Tracks

01. Ashes
02. Return Of The Thought Police
03. Staring At The Sun
04. Liberty Complacency Dependency
05. Colophon
06. The Hours
07. That's Why We Came
08. Don't Look Down
09. Coda
10. Rubicon
11. Divinity



01. Ashes

Music & lyrics by Karl Groom, Richard West
Here we stand and face the world
Renegades of consternation
Innocent in thought and word
Ready for a new sensation

Block up the dam
Close up the well
To stop it flowing
Your memory is not preferred
For that is not the way we're going

Sliding away from liberty
To lethargy we fall
Subsiding again
Collapsing from the burden of it all

But time after time
We believe in better
Never let a
Chance pass us by
And we're sure we'll never
Fail to notice
Sign after sign
That a change is coming
Time is running
Out like the tide
But we think we're on a
March of progress

From ashes we rise
To ashes we fall
We cannot disguise
Our hand in it all

Here we stand and take the blame
We thought that this could last forever
We turned our backs on God again
But everybody longs for heaven

Sliding away from vision
To deficiency we fall
Subsiding again
Collapsing from the burden of it all

But time after time
We believe in better
Never let a
Chance pass us by
And we're sure we'll never
Fail to notice
Sign after sign
That a change is coming
Time is running
Out like the tide
But we think we're on a
March of progress

Here we stand and face the end
Apathy alive and growing
On independence we depend
But that is not the way we're going

Sliding away from plenty
To dependency we fall
Subsiding again
Collapsing from the burden of it all

But time after time
We believe in better
Never let a
Chance pass us by
And we're sure we'll never
Fail to notice
Sign after sign
That a change is coming
Time is running
Out like the tide
But we think we're on a
March of progress

But we think we're on a
March of progress


02. Return Of The Thought Police

Music & lyrics by Karl Groom, Richard West
From a room in a house on a hill
The World can change on the turn of a will
Oh there's no need to remind us
Oh you're killing us with kindness

On the left, on the left, on the left
A desolate horizon
On the right, on the right, on the right
A destiny is rising
We forget, we forget, we forget
The signs and implications
We deny, we deny, we deny
Our final condemnation

From the dust of oppression and foes
We have risen from our chains
Now the rust of complacency grows
As we give it all away

How did our conscience get so seared
That we could all stand by
As victory disappears before our eyes?

We can fight against corruption
We can stand for what is true
But we fall when we surrender
To the corporation view
And our faith can only offer
What we faithfully pursue
I promise you I promise you

On the left, on the left, on the left
Apostasy has spoken
On the right, on the right, on the right
Our promises are broken

All the things we believe in and know
Fall like targets in a war
All the thoughts we were thinking long ago
Have become unthinkable

How did our conscience get so eared
That we could all stand by
As history disappears before our eyes?

We can fight against corruption
We can stand for what is true
But we fall when we surrender
To the corporation view
And our faith can only offer
What we faithfully pursue
I promise you I promise you

It's a silent revolution as so thoughtfully
We're persuaded til we're crushed and jaded
Feigning ignorance faking innocence
To belie our inner voice
They shoot us with ideology kill with policy
So protection overrides objection
Contemplation a violation
Til the memory of freedom is gone
Til the memory of freedom is gone

We can fight against corruption
We can stand for what is true
But we fall when we surrender
To the corporation view
And our faith can only offer
What we faithfully pursue
I promise you I promise you


03. Staring At The Sun

Music & lyrics by Richard West
Well you talk about the way out
Like there's no way out
When you talk about the way out
And you talk about redemption
With a heart of doubt
When you talk about the way out

Well you talk about surrender
Like you know you've lost
When you talk about surrender
Well I hope that you remember
There's a line you cross
When you talk about surrender

Maybe we're meant to bow down
As we enter our darkest hour
But I'll be staring at the sun
Maybe they want us to break
At their pointed display of power
But we have only just begun

Well you talk of intervention
Like a long lost dream
When you talk of intervention
Do you start to feel the tension
Like a heart of steam
When you talk of intervention

