Freedom​/​Incarceration

by Shades Of Grey

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This is our first full length album, recorded in Gothenburg during 10 days in 2009. We had some idea about making a concept album on the theme "freedom, incarceration and everything in between". I don't know how well we succeeded, but most of the lyrics deals with such topics as the definition of freedom, wether people really want to be free, or if they prefer the safety in living on command before having to take responsibility for their own actions. The album was first released as an LP in Europe and Japan, and in 2011 a cd version was released shortly before our tour in Mexico, featuring 5 songs from the split Lp with Massmord.

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released April 6, 2010

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Track Name: Indoctrination
INDOCTRINATION

THE GUARDIANS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS ARE SHAPING UNSHAPED MINDS
THE WORK OF AN INSTITUTION WHERE THE BLIND LEADS THE BLIND
KNOWLEDGE IS SACRIFICED FOR THE SAKE OF TRADITION
RULES HAMMERED IN LIKE NAILS, TO PUNCTURE EVERY VISION

THIS IS A LIE
THIS IS NOT ABOUT EDUCATION
IT’S A MEAN TO CONTROL
SMOTHERED
TAUGHT TO CONFORM
THIS IS PURE INDOCTRINATION
AND WE’RE JUST THEIR TOOLS

BREAK DOWN THE PERSONALITY - TO CREATE A NEW

THE THREAT OF REPRESSION FALLS HEAVY ON OUR WILL
OUR INDEPENDENCY DOESN’T FADE AWAY, IT’S BEING KILLED
UNTIL WE’RE PREPARED TO TAKE PART IN THE COMPETITION
FOLLOW ORDERS, NEVER QUESTION, NEVER ACT WITHOUT PERMISSION

THIS IS A LIE
THIS IS NOT ABOUT EDUCATION
IT’S A MEAN TO CONTROL
SMOTHERED
TAUGHT TO CONFORM
THIS IS PURE INDOCTRINATION
AND WE’RE JUST THEIR TOOLS

BREAK DOWN THE PERSONALITY - TO CREATE A NEW

OUR INTEGRITY
IS VIOLATED
OUR DESIRES
ARE DENIED
THE ECHOES OF A MASTERS VOICE
TELLING US NOT TO SEEK INSIDE
STARS WILL NOT SPARKLE
THEY WILL FALL

OUR INTEGRITY IS VIOLATED
OUR DESIRES ARE DENIED
THE ECHOES OF A MASTERS VOICE
TELLING US NOT TO SEEK INSIDE
EMPTYING OUR VISIONS
AS WE FALL INTO SUBMISSION
BREAKING DOWN OUR WILL
TO KEEP US IN POSITION
Track Name: Oppression Through Separation
OPPRESSION THROUGH SEPARATION

YET THE STRIVE TO MAINTAIN MALE DOMINANCE PROCEEDS
A COMPETITION TO BECOME SOCIALLY PROMINENT
BASED ON THE ACCEPTANCE, AND THE GREED OF THOSE WHO LEAD
A SUCCESS DEPENDING ON THE ABILITY TO PARTICIPATE, IN ORDER TO BECOME DOMINANT

REPRESSION TO GAIN POWER
SEPARATION - THROUGH GENDER DIFFERENCES
ANTAGONISM - TOWARDS THE UNKNOWN
IN FEAR WE SOCIALIZE - ACCORDING TO THESE RESTRICTIONS

THE OPPRESSION CONTINUES AND IT PROVIDES THEM WITH CONTROL
A CULTURAL PATTERN HANDED DOWN FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION
AND BY KEEPING THESE HIERARCHIES IN SYSTEM
WE STRENGTHEN THE PRIVILEGED AND JUSTIFY THEIR POSITIONS ¨

REPRESSION TO GAIN POWER
SEPARATION - THROUGH GENDER DIFFERENCES
ANTAGONISM - TOWARDS THE UNKNOWN
IN FEAR WE SOCIALIZE - ACCORDING TO THESE RESTRICTIONS

IN FEAR WE SOCIALIZE - ACCORDING TO THESE RESTRICTIONS
IN FEAR WE SOCIALIZE - ACCORDING TO THESE RESTRICTIONS
Track Name: Birds Fly Over Barbed Wire Fences
BIRDS FLY OVER THE BARBED WIRE FENCES..

