Metamorphosis

by Zora

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released December 31, 2013

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Zora Cleveland, Ohio

Zora is an American electro-acoustic music duo from Cleveland, formed in 2012, consisting of Zora (vocals, keyboards, production, songwriting), and Xhausen (synths, production). Their newly completed debut album "Metamorphosis" can be described as ethereal, yet edgy; a unique fusion of trip-hop, avant-garde, and classic orchestral sounds married to haunting vocals and thought-provoking lyrics. ... more

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Track Name: Metamorphosis
METAMORPHOSIS


Threw myself off the edge of the Universe
This angel’s lost her wings; she sure has been cursed
Last night we drew from your unlucky deck of cards
Tonight we immortalize our dance in the dark

Have I become my twisted thoughts?
Or is fate the decider of us?

Fell hard, got so messed up
Had my pretty wings cut
Didn’t think I did true harm
Life’s just cruel after all

Metamorphosis
Metamorphing

History repeats but for now it will burn
I can see this is the point of no return
We’re entering a new dimension of horror
Enveloped in this chaotic grand order

Were you that hungry to belong?
Was I that thirsty for a little love?

Fell hard, got so messed up
Had my pretty wings cut
Didn’t think I did true harm
Life’s just cruel after all

Metamorphosis
Metamorphing

Mirror mirror on the wall
Will I live to erase these scars
I can see now the truth is lost
Is there any hope at all?

Fell hard, got so messed up
Had my pretty wings cut
Didn’t think I did true harm
Life’s just cruel after all
Track Name: Alienation
ALIENATION

One day I awoke to find myself
Lost, in a foreign land
I felt as though I was a little
Alien

Suddenly those monsters with halos
Gawked and gazed at my strangely
I felt as though they were the ones so
Inhumane

Here in the divine world of angels
I, was an outsider
The other girls, always prettier
Angels

I, an Alien

Their piercing blue eyes
Sliced right through my soul
My green eyes bled white
Couldn’t take it anymore

They just dug their knives
Til I bled out inside
Deeper and deeper
Carved their names into my soul

Alienation
An alien nation

In a land of so many angels
How could there be so much evil
Are they the devil in disguise?
Deceivers of the bright black sky

It’s in the eye of the beholder
Even light bends at certain angles
The cold-blooded dressed so warm
Sheep dressed as wolves

No one knew my name
No one understood
No one cared to ask
No they never would
Track Name: American Dream
AMERICAN DREAM


All the world’s a stage
On Sunset Blvd.
All the angels wanna play
A role in my last song

Hollywood glamour
Starry-eyed beauty queens
Everyone wants to be them
‘Til tabloids scream murder scene

Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll
Dark, erotic Film-Noir
Blonde-haired blue-eyed bombshell
Oh that pretty, Femme Fatale

Holly Wood’s got a dark side, who will she be tonight?
Will she play Ms. Suicide, or will she be the knife?

- But -

As long as I end up on the silver screen
I’ll be livin’ the American Dream
As long as I end up in a magazine
I’ll be livin’ the American Dream

I’ve got ten bucks to my name
But it don’t mean a thing
I wanna play the game
No matter what it takes

California Dream
I’ve been seduced by you
Even if you kill me
Under the pale blue moon

Baby, it’s not hard
Just let those clothes fall
We’re a slave to out art
Even if it destroys us

Do you have to be asleep to believe?
The American Dream is not quite what it seems

As long as I end up on the silver screen
I’ll be livin’ the American Dream
As long as I end up in a magazine
I’ll be livin’ the American Dream

Lights, camera
Red white and blue
The only thing I’ve become
Is black and blue

For every shining star
There is a sullen grave
And every hopeful dream
A tragic nightmare

If I’m always on the outside, looking in
Will I ever get to be, ‘Ms. American Queen?’

As long as I end up on the silver screen
I’ll be livin’ the American Dream
As long as I end up in a magazine
I’ll be livin’ the American Dream

Livin’ the American Dream
Live fast; don’t fall asleep
Livin’ the American Dream
Live fast; don’t fall asleep
Track Name: Grey Matter
GREY MATTER

(Fly)
(Hold On)

My consciousness encircles this bare space
Its tentacles reach your nebulous existence
My screams, silenced by the dead of night
Is anyone out there, will you listen?

