Neon City Sunrise

by RAN

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Inspired by the machine-like hunger and grinding loneliness of cities. Furious distorted guitars, mechanical blast beats and red-raw vocals with an echoing aftertaste of churning industrial noise.

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released August 7, 2016

All music written, performed, recorded and produced by RAN.

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RAN London, UK

A supermassive collision between extreme metal and brutal industrial noise, made by one man who hates sleep.

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Track Name: Scream
I
Feel the signal die
Feed the neon high
Need to wander in this maze of glass and burning chrome
I need to find my home
I need to be alone
I have to go I think I lost my mind somewhere back there

Where

Light
The city burns at night
I can’t give up the fight
I knew this wasn’t right
Why won’t you tell me why I’m here
Near
Feel
Fear

What?
Tell me what you want
Tell me you forgot
Tell me that there’s nothing in this world that I can do
I feel it falling through
I knew I needed you
I knew I wasn’t strong enough to do this by myself
Please
Need help…

All these things I keep inside
All these things I try to hide
Feel the human bleed to death
I am a machine instead
All these things that live inside
All these things I cannot hide
Feel the human bleed to death
I am a machine instead

I am a machine

No
No

I bet you never thought it would turn out this way

No no no no
Track Name: Slave
Close my eyes
Feel it fading
Slipping downwards into oblivion
The wings of angels overhead
But I know they’re too late to save me
One more night
Wasted waiting
Dead inside I pray for deliverance
I cannot forgive myself
I will not forgive this

Slave
I will not be caged

Fuck it all
Tear it down
None of this means anything anyway
Fall into insanity
So grey and cold and lifeless
Suddenly
So fucking cold
Close my eyes and beg forgiveness
Can’t forget the sacrifice but I swear this is
The end…

Slave
I will not be caged
Slave
I will not obey
Slave
I don’t need your salvation
Slave
Now it has begun…

How many moments
Murdered as they pull you under
There will be no shelter
For you
How many moments
Fading as you close your eyes
There will be no truth
There will be no truth

I cannot forgive

No

Close my eyes
I know I’m losing
Broken, burnt
So far from heaven
Deep inside I understand
This feeling is insane
One more time
I fucking need you
Give me comfort in delusion
I would give my pride
For just one second without pain

Slave
I will not be caged
Slave
I will not obey
Slave
I don’t need your salvation
Slave
Now it has begun
Track Name: Dead Gods
Broken and crumbling
A pitiful abomination
Pawing at the edges of the things we could have seen

We are lifeless
Brokenhearted eulogy
Empty words that wash away the death inside the dream

The great bell tolls
Your gods are dead
And now the only path leads deeper...

Down into fury
Ignorant brutality
Grovel at the feet of what you made
Neon and alcohol
Broken glass and apathy
Wallow in the ashes of your hate

Reality dismembered
Everything is relative
Reason distempered
Pontificating idiot

Tyranny is fine as long as you’re the one
Who holds the gun

Down into fury
Ignorant brutality
Grovel at the feet of what you’ve made
Neon and alcohol
Broken glass and apathy
Wallow in the ashes of your hate

Crush
Bleed
Dead seed
Where is your humanity?

Rain falls down
Twice the city took my pain
Rain falls down
Coming to the end again
Rain falls down
Rain falls down

The road to hell is paved with good intent

Dead gods
Dead gods
Rain falls down...
Track Name: Prophecy
Halo
Dark like dawn
Cracked the sky
Don’t know why
Don’t know why it should come
Tried so hard not to run
Now there’s nothing inside
Such a terrible lie

I’m awake and it’s morning
And fragments keep falling
And nothing can change this
Escape this
I’m dying in this room

I foresee
Forgotten in your prophecy
I foresee
New machines begin to breathe
I foresee
Forgotten in your prophecy
I foresee
I saw this in my dreams

Rusting love
Break the sky
Don’t know why
At the dying of days
As the heart fades away
And you know you can’t change it
You made it
It’s all you’ll ever have

I foresee
Forgotten in your prophecy
I foresee
Deified technology
I foresee
Forgotten in your prophecy
I foresee
I saw this place in dreams

Burn
Die
Now…

And everything you figured out could never have prepared you for that day
And with all you understand you know there’s nothing you can do
To make her stay

So stay...

I foresee

I foresee
Forgotten in your prophecy
I foresee
Dying dreams when dreams will breathe
I foresee
Forgotten in your prophecy
I foresee
I saw this place in dreams
Track Name: Altar of Mirrors
Fall from grace
A time that came before
Sunlit higher thoughts
All erased
Just empty subroutines
A burning heart stripped away

Black sun sets through the smoke above the skyline
Broken hearts, burning dreams
The city breathes on the altar of mirrors
All is never as it seems

The fading murder of these ancient memories
Chaos heart left to rot
But one dark day you know they will come to find you
I was a fool to trust in locks

But I...
I will never be your fucking slave
No I...
I won’t live my life that way

Blinded and burning
Numbers you can’t understand
Simulation brings release
Repeat preset motions
To try to see the meaning
Pattern matching on your knees

But I...
I will never be your fucking slave
No I...
I won’t live my life that way

No
Upgrade to a better lie
In my heart I still defy
Upgrade to a better lie
No

God, money, blood, money
God, money, blood

I...
I will never be your fucking whore
No I...
I won’t do this anymore

No

Upgrade to a better lie
In my heart I still defy
Upgrade to a better lie
No
Track Name: Wetwork
Bleeding
Mouthing words you cut me open
Dreaming
My screaming heart you hold
There is
No second path on the horizon
Watch as
The darkest depths unfold

If I told you I was on the brink of death
Would you listen
Would you listen
If I told I was ready for the end
Would you listen
Would you…?

