That Which Defines Us

by KAURA

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released September 20, 2011

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Kaura Los Angeles, California

Kaura (pronounced kay-aura) was born from the vision of infusing the aggressive power of hard, yet melodic rock with the haunting and ethereal sounds of ancient instruments. A sound that is epic and bittersweet yet uplifting, and calls to mind bands such as Tool, A Perfect Circle, Dredg, Macha, and Muse. The Los Angeles band released their debut album That Which Defines Us in September of 2011. ... more

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Track Name: Sera Phi
Look to your savior to pray to, to save you
Freeing you from your choice
Look to your savior to kneel to , to heal you
Ascending you from your life
You’re wasting your time trying to find someone up above
When that someone is you
All that you know is what you’ve been told
Question your beliefs…insight just may find you
You try and find your savior to save your soul
You look up to the sky, why not look down
Save yourself, save yourself now
What you believe will all dissolve
When you realize that it’s you…you ..you…you
Fuck what you’re told, truth isn’t sold
Surrender to the lie, never will you see
All life is divine
Forget what you’ve been told
You try and find your savior to save your soul
You look up to the sky, why not look down
Save yourself, save yourself now
What you believe will all dissolve
When you realize that it’s you…you ..you…you
Look to your savior to pray to, to save you
Freeing you from your choice
Look to your savior to kneel to, to heal you
Ascending you from your life
If we don’t see god in our own eyes
Then we’ll never be one with the divine
Now open your eyes and look around
The god that you pray to is right in front of you
If only you knew to see in yourself the reflection of the divine
Save yourself now
Save yourself now
-----------Forget what you’ve been told
You’re wasting your time
Trying to find someone up above
When that someone’s you
Save yourself. What you believe will all dissolve
Save yourself. You look up to the sky
and all you will find is it’s you
Track Name: One Becomes Two
Trying to find my way out
Feeling like I’ve been drowned in doubt
Strangled by my own vice
Nothing comes without sacrifice…I’ve tried…I’ve tried

I’ve tried all my life to be someone, to find my place
I’ve tried all this time to be something
But I still feel the same

Struggling with the unknown
But how can I see when that’s all I’m shown
One becomes two and then three
Time is slipping away from me
All I know is I can’t breather because it hurts too much

I’ve tried all my life to be someone, to find my place
I’ve tried all this time to be something
But I still feel the same…I’ve tried…I’ve tried
Track Name: Ephemeral Fall
Breathe out, live this life with no doubt
I am here, a passerby on this sphere
I think it’s safe to say that I’ll be gone some day…a memory
But while I’m here, I’ll share with this world what I hold dear

All I am and all I’ve been, won’t mean much when this comes to end
All I’ve seen and all I’ve done, wiped away when I’m gone

Now I see, all our lives are temporary
I think it’s safe to say I only have today…a moment’s time
I just might decide to give in, give up this fight
The more I see the more I find, I could leave this world far behind

All I am and all I’ve been, won’t mean much when this comes to end
All I’ve seen and all I’ve done, wiped away when I’m gone

All our lives will come to pass
Like dying leaves from autumn’s past
And when they fall without a sound
They renew life within the ground
And so we cycle round again
Never will we ever end

Wiped away, wiped away
Track Name: Silence Speaks Louder
I tried to say I’d understand
I failed to say what I should have

Patience ends when hope dies trying
Silence, save your breathe for pleading
Quiet, speak no more of your absence
So save your lame words for someone who will buy them
Hush, hush…I’ve heard enough

Now there’s nothing left nothing but regret
All that’s left unsaid comes out in the end…you will see
Now there’s no else left to blame…say it…just say it
Save your reasons why till we’re waiving goodbye

Say you meant to mean it…bullshit
Why then could you not seem to find it
Oblivious to all of these things
Well it’s obvious you’re not one with us
Speak to you, right through you
These words cut like knives
Though your skin seems thin
These wounds won’t bleed much
Unless you hold on to us

What’s done is done now
I’ll speak to you, right through you
These words cut like knives
Your intention is genuine
But that won’t change all that you’ve done
Well after all you’ll soon be gone

Now there’s nothing left
Nothing left of my patience…no more silence
Say it again, louder my friend
Louder, so much louder
Say it again, loud as I can
Louder, louder

I tried to say I’d understand
I failed to say what I should have

Say it louder, say it louder
Track Name: Apathy
It’s unthinkable to think like we’ve been all of this time our whole lives
It’s unbearable to bring back moments that have slipped by from our minds
You’d think that we would know better
You’d think that we’d use our eyes
And with all this considered, it’s more that just our lives

So tell me how we don’t see
We’re choking on our apathy
So tell me how we don’t see
We’re drowning in complacency

We’re swimming in our ignorance
Sinking in inch by inch
Temperature is on the rise
Signifying our demise

