We Still Exist

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released November 22, 2013

All songs by Artemia, © 2012-2013. Engineered and Mixed by Eric Rinker. Tracking at Batcave Studio, Martinez, Georgia (1-5) and Green Light Studio, Augusta, Georgia (6-9). Produced by Artemia.

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Artemia Augusta, Georgia

A genre-defying progressive band for the music omnivore, Artemia will make you laugh, cry, ponder, fall in love, and be afraid of things of which we dare not speak. From Augusta, GA, Artemia is a conglomeration of experienced musicians with diverse backgrounds that write memorable, timeless music. Artemia want to provide music fans with something different, something unique... something special. ... more

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Track Name: Quest I On
Come with us to the underworld
Walk into the waterfall
Can't you hear the creatures call,
Clawing through your bedroom wall?
Soon they'll break through
What will you do?
Will you just sit there and stare
As they tear you to pieces?

The secret lies within
Combine the skin of men and women
On the riverbank they sank in mud
As they drank blood

All these answers
For a simple question
They're just guessing
Whispering suggestions

In the everafter
It's mind over matter
The spirit world will open up
All the mirrors will shatter
Trapped souls escape
Floating into space
Expressions are erased
Replaced with the dead gaze

The lava melts their chains
Yet they remain behind
Hoping to find what lies behind the eyes

Speaking in tongues they taste
Wide awake in the grave
Seeking the warm embrace
The saved are denied grace

All these answers
For a single question
They're just guessing
Whispering suggestions
All these ancestors
Forcing the quest I'm on

Some day mankind will pay for their atrocities
Philosophy that made this world decay
Soaked in the blood of the braves
Built on the sweat of the slaves
Truth will find them diving in their graves
What was this all for?
Life seemed so short
All its meanings they distort
When it's my time to die
I'll climb that mountain high
Azrael will take my hand
Guiding me from this wasteland
No longer a slave to the flesh
Completing the final quest
I'll be free in death
Track Name: Prowler
I pull up right beside you
You're caught at the red light
You won't look over at me
You think I might be a bad guy
But I can't really blame you
This world's a scary place
I only want to text you
Directions to my place

There are a few left like you
Biding all their time
Hiding in the shadows
Waiting for a sign
The portal has been opened
The forces are aligned
Somehow I snuck right by them
They must be deaf and blind

Eyes of the hawk
Wisdom of the owl
Ears of the wolf
Thrill of the prowl

At night we chat by candlelight
I'm always holding back
So many things I shouldn't say
I'd only scare you away
But you were just too perfect
Yes I was quite obsessed
Ducking in the bushes
Watching you undress

Lurking in the backyard
Climbing up the tree
The neighbor's dogs are barking
The floodlight shined I know you saw me
It's been fun fantasizing
You were my destiny
Until I looked out MY window,
And I could see you watching me

Eyes of the hawk
Wisdom of the owl
Ears of the wolf
Thrill of the prowl

(watching you watch me)
(watching you watch me come and go)
Track Name: Wishing Well
It was a cold dark night in the deep South
Moon shining through the old oak trees
The branches were draped in Spanish moss
Their limbs were reaching out to me
I wondered how long I'd been sleeping
Sleepwalking off the bullet train
They called my name
I wasn't there to answer
I woke up when it started to rain

It rains at night in Georgia
When the devil comes to play
The most haunted place on the planet
Trapped forever on a midnight train

That's how I ended up lost in Savannah
I sleepwalked off the bullet train
On my way from New York to Miami
I woke up when it started to rain
That's how I found the wishing well
I heard the bell of the ladies in pink
An old man told me to turn back
But I was thirsty; I needed a drink
He said the well goes straight to hell
It's a gate to the bottomless pit
I tossed in my lucky penny
But I never heard it hit

It rains at night in Georgia
When the devil comes to play
The most haunted place on the planet
Trapped forever on a midnight train

In the misty light
Beyond the treeline
See the glowing eyes
Track Name: Clouds
Far above the world
We observe it all
At great heights see city lights
Beneath the poison smog

Lost in the soft vapor
Your tears evaporate
Rising high into the air
Forcing us into shape

