The Depths Below

by NORMUNDY

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NORMUNDY's debut album, "The Depths Below."

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released March 2, 2018

Mixed & Mastered at J&N Studio

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Track Name: Eyes Of Eventide
How long must I swim against the roaring tide?
All I want is to see the shore again
I’ve lost my mind, but with eyes of eventide
I see the stars and the sky in which they’ve lit

The pale moon reflects off of the water I’m in
Orion up above, he guides me as I swim
'Cause it’s all these faint lights in life
That give us a reason to live
So, hold on to the small things, or end up abandoned
And cherish each memory which you’ve had a hand in
If you don’t, you’ll be stranded with no beacon
To guide you home, and you’ll drown with your demons

And now I bellow from the depths below
No one can hear me scream from underwater
No one can hear my cries from underwater
No one can hear my cries from above
Track Name: Take Me Away
I’ve been so lost I can’t get back my focus,
And I know that no one knows this.
I suppose that it’s psychosis
Holding me down and keeping me hopeless.
I followed no sense,
I’ve been on a journey like Moses.
I’ve witnessed ten plagues, I’ve been saved,
I’m broken and I’m hopeless.
I need a place to go, no face it, no!
Torn between this wasteful woe,
I can’t even begin to tell anybody how many times
I’ve envisioned the end of the rope.
Overload! Overload!
All my thoughts just overload!
Somebody better pull me out of this pit
Before I bottle up and explode!

Now, take me so far away.
Get me out of this place.
Take me so far
Away.
I’ve alienated myself from
Whatever it is I’ve become.
I’ve got to get on track and rise from the ashes,
Not turning back cause I’m reborn.

I’ve cut the umbilical to my thoughts,
The cynical sinister ones that brought
These difficult rituals, a pitiful spot.
I need to get it out before I rot.
Even in the beginning all the venom was impending,
‘Cause the sinning was winning before I was brought
Into this world. I’m sitting here curled
Wishing that I was not
All alone! All alone!
I was left here all alone!
Somebody better pull me out of this pit,
I’m sick and fucking tired of being alone!
Now, take me so far away.
Get me out of this place.
Take me so far
Away.

Don’t break me,
Or lead me astray.
I need a way to escape.

Take me so far away.
And now, I disappear.
I’ve been pushed to the edge when the edge was near.
I’ve peered in the depths
And death appeared.
And now, I disappear.
I’ve been pushed to the edge when the edge was near.
I’ve peered in the depths
And death appeared.
I’ve been living in constant fear,
But I won’t run away until the smoke is cleared.
I’ve been tackling and battling my conscience.
The wrath of the attack is so monstrous.
I’ve been putting up with all this nonsense,
Aometimes I don’t even know if I’m conscious.
I lose track of my path when provoken.
The vastness of the blackness then opens.
It attracts me in and leaves me choking
On every last word that I’ve left unspoken.
Never let the black wash out the blue,
‘Cause your colors are a part of you,
And I know it can be hard to do,
But you've got to keep on pushing through.
Open up your mind ‘cause your losing time.
Keep your hopes up high and you will survive the
Fighting, hiding, lying, crying.
You may feel dead but you’re never dying.
So just know that I’ll always be behind you.
I’m right here if you need me to remind you
That, in the end, it’ll only get better.
I promise you it won’t be like this forever.
So just know that I’ll always be behind you.
I’m right here if you need me to remind you
That, in the end, it’ll only get better.
I promise you it won’t be like this forever.

Now, take me so far away.
Get me out of this place.
Take me so far
Away.
Get away, get away, get away.
Don’t break me,
Or lead me astray.
I need a way to escape.
Take me so far away.

And now, I disappear,
But in the end it’ll only get better.
And now, I disappear.
I promise you it won’t be like this forever.
And now, I disappear,
But in the end it’ll only get better.
Track Name: Out Of My Head
Get me out of my head
Get me out of my mind
Am I better off dead
Or am I better alive?
Get me out of my head!

