Tracks

01. A Gift To Afterthought
02. Water's Edge
03. Atlas
04. Into The White
05. Old Cracks In New Earth
06. Dark Hair Down
07. Thief
08. All Is Quiet By The Wall



01. A Gift To Afterthought

Here and now it ends.

We don't remember the first crack
But we will all recall the flood.
There go the edges son, but just you wait I never thought that we would go this way.

We stand at the edge and watch the whole world crash around our feet.

This is more than each of us.
This will be the end of us now, I swear it.

Believe me.

Just one word.
And welcome home was all we heard.
Through bars we built ourselves, they've already won.
Just one word.
And welcome home the empty herd.
She always said "I won't believe it - You've found your voice, now let me hear it!"

We left the tyrant, now undone.
Drowning at his river's end.
We turned our feet to run.
The words had called us, son:
We knew the world could end by just one.

Just one word.
And welcome home was all we heard.
Through bars we built ourselves, they've already won.
Just one word.
We should have known
The empty herd.
She always said that we would soon forget
But there's one word left in the box yet.

As stone turns to dust around us.
This gift to afterthought brings her own weaknesses.
Opening the prison door comes as no consolation to us standing here at the end.

There go the edges, son.

We stand at the edge and watch the whole world crash around our feet.

This is more than each of us.
This will be the end of us now, I swear it.

Believe me.

Just one word.
And welcome home was all we heard.
Through bars we built ourselves, they've already won.
Just one word.
And welcome home the empty herd.
She always said "I won't believe it - You've found your voice, now let me hear it!"

Hope.

When the world is quiet, just a whisper breaks your rest.


02. Water's Edge

Cool water
Lay yourself down.
Deep, silent
Let yourself drown.

Bathe in the light as morning brings us home.
Light gives way to gravity.
Centre me (Water's edge).
Look for me (Water's edge)
Released.

Cool water
Lay yourself down.
Deep, silent
Let yourself drown.

To the fray you pay no mind
But the blood we share dispels disguise.
You're weak and human, just as lost as I
Try and stand against the tide.
Your grip on all they know begins to slide.
Repeat the words:
"I'm fine."

Just know they're blameless in all of this
But still content to walk on broken glass beside him.
To just let go.
To walk away unscathed while others stay to take the fall.

Choice it fades; compassion guides.
Through the flames of selfless suffering you stride.
The weight will pull you down in time.
In their vacant, open eyes.
You find no empathy behind their smiles.
Without control, survive.

Just know they're blameless in all of this
But still content to walk on broken glass beside him.
To just let go.
To walk away unscathed while others stay to take the fall.

We spit truth like fire.

Break your bonds and hear me:
I have heard your words, and I am unchanged.
Walls of wood and stone fall.
But we are of words.
We spit truth like fire.


03. Atlas

Gently waking.
A final skyward sigh.
Please, send me safely home.
It's almost time.
Goodbye.

Lay me down.

The ocean at my window.
Here I find myself again.
All broken bones and eyes that wear their age.
Like going home is etched on every page.

Fragile Atlas.
He carries that old smile.
He will stay his weary arms.
To just lay down a while.

Lay me down.

The ocean at my window.
Here I find myself again.
All broken bones and eyes that wear their age.
Like going home is etched on every page.

No!
Won't accept that's the way I go.
(By my) quiet hand, sinking slow.
Won't accept that's the way it ends.
(Won't you) stay like stone and mend.

I'll wear the words like Atlas, never said.
The day I chose to stay.
I wish I could have shared just a fraction of the peace that I found then.
My friend.

The ocean at my window.
Here I find myself again.
All broken bones and eyes that wear their age.
Like going home is etched on every page .


04. Into The White

Into the white.
The scent of fire behind.
First steps to freedom are lighter than we ever knew.
Called through the cold.
We hold our daughters close
And sing to our sons.
Change will surely come.

Into the white.
Broken faith leaves scars behind.
We embrace them.
Carry broken shackles by our side.
Called through the cold.
We hold our daughters close.

And sing to our sons.
Change will surely come.

We left our prayers with our old gods
White hand, release
Leaves in the fading smoke
So easy to forget the voice that never spoke

Walking our own road.
Each step, each breath.
We are fighting for our lives
And we are losing every one.
The things we gave up for a dream we are still waiting for.
And still we hold on.

In time.

Into the white.
The road is mine, and I am his.
Our last steps as free men.
Proud at the end. It comes to this.
Called through the cold.
Road to a home we'll never know.
We gave to our sons a heavy burdened hope.

We left our prayers with our old gods.
Hold on
Till dawn
Lost like our steps in snow.
So easy to forget the way.
The road we make, we own.

Walking our own road.
Each step, each breath.
We are fighting for our lives.
And we are losing every one.
The things we gave up for a dream we are still waiting for.

We were so young then.
Firelight holds their peace.
Sing farewell by smoke in the cold.
We farewell the old.
As they fall to silence .


05. Old Cracks In New Earth

We will, I will remember the flood.


06. Dark Hair Down

Down.
It was his neck or her wrist.
Clean nails on iron fist.
Dreams of peace beyond the wall.
She'd cry out for mercy but she had no voice at all.

Here.
Here and now it ends.
This quiet victory.
Her promise she would make amends.
He lay not yet cold on the ground.
This day of all days she would wear her dark hair down.

This time the wheel has come around.
Free of her cage she crows with a fearless sound.
"Your fists can't hurt me now".
A fearless sound.
She'll wear her dark hair down.

Down.
And blood brought the answer that time could not provide
Scars that read like home could hide
Her prison swallowed everything but piercing open eyes.
She proudly bore the mark
Where his brand had met her head.
She spat "The coward could not kill what was already dead."

Dark hair down.
This time the wheel has come around.
Free of her cage.
A fearless sound.

Stand and fight.
This is my salvation.
Blood for blood my love.

With a fearless sound
"Your fists can't hurt me now".
A fearless sound
She'll wear her dark hair down.

Blood for blood my love.


07. Thief

We stood at the edge
And watched the world crash around us.

Turned our backs
And from the wreckage ran.

We watched another river end.

Shadows of the light you gave us
I say my last goodbye.

To the faces that made me strong.

One last time.

The decision
And the repaying of a debt.


08. All Is Quiet By The Wall

When the world is quiet, just a whisper breaks your rest...

Peace
Reach for the light
Like a child
Desperate grip on the passing breeze
Cling to peace
Close to your chest
There's cracks in your voice as we sing
"When the world is quiet, just a whisper breaks your rest..."

Wait
"Give me the child, I'll give you the man!" They say:
No! - We'll walk through fire to fight you
Asleep or awake
It's not the simple sacrifice you planned
No!
I'll wait by the wall - let them come
Here I stand

Peace - Run while you can
Rising hands speaking a language we all understand
"Forget peace"
The lie didn't take - you won't break
The spirit a martyr the mind has freed
Forget peace

The stars were just beacons then
They will make amends
Colour to his eyes
Let the light pour in
We've already lost enough time to shadows
And damned ourselves to empty oaths we wear like broken glass to make us whole

I wait
"Give me the child, I'll give you the man!" They say:
No - We'll walk through fire to fight you
Asleep or awake
It's not the simple sacrifice you planned
No!
I'll wait by the wall - let them come
Here I stand

Here
Out of my cage
Free
Out of this place... Finally

Hand in hand with our own
This is our home. This is our home
Let our sign say: "Let them come and meet their end" Now the world is quiet, this is where we make our stand