When the trees are burning
We'll watch from above
When the earth is at its worst
We'll burst with love
In the smoky haze
We'll pour down rain
Tears fall for days
And put out the flames

We'd hate to ruin the parade
Pouring down in the heat wave
It's too late for the human race
But there are animals to save

It's been so many years
Since they danced for rain
We always hoped for peace on earth
But that day never came

Just go back to sleep
So few of you awake
Too caught up in the wrong world
We'll let the blaze have its way

Soon the wind is whistling
And the fire will expand
Rolling in its victory dance
Scorching all the land

When the trees are burning
We'll watch from above
When the earth is at its worst
We'll burst with love
In the smoky haze
We'll pour down rain
Tears fall for days
And put out the flames

Pouring down
We'll drown your doubt
And put the fire out
Track Name: Batcat
I must say
I'm impressed
The way you slip
Out of that dress
Sweet lucious lips
Sip from the glass
Your curvy hips
Your perfect ass
The hottest thing
To cross my path
Last night was epic
It was a blast
Is it love?
I shouldn't ask
Something this good
Can never last

But you kept coming back
Crossing my path
Are you the white witch
Or the batcat?

The magic spell
Sent you to hell
But you came back
And climbed my lattice
I hear you
Inside my attic
All of your eggs
Inside one basket
Start to hatch
Pick up hatchets
Chop their way
Out of the casket
My head is cracked
You blew my gasket
I'd torch this place
But that's too drastic

No soul to save
Don't be ashamed
Why don't you stay
Dead in the secret grave?

But you kept coming back
Coming back
Coming back
But you kept coming back
Coming back
Coming back
But you kept coming back
Coming back
Coming back
You kept coming back
Coming back
Coming back
You kept coming back
Coming back
Coming back
You kept coming back
Coming back
Coming back
B-B-B-Batcat

No soul to save
Don't be ashamed
Why don't you stay
Dead in the secret grave?
Track Name: Radial
I felt the soft wind
Like kisses on my neck
Once eyes reflected sky
And now the vultures peck

They chased the fire west
When golden rays withdrew
Devoured by the horizon
Night cast on all they knew

Out of control we glow
Floating into the unknown

The morning brought the mist
Dew coating all the violets
Bombs blew it all away
Spinning our world with violence

Out of control we glow
Floating into the unknown

They felt the heat on their faces
Smiled as if it was the sun
Biting their tongues as they tasted
The ashes of everyone
Track Name: Nuns With Guns
I predict doom
As fools overconsume
Forcing us to exhume our dead for fuel
As we run on fumes
The smog looms overhead
Creeping as we put our children to bed
Fast asleep in their spacious rooms
Lavish homes
Recliner thrones
Remote controls
They loan us all the air they can spare
Keeping us theirs
A civilization unaware
End up nowhere
Blank stares
Unanswered prayers

Stick to your guns
Shoot for the sun
Don't let them take away
Your only love

Smart bomb goes boom
Nerve gas the room from the womb
Flowers bloom
Lining your tomb with sweet perfume
Bring the king to his knees
When I sing about the seed
That never reached out
To become the tree to feed his greed
Religion fails
See the priest pale
Gaze at the nail
Through the wrist of the terrorist
And lust for nuns with guns
Who never give tongue
They wish for taste
Don't know fun if it slapped 'em in the face

Stick to your guns
Shoot for the sun
Don't let them take away
Your only love
Track Name: Swarm
You can run, you can hide
I'm still gonna catch ya
You can run, you can hide
I'm still gonna catch up
You can run, you can hide
I'm still gonna catch ya
You can run, you can hide
I'm still gonna catch up

From the highest mountain
To the deepest sea
In the endless ocean
And through the valleys
Down the raging river
To the quiet streams
I hear you scream
Calling out to me in your dreams

Under the waves, swarm

You can run, you can hide
I'm still gonna catch ya
You can run, you can hide
I'm still gonna catch up
You can run, you can hide
I'm still gonna catch ya
You can run, you can hide
I'm still gonna catch up

You've reached the shore
You're almost sure you got away
Then I grow legs
My head revolves, yes I evolve
You climb the trees
Then I grow wings, my talons cling
You feel my bite
As we take flight into the night

Under the waves, swarm
Track Name: Snowed In
Instrumental