III

by AN X TASY

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Tutti Sacro 05:04
A slave to the murder, a slave to the kill A slave of war, for the oil, for the bill A slave of the master, a slave of the nation A slave of the king, a slave for all annihilation The father, the son and the holy spirit The church, the bishop and the rosary The bible, the prayers, the hypocrisy Is the priest on acid and on XTC? My enemy’s enemy is my biggest friend Recycle your own soul, recycle your own mind Recycle your own heart, recycled you’re just trash (chorus) FAITH is what they SELL and you’re goin’ to HELL Go and buy every fucking thing, swallow all the lies they tell HATE is what they GIVE and you BELIEVE You’re a slave of the system, those pills will bring you agony gOD made man at his image on his 6th day To dominate every fucking animal who let him play jESUS, jUDAS and a happy ending on Friday 13 They cherish, they perish, they make history Your blindfold blinds you, you cannot see Land of the free, home of the slaves Handcuffs and chains, I’m paralyzed. (solo : Bruno) You made a pact with the devil You sold your soul to the system… YOU ARE FUCKING GONE!
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I have poison inside, I live with venom inside I’m not a snake, I’m just a horse you can’t ride I am a viper, I am a sniper You are just a goddam loser, motherfucker! Untie that rope ‘round your neck Unveil hope… 1,2, check! This is your very last goodbye It’s your choice, no reason why Pride blinds you, but for what? Brothers in arms, a past you forgot With or without us I hope you feel well The web that you build, the pit where you fell. You’re so great… a great depression. (chorus) Decay…release…betray A hundred dues you didn’t pay A thousand words you forgot to say Hey baby, good luck on your way. I have poison inside, I live with venom inside. Play games, you lose, what a shame We never played but won this game While you’re talking, silence is nice. Act like a man, that’s my advice. Truth is true, it’s crystal clear. Each lie you say reveals your fears. With or without us I hope you are fine Threats and denials but this ecstasy’s mine. (solo : Nuno) (solo : Bruno) (Half-man, you’re your own prey) (Hey player, you fucked your way) …we love you anyway…
4.
The Path 03:31
So many times you criticized me when I was wrong This is what I believe, not another simple song I’ve passed thru a lot of shit but here I am again My soul is all I’ve got, although it’s full of stains Hey! (chorus) My heart keeps beating strong It beats for you, it bleeds for you My heart keeps burning strong It burns for you, he pumps for you The world is lost but I am only lost without you And nothing makes sense when you are not around We always need time but we’re always running from it We think we’re lost but soon we will be found (solo : Bruno) He cries for you, He lies for you He lives for you, He’ll die for you
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I was walking around, completely bound to society’s barcodes & ID’s Working with what I once learned From this bay to the farthest overseas I saw a man with no eyes totally disguised of a person that’s living faceless He was on his knees begging right where he was standing Living in his own laziness I told him a word but then came a bird And he ran as quick as the light I fell powerless, I couldn’t care less But I lost him out of my sight I remember his arms which kept me alarmed They seemed like an opened soil The river ran red but he’s already dead From the poison he loves to boil …it was the routine of a single lost man… (chorus) Man’s life is a gift we love to resist And we challenge it from the bottom of our heart But our love won’t fit while we try to insist That our sins are our most beautiful art The stronger we get, the choices we bet Become as wrong as our fears We close our eyes to life and trade it for a wife That leaves us nothing but tears We want life to be easy, we love to be busy And then we’re closed in a box We run but can’t hide, a circle has no sides We’re the sheep but also the fox …it was the routine for a single dead man… (solo : Nuno) As he walks through the valley of the dead I pray for him, I pray for all that’s sacred in him As he walks through the shadow of the devil I pray for him, I pray for all that’s sacred in him His face was so sad like a forest with no trees I did all I could but he misunderstood All I wanted was to help his pain cease He thought I came for the worst… …but the word I said was just ‘Peace’. (solo : Bruno) (Humans are the only beings that can’t be human We feel like giants but we’re nothing but dwarfs.)
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The Den 04:02
