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HOPELESS HOPES CD


HOPELESS HOPES
PROTOTYPE
ELEMENTALS
NON CONFORMIS
OSTROGOTH
THE BLIND'S REFLECTION
INNER PEACE
ARS NOVA
NYPSKY







HOPELESS HOPES
(Music: Daniel Mongrain & Pier-Luc Lampron)
(Lyrics: François Mongrain)

Hope can be painfull, especially when this hope is delusive.
Failure after failure, one seeks refuge in seclusion and scorn.
But life without any desire is not a life worth living.


DM- NOTHING EVER COMPARED TO
THE PAIN DELIVERED BY HOPE
THIS REASSURING DERISION
TO BELIEVE IN ILLUSIONS

ABSTRACTION OF ALL DESIRES
THAT IS THE WAY TO SUICIDE
IN A WORLD NOURISHED BY LIES
NO ONE CAN FULFIL HIS LIFE

FAILURE AFTER FAILURE
MORE THAN THE HEART CAN ENDURE,
LIFE BECOMES A SLOW TORTURE
UNTIL THE GRAND DEPARTURE

AGING FASTER THAN TIME PASSES,
DON'T IMPLORE TO START OVER
WISHES RARELY EVER COME TRUE
WHEN YOUTH GROWS OLD TOO FAST

Lead: Pier-Luc Lampron

FAILURE AFTER FAILURE
UNTIL THE GRAND DEPARTURE
FAILURE AFTER FAILURE
UNTIL THE GRAND DEPARTURE

Lead: Daniel Mongrain

© Martyr, 1997





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PROTOTYPE
(Music: Daniel Mongrain & Pier-Luc Lampron)
(Lyrics: François Mongrain)

Man's stubborn and relentless determination to "create" and "progress"
has led him to destruction many times over.
Yet, everything he needed already existed on this fruitful planet.
Still, he wanted more, always more, and his greed for power was unsatiable.
Nothing has changed, to this day...


DM- MEN FELT THE FLAME`S LICKING
TAMED IT, RISEN TO THE SKY
SYMBOL OF POWER

THERE WAS THE SILEX DAGGER
TOOLS FROM THE WISEST ELDERS
AT CALVARY`S DAWN

THE WHEEL IS BORN
MASSIVE AND RUSTIC
FROM STONE AGE`S I.Q.
THERE'S NO MORE TO SAY
ABOUT THIS ERA
THOSE PRIMAL AGES
OF PROTOTYPES

THINGS CREATED
WERE ALL WE NEEDED
FOR THE SURVIVAL
OF WHAT THEY CALL HUMANITY
REVELATIONS, NOT TO BE SHARED
ABERATIONS, NOBODY CARES

HERE SHINES THE OTHER LIGHT
MADE OF WIRES AND GLASS
KNOWLEDGE`S ARTIFICE

WEAPONS AGAIN
GLEAMING WHITE, STAINING RED
RUSTING ON BATTLEFIELDS

DM+FM- WE DARED MAKE WINGS
DM- FROM WAX TO STEEL
FROM SKY TO HELL
THERE'S NO MORE TO SAY
ABOUT THIS ERA
BLOODTHIRSTY AGES

PROTOTYPE
PROTOTYPE
PROTOTYPE

© Martyr, 1995
© Martyr, 1997






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ELEMENTALS
(Music: Daniel Mongrain & Stéphane Bélanger)
(Lyrics: François Mongrain)

Nature is often taken for granted and treated inconsiderately.
When unleached, elements are uncontrollable, never showing mercy.
Let stop thinking of our little selves.
We are but a mere grain of sand compared to the power of the primal sources.


