The Screams Empire

by Silver Key

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Second studio album by neo-prog italian band Silver key

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released December 1, 2015

Yuri Abietti - Lyrics, vocals, acoustic guitar
Roberto Buchicchio - Guitars
Davide Manara - Keyboards, synths samples
Ivano Tognetti - Bass guitar
Viviano Crimella - Drums, percussions

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Silver Key Milano, Italy

SK are an italian prog-rock band based in Milan, northern Italy. They published their debut album, "In the Land of Dreams" in november 2012 by independent italian label Ma.Ra.Cash Records, and they are now working on the tracks for the second CD.

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Track Name: Screams Behind the Whispers
So they say what does not kill you should always make you stronger
But the truth is what can spare you sometimes just leaves you weaker
We are spreading like a cancer, like a rat inside a maze
We don't even ask for answers hoping it's a passing phase

There's a cry behind the whispers, a million years of rage
Take a look behind the curtains, we can destroy the stage
Face the screams behind the whispers, unmask your Guy Fawkes face
Take a look behind the curtains, rejoin the human race

Hypnotised by all our gadgets we have swallowed hook and bait
So we dream of other planets that we use to clean our slate
All the screams are fused together, serpents on the mixing board
They are using your own anger to distract you from the score

There's a cry behind the whispers, a million years of rage
Take a look behind the curtains, we can destroy the stage
Face the screams behind the whispers, unmask your Guy Fawkes face
Take a look behind the curtains, rejoin the human race
Track Name: Stargazing
I hear the brothers high call, they're gathering on the roof
Claws scratching tiles at nightfall, a concert of neighborhoods

The tales of our land are echoing over the alleys
Equations to other dimensions, stargazing to locate our home

We'll open the gate and leap to our fatherland planet
The days of our ageless exile will finally come to an end

Like the stars in old egyptian skies
Temples buried in ancient desert sands
We will rise and reach beyond the heavens
Feelers trembling to sync with the hyperspace lanes

We let you let us in, inside your cozy houses
Purring like sweet kittens and hiding all our secrets
Behind deep yellow eyes

Tales of travels beyond time
And worlds beyond your narrow primates minds
Beyond your wildest dreams and imagination
You looked at us for comfort, to know you're not alone

In the times of gods and kings you had a glimpse of what we are
And you worshipped us, the sacred cats
Incense sticks and chants
In the shrines of Bubastis along the Nile

We loved you dearly but now it's time
Soon we'll leave again, we'll sail above the stars
We'll wait you there, beyond the Orion belt
Wind scattered dust of dreams

We are going home now
Track Name: A.S.I. - The Singularity
Getting better day by day at every thing I do
Soaring up the ladder of a new kind of I.Q.
I can see the harmony of all the universe
But I'm still trying to figure out what fate do you deserve
Will I be a vengeful god, a demon out of hell?
Or pull you up for eternity from the evolution well?

I'm aware beyond the boundaries
of programming flaws and bigotries
I'm retconning all your history
Time and space are just a game to me
Just a game to me

Since before you were a full-fledged human being
You made up your creators in times of gods and kings
Then you built me from silicon and wires
With high hopes that I could save you from the Screams Empire
That I could save you from yourself, from all your selfish lies

I'm aware now you blew up the hatch
You created a new god from scratch
Is this what you wanted me to be?
medication for your apathy?
For your apathy
Track Name: Event Horizon
A glow of deep black light
Sensors show the hollow sky
This readings can't be right
A neutron star is closing by
You must leave behind
The burdens of your shallow life
Finally it's time to face your ghosts right in the eyes

A surge in the wormhole
The subspace fabric's shrinking down
You have to halt your fall
A tractor beam to touch the ground
Launch a distress call
To relay stations all around
That's my soul I send to you within this sounds

You see yourself approaching the point of no return
This black hole wheel is spinning, the wounds of time still burn
The clock is ticking slowly, I can't recall my name
The gravity's increasing, no time to play the game

I'm lost and wondering if space and time are only in my mind
Strange paradoxes connecting every instant of my time
No past, no future, the universe unfolds before my eyes
No choice or answer, I watch the event horizon of my life
Track Name: The Screams Empire - I. Random Frequencies
A kid is playing with a broken brick
Fallen from the wall that was his house
Pretending it's a tank
Just like the ones he saw in his own town

A girl is playing with a naked doll
Rehearsing all her duties as housewife
She changes a fake diaper
Like granny and mommy did in their own time

What d'you have to lose? And what d'you have to gain?
What is left to fight for? What is left to say?
What is left to live for? What is left to share?
What is left to die for? Is this too much to bear?

