The Banner We Follow

by Left in the Wake

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released March 1, 2014

The Banner We Follow was recorded in Madrid, Spain
at The Metal Factory Studios during December, 2013

Produced by Álex Cappa & LITW
Engineered by Álex Cappa
Engineer assistance by David Juárez
Engineer editing assistance by Mike Garrison at Winter Skies Productions, SA, USA
Mixed by Álex Cappa
Mastered by Will Putney at The Machine Shop, NJ, USA
Art Direction and Layout by H.C.R. at HDesigns

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Left in the Wake Madrid, Spain

Damon Lumley - Vocals
Daniel Pamplona - Guitar
Carlos Olcina - Guitar
Álvaro Matasan - Bass
Hans C. R. - Drums

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Track Name: The Banner We Follow
We’ve come this far and we’ll make it through tomorrow
coz we still believe in the banner we follow
I have no colours to bleed, just my pride and self belief
And I gave everything
but I won’t lose my reason to live
I have a point to prove, I did this without you
coz all along I stayed strong, your lack of faith in me kept me moving onand I dug down deep, to find myself buried alive like you
I’ve been running on empty,
but my pride’s intact, I’ll never forget that.
Misguided empathy
I don’t need your warmth. I don’t need your sympathy
I have no colours to bleed, just my pride and self belief
And I gave everything
But I won’t lose my reason to live
And I’ll never change , I’ll always stay the same way.
and after all, your vision’s distorted
I’ll carry the banner onward.
We’ve come this far and we’ll make it through tomorrow
coz we still believe in the banner we follow
Track Name: Silicon Eyes
It seems so far away, and we still live in these times so frail.
We gathered round to watch the flames burn away.
Who we were, changed that day.
Who said that blood was the path to glory?
A tale told, but a different story.
A vision dimmed by the need for revenge, an endless fight will never see its end.
These aren't like the days of old, our lives through your lies are told.
When our side of the war all depends on what we see through a camera lens.
Don't believe all that you see, don't be a victim of your own honesty.
Never the victim.
You fight the fight of a pacifist,
When the world is ruled with an iron fist.
Suppressing those with heart
we'll never fall apart
Just keep your mouth shut, I'll keep my mouth fucking shut.
These aren't like the days of old, our lives through your lies are told.
When our side of the war all depends on what we see through a camera lens.
Don't believe all that you see, don't be a victim of your honesty
Do you still believe? Are you still deceived
If you still believe, then you're still deceived.
Track Name: Dearly Deported
Liberty awaits you now
Light from the distance sends a homing beacon.
The signs of a new day beckon you closer.
I'm left to bear this pain. I'll bear this pain...once again
I'll fight through the tides to build you a raft from the splinters of myself.
I'll drown in the tides to keep you safe and dry, until you float on by.
I'm living with these curses, Without a sense of permanence
I'll drown alone!
Take all I am, take what you need to keep you drifting, to keep your sail in the breeze.
I'm floating towards my empty horizon.
The weight of my crown drags me down.
I'll fight through the tides to build you a raft, from the splinters of myself
I'll drown in the tides to keep you safe and dry until you float on by
Track Name: Insubordinate
Forward march,
Stand on blood drenched grounds.
God save the king.
Your sacrifice will lead to promised lands.
Just stand against the rain, don't think about the pain.
The reason for your existence.
A lonely death as your reward,
a job well done, thank you for your persistence
All seen clearly from where I stand
All seen clearly let’s make our stand!
Take one step back across enemy lines.
Let's take the fucking king,
one step at a time.
We've bled enough,
make them pay for their crimes.
Coz a man only bends so far, they'll push him just to see him break.
Lose the faith in who you are, and you'll give them something more to take.
Present the defendants to prove their fucking guilt.
They are shown the blood they've spilt.
Square by square the colours change.
The king is dead. Long live the unnamed.
Track Name: Declaration
Is it time for a new beginning? To give this a different meaning.
I walked on the side of the road for far too long, I kept my silence so,
I’ll Search for my place on the map. We know there’s no turning back.
My bones ache from crawling on my knees and I’m so tired, but they haven’t broken me yet.
I rose to the desperate plight, because my heart belongs with the fight.
I won’t fall to the distance. We’ll scream our names. We are the resistance!
Your time is now
Untie the anchor that weighs you down, in doubt and disbelief we’ll never drown.
Stand on the front line and fly your flag . Be who you are, remove the name tag.

Be more than who you’re meant to be, standing strong is the price of being free.
This is what I stand for.
What I always strive for.
Tear down the walls that hold us in,
remind the world we were born to live
My bones are aching from crawling on my fucking knees.
I am so tired, but they haven’t broken me.
They’ll never break me.
Track Name: 3500 KillerMetres
Hard times demand an open mind,
we still drink whiskey to pass the time,
so pass the glass and mourn with us.

The cloak of youth, still shrouds our heads.
No need for comfy beds, I'll live for now but won't forget my debts
Where we're going, no one knows, but we'll never forget our way
home.
Our battle scars, our broken pasts, our sacrifice to what we are.
And here we sleep today, so far away,
we mark the place on the map, another memory.
No matter how far we fall
If you can't run, you can always crawl
I'm more than I’m supposed to be, more than who I’m supposed to be.
The end was in our sights, our home under the lights.
We'll carry the banner
and fly it for all to see
Track Name: Glisten and Gleam
Back into the deep again,
and it seems so long
since I felt the embrace
of the place I used to know.
The faces show we’re all alone
Some of us weren’t built to win this race.
And all, all we are, are places that we’ve been to,
a monument of what we’ve been through
And all , all we’ll ever be,
are objects that we carry, the perceptions that we see.
When life seems so much darker
I still dream in colour
Look beyond your reaches
Hearts outweigh the riches
Do jewels still gleam when light fades away?
Will gold hold you close at the end of your days?
I still dream in colour
Track Name: Th£ Gr€at Progre$$ion
If for a moment, you think that you're free,
dust to the wind, blowing in your breeze...
You’re born into chains, born into silence.
When voices can’t be heard, words turn to violence.
Desperation to show my existence!
The new born, still sleeping, their futures, depleted.
A taste of what’s to come, look at how this all began.
You’re just a piece of a bigger plan.
Forced into debt to serve a regime,
your blood and sweat oils the machine.
We all live to our means,
even if it's not what it seems.
Everyone slaves under their own sun, we can’t undo what’s already done.
Ride the breeze for better or worse.
I’m looking on, the past is dead and gone.
Broken wings take to the skies, the blind see for the first time.
A heart beats beyond its days, dead no longer means the same.
We’ve come this far and we’ll make it through tomorrow.
Track Name: Unscathed
You didn’t share my failures,
you won’t share my success,
I did this without you.

I looked across a crowded room,
never had a reason to look for you.
The silhouettes, grew and changed
but mine always, stayed the same.
The saddest thing I’ve had to reveal
is that I finally forgot how to feel.

What do you expect, all I have is my reflection
to remind me of your imperfections.
What do you expect, all I have is my reflection
to remind me of my imperfections.

At least I never lost anything worth losing.

We share nothing more than a name. I am more than a name.

You didn’t share my failures, you won’t share my success, I did this without you.
You didn’t share my failures, you won’t share my success, I’m standing here without you

(I learnt to live, I Learnt to love and I learnt exactly who I was,
I learnt to feel, I learnt to heal, but I’ll never forgive you)