Closer to Daylight

by Soul Secret

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1.
Checkmate 05:51
Sacrifice has no hope Has the system failed? Cities and countries destroyed A complete surprise God has been blinded forever For the love of Heaven, forgive them Do not believe in words No more faith Running through the swamps Living days without hope and silence Trying to stay alive Someone chose how to come to our end Silent darkness will invade the world System could corrupt my head Searching for salvation There's no reason for madness We live like prisoners Suffering and in agony Dream of flying abroad where there are no rules imposed I'm searching a bright new soul Often there are no winners We're just pieces inside this game Every move, every gambit, aims only to rust my soul Silent darkness will invade the world Searching for salvation There's no reason for madness We live like prisoners Suffering and in agony Dream of flying abroad where there are no rules imposed I'm waiting the checkmate
2.
River's Edge 06:48
Cannot forget how so far I lost my target sinking here Boring moments filled my life I tried to find mistakes My mind is haunted by demons Evil revolves around me I stop understanding I'm asking for help, but the arrival is far away Let me live in this dark corner I sleep in silent shades Fighting the river It's suffering I feel The shape of your hand is engraved in the heart Just free me from my past, a living death A constant struggle I'm living inside my head I can't bear this - can you hear this desperate cry? Covering distance, but far from my home I am From the depths are coming beasts hunting my hope Never ending this growing fear God, every feeling is just a dream Remember to learn, remember this soul Remember everything, my friend Fighting the river It's suffering I feel The shape of your hand is engraved inside my heart Erase my past Fighting the river It's suffering I feel The shape of your hand is engraved inside my heart Erase my past
3.
If 03:47
I can feel down the streets You left silence by my side The winter I see is the same winter I feel Everything we did... Everything we felt... Waking up night after night Searching for you inside our bed Hoping to find your hand again or just your hair to stroke Everything we did... Everything we felt... (Forgive me) If only time could run back now (Forget me) Facing the adverse wind of certain fate I would remain in your arms one last time still I read again those black words They're like thorns around my heart I will remain here to feel the pain again Everything we did Everything we felt (Forgive me) If only time could run back now (Forget me) Facing the adverse wind of certain fate I would remain in your arms one last time (Forgive me) I would remain in your arms one last time (Forgive me) If only time could run back now (Forget me) Facing the adverse wind of certain fate I would remain in your arms one last time One last time
4.
The Shelter 07:52
They wait for me, standing apart Wearing a white-dyed coat Looks like a trial by jury Have I been charged by all of them? A woman from the background tries to speak some words, and step by step, that whisper comes into my ears: "Follow me, and then you'll see it's just a reverie" Just a reverie! Sometimes we feel unsure that life will reserve the best for us, and all our waking dreams are just a memory It's up to us to build up our home, our shelter and our church A hot lap where I can feel welcome back Nothing never changes unless you understand Out there, no rope is near that you can hang on to help yourself A scissors' army is ready to slash the rest Restive and never peaceful You just don't like your state of mind I'll be the honey that will sweeten a sleepless night I will introduce you into my world Don't be scared, believe me You can be, you can be just as you are Follow me down "Welcome into my shelter See how stars are brighter from here Lights won't fade during darkness, and my hand will hurt, but won't let you go" "Welcome into my shelter See how stars are brighter from here Lights won't fade during darkness, and my hand will hurt, but won't let you go"
5.
I remember the time when I was only a number for them Mishandled, I felt like I was just a pawl in the big machine I remember that no one was able to speak to me properly I remember how sad it was to wake up every morning I'll live by myself "Don't be afraid" I said Just a lie to carry on They teach me useless things Numbers reveal the real I want to escape from this golden cage The cross and his guest I am You've got no time to understand We're balanced on pillars of sand Alone we are until the end Higher, lower, my position is nowhere Bear my sins and love me beyond my heart and soul Years I passed among your friends just because our blood was the same Sister, I can't deny they helped me until I found my love Alicia, embrace me Make me feel loved Everything was so meaningless I can see how to reach the intersection to infinity I searched all life long Can't lose time, I feel hypnotized I'll decipher the message they sent From another world here to me In the south empire I rule I belong to God Hidden from wife, hidden from sons Working with codes they don't know Thoughts are racing fast from the Olympus to the Earth "Hail the Antarctic Emperor!" I'll walk on you all, I like to feel your heartbeat I know you fear me and I know you're right ...or am I wrong? The cross and his guest I am You've got no time to understand We're balanced on pillars of sand Alone we are until the end Higher, lower, my position is nowhere Bear my sins and love me beyond my heart and soul
