The Masque

by The Id

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The Masque is a concept album telling the story of the theft and release of a deadly plague that causes zombie-like symptoms.

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released October 31, 2016

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The Id England, UK

The Id are a band who have never met.

We collaborate online as band members live in Canada, Norway, Japan and the U.K.

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Track Name: The Masque
Way out East beyond the desert 
A place of science so secure
A secret source of dark diseases
The deadliest of plagues
Concealed
For which there is no cure

The deepest fear spread by the twisted
A biological disgrace
A simple vial of vilest liquid
A virus with potential
To wipe out the human race

Feed the Masque
Feel the Masque
Can't heal The Masque
Feel the Masque
Feed the Masque
Can't heal The Masque

Fear The Masque

Feed the Masque
Feel the Masque
Can't heal The Masque
Feel the Masque
Feed the Masque
Can't heal The Masque

Fear The Masque

A darkened flame that draws defilers
Falsifiers of their faith
With evil thoughts of deep desires
Pandora's box reveals a world 
consumed with walking wraiths

A simple touch will spread the terror
A mother's kiss extends the plague
We can't ignore the rabid victims
A seething horde of humans all
Consumed by fearful rage

Feed the Masque
Feel the Masque
Can't heal The Masque
Feel the Masque
Feed the Masque
Can't heal The Masque

Fear The Masque

Feed the Masque
Feel the Masque
Can't heal The Masque
Feel the Masque
Feed the Masque
Can't heal The Masque

Fear The Masque

Instrumental
Breeding
Chances are receding
That we'll all get out of this alive

Knowing
Just what we are sowing
Is our only chance to survive 

Do we know what we're releasing?
Do we really know the threat?
Will we see another summer
Or will it bring humanity it's
Coldest winter yet?

Can we bear to glimpse this future?
Do we dare to set it loose?
Will anyone survive the demon?
The clawing grip won't let us slip
This dark pandemic's noose

Feed the Masque
Feel the Masque
Can't heal The Masque
Feel the Masque
Feed the Masque
Can't heal The Masque

Fear The Masque
Track Name: Capture
The things you do
Need no applause

You've messed with mine
I'll mess with yours

You fly false flags 
To feed your cause

You've scratched my back
Now I'll scratch yours

You seem immune
From deeds you do

But we are here
To answer you

Why should your victims
Sleep in silence any more?

We'll stop you 
Messing with our lives
Again!

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We die for your
Financial gain

But by your greed
You will be slain

From one small spark
There comes a flame

You'll wish you'd never
Staked your claim

You seem immune
From deeds you do

But we are here
To answer you

Why should your victims
Suffer violence any more?

We'll stop you 
Messing with our lives
Again!

(Instrumental)

The nightmare banging
At your door

Will be a fate
You can't ignore

The scratch will be
An open sore

You'll beg till 
You can beg no more

You seem immune
From deeds you do

But we are here
To answer you

The fear we spread
Will rock you to your very core

We'll stop you 
Messing with our lives
Again!
Track Name: Journey
Insturmental
Track Name: Normality
And as the morning comes
The bed is so cold next to me
And as the sun breaks through
I know now where I'm meant to be

Whatever life may bring
I'm ready when I am with you
Whatever bitter sting 
I know that we'll get through

And so the daily drag
Slips silently back into view
My shoulders start to sag 
It's ten more hours till I see you

The one thing that keeps me alive
And keeps all my stresses at bay
The thought of seeing you
At the end of the day

The daily drudgery 
Descends like the rain from the sky
But nothing comes between 
The love of you and I

Another meeting comes
One hur that's closer to you
Another coffee cup
My feelings come back into view

(Instrumental)

And through the afternoon
My thoughts slowly wander away
That you'll be home at last
To help keep my demons at bay

And as the evening comes
My heart slowly fills up with glee
And I will tell you soon 
Just what you mean to me

And now the night descends
My thoughts stray to being with you
I set of in my car
I know now where my road leads to

And when I see your face
The feeling will come back to me
That warm and lovely place
A heart that's soon set free

Normality

Normality
Track Name: Infectious
And when I see 
The love 
That you feel for me
Your love is infectious

As I hold you so close to me
Our love is there for all to see
Now that you're here
I...can feel you near
A feeling only we can share
  
And as we touch 
Eye to eye in  a sudden state of bliss
I never knew I could feel like this
Never knew I could feel….

As our hearts beat and pulse in time
When we're alone
You melt my heart of stone
Its... so good to feel you there

And as we touch
The honesty becomes too much
Hearts and minds
Our souls entwined
Never knew I could feel….