I’ve killed the best of me, there’s nothing left of me
Somebody set me free or lest I rest in peace on my own
I’m searching desperately to find a recipe
To cure the disaster stirring up in my mind
'Cause my fears and my doubts are turning up all the time
My thoughts run rampant. I’m in a stranglehold
There’s nothing I can do, nothing I can say, somethings got to change
It’s make it or brake it, I’m taking a chance ‘cause every day is the same
I’m so fed up with the bullshit. I criticize myself and never let things go

Get me out of my head
Get me out of my mind
Am I better off dead
Or am I better alive?
Get me out of my head!

I’m locked up in my mind, and I cannot rewind
Back to the times when I was young and everything was fine
I threw away the key, and now my misery
Is of my own doing, and now all I can do is sing
I’m locked up in my mind, and I cannot rewind
Back to the times when I was young and everything was fine
I threw away the key, and now my misery
Is of my own doing, and now all I can do is sing
Whoa, when the world is falling down
I hope that I’ll be alright
Whoa, when the world is falling down
I hope that I’ll be alright

Get me out of my head
Get me out of my mind
Am I better off dead
Or am I better alive?
Get me out of my head!
I’m locked up in my mind, and I cannot rewind
Back to the times when I was young and everything was fine
I threw away the key, and now my misery
Is of my own doing, and now all I can do is sing
Whoa, when the world is falling down
I hope that I’ll be alright
Track Name: Femme Fatale
I always thought I was bulletproof
'Till you let the lead fly loose.
You’re just a liar with something to prove,
But your aim is true.

I used to think you were a catch ‘till you threw me away.
Caught in a trap with fangs in my veins.
Writhing in agony, wasting away,
Praying my casket’s making its way.
Now I’m tasting this glass of bitter decay,
But I’m spitting it back right into your face.
I’ve chosen my path, and still to this day
I’ll only go if you ask me to stay.

And now I can’t even trust my eyes
To see right through
Your lies, but I finally realized
What I have to do.

With all the hell that you put me through,
I wound up charred and bruised.
But I escaped with my blistered feet,
And I ran away from you.

I used to think you were a catch ‘till you threw me away.
Caught in a trap with fangs in my veins.
I’ve chosen my path, so what can I say?
I’ll only go if you ask me to stay.

And now I can’t even trust my eyes
To see right through
Your lies, but I finally realized
What I have to do.
I’ve never felt so wrong. I’ve never felt so right.
Now that there’s nothing left, I’m leaving you behind.
I thought you were on my side,
But I was blind.

As I walk away, I just tell myself
That I’ll be okay. I don’t need you.
As I walk away, I just tell myself
That I’ll be okay. I don’t need your help.

And now I can’t even trust my eyes
To see right through
Your lies, but I finally realized
What I have to do.
I’ve never felt so wrong. I’ve never felt so right.
Now that there’s nothing left, I’m leaving you behind.
I thought you were on my side,
But I was blind.

As I walk away, I just tell myself
That I’ll be okay. I don’t need your help.
Track Name: Axis
Since the birth of the atom,
And the gravitational attraction of masses
Crossing distances that we can fathom,
I see a pattern, it's like we were destined to walk inside of this labyrinth.
But we weren't always lost. I feel it in my soul,
A sense of belonging like a sail to its pole.
A ship to its captain, a chest to its gold,
A servant to its master, an heir to the throne.
This is our time, the time to make a difference.
The simplest of times, yet complex our existence is.
Ever so changing, forever rearranging,
It’s crazy to think what has changed since we were babies.
The tables have turned, and we are the parents.
It's apparent that one day we will inherit
All the mistakes and the hate so misplaced.
It's our place to finally spit out this sick taste.
We need to see our species as something that you embrace,
But still I see that everybody's thinking it's a race.
Allow me to illuminate-it is called the human race.
Nobody should be losing face. I won't be quick to lose my faith.
We've eaten what we can stomach. They feed us this rubbish
To keep us this punished, and try to keep us all believing in something.
Indeed, they'll see us coming. I want the people summoned,
And take the power back. We don't even need a gunman.
We stand in recital, call these countries our rivals,
And pledge our allegiance just to please all these idols.
At the end of the day is your ignorant way
Justified by the lies that you read in your bible?
Can someone tell me how no one’s involved,
From the innocent to the top of the pyramid tall?
Who's to blame? Who the hell is at fault?
When the earth is off axis, who will help when it falls?
We need to begin the search and discover the lost map.
When will we recover? It seems that we lost track.
We gotta get back. We're lacking an axis.
We carry the world upon our backs like Atlas.

