The Guilt & The Grief

by Polaris

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released January 29, 2016

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Polaris Sydney, Australia

POLARIS is a five-piece metalcore band from Sydney's south.
Following up their 2013 debut EP "Dichotomy", January 2016 sees the band releasing their sophomore EP "The Guilt & The Grief", which they will showcase as they support Stories on "The Youth To Become Tour" throughout Feb/March.

Email: polarisbandofficial@gmail.com
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Track Name: Regress
We are the gears in this churning machine,
the burning steam from the crack in the surface
We are your soul’s insomnia, the restless heart of indignation,
Forever awake

You’re all insane, staring at inevitable change
The selfish few who will stand in the way
But with each orbit you beg the world to turn at your will,
To rotate in reverse

You’re not a hero if you’re trapped behind a mask
Can’t hear them screaming when your head is in the sand

We’re hopeless, we’re helpless, we’ll wait here for a sign
Or stare into the sun until we’re blind, and out of time

You left each other to drown in a sea of ill concern,
in search of a thorned crown you were never meant to earn

You’d set the world ablaze to warm your hands on the flames
How did we let it come to this? We’re all to blame

This isn’t progress
This. Is. Not. This isn’t progress
Misled and sick in the head, playing the victim again

You’re not a hero if you’re trapped behind a mask
Can’t hear them screaming when your head is in the sand
What will it take to make you see?

We’re hopeless, we’re helpless, we’ll wait here for a sign
Or stare into the sun until we’re blind, and out of time
We are the gears in this churning machine,
the burning steam from the crack in the surface
We are your soul’s insomnia, the restless heart of indignation.
Track Name: L'Appel Du Vide
I was a king cast down, no throne nor crown
No claim to my name or my past
A sense of self-worth so immeasurably small,
In a universe stretching so vast, and so airless

Day by day my life force continued to fade
Pull me from this atrophy, restore the life blood back into my veins

Strength comes from admitting weaknesses inside us,
Staring our fears in the eye

I’d give anything
to be the one who kept composure,
to start over

And I want you to know there won’t always be an answer
There won’t always be a perfect ending
Is it all too late? Are we too far gone to save?
Never thought we’d walk so willing to an early grave

Haven’t we suffered enough?
Haven’t we shouldered the world?
The world that beat us down

I’d give anything
to be the one who kept composure,
to start over

I’m a truth unspoken
I’m a life untold
I’m a mind unbroken
Til my blood runs cold
Track Name: Unfamiliar
I came into this world an unmarked page,
but I've stained the paper with lines that I cannot erase
Discarded my identity,
a fragment of what I used to be

An iron mind in paper walls
is not a stable foundation in this ongoing storm,
and now these hands of stone have eroded, collapsed again

I see a stranger's face staring in the mirror,
Who I was, was somewhere lost along the way
Caught in an empty space, I never thought I'd be here,
Each day I feel it take a part of me

No retribution. No compromise.
Selfishly self-immolating inside
Burn, burn me alive. I've seen the other side
Burn me, set me alight

I see a stranger's face staring in the mirror,
Who I was, was somewhere lost along the way
Caught in an empty space, I never thought I'd be here,
Each day I feel it take a part of me

I can’t deny this feeling, I can’t ignore the pain
Of knowing I am human, and we all feel the fucking same
We're all born to feel this way

And so I ask myself,
Is the measure of a man, his character, his worth,
contained by what his heart holds or contained within his works?
My motivations have never strayed,
But somewhere I think they were buried along the way

I see a stranger's face staring in the mirror,
Who I was, was somewhere lost along the way
Caught in an empty space, I never thought I'd be here,
Each day I feel it take a part of me

I've seen the other side 
Track Name: Voiceless
Hold your tongue and close your eyes,
There’s nothing here to see but sacrifice
Swallow the pill to ease your mind
Just bloodsuckers with an axe to grind

But we won’t be silenced, when there is so much at stake
You’ve lost all trace of humanity
You’re all condoning the violence, closed mouths speak in volumes the same
You’ve lost all trace of humility
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, it’s got to end

These walls they fucking talk to me, the bars they scream a prayer
How can you even sleep at night, how can you say you care?

Separation, you’ve cut the conversation,
But it whispers on the wind
Can’t deny it, there’s so much said in silence
Complicit and contained, you’ve lost your way

You stitched the lips of an honest man,
With no attempt to understand
You’re not so different

When we can’t trust our protectors,
These hypocrites and social hypochondriacs,
Who will guide us home?

Now the poison’s in the water
The serum’s in the very air we breathe

Can you feel it in the air? Can you taste it on the wind?
The war you think you’re fighting is still yet to begin
But if you looked into their eyes, then maybe you would see
The dis-illusion of a land of prosperity

You stitched the lips of an honest man
Track Name: No Rest
We fell together, and then we fell apart
So absent minded I was blinded from the start
Excuses hollow, absent and alone
Trying to find a place for me to lay my head and home

I needed some time to take time for myself
I needed a moment to breathe
I needed some silence to placate the violence growing inside of me

So scatter my ashes, and throw me to the wind
There’s no rest for the wicked, and god, how I’ve sinned

So unaware, so disconnected
So absent minded I was blinded by the choice
But everything I have could be taken away,
without a moment to spare
With nothing ventured, there’s nothing gained,
but you have to believe I still cared

Give me some time to take time for myself
Give me a moment of sleep
Give me some quiet to break up the riot growing inside of me

So scatter my ashes, and throw me to the wind
There’s no rest for the wicked, and god, how I’ve sinned
But I tried and I tried, I just wanted to be
a better man for the rest of my days
I know that the world is bigger than you and me
Cut me open and see how I bleed

So scatter my ashes, and throw me to the wind
There’s no rest for the wicked, and god, how I’ve sinned
But I tried and I tried, I just wanted to be
a better man for the rest of my days
I know that the world is bigger than you and me
Track Name: Hold You Under (Feat. Marcus Bridge)
I’ve learned a lot about repentance, a lot about my shame
I felt the dark inside me long before it called my name
I thought my spine was stronger, ‘til my bones began to break,
from all the weight of never-ending
Hate. Hate what I’ve done,
When the floodgates are open, and the damage is done
Hate what I’ve become
The fight forgotten hasn’t always been won

I feel the pressure closing in,
it weighs on my mind ‘til I start to cave in
Regret is calling out to me, and I’m tired of answering

So sick of searching for a sense of relief
So sick of seeing my conscience as the enemy
So cut me off before it’s too late to see
I’ll weigh you down ‘til you’re sinking with me

Forgiveness never seemed so far
Pick at the scabs enough, soon they turn to scars
I was young and idealistic, that was stripped away by time,
And in the end all that was left was
Hate. Hate what I’ve done
When the floodgates are open, and the damage is done
The clocks won’t stop, the race is already run

I feel the pressure closing in,
it weighs on my mind til I start to cave in
Regret is calling out to me, and I’m tired of answering

In a crooked spiral
In a spin that never comes to rest
We turn again, we turn again

In a flame of repentance
We wash away the pain and the regret
We burn again, we burn again

In a crooked spiral
In a spin that never comes to rest
We turn again, we turn again

In a flame of repentance
In a permanent purgatory
We burn again, we burn again

So sick of searching for a sense of relief
So sick of seeing my conscience as the enemy
So cut me off before it’s too late to see
I’ll weigh you down til you’re sinking with me