Starlight & Cicadas

by The Unamused Kraken

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released 13 August 2013

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Track Name: A Walk in the Park
Waking up mid-afternoon
Out the window are skies of blue
Every moment shiny and new
From this simplistic point of view

Birds are singing and the sun's out
We're finding shapes in the clouds
Laying in grass and wildflowers
Aimlessly losing track of the hours


Doing nothing
It's another lazy day
Don't care what happens
We won't notice anyway
But the world keeps on running
As time slips away
While we're doing nothing
On another lazy day


There's a strange simplicity
In quiet tranquility
Like branches blowing in the breeze
Every moment has its peace

But sitting staring at the sky
One thought can't seem to leave my mind
There has to be more to this life
Than just watching the world pass by


Doing nothing
It's another lazy day
Don't care what happens
We won't notice anyway
But the world keeps on running
As time slips away
While we're doing nothing
On another lazy day


All too soon we head back into town
As the sun start sinking down
There's colors blazing all around
And still I hear the doubt resound

Why can't I fall into this
State of ignorance and bliss
It should bring only happiness
And yet I feel something's amiss


Doing nothing
It's another lazy day
Don't care what happens
We won't notice anyway
But the world keeps on running
As time slips away
While we're doing nothing
On another lazy day


Doing nothing
It's another lazy day
Don't care what happens
We won't notice anyway
But the world keeps on running
As time slips away
While we're doing nothing
On another lazy day
Track Name: Departure Date
Storm moves in and starts blackening the sky
World illuminated by lightning strikes
With each clap of thunder wish you were here by my side

Not quite asleep but I'm also not awake
Have a feeling that I just can't seem to shake
Then I see you standing outside in the rain


What's happening here
Do you want to escape
Your eyes betray a fear
That it's already too late
And to just disappear
Feels like it would be tempting fate


See you dart away and I risk going outside
Follow as you take off into the night
You turn when you reach the limits of my sight

Our eyes meet while you're picking up the pace
And I watch as twisted torture starts to eat your face
This image will haunt me for the rest of my days


What's happening here
Just want to escape
Forget this growing fear
That it's already too late
But to just disappear
Feels like it would be tempting fate


Please let this just be a nightmare I'll forget
The moment I wake up in my warm familiar bed
I don't want this to have to be the end

Because now you've disappeared and I don't think that you'll return
I don't know what I can do but try to burn
Every memory so I don't have to mourn


What's happening here
It's time to escape
Despite this growing fear
That it's already too late
Have to just disappear
Though it feels like I am tempting fate
Track Name: Flight of the Haunted
Head out under cover of darkness
Till I reach the edge of town
Always moving, never stopping
To turn around
I'm far enough away from you
To never be found
But I could never be so far away
To forget that sound


Screaming out for help
Your face wrenched in pain
No matter what I did
The outcome would be the same
All I hear is the wind blowing
All I see is pouring rain
I try so hard to let it go
But I still hear the echoes of my name


I keep running till I'm past
All that I've ever known or loved
You're all I can think about
As the storm pours from above
I don't care what happens now
All I cared about mere thoughts
Trapped within my memories
Of this shattered reality we lost


Screaming out for help
Your face wrenched in pain
No matter what I did
The outcome would be the same
All I hear is the wind blowing
All I see is pouring rain
I try so hard to let it go
But I still hear the echoes of my name


Why can't I escape
Will I always have to suffer this pain
How could I stay
And suffer this day after day

I keep running till I'm past
All that I've ever known or loved
You're all I can think about
As the storm pours from above
I don't care what happens now
All I cared about mere thoughts
Trapped within my memories
Of this shattered reality we lost


Screaming out for help
Your face wrenched in pain
No matter what I did
The outcome would be the same
All I hear is the wind blowing
All I see is pouring rain
I try so hard to let it go
But I still hear the echoes of


Screaming out for help
Your face wrenched in pain
No matter what I did
The outcome would be the same
All I hear is the wind blowing
All I see is pouring rain
I try so hard to let it go
But I still hear the echoes of my name
Track Name: Sixth Avenue
Rolling where the wind blows
Like an aimless tumbleweed
When up ahead I see the glow
Of a crowded street
What can I do but follow
Where this road tries to lead?


