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Glade Swope | Who Will Rise Above (2017 Remaster)

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Who Will Rise Above (2017 Remaster)

by Glade Swope

Contemporary original classic rock / art-metal with Inklingesque intentions
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Onward Mystic Soldier
6:08 album only
2. Across the Bridge
1:32 album only
3. Between Two Worlds
7:39 album only
4. A Gift of Anguish
3:12 album only
5. Your Love Has Found Me
5:35 album only
6. One More Time to Be
4:21 album only
7. Who Will Rise Above
5:40 album only
8. The Challenge (1st Movement)
3:15 album only
9. The Challenge (2nd Movement)
2:45 album only
10. The Challenge (3rd Movement)
3:32 album only
11. Before the Dawn
3:33 album only
12. Your Love Has Found Me (Coda Mix)
5:37 album only
13. World of Illusion
4:31 album only
14. Forest City Blues
4:42 album only
15. 144
4:10 album only
16. Here We Stand
4:08 album only
17. Sounds Terrible
2:44 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes

1. Onward Mystic Soldier 6:08
2. Across the Bridge 1:33
3. Between Two Worlds 7:40
4. A Gift of Anguish 3:13
5. Your Love has Found Me 5:37
6. One More Time to Be 4:21
7. Who Will Rise Above 5:41
8. The Challenge (1st movement) 3:15
9. The Challenge (2nd movement) 2:46
10. The Challenge (3rd movement) 3:33
11. Before the Dawn* 3:34
12. Your Love has Found Me (coda mix) 5:37


From the 2002 “exile” album:

13. World of Illusion 4:31
14. Forest City Blues 4:43
15. 144 4:11
16. Here We Stand 4:09

17. Sounds Terrible
Appeared as hidden track on the original, this time to sound a little bit worse ;) lol

* - This is also, of course, the 4th movement of The Challenge.

Onward Mystic Soldier: Rushing in boldly where the mighty bishops dare not tread, clouds of smoke and darkness surround – Devils and dragons with their fangs and fiery eyes try in vain to hypnotize – Marching on to war, to face head on the beast behind the iron door – There he stood before me, the embodiment of pure evil in a disfigured but complete human form – But he could not dare to look me in the eye lest it burn him alive... Onward mystic soldier through this baptism of fire must I endure – Something keeps me coming back to the place where I was bitten before – Burning alive with a love that can not die – I will never be satisfied 'till you're with me by my side – Even the deadliest dark of night can not tear you from my sight – You've never been out of my care for I'm still on fire for you – Still the viper strikes with all its deadly might inflicting so much damage just out of spite – But the poison couldn't phase me only further did it enrage me and I'm back again for vengeance on this night... Accuser stands there waiting, every step may be a trap, so I much keep watch to be ready in a snap – Yet who am I to overthrow the nature of the world, only telling what has already been done...

Between Two Worlds: Seeing the universe from the outside looking in – Wish I could explain to you the mystery within – The peace of the knowledge yet anguish to show it, so sweet at the taste but bitter to swallow it – And it hit me right between the eyes: to know one only has to realize – When ages collide from near to far – Before the foundation of the world was, here we are – If words could explain it to you, there would be no place to start – Like the numerous stars in the sky which can only be seen in the dark – There I were just lying in your arms; nothing else mattered at all – Looking out on a bridge between two worlds, I knew that I could see it all. Riding with the streams of light, time stands still forever, and the future and the days gone by converge together – No more weight to hold me down on the ground – No more walls to surround – Where there is no end and no beginning – Where few have ever seen yet everyone has been...