We carry the world upon our backs like Atlas.
Atlas!
Track Name: Atlas
Come and join the mass appeal!
It's time I ask "who's real?"
When push comes to shove,
Are you made of glass or steel?
I'm making a breakthrough,
Meaning I'm breaking down the fourth wall
‘Cause all the world’s a stage.
Lemme break it down and show ya'll.
Lemme grab a map and jump
Right up onto my steed.
Gimme the microphone and I'll tell you
Exactly what I mean.
We need someone to lead,
Somebody who can see.
When the blind lead the blind
You can guess where the fuck they'll be.
Back it up,
And take a look behind the curtains while they laugh it up.
And see they're racking up the money while they stack it up,
And now there is no curtain call because they're packing up.
Acting tough,
Because they know the leash is tight so they can snatch us up.
And every single time they feed us we just lap it up.
And they will throw you in a cage if you're acting up.

So, if you're done with the bullshit,
I need you singing "woah!"
Atlas.

I'm not saying that
I know their agenda,
But I do know my rights
And they'll never be surrendered.
And if we're rendered helpless
I can't say I didn't help this,
But you fucks could not develop
Because what I say offends ya.
And they just wanna see
What all we will accept.
To take it too far
You gotta start with just a step.
Man, fuck an encore,
We will tear the curtain down.
You can hear us clapping,
But we ain't applauding for you now.
Get up get up!
It's now or never so we'll never give up, give up!
We gotta stick together never split up, split up!
And if you're coming at us you'll get lit up, lit up!
This is our time, the time to make a difference.
The time to decide, do not sit inside your ignorance.
It's time to act. Let's put an end to the madness.
We carry the world upon our backs like Atlas.

So, if you’re done with the bullshit,
I need you singing "woah!"
Atlas.

So, if we hold your world up,
Then we can let it fall.
You'll come to see that without us
There's nothing left at all.
What is a king when the foundation
Of his castle collapses?
We carry the world upon our
Backs like Atlas!
We’re gonna break you down.
We're coming for you now.
Break you down.
We're coming for you now.
We're gonna break you down.
We're coming for you now.
Break you down.
We're coming for you now.

So, if you’re done with the bullshit,
I need you singing "whoa!"
Atlas.
So, if you're done with the games,
Then say it with me "fuck you!"
We gotta get back,
We're lacking an axis.
We carry the world upon our
Backs like Atlas!
Track Name: No Strings Attached
You gotta get everybody to come check this shit out.
Bang your fucking heads!
That's what I'm talking about.

Slipped out the house for a drive.
Arrived at the bar on the corner
Hoping to clear my mind,
And the time had come to pick up my tab,
Gather my thoughts and call up a cab.
Just then, I spotted a girl across the bar,
So I took a stab.
I walked over, far from sober,
Tripped on a purse and soaked her.
Chest full of bourbon she said,
"You did that on purpose, joker!"
“Sorry honey, but here's some money,”
And then I dragged my ass
Off the ground, then out the door
And had the sense to call the cab.

