Swimming To The Stars (B)

by KOZEN

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released April 26, 2016

All songs written, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Maxwell Kozen

Kyron Newbury - Drums & Percussion
Jonathan Aristide - Bass
Jericho Leal - Guitars
Maxwell Aka - Vocals, Guitars, Keys, Programming, Bass

Guest Musicians:
Matt Bujok - Drums (on Invisible)
Christina Lister - Vocals (on Invisible)
Antonia Lawrence - Vocals (on Gazelles)

Kyron Newbury plays TRS Drums.

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KOZEN Toronto, Ontario

KOZEN is a heavy progressive rock band from Toronto, Canada. Recalling the likes of Protest The Hero, Incubus, Issues, Thrice, and Blessed By A Broken Heart, KOZEN synthesizes the the heaviness of modern metal and rock with jazzy urban influences, and dizzying electronics to create a sound like no other. ... more

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Track Name: Gazelles
There's nothing quite as innocent as losing innocence
Wide-eyed in the wide world and so naive
A sense of awe and wonder overwhelming common sense
Making moves without knowing what to believe
When tenderness grew brave
We put her in a cage

Captives oh so sweet
I think I want to set you free

There is no way to justify a life within a cage
When threats within can match the ones without
The wolves within the pen warning gazelles of lion's rage
And wondering why they still try to get out
Fangs and claws beyond these doors
So elegance must wear her horns

Captives oh so sweet
I think I want to set you free

And you'll be safe if you're as wise as serpents
Wise as serpents, but innocent as doves
When wolves and lions make your spirit have to stand for itself
Your strength will be enough
And you'll be safe if you are doves like serpents
Doves like serpents, innocence reborn
Just take the time to become doves like serpents
Doves like serpents, she can wear her horns

Captives oh so sweet
I think I want to set you free
Track Name: Invisible
If I had a destiny
Would that be something I could see?
My half-written pages turn again
Every meaning that I make
Has left me filling in the blanks
I drew a map, the paper burned, and then
I became

Invisible
Have I just begun to see
Invisible things all around me?
I'll never know unless I go
Find out on my own

Stringing disconnected pieces
On my thread of made up reasons
Never seems to get the story straight
In the midst of first and last
In between future and past
I see no star to help me navigate
Maybe it's

Invisible
Have I just begun to see
Invisible things all around me?
I'll never know unless I go
Find out on my own

Our faces start to glow
Running to the unknown
Taking our refuge here
Delivered from all fear
Our faces start to glow
Running to the unknown
Unknown

Invisible
Have I just begun to see
Invisible things all astounding?
When will I know as I am known?
I think the Unknown can see me

Invisible
Have I just begun to see
Invisible things all around me?
I'll never know unless I go
Find out on my own

Let my faith fill in all the blanks
Let me be close to destiny
Let me know the Invisible
Unknown
Track Name: Transatlantic
There's a constellation of three stars
Over across the ocean
From waves they hold aloft my heart
And keep my faith in motion
Their light is burning brightly
While night darkens the deep
A sight for swimming eyes that never sleep

Tonight upon this shore of dark horizon, sky, and sea
I'll say I'm swimming to the stars I want to see

I would run out to the east coast
And dive into the waves
And swim until I realize
You're still so far away
I would drift to the horizon
The dark of sea and space
And float when strength is gone
To where the stars meet face to face

I break upon my memories
A wave upon the shore
I'm shatter by the thought
Of what I can't see anymore
My mind recalls the days of light
I walked among the stars
Now banished transatlantic
My heart's removed so far

I left it with the stars more dear to me than my own life
Now homesick hope is peace and love and strife

I would run out to the east coast
And dive into the waves
And swim until I realize
You're still so far away
I would drift to the horizon
The dark of sea and space
And float when strength is gone
To where the stars meet face to face

And if I never reach you, stars
Just know that this is true
This ocean's not as deep
As all the love I have for you

I would run out to the east coast
And dive into the waves
And swim until I realize
You're still so far away
There's bright hope for tomorrow
And strength here for today
O risen sun I'll trust these shining stars
To your embrace
O Risen Son I'll trust the ones I love
To your great grace
Track Name: A Million Days
So graceful, so elegant
So strong and yet so delicate
A gentleness that's unafraid to condescend
So willing to lend a hand
Ready to hear and understand
You see right through into a soul needing to mend

Yeah you saw into mine, so

Show me your eyes one more time
I want to feel them pierce me
You see right through me and it feels so right
I'll take the smile on your face
Over a million perfect days
'Cause with you even the worst day feels alright

I wonder, 'cause I can't help,
Have I ever quite known myself?
'Cause you've shown me so much of who I am
So vibrant, your charm, your taste,
Dignity written on your face
Demands that every body becomes a man

Well if you'll give me that chance, then...

Show me your eyes one more time
I want to feel them pierce me
You see right through me and it feels so right
I'll take the smile on your face
Over a million perfect days
'Cause with you even the worst day feels alright

Oh, you take these burdens from my hands
Remind me that I have the strength to stand
You wrote a brave new song in my heart
So I know we'll never really be apart

Show me your eyes one more time
I want to feel them pierce me
You see right through me and it feels so right
I'll see that smile on your face
Even if it takes a million days
'Cause just believing in you feels so right

Show me your eyes one more time
I want to feel them pierce me
You see right through me and it feels so right
I've got enough words to say
To sing about you for a million days
'Cause you outshine a million daylights
Track Name: Autumn Evening Light
(instrumental)
Track Name: The Logos
The light shines in the darkness
And the darkness cannot overcome
The light shines in the darkness
And it makes us children born of God

In the beginning was the Word
Who was with God and was God
All things were made through him
And the life in him was light for all

The true light that enlightens all
Was coming unto his own
But though all things were made by him
To this world he was unknown

But the light shines in the darkness
And the darkness cannot overcome
The light shines in the darkness
And it makes us children born of God

When the Word became flesh
And made his dwelling among us
We beheld all grace and truth
In the one and only Son of God

From his fullness we receive
Graces ever upon grace
For no one had ever seen God
'Til the Word revealed to us his face

Now the light shines in the darkness
And the darkness cannot overcome
The light shines in the darkness
And it makes us children born of God

We will see greater things than these
When the heavens open up again
The angels of God flying up and down
In the presence of the Son of Man

By this we now know love
Since he laid down his life for us
Now let us love one another
Just to show the world that God is love
We will show the world that God is love

The light shines in the darkness
And the darkness cannot overcome
The light shines in the darkness
And it makes us children born of God

Praise the who who bought us with his blood (Jesus)
Praise the one and only Son of God