Equivalence (Remastered)

by NYN

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When the darkness fills our eyes And we see the pain within We clash with our own fate Though sorrow makes us bleak And claws into our veins We stand and let it bleed To drown our agony Get drunk with aching glee Salvation from the pain Hope is not in vain The shadow won't prevail If you never let it in Or so you tell yourself You can't let it win Day by day you break And pick the pieces up Put it back together Even if they slash your hands One step forward each day Just don't ever look back But when it all becomes easier Then you collide with the sun Shadows weave your way Breaking every reprieve When you think it's done You collide with the sun Striving for reprieve Darkness is your grave Do not stray away Bittersweet is pain Moments of brightness absolve Eternity of darkness drowns Fly away from grief Fall and cripple your dreams Striving for hope Collide with the sun
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Do you remember When it all used to be so simple? When the innocence of our dreams Was incorruptible? There was a place where we were sheltered from the darkness Then we had to grow out into the cold machines that churn like a disease upon our spark losing our touch with what made us unique Now to relive the spirit of the forest To become whole again like we used to The pain was numb back then It was there but we couldn’t perceive it As it choked our breath Like vines of corruption seeping within We used to listen to the song of the wind Feeling the breath of our souls within Now we need so much from our surroundings Satisfaction chained by a million bindings Do you remember When the song spoke to you And the swans carried you? Is your soul so charred and black that you can’t find your way back We’ll sing and dance Just like old times With no care or conscience Just serenity in the forest
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Our gaze shifts to the skies Under the disguise of the clouds in our eyes We try to find our direction but the darkness is such a grim distraction Our path in the galaxy set by the reactions of infinite abstractions The cosmic plans fall into black holes As our species veers from its souls When there is no way to go When we’ve lost to our own ego
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When the veil drops and all you see Is the naked truth of what you must be No way to escape the pain of ennui We will grow callouses as soldier on We can just hope That we can escape and the find the spirit that enlifts us As enchantments fail We taught ourselves to fall And without hope we will Little constructs of lies that we build All the dreams that we left unfulfilled The blood from our sins building up As our frustated psyche erupts

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This is a love letter to the 90s era of melodeath from the greats, like In Flames, Dark Tranquillity and Insomnium. The original recordings were lost, so the remaster was done from Bandcamp downloads by Anthony DiGiacomo.

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released January 19, 2020

All music and lyrics by Noyan. Original mixing & mastering by Noyan, remastered by Anthony DiGiacomo.

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