Drop The Mask

by XP8

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With "Drop The Mask", XP8 changes their sound once again by throwing in all manner of new electro beats that are closer to dirty house than they are to trance.

Add to that guest vocals by Daniel Graves (Aesthetic Perfection), Faderhead, and Fetish Dolly and came appareances by Marc Horstmeier (C-Drone Defect) and Eric Gottesmann (Everything Goes Cold), and XP8 delivers their best effort yet with ease.

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released January 22, 2010

Artwork by: Anna Lucylle Taschini
Engineer: Marko Resurreccion
Lyrics by: Justin Warfield (tracks: 8), Marco Visconti (tracks: 10), Marko Resurreccion
Mastered by: Kolja Trelle
Producer: Marco Visconti, Marko Resurreccion
Vocals: Marko Resurreccion
Written by: Faderhead (tracks: 7), Marco Visconti (tracks: 1-7, 9-13), Marko Resurreccion (tracks: 1-7, 9-13), She Wants Revenge (tracks: 8)

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Track Name: Blind
It's just the truth we're asking for
Your lame excuses, we've heard 'em all before
What's standing here in front of me
Like a twisted version of a dream
Is someone I refuse to be
The self I can't accept to be.

Eyes look like mine but they can't see, a gaping mouth refusing to speak
Eyes look like mine but they can't see, so blind so weak...

Commitment always seems too hard
Love never blazed inside my heart
So I thought I'd try to be like you
So blind, so dull and so untrue

Eyes look like mine but they can't see, a gaping mouth refusing to speak
Eyes look like mine but they can't see, so blind so weak...

Choking on words, fucked up by pride
No trace of shame, glimpse of despise
But water grinds its way through rock
And once I start i'll never stop.
Choking on words, fucked up by pride
No trace of shame, glimpse of despise
As water grinds its way through rock
When I will start I'll never stop.

Eyes look like mine but they can't see, a gaping mouth refusing to speak
Eyes look like mine but they can't see, so blind so weak..
Track Name: Want It (feat. Daniel Graves)
Want you, I want you now
I want you rough
I want you sexy as fuck.

Want it, I want it now
I want it rough
I want it sexy as fuck.

It started out of envy, oh my wicked selfish heart
But now the pain is shattering, my heart is blown apart
It's not easy to escape you, I wonder if I really want
Desire so untamable however far you are
For every single kiss, for all the hours we missed
For all the times I could have spent with you and no one else
I'll curse my wicked heart
I'll blame the guilty stars
Anything to avoid the truth
That I'm not meant to be with you.
Track Name: One True God
It's an eye for an eye, it's tooth for tooth
Pride and greed, they shroud the truth

Blind to compassion and deaf to pleas, unrelenting until defeat
We made a wasteland of our beliefs, but we didn't get rid of fear...

Not forgiven (we're coming after you!)
Nor forgotten (we're gonna get you!)
Not forgiven (we're coming after you!)
Nor forgotten (we're gonna get you!)

I shut my eyes and clench my fists, you hide in rhetoric your wretched deeds
We made a wasteleand of our beliefs, but we didn't get rid of fear...

Not forgiven (we're coming after you!)
Nor forgotten (we're gonna get you!)
Not forgiven (we're coming after you!)
Nor forgotten (we're gonna get you!)

The wine you drink is not for me
The tears you fake are not for me
The faith you sell is not for me
I'm gonna watch you bleed

Not forgiven (we're coming after you!)
Nor forgotten (we're gonna get you!)
Not forgiven (we're coming after you!)
Nor forgotten (we're gonna get you!)
Track Name: Breathe The Poison In
The sun starts filtering through layers of headache, drugs and booze
I know i should look less abused, but the mirror always has to tell its truth.

New sweat on damp bed sheets, hotel noise, traffic and a need for caffeine
Memories kept at bay come rushing through, another day to hate and to love you

Another day to hate and to love you.

And so I let this dirty surf wash all over me
I breathe the poison in
And so I let this dirty surf wash all over me
I breathe the poison in
I breathe the poison in.

And as we lie in our bed drenched in our sweat and spent
You show me rope marks on your arms, but I see no ties to bind my heart.

