None Of This Is Real

by Tanagra

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released February 10, 2015

TANAGRA:

Tom Socia: Lead and backing vocals
Steven Soderberg: Guitars and backing vocals
Erich Ulmer: Bass and backing vocals
Christopher Stewart: Drums and percussion
Josh Kay: Guitars and backing vocals

NONE OF THIS IS REAL Produced by Tanagra and Sacha Müller
Music composed and arranged by Tanagra
Additional orchestral arrangements by Jefferey Rondeau and Sacha Müller
Engineered and mixed by Sacha Müller
Mastered by Dana White at Specialized Mastering
Cover artwork by Gary Tonge (www.visionafar.com)
Cover concept, CD Layout and Tanagra logo by Tom Socia
Band photography by Kara Pesznecker Reavis (www.centerearthphotoart.com)

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Track Name: The Undying Light
We chart the stars
We see the light
The sky calls to us
We'll answer when the time is right

Born from the ashes
Of a lost and ancient time
Seeking all the knowledge
The universe has to hide
We abandoned all that we knew
For this grand endeavor
Where our ancestral home was
We cannot even remember

The darkened void of wonder
Draws us into the black
The hands of Fate
Push us forward, yet hold us back
Gather the pieces
We gather our thoughts
Focused on tomorrow
For yesterday's gone and lost

The Undying Light (a vision)
Leads us to the worlds we long for
Leave them behind (forever)
Onward, to a shining future!

We will conquer the stars
For as long as they will burn
Great songs will be sung of our deeds
For as long as this galaxy turns

The Undying Light (a vision)
Leads us to the worlds we long for
Leave them behind (forever)
Onward, to a shining future
Track Name: Tyranny of Time
Peaceful days, they come and go
A flash across the sky
Without a sight, without a sign
The tower watch lay blind
Confusion roars inside their minds
Burned by ancient fire
Start the gears, the world moves on

Dreams cease to be
Deafening screams

From the dawning time of man
Hope and chaos reigns upon the land
The age moves on, as there'll always be
The tyranny of time

History ill-preserved as past and future cry
Our kind, blinded by technology and lies
There can be no redemption, only the purge
Nothing but annihilation can end the timeless scourge

We will consume all that lies before us
We will strike down all who oppose us
Let it be known that on this day your kingdom falls
Your pathetic civilization will be crushed to the very depths of oblivion!

From the dawning time of man
Hope and chaos reigns upon the land
The age moves on as there'll always be
The tyranny of time

(Charge towards the light)
(Flames forged into the sky)
(Fear strikes our very souls)
(Life flashed before our eyes)
Track Name: Eliana
A new cub's been born
Sheltered from the winds
In the cold of the snow

Though the sun may blaze
And the snow may fall
Throughout it all, this cub will grow

And though the pack may be distant at times
There's a mask imprinted on your soul
When the world turns on you like the wind
When hatred and anger beseech you

Look inside yourself, see the image of a wolf
The beast inside you, remember you're never alone
Look inside yourself, seize the power within
Let your spirit soar higher and higher again

One day
You'll be on your own
And the world will change
Unsheltered and afraid

All in time you'll find
You are what's inside

One day you will grow
Fearless, strong and proud
A true wolf on the prowl

You will find your destiny
Under moonlit skies
Follow the ancestral howl

And when you hear that primal song
You'll know it was within you all along

When the world turns on you like the wind
When hatred and anger beseech you

Look inside yourself, see the image of a wolf
The beast inside you, remember you're never alone
Look inside yourself, seize the power within
Let your spirit soar higher and higher again
Track Name: Antietam
Thanks be to war and our losses before
Thank God for mud and for rain
We're anxious to fight and have Federals in sight
We'll reward their transgressions with pain
We'll strike at their home, and so northwards we roam
Singing "Dixie" with bellies full of rum
We're hungry and proud, our rebel yells loud
On the banks of this place called Antietam

Once more unto the breach we go
Our brothers are now our foes
Our countrymen have lost their way
We'll send them straight to Hell
I know that we can win the day
(Make them pay)

Thank God for this plight, that we may reunite
Our Union of equal-born men
At Capitol Hill, they exerted their will
But justice we must defend
When this is through, we know it to be true
That many won't make it back home
Let history show what sacrifices we've known for this war
When the North stands alone

The field is reaped for harvest
Our fellows' blood soaks the ground
With every shot, more men are lost
Bodies all around
In the din of screams and gunfire
The scales are tipped so many times
Never was so little traded
For so many wasted lives

This morning, we were so proud
May our brothers forgive our sins
We have shed so much blood
But in the end, no one wins

Our dead now lay among us
We collect our fallen brethren
In grief we are united once again
A solemn truce between us
As silence fills the air
We're all the same in the darkness of the night

The cornfield, the bloody lane
All shot down in ruin
So much death, nothing gained
But the way was paved for freedom

Twenty-two thousand souls
Illuminate this soil now
We all look back in horror
The gates of Hell had opened
At Antietam
Track Name: Bitter Earth
Toppling the pillars of the kingdoms of old
Every man demands his side of the story be told
Lines in the sand, crossed by swords
The vicious cycle is doomed to begin once more

Watch your kingdom rise
Slaves will build your empire
Oh, how pride goeth before the mighty fall

Ascent to power, a jagged cliff to climb
Every man reaps what he sows in time
Living in paranoia, fearing the attack
Until the day he dies, his brother's dagger in his back

Watch your kingdom rise (Tear it down)
Slaves will build your empire (Burn it to the ground)
Oh, how pride goeth before the mighty fall

Visions of madmen, the doomsday flood
The earth below is stained bitter with blood
Though I tread upon this land where wicked kings thrive
I'll stay one step ahead, I swear they'll never take me alive

