Civilized to Nothing

by ILLS

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”CIVILIZED TO NOTHING”
An album by ILLS out September 12th on Cobra Records

A1. Lost in Babylon (2:55)
A2. Cowards Get Devoured (1:47)
A3. Man Unlearns (3:23)
A4. Earth (1:56)
A5. The Eternal Knot (3:11)
B1. Endgame (4:50)
B2. Mind’s Gone (3:31)
B3. Pantheon (7:28)

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credits

released 12 September 2014

Recorded by ILLS and Antti Malinen at Stereotype Studio and various locations in Helsinki, April 2013 – June 2014. Mixed by Antti Malinen.
Mastered by Jaakko Viitalähde at Virtalähde Analog Audio.
Cover painting by Sami Havia.


UPCOMING SHOWS

12.9. Vastavirta, Tampere
13.9. Aurinkotehdas, Turku
18.9. Korjaamo, Helsinki
19.9. Baarikaappi, Pori
20.9. Tirra, Lahti
9.10. Lepakkomies, Helsinki

ills@illshardcore.com

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Track Name: Lost in Babylon
One hundred thousand bad intentions
Imprisoned jailors, drunken sailors
Someone to blame us, someone to hate us
Someone to tame us, god claim us
Look down on us, god tame us

It doesn't mean that I've lost my faith
Me and god just haven't spoken yet
Maybe both it and I got lost in Babylon

Lost in Babylon

It doesn't mean that I've lost my faith
Me and god just haven't spoken yet
Even hippies want their share of the violence
And the house of god is so perfectly silent

Lost in Babylon
Track Name: Cowards Get Devoured
The heart dies a slow death
Life's nothing but a whore's chore
Short-term tell-tale
To no avail you tuck your tail

The weak and the willess
Legs too brittled to take a stand
Empty words fall short
When it's the root that lacks heart

Cowards get devoured
Here's a sword for you to fall on
Cornered with self-hate
A dirty disguise you've paint

The release date's now or never
The end date's gone forever

Built yourself inside the walls
Ten feet high seeing nothing at all
When you finally get around to open the door
Everyone's long gone

You are all alone
Down your surface crept
You are all alone
You're done, you're done, you're done
And I hate it
Track Name: Man Unlearns
A slow and pounding rhythm
Thud of decaying heart
A forgotten wisdom
While you play the fool's part

A plea for retribution
A cry for thunder and storm
A sky of fire and brimstone
To wash and wipe the slate

A seat at the yoke
While the whole world burns

An act of retribution
A cry for thunder and storm
A sky of fire and brimstone
To burn and clean the slate

A seat at the yoke
While the whole world burns
Sitting at the front row
While the man unlearns

You are the world
You are the children
You are the ones who drain the light away

Free to hate you
It isn't much but it's all I've got
Track Name: Earth
Oh mother, I can hear your wail
Hung on the cross, raped, defiled
The holy other, they're calling its name
Congregation, worships transfixed

Civilized, civilized to nothing
Civilized, civilized to nothing

A generation of soulless creatures
Sacrificed on the altar of consumption
Empowered, worship the superfluous
Force majeure, opt out, raw deal

Civilized, civilized to nothing
Civilized, civilized to nothing
Track Name: The Eternal Knot
The seeker and the preacher forgot the heaven's passes
Hollow words for the masses
The maker and the breaker going around in circles
Never getting anywhere

Amid the dying, amid the disease
Face of humanity is haunting me
Amid the killing, amid the disease
Images of man, devil's right hand

The seeker and the preacher forgot the heaven's passes
Hollow words for the masses
The maker and the breaker going around in cycles
Never doing anything

Amid the dying, amid the disease
Face of humanity is haunting me
Amid the killing, amid the disease
Images of man, devil's right hand

A divine touch, a god's hand
All part of a bigger plan
In the name of creation
Fear of damnation
Act of desperation
You're the one in heaven
A million innocent deaths
All in your faith
Hollowed be thy name
Track Name: Endgame
Your freedom, consumed
Your religion, consumed
Your spirit, consumed
Your love, consumed
Your ethics, consumed
Your good health, consumed
Your conviction, consumed
Your DIY, consumed

Where's the justice in this world
Everything that we have learned
Forgotten to last word
Justice's been consumed
Justice eats shit like you
And then justice shits on you

Your freedom, consumed
Your ethics, consumed
Your respect, consumed
Your pride, consumed
Your sex, consumed
Your greed, consumed
Your good will, consumed
Your deeds, consumed
Your freedom, consumed
Your religion, consumed
Your wisdom, consumed
Your conviction, consumed
Your spirit, consumed
Your faith, consumed
Your pride, consumed
You, consumed

Everything you love and respect has now become a commodity
Sold to the highest bidder, made by the cheapest slave
And where's the justice in this world
You, once a true free spirit, last of your kind, rotting away at the end of it all
Consumed
Track Name: Mind’s Gone
Blues, hounds, crossroads and two black eyes to hold the secrets in
Send each thought to sleep one by one and hold the secrets in

A million ways to go insane
My mind's gone, my mind's gone
I've shut myself for far too long
My mind's gone, my mind's gone

Haunt, guilt, grief wears a man down, isms matter not
Beliefs, love, a man's hate the truth will out and mind becomes none

A million ways to go insane
My mind's gone, my mind's gone
I've shut myself for far too long
My mind's gone, my mind's gone
Track Name: Pantheon
In the pursuit of happiness
I appear missing
The silence is so perfectly silent
Universe take me

The world is wild and open
Pain, imperfection, impermanence
To be nothing is to be something
And the universe will take you