Blind to Reason

by Subterfuge

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"Australia's goth superstars of the 90's" (not my words) return in 2017 after a rather lengthy break with a brand new album "Blind to Reason".

Recorded in 2016 at Toyland Recording Studio in Melbourne, Australia.

Blind to Reason was described in a recent review as being "...one of the best goth-rock albums...in recent years" (gothpost.com).

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released March 20, 2017

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Toyland Recording Studio, Melbourne.

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Subterfuge Melbourne, Australia

SUBTERFUGE are a goth band formed in Melbourne, Australia in the early 1990's. Described as being "Australia's finest in Gothic Rock", they came to prominence with the release of the CD EP "Darkland Awakening" in 1994.
A comprehensive collection of material entitled "Reflect << Rewind" was released on CD in 2013 & in 2017 Subterfuge was resurrected & released a brand new album "Blind to Reason".
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Track Name: This Long Hour
THIS LONG HOUR
Your Sympathetic words don’t strike a chord with me
They’re said with no sincerity
A touch designed to calm, a reassuring arm
Just convinces me I can’t trust you.
A tear to show you care
In this hour, this long hour

All your pledges were all but lies
Self serving you and I won’t forget

The world closes in and it’s a hell of sorts
Dealing with the torment and the demons I create
They wash over happiness and I’m left to drown.
Your reassuring arm assures me of nothing.

And in the darkest moments the darkest memories arise

A tear to show you care but I’m way beyond repair

All your pledges were all but lies
Self serving you in this long hour
Track Name: Unhinged
UNHINGED
I need a haven, I need a place
So I can escape your delusional traits
I don’t know the reasons or understand why
You change like the seasons
Its lie after lie and
I’ve been mistaken, I’ve been misled
Seduced by your charm and the words you said

Try to tell me that I’m wrong
It’s a tired game and I won’t play along
You try to tell me that I’m wrong
It’s a tired game and I won’t play

So unhinged, so detached, so unaware

I’ve had enough, you’re too deranged
You’re too unhinged.
Track Name: You Play the Victim So Well
YOU PLAY THE VICTIM SO WELL
I need to stop the holding on
It’s time to embrace the letting go
And the process goes a long, long way
To appease and heal the soul

And my conscience is clear
I shoulder no blame
My conscience is clear

You fired the first shot
But now you’re playing the victim
But I stand on the moral high ground
And you play the victim so well
But you play the fool better still

You play the victim so well.
Track Name: Blind to Reason (high tide mix)
BLIND TO REASON
(high tide mix)
This waiting game is tedious and long
I can’t persist, can’t carry on
This constant fight of who is wrong and right
Is a fight no-one can win

Hold back the tide for I am lost
In this never ending game

And we’ll find it’s all a waste of time
But we’re blind to reason
And words brandished around, they hurt
And were meant to take you down, down, down

There’s no reassurance that hostilities will cease
There appears no prospect of relief
It’s a vicious circle that we cannot seem to break
Despite all that is at stake

Hold back the tide for I am lost
In this endless game of words
Loosely thrown around, they hurt
And were meant to bring you down

There’ll be a price to pay for our mistakes.

And so it goes,
we struggle on oblivious to repercussions
And so it goes,
we continue on with no concern if right or wrong
Track Name: Jealousy
JEALOUSY

Jealousy will manage to rear its head
Despite the fact it’s unwanted within
Within the sphere of my mind
Within the sphere of my time
It’s forever present
Forever ripping at the heart

And time will heal these wounds
And I will find my dignity

I crawl from the sadness and try to stand tall
But the journey is long and the scars they run deep
So deep you can’t see
But not so deep that I can’t feel
They’re draining my strength
They drive me to submission

But time may heal these wounds
Will I find my dignity?

It may be all over, all over for this pain I feel
But the scars run so deep that they’ll never heal

Now time can’t heal these wounds
And I will never find my dignity
Track Name: Vow
VOW
Needing to run away but the pull is too strong
Learning to think not pray but it all takes time
Watching my world collide with the values you hold
Searching within to survive but it all turns sour

Vow never get close to, vow never to hold you
Now that it’s over
Vow never to trust you, vow never believe you
Now that it’s over
It’s over

And the times we had are gone
And now you are the lonely one
And it puts me on edge as I sit here on your throne
And the waste is paramount to the feelings I recount
And remarks said in haste are but strengthened when alone

Vow

Vow never to trust you, vow never believe you
Now that we’re over

No place for emotion, I swear never to heed your call
For the moment I do you’ll gain the upper hand
No room to falter, no time to drop my guard
For the moment I do you’ll be poison in my veins

Vow

And I Will leave your mess behind
And I will stride ahead

Vow
Track Name: Bitter End
BITTER END
This mind once innocent has seen your world
And it’s shaded in black and grey
And there’s no return to brighter days

This mind once open has been diseased
Now it’s crawling with decay
And I dream of all that could’ve been but never was

Falling down around us
The walls are caving in
And your renown will fade
And you’ll turn your back to face the end
The bitter end

Searching for solutions to mend the fragile ties
But as we search we drift

And attempts at building bridges continually backfire
And as the gap widens we fall apart
And there’s no love lost
Between the crescent and the cross
Track Name: Hang Your Head in Shame
HANG YOUR HEAD IN SHAME
The whispers on the breeze foretell of lying and deceit
That will flow from your mouth but fall on deaf ears
For I can see through to the rotting core of you
Yet you insist to continue down this path you’ve chosen

You should hang your head in shame
At your cowardly disdain
And hide away forever

And I stand here having not lost anything
But I’ve gained an insight to the true nature of you
I’ve learned a lesson on who to avoid
You’re impenetrable heart is as closed as your mind

A lack of respect runs through your veins
And the failure to admit your faults
Means your problems run deep
You’ll sit in isolation and erode in denial
As the world around you keeps its distance
And for good reason

You should hang your head in shame
At your cowardly disdain
And disappear forever
Track Name: Guilty by Association
GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION
Insignificance it grows each day
As your relevance starts to fade
And the stories you tell
Are not designed to repel
Yet the people are deserting in droves

And in your childlike mind you fail to see
All the contradictions of your belief

And we progress as you stagnate
Set in your ways for a thousand years or more
And the stories of old forever retold
Are wearing thin and no longer hold sway

So sad to think that I have complied in the house of prayer

I’m guilty by association

It’s been a millennia or more
Of you talking of peace but playing at war
You are the problem
You are the cause

It’s mad to think that I have complied in your house of prayer

Am I guilty by association?
Guilty?
Not Guilty.