The Sound Of One Man's World Collapsing

by Caricature

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08:10

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released 30 July 2013

Mixed by Greg Macklin
Mastered by Greg Macklin, Bret Boland, Joseph Spiller
Engineered by Joseph Spiller, Greg Macklin, Daniel Schwartz. & Bret Boland
All songs written & produced by Joseph Spiller

Guitars, All Vocals, Piano, Keyboards, Samples, Studio bass performed by Joseph Spiller
Lead Guitar on tracks [4,5,6, 8,11] performed by Dave Cohen
Drums performed by Bret Boland

Guest Solo on "Monuments" by Greg Macklin

Cover Art & Layout by Joseph Spiller

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Since 2005, Allston, MA Progressive metal outfit Caricature [System Divide, Too Late the Hero, Binary Code, Hetfield & Hetfield, Meridean] has been melding catchy with heavy seamlessly. Take a sweet listen

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Track Name: Monuments (Album Version)
Behold the second coming of nothing
this is the end
of hope, of dreams, and of your life
seems like you can't get over all this condemnation
and everyday you arise to be faced by more frustration
take this as a sign

NO SALVATION, NO CHANCE FOR DREAMS FULFILLED
ABANDON ALL HOPE

another crushing dawn of emptiness
there's no peace, there's no love, there's no place to call home
is this what you worked for?
is this what you need or has everything simply turned to ash
in the age of void?

NO SALVATION, NO CHANCE FOR DREAMS FULFILLED
ABANDON ALL HOPE

(solo by greg macklin)

NO SALVATION, NO CHANCE FOR DREAMS FULFILLED
ABANDON ALL HOPE
THE WAITING ENDS
THE END BEGINS
LOOK TO THE SKY, LOOK INTO THE ABYSS

this is the sound of the ocean's last wave just before it breaks
can you tell me what it takes
to rebuild, to retake or is this just a waste of our time?
Track Name: A Long Term Illness
I sit in the corner of a room without the lights on
withering away more and more every day
can anybody hear me?
can anybody see me?
or am I just a ghost?

for years I've been withering away in a strange and foreign place
my body's deteriorating and all the people around me don't seem to make much sense
this disconnection surely is a poor reflection of who I am
I'm nothing like I once was

THIS IS THE SOUND OF MY WORLD COLLAPSING
I WANT IT TO BREAK ME DOWN
I WATCHED IT FALL
WATCHED IT CRUMBLE AGAIN AND AGAIN
DISMANTLE ME

Two decades and counting I've been plagued with this
and now i need it to be over
This isolation is my declaration
I've given up on trust
given up on the world

I'm nothing like i once was. . .

THIS IS THE SOUND OF MY WORLD COLLAPSING
I WANT IT TO BREAK ME DOWN
I WATCHED IT FALL
WATCHED IT CRUMBLE AGAIN AND AGAIN


in another place. . .
at a another time. . .
maybe I wouldn't have to let my clock run down

THIS IS THE SOUND OF MY WORLD COLLAPSING
I WATCHED IT FALL, WATCHED IT CRUMBLE AGAIN AND AGAIN

again and again. . .
Track Name: Birth By Sleep (Album Version)
deep within the darkest recesses of my mind
there rests the body of a lie (no light)
when rest is restless, how long before there is nothing left of I
so i try to stay awake
so that these dreams can’t hold

RISING THROUGH THE GROUND
PEEL MY EYES AWAKE
AWAY FROM EVERYTHING I CAN’T ESCAPE
DREAMS BECOMING REAL
NIGHTMARES I CAN FEEL
TONIGHT

constantly reliving
every part so unforgiving thought, memory, premoniotion
my head spins in fear of what is born by sleep

ludid, i still see
pieces float around
remnants strewn, they’ve found me
unmended
trapped where darkness bleeds into the light

i lie awake, with conflict i can’t shake
tears through my life until i break
i break
Track Name: Burning Damnation Down
Hearing the voice of your voice crack . . . You know it deafens me?

I know everything is a bit too much right so i need you to focus on me

Listen Sweetheart . . .