HUMANS ARE SLAVES, BUT DREAMS ARE FREE
YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE IS YOUR SENTENCE TO DEATH
UNLIMITED NUMBERS
OF SYNAPTIC CONNECTIONS
UNTIL THE INEVITABLE VERDICT, CALLED YOUR LAST BREATH

PUT UP IN LINE – YOUR LIMBS START TO SHAKE
SENT IN ONE BY ONE – YOUR LIFE TURNS TO SMOKE
NAKED IN THE COLD – TURN YOUR EYES TO THE SKY AND PRAY
AS WE’RE WATCHING THE BIRDS FLY OVER THE BARBED WIRE FENCES

THE END OF AN ERA, THE SEVENTH CIRCLE OF HELL
LIFE AS WE KNOW IT, IS ABOUT TO COME TO AN END
DESPAIR HAS ITS COLD HAND AROUND YOUR HEART
GRIEF AND HOPELESSNESS YOUR ONLY FRIENDS

PUT UP IN LINE – YOUR LIMBS START TO SHAKE
SENT IN ONE BY ONE – YOUR LIFE TURNS TO SMOKE
NAKED IN THE COLD – TURN YOUR EYES TO THE SKY AND PRAY
AS WE’RE WATCHING THE BIRDS FLY OVER THE BARBED WIRE FENCES

BARRAGES OF STONE - WALLS IN OUR MINDS
BARRAGES OF STONE - WALLS IN OUR MINDS
WHAT CAN WE DO TO BREAK FREE?

HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF
YOU’LL NEVER LEARN- WE’LL NEVER FORGET
HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF
HOW CAN WE FORGET SOMETHING THAT’S NOT EVEN IN THE PAST?
HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF
Track Name: Straight Jacket
STRAIGHT JACKET

WILL I SPEND A LIFETIME RUNNING FROM MY OWN SHADOW?
THE MORE I ESCAPE, THE MORE LOST I GET
I ACT OUT MY ROLE – I’M GIVING IT ALL, UNTIL I’M EMPTIED
AND I WATCH THEM TAKE WITHOUT EVER FEELING REGRET

CHARADES OF IGNORANCE – COLLECTIVE HUMAN REGRESSION
FACADES OF BENEVOLENCE – WITH A CONSTANT THREAT OF REPRESSION
YOU’LL GET WHAT YOU CRAVE
BUT YOUR CONSCIENCE IS ALL YOU CAN TAKE TO YOUR GRAVE

…AND WHEN THEY CRAVE BLOOD, I SLIT MY VEINS OPEN
I ENDURE THE PAIN WITH A SMILE ON MY FACE
I STARVE MYSELF- TO FIT INTO THE STRAIGHT JACKET
I’LL FADE AWAY SILENTLY WITHOUT A TRACE

CHARADES OF IGNORANCE - COLLECTIVE HUMAN REGRESSION
FACADES OF BENEVOLENCE – WITH A CONSTANT THREAT OF REPRESSION
YOU’LL GET WHAT YOU CRAVE
BUT YOUR CONSCIENCE IS ALL YOU CAN TAKE TO YOUR GRAVE

LOST IN THE PAGES OF A BOOK FULL OF BLANKNESS
SEARCHING FOR SUBSTANCE TO BREAK THROUGH THE VOID
READING OF BIRTH DEATH AND HUMILIATION
CHAPTER BY CHAPTER MY HOPE IS DESTROYED
A PRE-DESTINED FAITH, A DESTINY WRITTEN
WILL I BECOME WHAT I HATE AND DESPISE?
AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, WILL I HAVE THE COURAGE
TO TEAR OUT THOSE PAGES AND TAKE BACK MY LIFE?
Track Name: Duality
DUALITY

