Lyrics

Illusion

Reach

Music/Lyrics: Diego Valadez

Lost within myself

Engulfed in endless doubt

Have I lived in abeyance?

I gaze upon the sea

View the reflection of me

I dive into the deep

From a vision in dreams into reality

The core of my very being

Tear away from the vines of conformity

 

 

Shall I begin now or until I am gray?

My destiny is calling, it's screaming out my name

Ambitions come into view

 

 

A dream comes alive

The journey is bright

If you strive toward your epiphany

Sing the melodies that have gone unsung

Form the memories of elation

 

 

Many find themselves chasing ghosts in the wind

Regrets are born from idleness

The deafening cries of reluctancy pierce any mortal mind

But I must race against the raging current

Defying fears of rejection

I will no longer drift in uncertainty

 

 

So I begin now not until I am gray

My destiny is calling, it’s screaming out my name

Ambitions come into view 

 

 

A dream comes alive

The journey is bright

If you strive toward your epiphany

Sing the melodies that have gone unsung

Form the memories of elation

Eclipse

Music/Lyrics: Diego Valadez

 

 

As the night falls I am paralyzed

Dread the moment I will open my eyes

Soon engulfed in fear of foreshadowed

Visions in black

 

 

Shadow figures descend upon me

My abhorrence of infinite night

Amplified by dark perceptions

Night after nightmare

 

 

Insidious apparition

These eyes must deceive me

Shall the sun rise or am I condemned

 

 

Eclipsing of dimensions

Between awareness and sleep

Deception of nocturnal poetry 

Fade into shallow slumber

Confined under pale moonlight

Never finding respite

Open your eyes

 

 

From my dormancy I’m awakened 

Contemplating dare I peer through the dark

Images take form

I find myself immobilized 

 

 

Dim silhouettes whispering elegies

A dissonant melody   

 

 

Eclipsing of dimensions

Between awareness and sleep

Deception of nocturnal poetry 

Fade into shallow slumber

Confined under pale moonlight

Never finding respite

Open your eyes

 

 

From corners of your mind

A nightmare comes alive

I manifest

I am your death incarnate

 

 

Eclipsing of dimensions

Between awareness and sleep

Deception of nocturnal poetry 

Fade into shallow slumber

Confined under pale moonlight

Never finding rest from my dread

 

 

Escaping from dimensions

Between awareness and sleep

Deception of nocturnal poetry

Wake from my shallow slumber

Brief solace from horrid night

Though I can’t defy my fate

I’m searching for my respite

Open your eyes

Moirai (Feat. Chiara Tricarico)

Music/Lyrics: Diego Valadez

 

 

From all that ever was and all to ever be

View the the light of a burning star that has long since died

At every moment a myriad of memories are made

Every soul collides to form a nexus

 

 

Stand in Awe of the interwoven anthologies

Forming all in a seeming state of reverie

Bring the light to an ever fragile synthesis

Endless paths to guide our mythology 

 

 

Tales from every winters past have lead to where we stand

Here today, we write the stories of our destiny

Our altercations so meaningless may lead to decay

Lead our kin to find our world ascending

 

 

Stand in Awe of the interwoven anthologies

Forming all in a seeming state of reverie

Bring the light to an ever fragile synthesis

Endless paths to guide our mythology 

 

 

Movement of a symphony

Before we’ve lost our empathy

Every breath we take creates

Know this moment we make

Our Destiny

 

 

Stand in Awe of the interwoven anthologies

Forming all in a seeming state of reverie

Bring the light to an ever fragile synthesis

Endless paths to guide our mythology

Illusion

Music/Lyrics: Diego Valadez

 

 

Gallery of warped memories in my nebula

Conflict my forgiving heart

I’m falling

As all hues now fade to gray

In this dark decay

Vail my sorrows with smiles

I’m haunted

 

 

Am I living a lie?