I'm sipping more than I should.
I'm tripping over my words.
I've got some money to blow,
And I know just where to go.
Tonight, I'm living the dream.
Tonight is consequence free.
It's time to start up the show,
'Cause now I'm ready to go.

Felt a tap on my shoulder (Wassup?).
She said “This night still ain't over,
And we're only getting older.” I told her,
“No need to seduce me,
Introduce me to the booty.”
No refusing, dropped her panties,
Then she strutted right over to me (Shit!).
She needed a place to sit,
So I just figured my face would fit.
The setting was lit. I'm betting that this chick's
Definitely ready to get to biz.
I was reaching for my glass.
She grabbed my shirt and dragged my ass
From the door, across the floor,
And into bed to have a blast.

I'm sipping more than I should.
I'm tripping over my words.
I've got some money to blow,
And I know just where to go.
Tonight, I'm living the dream.
Tonight is consequence free.
It's time to start up the show,
'Cause now I'm ready to go.

There's no strings attached, girl, it's just lust.
There's no strings attached, girl, it's just lust.
There's no strings attached, girl, it's just lust.
There's nobody here girl, it’s just us.

There's no strings attached, girl, it's just lust.
There's no strings attached, girl, it's just lust.
There's no strings attached, girl, it's just lust.
There’s no strings attached girl, ‘cause this ain’t love.

I'm sipping more than I should.
I'm tripping over my words.
I've got some money to blow,
And I know just where to go.
And now she’s down on her knees,
And she’s begging me please.
It's time to start up the show...
“Aw fuck it. Let's go!”

Girl, you know there's no strings attached,
Come and get you some of that!
Track Name: Magnum Mendacium
God! God! God! God!

I am my own god. I am my own master,
The alpha and the omega, the destruction and disaster.
The construction of synthetic doctrine mocks martyrs and prophets.
Have we all forgotten this was just to market and profit off it?
Your faith is a coffin, lock it. Wait ‘till your tomb is eroded,
Then they will come and rob it.
They can't see us hoping, better yet us be awoken.
Repeat all the slogans, repeat all the slogans!
It's a ransom, so like Samson the Israelite
I will rise to pulverize the pillars of lies on either side.
They scribed a prophecy, and filled it with hypocrisy.
Manipulating honesty, people following unconsciously.
They're regurgitating hatred, exterminate nature’s way with
Impersonating brave men, and turn from what is sacred.
This is the time. Dismiss all the lies.
Witness all the crimes and live your own life.
It's time to evolve. The time it has come
For a higher state to be achieved.
We're the last to leave this past belief still fast asleep.
The shepherds are dead yet we're lectured to sweat and gather up sheep,
And we need to keep the peace. Mother Earth still weeps
At the knees of deceased, they bleed in the streets.
How many claimed in crusades? How many claimed in his name?
Without this menacing plague, how many could have been saved?

It seems what is sacred
Has left us forsaken.
The faithful and nameless
Have turned from the faceless,
And awoken from this hopeless lie.
We have chosen to stop gambling our lives.
Tell me, how could we win when the stakes were so high?
You've been playing this game with a loaded pair of dice.
Track Name: Anxiety
Picture being locked in a position.
Your hands in chains, envision the words and just listen.
There's no escape, it's just a state.
There's no way to make an incision.
The strangling hands of fate will mangle.
You better go make a decision.
There's no time to be shedding them tears,
You actually gotta be making a difference.
To top it off, you're fretting daily.
You're sweating bullets and your color is fading.
You're caught in thought. You try to cough,
But that's no what's causing your throat to be aching.
You're waking up every night in a cold sweat,
Taking in life with the beat of your chest.
You're wondering if tonight's the night
You'll be looking right in the face of death.
Can't grasp your life, you can't fathom time.
Is that why these questions are more
Often than not keeping you up?
They're mentally wrapping at your chamber door.
Only this time, in this rhyme,
We ain't talking about mother fucking black bird, amore.
It's your mind that you hide in this blackness.
Take it back, don't hide anymore! (It's time!)
Whether you know it or not,
You can't trade your spot. You're all that you got.
Your stomach’s in knots. Hands clammy,
Your thoughts are racing. You've obviously caught
Up to yourself. You're running a race
With no finish line to the point you forgot
Your own brain is running this thing.
You chose flight, you should have fought!

