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about

'Mask' is the second track from the debut EP from Zero Stroke, 'As the Colours Seep'. It was also released as a single on 9 December 2014.

lyrics

All good intentions and perfect white smiles
A beggar's open mind, filled with yearning
That spread through the air for miles

Abandon what you covet
Bereft of guilt
Silence doubts, thoughts atrophy
Be pawns in the design

Pre-chorus 1
Sharpened mind, false words refined
To lead with misconception
a feigned reward to those implored
Misled since the inception

What do they devise
Beleaguered in lies
Their mask of trials
Will be their demise

What do they devise
Their cold mask of trials
Can't be their only diguise

How could I have been so blind
To fall for their deception?
The great reward would be deplored
to perpetuate false redemption

What do they devise
Beleaguered in lies
Their mask of trials will be their demise

What do they devise
Their cold mask of trials
Can't be their only demise

Them, us, fog, dust
Warm, ice, under our limbs
They can’t see through their ears
Through the days, all throughout the years
As blank spaces for our colours

How can a man be stripped of his wings willingly?
When no one is nothing but every choice is already made?

But behind the mask and behind the skin
All is revealed to me, true indemnity
There’s a face, sharply rising doubt in yourself, we absolve.

I don’t mind that I was blind
As now I create deception
The great reward I can afford
For I made an exception

What do they devise
Beleaguered in lies
Their cold mask of trials
Will poison all our lives

Now it would seem that the mask I once trembled behind blindly fortifies my protection

credits

from As The Colours Seep, track released January 21, 2015
All music performed, written, and produced by Zero Stroke

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about

Zero Stroke Cape Town, South Africa

Zero Stroke is a progressive rock/metal band
from Cape Town, South Africa. Debuting live in early 2014, the band consists of
Michael Short on vocals, Chad Adam Browne on guitar, Alex Rohloff on bass and John Yarnold on
drums - four musicians who've spent the past few years working together. Debut EP "As The Colours Seep" now available.
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