The Ancient Order

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released December 21, 2015

Written and Performed by The Ancient Order
Lyrics by Matthew Allen and Andrew House
Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Michael Phillips
Mastered by Brett Zilahi @ Joao Carvalho Mastering Studio

www.theancientorder.ca

The Ancient Order is
Matthew Allen /// Vocals
Andrew House /// Guitars / Vocals / Djembe
Andrew Murray /// Bass / Sprout / Synth
Jeremy Lloyd /// Drums / Percussion

Additional Musicians
Charlotte Bell /// Violin
Jessie Morgan Davis /// Vocals
Dan Clarkson /// Keys / Synth / Mellotron
Ray 'Ekoplex" Vincent /// Root / Sprout / Dulcimer / Crystal Bowl /
OM Circle recorded @ ORP Solstice 2012
Dan Ledandan /// Didgeridoo
Michael Phillips /// Synth / Mellotron / Dulcimer / Native Drum / Backing Vocals (Warrior) / Additonal Guitar (Amen Ra)

Studios
Revolution Recording /// Toronto, ON
Assistant engineers /// Stephen Koszler, Jack Clow
Drum technician /// ''Big Red" Tim Butson
Phase One Studios /// Toronto, ON
Assistant engineers /// Matt Snell
Rattlebox North Studios /// Toronto, ON
The Oak Studio /// Toronto, ON
The Hive /// Toronto, ON
Matt's Cottage /// Huntsville, ON
Ray's Rootworks Studio /// Peterborough, ON
www.itsamusicalthing.com
MyKey Music /// Toronto, ON
www.soundsgoodmikey.weebly.com
Sound Garage Studio /// Scarborough, ON

Artwork
Album concept and Artistic direction
Andrew House and Matthew Allen
Album design, Booklet artwork and layout
Ryan VanSteenburgh and The Ancient Order
Special Cover Artwork
Painted by Paul Zulauf /// Designed by Andrew House
Logo and Sigil Artwork
Designed by Jonah Kamphorst with The Ancient Order

The Ancient Order would like to thank our family, friends and fans all over the world for their messages of support that keep us moving forward.

We would like to extend a special thanks to
Charlotte Bell /// Jessie Morgan Davis /// Ray Vincent /// Dan Clarkson /// Dan Ledandan /// Greg Armishaw /// Doug Richardson /// Os Kar /// Andrew Remski /// Nick Misasi /// Corey Stinson /// Jonah Kamphorst /// Paul Zulauf /// "Dante" Ian David Grindall /// Ryan VanSteenburgh /// "Big Red" Tim Butson /// Stephen Koszler /// Jack Clow /// Su Mashakti /// Brian Moncarz /// Brett Zilahi /// Bryan Lowe /// Dave Misener & Dave Dysart @ HHB Canada /// LCB /// Gaudi /// David Bottrill and Michael Phillips

Big thanks to all the studios - Revolution Recording /// Phase One Studios /// The Oak /// The Hive /// Sound Garage Studio /// MyKey Music /// Ray's Rootworks /// Joao Carvalho Mastering and Rattlebox North.

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The Ancient Order

The Ancient Order is a concept band combining progressive rhythms, melodic harmonies and thought provoking lyrics to create an organic mixture of original sound, stunning visuals, with a sense of community.

Connected through synchronicity, alignment and determination, its core members have operated as a collective unit since 2010.

In an age of awakening, this is our voice.