That's it, you're gone
And I don't want to move on
My heart and mind
Just can't leave the past behind
So here I am
Barely strong enough to stand


I start to explore this city
That I found upon my path
Here there is no pity
For those who've made the dash
Is there anybody
The past could never catch


That's it, you're gone
And I don't want to move on
My heart and mind
Just can't leave the past behind
So here I am
Barely strong enough to stand


Maybe with this all behind me
I can finally let you go
There are so many people here
None of whom I know
But who am I kidding
I'll forever be alone


That's it, you're gone
And I don't want to move on
My heart and mind
Just can't leave the past behind
So here I am
Barely strong enough to stand


I hear footsteps approaching
And hope that it's not you
And indeed it's someone
Who asks me if I'm new
Wonders what I'm doing here
And I give the simple truth


That's it, you're gone
And I don't want to move on
My heart and mind
Just can't leave the past behind
So here I am
Barely strong enough to stand


Rolling where the wind blows
Like an aimless tumbleweed
When up ahead I saw the glow
Of this crowded street
What can I do but follow
Where this road tried to lead?

I start to explore this city
That I found upon my path
Here there is no pity
For those who've made the dash
Is there anybody
The past could never catch


That's it, you're gone
And I don't want to move on
My heart and mind
Just can't leave the past behind
So here I am
Barely strong enough to stand
Track Name: Fairy Tales
Out the corner of my eye
I catch your reflection in the mirror
Stop and turn on a dime
To make the image clearer

Seeing your face again
Brings up distant memories
And then I'm back to wondering
What would have been the next scene


Could we have been one of those stories
Would we have ever had a chance to be
Should I live like it was all a dream
Could we have been one of those stories

Could we have figured out a way
Would it have mattered anyway
Should I just move on today
Could we have figured out a way


It seems like it's been so long
Even though it was yesterday
Try so hard to be strong
But it seemed like such a waste

I spend my night wishing
We could have another chance
Is it a possibility
Or am I just living in the past?


Could we have been one of those stories
Would we have ever had a chance to be
Should I live like it was all a dream
Could we have been one of those stories

Could we have figured out a way
Would it have mattered anyway
Should I just move on today
Could we have figured out a way


All I thought I wanted
Is to see you one more time
You're constantly haunting
Every corner of my mind

Now the moment I've longed for
Is playing itself out right here
But does it matter anymore
Or should I start moving on from my tears


Could we have been one of those stories
Would we have ever had a chance to be
Should I live like it was all a dream
Could we have been one of those stories

Could we have figured out a way
Would it have mattered anyway
Should I just move on today
Could we have figured out a way


Out the corner of my eye
I catch your reflection in the mirror
Stop and turn on a dime
To make the image clearer
Track Name: Preprise
In any other world
In any other time
Would I still be yours?
Would you still be mine?

Was this all by chance
Or was it our fate
Would I still be with you
If not for that day?

The moment I ran
Something in me changed
I don't know what it was
Just that I'll never be the same

Never felt so broken
So alone and lost
Ran from all I knew
You still fill my thoughts

Now my only hope
To try to numb the pain
Is to somehow forget you
Both in face and in name

In this life
I'm creating anew
Still live with the hope
I'll find my way back to you
Track Name: Gingko
I watch all the people
As they pass me by
But they never notice
Or blink an eye
I see the fragments
Of a hundred different lives
As I sit in silence
Hidden in plain sight


Feel like I'm in
A different dimension
Just an observer
Who feels no connection
To this new world
I find myself in
Wish I could break out
Of this introspection


Came here to start over
Free from what I've known
Lose all these thoughts
That aren't my own
But all that's resulted
Is feeling more alone
So much for trying
To leave you back home


Feel like I'm in
A different dimension
Just an observer
Who feels no connection
To this new world
I find myself in
Wish I could break out
Of this introspection


Always somehow kept time
With the world spinning round
Now there's just potential
Ever since I left our town
Now I'm stuck in a world
Where there's nothing to be found
All I think of is you
Then you appear in the crowd


Feel like I'm in
A different dimension
Just an observer
Who feels no connection
To this new world
I find myself in
Wish I could break out
Of this introspection
Track Name: Exoskeleton
Staring at you
As if in a dream
Can't believe that you're standing here
In front of me

Then I catch a glimpse
Of the look in your eyes
But I only see
The space lying behind


So empty and cold
Someone I don't even know
From a different world
Than where we met so long ago

There was a fire burning in your heart
Every day you set yourself apart
Everyone said you'd go so far
What happened to your dreams of touching the stars


I ask you why
You silently fled
Was I part of a single
Thought in your head

You tell me a tale
Of what happened to you
But I don't take
A single word to be true


You're too empty and cold
Someone I don't even know
From a different world
Than where we met so long ago

There was a fire burning in your heart
Every day you set yourself apart
Everyone said you'd go so far
What happened to your dreams of touching the stars


I used to know you
I used to love you
What happened to you
I think only of you

I used to know you
I used to love you
What happened to you
I think only of you


Before you turned empty and cold
Someone I don't even know
From a different world
Than where we met so long ago

There was a fire burning in your heart
Every day you set yourself apart
Everyone said you'd go so far
What happened to your dreams of touching the stars


