Awakening

by The Slyde

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Following up with 2017's EP release "Back Again", Canadian melodic proggers The Slyde return with their first full length effort titled "Awakening". The band (formerly known as just Slyde) will drop ten tracks of the intricate, contrapuntal prog rock they've honed over the last decade, on May 18 2018.

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released May 18, 2018

Personnel:

Nathan Da Silva - vocals, guitars
Sarah Westbrook - keyboards, synthesizers, samples
Alberto Campuzano - bass guitar, vocals
Brendan Soares - drums, vocals

Music composed by The Slyde.
Drums engineered and recorded by Mike Bond at Pebble Studios.
All other instruments engineered and recorded by Nathan Da Silva.
Produced by Nathan Da Silva with The Slyde.
Mixed by Andres Puche with Nathan Da Silva and Sarah Westbrook.
Mastered by Matt Glover (Tracks 7 through 10, which appeared on the Back Again EP, were remastered).
Artwork by Casey Shea.
Copyright © 2018 – All Rights Reserved.

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Track Name: Walk With Me
Walk With Me
Music: N. Da Silva
Lyrics: N. Da Silva, M. Lacroix

They shed the light
The birth of night, a shadow
Control the mind
The need for blind desire
They give the right
But feed us lies: the media
And don't ask why
Just take the sign, believe it

Arise from where you hide,
Come walk with me
A shell we can't abide,
Come walk with me
In time you will realize,
Come walk with me
Don't fall for the suicide,
Come walk with me

Profiting through mass puppeteering
Commandeering your vote through what you're fearing
Frustrated, print, copy and pasted,
Wasted, negated among the congregated
These fake headlines
Decide the thoughts of everyone
And don't ask why
Just take the sign, believe it

Arise from where you hide,
Come walk with me
A shell we can't abide,
Come walk with me
No truth in what they try,
Come walk with me
No shelter from their lies,
Come walk with me
Track Name: In Silence
In Silence
Music: N. Da Silva
Lyrics: N. Da Silva

I'm trapped and I cannot hide
I'm running to what I run from
Never, ever say this time, it will be better now
I'm sick of this fucking shame
Stripped naked without a name

I'm lost in the way
So lost in the way
But no one believes

Just like those who got away
I'll follow the path they've made
Never, ever, say it was my choice to make
If I could change one last thing
I'd never, ever...

Torture me, endlessly
Silently, he and his system are
Raping me, beating me
Of dignity, no one to call out to
Help me, take me
Sentence me, a victim of violence
But I won't see, their mercy
I'm not worthy, I suffer in silence alone

If I could turn it around, to show the other way
Tonight I'm breakin' it down, I'll show the other way
If I could bring it all down, it won't do anyway
Tonight I'm breakin' it down, I'll show the other way
Somebody turn it around, and get them all to say
Tonight we're breakin' it down, I'll show the other way
If I could turn it around, to show the other way
Tonight I'm breakin' it down, I'll show the other way
If I could bring it all down, it won't do anyway
Tonight I'm breakin' it down, I'll show the other way
Somebody turn it around, and get them all to say
Tonight we're breakin' it down, we'll show the other way
Track Name: These Wars
These Wars
Music: N. Da Silva
Lyrics: N. Da Silva

I look around for a moment,
And all I see is an illusion, an illusion
Connected disconnection
All misery, no emotion

Alone but surrounded
Can't see the way out of this

Don't let it consume us,
Becomes an obsession
Opinions, no reason
These wars won't solve themselves
Addicted to yourself

Make it quick or no one will ever see it
'Cause I got no time, and I don't wanna feel it
Focus out of sight
Substance out of mind

Alone but surrounded
Can't see the way out of this
So hard to resist it
A face without a voice
Control without a choice
Track Name: Awakening
Awakening
Music: N. Da Silva
Lyrics: N. Da Silva

