The Trick Of Life

by Syderal Overdrive

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The Trick Of Life is the first concept album by Syderal Overdrive. It's a real "drama", presented in a prologue and four acts, that tells the story of a man and his fall and journey into the deepest darkness of life.

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released 18 November 2011
All music composed by Syderal Overdrive
Lyrics by A. Cherici, V. Di Francesco, M. Pinna

Produced by A. Cherici, V. Di Francesco, M. Pinna
Recorded by Massimo Passon at MasterStudio - Udine
Mixed and Mastered by Giacomo Barboni
Graphics by Human Waste Project
Photos by Davide Lionetti
Lyrics Supervisor: Philip Coale
General Manager: Guglielmo De Monte

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Syderal Overdrive Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

Syderal Overdrive is a progressive metal/progressive rock band from Udine. The band was officialy created in 2009, and after some months of hard work with different lineups by summer 2010 the band reached a mix of a refined Progressive sound with Rock/Metal arrangements. The guys are about to release their first concept album, "The Trick Of Life", whose release is scheduled for Nov. 18th ... more

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Track Name: The Veil Of Maya Is Ripped
Was it all a lie?
A Haze of illusions?
Maya's Veil clouded my sight
Wrapped my sweet fable
(sure I had a bright life)
Oh, my broken fable
(realized I had only ash)
But now my dreams are wiped away
The Veil of Maya is ripped

"It seems to be so long ago
It doesn't even belong to me anymore;
The memory of a life I lived
Blind among the blind ones.
I was bewitched by the trick of life,
Numbed by a semblance of perfection.
My soul and heart were filled with hopes,
Days were enlightened by a misleading light"
Track Name: The Great Trick Of Life
With my eyes open wide
To this dull reality
For the first time in my whole life
I could truly see

It was like a cold blade
Murderin' me,
Piercing my own flesh
My awakening

Though once I believed
Life was worth being lived
Now I comprehend
Everything is rotten in the end

For a lifetime I've been living an illusion
But my heart has been stabbed too many times
The betrayals I have suffered almost killed me
And they slowly crushed the trick of life
What's left of me is only ash

Now the Veil is Ripped
Finally I realize
I have always been
Walking in a graveyard
Crowded by shadows
Of people like me

Empty shells surround me
With narrow dreams
Could this limbo of sorrow
Be real life?

Alienation is the abyss
That severs us from each other
Now I comprehend
Everything is rotten in the end

For a lifetime I've been living an illusion
But my heart has been stabbed too many times
The betrayals I have suffered almost killed me
And they slowly crushed the trick of life
What's left of me is only ash

They took everything from me
In a slimy hell I drown
Among the ruins of a dream

My heart's as empty as yours
Wanderin' with deceitful eyes
I'm an empty shell like you

I'm the shadow of myself
Stranded on a sea of alienation
What's left of me is only ash

Gaze
I just gaze
Lying on the ground I gaze
Staring at empty space
Lying on the ground I gaze
Staring at my ruins
Track Name: Endless Nightmare
Fear dripping on my brow
The dark grips everything
Breath gasping down my throat

It's unreal but seems alive
Demons hiding in the dark
Did I really close my eyes
or fall in eternal murk?

Neither asleep
Nor awake
I can't find
A place to hide from my monsters

No way out, I can't resist
I'm begging for the end
As I drown in the dread
Of this endless nightmare

Ghosts dwelling in the shade
In a breathtaking rush -
On the edge of insanity
I'm praying to wake up

But a feeling grows inside -
The delirium of this night -
Though unconscious I'm awake
There's no nightmare to escape

Neither asleep
Nor awake
Trapped forever
In this limbo of sorrow

"Thick mist clouds my mind
Panic wrap my heart
Confused shreds to fix
Anguish pulses in me
What surrounds me is not unreal
Life has shown itself for what it is
All these monsters smothering me
Are the ruins of the Trick
Ruins of a dream"

Fear dripping on my brow
The dark grips everything
Breath gasping down my throat

Neither asleep
Nor awake
I can't find
A place to hide from my monsters

No way out, I can't resist
I'm begging for the end
I have drowned in the dread
Of this endless nightmare
Track Name: The Green Fairy
She's looking at me
With those eyes
Full of desire
My brain is in flames
Confused frames

