Blood Complex

by Perpetual End

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The world is changing.

Overpopulation has crippled the governments of the planet, entire continents are starving. Cities have become isolated
nation-states, governing themselves in an attempt to stave off the anarchy beyond their protective walls.

In 2023 the city of Lex elected a man known as the Raven based on his promises to maintain order and sustainability for the people. The Raven gradually introduced laws requiring
citizens to obtain a license to have children, culminating in a forced sterilization program upon the underprivileged. Any children born to unlicensed citizens were branded as 'illegals' and executed along with their parents.

By the year 2044 a whole generation of illegally born
children live beneath the radar, hidden by their parents in attics, cellars and basements. Although the Raven has
delivered the order he promised, it has come at a terrible price, the waters of oppression are at boiling point.

This city is a vixen....

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released July 26, 2013

Blood Complex

Concept and music by Danny Falls
Performed by Perpetual End:

Dean McLaren - Vocals
Danny Falls - Guitar & Vocals
Leith Wilson - Guitar
Nick Smith - Drums
Lindsay Mercovich - Bass
Teiva Jade - Keys

Recorded at Perpetual End Studios
Mixed and engineered by Danny Falls
Mastered by Paul at The Butler Mastering
Artwork - Lindsay Mercovich
Photography - Nudgepix

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Perpetual End Canberra, Australia

Perpetual End is a six-piece alternative/progressive metal band from Canberra, Australia. Formed in 2005, they released a self-titled EP in early 2009,

In 2010, they released their debut full-length album, "This Hour".

Now, in 2013, their highly anticipated sophomore album 'Blood Complex' is set for release on July 26th.
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Track Name: Worms in the Night
Bugs in the pantry
Worms in the night
Locked in the basement
Children kept out of sight
They know that you love them
You feed them beneath the moonlight
They can be patient
But they can't wait all night

Vote for me!
Vote for Raven!
Only I can save you from this ravaged world!
Only I can save you from hunger!
Only I can set you free!
I can save this city!
You need me!

The world population;
Too much for the planet to wear
The cities facing starvation
Elected the Raven as mayor

If you ain't got no money,
You ain't gonna breed!
Track Name: Blood Complex
It's 2044, ten million people sterilized
There's no children for the poor
Now you've sucked your planet dry
But every city has a soul
It guards it's secrets with a sigh
We got our fingers in the hole
Then we tore it open wide

Cold children
Kept in the cellar
A guilty pleasure
Endured together
Slowly, slowly trace your finger
Through the dust
Only, only for a moment
Say it once

They never wanted to be underground
Knowing that they could never make a sound
Nothing but just a little whisper
This city is a vixen
But still the men above it all grow strong
As they keep singing their poison song
Corrupted by their own system
This city is a vixen

When he was 7 or 8
He heard a voice his own age
She spoke through cracks in the wall
From the cellar next door
Another child like him
Illegal, trapped and locked in
For ten years they shared everything

One Tuesday morning there was no reply
He grew more desperate as the days went by
All he wanted was an answer; her familiar whisper

He couldn't stand it here for one more day
And so he started planning his escape
He'd comb the city 'til her found her
He'd burn the city to the ground for her
Somehow he made it out onto the streets
Of lights and sin that he had never seen
He heard the traffic and the gunshots
This city is a vixen

For a boy that had never seen anything
Except the walls of a basement
It was all too much
The neon lights and the skyline distant
Taken all in an instant
This city is a vixen

Each day he searched for her
He left no stone unturned
This place enslaved, he'd learn
The Raven made this world
Track Name: Survival
HEY!
THE RAVEN
WILL SAVE YOU
JUST WAIT AND SEE

Citizens!
You think you have the right to breed?
What will they eat?

How the fuck do you think we can continue
Without the sterilization of our people?
There's only so much left to go around
We must ensure our future survival

We can't live life this way
Our human rights taken away
Taken away by you

Sacrifice is the key to our continued prosperity
This is the measure you must take for the people's sake
Here in the wake of desolation

I did it for the people!

They sterilize us one by one
They take our daughters, take our sons

One by one you shall suffer the needle
Don't pretend that you are innocent people
Mankind used this planet like an infinite brothel
This isn't evil, this is survival

They say I'm an evil man
But that was never my way
I take no pleasure from the scalpel in hand
But these are desperate days

We can't live life this way
Our human rights taken away
Taken away by you

HEY!
THE RAVEN
WILL SAVE YOU
JUST WAIT AND SEE

I say we must take a stand
It does not have to be this way
We can make a difference with a weapon in hand
Take back our right to be free
Who will fight with me?
Track Name: A Perfect Storm
..And I could be
A little white lie in a big black sea
I could be the crack in the mold

Can you see
The illegal boy who is preaching violence?
Can it be?
Can he set us free?

