Vol. II EP

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Check out the video for "Lucid Dreams": www.youtube.com/watch?v=of7eiSL83YU

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released May 19, 2015

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All songs written, performed and produced by Kyle Schaefer
kyleschaefer.bandcamp.com

Mastered by Steven Ostroske of Third Eye Studios
www.facebook.com/thirdeyestudiosllc

Guitar solo in "Aggressor" by Avi of The Raven Autarchy
www.facebook.com/theravenautarchy

Guest vocals in "Beyond The Edge" by Steven Ostroske
oske7.bandcamp.com

Artwork by Lorraine Green
instagram.com/cynicalsea

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Archaeologist San Jose, California

I'm Kyle, and this is my solo project.

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Track Name: Aggressor
I’m haunted by visions of the future I’ve seen
Lost in the persistence of these horrible dreams

Suffocate as I fall for the last time
Detonate in my heart like a landmine
No escape from the start, I was born on a deadline

Long ago, I saw hope and innocence
Now I know of my own impermanence

I have already tried
to look under the surface
there was nothing to find
Confined by inherent design
a soul without a purpose
on the edge of the night

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
found myself in a wasteland I couldn’t recognize
and everyone is dead inside
Hold the fear inside us forever
haunted by the silent aggressor

Alone in this hell, I’m losing myself
show me what lies beyond the final farewell

Oh, there’s nothing else
I’ve seen the truth
Did you really think there was nothing to lose?
I’ve hit the bottom
and fallen through
This hopeless world will be over soon

I have already tried
to look under the surface
there was nothing to find
Confined by inherent design
a soul without a purpose
on the edge of the night

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
found myself in a wasteland I couldn’t recognize
and everyone is dead inside
Hold the fear inside us forever
haunted by the silent aggressor

All alone, lost in the dark
set in stone, our brittle hearts
far from home, we’ve gone too far

Time will show that the loss is permanent
Now I know it was all inside my head
There’s nothing left

Aggressor...
I’m gone forever
Track Name: Lucid Dreams
Life was all a blur
all that ever happened,
all we ever were
Time will slowly burn
our temporary future,
temporary earth

Lucid dreams of home
I’m losing everything I know

Watch me disappear
Fog of disillusion
now becoming clear
Splintered to my core
Hiding in the shadows
not here anymore

But I’m not running away
Forging night into day
Waiting for the sun
Final days begun

Take me back to shore, I’m living in a haze
Seen it all before, but nothing is the same
(I’ll stay awake ‘till dawn can break)

Oh, everything I’ve made
take it all apart
Navigate the stars
to find another way

Lucid dreams of home
I’m losing everything I know
(let it go)

Breathe in, breathe out
We’ll start again somehow
Track Name: Unforgiving Skies
Cry out to fallen wings of tragedy
Shot down by predatory gravity
In the wake of destruction, underneath the canopy...

Broken dreams, broken homes
broken branches, broken bones

Oh, should’ve stayed on the road
but no one ever could have known
what awaited below

Denied by their savior
was he blind to their danger?
then why were these ones just not worth his time?
He let them die

(The sky will fall)

Nature kills with no thought
No one deserves what they got
Oh, the horror... I felt my heart stop
No one deserves what they got

I tried to believe
it didn’t change a thing
it’s out of our control
(we’re abandoned and cold)
Sometimes faith can bring
comfort and relief
but in my heart, I know...

There is no sense
There is no reason
Nothing you can trust
Nothing to believe in

Anticipate the scenario
but did you really want to know
what awaited below?

Cry out to fallen wings of tragedy
Shot down by predatory gravity
In the wake of destruction, underneath the canopy
the pain and agony
of our reality
of all humanity

Trying to forget what no one could remember
Unforgiving skies of red & blue & amber
Trying to forget what no one could remember
Unforgiving skies of red & blue & amber
Track Name: The Void
From the void I came,
to the void I return
Leave behind
all that I have learned

No one hears you
Frozen, absolute
Fragile, broken
left unspoken now

From the void I came,
to the void I return
Leave behind
all that I have learned

If I fall asleep
will you wait for me?
When I start to dream
of the waves underneath
In cycles we repeat
all the same memories
Inside us, energy
beyond faith & belief

From the void I came,
to the void I return
Leave behind
all that I have learned
Track Name: Beyond The Edge
Dark days, long nights
salvation out of sight
I can’t give you the answers...

Shake the ground on which I stand
Take what I held in the palm of my hand
Erase what’s left of who I am

The deepest ocean
the widest sea
Beyond the edge
of eternity
I’m falling through the darkest blue,
at peace with my affliction
Forgotten now in solitude
this is my last transmission

Our time went by, it went so fast
like falling sand through the hourglass
That ship has sailed, the time has passed
We always knew it couldn’t last

Shake the ground on which I stand
Erase what’s left of who I am

We watched the sun rise
knowing it must fall
Reached up through cold skies
and felt its warmth
And as it sets, I will let
the shadows wrap around me
We haven’t left this world yet
but infinite has found me

Our time went by, it went so fast
like falling sand through the hourglass
That ship has sailed, the time has passed
We always knew it couldn’t last

What I once believed in
was a treacherous mirage
intangible and flawed
There’s always a reason
not a meaning, but a cause -
to find strength when all is lost

I am not afraid
I am not alone
Do not be afraid
You are not alone

We are going home