Awakening

by The Slyde

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1.
Awaken 00:37
2.
Walk With Me 03:01
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
3.
In Silence 04:39
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
4.
These Wars 04:50
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
5.
Awakening 03:51
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
6.
So Blind 04:20
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
7.
Fading 03:54
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
8.
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
9.
Divide 04:48
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
10.
Back Again 05:31
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

about

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.
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