Yet again, you’re lost in the blackness,
And you can't find your way.
This veil is gradually sapping
Your strength away.
Yet again, the hands of the darkness
Have swallowed everything.
We've got to ignite the furnace
And light the way.

And when my thoughts were building up high,
I can remember when it was so easy to hide.
Just push it aside, and when this darkness
Just seemed it wouldn't subside
I remember the days when I would just
Lift my eyes to the sky and I
Now seldom shield myself. So, subtle shit
Just shakes my shell and suddenly self-loathing settles,
But I survive!
I surpass the scares and realize that I'm alive.
I am Time. I exist with my enlightened mind,
And I remind myself I'm superior.
I appear strong on the exterior,
But my insides are on fire.
I’ve gotta extinguish the fear
Before to this edge I draw too near.
So, listen here... I'm ready and willing to die.
I'm ready and willing to die!

Yet again, you’re lost in the blackness,
And you can't find your way.
This veil is gradually sapping
Your strength away.
Yet again, the hands of the darkness
Have swallowed everything.
We've got to ignite the furnace
And light the way.
Track Name: Feel
There's one thing that each human on this earth shares,
A sensation with infectious effects beyond compare.
And there's nothing more I'd rather do
Than share that sensation with you
That sensation that we call love.

I wanna feel it.
We wanna feel it.

Lost in a sea of doubt,
We wade until we drown,
Or 'till our perfect savior
Will come to pull us out.
'Cause every person deserves love,
And everybody wants someone
To make them feel like they're the one.
We wanna feel it.
I think it's time you knew the truth.
There's nothing more I'd rather do
Than share this sensation with you.

I wanna feel it.
We wanna feel it.
And, baby, you're all I need.
You've given it all to me.

‘Cause every person deserves love,
And everybody wants someone
To make them feel like they’re the one.
We wanna feel it.
I think it's time you knew the truth.
There's nothing more I'd rather do
Than share this sensation with you.

I want back what's mine. I want back my life,
And in my mind, I know I lost track of time
‘Cause it seems like the whole world passed me by.
I need a color scheme to fill the black and white,
But the grass gets greener. The thick gets thinner.
A quitter never wins and a winner ain't a quitter.
And beggars can't be choosers, but I'm begging to differ
‘Cause I chose you hoping that I'd paint a better picture,
Which you're every single hue, the sweetest maroon,
The emerald rich, and the deepest of blues.
And when I say I love you, better know that it's true.
When I wake up in the morning I will wake up to you.
Sometimes we will fight, you know we will heal it.
That sensation inside, nobody can steal it.
I cannot describe this high that I'm feeling,
But the only thing I know that is that I wanna feel it.

I wanna feel it.
We wanna feel it.
And, baby, you're all I need.
You've given it all to me.
And, baby, you're all I need,
And I'll give you all you need to feel complete.
Track Name: The Depths Below
I am the roaring tide!
I am the cataclysmic abyss
In which you will visit for life.
I’m the maelstrom who swallowed the Earth,
And cursed the ancient of times.
I’ve eradicated all of the nations,
And tasted the blood of each civilization.
I’ve taken the souls of the pure to the depths,
And I’ve left them to never awaken.
I am the storm!
You live and you die by the sea.
Your minds are too shallow to fathom the deep.
You’ve opened the vortex. Now, the ocean will reclaim what you owe.
There is no escape from the weight as you’re gazing up
From the depths below.

And now I bellow from the depths below.
No one can hear me scream from underwater.
No one can hear my cries from underwater.
No one.
And now I bellow from the depths below.

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