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LYRICS:


 

OPEN THE SKY

Open the sky to let the stars and man unite

I am an alien
in a superstitious land
but I'm flipping the pages
rattling cages in the age of man
We’re staring hard into the night
I know we're livin' in black and white
but I'm bringing the rage of
Indian sages into these modern eyes

Open the sky to let the stars and man unite
Open the sky to let the stars and man unite

We are the alchemy
of astronomic chemistry
a mathematical miracle
slightly conspiracle
dreading mortality
We're so afraid to be alone
We want to know what can't be known
are we just an anomoly
dogmatic comedy  
stuck in the twilight zone

Open the sky
Open the sky
Open the sky to let the stars and man unite
open up to let the stars align
and all we are is all that we can shine

So we cast our shadow farther
than a thousand suns
We will burn brighter
shed our skin as we wander infinity

Open the sky
open the sky
open the sky so we can cross the great divide
so will you open the sky?



GALLOWS

You like the songs that you recognize
you'd sing along but you can't decide
get in the car just go for a ride
get in line
And you wonder if you disappeared
would anyone notice that you're not here
Such a lonely place be silently

You reach for the sun but run from the shadow
and weep for the day that you hang from the gallows

as you rot at your cubicle
you think there must be something more
so you smoke by the window sill - test your will
Why can't you be like the sun the comes and
scares away the monsters of this human
infestation of your tiny universe

You reach for the sun but run from the shadow
and weep for the day that you hang from the gallows

Why can't you be like the sun the comes and
scares away the monsters of this human
infestation of your tiny universe

Live on the run and sleep in the shadows
reach for the sun ’till you hang from the gallows



STARRY EYES

You have been domesticated by technology
Obey

Go get your war paint on
you see we're gonna' make you a believer
Go get your war paint on
you know it's easy if you follow the leader

Fall in line - fall in line
or get left behind
(this world loves your starry eyes)
Starry eyes - starry eyes
you swim with the tide
(this world loves your starry eyes)

This is the church
here is the steeple
open the doors and
look at all the sheeple

Fall in line - fall in line
or get left behind
(this world loves your starry eyes)
Starry eyes - starry eyes
you swim with the tide
(this world loves your starry eyes)

The culture vultures are circling high
The culture vultures are feeding you lies
Culture vultures, culture vultures

Starry eyes - starry eyes
you swim with the tide
I wish I had starry eyes



EVERYTHING YOU LOVE WILL SOMEDAY DIE - (watch the official video here)

We're built to suffer
we're built to break
we're built to question every breathe we take
We're like a cancer
without a cure
and we don't know just
what we're fighting for 'cause

Everything you wish for
Everything you make
everything that's perfect
slowly fades away so
open up your sleepy eyes
'cause everything you love
will someday die

So why does evil go on and on
all that remains
when all that's good is gone
Inside this moment
we'll soldier on
Consume this world
until the moment's done and…

Everything you work for
Everything you make
everything that's perfect
slowly rots away and
there's no time to close your eyes
'cause everything you love
will someday die

And I know everything's a circle
everything is fate
everything it seems to
always end the same
but don't give up
or hang your head in sorrow
it comes around again



OSCURO

I know a place where we can go
that's totally abandoned
an amusement park
for the silent heart
we can lose ourselves real slow
like voices in a canyon
as the world burns bright tonight

Everything is dark
when I close my eyes I wait for it to start
There's a place inside where everything is dark
never knowing if we'll ever be apart
from this place inside where everything is dark

The roller coaster's boarded up
no longer for the masses now
and the carousel is falling apart
all alone in our private wonderland
But all the voices just keep singing
that this place could be so pretty
and I’ll surely let you know
the next time that I go where…

Everything is dark
when I close my eyes I wait for it to start
There's a place inside where everything is dark
never knowing if we'll ever be apart
from this place inside where everything is dark

like the ocean on a starless night
our dreams will fade like fireflies
disconnection, no direction
why don’t we go for a ride?

When morning comes
we’ll use our hands
to shield our eyes
from the sun



BLACK HORSE

Feeling your way through the darkness
riding alone on your black horse
Stealing your way
stealing a way
back home
Feeling your way
stealing your way
back home

We ride through the night into the sunrise
she shines the light that burns in your eyes
as if to say
that this is the way
back home
So show me the way
is there a way
back home?
Will arrive
will we survive
live out our lives
chasing what we’ll never know
a place to call home

but suddenly we see
the past is just a hole
that hides tomorrow down a rising road

But suddenly we see
the past is just a hole
that hides tomorrow down
a rising road
This rising road that we must go

And suddenly we see
emerging from our holes
we’ll face tomorrow down this rising road
and suddenly we can
illuminate our souls
we’ll build tomorrow down
this rising road



DEATH OF A DRAGON

The dragon cried
how could you slay me just for spite
everything I have lost is your own sacrifice
I've watched you grow
I've taught you everything I know
I've watched you lie
and now I've watched you run me through
before he died
he spread his wings and said goodnight
in his own way
in his last breathe I heard him say

Feast your eyes
don't let it by
you'll realize
time doesn't owe you a thing
Feast your eyes
watch me die
you'll realize
time doesn't owe you a thing


Here's the thing
I am the beating in your soul
there is no cure
when death descends to takes it's toll
The dragon cried
I guess it comes as no surprise
that you would kill
the only thing you know that flies
when you were young
I was the fire in your eyes
and we would soar
so high we'd fade into the night
but now you're old
I guess it comes as no surprise
that you'd forsake
the only thing that made you wise

