Dissonance

by KOWAI

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1.
Yield 05:02
What am I to do with my one wish when my heart is willing but my hands too weak I don’t want to face the fear I feel but in this land of false pretense can’t hide my choice to yield (choice to yield) Today again I choose surrender (I’ll be here) and my willing heart grows weaker (in the dark) while my hands embrace the shame the only thing I’m always worthy of (forever more) All this pressure drowns me easily so I’ll be overpowered and not to blame for this The scenes of pain I hide with a smile at night they come to play here with haunting tears of sorrow (of sorrow) Again I cannot force myself I’ll be here forever cannot leave where I’m deprived of what would make me whole
2.
We’ve been waiting all this time hoping for another day still we do not make a sound as moments pass us by With our eyes growing cold and our dreams, they’re getting old we lie awake remembering all that’s left to do We’re too young to die too old to be alive not enough to live too much for life We surrender to demand it’s all that we have known as it dawns upon our minds we still stand alone With our hearts growing cold and our dreams, they’re getting old we lie awake remembering all we failed to do
3.
So far from here I can see the light pushing through the veil of grey mesmerizing me I’ve fallen behind and now my shadows are too dark to pick up the pace, I am astray Surrounding me I am not alone anymore but this is not where I belong This void not as empty as I had thought my fellow fallen ones a company of misery Through the veil of gray I can barely see the outline of some distant destination I, I’ve fallen behind and it seems I can’t go any further, oh no Surrounding me I am not alone anymore and we are equal in the fading dawn I fell behind
4.
The Promise 04:20
Only in your eyes reflection of a need I am good enough When in my own a slumber is born to hide the sight of chance In the dead of night this sentiment finds home and I deny myself What I need most lies near to me still yet always out of reach Leave me where I will wash away Forget me while I will fall behind of the promise I once held Now I see a summer breeze to free me that I took for a storm shields set up too high A sudden urge A forgotten sensation A wish denied A truth so far forsaken The sorrow haunts me still an image to defeat your words to keep me sane All I never knew my thoughts were never true if only I could see like you Promise me once again sew the seams cross the line Promise me another dawn for all my dreams there’s still time Just promise me and I’ll believe you take my fear change my mind
5.
Pride 04:12
Indulging again clinging to the dark my dreams are all that I am lost in my own heart Once more failing Once more falling Find your pride and leave behind salvation redemption Still the same your last change Lying again Holding on to pain a disregard for everything spreading like the blackest stain Once more numbing Once more succumbing Find your pride and leave behind salvation redemption Trembling hands your last chance
6.
Hidden underneath the mask kneel as you betray me bow as you hate me I, I accept Greed has been man’s downfall and will be so again forever I serve forever you shame me In the end there is no mercy for the weak dispose of the lesser think yourself the better one I accept You do not wish to serve with shameless eyes I humbly look away as my throne is overtaken Greed has been man’s downfall and will be so again forever I serve forever you blame me In the end there is no mercy for the weak dispose of the lesser think yourself the better one I accept
7.
Earth Below 03:50
As the snow fell down on me my fate became so much more clear looking up I watched the clouds and I felt the cold on my lips The silence overtook me still in this wintry dawn I held myself as I tried to let go of life with all the strength I’d left I was loved and I was lost I could not be found again I was loved and I was lost and I will not be found again Face your fear lose yourself and leave me here own your grief and let me go I can’t take it anymore don’t torment me with your pain leave this life and let me be rotting in your misery leave this place and let me go end it all on earth below your earth below In the wind my hair was caught so shattered thoughts of change and I fell like the leaves I cherished until the earth caressed my bones
8.
Undisgraced 04:32
So innocent I’ve been gazing at the world with endless possibilities A vision clouded by another’s bliss I’m no longer who I was and what I now behold merely drifting away from right away from reason Once I was all of you and you all could be me my feet found my own path Silently unknown Safe and undisgraced Still untouched by any testimony I have been to where I shouldn’t have an echo of before you made me wander looking for rest and finding only chaos So I wander evermore in your shadow I was hidden I hide from all the pain and all the shame you made me feel from what has been and how I’ll never fully heal I hide
9.
Ice Cold Sun 06:21
As I turned my back to you the knife was twisted and slowly cold surrounds me now Out here I am on my own fragile wings were broken long before I tried to fly Oh Solitude I will not Feel again Where is my home, where am I safe in this cold world, I’m here to stay How did I forsake my fate I’m all alone, it’s all too late I see shadows drawing near from the corner of my eye offering serenity Forever I will lie alone helpless on my back in the ice cold sun A winter chill to shield my soul if only I could fight my fate A summer breeze to soothe my ache if only I could feel relief When did I become so numb now I’ll never feel again for you When did I become so still this is how it ends This is how it ends

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released February 7, 2014

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KOWAI The Netherlands

Treading on the edge of rock and metal, KOWAI has an aptitude for melody, atmosphere and intensity, and elements of symphony, melancholy and doom. Their sound palette is as rich as it is dynamic. Hailing from the Netherlands, this six-piece band is ready to take on the world with the release of their first full-length album DISSONANCE: a nine-song magnum opus filled with haunting and fierce songs. ... more

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