The Empire Of Sleep

by The Vipervikings

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1.
Into The Sun 06:13
we were heading straight into outer space alone there are so many ways but we were going first into the unknown after uranus all helplessly lost in the past there are so many ways but we were going straight into the heart i'll stare the devil into the eye i'll walk away into the dangerous light switch off switch to SCE you'd all be dead if it wasn't for me i turned around cause there is no plan we're bursting out reset the lasers from stun i'm going to show you i'm the only man because i'm changing our direction into the sun there are so many lights but we were heading straight into the fire after jupiter they were spinning round and round there is no other way cause we are going straight into the heart into the light into the fire into the sun we start again you should call it square one this time we don't go slow this time we run head first in a collision course i'm going one-to-one with a humongous force unnoticed we are flying past at supersonic speed it's way too fast no regrets no time to stop we're pushing forward all the faders to warp i stared the devil into the eye i walked away into the dangerous light switch off switch to SCE you'd all be dead if it wasn't for me i turn around cause there is no plan bursting out reset the lasers from stun i'm going to show you i'm the only man because i'm changing our direction into the sun
2.
too late we got carried away now such a shame but we should call it a day you know too late i got carried away with you somehow i still don't know how it was less than a day and there was not much to say to you too late i got carried away too soon and there's always a way to get carried away sometimes it's a laugh but it's never enough you kept forgetting what you wanted to say while we drunk our brains off she was still in the way but it's too late there's was not much to say to you i'll be on my way now but i can't run away
3.
i woke up in a dream in a well familiar place where everything was strange and i had never seen your face now i need you in this empire of sleep whatever has started now we cannot complete you know i sleep tight this world is such a vile place at nights i've been too far but now my steps i can't retrace since i met you under the eiderdown sky my life is a dream and i wake up and it's a lie 'cause i know tonight where we go we're on our own and i'm lost in the shadows lost in a place i hope i won't forget and i'm flushed down my own mind in a recurrent dream it isn't over yet i don't remember your name and it all looks the same everywhere i go yeah, yeah, yeah
4.
it isn't easy to get together when your feet are on the ground it isn't easy, it's now or never when you're following the line you think once you think twice you realise now you're insignificant so suck this suck that suck zlat now will help you if we can't you knocked once you knocked twice you realise now you're insignificant so suck this suck that suck zlat now will help you if we can't so come with me this is an emergency and close your eyes 'cause this is not what you're expecting to see we're after you we are your killers club time to take over the world it isn't easy to get together
5.
Hungry Beast 03:46
pay attention now before it's too late no time to concentrate in midnight lights and alcohol there's not one chance you'll fail first time it was this girl she shone just like a pearl she had to be the queen of love on me she put a spell and i'd give everything away just to be next in your list forlorn and lost in your thick perfume mist and i don't bother even if you suck my love like a leech 'cause when you dance i'm just a hungry beast and now it's time to play i find a line to say she looks at me she nods she smiles and then she walks away she makes go insane every time it's the same i know love hurts but under fur and fat i feel no pain and she was pretty as a rainbow and the stars that shone all night i know she loves me deep inside her everything she says feels right one of these days she will be mine i'll use my method use my charm and my goldfish never answers will you join my willy farm
6.
Nocturne 06:22
through the mist i sometimes see a light it flickers there before my very eyes and i know it is calling me to leave to vinland to a place far out to sea long ago i'd heard of all these tales saint brendan's isle lies hidden in the waves but when it seems so near it always disappears and darkness falls upon the northern sky in a little while all will be out of sight and i won't miss the land i've left behind i'm carried far beneath the ocean waves through seas of worms and ancient dormant whales i'll float away
7.