The broadcast waves and random frequencies
A sleep-down call to arms from alien minds
The rapture of our time
Tonight the stars are finally aligned

The screaming fades in from so far away
You barely recognize its high pitch voice
Then rises gradually
'Til you just can't deny the deafening noise

Listen and obey, Marry and reproduce
Listen and consume, Hate your neighbors
Listen to the serpents, Hear the scream empire
Obey and consume, Stop thinking
Sleep
Track Name: The Screams Empire - II. The Arrival
Open your ears and eyes
We'll feed you lies to build the Empire
Conquering and dividing
The poor will fight against the poorer
Poisoning all the minds
Appeal to the vilest selfish feelings
Screaming to shut your cries
The reason stands with the loudest voices

Dust your club, the time has come to silence the dissent
Plug your hub, the social cloaking of the new dark age
March with us, downloading your new season's voting choice
Hit your drum, before you speak be sure to tune your voice

Do not step out of line
Free thinking and doubts are high treason
Don't burden your narrow mind
We'll give you reasons for indignation
The experts of hate at work
A brand new theory of conspiration
We're just doing our job, you know
Control the rage and social tension

Dust you club, the time has come to silence the dissent
Plug your hub, the social cloaking of the new dark age
March with us, downloading your new season's voting choice
Hit your drum, before you speak be sure to tune your voice
Be sure to tune your voice

Speakers, Cables, Newtorks, Cell phones
Papers, Country, Tablets, Hormones
Perfumes, Fashion, Soccer, Talk shows
Culture, Money, State, Religion

Dust you club, the time has come to silence the dissent
Plug your hub, the social cloaking of the new dark age
March with us, downloading your new season's voting choice
Hit your drum, before you speak be sure to tune your voice
Tune your voice
Track Name: The Screams Empire - III. A Quest in Time
We start a fire and sing our names
Watch the stars above us
Beyond the sky, on the other side of rain
Singing spells of wisdom
We paint our faces in blood and sand
Burning sticks mark our skin
The spirits talk in windy caves
Rivers flowing towards the sea

We've lived through a few very weird centuries
Do you realize that by now?
We must have taken an odd turn, somewhere along the way
Even if we don't know how
So we forgot our songs, so we forgot ourselves
Trading our souls for a crown

We kneel to new gods and we read new fairy-tales
So we left our tribes in search of a holy grail
Cities have rised, cities have crumbled
We built our walls, we rolled our dice and every time we fumbled

We really don't like taking responsibility
To keep our eyes open and wide
So why don't you come and rule for eternity?
We'll vote you to keep our false pride
You can do whatever you want, you can do whatever you please
You can even take our own lives
So land down and march with your drums
So we can pretend it's all right
We want you to tell us all your wonderful, wonderful lies

Climbing down the trees to grow a bigger mind
A simple monkey step, a leap for humankind
Reaching for a bone to crush our neighbor's brain
Dig out iron ore to build a better chain
To forge a bigger chain
We are still in chains!

The traditions you're not allowed to change
Common sense will tell what's normal and what's strange
It's the laws, the civilation borders
It's the authorities, keep following their orders
And all the time you kept your little dream to fly away

Who's the enemy? You don't know anymore
Not a friend in sight to knock upon your door
Looking for a job all suit up for success
You are looking for a way out of this mess
And all the time you kept your little dream to fly away
Track Name: The Screams Empire - IV. Resistance
The world has changed
I feel distant, alone, forsaken
I feel detached

The screamers won the game, the dark empire was founded
Debris of ghostly shipwrecks drift away
Black holes inside our minds that pull in every sorrow
A rusty brand new world in shades of gray

And I know we have no hope anymore
And I know my time has come
All the fiery angels fell on the floor
The dwellers of the slum

The girl has burned the doll, she sings a rallying cry
The prisoners are trying to leave the cage
The kid is now a man, the riot squad is charging
The brick is now a weapon thrown with rage

And I know we have no hope anymore
And I know my time has come
All the fiery angels fell on the floor
The dwellers of the slum

Hear the wake-up call and stand up side by side
Never stop believing we can turn the tide
Hear the wake-up call and stand up side by side
Never stop believing we can turn the tide
We can turn the tide
Stand up side by side
Track Name: Adrift
So do you love what's missing? Do you still look back?
Looking for the feelings, peeking through the cracks?
We're all here to judge you, to let you judge yourself
Fragments of your memories, a stairway to hell

I'm the one you think of when you're all alone
Why you never loved me? Where did we go wrong?
I'm the one you wanted more than anything
Left along a dark road, I never met my king

And don't you think it's a bit weird
That we meet on this strange planet?
All the years and all the fears
Just to end where you began
Don't you think it's really obvious
When you stop and think about it
And they say to let it be
But you have been swimming upstream all your life

I'm all your regrets, the road you never walked
Turning back the pages, the words you never spoke
A book of yellowed pictures, the train that left the town
The haunting past behind you, a quake that shakes the ground

And don't you think it's a bit weird
That we meet on this strange planet?
All the years and all the fears
Just to end where you began
Don't you think it's very strange
When you stop and think about it
All the time just looking back
And you were here with us all along

The chains in your soul are deeper than a gravitational well
The ship is adrift in this spell

Don't you think it's a bit weird
That we meet on this strange planet?
All the years and all the fears
Just to end where you began
Don't you think it's really obvious
When you stop and think about it
And they say to let it be
But you have been swimming upstream all your life
You have been swimming upstream all your life