"You want to know what happened to the fucking fish? I ate it! And washed it down with some Pedialyte!!" --Mike Wengren

the eye of the storm

Instrumental opening to Immortalized.



This is war time, this is our time
We won't be denied
Feed the fire that is raging inside
This is go time, this is show time
We will fight 'til their wills are broken
This is game time, an insane time
Let the madness fly
Show them strength that just can't be defied
Find the power to devour
Let the beast inside now be woken

In this world only the strong will survive
Hear the roar and you will know you're alive
Feel the energy build in your soul
'Cause it's time!

Ohhh... And in the calm before the storm
Another legend will be born
Another battle will be won
We will rise
Ohhh... So heed the call of confrontation
Today we feed on domination
Secure a legacy that will never die
Be immortalized

Raw emotion, pure devotion
They will testify
And our memory will endure for all time
Never hiding, no dividing
Let them witness us move as one now
Show no mercy, let the world see
We're invincible
Show them nothing is beyond our control
Take it higher, our desire
Will determine what we've become now
Are you ready for the test of your life?
See the fear bleeding right through their eyes
Feel the energy build in your soul
'Cause it's time!

Feel it
Take no prisoners now
Take it
There it is standing in front of us
Hear it
Our deliverance now
Own it
Give them all an image of us
That will last for all time

The Vengeful One


As I survey the chaos, taking in the lack of raw humanity
It's as if the entire world's fallen in love with their insanity
Hear the innocent voices scream
As their tormentors laugh through all of it
No forgiveness for all I've seen
A degradation I cannot forget

So sleep soundly in your beds tonight
For judgment falls upon you at first light

I'm the hand of God
I'm the dark messiah
I'm the vengeful one
(Look inside and see what you're becoming)
In the blackest moments of a dying world
What have you become?
(Look inside and see what you're becoming)

As the violence surges
And the teeming masses have been terrorized
Their human predators, all gone mad
Are reaping profits born from their demise
The rabid media plays their role
Stroking the flames of war to no surprise
Only too eager to sell their souls
For the apocalypse must be televised

When you die
You'll know why
For you could not be saved
With all the world enslaved
When you die
You'll know why
You'll die
And know why
For you cannot be saved
This world is too depraved
When you die
You'll know why

Open Your Eyes


You're paralyzed
Breathe your disguise
You feed on the lies that they tell you
Got to break away
From the numbing pain
Succumb to the rage that's inside you
You're hypnotized
Believe every line that they sell you
Start channeling
Whatever will remains
Discern from what's fiction
And what is true

Open your eyes
Open your eyes
Open your eyes
See through the disguise
Won't you open your eyes?

You've lost your sense
From the emptiness
You do as the headlines compel you
Become whole again
And let the war begin
Destroy the veneer
That surrounds you
There's no defense
For your recklessness
You stare as the proof
Lies before you
Why can't you see?
Are you afraid to be
Exposed to the demons around you

You would all be running
In a world you cannot hide
And the end is coming
For the lemmings standing in line
Overcome it
Let the fury build inside
It could all be broken
If you only opened your eyes

The Light


Like an unsung melody
The truth is waiting there for you to find it
It's not a blight, but a remedy
A clear reminder of how it began
Deep inside your memory
You turned away as you struggled to find it
You heard it call as you walked away
A voice of calm from within the silence
And for what seemed an eternity
You waited, hoping it would call out again
You heard the shadow beckoning
Then your fear seemed to keep you blinded
You held your guard as you walked away

When you think all is forsaken
Listen to me now
You need never feel broken again
Sometimes darkness
Can show you the light

An unforgiveable tragedy
The answer isn't where you think you'd find it
Prepare yourself for a reckoning
For when your world seems to crumble again
Don't be afraid, don't turn away
You're the one who can redefine it
Don't let hope become a memory
Let the shadow permeate your mind and
Reveal the thoughts that were tucked away
So that the door can be opened again
Within your darkest memories
Lies the answer, if you are to find it
Don't let hope become a memory

Sickening, weaking
Don't let another somber pariah
Consume your soul
You need strengthening, toughening
It takes a bit of darkness to rekindle the fire burning in you
Ignite the fire within you

When you think all is forsaken
Don't ignore
Listen to me now
You need never feel broken again
Sometimes darkness
Can show you the light

What Are You Waiting For


So what you waiting for?

I have never compromised
I never gave in
And so I have welcomed
Every challenge in my life
And I have never wandered blind
I'm led by hunger and so I
Savor every drop
Each minute I'm alive
Leave nothing left behind

So what you waiting for?
Tell me what you waiting for?
Don't stand by and deny it
So what you waiting for?
Tell me what you waiting for?
Break new ground and defy it
Don't let the world outside
Leave you cornered and alone
So what you waiting for?
Tell me what you waiting for?
Let them all be reminded

Don't let them undermine
Your dreams can never be stolen
Don't leave them stagnant
Rotting on the vine
Say goodbye
To anyone who tries
To bleed you dry
You will show them
You're blessed
With an unlimited supply
Leave nothing left behind

So what you waiting for?