What if we had all the answers,
To make it seem like everything's all right?
Imagine the difference,
What would be the things that make us fight?
But we have these problems
Seems so easy to push the blame and say

This is on you, not me

Let go, it's out of control
Break it all down, turn around
No naive, the things we believe
An awakening has to be found

What if there was no contention?
No division, our visions all the same
Abolish religion,
And politicians that speak the truth, no shame
The things that we fight for,
They will tear us apart unless we

Let go, it's out of control
Break it all down, turn around
No naive, the things we believe
An awakening has to be found
You say it's nothing but hopes and dreams
You say it's something we can't redeem
This frame of mind must be left behind
An awakening has to be found

We're running out of time
No better time than now
Track Name: So Blind
So Blind
Music: N. Da Silva, P. Gillespie
Lyrics: N. Da Silva, B. Soares

Here we are,
In a world so blind,
Innocence and guilt, out of mind
Why now,
In a world so blind,
Do we leave all our morals behind?

Save me,
I've lost my way, I'm so far
Can somebody stop me, yeah
Track Name: Fading
Fading
Music: N. Da Silva
Lyrics: N. Da Silva, B. Soares

Hiding in disguise
Far away and in plain sight
Watching over time
Learning how they live their lives
Afraid to make a sign
Not understanding why they fight
Hoping that one day
They will change their ways

Only time can help the minds
Of the ones who see the damage that they've done
Until it comes
The plague lives on

Observing them for centuries
First contact, not meant to be

Taken by surprise
Death, destruction and decay
A violent viral maze
Leaving only them to blame
An egocentric race
Believing none will take their place
Hoping that one day
They will change their ways

Only time can help the minds
Of the ones who see the damage has been done
Until it comes
The plague lives on
On and on until the damage has been done
The plague lives on

Without reason their whole world is fading
We are fading, fading, woah
Complication of this world, evading
We are fading, fading, woah
Track Name: Join The Parade
Join The Parade
Music: N. Da Silva
Lyrics: N. Da Silva, B. Soares, S. Westbrook

Feel the blast of light around you
The sounds and rhymes you've heard before
The repetition of the masses
Think like you've never thought before

Say that you'll never leave me
Say that you are my friend
All this time you said I'm sorry
Has lead us to the bloody end

You slowly lose the air around you
A deadliness you can't evade
Crawling up your back, you feel it
About to take your life away

Come on and join the parade
Or you'll be labelled a fake
Come on and join the parade
Come on and leave us astray from what you know is right

All this time you said I never tried
When, in fact, you were the one that lied
Track Name: Divide
Divide
Music: N. Da Silva
Lyrics: N. Da Silva

You hear the noise, fear the voice, inside
That says "we want no more"
They take a name, make 'em say, "they're all the same,
We want no more"

Compelled and consuming
Don't know the right thing
Diseased and we're bleeding

They say goodbye
If that's the way, we will divide
They say it can't be right
If that's the way, we will divide
They say we must fight
If that's the way, we will divide
They say we can't unite
If that's the way, we will divide

You take the bait: stupid face,
The gun's in place to go off once more
You hear the name, scream with hate, "they're all the same,
We want no more", as we divide

Tell me to sever the ties
Tell me this isn't a lie
Tell me to follow behind
Separate me, segregate me
Track Name: Back Again
Back Again
Music: N. Da Silva
Lyrics: N. Da Silva, E. Disero

From up here
Sheets of glass reveal the rocky bed we crawl from
Nothing near, but darkness
Holds it all together, and we wanna stay forever

We won't be coming back again
We're too far away

From up here
We lay our heads in pillows in the sky, transcending comforts in our lies
Nothing to fear, this beauty
Holds it all together, yeah we wanna stay forever

We won't be coming back again
We're too far away

From up here
This pale blue mass reveals the fragile rock we come from
Nothing here, this gravity
Holds it all together, yeah we wanna stay forever

We won't be coming back again
We're too far away

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