Tear the veil, open your eyes
We all know that justice was never blind

One man's champion, another man's bane
Fearless and noble, or hopelessly insane
The vigilante has broken through the chains
I see the horizon, the torrential reign

Rise into the fray- in the blaze all wings must burn
The lesson of Icarus must be fatal to be learned

But all the world can see
The only answer must surely be mine
With fists of steel, I'll take the throne by storm
No looking back- I won't be afraid this time

And from the ruin, a new rule is born
Strength and unity in a land once torn
But this too will pass in time
Beware the assassins waiting close behind

Visions of madmen, the doomsday flood
The earth below is stained bitter with blood
Track Name: Planeswalker
Trigger the spark, within my very soul
A flash of light ignites before my mind
Caught between blind eternities
To travel or transcend, the decision is my own

To walk the planes for eternity
Casting shadows through infinity
Until the day I find my destiny
I'll walk the planes for eternity

A never-ending journey, as history unfolds
Spanning countless islands upon seas, upon worlds
Endless battles raging, fury throughout time
If my heart desires, I can leave it all behind

To walk the planes for eternity
Casting shadows through infinity
Until the day I find my destiny
I'll walk the planes for eternity

The journey never ends

To walk the floating isles of Zendikar
To walk the razor fields of Mirrodin
Until the day I find my destiny
I'll walk the planes for eternity
Track Name: 10:04 PM
Between the deaths of a trillion suns
And the dawn of a trillion more
Between the Cambrian flood and fatal ebb
On a blue and wandering orb

A trillion souls bear witness
To a speck of dust in Time
And among the seas of consciousness
One traveler's weary mind

The One that Time forgot

My destiny precedes me
The effect precedes the cause
My very soul stands in defiance
Of Nature's sacred laws

I left that world a mortal man
With mortal hopes and fears
Then passed in but a heartbeat
Four thousand years

One thread pulled from the tapestry
Was destined to be mine
I am the wandering observer
Of countless grand designs

Somewhere out there
Someday amidst the nebulae
I will find whatever I must be searching for

An exodus of sentience across the cosmos
A thousand empires rise and fall
Infinite realities woven through the multiverse
And I have seen them all

The crushing weight of knowing on a cosmic scale
This is but the first page of the tale

Expansion and collapse
Premonitions of the end
With another oscillation
The stars are reborn once again

An exodus of sentience across the cosmos
A thousand empires rise and fall
Infinite realities woven through the multiverse
And I have seen them all

I lay my eyes level with the smallest of leaves
As the macrocosm dissolves
Now I see
The fourth dimension is me
None of this is real

It's all so damned insignificant
One more breath
And I'm gone

Vast oceans of stardust
Will be scarred by my hand

I can show you the edge of Forever

From without the finite boundaries of mortality
To the very edges of the universe and beyond
Throngs of the faithful to the undying light
Shall come to heed the words
Of the One that Time forgot
Track Name: The Path to Talmor
Dusk falls across the field
The last shreds of scarlet fade away
Cold mist closes in
And Morhold is cloaked in velvet gray

For a moment
The world seems to be at peace
The breeze through the valley
Brings us sweet release

But silence never lingers long in times of war
With open eyes and bated breath
We anticipate the roar
And over the rush of the River of Runes
The wise one's return is heralded
By the sound of thundering hooves

Thallion:
We ride at dawn!
Upon mighty steeds, our promise we'll keep!

We've known all along
Our cause is righteous
We'll fight until the last hope is gone

We charge southward
As the day's first glow illuminates the sky
The stillness of the morning
Shattered by our battle cry
On to Talmor
For a preemptive attack
Fate hangs in the balance
We'll take the fortress back

But behold, awaiting us
Hidden in the haze, just across the plain
Charging with fury and two thousand swords
Delnen, the traitor thane

One last fight
The Earth shakes as forces meet
Might makes right
We'll never admit defeat

Ambold:
We must not let this one chance slip away
I swear on my life
Delnen's treachery will end this very day!

The valley echoes with the din of pain
The river runs red with the blood of the slain

One by one, the dishonored fall
We search for the thane, the cause of it all
The traitor flees, pursued through his ranks
Until his back is pinned upon the river bank

Thallion:
Delnen has one final chance!
Crush the amulet and break his trance!

With the spell broken and nowhere to run
He must face the truth

Delnen:
By the gods, what have I done?

We ride at dawn
Upon mighty steeds, our promise we'll keep
Our passion is strong
Even in the wake of betrayal
We must battle on

Delnen:
You know what you must do

Ambold:
So much is lost because of you

Delnen:
I deserve to die

Ambold:
May the gods be more merciful than I...

Delnen:
I let my brethren die
Crushed beneath the hordes of Mortulae
Just to save my name
Now I beg of you in all my shame
Take my blade from me
Strike me down, then take your kin and flee
Turn and walk away
Live to fight again another day

Ambold:
Tears will fill your eyes
When you see the world through mine...

Ambold:
No! You will not escape this way
You'll live with your guilt for the rest of your days
You can never atone for your crimesYour punishment shall be to live on and fight on our side

Dusk falls across the field
The last shreds of scarlet fade away
The river rushes on
As the sun sets on another day

We'll rest while we can
Despite our grief, we must advance
With our forces together
We just might have a chance

The quiet mourning on the battlefield
Must be abandoned long before our wounds have healed
For silence never lingers long in times of war
And on the morn, we'll charge ahead
Along the path to Talmor

We ride at dawn
Upon mighty steeds, our promise we'll keep
We've known all along
Our cause is righteous
We'll fight until the last hope is gone