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Themes for a Collapsing Empire

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wyntermaverick " Falling Down " Stabbing westward remix is THE BEST!!! I LOVE THE WHOLE ALBUM!! beautiful artwork for my kitty ears. thank you 😊 💓.
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raivokasmagma Poppier and more consistent feeling album than previous one. Still has that harsh industiral edge. Good album :) Favorite track: Time Conquers All.
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jetleefuel I made and error and meant to purchase the CD and accidentally purchased just the download. So I messaged explaining what I had done. I asked if could pay the difference instead I was told that I would have a disc delivered to my mailbox. Truly amazing. So I haven't had a full time to listen to this multiple times however Falling Down & Buy Me Now are hugh stand outs as well a Lose it All. Looking forward to purchasing more. The songs really stick in your head great lyrics. Excellent!!!
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1.
Fight 03:29
You can't take this from me It's everything I've fought to achieve I've looked into the eyes of despair Too many times This feral rage inside me The will to keep on fighting The only thing that drives me Is the fight to survive You stole away from me The only thing that I want to believe This dreadful fear inside To die alone eats me alive This emptiness destroys me What little hope has left me The only thing that drives me Is the fight to survive How much further should I fall Before you try to take it all away From me and say it sets me free You are the enemy The mirror image built to deceive I've seen beyond your lies the motive clear it's my demise This moment stolen from me The blade drives deeper in me I try to keep on breathing I try to fight to survive How much further should I fall Before you try to take it all away From me and say it sets me free How much more pain should I take To pay for all my past mistakes I know I have to bear it all But how much further should I fall
2.
It eats you up From the inside All the hate or regret or the pain you try to hide It always finds you and all the darkness there breeding inside you It eats you up and tears you down It chews you up and spits you out It eats you up and tears you down There's nothing left There's no way out To watch this all collapse around me There's nothing left but the lies that haunt me You took my hope and scorched the earth Sowed the salt and burned the truth And left it all to collapse around me There's no way out From this madness it eats away at everything Until only the pain remains Suffocating thoughts devour all the light you fought so hard for giving up was the right answer nothing else really mattered To watch this all collapse around me There's nothing left but the lies that haunt me You took my hope and scorched the earth Sowed the salt and burned the truth And left it all to collapse around me It eats you up and tears you down It chews you up and spits you out It eats you up and tears you down There's nothing left There's no way out To watch this all collapse around me There's nothing left but the lies that haunt me You took my hope and scorched the earth Sowed the salt and burned the truth And left it all to collapse around me
3.
Falling Down 04:03
It shouldn't have to end like this This disconnect This emptiness All I needed was the time to find a way out I never wanted this A pain I can't forget This destructiveness All I needed was for someone to reach out I'm falling down I'm falling down and as I watch it all get stripped away the only thing that still remains The pain to watch you drift away I'm falling down I knew I could've had it all But there was no one there to catch me while I fall I lost the strength to hold on So long ago I tried to hold onto the fire I felt inside I watched as all the hope inside me all just die I never knew that it was there until it was all gone I'm falling down I'm falling down and as I watch it all get stripped away the only thing that still remains The pain to watch you drift away I'm falling down I have to let it go I have to let it go Keep telling yourself I have to let it go
4.
This noise envelopes me the broken piece, this tragedy the lies I said to set me free the anger that devours me I breath a liars air a pain it leaves me in despair I'd say the words, it's never there lost to time, my cross to bear All the sound in my head If I could only stop this noise All this pain, it would end If I could only hear your voice If I could only stop this noise If I could only hear your voice If I could only stop this noise This rage inside of me a self-destructive tendency A promise I could never keep I watched it slip away from me I've lost it all again No reason left to pretend no rightful place that I defend No land called home, it has to end
5.
Lose It All 03:27
It's the taste of poison the lies said to protect you From myself I never wanted to burn this down but I have to save myself I used to hope that there'd be a way out for me from this hell So I'll set the fires and watch as it all burns, but How can I stand To lose it all and watch the world just fall apart around me and I'll tell myself there's nothing left you're better off without me It's the taste of poison the jagged, bitter pill of my regret The words left unspoken the things I wish I said, but How can I stand To lose it all and watch the world just fall apart around me and I'll tell myself there's nothing left you're better off without me And I'll watch it all burn And I'll watch it all burn but How can I stand To lose it all and watch the world just fall apart around me and I'll tell myself there's nothing left you're better off without me How can I stand To lose it all I'll tell myself you're better off after all How can I stand To lose it all and watch the world just fall apart around me and I'll tell myself there's nothing left you're better off How can I stand To lose it all and watch the world just fall apart around me and I'll tell myself there's nothing left you're better off without me
