01: NEON DREAMING

This is never going to stop
Until everything is camouflaged
I look up, see luminosity
As lights begin to flood into our already-burning eyes

What is this?
These colours fill my vision
Saturating memories of false precision

To find a way we’ll take this and abide
We break away to reach the other side
And we can’t resist an urge to exist in disguise
Show me what it’s like to dream neon light

We live inside a machine
A slow dependency creeping in
And I am now aware
Just close your eyes
And you will see what was always there

Seeing another world
Just let yourself be true
Don’t speak out another word
With neon all around
There’s nothing else in view

We’re scared of something
Subdued and crushing
Perfection was always so misunderstood to me
And now the prey is hunted
Afraid of nothing
Seeing through the grey
Fluorescence pulls you free

We fall into another wasted design
But it’s all we know and are
Self-preservation was the final desire
Now its final like the stars

To find a way we’ll take this and abide
We break away to reach the other side
And we can’t resist an urge to exist in disguise
Show me what it’s like
To find a way we’ll take this and abide
We break away to reach the other side
And we can’t resist an urge to exist in disguise
Show me what it’s like to read the signs
It’s all for you

We fall into another wasted design
But it’s all we are
Self-preservation was always something you said would get easier

 

 

02: HOLLOW HEART

Allured by distant memory
I walk beyond the sky and mountains
It ceases to exist in me
But I won’t let it show
With this hollow heart

But we’ll keep on fighting to the end
Our truth is known
Can’t you see it’s human grown?
This comfort forms a wave that pulls me down
As the king waits for the crown
With this hollow heart

Dissolving in reality
It’s dark pool overflows
Keep the inner feelings down
But I won’t let it show
With this hollow heart
We’re nothing but fragments

And we’ll keep on fighting to the end
Our truth is known
Can’t you see it’s human grown?
This comfort forms a wave that pulls me down
As the king waits for the crown
I’ve been waiting just to feel the burst again
A feeling to contain In this hollow heart

 

 

03: THE CONVINCER

They watched you from afar
But close enough to taste
They saw everything that you did
That put you in this place

This hollow sun has set
Beneath a falling star
I wonder what you are

They tried to let you know
Afraid to leave the world below
Just show me who you are
Survive a sense of pride
Whether it’s laugh or cry
It’s showing what you are

Stage, rate, validate

Those wires should carry you
But they brought you to your knees
This fear is something new to you
A paradigm diseased

But could this be the new distraction?
To follow and obey
Endless we see that fear in your eyes
That there is no sweeter prize

One chance, one life
A helpless cry
For change, remove
The myth, the lie
You search, you seek
But cannot find
The buzz, the bite
It won’t be kind
What glitters doesn’t always shine
That little part of you is mine

And here tonight
No need to hide
Whether it’s laugh or cry
Just show me who you are

They tried to let you know
Afraid to leave the world below
Just show me who you are
Survive a sense of pride
Whether it’s laugh or cry
It’s showing what you are

Stage, rate, validate

 

 

04: KEYFRAMES

When it all begins to fall
Learn to cut the safety cord
When all that you desire
Is to live within a timeless void
Where are you?
When you’ve lost the grip you’ll fall
But its a seventh sense
When you find the strength to go on

A moment to hide
When the fingers click
I pause a lifetime
Let everything stop
Now you understand
We can disappear in time
And would you?
But where would you return?
It’s like a second chance
But one sacrifice
Time stops while you move on

Fragments of time
How it flows like sand
Through broken hands

Forward!
I’ve stopped the time
And longed for this escape
Frozen inside
But here I still aspirate
No consequence, no pretence
Language has no use
There’s nothing left to say
I slip away
And could you ever tell that I was even gone?
For now I walk
Forward alone

Learn to cut the safety cord

 

 

05: ASCENT

Staring at the sun
It’s burning everyone
A mystery unmasking me
A flow of dramamine
Echoes the heart machine
Just close your eyes
Reach further heights
And ascend

Know this is not the end
Just taken to sky
Under watchful eye
No laws to abide this time

Visions that I could be the one to elevate
To fly away
And I’m hoping that I soar
Into the seven skies up above
And let go of the earth

No matter how close to stars I get
I’m still reaching out

Know this is not the end
Just taken to sky
Under watchful eye
No laws to abide this time
Wrapped in total solitude
Hoping that we all fall away

Visions that I could be the one to elevate
To fly away
I am hoping that I soar
Into the seven skies up above
You let go of the earth

Though we are miles above
Still trying to reach the sun
We cohere

Staring at the sun
It’s burning everyone
A mystery unmasking me
I ascend

 

 

06: SATURATION

We’ve been blind so long
These colours just seem so wrong
And how can we believe that we belong?
Do we belong?
Do we belong?

