by Rise Of The Ziggurat

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The 15th release from Rise Of The Ziggurat.


released April 8, 2017

Music - Mike
Art - Daz
Additional mixing on AOK - Gary
Bass Guitar on AOK - Adam
Backing vocals on Illusion and An Awkward Phase - Sarah
Guitar solo on Legacy - Gazz
Mastered by Audio Animals


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Track Name: Illusion
It's been a pleasure to see
Absent singularity
A world of your own happiness
No mention of older distress

All is at one
Float between the stars and the sun
Hollow wind chimes
Earth spinning lost
With no where else to go but to cross
This beautiful show

Embrace all time
Your illusion not mine
I'm not ready to separate
Please for me
Just wait

There's so much more to explore
An idea you'll come to adore

Everything ends
First to zero
Please don't pretend
To be some hero
Track Name: An Awkward Phase
Things may have changed now but still understand,
That was a time that we could not have planned
Risking it all whilst just lying in trees
Every leaf holds my old memories
Branches that arc can cause uncertainty
I’m still surprised that you are here with me
Things may have changed but my feelings remain the same

Beneath the pinching crocodile so quick to lay the blame
A quiet life would be prefered to escape each little shame

But wounds won't begin to heal till the weakness is cut free
There may not be an answer in my eyes but you can still trust me

I'm afraid it has been difficult to wear this painted smile
To interact more socially, it's really not my style
I’ve spent so many years on these walls and you will not break them down
The best years have come and they've gone and now nobody's around

I bet that you have some better things to do
I wish that i had something else to do

Photographs may represent the memories we shared
A tiny piece of history to remember that we cared
But I’ll still close my eyes because somethings I'd rather forget
Despite what may happen some things are just better unsaid

I felt before that you'd never understand
That if i fell there would be nowhere safe to land.
A silent promise that we would go our separate ways
Because i believed it was just an awkward phase

That's lasted a long long time
Track Name: AOK
It's an easy way out
But it's no plan B
Its so hard to pretend
But this 'aint meant for me
It seems so obvious
Because we should have know
That ignorance is strength
When you are alone

And at last to simplify
The errors of our ways
To fall into regimes
and dream of better days
Clock stops then we drift away
Everything is AOK.

Mark up the straight lines
The rules have disappeared
Begin to ask more questions
Through the pretence of being feared

And understand once more
Understand once more
Concocted all these lies
On these we go to war
Sit there in a bubble
and try to ignore

A mistress is amongst us
Silent in the air
She preys upon my weaknesses
And don't think I don't care
I would rustle up and army
If I was prepared

Reluctant to partake in these little games
We should settle for more
Your beautiful mind it deserves to be saved
We are not your whore
I will not accept that they all died in vein
Face down in the mud
An abstract decision
Where questions remain

Absorbed by the blood
Track Name: Legacy
Now your reigns at an end, I bid you farewell old friend

We should have been laughing together, but you got tired

I waited all day for the news, the battle I knew you would lose

We may not be perfect, but I thought we were stronger than this

Im struggling hard to forget, mistakes I’ve tendered,

But we were on top and achievements, will be remembered

First past the post in a race, that no one wants to win

Everything's quieter now, again.

It will take us some time to adjust, It does when your spirits been crushed

Forever stuck in a loop, of indecision

I based myself right on your verse, but sometimes at odds with the first

Time I had to stand my ground, and learn hard lessons

I wish you could see me now, would I be worthy?

You were the best and I’m lucky, I got you early

The final piece of the puzzle that cannot be, replaced

But no one can touch you now,

You’re safe.