And so I let this dirty surf wash all over me
I breathe the poison in
And so I let this dirty surf wash all over me
I breathe the poison in
I breathe the poison in.
Track Name: Awake, Restart
A consciousness traveling time
Interactions spent and nullified
Experiences lost in the blink of an eye
A soul forgotten to reunite.

Awake, restart
Ascend, contact
Awake, restart
Ascend, contact

A quest for peace, for order sublime
A search for connections woven in clouds and sky
Awake for the very first time
Revolting against the constraint of life.
Track Name: Born Dead (feat. Faderhead)
Everyday is the same when you're just prey
Everyday is a fight when you're born dead
Everyday someone wins, but it's not me
Everyday I can die, though I'm born dead.

My pain - born dead
Combined prosthetic hate
I crush - born dead
And we're forever born dead.

You can't see where I go cause I can't move
You can't see who I am cause I'm born dead
You can't see what I want cause I stay mute
You can't see that I die cause I'm born dead.
Track Name: Drop The Mask
Fed up with always playing nice, fed up with always thinking twice
Fed up with your projections, with fearing your rejections.
No longer tortured sleepless nights spent wishing I was worth your time
No longer waking up ashamed of what I think I should have said.

It's time to grow real fast
It's time to drop the mask
Drop it!
Drop it!

I always play by the fucking rules, I'm never nasty, never cruel
It scares me when I do confess that I wish I could be somebody else
So I'll cut some lines and cut the crap, I'll leave the crown to those who act
Like this is all that there's to be, it's time to get rid of me

It's time to grow real fast
It's time to drop the mask
Drop it!
Drop it!

And even as I cough up another excuse, while couching another evening blues
I'll beat my chest in fake concern and eat up your livid righteous scorn
'cos I will desert
I'll disappoint
I will cause damage
I will ignore
I will neglect
I'll tell you lie
I will forget
I will despise
I'll never change
I'll be a bore
I will betray
I'll leave you sore
I'll be the jerk
I'll be the twat
I'll be the cunt high and fucked up
I will be all you say I am
And I'll still don't know where all of this will end...

Well, this will end.
Track Name: Scorpio Eyes
Why must you poison my days? Your acid sting piercing my soul.
It's hard to forget your scorpio eyes, the ones already dragging me into their wicked world.

Everything just flows between me and you, though maybe it's all just in my mind.
Like a loathsome self-inflicted taboo forcing me to keep you enshrined.

Could you give me something that I never found
Can there be light that guides my path to you
When everyday the world is drowned
And never sees the sacred truth
Would you decide to wake my spirit now
Can there be light that guides my path again
When everyday my soul is drowned
And leaves me here with my empty hands.

Decisions come and go with time to haunt forever what is left
The sorrows' subject leaves me blind and I forever contemplate
To rise and rise to keep head high I travel lands so far and vast
Where skies and sun project their shine and never will it last.

The void that's left in me will heal again
It'll make me stronger with every sunrise
Forever waiting but to pace my strides
That nothing in this world can ever tame.
Track Name: Out For Blood (feat. Fetish Dolly)
Blood, I'm out for blood, I'm out for blood tonight.

Can't take this inner turmoil, contemplate torturing myself
'cos my boyfriend's a faggot
My boyfriend's a faggot
Say all doesn't matter tonight

I'll go out and drink just out of spite, just out of spite
Who's with me?

Blood, I'm out for blood, I'm out for blood tonight
Say all doesn't matter tonight
Who's with me?
Track Name: Our Time (pt. II)
We prowl the streets tonight, the same old tested path
The downward parable, the play we're forced to act
But if some doubt still lingers it's to be pushed away
Our thirst so easily quenched, but hunger always stays.

We're seldom disappointed, our expectations grown so low
We feed on imperfections, the others' and our own
Cheap thrills, expensive pills, so hyper yet so still
We used to hunt for something, now it's just time we kill
We used to hunt for something, now it's just time we kill...

We chose which race to run
Tried to outshine the sun
But our lighting didn't strike
We didn't see our time had come.
We chose which race to run
Tried to outshine the sun
But our lighting didn't strike
We didn't see our time had come.

Trapped in a loop, in touch yet unaware
So fucked so cool, no feelings we can share.