Ignorance is strength

by Taketh

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"Ignorance is strength" is the second full length album from swedish melodic death veterans Taketh. With this release the band is taking a step away from tradition with a full Creative Commons release, enabling free sharing, remixing and derivative works.
Taketh presents a raw and unfiltered sound bringing back memories of the old days of the gothenburg sound. The perfect fit for fans of Dark Tranquillity, At the Gates and the old In Flames.

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released 01 September 2013

Recorded and mixed by: Magnus "Devo" Andersson at Endarker Studios [Marduk, Ofermod, Eldkraft, Ragnarok]
Artwork by: Dmitry Vtorushyn [Death Destruction, Transport League]
Violin on "In memory" and "Burning": Hanna Widforss

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Track Name: We are slaves
Waiting in line
Like puppets on a stage
We are all conformed / into the same
Locked in a box
and put on display
Look at me now
We teach our kids
you are what you own
Appearance is everything / what of our souls?

We are slaves
Quietly following
Mindless drones
We march because we must

Trapped in this superficial world
We praise ourselves
Refuse to see
These chains of vanity

Like zombies we're drawn
To new shiny things
We cannot resist / hoarding it all
We bury ourselves
With piles of our toys
Slowly to rot in all of this junk
We're slaves to this world
We cannot escape
So greedy and lusting for power and things
Holding our ears
And closing our eyes
Never to question / Our place in this scheme

We are so lost
Where do we go from here
Trapped in this cage
Of profits and vanity

We are slaves
Quietly following
Mindless drones
We march because we must
Track Name: Your master
Who am I / can't you see?
Look beyond / set me free
Take control / be received
Find yourself / be deceived

Inhale the flames of horror
Do you want to see tomorrow?

Open up to the heat
Set you free
Feel the sweet victory
Can it be
As you lay down to die
No remorse
You just left them behind
But of course

Inhale the flames of horror
Do you want to see tomorrow?

You just felt alive
Now you say goodbye

Open up to the heat
Set you free
Feel the sweet victory
Can it be
As you lay down to die
No remorse
You just left them behind
But of course

Inhale the flames of horror
Do you want to see tomorrow?

Inhale the flames of horror
Do you want to see tomorrow?
Track Name: Moving on
This used to be my life for so long
My one foundation and my one true form
I bared my soul and put everything on the line for you
And this is what you put me through

What am I without this
Who am alone
I'm picking up the pieces
Discovering myself
Everything has changed now
I'm not who I once was
I shed my old ideas
Stand proudly on my own

I thought this time was wasted
but now I've changed my mind
I've grown and I'm much stronger
I learned my lesson

I dare to look beyond
To see what's coming next
This is my life
I'm moving on
Standing on my own now
I'm stronger than before
This is my life
I'm moving on

This is my life / I'm moving on
I'm stronger now / I'm moving on

It's not that I regret / anything we had
It's not that I despise / the feelings that we shared
I had my time to think / And now I must move on
What we once had is lost / I'll miss you when you're gone

I dare to look beyond
To dream what's coming next
This is my life
I'm moving on
Standing on my own now
I'm stronger than before
This is my life
I'm moving on
Track Name: In memory
The message came to me one day
I did not know what to say
You had fell into the deep
And now you will forever sleep
How much you meant I did not know
But now, I miss you so
So I'll sing these words so true
I'll sing these words so true / In memory of you

I miss you so

Maybe we weren't all that close
And that is what I regret the most
You used to say that life's a journey
You do what you can to stay worthy
I can truly say this now
You were one of gods blessed childs
I am proud to have been your friend
And I wish I'd see you once again

I'll sing these words so true
In memory of you

Ashes to ashes
Dust to dust
Rest in peace my friend

I miss you so

I'll sing these words so true
In memory of you
Track Name: Burning
This is me being who I am
This is me, raising my hand
This is me standing up for what I believe
This is you, listening

I have something to say
I have something to show

I will stand tall
I will not bow down

The flame in my heart
Will not be extinguished
Open your mind
Burning / Burning

This is me being who I am
This is me, raising my hand

This is me being who I am
This is me, raising my fist
This is me standing up for what I believe
This is you, listening

I will stand tall
I will not bow down
Track Name: Flaws
And you said
Is it not perfect?

Is it not
The way we always
Pictured it - in our dreams?

In our dreams..

Is it not
The way we always
Pictured it - in our dreams?

And i say / what if
What if reality is fooling us
What if the stains have just been painted over
What if?

Do we stare so hard
At the errors
That they disappear, become normal?

Is not the flaws
Part of being
Part of living
Part of mankind?

Is not the flaws
Part of the Beauty?

How do we know whats real?
How do we know whats pure?
How do we know? How do we know?

Is not the flaws
Part of being
Part of living
Part of mankind?

Is not the flaws
Part of
The beauty?
Track Name: Innocent again
As I lay my head to rest
And close my eyes
My mind is filled with pain
And disturbing images

I wish to be innocent again

Oh, how I wish to be innocent
To close my eyes without these images flashing by

How can you expect to be pure
In this day of information
The wicked is only
The push of a button away

My mind has been raped
I can never forget what I have seen

I dream of the day
when I didn't feel so lost
this is the price I must pay
I face the terms and accept the cost

How can we expect to be pure
In this day of information
Track Name: Inside of me
I can't laugh I can't cry
I can't see inside of me
Climb the wall can't hold on
I can't go back I can't go on

Tear my heart out
Watch me bleed
I'll give all my tomorrows
for just one good day

I can't breath I can't feel
There's nothing left of me
Dig my grave, who will care?
Will there be any tears shed for me?

Tear my heart out
Watch me bleed
I'll give all my tomorrows
for just one good day.

No one hears me
No one sees me
No one cares for me
No one cares

Fading lights no more sounds
Is this what death feels like.
Will you remember
Will you remember me?
Track Name: 1984
Perception of the past / shaped by the present
An eternal struggle to unlearn what we knew
The war rages on / uniting the people
Hiding off the true injustice brought upon us all

War is peace
Freedom is slavery

Ignorance is strength
Welcome to 1984

The screen is always on / big brother sees everything
Disobediance means death / freedom is forever lost

War is peace
Freedom is slavery

Ignorance is strength
welcome to 1984

Your treacherous mind
I can hear it when you sleep

Don't say a word
Don't you dare to utter what you're thinking
I will break you down
Use your worst fears against you

The screen is always on / big brother sees everything
Disobediance means death / freedom is forever lost

War is peace
Freedom is slavery

Ignorance is strength
welcome to 1984
Track Name: Mind numbing crap
They are all around me
No view free from the terror

The so called newspapers profits
on already cheap entertainment

Reality shows they call it
But since when must reality be created?
So destructive, this whole idea
Humiliate yourself and you will win fame

And all are part / of the circus
Won't stop as long / as we consume it

In the modern world
We will care about others
For as long as we are separated
By the TV-screen

And all are part / of the circus
Won't stop as long / as we consume it

We excel in analyzing
These human beings that we don't even know