FM- CALCINATION
DM - ELEMENTALS UNLEASHED
- BLOW THE NATIONS DOWN
- HIDDEN FORCES REVEALED
- ENGULF THE TITANS
- MAIN SOURCES OF POWER
- TREMORS
- WILL DEFEAT THE LEADERS

FM- FALLING EMPIRE
ABSOLUTE FAILURE
NEGLECTED NATURE
A FORESEEN DISASTER

THE ELEMENTS'MASTERS
SHALL EXULT THEIR ANGER.
IN THIS TRIAL WITHOUT LAWYERS
DON'T EXPECT TO BE SPARED...
..BY THE FOUR PRIMAL SOURCES

- CALCINATION
- ELEMENTALS UNLEASHED
- BLOW THE NATIONS DOWN
- HIDDEN FORCES REVEALED
- ENGULF THE TITANS
- MAIN SOURCES OF POWER
- TREMORS
- WILL DEFEAT THE LEADERS

Lead: Pier-Luc Lampron
Lead: Daniel Mongrain

© Martyr, 1997






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NON CONFORMIS
(Music: Daniel Mongrain)
(Lyrics: François Mongrain)

The system and it's norms, religions, politics and their leaders,
the organizations and institutions that hold the power:
they all impose their standards and expect us to live by them and be "good, role-model citizens".
People are manipulated without them knowing it, and once the truth is revealed, it is often too late.
Alas, there is no place in this society for people who won't stick to these rules.


DM- YOU LACERATE MY HEART
RESTRAIN MY ACTIONS
DEVIATE MY MIND
TWIST MY SOUL
WRECK MY SCHEMES
DELUDE MY HOPES
STEAL MY FREEDOM
USURP MY LIFE

YOU STAIN MY HONOR
CONFUSE MY FAITH
BRIBE MY PRINCIPLE
ENSLAVE MY PRIDE
INFECT MY BLOOD
POLLUTE MY LUNGS
CONTAMINATE MY FLESH
GARBAGE MY LIFE

FM- SEVERING MY TIES WITH THIS SOCIETY
WILL IMPEL ME TO BREAK CONFORMITY
DON`T WANNA THROW AWAY MY SECURITY
BUT NOT MANY CHOICES ARE GIVEN TO ME

ALL YOUR CIRCUMLOCUTIONS
JUST PROVE HOW LOW IS YOUR SINCERITY
YOU FUMBLE WITHIN YOUR OWN LIES
TIME TO GIVE CAMERAS A SICKLY SMILE

THE EDUCATION SYSTEM YOU IMPOSED ON US
IS BUT A WAY TO HIDE YOUR TRUE INTENTIONS
WITH AN AUTOMATON-LIKE WAY OF THINKING
REVOLTS ARE OUT OF THE QUESTION

BLIND TOWARD THIS IGNOMINY
SOCIETY REPUDIATES ME
IF SILENCE IS GOLDEN AS IT IS TOLD
BEHIND THE STEELBARS SO I`LL BE THROWN

Lead: François Mongrain

DM- I READ YOUR TRACTS
FOLLOW YOUR LAWS
SWALLOW YOUR SPEACHES
WASTE MY TIME
WORK FOR NOTHING
PAY TWICE FOR EVERYTHING
I FAILED MY LIFE

Lead: Daniel Mongrain

DM / FM- WASH MY BRAIN ( WASH MY BRAIN)
WATCH I`M BRAINED (WATCH I`M BRAINED)
WHAT? MIND DRAINED (WHAT? MIND DRAINED)
WATT MY BRAIN (WATT MY BRAIN)
WASH MY BRAIN ( WASH MY BRAIN)
WATCH I`M BRAINED (WATCH I`M BRAINED)

FM- WORSHIP THIS FACTICE JUSTICE
AND YOU`LL BECOME A SLAVE OF IT
I WANNA BE "NON CONFORMIS"
FM+DM- NON CONFORMIS

© Martyr, 1997






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OSTROGOTH
(Music: Daniel Mongrain)
(Lyrics: François Mongrain & Daniel Mongrain)

When evil takes over the mind, uncontrolable rage fulminates within the Ostrogoth.
Vengeful emotions can surge when it seems all is turned against us. Unintended things could occur...