She seems to whisper
Dare to lose your mind
Break down the chains
I'll make your heart melt
I'll make it bleed scarlet
I'll make your knees rattle

(look out)
The Green Fairy is comin' in fast
(look out)
The Green Fairy is comin' in closer

Please get in me
Now I can see
(it's high time)
She flows inside
The stream of my veins

I can see you all
Dazed and confused
I observe you
From beyond your black lies
With fire in my eyes

Slave of my weakness
I lost the way
To my useless dreams
I want to wildly growl
I'm going to explode

(look out)
The Green Fairy is comin' in closer

Please get in me
Now I can see
(it's high time)
She flows inside
The stream of my veins

(look out)
The Green Fairy is comin' in fast
(look out)
The Green Fairy is comin' in closer

Thick smoke comes out
With my breath
Like black clouds
Bearing death
It's bearing death

(look out)
The Green Fairy is comin' in fast
(look out)
The Green Fairy is comin' in closer
(look out)
The Green Fairy is sucking my soul
(look out)
The Green Fairy won't let me old

Please get in me
Now I can see
(it's high time)
She flows inside
The stream of my veins
Track Name: The Tramp At The Gates Of Hyperion
I've been drowning in the deepest mud,
In this harsh reality for such a long time,
I've grown so sick of this grinding life
Forced to run like hell, my bones were breaking
I just needed to forget,
Just wanted to fall asleep.

Can't remember how it happened,
How I found the labyrinth of sleep,
But as I saw the men's black sun sinkin'
I turned my head and had to flee,
Crashed the mirror of my mind,
The shards let me get inside

"Dismiss thy Reason
Dive in the thick blood -
Warm blood of passions,
And let thyself charmed
May thy cries
Resound in my skull"

I can't tell how long I've been wandering
In that misty, wasted and shady maze
The further I ran, deep in that web,
The more I grew insane and hopeless,
Then my voice slashed the air,
That thunder awoke a soul

She silently stood, above a scarlet spring,
A light shade of pale made her face shine,
And pointing at the pool she showed me the way
Nothing I could do but trusting her,
And as I plunged in Dionysus
The oblivion wrapped my sense

"Dismiss thy Reason
Dive in the thick blood -
Warm blood of passions,
And let thyself charmed
Let thy old fears
Get lost in the dark"

"In the shadows I sensed the rustle of a black cloak.
He, leading the Nightmare, held out his skeleton-like hand, and I gladly thought 'Finally, the End.'
But the nightmare went on; his Master's terrible fingers lightened the air, and looking beyond, full of disgust, I saw not a woman, but a whore, who filthily turning in the slime was arousing her lousy pleasure.
And then it came, the Beast; its lion's head, spitting devious flames of illusions, burnt everything and itself to dust.
I stared at that with dread and horror, but then a few tiny flowers bloomed out of the ashes, and I could do nothing but smile. The Nightmare had become a wonderful dream.
I found myself on the ground. Both my fellows were vanished. Then, I noticed the enormous white stair behind me: for the first time, I thought of everything I had seen and felt. All of this had begun as I was at the edge of my nihilism, but now I got that the sense of my existence was existence itself. And then I found what I had always looked for; I found serenity.
So, full of living curiosity, I started to climb."

It was then with a different mind,
That I reached the top of the marbled flight of steps,
An endless valley with a lost horizon,
Right in front of me a giant wall stood out:
Surrounded by the blazing light
The Gates of Hyperion

Behind the golden bars the light shaped
As a magnificent yet dreadful god, a holy lord, [though
In his eyes I saw the weakness of an ascetic slave.
He moved aside and offered me his paradise
"Thou, Tramp, cross the doorway,
Drop thy life, refuse that pain"

It looked so perfect
Such an heavenly place
So perfect that
'twas not real life
May my old fears
Get lost in the dark

'cause all I'd seen
Made me realize
The things I needed
Were in my old life
And so I woke up
With a laugh in my heart