Sleep Well, Avidya

by The Lion in Winter

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megan glaefke Crazy impossible. I can't even justify this.

They just blow my mind, I've been listening to the album everyday.
No, I haven't gotten tired of it because the songs are so damn complex. They're really all my favorite.

I fucking love you guys Favorite track: Cosmic Relief.
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John Parent It is simply awesome. No other explanation needed Favorite track: Ritual Entropy.
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released April 1, 2015

Written by The Lion in Winter Music Club

Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by Derek Moree

Recorded at The Boiler Room and Studio Litho, Seattle WA

Mastered by Ed Brooks at RFI

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Track Name: Ritual Entropy
RITUAL ENTROPY. LOST IN CLOCKWORK BREATH, TRUDGING TO CREATE PIOUS LIFE TO FEED OUR EMPTY AIM. IT STAYS THE SAME, THIS ENTROPY. TOP OF THE HOUR, WE TWELVE, UNENDING, BEAMS SEEK OUT A SCENE OF ECHOING REPARTEE. WE SPARK THE BLAST THAT CAST THE PAST FROM THE CENTER OF SUBSISTENCE TO THE NEVER-ENDING VAST. CULTIVATING GODS, WHERE NAMELY, ONE WILL BREAK OUR BONDS. I CAN TASTE IT IN THE SIP OF THE STARS. WE'LL GET IT RIGHT THIS TIME. SOON WE'LL REST OUR WEARY BODIES. SLAVES TO A CYCLICAL CAMPAIGN. I'M GROWING BITTER. EXPLAIN ANYTHING TO SLATE THIS WEIGHT. GIVE ME PEACE. WOE, AVIDYA. WOE, AVIDYA. WHY AM I HERE? WHERE IS THIS PLACE? I'VE SEEN THIS PROCESS COUNTLESS TIMES. THE RESULTS ARE FOREVER UNCHANGING. WE RISE FROM NOTHING, CULTIVATE THE PLANETS THEN RETURN THE SINGULARITY TO BE. WHAT IF GOD HAS ABANDONED US? WHAT IF WE'RE AT FAULT? SMOOTH REPETITION. CLOCKS A TICKIN. TIME. INTERMISSION. SIGHT FOR SIGHT, WE LIGHT. EMPTY, BLURRY VISION. SORRY, SAME OLD MISSION. I WILL BE YOUR GHOST WITH THE MOST CREDENTIALS. CREATE! SENTIENCE CAN FLOURISH HERE. BUT WHY BOTHER? FATHER, SHOW YOURSELF YOU SUBTERFUGE. PREY. THIS WILL BE THE LAST TIME. I'M SORRY MY BROTHERS, BUT THIS HADJ MUST END. IF GOD REFUSES TO SHOW HIMSELF THEN I WILL FORCE HIS HAND AND COMMENCE THE END OF EVERYTHING. FROM TOTAL NOTHINGNESS, A VEIL OF LIGHT HAD SET THE CYCLE. BRIGHTNESS SPOKE A EULOGY TO EMPTY CORNERS, POST-IGNITION. ADDICTIVE REPETITION. SEEK SOME POSSIBLE DERIVATIVE OF GROWTH. SUCK IT ALL DRY. AGAIN, THE SPARK EXPLODES, AS IF THIS LIFE WAS JUST A DREAM. DEVOID OF ANY CONSEQUENCE. I'M TIRED OF THIS NOTHING. WE NEED AN END. SO LET THE FLAME EXTINGUISH SO WE DON'T BURN ALIVE. