The first track we ever teased to the public, "Bliss" has been re-arranged, re-recorded and brought back in a big way for the full-length release.
The lyrics of Bliss are unique from any other song on the album, in that they are written from the viewpoints of many different characters, each with a different side and commentary on a developing story. This theme may come back and resonate in the future.
What is the value of a life
If hate in solace lies entwined?
Is it just another off the assembly line?
Can it be saved? Renewed?
Refined by the blood of its own kind?
Dare we apply a love divine?
What will we find?
Your new rebellion forged in fear
Can't even hope to persevere
Through raging tides of war
Eclipsing all we hold dear.
As our untimely end draws near
Past and future disappear
Burning away the filth and doubt til the truth's clear.
You will be taught to serve a man
Who reigns with corruption and fire in his hand,
But turning your gaze away
From false glory to the ongoing story will set you free.
Where do you draw your power from?
What motivation lets you carry on beneath such weight?
Did you expect to get this far
Or is it predetermination that fulfills your fate?
Every step nearer to the light
Strengthens the shadow left behind as your past repeats.
You're only on against 10,000 of the very best.
Can you explain to them all how you'd set yourself up
For this seemingly inevitable defeat?
But not to worry, take my hand and follow me.
The tides are turning
'Bottom-Line' philosophy will fail us surely.
Man is falling, how can't you see?
The sky is burning.
Many will warn of its power.
Many more will have cursed its name.
Fear approaches as a vapor.
And waits longing to be set aflame.
We will rise up on Eagle's wings,
Heal that which is broken at any cost.
To put an end to what greed brings,
Restore and recover what has been lost.
Are we safer now on solid ground?
Can we be saved?