A Second Chance

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Our hero's people must rebuild their world after a great cataclysm.

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Has it been long enough now?
Can we drag ourselves up from these holes
Like so many ants from a hive
To bury our queen and leave her to die

We'll wait until night
Lest the light burn our eyes
Then step out to safety
And cut our feet on shards of broken sky

Goddamn, it feels good to see our gods damned
to the furthest extenses of our stratosphere
Spirit has manifested in revenge
And given us a second chance to live our lives here
Oh, can you smell our beautiful future
In the smoldering ashes of what were once trees
The rain has returned to act as a suture
And sew shut the wounds cut by human disease
Human disease

I wish the both of you
Could have seen the way the sky lit up
Last night
My brother, my sister
Its beauty was beyond compare
Now we no longer have to fight
With their technology we will forge
A future for our kind
But for now I will lay a wreath
Upon your grave and rest my weary mind

As the sun begins to rise
And the light fills the sky
My people rejoice
For long had they forgotten their choice

Goddamn, it feels good to see our gods damned
to the furthest extenses of our stratosphere
Spirit has manifested in revenge
And given us a second chance to live our lives here
Oh, can you smell our beautiful future
In the smoldering ashes of what were once trees
The rain has returned to act as a suture
And sew shut the wounds cut by human disease

We will fall and rise again
From the ashes of our sin
We will bleed but we will breathe
Finally, air that is free
We will fall and rise again
From the ashes of our sin
We will bleed but we will breathe
Finally, air that is free

As the light fell on my shoulders and the sun touched my face
I realized that I may never truly find my place
A soldier in a war that I was never meant to fight
I've martyred my soul
I've martyred my life

As the light fell on my shoulders and the sun touched my face
I realized that I will never find my place
A soldier in a war that I wasn't meant to fight
I martyred my soul
I martyred my life

Goddamn, it feels good to see our gods damned
to the furthest extenses of our stratosphere
Spirit has manifested in revenge
And given us a second chance to live our lives here
Oh, can you smell our beautiful future
In the smoldering ashes of what were once trees
The rain has returned to act as a suture
And sew shut the wounds cut by human disease

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from G​.​U​.​A., released December 4, 2016

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Gears Under Atlas Montevallo, Alabama

Prog metal band from Alabama tinged with hardcore and post-hardcore. We take as much influence from King Crimson and Rush as we do from The Fall of Troy and At the Drive In. We try to create complex, energetic, and emotional space metal without coming off as pretentious. Let us know how that's going for us. ... more

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