Underground Sky Soaring Thunder

by The Willow Collective

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credits

released 04 December 2011
Engineered and mixed by Conrad Uno at Egg Studios.
Mastered by Levi Seitz at Black Belt Mastering.
All music and lyrics by The Willow Collective
Art by Dave "The Squire" Peixoto

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Track Name: March of the Troll
Hold fast to your conviction, never let them bury you.
Remain quiet.
Acquiesce with eye on the sky.
Submissive and subservient, silent and obedient
Always abiding.
Never straying, never daring,
To unleash the dream in my head.

I am evermore sedated.
Tied down, empty
Always waiting.
Breathe and fill my lungs with hatred.
Patience. One day you will be set free.

With my heart racing, my hands shaking
Find the strength to see this through.
Trapped inside a rhythmic cycle,
A hollow lens to see life through.
My heart racing, my hands shaking
Find your strength and see this through.
Fading spirit, feigning will.
Now dangling off this thread I'm holding to.

Light surrounds me now.
Hold on, hold fast hope
Until you're through this night.

Submissive and subservient, silent and obedient
Always just take it.
Never straying, never daring to unleash
And I can't take this anymore.

I am evermore sedated.
Tied down, empty, always waiting.
Breathe and fill my lungs with hatred.
Patience. One day you will be set free.

With my heart racing, my hands shaking
Find the strength to see this through.
Trapped inside a rhythmic cycle,
A hollow lens to see life through.
My heart racing, my hands shaking,
Now find your strength and see this through.
Fading spirit, feigning will,
Now dangling off this thread I'm holding to.
Track Name: Dead Seasons
Dead Seasons ago you were mine.
A season in tow, life dangling vines
Strip mined.
All in due time will unwind.
Flutter by...

If I could let go, feel the coil unwind.
Time to grant peace to dead seasons in my mind.
To all my relations:
Now your stories are all mine.

In daybreak
Kissing flame
These four walls hold
Juxtapose the mirror
To our own estate
Filigree burns patiently
No chance for escape

If I could let go, let the coil unwind
Time to grant peace to dead seasons in my mind.
To all my relations: now your stories are all mine.

Turn my pictures to the wall
Hung by all the hopes and dreams of it all.
Curtain call
Ash to ash
We all fall.

Dead seasons. Set the night on fire.
Track Name: Relapse
Chasing a cloud that will never blow back.
Scratching your name out of your own plaques.
In search of new beginnings on a one-way track.
Emerging from black.

Shatter every mirror until the truth shines clear.

Pessimistic, narcissistic, mouth full of lies.
anaesthetic, copasetic, dream I'm alive.
It's every fucking day, it's every fucking thing.

Then I relapse and let this in my life.

Chasing a cloud that will never blow back.
Scratching your name out of your own plaques.
In search of new beginnings on a one-way track.
Emerging from black.

Erase negative space that harbors the fear.


Pessimistic, narcissistic, mouth full of lies.
anaesthetic, copasetic, dream I'm alive.
It's every fucking day, it's every fucking thing
Until I relapse and let this in my life.

Shatter every mirror til the truth will shine clear.
Erase negative space that harbors the fear.
Now for a change...

Drop the reins and let the horse steer.
Track Name: Hollow Bodies
Ants are marching on the Earth and I, the great eagle, take what I require for my nest at the expense of the

Hollow bodies at their toil,
Working knee-deep in fecal soil,
Clinging to the single hope of survival.

Yet I already have everything I need.
While starving souls curse their creator, I fly
high above.

Utterly despised on my pedestal,
So I shelter my eyes from below

Where all the hollow bodies now as drones,
Working their fingers to the bone,
To supply the greedy with their commodities.

How do you feel,
That I already have everything I need.
One starving face emaciated screams "why?!"
Disregard the poor. I only want more.
I'll tear the earth asunder to get what I want.

To those of you who soar above:
You will be brought down.

Though you soar aloft as the eagle,
though your nest is set among the stars,
From their I will bring you down.
By god I swear, you'll be brought down.

Down, to the Earth
Down, from your perch
Down your buildings, down your greed, down your society. From where you stand, your world will be brought down.
Track Name: Leviathan
Lay down look deep inside.
Is there a place lost in your mind where we reside?
We you you left behind, left with no answer to why
You severed ties.

I don't want to be anything you ever were.
I won't be trapped inside a cyclical undertow.

Don't pull me down, I won't live your tragedy.
Don't test me now, I won't hesitate to leave.

I'll go my own way.
I'll live my own life.

Remorse held down by pride.
Dark days you tried to take in stride
Held to the light,
All that you'd held inside,
Explodes with rage on those in sight.
But not this time.

I don't want to be anything you ever were on that night.
I won't be trapped inside a cyclical undertow.

So don't pull me down, I won't live your tragedy.
And don't test me now, I won't hesitate to leave.

I'll go my own way.
I'll live my own life.
This is my story, my life, my choice, and my right.
Through it all I will hold true.
Despite every consequence, each life-changing circumstance I swear, I'll never become you.

As I feel the emptiness from your eyes.
Suffocating with regret in those eyes.
As I see the sorrow and rage from your eyes.
I refuse to be this, so goodbye.
Track Name: That One
I can see you, walking through the rain.
I can feel you, fighting through this pain.

And I cannot escape this intangible presence.
I cannot face this incessant force.

Holding so tightly to that which escapes you.
I'm turning a livid green, so it seems,
I am only as frail as you made me.
So I'll try to accept these faults, and move on.

Hide beneath facades of strength and the continuation of permanence.
Fingers trembling, reach down into the soil,
Grasp at the fragments of what once was so whole.

And I cannot face this feeble impermanence.
I cannot accept this to be truth.

Holding so tightly to that which escapes you.
I'm turning a livid green,
So it seems, I am only as frail as you made me.
So try...

Why will this body always fail, even when the heart, so willing, pushes on?
Why will this aching within never go enough to open up again?
I cannot accept this.
Try to embrace this change.
Give me the strength to let go.
Track Name: Believe
Let the wind carry you
Through the depths of your own mind.
We'll find our way back
Into the clear where we will roam

Where no one will find us.

Find us hope. Find us hope...

As the wind it blows against your sails.
All your steadfast love has been derailed
Where do you turn
Now that everything you believed in has shattered?
Now that all your fears have come to life?

Try to believe

That as we may roam, we'll find our way home.
We will find our new hope.
We will find our way home. Try to believe.
Track Name: A World Apart
Soft words unspoken, cut through open air.
Here I am, so bare, so open
Lost in your vacant stare.

Transfixed and consumed...

By clear stained glass eyes
Reflecting light of a thousand memories drawn into one
Of brilliant opaque blue
And I'm glued.

These eyes leave me barren again.
Translucent.
Longing, drifting,
What seems a world apart
Open your heart to me, open your thoughts to me
And take with you all I have.

Fade into a world so still and new
As stars come alive,
in this moment...

Time fades away
Motionless, weightless
I'm lost again in the endless sea
Of brilliant opaque blue.