Dyssomnia

by Leeroy Djentkins

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03:57
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03:28
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05:19
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01:10
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03:11
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08:00
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05:46

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released 23 August 2012

Personnel:

Ted Nieuwsma: lyrics for tracks 7 and 9, vocals for tracks 7, 8, and 9
Ramiel Tamras: lyrics for track 8
Beniel Tamraz: additional songwriting and mixing
Chris Tognetti: all guitars, recording, songwriting, drum programming, mixing and mastering
Charles Toshio: additional songwriting, recording, and mixing
Connor White: lyrics and vocals for tracks 1, 2, and 4

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Leeroy Djentkins San Jose, California

Leeroy Djentkins has been recording music for the past few years, and released a four-song instrumental demo EP, entitled "Dual Spires" in early 2012. Our first full-length album of original material, "Dyssomnia" was released in August of 2012. The follow-up album "Son of Dust" is due out sometime in 2014. ... more

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Track Name: Hypersomnia
Left alone, on a planet of petrified hopes. Taken from love, robbed of happiness, family taken by cruel fate. Craving to be gone. Nothing more to wake up for. Merciless was the void left inside of his heart. Clairvoyant, seeking to treat the world how the world treated him. Fire from between the cracks, raze the earth, incinerate it all. In the realm of dreams, this is reality. Surrender to sleep, anything is possibility. He gives himself up. From his grief he breaks in two; half his soul, into dreams it flew. In this world his mind shall rest, torn, from which direction? Faces I’ve never seen before, from the power of my own imagination. How could this be sure? What are these machinations? Trapped inside, you’re doomed to degrade. Stop, rewind, and make your escape. Shake off opposition, shake off opposition. But will the dreams allow me, will I get to be free? Will I get to be free? Trapped inside, you’re doomed to degrade. Stop, and rewind. Left alone, on a planet of petrified hopes. Taken from love, robbed of happiness. Family taken by cruel fate. Craving to be gone. Nothing more to wake up for. Resurrect, revitalize. Sever the thoughts, sever the ties. Lucid dreaming, wake up from this life. Time to return to where I'm from.
Track Name: Prepare for Conversion
I can’t see from behind these closed eyes, my hibernation drifts on, so far from the light; this is my plight. What little grip I maintained on the waking world, I sacrificed upon an altar of escapism. What reason remains to defeat unconsciousness? My mind reels to respond to this. And when I close these eyes, the numbness magnifies. And while I yearn for the skies, I must take flight from this contest of lies. And I hope to God there’s something that lies beyond this hell, where I sleep to elude the nightmare of reality. But alas, the moment must come when I reunite with the light. I recoil at the thought of being robbed of the embrace of the night. I refuse to regress, pull the plug, send me back. Just pull the plug on me, save me the trouble. Give me back my dreams of breathless sleep. What little grip I maintained on the waking world I sacrificed upon an altar of escapism. What reason remains to defeat unconsciousness? My mind reels to respond to this. Give me your answer, your inspiration could be what saves my soul, what makes me whole. And when I close these eyes, the numbness magnifies. And while I yearn for the skies, I must take flight from this contest of lies. And as I walk the world, having felt the cold, I remember warmth, I remember the warmth of nonexistence. And nothing seems quite the same.
Track Name: Circadian Clock
[instrumental]
Track Name: Finished