I will run away
To isolate
Slipping in and out of colour
We dissipate
In complicated worlds of distraction
Far away, we’re sovereign
Here, we’re forgotten
But I don’t believe that anymore
These shades were there before

It hypnotised
You were the opening of my eyes
And I realise how the story goes
I saturate to let it go
We’ve been blind so long
These colours just seem so wrong
Do we belong?
Do we belong?

 

 

07: PROXY

Mesmerised by hidden signs
We’re caught in the headlights
An instinct from within
Slips away, watch it ricochet
Through eyes of disarray
We’ve formed a second skin
Now modified, we multiply
Living to comply
New history begins

Overthrow
We’ve waited for this moment far too long
We are the threat to your position on the throne
This sedated world is now gripped by the throat
These parasites have been unleashed
And we’re the host

Are we free or is this a dream?
Ignoring distant screams
We’re seeking our desires
How the prey get led astray
Will we turn away
When our hearts are set on fire?
Pacified not purified
Our minds are tranquilised
Nothing will inspire

Overthrow
We’ve waited for this moment far too long
We are the threat to your position on the throne
This sedated world is now gripped by the throat
These parasites have been unleashed
And we’re the host
We are the host

Fear is just another dirty tool they use
To keep us all inside the lines they choose

Overthrow
We’ve waited for this moment far too long
We are the threat to your position on the throne
This sedated world is now gripped by the throat
These parasites have been unleashed
And we’re the host

 

 

08: STATES OF DECAY

I’ve been searching for the reason
Seeking what it was that came undone
Living life within a shadow
This is more than anyone should take

I tried to find myself again
To learn what I’ve become
This is not a defeat
This is honesty
The fires will burn to warn the numb
And I wonder if you feel the same?

You could know a real harmony
But you’d just throw it all away
You’re cutting out the final part of me
Just to just throw it all away

And I will roam the dark
Endlessly searching
For something that’s not there
Totally helpless

In this light I taste the fear in you
Don’t you ever fade away
Feeling like there’s a glimpse of me in you
That never fades away

You could know a real harmony
But you’d just throw it all away
You’re cutting out the final part of me
Just to just throw it all away

I tried to find myself again
To learn what I’ve become

 

 

09: INFINITE WORLD

We can dream in every spectrum of colour
We can grasp the equinox of the sun
But we question our senses in the light
Far away from the scenic landscapes of your onyx eyes

I am refracted
Then look inside
To find interiors soaked in darkness
We’re moving forwards
Observed at distance
Reality shows skies as starless

Don’t speak
Now you’re listening
I’ve been waiting here
Ready for this moment to disappear
Into the atmosphere
For if this is real
I don’t want to feel
Or see what’s revealed
The world is collective
Of different perspectives
Different perspectives

We’ll fall forever
As worlds collide
Assimilated and persistent
Defining barriers to feel resistance
Reality forms our existence

Through our eyes
We live in an infinite world
Through our eyes
We live in an infinite world

Don’t speak
Now you’re listening
I’ve been waiting here
Ready for this moment to disappear
Into the atmosphere
For if this is real
I don’t want to feel
Or see what’s revealed
The world is collective
Of different perspectives
Different perspectives

I am refracted

 

 

10: ELEVATION

My thoughts are in an endless swirl
As the edges crystallise
Designed to leave the sky unfurled
There’s a fire within our eyes

I devoured all the power to redeem
An unspoken treasure
And an ocean of emotion fills the dream
But how much further do we have to climb?

And as the darkness appears we arise

A steady stream of silence flows
Like a blanket of illusion
Covering and smothering
The senses are in much confusion
In this state, I fly away
The ground no longer supports my weight
While I explore that hidden door
The air I hold in my lungs is absorbed

Ascend to greater heights
I am no longer in sight

My thoughts are in an endless swirl
As the edges crystallise
Designed to leave the sky unfurled
There’s a fire within our eyes

Elevation, a sensation in the sky
It feeds the pressure
Its’ credentials of potential magnified
Suspended in a land of dark outlines

We arise and vapourise

My thoughts are in an endless swirl
As the edges crystallise
Designed to leave the sky unfurled
There’s a fire within our eyes

I’m burning up inside
Will I fractalise?
This shape of fortune
I’m turning up the light
See it amplified
I seek shelter in you

Is there a line you can see?
Do you seek for answers in the wrong place?
Or it is something you’re aiming to be?
Don’t bury your background it made you see
All the ways you can talk
All the ways you can walk
Believe me when I say
A new beginning, it hurts
Promise you it is worth it
The elevation will come before you take a turn

Out of the entropy
Is this the end of me?
A fabric necessity
Conquer reality
And finally I know
All that it takes to grow
Was this just all mirage?
Now everything is camouflaged

 

 

Lyrics by Phil Owen. Guest lyrics on ‘Elevation’ by White Dove.
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