From Sand - Part I

by The Element

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Presented in a special Digipack format,"From Sand - Part I" submerges you in a story of mystery - orchestrating a perfect match between powerful guitars/bass & drums, while bathing in a symphony of intense vocals, ethereal keys, and dynamic compositions.

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released January 12, 2012

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The Element is a progressive metal band, which uses their knowledge as work tool, mixing technique, feeling and heaviness in their music. Some of the band’s influences are, Angra, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Dream Theater, Symphony X..

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Track Name: Please Sit Down
Chapter 1 - Prologue
Please Sit Down (Intro) - Narrator
(Rafael Maced music and lyrics/Jeremy Villucci Music)

Reality is just a tangible mantle that separates these two worlds.

Please sit down...

Have you ever felt so small that you
didn't want to know the truth?

That perhaps, if you even caught
a trace of it
All the cosmic energy in the Universe would collapse?

Perhaps it's easier to just avoid it
To drift through life unconscious
Unaware with an evasive mind

Don't ask me why I'm able to answer
these questions
Because this is my crusade

Just remember

All that we are will remain intact
for eternity

Until the universe decides to change the rules...
Track Name: Narrowing Part I
Chapter II - Presenting Jared

Narrowing Part I
(Music Rafael Macedo – Lyrics Thomas Marin)

Jared
My vision is narrowing
No wide expectation
I can’t see where I’m going
I’m lost in desperation

All the paths converging
Into a single-lane road
Somehow I keep pushing
And faith is my only load
I can’t miss what I’m leaving
(Behind)

Narrowing… again
Narrowing… ahead
Narrowing… for us

My choices are blurring
But I don’t need an option
Now that I’m not planning
I can run without caution

Narrowing… according to my dreams
Narrowing… the way I thought it would
Narrowing… you know what it means
Narrowing… so my fate comes through

No leashes on time
No fears to tie me down
The control isn’t mine
So I can free my mind
If my sight is narrowed
“I’ll see much far ahead”


I’m no longer chasing
I’m taken by good intention
I’m not leading or escaping
I’m guided by perception
Track Name: Lady In The Seashore
Chapter III – Jared’s recurring Dream

Lady In The Seashore
(Music Rafael Macedo/ Lyrics Thomas Marin)

Jared
“The lady in the seashore has a strange tattoo,
She came to me and said: “I had it made for you,
So come on, my poet, sing a song of yours,
Sing to me a song that will save the poor.”

She lives by the road, right upon the hill.
She cares about the ones who are in love or ill.
That place is called:
The White Palace Of Dreams,
But it's not exactly the way that it seems.”

Every time you go until that dark door,
You don’t have to say what you came for,
Just tell her your name before you get in
And you won't need to say what you're feeling.

In the night, if you see that the evil’s near,
You are not allowed to feel any fear,
'Cos they know that the Lady In The Seashore
Won't let them take you away anymore.

She's the first daughter of the strong King Crow,
Who lives with the Queen Dove and a sweet vow;
Living in love until the bitter end,
Something many humans can't understand.

The palace is hidden in a fortress of green,
That's why just a few have ever seen

The sweet lady has a weird ancient name,
Just the King Crow knows from whom it came.
Maybe it was written in the skin of a goddess
Or it's just another word that's meaningless.

The lady is flying away with her silver wings,
She left in the wind the words the poet sings.
She knows it's always too late to hate,
Even if we are alone, 'cos this is our fate.
Track Name: She's Made From Sand
Chapter IV – The Love Act

She's Made From Sand
(Music Rafael Macedo/ Lyrics Thomas Marin)

Jared
I'm like God's original man:
Mud waiting for your touch.
“I'm nothing”,
Still cast aside from the
Paradise scene.
Like the clearest crystal

She's made from sand

And breaks so easily
My clumsy simian fingers
Let her escape with the rain

Spin the world to start again
Like the time in the hourglass
Fallin' pieces … lost sand grains…

If the sun comes to mold her on
My weak cold skin “can't hold on”
And, again, she's too far gone
Like the building in the desert

She's made from sand
Track Name: Shine Shy Shine
Shine Shy Shine
(Music Rafael Macedo/ Lyrics Thomas Marin/Mitch Stewart)

Narrator
Now she should cry in the same familiar rhythm
Then she must fall to keep the beat
At heart, this is her melody

Anne
I cannot be a light to hearts without a sun
I don't wanna be the one to say you're not alone
I can't be the lamplight in your darkened path
Smile like daylight, and shine...Shine shy shine

Narrator
"Same Rhythm then she must fall to keep the beat"


And now she sings along with someone else's song
And with rare confidence she acts as though
This is her melody

She sings alone
With someone else's song
She knows it by heart


She looks up at me as she lies right by my side
And clouds, they blow away
Another day passes by
A vivid memory, she sings again
This is her melody


She lies awake in the moonlight
Open window, curtains blow
And she can't help but think
That somewhere out there lies the answer to her dreams......
She knows... She won’t hear
The sweet words… that she needs...
This is just another day
She knows it by heart

I cannot be "Shine my Anne"
A light to hearts without a sun
I cannot be the lamplight in your darkened path

Shine
Track Name: Hope Departed
Chapter VI - She leaves

Hope Departed
(Music Rafael Macedo/Lyrics Thomas Marin)

Jared
Softly but hurting me
Hope departed
What should be for us
Isn’t mine anymore
That's all departed
I wish was wise enough to listen
Wasted with the breeze
A stream against my jaw
I just don’t wanna kneel again
Meaning always nothing
When it’s all departed
Track Name: Promises (At Least One Sunny Day)
Chapter VII – The Endless Search

Promises (At Least One Sunny Day)
(Music Mitch Stewart/ Lyrics Thomas Marin/Mitch Stewart)

Jared
Another day gone
Another one closer to death
Sitting here, waiting,
Impatiently wondering
What lies ahead?

Anne
Calm down my darling
Hush my dear

Promises…
She should keep
Promises...
Are lies we seek

Every mile gone
Seems to lead me astray
With every sunrise I hope
Find my way

Anne
Calm down my darling
Hush my dear

Promises…
She should keep
Promises...
Are lies we seek

Promises… Promises…
Ah! Morning promises.
Ah!

Promises…
She should keep
Promises...
Are lies we seek

At least one sunny day…
At least one sunny day…
Track Name: The Curtains Of My Eyes
Chapter VIII – Lullaby

The Curtains Of My Eyes
(Music Jeremy Villucci/Lyrics Jeremy Villucci/Rafael Macedo)

Narrator
A boat made from sand

Leaving wakes in your eyes

As it drifts away


Wind spurs fear

Leaving the sense of unknown behind

The curtains of my eyes


Will they dance again?

The waltz steps of love

It's all so Natural…