DM- BOILING BLOOD IN YOUR HEAD
YOU CAN FEEL YOUR EYES BECOME RED
ALL AGAINST ONE, ONE AGAINST ALL
RAGE, YOU CAN`T CONTROL YOUR FALL
SLOBBER OF A GAPING MOUTH
STINKS FROM THE ENTRAILS OF SATAN
FANG OF THE CANNIBAL
HAND OF THE ASSASSIN

DM+FM- OSTROGOTH
DM- I AM AN OSTROGOTH
- OSTROGOTH
- I KILL LIKE AN OSTROGOTH

DM- RED BLOOD HAS BECOME VENOM
WHICH GIVES A DEVASTATION DESIRE
DM+FM- ALONE IN THIS WAR
DM- YOU'LL ENTER LUCIFER`S KINGDOM

Lead: Daniel Mongrain

DM+FM- OSTROGOTH
DM DAMNED SOLDIERS FROM THE CATACOMBS OF HELL
- OSTROGOTH
- FEEL INSIDE THE PAIN I GIVE
- OSTROGOTH
- SEEKING HUMAN FLESH TO KILL
- OSTROGOTH

© Martyr, 1995
© Martyr, 1997






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THE BLIND`S REFLECTION
(Music: Daniel Mongrain (with the collaboration of François Mongrain))
(Lyrics: Daniel Mongrain, François Richard & François Mongrain)

You restrain yourself to see the truth.
You'll drown in your certitude.


DM- EVIL SEIZES
RAIN OF SAND
A TORRENT OF IMAGES
LOST IS THE BLIND
EVIL SEIZES
RAIN OF SAND

EVIDENCES
-INSIGNIFICANT-
IN THE EYES OF
THE BEWITCHED

THE MUTE TURN DEAF
THE DEAF TURN BLIND
THE BLIND TURN TO SAND
THEN THE SAND BEGINS TO RAIN

FM-THROUGH MY MURKY INNER MEANDERS
AT THE EDGE OF A DRASTIC TRANSITION
I'M TRYING TO CATCH A GLIMPSE
THROUGH THE FRACTURED MIRROR OF MY REFLECTION

TIRED OF DARK COMPLACENCY
TRYING TO LIVE THE DAY MY NIGHT WILL END
UNTIL A MORROW THAT I DON`T KNOW
UNTIL A DAWN THAT I CAN`T CONCEIVE

DM- BLIND FOLDED BEHIND REALITY
BLIND TOWARD WHAT WE DON`T WANT TO SEE
BLIND, WILLING LOSS OF SENSITIVITY
BUT TRUE BLINDS SOMETIMES I ENVY

ONLY THE PURE SOUL
CAN TALK, HEAR AND SEE
FREE OF HIS ANCESTORS
AND OF ITS REASON

SEPARATES TWO WORLDS IN ONE
HE WHO BLAMES ETERNITY

Lead: Daniel Mongrain

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INNER PEACE
(Music: Daniel Mongrain & François Mongrain)
(Lyrics: Daniel Mongrain & François Richard)

Don't be influenced by others.
Don't let others'judgement demolish your integrity.
Don't play their game... find your inner peace.


DM- FACE AGAINST THE GROUND
COVERED WITH TEARS
YOUR FAITH IN YOUR EQUAL
RUNS FROM YOUR INNER VOICE
THE ONE IN WHICH YOU RUN
IN WHICH YOU`RE LOST
PANICKED FROM THE VOID
AND THE ABSTRACT

IMMORTAL TRACE
OF AN INJURED SOUL
YOU SUFFER
AN UNDESERVED PAIN
INFLICTED BY THE WOUND
WHICH CAN NEVER BE MENDED
INNOCENCE

WITHOUT BEARING ALL THE EVILS
WITHOUT A HUNGER FOR REVENGE
WITHOUT IMPOSING YOUR WRATH
BUT LIVING IT IN YOUR OWN RIGHT
THE WAY IT HAS TO BE

ROTTING IN CORRUPTION
THE MISFITS ARE PUNISHED
OVERWHELMED BY THE HATE
OF THOSE TURNED
INTO NOTHINGNESS

NO NEED TO WEAR YOURSELF OUT
FROM THE SCORN AND THE SHAME
ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND
THEY`RE TRYING TO DRAG YOU INTO THEIR HELL
WHICH GOES BEYOND THEIR BOUNDARIES

Lead: Pier-Luc Lampron
Lead: Daniel Mongrain

FIND YOUR INNER PEACE.

