A Thousand Burning Suns (2010)

by Arch Stanton

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released 15 June 2010

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Track Name: Those Winter Hills
Oh endless day, get on your way
Set down your restlessness and all your hurried ways
I put on my boots, and break out into
Those winter hills we find and try to make our way

See, living life with a view
I don't mind if we do

I know we might , break through the ice
Tell me why we are not the ones to think things twice
The farther we climb, the further we slide
Trying to wipe the falling flakes out of our eyes

In the middle of the winter night
The wind sweeps in and heaves a ghostly sigh

See, living life with a view
I don't mind if we do
From the high, highest breeze
We are fine, we are free

Oh endless day, get on your way
Set down your restlessness and all your hurried ways
In the middle of the winter night
The wind sweeps in and heaves a ghostly sigh
In the middle of the winter night
The wind sweeps in and heaves a ghostly sigh
Track Name: Along for the Ride
I fall so freely, in time
To the nudge of the flashing screen
Bright light and dry ice
Wide eyes make a mess out of what I see
White noise from all sides, think twice
It's the eye from the ministry
Well pretenders don't remember
Summer rain or cool Septembers

And we all go along for the ride
I know its easy to hide
Till the sun starts to beckon the dawn
I know I'm easy to pull along

Stop, finish, now repeat
Don't miss that beat, don't break formation
Under the record needle
Plays your tune of instigation
Well in another life, I'll try much harder then
What am I trying to hide, who am I trying to kid

And we all go along for the ride
I know its easy to hide
Till the sun starts to beckon the dawn
I know I'm easy to pull along

Sing, sing truth to light
Sing light to life
Sing life to love

And we all go along for the ride
I know its easy to hide
Till the sun starts to beckon the dawn
I know I'm easy to pull along
Track Name: Still We All Fall Down
Waking up my window faces east
Time resets then rises bright and free
Turn the faucet watch the window steam
Water every day till wither cease

Lets give it all another try
Standing up we praise the sky
Still we all fall down, yeah we all fall down

Talk is louder when our wisdom sleeps
What I said to you I meant for me
Cross the water through the morning leaves
I'll show you how to let the landmarks be

Still I swear I heard you call
Feeling mighty walking tall
Still we all fall down
Yeah we all fall down
Still we all fall down
Yeah we all fall down
Track Name: Saint Maria
Under a thousand burning suns
We sow along and wait for one
But even the soil is owned by man
So we sell the seed and forfeit the land
Driven beyond the rake and plow
Giving our best years to feed our mouths
Ever so carefully entwined
Weaving the needle through rye

Looming over, through the field it calls
Night blends with the fire

Oh Saint Maria
You're the morning
Under a dark and callous sky
You shine your light through painted glass

Under the rise of wind and dust
Sever the skies from earth and rust
Pick up the plow and plant again
Settle the seed into the land
On top of the bails the lilies climb
Leave us a sign you're on top of the pile
You're on top of the pile

Great to see ya Saint Maria
You are the moment, You're the solvent, yeah
The sun shines through the fire

Oh Saint Maria
You're the morning
Under a dark and callous sky
Though harm and tears
All's forgiven
Into the quick dissolving rye
You shine your light through painted glass, yeah yeah

Reach out, reach out, reach out!
Track Name: Doves and Daggers
No need to look over your shoulder,
It doesn't matter
The ships passing while we're treading water,
Far away from shore
A swan and dragon pepper the black sky,
But don't show sympathy
We yell out as loud as our lungs can gather,
There's no echo on the waves

From the scaffolding in the quarters,
A steady dripping
The merchant checks his compass and orders,
Dagger gripping
The ship hand settles into the corner,
Fast asleep now
And soon the waves will pick up and throw them,
Unannounced, cause we...

We recognize all this independent light
We give it our honor and our lives
And only when the four winds merge
You will set the sail and turn

When the hell on water does settle
A stream of sun beams down
A dove flies in an a lands on the rudder
Now their fast approaching

We, we recognize all this independent light
We give it our honor and our lives
But only when the four winds merge
You will set the sail and turn
Track Name: Seaside Glide
We're headed up to the north far away from the heat
Smell the pine in the breeze
We can sleep in the grass, in the morning looking out to the east
Dew on the leaves like diamonds on hands
Fan the soft dying smoke till the smoldering is free
Reach and dance with your flame

Oh I don't know where I'll go
But I'll be home with you

We're headed down to the coast with a balance and a dream
feel the waxing moon's glow
yeah we can run we can glide we can roll until we slide in the sea
whatever we'll be, wherever we go

Oh I don't know where I'll go
But I'll be home with you

Into the sun lifting off from the cradle of the free
see the patterns expand
into fast moving maps, chasing after these material things
but down deep beats the heart of us all
Track Name: The Mighty Panama
All along the outer banks
Washing up from streams and lakes
On the mighty panama you fall
The tree’s own residents reply
And blaze across the eastern sky
To form a flock the tailwind pushes on
Dredge along the harbor lines
Deep inside the canyon mines
That caught the blood and sweat you left behind
Hush the screaming gears that grind
Silence all the fears that bind
Leave your labor on the other side

So we forge the night
In jet-set paradise
It’s so Byzantine
To leave our remnants for the king

Sinking boats with water log
Weakened shouts in heavy fog
Spark a fire and light this water up
Straight through luminescent crown
Are fields of trees on solid ground
You belong, we all belong right here
You belong, we all belong right here

So we forge the night
Under the harbor lights
And quench the firing lines
That leave us bleeding ‘till there's
No more war to fight
No epic battle cries
It’s so byzantine
To leave our remnants for the king
Track Name: White Hot Lights
Silver and spinning
It caught my eye from the distance
Don’t look down, don’t look down
I shot every second
The white hot lights gliding over
Through the clouds, through the clouds

Minds and history break free
Oh to be true and finally see

Under the radar
From satellites to missile silos
Don't hold back, don't hold back
The mystery handles
A decades secret unraveled
They fooled us all, fooled us all

The crash of Nephilim that fall
Oh to be true, and know
The rise of lies and vitriol
Oh to be peace and show

Fake reprieve and silent waters
Save your life, your sons and daughters
Empty out the clouds into the streets
Blackened sky and flashing saucers
Paradigm transcendent transfer
Olive branches, sun springs into peace

The sound of Nephilim that fly
Oh to be true, and know
Flashing saucers fill the skies
Oh to be peace and show
Track Name: Senora Borealis
There was a time we measured every night in landslides
Scaled the rugged ridge with every step to divide
Dissipate and dissolve the smoky haze
Creeping down the snowy spine into the plain

And we’re finding the natural order of low flying clouds
And we’re feeding the birds and the wolves on the quarantine grounds

There’ll be a time when heaven opens up a gold mine
Señora borealis, let your hair down tonight
Spin across and grace these empty arms of mine
Pull together the space between the frost and fire

And we’re finding the natural order of low flying clouds
And we’re feeding the birds and the wolves on the quarantine grounds

We’re headed back to town to take the pearls from the swine
Walking hand in hand with a fire in our eyes

And we’re finding the natural order of low flying clouds
And we’re feeding the birds and the wolves on the quarantine grounds
Track Name: Nothing's As Easy
Well I finally find
You asleep at the front of the battle line
Close to enemy hands
With your feet to the fire of the great I Am
Still love will level this land
And besiege every strait where the darkness stands

Oh my soul
Oh my mind
Nothing is ever as easy as falling in line

Well I’ve grown to despise
Every smash from the hammer that fastens time
Well no more daily advice
From the drone of the drums that will close my eyes

Oh my soul
Oh my mind
Nothing is ever as easy as falling in line