Illumine

by Sky Signals

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1.
Sun in the Sky I warned you my child But you’re so stubborn, never listen to me, my son. Freedom was yours for the taking, but you threw it away, forsaken Calling out for my help Crying out in fire and hell Foolish boy with a mind elsewhere You’re dying now, your soul withers and tears Why couldn’t you heed my warning, you didn’t hear me calling for you Melting my creation For a waning fascination I should have tied you down Hope that soars is hope that hits the ground Never listened, child of the sun Wings of wax will come undone Escaping a love that set you free Closed eyes never see You are the fallen Your luck on a fragile framework Now your wings are burning Delivering you back down to Earth You reject and call me fool, now look around you're a fool too! Heavenward eyes cast burning wings, bringing you back to earthly things. Falling through an endless sky Child of the sun Wings of wax will come undone Escaping a love that set you free From me you will flee Out of control, momentum gains Higher and higher, it's insane Impetus drive you, and pride grows Where pride takes you we all know You are the fallen Your luck on a fragile framework Now your wings are burning Delivering you back down to Earth The Burning Wings (I should have tied you down) Your end they bring (Hope that soars is hope that hits the ground)
2.
This isn't a war put down your sword This isn't the fight you're looking for The phantom inside is not a dream I am not the Demon here you'll see Dreaming of silent places we used to know Mementos that crumble in the wake of time's flow I'll give you a flag if you will state The colour of white will stop the hate The enemy we were looking for Was already here inside our walls Dreaming of silent places we used to know Mementos that crumble in the wake of time's flow (We must atone) Time it passes on Despite all we do to hold it down It can't be stopped Pictures of you inside these walls I built so strong I’m keeping them safe so I can stay here on my own Dreaming of silent places we used to know (We dream of home) Mementos that crumble in the wake of time's flow (We must atone) Dreaming of silence in a world devoid of hope (We dream of home) Monuments crumble but our hearts are not alone (We must atone)
3.
Am I the master of my own fate? And strange as it seems it's not what I see in my dreams Those dreams that come alive, that set my soul on fire I feel like I'm a shell, a Ghost in someone's mind, A thought that never crossed the dotted line. This can't be all there is, a kingdom of deluded grandeur Am I the master of my own fate? And strange as it seems it's not what I see in my dreams Those dreams that just seem real, that make me feel… Like a collection of cells, of phrases and clichés, Of someone else's missed opportunities I'm just a caricature, standing in a void screaming for help! My world's just an illusion, A part of a story not my own. I want to escape here to a place where I am not alone. I push through the system To reach for a place to call my home. What is this place? It seems so real. I see the ending and I am alive, And strange as it seems I see through multi-coloured eyes. My eyes are finally open, now hear what I say. I am the master of my own fate Not for your control, I could be made for so much more My dreams are within reach My story's not complete
4.
Amaterasu 05:43
As the earth beneath me fades inertia settles in I'm released from gravity, the air is getting thin Once more my lungs gasp for air I wander into dreams and insanities Suffocating, not for air, but for a place of warmth Shine your face down from the sky And break through the storm Giving life to all you see You’ll know my nightmares are really coming true Your lack of empathy, It is revealed within your eyes and it scares me Reasoned insanity! Did you forget what held you down so quickly? Passing the buck along, You give up now? Just within sight? You coward! My pity goes to you, You vicious Wight. You dug your grave, now sleep inside. Seeking a memory Open your eyes ‘cause you’re looking for a way To find all that we seek Amaterasu, guiding our sight through the day You are such a shining star, Yet burning hotter than you ever needed to Giving nothing to a world that’s gasping for air and hope, Instead of dying alone Look down upon your world A world that’s shining bright Just hold us in your arms, sunlight Your childish fantasies, They hold you down within their reach, and they’ll kill you. I have no sympathy, For all you try they see the lies so clearly I want no more of this, I’m done with you, you sycophant. Save yourself! I feel it coming now, The end of you. The end of all the agony. Sun in the Sky, will you shine bright? Give light to all until Night Falls Seeking a memory Open your eyes ‘cause you’re looking for a way To find all that we seek Amaterasu, guiding our sight through the day Now darkness upon me, No longer shining, still, I will not fail! Do you hear them crying? Crying out in the night? Now it’s within our sight Sun in the Sky
5.