On the stage of life, curtains rise

My daily performance

Redefining my life

To find me 

 

 

Lost in the shadows within my own mind

Ruminating on all those empty lies

Wonder in silence 

Facade of my sanity

Through this mask of illusion

 

 

Can not obscure endlessly

I’ll find my catalyst 

What is lost is not found while static

 

 

Lost in the shadows within my own mind

Ruminating on all those empty lies

Wonder in silence 

Facade of my sanity

Through this mask of illusion

 

 

Strength from my past I guide my own path

Reframing stories, I will advance

Dynamic tides delineate life

 

 

Lost in the shadows within my own mind

Ruminating on all those empty lies

Wonder in silence 

Facade of my sanity

Through this mask of illusion

 

 

Lost in the shadows within my own mind

Ruminated on all those empty lies

Wondered in silence 

Facade of my sanity

Drop this mask of illusion

The Light Divine (Feat. Eric Meyers)

Music/Lyrics: Diego Valadez

 

 

These tales in infamy

Live on from the days of old

Believers surround me

Is it wrong to question and seek

 

 

Sing my hymn and pray forgiveness 

Will search for the light divine

I follow based on blind faith

Will seek out the truth at last

 

 

The scriptures guide their lives

Accepting the words, the pray

I find my mind yearning

But is there no truth at all

 

 

Sung my hymn and prayed forgiveness 

No sign of a light divine

Can’t follow based on blind faith

Must seek out the truth at last

 

 

(Fear my hell)

Can’t shake off this fear of hell

(Don’t rebel)

Is it wrong to rebel

(Shell containing we)

Breaking free of the shell containing me

(We have heaven to live for)

If we only have this life to live

Then let us find the truth

 

 

Now you’re going too far

The path you’ve chosen leads to 

Delusion sorrow torment

Believe or suffer in hell

Flames consuming dead souls

Will drag you through the brimstone

Dancing in the rapture 

The demons claim another soul

 

 

Although I know it can’t be real

The fear still lingered on

Yet now i see the truth

The followers refuse to see

 

 

I followed based on blined faith

Yet I found the truth at last

Mind is no longer detained

The future is bright and vast

Discovery

Music/Lyrics: Diego Valadez

 

 

In the darkest void of nothing

Before all of space and time

What is born from ultimate mystery 

The fundamental spark of light

Breaking through the detonation 

A celestial divide 

Form the elemental compounds to launch the origins of life

 

 

The dawning of all to ever be

Taking for to evolve

 

 

The findings of questioning minds

Search and you’ll find

The astonishing truths to be realized 

On the backs of giants we stand

Bring to light

The deeper we go to understand

 

 

From the dawn of mans awakening 

We have gazed upon the stars

As we long for understanding 

our place within the vast unknown

Rise from primordial essence

The complexities of life

And from this

We descendants have begun to hypothesize

 

 

The dawning of all to ever be

Takes form and evolves 

 

 

The findings of questioning minds

Search and you’ll find

The astonishing truths to be realized 

On the backs of giants we stand

Bring to light

The deeper we go to understand

The Expedition

Music: Marcos Mejia

Lyrics/Orchestration: Diego Valadez

 

 

Follow the stars above ocean skies

Carry me tides old and wise

To the shores unknown

Start of my bold odyssey

 

 

Turbulent winds on the canvas contest

Crashing of waves seek to test

Still I let fate be my guid

Heed the call of promise

 

 

Golden light of dawn arrives

Enveloping hearten warmth

Sweet aroma of the salted ocean breeze

 

 

Gliding through the vast open blue

Destiny shall soon be found

On the horizon

 

 

Wandering through the unknown

On a journey to worlds anew

 

 

 

 

Unfamiliarity

Let these eyes see the unseen

Of untraveled soil

Fulfilling aspirations

 

 

Measureless time has past

And now I find signs of earth

Within the tides

Beautiful emerald grass

On the horizon

 

 

Wandering through the unknown

On a journey to worlds anew

Tales Untold
 

Tales Untold 

Music/Lyrics: Diego Valadez

 

A story once told to me

Of wonder and fantasy

I open to chapter one

Pursuing the white hare

To denouements I’ve often dared

Respite from the unknown

 

Freeing myself from the mires grasp

(An escape to memories) 

(Through familiar melodies)

Ignites the creative spark

 

Lost in tales untold

An author recites a poem

I sing a tune

Heard in a dream

 

Blank canvas, an empty page

These gifts so imperative

Long to convey one's heart

A reader, a listener

Interpretation of scenes

Conceiving reveries

 

Infinite imaginations

(As if from a memory)

(I create a melody)

A quill on an unmarked page

 

Lost in tales untold

An author recites a poem

I sing a tune

Heard in a dream

 

Lost in tales untold

An author recites a poem

I sing a tune

I’ve heard in a dream

Ascendence

Music/Lyrics: Diego Valadez

 

As you lie there on your own

Empty windows to your soul

Expressions vacant, another day is lost

In your momentary bliss

You find solace in the silence

The inner scream that never truly fades

 

