Sands of Time

by Cyril the Wolf

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about

This album is called Sands of Time becuase it is music written from as far as 7 years ago in 2006, to some songs I wrote in October 2013.

I have always written what I wanted to, with the exception of the commissioned tracks. In 2011 I started writing about characters in My Little Pony: Friendship as Magic and it really galvanized my creative spirit in a way that I still can't believe. It also made me realize how much I love the moon even moreso than in years past so that's why tracks 2-7 are part of a song cycle called "Phases of the Moon" to tribute to my favorite character in the show.

I have to thank everyone who has helped me a long the way through my last two records up until now. It's a lot of work to get one of these put together and the fact that I tend to pull them together in 6-9 months is sort of stupid so I probably will take a break for a bit after this one.

I'd like to specifically thank my fiancee for putting up with me, Forest Rain for his timeless advice, d.notive for assisting me with certain production things (even if he doesn't know it) Dream Weaver... TOO MANY PEOPLE!!. I'd like to thank. My friends over at all of the "pony media" outlets who support my music within those circles. To, all of the fans who look at my music for what it is, and felt the stories a long with me thanks :)

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released November 15, 2013

All Lyrics, Engineering, Vocals - Cyril the Wolf
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Track 1 - Orchestra/Piano - Baschfire; Extra Lead Vocals - Calcos
Track 3 - Backing Vocals - Forest Rain; Intro Synth - Dream Weaver
Track 4 - Rhythm Guitar - Skyline
Track 6 - Lyrics - Metajoker
Track 10 - Vocals/Concept - Starlight Ironhoof; Guitar - Tarby
Track 11 - Drums - Brandon Snell

Art by Tsitra360 (tsitra360.deviantart.com)
Typography advising by HardCopy (hardestcopy.tumblr.com)
Tracklist Text - Kibbie the Great

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Cyril the Wolf Allentown, Pennsylvania

Connor Pelkey is a multi-instrumentalist & vocalist who enjoys creating a wide variety of music. Cyril the Wolf primarily focuses on Metal/Hard Rock with a Progressive slant. Lyrics range from thought-provoking to stories from worlds close to home, and far away. ... more

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Track Name: Sands of Time ft. Calcos
Calcos:
When time flows but leaves you behind
left with scars in your mind
Mercy doesn't leave a trace
You feel like you're simply a disgrace

External forces don't care who people are
The wheels of fate just do their part

Cyril:
The pattering of a sticky rain
The sound fills you with disdain
For yourself, you fight tears of shame
You lose strength, cry against the window frame

External forces don't care who people are
The wheels of fate just do their part,
Tearing us all apart

Calcos & Cyril:
With all the pain
The memories remain
It doesn't mean that we're not just grains
Flowing in the sands of time

Cyril:
Oh, we can never see what keeps us alive
A strong will teaches us to survive
Doubting only tells us to die

No, We don't measure fate, we keep track of time
Wasting away counting our dimes
We can't tell a truth from a lie

We watch the river flow leave souls behind
Feeling only scars in our minds
We wish we could go back just to find
Our dreams that we flew in the sky

Calcos:
But still...
External forces don't care who people are
The wheels of fate just do their part,
Tearing us all apart

Calcos & Cyril:
Still there's pain
And memories remain
It doesn't mean that we're not just grains
Flowing in the sands of time

Don't you see?
The world can't hear your pleas
Just keep your hope;
dare to take a stand; flow against sands of time
Track Name: The Night Seeker (New Moon)
What defines you?
Mane a starry blue.
Darkness your venue.
Canvas of infinite view.

Goddess of the night
The moon shines its light
Each star shimmering bright
Inspiration fills my mind w

Luna, show me the way
I’m blinded during the day
Luna, the luminescence you cast
Melts away the regrets of the past

A limited palette
It doesn’t show it
Mathematically perfect
A beautiful set

So you're still in my dreams
Guiding my path so it seems

I'm never alone
Your soft light glows
Please don't leave
Luna, princess of my dreams
Track Name: Lunar Harvest (Waxing Crescent)
The story starts with the Princess of the Moon
Before she went insane, wanted everypony's doom?
When the ponies ignored her and slept instead of played
Luna sought some attention and made her royal day

Lunar Harvest
Dress as what lived in the shadows
For acceptance
She scared them if spirits ran low

Time passed The facade was forgotten
Her form was feared as a legend
Luna broken and beaten
Became what ponies believed in

*
It's Nightmare Night, Shut your doors tight
Don't pause in fright or you'll feel the bite
Of Nightmare Moon She'll take your life
Or so they say...