The king is a fool and the fool who follows His heart is hollow he'll kill tomorrow He gives then he takes, and he takes another Piece of your heart then he rips you apart His mind is closed, he has no mercy ‘Cause in his mind there's no one worthy Yet he ignores the screams below him The king before is to blame Foolish boys plant seeds in bad soil And foolish men tell them "do it again". Mothers cry while daughters lie In beds of kings with impossible dreams You’ll see The king is a fool 'cause the fools who taught him Gave him power but no perspective. He doesn't know better, he lives in a castle Without windows to see so he doesn't believe Don't close your eyes! Lock up your daughters! They come at night, they come to slaughter! They'll take your sons, indoctrinate them, Arm them with guns! To what end? Foolish boys plant seeds in dead soil And foolish men scream "do it again". Mothers cry while daughters die In the arms of kings with sickening dreams Foolish sons lose wars already won, And foolish fathers follow there after. Mothers weep while daughters sell themselves cheap To the princes who grow into kings or sheep.
6.
Looking down from the sky On your chariot on high, so white Shining like the sun we are… Little people on a little world Let our minds unfurl Hopelessly falling through the universe This immortal sword Chariot of seven in heaven Many names same face different place Shining like the sun, Surya Little people on a little world Let our minds unfurl Hopelessly falling through the universe This immortal sword Surya spare us And like a furnace the temper devours A darkened complexion, a shadow to escape you The heat is unbearable Nine divine, live a lie Find and unwind, petrified Nine divine, cry and divide Who could survive the Sun in the Sky? Little people on a little world Let our minds unfurl Hopelessly falling through the universe This immortal sword Sun in the Sky
7.
When I unravel all my thoughts on life I am astounded by all the lies We tell ourselves each and every day. We say we do not need anything but hate Have you considered all of us are cursed? Cursed with a longing to never reach The end of the story we are all living All our hopes and dreams are our undoing Unraveled at the start When you take all their pride away they say They can't feel love inside their hearts, so they pray. Pray to their demons and their gods who stay in shadows, So they don't have to help their prey. Have you considered all of us are cursed? Cursed with a longing to never reach The end of the story we are all living All our hopes and dreams are our undoing Unraveled at the start Don't you close your eyes The light won't blind you, nor will it define you. The night surrounds us in desires So we don't see the darkness creeping in to our souls. When you were a child you never liked the night. What has changed since then? Now you live in the darkness. Shadows closing in, where do they begin? Have you considered all of us are cursed? Cursed with a longing to never reach The end of the story we are all living All our hopes and dreams are our undoing Unraveled at the start
8.
Assault 04:24
Plastic soldiers in the dark, Primed to strike on their behalf. Ready your arms and wait for the call Rank and file that rise and fall These are not the words you're looking for And the distance you created Gives me purpose, gives me structure So I can weather this assault Torn asunder bodies lie in hollow graves, A wasted life. Battles continue infinite cost New marionettes replace the lost These are not the words you're looking for And the distance you created Gives me purpose, gives me structure So I can weather this assault I need to weather this assault! My mind in turmoil! All the things I knew for sure are gone In the blink of an eye! Why did you take me there to the precipice? How did I not see this was the end game? Why did you back me into a corner? Even when I know you are to blame! You gave me purpose, and you gave me structure Those were not the words you were looking for And the distance you created Gave me purpose, gave me structure, So I could continue without you And the words you were looking for, And the world we had created Gave us purpose, gave us structure. So we could weather this assault These are not the words
9.
