The View From Below

by Heir Apparent

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1.
Scattered raindrops on the windowpane Hear the rumbling from the freight train Temples crumble in the distance Strangers scattering seeking refuge from the rain Seeds of humanity Planted by the wicked and the damned Feeding insanity Follow their orders, decadent commands Concede to the notion that conviction is the law of the land Your deity is devotion and your common sense is contraband The world has made its choice There is no turning back now We chose not to progress But rather to forget It's time to pay the price Can't hold on any longer With stares as cold as ice The fact remains that The world keeps on spinning In the palm our hands Right from the beginning We've been betrayed by our fellow man We took our hopes and dreams And gave them away to the man in the sky We begged and prayed to the man in the sky Our faith betrayed by the man in the sky With all the secrets of humanity Mankind all along has held the key Will we be cursed for eternity? Just look ahead and follow me...
2.
The Door 05:52
No one cares what you say Doesn't matter anymore Just go on about your day Just another closed door You can't seem to figure out The rhyme or the reason To what this life's about Or the turn of the season You're searching for the answer Locked behind the door You're searching for the answer Ohhhhhh We hold the key To what's inside We hold the key To everything they try to hide Your meaningless arguments The who and the why Won't go without consequence Spreading the lies Weaponized order Doctrines of peace Culling the weak When will we learn? You're searching for the answer Locked behind the door Searching for the answer We can't take it any more We hold the key - to what's inside We hold the key - to everything they try to hide We hold the key - to everything we've been denied We hold the key To unlock the door and open our minds Removing the boundaries and leaving the past behind We're searching for the answers Just open up the door
3.
Everything gone in an instant Sometimes over before it began Pushing and grasping Screaming and gasping The flowers of spring have faded The autumn leaves absent from the horizon If only you could see Waiting for the cold of winter Yearning for the sun rays of the spring Just as the choirs of the night begin to sing Oh we're never truly here Living on borrowed time Running from our fears Oh no, no matter where we are Here we aren't No matter where we are Here we aren't The stillness all around us The passing of all we've ever known The cycle of emptiness We come and we go all alone Whether we're crawling up the stairs Or being wheeled down the hall Nothing we ever do seems to matter at all Oh we're never truly here Living on borrowed time Running from our fears Oh no, no matter where we are Here we aren't No matter where we are Here we aren't
4.
Erase my mind with synthetic remedies Injecting lies - discarding all my dreams As I sit behind the curtain and the screens Colors fill my eyes, proliferate realities It's of no consequence to me Written rewritten rewritten - written rewritten rewritten Allegorical, architectural, anomaly Ones and zeroes, octets and masks Hide the skies A brilliant mind sitting behind Synthetic lies On these new paths Deep inside my brain All the charts and graphs Can hardly explain Like photographs the memories remain It's of no consequence to me Written rewritten rewritten - written rewritten rewritten Unbelievable inconceivable abnormality Ones and zeroes, octets and masks Hide the skies A brilliant mind sitting behind Synthetic lies A world unfolding Mankind beholding Awakening from peaceful slumber You realize you are just a number
5.
Savior 02:28
Man and machine sharing thoughts - mind and reason The storage of genius unfurled To build a device that will harness our vision Our knowledge - our future - our world They call it Savior Intricate designing and careful refining To the future your mind will be hurled With data and wires - your dreams and desires Your feelings exposed to the world Memories extracting - your thoughts everlasting The hard drive is storing your mind You save the nostalgic - the logic - chaotic To benefit all mankind They call it Savior
6.
A shrine enshrouded - in a darkness out of view Divine and clouded - a brilliant scarlet hue It's time to paint a different picture - to start anew A hidden passageway Trapped in a moment in time Away from the light of day A symbol of man's decline How far from the truth? Further and farther How far from the proof? Further and farther away A courtesy given, a prison we live in A symbol of man's decline The illusion of sight, what's wrong and what's right A blind eye still blinking Nothing can satisfy The thirst for greed, the feeling of need But how can you justify Such colloquial abnormality How far from the truth? Further and farther Have I allowed others to push me down? Further and farther Further and farther - how far from the proof? Further and farther - where are my brothers? Further and farther away Comfort is the enemy Climbing the precipice The only way to escape this regime This blood red obelisk Will crumble before us, washing our hands clean Nothing can satisfy The thirst for greed, the feeling of need But how can you justify such colloquial abnormality? Comfort is the enemy Comfort is the enemy Comfort is the enemy A symbol of man's decline
7.
Before the lines that split the lands Before the raging seas A million miles of blood and sand The pages of The Histories Where are we heading? What will we find? When will we get there? All roads lead to Palestine Traveling through the ages Wandering for eternity Falling from the pages Left behind by the Father of History Where are we heading? What will we find? When will we get there? All roads lead to Palestine
8.
Insomnia 06:01
A bead of sweat keeping tempo An unrelenting clockwork Past day's regrets Spinning endless 'Round and 'round it goes Chasing the dream Silence whispers softly Hiding in the corners of the night Silence whispers to me Spiraling disorder 'til the morning light Unto thee I pray Thoust guarded me all day Safe I am while in thy sight Safely let me sleep tonight Ticking of the clock Angels laughing Demons on parade Past day's regret Shades of darkness Twilight masquerade Silence whispers softly Hiding in the corners of the night Silence whispers to me Spiraling disorder 'til the morning light Insomnia 'Round and 'round it goes Angels laughing Demons on parade 'Round and 'round it goes Shades of darkness Twilight masquerade 'Round and 'round it goes 'Round and 'round it goes Insomnia Silence whispers softly

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With a 30-year legacy as underground legends in power progressive metal, the long-awaited third album from Heir Apparent may very well take the crown as their best ever.

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released October 15, 2018

Music recorded at Apparently Music by Terry Gorle
Vocals recorded at EarWorks Audio by Tom Hall
Editing by Terry Gorle
Mixed By Tom Hall
Mastered by Terry Gorle
Produced by Tom Hall and Heir Apparent

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Heir Apparent Lynnwood, Washington

Pioneers of Power Metal in the mid-1980's; Progressive Metal in the late 1980's; and returning for a third studio album in 2018. From epic ballads to intense metal, Heir Apparent is known for excellent songwriting featuring amazing vocalists.

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