6.
Buy Me Now 04:19
It's all the same Nothing seems to change in our direction as long as we buy our sins are forgiven by the consumer state we put ourselves into salvation is bought and shipped right out to you It never changes the fact still remains that the monsters in charge think we're all the slaves drive up the profits and the shareholder's gains but we're the ones who pay the price buy me now, I'll change your life And what's the cost of revolution when it's the only right solution it's a shopping craze at the end of days but it's only blood that's got the taste we crave when we awake from this delusion It's all lies Nothing seems to be our own decision we bow to the gods of this consumerist religion we kill ourselves and pour our lives into salvation is bought and shipped right out to you it never changes the fact still remains that monster's in charge profit off kids in a cage drive up the margins and the shareholder's gains but we're the ones who pay the price buy me now, I'll change your life And what's the cost of revolution when it's the only right solution it's a shopping craze at the end of days but it's only blood that's got the taste we crave when we awake from this delusion It's all the same Nothing seems to change in our direction as long as we buy our sins are forgiven by the consumer state we put ourselves into salvation is bought and shipped right out to you It never changes the fact still remains that the monsters in charge think we're all the slaves drive up the profits and the shareholder's gains but we're the ones who pay the price buy me now, I'll change your life And what's the cost of revolution when it's the only right solution it's a shopping craze at the end of days but it's only blood that's got the taste we crave when we awake from this delusion
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All we knew fades away but here the pain still feels the same To watch us drift into the nothing I know the hurt remains oh As you drift away I search for what’s to gain waiting for that moment That passed so long ago don’t we know we let it go it shows Tell me Regret fades away but that pain still feels the same To watch us drift into the nothing I can’t reject I won’t forget that blame, it’s pain oh As you drift away can't find the words to say We’re still waiting for that moment that passed so long ago still feels the same I don't want this blame the pain Continuing to hide from all that awful pain inside Aren’t you terrified? It’s all revealed within our eyes Tell me Continuing to hide from all that awful pain inside Drift away Aren’t you terrified? It’s all right there within our lies Tell me no one knows the same what was there just can’t compare and now We’re both aware we know what’s true You feel it in you too we knew Are we lying to ourselves Are we trying not to tell Tell me Continuing to hide from all that awful pain inside Aren’t you terrified? It’s all revealed within our eyes Tell me Continuing to hide from all that awful pain inside Drift away Aren’t you terrified? It’s all right there within our lies Tell me Continuing to hide from all that awful pain inside Aren’t you terrified? It’s all revealed within our eyes Tell me Continuing to hide from all that awful pain inside Drift away Aren’t you terrified? It’s all right there within our lies Tell me Are we lying to ourselves Are we lying to ourselves Tell me We drift away Tell me Are we trying not to tell Tell me Are we trying not to tell Tell me Tell me
9.
There's no direction No guiding light to Find my way out Lost connections The hands of time feel tighter but I can't stop now This is all I have Just the shell of what I wanted to become And now there's nothing left Just the parts of me that have come undone And I tried to say I need someone to save me But I'm losing ground too fast how much longer does it last What have I become Just an echo of the person I once was And now I stand alone The hope inside me all was lost And I tried to say I need someone to save me But I'm losing ground too fast how much longer does it last Without the strength to carry on Without the hope my soul is gone Without you I can't go on I'm staring into a dying sun Now there's nothing left Just the part of me I can't run from And I stand alone Left wondering what I've become

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released August 6, 2021

All tracks written, produced, and recorded by Eric Kristoffer (unitcode:machine)
Except Drift Away, lyrics co-written with Emileigh Rohn, Vocals (CHIASM)
Mixed and Mastered at Code Violation Studios rev.5 By Eric Kristoffer
Artwork by Greg Rolfes

Thanks to Joseph Bowen, Austin Hayes, Turgay McBride, Evan Schooling, Emileigh Rohn, Dwayne Dassing, James Ashley, Ashes Fallen (James and Michelle Perry), Joe Virus (Solemn Assembly), Mark Sousa (Voicecoil), Patricia "PJ" Sparrow, Patrick Hogan, Katie Urby, Rebecca Uerling, Eric Padilla, Roman Padilla, Christian Petke, Greg Rolfes

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unitcode:machine Dallas, Texas

Starting 2000, UNITCODE:MACHINE is a project from Texas Native Eric Kristoffer. Following in the steps of other Texas electronic artists, Eric's style of electro-industrial takes from many inspirations to create a sound unique to the project. Ever changing, UNITCODE:MACHINE's list of comparable projects changes from album to album.

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