THE TANGENT lyrics - In Darkest Dreams

THE TANGENT
"In Darkest Dreams"

[I) PRELUDE - TIME FOR YOU]

[Instrumental]

[II) NIGHT TERRORS (Roine vocal)]

Still a slave to the nighttime demons
Still captured by their spell
Looking down into the vortex
To the fires of a sleep-created Hell
Down in the seething mass
You see, though from afar...
... Your one last chance

All's not fair in sleep and war
When you're on the losing side
Placed in battle by your own nightmares
And no one hears your tortured cries
But through the battle lines...
You see, though from afar,
That one defining point of light
That shows who you are

This sleep is not what it seems!
But it's bearing down on me,
Tearing out of me,
Until the daylight comes around.

And this is not the end of the world
Although you sure can see it from here
Nights and terrors blend into blackness
Random thoughts replaced by fears
Called form somewhere
In the back of some lost mind
Comes the drive, the motivation,
In the daylight, dreams are blind

[III) THE MIDNIGHT WATERSHED (Roine-guitar, Sam-piano, Andy-organ & synth)]

[Instrumental]

[IV) IN DARK DREAMS (Jonas-bass, Andy-vocal)]

Believe it or not, I've been there too,
I've walked the same precipice as you,
And I've looked down...
Through the darkest dreams, cacophonous sounds,
Does it sometimes feel you'll never find the ground?
Still I can't reach you and I can't teach you
You're lost in a dream

Believe it or not, I've walked your way,
I've walked the tightrope that traverses night and day
And I've looked down...
Lost my balance on the spiraling ground
You're clinging on, in whirling blindness,
And I'm just nowhere to be found

If I could be your teacher,
Your guide to what is out there
In the dark dreams of your life
Just reach out for a brother,
Or claim your all-time lover
As you hang there on this knife edge

[V) THE HALF-LIGHT WATERSHED (Guy-acoustic instruments and synthetic cello)]

[Instrumental]

[VII) ON RETURNING (Guy vocal)]

Believe it or not, bright lights turn grey,
And the watersheds still join up the days,
As we spin round in the chaos of time,
And the chaos of space

[VII) A SAX IN THE DARK (David-saxophones)]

[Instrumental]

[VIII) NIGHT TERRORS (REPRISE) (Roine vocal)]

Still a slave to the nighttime demons
Still captured by their spell
Looking down into the vortex
To the fires of a sleep-created Hell
With all your energies
You see, though from afar...
That one, great, true point of light
That day is who you are

This sleep is not what it seems!
But it's bearing down on me,
Tearing out of me,
Until the daylight comes around.