Maybe we're meant to bow down
As we enter our darkest hour
But I'll be staring at the sun
Maybe they want us to break
At their pointed display of power
But we have only just begun

Maybe they're stirred by the boundaries
They blurred in their darkest hour
But time will level all they've done
Maybe they want us to break
At their pointed display of power
But we have only just begun


04. Liberty Complacency Dependency

Music & lyrics by Karl Groom, Richard West
There's a dead sky rising on the dark horizon
With the reason and the rhyme of a hurricane
There's an empire falling and a future calling
As the seasons and the times move on again

Do we find a solutions in a constitution
Has the reason we designed it gone away
Do we find repentance to suspend our sentence
Because the seasons and the times don't want to wait

Once there was a city left to ruin
Alone and broken down
The walls that once gave shelter
Are leveled to the ground

Powerless to cope for there was
No-one left to trust
Nothing there to hope for when your
Dreams have turned to dust

The kings are in the counting house
They're counting up their prize
But all that they've accounted
Is the sum of their demise

Won't be moved by what I see
Anger fear and jealousy
Losing hold of liberty
Complacency to apathy
Running wild on make believe
A panacea to legacy
Watch it flow from liberty
To apathy dependency

Once there was a city from the ashes
Arising up with faith
So eager as she rushes
To make the same mistakes

Our fine veneer of progress
Only covers us so far
It only takes a crisis
To reveal the way we are

The kings are in counting house
To borrow from their foes
The debts are only mounting
That's the way the money goes

Won't be moved by what I see
Anger fear and jealousy
Losing hold of liberty
Complacency to apathy
Running wild on make believe
A panacea to legacy
Watch it flow from liberty
To apathy dependency


05. Colophon

Music & lyrics by Richard West
The circling ravens are hunting us down
Erudite playthings who lost what we found
But I don't care
Hollow illusions fallen from grace
To a land of confusion there's no such place
And you won't go anywhere
And no-one cares

Avalon nation where is your station now
Because everyone wants to go home
But can't find the way

Honesty hides in the dust of the afterglow
Scattered so wide but we know what we have to know
Lost in the view but ignoring your colophon
Longing to lose our illusion of counting on you
Did you do all the things that you wanted to do?

Nobody noticed the war of the worlds
A paradise broken a planer disturbed
So unaware
The carrion ravens are down for the feast
To feed on the broken the lost and the least
Before they go anywhere
And no-one cares

Babylon nation who's going to save you now
Because everyone opened their homes
And closed off the way

Honesty hides in the dust of the afterglow
Scattered so wide but we know what we have to know
Lost in the view but ignoring your colophon
Longing to lose our illusion of counting on you
But I'm counting on you I'm counting on you
Did you do all the things that you wanted to do?

Every image bears the imprint of the master
And the message is the way to ever after

Did you do all the things that you wanted to do?
Did you do all the things that you wanted to do?
Did you do all the things that you wanted to do?
Did you do all the things that you wanted to do?


06. The Hours

Music & lyrics by Richard West, Steve Anderson
Everything you want from me
And everything I long to be
Are twisted up and torn
It must be written on the heart of men
To get back on our feet again
To brave another storm

I fight against the hours
I fight against the hours
Until it comes to pass
I stand until my strength is gone
And even then I carry on
Until I'm home at last

Everything you promised me
And everywhere I long to be
Are visions through the storm
It's hard to focus when the world's so loud
Enthralling me with sight and sound
But I will not be drawn

I fight against the hours
I fight against the hours
Until it comes to pass
I stand until my strength is gone
And even then I carry on
Until I'm home at last

Day by day my memory fades
And all the gains I made are drifting on the wind
Lost my way my energy wanes
Until I feel no pain but I can't stop the hurting

Destiny don't let this dissolution get to me
Empathy don't throw away the life that's meant for me

One by one my thoughts are undone
Until my dreams are gone like shadows on the wind
Hope has flown my plans are unknown
I try to call them home but they won't stop deserting

Destiny don't let this dissolution get to me
Empathy don't throw away the life that's meant for me

