The Dawning Of Dystopia

by Ruled By Reason

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We've decided to give you the option to pay what you'd like for The Dawning Of Dystopia. And we certainly haven't done this for any lack of quality in the music itself.

This was our very first full length album. We really put everything we had into both the music and the huge album release show we held in its honor. Since the CD's official release in 2011, we've gone through a lot of changes, both musically and personally. And now we've reached a point where we feel like a completely different group of guys, writing completely different music. Please stay in touch with us through all forms of online social media, and follow our ongoing transformation as a band :)

Also, PLEASE keep in mind that despite us having been around since 2008, we've still gained little to nothing financially from our music. We're happy to give you the option to have this music for free if you choose. But if you want to support us in our quest to achieve our dream of a fruitful musical career, please pay whatever you can. We won't specify an amount, but if you can spare it, we can use it.

Thank you so much for listening!!

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released April 2, 2011

All music written by Ruled by Reason
All lyrics written by Jason Dean

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Ruled By Reason Cleveland, Ohio

From 2008 to 2015 Ruled by Reason were just a group of guys from Cleveland who loved making progressive music. Enjoy the songs we left behind!

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Track Name: We Met Destruction
I opened the gate to give you answers
A flood of thoughts slowly consumes you
Clouding your mind, Bringing the hammer
To our destruction we have descended
Water fills your empty lungs
Explaining your spell of silence

I opened the gate to give you answers
A flood of thoughts slowly consumes you
Clouding your mind, Bringing the hammer
To our destruction we have descended

Is this final failure what you have foreseen?
A life in ruins made from your lonely hands
Is this final failure what you have foreseen?
A life in ruins made from your lonely hands

Cloud of deceit
Covered my eyes
Blinding the truth

Chances given were forgotten
You never realized
You never realized

Betray one who's faithful
Focus your eyes within
Betray one who's faithful
Focus your eyes within

Never will I lose sight of the reasons
I now have light within my reach
Life without you
Life without you

We find lessons in our faults and grow stronger
We find lessons in our faults and grow stronger

Take all the pain and darkness within your fears
Make them your motivation for all days left to live

I opened the gate to give you answers
A flood of thoughts slowly consumes you
Clouding your mind, Bringing the hammer
We met destruction
Track Name: Dr. Jekyll Sleeps Alone Tonight
How quickly the shadows hide the light light within my eyes
Mercury rising once again
The scales of my intentions
Are tipping over
My eyes are not defective
Although red is all I see

My bloodlust, it longs to be satisfied
And this hunger is eating me up inside

And this feeling's so familiar
Fire coursing through my veins
I guess I should've told you
Not to be here when I change

Close your eyes
Your ending is soon to come

Your last breaths of life will sound
Like music to my ears

I will be the last thing that you see
For now these hands will set you free
I will be the last thing that you see
For now these hands will set you free

Breathe deep, you will now know
Lifeless empty pain
Your screams, they bring me joy

And this feeling's so familiar
Fire coursing through my veins
I guess I should've told you
Not to be here when I change

Close your eyes
Your ending is soon to come
Close your eyes
Your ending is soon to come

Your last breaths of life will sound
Like music to my ears
Like music to my ears

I guess I should've told you
Not to be here when I change
Track Name: Look To The Stars
A life shortened by great fall
This shall be to no avail

Hand in hand we dove into this sea of shame
Mask draped your face to hide reality
From those who were there to judge our fate
Oh that one who sat back and held our name

I vowed that I would
Take away all the pain
Leave you with the space to breathe
Realize all your dreams

I found within my heart the strength to protect you
A task I would take to the grave for you
I found within my heart the strength to protect you
A task I would take to the grave for you

All things dear to you
Were crudely stripped away
Never returned to your dignity

Although your mind
Harbored truth, gave you refuge

Safety from the storms
That were brought on you
Bringing solace

Open up the skies
One day I'll change
Change the stars that were set up in your name
Lead a life that's contrary to our fate
Unveil truth within
Unveil truth within

All these efforts are for you (x4)
Beauty shall come from this tragedy

This is my sanctuary
Where there's strength to breathe
Where there's strength to live
Where there's strength to breathe
Where there's strength to live

I solemnly swear that the reach of my screams
will not fall on the deaf or the blind
With every ounce of my undying breath
I will not rest
Honor you

I found within my cave
Light to heal all these wounds
And now this vow I say to you
This is all for you
All for you
All for you

I know one day I'll see you again
Deep within the cavern of that place I'll call home

