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All Ties Are Torn

by Mortal Void

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1.
Anticipation 02:08
2.
Wasted 05:06
you're all just strangers you know you can't change us cause we're willing to suffer you should know: you can't stop us one and one equals two in a standard calculation but both of us are stronger than you so consider us being your salvation with the spice of malice from the bottom of our crippled hearts we just want to see what happens when we tear the world apart we don't know where we'll go we don't know who we are but we know one thing: we'll tear this fucking world apart we watch and flout, we distance and back out we create and destroy, we waste and enjoy we cross all the lines, we breed the strife we fall far behind, we waste our lives we're just waiting for the world coming to an end we're just waiting for our lives coming to an end we're just waiting for the world coming to an end we're just waiting for our lives coming to an end
3.
Discard Hope 04:27
every step I make could be one step too much in the end could be this one step ... that leads me right into the abyss I lost my faith I lost my love I discard hope I fall apart I can't remember what it's like to love I just remember what it's like to fall apart I can't remember what it's like to love I'll just remain here in the dark you say the world, it is so bright but I can't see, I can't see I'll just remain here in the dark and I bleed, and I bleed I lost my faith I lost my love I discard hope I fall apart I can't remember what it's like to love I just remember what it's like to fall apart I can't remember what it's like to love I'll just remain here in the dark
4.
we want to reverse the trend and stop the recent descent we want to have an answer an answer to everything we want to fill our nescience with myths instead of answers we want certainty no place for unanswered questions (we want certainty, so desperately) why do we have to fill the void with fictitious explanations? why can't we enjoy our lives before we know the meaning? why do we have to fill our hearts with dust and dirt, or love why can't we enjoy our lives before we know the meaning? we need to reverse the trend and stop the recent descent we need to have an answer an answer to everything why do we have to have an answer? it's just that sometimes there is no answers to the most important questions why do we have to fill the void with fictitious explanations? why can't we enjoy our lives before we know the meaning? why do we have to fill our hearts with dust and dirt, or love why can't we enjoy our lives before we know the meaning? a need for certainty so desperately no need to find anything we have to stop searching standing on this brittle ground all the answers, still to be found standing here with uncertainty where all the answers were supposed to be why do we have to fill the void with fictitious explanations? why can't we enjoy our lives before we know the meaning? why do we have to fill our hearts with dust and dirt, or love why can't we enjoy our lives before we know the meaning?
5.
No Way Out 04:27
you don't find a way out no way out of this maze you run and run you just run away and every time you turn around you lose yourself again the only thing you find is yet another way to hurt yourself you're so tired of fighting you don't want to stay I wish I could help you but I'm too far away you move in self-made circles hunting the illusion of control you think you leap the hurdles while sinking deeper into this hole you crave for change you crave for light for inner peace to end these fights you crave for strength crave for control for inner safety to save your soul you move in self-made circles hunting the illusion of control you think you leap the hurdles while sinking deeper into this hole
6.
Apathy 04:20
I've done so many mistakes I've learned so much from this shit that I'm... too afraid of further actions too afraid of making mistakes again too afraid of getting hurt again too afraid to even feel again but, anyhow I need someone to care for I need someone not to feel that useless I need someone to understand me I need someone to help me to survive where do those, who forgot where they came from, go when they go back to where they used to be? where do those, who forgot where they came from, stay when they are back again just where they started? I'm the one that waves goodbye to the past that's left behind I'm the one that waves goodbye from the bottom of his life where do they go? where do they stay?
7.
a frowning face behind a mask a hundred questions no one wants to ask a dark haze covers your conscious mind what you want is yet to be defined plain sight is the best place to hide and while you hide I got my thoughts untied so take my advice, say your last goodbyes we have to leave this dysfunctional paradise I feel silent cries where our last hope dies look into my eyes - in this dysfunctional paradise I see our demise please take my advice say your last goodbyes - let's leave this dysfunctional paradise I watch you while your last hope dies as you realize your own demise this truth is severe: we're disposable here indifference is about to rise in this dystopian future in disguise I feel silent cries where our last hope dies look into my eyes - in this dysfunctional paradise I see our demise please take my advice say your last goodbyes - let's leave this dysfunctional paradise
8.
Deadlock 03:56
I'd like to confess but I don't know how I can not tell you what I feel that means I can not begin to heal and maybe I don't feel a thing maybe I just imagine something that's not there it's rather just in my head why should I speak out, why should I admit? why should I pretend I still give a shit? waiting, always waiting in vain waiting, always waiting for being disappointed waiting for you waiting in vain waiting for so long I'm waiting again and maybe I don't feel a thing maybe I just imagine something that's not there it's rather just in my head why should I speak out, why should I admit? why should I pretend I still give a shit? why should I go on?
9.
Regression 04:03
10.
Failed Again 03:29
once I tried to be human but something in me died it seems I stopped caring although I was so close there's no carrying on there's only denying and I find myself all alone, denying every further emotion I can't stand what I've become denying every carrying on I hoped there'd be more than distress but in the end, there's nothing left I hoped my heart would stop beating with every single breath I take once I tried to be human but something in me died it seems I stopped caring although I was so close I failed people are talking to me and I remain giving only one answer I say: "I don't care, so please go away leave me alone"
11.
Put On Hold 04:19
a hundred years in a wasted second a hundred lives in a wasted day now listen to what I have to say and then carefully ignore it this world is way too loud this world is way too strange this world is way too cold I'd just like to put it on hold my world is collapsing I'd just like to put it on hold to prevent it from getting smaller bit by bit my life is collapsing I'd just like to put it on hold to prevent it from completely fading away a hundred years in a wasted second a hundred lives in a wasted day now listen to what I have to say and then carefully ignore it this world is way too loud this world is way too strange this world is way too cold I'd just like to put it on hold what you call reality must be a horrible disease ... ...what if there is no cure?
12.
I do not want to hide I just want to protect myself from what you bear inside I've got to remember to forget all those things I see the world in a different way seems like everything has gone astray and all the good things have come to an end I can't find the reason, it's hard to comprehend back then I knew nothing now I know less this is the soundtrack for a wasted life now you hear my most silent scream I'm broken again yes I'm broken again your attempt to fix me was in vain your excuses don't mean a shit to me I see the world in a different way seems like everything has gone astray and all the good things have come to an end I can't find the reason, it's hard to comprehend and in this very minute, I see it might end and in this very minute, I'm afraid it will end and in this very minute, I feel it will end and in this very minute, I know it will end why don't you save what's left of me? I'm just the shard of a broken identity with every breath I take, my heart could stop beating undamaged people will never see this beauty
13.
forgetting names forgetting faces trying to wipe out all my traces forgetting years forgetting decades trying to wipe out my remaining faith volatile words in a volatile world where promises fade and dreams always perish where thoughts slowly wane and hearts always dry out everything's dissolving in front of my eyes all things must pass - and so do we