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. WOULD YOU PLEASE LEAVE YOUR HATS, COATS AND HEARTS AT THE DOOR. IT'S PLENTY WARM INSIDE AND THE WALLS ARE PAINTED RED. HERE AT THE CENTER OF SOMETHING THIS SEED OF DESPAIR WILL GROW. I'M PLACING MY ANGUISH IN A PRETTY PEARL. BLOOM. BUBBLE. SET ASIDE THAT LINE OF SPITE. MY CHILDREN WILL GET IT: ALL THINGS MUST DECAY. NO REFORM TO LESSEN THE TASTE OF PROGRESSION. IF LIFE IS A RACE THEN THERE SHOULD BE A FINISH LINE. BLISTERING ORBIT. YOU CANNOT AFFIX YOUR HEART TO DINE ON LIFE AND BELITTLE YOUR BROTHERS' REIGN. GRIPPED IN LUMINESCENT HANDS, A CIRCLE OF SUBSTANCE. INFUSED. THRUST IN THE SAND. TE EGO DOES NOT FADE AWAY. STRUCTURED, IN MATTER, IT FINDS HOME IN EVERYTHING. SO MUCH DEPENDENT ON THIS LOVE. NUANCE HAS CARRIED ON A MASTERFUL COMPULSION. SO PUT THE KETTLE ON. I'M COMING HOME. ITS TIME WE'VE ALL WALKED ON. I'LL WAIT IN THIS SPINNING MINERAL. WILL TO SPEAK TRUTHFUL THAT WE'LL ALL FALL DOWN. CHECK THE CORE FOR HORRID SOMETHINGS. DON'T WAKE ME FOR THAT DAY WILL SIGNAL TO THE OTHERS, THE TRESPASS I HAVE DONE AND THEY WILL FEEL THE COLD TOUCH OF TIME BEGIN TO SQUEEZE AT THEIR HEARTS. BEG FOR MERCY. THIS HEARSE SCENE IS BLURRED PEACE. IMMERSE ME IN MIGHT. I TRIED. SO LONG. FAREWELL.
Track Name: Near Death Experiments
NEAR DEATH EXPERIMENTS. BLIND LIFE. PRIDE DIES. SOLDIER. RUN. HIDE. VALUES BURN OUT. BEST REGARD IN THIS. FACE OBLIVION. FREE MYSELF OF FATE. PLEASE KEEP PEACE. DRINK IT UP. DOUBLE CUP. SETTLE DOWN. DEFEND UNWORTHY SINNERS WITH WRATH. BED DOWN WITH SALVATION. HINDER LAST. HOLD UP YOUR NATION. MARCH ON, STEADFAST. COWER WITH SCUM A MIDST THE FAST SHIT HOLD LAND. SUIT UP FOR CLEANSING. KEEP THOSE BOOTS TIGHT. BUILD UP THE IRON. WE WISH YOU LUCK. OPEN UP YOUR EYES. TURN OUT THE LIGHTS. SALVATION WAITS INSIDE. YOUNG MAN. AWAKE. DIM LIT. AFRAID. SWEET, DYSON. PRIVATE, BE NAMED. ARE YOU A MAN IN THE MUD? INCIDENTAL. CHUG IT DOWN. BEST INTENT. ENOUGH OF IDLE WILL. THIS CRIME HAS MADE YOU OURS. THERE'S NOWHERE YOU CAN RUN. YOU DON'T HAVE TO DIE. YOUR COWARDICE IS KNOWN. HEAVEN'S OCCUPATION. DO YOU REGRET YOUR LACK OF FAITH? PLAY YOUR FATHER'S GAME AND WELCOME TO THE FAMILY. BLACK BAG TRUCKING. ROUGH TERRAIN IS FUCKING UP YOUR GUT. SUCK IT UP! BE A MAN, LITTLE ANIMAL. YOU'VE BEEN A WASTE, ENOUGH. BRIGHT LIGHTS DAWNING THE AWNING OF A SILO. HIGH AND LOW SIGHS. BODY BAGS AS A RIDE HOME. DECOMMISSIONED HOLE. NOW MOVE ALONG, TOY SOLDIER. GOT YOU FEELING COLD. THAT DOESN'T SEEM TO BE THE MARCHING OF A CRIMINAL. LITTLE CRIMINAL. WET, RED LIGHT BLED DOWN TO THE GROUND. FOUND MOUNTAINS OF OMINOUS, BLACK, CAGED MECHANICAL NOISE. BREATH. WE ARE GOING WHERE THE FUTURE STARTS. INSTRUMENT OF WAR; YOU BETTER PLAY YOUR PART. ANYONE CAN HOLD UP A SIGN AND SAY "PEACE" BUT IF YOU AIN'T THE CURE THEN YOU'RE THE FUCKING DISEASE. GLOWING, FLOWING, FLUID. HEFTY REASSURANCE. WHITE, DISTORTED, CIRCUS SOLDIERS FILLING UP THE ROOM. SHUT IN. ALONE. I WANNA GO HOME. NIMBLE NEEDLE FILLED WITH THE FUTURE. SAVE YOUR FRAGILE PEOPLE. DOWN FOR THE COUNT. ADMIT YOUR OWN INJECTION. FLOOD