Mars on the Horizon

by M.O.T.H.

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Pie Progressive?? Not even close. It is a reasonably good rock record though. The band channels its inner Rush on my favourite song. Favorite track: A Farewell to the Heart.
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released September 2, 2014

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Track Name: The Most Dangerous Game
Deep in a thick of trees
labyrinths lie beneath
Canopy chokes off the mid-day sun

Hunter and hunted you
squint for a better view
Fear and opportunity making you run

Take a Turn the Corner your Pray for Light the Weigh the next Step into the Trapping You're game

Victory, sweet and fleeting
Just to survive, make it alive
Victory, passion bleeding
Predator, prey - you are both every day
Your stealth and your strength are your life

Silent as the wind blows
something in the shadows
Is it that which you fear or your wandering mind?

Driven by will to be
Drenched in anxiety
Vow to escape from the noises behind
Track Name: Break You
Don't want to talk about it
What does it matter if we disagree?
Don't want to fight about it
Some things are better if you let them be

And I don't want forgiveness
Because I've always done the best I could
Go on and plead unfairness;
I'll simply claim that I'm misunderstood

Hide inside this heart of darkness
I know the pain is real, but don't let them break you

Trapped behind my eyes
There's so much hidden deep inside of me
Things that I despise
and things that I wish you could see

And the fight is endless
and terrible the price I've paid
How can I seek forgiveness
When I'm still lying in the bed I've made?

Hide inside this heart of darkness
The sins you can't reveal and the trials that shake you
On you wander, lost and lonely
The brokenness you feel when your friends forsake you
Wound a brother, kiss an enemy
I know the pain is real, but don't let them break you

Hide inside this heart of darkness
The sins you can't conceal and the trials that make you
On you wander, lost and all alone
The brokenness you feel when even friends forsake you
Wounded brother, kiss your enemy
I know the pain is real, but don't let them break you
Wounded brother, kiss your enemy
I know the pain is real, but don't let them break you down
Track Name: Angel of Chrome
Speak in tongues, sing the language of the road
Miles massaging memories, mending as she goes
Break the still of mourning, and scream across the dawn
She can’t go back, can’t sit still, can’t fight the drive to push on

Redline her heart now, she’s chasing down the sun

Angel of chrome
Disappear into tomorrow
Turning heads, turning wheels, turning into what she needs to be

Speed her assertion, she’s taming ghosts within
A dream, a dare, adrenaline, and a devil-may-care grin
Wind-splayed locks of ebony, her eyes demand the truth
A pocket full of promises, and no plans of stopping soon

Redline her heart now, she’s chasing down the moon

Chill of the morning
Expanse of naked sky
Endless possibilities
Turning on the machine inside

Angel of chrome
Disappear into tomorrow
Angel of chrome
Disappear into your dreams
Angel of chrome
Disappear into the setting sun
Angel of chrome
Turning hearts, turning into what she needs to be
Track Name: Human Chain
Haunting, daunting, wanting
Hope for strength to restore, and open up the door

From the darkness, comes a light
A single candle, to face the night
With a brother, with a friend
To guarantee this time of trial will not be our end

We will find resolution
Push past the pain
Nothing to lose and all to gain
Stretched out in persecution
Pulled taut with strain
This can never break the human chain

All our lives are on the line
As we try to outrun the hands of time
Souls united, bonded hearts
And everyone can see the sum is greater than its parts

By example, by design
We will build up hallowed temples in our minds
Walk in courage, seeking truth
Breaking down the barriers that hold me back from you

Strings of our hearts pulling taut with strain
This can never break the human chain
Track Name: Open up the Door
Somewhere out on the edge
beyond this world we know
a place where we can try to hide

We struggle through the storm
to reach a shore of dreams
somewhere beyond the great divide

Searching throughout the night
Drifting toward the shore
Falling in to the light
Take my hand
Open up the door

Beyond the realm of time
trying to find our way
but nothing here is as it seems

Lost on a sea of darkness
we struggle through the storm
to reach a distant shore of dreams
Track Name: Spinner's End
Waiting in the darkness
Aware how it may end
Long past consolation
Without the comfort of friends

Why have I done this?
Don’t call me coward.

Memories of a promise
The only good I’ve known
Learned to close my mind and heart
The secret stays my own

There’s no one I can turn to now
and nothing left to trust
Am I heading for redemption,
or a fool betrayed by love?
Track Name: East of Eden
Can we ever find our way
Sail upon an eastern wind
To immortal panacea
Hidden realm of endless bliss

Perilous, the road before us
Rivals seek this glorious flame
Garden fortress, well defended
Angel guards with swords ablaze

Come and help me on this journey
You will se this world's ending
Sea and iron bear us forward
To a place beyond our torments

Ever striving to attain
An auspicious destiny
Ever seeking to unveil
This aonic mystery

East of Eden
There is no more death or sorrow
East of Eden
Ever searching for the key
East of Eden
In the world of tomorrow
Welcome to the East of Eden, welcome to eternity

And the road goes ever on
Tell me - is it worth the cost?
Always searching, never finding
wasted years, and the lives I've lost

Is it madness or devotion?
I will never give up hope
I know that tomorrow may be
the beginning of forever
Track Name: A World Apart
A business man curses the weather
Each new day, there's money to be made
Certain all the elements are against him
Construction hindered by the driving rain

There are cultures on the brink of madness
All their knowledge slipping down the drain
Unaware of elements set against them
When prophets trade for profit, wise men go insane

There are those that cry for purity,
and insist that blood makes a difference
But when challenged over humanity,
they wear masks of ignorant innocence

All the lies for which our lives are sold
drive us further away from the heart
while all truths that should remain untold
can tear a world apart

There are things around us
that will never be the same
There are things about us
that keep us free from blame
There are truths outside us
we can never rearrange
But there is power in us
to start to make a change

They say the land is what divides us
but even continents can collide
It's our differences that unite us-
the only difference is what's inside

They say it's the oceans that divide us
but we've sailed across the seas
It's just a matter of seeing the forests before us
and looking past all the trees

Change, make a change, change, start to make a change
Change, change, change, start to make a change
Track Name: A Farewell to the Heart
When they turn the pages of history
When these days have passed long ago
Will they read of us with sadness
For the seeds that we let grow?
We turned our gaze
From the castles in the distance
Eyes cast down
On the path of least resistance

Cities full of hatred, fear and lies
Withered hearts and cruel, tormented eyes
Scheming demons dressed in kingly guise
Beating down the multitude and
Scoffing at the wise

The hypocrites are slandering
The sacred Halls of Truth
Ancient nobles showering
Their bitterness on youth
Can't we find the minds that made us strong?
Can't we learn to feel what's right
And what's wrong?
What's wrong?

Cities full of hatred, fear and lies
Withered hearts and cruel, tormented eyes
Scheming demons dressed in kingly guise
Beating down the multitude and
Scoffing at the wise
Can't we raise our eyes and make a start?
Can't we find the minds to lead us
Closer to the heart?

...and the men who hold high places
must be the ones who start
to mold a new reality
closer to the heart