The End Of The Beginning

by AL1CE

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1.
04:16
Full view as it all goes Down, down, down, down When gods are refraining, We’re at the end of our Times, times, times, times Rest in peace now Smile and wave my way Before all light has turned to grey Rest in peace now Crumble and fall away There’s not much time left in this day And there is no tomorrow To run and hide to And there’s no future when nothing’s left It doesn’t matter what you say or try to So, tell me, where will you be at the end of time? Rest in peace now Smile and wave my way Before all light has turned to grey Rest in peace now Crumble and fall away There’s not much time left in this day
2.
(free) 03:04
Weightless, Floating, Head in the stars Nothing familiar, I’m in the dark Waiting, Hoping, That this is my time Maybe Someday My life will be mine When it seems like (Come to me) All is lost You can rest here (Come to me) In my arms If our paths had (Come to me Never crossed, I’d be waiting still. Restless, Dreamless, Nothing but scars, Future unsheltered I’m in the dark Waiting, Hoping,
3.
(free) 04:14
Sitting by yourself, And I am waiting for you to decide Everything’s been said now And all that’s left is this great ‘spanse of time Done with all the games Like me, they’re all played out I can’t see much further, Holding on when I’m in doubt, Why won’t you make up your mind? Why won’t you make up your mind? Before we fall out of time, Why won’t you make up your mind? Waiting for stars to align Hoping my fate will unwind Ready to follow the signs, Everything in its time Why won’t you make up your mind? Why won’t you make up your mind? Before we fall out of time, Why won’t you make up your mind? Holding on to this illusion Things will stay the same Will we find our resolution
4.
The trouble with you is that you can’t even see me anymore The trouble with you is that you know that you’re wanting to be bad The trouble with you is that you can’t deny my feelings The trouble with you is that I love you It seemed so right, As beginnings can be, Didn’t see the signs in front of me So swept away By what I thought we could be Forgot to hold onto what was me But life can be so unforgiving If you ignore its little warnings The trouble with you is that you can’t even see me anymore The trouble with you is that you know that you’re wanting to be bad The trouble with you is that you can’t deny my feelings The trouble with you is that I love you So alone Even with you A life so complete yet so untrue Should I stay with what I know? Or should I let go? But life can be so unforgiving If you ignore its little warnings The trouble with you is that you can’t even see me anymore The trouble with you is that you know that you’re wanting to be bad The trouble with you is that you can’t deny my feelings The trouble with you is that I love you
5.
One by one, The endless waves at sea Each choice I’ve made Coming home to me Let it be said, I have known the truth of consequence Let it be said, I have known the truth of consequence I hid my ways from your eyes Sometimes we hide the things we prize I knew closed doors await, But even doors have two sides And if there’s guilt I’ve let it lie The judge and jury in my mind Have gone and served their time Let it be said, I have known the truth of consequence Let it be said, I have known the truth of consequence Tomorrow’s not on my mind All things change if given time And if we say we tried, There’s no need to rewind We’re past the point of knowing how or why It doesn’t matter anymore Let it be said, I have known the truth of consequence Let it be said, I have known the truth of consequence Let it be said, I have known the truth of consequence Let it be said, I have known the truth of consequence
6.
They come over the mountains, Bright colored flowers that paint the sky They come like the first raindrops, Purified rivers come crashing in To wash away our sins To wash away our sins The wind whispers her promise, ‘Come to me children The end is near.’ They call, songs of her young ones Their melody lost, Their words ring clear, ‘Come wash away our sins, Come wash away our sins.’ Come lift me from this winter, Long for the sun to light our way But now there’s only one thing One thing I know that reigns today They come over the mountains, Bright colored flowers that paint the sky They come like the first raindrops Purified rivers come crashing in.
7.
It seems I wasted all those little things Thought time would be my friend And what I’d lost would be worth it Here I am With nothing left Fallen short, ‘cause I fell back So what are dreams for, If not for you? Reminders of a past that wasn’t true Time moves slowly, Time moves slowly for me here Looking back into this glass Reflecting memories All a blur And yet so clear It’s all the same to me Here I am With nothing left Fallen short, ‘cause I fell back So what are dreams for, If not for you? Reminders of a past that wasn’t true Time moves slowly, Time moves slowly for me here Time moves slowly, Time moves slowly for me here Time moves slowly, Time moves slowly for me here Time moves slowly, Time moves slowly for me.
8.
Learning that there’s no place left to hide I’m between it all, The walls that I made to survive What I’ve wished for And what has come true Funny what the difference is From this point of view Basically I’m just someone who can’t see A future, A past, A path that’s in front of me Wishing that I’d never stepped foot on these shores But I can’t look back, There’s no more open doors. I can begin now This one little step Still don’t know the future, but I let go of needing that I found peace in the space in between The actions that defined me and The worlds that I’ve seen Basically I’m just someone who can’t see A future, A past, A path that’s in front of me Wishing that I’d never stepped foot on these shores But I can’t look back, There’s no more open doors.
9.
10.
04:52
One step closer, I’ve been doing my time Did I play my part or did I waste what was mine? Feel there’s something ticking in me, Feel there’s so much more Have to watch my step before I stumble through the other door Awaiting for a sign of paradise Awaiting for a god that I can’t find I’m closer than I’ve ever been before I’m closer than I’ve ever been before Than I’ve ever been before Would it feel like light To be freed from life? ‘cause every day the sun grows shorter And I feel the approaching night Awaiting for a sign of paradise Awaiting for a god that I can’t find I’m closer than I’ve ever been before I’m closer than I’ve ever been before Than I’ve ever been before Would it feel like light To be freed from life? ‘cause every day the sun grows shorter And I feel the approaching night Awaiting for a sign of paradise Awaiting for a god that I can’t find
11.
02:53
I am quiet, ‘cause you’re nervous Taking pains, ‘cause I deserve this Bumblebrain if I thought I could bear the burden for the couple There’s no reason I should anger, Pride is faster than a razor What do I care if you’re lonely, If you see me as a phony
12.
04:02
Left my empty cage And I paved another way And I left this definition of me far behind So what you see before you Is a person that’s been remade I assure you that I’ve come a long way, And I’m fine Believe it Look at what you’ve given me I’m now insecurity Is that how you’ve always been, Brought others down to what you live in? Who are you to judge me? Who are you to know me? How can you define what I am? Who are you to judge me? Who are you to know me? How can you define what I am? Is it easier to assess what you think you know Than to see what’s real as what it is? I have come too far to let ones like you Remake the cage that I lived in Who are you to judge me? Who are you to know me? How can you define what I am? Who are you to judge me? Who are you to know me? How can you define what I am? Who are you to judge me? Who are you to know me? How can you define what I am? Who are you to judge me? Who are you to know me? How can you define what I am?

