The View From Below

by Heir Apparent

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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

Will Shaw - vocals
Terry Gorle - guitar
Derek Peace - bass
Ray Schwartz - drums
Op Sakiya - keys

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Track Name: Man In The Sky
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...
Track Name: The Door
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
Track Name: Here We Aren't
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
Track Name: Synthetic Lies
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
Track Name: Savior
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
Track Name: Further And Farther
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
Track Name: The Road To Palestine
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
Track Name: Insomnia
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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