Once every year isn't enough to stop the pain
The time she spent on her sky felt like it was in vain
The mask that she wore on every Lunar Harvest
Became the one she used in? her conquest

Nightmare Night
Dress as the evil from the shadows
Only Moonlight
Now the ponies will all know

*

Everfree creatures
Are roaming free
So say the legends
Of the Nightmare's decree

*
Track Name: The Surrogate ft. Skyline (Half Moon)
Another day goes by
Without any changes
Beneath a blank blue endless sky
The light bleaches all to gray

I trip and fall in the dust
My throat thirsts for a flood
Why was I left here to die
My wings are broken I can't fly

During the night I can no longer stand
I hear her voice calling beyond the sand
She gives me hope though it's been so long...
I need to hear her song... again.

I remember when I didn't fight
Looked up the the night lived by moonlight
But then it seemed I was the only one
Who preferred th e dark to the bright sun
The moon was through with being ignored
So she recruited me to fight in her war
Now I see her face etc hed in her sphere
In this desert of sorrow I shed a lonely tear

Exiled to this scorching land
When her ambition proved to be too grand

My eyelids grow heavy I have not much longer
Her voice rings my head growing steadily stronger

No more lies...
I tell no lies...
Why

It's always night when I cannot stand (in thi s land)
Her voice sings on when my eyes fill with sand (understand)
I hope she remembers though it's been so long (so long)
And I can hear her song.
I need to hear her song... again.

Now reborn:
The dream warden lives for harmony
The dream warden lives for night
Track Name: Time Never Flies (Full Moon)
Lost amidst the forest green
In darkest memory
I wait silently
Satisfaction never seen
And as I wait to be
Forever saved, for ever free
A Nightmare breathes in me

(Chorus)
And you broke my jealous heart
I was nothing in your shade
Now I'm back to claim my part
In the cycle we have made.
So you beg for me to love
So you seek forgiving lies
Yet a thousand years above
Seems like nothing in your eyes
Time never flies

And I faced your fury once
Never doubt I'll do it twice
And when you see me now
I will not be half as nice.
In the shadows I will wait
Under empty, haunted moon
You wanted me to call it fate
But I know that it was you.

(Chorus)

And you tore my life away
Though I am your flesh and blood
I would hope that you had changed
But I know you never could
So I'll strike you from afar,
I will unmask each disguise
Show the world just who you are
Bring the truth before their eyes.

Time never flies.

So you beg for me to love
So you seek forgiving lies
Yet a thousand years above
Seems like nothing in your eyes
The forest is my home
I never could forget
How you left me all alone
But it isn't over yet

All the power in my soul
It was nothing in your power
A millennium's control
It will end this very hour

I will tear apart your lies
Track Name: Lunar Cycle (Waning Crescent)
The Lunar cycle controls the tides
Affecting the currents running our lives
Though we all say we miss the sun
When the day is done

Though we all admire it's beauty
We never share our love, absolutely
It's the world, all of life. It's gravity
Cycles and reflects our socitey

Sitting in the night
A shivering slender crescent
Silently watching
Our Dreams
Floating in the night
A pale and slender crescent
Purposefully turning
Our Dreams

Living a lunar life
Track Name: The Haze
Flying lower than your expectations
Choking because of smoke inhalation
Can’t break above the smog of yourself
Kept in a box on your own private shelf

If you get pulled out you recoil
The sun burns your skin dirty and soiled
Flailing against the saving grasp
But they don’t let go and you gasp

*
Above the pollution the air is pure
Cleansing and bathing you in its cure
As soon as you might find your wings
Beware for below there are evil things

Mechanical monsters moving malign
Melting in mayhem below the line
Of darkness that covers our once perfect land
Slowly making glass from the sand

Rise and stay above the blackened sewer
Before our numbers grow fewer and fewer
Choked to death by our own wicked ways
So that only we can hope to remove it’s haze

*
So many things
And we wish that we could start anew
It's true...

But the Cycle repeats
Track Name: Wanting More
Nothing is worse than a life unlived
A soul that has aged but with nothing to give
A state of a affairs where comfort is king
Give up your freedom and receive everything

Running in place you always stay
Trapped in a cyclical pace everyday
Try to break the pattern and get beaten down
Swim without help and you'll surely drown

*Is life in poems, in verse or a line?
Is it novel or something more unkind?
Does it matter when you’re never sure
It doesn’t matter when it’s all a blur*
When there is written nothing
In your book of 10,000 pages
It leaves you wanting more….

