The Silver Key - II - The Gaunt Man or the King of Shadows

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I hear a sound, a buzzing noise, a thunder in the night
And suddendly I wake up sweating, the streets are burning bright
A century has passed since yesterday
And every ghost and shadow has taken me away

So I look down the alleyway, got shivers down my spine
There's something really wrong out there and I'm not feeling fine
A black gaunt man is standing in the yard
His eyes are open wide, the lights of crystal shards

The night-gaunt dressed in shadows
With fingers like winter branches in a graveyard
The gaunt man lives in shadows
He'll mesmerize you with his gaze

And so I run away from him but I don't know this town
And all around I see the ruins, the city's crumbling down
Whatever I'm supposed to do in here?
There's no one else that I can see, no one that I can hear

And suddendly I face a child, eyes open wide with fear
He's hunched and trembling like a leaf, the dirty melts with tears
I look at him and I'm so shocked to see
I recognize his deep blue stare, the dirty boy is me

The night-gaunt shade is all around
His long black nails emerge from every shadow
The gaunt man's touch is haunting
He'll keep you here inside his maze


from In the Land of Dreams, released November 1, 2012
Music and arrangement: Silver Key
Lyrics: Yuri Abietti
Carlo Monti: Lead guitar, acoustic guitar, classical guitar
Alberto Grassi: Bass guitar
Davide Manara: Keyboards, samples
Viviano Crimella: Drums
Yuri Abietti: Vocals, acoustic guitar, samples



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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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