I turn to run
You don't understand
I'm staring at you
You offer your hand

But I'll stay strong
You'll never succeed
I'll always remember
Who you used to be


Before you turned so empty and cold
Someone I don't even know
From a different world
Than where we met so long ago

There was a fire burning in your heart
Every day you set yourself apart
Everyone said you'd go so far
What happened to your dreams of touching the stars


I used to know you
I used to love you
What happened to you
I think only of you

I used to know you
I used to love you
What happened to you
I think only of you
Track Name: The Ballad of Barstow
I wander the city under the moonlight
And I'm reminded of those who took flight
I chose this path one dark, fateful night
But they had no choice, couldn't put up a fight

They had no free will as they all went down
Followed you there to our old empty town
I can only imagine what's happening now
How much will they suffer before help comes around


Can I succeed in this all on my own
Instead of just fleeing from all that I've known
I've conquered my fear of this world I now roam
But can I face you where we once called home?


As I start to think I'm sure that it's right
To save all these people, to help in their fight
So I'll leave the city to end their great plight
These roads seem so different in this brighter light

I barely avoided those poor people's fate
It's by some stroke of luck I'm here today
I feel a compulsion to help their escape
So I take off running just hope I'm not too late


Can I succeed in this all on my own
Instead of just fleeing from all that I've known
I've conquered my fear of this world I now roam
But can I face you where we once called home?


I could have stopped this before it began
But instead turned around, took off and ran
I could have saved everyone in this land
Should have done something when I heard your plan

But I didn't think I could be around
This lifeless apparition you've become now
And I'm still not sure but I'll have to find out
I'm the only one with a chance of bringing you down


Can I succeed in this all on my own
Instead of just fleeing from all that I've known
I've conquered my fear of this world I now roam
But can I face you where we once called home?


Streetlights are flickering off and on
I'm the last one here to see their song
The night is short and the journey long
But now I have a mission in treading along


Can I succeed in this all on my own
Instead of just fleeing from all that I've known
I've conquered my fear of this world I now roam
But can I face you where we once called home?


Can I succeed in this all on my own
Instead of just fleeing from all that I've known
I've conquered my fear of this world I now roam
And so I must face you where we once called home
Track Name: Solanum
Back in this place I knew so well
The town where hopes and dreams dispell
Filled with the memories of your spell
I'm back to raise the ones who fell

If I start to close my eyes
I can sense your trail of lies
I've managed to escape it twice
How can I show this town the light?


I wish they could understand
There's no point to this futile plan
But I have come to make a stand
For everyone led through this land
I wish they could understand
I wish they could understand


Is that your army up ahead?
At this point all I see is red
The blood is rushing to my head
Those people might as well be dead

If I only now see the truth
There's no way that they know it too
But I am here to help them through
And let them live their lives anew


I wish they could understand
There's no point to this futile plan
But I have come to make a stand
For everyone led through this land
I wish they could understand
I wish they could understand


And then I see you once again
You think I'm here to make amends
But I'm just here to see the end
Of your attempt to rule this land

Now you try accusing me
Of creating this cacophony
You're claiming that it's World War III
I just want these people free


I wish you could understand
There's no point to this futile plan
But I have come to make a stand
For everyone led through this land
I wish you could understand
I wish you could understand


And there you are alone once more
Without the subjects you abhorred
It's not my fault you weren't adored
By the subjects you heartlessly stole

And now my job here's finally done
Though the battle's not quite won
Did what I could for everyone
Finally the mutiny's begun


I wish you could understand
There's no point to this futile plan
But I have come to make a stand
For everyone led through this land
I wish you could understand
I wish you could understand
Track Name: Silver Lining
In any other world
In any other time
Would I still be yours?
Would you still be mine?

Was this all by chance
Or was it our fate
Would I still be with you
If not for that day?

The moment I ran
Something in me changed
I didn't know what it was
Just that I'd never be the same

Never felt so broken
So alone and lost
Ran from all I knew
But you still filled my thoughts

My only hope
To try to numb the pain
Was to somehow forget you
In face and in name

In this life
I've created anew
No longer need the fallback of
Crawling back to you


There were times when I thought
I'd never be okay
Now I look back in awe at
How I made it through those days
I'm glad I caught on to
The error of your ways
In time to come back
And shield others from the pain

I should have seen it coming
Long before you fled
But I was always blinded
By thoughts in my head
You seemed so perfect
From the moment we met
But now we've been torn apart
That image has been shed

I swear this is the last time that
I'll think of you
I've finally moved on from when
You tore my heart in two
Now I've stopped expecting
It'll be fixed by seeing you
I can finally enjoy
These clouded skies of blue


In any other world
In any other time
Would I still be yours?
Would you still be mine?

Was this all by chance
Or was it our fate
Would I still be with you
If not for that day?