If Only Minds Could Paint Pictures

by The Summoned

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released 20 September 2011

All music written and performed by The Summoned.
Lyrics and concepts for “Quasars”, “Anatomy of a Bar Fight” & “Planets” written by Steve Thompson & Jake Kelleher
Bonus Track "The Grave Mistake" features Josh Crocker on guitar

Recorded at Mudskipper Studio in Arlington, MA
Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Fred Sladkey
Additional Engineering by Brian Thompson
Produced by The Summoned

"The Grave Mistake" recorded at URC Studios
Produced by The Summoned

Artwork provided by
Nina Saile of Gorgol Productions
www.gorgolproductions.com

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Track Name: Quasars
Collapsing into myself like a dying star
Track Name: Dreaming In 2D
Nightly rituals
Little do I know
This could be
The last time
I will see this world
It seems to be
So useless to me
Yet so needy
In my restless slumber
I toss and turn
Dreaming of the day
What a day it was
Random things I foresee
Oh my god what the
A shadow in the dark
He stands before me
Outer body it seems
He stands before me
Victimlessly
Standing behind
Watching his work
As he carves into me
Blood flows seamlessly
He turns to flee
Passing through me
This isn’t a dream
He slaughtered me
This cannot be
I beg for redemption
Hoping for acceptance
For my resurrection
As I look down
I see my hands
Cover in blood and flesh
I raise my head
To my reflection
Wait I am him
I must flee
This murder scene
I walk outside
A new kind
I’m a new kind
Track Name: Anatomy of a Bar Fight
I’ve been just sitting here
In this dimly lit room
With a stench so potent
The whole room is consumed
Not a moment of silence
The deaf hear it clear
Faces without expression
People keep talking
Without a thing to say
At first things seemed so clear
Now visions start to fade
Overwhelmed with unknown fear
So quickly turns to rage
Blood boiling
Under skin
With clenched teeth
Hair stands straight on end
Standing up as the crowd goes quiet
All attention now shifts towards me
At this point anger beings to peak
Taking aggression out on the meek
First drop of blood
Has now been spilled
This will not end
Till I’ve had my fill
Tearing off limbs
With hands full of flesh
Broken record
Plays songs of regret
I am lost in this hole
Drenched in blood
I reached my goal
Seeing the carnage done
I should have stayed at home
Track Name: The Flood
It had come
Like the flood
Letters from a man
I've never heard of
In full detail
These grisly crimes
The innocent
Have no time
As each day passes by
A new letter arrives
More grisly acts
Confusion sets in
The unmarked sender
An unknown man
Seems so familiar
Yet so abstract
As I lay down to rest
I begin to enter this trance
Envisioning these crimes
It seems like I just can not hide
I wake up
Blood stained hands
What could have
Gone so wrong
I survey the scene
What does this all mean
Is this just a dream
Was this really me
As I reflect
On all my visions
This unknown man
Begins to take form
As these images
Become clearer
I see now
With no doubt that
I am the sender
Unaware of my crimes
Track Name: Space Is...
Alone in this shell
Floating above the earth
Planning experiments
Building begins
Bridging gaps between
These planets I construct
A walk way for the human race
In a sudden
I’m struck by something
That sends me
On my course
As I spiral into darkness
I question my existence
Then out of nowhere
It came out of sight
Pulling me into
This field of time
A vortex it seems
What could this lead
A new reality
Or some weird dream
Then in a flash
I’m in the past
I've seen this all before
I’m struck
By a human being
He looks just like me
Wait was that me
Wait that is me
Track Name: Planets
Catapulted by an explosion
My rear view mass destruction
Open black space I begin my decent
I will not repent for all my torment
What have I become
A universe with no oxygen
Yet I still breathe
I adapt to my environment
Chameleon I am
In deep space
No one can hear your screams
Your world cease to be
It lives in me
The world is in pieces
All around me I am flying
As I float into the dark
I see the planets surround me
Frequencies unheard
Whispers ringing clear
In the void, in my mind
I cannot explain the way
I’m feeling as I begin
To transform
My skin turns to the earth
My blood is the soil
I become a world
They become a world
We become a world
We are a world
As I explode
You’ve been in a deep sleep
For a quarter century
None so gently
You were struck by a meteorite
The world you claim
Nothing but a lie
You never took that ride
In the horizon is a world killer
From your bed you look outside
You witness the fucking end of time
Track Name: Voids
The way I feel
Without you
Empty inside
I’m consumed
Ruined
I am alone
No one to call
My home
This prison
I am inside
These wounds
Won’t heal with time
So many times
So many ways
I could’ve been
The fucking one
The only one
You could ever love
All these moments
And all the times
We shared
Was a fucking sham
You always had a plan
Since day one
You were a ghost
A parasite at most
So close but so distant
I can smell your flesh
In the vacant room
On the sheets
That we shared
When I first saw you
Little did I knew
What you would do
The demon in you
It was all lies
You in disguise
You’re my demise
Dead inside
And when the time came
To go our separate ways
I stand alone with no heart
Torn apart
Because of you
I’m alone
Without you
I’m a ghost
Track Name: Teachers of a Modern Age
A pregnancy in turmoil
It feels like demons to a flame
One instant his true form
All personas all obscure
From his birth one of a kind
Many at times shadows behind
The doctors they’ve never seen
So many identities
Through parents eyes
Their perfection
Their creation
Blood relation
As he ages to child form
His IQ’s so strong
Then things turn difficult
Through all the years
Things start to change
Appears to be a war within
This once was boy grown to a man
Doesn’t recognize who he is
Locked away he’s entombed
With his thoughts he’s consumed
Isolation his new home
Never understand rational thoughts
Without his lessons
As he sits there alone
No one but himself
He pleads
Mentors
Surrounded by this padded room
Through the years in captivity
Normalcy he is on his own
Sanity but still he’s
Sheltered from this world
He’ll never learn