A handshake, a vow Our backs won’t turn in times of need Whether you’re up or down I’ll never let the floor know your knees Black, white or blue The blood in me is the same as the blood in you Come, cut my wrists, I insist And you will feel the same pain too (chorus) Wolves are barking Protecting the pack, ready to react They might run away but they’ll never forget They will never forget We wanna be hugged, wanna be loved But we’re not able to make the effort To gather all our weapons To keep the things we really need We’re wasting energies, saving memories From a past that once was true Now it’s over, now it’s gone It’s time to reap what we sow …welcome to the den… (solo : Bruno)
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Blank Letter 04:05
There are things that will never change Times get tough, people get rough And the curtain is always closing in. There are men that will never change Kids like animals, humans like cannibals And the end is always there. The problem is the lack of respect The excess of sorrow, the excess of regrets (chorus) We are the problem and all the solutions We fill the tank with plain dissolutions We fill the sun and the sea and the world We love the ocean but we can’t stand its cold. A baby is born tattered and torn His cries are so pure, naive and true The future is far and will leave a scar Man is a poor selfish human being Complaining about superficial matters Then he becomes dead like a blank letter The problem is we never play fair There’s an excess of envy but care is so rare It’s always me... always me against you The lack of attention that could break through The problem is that we're always alone We hate each other but we live by the phone (solo : Nuno)
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Attempted to fail so many times Erasing words from unwritten lines I had to stand up when I fell I trusted all the lies they said Sometimes we missed, sometimes we scored Sometimes we smiled, sometimes got bored But here we are, homeless, with no food We stuck together – neighbloodhood (chorus) We’ve been sinking together in our own misery And I will stay here forever, this is a true part of me We try, we choose, we fail, we lose Sometimes it’s tight, sometimes it gets loose We’ll drown here together in our own misery. 10 years of falls and tears Bitterness that won’t disappear It’s never enough, we always want more Pride will prevail but life is a whore (solo : Bruno)
10.
Message 04:57
With a shot in the dark that ignited a spark I arose from the world’s evil as a giant dog’s bark Hundreds of missiles, cannonballs and parachutes Primitive ways of leadership have changed roots …ladies and gentlemen, my name is WAR. (chorus) I wrote this letter to you, will it ever pass through All emotions, all devotions And all the pain this world brought too? The surface that I’ve reached from the ocean underneath With a powerful submarine that kept me hidden beneath I’ve fought against all fishes and felt the biggest shark I’ve changed the ecosystem every time I left my mark Bubbles and blisters, breathing, then choking Humanity’s losing their best dreams and hopes I’ve traveled across all seas but never got further I’ve passed through all storms, I’ve overcame all thunders …by the way, my name is MURDER. (solo : Bruno) Greed fueled by green power, strength becomes weakness Our hearts are iron based and envy is our witness Ears rolling on the floor to gain the blankest score The sky became ash-grey like it never was before Now all people are dead, they flew like the fastest breeze Like a litter with no nest or all brothers I have missed I arrived too goddam late, now it’s time for the cleaning A new era is coming but I never understood its meaning How can we fight each other when we’re all born the same way? How can we kill one another, believe in god and pray? How can we burn our sins every day and every night? How can we sleep so tight having faith on the saints above? I’m screaming in vain, screaming in vain Can you help me? ( Help me! ) Erase my pain. I’m screaming in vain again and again Can you help me? ( Help me! ) Erase my pain. …my name is LOVE.
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This is my last call to your understanding Darkness, umbra, shade and light bending Recover, take over, they cover, their clovers Emotion, slow motion, the night – commotion É tanta a dor e frustração que pesa. É muita oração, fé e reza Por mais questões que a mim me coloque Acabo só à espera que sufoque Sleep in coma for the rest of your time Wife and son crying as I rhyme Since the day you went I never lived again Now I’m (here) alone, empty and filled with pain A esperança é a última a morrer, tanto que ficou por entender (chorus) I ride my soul in this asphalt ashtray I save all my goals as they start to fade… they fade away São tantas as dúvidas que persistem São tantos os cavalos que resistem O alcatrão que todos querem sentir Mais um clarão que o fado vai tingir The wheels roll hard above the pavement they tag Then a man soon becomes a fulfilled body bag A dark rainbow shines as the healthiest cancer Two shots, one bullet thru a Siamese dancer It’s a death penalty for the unconscious animal Who in thirst of adrenaline has turned into a cannibal Lifes stolen, taken, robbed and thrown away Lost and forgotten, served on a cemetery’s tray A esperança é a última a morrer, tanto que ficou por entender (solo : Nuno) I write my soul every time night turns to gray I save all my goals today as they fade away