Hours turn to days
Days fade away
Until it comes to pass

I fight against the hours
I fight against the hours
Until it comes to pass
I stand until my strength is gone
And even then I carry on
Until I'm home at last
Until I'm home at last


07. That's Why We Came

Music & lyrics by Damian Wilson
From the breath of existence
To the dawn that divides these riches
Have you witnessed the pain
That can not be explained

You had no-one to trust
Now you're looking to us

That's why we came
That's why we came

Through the deafening thunder
From the ashes of awe and wonder
As landscapes erase
We are lighting the way

That's why we came
That's why we came
That's why we came

If you've nothing left to be taken away
When there's nothing left
Seems there's nothing to trade
So as you stand alone and face the day
We'll lead the way we'll lead the way

That's why we came
That's why we came

That's why we came
You've witnessed the pain
That's why we came
That can not be explained
That's why we came
As landscapes erase
That's why we came
We're leading the way


08. Don't Look Down

Music & lyrics by Karl Groom, Richard West
Don't look down
Don't look down
Don't look down
Don't look down
It's time to shine!

You have spent your life confessing what was wrong inside
They left you second guessing how to close your mind
So you cry for redemption from all you thought
Until you wake up tomorrow just the way you were before

So what are you waiting for?
Your feet never leave the floor

You're running round in circles like a tethered mare
But there is no exertion that will get you there
So you cry for exemption from all you've done
And try to shake off the sorrow over all that you've become

So what are you waiting for?
Your feet never leave the floor

We are looking out for a leader to believe in
For a watcher of the sky
Don't want a pretender to deceive us
Or a demon in disguise
So if you can live through the shadow of our eyes
We'll come to receive you because we need to
In a world that is born to fly

Hesitation has a strong design
But every good intention slowly fades with time
But you force hibernation is no retort
Because you wake up tomorrow just the way you were before

So what are you waiting for?
Your feet never leave the floor

We are looking out for a leader to believe in
For a watcher of the sky
Don't want a pretender to deceive us
Or a demon in disguise
So if you can live through the shadow of our eyes
We'll come to receive you because we need to
In a world that is born to fly

In a world watch it fly

[SOLO]

Staring at the endless sky longing for the clouds to take you
Looking for a promised time hoping that it won't forsaken you
There's nothing you can do about the wasted years
The battle brought the mettle that makes you
You don't need an angel to carry you here
And you don't need a devil to break you

When all your reason and reference are taken away
And you believe in the perception that something must change
When all your credence and candour are put in their place
You'll find the boldness to abandon the future you face

Don't look down
Don't look down
Don't look down
Don't look down
It's time to shine!

[SOLO]

So what are you waiting for?
Your feet never leave the floor

We are looking out for a leader to believe in
For a watcher of the sky
Don't want a pretender to deceive us
Or a demon in disguise
So if you can live through the shadow of our eyes
We'll come to receive you because we need to
In a world that is born to fly

Don't look down
It's time to shine!


09. Coda

Music & lyrics by Pete Morten
I will break down this belief
Exhibitions of the weak
Sunken eyes that now behold
You and I held in relief
Like the parting of the sea
Fatal inhibitions
As my purpose now unfolds
I will break down these walls

I will break down these walls
I will break down these walls
I will break down these walls
I will break down these walls

I am flame, desire burning your heart
I am damned, forever failing to start
And when the spirit departs
I'll walk with god in the stars

I am black, the shades of grey in your white.
I am back, assigning blame when you're right,
And your wrongs repeating time after
Time.