On your spaceship, I take a little ride
Into the abyss where you reside
Down through my ventricles, we go, go, go
There in my darkest thoughts, you lie (Let’s go)

Traveling though
This great disaster
I can’t make out
It’s all Dark Matter

How these matters
Ought not matter
In my cosmos
Of Grey Matter

Unrestrained, my innermost hopes and fears
Spreading like wild incandescent flames
My mind, a deep dark forest set ablaze
Nothing can stop me, I’m on my way

Falling through cracks of uncertainty
Not really sure why this void still exists
Eternally questioning your definitive answers
In circles I spin til infinity; infinity

CHORUS

Bon Voyage, my soaring mind
In an altered state, I feel most alive
Across this deep blue velvet sky
Through parallel dimensions we fly

Fly
Hold On
Track Name: Ocean of Gold
OCEAN OF GOLD


She’s Queen of the Underworld
Where the Unknown are Known
And the Unseen are so
Beautiful

Where Darkness is her friend
And Light is her foe
Here, Truth isn’t wrapped in a
Riddle

You push me down
Then pull me back
Circus girl
She’s back again

Hell is the
Heaven you sell
Never believe
Ever again

So you learn to be
Blinded by the light
Those candy covered lies

And if you make believe
You’ll be covered from head to toe
Swimming in an ocean of gold

Running faster
Delving deeper
I will soar up above
Fall from hell

Awaken me
Don’t tame me
I will break free
From this spell

Seduced by
An Ocean of Gold

CHORUS
Track Name: District V
DISTRICT V


Is this paranoia
Or is it mind control
Are their secrets real
I don’t know anymore

Who are these imposters
Behind those evil plans
We must stand against them
Never let them rule again

No, you can’t label me
I wasn’t born to die
I won’t be your caged bird
I’m programmed to survive

You can’t trap me now
I was made to survive
Gonna’ make it out alive
Escape from District V

Survival of the fewest
Unnatural selection
If this is your covert plan
I won’t take your injection

Modern day oppression
A fascist agenda is born
Authoritarianism or
Totalitarian tip toe

Chaos ensues as
Lord of the Flies resumes
Our civilization
Merely an illusion?

No, you can’t label me
I wasn’t born to die
I won’t be your caged bird
I’m programmed to survive

CHORUS
Track Name: Cybergalactica
CYBERGALACTICA

She is born
To a virtual lie
All she’ll be
‘Til it’s time to die

Come here you
Orphan with no name
We’ll take you in
To play our game

Why you cry
You belong to us
A drop of blood
Forever ours

Oooooh

I will run from these stars
You soulless gods
Of Cybergalactica

Chaos unfolds
Into chains we fall
Any moment now
One button will destroy us all

Please rescue me
From this never- ending dream
Transhuman beings
You’re killing me

Oooooh

I will run from these stars
You soulless gods
Of Cybergalactica

She travels
Through this holograph
Frozen in space
Like a photograph

Locked into
A cybernetic world
This is all
She will ever know
Track Name: Acirema
ACIREMA

Hypnotize (Acacia phlebophylla)
Sensationalize (Atropa belladonna)
Anaesthetize (Artemisia absinthium)
Materialize (Acirema absurdium)

Hypnotize (Acacia phlebophylla)
Sensationalize (Atropa belladonna)
Anaesthetize (Artemisia absinthium)
Rationalize (Your Empire of Lies)

Diving head-first into a deep-sea coma
Decadence, spreads like carcinoma
Take my last breath, that’s the price to pay
There’s no room for defiance, you must obey

Slowly
Disrobe me
Leave me bare
Slowly
Disarm me
I will not care

(Why don’t you care?)

