Outlander II

by Outlander

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Outlander's second album finds the band transcending its early Soundgarden-Tool-Rush influences, moving into their own esoteric space, speaking to souls reaching and clawing for divinity.

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released October 3, 2013

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Track Name: Moonchildren
Born in the dead of the night, on the one and only day

I could never put you down for long

Torn by a heavenly rain, with a razor on your vein

You were going to take it on alone

Born in the overgrown undergrowth, with a virus in your eyes

At the end of the serpent's tail

Born at the reticent end of the very first lie,

You're a shadow told to find the light

Scorned by a heavenly flash in the corner of your eye,

You could never leave that love behind

Now in the eventide's autumn light, there is nothing left to hold

But a skull and an ancient vine

It seems like the whole thing spun out of control

It seems like it all has gone by

But the light you received is still staring you down

Off the moon

The final rays of fallen sun have put me in my place

Turn toward the waning crescent moon,

The waning door of grace
Track Name: Detonator
Let’s blow it up
Don’t be afraid
We’ve got power from on high
And now it’s time for the second page

I’ve got an answer and a cure
You can know that I am sure
What I’ve seen, it was real –

What I’ve seen Holy Rising
Got blood-fire
In my pocket

And the powers of the age
Know there’s nothing they can do
To stop it

Let’s blow it up lets seal the deal
Only one way I can see
Now’s the moment for you and me

Let’s burn it up let’s turn the page
We’ve got everything in place
Now it’s time for another way

Down through the ages
Pointing like an arrow
Written in the stars

I see the future, what is next
And we’re standing on the 'X'
Time to blow this thing into the sky

Here are the words to let them see
Open eyes and set them free
Tell them what you’ve seen

Let’s blow it up we’ve got the light
To set it off and set it right
Now it’s time set it all on fire

Let’s blow it up let’s seal the deal
Seven seconds counting down
Now it’s time to believe

Let’s blow it up lets seal the deal
Only one way I can see
Now’s the moment for you and me

Let’s burn it up we’ve got the light
Set it off and set it right
Now it’s time to see everything that You promised me

Let’s blow it up let’s seal the deal
Seven seconds counting down
Now it’s time to believe
Track Name: Prelude
Live Fire
Leaves are burning bright now
I'm hearing one voice saying
Leave it all behind
There's a land
Listen
You know who I Am
Gonna show you who you are
Gonna put the whole world in your hand
Track Name: New Gypsy Hand
Gotta fly away
Been counting down the days
Now it's 3-2-1 I'm waiting for the sun to go
Down
Off into the night
The wagon moves best in the blue moonlight

Never could have known
Did they really even care?
Too late
Now I'm headed west in the warm night air
Say goodbye to July
Her eyes gave it one last try

For the little green town with the little green glow
Slowed me down some, but I had to say
No
She saw it coming soon
She saw me looking at the moon
Where the sliver on the left said time for me to
Go

So you go your way and I'll go mine
When I find your face down the line
I will give you everything I have
'cuz I've got all I need
I've got the streets
In my hands

Eighty-five days and it's all getting stale
Now I'm up against the sea and
You know what it takes to set sail
I'm already running late
Shaking off venom from a little blond snake

World in here hands and they're falling at her feet
But I'm the one getting the smile and the bright blue
Eyes
Why? Maybe she knows
I'm never gonna let my name end here on a stone

Yeah it's all gonna pass 'til my spirit sets sail for the one true
home
and my
bones
getting picked clean on a road in a distant land by a sly like-minded
crow

You go your way and I'll go mine
When I find your face down the line
I will give you everything I have
'cuz I've got all I need
I've put it all
in His hands
Track Name: Voices
I have outwalked city lights to let the night explain
I have listened faithfully to every drop of rain
One voice I am certain beckoning from Heaven's faint road
Home

Starts shine - fly to them
Fast you'll fall and hard you'll land
Clouds glide - reach for them
But there is nothing in your hand

No voice over rooftops, beckoning me, calling me home
Quiet constellations, bones of angels over my head
Silent footsteps, falling, following me on my way down.

Child's eyes - mother's home
But that life you will never know
Tears roll - time to go
Through the narrow door that you've been shown

Once voice I am certain carried words from holy Heaven
"I have loved until I've bled and I would do it again."

No voice over rooftops, beckoning me, calling me home
Quiet constellations, bones of angels over my head
Silent footsteps, falling, following me on my way down.
Track Name: Extrinsic Fire
On a cold stone ledge
On the blackest night
I stood up, felt my ankles cracking

Crying frozen tears
And afraid to listen
I threw the stone and this time I heard nothing

So it's true then, all the things they said
Fiery angels do indeed speak, but only in my head
Every whisper, every touch upon the soul
Just imagined from the bottom of the one and only hole
Exiled and sent
to the lonely place each one of us finds our intrinsic
End

I'm falling inside
Why can't I see this isn't what I'm meant to be
I'm buying the lies
The words you say are tempting me to think there's nothing
Reaching down

So I make the rules and write the only truth
After all it's not what's right they say
It's what is right for you
From my throne I stare into the mist
Can't help but notice that this paradise
Looks just like the abyss
Exiled and kept
In the lonely place each one of us finds our intrinsic
End

