Termination Shock

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1.
SHADED MIRROR M: Ries L: Abboud You talk with no stick You think you know Just what to do Chiding the weak, It’s weaker than The fake strength You exude I don’t believe That you know who You are what you want Or where you’re gonna be And you don’t see That your whole worldview Smacks of insecurity Cuz... You’re caught Staring in a shaded mirror Everybody can see it clear The one way street, the dead end that is you A long, long time ago A friend had had it all The Prince of Steele Towne Beside the Queen of Tarot Card As the wise man sang so long ago: “She brings Broken Dreams, Fallen Stars, the Endless Search for where you are!” But she was right and he was wrong, He hurt her like so many songs And like a fool he found himself... Trading mercy for regret Honestly, I must admit: The friend is really me Cuz... I’m caught Staring in a shaded mirror Everybody can see it clear The one way street the dead end now is me SOLO: Schadlich SOLO: Ries They walk the carpet With diamond gowns And hollow smiles They try to scare you And motivate your Walks in life Want you to need them So they sell you All their wares But we don’t see Though they owe the world Owe the evil one within the dark Cuz... They’re caught Staring in a shaded mirror Everybody can see it clear The one way street, the dead end’s always them
2.
TERMINATION SHOCK M: Ries L: Abboud Exhausted of options The spores have hatched And overrun our ship Mission control has Severed the line To cover the skin on their backs, I cannot run No time to process betrayal, React or die How am I still alive? All I can see is Unfathomably bright Glowing blood...It stings deep in my Eyes that have seen hell, And it looks like it should The humanoid-skeletal-alien feeds, You can’t fight or survive You dreamed of the stars now You’re beloved ship Torn and severed Your coffin in space RIP A miscalculation, No matter now I stare in the abyss It’s endless expanse Defies logic and space And then I saw it’s face... He shrunk down to size, Looked me in the eye The humanoid-skeletal-alien Then proclaimed we would all die Space is not yours, now Your planet and arrogant race Are erased and have died RIP SOLO: Ries SOLO: Schadlich SOLO: Ries SOLO: Schadlich Never-ending, I’m abandoned Termination Shock I knew what I was Signing up for... But I never expected this Please, take me away Exhausted and humbled, I do not know Why I haven’t died Mission control, they severed the line... Or did they really? I shudder to think If they really could be Away from me... In horror I wonder Why I have been spared If all that he said now was true Then that makes me the last human man I swallow the madness...Termination Shock
3.
Foreverman 05:07
FOREVERMAN M: Ries L: Ries Storm warning Collapsed like the sign above Capsizing Spit out what you’re thinking of What were you thinking man? I guess we’ll never know We gotta understand That’s how it is World in a world at 26 Staring at a time that never ticks When sorrow sings, the reaper dances Death doesn’t bring no second chances I’ve seen no angels, But I feel devils are so real What did they do to you? Why didn’t they let go Our minds our limited We just can’t comprehend What happens when it ends I miss you so, my friend When sorrow sings, the reaper dances Death doesn’t bring no second chances Look back, retract, subtract, reduce, remove The shame in his eyes Your skins ring on my friend Cuz rock n roll never dies FOREVERMAN Was this your master plan? We don’t understand, man We’ve got you in our hand Please understand... Lost in time... Reflecting back... Could have made the call... This corrodes inside my mind SOLO: Ries SOLO: Schadlich When sorrow sings the reaper dances Death doesn’t bring no second chances Look back, retract, subtract, reduce, remove The shame in his eyes Your skins ring on my friend, Cuz rock n roll never dies FOREVERMAN Was this your master plan? We don’t understand, man We’ve got you in our hand Please understand...
4.
DIARY OF A MAIDEN M: Ries L: Abboud Entry 999 I’ve assumed the rank Of Noble Blood The way I got here Was...unconventional Through karma I am stained Wayfaring amongst the paupers Bartering for bread and water I relieve my thirst and hunger And return to toil Desperately I ran away As carriage cargo Human stray... Like hybrid beast of burden and fetish But the path I now tread Is my way I relinquished true love Within this diary Dancing in the Noble court Never thought I could be sought As the Queen’s high council Ooooh Yeah Now it’s simple Just ask the question What do you want now? What do you need? I want it all, babe And the path I now tread Is my way I relinquished true love Within this diary All my fortunes from greed, Who’s better than me? SOLO: Schadlich SOLO: Ries