You're Mine


I've begun to realize
That I'm better when I am with you
You delivered me from the pain
In my life
Easy now to recognize
All the misery I have been through
It was beating me to submission
'Till the day you arrived
Suddenly I felt alive
Strength I had lost was revived
And building inside
And we both know why

'Cause you're mine
I knew I could be whole
If you were mine
I'll vanquish any foe
Because you're mine

Been betrayed too many times
Didn't think I would ever recover
Let it haunt me for the rest of my life
Then you opened up my eyes
And you helped me rediscover
Were the one who resurrected
A man who had died
Your power, it gave me new life
Made me reborn and refined
Rebuilt from inside
And we both know why

I never thought I would ever escape
At times I wanted to die
Feared that it all was just a little too late
Thought that I wouldn't survive
I let you in and let go of the hate
My heart recovered
Now I owe you a debt that I can never repay
I still believe
'Cause you're mine

I'm burning inside
And we both know why

I can regain control
Because you're mine
I can take over the world
Because you're mine



Who? Who?

You once were someone
I could dignify
A guiding force, in which I thought I could rely
I watched as you began to metamorphosize
Can't face it anymore
It's eating me alive
I'm not able to recognize
Where does the answer lie?
You're no longer the same
Is there nothing more that I can do?

Who, who, who the fuck are you?
Who, who, who the fuck are you?

You were someone
In whom I could confide
But you pushed me further away
With every single lie
You used to have a soul
But it has surely died
What happened?
When did you turn to the other side?
No longer able to recognize
For every word's a lie
You are forever changed
And there's nothing more
That I can do

You and I
We were once so
You and I, it was once incredible
You and I, we were once so
You and I, we were indivisible
You and I, we were once two of a kind
Where did all your innocence go?
Now I wonder how it happened
That you and I, we were once so
You and I, we were once inseparable
You and I, we were once like
Gemini, it was undeniable
You and I, we were once two of a kind
Where did my deliverance go?
Can there be a mend to this divide?

I'm not able to recognize
Where does the answer lie?
You're no longer the same
Is there nothing more that I can do?

Where does the answer lie?
Where does the answer lie?
It's eating me alive

Save Our Last Goodbye


Don't wait to hear it's over
What a rude awakening
The angel of death has come
And ripped you from our lives
I can't stand the devastation
Relentless agony
Hope that I get to see you
On the other side
Blue sky has turned to blackest night
Now you're gone, it just isn't right
Save our last goodbye
Embedded in my mind
Your face will never leave me
Save our last goodbye
It's killing me that I won't get to hear
Your laughter anymore
What faith I had is broken
And I question everything
And those shards of doubt
Begin to penetrade my heart
With every waking hour
Within everything I see
The shadows of yoru loss
Are tearing me apart
My world is shattered, in disarray
I'm beaten down, drained emotionally
They saw in time the pain gowa away
But in my soul ti will forever stay

Fire It Up


When I need to spark a bit of inspiration
And the melody feels like it's trapped inside
All I need is a little bit of illumination
So the rhythm can no longer run and hide
Well I take a puff from the leaves of the devil
And it carries me onto the other side

Fire it up
I like to fire it up
And it feels so right
Fire it up
'Cause when I fire it up
I feel like serenity is mine

When I need a little bit of relaxation
My medicine isn't too hard to find
When I'm looking for a bit of rejuvenation
I only partake of the finest kind
And then the mystery begins to unreavel
It helps me break through
To the other side

The Sound of Silence

Cover of Simon and Garfunkel's song.

Hello darkness, my old friend
I've come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain still remains
Within the sound of silence

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
'Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed
By the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence

"Fools," said I, "You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you."

But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence
And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said
The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls
And whispered in the sound of silence

Never Wrong


You're never ever wrong
Always something more to say
You're never wrong
Well you never mind, I'll be fine
You're never wrong
And there's nothing more to say
You're never wrong
It's gonna end this time
You're never wrong
You can never be contained
You're never wrong
You can never mind, I'll be fine
Don't even bother to explain
You're never wrong
You'll never win this time

Feel the anger coming
Feel my patience running
Well it's plain to see that
You have lost your damn mind

How could you let it end up this way?
Is there really nothing more can you say?
I'm not taking
Another fucking dose of your denial today
I'm not willing to deal with someone
Who insists that they can never be wrong
So just keep on talking to the wall
Because I'm walking away

You're never ever wrong
And you never will believe
That you were wrong
You'll just never mind, and be fine
You're never wrong?
Are you really that deceived?
The illusion has to end this time
Well you were wrong
I know it's difficult to see
That you were wrong
In your listtle mind, every time
Yeah, you were wrong
And now you'd better believe
The game is coming to an end this time

