Hollow Dreams

Hollow-Dreams
Hollow-Dreams

Lyrics

Thicker than Blood

I lay in a wasteland of confusion,
the world has cast me away,
Am I forced to reap your sorrow?
This burden I embrace.
I lay asleep in your rotting soul,
I walk only in your shadows,
I must break away from this void,
I must tear away from this shell

I burn, I wait,
Fate left me with your dust to taste
Sacrifice the coldness of my heart
All what’s left is thicker than blood

I bathe in the fountains of retribution,
I fought for your empire…
My castle in ashes,
Bullet through my skull,
Is there nothing left to say?
My reflection fades with the tears of the dying sun,
Broken on your fields of fire,
Nestled in society’s little grave.

Hollow Dreams

Memories are dark winters,
Bent by a bleeding sun
Unmoved by eternal pain,
How I struggle to the surface
A slave to pandemonium,
I dream like a child,
Lost in a sacrifice of pain,
In utter isolation

The existing light keeps slipping away,
Always takes me to a darker place,
Within this dying womb must I caress,
All these hollow dreams?

Awake; from this drowning pool of nothingness
Awake; from this nighttide
Awake; from these hollow dreams
Awake; from this void

Memories are dark winters,
Bent by a bleeding sun

Andura

Andura…Sihina…
Agony…Unfolds…

Stigmatized

I rest in a passionate embrace,
Forever in a web of perfect agony,
Under blood red skies the blackened moon offers me compassion,
While I slowly fade with my very own blood, my very own tears

Hath thorns composed a crown so rich?
Whilst I’m pierced from both my hands and feet,
I weep as I surrender my soul…my heart, my life, my all

I implored the archs of purpose,
I drowned in the blacked oceans,
Untwist confusion to unite me from sin,
So I could live with a newly redeemed hope inside of me…

I am stigmatized,
Through the black of days and the dark of nights,
I am stigmatized with the heart of sin right under my skin
When would I be free from this world?
When would I be free from pain?

Under blood red skies, I reached out my hand,
To touch a heart so pure, in lakes of sand…
And I watched your soul as in turned to dust,
You still bleed inside, as you are stigmatized

Voices

The candle’s flame dies with a cold whisper,
Pandora’s box it’s by her side…
Innocence portrayed, yet motionless she lies,
The voices keep calling her name,
No she would never feel the same

She says daddy, stop the voices they’re calling me, calling me,
She said daddy, stop the voices in my soul
She says daddy stop the voices they’re calling me, calling me,
Had I known, known

Let her go, set her free,
From the voices deep within
Let her go, set her free,
I know
Let her go, set her free,
From the demons in your soul,
Let her go, from the cracks of your apathy

Her world just changed,
Right before her eyes,
She paints her dreams in shades of black
All her nightmares are frozen in her mind,
The voices keep calling her name,
No she would never feel the same

Harvest of Sin

The headless angel stole my passion,
When he took my breath away,
Drifting savior, you arouse my anger,
Why do you just stand and watch me fade?

You watched us drown,
Beneath the oceans,
You watched us being
Swallowed by the waves,
You watched us burn in fields of flames,
You watched us wallow in our shame

Like a desert like a storm,
It rises up my hate
The silence stars burn above,
Is it my sign of fate?

Sign of fate, sign of fate

The Dying Winter Sleeps

Bodies float in a sea of cold oblivion,
The blood red sky washes my scars away
I bite the seeds of chaos
Lost in a haze of hate, will this ever end?
Will this never end?

You tilled the soil only with bloodshed
Hope was just another blackening sunrise
The rain washes a withered dream
I am swallowed in pain, this does not end

Inside a grave of thorns
I fought to open my eyes
Inside a grave of thorns
I fought to open my eyes

The dying winter sleeps,
So silently she sleeps

Inside a grave of thorns
I fought to open my eyes
Inside a grave of thorns
I fought to open my eyes

The dying winter sleeps,
So silently she sleeps,
The dying winter sleeps,
Forever does she sleep

Dezra

Where there is shelter, lies no pain
Blood stained tears are all that you possess
Dark dreams are pinned inside,
Feel your soul is crucified,
Subversive to this torture,
I travel to the wasteland in your mind

They took away everything
They took away the lonely ghost in you
They raped your innocence
Burnt your faith left you in a wilderness of endless pain

They demean you, they control your dissension
They block you like a shadow on your path
They tore your wings apart, the thorns are wrapped around your heart
They left you tattered, broken down and paralysed

They took away everything
They took away the lonely ghost in you
They raped your innocence
Burnt your faith left you in a wilderness of endless pain

Trapped in a labyrinth of memories,
I see the misery in your eyes,
You endure the shifting winds of sorrow,
You incinerated under dying starlight… No one heard your screams

Inspired

Lost in a darkness,
Broken beyond hope,
Deny me all you want,
Though now I wander like a ghost

You inspire me to cut you into pieces,
You inspire me to do the things I’ve never done before
If I could see my self everytime I take a look at you,
I would crush this thing you call a heart,
Your only heart of stone
You run through my skin,
You burn my blood you scorched my veins
Subordinate to all your shameful ways
Even though I am blinded soon I will find it

I will find a way to your heart,
I would walk through the shadows of your soul

Falling Away

Find my salvation again,
To trace back these feelings I’ve lost
If I wear the crown that bears shame,
Sweet obscurity I trust

I am falling away to the place that I’d search for my soul;
I am falling away from the darkness that binds these tears I mourn

Had the pain met my sadness again
Would I drown in this abyss of tears
Behind these locked doors must I wait
Forever in a prison of hate

Find my salvation again,
To trace back these feelings I’ve lost
If I wear the crown that bears shame,
I am twisting, I am burning,
I am fading, I am dying again…

Extinction

The jaws of pure destruction are closing in on you
The tides of vast infection have entered into you
The darkness is embroidered in the fabric skies
The blood of wounded angels – rains throughout the night

Vengeance spreading swiftly,
The end is resurrecting
Vengeance spreading swiftly,
The end is resurrecting

The claws of Armageddon have enclosed unto thee
You’re a perfect sinner in beneath the ruins
The ashes of creation lie beneath our feet
The final revelation of extinction fills the streets

Vengeance spreading swiftly,
The end is resurrecting
Vengeance spreading swiftly,
The end is resurrecting

All I see is a debris…. Extinction
All I feel is a debris…. extinction
All I see is a debris…. extinction
All that’s left is a debris……………

Story

Hollow Dreams released in August 2003 is Sri Lanka’s debut Heavy Metal album and the first Concept Album to be released in South East Asia by a Band. It changed the musical backdrop of the country and is considered by many to now be a cult classic. It is the highest selling album of original material released by a Sri Lankan Western Ensemble shifting over 20,000 albums to date. Hollow Dreams is cherished by Metalheads, Rock fans and Music enthusiasts as an opus with many of the Band’s early compositions ‘Voices’, ‘Anudra’, ‘Extinction’, ‘Thicker Than Blood’,  ‘Dezra’ and what many consider to be the first real prog anthem clocking in at over 11 minutes ‘Stigmatized’.

Hollow Dreams

Title : Hollow Dreams
Release Date : June 27, 2013
Format : CD