Tracks

01. Day By Day
02. Like Him
03. The Damned
04. Temple In The Storm
05. Blinding My Eyes
06. The Secret
07. What I've Become
08. In The Blink Of An Eye



01. Day By Day

I cannot look back
Memories I lack of my yesterday
As I serve the shame
Nothing left to blame tears fill my eyes

Caught in this pain I'm feeling
Pouring rain hits my face
Stay on this course we've plotted
Trust in fate will guide me home

I live day by day, alone
Still trying to find my way home
I try to heal these wounds I've made
Trying but can't 'cause I'm still so afraid

Lost inside of me
Drifting in the sea, no beacon no light
Guides me on my way
So again I stray -why have you lied?

Thought I was safe from feeling
Weights of stories both past and foretold
Seasons of manic dreaming
Lust and hate, these things unfold

I live day by day, alone
Still trying to find my way home
I try to heal these wounds I've made
Trying but can't cause I'm still so afraid


02. Like Him

Born into this world one day
The heir to a tyrant's reign of pain

Indoctrinate
To rule with hate
For the son to feel pride
By his father's side

Forcefed views
Mental abuse
What goodness creates
He devastates

From the pits of darkness rises a light astray
Filling the void that terror employed

Change came to the boy on a street
A girl dressed in rags taught him to see

There is no escape
No passing of judgment
Your people are dying and so am I

She drew her final breath
And died in his arms and
He shouts out to the sky
I won't be like him

Under blood red skies a flicker of hope and love
An echoing song to right all the wrong

I won't be like him


03. The Damned

Render a sight late in the night and carry the story in time
With our fate stayed on your mind
To carry the price of solemn advice
To cherish and pray for a roll of the dice
And to bear truth to his sign

Morrow wind, herald of sorrow
Bless this sleeping kind
Across the plains the winds of tomorrow
Bear with them a tainted soul

Here are the damned awaiting the living
The bringer of war, the dawn is no more
To carry the strife with the way of the sword

From coast to coast, from land to land
Tearing in twain on the weakest of strands
And I know, nowhere to go

The sky is dark, the clockwork is turning
As the sun goes down
And all around the crosses are burning
And with them our last best hope

Here are the damned awaiting the living
The bringer of war, the dawn is no more
To carry the strife with the way of the sword

Over the fields slain to a man
Destiny played on the weakest of hands
and the poor souls made to burn

And on these grounds the power the wicked
Bear within has gained control

Here are the damned awaiting the living
The bringer of war, the dawn is no more
To carry the strife with the way of the sword
Free of the sand never forgiving
Always on guard it's gone too far
Here there be dragons and here are the damned


04. Temple In The Storm

Your waiting is over for now
The damage is done
The will to resist You has gone
Enter nightfall

The moon watches over the world
Blind to the eye
That's still looking over what's mine
In the twilight

Walking through the door
The light so cold
It strikes my back and chills this

Blood that sees me through
Until I sleep, with You behind my eyes

I'll be there
I'll be Your own
I'll be Your temple in the storm
With every word and every day
In a world of many

The streetlight is calling my name
The game has begun
You stand in its spotlight so run
I'm behind You

You smile at the world as I hide
With tears in my eyes
By now You must know my surprise
Is inside You

Nothing feels the same
I feel the shame for what I've done to You

I'll be there
I'll be Your own
I'll be Your temple in the storm
With every word and every day
In a world of many cares


05. Blinding My Eyes

Sunrise blinding my eyes
Riding on the wind

Down, down, down
Oppression is holding us down
Tied to the ground
Shackled and chained we are bound

See how you've broken
The will of all these men
The spirits are choking
But hope will always remain

Sunrise blinding my eyes
Riding on the wind
I'm sick of this, sick of this fighting
Life like animals

Pound, pound, pound
Grinding them into the ground
Keeping them blind
In darkness ever confined

Revel in terror
Revel in pain
Our spirits are choking
But hope will never refrain

Sunrise blinding my eyes
Riding on the wind
I'm sick of this, sick of this fighting
Life like animals

Die, die, die
The forgers of this evil lie
The yoke cast aside
Breaking the chains Freedom cry

No we are rising, reach for the sky

Sunrise kissing my eyes
Riding on the wind
I'm free from this, free from this fighting
Free like animals
Beauty reflecting the sunlight
Mountains crowned with snow
I marvel at valleys in bloom
Stand in awe of mother earth


06. The Secret

How I want to tell You
Of man and god
Still we pray and send him up
A fallen lie

I find I'm looking back to
Days gone by
To a time before every day
Was night

You cannot live forever
My time is now
The gold You seek to gather
Is mine to own

The secret
Still living
Has fallen into foreign hands
Deciding every day You live

And so humanity will fall
Before our eyes
Too sundered to remember
The ancient rites

Oh, have I lived to see
The end of time
The prayer that dies with my last breath
Is only mine
You cannot live forever
My time is now
Although You stay together
You die alone

Still breathing
Still seething
The mournful eye upon Your face
Follow me to Your dying day


07. What I've Become

Through the darkness, spawned in terror
Winds that try and catch the sun
Now and forever
Void of feeling, roaming freely
Spires arise to shame the sky

What do I feel, Oh my lord make me free of their blame

Dream my child as though it were real
And I'll join you
And in the dawn awoken I will see
What I've become

Souls are harnessed eyes dishonest
Moon and star behind their shield
In the cradle children laden

From this ordeal, oh my god can they ever be spared?

Dream my child as though it were real
And I'll join you
And in the dawn awoken I will see
What I've become

Thoughts are playing wills are swaying
Rearranging words of lore
Stronger than ever
Fear annealing hatred reeling
Realize the time is near

I rise from my knees for no god made me free all these years

Dream my child as though it were real
And I'll join you
And in the dawn awoken I will see
What have I done?


08. In The Blink Of An Eye

When silence
It falls before my eyes
No light
In darkest night

My mind it
Dreams of those who fall asleep
This life
This quiet plight

You can hear me cry
Can I stand to ask You why

You have cast me into night
Neverending distant light

So I surrender to You my life
Lost in the blink of an eye
I have lived a million times
Cried, tried to awake every night

Daydreamers
Send me into the sky
On wings
Of hope and love

Night screamers
Oh, I look into the rain
And stare
At fires above

Tame my pain, let them fray my eyes