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Track Name: Totem
TOTEM

SHOW ME THE WAY SHAMAN, SHOW ME A SIGN
THE ANCIENT PROPHETS WERE RIGHT
TIME AND PLACE IS DIVINE
DAY AND NIGHT IS SACRED NATURE'S GREATER DESIGN
A HIGHER ESSENCE OF BEING, WE AS A PEOPLE COMBINED

SHOW ME THE WAY SHAMAN, SHOW ME TONIGHT
THE ELDERS TELL OF A TALE OF GALACTIC INSIGHT
ILLUMINATING THE TRAIL OF THE CRYSTAL LIGHT
WHEN THE PLANETS ALIGN AND THE PEOPLE UNITE, AS ONE

AND WE'RE CONNECTED AS A COLLECTIVE, LOST IN OUR MINDS
CONSCIOUSNESS HAS EVOLVED FROM LOGICAL TO INTUITIVE
FINE-TUNED WITH A UNIVERSAL PRESENCE
A RESIDUE OF THE HEAVENS
SUBLIME TRUTH TRANSCENDENCE

WE ARE THE WAY SHAMAN
WE ARE ALIVE
WHAT IS ABOVE IS BELOW
THERE IS NO DIVIDE
DIVERSIFIED
WE'RE ALL ONE OF A KIND
CHOSEN SOULS WE'RE NOT ALONE
INSIDE THE INFINITE, SIT QUIET AND LISTEN IN SILENCE
INSIDE THE INFINITE SILENCE, SIT QUIET, LISTEN IN

[ CHORUS ]

IN LAK'ECH ALA'KIN
ENDLESS PURSUITS OF SPIRITUAL GROWTH
MANIFESTING DESTINY'S OATH
RIDE THE RIPPLE TO THE EDGE OF THE OCEAN
LET LOOSE, SET FLUID IN MOTION
Track Name: Amen Ra
AMEN RA

IN THE BEGINNING
ALL WAS ONE
WITH NATURE'S LAW
BIRTH OF A NEW SUN

THE ENEMY IS AMONG US
I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO BELIEVE
WHO CAN I TRUST?
DECEIVER...
FALSE PROPHECIES
SECRET KNOWLEDGE
HIDDEN FOR ALL TO SEE

ARCHITECTS OF PYRAMID SCHEMES
HIGH COUNCIL KINGDOM OF THE EVIL ELITE
ANCIENT MYTH CIVILIZATION'S CRYPT
HIEROGLYPHIC SARCOPHAGUS
ARMY OF STONE GUARDS THE PHARAOH'S TOMB
AFTERLIFE OF DOOM

UNDERWORLD DUALITY
A GREAT BARRIER INSIDE
LEAVES ME DIVIDED
READ BETWEEN THE LIES
REDEFINE THIS
SUPERSTITIOUS MIND
IDENTIFY THAT
WE ARE HOLY AND DIVINE

SIRIUS
SPIRITUAL TEACHINGS OF THE MYSTERY SCHOOLS
STELLAR CULTS AND SACRED TRUTHS
STUDENTS OF THE SUN AND MOON

IN THE LAND OF THE LOST CITIES UNDER THE SEA
FALLEN ANGELS OF ENOCH, SEED OF ADAM AND EVE
ROYAL LINEAGE BLOODLINE, A DYING BREED
OF THE INCESTUOUS SERPENT FROM THE GARDEN OF EDEN
Track Name: Temple
TEMPLE

TREE OF KNOWLEDGE
SO MANY SECRETS...
HIDDEN IN THE ETHER
SPINNING PLANET, REACHING COMPLETION
ONLY OUR LOVE CAN HEAL HER INNER...

SPIRIT DIES
LOVE CAN HEAL HER
SPIRIT RISE
OUR LOVE CAN HEAL
SPIRIT GUIDE
MOONBEAM LUNAR ECLIPSED
THE SHIFTING TIDE
SUN FIRE LIGHT
THIRD EYE OPEN WIDE
FREE YOUR MIND
ZERO POINT
ENERGIZE

CHAKRAS ALL ALIGN
THIS SACRED SHRINE

TAP INTO THE POWER GRID
ACROSS THE MERIDIAN LEY LINE
Track Name: Money Tree
MONEY TREE

