Pages of Stone

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The fourth Anubis studio concept album 'The Second Hand' presented in a LP replica mini-gatefold with 20 page booklet designed by the band's longterm collaborator Tim Neill.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Second Hand via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The fourth Anubis studio album presented in the original hardcover digisleeve with 20 page booklet designed by longterm collaborator Tim Neill. Fully autographed by the band.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Second Hand via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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lyrics

It’s off the chain; the beast is deranged
Broken out, no longer contained
I can’t explain—the fear is ingrained
Fall from fame, pieces to be claimed

This resignation
My paranoid fixation
Fractured and shameless
The ruins I created

This Invitation
Frozen numb sensation
Fractured and shameless
Blamed on my temptation

Accept this fate, endless parade
Kings I made, thrones they will reclaim
My worst mistake, weakness has tainted
The wire, a noose, no longer evades

This resignation
My paranoid fixation
Fractured and shameless
The ruins I created

This Invitation
Frozen numb sensation
Fractured and shameless
Blamed on my temptation

You want me to entertain you
With fear and devastation
Blinded by the anger, you still asked for more…
The bribes the fraud the notion of corporate extortion
The wolf is at the window
The pig is at the door

The world within stopped turning, this nightmare’s still recurring
Take a look inside of this dark, rotten core
I can still stake my claim to focus on all your pain
Keeping you awake at night if you explore…

Betrayed my ways
No light inside
Jealousy and greed
Made a travesty of me
Young, alone
A stranger’s bed, mislead
No power, no dignity,
I've dragged it all back to me

This empire of my creation, devours my imperfections
Bonds have been broken, won’t take me alive
Moments of shallow glory finally come back to haunt me
Scandalised and destitute with nowhere to hide

(Avoid it)
This fear machine, eternal fortress
(Ignore it)
It breaks you down, the pain is endless
(Escape it)
Those who prey, remaining faceless
(Destroy it)
Submit to fate, I’m cheap and helpless

Fold beneath the weight of it all
Blood runs cold and the fear takes control
It’s here in these walls as this cage becomes my home

Turn, turn the pages of stone
The story untold like the dusk turns to dawn
Eyes beneath the blindfold as this cage becomes my home

Stripped from the towers above
A fallen icon, taken down from my throne
The seasons change, I am left alone

credits

from The Second Hand, released May 23, 2017
Lyrics:
Moulding/Eaton

Music:
Moulding/Eaton/Skene/Bennison/Stewart/Eaton

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Anubis Sydney, Australia

Anubis is a cinematic Progressive Rock band from Sydney, Australia.

The band has finished five studio albums, '230503' (2009), 'A Tower of Silence' (2011), 'Hitchhiking to Byzantium' (2014), 'The Second Hand' (2017) and an acoustic studio album, entitled 'Different Stories' scheduled for release in May 2018.

The band tour Europe for the second time in July 2018, playing in four countries.
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