The Fading Light EP

by Helices

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released November 13, 2013

All songs written and performed by Henry De’Ath and Luke Hill

Additional production by Matt Walters at Quince Studios

Fading Light includes a sample of “Aaj Purani Raahon Se” by Mohd Rafi

Additional strings by Alison Chin, Verity Evanson and Bjorn Kleiman

Mastered by Pete Maher

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Track Name: The Fading Light
The world is cold a bitter stare
The cruel winter greets my prayer
A single moment hangs in time
The stubborn heartland of my mind

Look back
The shadows run
The stars
Push out the sun

The fading light
Draws me to your window
Silken wings won't push me through
And the starlight reflected in the surface
Cannot tell me what to do

Like the burnt child who loves the flame
The summer wild fills my shame
A lonely sadness in these eyes
Close the last time
Severed lies

Look back
The shadows run
As the stars
Push out the sun

The fading light
Draws me to your window
Silken wings won't push me through
And the starlight reflected in the surface
Cannot tell me what to do
Track Name: 93 Footsteps
Swiftly risen, soft saintly spectre kind
Century of peace
Years of war
Ascend among brethren
Mortality left behind
Taking 93 footsteps
No longer taking form

Seek look and listen
For angelic aged spirits
Elsewhere born
Words that no longer echo keep searching
Misty eyed
But gone are the movements of shadows
As something sweet drifts into sleep
Track Name: Treads
I can't tread on the cracks
Or they will hear my call
I can't tread on the cracks
Or they will see me fall

One for sorrow, two for joy
three for girls four for boys
Fate written out in stars
Itchy palms in poverty

I can't shiver when cold
Should I tap on trees
Or catch them when they fall
Are these demons in my head?
Is it my design which keeps me safe from harm

And you will seem much older
Lying face down on the floor
The truth that you consider
Lays my struggle at your door
Track Name: Voices
Can you see what you have done
A hundred voices are all one
See your face at every turn
The silent steps of one long gone

And so to sleep your spectre lingers
Where am I to run?
Senses turn and turn and tumble
A flight of fancy leads away

Falling further lead astray
In tonight we are all gone
Lamplight flickers through the streets
One more step and I can see

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