Quest I On

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It's dangerous to go alone.


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


from We Still Exist, track released August 13, 2012
Michael Dinkins - drums, organ
Jason Easler - guitar
Nick Laws - bass
Blaine Prescott - vocals
Eric Rinker - guitar



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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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