After the Fall

by Daedalean Complex

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released November 4, 2017

Produced by Daedalean Complex & Fred Bédard
Mixed & Mastered by Fred Bédard @ Studio B

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Daedalean Complex Quebec, Québec

It began in La Belle Province's Capital (Quebec City) where Daedalean Complex was born in late 2007.

Ever since then, crowds are falling for the band’s live intensity, their melodic and catchy tunes yet dark and heavy sound as well as their highly developped theatrical style, gaining new fans by the minute all around the world.
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Track Name: Through the Ishtar Gate...
THROUGH THE ISHTAR GATE...

Compelled by the burning sun
The fall soon followed the rise of Icarus
Upon a timeless dusk, the phoenix is reborn
Track Name: The Fall of Icarus
THE FALL OF ICARUS

Driven by a whim, we depleted earth's ressources
Then the pillars crumbled to reset us all : year zero
Monuments of yesterday are ruins of the past
Like Icarus we gambled our future in vain

The rise, the fall of Icarus
Eager to reach the burning sun
The rise, the fall of Icarus
A blinding thirst for knowledge
The rise, the fall of Icarus
Eager to reach the burning sun
The rise, the fall of Icarus
This is path of no return

From ashes and dust we'll rebuild a new empire
As history always repeats itself
We'll eventually fail once again
Like Icarus we gambled our future in vain

I can see the shadow of a far fading beacon
After the fall, the phoenix is reborn
I can hear the silence of an empty auditorium
After the fall, the phoenix is reborn

The rise, the fall of Icarus
Eager to reach the burning sun
The rise, the fall of Icarus
A blinding thirst for knowledge
The rise, the fall of Icarus
Eager to reach the burning sun
The rise, the fall of Icarus
This is path of no return

Eager to reach the burning sun
This is the path of no return
After the fall, the pheonix is reborn
This is the rise and fall of Icarus
Track Name: Frozen Shade
FROZEN SHADE

I never saw this coming, like a storm or a curse
It's something we're never really prepared for
They have tried to help me but I can't get rid of this heavy weight
This emptiness, it's filling me
Then, they've asked many questions that does not matter anymore
This won't bring you back
I try to hang on to the memory of you and me
They're all fading like a frozen shade

Is this only a dream or the cruel reality
I can barely see the frozen shade
Is this only a dream or a sad broken hope
Within the mist lies the frozen shade

I never saw this coming, like a storm or a curse
It's something we're never really prepared for
I try to hang on to the memory of you and me
They're all fading like a frozen shade

Is this only a dream or the cruel reality
I can barely see the frozen shade
Is this only a dream or a sad broken hope
Within the mist lies the frozen shade

Is this just a dream or reality
I can see through the mist the frozen shade
Is this just a dream or reality
I can see through the frozen shade

I would travel the underworld
The shadows of death to bring you back
I would travel the shadowland
To say farewell one last time
Track Name: Under the Umbrella
UNDER THE UMBRELLA

Day one ; the one percent gain global control
Within the shadows they pull the strings of major assets
With phantom enemies they divided us
To implement their ultimate masterplan

Worldwide, widespread
A manmade pandemic
Worldwide, widespread
Buy the antidote or die
Worldwide, widespread
A manmade pandemic
Worldwide, widespread
Choose between life or death

Present day ; the virus spread to a global scale
The one percent decides who lives and who dies
They locked away the antidote - top secret
Under the umbrella the masterplan is in place

Au détriment de la vie humaine, les cadavres peuplent la terre interdite
Dans la folie, la boîte de Pandore fut ouverte - un chemin sans retour
Le fléau s'est répandu sur le monde
Seuls les cendres et le sang sont laissés derrière
Les morts règnent désormais sur l'ombre de ce qui était nommé autrefois "humanité"

Worldwide, widespread
A manmade pandemic
Worldwide, widespread
Buy the antidote or die
Worldwide, widespread
A manmade pandemic
Worldwide, widespread
Choose between life or death
Track Name: The Illusion of Freedom
THE ILLUSION OF FREEDOM