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"She seeks Source.

She weaves her moments in this black universe,
not knowing where it ends and where she begins,
With the promise of a beautiful truth,
Waiting for her at the end of her divine journey.

And so she stumbles in the dark, never knowing why or what she is. She is given glimpses of light in memories—love, joy, clarity, hope. Each sun that sets and rises, bending time to its will, brings in more and more reflections of this light.

She sees pain, she sees rage, she sees others helpless around her, struggling with humanity and having no answers.

But within her stillness, she sees that dark is beautiful.

Because the light is known within it."

credits

released November 11, 2011

The recorded music herein was written, recorded, engineered, and produced by a combination of the following people: Scott Landes, Tash Cox, Gordon Bash, Matt Lucich, Jesse DeSanto and Steve Kefalas.

Thanks to Matthew Steer for letting us use his studio night after night, day after day. Thanks to Shawn Strider of the Sypher Art Studios for doing such amazing artwork for the album, and for providing us with amazing guidance and inspiration; as well, thanks to the entire Sypher crew for bringing us into their family to help create the visual identity of our music. Thanks to Dani Lagomarsino for proving cookies, makeup, and moral support. Thanks to all the other friends and artists that helped us along our path. Thanks to our parents, for without them none of this would have ever come into existence.

And most of all, thanks to the fans that have found us under the hidden rocks and streams and have stuck with us all these years no matter what crazy side project that we've decided to embark on.

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AL1CE Los Angeles, California

Electronic, raw, acoustic, dark, light and everything in between, Alice began as a collaboration between members of Mankind is Obsolete, the live/studio guitarist of Collide, and the former drummer of Snake River Conspiracy. Incorporating elements of surrealist performance art, Alice has been a part of multimedia art shows such as the Labyrinth of Jareth and the Urban Art Collective. ... more

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