I will find you

Paralyze you

I’ll take you

(this time I’ll follow through and never use again)

And break you

 

Wishing to erase the past

Saying this will be the very last

Losing consciousness

A vision of your path

I have seen too many lost

Such potential in the bygone

Serenity, deceptive amenity 

 

I will find you

Paralyze you

I’ll take you

(this time I’ll follow through and never use again)

And break you

Song for Winter

Music/Lyrics: Diego Valadez

 

Flurries, white descending

Such an elegant dance

Upon the emerald

A permutation now under way

Winter crystals falling

With them, frozen horizons

Blanketing the wood

I greet the solstice

 

One winter's night, northern lights

Grace the sky, the frozen moons

Silver glow, wondrous

Illuminations

 

Colorless rose pedals

Have kissed mother Gaia

Waking on winters

Morn, I find myself waltzing upon

The pale landscape to sweet

Music of mountains echo

Captivated by

Splendors of nature

 

One winter's night, northern lights

Grace the sky, the frozen moons

Silver glow, wondrous

Illuminations

 

Rest by the flame 

Feel the warm embrace

Amenity within

The cold vista

How opportune

One can be

To truly

Be in this moment

 

 

One winter's night, northern lights

Grace the sky, the frozen moons

Silver glow, wondrous

Illuminations

The Deceiver

Music/Lyrics: Diego Valadez

 

(Oh such artistry, such

Masterful craftsmanship

On this beautiful

Mask you adorn

Sweet nothings rolling off your

Hollow tongue have too long

Defend me from the sour

Undertones)

 

A songbird rests in it’s open cage

(I’ve been so blind)

Yet now I see in your vanity

I’ve been a pawn

 

Following a hearts deceiver

Demolisher

From greenery to ember

Ah

From the ash, a flower in bloom

Chapters anew

Enlightened in the evergreen

 

(Listen to the major third

Descending to sorrow

Fictions now go unveiled

I will greet another dawn

Unburdened, cognizant

For I am one)

 

A song bird flies from the open cage

A pawn no more

 

Following a hearts deceiver

Demolisher

From greenery to ember

Ah

From the ash, a flower in bloom

Chapters anew

Enlightened in the evergreen

 

(I

Pray you turn

Your page to a brighter tale

Which I myself

Will never read)

 

A song bird flies from the open cage

A pawn no more

 

Following a hearts deceiver

Demolisher

From greenery to ember

Ah

From the ash, a flower in bloom

Chapters anew

Enlightened in the evergreen

Sapiens

Music/Lyrics: Diego Valadez

 

Look into these eyes once

More and behold

Our commonalities

Dearest cousin Lucy

What secrets do you hold?

Oh such perplexities 

 

Images found deep within Lascoux

Mesopotamian cuneiform

Origins of mythology

 

Always the dreamers

Crafters of tools

The mastery of flame

Apes on mother gia

Thrive through our collective

Imagination

 

Images found deep within Lascoux 

Mesopotamian cuneiform

Origins of mythology

 

From hunters and gatherers 

To farmers soon to voyagers

We are one, the descendants 

Of all who’ve ever been

Guid those who’ve yet to be

 

(We are

The masters of

Abstract communication

Vital

Fantasies

For sapiens to thrive

Sorrow

And elation

Hearts mirrored throughout history

The last

Homogeneous

For millennia)

 

From hunters and gatherers 

To farmers soon to voyagers

We are one, the descendants 

Of all who’ve ever been

Guid those who’ve yet to be

 

From hunters and gatherers 

To farmers soon to voyagers

We are one, the descendants 

Of all who’ve ever been

Tend to the garden

Or see it rot

As we venture to the unknown

Memoriam

Music/Lyrics: Diego Valadez

 

The planting of a seed

For a new familial garden

A mother sings her child to sleep

Forming timeless memories

Weathered lines soon reveal

All the joyous moments they’ve shared

 

Gaze into these eyes, for aeons

They’ve been handed.  Live

For all eternity

Through the stories we tell

 

Loved ones won’t cease to be

Taste sweet gifts from the old tree

Child, now gray sings mothers melody

Memoirs passed, resonating

Through all infinity

Holding dear ones time in the sun

 

Gaze into these eyes, for aeons

They’ve been handed.  Live

For all eternity

Through the stories we tell

 

