Frontlines

Another new thing here that has nothing to do with the upcoming Diurnal release on September 30.

 

I was doing some work on the seasonal release concept this morning and just finished this. Initially in contention for autumn, it really doesn’t fit the theme I’m going for now. Still, the overall vibe and writing style is indicative of what that group will look like as a whole. As a result, I decided to share it here as a sample of what people can probably expect.

 

Frontlines was conceived last winter at the tail end of Diurnal’s writing sessions. Since I wasn’t satisfied and it didn’t fit there either, the lyrics got set aside though. It wasn’t until getting lumped into the autumn grouping as part of the seasonal release idea that they were revisited. Still, the entire thing hadn’t crystallized into a solid concept yet and that’s how they ended up here.

 

(Fun fact: This old post contains an extremely early version of these lyrics that weren’t even fleshed out yet.)

 

Lyrics

 

Standing near the frontlines

Dress rehearsal, slicked back and so refined

While controversial

Taking in the undersigned

Hope springs eternal

 

Living in this pipe dream

Nothing happened, splitting off at the seams

Some more retractions

Only trying to be redeemed

We’re always lashing out

 

It’s hanging low in the air

It’s hanging low in the air

 

Building up some thick skin

Dense and wealthy, no one cares where they’ve been

It’s not compelling

Those plastic smile charlatans

Still seem unhealthy

 

Waking in a cold sweat

Doesn’t matter, dancing like marionettes

We’ll watch them scatter

No one sees the sunlight yet

Who’s really sadder now?

 

It’s hanging low in the air

It’s hanging low in the air

 

It’s hanging low in the air

We’ve gotta get out of here

 

Frozen stiff from years of disbelief

No one understands what this shit means

 

Calling out those voices yet unseen

No one understands what it all means

No one understands what it all means

 

It’s hanging low in the air

It’s hanging low in the air

 

It’s hanging low in the air

We’ve gotta get out of here

Gotta get out of here

 

We’ve gotta get out of here

Gotta get out of here

 

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