Stay calm and breathe, you'll see
what it feels like to live in this sea of light
with me
we'll be burning damnation down

So what if the world isn't what we wanted it to be?
we can turn our backs on them and make our own.
Tell me that you wanted it
tell me that you need it to
then we can make it together, just me and you

tonight the night feels so cold
so let me light the match
and keep your eyes on the road

Stay calm and breathe, you'll see
what it feels like to live in this sea of light
with me
we'll be burning damnation down
Track Name: Saviors (Album Version)
well i said “Damn, it’s not the sabbath but your mary’s hailed high
do i see bloody crocodile tears running flom blind eyes?”
like a non-starter, self appointed martyr
two bit prick drenched in belile
you’ll serve us shit with a smile

STAND DOWN, YOU’RE NO SAVIOR
YOU CALL ON OUR FAILURES TO BURY YOUR OWN
WE NEVER ASKED TO BE SAVED
stand up and show me your fix
now i may be a man of many words
Oh. but i would never try to summon derelict herds
from the start watch the broken applaud
numbing their senses as much as “johnny law” will allot

STAND DOWN, YOU’RE NO SAVIOR
YOU CALL ON OUR FAILURES TO BURY YOUR OWN
YOU LEAD US INTO THE GROUND
stand down, you’re no savior
savior?
STAND DOWN, YOU’RE NO SAVIOR
YOU CALL ON OUR FAILURES TO BURY YOUR OWN
WE NEVER ASKED FOR YOU
savior, we never needed a prophet
you are the last we would follow
we’re fine on our own
Track Name: Letter To H
I'm writing you 'cause i lost my way
I know I've failed
since you've been gone, I've fallen pray to my old self destructive ways
I guess I've wandered so damn far from the place that you helped me grow
that I forgot what it's like to have a place called home. . .

I should have heeded every word you spoke to me
but back then . . .
my mind was gone
I guess nothing's change
I think it's killing me

And I wonder if you'll hear this from wherever they took you to
And will you remember me?
'cause I never want to forget you

I can't seem to get back up without you. . .
but I will hold your picture close, dust off my clothes and try to find my way
Track Name: Colorless Sky
Sent back and doom to rot in the last place i ever hoped to be
surrounded by
everyone and everything that I prayed to forget

These are the the roads that broke me
these are the scars that a war at home make
Sink down into the past
and hope the weather clears up so I can leave this land

Through sore eyes Visions blurs and obscures through a cracked lense
here lies the bonds that shake me
and leaves me with the memories that wont escape me

Colors escape from crack within the clouds
the storm takes me away
and leaves me feeling listless as im blown astray
Pigment leaves the sky
and the only thing thats left is a monochrome design
Spelled out in rain
All the colors drain
there's only grey


And now nothing remains
and the only thing to do is sit around and reflect
I've been afraid to show
that the only solution for me is to go

This is the reason that I don't believe in anything
THe world degrades as people stare at tv screen
pallets turn to black and white again
they compromise until they;re left with

Everything is failing
torn apart
if everyone is comitted to failure
then count me out

Colors escape from crack within the clouds
the storm takes me away
and leaves me feeling listless as im blown astray
Pigment leaves the sky
and the only thing thats left is a monochrome design
Spelled out in rain
All the colors drain
there's only grey

the storm clouds grow. . .

Colors escape from crack within the clouds
Pigment leaves the sky
and the only thing thats left is a monochrome design

Move in and blow me away. . .
Track Name: Saviors II (Album Version)
hello, hello
this is such an expected turn of events
you traded your dreams away in favor of such useless poison
yeah, you promised this would be the last time...
until you asked for more

YOU DEFILED THESE SACRED LANDS
AND THEN YOU SEEK TO DESTROY MORE?
YOU DESTROY YOURSELF

YOU DEFILED THESE SACRED LANDS
UNTIL THERE"S NOTHING LEFT
YOUR TIME IS NOTHING BUT WASTE

I wish that I could say this it's nice to see you here
this isn't what I wanted for you
but you insist you had the answer

so tell me of this brilliant master plan
does it involve you at the corner seeking "change" in your hand?
whoa
and now you expect to be saved from yourself?

YOU DEFILED THESE SACRED LANDS
AND GAVE UP TOMORROW
YOU DEFILED YOURSELF

YOU DEFILED THESE SACRED LANDS
AND THEN YOU BEG FORGIVENESS
YOU DEFILED YOURSELF
Track Name: Bleeding
screamed until gave out
but nothing seemed to hear
me

all the bandages that I applied
just can't seem to stop
the bleeding