SLAVES
ARE WE SLAVES TO OUR INSTINCT OF SELF PRESERVATION?
DEPENDING ON RELATIONS, DEPENDING ON SAFETY
AFRAID TO LOSE OUR PLACE, IN THE COMMUNITY

WHERE THERE IS ACTION
THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES
FEAR OF REACTION
PARALYSES OUR SENSES

FREE
ARE WE FREE TO MAKE OUR CHOICES?
FREE TO BREAK CONVENTIONS, TO FIND A PLACE TO BE
FREE TO ROLL THE DICE, OR TO CREATE OUR DESTINY?

WHERE THERE IS ACTION
THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES
FEAR OF REACTION
PARALYSES OUR SENSES

WHAT DON’T WE DO TO BE LOVED AND RESPECTED?
HOW MUCH OF OURSELVES CAN WE SACRIFICE,
IN FEAR OF BEING NEGLECTED?
WE CAN FULFIL OUR DUTIES OR FULFIL OUR DREAMS,
OR TRY TO FIND A COMBINATION
SOMETIMES THERE’S A THIN LINE,
BETWEEN FREEDOM AND INCARCERATION
Track Name: Red Rubber
RED RUBBER

EXTERMINATION
- CONSIDERED HUMANE
BY THE PUBLIC OPINION
DARWINIST PRINCIPLES PRACTISED AND DRAWN
TO THE EXTREME
CIVILIZATION
- BRINGER OF LIGHT
INTO LANDS OF DARKNESS
THE WHITE MANS BURDEN
- TO CIVILIZE THE BRUTES
AS STANLEY CHAINED HIS RECRUITS

23 YEARS - OF EXPLOITATION
A FORTUNE MADE – FROM GENOCIDE AND SLAVERY
A LOOK INTO THE DARKNESS
THAT HAUNTS OUR HISTORY

DECAYING BODIES
ALONG THE RIVERSIDE
VICTIMS OF GREED AND TERROR
NO WHERE TO RUN, NO WAY TO ESCAPE
THE DECREE OF FORCED LABOUR
A HAND FOR EACH BULLET
A QUOTA FOR EACH MAN
ACTS TO HORRIBLE TO MENTION
MILLIONS WOULD SUFFER AND DIE
BEFORE IT CAUGHT PUBLIC ATTENTION

23 YEARS - OF EXPLOITATION
A FORTUNE MADE – FROM GENOCIDE AND SLAVERY
A LOOK INTO THE DARKNESS
THAT HAUNTS OUR HISTORY

THE WHITE MANS TRUE BURDEN
IS HIS HISTORY OF MASS MURDER
GENOCIDE PAVED THE WAY
FOR THE WORLD ORDER OF TODAY

CIVILIZATION
CAME LIKE A PLAGUE
DISGUISED AS A SAVIOUR
23 YEARS OF TERROR AND PAIN
LEFT ONLY CHAOS TO REIGN
AND WE’RE STILL HAUNTED
BY GHOSTS FROM THE PAST
WHO PILED UP CORPSES ALONG THEIR WAYS
NAMES AND METHODS HAS CHANGED
BUT THE ORDER MAINTAINS TO THESE DAYS
Track Name: Sort The Gods Out
SORT THE GODS OUT

IN CASE YOU DIDN’T GET THE MESSAGE
THE MESSAGE’S GONNA GET TO YOU
LIKE A PLAGUE OVER HUMANITY, A WAR ON SANITY
IN THE NAME OF THE ALMIGHTY, THE SEEDS OF MADNESS GROWS