WORK ALL DAY
PLAY THE GAME
HOURS SLOWLY FADE AWAY
KEEP THE CHANGE
PUNCH THE CLOCK
GOT DEBTS TO PAY TO SOCIETY
FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE
AM I THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE
OR A HUMAN BEING?
THE ENDANGERED SPECIES
WITH ATOMIC CAPABILITIES
SELF-DESTRUCTIVE TENDENCIES
IT'S A DISEASE
THE CURE IS TO LIVE FREE
IN PEACE AND HARMONY
AND I THOUGHT IT'D BE A BEAUTIFUL DAY
WITHOUT THE CHEMICALS SPRAYED IN THE AIR WE BREATHE
ON THE FOOD WE FEED OUR FAMILY TREE
OF MONEY,

TREE OF MONEY
TREE OF MONEY
TREE OF MONEY
CUT DOWN THAT MONEY TREE

CENTRAL BANKS
CONTROL ECONOMIES
UNHOLY OIL CRUSADE
SEND IN THE TANKS
SPREADING DEMOCRACY
IT’S THE FOREIGN STATE POLICY

OF THE MONEY, TREE OF MONEY
THE MONEY, TREE OF MONEY
CUT DOWN THAT MONEY TREE

WHY THE FUCK WOULD WE
TRADE ALL OUR GOLD FOR FIAT CURRENCY?
IS IT WORTH THE PAPER IT’S PRINTED ON?
FAIR SHARE IS FOR SALE
BEGIN THE BIDDING WAR
CUT DOWN THE MONEY TREE
(AND) EVERYTHING IS FREE
Track Name: Peace
PEACE

GATHER ROUND THE FIRE ABLAZE
BURNING FLAMES OF THE FUNERAL PYRE
ASHES OF A FALLEN EMPIRE
TEND THE GARDENS TEMPLE
HEAL THE SOUL
SOURCE OF ENERGY
LET THE RAIN DANCE BEGIN
KNOWLEDGE EMPOWERING
WISDOM SO GOLDEN
ENLIGHTENED BY THIS SILENT MOMENT

FIRST
DROP OF WATER
SOAKS THE SOIL THAT FEEDS THE LAND
SHARE THE HARVEST OF OUR RESOURCES
BUT WHAT’S LEFT FOR US TO DEFEND?
BETTER DAYS AWAIT
FRESH
BREATHE OF AIR
FINAL RESTING PLACE
RELEASE THE SPIRIT IMPRISONED HERE

LEAVE THE PAST BEHIND BUT NEVER FORGET
IT’S UP TO YOU TO DECIDE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
YOU CAN TEACH PEACE AND RESPECT
SOON THE REST OF THE WORLD
WILL KNOW THE ONLY REASON LEFT
TO LIVE IS LOVE, TILL DEATH
TO LIVE AT ALL IS A BLESSING OF FLESH AND BLOOD
SO BE THANKFUL WALKING THE HALLS OF VALHALLA
FOLLOW YOUR OWN FOOTSTEPS
Track Name: Warrior
WARRIOR

SIMPLE SOLDIER
MARCHING ON
INTO BATTLE
SOUND THE ALARM
ENEMY AT THE GATES
A CALL TO ARMS
HEAR THE SIRENS RING
DISPATCHING THE INFANTRY

AIR STRIKE RAID
BOMBS AWAY
TAKE COVER AND PRAY
TAKE COVER AND PRAY TO THE GODS
WHICH ONE WILL SAVE YOU?

WARRIOR
STANDING GUARD
DEFENDING HONOUR IN THE NAME OF GOD
IS IT THE ONLY
PATH TO GLORY
TO DIE BY THE BLADE OF THE SWORD?
Track Name: Shadow
SHADOW

FOUND MY MIND LIKE AN OPEN BOOK...LOST ON THE TOP SHELF
THE DUSTY PAGES ARE MERE REFLECTIONS OF A THOUGHT
AND I AM FALLING INTO MY SHADOW SELF
BLACK DAYS OF DARKNESS
SAW THE LIGHTNING STRIKE DOWN
SO PROFOUND…TOUCH GROUND

