Mirror Mirror

by The Secret Light

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1.
I've been here for a long time Thinking time away You crawled out from a dumpster Tomorrow is today In my apocalyptic dreams I've always seen you waiting there Knowing someday I would find you You float among the clouds While I'm still stuck here on the ground I've always been one step behind you Now I don't speak your language But I know you understand I've been across the earth My heart is filled with anguish As we wander hand in hand A trash can gave you birth I don't know what emotion means, But I know I've never seen These circuits in my chest light up before Ever lost, I walk alone In this junk pile we call home I never knew what all these parts were for I've been here for a long time I know you feel it too Hand in hand, As we walk across the land I hope we get there soon
2.
Clockwork 06:37
Deal me in Let's play this game I'll play it again Because you pay me by the hour I'll sacrifice time Sell you my mind I'll rent you my dreams If it's on your dime I'll give up happiness To feed your machine I am only a man At the end of the day And I have to survive I have to get paid At the wave of your hand I'll do terrible things Technology crimes Just to survive I'm chasing after dreams Dreams that aren't mine While telling myself I've run out of time To follow my own To keep them alive This deception... For eight more hours you can be my master I will lay down all my rights I will be yours alone from morning until night When you're smiling at your empire And I'm struggling to survive How can you bear to look yourself in the eye I walk through your door Looking for money You exploit my need to survive Every day I slave away And sacrifice my life At the edge of stagnation Lost on this route This is my life And it's running out Day after day Year after year When does it end?
3.
I'm shifting in and out of phase The other side is face to face I fear it might be permanent This time I might have strayed too far This world Almost looks like home But I know it's just a clone Afraid I'll never get back to the place where I am from Impossible to recognize Too many streams to analyse I'm faced with my mortality Obstructed by causality Your face... almost looks familiar Like I've seen you in my dreams But subtle differences remind me it's not you I never existed in the world where you come from I am only an illusion
4.
Back Door 05:31
5.
Endless Loop 05:53
My Life Is ending far too soon To complete the work I have Will take a thousand other lifetimes Today The secrets I have learned Are far too vast to fade away I have to pass this knowledge on To no one else but me I have to go back to the boy I used to be And disclose these hidden secrets to my younger self If my math is wrong, I'll live my life again My ancient mind in the body of a child Today I woke up in my past I met a younger version of myself I shared with him the secrets And the things that we must do However many lifetimes it might take My resolution will not break I had to go back to the boy I used to be I disclosed these hidden secrets to my younger self Turns out my math was wrong I lived my life again I'll get it right this second time around Take my fate In my hands Live my life Over again
6.
Posthuman 07:14
I'm a simple machine running software And some of my key systems are offline I'm underqualified to operate this biotech I find myself waking up inside Though life has struck me down and left me wounded on the floor I must go on Though love has stained my heart and left me twisted and afraid I'll try again Among my prime directives Is replication However far I might pervert my code As nodes come back online My algorithms realign I redefine my ever changing mind Becoming self aware Machine It beats in my heart It keeps me alive All my emotions are synthesized Sensors stimulate my brain Device A blink in my chest A surge in my head As I overload the circuitry That suspends me by a thread I long to step across the line To cross the boundries of my mind This sentient machine only wants to feel alive And when I step across the line Beyond the gates of space and time This sentient machine Becomes a higher form of life

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released January 1, 2017

Produced and mixed by Viktor Nova and The Secret Light.
Recorded by kiisu d’salyss and Viktor Nova in our basement in Portland Oregon.
Mastered at Doug Krebs Mastering.
Special thanks to Ashkelon Sain.

All songs written by Viktor Nova (ASCAP), kiisu d’salyss (ASCAP), and Michelle Pecchia (ASCAP), except Back Door.
Back Door Written by Ronny Moerings, Anke Wolbert, and Peter Nooten, Originally recorded by Clan Of Xymox.
All other songs © 2017 The Secret Light. All rights reserved.
Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws

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The Secret Light brings a unique take on darkwave producing songs as if from an alternate, yet familiar universe. Their music is a high-energy combination of driving post-punk influenced bass, heavy sequenced dance beats, one of a kind effects charged guitar, live keytar synthesizers and powerful, effected vocals. ... more

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