Raging Light

by Painted Black

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released October 6, 2017

Lyrics by Daniel Lucas
Music by Luís Fazendeiro
All arrangements by Painted Black
Additional drum arrangements by Marcelo Aires

Recorded @ UltraSound Studios, Braga, Portugal
Engineered by Pedro Mendes

Produced by Luis Fazendeiro
Co-Produced by Pedro Mendes

Mixed & Mastered by Luis Fazendeiro
Additional mixing by Pedro Mendes

Daniel Lucas - Vocals
Luís Fazendeiro - Rhythm & Lead Guitars, Clean Guitars, Piano & Synths, Bass on tracks 1,3,5 and 8
Gonçalo Sousa - Lead & Rhythm Guitars

Guests:
Marcelo Aires - Drums
Pedro Mendes - Bass on tracks 2,4,6 and 7
Mick Moss - spoken words on track 3
Amber Moss - spoken words on track 3
Jenny O'Connor - spoken words on track 3

Artwork by Phobos Anomaly Design
Cover photo by Ricardo Faria
Model: Rita Serra (Soraya Moon)

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Track Name: The Raging Light
The slow spanning light
Of our last sunrise.
There will be no shade
In this solar grave.
The sky is alight,
Horizon of red.
We hear the giant cry
In the back of our mind:
“Surrender to the Sun.
Surrender to the Sun!”
In this solar grave
For so long we were blind.
The warnings were there
We just didn’t care.
In our last sunrise
We become aware.
With arms open wide
Swept away by the flare.

Pay heed to the voice of fire
Ignite the souls from our vessels
Release the fading life locked within us
Unleash the raging light

The cold left its scars,
Scars that ran so deep,
Deep into our core,
Into our darkened hearts,
Into our very souls.
For so long we have stared,
Stared into the sun,
Astonished, mesmerised,
Until we went blind,
With a glimpse of light
To be our guide.

Surrender to the Sun!
Succumb to the Sun!

The light lives. The light breathes.
The light speaks. The light is.

Pay heed to the voice of fire
Ignite the souls from our vessels
Release the fading life locked within us
Unleash the raging light.
Track Name: Dead Time
I leave my grave behind
Step into a world not mine
I follow the bird of ill omen
To exact revenge
One hundred years have passed
My spirit stirs in unrest
I wasn’t brought back to life
I was brought to deal death

This is not life
Here to deal death
This is not life
Death!

Dead Time
Where memories burn
Dead Time
Where souls don’t rest
Dead Time

As crows swallow the daylight
All evil men must die
Punishment postponed for years
A thousand-fold revenge

Throw wide the gates of Hell
No mercy for wickedness
As culprits die one by one
Justice is hereby done

Die one by one
Justice is done
Die one by one
Done!

Dead Time
Where memories burn
Dead Time
Where souls don’t rest
Dead Time
I was only a scream.
You will remember everything.
Hereafter is here for you.

As a lost son I finally return
With enemies vanquished,
The memories won’t burn.
And as the earth closes, taking me back,
I’ll be at peace forever.
My face painted black.
Track Name: The Living Receiver
Who are you willing to sacrifice?
Will you stop following the water lines?
Besides the good and the brave
There’s no one worth saving.

Quit this cold world.
Shut down your heart.
This is not the end...
...But it’s a start.

What are you willing to sacrifice?
Your home, your soul, your love, your life?
Choices become harder
When you’re running out of time.

Will you save the other side?
The time has come for you to decide.
You are willing to sacrifice.
Trade your life for their lives.
No one will know what you’ve done.
You will die alone.

Quit this cold world.
Shut down your heart.
This is not the end
Of the world...

...But you can see it from here.
Track Name: Absolution Denied
Raise your heads and behold cleansing fire
Torn skies pour down their remorseless ire.
Turbulent days obscuring our hearts
Come all at once to tear our souls apart
We can’t atone for all the sins we’ve done
This life’s a wreck and our pain has just begun
There’s no forgiveness. No way we can return.
Face the end. Your body and soul shall burn.

Burn.
Without regrets.
Burn.
Welcome emptiness.

There’s no one there, no one to hear your prayer.
Your righteousness shall turn into despair.
We’ve reached a time where hope has no place
And the mask of faith shall fall from your face

The emptiness awaits our sins and lies
That we’re all doomed comes as no surprise
Commit to the flames. Pointless to hide.
Mercy refused. Absolution has been denied.

No forgiveness.

Life was a precious gift
The ruins are ours to blame.
Let go and accept your fate.
Without regret, walk into the flames and...

Burn.
Without regrets.
Burn.
Welcome emptiness.
Track Name: Chamber
Who said this life
Makes sense as you get older?
As every dreamer
I’ve been devoured by this world.
I should rest my head
And wholeheartedly accept defeat
So tired of losing,
So tired of dragging my feet.
Throughout these years my anger grew inside so strong
I shouldn’t have held it back. I knew that I was wrong.
I felt it twitch and writhe deep inside of me
Consuming my heart and soul, feeding of my misery.