6.
October 1917 03:33
Dark fields and dreams that frighten all Now listen! We all want to change our life We all want to make a common good That's real I came to light, I just followed a dream Confessed my ideals The reasons are passing forever Keep them in your heart I felt in my soul a breath of fear like scared man Everyone is equal here Everyone, just follow me I live a lie inside this fence I hope I will go on Walking out of here with my feet "Four legs good, two legs are bad" With this maxim, follow him up there I feel I'm folding now
7.
Now follow me, son of the Pig Trust me, I'll guide you and set you free Make a stand There is no evidence about my future Old Major spoke, sharing with us a dream and "Beasts of England" Here again I can't take anymore Face on the ground I'm saving our liberty Animalism philosophy I've got my brand-new faith I live a lie inside this fence I hope I will go on Walking out of here with my feet "Four legs good, two legs are bad" With this maxim, follow me up there You won't wear clothes, you won't sleep in a bed, and sorrows won't drown You won't hurt him Each one of you comply with the law Now drop the curtain I'm humanized I'm able to walk on my hind legs I'm made of "still" I live a lie inside this fence I hope I will go on Walking out of here with my feet "Four legs good, two legs bad" With this maxim, follow me up there Four legs good, two legs bad Four legs good, two legs bad... two legs better! You'll submit to me
8.
Aftermath 16:42
"Shock troops, take your positions." I recall how you gazed at me, telling me about love and endless dreams I want to embrace him Tonight, these thoughts are falling into lakes of tears Tonight, who's crying? The sunlight, clouds far away Am I saying goodbye to a world that I can't live in? The sunlight comes, clouds far away Am I saying farewell to this world I cannot live in? The dream is far, the pain is now I want to know why humankind's so cruel Dishonest, temperamental Enjoy the light through a dark shroud of war I remember times when it all began Saw my back and then my memory stopped the time Stopped the time between you and eternity, my dear My dear, I'm waiting here Changing the rules as they please, like a pawn You're just moved and get killed by checkmate Aren't you scared you're forgetting forever the shape of my lips? Oh my God, I just can't seem to trust you Did you forget one of your sons? I don't think it's all that I deserve Just waiting for the aftermath How much time do I have to wait to feel your love surrounding me again? You can't escape once you're inside this twisted game Running in circles, you'll be put back in again That night my hopes were there, deep in that lake of tears Tonight they are here, someday you'll be with me At peace with this whole world now Is it real or is it just an illusion? I read the paper's headline They say that this war will come to an end The aftermath is coming The afterglow this morning became a precious sunrise Yet my "farewell" now is a "goodbye" "Ground troops, report to your positions. Team Charlie to Commander: we're approaching the building. Is the target in sight? Affermative. Team Beta to Commander: we reached the rooftop. Commander to Team Beta: beware of that man with the white suit. We'll fix him. Commander to all troops: we are near the resolution. This is the chance we waited for a long time. Infiltrate into the building. Head into the main room. You know what to do after that. Good luck. Roger." Nothing's true what I believed They gave me just some sedatives Looking through the looking glass Today, I saw another me The sunlight comes, clouds far away Am I saying farewell to this world I cannot live in? The sunlight comes, clouds far away Am I saying farewell to a world that I can't live in? How can I sleep peaceful at night if you're not here? How can I live wasting my time without you? Did I do everything I could do to have you here beside me? Did I respect enough all blessings on my path? I am at peace with this world, or was it all an illusion? I read the paper's headline They said the war would be over Will I now reach that finishing line I saw a long, long time ago? And understand that in the end it all was staged? Come back here Come back, my love Begging God 'cause I need him now The aftermath will come here The afterglow disappear And my "goodbye" will be a "welcome back" I see my life now as a long, steep climb I'm walking barefoot, all the flakes are inside I'll be here weaving this web for you, my love I'm looking forward to seeing you again The darker our night is, the closer to daylight we are The darker our night, the closer to daylight we are

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released November 14, 2011

Guests:
Marco Sfogli – guitar solo on "River's Edge"
Anna Assentato - second voice on "If"
Arno Menses - vocals in "Aftermath"

Sound engineer: Tommaso Allocca

Mixing and mastering: Markus Teske

Artwork: Alexandra V Bach

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Soul Secret is an Italian progressive metal band that formed in 2004.

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