The Wilderness

by Zion Sleep Syndrome

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Here we have an album that speaks metaphorically of the primal nature of mankind and to the core of the animalistic nature of people under oppression. This album touches on topics of war, oppression, slavery, conviction, the true nature of man that has been stifled and forgotten by the corporate and consumer lifestyle of modern society, the reclaiming of our true nature and the power of the human spirit in the throws of life's tragedies. It is electronically and vocally based with elements of trip-hop and post industrial influences with undertones of world music. This is the fourth album released by Zion Sleep Syndrome since 2014.

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released July 10, 2016

All music, arrangements, lyrics, vocals composed, recorded, mixed, produced and released by Candace Grace Chupko. Unauthorized copying, hiring, lending, public performance & broadcasting of this record prohibited. All rights reserved 2016.

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Zion Sleep Syndrome Detroit, Michigan

Candace Chupko is Zion Sleep Syndrome. She released her first album in 2014,her first EP in 2015, which got her an interview on AlienXRadio, which lead to air play in the U.S & U.K. Months prior to the release of her latest album,The Wilderness,she released her second EP, Angels Among Humans.'in 2016.Candace writes,performs, records & mixes all of her own music. Click on the links below for more. ... more

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Track Name: The Wilderness
And it feels like the eternal morning, but where the sun doesn’t rise
I am the voice of the one crying in the wilderness (repeated)
I am the voice crying in the wilderness
The wilderness is the world and the world is the wilderness (repeated)
I don’t like the wilderness
The wilderness is the world and the world is the wilderness (repeated)
I do not like the world
I do not like the wilderness
I am the voice of the one crying in the wilderness
The wilderness is the world and the world is the wilderness (repeated)
I do not like The Wilderness (repeated)
Track Name: Tomahawk
I waited till the swamp was a deep brown
Like children on the playground
He squealed while I held his head down
When the dust settled I crawled around
When the dust settled I crawled on the ground
Waiting for the rain to come down
Before the dust settled I crawled on the ground
Waiting for my time to come around

Waiting for the day the master lied down
I bid time
For the time when the master lied down X2
I bid my time X2
For the time when the master lied down
I bid my time X2

A time to kill, A time to heal, A time to live, A time to feel,
A time to weep, and a time to laugh, A time to morn
A time to dance on the grave
The grave where the master lied down X2

Toiling in the heat by day X4
Toiling in the dark

A time to love and a time to hate
A time of war and time to decimate
Waiting for the time for the master to lie down
When the dust settled I crawled on the ground
Waiting for the rain to come run down
Before the dust settled I crawled on the ground
Waiting for day the master lied down
I'm bidding my time X3

A time to kill, A time to heal, A time to live, A time to feel,
A time to weep, and a time to laugh, A time to morn
A time to dance on the grave
The grave where the master lied down
A time to love and a time to hate
A time of war and time to decimate
The grave where the master lied down

I bid my time
Bidding my time X3
The time where the master lied down X3

A time to kill, A time to heal, A time to live, A time to feel,
A time to weep, and a time to laugh, A time to morn
A time to dance on the grave
The grave where the master lied down X2
Track Name: Where the Ground is Sour
Wake up
If you go out the back door
Behind the shed into the woods
You’ll walk maybe half a mile pass the pines, pass the stream
When the sun sets at 6pm I want you to look down at the tree with the X on it
Look to your right
If the wolves are there proceed no further
But if they’re not take your hands and dig into the soil
That’s where we bury them X2
That’s where you’ll find…..

Good luck
Track Name: Engage
Impossible to estimate
With the cold you penetrate
You own them
I set the mood
It’s just the intro to your attitude

Chorus: Picking at the scabs and ripping at the hide
Doing all of this and you think that you’re fine
Sawing to the bone don’t you know that you bleed
Even in the end it’s all that you need

It’s possible to kill what’s well
I should know
I gave them hell
It’s wonderful if you let it in
Impossible to not give in for your health
For yourself

Chorus: Picking at the scabs and ripping at the hide
Doing all of this and you think that you’re fine
Sawing to the bone don’t you know that you bleed
Even in the end it’s all that you need X2

Can't you wait? (X8)

(inaudible speech)

Chorus: Picking at the scabs and ripping at the hide
Doing all of this and you think that you’re fine
Sawing to the bone don’t you know that you bleed
Even in the end it’s all that you need X2
Track Name: Roar of Light
Search your soul. Do you remember? (Repeated throughout)

This is war
We are formless
This is war
We are formless
Cry to God
This is our war cry
We are formless
This is war
We are formless
Track Name: I am the Ocean
Singing in Glossolalia and Xenolalia
Track Name: Temper Temper
-"I felt...I felt physically sick at first and I thought it was just physical from the heat you know?"

-"Yeah."

-"...and then I found myself on the couch and I was...kinda writhing around uncomfortable in my own skin...like my muscles were tense and then all of a sudden I just...I just started bawling like a child....and I didn't understand what was wrong. I still don't understand what happened."

"mmhmm"

(Later)

- "...and uh he caught me by the arm and threw me on the ground and twisted my arms behind my back so hard that it felt they were going to break off like from my shoulders and was just beating me um.. and that's the first time I think I really dissociated. He left me on the ground and I woke up. I'm in my bed and my mom and him are sitting there talking."

-"How old were you then?"

-"I must have been four or five or something"

(Glass shattering)

-"Time is slipping away even more and is that..is that normal? Days and time are even more distorted. Hours will pass and I can't feel that they're passing. I don't feel daytime. I don't feel nighttime"

(Sings)
Heavy is the hand that holds the blade

-" It's almost like a...like an itch in your brain that you can't scratch (inaudible)..but you can't.

A wooden floor that creaks across the centuries
Closing in

(Hyperventilating)

-"I've lost you. Where are you right now? Candace? Candace? Candace? Do things feel scary right now? Candace? Candace? Candace? Do things feel scary right now?..... Do things feel scary right now?

(Glass shattering)
(Hyperventilating)

(Coming to)
-"I'm sorry about your clock."

- " I'm sorry about it too, but I don't care about the clock so much as what you've done to your hand and...."

- "I didn't mean to do that to my hand."

- "No, I know. You were not exactly yourself. I'm just kind of worried about you right now."

-" I um...I'm really sorry."

-" I've lost you. I've lost you. Where are you right now? Where are you right now?"
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released January 31, 2016
All music, lyrics and arrangements written by Candace Chupko. ℗ & © 2016. All rights reserved.