City of the Dead

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I was pulled through the years, you see
Through the stages of doubt
Past the time when the world decreed it safe to love yourself

I watched the walls fall in
I watched a trial by fire
I saw us burn through life itself until it melted and expired

I was pulled through our time, you see
Past the rise and the fall
Past the age when the world was moved by faith in higher laws

Then walls fall in
Oh, then it finally starts
Then the pressure builds and tears the layers of self-regard apart

Oh, you can run but there’s nowhere to go
A storm eats ships but an angry world eats more than you would want to know
Oh, you can run but there’s nowhere to hide
When Progress moves, it shakes the seas and swallows with its rising tide

I was pulled through the years, you see
Past the stages of grief
Past the time when the world was gripped by self-obsessed belief

Oh, then walls cave in
Oh, then it really starts
Then the pressures grind and tear the layers of self-regard apart

Oh, you can run but there’s nowhere to go
A storm eats ships but an angry world eats more than you would want to know
Oh, you can run but there’s nowhere to hide
When Progress moves, it shakes the seas, and swallows with its rising tide

Oh, you can try but there’s nothing to save
But a world on fire built to expire and drag us down into its grave
Oh, you can run but there’s nowhere to hide
When Progress moves, it shakes the seas, and swallows with its rising tide

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from Future Eaters, released March 28, 2017
Written and recorded by Robb Barbes

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The Pale Light Ottawa, Ontario

About the Pale Light:

The Pale Light is Jeff Frank, James Woods, Ian Huntley, Scotty P. and Robb Barnes. The Pale Light was born in Ottawa, Canada in 2016. We play indie rock and we like synthesizers.

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