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Notes on the recording of The Sea Above the Sky

The recording of the album was a totally new experience for the band. Steve Nistor (who played with Daniel Lanois, Robert Plant, Steve Albini, etc.) contributed to all the different grooves (from funk, dub, rock and even reggae).

Mark Howard's method consists of capturing the musician's essence and spontaneity by destabilizing him on every take. Howard's unique musical instinct and ear for melodies lead him to create new and unheard of musical atmospheres, every time.

The album was recorded at The Bank Studio 451 on a 96 channels SSL console (9000J) as a band without any superficial alterations in order to capture and hold the natural feeling of a real vintage recording session. All 10 tracks were carefully chosen to embark the listener on an incomparable musical journey. The album's title The Sea Above the Sky is a poetic invitation to travel, to dream and to reach out for ideal love.
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The Sea Above the Sky complete lyrics


1. You Exist

Slip into the water
And feel your breath taking over
It's now time to let go

You can leave it all
Set yourself free
You can leave it all
And follow your feeling

Go into an empty space
And claim your place… claim your place
Come back now
And listen to your soul

(Chorus)

Release the fear
Try once more
Let it all go away
Take all the time that you need

(Chorus)



2. Where the sea meets the sky

Why do you feel that the horizon's calling ?
How do you know what it's saying to you ?

Find it all
There's trust in my eyes
Seek it all
And follow your calling

Now that you're gone where the sea meets the sky
The waves are leading you away
Now that you're gone where the sea meets the sky
Will you ever come back to me?

Now, have you learned why the horizon called you ?
Now, can you say, what it whispered to you ?

Forget it all
See the sadness in my eyes
Forget it all
And come back to me

(Chorus)

You asked me to trust the light
Beyond the evening gates
A new land could be found
Where the sea meets the sky
All I feel is my failing faith
Will you ever come back to me?… Will you ever come back to me?



3. Face of Maya

I'm leaving all
All that I have
To follow you
I've seen your face
Your tears of bliss
Your state of grace
So I'm leaving all
All of my fear
Leaving it all
It's now so clear

A cure for the soul / I even need some more…
Deep down in my soul / It's you I'm looking for…
Even if I fall / I will forget it all…
This love is so pure / I've never been so sure…

Dreams of you
Are filling up
The hole inside me
Your beautiful face
Your tears of bliss
Your state of grace
So I'm leaving all
All worldly things
I'm free from all
My contradictions

(Chorus)

I want you to stay
In my life
Be my only guide
Your smile
Has given me
A reason to die
Goodbye to everything
That holds me back
I'm leaving everything
To follow you
I'll follow you



4. Morning star

Morning light shines through my window
I lie awake in the reflections
Remembering when everything was precious
When each moment was a revelation

You are my morning star
I'm awake / Can't dream without you
You are my morning star
I'm awake / Can't dream without you

Your perfect light illuminates
All the things I would never really notice
Now I can see what couldn't be seen
Except by the eyes of the Universe

(Chorus)

We made our plans for eternity
Every moment was you and me
Now that you've gone away from me
Your light still shines to me

(Chorus)



5. Somewhere in the ocean

The seals are broken
The water is leaking in
All hope is falling
Into the well of despair

The desperate captain
Barely hides his shame
His officers tell him
It is his duty to stay calm

Somewhere in the ocean
Hearts are failing
Somewhere in the ocean
All speech is vain… calm down

The spirits are frozen
Like suspended in time
A secret
A silence
An untold
Tragedy

(Chorus)

Somewhere in the ocean
A ruptured sub lands
At the bottom of the deep
A ship lands in Atlantis

(Chorus)

Somewhere in the ocean…



6. War Tale

Tea time for the king of the warriors
Prayer time for all his followers
Before the night falls, spears will fly

So far away… Now God has never seemed so far away… So far away…

Tea time for the king of the enemy
Prayer time for all Humanity
Before the night falls, many of them will die

(Chorus)

I raise my eyes to the sky
I leave it all to God to decide
If one nation dies, another will rise

(Chorus)



7. My Melody

Mystery melody
Where are you supposed to be?
Disappearing melody
Why can't you be with me?

You used to keep your promises
To be there when I needed you
You used to keep your promises
You're never there and I need you

Mystery melody
You have gone away again
Elusive melody
When will you come back to me?

(Chorus)

Karmic Melody
Now you have come back to me
Karmic Melody
You're the piece missing from me

(Chorus)



8. The One

I am the one helping you get through the day
I am the one who will take your burden away
I am the only one you are waiting for
I am the only one needing some more

I'm going to take
Take your pain away
I'm going to pull
Pull it all away
I'm going to take
Take your pain away
And all your sorrow will go away

I am the same everywhere across the universe
I stay the same wherever you see some hurt
I am the only one who had always been
I am the only one who will always be

(Chorus)

I am the only one they call oblivion
I am the only one they call freedom
I am the only one in all your fantasies
You are the one still needing and still hating me

(Chorus)



9. Western Child

I'm the one who didn't see
Each part of the mystery
Didn't know who I was meant to be
Western child running wild
There's nowhere left to hide
Dealing with what I'd denied

Have to give like never before
Must give so much more
It's time to free
Some of my love

I'm the one who couldn't see
The link to eternity
Entangled in my destiny
Western child running wild
There's nowhere left to hide
Dealing with what I'd denied

(Chorus)

I'm glad that I can see
That your love will always be
Entangled in my destiny
Giving birth to a child
New horizon for my eyes
And a way to step aside

(Chorus)



10. Lord Dunvaig

I'll never break this promise / Never break this promise
In these troubled times / I won't leave you behind
I must go to the Islands / To protect our homeland
I'll do anything I can / For the defense of our clan

After all the fires / And threats of disaster
I'm the lord of the Islands / Lord of the Islands
Now the years they will pass / And my promise may not last
I will lay down a legacy / You may never, ever see

I have built a tower / So high and sinister
Where I distill my anger / Behind the stones of power
You should try forgetting me / I will never more cross the sea
And I'll distill my failure / In the shadow of power…
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