Four walls of rusted metal surround my soul, bound by a primal fear my mind can’t control. I find myself compelled to remain, encumbered by invisible weight. To the floor I collapse and wait. Illuminated on the walls, four twisted faces appear to me. North, south, east, and west, each one to represent the four personas within me. With open maw, a hideous spectacle unfolds. From the mouths of my own reflections, a crimson wave gushes forth. Blood quickly fills my cell, my fate becomes clear. The souls of the wicked are sent here. Is this how I am to die? I don’t know how I got here, I don’t know how to get out. Is this how I meet my end? I can’t tell you how I got here. The scarlet waves rise to my chest. I am forsaken. There’s no way I’m getting out of this one. In a sea of lifeblood I am immersed, when the bloody hand of asphyxiation reaches out to me. Abandoned by all others I accept his aid, I submit, and I sink! I submit, and downwards I drift, lower. In a sea of lifeblood I am immersed, when the bloody hand of asphyxiation reaches out to me. Abandoned by all others I accept his aid, and I sink! Cocooned within this ocean of gore I will find my eternal sleep, when the sensation of perspiration alights upon my brow. How could this be? Of all the impossibilities? Upon this realization, my eyes jerk open, and I’m greeted by the comfort of waking.
Track Name: Amygdala
[instrumental]
Track Name: Somnolence
[instrumental]
Track Name: Narcolepsy
I am weary and drained but as I lay my head to rest the terror strikes me. Fear is running through my veins and it's becoming part of my blood. The very air I breathe is filled with the toxic fumes of doubt. I cannot be at ease in this dark, there is no repose in the void. How can I go on living when I can't even sleep in peace? How do I even know I'm awake? This is merely a manifestation of the sum of my instability. I am convinced that isolation is the greatest tool of the demons, and these demons are of my sole creation. They haunt my every waking moment, and yet it feels so much easier to give in to the fear. But all the while I hear a voice I've not let in: This fear I will relieve, go to sleep. I do not recall the feeling of rest, I've long forgotten the feeling of any tranquility. Something tells me it is within my grasp, but my frustrating nature paralyzes my abilities. The days and nights have blended into a single numbing experience. Reality has slipped away from me. Am I now in a dream?
Track Name: Sky Deity
The black envelops me as thoughts fade away, frustration ensues. Sleep has become a ritual of agony. Drifting out of consciousness, a bright white light embraces me. Its warmth brings a sense of security. Perhaps there is hope after all that from this curse I will be freed. Then suddenly, I am cruelly wrenched from this paradise in an explosion of light. I draw my hands before my face in a desperate attempt to shield my eyes. A violent shriek fills my ears and I leap back in terror; for what I see before me is truly unnerving. A ghastly apparition towers before me; its arms spread wide open as it screams up into the heavens. My heart drops from my chest as its vile eyes meet mine. A piercing voice escapes its lips, saying: Oh feeble son of dust, cast aside the demons that haunt you. The pain that plagues you is but a reminder of what it will take to be free of this. Dismiss anxiety, and let your soul be still; for tomorrow will worry about itself. For tomorrow will bring enough trouble of its own. Let regret die in its sleep, what’s done is done. Forget what is behind, and strain toward what lies before you. Bury the past, and let your soul be still. Allow sleep to erase the mistakes of an old life, for tomorrow brings release. Let redemption flow through you; embrace the new chance that it brings. Accept this gift of absolution and become the man you were born to be. This is the path by which you’ll become free. Then suddenly the spirit disappears, leaving me with a mind full of questions and no answers in sight.
Track Name: The Key
Drifting off I begin to nod, and long after my heavy eyes are closed, the hazy veil of sleep is pierced by the certainty of realization and suddenly a familiar voice calls for me: Can't you see? You've spent your time focused on the frivolous and transient things in life. Treasuring the material, and all the while letting your happiness depend on the approval of others. You've become no more than flesh allowing fear to consume you, for fear will destroy you once you realize everything you value is temporary. You sought fulfillment but pursued satisfaction. You scoffed at your neighbor and forgot your own faults. The fulfillment of life is not up to circumstance to decide for you or chance to smile upon you but for you only to choose. Search inside yourself and you will find the answer you've been looking for. Then in a flash I begin to see a vision of the man I could be, breaking through the walls of doubt and fear I've built around me. The joy of this vision builds up inside and overwhelms me, with the sight of this man transcending the bounds of time and living forever. My path has been found, my doubt has been vanquished but the hard part has only just begun. For it is one thing to know your destination, and another to have the will to reach it.