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ARS NOVA
(Music: Daniel Mongrain (with the collaboration of François Mongrain))
(Lyrics: François Mongrain)

A corpse lies in its blood, a vision frozen in time;
profanation of the dying one's soul,
The use of death for money's glory.
And some dare call this art.


DM- A BLOODY HAND COLLAPSED
ON THE SOILED GROUND
IT`S FLUID OF LIFE STREAMING
THROUGH THE EARTH`S ENTRAILS
A GOOD ANGLE IS NOT A PROBLEM TO CATCH
THOSE EXPRESSIONS THAT WILL LAST

PERFECT MODELS FOR THE EXPOSURE
BUT IN AN ART GALLERY
WHY DON`T THEY LET THOSE CORPSES DISAPPEAR
'CAN'T CALL THIS IMMORTALITY

DM + FM- ARS NOVA, DESECRATION
ARS NOVA, NORMALIZATION ATTEMPT

DM- THEY WANT TO SEE THEMSELVES AS ARTISTS
WITH THE FINEST AESTHETIC
BUT I SEE THIS AS VANDALISM
WITH NO RESPECT FOR THE DYING
PRIVILEGE OF SOME PHOTOGRAPHIES
SACRILEGE OF WHAT THEY SEE
PRIVILEGE OF SOME ATROCITIES
DESECRATION

Lead: Daniel Mongrain

DM + FM- ARS NOVA, DESECRATION
ARS NOVA, NECROPHILLIC TEMPTATION

DM- PERFECT MODELS FOR THE EXPOSURE
BUT IN AN ART GALLERY
DM + FM- WHY DON`T THEY LET THOSE CORPSES DISAPPEAR
'CAN'T CALL THIS IMMORTALITY

© Martyr, 1995
© Martyr, 1997






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NIPSKY
(Music: Daniel Mongrain & François Mongrain)
(Lyrics: Daniel Mongrain)

This entity seeks you, but without knowing it, you flee from the fear of something within yourself.
It's the fear of fear itself.
Nipsky: a dream, a nightmare or a breach in a parallel world?


DM- SCREAMING WITHOUT A SOUND
PARALIZED BY FEAR
TRYING TO ESCAPE
THIS SNEAKING SPIRIT`S SHADOW
NIPSKY
TAKE ME
HAUNTED BEFORE IT WAS
REVENGE WILL NEVER CEASE
IT PUNISHED ALL THE ONES
THE ONES THAT DON`T BELIEVE
NIPSKY
TAKE ME
BEFORE IT RISES
IT ALWAYS WARNS
TAKE ME
NIPSKY
IF YOU DON`T PAY ATTENTION
NIPSKY

UNCONSCIOUS
SUPERSTITION
MAYBE I`M A VICTIM OF MYSELF
MY MIND FULL
OF CONTRADICTIONS
I DON`T WANT TO BE A PART OF NIPSKY !!!

(Screams: DM, FM & FR)
I`M THE ONE WHO HAUNTED YOUR DREAMS
I`M A PART OF YOURSELF
I AM FEAR ITSELF
I CONTROL YOUR EMOTIONS
YOUR BODY AND YOUR SOUL
I`M UNDER YOUR COMMAND
I`M YOUR PERSONAL PSYCHIATRIST
YOU NEED ME TO LIVE
I AM FEAR ITSELF
I CONTROL YOUR EMOTIONS
YOUR BODY AND YOUR SOUL

I`M AFRAID OF FEAR
BUT FEAR IS NOT
AFRAID OF ME
NIPSKY
NIPSKY

Lead: Daniel Mongrain

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