1974 & The Battle For the Lazer Fortress

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1.
Overture 15:53
2.
Intro 00:59
History turns to smoke Fades in fluid Sight is lost from our greatest mistakes
3.
We are alone When the Deathriders find us...and the storm begins Their barrels are smoking In rings of clouds that give us their cause Now we’re drawing our guns Hold it together ‘til we make it through Our lives rest upon the battle crew Trade blow for blow ‘til one grows cold Are we strong enough to keep our ship whole And hold the balance of our fragile lives? Trading bombs and bullets to survive We keep the darkness from our eyes In The War That Tears Apart The Skies Two beasts of a brawl that spew ammunition We are ruptured and torn The damages rise And so does the will to give up the fight… …but we’re still standing high Hold it together ‘til we make it through Our lives rest upon the battle crew Trade blow for blow ‘til one grows cold Are we strong enough to keep our ship whole And hold the balance of our fragile lives? Trading bombs and bullets to survive We keep the darkness from our eyes In The War That Tears Apart The Skies
4.
Time moves slowly (Barely breathing) Anger showing (Clear the breach) (Sound will follow) Reality holds its breath for this timeline (Move into view) Distorted in the moments before the storm revealed (Shallow water) Neurons of the stolen men with tired eyes (Smooths the transition) The fear designed to save is now the fear that kills Dig in deeper (Take all you can) Drawn in quicker (Makes you high) Labored vision (No emotion) Shattered focus (Passion misfire) (New age, old face) Aim for the entrance (Progress blurs time) Essential arms (New muse, old race) Gather your senses (Instinct defiled) Leaves room for insurance Five fateful emergent understandings Taken hostage without slight pretense Corpses familiar turn beautiful life towards the unknown Confusion alluding to knowledge not stored Likely robbed before their birth a thousand years before Human capacitors Blind hollow monuments of all men’s fear (Locked on and ready to fire) Lives before God trading secrets Beyond the capacity inside the heart of men Compassion that crushes their logical ability To save themselves Consciousness rains everywhere like lasers Towering dreams catalogued on these prison walls Acres of cities flicker and fade in their lifeless eyes (Ignition and into the grid)
5.
Finally home Starving for open arms that guide our hearts In from the bitter cold The place we left…imperfectly perfect world Our clouded minds…what is loss? What is lost? Is there a way to be honest and call this our home? Distant mimes carry out distant tasks Eyes blank and masking The danger of living unable to cherish Replaced by our arrogance We stand on the brink…the turn of the tide Is there a way to be honest and call this our home?
6.
Wait 04:48
Now I’m here Warm and safe From worlds that change and collide Now I’m here Wait It’s you I’ve been waiting to see I’ve carried your absence around many places Alone in the cold It’s you I’ve been waiting to see Wait A silent shutter snaps Burning the moment into the air that fills my mouth I was the one who left so many years ago, but you… You are the one who is gone
7.
Interlude 01:23
8.
There’s a black cloud pouring its fill Washing over seas of our hidden fears A cancer is clouding our view Charged with the onus We must salvage the ones who retaliate The transport is ready to go We fight for the narrowing chance That our intentions will guide our hands And we’re broken and bleeding But our hearts are still beating Cover is blown in the field Shots blanket every return we plan The reservoir shatters behind We fight for the narrowing chance That our intentions will guide our hands And we’re broken and bleeding But our hearts are still beating
9.
T.E.M.P's 05:55
Still canvas in a thunderclap My body moves to break the calm Shapes shifting towards the gathering They wait for us to give them alms in the calm Look around and see The cost of staying true Is losing everyone And only few remain The ones who are left to clear away the passed Scenes littered with the myriad Who put a price upon their souls Digging graves to store our former loves We do our best to fill the holes, ‘cause now it’s cold Look around and see The cost of staying true Is losing everyone And only few remain The ones who are left to clear away the passed
10.
Day: We are gathering our wood and stone Every hour lets us closer to Rebuild our world that humankind had lost Prey to hungry pride that stole their minds O, when the future days begin to arrive Never lose sight of the words we find In the Song of Survivors Night: In the truest sense of blinding dark No more filaments to hide the stars from view And the cold is ever blowing in Holding strangers close to save our warmth O, there are times when darkness seeps through our fence Then, we will ask the innocent To sing the Song of Survivors Dreams are the windows to our memories Safe from automated hands that seek control We are free to think and feel again Give eternal life to fallen friends O, we have vanquished all our fears to the grave Following steps of the bold and brave In the Song of Survivors

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released February 18, 2011

Written by 1974 except:
Track 2, 3, and 6 written by A. Mike Forgette
Track 7 written by Gary Dionne

Recorded and produced by 1974

Mixed by A. Mike Forgette

1974 is:
A. Mike Forgette
Tim Moore
Gary Dionne
Adam Clymer
Angela Rhea-Piccoli

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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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