Gaze into these eyes, for aeons

They’ve been handed.  Live

For all eternity

Forming stories to be told

Looking Glass

Music: Marcos Mejia / Diego Valadez

Lyrics: Diego Valadez

 

(Elder 

Man gazes toward the heavens

Yearning for insight

Dweller on the pale blue dot

Searching through the beyond)

 

Glistening Illuminations ornating

The night sky

This beautiful enigma hides

Myriads of legends

 

One may peer through

The looking glass to reveal

A stellar wonderland

Calling

 

(Ponder 

What lies beyond constellations

Ultimate historian

Teasing the wise astronomer

With one drop of the sea)

 

Endlessness

 

One may peer through

The looking glass to reveal

A stellar wonderland

 

Glistening Illuminations ornating

The night sky

This beautiful enigma hides

Myriads of legends

 

One may peer through

The looking glass to reveal

A stellar wonder

 

One may peer through

The looking glass to reveal

A stellar wonderland

Empyrean

Music: Marcos Mejia / Diego Valadez

Lyrics: Diego Valadez

 

(Doubting voices reverberate

Snow upon winter flame

Sour hearts wish to languish the bold

Defy the trickster)

 

Be the author of your narrative

Guid karma toward your hope

 

(Echoes of hesitation linger 

I’m bestowed with seeds of doubt

Banish the silver tongued serpent

I strive to ascend)

 

Be the author of your narrative

Guid karma toward your hope

 

Ride upon a shooting star

Across empyrean

Find your fantasies

Oh so limitless

Ripples in the river

In time, manifest

Yet we overcome

A wish takes flight

 

(Tempest

Consuming all

You will not

Impede

My determination

I pursue my own path) 

 

Ride upon a shooting star

Across empyrean

Find your fantasies

Oh so limitless 

 

Ride upon a shooting star

Across empyrean

Find your fantasies

Oh so limitless 

Ripples in the river

In time, manifest

Yet we overcome

A wish takes flight

 

Ride upon a shooting star

Across empyrean

Find your fantasies

Oh so limitless 

Ripples in the river

In time, manifest

Yet we overcome

See this wish take flight

Sunder Heart  

Music/Lyrics: Diego Valadez

 

(Tides have turned, distorting fate

Two hearts once entwined 

Begin to break and drift apart in

The seas anarchic nature

Is my destiny calling or

Does the siren sing?

What had always seemed a promised path

Has since begun to diverge)

 

Every entity

Has their own odyssey

Venturing to unique horizons

Spring needs it’s winter

As moonlight needs the sun

How privileged to sing

Loves aria

 

(Crashing waves against a jagged shore

As all things appear forlorn

I spot a towers beaming light

Reassuring me

Two lost souls within the storm of life

Now estranged yet will endure)

 

Every entity

Has their own odyssey

Venturing to unique horizons

Spring needs it’s winter

As moonlight needs the sun

How privileged to sing

Loves aria

 

Treasure the memories

 

(These dark moments of sorrow further brighten the light)

 

Polaris breaks the dark

Carry me, take me home

Where my tears fall no more

 

Every entity

Has their own odyssey

Venturing to unique horizons

Spring needs it’s winter

As moonlight needs the sun

How privileged to sing

Loves aria

 

Every entity

Has their own odyssey

Venturing to unique horizons

Spring needs it’s winter

As moonlight needs the sun

How privileged to sing

True loves aria

In Time 

Original Music/Lyrics: Robbie Robb

Re-arrangements: Diego Valadez

 

No fear, no loss, no tears,

The time is almost here.

Our dreams will all come true, I promise you,

'Cause I can see for miles and miles.

 

In time we'll be dancing in the streets all night 

In time, yes, everything will be alright 

It'll take time but we're going far,

You and me, yes I know we are.

In time we'll be dancing in the streets all night.

 

Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah,

Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah,

In time we'll be dancing in the streets all night.

All night.

 

One heart, one soul, one mind,

Our eyes will not be blind.

We'll see this rain come down without this sound,

We can all, we can all break free.

 

In time we'll be dancing in the streets all night 

In time, yes, everything will be alright 

It'll take time but we're going far,

You and me, yes I know we are,

In time we'll be dancing in the streets all night.

 

Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah.

Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah.

(In time)

 

In time we'll be dancing in the streets all night 

In time, yes, everything will be alright

It'll take time but we're going far,

You and me, yes I know we are,

In time we'll be dancing in the streets all night.

 

All in time