Face down now in amongst your mistakes now
Drown open mouthed no escape now allowed
The fight is still on despite all you've become
Now remain brave now fight because you
Can save somehow what was lost
Remember the power you found
As you made up lost ground

I will break down this belief
Exhibitions of the weak
Remember remember
You and I held in relief
Like the parting of the sea
Remember remember

I have found, the roots of man in the earth
To the ground, we walk with consciousness blurred
Only with the blueprint submerged, can we finally learn
Icon crowned, forging wounds in the skin
Last in line, for redemption within
Without the scars that you've carried
Your renewal begins

Face up now take your place on the stage and bow
To the crowds now devout and proud
We look to the sun, now your life's work is done
Celebrate out loud, raise your voice to the sky and shout
We're sorry we've lost you
We remember all that you gave
In our hearts you'll remain

I will break down this belief
Exhibitions of the weak
Remember remember
You and I held in relief
Like the parting of the sea
Remember remember


10. Rubicon

Music & lyrics by Karl Groom, Richard West
Out across the water staring to the shore
Standing on the threshold of a dream
No prior warning no overture
Just a sudden ocean from the stream

Isolation never was a violation
Domination never was a destination

We flew our colors
Always on the run
And all our gains
Were shadows in the sun
But as we journey through the fall
So uncertain of it all
We never come undone
Or crossed the Rubicon

Out across the valley variation comes
Now the girl of summer disappears
No demonstration no loaded gun
No defend the ones who brought us here

Condemnation never was a contemplation
Domination never was a destination

We flew our colors
Always on the run
And all our gains
Were shadows in the sun
But as we journey through the fall
So uncertain of it all
We never come undone
Or crossed the Rubicon

[SOLO]

A spring of much potential
A summer so eventful
And so we carry on
An autumn to sustain us
So winter won't betray us
And so we carry on

We fought against all reason
To last another season
And so we carry on
Dependent on the kindness
Of those who stand behind us
And so we carry on

[SOLO]

Condemnation never was a contemplation
Domination never was a destination

We flew our colors
Always on the run
And all our gains
Were shadows in the sun
But as we journey through the fall
So uncertain of it all
We never come undone
Or crossed the Rubicon

[Instrumental]

Never really thought we'd come so far
Everyone has something more to lose
Never really thought it's all we are
So we must invent again ourselves
Never really thought we'd fade away
I have given to you all you have
Never really thought we'd see the day
A future generation devising its past
Never really thought we'd lose these things
All you ever thought will fall to the ground
Never really thought we'd spread our wings
Your struggle with the stars comes crashing down
Never really thought we'd touch the sun
The truth behind the end remains unseen
Never really thought what we'd become
A penny for the one you'd thought you'd be


11. Divinity

Music & lyrics by Pete Morten
As one mans will declines
Gone are his reasons and rhyme
At odds with awkward evens
Stand your ground to be believed in
To those who already shine
How did it feel when you switched sides
I guess I'll know, I guess I'll know, given time.

See this side of me, these humble offerings.
From this well, hope still brings. My enemy.
As my pride lays crumbling, so down comes everything.
With a heavy heart, this sadness brings... My destiny.

It's one mans will to rise
So precise, the predictable line
Anchor the body, and prepare to breathe in deep
Can you see what's in my mind
The reaching point, of reaching pride.
Although it's hard, I guess my heart can't lie.

See this side of me, these humble offerings.
From this well, hope still brings. My enemy.
As my pride lays crumbling, so down comes everything.
With a heavy heart, this sadness brings... My destiny.

Seasoned minds will bring, these humble offerings.
From this well, hope still brings. My purity.
You've seen me stumbling
With a thankful heart I spread my wings
Divinity.

In the quiet of the mind
The fog of memory is formed
The gravity of it's charge
States that you reclaim it
Amongst the trails here you will find
Visual echos that conform
To the divine in all it's parts
This path you have laid it.

If you were ever needing proof, just follow now your inner truth, to guide you
Don't give doubt the space to confuse you, there's no room in here.
If you were ever feeling moved, to shape this coming life renewed
I excuse you, as your guardian, I choose you. To me it's clear.
I excuse you, we excuse you, we all excuse you, we won't lose you!.

See this side of me, these humble offerings.
From this well, hope still brings. My enemy.
As my pride lays crumbling, so down comes everything.
With a heavy heart, this sadness brings... My destiny.

Seasoned minds will bring, these humble offerings.
From this well, hope still brings. My purity.
You've seen me stumbling
With a thankful heart I spread my wings
Divinity.