At the Close 03:54
A spark goes out in me A piece is missing Proxies for empathy I know your name Here at the depths of the decay We insulate to numb the pain Our hands they built this effigy, United in our apathy. The guilt rises in my heart A hint of hope The fire tears me apart I am alone Here at the depths of the decay We insulate to numb the pain Our hands they built this effigy, United in our apathy. Here the fire starts, in my anguished heart. Hear our worlds unwind, fracture, and unbind. (we are one of a kind) Here at the depths of the decay We insulate to numb the pain Our hands they built this effigy, United in our apathy. Here the fire starts (we are one of a kind) Here the fire starts (we are of one mind) Here the fire starts (we are one and the same) Here the fire starts (we are one in our shame)
10.
Eunoia 00:58
11.
They came to us one day They said that we should pray, And if we did our sins would go away. They lied to get ahead, lay in our daughter’s beds. Until we discovered their deception Raise your swords! We won't be ignored! This is War! Who do you fight for? Appease them if you will, it will not help your case. They will ignore you still, They don't care for your fate! It's all a game to them, the blood it isn't theirs. They'll lead you to your end. This is goodbye my friend! Indifferent to the pain We're at the edge again, This isn't where we want to be my friend The possibilities and questions we don't see. Where are all the answers to set us free? The strings that we've attached Rip the skin from our back We did this to ourselves what fools we are! The puppet masters laugh, we hurt on their behalf. The killing fields are covered in our blood. This is War! Who do you fight for? Deny it all you want, this is a fight for life. The sage and the savant take sides, But no one's right. The battle lines are drawn, The pieces on the board. Are we all just their pawns? Will their crimes be ignored? Appease them if you can, It will not help your fate They will not take a stand, They destroy not create It's all a game to them, The blood it's ours not theirs They'll kill us all my friend! They'll lead us to our end Deny it all you want, we're in a fight for life The sage and the savant hide demons in the light The battle lines are drawn, We're pieces on their board We all are just their pawns, Their crimes can't be ignored!
12.
Dying Fire 13:28
Why oh why can't I control this urge, it compels me. This isn't love it's desire my friend. Desire! Uncontrollable, insatiable, I’m dangerous! What is this feeling the spiral down Psychosis brewing, the pressure mounts Feels like it's ending, my world unwinds Drowning in myself, can't you be kind? Why are you leaving, are you afraid? Is there no time for the things unsaid? This doesn't hurt you, it's my own grave I dug it myself, I don't expect to be saved This isn't who I am, unraveling at the seams Collapsing sanity, and gone are all my dreams This isn't what I am, A danger to the world A danger to myself, The facade of me fades You were my whole life, you set me alight Then watched me scream and shout, you watched my fire burn out! This isn't what I was, this person you perceived This hazard to your heart, A foil to what you need This isn't what I am! Can't you see? Who are you fooling, it isn't me It wasn't love anymore you see This fool isn't fooled by your platitudes My gratitude to you with attitude Look me in the eye you vicious wight Leaving me selfishly with my plight I fight for my sanity every day But you paid my soldiers to run away Run you cowards run away I am not a demon, nor person to be saved Though I am broken don't dig my grave I craved your passion for me, it wasn't healthy I wanted more than you had to give to me I now know what you can get away with Watching lucidity fall apart Storybook endings we always dreamed of ended when stabbing me through the heart This is who I am, oh can't you feel my rage that consumes all I touch and all I taste it tastes like love. Love that's burned by hate. My rage it burned it all! Burn it all to the ground Stoke the fire to keep me alive Fan the flames of my disgrace This isn't fantasy! This world that I created I am a complete person, I am not just a dream Happiness at last, personal entropy I've found the pieces missing, my darkness in the past We can't be alone in this universe so expansive. Then why do you say that I fulfill the embodiment of evil I am not your demon, a hindrance to your heart I am a person, don't tear me apart I am full of love to give, stop trying to take that away This is my life to live, I have plenty to say Grab on tight, I am out of here, grab a light set the fires Watch them burn, burn our castles down, I am not afraid any more Run away from the dying fire, cowards run till the war is won Sharpened swords and loaded guns, I am not afraid of empty words Watched my fire dying out, watched my walls coming down You're not welcome here you put my fire out, fought a war against me Betrayed all that we built, then you quenched the fire you put in me Burn, I burn! I burn so bright! Burn, I burn! So bright, I must be alive!

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released December 12, 2018

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