Light For Dark Places

by The August Guns

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Are we forgotten? Are we alone? 10000 captive in iron and stone No word of the outside, of life as we've known Are we forgotten? Are we alone? Who will save our souls? Counting the hours. Naming the stones Prayers towards the ceiling. Answers unknown Stars through the window. Nights silent cold Are we forgotten? Are we alone? There are days where it all seems collapsing There are weeks where we don't see the sun There are months where the walls close around us Who will be there when we are undone? Who will save my soul?
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Midnight. Watchmen makes his rounds and all is still So quiet. Hours pass on silent wings until a sound like thundering sets walls to trembling Look up weary eyes! What is this dawn? Fire in the sky! Searchlights mingle with the sirens in the night Strange fire burns with freedoms dread and daring light
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Jailbreak 03:12
You speak of jailbreak. Unearthly peace Unshackled hearts impossibly free From old chains and devils familiar and safe Sleeping guards and open gates But I’m scared to run your way Scared for light of day Scared to leave these walls I’m terrified to die To die and find my life Your call is daylight piercing the dark cell of the spirit through prison yards Beyond the wardens. Over the walls sirens sing their useless songs Do I dare to run your way? Dare for light of day? Dare to leave these walls I’m terrified to die To die and find my life You say there’s freedom to have in getting rid of yourself Followed my hopes and my fears they led me straight to hell And I have been there before, don’t want to do it again I was the center of my world, but then my world caved in Give me grace to run Your way Grace for light of day Grace to leave these walls I’m terrified to die To die and find my life Run free
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The cadence pounding in my ears of fire bursting in my veins From heart decayed by wasted years of life inside a rusted cage A cage now shattered and I am free I feel like flying away Stars dissolve in morning softness as night surrenders to the day A heart of light, a body heavy. Morning air was never so sweet I breathe it in and I am free Fly away
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Still my soul in a dry and thirsty land No water on horizon or tongue Vision lies mirages hollow feast Yet I behold the Master of the sun Raise my hands Fall or stand Flesh demands have lost their tyranny Faithful love be with me in the night When fears and foes outnumber grains of sand Hours pass winds howling in the dark Still your hand holds my heart to providence

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released July 27, 2018

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The August Guns Des Moines, Iowa

IA based The August Guns delivers a dynamic blend of alternative rock and post-hardcore full of off kilter rhythms, crushing instrumentation, and soaring vocals sure to appeal to fans of bands like Thrice, Emery, Thursday, and Senses Fail

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