We once called them our kings or emperors
Be it the land they've sworn to protect or a divine birthright
Their will was the only rightful law till we rebelled
Against the king, the priest, the order for a new dawn

After all, it's only an illusion
They're ruling over our spilled blood

Even when given the choice, we only try to avoid the worst
Under the mask lies the untold truth, better left untold
Their will was the only rightful law till we rebelled
Against the king, the priest, the order for a new dawn

We shall never bow down to deny our values
We shall never surrender to these self-proclaimed leaders
After all, it's only an illusion
They're ruling over our spilled blood

We shall never bow down to deny our values
We shall never surrender to these self-proclaimed leaders
After all, it's only an illusion
They're ruling over our spilled blood

But we won't forget, never
We'll never forget, no
Track Name: Distant Dreams
DISTANT DREAMS

There is this dream you still believe in
It looks out of reach but you never gave up
It seems almost your life's purpose
It's as you were born for it

Sometimes you think there are wrong choices
That carried your hopes far away
Haunted by regrets, you can't help to think
Would you leave your life to try once again

Would you do the same errors
Would you sacrifice your life
Would you regret your new choices
Would you die for your hopes

There is this dream you still believe in
It seems almost your life's purpose
Haunted by regrets, you can't help to think
Would you leave your life to try once again

Would you do the same errors
Would you sacrifice your life
Would you regret your new choices
Would you die for your hopes
Track Name: A Garden of Lies
A GARDEN OF LIES

You told me that you never lied to me
But you've only told me a part of the truth
Indeed, it may have many sides
But there was only one real truth

I already knew that it was a lie
But I wanted to give you another chance
If only once you could stop this game
'Cause in the end, you can't hide in the garden of lies

You can think we'll never find out
But in the end, the truth always comes out
For you it could still make sense
But there was only one real real truth

I already knew that it was a lie
But I wanted to give you another chance
If only once you could stop this game
'Cause in the end, you can't hide in the garden of lies

The garden of lies
Your escape from reality
The garden of lies
The wall you've built so tall
The garden of lies
For isolation
You can't hide in the garden of lies
Track Name: Parasite
PARASITE

Come and go like the will to survive
Erotic thoughts are those you can't defy
Nobody will ever know
'Cause all I want is for me to lay my…

Parasite, parasite – Take this bite no matter what they say
Parasite, parasite – I'll make you heal and wash your pain away
Parasite, parasite – Lose yourself for now it's judgement day
Parasite, parasite – Can't you feel the urge? Let's play

Say my name with a devilish smile
You won't shock me for being so vile
Nobody will ever know
'Cause all I want is for me to lay my…

Make me; take me; save me parasite.
Parasite, Yeah come for me
Parasite, devour me
Parasite, take all you see
Parasite take it all away (take it all)

Take it all away to my funerals and make me fall further now
I'll be back again, right behind the walls of the pleasures of the flesh
Track Name: The Cosmological Riddle
THE COSMOLOGICAL RIDDLE

Let's talk, at first its all about the great cosmological riddle
Where did the universe comes from?
You told me it's god's creation
Isn't it an excuse to avoid the question?
Because in faith, there is no fear of the great void
Because in faith, there is no fear of oblivion

You have the right to practice
Your own faith as you see fit
Religion is not a license to discriminate, assimilate, deconsecrate, to live in hate
Your personal beliefs are not supposed
To limit the liberties of everyone
Religion is not a license to discriminate, assimilate, deconsecrate, to live in hate

You claim that without god there's no morality
That humankind without your almighty
Would fall into depravity
Because in faith, there is no fear of the great void
Because in faith, there is no fear of oblivion
Then, you told me that hell awaits my soul
Then, you told me that hell awaits my soul

You have the right to practice
Your own faith as you see fit
Religion is not a license to discriminate, assimilate, deconsecrate, to live in hate
Your personal beliefs are not supposed
To limit the liberties of everyone
Religion is not a license to discriminate, assimilate, deconsecrate, to live in hate

Let's face it, it's all a lie
You can't answer the great cosmological riddle
Track Name: Elysian Fields
ELYSIAN FIELDS