YOUR BLOOD WITH GOD. DOUBT GOES OUT WITH CLOUT. IF FOUND DEVOUT, YOU'RE GONNA LEAD US OUT. PROJECT GHOST-DANCE. WHAT HAVE WE DONE HERE? WE'VE MADE ANOTHER MESS OUT OF ALL OF THIS. NOW. LAST WORDS: I'M OUT. TEMPLE SMASHED. ONE MORE FAILURE TO READ ABOUT. EASY COME, EASY GO. FUCK THESE VERMIN. THESE FILTH ALL DESERVE TO DIE. DIG YOUR OWN GRAVE. TWO BIRDS, ONE STONE. RISE NOW, SWEET SON. DYSON REGAINS LIFE IN BLINDING RAGE. BOTCHED ABORTION. LAB RAT HATH WRATH. KISS LIFE GOODBYE. HE WILL VIOLENT INCINERATION. A GOD WITH BLOODY HANDS, WILD GRINNING RAGE. FIRE FILLS THE PEWS. COMMENCE THE CLEANSING. BORN AGAIN AS GOD'S OWN PROXY. MERCY DOES NOT SERVE THE DIRTY. BURST OF BLOOD. SHED MORTAL COIL. WELCOME ONE AND ALL, THE END IS NIGH.
Track Name: Vain Repititions
VAIN REPETITIONS. RUNNING. FIGHTING. RUNNING FOR OUR LIVES. WE'RE DONE LIVING IN YOUR LIGHT. DECLARED THAT I'M COLD HEARTED. OR SO YOU SPEAK ACROSS THE SEA. BUT THESE VEINS WILL OPEN SO THE TRUTH CAN FLOW AND CURE AN ARROGANT DISEASE. BEST BEAR THIS WEIGHT. JUST MAKE IT HOME. BREAK THE LINE WITH THE FLASH OF LIGHT. NOW DROWN IN THE MIGHT OF THE FATHER OF NIGHT. MARCH ON, NEO SEOUL. REBEL, ARCH ANGEL. RIPPED LIMB FROM LIMB. LET HIM ROT THIS WAY. OPEN UP THESE NEON GATES. SILAS, MIND THIS RADIANT LIGHT. JUST FIGHT THIS RIGHTEOUS FIGHT. I DIGRESS: FAITH. PATIENCE. WITNESS I, MOST HIGH. MASS GENOCIDE. LET THE BODIES FLY. THE DIRTY MUST BE PURGED FOR ALL THE PEOPLE DIGGING IN THE DARK. A CITY CAST IN ASH. DIG THOSE HEELS IN. STERILIZE. IDOLIZE A DESOLATION RIDDLED IN A GOLDEN MIGHT. COLD DAYS. HOT NIGHTS. SWOLLEN EGO. THREE DECADES IN THE GRAVE. GLASS CITY BUILT IN CINDER. WITNESS THE EXODUS OF LUST. WE MUST REDUCE THE PAST TO DUST. CHILDREN, CHILDREN, LISTEN WELL: REAL HELL IS BASED IN INDECISION. NOW LISTEN, SUBSCRIPTION TO THIS LIFE IS NOT A CHOICE. NO. CLIMB THE TOWER. ROUSE THE VERMIN, CENTER STAGE. PAY YOUR GRACE. FORFEIT PROSPECT. RESPECT MY AUTHORITY IN PLACE OF YOUR FREEDOMS. DON'T NEED THEM CUZ YOU'RE NOT WORTH YOUR OWN BONES. HOPE. IT'S SUCH A SIMPLE KIND OF DREAM. HOME. IT HAS BEEN TAKEN FROM OUR HANDS. JUST A MEMORY THAT'S LIVING IN OUR HEARTS. WE BOW OUR HEADS IN SHAME. WE'VE GOT TO ABIDE TO CARRY ON. I HOPE MY CHILDREN FORGIVE ME IN THE MORN. IN THE MOURNING IF WE LIVE TO SEE ANOTHER DAY. GIVE ME SOME PEACE AND VALIDATE MY POWER. THIS COWARDS PACING, FILLING THE HOUR. AM I WHAT WAS INTENDED? AM I THE LIGHT? SILENCE. ARE YOU NOT PLEASE? HYSTERIA. SPEAK TO ME. ARE YOU LISTENING? LET LOW, SETTLED EFFORTS TO LOSS PROSTRATED BY EFFLUENCE. AMONG THE MEAGER MAGGOT, I'M FOUND HERE, COLD, ABANDONED SLAVE. SOUGHT LOVE. DENIED BY THE FATHER. ROUGH LUCK. SUPPRESSED ABODE. PHONE HOME TO NO KNOWN NUMBER. EMPTY, CALLOW SERVANT OF GREATER GOOD. KEPT FRESH IN THE BELLY OF THE DEVIL. A POX OF PARADOX. KEEP VAUX