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In the Passing Light of Day

(2017)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresProgressive Metal
LabelsInsideOut Music
Album rating :  86.7 / 100
Votes :  6
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In the Passing Light of Day Lyrics

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1. On a Tuesday (10:22)
I was born in this building
It was the first Tuesday I had ever seen
And if I live to see tomorrow
It will be my Tuesday number: 2119

How life has its way of turning your best suits the wrong way
As if to smile and say:
"I feast on the irony my friend
I'm come-what-may

And it might just be, my friend
That this is your unlucky day
Will you change?
What would you give to stay?"
Will I change?
I honestly can't say
I have no promises to trade
For the Lord of come-what-may
To provide me with another day
Every promise that I make
Is a promise I might break

The things we humans say to survive
The promises we make
The lies we tell
The vows we take
The battles we all win to survive
Prices we will pay
Though we all know
We will lose one day

Life is a ride, they say
But there are tickets I will never pay
I'm afraid there'll be no vow today
For any God of come-what-may

You let me live
You let me die
For what I am right here and now
Nothing more than all I am today
I close my eyes...
I do not pray

Promises, they tempt me too
Will I change?
I won't be that fool
Maybe for a day, a week
Maybe two
I'm a dreamer physicist
A manchild escapist
The face of death won't make me an evangelist
I close my hands
Not in prayer
Not in prayer
Into fists

I lost the will

The things we humans say to survive
The promises we make
The lies we tell
The vows we take
The battles we all win to survive
Prices we will pay
Though we will lose
Either way

(x3) I lost the will
I lost the way
I haven't lost the faith
It's just lost in me

I lost the will...

The things that we must say
To pretend
This passing light of day
Is not the end
Is not the end

The things
That we all say
To be saved
The things that we will trade
Just give away
For one more day
We'll smile and tell
Sweet lies
To chase away
The shadows that play
Cast
By the passing light of day
2. Tongue of God (4:53)
I cry in the shower
And smile in the bed
I cry in the shower
And smile in the bed
I cry in the shower
And smile in the bed
I cry in the shower
And smile in the bed

"Don't be afraid"
I hear people say
As if it will let me live
If I'm just brave
Then the clouds of death
Would simply draw away

(I cry in the shower
And smile in the bed)

The things that the living tell
The not dead
If you only heard them
As they sound in my head
If you only heard them
From this bed

What's on your mind, God?
Spit it out!

Tongue of God
Lip my grin
Run your tip over my back skin
I'm not your kissing kin
Tongue of God
Lick me clean on the inside
We were never kissing kin

God loves a jester
God loves a joke
God loves a jester
God loves a joke

I may be stubborn and headstrong
But you know I mean well
Too demanding to call up
But too good for Hell
So if you don't love me I might still be OK
Still have enough spine to serve a punchline

What's on your tongue, God?
Spit it out
What's that in your mouth?
Spit!
It!
Out!

Tongue of God
Lip my grin
Run your tip over my back skin
I'm not your kissing kin
Tongue of God
Lash right in
Lick me clean on the inside
We were never kissing

Tongue of God
Lip my grin
Run your tip over my back skin
I'm not your kissing kin
Tongue of God
Lash right in
Lick me clean on the inside
We were never kissing kin

I cry in the shower
And smile in the bed
I cry in the shower
And smile in the bed
I die in the shower
I live in the bed
I cry in the shower
I scream in my head
3. Meaningless (4:47)
I still smell of sweat
still the scent of my giving in
tried to feel regret
but I wanted to stay on my skin.
I still fantasize
Close my eyes to the wrong again
still those "fuck me" eyes
as I'm licking the palm of my hand.

How the hell am I supposed to keep myself
when you are so damn far away
and everything feels meaningless and I am not mine.

I still smell of sex
still her taste on my fingertips
Try to feel remorse
But it's hard with her wet on my lips.

I need something of my own
something with a locked door.
A room just for me alone
something that I can control.
I need something of my own
I need something cutting to the bone
I need something that is mine
If that must be guilt then fine.
I wanted something nice and fine
this guilt is a hole but it's mine.
I wanted something nice
this guilt is a hole but it's mine.
4. Silent Gold (3:23)
Push me over
Make me shiver
You're my cover
Let your river flow
Flow
Flow going high and low

Leave me open
Leave me fretless
Peel my cold skin
Make me reckless
Run
Run
Run for the morning sun

Baby, wrap me in your silent gold
Let the saddest story be untold
Baby, anywhere you go
Anything you do
Is home
Is gold

Take my body
Make it holy
As once you asked me, baby
"How do you roll with God?"
God?
God is what we do now

(x2) Baby, wrap me in your silent gold
Let the saddest story be untold
Baby, anywhere you go
Anything you do
Is home
Is gold
5. Full Throttle Tribe (9:05)
I never signed onto this mankind
No color, race or creed felt truly mine
Never had a country or a flag
And never had a culture, kin or kind

I could never really belong
Too loud
Too wild
Too silent or too shy
Too everything is what defines my mind

I've throttled back
I've dialed myself down
I'm done with that
I built myself a sun

Will you follow me?
Will you follow me?

