Something's Rotten In The State

by Mind Departure

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The 2nd Album of Mind Departure, called "Something’s Rotten in the State", is a concept album. Fourteen individual tracks, completely independent, that reveal the story of a very "special" man, when placed in the right order.

A simple and very familiar story to all of us. It’s the journal of a man with a vision to change the world that dares to take action. We follow the journey of a man that overcame social inertia.

We observe his rise and how he deals with power and corruption. We overhear his inner conflicts. We witness his fall by his followers’ betrayal that leads to his final chapter, his sacrifice.

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released November 19, 2018

Music: Mind Departure

Lyrics: Dimitris Makris, Chris Tsekourloukis

Recorded at Zero Gravity Studios (Athens, GR)

Engineered by Dimitris Dimitriades.
Production and Mix by Dimitris Dimitriades

Mastered by Anestis Psaradakos at Athens Mastering

Album Artwork by Aris Labos

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Mind Departure is a four-member alternative – indie rock band from Athens, formed in 2011 by Chris (Guitar), Christian (Bass), Dimitris (Vocals) and Vangelis (Drums).

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Track Name: Prologue
“I’m not cut out for apostle,
Nor I’m cut out of messiah,
I have no martyr conditions,
I’m a social activist
Who carries out a task,
the task that people gave me.

But understand it!
Without being cut out for martyr
I will not step back!
So they know it!

Only by riddling me with bullets
Will they be able to prevent my will
That is to fulfill the people’s program.”
Track Name: The Superior Race
Can you see the sun behind those clouds,
Am I the only one with vision?
Are you aware of this conviction,
What are those bars behind the crowd?

Can you hear the sound of poverty,
Or are you slaves of ignorance?
Do we live inside a dynasty,
Or do we need some kind of guidance?

I am one of you but
You’re not one of me,
Hear my scream I beg you,
Who’s with me?

Some can feel the wind as just a breeze,
And the stars as very bright.
Some decide to become a storm
And some decide to absorb some light.

Are we really just one single kind?,
What’s my color, what is yours?,
I can feel that I’ve outgrown that
Is it my duty to become their core?

I am one of you but
You’re not one of me,
Hear my scream I beg you,
Who’s with me?

Let me see your face, are you the superior race? Let me hear you roar, are you dust or are you more?

Make them hear us roar, they are dust but we are more,
Make them see our face, there is no superior race...
Track Name: We're the Ones to Rule
We have to serve the needs of them,
We have to be polite, decide as one.
We could give them rights, but they wouldn’t know
What to do with that kind of power.
So now it’s time, we choose for them...

We’re the ones to rule,
We’re the ones to rule,
We’re the ones to rule the Land...

We have to give them justice, they can’t refuse.
They have to live as equal, as we do among our kind.
So now it’s time, we choose for them...

We’re the ones to rule,
We’re the ones to rule,
We’re the ones to rule the Land...
Track Name: Just Believe It
Believe what we say, just believe it.
You think it’s War, don’t believe it.
What newspapers say, just believe it.
The world will change, just believe it.

Your saviors way, just believe it.
We own the truth, just believe it.
We have to change, just believe it.
Work and pray, just believe it.

We slay the dark, we are the light
We are the warriors.
We’ll teach you all, to work and pray
Not asking any questions

You think it’s war but where’s your guns
You’re in denial
I spread my love, just call me lord
I’ll call you loyal

Just believe what we say, Just believe it
We will save you anyway, We will do it
Don’t you fear of what we say, don’t you fear it.
You can’t beat it anyway, you can’t beat it.
Lord, lord, lord, lord
Track Name: Confrontation
Behind the curtains,
All lights off.
we hide in darkness
The room is filled with rage.

The sounds are frightening,
My mind spins around, around, around...

Inside my cradle
All my toys are broken.
But I still wonder
If I am a ghost

The show is over,
I am lost in white noise
If I don’t act now,
My mind will leave my brain.

You walk right into the fire,
You serve a wrong desire,
You crawl right into the fire,
You spit a wrong desire ...

React, play, run, fear
Act, sing, don’t disappear.
Win, lose, try, climb
Rise, seek, don’t get blind.
Erase, forget, abuse, rise,
hope, shout, bleed, lies
regret, admit, respect, care,
panic, save, doubt, dare

It’s your decision, your decision
your decision, your decision

You walk right into the fire,
You serve a wrong desire,
You move right into the fire,
You feed a wrong desire,
You crawl right into the fire,
You spit a wrong desire ...

Your decision, your decision
your decision, your decision
Track Name: Alone
All alone in this desert of my mind,
I feel the pain of my soul’s extraction,
Violent extraction.
I hate them or I hate my self,
The questions are real and I’m not.
I am the only one to answer them,
All by my self..
Track Name: Rise Up
No commands, no rules
They provoke so disobey.
Not obliged to blind-serve
to buy our souls we’ll have to die
Don’t let go, don’t surrender
It won’t stop the fall...