5.
STK 03:41
STK M: Fortin L: Abboud SOLO: Ries You give me your love, babe To say I’m your man But I don’t wanna see Your mourning Sunday And I’m righting my life Nothing inside Nothing to pull out Of my sleeve, man You suck the knife When you’re drinking venom Why don’t you take a Chance to stop it You try the white You let it rivet Throughout your mind The way it thrills you It ain’t no thing If you wanna stay To see how you play But I have to see the morning subway You won’t deny Nothing inside Nothing that won’t Feed the night You suck the night When you’re drinking venom Put it down To make you stop it Use your light, you’re getting blind Just to make you feel something, Stop it, Stop playing games This time I’m serious SOLO: Ries SOLO: Schadlich Drinking into Friday They see how you live My reality on the Morning subway Youth Gone Died Nothing inside Nothing to talk, Nothing to see here Lose your life When you’re drinking venom Won’t you take a chance To stop it Lost your day Throw it away Without your hate Don’t try to stop me Getting away.
6.
AFTER THE FUTURE M: Ries, Abboud L: Abboud Should’ve taken what the kind girl offered Should’ve listened what the mission Told you to do...now you’re own your own Chasing dragons on a rolling stone Never heeded all the cathode rays Everybody seemed a slave to the haze So you went and then you browned them out Blotting out so you don’t feel left out The fuzzy trip is in the drip you know it’s good When it’s good, you got new friends coming ‘round Creepy girls in your hood, keeping up appearances For guest who don’t even care, never know what day Tomorrow who cares anyway Living in the chrome black now, pretend to be alive You know the night it never ends...you don’t remember who you are Should’ve taken what the kind girl offered Should’ve listened what the mission told you to do SOLO: Schadlich SOLO: Ries Hold on to your heart, it’s the life that remains within you
7.
Deepspace 04:03
DEEPSPACE M: Ries L: Abboud High up above the atmosphere G forces rattle all the fibres in my system Journey to the unknown A mission all alone Now crest the stellar entry Flying high, not afraid to die DEEP SPACE MINE Now out of hyper-speed, I know All of the light-years Passed until my destination My research is complete Past entries obsolete A fine example for All human kind Indiscreet Mission now complete New elite SOLO: Ries SOLO: Schadlich SOLO: Schadlich SOLO: Ries Returning home in my old age All of the light-years passed Beyond the generations My friends are all long dead My sacrifice way meant A fitting tribute to All those who’ve died Flying high, not afraid to die DEEP SPACE MINE
8.
Terra Exodus 05:37
TERRA EXODUS M: Arnold L: Abboud, Arnold I don’t like THE WAY I don’t like THE WAY I don’t like THE WAY I don’t like THE WAY Cheaters, Stealers Manipulators rob you blind Grifters, Shape-shifters Spread disease, you can’t escape SOLO: Ries As we awake, the world burns The final minute is counting down Suicide, we must decide, I can’t stand the truth...I don’t like THE WAY You have always won We have always lost And you say we Destroyed the world All the manuscripts And the hieroglyphs Predicted the rapture Yet to come Wage slaves, early graves We gave, you forsake And you always talk You own the words We punch the clock In darkness we die Your mechanical eye Sings our eulogy Wage slaves, early graves, We gave, you forsake BABYLON Era Modern: Imperium ALOBAR Immortal King has Never Left the Throne AVALON The Ships Escape in the Night TERRA EXODUS The Gold Gleams in the Sky Whole generations enslaved What we got for what we gave Hardwired surveillance Drugged to feel painless What right did you have? No oversight, technocratic feudal lords BABYLON Era Modern: Imperium ALOBAR Immortal King has Never Left the Throne AVALON The Ships Escape in the Night TERRA EXODUS The Gold Gleams in the Sky SOLO: Sandercock

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released April 10, 2020

Line Up:

Matt Ries - Guitar
Toryin Schadlich - Guitar
Dave Arnold - Bass
Jean-Pierre Abboud - Vocals
Chad Vallier - Drums

STK written by Jean-Pierre Fortin. Lyrics by Jean-Pierre Abboud

Guest Solo on Terra Exodus by Ian Sandercock

Cover artwork by Dylan Barstad. Coloring by Brenden Rockey

Back design by Dave Arnold and Brenden Rockey

Layout by Annick Giroux

Vocals recorded and produced at Richhobo Studios by Jan Loncik

Drums recorded at Richobo Studios by Jan Loncik

Mixed by Jan Loncik

Produced by Matt Ries, Jan Loncik and Jean-Pierre Abboud

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