Night Shift

by Nuclear Winter

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released October 30, 2019

Gary Stautmeister:
Lead Vocals, Music, Production, Artwork

Additional Vocals:
C Van & M Sanderson of Dividing the Element

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Track Name: The Western Gate
The leaves will whisper there for her,
Like flying words, will strike you as they fall;
But go, and if you listen, she will call.

There where the vines cling crimson on the wall,
And in the twilight wait for what will come.

No, there is not a dawn in the eastern skies
to rift the fiery night that's in your eyes;
Where western glooms are gathering
the dark will end the dark.

There are the crimson leaves upon the wall,
Go, for the winds are tearing them away,
Nor think to riddle the dead words they say,

There where the vines cling.
There where the vines cling crimson on the wall,

And in the twighlight wait for what will come.
Waiting for half of paradise.
Yes, there is yet one way to where she is.

The leaves will whisper there for her,
Like flying words, will strike you as they fall;
But go, and if you listen, she will call.

Go to the western gate.
Track Name: Down Where We Belong
I see the way through the eyes of a winters night.
There lies a path where the old trees sway.

Through the eyes of winter.

Here a solemn stillness holds in the deepening snow,
I tread the earth where I must go.

Down into the hollows, down where we belong.
The ground comes alive - it opens up and through I follow,
Down..

I saw the way through the eyes of a winters night.
Follow the dreams to the dark to see where the lost be found,
Drawn to their silent breath through a hole of decay,
There lay a path, a path where the old trees sway.

I trod the earth.
I am the dweller on the threshold,
Taking flight to return - return upon the world.

Though I saw no sun,
Glad did I live under the wide and misty sky.

Securing my belief in the afterlife.
Float into the depths, pulled to the core,
I swore the ground alive.

Through the roots of life ride the tides.
Ride the tides!

Down into the hollows, down where we belong.
The silence of the fallen glows in the afterlife.
The ground comes alive - it opens up and through I follow,
Down..
Down where I belong.

All is deceased, the spinning leaf will become another.
Track Name: Blueshift
In the nebula of my dreams,
I see the beginning and the end of all creation.
Beyond the border of time,
Beyond the silence of the night a paragon dawn transcends.

The original reality, an untold consciousness.
Infinity’s secret fortune,
The abode of divine power shall be united in the heart of our world.

Under the vault of heaven I stand observing infinite constellations.

A fearless display of the paths ordained, the cosmic laws are flaunted.
A grandstand to the mysteries of life where creation flows undaunted.

The universe expands and I watch in wonder,
As the light dawns and the meaning of the universe unveils.

Shining through the cosmos the gleams that light the night,
A calling to the nocturnal brilliance to be beyond limits.

Here - with the power to ascend I see the burning dawn.
My eternal existence is here.

Fly through measureless dimensions.
I am the absolute reality, I am constant energy.

In the middle of the universe I stand observing infinite constellations.
Passing beyond time to an eternal existence.

The universe expands and I watch in wonder,
As the light dawns and the meaning of the universe unveils.
Track Name: The God Without Shadows
We search for an esoteric rationale,
A definition of the conjectural.

An inception of an aporetic mind,
to the adherence to religious indoctrination.

A consequencial abstraction when the ego takes hold.
Conjuring a tailored system of belief into a narrowed construct.
Condemnation not to the heretic,
But those convoluting what is the true God..
The God Without Shadows.

They now know and not before, I defy their rituals,
and now reveal their putrified core.

Forging through endarkened mazes with vines touching new light.
Parasites of the old - shadows cast upon you.

I shall prevail through this imposing night.
In exile now from the somber city light.
A harbour to which I have now said goodbye.
I look to my past and I now identify..

A consequencial abstraction when the ego takes hold.
Conjuring a tailored system of belief into a narrowed construct.
Condemnation not to the heretic,
But those convoluting what is the true God..
The God Without Shadows.

Undetectable.

The God Without Shadows.
Track Name: Life Sick Hearts
I will walk alone, in winter sun
and lay myself on dying leaves.

I think of you and think of when
I felt your hand upon my face.