Your Love has Found Me: Living in a nightmare when no one understands – Wandering this world with nowhere to go, endless desert sands – Then one day when I met you and you took me by the hand – Little did I know that night my life would start over again – Like a mystery of providence I was taken by surprise – As the pieces fell together I began to realize – From the first time I saw you standing there – Seemed like I've known you in some other world before, and I can feel a strange connection from the look in your eyes – The spark of destiny seems to mesmerize – Just when I needed somebody like you – You came right out of nowhere and made a dream come true – How beautiful the wind of time flows – How wonderful you were for me to know – And I can feel it flowing into my soul... Running into you was a miracle, this I know – You opened up a door and gave me a voice that no one would before – I feel I could move mountains now with you by my side – Together we made history on that precious night... I lost my life and then it found me - And the days that came astound me – The power that dwells within is only beginning to show – Experiencing a second time, the greatest years when you set me free, and my emptiness was filled with immortality - Your love has found me, when I was all alone – Your love surrounds me, everywhere I go – I know that your hand will lead me home...

One More Time to Be: I hear the rooster crow, and you should know that I know – What you must do, please do expediently – It may just be alright if you would only be real with me – I can't understand what has happened to me – This is all that I have left and they are coming to take it away from me – The enemy comes to silence me – For the Lord has given me one more time to be – One more time to see what lies behind those doors that remained shut, and under those stones that were never turned – Standing here before those long lost yesterdays that never were – Why not make it happen now – This moment could last ten thousand years or more – For now I'm even less inclined now that I know what's behind the door – Those ways are/were not for me, O' you ought to know by now – There's no other direction to go, so let's make it happen now – The road ahead's so frightening – Do you believe it's worth anything at all – I had seen this once before in a dream long ago – At the time I never thought it could ever be this way... Please don't let them take it away from me – Please don't let them silence me... what lies behind those lines that I've never crossed... Please don't take it all from me now...

Who Will Rise Above: Once in a generation it seems, someone comes along with the vision to break from the mold – Now it is our time to turn again this page in history – You may not see the power that you have – It only takes one, you know, to turn around the destiny of a whole land – Have bravery and purity of heart and gone shall be the fear of the dark – Who will rise up, O' who will light the way – And who's gonna take this cup when the reaper come to take me away – And who's gonna reach out their hand to a world gone crazy burning in the darkness – Who will rise above – You may just be the one – I am one of many who can see their life is part of something larger than what you can see – Every life has its purpose so when it is complete, remember what I stood for and turn this page again...

Before the Dawn: Are you ready - To gather for freedom's feast... To fell the castle of Legion's beast – Like lightning from the east to the west – For centuries have always passed the test – And no one will put it to rest - Gone, but not forgotten, so they say – Maybe forgotten but it's not gone – The seed of enlightenment that's been hidden underground for a long long time – suddenly springs up multiplied – It's always darkest before the dawn – Can you feel a new spiritual revolution coming on – Are you ready - To see the walls come tumbling down... to burn the devil's prison down...

World of Illusion: The more of what I see, the more I'm convinced that I originated in a different world – Feels like I've been through this time before – Ever since childhood I still believe there's more to human life than the birds and the bees – But sometimes I really wonder if only a few can see it that way – It unfolds just like a dream, when things are not what they seem – Every tomorrow and today becomes a yesterday – And every mystery to be becomes a distant memory – And the division melts away – Still I bring the seeds to sow – And it seems like I was the only one who really wanted to know – But I know it's not really that way – All of creation waits to see a change, but it's not easy to see when something's in the way... Has it occurred to you that the world may be an illusion – Crafted to create confusion – I may not know what it's all about – Perhaps my view might have been clearer from without – Only visiting on this journey through time in a world that really isn't mine – Somewhere on the outside looking in on a world wasting away in decadence – The storm of nature rages on – I don't know how but I ended up singing a completely different song – Maybe I'm just a fool living in a fantasy world – Or have I been touched by a higher reality – If the lines could be read between in what is seen – It is evident: this can not be all that there is...

Forest City Blues: I feel like I'm going down once again... Singing the blues I'm going down once again – My time around here is coming to an end... a bitter end, and so many could care less if they never see me again – Like the coldest winter chill that will blow – I could come back to this town but it'll never be what I've known... Came back to the town but it wasn't what I've known – Very soon I will be gone, but I don't know where to go – Everyone that I've known is running away – Fleeing the state of Maine is if it were the plague – My generation is made to feel like they can not stay – So many directions, so many ways to go... So many ways to go but none of them lead home...



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