(Instrumental)


You're the life blood that flows inside me
My heart is open and  
You hold the key
Oh , you hold the key

And if you ever leave
Oh... I could never love again


(Instrumental)


Now when you see
The love that you give to me
My love is infectious 

And when we see
The love that was meant to be
Our love is infectious 

As I hold you close to me  

Now when we feel
Our souls' perfect harmony
Our love is infectious 

Our love is infectious to me
Our love is infectious to me
Our love is infectious to me
Track Name: Contagion
And as the future now lies beckoning
Creation's final curtain call 
A dreadful fate a simple reckoning
The fear awaits us all

And as we wait within our cosiness
A sourness permeates the air
A dark so deep in its unholiness
The Masque remains to meet us there


Contagion...Filling up our hearts and minds
Watch the ape man on the wall
About to take his final fall
All the women, All the men
Will never see the light again

Contagion...The future's bleak for all mankind
Up the hill the people went
Gone to flee the Masque's torment
Now observe as they fall down
Watch the Masque destroy their crown 

As our race starts turning one by one
Into creatures so obscene
No longer can we see the boundaries
Of where [once] our gods had been

And the twilight we're all dreading 
Descends upon us, everyone
The scales of life and death are tipping
The bitter end has now begun

Contagion…We thought our future was assured
Watch the ape man on the wall
About to take his final fall
All the women, All the men
Will never see the light again

Contagion…Now it seems we can't be sure
Up the hill the people went
Gone to flee the Masque's torment
Now observe as they fall down
Watch the Masque destroy their crown 

Instrumental

Contagion…Feel it seeping in your soul
Watch the ape man on the wall
About to take his final fall
All the women, All the men
Will never see the light again

Contagion…As the bell begins to toll
Up the hill the people went
Gone to flee the Masque's torment
Now observe as they fall down
Watch the Masque destroy their crown 

Contagion…See us as we all fall down
Watch the ape man on the wall
About to take his final fall
All the women, All the men
Will never see the light again

Contagion…Watch the Masque destroy our crown  
Up the hill the people went
Gone to flee the Masque's torment
Now observe as they fall down
Watch the Masque destroy their crown 
Track Name: Now You're Gone
The spiteful, clawing hands of fate
They bring me here now it's too late
I look upon your peaceful face
Now you're gone

A million words of love unsaid
The future fills me now with dread
A thousand fears swirl round my head
Now you're gone

We used to dream of moments that we were to share 
Now gazing down on you it seems so unfair

I never ever realised
I had the best, the golden prize
Your face still holds its pale disguise
Now you're gone

The stillness of your golden hair
A losing no one can repair
The spark of life in one so fair 
Is now gone

We dreamed of love so deep to build our world upon 
No longer do I .have the strength  to carry on
Track Name: You've Turned My World Upside Down
Now that you're taken away from me
You're no longer here
How can I live without your love?
Through the coming years

[Instrumental]

The last words you spoke still live with me
Like a child's prayer
The winter will come and the cold winds blow
I just need you there 

You've turned my world upside down
Now I've lost you 
So man left unsaid
For me and you 

You've turned my world upside down
Now I've lost you 
The very heart of me 
Is ripped in two  

[Instrumental]  

Your memories comfort me
Though I am so alone

I remember the very first minute
When I met you 
The look in your eyes at that moment
Will see me through

You've turned my world upside down
Now I've lost you 
The longing remains inside
For me and you 

You've turned my world upside down
Now I've lost you 
The very heart of me 
Is ripped in two  

[Instrumental]

You've turned my world upside down
Now I've lost you 
So many words left unsaid
For me and you 

You've turned my world upside down
Now I've lost you 
The very heart of me 
Is ripped in two  

You've turned my world upside down
Now I've lost you  
The longing remains inside
For me and you 

You've turned my world upside down
Now I've lost you 
I know somehow
I must get through 

Though you may be gone  
I'll kiss you in my dreams

Though you may be gone  
I'll kiss you in my dreams
Track Name: Spread
Instrumental
Track Name: Outta My Head
All the sights I've seen
Burn and sear an image in my head
Of a darkened place
A hell on Earth filled by the walking dead

Writhing casualties
Fight the plague in a hidden war
All these sights I've seen 
Unleash my demons through an inner door 

As the fear awakens
Nightmares prosper 
Crippling my soul
All the images 
Filter in
To fill the gaping hole

Every tragedy
Is haunting me 
Buried in my mind
I search in vain 
For sacred solace 
That I will not find

The phantoms come
And rend my being
Opening the cage
A hellish suffering
Head is aching
with a fiery rage

No going back
The ghouls devouring everything inside 
Can't do anything
I'm really, really in this for the ride 

I'm Outta my Head
I'm Outta my Head
I'm Outta my Head
Track Name: Danger/The Chase
Instrumental
Track Name: Station X
Whatever guides the hand of fate
Has reached us now it's far too late
The Masque devours our planet
Circling below

And all the men of science
Have no answers
None can find a cure
The dying of the human species
Is at hand
The future's now obscure

And in the corners of my mind 
Images with clouded meanings
May God have mercy on
The creatures left behind

Whatever future beckons 
We are stranded
High above the Earth
Unable to prevent the end of
The place that gave us birth

Paying witness to the final moments
Wreaking havoc
With our mortal souls
The winning of this final battle's 
Beyond our reach
And out of our control

And in the corners of my mind 
Images with solid formings
The nightmare's taking shape
From which we cannot wake

And as we orbit out in space
The remnants of a frail, failing race
The questions raise and beg for answers… 

What once was pure becomes unclean
So many dreadful sights should stay unseen
But they are only adding to 
The visions in my head

I don't know what our end will be
But we're the last with destiny
The only humans left behind

The city lights dim one by one
The very towns where we came from
Are fighting a losing battle
Consumed by rabid rage

We ignored all the hidden warnings
A non-conforming
Hateful war was waged
The reapings of a bitter harvest
The end drawing near

We left it too late 
It's sealed our fate. 

And in the corners of my mind 
Images of anguished endings
I hear the battle raging
Isolation 
knocks me to the floor
The solace of a safe conclusion
I know I will not find

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