Essence

by The Addiction Dream

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07:27

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Our Debut Album

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released 05 January 2012

Jake Savage : Piano, Synthesizers, Vocals
Paul Hardie : Drums, Samples
Jason O’Neill-Butler : Guitar, Lead Vocals
Produced at Strauss Studios
Engineered by Mark Kaeder and Steve Strauss
Mixed by Mark Kaeder
Mastering by Cass Anawaty at Sunbreak Music
Owen Hofmann-Smith : Cello ( tracks 2,4 and 7 )
Sharon Cannon : Violin ( tracks 2 and 4 )
Album layout design by Jason O'Neill-Butler
Cover art by Ego artwork copyright EGO 2011 www.charmingcreep.com
The Addiction Dream would like to thank all our family and friends who continue to support us.
Special thanks to Steve Strauss.
All songs written by The Addiction Dream © 2011

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Track Name: Magic
It’s then when the lights go out
Shadows creep and dance about
Transform what you think you know
Unveiling worlds while you’re alone

For they are busy building
They are focused on the one dimension
Rigid and unending blinded by the prize
That’s just beyond the...

Mountains of dissatisfaction
Cross the seas of mundane fearful lies

For those on the other side
Are fading while people deny
Captured while still very young
And poured in forms that will become

Cognant, calculating steeped in knowledge
Based on thin perspective
Subtle and unwieldy they erect the stage
That stimulates the...

Mountains of dissatisfaction
Cross the seas of mundane fearful lies

Lies killing what is your
Pure dynamic fertile mind
Lies filling in the void
Casting empty shades of joy

Deny
Track Name: Insatiable
The coast is clear
No one around
No prying eyes that may burrow
In my guilty mind

No born taboos
More freedom than I
Should have for my needs are insatiable
A puppet crushed and crippled with denial, alone

The killer waits until you close your eyes
The one to demonize
Your right to choose
The burning shelter collapsing on you
Or another fate, Say I

Feel it rising up
With burning desire
Choking out
Your will to aspire

That tiny thread
That keeps you alive
Is unwinding as voices keep hounding me
Whispering more reasons to deny, alone

The killer waits until you close your eyes
The one to demonize
Your right to choose
The burning shelter collapsing on you
Or another fate

For we can choose
To succumb to their greedy point of view
Or another fate
Track Name: Pious Greedy Few
Germinate, Propagate, Circulate
Pollinate, Fabricate, Penetrate
Dominate, Subjugate, Violate
Terminate, Overtake, Decimate

Germinate, Propagate, Circulate
Pollinate, Fabricate, Penetrate
Dominate, Subjugate, Violate
Terminate, Overtake, Decimate

With the birth of a seed generated not to breed
Sends a warning so immense casting signs for defense
As research feeds the mouths of the pious greedy few
Who have chosen to extort their myopic point of view

Forced to use what’s been sold farmers deal in harder times
As the powers standing in, merely puppets by design
For the wind bares the seed pollinating neighbor fields
Will the death be contrived start to mingle, start to thrive

Making slaves by weird science
Twisting genes they bind our hands
Altering the balance of
The sustenance for years to come

Making slaves by weird science
Twisting genes they bind our hands
Altering the balance of
The sustenance for all
Track Name: The Conservative
The rhymes betray
They color with lies

He goes at night
No one around
Cloaked with his filth
So vile

The signs convey
They draw upon

He goes at night
No one around
Cloaked with his filth
So vile

He cries out loud
No one around
Suspecting all
That gaze down

Can you hear that sound?
Grinding faceless forms
Can’t tell anyone
Or I’ll end up vanishing alone

Did you see that smile?
Corrupted and chilling
To make us their lambs
To the slaughter willing
For tonight I live
Fearful of existing

As dusk rolls into night
She appears glowing light
Vivid colors woven
Generating safe haven

Find me in the corners of your mind
Fiercely guarding all you’ve left behind
Find freedom wherever you may go
I’m here looking out for you just know just know
Track Name: Dark Skies
We bore a child in placid times
In hindsight, heedless, selfish

We should have known by the warming tides
Denying our instinct, foresight to decide

Who will feed us? Will we starve?
Are there others in the dark?

Weak defenseless cannot last
Laden with knowledge, useless crap

Fire burns in the night
Spreading fever, feeding fright

Are there others in the dark?
Waiting to perish, all is lost
Track Name: Promise
Soft glowing eyes penetrating
Knowing you’re there, steadfast unfailing

From the moment you decide
With honest guidance
Doing what you think is right
Promise I’ll be there for you

Sweet smile warming
Hearts tired and brittle
Pure intention
Growing inside

From the moment you decide
With honest guidance
Doing what you think is right
Promise I’ll be there for you

From her melody of sighs
My heart is burning
Carried off and left to die
Upon memories of you
Track Name: Flying
Sinking weightless floating on
Moments shifting pulled to roam
Friend’s acquaintance foreign songs
Carrying vital substance from

Winds howl in the canyons
Fears grow in the heart
Peer over the precipice

Stepping closer start to shake
Heart beat pounding in my head
Lifetimes pass before my eyes
Blurring vision petrified

Wind howls in the canyon
Fears grow in the heart
Peer over leaping out

Take to the sky
Breathe in the air
Making a leap
Waking what’s there

Feeling the pull
Of your new flight
Taking a risk
You’ll be all right

Look up above
Track Name: Essence
Floating in currents of smoke suffocating
A premonition, feeling of hope
Delicate ribbons of scent

Dragged me onward as if in a trance
Through pulsating crowds
Heart pounding, fiendishly deciphering
To no avail

Weaving through a maze of streets
Clear, pure unknown
Captured by addictive essence
Feeding the horror

Closer now
Ravishing her

Sweet delicate pure as her last breath
Squeezed from her lips

Greedily devoured

Closer now
Lapping up
Ravishing her
Track Name: Survivor
They are building over
A lifetime now swept under

Looming closer, creep unnoticed

Miles of jagged wasteland
Blanketing the coastline
Finding hope to carry through

Blinded by forceful winds
Crying out to others
Lying under tables
Fighting for survival

Clinging tight to his makeshift raft
Floating out on the horizon line
Tears of salt crusting his aged mouth
Calling out, pleading with his maker

Please