Life Rains the Hardest On Those Who Shine the Brightest

by 114 Kassandra

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The debut EP of 114 Kassandra. July 2013 Remaster Version.


released April 1, 2013


114 Kassandra is: Chad Rivas / Mason Powell / Michael Barrera
Recorded by 114 Kassandra at: Joy Partners Inc
Cover art hand scratched by: Chad Rivas



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Track Name: Morna Taure
Track Name: Lexicon Lies Dormant
No one can put their finger on exactly what is wrong with me
Because it's them who's wrong about the meaning of what wrong was really meant to be
There's no such thing as right or wrong, it's all what you've been taught it means
No one can really see the facts, and their blinders are what's killing me
I'm inching closer to a death that is seeming better than life so far
I'm hoping for a chance to show the world we don't have to live this hell
Substances and short, quick fixes aren't really solving anything
They're only masking what those who benefit don't want you to ever see
But I see them
I see through all of them
My vision pierces through the walls put in front of us
You can take my eyes and hang me out to dry
But the truth forever branded in my mind
Will find it's way to all in time
I'm speaking in a language nobody understands
Blueprints beyond utopia anyone has ever planned
We're being drowned
We're kicking and screaming
Kick to the surface
We'll soon be breathing
It's no wonder we've all gone mad
Where's the oxygen we've never had
We're victims of culture
And I think I may have the cure
Whether it works or not I'm unsure
But I'd rather try and fail than continue down this broken trail
Track Name: Transition Town
Track Name: Siberian Acrospire
Why do we carry on in such a way,
When every step taken seals our fate?
Raping lands and severing hands of those who beg for change
Are we really the dominant species,
When every intention we possess is of greed?
We obsess over meaningless concepts
As if we've forgotten they are as useless as language
Because words lose their meaning
When dispositions are swayed by shiny things
I have lost all of the respect I was raised to believe I should have
If such a frailty deserves any practice
And I won't show it to a race hell-bent on destruction
Attempting for centuries to gain authority
It's been a conquest in vain
Over a sphere of dust and debris
Aren't we all just the dust of stars eternally reinventing themselves?
In a dungeon still locked away
Where no longer I'm silent
My screams echo on out, so loud
I know they can hear me
I know they hear our cries
Spare me your courtesy
I will curtsy as you curse me
I'm exhausted, watching everyone dance around these ever-looming problems
Denying all existence or evidence of obstacles in our path
As if oblivion is an option
(Let's just fix this!)
I find myself staring into a home that I used to call my own
Now but a tomb I will never return to
I will never return

-Excerpt from "Pale Blue Dot" by Carl Sagan
Track Name: So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

-Excerpt from "Pale Blue Dot" by Carl Sagan
Track Name: Boss Battle (Araceli, Phantom of Gypsies)
Here at the gates
The beast awaits
Its presence rots the air I breathe
There's nothing left for it to take
The end is nigh
No time to waste
I must make haste
I've never done a single thing to a human being to be so mean to me
The boss key gains me entrance to a dimly-lit ballroom
A ghastly breath devours light from tiny surrounding flames
A cosmic smirk peels at Victorian flesh
I hope my misery compensated for your eternal dungeon
A swift disguise multiplies itself
The lens of truth reveals it's time to strike
I tried to reason, I turned my back
I turned my fucking back
I tried to walk away
I swear I'll make you fucking pay
Hit its eye! One last time!
Hit its eye! One last time!
Hit its eye! One last time!
Hit its eye! One last fucking time!