But I've felt it
From outside
Made a note to never change my mind
Now I'm listening to angels and to liars
Still I'm reaching for the fire

Stop falling inside
Why can't you see this isn't what you meant to be?
Stop buying the lies
Side by side with the others who pretend there's nothing
Reaching Down
Track Name: Got Your Back
As you hold me down
I can barely fight
You hold all the cards
But I've got the light

What was cast away
What you left for dead
Is still glowing bright
Glowing fiery red

I've got half a mind
To bury you alive
You poison my child's eyes
And put a dent in mine

Just stick what she shakes
In a ten year old face
Now they only see the skin
And you win

Yeah, you've got the floor
And you've got the bomb
And you'll drag them all to hell
With your quick and easy sell

But I'm at your door and I'm here to say
Just because something's been forgotten
Doesn't make it go away

I feel it coming on the wind and in the sky
It's going down even though they built it high
I feel it coming on the wind and in the sky
As every soul is reckoned by the water or the fire

Well I'm bleeding hard
And I'm fading fast
But I know just how long
That I'm gonna last

What was cast away
What you left to die
Glowing brighter now
Glowing fiery white

You know what's behind
The easy shit you ride
And you know most will never
Rise above those lies

And you live as if
It doesn't matter down the line
But with your dying breath
I dare you to lie

Yeah, you told them all
And you told yourself
That the glow on the horizon
Was all inside their heads

But I'm at your door and I say:
Beware
Knowing just because you can't see me
Doesn't mean that I'm not there
Track Name: Last Minute Decision
Dearest spirit, you've been chosen
With your finger on the trigger
Yes or no

She's delightful, he's insightful
He is hoping she is open
Light shines
There's still time for her to say no

Diamonds flash behind the eyes
The silver tone behind the lies
Still they fall

Dearest spirit, will you listen?
Diamond glint or water glisten
Rain falls down

Falling curtains, foggy graveyards
What they'd give to have it back
Another crack, another stab
At what you're holding in your hands

Light shines down
Track Name: For You
Once I was the world to you
Do you remember when I was showing you a river that would never end?
Yet I never said a word to you that would raise me up
And set me on a pedestal

So I gave it all away with all my faith
And everything I gave you were glad to take
Now you keep me hanging on a chain, reaching up
I'm holding on, just reaching, knowing it's been that way
For far too long

The tiny stone that you gave to me,it sparkled red
And I held it in my hand until my fingers bled
From my cage you made me watch
What I could never have
As you gave your love to anyone

But I kept a photograph in a silver frame
So I'd remember all the things that you'd never say
Now the moon is in my veins
And the spider says:
Watch the mirror, time flies
Hope you have sweet dreams
Now
I am gone

I remember everything, all I heard
Every single one of your empty words
I know I promised a perfect love, but please understand
I am only a man

I remember everything, all I heard
Choking on the acid of you're empty words
And now a vision comes to me, to set me free:
On a frozen morning, the day will come when you will reach

But I am gone
Track Name: Mine
Another night alone with no one at the wheel
The endlessness between us, and I begin to feel
It's time to close my eyes

Long now the days of grabbing empty dust
Slipping through my fingers into nothingness
Now it's all behind

Each night I'd take a vampire flight across the ebon sky
Where I'd wait there in the dark for your reply
But as the answers I imagined disappeared, I seemed to find
That I can only close my eyes
For only I am mine

Another night is gone, another lonely moon
The morning brought the naked truth and now it's coming soon
There's a hole in the sky

Lost now, the day that it was shining on
We were lost in a moment that has come and gone
Now it's all behind

All my intentions always burned into ashes for your time
Growing crystalline wings in our own world
And it would all go away for awhile
Now I wonder what it happened for
You know I never saw the ground until I felt your hand no more

Another tired day in a dusty room
The cold earth is silent in the afternoon
Now it's all behind

Now I sleep away the thoughtless day
From the bottom of the grave we made
You have flown away
And in your flowery sapphire wake
I see all the way behind, clear as day now for the first time
And I can only close my eyes
For you made me realize

That I'm not even mine
Track Name: Friend
I met a man who climbed inside to find his god and golden sky
He ain't gonna buy those fairy tales of demons, death, and nails
Gonna make it his own ride
But he found out when he died

There was a girl who watched her father die by the blade of a rusty knife
And I felt my soapbox start to slide on her spit that missed God's eyes
Gonna say it anyway
Gonna bleed into her pain

And now it's shimmering in your frozen black tomb
Your eyes are glimmering with the light of the new sun and moon
I'm trying, I'm flying on the wind in the sky
But you're dying, you're dying
In the arms of an empty lie

Yet I know that you will rise again
You will rise

I had a friend who could not find a thing in his soul
That led him to the gate
And he cursed the words that left my tongue
And he cursed his random fate
When he tried to take his life I found the only word I had was
'Wait'

Now I'm shimmering in your frozen black tomb
My eyes are glimmering with the light of the new sun and moon
I'm trying, I'm flying on the wind in the sky
But you're dying, you're dying in the arms of an empty lie

Yet I know that you will rise again

You will rise