Broken
Slivers
Pull right through the
Ruin of my heart
Hatred
Deepest seeds
Once buried
Tearing you apart

If I told you I was on the brink of death
Would you listen
Would you listen
If I told I was ready for the end
Would you listen
Would you listen
There are only ashes
Falling from the sky
Sign your name, leave the world behind
And I
I’m not afraid...

Never again
Your mouth making promises
This is the end
My soul is a lie
Never again
Justification
A means to an end
No point asking why

Never again
The process won’t stop
The world fades away
Night takes the day
Never again
The shot ringing out
Is the last thing you hear
The end of the fear

Bleed me out
Bleed me out
I’m prepared

There are only ashes
Falling from the sky
There are only ashes
Falling from the sky...
Track Name: Lost the Way
Putrid rusting neon nightmare
Never thought I’d felt like this before
Total death of inspiration
Nothing matters anymore

Burn like stars in the distant skyline
Blind as the blood flowing all too fast
Here in the dark the machine takes over
They all told you it won’t last
Cold like death in the black light sunrise
Coiled in the heart of the god machine
Every night it’s here again
I can’t forget these things I’ve seen

I feel fucking nothing
And just like that it's cold and dead
And just like that you went so far away
I feel fucking nothing
And just like that it's cold and dead
And just like that I lost the way

Hope is just a simulation
Dreams so close but always out of reach
Sold my heart now cut me open
Razors tear from underneath

I feel fucking nothing
And just like that it's cold and dead
And just like that you went so far away
I feel fucking nothing
And just like that it's cold and dead
And you cannot survive...

Now

All this time
You never thought about the pain you need
You paid no heed
And all this time
You crossed the line
And now you'll see
You’ll bleed
You’ll bleed...

Cold like death in the black light sunrise
And every fucking night it’s all the same

I feel fucking nothing
And just like that it's cold and dead
And just like that you went so far away
I feel fucking nothing
And just like that
It’s cold and dead
I lost my only way
Track Name: Dreamkillers
Blackened
Weeping sores
Where they took your eyes
Burned them out with irons
So you could wander blind
Broken
Agony
They saw the doubts that linger
Burned your heart to ashes
So you won’t lift a finger

Against them
It will never end
Against them
It will never end

Immortal
Murderers
We have always known
Preying on the hopeless
Feeding on the bones
Demon
Emperor
Suckle at his sores
So you won’t lift a finger
In this eternal war

Against them
It will never end
Against them
It will never end
It will never end

No

What do we leave
For those who come after?
What do we leave
For those we’ve left behind?
What do we leave
For those who come after?
The killers of dreams and an altar of lies

Sky black with cinders
And blood black like ink
The edge of extinction
We dance on the brink as they’re raping our world
And we swallow the lies
Begging for more
While they bleed us dry

Blackened
Weeping sores
Where they took your eyes
Afterwards you thanked them
You didn’t want the light
Broken
Agony
They saw you might rebel
Tore your soul to pieces
And shackled you in hell

Vomiting hate
While you cheer them for more
Killers of dreams rob the dead where they fall
Die in their city
Or die in their war
Killers of dreams leaving nothing at all
Track Name: Neon City Sunrise
Time is split in two as the technology accelerates
Simulation only the beginning of the end
Perception, definition, recollection, recognition
Limitations of the memory are all we comprehend
Self-perpetuation in a structural integrity
Decaying in an artifact of secondary dreaming
Reality collapse into robotic misanthropia
Illusion and delusion as a substitute for meaning…

Data shifts regenerative everything we’ll never know
Analysis becoming individuality
Mindless, generate, eat fight procreate
Destiny is waiting for a day we’ll never see
Humanity will regulate
Everything we contemplate
Black rain obliterates the failure in the end
Dead dawn banners rise
Ash twists in the sky
All we can perceive to be what we intend

Your sun dawns behind a veil

It will bring what you fear
And a fire in the sky
It will come here to pull you away
And the damage will fall far beyond understanding
And thousands will die from the fear that they find in the change

Steel sky full of pain
Watch blood fall like rain
This network only brings your end
In the end

Fall

It’s all just fucking circuitry, an implant in my spine
So tell me you don’t think about what’s coming for us further down the line

Vision cannot guide you past this ghost in your machines
We alter everything we touch and burn the truth within the dream

The neon city breathes beneath a dying future sun
A metaphor in atrophy, I know I’m not the one
And I know you say you’re innocent
And try to pass the blame
But it really doesn’t matter now
None of this will ever be the same

Show me, whatever forces you on
I know all of this comes down to nothing
Show me whatever waits in the dawn
Why can’t I care? Why can’t I feel something?
Tell me, what fucking pushes you on?
What makes you try when your world turns to nothing?
Hopeless now that I know it’s too late
And the feeling you get when you know that you can’t turn away…

Leave it here
Can’t you see
It’s over now?
Can’t you see
You’re older now?
Everything seems
Colder now
And nothing seems to change…

Show me whatever forces you on
I know all of the words come to nothing
Show me whatever waits in the dawn
I watched as everything burned down to nothing
Tell me, what fucking pushes you on?
What is there left when your world turns to nothing?
Burning...everything turning to dust
And I know it’s too late but I wish there were some other way.