ST. BASIL'S ASYLUM

by GNOSTIC GORILLA

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released September 6, 2016

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GNOSTIC GORILLA

"Gnostic Gorilla" grew out of an earlier 'project' called "The Lonely Ghost Project". Since 2012, Dean Mason, of Gnostic Gorilla has been experimenting with electronic music and has released three albums, "St. Basil's Asylum, The Secularization of Robotics" and the latest "Grey Chaos" which is more dark tek in style. ... more

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Track Name: BERKSHIRE MASQUERADE
BERKSHIRE MASQUERADE
This emptiness
Cold blue void
The loneliness

My heart-shattered
I’m weeping for
Tomorrow’s sorrow.

Does anyone even care? Where?
Steal my heart-hide my face!

Another lie?
Faded love?
I can’t believe the hurt.

Another fable?
Sad blue eyes
Please look at me!

What sort of vision will we find? What hope will we discover? I never wanted the permission of the others!

Can’t you see?
Behind this mask? Behind the veil of tears?

Can’t you feel-
-what I feel?
Do you care to know?

Am I wasting my time? This world stands still—call in the prophet!

Miserere nobis!
Dona nobis pacem!

Don’t look for me!

Please leave me alone—
--I said, leave me alone.
Track Name: SORROWFUL MYSTERIES
Sorrowful Mysteries

The question was asked
What do you see—what do you see?
The question was asked,
Who do you believe
Who do you grieve?

Empty out my heart of this sickness....

The answer came back
Something so hollow
Something so real


The question is asked
Why do you weep?
Who do you mourn?

The verdict came back
Guilty as sin
I died within

Alone...dying within....
Track Name: BROOD OF VIPERS
Brood of Vipers
Hear—them scream?
Justice for whom?
Justice for me?
I see a vision.
I see... faded portrait.
A blank canopy.
An empty desert

R: Woe to you Chorazin
Woe to you, Bethsaida
Woe to you, serpents
Woe to you, brood of vipers.

They hide their faces
They burn their hearts
A vision sees me
Am I a faded Icon?

The Universe is too small
Where hides the truth?
This pain of love.

R: Woe to you Chorazin
Woe to you, Bethsaida
Woe to you, serpents
Woe to you, brood of vipers
Track Name: ST. BASIL'S ASYLUM
St. Basil’s Asylum

Taking over the asylum
Old war films to pass the day
Let’s celebrate, the Joker’s wild
Seize the moment, heal the heart

R/ Call the priest
All fades away
Call the priest
All fades away

“we played the pipes for you and you wouldn’t dance, we sang dirges and you wouldn’t cry”

Another vision, the heart is shattered
The only door that love could find
Requiem for fallen warriors
A prayer for those who fear the dawn
Storm the halls of the asylum
Liberty is all perception

R/ Call the priest
All fades away
Call the priest
All fades away
Track Name: PSYCHEDELIC CREAM PUFF
"It's all just a state of mind"
Track Name: WINTER'S MOURNING
-Winter’s Mourning-

The heart is heavy, the mind is broken
Time is falling like the sunset
Another day , another story
Autumn cold, Winter’s mourning

R: Can’t we see, we’re out of time?
All is fading away
Can we believe now we’re out of time?
Everything has its day.

Look around and see the faces
Of so many searching souls
Another love, another memory
Winter’s gold, Summer’s promise

R:

Mother Mary can you hear us?
So many fractured souls to find.
Another prayer, another Morning
Spring will come before we’re old

R:
Track Name: DEVOTION AND DESPAIR
Devotion and Despair

Another story told
Scars on a mother’s heart
Wisdom of the sages past
Sorrows of the wise
Searching for some meaning
Praying for release...
...from the madness.
Track Name: HOW LONELY SITS THE CITY
How Lonely Sits The City

“I can’t anymore”...
They say, cold day.

Behind death’s door
They pray, they pray

R/ Another broken soul dies young...
...so young.
Another empty heart—“good bye”
....all done.

The shadows on the wall
All faded, jaded

Shattered crystal doll
So fragile, so sad

I can’t anymore,
I say, old day.

Another hollow door
I pray, I pray

R/ Another broken soul dies young...
...so young.
Another empty heart—“good bye”
....all done.
Track Name: SHATTER THE LIE
Shatter the Lie
Broken mind
Grasping a cross
Lend me tomorrow
Today is gone
Where are the heroes?
Where are the saints?

Give me solace.....

Passion Play
This time for real
Love is calling
Pain responds
An empty tomb
A woman is weeping
Break through the madness
Shatter the lie
Track Name: NIETZSCHE'S CYBORG
Nietzsche’s Cyborg
Nothing is left—in the philosopher’s dream
No one is real—in the heart of ‘this’ machine

Listen—be silent

R/ Screams—from a machine—“shame”
Phantom pain and old gray lies
Wait for your number-365
From a cave—a lion will rise—and find you

(Sacred darkness—‘O Magnum Mysterium’)

Madness takes hold—Sophia is lost
Science of despair—nihilist nightmare

Listen—be vigilant

R/ Screams—from a machine—“shame”
Phantom pain and old gray lies
Wait for your number-365
From a cave—a lion will rise—and find you

Hear the preachers and teachers of ‘fashion’
They sell their new ‘Sabbath’ and steal from your heart
Wait for your number-365
Screams—from a machine—“shame”