Until that day, I'll look to the stars
Look to the stars
Look to the stars
Track Name: Within These Memories
A battle forged in flames
Whose ending will be seen
By those who bear the mark
Of a life once lost
And we will bring them to their graves
We will bring them to their knees

They will perish by our hands
By our hands they will perish
Death is near, fear our flag
Fear our flag, death is near

Your defeat means rape and plunder
A life you can live no longer
Your sea of treachery
Shall become your demise
Your demise

Our threats ring true
From every draw of our breath
Our threats ring true
From every draw of our breath

This is our last, our last
Our last chance to live our lives
Our last chance to make our stand
A stand against the masses that rule our minds

As I'm constructing these walls
To protect all the things
I hold dear to to my heart
Within these memories
I find calm and solace
Driving me through the pain
Focus hones my strength as I maim

As my brothers fall
I now still remain
A lone wolf on the prowl
Forward now I gain
As my brothers fall
I now still remain
A lone wolf on the prowl
Forward now I gain

This is my purpose I've been waiting for
Why I breathe, why I live

As I'm constructing these walls
To protect all the things
I hold dear to to my heart
Within these memories
I find calm and solace
Driving me through the pain
Focus hones my strength as I maim

We must stand our ground
We must make you proud
This ending was foreseen long ago
Raise your hands
This ending was foreseen long ago
Raise your hands
Raise your hands in victory

Rejoice
No longer are we slaves
To other's demands
Look where we stand now
Rejoice

Raise your hands up high
Track Name: The Last Prophecy
Come climb into our arms
Using every rung nailed into our hearts
Placed by all of your kind
Set forth to peer upon our minds
Love blossoms under your eyes
Giving meaning to all the times
You carved your name into our chest
Pain worth nothing less

Times have changed
No longer do young
come to grace our face
ignorant eyes guide their way
Our wrath will spread to seek the blame

We hold the key to your time
Your clock stop on our dime
Be ready for one last chance

Be ready (3x)
Breathe our life
That we so freely give to you
Our filth brings your joy
Cry thanks for the voice
It screams repent, confess all your sins
Then tragedy shall remain a mere memory

Forget destiny, all known life ends with me
Learn my strength, heed the last prophecy
Forget destiny, all known life ends with me
Learn my strength, heed the last prophecy

For the love I hold in your kind
I grant one final breath
be ready for alarm

Judgement has begun on all of your souls
Sound the gong
Your time has come
Make this count
Pull deep from within
One last chance
Your time has come
Prepare yourself to escape certain death
Realize your time has come
Now fucking breathe
Just breathe one last breath
One last breath to save your life
One last breath to save your race
Track Name: To Rise Above
From the start of our days
Our innocence was boundless
With this truth, you stand a chance
To rise up above the caste
With this truth, you stand a chance
To rise up above the caste
Live your life by your own accord
Show this world how change is born

Let these words set you free
You will see

Know yourself
Know your heart
Walk the path
That you set forth
Know yourself
Know your heart
Walk the path
That you set forth
Know yourself
Know your heart
Walk the path
That you set forth

Let these words
Set you free
You will see

Watch as they live as fakes
Terrified to leave the space
That their lies have carved out
Filled with anguish and filled with doubt

It seems apparent
This world is infected
Redefining deception

We won't
We won't forfeit this fight

From the start of our days
Our innocence was boundless

So never be afraid
Of he who hides his face
So never be afraid
So never be afraid
Track Name: Dorsia
I seek intently my own self regard
Respect from all other's conceited minds
This life I lead assumes my darkness from within
A light to find your way
Now journey on
A light to find your way
Now journey on
Accept your demise

A monster I am not
Comfort is how my mold fits my frame
I suspect you see otherwise
Judgement who wastes away
This is what I know
This is what burns from my bones
Rest that tired mind
Your time is soon to come

Honest I must be
This struggle makes me weak at the knees
Halt these cries for now
Before I must break you down
As the sun sets on your final hour
Learn pain as I've lived it
I'll break you down
As the sun sets on your final hour
Learn pain as I've lived it
I'll break you down

You must save yourself
When faced with death, you will see a light
Providing false hope for everyone
It reaches for then falls short of grasp
It gives a soul to lie ruin
By my hands

By my hands
Feel my wrath

Your pain is my one true love
One true love

Your sun has set
Your time has come
Show your strength

Now that your eyes
Have seen what lies
Beyond your dreams
You can feel what it takes
To set mine free