From Darkness To Light

by Jenn Fiorentino

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    Jenn Fiorentino's second official release, From Darkness To Light (2013)

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Release date: June 18th, 2013

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Track Name: Of Flesh & Blood
Tangled up in broken strings
Staring back at useless things
You've found the will to walk away
Another puppet gone astray
No credence left, no pride to sell
You're broken like an angel
Who's fallen from the hands above
Closer to flesh and blood

Living a life merely to survive
Hopes and prospects on the line
Nothing to lose, nothing to gain
Now freedom ain't so far away
Forgetting that sense of security
The orders you obeyed against your beliefs
The payments you made, and the stories you told
Not knowing which way to go

We'll either fall into submission
Or bring this phantom to life
Don't bother waiting for ultimate failing
We'll reach our destiny tonight

Gazing up at the sky
Where the corporate and divine
Blacken out shining stars
I realize that there are
So many lights inside us
So much culture and humanity lost
In the streams of memory
Cast into shallow seas

We'll either fall into submission
Or bring this phantom to life
Don't bother waiting for ultimate failing
We'll reach our destiny tonight

We'll either fall into submission
Or be the saviour of this life
Don't bother waiting for ultimate failing
We'll reach our destiny tonight
Track Name: Artificial Boundaries
Hello, friendly
You're so heavy
What are you fighting for?
A people fooled by religion
Haunted by ideas and visions
That could never be proved

We're not ourselves
When we're fighting for someone else
On the inside
Are foundations too complex for our own minds

The strong lived, the weak died
From eugenics and genocide
But cultures strive for the same things
We've the same ends, just different means
And under our skin, we've all got questions
Itching to be saved

We're not ourselves
When we're fighting for someone else
On the outside
There's a whole world breaking for your pride
You've got your sins
We've got questions
When will you realize
These nations don't exist outside our minds

Extend this mile
Until your thoughts are volatile
Compete to decline
Inside these shallow lines
You want it all right at your fingers
Until this world is on your shoulders

And I wonder will this be forever?
How will we die?
Track Name: Happy Are Those Who Forget
Lost again in a well-known trance
Where everybody is gone
And you can't find your way back home
The fog chokes the stars
There's no light where you are
Then you see that this is reality

So tell me why, why should I lie
And say that I love a life I hate inside
When there are so many people out there
To love and care for
But I just can't find
The means to get out of this hole

You taught me long ago
That I'm stuck in this place I loathe
Where silence is meant to cause us pain

I like to remember with insight
Until it becomes obsessive and trite
Now I'm driven to believe
That if man is only free locked in a prison of memories
Then maybe I'd rather be a slave
To an amnestic mentality

So tell me why, why should I try
To live a life that I despise
When there are so many people out there
To love and care for
But I just can't find
The strength to climb out of this hole

You taught me long ago
That I'm stuck in this place I loathe
Where silence is meant to cause us pain
'Cause I constantly turn away
And keep making the same mistakes
So much for love...

Is misery a syndrome of the mind's disease
A reaction to our failure
To prove who we ought to be

You taught me long ago
That I'm stuck in this place I loathe
Where silence is meant to cause us pain
'Cause I constantly turn away
And keep making the same mistakes
So much for love...
Track Name: Foreign Convictions
Let's start again before the story ends
In another unconscious state of man

Last one awake, I wander through the maze
As the populace rises to a dying age

And I want to believe in you
But you're standing on my point of view

Disconnected 'cause I've been socially inclined
To make the same of this
As the demons I've known and the lies they transmit

Last one awake, I wander through the haze
Losing sight of constraints in time and space

And I want to believe in you
But in never-ending circles we're still fighting over truth
And you want to believe in me
But my foreign convictions are drowning your liberty
Track Name: Left In Vain
I will shed this light
To better serve the ones
Who fail to understand
That these could be the last words of humanity
In a thousand years of insanity
And nobody's saying goodbye

It's written on the wall
Powerful men will fall
And hell will take 'em slow
If truth is a waste of time
I'm falling out of line
'Cause I won't follow lies

So take this fate away
I believe it when i say
That there's still time
To rid ourselves of this hypocrisy
And be the images we see

But the road is long, and our lives short
So we must fight for what it's worth
If truth is a waste of time
I'm falling out of line
'Cause I won't follow lies