Feast your eyes
don't let it by
you'll realize
time doesn't owe you a thing
Feast your eyes
watch me die
you'll realize
time doesn't owe you a thing



ALEATORICISM

It's a mad mad world
but you're gotta’ face it
you’re gonna’ take a breathe
and kick a hole in the sky
and watch it fall
cuz anything is possible
anything you dream of is
right in front of you
no matter what they say
kill that voice inside your head
that says no
don't take it all for granted
and give out what you want in
cuz the body dies but your magic lives forever
so reach inside your soul
and punch a hole
punch a hole into this world
punch a hole
and see just how far that your fist can go

run to the hills  
to see the other side
don't wait until
the chance has passed you by
be the change that you long for
feel the heart that's beatin'
then reach your fist far back as it will go
time to let it go
punch a hole
punch a hole
punch a hole into this world
and see just how far that your fist can go
when you punch a hole
punch a hole
punch a hole into this world
and take back everything you’ve lost

Aleatoricism
Aleatoricism
Aleatoricism
There's not a chance in the world
that your fate has been decided for you



BIRDS OF PREY

He runs far no plans on returning
to the place for where he was found
now he lives in the dark the future is blurry
as the lights go down

Arise and breathe again
Arise and dream again

So save your hate
for all the pain and the sorrow
for all the drugs that you take
Go change your name
you don't have to be a victim
when you can be a bird of prey

Invisible
he can't see the worry
but he knows it's always there
and they tear him apart
and spit on the pieces
with a cold blank stare

Arise and fight again
Arise and live again

So save your hate
for all the pain and the sorrow
for all the drugs that you take
Go change your name
you don't have to be a victim
when you can be a bird of prey

Arise like you never did before
this is your time
make it worth fighting for

So save your hate
for all the time that you borrowed
‘cause that’s the price that you pay
Go change your name
we don’t to be the victims
we can be the birds of prey



MARTYR

As you revolve around your tiny universe
you curse the gravity that kept you from the things you deserve
you clench your fist and grind your teeth inside your shell
you are addicted to the bullshit that you used to sell
you bite the hand that feeds and claim it holds you down
you are the squeaking wheel that takes over all other sound
you are the falling sky that never touches ground
you are a martyr and you carry the world on your crown

you are the center of it - all
the fabricator of it - all
So won't you give us a kiss
oh now, don't look down
who's gonna' be the martyr now?

You look so perfect when you fall upon your sword
you lie so much that you don't even know what you're lying for
You've poured the kool-aid now you're never coming back
You love this world but I don't think that this
world loves you back

you are the center of it - all
the fabricator of it - all
So won't you give us a kiss
on your way out
oh now, don't look down
who's gonna' be the martyr now?

you got so high on your trip
watch you stumble
oh now, don’t look down
who’s gonna’ be the martyr now?

As you revolve around your tiny universe
you are the center of it
the fabricator of it
and we will never forget you
but oh now, don’t look down
who’s gonna’ be the martyr now?
so who’s gonna’ be the martyr now?



GHOST

You left a black hole
hanging on the edge of this bed
when you went away
You left a dark soul
hanging in the shadows
just a ghost there
that never left the room
I don't belong here
but I'm too scared to go

‘Cause I can't get over me
not getting over you
you know it's true
and I can't forget the way
that you watch over me
like you used to do
my world turns blue
without you
I break in two

Roses, roses, floating in the shallows
in rings around the foam
Ashes, ashes, waiting is the saddest
where’s my little ghost?

‘Cause I can't get over me
not getting over you
you know it's true
and I can't forget the way
that you watch over me
like you used to do
my world turns blue
faded too
without you
I break in two



ILLUMINATOR - (watch the official video here)

If we could draw a line
from our hearts into the chaos of our minds
we could turn back time
If we could stop this fight
every breath lived in the moment
open eyed with our arms spread wide

but our fates are intertwined while we're here
while we're gods under the sky

And I swear
til mountains fall into the sea
it'll be like it used to be
these words will bare witness
as we seek forgiveness
for all of our crimes
that until the end of time
until this world crumbles and dies
these words will bare witness
as we cure the sickness
and out of the dark we climb

If we could raise our voice
stop the spread of the infection
all these lies
that destroy our lives

When mountains fall into the sea
we’ll be like we used to be



TAKE BACK TOMORROW

We’re waiting for the lime light
wishing for the high life
Rolling with our fingers out
Sleeping in the daytime
hiding from the sunlight
wake up when the sun goes down
Fighting gravitation
seeking elevation
living in the underground
Waiting for the lime light
wishing for the high life
Rolling with the windows down

and we don't care
that you don’t care

So let’s get this started
take back tomorrow
take back tomorrow tonight
let’s get this started
c’mon, c’mon,
‘cause you’ve go the right to
live it up
let’s get this started
take back tomorrow
take back the sorrow tonight
let’s get this started
c’mon, c’mon,
‘cause you’ve go the right to
live it up

One thing that I’d like you to know
as that it’s
too bad if you’re missing the show
because we posted it like
three years ago but we can’t
force you to get off your phone so
let’s start a riot
just to pass the time
while we’re waiting for the lime light
wishing for the high life
rolling with the windows down

So let’s get this started…

So go get busy living
or go get busy being dead
What are you waiting for?
Permission?
What are we waiting for?
The clock is ticking.
So get what you came for.