Nova Red

by Neverlight

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Nova Red, Neverlight’s second full length album, will be released on June 23, 2017 It is a literary rollercoaster ride of dark progressive metal, and it is a distilled culmination of the journey thus far of creative duo Josh and Amanda Farrell. Feel the frustration, the anger, the loneliness, and the painful goodbye; The lust, the joy, the temptation and the final triumph. In an effort to tell the story of Nova Red as clearly as possible, Neverlight collaborated with guest musicians Dirk Verbeuren (drums; Megadeth, ex-Soilwork), Ruben Wijga (piano, violin, synth, and FX; ex-ReVamp), and Ray Riendeau (bass; James LaBrie, ex-Halford). The album also features performances from the Hertfordshire Chorus, and has been mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen.

Nova Red is Neverlight’s story. It is your story. It is our story.

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released June 23, 2017

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Neverlight is a dark progressive metal project. A powerful songwriting duo, they are Evergrey meets Nightwish meets Maleficent. Dramatic and slightly evil sounding, they have a charismatic presence. They are on an epic journey through the gothic vastness of the human soul, and when you hear their music, you will be drawn right along with them. ... more

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Track Name: In Darkness
We lost our way, a twisted path
In this corridor of darkened dreams
We are reduced to nothing
The deepest void of our despair
We know there can be no escape
now we’ve come to understand
that our death is not serene

Chorus
But in the dark,
it was your voice that I heard
in that moment
you shaped what I became

We wake with screams, inside our minds
but they will just increase the silence
There is no victory here
We know we’re giving up
in darkness we will walk these paths alone
and now we’ve come to understand
that death is not serene

Bridge:
It’s a story we can never tell
a deepest dream of what we might have been
a pain that’s too intense to share
we abandon our path
for a darker way
(solo, mid bridge)
we give you power over us
because in the end we understand
that our death is not serene
and all we love,
we love alone

Chorus

It’s a story we can never tell
a deepest dream of what we might have been
a pain that’s too intense to share
we abandon our path
for a darker way

Chorus

we give you power over us
because in the end we understand
that our death is not serene
and all we love,
we love alone
Track Name: Fractal
We are awake
For the last time
Our hearts are weighed
And we're all found wanting
So as we rose
So as we fall
Justice is done
Our time is over

Here come the gods
To kill again
The final days
To live before the end
And when the gods
Create again
This wasted earth
Our consecrated ground

Drive to create
Defines us
Our hands are stained
With blood red earth
We emulate
Our creators
The mind designs
From an empty canvas

March of progress
New achievements
Standing on the shoulders of the gods
Towers higher
Reaching heavens
No escaping anger of the gods
Iteration
Incarnation
Calculated presage of decline
Starting over
Full erasure
One side rises as the other side falls

Here come the gods
To kill again
The final days
To live before the end
And when the gods
Create again
This wasted earth
Our consecrated ground

We are the gods
We recreate
Your final days
Begin with our intent
When we create
We overturn
This wasted earth
Your consecrated ground
Track Name: Moonlight Fire
No matter how many times
I dance around the fire
No clarity fills me in
Between the cracks of dissonance

No matter how many nights
I spend in supplication
No power can hear the prayers
Amid the screams of ecstasy

This fire does not burn
These tears can't wash away my sins
Some wounds will never heal
Some pains can never be revenged

Too hot to burn
Too high to fall
So far to go
Can't see it all

This fire does not burn

This is the gating event
From which all choices wander
Am I to stay on the path
Or deviate beyond free will

This trite morality play
Exists to steal the senses
No deity fortifies
Beyond the bounds of innocence

This fire does not burn
These tears can't wash away my sins
Some wounds will never heal
Some pains can never be revenged

Cold fire never burns
Moonlight fire never burns

No matter how many times
I listen to the voices
I fail in perceiving the lies
Continuing on my helical way down

This fire does not burn
These tears can't wash away my sins
Some wounds will never heal
Some pains can never be revenged

Too cold to burn
Too low to fall
So near the end
Can't see at all

This fire does not burn
This fire does not burn
Track Name: Shallow Grave
Might as well let me go
Run away, that's your purist instinct
Or stick around, take a chance
You never know where this night will lead you

Carried away
Straight to your shallow grave
Inside the dark
Your end is waiting
Led you astray
Until your dying day
This angel's face
Was your undoing

I can tell you're afraid
Fear is the line between pain and longing
Come with me, cross the line
On either side is the end of suffering

Carried away
Straight to your shallow grave
Inside the dark
Your end is waiting
Led you astray
Until your dying day
This angel's face
Was your undoing

No escape, it's too late
Might as well take my hand
Never hurts to be afraid
Might as well
Run away with me

Carried away
Straight to your shallow grave
Inside the dark
Your end is waiting
Led you astray
Until your dying day
This angel's face
Was your undoing
Track Name: Forget Me
Once I knew who I was
I held onto my dreams
Into my darkness
Identity devoured
Running towards a carmine sky
the dawn will take me
away from all these crimson stains
and I will embrace it

Chorus:
Now I have nothing left
can you help me?
Alone I lost my way

Now that there’s nothing left
I can forgive myself
for being what you wanted me to be

A quiet breath
a silent sigh
A soul in torment
Am I forgiven in my suffering?
A bleeding stain
upon my skin
so beautifully weak
Will you love me for my weakness?

