1974 & The Echoes Of War

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1.
Countdown 03:05
Bring forth the storm Come darkness rise Take flesh and form Open your eyes
2.
Stolen life, but now a new heartbeat A ghostly mirror countenance Confusion, mental mystification Eyes drawn to the question Why, and what does this mean? A balanced query in the dark double's eyes When is it time? Place the purpose into context We caught the righteous moment In the ocean of time Are the sacrifices over? Two men, but both operating with one mind Fighting to break the reticence A kind word, and then the thoughts are outpoured The focus draws to the next question Why, and what does this mean? A balanced query in the dark double's eyes When is it time? Place the purpose into context We caught the righteous moment In the ocean of time Are the sacrifices over? Find the solution (calculate the next move) This resolution (this one goes to you) One goal, one way Call the Department (feel no reservation) Pen to the parchment (into our creation) Our time, our way A brighter sun is rising From a world of sharpened minds Can you feel the new beginning As the darker days are ending We caught the righteous moment In the ocean of time Are the sacrifices over?
3.
A shaking hand, a burning light Some small conversation Before the miracle is unveiled A steady gaze, a racing heart The center of attention of his superiors Well, here goes Each and every one of us Has felt the screaming echoes Crying from the tragedy and misery of war Shamefully, we settled for a weak negotiation Now it's time to rise again And fix the desperate failures of the past Abrasive tones, the glances move Uneasy and confounded Who is this admiral who speaks so freely? Tensions grow, heads are turned They ask the whispered questions Can he recover, and will we let him? Gentlemen, we have the answers For which we've been waiting Ones that have escaped us Since the thought of it was born Everyone will look at us With a new appreciation Our enemies will feel the tardy penitence They thought they had escaped This is a gift that we've been given So we walk the path of righteousness We'll build the greatest force That ever left their homeworld To keep the noble residents alive and safe We cannot be afraid now To sacrifice for everyone Now we begin the time of redemption
4.
Arrested 03:06
There is a shadow on the water Where the spring of life was born Unsympathetic monuments of cold destruction Unmitigated hatred of the peaceful balance You really thought it'd go that way To justify the turn of fate Now into the shackles, into the cage And now into the shackles, into the cage You are a danger to the people The very lives you swore to save And now the hunt is on to catch the great abomination And you will help us guide it to its rightful death You really thought it'd go that way To justify the turn of fate Now into the shackles, into the cage And now into the shackles, into the cage
5.
Imprisoned 05:35
Naked in the wind Awakened to the sin Waiting for his sentence to begin Genuflected rest In jailhouse Sunday best Hedging bets on his eternal rest Startling regrets Moral entrenchment Epiphany synapse In the concrete coffin and noble steel Lies the warrior of forgotten lore Fate begins its final pause And with the changing winds, he is warrior Warrior repealed Makeshift clay in glass Armies must amass Harvesting his shredded leaves of grass Leaving in the night The kindred satellite Viewer of the actions of his flight Lunar entrenchment Moral rejection Impassionate misfire With the thirst for power through the roar of fire Stands the warrior and his cold desire Flight begins its dark decent And with the waning winds, he is warrior intent A pessimist's penitence quenched Raised in our structural pestilence Beady-eyed mannequins of death Choking on structural seminence Terrified minds of our kin Entwined within the cultural resonance Twisted and kicking Screaming and rising up Twisted and kicking Screaming and rising up
6.
Brothers of the Earthlands There's a violent wind Skies are growing darker As the future tides roll in A new babe with a loud cry Will thrash away the cure We'll swallow the harsh sigh Fit the spoon to the source I'll be there Even if the orders contradict my inner voice I'll follow you deep into the trenches Where all the lines are shades of gray Sentenced to the darkness For a crime of innocence The other arrested From a call of ignorance Hero of the future Forced to wallow on the Earth We are the redeemers Thrust your hands into the dirt Every day brings us even closer Drives our mission farther on Through the fire, I can see my children Dancing in an open sky
7.
Moon Base 03:39
Breaking through the atmosphere All the chains and shackles disappear Chase the dark, the path unseen Find the mastermind behind the scene Gazing at the infinite display A captivating consequence of fate Bury all intentions in the grave To stay Our aim is true, the path is clear Now we will rise and consume their fear Heavy thoughts, a blackened seed The father of the growing enemy
8.