"as they live untouched by sorrow in the islands of the blessed
far from the deathless gods" -Hesiod

At first it sounded like a blessing, an extravagant gift
Eras felt like hours, in a naive thirst for abundance
I'm roaming the elysian fields as an immortal

I am the witness of so many cycles
Echoing throughout space and time
Ashes, dust and faded hopes were cast away
Giving birth to countless virgin stars

And then it became a horrid curse, an eternal loop
Eras felt like hours, I outlived my descendance
And became alien to my own roots, erased by the tides of time
I'm roaming the elysian fields as an immortal

I am the witness of so many cycles
Echoing throughout space and time
Ashes, dust and faded hopes were cast away
Giving birth to countless virgin stars

At first it sounded like a blessing and then became a curse
Eras felt like hours, and so many loved-ones passed away
I'm roaming the elysian fields as an immortal

I am the witness of so many cycles
Echoing throughout space and time
Ashes, dust and faded hopes were cast away
Giving birth to countless virgin stars
Track Name: A Grim Myriad
A GRIM MYRIAD

First we got, consciousness of death.
Cognitive state, sudden apoplexy.
Then we struggled, to avoid fatality.
We scribed our own God, to weave our faith upon

Great architechs of decease, self-imposed martyrdom
Harvesters of sorrow, cadavers of tomorrow
A contrasting shade, concealed hypocrisy,
a grim myriad, an allegory

Frail humanity, spawns dissaray and misery
Stale vanity, a vast array of monstruosities
Tears of fear, in a streaming ocean of agony
Screaming in this automnal scenery

Great architechs of decease, self-imposed martyrdom
Harvesters of sorrow, cadavers of tomorrow
A contrasting shade, concealed hypocrisy,
a grim myriad, an allegory

Uncovering lies, narrowing human's alibi
Constrained to deny what's beyond the sky
We strive for perfection, yet can't harness ourselves
Cross breeding infections, a slight moral inflection
A loop of infinite echo, the tempting voice of consciousness
Such a grim myriad, to possess to impress

Then we got, a glimpse of our own death.
A precognitive state, sudden humility.
Then we struggled, to avoid ignominy.
We scribed our own God, to blame our crimes upon

Great architechs of decease, self-imposed martyrdom
Harvesters of sorrow, cadavers of tomorrow
A contrasting shade, concealed hypocrisy,
a grim myriad, an allegory

Empty Glance, Anxious Stance
Choral Misthrust, Immoral Lust
Depraved illusions, a firmament Failure
Brought thee pleasure in perfect Rapture

Uncovering lies, narrowing human's alibi
Constrained to deny what's beyond the sky
We strive for perfection, yet can't harness ourselves
Cross breeding infections, a slight moral inflection

Glimpses from beyond the veil
A reality alien to our beliefs
Bleeding free we behold an unnamable chaos
Unfiltered by the tendrils of emotion

A grim myriad, to witness illusion
A grim myriad, to possess to impress
Track Name: The Wanderer
THE WANDERER

I walked for hours to find a safe shelter
All I've found is a derelict town, already cleaned out dry

Survive

Haunted by the shadows of the past
I'm roaming this desolate wasteland
Haunted by the shadows of the past
Day after day under a rain of ashes

Just before dusk, I've found a secret hideout
Jackpot with canned good, clean water and new clothes
After this planetary scale man made apocalypse
Survival is my new live style on a daily basis

Haunted by the shadows of the past
I'm roaming this desolate wasteland
Haunted by the shadows of the past
Day after day under a rain of ashes

After the nuclear fallout, we had to adapt
Day after day, we must scavenge to survive

Haunted by the shadows of the past
I'm roaming this desolate wasteland
Haunted by the shadows of the past
Day after day under a rain of ashes
Track Name: ... to Etemenanki
... TO ETEMENANKI

Through the ashes and memories
From fragments of the ancient Babylon
I crossed the Ishtar gate
To reach the highest tower
To Etemenanki

To reach the highest tower
Through the Ishtar gate to Etemenanki

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