DM (2014 Single)

by Painted In Exile

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HEAR THE FINAL RERECORDED version of this song on our brand new 2016 Full-Length, 'The Ordeal' here:


There is a tyrant within
Concealed by our skull
Constantly fixated
Duality in its distress
Here I face the voice, a voice that’s not my own
Am I alone?

Are we the same?
Confined by internal judgment
Were we always the same?

The obsession in this disrupted mind on the edge of control
has now come to reign
Inner turmoil

The absence of virtue is claimed by despair

The tyrant confined in my mind lures us to live life in rewind
A voice divided from inside

(We are one)

Push me over the edge so that we can collapse into it's depths
Never to engage what the world has
Never to engage the world inside this mind

The absence of virtue now claimed by despair
Gives way to this creation

Free me Sever the voice of the tyrant
(There is a tyrant within)
Lures me deeper inside

Is this our end as I know it? Are we the same?

Mend the separation between control and submission
Here I face this voice that’s not my own

Are we the same?
Sever the voice from its source
Mute the relentless screams
Sever the voice from its source

This is the end as we’ve known it
Because we're the same

The presence of virtue
Unearthed by suffering

The tyrant defined by my mind lured us to live life in rewind
Upon reflection now I know that we are one

And now we're the same
And now we're the same
We're the same
And now we're the same.


released December 16, 2014
Written/Performed by:

Marc Lambert - Guitars, Bass
Ivan Chopik - Guitars, Bass
Alan Hankers - Piano, Keyboards
Eddie DeCesare - Drums, Percussion

Produced, Engineered, Mixed, & Mastered by: Ivan Chopik

Guest Vocalists:
Screams & Spoken Word: John Robert Centorrino
Singing: Nikolas Metaxas

Screamed Vocal Engineering by: Mike Menocker
Additional Guitar Engineering by: Billy Anderson

Guitar Solo at 4:16 by Ivan Chopik
Screams at 5:01 & 5:06 by Jacob Umansky
Guitars from 5:15 to 7:15 by Marc Lambert

Painted In Exile is:

Marc Lambert - Guitars
Ivan Chopik - Guitars
Jacob Umansky - Bass
Alan Hankers: Piano & Keyboards
Eddie DeCesare: Drums & Percussion



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