Elysium

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released January 31, 2016

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Thoughtful lyrics about love and faith lost. Savage dark industrial sounds. Pristine, the debut album by Seattle's XY Beautiful is a journey of misery and hope.

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Track Name: Eidolon
to conflagration, dare aspire?
our candle snuffed 'ere it caught fire.
I could not help but chase an ever-falling star
content to wander to fields afar
and all too soon came to adore,
should I have there pursued you more?
I hesitated, fearful that too certain a display
of devotion could have driven you away

did you sit across from me underneath that ruined stair?
your image, it faded at the dawn
I remember the way I ran my fingers through your shining hair
I remember the distance in the air, shimmering eidolon

how much did I imagine? how much did I recall?
or did you come to me at all?
I watched you drift away into the darkness there
pretending not to care, my fading eidolon

should I have promised you the sun
for a life that's only just begun?
did I seem ephemeral, and sincerity belie?
a streak across the sky?

did you sit aside me, parallel and yet oblique?
your demeanor as gentle as a fawn;
I remember the way I kissed the daylight there upon your cheek
what is the elysium you seek? flickering eidolon

how much did I imagine? how much did I recall?
or did you come to me at all?
I watched you drift away into the darkness there
pretending not to care
my fading eidolon
Track Name: A Wild Splendor
flawlessly in love, devotion rare
and all other suitors to forswear
but underneath the dark of night, where unseen promises take flight
well could I dare (to take you?)

a little conversation, held in confidence
of love and pure devotion, sparked by happenstance
your eyes, alight 'neath candlelight, bespeak surrender-
where is your defender?

the wine sets free to whispers locked inside
and in me your discontented heart confide
a secret on your lips, that longing should restraint eclipse?
how did we collide? (I'll take you)

a little conversation, held in confidence
of love and pure devotion, sparked by happenstance
your eyes, alight 'neath candlelight, bespeak surrender!
where is your defender?

our little conversation of unmet desire
of sex and blazing passion, shall you and I conspire?
'til I your fractious heart defenseless render
where is your defender?
I will lead you into a wild splendor
I will lead you astray
Track Name: Elysium
once I read about a mansion on a hill
the old familiar hymns, of course I knew them well.
imagining in song a heaven far away,
a hope to look toward when life and limb decay.

imperfect humankind wrapped up in fairy tales
blood salvation bought by lash and pounded nails.
but did our newfound life equate to such a perfect sum
we can cast away elysium?

elysium

are we so transcendant now that we've forever come
at last to here cast off the promise of elysium?
hope we had at least, and well we knew of human fault;
but as we sloughed the past we kept no virtue to exalt.

we tore the veil of heaven back to question 'why'
but behind the clouds we only found an empty sky
now we've repealed our skyward gaze, so what will we become?
exiled from elysium?

elysium

fire, the skies are lit afire
aurora borealis and the glint of razor wire
repeal our skyward gaze, and what will we become-
exiled from elysium?
Track Name: Pierce The Sky
a field of clovers, taste of honey there inside
such fascination; and no malice there betide;
There are no others, only you can paint the sky
effulgent blossom, will your flower open wide?

where sunlight burns away the dewdrops on the blades
promises, promises of elysium belie
and underneath the blazing sun, a field of verdant needles
there within my arms, I swear we'll pierce the sky

bloom upon my finger, till the petals stream away
decline in color, sink into an endless grey
How could I forget that your thorns could pierce the sky?
effulgent blossom, shall my color paint the day?

where sunlight burns away the dewdrops on the blades
promises, promises of elysium belie
and underneath the blazing sun, a field of verdant needles
there within my arms, I swear we'll pierce the sky