The Coil Unwinds (EP)

by The Coil Unwinds

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After exploring the vastness of space in their previous outfit Solaris, drummer Aaron Rom, and guitarists Geoff Allen and Ryan Schmidt, decided to turn their attentions towards more earthly pursuits for their new project. Recruiting bassist Tyler Von Moll, The Coil Unwinds is focused on intense musicianship and inventive song craft.

credits

released May 4, 2014

Recorded June-December 2013.
Mixed December-April 2013.
Recorded and Mixed by Geoff Allen.
Assisted by Aaron Rom and Ryan Schmidt.

We'd like to give a big thanks to all of our friends and families.

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The Coil Unwinds Fort Wayne, Indiana

Odd numbers over even numbers.

Ryan Schmidt-guitars, vocals
Geoff Allen-guitars
Aaron Rom-drums, percussion, keyboards
Tyler Von Moll-bass

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Track Name: Breaching the Paragon
BREACHING THE PARAGON
music & lyrics: Ryan Schmidt

I can't stand this mediocrity
Lies stretching me thin
And I won't back down
Keep me off the ground

Reaching towards the sky
Will I ever pass this world?
Forsaking all I've ever known
Is this how my future will unfold?

Breaching the paragon
Pushing past perfection
Expanding myself through the void
Walking alone on this path so cold

Gone
Lost without a trace
To find yourself
Trapped within the middle of deep space
Realize that you have nothing to live for
Another chance to open the door

Open the door

Breaching the paragon
Pushing past perfection
Expanding myself through the void
Walking alone on this path so cold

solo: Ryan Schmidt

Breaching the paragon
Pushing past perfection
Expanding myself through the void
Walking alone on this path so cold

Breaching the paragon
Moving past reflection
I'm transcending all space and time
Awakening to a life so bold
Track Name: Tabula Rasa
TABULA RASA
music: Aaron Rom, Ryan Schmidt
lyrics: Ryan Schmidt

Restless sleep again
Shaking from a ravenous fear
Twisting my mind
It's a devil's game I can't stay near

Torturous mind games
Checkmate it seems
Remove the pieces from the board
And wipe the glass clean

Starting over
Another blank slate
Default to reset
I can't accept this fate

The demon has reared his head
Stabbing me in the back
A laceration of the soul
Revealing all that I lack

Finding my hell
(Can't fight)
Digging my grave
(This pain)
Bury the past
(Reborn)
Reborn a slave
(In chains)

(Finding my hell)
Can't fight
(Digging my grave)
This pain
(Bury the past)
Reborn
(Reborn a slave)
In chains

Starting over
Another blank slate
Default to reset
I can't accept this fate

Tabula Rasa
Another blank slate
Default to reset
I can't accept this fate

solo: Ryan Schmidt
solo: Geoff Allen

Starting over
Another blank slate
Default to reset
I can't accept this fate

Tabula Rasa
Another blank slate
Default to reset
I can't accept this fate
Track Name: Relay
RELAY
music: Ryan Schmidt
lyrics: Aaron Rom, Ryan Schmidt

Returning to a memory
Abandoned long ago
a painful recollection
a hurt I used to know
Sending out a message
I hope it’s not too late
reaching for a signal
and leave the rest to fate

This script that I’ve been reading
new meanings now appear
The words on the page
become clear

When given the time
to find a new way
gather the strength
to right this wrong
I know now, I know what I must do
to heal these old wounds
that have been hurting you
for far too long
far too long.

Echoes of the past
returning now in waves
a flood of haunted images
is it too late to save
Clarity is no comfort
a scar that bleeds again
screaming for a relay
to find a different end

This chapter I’ve been writing
new meaning realized
a chance to find closure
and bury distant lies

When given the time
to find a new way
gather the strength
to right this wrong
I know now, I know what I must do
to heal these old wounds
that have been hurting you
for far too long

solo: Geoff Allen

When given the time
to find a new way
gather the strength
to right this wrong
I know now, I know what I must do
to heal these old wounds
that have been hurting you
for far too long

solo: Ryan Schmidt
Track Name: A History of Violence
A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
music & lyrics: Aaron Rom

I hope no one can see the join

New name new face and not a hair out of place
Fresh start look the part and wear the smile
A new me you’ll see as I engage the day
Chin up face out slow burn all the while

This can’t be happening

Rip off the mask
Reveal yourself
The urge you can’t contain
Unstitched tick twitch unleashed uncontrollable
Uncoil your history of violence

Can’t come undone better hide the truth
Dig down deep down push the past away
Inside I need to hide the secrets that I keep
Full strength just to hold the demons at bay

Don’t let this fall apart

Rip off the mask
Reveal yourself
The urge you can’t contain
Unstitched tick twitch unleashed uncontrollable
Uncoil your history of violence

Sideways glances
Can they see right through me
Awkward exchanges
Betray that I’m not what I appear to be
Will I weather this storm
I think it’s taken a turn
Try to keep control or be destroyed
Familiar urges start to burn

solo: Geoff Allen

Rip off the mask
Reveal yourself
The urge you can’t contain
Unstitched tick twitch unleashed uncontrollable
Uncoil your history of violence
Rip off the mask
Reveal yourself
Unwind your history of violence
Track Name: Herald
HERALD
music: Geoff Allen, Aaron Rom, Ryan Schmidt, Tyler Von Moll, Mitch Alpaugh
lyrics: Aaron Rom

I. THE REVELATION

A revelation comes to me
the future is revealed
A vision that must find the light
no eyes can be concealed
Hear me I’m the messenger
chosen to show the way
A louder voice that speaks through me
that I cannot betray

Lead them from the wilderness
my mission is quite clear
The herald of the end of days
the time is drawing near
Cry out to the masses
salvation’s not too late
The time has come to signify
the reckoning of fate

I will be here to save all that I can
I will not fail you for I know the plan

solo: Ryan Schmidt

II. A CALL TO THE FAITHFUL

Gather the faithful
tune in to my voice
the words of the prophet foretold
bring down the fire
from up in the sky
the look in their eyes has gone cold

Judgement is coming swift and severe
the final decision at hand
but if you believe and do just as I say
you will rise up
escaping the fate of this land

I will be here to save all that I can
I will not fail you for I know the plan

III. ONE LAST WARNING FOR THE UNWASHED MASSES

The beast will come for the souls
of those who have turned away
dragging down to hell
the sheep who went astray
Vengeance will be certain
for those who don’t believe
Promises of retribution
leave no chance to grieve

solo: Geoff Allen
solo: Ryan Schmidt

IV. THE HOUR OF RECKONING

solo: Ryan Schmidt

This is the moment
The hour of reckoning
This is the day
I have waited for
Fire will wash the sin away

Vengeance
Judgement

V. BEWARE FALSE PROPHETS

Open my eyes and look to the sky
but the same old world still appears
I promised them fire and pillars of salt
so why are we all still here?
I swore you had told me the hour and day
did everything just as you said
And all I have left is this growing confusion
and anger at being misled

Feeling the failure
the sense of delusion
left with the question
of this false illusion

Why have you abandoned me?
What were the signs I missed?
Unless I was mistaken
and you don’t really exist?