YEARS OF YOUTH CRAWL TO AN END
GROWING OLDER CAN I CHANGE THE PATH I WALK?
I'M RUNNING OUT OF TIME
ON THE ROAD TO ANNIHILATION
I TRANSCEND THE FUTURE AND THE PAST
EXPERIENCE THE PRESENCE
OF ONLY TODAY, JUST SECONDS AWAY
WHEN THE HOURGLASS BREAKS
THE SANDS OF TIME SLIP THROUGH OUR HANDS
COUNT THE MOMENTS...GRAIN BY GRAIN
MEMORIES DON'T FADE AWAY, THEY REMAIN
SALT IN THE SEA AND THE TIDE WILL BE TURNING
THE SEASONS WILL CHANGE
MY FIRE'S STILL BURNING
FROM THE ASHES WE'RE BORN AGAIN
TO REACH HIGHER LEARNING
GALACTIC EMBRACE
GREAT CYCLE OCCURRING
THE PLANETS IN PLACE
AND WE ARE RETURNING
THE SUNS RAYS
THE MOON WAVES THAT SHINE
LIGHT ON THE AGE OF AWAKENING
WASH IT AWAY

WHY ALL THIS PAIN?
WHY ALL THIS FEAR AND ALL THIS HATE?
GIVE ME A CHANCE TO ESCAPE, TAKE A LEAP OF FAITH
INTO THE OCEAN BELOW
CAUGHT IN THE CURRENT, DROWN LIKE A STONE
UNDERTOW STRANGLEHOLD WON’T LET ME GO
WILL I SINK OR SWIM TO THE SHORE?

OVERWHELMING, WITHOUT WORDS TO SPEAK
AND I CAN BARELY BREATHE IS THIS JUST A DREAM?
I'M HALF ASLEEP

WITNESSING HUMANITY'S INNOCENT TRAGEDIES
EYE TO EYE WITH THE ENEMY,
A TESTAMENT TO OUR DESTINY
INTO OBLIVION BEYOND
HIGH AND ABOVE, LOOK HOW FAR WE HAVE COME
OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND UNDER THE HILL, BE STILL
SINGING THE STORY OF OLD
SIFT THROUGH THE RIVERS OF GOLD
WHISPERS OF WISDOM UNTOLD

YEARS OF YOUTH CRAWL TO AN END
GROWING OLDER I CAN CHANGE THE PATH I WALK
ANY DIRECTION
Track Name: The Slumber
THE SLUMBER

SHEEP BEWARE...
MONSTERS UNDER THE BED SMELL THE SCENT OF FEAR
SHEPPARD KINGS WEARING WOLF PACK COWLS
NOW BOW DOWN
FEEL THE POWER OF THE GREAT OLD OWL'S DECEPTION
RIDE THE NIGHTMARE STALLION THROUGH HELL'S FIRE
FLAMES RAGE, WALKING ZOMBIE BRAIN SLAVES
LAB RATS IN A CHAOTIC MAZE
CONSUME THE CULTURE, STRIP THE SKIN OFF THE BONES
CARNIVOROUS VULTURES SCAVENGED
THE CARCASS OF GOLD
SNAKE'S VENOM AND VAMPIRE BLOOD LUST
A PIG'S GREED FOR AN IVORY TUSK
...AND THE BURDEN IS ON THE FEW OF US

RISE AND WAKE ME FROM THIS SLUMBER
BREAK THE SPELL I'M UNDER
LIGHT OF DAY, LOVE IS THE WAY
ILLUMINATE

PRISON PLANET FULL OF STARVING SOULS
SLAVERY SYSTEMS, ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
PUPPET PRESIDENTS, CORPORATE CLONES
MONETARY GAINS FROM MILITARY WAR ZONES
BLACK HAWK HELICOPTERS SERVE
THE IMPERIAL THRONE
A TRILATERAL APOCALYPSE
ESOTERIC AGENDAS OF THE FILTHY RICH
INDISCRIMINATE GENOCIDE, INDIGENOUS SLAUGHTER
NATURE'S FALLING DOWN
CAN WE TUNE INTO THE FREQUENCY?