about

This album was never meant to be.

Originally, almost all of the tracks on this album have been started (most of them nearly finished, too) in 2007-2009 and were supposed to be part of a "Plague Of Madness" album - a project that I started with my friend Arne (TrümmerWelten). POM had a beautiful soul, but it never developed a full living body. For various reasons and despite quite a few demo songs flying around in the web, we decided to move on and use the songs for other projects. This must have been around 2015. In the meantime, I had written a few other songs that would not fit on any of the material that I had release or intended to release in the near future. Since then, I never really decided to finish all of those songs because I wouldn't know what they were supposed to sound in their final state. So I let them rest for quite a few years.

In 2019, quite a bit after the release of "Black Box Delays", I decided to finally rework those songs as much as I had to to get the right feeling out of them. Some tracks were changed a lot, others were left almost untouched regarding sound an structure. One thing that had to be redone for all songs were vocals. For me, that meant doing vocals on songs that had Arne's voice on it and somehow trying to make it not too much worse. On other songs, in addition to that, I had to write new lyrics as well. I can barely express how weird that felt after knowing songs for 10 years or so with a different voice and different lyrics.

After all, I am quite satisfied with the results. I let the songs grow, develop, and evolve. It feels good to tie up those loose ends after all these years. To know the songs have the right character now, to free them from their mutually shared secluded solitude. In that, all ties from the past are torn now. Consider this to be the caught-up conclusion to an antiquated chapter. The vault is empty.

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Special thanks to Arne Schaub, without whom "All Ties Are Torn" would not be what it is today.
A big thank you goes out to Daniel Marius van Bentum for all the support and dozens of lent ears during the final production phase.

Finally, a big THANK YOU to all of those who will buy this album and show some appreciation for all the time and energy spent creating it. Thank you, it means a lot!

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released May 13, 2022

All music & lyrics by Mortal Void.

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"Ba dum ts ba dum tsa ba dum ba
boo ba dum ba da ba dibi dibi doo."

...and that's just the chorus!

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