Creation of creation With subordinate expressions Mutiny beneath his nations Daggers hidden inside vestments He'll testify as witness to the blistering innocence In the path of least resistance One man stands with stone desire Close to his primal insistence One man draws, and one man fires Taken faceless and nameless The faithless and blameless Staring deep into a set of empty eyes Contemplating automatic action Sacrifice the orchestrated saline pawns Immolate the mutilated tower Shadow armaments of favor Trigger primed beneath his fingers Futility of empty chambers Demise by replicas of neighbors A shallow victory of reflex Euphoria preceded sorrow Void of consequence or defect Left with no orders to follow Canyons of contempt Between the Admiral's last attempt A hail of curses twist around a fallen god A crowd of soldiers desecrate the body One by one, the rage begins to self-sustain Livid calculations for the future Gloria!
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All that I've given All that I've done Heedless position Inside the gun Come for the slaughter (Stronger we grow with no one to obey) Come for the thrill (Voices uniting as one) No violence saves you (Unison visions of glorious sights) Come for the skill (Rip off the safety and fly) Corner the citizens Strip them of innocence Worship the satellite's glow Their lives are standing still Now we can get our fill After the mutinous plot Treacherous fingers have tightened around Every part of his flesh Outbursts of anguish are filling the ears Of the clones who were born From the blood of the double
11.
Lullaby 01:19
Look here, gentle child See the leaves Orange and maroon Beautiful for you Winter winds will blow And take them so newer ones will bloom Just like me and you One heart One mind One life for me Standing proud and strong and temporary We sing one heart One mind One life for me Rushing on the pulse of life Means ending
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Give them the cold stone Give them the hard silhouette Lead them to whisper terrible words Give them the cold stare Give them a good reason to count All the beats their hearts are skipping Their hearts are skipping Send us a lifeline under the lee Of the old dog cavalry Sing us the swan song of the enemy But don't you dare speak their names to me Don't you dare speak their names Give them a good fight Get them to fall back Breaking the silence in the trees Here is a mountain There is the ocean And all the giants here are closing They're closing in Send us a lifeline under the lee Of the old dog cavalry Sing us the swan song of the enemy But don't you dare speak their names to me Don't you dare speak their names Send us a lifeline under the lee Of the old dog cavalry Sing us the swan song of the enemy But don't you dare speak their names to me Don't you dare speak their names To me
13.
I see the battlefronts are falling I see the numbers getting far too low I see no end to this destruction Amongst the din and all the dying The flag of passion starts to burn and tear As do the dreams of those Who pinned it to their chest They rest We have no hope To turn the machine around The enemy It stands so tall We're crashing like gentle waves At the feet of our own genocide A sea of sacrifice and cinder A horrid visual to complement The tragic soundtrack of surrender Is there a purpose in retreating Or is it better just to stand our ground And let them all eradicate our human race Face to face We have no hope To turn the machine around The enemy It stands so tall We're crashing like gentle waves At the feet of our own genocide
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Epilogue 06:47
Awake in the underground This place in which we can't be found We'll wait Wait until the time has come The drone of the footsteps above Our home in this space, or the lack thereof The door to our lives locked away We hold our hope Because the time isn't now We'll wait just one day longer We hold our own Until we're ready to go We're ready to go And walk the streets again The brave will scavenge by night We'll pray until they return to our sight The only ones kept alive Hidden from day If I could just see their faces We hold our hope Because the time isn't now We'll wait just one day longer We hold our own Until we're ready to go We're ready to go And walk the streets again We'll wait for a narrowing chance For the moment to charge and advance To fight for our freedom Because we know we can beat them We hold our hope Because the time isn't now We'll wait just one day longer We hold our own Until we're ready to go We're ready to go And walk the streets again

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released September 23, 2016

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1974 Connecticut

1974 is a five-piece progressive/classic rock band.

Focusing on concept albums set in a technologically advanced future, 1974 crafts a musically diverse and dynamic soundscape full of riffs, hooks, and vocal harmony to tell complex stories.

In 2012, the band won "Best New Band" at the 1st Annual CT Music Awards at The Bushnell Theater. The following year, the band won "Best Rock Band".
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