Byzantium

by Lights That Change

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released September 16, 2016

Lights That Change are: John Bryan (Keeper of the Temple of badass bass)
Marc Joy (Sonic Weaver and Master of Arrangements)
Mandy Clare (High Priestess of Lyrical Melodics)
Additional vocals on Voices by Rebecca Palin. Additional vocals on Constantinople by Clare
All songs written by Joy, Clare and Bryan except for:
Constantinople (vocal, lyrics and melody by Rebecca Palin)
Dea (co-written by Clare, Mal Holmes, Joy and Bryan)
**Drum programming by Mal Holmes at …
Produced and engineered by Marc Joy (Ferndale Productions)
All album artwork created by Anahata Child

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Lights That Change UK

New-age dreampop sound. They have recently started making music but have received a lot of attention for the uniqueness and passion found within their music. It sounds almost like retro electronic pop from the eighties, from bands like The Cranberries and Depeche Mode, yet reclaims is modernity with their effects and almost eerie-like way of constructing songs.
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Track Name: Constantinople
Oh will our city fall,
They'll take us one and all,
Red blood will run,
They come with men of might,
To stay or to take flight,
Out time has come,

Chorus:
Oh here they come,
Lions roar,
Steel in hand,
Oh and they fall to the floor.
Oh hear my wretched call,
The warrior so tall, Is closing in.

Chorus:
Oh here they come,
Lions roar, Steel in hand,
Oh and they fall to the floor.
Track Name: Starlight
Oh, on the edges of fading light
And shallow breathing, closing down
Starlight, sang to her a freedom song
Lost all feeling, gone to ground

Satellites, cannot live alone
We chase down meaning, make the rhythm our own
Rescued, how we moved tonight
Led right back to life, and danced into the dawn

Starlight, sang to her a freedom song
Tell her that it won't be long, a fugitive flown
Fire, false knights, dragons and swords
But now retreating, when she needs to be strong

Just moving and turning as rhythm meets rhyme
The face of a stranger, a moment in time

Starlight, sing to her a freedom song
Tell her that it won't be long, a fugitive flown
That song, the one that must be moved to
The one that moves you
Is never wrong
Track Name: Dea
Athena! Born of mind
Athena! Deified
Athena! Hero's spear
Athena! Crystal shield

(Pie Jesu domine
Dona eis requiem
Dies irae, Dies illa, Deam amoris)
Amen
Track Name: Voices
Queens, wives and slaves, Of Mycenae
Bound so tight and sent away

One single night, Gave sacrifice
Then sold abroad to friendless homes

In circle mound, By standing stones
Embossed motifs will tell and show

Fragments rejoined, not man or horse
A shape re-formed, Priestess adorned

Fall back through time, Through stone and iron
And wonder how she came to die

Legend and myth, one to the next
Such frosted glass, Her face eclipsed

Illuminate, To contemplate
On shadows of queens, wives and slaves

Illuminate, To contemplate
On shadows of queens, wives and slaves
Track Name: Golden City
Singing something about
A city of gold
Singing something about ...

Each rise and fall
Like dust in the wind
Survivalist tendency
On a Silk Road
On a Silk Road
To somewhere

Singing something about
A city of gold
Singing something about ...

As the camel train rolls on
Again
We're valiantly failing
Desire for a day again
Lost to the dreaming

Lost to the dreaming

And the caravan rolls on
On a Silk Road to somewhere
Stone walls that crumble before us
Betrothed anew to adventure and fear

Singing something about
A city of gold
Singing something about ...
An empire dies, a storm passes over
But something's alive

Restless cries of a wanderling child
Born to the whispers of war
Like dust in the wind
But with nowhere to fall
Nowhere
Nowhere
Nowhere

Singing something about
A city of gold
Singing something about ...

On a Silk Road
To somewhere
To somewhere
Track Name: Byzantium
Take me home
Frozen
and carved back to the bone
Sun-scarred ancient dome
Oh, take me home

All we were
and all we've known
Oh, take me home

This yearning for
Fallen seed of pagan lore
Yeah the old times, And the old ways
It's the same place, In a new cage

This yearning for
Fallen seed, pagan lore
Yeah the old times, And the old ways
In this new Rome, It's the same place

The stars are ever our's and our's alone
Take me home, take me home, Take me home
Track Name: Union (For Louise)
White room, purple light
Tango-hot lovers conspire in the night
Kick back against the rising tide
Stylised, we dream inside

Blades still sharp, they cut so clean
Cut us a fine line, a passage of ease
World still asleep, no soother placates
The love of a simple life
And the joy she creates

Union!

White room, purple light
Tango-hot lovers set fire to the night
Kick back against the rising tide
Stylised, we dream inside

Union!
Track Name: Don Quixote
Amnesia soothes an empty heart
Douse the fury, ease the pain
Hand-carved, discarded ornament
Made me cry for you again

Truer than the driving rain
Truer than your sense of shame
Truer than a burning flame
Is the man who lives within you

Rise up, Rise up, Rise up

Truer than your new name
Truer than this division game
Before the living as a slave
Is the man who burns within you

Truer than what was stole away
Is the man who burns within you
Truer than what was stole away
Is the man that burns within you

Rise up, Rise up, Rise up
Track Name: Blue Star
Cut back and frozen to the bone
All we were and all we've known
Take me ... Take me home
Take me ... Take me home!
Track Name: Again
In your eyes, unguarded, can tell no lie
In truth, remains unspoken
I know how that soul sees mine

Desireless love, anahata child
You are unguarded
And if your soul sees mine, seek me out here
I'm on the outside of time

And touch for one moment
Where we have never been before

A new place, just our's
A place forever unborn

It all happens in stages
A hunter's game, a thirst for more
Easy prey, love-slain and taken down
Taken out coldly
Before desire moves, angel child
You are unguarded
Your home, a place called free and wild
Your home, where you are mine
When you leave here, don't forget me
Track Name: Ihsan
Ihsan

Ihsan, Ihsan
Is one way To stand

Ihsan, Ihsan
Is one way To stand

And who do we become
Wearing compromise
Soldiering on?

In revolution
Wise men and fools are one

Ihsan, Ihsan
Spontaneity Open hand
Ihsan, Ihsan
Is freedom!

And who do we become
Wearing compromise
Soldiering on?

In revolution
Brothers and strangers
Are One

Ihsan ... Ihsan!
Ihsan ... Ihsan!