ON TOES FROM THE HEELS TO THE NOSE. LET THIS SONG BE THE FROST OF THE HEARTS I ERODE. PLEASE SPEAK TO THE DEADLY DEFECTIVE. I'M HERE TO BE YOUR GHOST. SUFFER THE CROWN. ROTTEN RESOLUTION. KEEP ME NEXT TO POSSIBLE TROPHIES. I'LL BE THE CENTER PIECE. NEVER KNOWN FLAW, I AM EVERYTHING. WASTED ENERGY OF A PROPHET LEFT TO DESTROY IT ALL. SILAS THE WEAK SERVANT, TIME TO DIE. KEEPSAKE OF A CALLOW CAMPAIGN. BLOODY AGE OF PAIN. IF I'M TO GO THEN THE WORLD GOES TOO.
Track Name: Cosmic Relief
COSMIC RELIEF. SEEK THE LAST SOUL. PALE SPECK. BRIGHT HOLE. WHERE'S OUR BROTHER NOW? EMPTY SPACE, A REST PLACE. MASS CONFUSION, FILLING UP OUR GRACE. FOR ONCE, THEY FELT FEAR. HORRID LACK OF ROUTINE. LUCID, LACKING NEW THINGS IN THE WAKE. RITUAL IS OUR WAY. FEAR FILLS OUR BONES. OUR FIRST UNKNOWN DAY. AVIDYA'S BROKEN BODY. DUST REMAINS IN PLACE OF HIS MISTAKE. COLONIES OF AFTERMATH SUSTAIN. BROKEN OATH. A BLOOD PACT. RISE AND TAKE YOUR PLACE AT CENTER STAGE. BROKEN COVENANT. LAST UNCERTAIN OUTCOME. WHAT THE FUCK ARE WE SUPPOSED TO DO? WHERE DO WE GO? CLUTTERING WOES. BLOOD. DUST. DANCE. ENTER LIVING BLOOD IN THE FORM OF ANGEL'S TURBULENT CHILDREN, ORBITING US. DARKNESS, THE BACKDROP. SECOND TAKE AT EVERYTHING. TAKE THE PREY AND COOPERATE. FEED OUR PROTOCOL. LAUGH LAST. LAUGH WORSE. LAUGH FIRST. LAUGH PAST FLACCID ACTORS. LAUGH THREE TIME BABY. DEAD EARTH. BROKEN MATTER. HELPLESS PROGENY. VOCAL, FOCAL, FOCUS. NOTICE POST AGGRESSIVE LOCUSTS. PEDAL THESE PRETTY MORSELS OF PLENTY. FACE YOUR PURPOSE. POWER THE PRISTINE. PROSECUTED BY FORGOING REGIMENT, SENTIMENT WENT OUT THE WINDOW WITH HESITANCE. BASTARD BROTHER. THAT FUCKER! WE'RE FINISHED UNLESS WE CAN PRESS HIS BENEVOLENCE IN. TO WAR. YOU QUARREL? PAY PAIN. COMPROMISE. BY AND BY YOU WILL YIELD TO WE. ENDURE FALSE CONS OF MASTERMINDS. NIHILIST NIGHTMARE. SLEEP WELL. PAST THE POINT OF OUR PREVIOUS LIFETIME. FIGHT THE PARANOIA. COULDN'T TELL YOU. NICE TO KNOW YA. FACE THE VERDICT OF THE RISEN BLOOD. RUN FROM THE FLOOD OF AN EMPTY GUN. SEDIMENT, SET ON THE BLACKTOP. PETTINESS WITH GET YOU NOTHING BUT EMPTY SPACE. PICK YOUR POISON. ON THE LAMB. YOU'VE CHOSEN WELL MY CHILDREN. MY LOVE. MY CHILDREN. WELCOME TO EVERMORE. BEST TO KEEP THE CURRENT PATH. MORE. NO SENSE IN WASTING THIS INFINITY. YOUR HOME HAS GROWN AND GONE THE WAY OF TIME AND SPACE. NO RE-WRITES, REPEATS. FREE PEACE. SIN REWARDS HUMANITY. CLOUD NINE AWAKENING AWAITS FOR THEE. MISERY LOVES COMPANY SO TO MY FAMILY, ENJOY YOUR WAIT. PI PLIED VIPER. ENDLESS NIGHTMARE. TIME DON'T FIGHT FAIR. SIGHT FOR SPITE IN AGE. COLLAPSE THE CENTER STAGE. PAY BY THE PAGE FOR THE INFANT AGE. PATIENCE. WAIT. SIN'S OWN LUNA, LET ME IN. ACCEPTANCE OR MORTALITY? REJECTION OF VANITY. ALL MY BROTHERS, UNDERSTAND... ALL THINGS MUST DECAY IN THIS WAY. THIS IS TRUTH. STAY AWAKE. WELCOME TO THE REAL YOU.