Chorus

Bridge:

Forget me
in this darkness
Forget all we were
I lose myself
in my despair
Forget me
In my own despair
I can begin again
Forget me

Chorus
Track Name: The Revenant
Don’t look back
You lose yourself
And all that matters most
Don’t look out
from the mirror you’re reflected in
There’s no one there

Life drags on
and pulls you under
brutalizes you and breaks you
Life is pain
And it makes you brutal in return
but there’s no one left to save

Chorus:
]Have you seen me?
An existential question
with no answer
Here I am
Ravenous
for a life beyond my reach

Here I stand
hollowed out
all that’s left is desperation
Here I am
a black desolation
choking on my rage


Chorus

Bridge:
Don’t look back
Life is pain
Here I am
Ravenous
for a lie
I cannot have

Chorus
Track Name: Liar
Tell me, what do you see
when you fall on your knees?
Who is the god you see in your mind?
A creature of light, and a whole host of angels
or someone who will hold your hand?
Who hears your words
when you cry in the night?
Just who will comfort your sorrow?
If no one has answered
I’d like to apply for the job

Chorus:
Trust
is a fragile thing
but I’ll bear all your sorrows for you
whisper my name
and share all your sins and desires
You can trust me

To whom do you pray
in the darkness of night?
Who hears the words you’re too frightened to speak?
Is there anyone there who can swallow your pain
or someone who can comfort you?
Reach out in the dark
Seek solace in my embrace
Love isn’t something that I understand
but I know just how to touch you
to make you forget

Bridge:
Confess to me your secrets
in strictest confidence
then close your eyes
let the wind of illusion
wash your mind clean
and trust me
Will you trust me?



Do you feel betrayed?
Are you all alone?
How much would you give for a friend?
What would you pay for the power
To wash your weakness away?
Is it worth the price of your soul?
Feel my breath on your neck
And the warmth of my hands on your skin
Drown in desire and
give me control over you
Come on, trust me

Chorus

Trust
is a fragile thing
but I’ll bear all your sorrows for you
whisper my name
and share all your sins and desires
You can trust me
Track Name: Your Medusa
I hide inside
this labyrinth I have built
A maze of hopes and dreams
and failed expectations

And I am lost

You chase me through
the blackness I have thrown around you
Through the veil I hear
you call my name

And you know that you are lost

Chorus I
Welcome to my mind
to my tormented silence
Tell me, did you find
all that you were looking for
You’ve seen inside me
Now you know the monster that I am

Have you turned to stone?

I hide inside
A maze of lies I have constructed
the horror of the truth,
A failed expectation

And now you see

I’ll chase you through
the light you’ve shined on my dark deeds
and in the end I hear
you scream my name

And you are lost forever

Bridge
Are you
Lost inside?
Can you
Save yourself?

Chorus II
Welcome to my lair
to my tormented silence
Tell me did you find
all that you were looking for?
You’ve seen the truth
Now you know the monster that I am

Have you turned to stone?
Track Name: United Against
I see reflections of scars in your eyes
From battles that we never win
Hopelessness fades as our hands intertwine
Still drawn to the comfort within

Ashes of bridges turn cold at our feet
Yet we never threw down the flam
Turning our backs on the sickness behind
We lift our faces to the rain

We are united against
The poisonous ones
We stand together until
The end comes

Devotion fades as we knew that it would
the pain it brings just fades away
cold cannot touch the embers within
the fire we share is undimmned

We walk our own path, untrodden before
there is nothing in life that we fear
Standing beside you unbeaten, unbowed
I'm stronger than I was alone

We are united against
the posionous ones
we stand together until
the end comes

We are united against
the shadows of life
we're bound together until
our end comes

Just take my hand
I don't want to be alone tonight
I feel weak and so betrayed by life
but if I could stand beside you
I am unbeaten
unbowed
I am unbroken
Track Name: Red Shift
A freak convergence
Parallel lines connecting in the distance
We pulled each other into orbit
But we grew so close we burned

We turn away
And gravity wanes
Soul light decays
Even the red shift fades

Imagined betrayal
Lives intertwined, fraying at the edges
We wove each other into strangers
Then estranged was all we were

We turn away
And gravity wanes
Soul light decays
Even the red shift

Our union
Cold fusion
Bleeds red as we walk away

We turn away
And gravity wanes
Soul light decays
Even the red shift fades
Track Name: Nova Red
I'm afraid to write these words
but the truth is undeniable
Tomorrow isn't promised to us
All the revolutionary men have gone
I'm afraid to face my fear
I have seen my mortality
If your light won't burn forever
then what hope have we?

We set out to change the universe
but we only changed ourselves
Now our life is only image
pictures from afar
a light lost in the dark
We are satellite reflections
burning brightly
We are pretending to be heroes
but heroes fly on raven's wings
And leave us choking on the dark

It seems so strange
how beautiful the sorrow
of a distant goodbye
But we, we are here
And while the brightest radiance
can burn the dark
the light we shine
only makes the shadows longer

Our dreams are wrong, but we grow strong
the fire we burn refines us
it defines the light we shine
Don't believe that misery is manifold
the meaning of all is in between
and we hold it in our hands
But if skeletons sing inside our dreams
we will never feel the sun

It seems so strange
how beautiful the sorrow
of a distant goodbye
But we are here
and while the brightest radiance
can burn the dark
the light we shine
only makes the shadows longer

If I build my funeral pyre (funeral pyre)
And burn my dreams upon it
Can I reach you? (I can’t reach you)
If I sacrifice myself to flame (sacrifice)
would it means something to you? (I mean nothing to you)
I cannot hope to be your hero
My death comes on raven's wings
Fading in obscurity

It seems so strange
how beautiful the sorrow
of a distant goodbye