Follow me, forget
Slavery and misery,
be the one to break the chains
that hold you back and run.
Don’t rely, on your virtues
time to hold a gun...

Follow me, forget
Slavery and misery,
Not obliged to sell your
Souls, you have to raise the price

Time to Rise Up....

Meet me on the shattered road,
Meet me on the shattered road
Free to go, free to fly,
Join the cause and reach the sky.

Time to Rise Up....

Rise...
Track Name: Can't Kill an Idea
You can’t kill an idea
You can’t make it disappear
Once the seed is planted inside their minds

You can break the vessel
You can smash the walls down
When you see my pieces I will be free

I will be free, I will be free, I will be free...

You can’t kill an idea
You can’t make it disappear
Once the seed is planted inside their heads

You can tear my body
You can burn my body
I’ll become the earth where my roots will spread

Brains Out
Voice Loud
Rotting bodies on your ground
Rotting Bodies on your ground
Blind eyes
truth, lies
strange kinds
new minds

Burn your eyes, with my light
you'll melt like ice
blind men, blind men, blind men
hanging from your ties

You can’t kill an idea
You can’t make it disappear
Once the seed is planted inside their heads

You can tear my body
You can burn my body
I’ll become the earth where my roots will spread
Track Name: I've Got a Feeling
I’ve got a feeling someone’s gonna break me,
I’ve got a feeling that a shadow’s watching.
I’ve got a feeling a toxic rain will burn me,
I‘ve got a feeling of a feeling fading.

I’ve got a feeling that my songs are hollow
I’ve got the feeling that I’ll drown in sorrow

Why does it have to be this way
I want to live another day
Don’t want to flee, don’t want to be
another martyr

I’ve got a feeling I’m not worthy of this task,
I’ve got a feeling that the dark will drown me.
I’ve got a feeling there is no one I can trust,
I’ve got the feeling that with thorns they’ll crown me.

Why does it have to be this way
I want to live another day
Don’t want to flee, don’t want to be
another martyr

They smile all day, but howl at nights
I see a dream but it’s not mine
I break the cages, jump the fences, break the boundaries
I’ve got a feeling that I live inside a lie,
And for that feeling I am going to die
Track Name: Ego
With a soothing voice,
You crawled into my head

All I see is nothing, and you pretend to care
Like a special creature, you hold me in your arms
Where there’s clearly fire
You tell me it doesn’t harm.

You want me to die

Like a fairy tale that has to end in pain
You tell me it’s not over until I go insane
You tell me that the problem is that I am so vain
I have to soak the earth with the poison of my veins

You want me to die

You still can’t see it, still can’t see it
It’s not important who I am, It is important what I stand for, Four the number of your sins, the lies,
The deaths of your device, your brain, what brain,
It’s mine to mine and give the world the gold, to hold,
You think an act of god is lie, deny,
But you cannot deny, you’re gonna have to DIE
Track Name: Communion
This is the time
That I was born for,
Like an oar that turns the boat,
A locked door, without a key

It’s time to slay, kill me anyway...

Give me a kiss, try not to miss,
It’s time to plant me in the ground.
And like a seed I will proceed,
To spread my spirit all around

It’s time to slay, kill me anyway...

I give my life,
A one way ride,
I’ll be your guide... to salvation...

Eat my flesh and drink my blood
Devour me to think straight
control your fate and make me your god
I will have my place
in space a piece of me will be inside you
I will be like an eternal state of mind
Track Name: Finally a God
Ι float there waiting
Wondering
Why I suddenly feel alive

My body is aching
Wondering
When it'll finally die

Let me fly away into the sky
Let me fly away into the sky
Let me fly away into the sky
Let me fly away...
Stab me harder Cut the Strings that strain my soul
Paint my number
With my blood upon the wall

Let me fly away into the sky
Let me fly away into the sky
Let me fly away into the sky
Let me fly away...
People, walking, flashes
Taking pictures of my corpse
Instant glory, I am finally a god
Track Name: Special Child
As a boy I was gazing the sky
And I wanted to touch it
There a yellow star mocked me
and said that I could never catch it

So I stepped on a chair
and I reached but my hands were so tiny
And I promised myself that one day
That the star is going to be mine

So I found a big tree and I climbed
And I knew I was closer
But the sky was still so far away
And I thought it was over

But one day I climbed on a mountain
And a cloud whispered into my ear
That if I could hear what it said
I could not have no limits and fears

So I got on a plane and I flied
But its walls and its windows contained me
So I hopped on an air balloon
But the atmosphere framed me

Then I closed my eyes and I flied with my wings
To the middle of nowhere
With a boat that could roam through the stars found the one That invited me over

So I asked for a bit of its light
Gave me some and it smiled
And since then I appear every night waiting for
my special child

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