Entwine our torn lives and pray the earth enfold
our life-sick hearts and turn them into gold.

Let us go now, the day is overworn,
We've reaped the crops the gods have sown.
Laughter or tears, for we've only known..

Despair and sorrow over the land,
Broods like a storm, we cannot understand.

I remember us on summer's stage
unfurled in winds, we found a way

No sorrow in the brow of youth,
We borrowed life for just a while,
Carefree laughter was the rage,
Life filled with just a promised smile.

I've seen your fingers holding this glass
but your touch upon it will not last.

I will walk alone, in winter sun
and lay myself on dying leaves.

Let us go now, the day is overworn,
we've reaped the crops the gods have sown.
Laughter or tears, for we've only known..
Whispers of the winter.
Let us go forth, the night is now at hand,
From the hollow lands the harvest is sown.

Despair and darkness over the land.
Track Name: Years Lent
The stars are falling for there is no time.
The night is calling when the heart cries.

Seven years were lent to me and I to thee I pay.

In the dusk, a woman is singing to me.

For whose sake, henceforth, all her vows be such.

Taking me back down the vista of years.
In the still night where the pale moon appears.
The smothering wing of a timeless trance.
A scattered chapter of the cold hand of chance.

Seven years were lent to me.

When the feast is done I know what time brings.

Taking me back down the vista of years.
In the still night where the pale moon appears.
Here the ravens take flight.
In the season of the mist,
We'll pray for the warmth of the light.

The day is past, and the haven of her is all too far.

For whose sake, henceforth, all her vows be such.

Years crushed down by the cold chains of time.
Track Name: Fragments of Grandeur
A glimpse to an alternative self,
Apparitions on a higher plane.
Feeding off a finite flow of energy,
A distraction from a despairing reality.

Feeding off a finite flow, a despairing reality.

A broken mirror before the mirage, shattering the reverie.

Dreams fade to fragments of grandeur.
Adhere to the light from the scattered reflections.
Dreams fade, false hope.
Dreams fade, fragmenting faith.

Taking the path through the night,
into the void beyond the horizon.

Essence on the shrine of dreams,
Plasma radiating crimson beams.
Releasing the hold of the chain,
Fall into the primal realm again.

A vision to recieve.
A reality to believe.

A broken mirror before the mirage, shattering the reverie.
Dreams fade to fragments of grandeur.
Adhere to the light from the scattered reflections.

Forging a paradigm shift of a parallel reality.
A dream demolition of a structural formality.
Track Name: Third War
War is coming, I fear on the frontlines,
We'll bleed for our cause.
On the grounds are the innocent and they forsee
the darkness forever more.

Bear witness to the last sun.
A dull ember through cloud and ash.

Formula of a third war - unleashing a blood-dimmed tide.
And the debt is soon forgotten when the nightmares come to call.
Formula of a third war - unleashing a blood-dimmed tide.

The scourge though war.. arid lands of devastation.
The anguish of the earths attrition.

All existence of life shall fall,
And death from the glowing earth shall be the last call.

March into fire.
Our future now in ashes,
Burnt..
Now behold the aftermath of black remains,
Burnt..
Forever lost, forever silence.

March - No question of the opposing.
March - No question to subversion.
March - Into hostile extents.

Waste of ice and snow.
Written in an echoe the siege of the earth.

Funereal grave lands, a desolate eternal home.
Fatality of a third war, a wasteland from which none will rise.
Track Name: The Coming Darkness
My fears are growing,
An abduction of the mind.
Is redemption a distant hope
beyond the flawed and the diseased?

Hands, Pressed, Last, Breath.

A vision of the future.
The shudders are cold.
Revealing the coming darkness.
The downfall to unfold.

Scream, reach, expect and reveal.
Dream, breached, indulge and conceal.

Inside it resides,
It's confined but not blind.
Fake sounds of progress.
The stench of failure,
And echoes of shame.

The coming - the coming darkness.

A vision of the future,
Revealing the coming darkness,
The shudders are cold.
Revealing the coming darkness,
The downfall to unfold.

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