Exhibition of Death

by Annina Melissa

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released February 6, 2017

Written, recorded, produced and mixed by Annina Melissa

Mastered by Keshav Dhar at Illusion Audio

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Annina Melissa London, UK

German-Canadian musician Annina Melissa is a classically trained pianist, vocalist and songwriter whose work focuses on the expression of morbid aspects of the human condition.
The London-based artist combines ambient, electronic and metal elements with opulent orchestral arrangements and strong visuals - often experimenting with eerie sounds, haunting clean vocals and jarring guttural screams.
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Track Name: Trailblazer
Trailblazer

Tiptoeing until I become
Tiptoeing through life as it's fraying undone
I'm just passing by
No intention to stay
I've got no business with how you're wasting your life away
Revolve
Revolve
Always chasing thin air
But never listening to the wind

Unholy - gold turning to rust
Unearthly rationalization
Out of your lines
I'm just passing by
Pharisee no need to show me your hands
I know they're unclean

Testify all you witnessed
Deadlock in your eyes
They'll burn my blood
Silence only feeds the rumours
I'm your cautionary tale
Hidden away

Mistaken - you've got it all wrong
Thorn in the eye
Your lesson all along
You call yourself hunter
Well I am not scared of you
I never was the prey
I'm only standing in your way
Pharisee
Self-righteous, entitled
Evolve
Evolve

Testify all you witnessed
Dead wings in your eye
Counting skeletons
Quiet now - they are approaching
Cautionary tales resurrected
Resurrected

Pioneers align
Gathering our own kind
Pioneers align
Track Name: Crimson
Crimson

Never say a word of affliction
Never count up your regrets like dew drops on rotten leaves
Keep all your masks at hand

Tell me all you have been through
Tell it like a tale where the end is due
And conceivably everything makes sense when nothing's left of me

I don't deny you
I pretend I don't hold contempt
You cater to yourself
Blood-stained ransom
But nothing was ever free

Never attempt to speak the truth
As long as words remain holy
Trading sin for sin
All actions sacred
I give my life within your divine sovereignty
Rip my skin apart
Inside I'm empty
This cave of flesh won't heal
Lost in this game you steal
Don't you have a heart?
Don't you have a heart?
Don't you have a heart?
Track Name: Wolfsbälge
Wolfsbälge

In the forest my heart is pounding in my chest
Isolated
Run with me
Run until you cannot breathe
Eyes are staring
Glowing in the dark
Blood-shot, dancing sparks
Home is nowhere
All the wild creatures know here

We're abandoned but we will attune
Hear the pack howling under the moon
When the night falls
And all faces appear
And my vivid blurry memory keeps freezing in fear
The screams inside my head become the lullaby of the dead

I've taken your oath
But you are breeding a world of devastation
And I am breaking forth to find my own tribe
How far can you run when you've got nowhere to hide?
And suddenly I feel alive
Astray - still not knowing my way
When I fall I really fly off course
I really fly to the next shore

We're abandoned but we will attune
Hear the pack howling under the moon
When the night falls and all the faces appear and my vivid, blurry memory keeps freezing in fear
Pitch black sight
No source of light
And I almost forget how you infected my mind
The screams inside my head become the lullaby of the dead
Track Name: Misanthropia
Misanthropia

It's not your fault
It's not your fault
In their ignorance you were taught
Reckless abomination
Non-existent hesitation
Rapacious
Ostentatious
Greedy, little feeble-minded
Eating yourself alive
Of all virtues deprived
Atrocious
Wallowing in your own hypnosis
I am lost to this world

Ease my scarred mind
My abductive inference
Is merely adherence
I become what my eyes are fed
Am I whole yet?
Devoid of these holes yet?
No rest assured
No, never

Always seeking
Connecting, bleeding
I don't speak your frame of mind
Meet my devils
Judges dishevelled
Take apart
And crucify

Fearless and faceless
I'm falling into the abyss
Eyes wide
Chided child
Transgressing into the light
I feel your hollowness
Suiting me in the process
Confess
Confide
Confess
Reverse catharsis
Confess
Trapped in psychosis
Confess
Empty your carcass
Confess
Empty your carcass
Confide

It's not your fault
Run away before you're caught
And I remember when the days seemed so long
And I certainly, certainly knew right from wrong
I knew where I belonged
I knew I'd never falter like the people in waves around me
I toss and turn each way
Now surround me
Epiphany will illuminate me
Disrupt me
Construct me
Track Name: Exhibition of Death
Exhibition of Death

Transitioning
Immersing slowly
From one world into another
Are you at peace
Finally?

A new era
This withering coil
What gruesome events take place in the unknown?
Where is this fear stillborn?

Restore my innocence with a wreath of lilies
King vulture is circling above me
Time has transfigured us into untruth
Hanging your symbols on my dissipated youth

If there is no pain
How can there be bliss?
I'm clinging to what I collected so dearly
I want to believe
Origin dismissed
This womb I creep out of is nearly
Dying
Dying
I'm dying
Dying
Dying

And I dig deeper
Placing my fingertips on stardust
Cleansing my skin from rust
And I dig deeper
Placing my vision into hope
Witnessing liberation
And I dig deeper
Until every fractal realigns
Inconsistency synchronized
Abnegation aphorised
Life internalized

Restore my innocence with a wreath of lilies
King vulture is circling above me
Time has transfigured us into untruth
Hanging your symbols on my dissipated youth
Return to innocence on this journey ahead
Pay the ferrymen with pennies for the dead
King vulture and all his crows unite
Encompassing the scenes of the last fight

Make haste
The echoes of the last breath
This is it
They tell me this is death
Make haste
The echoes of the last breath
This is it
They tell me this is death
They tell me this is death