The black coals burn in searing red
All dormant embers are now alight
Rekindled hearth within my chest
Flames rage once more. I can’t refrain.

Fire. There’s a fire inside.
A fire I can no longer hide.
In my mouth all my words burst into flames.
A burning fury breaking me... Tearing me at the seams.

Within me peace is gone
Quietude is fordone.
Why try to keep sane
When the results are the same?
I fought so hard to hold back my insanity
And let it burn inside of me.
I fed this fire with all my sorrows and pain
I fed this fire with all my pain...all my pain.

Fire. There’s a fire inside.
A fire I can no longer hide.
In my mouth all my words burst into flames.
A burning fury breaking me... Tearing me at the seams.

My heart on fire.
My soul on fire.

Fire. There’s a fire inside.
A fire I can no longer hide.
In my mouth all my words burst into flames.
A burning fury breaking me... Tearing me at the seams.
Track Name: In The Heart Of The Sun
As my time draws near
I lose all will.
Your darkness became mine.
I disappeared.
I tried hard to reach you.
Tried so hard to find you.
Now the end is close,
Our souls are burnt.
In the end our hands meet
But I’m unable to feel your touch.

All that time
We spent alone,
We wouldn’t get through
To anyone.
Slowly turning into dust,
Slowly turning...
I’m a ghost of my former self
And you became a ghost yourself,
Hiding in the heart...
Hiding in the heart of the Sun.

So what have we done?
What have we done with our lives?
We made ourselves
Depleted, unreachable.
We used to hunt each other
Now we haunt one another.
And now the bitter end is here.
In the end our hands part.
In the end of everything.

Hide our hopes in the heart of the Sun
Hide our love in the heart of the Sun
Hide ourselves in the heart of the Sun

All that time
We spent alone,
We wouldn’t get through
To anyone.
Slowly turning into dust,
Slowly turning...
I’m a ghost of my former self
And you became a ghost yourself,
Hiding in the heart...
Hiding...

In the heart of the Sun...
Track Name: I Am Providence
(the narrator)
Night has come
Starless and cold
Bringing forth
Shapeless fears of old

(the unknown)
We’re coming through
Reaching for you

(the narrator)
Shadow realm
Turning to flesh
To overwhelm
The minds of the weak

(the unknown)
We’ll get to you
Haunting your sleep
We are inside
You cannot hide
From us

(the author)
Voices haunt me still
They keep calling for me
Shadows creep and crawl
No light can keep them away

I close my eyes trying to feel safe
I shut my mind trying to stay sane

Visions of nameless horrors
No one can see them ‘cept me
Fear feeds their hunger
I try to fight them they remain

I open my eyes madness overtakes
I know who you are but who am I?

(the consciousness)
I am providence
The wall between us and them
I am the stronghold
Keeping all horrors within
Yet the Sleeper awakens
From his deathless slumber
And nightmares hear his call
Hear him calling now

(the unknown)
Your walls are thin and can’t keep us within.
Let yourself go. Give in to us.
We shall break through and crush your soul.
Struggle no more. Let us out.

(the author)
You all have been warned
You should be afraid
And fear the unknown.
The call is getting...

...closer
...closer
...closer
Track Name: Almagest
I
A primeira luz rasga o negro vazio.
O frio que antes existia é engolido pelo fogo.
Os primeiros sons seguem atrás, tímidos.
A cacofonia entra em ebulição e a expansão começa
Do longo sono acordamos em serenidade,
à deriva em direcção a uma luz difusa.
O calor do fogo chama-nos para perto
e com um ardente grito a nossa alma desperta.

II
Every storm gathered into one
A fury born within everyone
The laws of man keep us under control
Neither words nor chains will bind our heart and soul

Break the chains that bind
Turn off the light that blinds
Silence the mouth that commands
Be free for once in this life
Be free for once in your miserable fucking life
Every soul assembled into one
Overcome and eclipse the damage done

Realize this life is but a fleeting moment
Make it worth, while it lasts
Don’t let anything ever hold you back.
All great fires begin with a spark.

Break the chains that bind
Turn off the light that blinds
Silence the mouth that commands
Be free for once in this life
Be free for once in your miserable fucking life

III
Futile regrets
Forgive, forget
Leave all behind
Your flesh, your mind
The self undone
As life begun
No time, no space
No love, no pain

We blame the choices we make
When we are the ones to blame
We dwell in past mistakes
Condemned to repeat them all over again

First light. Black void.
The storm unleashed.
Break free at last.
Awake. Ignite.

Soul-search!
Firewalk!
Soul-search!
Firewalk!
Soul-search!
Firewalk!
One final gaze to the eye of the firmament!
Soul-search!
Firewalk!
Purge the soul.
Become one with the stars.

IV
Only after we’ve lost everything
Then we can be free.

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