

In my mind I’m already there
Bowing my head to the Gods of Zerzura

Reborn under sand
In the eyes of the world it is lost
Taken from here in one swift motion
As it fades away, everyone doubts, but we will retake
Track Name: Emptiness
Emptiness

It all seems so hopeless
All alone, days become years
How I need someone to listen
How I wish someone was here

So I could feel loved
I’ve got so much to give
Instead this emptiness is all I know
Time’s war of attrition drowns my will to live


Alone in the dark, there’s no one there
To comfort me and set me free
From this emptiness, that’s filling me
My life is gone, thrown away

Back when I was a child,
I remember love, joy, beauty and innocence
Now I feel my body go
From ripe to rotten, my mind relents

I want to see what’s beyond this hell
But what awaits I will ever know,
Until I come face to face.
With my destiny beyond this cold


Alone in the dark, there’s no one there
To comfort me and set me free
From this emptiness, that’s filling me
Timeless hours, my enemy

My world is torn
There’s no one there
My face is cold, throw me away
Set me free, from this emptiness
I’ll drown it all, at any day

Should I end it now?
In time’s defeat
Or will it conquer me
With eternity

Should I redeem myself
From a life that’s turned to hell
Should I free my mind
From where bitterness dwells


But could there be someone
Who gives me hope?
This question remains
The reason I live

I’ll take my chance
One more time
To find the one I can’t find
That could thaw this heart set in ice
Track Name: Solitude
Solitude


Pondering… all that I am
Wondering… if I’ll see you again
You’re Fading… fading away
The mist engulfs you… you slip away
I cannot see you
I cannot be with you again


You’re not coming home
Eternity is what I loath
Will I see you again?
Will I see you my friend?

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Nothing will bring you back
Memories are all that I have
Photographs of the times we had
Whispers haunt my mind
Thoughts of regret pass the time
Nothing will ever be the same

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I am but fading away
Eternity has its way, with you
I cannot see you
I cannot be with you


And I hate this pain (You’re not coming home)
Can I awake from this dream? (Eternity is what I loath)
You were all that I had (Will I see you again?)
Forever I stand

In solitude…
Track Name: Mountain
MOUNTAIN




As it stands, overpowering
It’s the climb that we dread.
All hope is lost
Aspirations are dead

Like a blind man leading a flock
We’re led through the unknown
As we push on through a Gordian knot
Fruitless ventures are shown

This mighty precipice
Wages wars with my mind
Has it conquered me in my head?
The strength I cannot find

The sheer determination
That must be wrought by me
From the depths of my soul
I’ll rise up, this man will not be weak

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It finally comes to an end
The sweat shed, the blood bled

For the mountain that did not give way
Determination has prevailed

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As I fall deeper within doubts
I come to realize more and more
This mountain that is testing me
Is a towering metaphor

The symbolic nature of this climb
Is here fall all to see
If I overcome the barriers in my mind
My thoughts can finally be free

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I cannot deny I’ve had the fear
Of death and eternity
But dying with courage
Is second to victory

The sweat shed
The blood has been bled




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Never
Render
The climb
Incomplete
Never
Surrender
To
Defeat

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For all those who claim disdain
For those who claim that I am insane
I’ll right spit back in their face
For I have endured pain


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It finally comes to an end
The sweat shed, the blood bled

For the mountain that did not give way
Determination has prevailed