THERE IS LOVE
AND INSPIRATION
WE ASPIRE TO
A HIGHER VIBRATION
EGO HAD TO GO
SEE THE PHOENIX SOARING
METAMORPHOSIS
CEREMONIAL MOURNING

RISE AND WAKE ME FROM THIS SLUMBER
BREAK THE SPELL I'M UNDER
LIGHT OF DAY, LOVE IS THE WAY TO ILLUMINATION

ORIGINAL INTENTION
SPIRITUAL CONNECTION
WITH THE WORLD TREE AND THE FLOWER OF LIFE
POLAR ENERGIES SHINE
RECYCLE THE MIND
Track Name: [r]evolution
[R]EVOLUTION

ONCE UPON A MONARCHY
POVERTY AND TYRANNY
SEE THE BEGGARS IN THE STREET --- HOLD THE KEY
MIGHTY KING UP IN THE CASTLE
TOASTS TO A LAND OF BLOOD AND GOLD
(OVERTHROW THE CROOKED CROWN'S LEGACY)
OUR EYES OPEN TO THE DEVASTATION
THE CRISIS CAUSED BY THE CORPORATION

THEY'RE BUILDING A WALL
MARTIAL LAW, POLICE STATE
BIG BROTHER SURVEILLANCE
INNOCENT DETAINEE
MASS MEDIA MANIPULATION
EARTHQUAKE DESTRUCTION
VOLCANIC CORRUPTION
REIGN DOWN, HAIL TO THE TERROR STORM CLOUD
BLIZZARD, HURRICANE, TIDAL WAVE, NATURE'S WARNING NOW
BRIDGE THE DIVIDE
BETWEEN YOU AND I
WE MUST UNITE
HEMISPHERIC FUSION OF THE HUMAN MIND

VICTORIOUS RESISTANCE
DECAPITATE THIS SYSTEM OF LIES
JOIN THE ALLIANCE OF
NON-VIOLENT DEFIANCE
AND RECLAIM YOUR PRIDE
LIKE THE HEART OF A LION'S
COURAGEOUS SACRIFICE
HEAR OUR BATTLE CRY

WELCOME TO THE ANARCHY
PEACEFUL SOCIETY
CITIZENS OF LIBERTY
ONE COMMUNITY EQUAL
WE THE PEOPLE SPEAK
ETHICALLY, WE CO-CREATE THE MEANING OF THIS LIFE
WE MUST RISE ABOVE THE RULER OF NATIONS
THE TIME HAS COME FOR OUR EVOLUTION

YOU CAN CALL ME A...
TRUTH SEEKER OR CONSPIRACY THEORIST
HISTORY REPEATS, EMPIRES DEFEATED
ASTROLOGICAL PROPHECY
IMPULSE POWER SHIFT
FLICKER OF CONSCIOUSNESS
ANCIENT WISDOM MIXED WITH
FUTURISTIC TECHNOLOGY
WE'RE NOT ALONE
EPIC TRIP SPACESHIP EXPLORER
WARP SPEED WORMHOLE
Track Name: Alien
ALIEN

ALL ALONE, FEELS SO COLD
ALIENATED FROM THE SOUL
SUCH A LONG WAY FROM HOME
ISOLATED, SO ALONE

SOLITARY SHELL SHOCK…THEY WAVE GOODBYE
I'M STRANDED ON THIS ROCK
ABANDONED, LEFT BEHIND
TO WATCH THE WORLD DIE

IS IT THE END OF THE LINE
SHOULD HAVE SEEN THE SIGNS
SUDDENLY I FEEL SO EMPTY INSIDE
HOW CAN I SURVIVE?

