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Illusion (EP)

by Rise Of The Ziggurat

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Illusion 05:26
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
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
AOK 05:51
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 days days Clock stops then we drift away away 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
Legacy 03:29
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.


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
Aly Frank - Piano arrangement and performance

Mastered by Audio Animals


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