This will be my tribe, my family
This will be my flag and nation
This will be my creed, my legacy
Will you follow me?
This will be my tribe, my family
This will be my generation
This will be my life, my legacy
Will you follow me?

With me, I promise you will see
Things that your friends never get to see
I'll be too much
There will be no enough
But we'll set the flame to everything we touch

I'll take it too far and drive it too hard
We'll fall
And find ourselves alone
Down on red with no way to get home
A reckless ride
But it'll be worthwhile
You'll remember it with longing and with pride

Will you follow me?

This will be my tribe, my family
This will be my flag and nation
This will be my creed, my legacy
Will you follow me?
This will be my tribe, my family
This will be my flag and nation
This will be my creed, my legacy
Will you follow me?

Out there
People wait and cheer
While I'm stuck here
Behind this empty stare

I turn the shower tap
Turn it all the way up
To burn this soul away
I lost a dream today
Lost thirty years today

(x2) This has been my tribe, my family
This has been my flag and nation
This has been my creed, my legacy
Will you follow me?
Now it's only me
This has been my tribe, my family
This has been my generation
This has been my life, my legacy
Will you follow me?
6. Reasons (4:45)
These are the reasons
These are the reasons
These are the reasons
The reasons
These are the reasons
These are the reasons
These are the reasons
The reasons

[Verse 1]
"Are you true?"
True to me or you
"Are you free?"
I thought I used to be
"Are you mine?"
You know I'll always be
"Are you happy?"
Well... Are you blind?

"Are we through?"
Because of me or you?
"Are we free?"
There're so many ways to be
"Are you mine?"
You know that I will always be
"Are we happy?"
As if anyone could ever be

These are the reasons
These are the reasons
These are the reasons
The reasons
These are the reasons
These are the reasons
These are the reasons
The reasons

ONE
Because you fill me up with disgust!
TWO
Because you wear me down!
THREE
Because you don't understand me!
FOUR
Because I hate every motherfucking word you say!

"Are we true?"
To neither me, nor you
"Are we free?"
There're too many ways to be
"Is this love?"
The greatest one I've ever seen
"Will it last?"
Well, there are the reasons:

FIVE
Because I fill you up with disgust!
SIX
Because I wear you down!
SEVEN
Because I don't understand you!
EIGHT
Because you loathe every motherfucking word I say!

These are the reasons
These are the reasons
These are the reasons
The reasons

"Are we true?"
(These are the reasons)
True to me or you?

NINE
TEN
TEN
TEN
Eleven
7. Angels of Broken Things (6:24)
Sheets of spotless white
Voices fading out
Thoughts are growing dim
As my longest night begins

A dry taste of morphine
Fluorescent lights all gleam
I'm stuck beneath my mind
This isn't my night

Fallen angels
Spread your wings
Take me from this
World of broken things

Fallen angels
Let your wings take me
From this bed of thoughts and dreams
Even sleep is full of broken things

I'm settling the score
I have been here before
Then I was in that door
Just cursing the

Fallen angels
Spread your wings
Fly me across the
Seas of burning things
Pills and needles
Tears and stings
Fallen angels
Save me
From these things

Give me black
Put nothing in my dreams
8. The Taming of a Beast (6:33)
Some nights I just feel this need to run
Some nights I just wanna burn to death just like the sun
Some nights I just long to lose control
Some nights I just wish for destiny to touch my soul

It's the feeling that it's all
Too safe and sound
And I need something to shake me up
Or strike me to the ground
A storm to come
And root me up
And let me run
To burn my wings or touch the sun
So let me fly
Just let me fall
Just let it come

I want to taste it all

I wanna falter and fall
I wanna run from civility
The flags of morality
Just go with the wild in me
Regardless of nation, creed, or policy
Just pulling you close to me
Just peel off this thin skin of humanity