We should have stayed
We left in vain
Now we're living in a strange world order
Where rich men preach words of poverty
And poor men the wealth of purity
And so we'll go into a state of hope

We should have stayed, we left in vain
But yesterdays never remain
If truth is a waste of time
I'm falling out of line
'Cause I won't follow lies
Track Name: From Darkness To Light
On the outskirts of a cave
Two wise men sat
And pondered over the souls inside
Still lost in silhouettes
Then the silence started screaming
Under collapsing ceilings
The truth blinded the blind
And crushed the illusion that sustained their pride

Give me something to believe
I've been waiting patiently
Do you care to save me
And give me something to believe

So the weak turned away
From themselves and laughed
At those enlightened ones who accept
The painful truth that
Only those left to the gallows
Can escape living in shadows
So hang me dry
Under the blazing sky

And give me something to believe
I've been waiting patiently
Do you care to save me
And give me something to believe

Now I look back
On the day the sun finally shone
Reminiscent of a tribe reborn
A servant moving on
From a life not known
Outside of castle walls
That she knew all too well

Give me something to believe
I've been waiting patiently
Do you care to save me?
Track Name: Reflections On The Screen
I'm thrown off by a mystery
At some point were we free?
'Cause now mindless media and TV screens
Are tying us down by
The margins in our lives
The faces stand tall
Convincing us we want it all

But someday we'll grow
Into a shape that we don't know
Surrender to this faith
A faith confined by the roles we play

From freedom to control
Ignorance takes its toll
In the faces it shows
They're so fucked up and pitiful
But realize we had a dream
Promoted and mainstreamed
No longer do we know what it means

But someday they'll show
Us a face that we don't know
Surrender to these days
Surrounded by the lives we chase

The lives are staged
And the actors engaged
In a metaphor for human decay
But do we like what we see
Do we sit back and let it be

Someday we'll grow
Into a shape that we don't know
Surrender to these days
To be trapped inside the lines we trace
Track Name: Solitary
I settle down, I watch the world on my own
I wash my face with pride, the loneliness won't sting my eyes
Another cold face on the street
Won't turn my head, won't get to me
It's easier to live life in a dream

Now I'm so fucked I can't remember
Humility's a fading picture
I wish things stayed the same
And I'm so drunk
Inebriation has taken my best thoughts and patience
I wish I weren't so vain

I'm stupefied with good intentions
But I won't ever take these actions
To save somebody else
Because my own philosophy considers only me
Narcissism suits me well
Me well
Mean well
What does it mean to mean well

It swells, this pattern swells
It's swell, confinement is swell

Another cold face on the street
Won't turn my head, won't get to me
It's easier to live life in a dream
Track Name: November Hurricane
Yesterday I said goodbye
As the landscapes turned to red and fell into the sky
How quickly that storm came to destroy a life
A life constructed by a fantasy

Born again into cold and shaking hands
Where the colours aren't quite the same
So I must be moving on

As the weeks go by, I wonder
Who was the artist before her piece was torn asunder
How quickly things can change
The desire for you became the distance we always knew

Understand that things never go as planned
And the future's so far away
So I must be moving on

Pastel shades that we never thought would fade
With the seasons they vanished
And I started moving on
So I stood in the breeze, and I watched that reality
Peel off the canvas
Now I must be moving on from this life you've drawn
I must be moving on
Track Name: Uniform Fear
My open mind has faded, all my beliefs persuaded
And all these thoughts are meaningless
Unless I add another twist
These words are not my fault, I think it’s time
For me to get a piece of what is real
In this lonely town

'Cause every day's the same, I wake up with the sun across my face
And wait for blind perception to take a hold of me

Another day has died, another hour cries
Only for a precision that fades in time
And I won't be caught up in shit
I won't wonder what I miss
I won't stare into abyss and bow my head to cry
'Cause tears won't wipe this from my eyes
Fear is just an excuse for lies

And I'll wait for change, but in the meantime I think I'll sleep
And dream I'm free, away from this void outside of me
I won't fall down, I won't look up
Fear is just an empty space inside our hearts
My thoughts are clean
My sanity is giving into nothing but society

I'll slow down distantly to be put back to sleep
I'll fail to reach all you expect of me

And I can't stand the lies
You're such an animal in that disguise
Can we remember the good on the outside of time?