THE ROOT OF SO MUCH EVIL
DESCENDS FROM A CONSTRUCTION OF OUR MINDS

TIME TO SORT THE GODS OUT
TIME TO SORT THE GODS OUT
TIME TO SORT THE GODS OUT
TIME TO SORT THE GODS OUT

ARMIES OF FAITHFUL DISCIPLES, READY TO WAGE WAR
AT ANY TIME WHEN THEIR GOD IS DENIED
GODS WRATH IS REAL IN THE HANDS OF HIS MARTYRS
AND THE EARTH IS SOAKED WITH BLOOD WHEN UNIVERSAL TRUTHS COLLIDE

THE ROOT OF SO MUCH EVIL
DESCENDS FROM A CONSTRUCTION OF OUR MINDS

TIME TO SORT THE GODS OUT
TIME TO SORT THE GODS OUT
TIME TO SORT THE GODS OUT
TIME TO SORT THE GODS OUT

ABOLISH RELIGION, SET OUR MINDS FREE
GOD NEVER WAS, AND WILL NEVER BE
Track Name: In The Eye Of The Storm
IN THE EYE OF THE STORM



WHEN PEACE ONCE WAS PROCLAIMED

AND STILL GRINDED BLOOD, GUTS AND BRAINS

THAT ONLY WERE ALLOWED IN OUR MINDS

TRAPPED IN THE STORMS EYE

WHY DON’T THE SOLDIERS CRY?

NO POINT IN KEEPING YOUR CONSCIENCE CLEAN

WHEN YOU HOPE TO FUCKING DIE



TRAPPED BEHIND ENEMY LINES

YOU GOT NO MANS LAND ON BOTH SIDES



MUTILATED CHILDREN SQUAT

UNDER MILITARY HELICOPTERS WRATH

THEY’RE COMING ONCE AGAIN

I SEE THE SILENT SCREAMS

ON NEVER PRINTED MAGAZINES

I HEAR THEM ON MY COMPUTER SCREEN



TRAPPED BEHIND ENEMY LINES

YOU GOT NO MANS LAND ON BOTH SIDES

WHY DON’T THE SOLDIERS CRY?

TRAPPED IN THE STORMS EYE



WHY DON’T THE SOLDIERS CRY?

WHY DON’T THE SOLDIERS CRY?

TRAPPED IN THE STORMS EYE

WHY DON’T THE SOLDIERS CRY?
Track Name: Reach For The Sky (To Tear It Down)
REACH FOR THE SKY (TO TEAR IT DOWN)

SOCIETY’S A GLOBAL PYRAMID
ORDERED BY KINGS AND BUILT BY SLAVES
SOME ARE MOURNED WITH MONUMENTS
WHILE OTHERS ROT NAMELESS IN SHALLOW GRAVES

WE ALL FIGHT ALONE – WHO WILL STAND, WHO WILL FALL?
HEADING FOR THE THRONE- ALL FOR THEMSELVES, ALL ON ALL

CAUGHT IN A STRUCTURE WHERE EVERY PREJUDICE
IS A THREAD IN A WEB OF LIES
AND IF WE DON’T BREAK FREE
PEOPLE WILL DIE LIKE FLIES

WE ALL FIGHT ALONE – WHO WILL STAND, WHO WILL FALL?
HEADING FOR THE THRONE- ALL FOR THEMSELVES, ALL ON ALL
BUT I’M TIRED OF THIS RAT RACE -
´CAUSE I DON’T KNOW WHY WE RUN
AND IF I SUCCEED AT THE COST OF OTHERS
-I DON’T WANT MY PLACE IN THE SUN

SQUAT THEIR HOUSES AND THEIR FACTORIES
DISOBEY THEIR ORDERS
ABOLISH GOVERNMENTS AND NATION STATES
ERASE THE FUCKING BORDERS
TAKE CONTROL OVER PRODUCTION AND ECONOMY
SHARE THE RESOURCES EQUALLY
IN A SOCIETY BASED ON NEED
AND NOT ON PROFIT AND GREED