Existence EP

by From the Depths

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released July 9, 2017

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Track Name: Reckoning
We can't survive if we continue down this path
Abusing the world and the weak for our own benefit
If we can't stand to reshape
Against our will, we'll have to watch as we're wiped from the slate

We'll have to watch the world burn
Track Name: With Heavy Lungs
Down he goes!
With the same confliction
Unaware of which way’s up
And only sinking faster

Treasures of the past,
Present and future seem
Transparent as the air
That slowly thickens in his lungs

To breathe or to choke
The blurred line is getting harder to see
To breathe or to choke
It seems the choice has made for me

“It’s in the air!”
The tortured soul tries to scream out
“I’ve searched the depths of my mind
but to no avail, I cannot find the

answer that I need
to fill these lungs for one last time.
I know I can live through this
I know I won’t die!”

Screaming and squirming and panic and manic
Six feet below but still right on the surface
Oh, will he ever unravel the labyrinth?

The coffin has been sealed shut
“There must be a way out, this can’t be my fate”
He doesn’t know he walks the line between life and the gate

The anger sets in!
When will he find the key?

His breathing only gets heavier
his life flashes before him yet again
With his dying breath, he cries out:
“DIG ME OUT!”

“DIG ME OUT!”

Designed for misery
Only temporarily
breaking the mold
that chains him to reality

Only to be thrown back
into this formality
What a torture it is to live
What a relief to die

The victim’s reflection
Stares back at him through the water
His skin pale as the light
At the end of the void

“It’s in the air!”
The tortured soul tries to scream out
“I’ve searched the depths of my mind
but to no avail, I cannot find the

answer that I need
to fill these lungs for one last time.
I know I can live through this
I know I won’t die!”
Track Name: Ascension
Your sentience, far into the distance
I dream of sanctuary, where I can rest easy

Singularity escapes your eyes once so bright
But all I see here, is a world of shadows.

Lift your anchor up from the sand
Free your soul from your self

To endure this burden would be
a request far too unjust

Loosening my once tight grasp, which breath will be my last?

The spark departs forever
Holding all held close and dear
Gone to the other side, I am past the great divide

But you’ll still walk along within me
I know that you will never part
But still your grasp remains on all of us
Life without seems impossible

Turn back the hands of time
Back to when the light still shined
Those memories irreplaceable
Those feelings so incomparable

A dark void so immense
This soul lived for your presence
“Do not renounce your bliss,
I am never too far amiss.”

The earth has grown cold
Can’t find what was once before
“Look to the sky for me,
I’m as close now as I can be.

I’m as close as I can be!
I’m as close as I can be!

To endure this burden would be
a request far too unjust
Keep hold of your tight grasp, this breath won’t be your last!

Longing to join you in the after
My spark to depart forever
Please stay on the other side, if only you could hear my cries.

As I reach for you,
You fall further from me.
As I shout at you,
You ignore my cries.
As I turn away,
You reappear, telling me
“Now’s not the time
for your ascension.”
Track Name: Infirmity
Disconnected, Yet so engaged.
Countless folded flags, Could this hell be real?

I thought we were fighting For noble cause,
Instead of senseless dominance.
These battles all so pointless,
Is this what I’ve become?

Is this reality?

A barrage of fire blazes by,
Hit the floor and keep your head down
Daybreak comes and I grow more afraid

Of what’s to come, so many have died
Lost more than what they’d hope to lose.
Is this suicide or sacrifice? Your choice

I’ve heard all of the cries,
Of those born innocent,
But slain in vein.

Bloodstained hands,
And endless tears.
This internal battle,
Summons all of my fears.
I can’t separate this world
From oblivion

This is reality,
This is the price we pay

We are the few lost souls.
We are the wolves in the night
We are tortured and worn
Afflicted by our own minds

So now I write this letter,
To commemorate those lives
Those who survived
And for all our brothers left behind

The scent of burnt flesh rises
As the skies fill up with ash
Wondering to myself
“Why did I choose this path?”

I can still hear the gunfire,
The explosions all around
The shell shock haunts me

Gunfire rips through the air.
Bullets pierce the skin
Comparable to thoughts within

How could anyone agree
With this mortal sin?
This era of infamy
Will set forth the tone

Will set the tone

For generations to come.
For generations to come.

A wasteland seen through bloodshot eyes,
Has never seemed more peaceful.
Until you notice, The glare from a scope.
Do you run? Or do you stand and fight?

Do you stand and fight?

Stand up and fight!
Track Name: Invictus
They never stop
The pressure grows as my vision blurs
With hope, this will cease
A new day to come will bring relief

In the presence of a man in white
Seeking answers for the beast that never sleeps
The dim light as bright as the sun
The whispers as loud as shrieks

The man returns
Wearing a face of distress
His panic sweeps across the room
I still hear his curse:

"We found something"

A sentencing of least desire
Denial sets in (as the room starts to spiral)
The fray begins
as I grasp for hope

Oh, what an awful thing
Do you know what it's like,
Fighting for your life
Against your own body?

Terrifying

Oh, what I wouldn't give for
a sense of reassurance
The affliction floods my veins
Drowning myself from the inside out

A theater so unnerving
A light shines from above
The man in white appears again
As the room fades to black

Oh, and I'll drift away
The demons that plagued my soul
Are now too far
beyond their reach

And as I wait inside my consciousness
Anxiety howls: "Will I ever wake?"

It's like the weight has been
dissolved into the air
The safety that I yearned for
Now in the palm of my hand

Patience is a virtue
Worth it's weight in gold
It’ll give you the strength to
weather the storm

Eight months of chemical torture
Six times going under the knife
Ten months of precious time
But in the end, I prevailed

I am invincible

You can't kill me
Track Name: Existence
My echo, a cold memento
A past stained so dark with malice
Back-breaking burden carried in tow
I’ve become inferior

There’s not much left of me to save (These scars can’t be erased)
A hollow shell wandering the plane, a forsaken vessel

Escape from reality, turn from longing for safe keep
I feel the weight of fate crush down on my chest

If I can’t stay, please forgive me

It pains me now
To see the things I’ve done
Such a lack of remorse, you know not what you've done
You know not what you've done

You asked me to build my own life,
But I chose the darkness above the light
To take you would be good will
Own your past, live with what you've done

Contrition consumes my nature
Yearning for an intangible break
Desolation consumes me
A realm of emptiness surrounds me

Is this the end of me?
Dare I fill my lungs again?
The end of tranquility
Is stuck between the world and me

Am I alive?
Or trapped between two worlds
One filled with choice, imbued with pain
The other, A void of conscience

The end is near,
I’ve lost the battle, I’ve lost the war.
The darkness has overcome me,
I am no more.

I’ll see you on the other side.

This IS the end of me
Not alive but existing freely
At the end of everything
The void has broken me

With this I bid farewell.
Don’t look for me, I am long gone.
A whisper in the wind
Gravity no longer holds me

The specter in the doorway offers its hand.
Outstretched, it says:
“There’s serenity
among the shadows.”

It pains me now
To see the things I’ve done
Such a lack of remorse, you know not what you've done
You know not what you've done

You asked me to build my own life,
But I chose the darkness above the light
To take you would be good will
Own your past, live with what you've done

There’s serenity!