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Deep Slashes 16:17
#1 Mankind longs for greed Lust they feed while the poor bleed We stand still, powerless Divided, alone, full of stress Sand is thrown into our eyes We don’t realize we’re living in lies We wanna believe all they say is real Then slashes get deeper and they won’t heal The world is lost, dead, forgotten We pay the bills weak and rotten We talk of action but we’re stuck. Who cares?! Bad luck. …I’m not like you…I don’t trust you… When I’m shooting words of truth I am aiming at your head Words of peace, words of freedom, from a mouth that can’t be fed I consume all your thoughts and you are eating all my strikes Your world is not the same as you can’t beat me in this strife Crying, hoping for salvation, I pray to clean all the hatred No gods, no fucking saviors in this uncreated world I consume all your thoughts and you are eating all my strikes Your world is not the same as you can’t beat me in this life (chorus #1) All I can do is scream, all I am living : a dream Big companies are playing while we keep on praying All I can do is fight from side to side, from left to right We are dust, remaining ashes, full of rust into deep slashes Pills for weight, lotions for hair Keep us distracted everywhere Bugs are flying and dragons lying Commercials making your own bed We want beauty, sensuality Seduction, low profile morality We’re so hollow, oh so empty Oh so hollow, oh so empty. The world is lost, dead, forgotten We pay the bills weak and rotten We talk of action but we’re stuck. Who cares?! Bad luck. …I’m not like you…I will face you… #2 I’ve jumped off the highest bridges I’ve kissed all of the worst witches I’ve driven the fastest Porsches I have lit the darkest torches I’ve fought the hardest enemies I’ve swallowed all memories I’ve drunk the most killer poisons but I’ve remained true ‘til the end. I’ve been the soul taker, I’ve worshiped the devil maker I have followed so many ghosts and I’ve ended up alone I have lost so many fights, I have broken a thousand lights I have closed both my eyes and I’ve denied all your goodbyes. (solo : Nuno) #3 Another face, another lie, another promise held to the sky No truth, no veracity, no hope in this sick humanity I consume all your thoughts and you are eating all my strikes Your world is not the same as you can’t beat me in this strife Don’t hide yourself behind your power The higher you get, the lower you are There is no flame that burns so high It is a shame you’re not as I am I consume all your thoughts and you are eating all my strikes Your world is not the same as you can’t beat me in this strife (chorus #2) All I did was scream, all I have lived : a dream Big companies have been playing while the people prayed All I could do was fight from side to side, from left to right We were dust, remaining ashes, full of rust into deep slashes #4 Stigmatized by society’s patterns That classify you, that rectify you You lose your own self-ID Your tradition, roots and culture You have become just another slave Of the system that you had listened to Now you’re a cyborg, half-human Just a statistic, non-realistic …just a statistic…another statistic… (solo : Bruno)

about

III

1. - opening act : the dawn -
2. Tutti Sacro
3. The Great Depression
4. The Path
5. Giant With Feet Of Clay - pt. II
6. The Den
7. - interlude : the dusk -
8. Blank Letter
9. Neighbloodhood
10. Message
11. Asphalt Ashtray
12. Deep Slashes

Produced by Carlos Rocha & Rafael Rodrigues
Mixed by Carlos Rocha at Eyeball Studios
Art & Design by Ruben Azevedo at RADesign
azevedo.ruben@gmail.com

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credits

released September 28, 2013

Recorded between March & July 2013 at Eyeball Studios
Produced by Carlos Rocha & Rafael Rodrigues
Mixed by Carlos Rocha at Eyeball Studios

All music performed by AN X TASY except when mentioned in the lyrics.
All lyrics by Rafael Rodrigues except 'The Den' (Rafael Rodrigues & Nuno Gonçalves).

Art & Design by Ruben Azevedo.

AN X TASY is: Rafael Rodrigues, Nuno Gonçalves, João Bernardo, Bruno Pereira & Ricardo Botequilha.

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