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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


from 1974 & The Echoes Of War, released September 23, 2016


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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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