Sometimes I feel
The beast is the best in me

It's not that I don't want what I have
It's not that I ever want to make anybody sad
It's not that I want to hurt myself…no
But some things are better broken than left on the shelf

It's the hunger and the restlessness that call
A sweet vertigo of lust enticing me
To take the fall
So lock me up
Just chain me down
And build a wall
Destroy the wolf and break his crown
Just file his claws and pull his teeth
'Cause when I'm free

I'm gonna taste you all

I'm gonna falter and fall
I wanna give up my dignity
Give in to iniquity
Sleep with my enemy
Explode like a sun and become pure gravity
Just pulling you into me
It takes everything to refill me

Sometimes I feel
The beast gets the best of me
The beast gets the best of me

And don’t think too much about the ones who’ll burn
Every Icarus has had his chance to turn

To burn
To run
To fall
To fall
To turn

It's not for everyone
To touch the sun
You must let them fly
Just let the wild ones run

Just stay safely on the ground
Just give me all
I'll give you more
Just let me roam
Unlock the door
Release the beast
Just set me free
Cover your eyes!
9. If This Is the End (6:03)
Tell me my friend
If this is the end
For once do we
Make amends
And all has been weighed
Measured and paid
No aces left
No prayers prayed

I've hidden your knives
I've cut down your ropes
I flushed your pills
To save your life

Flowers are dead
Petals all spread
Over the pills
Aside my bed
We had our good run
Our days in the sun
So come what may

Fuck all they say
I want to stay

Stay
Stay
Stay
Stay
Stay

We had our good run
Our days in the sun
So come what may
The crap they say

Stay
Stay
Stay
Stay
Stay

I was born in this building
It was the first Tuesday I'd ever seen
And if I lived to see tomorrow
It would be my Tuesday number 2119

All has been weighed
All measured and paid
No aces left
No prayers prayed

Stay
God?
Is there something of my own?
Will I lock the door?
Is there something I can finally taken control of?
Is there something cutting to the bone?
Is there something cutting to my bone?
Oh!
Cutting to my bone?

Ahhh!
God!
God!
Ahhh!
Ooohh!
Ohhh!
10. The Passing Light of Day (15:31)
Though life has worn us down
Through sun and rain
Your eyes are still the same
Deep blue against all grey

"Love, don't be afraid"
They seem to say
"I'll be here for you all the way
My lover
My best friend"

Do you remember us?
That first January?
You had just turned nineteen
And I was to be twenty
We fed on politics and poetry
Two children fueled by unbroken dreams

You're watching me slowly slip away
Like the passing light of day
Watching the colors turn to grey
Like the passing light of day
The passing light of day

Better burn out, they say
Then fade away
Some candles last an hour
And others one full day

But I, I wanna be like the sun
That steady flame that burns on
And on
And still...

You're watching me slowly slip away
Like the passing light of day
We're watching the colors turning grey
In the passing light...

A lifetime since we met
That January
Two young kids feeding on politics
And poetry
Running on dreams

(Ending theme...)
Empires have fallen
Nations have been born
The heroes of our childhood
Dead, forgotten, or gone
But we still stand

All those times that I went away
All those times that I couldn't stay
Wish that I could give them back
Wish that I could give them back
All those times that I failed on you
All those times that I turned on you
Wish that I could take them back
Wish that I could take them back
Cos all those times are still here today
All those times they still hurt today
All those moments return today
All those times of "Another day"

You're watching me slowly slip away
Like the passing light of day
Watching our colors turning grey
Like the passing light of day

I need something new
If I could start anew
Would it be the same?
I need something new
To feel whole again
(If I only knew)
I will see this through
I need something new
Take me home again
(If I only knew)

All those people who worried us
All those things that were hurting us
None of that can reach me now
None of that can reach me now
All the darkness we thought about
All those things that we fought about
None of that can touch me now
None of that can touch me now
Cos that matters is here today
All the thoughts that I think today
Every word that we say today
Every second alive today

We're all burning out, fading away
Like the passing light of day
We are watching the colors turning grey
In the passing light of day
We may wish we could run
Just walk away
From this passing light of day
But at some point we needed to stop
And say
It's OK
It's OK

"My love, don't be afraid"
I hear you say
"I'll be here for you all the way"
And I just wish that I could smile and say:
“Baby, hey
I'm in too much pain to feel afraid
My lover
My best friend"

Lover
Best friend

I'm watching it slowly slip away
Like the passing light of day
Watching the colors turning gray
In the passing light of day
And although I wish
That I could stay
It somehow strangely feels OK
It is what it is
I'll find my way
Through this passing light...
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