Disciples of Reason

by Exploding Head Syndrome

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released October 9, 2013

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Exploding Head Syndrome Oslo, Norway

Exploding Head Syndrome was hailed as "one of the most exciting new Norwegian bands" by NRK Pyro. Their first EP release was well received among the press and the public. They later went on to tour Norway and shared stage with bands like Sham 69, Satyricon and Blood Command.

In October 2013 the band finally released their debut album, Disciples of Reason, and yet again the critics were impressed.
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Track Name: Desperate People
The time has come
To stand up, to fight back
To end the streak
Of losing, of failing
Of living life on your knees
The feeling is growing, it’s changing
For better or worse
So stand up, be counted
Expecting to die

Not everything works out for everyone

No other way
To regain the control
Once had now lost
The fighting continues
Regardless of pricey cost
Whatever will happen
Whoever might die
The feeling will live on
The curse will survive

Desperate People do desperate things
Well I’m, desperate, so watch out
Track Name: Breaking Sweat/Spilling Blood
So what now
Are you ready to commit
Are you ready to fight for something more
Are you ready to climb out of this cell
Are you ready to climb out of this hell

I wanna see you break a sweat
I wanna see you do something you regret
I wanna see you spill some blood

One more chance
Make it seem like you’ve got a place up here
To let it show that your world’s not ruled by fear
Show the doubters that you’ve got a lot to give
Show the world that you’ve got the right to live
Track Name: Disciples of Reason
It’s fucking making sense to everyone but me
A million people dead, ten thousands on TV
You're killing over make-believe,
Your history is flawed
I fuckin' hate you man
And I fuckin' hate your god

2,000 years of lies all wiped out
And no one cares
The disciples of sense and reason
Will have revenge

The cowards scream for blood when they don’t understand
They’re quick to pass their judgment, they’re quick to make demands
You’re judging based on make-believe,
Your history is flawed
I fuckin' hate you man
And I fuckin' hate your god

5,000 years of lies all wiped out
And no one cares
The disciples of sense and reason
Will prevail
Track Name: If I Knew
Take back what you fuckin' gave me
And give up what I gave to you
I’m tired of living with your fake expectations
I’m tired of defining my life through you
Kill that which is slowly dying
End now is what you need to do
Go to sleep at the end of an era
Waking up for the start of a new

Why do you play me for a fool

Take back what you fuckin' gave me
And give up what I gave to you
I’m tired of living with your fake expectations
I’m tired of defining my life through you
I know it’s not with bad intentions
And you know that I want you too
We both need a swift kick in the head
We both need to follow it through

Why do you play me for a fool
Why do you have to break the rules
I’d never do this if I knew
Track Name: Warmonger
Strike fear into the minds of the lesser ones
Sell solutions that were born from a world long gone
Make you believe that the world’s only safe with them
Ignore everyone who’s not on their side
“Make it hard for the bastards to live their lives”
Use guilt as a means to retain control

Why can’t you see who stands before your eyes
Why won’t you trust yourself instead of lies
From the people desperate for control
From the rulers over life and soul

Sleep well under covers of deceit and greed
Just as long as you never challenge those who lead
Ask not when it’s safer not to know
Hate those who will give rather than receive
Preach love, only practice when it soothes your need
Use fear as a means to retain control

Strike fear into the minds of the lesser ones
Sell solutions that were born from a world long gone
Make you believe that the world’s only safe with them
Ignore everyone who’s not on their side
“Make it hard for the bastards to live their lives”
Use hate as a means to retain control
Track Name: Never Again
Running for cover and begging for peace
I live on my knees while you die on your feet
Searching for silence, searching for dark
Searching a place where there’s no one to scar
Walking the path without allies or enemies
Walking the path where resistance is none
Going nowhere instead of going back there
Going through war without firing a gun

Never again
Track Name: Project:Fail
I used my patience, held on longer than no man could expect
I tried my all, convincing efforts would never have effect
Was it all for nothing
Was it all in vain
If it counts for something
I’d do it all again

It’s time to end the project
It’s time to part our ways
The project doomed from the start
The project born to fail

You gave me nothing, but just enough to keep me coming back
I hoped to die for something, and for a living that’s slightly more than black
Was it all for nothing
Was it all in vain
If it counts for something
I’d do it all again
Track Name: Black Gold
Once home with a feeling of pride
Once Charming and with nothing to hide
Now distant with a feeling of shame
Now infected from the cost of the game
The money took away your innocence
And greed became you guidance
All for one and none for all
Your time will come and your castle will fall

What I wouldn’t give to have you back
Your future once so bright has now turned black
Who can you sell to save your soul
When your city’s fuckin’ drowning in black gold

No questions asked and no need to explain
No need for critics when you all think the same
We’ll help ourselves and the rest can all burn
Let’s see who’ll laugh when the tables have turned
Everyone dies and your well will dry out
And then you’ll see what respect is about
I pray the world will forgive all your faults
And show you mercy when the castle it falls

Lost charm, lost hope, show me the rope
Where you will end this fuckin’ shame,
where you will stop and try again
Where you can earn back some respect
Integrity is not for free but can’t be bought with what you own
It must be earned it must be shown
for you old friend all hope is gone
Track Name: B.L.S.
Your time in hell has ended early
Your time in heaven just begun
For me the sentence’s barely started
No sense in living on the run

No use in living for the weekend
No use in living without pain
No point not dealing with the weakness
No use staying in just ‘cause of rain

Never forget the blackness
Never forget the loneliness
Never forget the silence
Never forget the hate

Why would you change when things are better
Why would you kill all that you’ve been
I’ll make no promise of forgiveness
Until you’ve seen the things that I’ve seen

Blackness is my one and only color
Loneliness my one and only friend
Silence let me live among the loudest
I’ll hold these treasured burdens until the end
Track Name: Without a Trace
One life, one chance, one goal
No heart, no luck, no control
So what will you make of this
A life in light or abyss

Stand up and you risk your comfort
Give up to accept your fate
So hard living life in a battle
So much easier not to leave a trace

Betrayed, backstabbed or messed up
Hopeless, boring or grown up
What more could you really need
So save your mind and be freed
Track Name: In Opposition
A comeback from the shades of black
A comeback from the unprovoked attack
A life spent laying out of sight
A life of training for the monumental fight
The fight was won and the reason triumphed hate
The final thought was it all too fuckin’ late

To save the pieces of a world, a world once robbed of trust and faith
A trust in good, a faith in man
Never looking back is good advice
'Cause lookin’ back Is giving up
So will you make this sacrifice
For you, for me, for us

They robbed our faith and they stole our trust
We sat back and we watched the future rust
We claimed what’s ours and we took it back
It ain’t stealing when it’s yours and mine, in fact
We are responsible so stand up hear the call
We’re making sure that the ignorant will fall
We took it back and we pried open the gate
Question remains, was it all too fuckin’ late

To save the pieces of a world, a world once robbed of trust and faith
A trust in good, a faith in man
Never looking back is good advice
'Cause lookin’ back Is giving up
So will you make this sacrifice
For you, for me, for them, for us

Stand up and protest the ignorance
And live to fight for your believes
A life in opposition is the way
To show you care, to show you breathe, to show your needs
Show us that you practice what you preach