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End of an Empire

by Celldweller

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Born of the earth Are we all condemned to hell? We've tried so hard but we can't save us from ourselves Destined to die From the moment of our birth So why have we forgotten everything that we are worth? We are the young The chosen ones Voices in unison, the ending has begun   A new kingdom come A new will be done  Enter into this New Elysium   Looking for hope But it’s often hard to see It’s obvious the future isn't what it used to be   We’re born of the dust  And to dust we will return So why have we forgotten everything that we have learned? THE ENDING HAS BEGUN For Me, For You, Enter Into This New Elysium Sometimes we need reminders of everything that we are worth  Rise up from the ground Join our voices to the sound The time has come, New Elysium - tear this oppressive Empire down No more dreams are lost in time No more lives are lost inside New Kingdom Come New Will Be Done Our voices unified
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At the edge of the hellfire It's the end of an empire  In the line of the gunfire It's the end of an empire Again A start, an end, a rise and fall No system eternal and no one immortal Creation all must end in destruction We cannot change the fate of civilization start end rise fall lifespan mortal We build our symbols of power Constructs of a mortal mind Conquer in our brightest hour But then we all must fall in time Through space and time We can't escape this paradigm At the edge of the hellfire It's the end of an empire  In the line of the gunfire It's the end of an empire Again time love dreams death space mind scene tech Kingdoms, each of us reigning Over the realms of our hearts and minds Conscious that death is awaiting But even death will end in time In the death of a desire It's the end of an empire  At the close of a lifetime It's the end of an empire We're falling into the unknown another ending thats beginning to unfold
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I fought a monster a mile high Arm wrestled 20 octopi (for you) I had a sword fight with a samurai And sang the Sirens a lullaby (for you) I've pinned my heart to my sleeve  so that the whole world can see  I have a heart on for you Well i'm not sure now what's left to do or if my actions are loud and clear to you so I guess that i'm just trying to say I f***ing love you I guess that i'm just trying to say I f***ing love you I'm just trying to say I f***ing love you I cross my heart and hope to die stick a needle in my eye If you stick a needle in my eye i've already crossed my heart and hoped to die and it's true i am a fighter with a point to prove i've fought monsters, sirens and samurai (for you) I will take you wherever I fly  and it doesn't even matter when, where or why And it's true i am a lover with a point to prove i've killed monsters, sirens and samurai (for you)    Well i'm not sure now what's left to do or if my actions are loud and clear to you so I guess that i'm just trying to say I f***ing love you in the lowest depths the highest heights through the shortest days and the longest nights the warmest fires the coldest ice through the brightest place and the darkest times
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The dark of night and I’m at the end of the line alone in my head waiting for something divine to answer me Drowning to silence the internal violence, I pray to make it through The storm winds are growing as my dreams are blowing away, just like you  Out at the edge, the moonlight reflecting for me The collapse of the waves echoing internally as I cry out If I'm living my life then why does it feel like my heart will break in two? Failure is calling as my dreams are falling apart,  just like you I feel just like you
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The criminal and crime He is stealing and concealing I'm not crying But I'm dying And i can't help but feel I'm running out of time A problem I'm not solving Eternally revolving I've wandered from the pathway  praying you will come to save me (Please come to save me) I feel lost in time but if I wait for direction my lifetime will pass me by I feel lost in time I think if I lived for forever this feeling would never die The criminal and crime He's not healing nor revealing I can't deny I question why And i can't help but feel That I'll be lost in time I am a criminal without a crime  I am a genius without a mind Always a reason but there's never a rhyme How could patience be my virtue when I'm out of time? How could I know where I'm going when i'm lost in time?
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Traces of cyanide in your cigarette Gun full of bullets for your russian roulette We all feel sorry for you now    Your luck is flying like a bat out of hell You're empty handed at your life's show-and-tell You have no idea what's coming down 
 A million voices call from the other side  If you could hear them you would be terrified Good L_ck, Yo_'re F_cked And we hate to see you go man, but everyone knows you're screwed Good L_ck, Yo_'re F_cked It's like a losing game of hangman and the letter we need is "U" 
 Piss in your coffee and there's nails in your bread snakes in your toilet and a shark in your bed We all feel sorry for you now 
 The grim reaper's grading your show-and-tell That bat is taking your life back into hell You have no idea what's coming down 
 Good L_ck, Yo_'re F_cked And we hate to see you go man, but everyone knows you're screwed Good L_ck, Yo_'re F_cked And your life's about to blow man and everyone knows but you
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You build ‘em up You layer stone on stone You build 'em high to keep out your enemies the sky grows dark the earth is trembling An unhappy ending to your final fantasy You feel so safe inside the walls you’ve fortified supremacy implied who dares to overthrow?   arrogance justified self importance amplified ha, it’s down you go When your walls fall like Jericho Can’t wait to see you go we’ll all enjoy the show When your walls fall like Jericho You’re looking down and feeling so profound You’re so impressed by your own false humility The sky descends the ground is rising up An unhappy ending to your sense of deity  You sit alone up on your lonely throne You’re so oblivious to your own frailty  The sky erupts the ground has opened wide An unhappy ending to the life you've glorified
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It’s been seven long years in a slam on Helion we’ve been here for so long we can’t remember who we are and we eye the sky through prison bars, hope fading with the light to hell with this cell, we’re breaking out tonight Been gone seven long years from the place that I call home My only crime is that i'm made of flesh, circuit and bone as we eye the sky we see the light of our faction's satellite to hell with this cell, we’re breaking out tonight It’s been seven more years that have passed since we’ve been gone New frontier with no fear - we remember who we are And we eye new skies with distant suns, wait for New Elysium no more hell in that cell, no breaking out tonight 
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It seems like right from the moment of your birth Someone’s been needing to bring you down to earth Lost up in your atmosphere of self entitlement That broken halo on your head is hardly heaven-sent You go on pretending that you own the universe and we’ll all be here watching as you're falling down to earth Won't matter how high you climb When rules of gravity apply Won't matter how hard you've tried When your ego and earth collide You're falling Down to Earth Look down on those with their fingers in the dirt We look up and see that your own life is inert Sidetracked by your self-important Babel-building schemes But broken wings won’t let you fly above all your broken dreams    Deactivating Accelerating Disintegrating     Detonating
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I await the Divine, lost in time but I’m holding on See her face filled with grace, her embrace brings me home Light all around me Darkness fades away I’m at her mercy As she takes me from this life As I wait to pass through darkened glass I cannot help but wonder When I stand before you at Death’s Door will I be afraid to enter? Now I walk through to the other side Former life a memory Everything inside is amplified As she’s whispering to me   “Close your eyes precious one and you will see your life has only just begun. Nevermore be afraid. I embrace you and I’ll take you all the way through endless  time to your new life" I face the Divine, end of time and I’m letting go Take her key made for me I willingly open the door I begin to pass through darkened glass and I cannot help but wonder As I stand before open Death’s Door should I be afraid to enter? Now I walk through to the other side Former life a memory Everything inside is amplified As she’s whispering to me “Close your eyes precious one and you will see your life has only just begun. Nevermore be afraid. I embrace you and I’ll take you all the way through endless time to your new home"
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Time, Love, Dreams and Death - all four chapters have been unveiled. Now begins the true End of an Empire.

