Illumine

by Sky Signals

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released December 12, 2018

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We are a 6-piece Progressive Metal outfit from Sydney, Australia.

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Track Name: Burning Wings
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)
Track Name: Silent Dreams
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)
Track Name: Shattered Visions
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
Track Name: Amaterasu
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
Track Name: The King is a Fool
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.
Track Name: Chariot of Nine
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
Track Name: Shadows of Life
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
Track Name: Assault
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
Track Name: At the Close
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)
Track Name: The Sage and the Savant
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!
Track Name: Dying Fire
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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