Life Before Death

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about

James Edward, a Keeper from the low district of the city, contemplates his frustration with being unable to help those who need him most. Knowing that there is no life left for him within the city, he selflessly resolves to join and assist the afflicted.

lyrics

[Edward:]
Beneath an iron sky
My people live in poverty and crime
Existing underneath a tyrant ruler's hand
And through the longest night
I raise their spirits, guide them to a light
And give what little hope I can

We are lost - in an endless night
The sun drained from our eyes
Gone - when we sold our lives
To the plague that stole the sky

Where no one dares to go
Yet there's a world outside, we know
To leave the city is to throw your life away
Yet there's a dream I hide
To breathe the pure and poison sky
At any moment I could
Walk out and never return

Outside the city walls
The victims of infection haunt my thoughts
The worst affliction ever known
Condemned to waste away
Or die by hunters stalking them as prey
Abandoned, helpless and alone

I could leave - and be vital
To the ones in dire need
If I stay - I'd be nothing more
My choice is surely made

And so I'm leaving all
Leave the city far behind
Cause there is nothing
That I can do here for the world
Now I'm leaving all
Leave this short life far behind
I know I'll never come back

Do you still believe in life hereafter
Even with the suffering of the living ones
And do you feel that the will to heal
Is subservient to God above
I don't know if faith alone can help them
That is why I venture out to give
My own life so I and the afflicted ones can live
Life before death
Life before death

Alone I make my way
No more empty promises this time
This is the precipice
The point of no return
The world of the afflicted
Clear and calm before my eyes
I only have to take one step
To breathe the air at last
And I have joined them
And I have joined them

I won't give my life for nothing
If I can say I made a change
To be remembered is the only thing I ask
And leaving all behind
I'll live so I may also find
A place in life before my death

In the wilds, all our pasts will be forgotten
No matter who, we can all be redeemed one last time
To respect all life, whether friend or enemy
To bring the cycle of hurt to an end

Do you still believe in life hereafter
Even with the suffering of the living ones
And do you feel that the will to heal
Is subservient to God above
I don't know if faith alone can help them
That is why I venture out to give
My own life so I and the afflicted ones can live
Life before death
Life before death
Life before death

credits

from The Poison Skies, released July 11, 2016
Music: Newton
Lyrics: Newton/Kalante

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