You try to take the world
But you can’t fair well on your own
You try and beat the rest
But 1 in a million is 1 in 6

It ends faster than it begins
Tear them down and shut the door
Trying to avoid that worthless fate
Tired of the circle of "make life wait"

*
There is written nothing
In Death’s book of 10,000 pages
It leaves you so dry and beaten
It leaves you wanting more
It makes you cry for more …

Lies turn the table in a war where everyone wants to score
And Lord I know I want to finish right here but
There’s a little bit to understand my friend
The devil’s never on the level in the end
Now you’re given a livin’ for somethin’ more
Turn the tables on the theivin' to even the score
Shout it out loud, grin and not frown
‘Cause they wanna steal your soul and leave you to drown.

A child, a man, or a woman in life
All have to deal with trials under a knife
But it didn’t matter when they could not be sure
When you thought there was nothing
In life’s book of 10,000 pages
It left you so dry and beaten
It left you wanting more

Nothing seems to numb the pain
Every blow shakes to the core
It's not the life you want to live
So you're still left wanting more
Track Name: The Bartrot ft. Starlight Ironhoof & Tarby
Just another night we thought
May as well go on a bartrot
Get a taste of some different places
Meet some new and familiar faces
Berry Punch and a few our friends
Drink until the night never ends
All of the bars don't know what went wrong
Then we found the guy that knew our favorite songs

Chorus
We're all wonderin'
We're all stumblin'
We're all makin' the nightlife as we trot
Down in the Basement
beneath the pavement
We're drinkin' in what Steve's brought us

See the bits thrown on the bar
As Steve makes up a sidecar
Hear stories of things he's seen
While the drinks we have are licked clean
One last drink, because the hour is late
We wish that the clock was up for debate
One last toast miss each other a lot
We'll remember this Baltimare Bartrot

Chorus
Track Name: Here I Am Again
Here I go again
Leaving my old Station
Passing through the north
Westward bound I am

I'll follow the tracks
Never sure of the end
The sun, the fixed part of life...
Apart from the daily grind
Entering the tunnel never sure of the end
Following the tracks
Until the dark and light blend
Here I go again...
Here I go again...

Here I am again
Coming to a station
Leaving the past behind
Looking to the tracks ahead

I'll follow my life
Thousands of days to find
The sun, the new part of me
Apart from the daily grind...

Exiting the tunnel never sure of the end
Continue on the tracks
Until evening sets in
Here I am again...
Here I am again
Here I am again
Track Name: Lonely Melody
Through all of this pristine land
I can't seem to find the grain of sand
who will stand beside me
Though I am in a sea of Love
I can't find a dove
Who will open up my heart

And I can't find you

I am looking for anyone
To be one I can confide
All of the things held inside
CAN YOU HEAR ME?
This is my final cry
Who can fill the hole I have inside?!

I am just a spirit
Floating on these melodies
There has to be another song
Who can be a part of me
If there is I can't hear it
The music of my other half
The soul to complete me
Or is nothing even near it?

And I can't find you
Track Name: Angel's Fly
All the Angels Fly
Away as the world Burns
But the fire meets the sky
And no one's left to learn

Such denial and excuse
No one can see the truth
Millions are dying from the abuse

Crash to the ground from a state of blis
Can't deny that you've let things go amiss
From the trap of your own iron fist

Idiosyncratic, automatic neo-progressive politics
Too semantic, there's no logic, going d own with the heretics
Way to static, not erratic, all across the demographic (it’s)
So magnetic, electronic, making systems become robotic
There’s no feeling in these dealings, so why are they all still reeling
It’s not really all those leading when we all are still there voting
People screaming for a meeting, everyone wants to see some impeaching
They’re not reading, over-feeding, gluttons who say they aren’t falling (and so)
the liars build their own pyres and burn within all the fires

They say the less you have
the more you will recieve
it hasn't happened yet
So who can we believe

The liars are kept up in the sky
Until the sun burns their fake wings
Every acid tear they cry

Is just what their lies bring

Crash down on the ground from your place of bliss
Your ignorance let things go amiss
Pay the price of your iron fist
Live with all you left in the ditch

Violently, consequently we all still think so eloquently
Perceptively we are quite lively, but really live quite perilously (but)
Supposedly we see all of these, but cannot properly focus to be
Obliviously, we stay in the dream, though this ignorance has a fee (still)
all the liars build their own pyres and burn within all the fires

All the angels fly
until the fire meets sky
All the angels fly
til the sun burns them and melts away their lies