I walk the streets through a desperate crowd of a captive breed
And she's out of reach
In this dark machine
And I could be
The timber frame of a burning house
I could be
The leader of a newfound freedom

Can you see?
He's a perfect eye in a perfect storm
It was meant to be
It was destiny

Bring your broken dreams
Bring your flood and fire
Bring your blood desire
We'll make this city bleed
We are bringing vengeance unto thee

With the setting Sun
There will be revolution,
There will be revolution!

We must fight from the streets and the rooftops

We will be as one in blood!

Through this night we will make this city fall
Storm the gates of the citadel!
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No one can stop us now
We are the twilight kindred

With the setting Sun
There will be revolution,
There will be revolution!

You must find the man named Raven

Once he's dead it changes everything
Take me to the gates of his haven
To destroy this cruel dictator
I must find the man named Raven
Once he's dead it changes everything
Track Name: I'm On Fire
Beneath the city there is something following me
Within the shadows there are sparks of catastrophe

Get into my mind
You will only find visions of a kind you have never seen
Take it as a sign, I am the divine
Just biding my time
Tonight we'll burn it down

We soak it in kerosene
Burn it to the ground
We've got to burn everything
Gotta burn it down
We soak it in kerosene
Burn it to the ground
We've got to burn everything
Gotta burn it

I'm on fire, Can't you see me burning?
I'm on fire
My desire is complete corruption
I'm on fire

Above the highrise there are strangers eyes watching me
They see the skyline hide the light from the lonely streets

Places that I go, Nobody could know
A silent dead abode in which I long to be
Take you by the throat, Deal the final blow
Time to let it go

We soak it in kerosene
Burn it to the ground
We've got to burn everything
Gotta burn it down
We soak it in kerosene
Burn it to the ground
We've got to burn everything
Gotta burn it

I'm on fire, Can't you see me burning?
I'm on fire....

I'm on fire, Can't you see me burning?
I'm on fire
My desire is complete corruption
I'm on fire

Get into my mind
You will only find visions of a kind you have never seen
Take it as a sign, I am the divine
Just biding my time
Tonight we'll burn it down
Places that I go, Nobody could know
A silent dead abode in which I long to be
Take you by the throat, Deal the final blow
Time to let it go

Misguided conceptions of right
A face that I know can't be mine
Stares back at me for the last time
I'm setting this city on fire

I burn it all, Burn it all, Burn it all
I burn it all, Burn it all, Burn it all
I burn
Track Name: Find Your Way Back
Standing still
I hear your footsteps in the distance
The dust on the windowsill
Speaks to me

I still dream of you turning away
I still dream of you being the same

I'm still wide open
Secrets are spoken
Everything's broken

Just find your way back
Just find your way back to me

There's something here
It's never something that you came for
If you can't tell me what I want to hear
Lie to me

In my dreams you still whisper my name
Through every wall I imagine your face

I'm still wide open
Secrets are spoken
Everything's broken

Just find your way back
Just find your way back to me
Why
Can't you give me just a little bit more time
To find the words that don't rhyme
To find a light that don't blind

With skin peeled back to bone
I still feel so alone
Please find your way back
Find your way back

I see the Raven in the tower in the sky
The end is nearer every step I climb
As I climb, the end is near
Track Name: Bird Of Prey
He's laid to all I've done
The illegal poor man's son
As he draws near he screams my name
As he climbs the stairs I wait

RAVEN!
I'M COMING!

I breach the last stair
And walk through the doorway
The Raven standing there
Like a bird of prey

I've been expecting you boy

I close the gap between us
Armed with steel and vengeance
I press the blade against his neck

Can't you see things clearly?
There was no other way
You can't kill me
I'm a bird of prey

I let the cut grow
I open his throat
I let the knife go
Our freedom has been won
I watch the blood flow
The illegal poor man's son

I've searched this whole fucking town
So tell me where is she now?
You've lost your kingdom and crown
Just tell me where is she now

As the night approaches dawn
The Raven smiles as he dies
He gives no answer to the boy
The life is fading from his eyes

Our freedom has been won
The illegal poor man's son

Through the night as the ashes are falling
Through the dust of the city still burning
Walks a boy, for the girl he keeps searching
All he ever wanted was the girl
Track Name: Earth and Soil
I tore the raven from his throne
I made him pay for my discord
Returning to my childhood home
To find a reason for it all

Next to your cellar wall
There was bare earth and soil

I swear to God there was a voice from the crack in the wall
She kept me sane through the pain of living under the floor
How can this be? I broke free once I realized she'd gone
Is it possible that she was never there all along

I'm right back at the start again
Does everything happen
In patterns of three? yeah
It was only ever me, yeah

Now that I'm back here I finally see
Everything happens in patterns of three
She disappeared and she left me to grieve
Was all of this a dream?

So I became revolutionary
Murdered the man who had planted the seed
Everything happens
In patterns of three

The door's locked from the outside
I am trapped down here and I am alone
I look around and I see I never left here at all
There's no escaping
There's no voice
There was no revolution

Just the outline of a Raven etched in blood on the floor..

Was all of this a dream?