i have seen the prettiest faces fade away i have seen new ones every other day i have seen all falling stars they reach the ground they don't even make a sound i have seen their vacant empires rise and fall i have seen them after midnight in a trash show i have seen decline and decay so beware your time is not so far away do you think it will last forever took what you could steal thought you were a thrill now did you now they've pulled the flush now's a change of plans you're gone forever can you feel the shame it's the price of fame now goodnight sweetheart i have seen decline and decay so beware your time is not so far away i have seen decline and decay so beware tonight gojira rip the town!
8.
pigs they're talking fast they're wasting their time with me still they promise and i don't understand a word that they say to me i was hoping that they they would shut up instead they just thought they could sweet-talk me trap me in-between the lines play dumb or just jump the queue no don't waste your time it always hurts if you never think twice you can't deny you're pathologically addicted to lies well time is up no place to hide cause after all they've got you filed in the afterlife too bad i won't applaud your miserable lives and feats you're doppelgangers you're thieves you're minions you're glorified lego bricks bit late to realise your little lies wouldn't look good on your cvs so
9.
Superstar 04:21
when you knock on my door i've never felt this way before well you ask for a fag but not for you but for some random guy you met at the club we'll darling he's a no-one so now i won't cry i plot alone wishing you would die well i cannot lie cause darling i stand before you and my balls are dry 'cause i honey i never get to fear nobody cause my voice can penetrate your body my gaze can blow you apart 'cause i'm a superstar how could it be a hundred thousand million faces they'll be staring at me when i walk through that door i'm sure you know this never ever happened to you before
10.
The Deluge 06:02
in a gloomy wood i found myself astray shadows waiting to devour me normally i'd run away but i can sense your presence everywhere around me god forbid, my fingers crossed i lie awake i tried to speak i could not wait my thoughts are silent words unnoticed the sea now stirring in its wake as the end draws near but no-one's even noticed we'll disappear into thin air naught will be left like boiling water leviathan waves our past they'll swallow whole our tracks will vanish in a maelstrom there's so much more we could have done before the twilight
11.
Superbeat 05:00
all around the world the bonnacons are drawing near you could stay with me though we'd still be a mere minority and now all that i think about is you in a meeting hall in a handshake in a call they will wipe us out now you know what this is all about and now what would you think about could we bring about their doom you can feel it in the air chaos everywhere
12.
in a blanket of snow in a universal lag we are stuck in schoenefeld i guess there's still time frost on the fields as far as the eye can see nothing moves jets are still endless hours time to kill in the quietness engines would not make a sound and we're stuck here no-one's leaving westward bound the girl next to me said in scrabble the words you make speak a lot about you in fact they speak volumes and i guess if that's true i'm a rapist i'm an ox i'm a hunting girl i think i should have known and on takeoffs how they feel so safe and sound while i'm sitting counting meters from the ground when we disappear inside the weather cloud it is harder counting meters from the ground if it's up to you you'd rush to hampton court tonight what if we stayed here we might as well if it's up to you you'd rush back home leave it up to me this aeroplane love if it's up to you we'd rush over the alps tonight what if we stayed here we might as well if it's up to you you'd rush back home and if it's up to me i'd stay here instead

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released March 20, 2013

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All songs written and performed by the Vipervikings:

Vasilis Paras (Vocals, Guitars, Synthesizers)
Apostolos Papapostolou (Drums, Backing Vocals)
Vasilis Zlatanos (Bass, Synthesizers)
Foivos Filkas (Synthesizers, Piano)
Kostas Kyriakou (Guitars)

Recorded at:
Soul Central Studios, Hollywood, CA

Produced by:
The Vipervikings & Gregory Edenfield

Mixed by:
Gregory Edenfield

Mastered by:
Howie Weinberg

Executive Producer:
Dee Rap

Artwork by:
The Vipervikings & Eric Osusky
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The Vipervikings Salonika, Greece

The Vipervikings are a five piece electronic indie-rock outfit formed in 2005 and based in Thessaloniki, Greece.

The band draws influences from electronica, indie and post rock, their trademark sound fusing synthesizers and beats with guitar soundscapes and heavy basslines.

Their first two albums, the guitar driven "Empire Of Sleep" and the electronic "Lucifer", will be released in 2013.
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