After a year long production cycle, Celldweller has been slowly revealing bits and pieces of his third full length, studio artist album, which showcases a return to the more formative complex electronic and heavy metal elements that defined the unique hybrid that is Celldweller. Never one to rest on his laurels, Klayton raises the bar with a brand new level of production unheard of by most producers, fusing analog and digital to create something completely out of this world.

From tracks like “Good L_ck (Yo_’re F_cked)” which sound like something straight out of a neo-futuristic punk rock dive bar, to the soft and somber “Just Like You” that swells with acoustic guitars, modular synths and melodic vocals into an epic cinematic ballad. Every track brings something completely unique yet distinctly Celldweller to the table. Equal parts score and soundtrack to a science fiction movie that hasn’t been created yet, this album delivers an unparalleled experience that transports each listener to their own little world inhabited by all of the iconic characters presented throughout the chapter cycle leading up to the release of the final album.

Now sit down, buckle up, and welcome to the end.

Official Merchandise Available at:
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Watch the Digital Documentary on the making of End of an Empire:
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released November 6, 2015

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Celldweller Los Angeles, California

Klayton is...
-Celldweller
-Circle of Dust
-Scandroid
- FreqGen

Celldweller creates a fusion of digital and organic textures: intricately designed soundscapes constructed from Drum & Bass, Electro and Modular Synths, woven together with aggressive Rock, Metal and Orchestral elements.
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