Escape

by Jason Aaron Wood

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Escape is the follow-up to my 2014 album Labyrinth of Dreams and is a continuation of that album's concept.

Buy this album for $10 - or buy it along with Labyrinth of Dreams, and I'll send you 2 extra bonus tracks!

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released December 21, 2016

Mastered by Evan Sarli at Not So Bad Studios.

Album cover art by Cihan Berk at 7 Ensigns.

Recorded using INTEX Cables (www.intexcables.com ) exclusively.

All vocals, guitar, bass, programming, music & lyrics written, performed, recorded and produced by Jason Aaron Wood.

Special thanks to my awesome wife and longtime bandmate Laurie Ann Haus for her invaluable advice in finding the theme for this album as well as for her unbelievable patience with me as I've obsessed constantly over these recordings. Thanks to Evan Sarli also for working so hard to master these tracks. Thanks to Jean-Marc du Mouchel at INTEX cables for creating the best cables I've ever used.

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Track Name: Doubt
Sometimes...
The world in our minds
Is so sublime

That we just cannot resist
Like we're under our own spell

So just
What will we find by pondering
Meanwhile our minds are wandering
Think of the time we're squandering
For "truth"...

There's only one way to know
What lies beyond the grave...

Gripping tightly onto our imaginings
These images...
That we favor above all other things....
All other things...

We're spellbound by our own minds
And we've seen where this can go...

Don't you know...
Only doubt can set you free
'Cause only through doubt can truth be seen to be
There's no way of knowing otherwise
What's truth and what's nothing but lies
When anything goes...goes...goes...
When anything goes...

'Cause we don't get to choose what we want the truth to be

So just
What's this about suggestions
Accepted without a question when
Only through doubt can the truth be seen as true?
Track Name: Devourer of Time
There’s a ravenous beast
Devouring all of time
It lurks with its jaws wide open
Always a moment behind…
Track Name: The Abyss of My Subconscious
Floating
Upon
The Abyss
Of My Subconscious

Now I Find Myself
Adrift on an endless sea of black
Surrounded by slithering forms
Ever threatening to attack

Floating
Upon
The Abyss
Of My Subconscious

This featureless void
With lapping waves
Of pleasure and pain
Driving me insane

My thoughts and memories
Float to the surface
And then sink again down below

Floating
Upon
The Abyss
Of My Subconscious

Shuffling through an endless stream
Of realities
Which one shall be mine to bear?
Each ripple reflecting my own mortality
Rowing on this endless tide
Without a shore on any side
I plunge below...

Drowning (alone on this sea)
Upon (the depths within me)
The abyss (this ocean so deep)
Of my subconscious
Track Name: Longing for What Cannot Be
These dreams
They flash before my eyes
Yet it seems
Any trace of hope always dies

How can I bear this pain within me
As I long for what cannot be?

Yet still I reach
For that which I desire
Ignoring the impossibility
Of this mere figment of a fantasy
Which I cannot acquire

How can I bear this pain within me
As I long for what cannot be?
Track Name: Upon Desolate Sands
On these sands
I find myself alone again
Through my hands
My fortune slips away
How will I ever ever escape…
Escape…. from this never-ending labyrinth?

On this arid desert plane I’ve run for days
As sounds of something else in the maze
Echo through the haze…
Following me along my way
Doglike beasts want their feast
Encircling me…

They’re coming for me
No matter which way I run
Track Name: Children at War
I see a child
Charging ahead
Now more form a line
How many soon will be dead?

How could it have come to this?
With children fighting in wars?
Ignorance can't still be bliss
Not when the children fighting are yours

They come with bombs in their hands
We know beforehand
How this all ends....

Fever pitch...
Tensions arise
Soon we'll see
The dawn of our children's demise

There's no way of changing the course of this now
It's much too late
As the hillsides run red with their blood...
With their blood...

How could it have come to this?
With children fighting in wars?
Ignorance can't still be bliss
Not when the children fighting are yours

How could it have come to this?
With children fighting in wars?
Ignorance can't still be bliss
Not when the children DYING are yours
Track Name: Escape
With the giant gone I wonder if I'll ever find my way
Through this labyrinth of my dreams where I'm confined to stay

How will I ever find...
Find a way to escape?

In a moment of lucidity I find myself again
Wondering could this be the place where I will meet my doom?
I have got to persevere and find another way 'till then
Will the spirits in my dreams ever guide me from this tomb?

How will I ever find...
Find a way to escape?

Every passage that I follow seems to look the same as the last
Filled with never ending torments from my long lost past

How will I ever find...
Find a way to escape?
How will I ever find...
A way to escape?
No.....there's no way out...
There's no way out....
Track Name: The Road That Never Ends
(Instrumental)