The Changing Tides (2006)

by Adam Emanon

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This was the first album I recorded in full with mostly real instruments. All previous compositions were solely MIDI based. Vocals have been removed from these versions (with a couple of minor exceptions) to focus on the music, and because this was the first album I sang on, so my vocals skills left something to be desired.

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released September 1, 2006

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Adam Emanon Toronto

Emanon is an independent one person band from Toronto, Canada. They draws influences from a wide range of music, from 8 bit video game soundtracks of the 80s, to classical, to modern rock, heavy metal and alternative music. Most of Emanon's music is instrumental, and suitable for use on soundtracks or as "productivity music". ... more

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Track Name: Through the Noise
they never listened
even when we had a voice
they're ignoring us now
because we gave them that choice
and if they could hear
we'd break their ears
and they need to listen for radio signals

what does it matter we're all so tired
just go back to sleep it'll be better in the morning
we're all just so tired
why fight?
this battle was over so many years ago now

they never saw
what we created until it faded
they only looked, after it fell
now we can't rebuild it

I always talk too much
hoping the right word
will make it through the noise
to where they stand
ready waiting and poised

coming home from a long dark dream
seems we're waking up

nothing is like we remembered
so now we rethink and remap
do what you can to feel better about yourself
there is no quick fix this time
it's going to take a while
but one day we'll be alright again

they never saw
what we created until it faded
they only looked, after it fell
now we can't rebuild it
I hope that this time
They'll hear our cries
for a rebirth
and new set of choices

that's when the fire
swept through our heads
burning away our usefulness

I always talk too much
hoping the right word
will make it through the noise

it was a big mistake when
someone laughed in the quiet
Track Name: Defrost
Times change, people change
But the world remains the same
I know you and you know me
Neither of us know who'll be left standing

Shed your tangibles they are no use
In the space we will occupy soon
Turbulent times plagued by moral crimes
Find it hard to decide when to cross the line

You are in my way
As my tides change

Shed your tangibles they are no use
In the space we will occupy soon
A tempest of circumstances consumes me
While you're under fighting for another lost cause

You are well intentioned my friend
But this is neither the time nor the place for
what you're selling

You must let go
Breathe in slow mo

Shed your tangibles they are no use
In the space we will occupy soon
The water is coming back in on us now
Find something to hold onto somehow

The ice is melting
and revealing what was hiddden beneath
In times of tragedy
we see what we're really made of
Defrost compassion
and let some light in
Or revert back
and be complacent

Become the thaw
Track Name: Rapture
In this life I learned a lesson
That you must never be complacent
In this world I found something
That changed me forever
You must challenge your perceptions
Constantly push yourself
Change can be scary, but so necessary

She was a catalyst a necessary step in
Conquering my fears, now I speculate inside
Why I hide inside my mind
I hide from the world
She challenged my perceptions and opened up my mind
So abrupt but kind and I realized
I was failing to live my life

I want you to have everything that you need
I just wish that it could be me
But I know that you need to be free
I see this now so much more clearly

She was a catalyst a necessary step to
Feel alive inside and speak my mind
And from the heart with honesty like never before
I couldn't lie to her, or myself anymore
I feel more real and more whole
All because of something so seemingly simple

I want to hold you
But I don't want to hold you down
When we part ways
I will follow a new sound
To find a new road
To find a new home

She was a catalyst
To me
For me
Track Name: Martyr Requiem
Selling fears to trees
Buying lies from angels
When you don't know what's real
When you don't know what to believe
You might as well just sleep
In the middle of the road
You might as just lie down
You've lost all control

Running only takes you further away
Bringing you closer to insanity
You can't go on believing in this
It's better to just take what's coming

Selling fears to the trees
Buying lies from the angels
Offer yourself
Only to get cut off
Buy your lies from them
Sell your hate to us

Can you taste the blood of the fallen and failed
it's on your hands as they
tried and died for your pride
(Sometimes there's no bright side)
We just wish we'd taken more of them with us

Running only takes you further away
Bringing you closer to insanity
You can't go on believing in this
It's better to just take what's coming

Selling fears to trees
Buying lies from angels
When you don't know what's real
When you don't know what to believe
You might as well just sleep
In the middle of the road
You might as just lie down
You've lost all control

Running only makes you tired
Save your energy
We need you for this fight
So stay put
We've got the will
But they've got the numbers
And even if we win
Some will turn on others

Running only takes you further away
Bringing you closer to insanity
You can't go on believing in this
It's better to just take what's coming

There is no such thing as a fair fight
You have to bite the bull
Track Name: Fall of the Bully (clip)
(partial lyrics)

Following the faceless sheppard
Through the valley of death
You think that you're safe..
But still you hold your breath
Are you afraid?
Is that why you behave?
Well I'm sorry my friend
In fear is not a way to live
Track Name: Beneath the Waterline
Beneath the waterline
The mind is oxygen deprived
To deprive and damage one's mind
Is a great personal crime

Before you do more damage within
Think of the battles a clear mind can win

Look in your mind, you will find
It's not the crime, it's the criminal
Scour your mind, you will find
It's not the mind at all, it's subliminal

Beneath the sands of time
The mind is sensory deprived
To deprive and blind one's own mind
Is a great persona crime

Before this is beyond your control
Remember with me, you always have a home

Look in your mind, you will find
It's not the crime, it's the criminal
Scour your mind, you will find
It's not the mind at all, it's subliminal
Look in your mind, you will find
It's never the crime, it's the criminal
Dredge your mind, you will always find
Not worth a dime, it's a blank photo

(of the crime scene)

Ponder the crime
Your plan was so fine
Fine tune your mind
It's only a matter of time
Before you re-offend

Beneath the waterline
You could destroy your life
There’s still time
To prevent this crime
Track Name: Swimming Upstream (the pisces)
Swimming back up stream

He is a man of few words
But he has many thoughts
He thinks about all of the things
That you and I do not

That is his job, self bestowed
He has to be the man in the know
Because when it all comes crashing down
He'll be the only one prepared

Piscius, what's on your mind?
I will listen, if you have the time

Swimming back up stream
Wishing he could just ignore
That funny little feeling

Solves everyone's problems but his own
Has hand picked friends, yet feels alone
Knows what he needs to be happy
And knows he can never have it

Insight is a burden
But responsibility fell on him
Wishing it were otherwise
Does him no good

The mind disagrees with the heart
heart disagrees with the soul
And they all disagree on where to go
But they can't take turns
And they can't share
So he falls to internal wear and tear

He is a man of few words
But he has many thoughts
He thinks about all of the things
That you and I do not

That is his job, self bestowed
He has to be the man in the know
Because when it all comes down
He'll be the only one prepared

Piscius, what's on your mind?
I will listen, if you have the time

Swimming back up stream