Feel the anger coming
Feel my patience running
And it's easy to see
You've made me lose my damn mind

If you shut your mouth
Then we just might make it
You want a fight be careful
What you're wishing for
So say it again, push it again
And there is no coming back this time
Shut your mouth
'Cause I just can't take it
I'm ready to fight
Is it all that you were hoping for
Don't say it again -- do it again
There'll be no coming back this time

Who Taught You How to Hate


I hear the voices echoing around me
Angered eyes that don't even know who I am
Looking to kill again
(They will kill again)
As the unknown enemies surround me
Wicked laughter resonates inside my head
And I am filled with dread
(And adrenaline)

What did I do?
Why do I deserve this?
So we're different
Why do I deserve to die now?
Give me a reason why

Then it all goes a blur
Let instinct take flight
Find my hands on his throat
Yet hear myself say

Tell me now
Who taught you how to hate?
Because it isn't in your blood
Not a part of what you're made
So let this be understood
Somebody taught you how to hate
When you live this way, you become
Dead to everyone

A father's pride
My son walking beside me
I look around and marvel
How the children play
in perfect disarray
(So innocent)
No judgment, pure exhilaration
Black to white, the colors
Aren't on their minds
Nothing predefined
(All different)
There's always one
Who plants an evil seed and
Preaches fear
To pull you to the other side
Into a world of lies

Everything is unsure
When you've lost your sight
Can there still be a cure?
What made you this way?

You're not anyone

Lost all innocence
Infected and arrogant
You burn all your life
(There's no telling you)
No deliverance
Consumed by the pestilence
Of hate, you're denied
(No saving you)
Deep in your heart
Does it still remain?
Do you think you can bring it
Back to life again?
Is it still in your soul?
(No saving you)
Where's the deviant
The unholy revenant
That has made you this way?
Made you fall for this hate?



Can we make amends, do we just pretend
That we're over all the violence?
Are we done with this, put it all to rest
Turn the screams now into silence
Will you be a man, can you make a stand?
Will you own up or deny it?
All the time we lost, was it worth the cost
Of breaking a family in two
Destroyed all we knew

A tyrant, so defiant
Lonely as your heart is sinking
Consequences, no defenses
If only you had been thinking
Compliant, for a moment
Why did both of us have to believe that we were right?

Can I clear mind, leave it all behind
Start to pick up all the pieces...
Can I hide the scars, just like prison bars
That have always seemed to confine me
Will we save it all, even from the fall
Is there time left for revival
Can I be convinced that some hope exists
With these wounds cut so deep in my soul
Can we become whole?

There's so many things that I wanted to say
But the love turned to hate we kept pushing away
And the words that came out turned it into a mess
And it's like pulling teeth 'cause you'll never confess
Now the damage is done
The hurt and the pain when nobody has won
Have we forgot it's your blood inside of my veins
That feeds my heart

Legion of Monsters


The monster shattered the day
In a place where innocents play
I was mourning, as the headlines shouted his name
They didn't waste any time
I was disgusted when the madman's image appeared at the top of the screen
Some were barely alive
Too many didn't survive
Still they kept repeating headlines shouting the name
Do they not realize
The future demons with he hope of becoming the one at the top of the screen?

They've thrown morality away
With such depravity, I must say

You made sure the world will remember the name
But didn't the thought even enter your mind
You'd give a new legion of monsters a reason to take your life?

The pictures drove me insane
Can't get them out of my brain
You made certain they were right at the top of the page
You disprespected the dead
When the only name was of the one who committed the murder at the top of the page
The madmen watching with glee
As the herd of innocents flee They saw it all unfold right on the face of the screen
Perhaps they could be the one
Who'd become famous for the acts of terror reflected on the face of the screen

And I call you a pimp, as you whore the insane
The damage you caused, you cannot recitfy
You've inspired new legions of monsters determined to take more life

Take a look around
Listen to the sound
Feel it on the ground
Fear has come in a wave
Just another gathering of helpless innocents forced into the grave
Listen to me now
Are you with me now?
Can you tell me how these vultures still glorify them?
Let's defy them

The Brave and the Bold


All your life you just stood there questioning
Feeling your ambition crumble away
As the power within you began to decay
Never finding what you were searching for
And feeling a longing you couldn't ignore
You felt it ache inside like never before

Take the path that the weak ones demonize
Look around and begin to realize

That you're no longer alone tonight
You're coming into your own tonight
One of the brave and the bold tonight

The burden you bear can cripple you
A ravenous cancer, eating your soul
Lost within a world beyond your control
So tonight, let there be a reckoning
Let this moment empower you to no end
Let the doubts within you start to descend

And you're no longer alone tonight
Become the heir to the throne tonight
One of the brave and the bold tonight

Warning Sign


Lyrics TBA