ACIREMA

Lost at sea
Drowning eternally
No home to sail to
No one to find you

You’ve poisoned me
I’ve fallen to my knees
Stripped me to my core
Spun me in cir-circles

Deceive me, I’ll love you
Forever entrust you

Your heart, your soul
Nowhere to be found
This place is nothing
But a burial ground

It knows no bounds
You know no bounds
It knows no bounds (Yea)
You know no bounds

Beneath your skin rests a weakened mind
Your freedom comes only at a certain price
Fables echo through these halls of time
Standing before you an Empire of Lies

Your lies are all that
Are left to resound
Track Name: Déjà Vu
DÉJÀ VU

I’ve repressed
Now there’s a disconnect
Between my body and my mind
I am losing track of time

Backtrack
I’m moving parallel
Tangled in our entanglement
Erase me from your system

Space is time
Passing the speed of light
Bending, warping frequencies
Spiraling through galaxies

It’s a glitch
Our time does not exist
Looping holes and shifting poles
My soul stuck in binary code

Chasing rabbits
Déjà vu
I’ve lost my head
This can’t be true

Ruby Slippers
Where are you now
Take me back home
And free my mind

Tick tock
Race against the clock
Our sun is bleeding out
Is there a key to unlock this lock

I’ve been here before
Deceive me no more
Perceive what you want
Relativity is lost (2)

CHORUS
Track Name: Unraveling
UNRAVELING


Crawling inside my skin
There’s a monster therein
He lays dormant and waits
To strike when I can’t escape

Free me from the unknown
This nightmare of the day
He lurks, haunts and consumes
Inside my cells he preys

Get me out of my skin
I’m unraveling
Release the monster within
(Free me from him)

Get me out of my skin
I’m unraveling

Save me but
Don’t control me
Make me happy
Impossibility

Release me
Imprison me
Free me
Consume me

Get me out of my skin
I’m unraveling
Release the monster within
(Within, within)

Get me out of my skin
I’m unraveling
Track Name: Fallen Angels
FALLEN ANGELS


You took her away
To your secret place
Light years away
Through the shiny gates

We come from the ocean
Will we ever live to tell
Who is it that built us
This grand architect

They’re not who you think they are
They’re not flesh and blood
They have abandoned us –but-
They’ll return to take over

We are merely tears in rain
Grains of time washed away
Together we’re alone
Insignificant

Fallen angels
Do you hold the key
Fallen angels
We do not see

I am nothing
I am everything
I am nothing
I am everything

I am a part of you
You were a part of me
I am a part of you
You are a part of me

Fallen Angel
You’ve lost the key
Fallen Angel
We do not see

Take me away
To your secret place
Light years away
I do not fear
Track Name: Isle of Ice
ISLE OF ICE

The frigid air
Makes her bleed
She turns to ice
And falls asleep

She’s traveled to
Distant lands
Only to return
With empty hands

I see you now
I feel you

I can’t go
I can’t go

Here in my
Isle of Ice
I can hide
Trap time

Ooooh

Frozen tears
Pierce my heart
All these years
I’ve felt so numb

Tört tükörképe
Egy lánynak
Ki elfelejtette
Mi is a bánat

I see you now
I feel you

I can’t go
I can’t go

Here in my
Isle of Ice
I can hide
Trap time
Track Name: Dolphin Smile
DOLPHIN SMILE


She wears
Her dolphin smile
Hiding
The scars of a frown

Permanently
Etched on
As the
Mask of deception

Misperceived
In others’ eyes
Behind her
Fortress she hides

I am fighting a war in my head
I’ve lost signal, can’t make contact
The ocean, now painted in red
We are, everlastingly trapped

She weeps
But still feigns a smile
Swimming through
An ocean of lies

The cold-blooded man
Has hunted her down
She can’t
Find her way out

As tears of blood
Tri-tri-trickle down
She only shows you
Her dolphin smile

Her deceptive smile
Is no joker’s lie
But one of kindness
To fellow mankind

CHORUS

You
Humans
Just
Barbarians

You
Humans
Still
Barbarians

I am fighting a war in my head
I’ve lost signal, can’t make contact
The ocean, now painted in red
We are, everlastingly trapped

(They hurt you)
(They hurt me too)
Track Name: Gloomy Sunday
GLOOMY SUNDAY

Sunday is gloomy,
My hours are slumberless
Dearest the shadows
I live with are numberless

Little white flowers
Will never awaken you
Not where the black coach of
Sorrow has taken you

Angels have no thought
Of ever returning you
Would they be angry
If I thought of joining you?

Gloomy Sunday

Gloomy is Sunday,
With shadows I spend it all
My heart and I
Have decided to end it all

Soon there'll be candles
And prayers that are said I know
Let them not weep
Let them know that I'm glad to go

Death is no dream
For in death I'm caressin' you
With the last breath of my soul
I'll be blessin' you

Gloomy Sunday

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