Fiction Fades Into Reality

by Utopian Trap

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1.
Impaired 02:45
I slip in and out from this state A lonely void of unconsciousness The little that I can see A fiction fades into reality Please lie to me Convince me There is a difference That just was never found
2.
Countless people caught helpless between two ideologies. Soldiers of freedom Coat the streets crimson Apocalyptic vision Ending so many of my dreams Echoes of gunshots and screams God, this cant be happening They speak of revolution Of a better time yet to come What difference is it to me At the wrong end of a gun Scream for retribution From comfort of your homes Sit back watch the action Its like a game on your xbox Lets strategize the next war Don't matter who pays the price You kill in the name of freedom Or kill in the name of god What difference is it to me The ringing has begun Of a hollow point death knell For bigots a war of hate White collar a war of greed Some believe its a war for justice For politicians opportunity For some entertainment Some wrapped in apathy Me? Who the fuck cares? For me it is a war of death
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Fragile 06:21
i. All alone (again) Once my life had meaning And then like a piece of paper Through a wash The ink runs (words are lost) and forms nothing ii. The past won't change So I reach a crossroad I have grieved, I have mourned Time to carry on I think of what could have been I lost you, I'll not know Life you'd promised me I could turn to drugs to Comfort me, Can I fight Urge to leave it all So I reach a crossroad So enraged I fail to see A path to carry on When I look to the past to teach me the way All I see is this Madness Can't resist Falling Voices from the path to retribution call me Long ago I was peace Was reason, was wisdom Was all i wish i am When i lost all i loved My reason abandoned This never wished to be When I look to the skies to show me the way All I see is this Emptiness Can't resist Falling Voices from this path to retribution calling iii. Conflict within
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I dont crave cancerous wealth Or mind numbing entertainment like you We are vacant and there's no cure Everyone dance to the machine's grim tunes Every corner the same warning signs Last chance for evacuation I try to escape So isolated Don't judge me take a look at yourself Quick, cover your eyes, cover your ears, ignore the fools cry Once it'll be your turn, where will you hide, as your dreams burn Fear traps our thoughts The easy way out Follow the word Rage, feeds on hate Discriminate Follow the word "hate" We live in this world overrun by greed Lying and killing For big money deals I am sick of it all But what can I do? I'm just one man And the system's too strong Hate machinery churning its wheels Grinding away at consciousness
5.
Twenty years ago the seed of what was to grow was planted. When I was a child My world was so small A satellite of love Naive it revolved Life was fun and games I always played by the rules But was it ever in my hands After so much to go through When did I lose my way? When did life fade away? The price we pay to learn: innocence Rust, decay, loss, we fade away Slowly it all did change My folks grew estranged No one told me why Things could never be the same No more fun or games Rules are for the insane it was never in my hands After fate was through When did I lose my way? When did life fade away? I never lost my way I was always drifting away The price we pay to learn: innocence Rust, decay, loss, we fade away Here I've tried to change what I am I've tried to become not like you Dad I've tried to walk away from the path you did. The path you took! was it worth it? Weather beaten and exposed on the ledge so formidable a rock you were, yet something happened ... a tiny little fissure and water burst forth in a steady trickle In child the seeds of hatred Like the man; mirror image. In child the seeds of despair Like the man; living life in rage. When I turn back these pages of my life I see parallels with my old man Now I realize he's what I've become Now I realize just what I've become
6.
Vicodin Baby 03:54
A confused teenager living on the edge. Reason was futile. Opinions were worthless. Give me Tolerance Give me Denial Give me Deliverance Give this Sweet Release Get down On your knees And pray Worship The savior Vicodin baby Every time when I feel so low You take my pain away Soul amphetamine Give me sympathy A dose of sanity Give me acceptance Or Instant Karma Get down On your knees And pray Worship The savior Vicodin baby Every time when I feel so low You take my pain away Soul amphetamine Every time when I try to stay away I come crawling back Numb me vicodin
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Rebirth 05:52
There are two sides to a struggle and they are both pretty much fucked up. But maybe, just maybe, there is some hope. Lying in his room all day long Waiting for the sun to set The darkness engulfs, a shell to hide in Walking through the streets at night Waiting for some action to get To kill the time; bored out of his mind Graffiti's cool but overdone Soon the novelty dies Where's the rush from breaking the law? He buys a fuck when he wants Soon the thrill subsides Cant satisfy the craving inside He searched for love, found rejection until the day she held him close She stopped his bleeding, it's a new life A chance to right the path he chose A part of him was always detached Abstract patterns in his head Trying to make sense, delusional waves Even when he was in her arms A part of him was all alone Trying to hide, keeping feelings inside He searched for love, found rejection until the day she held him close His soul was reborn that day A chance to right the path he chose
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Once I dreamt I would Rule a world of pleasures Once I dreamt I would leave my footprints Senses corrupted Ignorance belied Foolish dreams were kicked out I only had her to hold Senses corrupted Adversity subdued Ignorance belied Apathy consumed me Foolish dreams were kicked out of me I only had her to hold on to Can she be my savior? She can heal all my bleeding She can bring me the future A promise of paradise The promise of paradise we find solace in our webs of illusion weaving around us a shield to hide from our fears we find courage behind our masks of deception lying to ourselves to hide from the truth Am I in denial? It was she who was bleeding Delusion consumed me And tore down my paradise She made a promise of paradise that I could never ever find Please lie to me Please convince me That there is a difference That I hoped I'd never find
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Utopian Trap presents a complex album that, like the mind of the tortured protagonist in the concept story, weaves moods from frantic to melancholic to angry. While rooted in traditional heavy metal the music delves into technical, thrash and progressive territories.
Who do you trust when you can't trust yourself when Fiction Fades Into Reality?

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released February 26, 2010

Anand Kannan - Vocals
Chandra Garud - Guitars
Vinod Bhat - Guitars
Jai Dhar - Drums
Sid Thakur - Bass, backing vocals

Mixing and Mastering by Jai Dhar
CD artwork by Rodrigo Larreteguy

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Utopian Trap San Jose, California

Utopian Trap is a progressive metal band from San Francisco Bay Area. Eric (vocals), Rohil (drums), Chandra & Vinod (guitars), Farhan (bass). The band released its debut CD Fiction Fades Into Reality in 2010. In July 2016, the band released their long awaited second album, The Human Price. ... more

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