Masters of Destiny

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I live a life of principle
No compromise
My search for truth has yielded strength
And has opened my eyes
But with the gains
I face a different pain
Isolated inside my head
Where no one understands

I have studied the writings
Of thinkers long ago
In spite of all they had to give
I am alone

Quick wit with a sharp tongue
Seductive only for so long
Insecurity behind a mask
Of stoic control


Atop my ivory tower
Looking down
I am unmatched
But I am so detached
Deep thoughts and meditations
Are all I have left
For this disciplined life
Much I have sacrificed

My quest to be enlightened
Has come at a price
I have alienated myself
To fortify the mind
My choice to be a stranger
To be a fly
Ensures my fate
To be alone when I die

A balanced life is one well lived
Knowledge is more than only things we’ve read
Experience the world outside our heads
Be masters of destiny!


from The Philosopher King, released August 30, 2013
Music – Garrison/Wicks/Escamilla
Lyrics – Wicks



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Tarim Denton, Texas

Tarim is a melodic death/black metal band that combines somber melodies with intense drums and engaging lyrics to convey philosophical themes. The band formed late in 2011 with members James Wicks, Matt Garrison, and Julio Escamilla, and were joined by bassist, Geoff Colvin in March, 2013. ... more

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