[ CHORUS ]

FRAGMENTED MIND, A FRACTAL OASIS
I'M LOST IN THIS HOLOGRAPHIC CONSCIOUSNESS
OF CONSTANT CREATION
I'M FROZEN IN SUSPENDED ANIMATION
LOOKING DOWN FROM ABOVE
IS IT JUST A FIGMENT OF...MY IMAGINATION

AND IT APPEARED IN A VISION
I HAD TO PINCH MYSELF...HALLUCINATION
COUNTING DOWN TO EXTINCTION
ARE WE THE LAST...GENERATION
TO MAKE YOUR PLANET PROUD
ONE WAY TICKET LIFT OFF, SYSTEMS GO
IGNITION LAUNCH, THE ROCKETS SOAR
PIERCE THE ATMOSPHERE, DISCOVER AND EXPLORE
THE VAST ARRAY OF THE COSMIC AURA
THE EARTH'S DECAY IN ITS FINAL HOUR

SO I, SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE
I'LL SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE

FIRST CONTACT SEEMS SO FAMILIAR
REFLECTION IN THE MIRROR
I FALL BACK IN DISBELIEF
ALL OF MY DOUBTS DISAPPEAR
NO FEAR
DEATH IS ONLY AS REAL AS THIS REALITY
MARVELOUS AND INSPIRING BEYOND THE UNKNOWN
HOME SWEET HOME
Track Name: Seed
SEED

SPIRIT PLANT SO BENEVOLENT
A MYSTICAL LANGUAGE
OF HIGHER INTELLIGENCE
IN THE INFINITE SILENCE
I LISTEN TO THE ELEMENTS
WITNESS THE EVIDENCE
STILL SO RELEVANT
LET'S RESPECT THIS
RITUAL SACRAMENT

FRAIL BEAUTY SO INNOCENT
A PRIMAL RESILIENCE
...PHOTOSYNTHESIS EXISTENCE
TAUGHT ME
HOW TO BELIEVE
IN WHAT I COULDN'T SEE
IT WAS A SELF AWAKENING JOURNEY

IT TAUGHT ME TO BELIEVE
IN WHAT I COULD NOT SEE
IT WAS A SELF AWAKENING JOURNEY
A VISIONARY DREAM

INITIATION THE SEED IS SOWN
DEEP IN THE SOIL
INFORMATION OVERLOAD
UNWIND THE COIL
HIDDEN IN THE GARDEN
LIES THE ANTIDOTE
TO RESURRECT THE OVERSOUL
DECIPHER THE CODE

WITH MY EAR I HEAR THE FOREST'S STORY
WITH MY VOICE I SPEAK IN ANCIENT TONGUE'S
WITH MY HAND I PLANT THE SEED, SEE IT GROWING
WITH MY HEART I FEED THE ROOTS OF LOVE
Track Name: Initiation
INITIATION

[ INSTRUMENTAL ]
Track Name: DMT
DMT

DMT, HEAVY REM SLEEP REMEDY
LUCID DREAM, DIMETHYLTRYPTAMINE
PRIMORDIAL BEING, PSYCHEDELIC EPIPHANY

FLOATING ON A CLOUD, SPIRIT OUT OF BODY
STARS COLLIDE, A FIRE IN THE SKY

DNA, GENETIC TIME WAVE GATEWAY
FINAL PHASE, DAWN OF A NEW AGE
BECOME ONE WITH NATURE'S REINCARNATION

DEEP IN THE GENE, THE CHROMOSOME
THE COSMIC DOUBLE HELIX FROM DISTANT GALAXIES
SUPERNOVA NEBULA
A UNIVERSAL, MULTI-DIMENSIONAL TIME MACHINE

TELEPATHIC INTUITION
CROP CIRCLE INCISION
OF PARANORMAL ACTIVITY
PERFECT SYMMETRY, SACRED GEOMETRY
COME SPIRAL THROUGH THE FABRIC OF THE SPACE AND TIME CONTINUUM

MYSTIC SYMBOLS
ECHO THE FRACTAL PATTERN
CONVERGENCE OF LIGHT
TO REACH EQUILIBRIUM
MYSTIC SYMBOLS OF LIFE
ECHO THE FRACTAL PATTERN OF LOVE
AND I FOUND AN EQUILIBRIUM
EQUILIBRIUM

CONNECTED AS A
COLLECTIVE OF LOVE
TOGETHER AS ONE