Well maybe we don’t see we’re drowning in apathy
Well maybe we don’t see we’re waiting for a catastrophe
We’re waiting…just waiting till we drown in this
Till there’s nothing…till there’s nothing…till there’s nothing left

It’s unthinkable to think like we’ve been all this time
You’d think that we would know
You’d think that we would see
We turn our eyes away
Praying for the day
When maybe…just maybe

You’d think that we would know
You’d think that we would see
But somehow we don’t

Well maybe be we don’t understand
Or maybe we don’t give a damn
Or maybe we believe the lives
we tell ourselves till the day we die
when we drown
Track Name: Alarmico Saturn
I need this now
I won’t let go
I see this now
I’m on my own

I won’t let this feeling fade away
Not another day, will pass
Turning this bed of feather down
to one of broken glass...make it last

wake me up now I’ve been asleep
it’s been so long I can barely see
I need this now more than I ever have
Remind me…I am still alive

I’m healing now…I’m going home

wake me up now I’ve been asleep
it’s been so long I can barely see
I need this now more than I ever have
Remind me…I am still

Waking up now from my sleep
Remind me I am still alive
Track Name: 2C&B
all began and will never end
we’ll become the nothingness
day will fade as the night descends
form returns to formlessness

don’t despair the time will come…prepare
for when your dead and gone but don’t be scared
I’ve been there, we all have…died before
Time and time again
And so have you, it’s then you’ll…

Know this never ends
It goes on forever in every direction
Life will never end
There’s no use pretending the cycle’s unending
When we die were coming back
We’ll live on forever and ever and ever

Feel your soul dissolve into the all
What comes to end begins again
Now you’ll see that everything that’s ever been
Came from emptiness
And will return
It never ends….it never ends

No this never ends
It goes on forever in every direction
Life will never end
There’s no use pretending the cycle’s unending
When we die were coming back
We’ll live on forever and ever and ever

I can see it clearly now, there’s no end to this
Even when we bow out
I can see it clearly now, there’s no end to this
Even when we die out
Track Name: If This Were To End
I’ve given all I have
I’ve made my sacrifice
The one thing that I know
I couldn’t bare to ever let this go

I won’t give up, cuz I can’t, it’s all I have

Believe me when I say
I’d die if this ever ends
There’s nothing I wouldn’t do
To see this through

I won’t give up, cuz I can’t, it’s all I have
Believe me when I say, that I’d die if this ever ends

I need this to feel alive
I need this so I can breathe
I’ve held on for so long
Don’t tell me that I’m wrong
I know…this is all I know
I deserve this
I won’t let this go

I won’t give up, cuz I can’t, it’s all that I have
Believe me when I say, that I’d die if this ever ends

No, no, I’ve given all my life
I need this to keep breathing
I need this to feel alive

I won’t give up, cuz I can’t, it’s all that I have
Believe me when I say, that I’d die if this ever ends
I need this to keep breathing
I need this to feel alive
I’ve given all that I’ve got
I won’t let this die
I know, this is all I know
I deserve this
I won’t let this go
Track Name: Tether's End
It feels to me like dying, breathing my last breathe
If I held it in and tried to, I could make this moment last
The darkness softly calling echoing the end…but why
Why should it have to end like this
does it have to be
Should it have to be so hard to let go

Deliver me, deliver me from this fear I’ve felt so long
Deliver me, deliver me from this life I’ve always known
I can’t seem to let this go and slowly it’s killing me right here

Don’t be scared, there’s nothing here but my own fears
Why is there a weight inside that holds me here
----------why can’t I seem to leave this all behind

Deliver me, deliver me from this fear I’ve felt so long
Deliver me, deliver me from this life I’ve always known
I can’t seem to let this go and slowly it’s killing me
I can’t seem to let this go, I’m trying not to loose my faith

Why am I so scared, to let it bleed, to let it die, and let it go
Can’t you see that I’m on my knees begging please, deliver me, deliver me

I can’t seem to let this go, slowly it’s killing me
I feel like I’m at the end and I’m trying not to loose my faith
It feels like I’ve given up, breathing the last of my breathe
I’ve held on for so long, I need now to let this go
I’m down on my knees again, begging to be set free
I’ve doubted far too long, it’s time now for this to end

Deliver me…deliver me…
Track Name: A Lament For Chance
There’s nothing left to say, we’re watching the end of days
The clouds rolling in, it’s about to begin to rain
We’ve poisoned all the land, strangled with our own hands
Till the last of our breathe, held in our chest is gone
When it comes to the end, what will be found

Closed eyes will never see a way out of this
Closed minds will never find a way out of this
There’s got to be, there’s got to be a better way than this
There’s got to be, there better be more to life than this

The writing is on the wall, suggesting impending fall
But the words go unread, we’ll sleep in the bed we’ve made
The vale of the night shadows all the light
But the day will come, we’ll awake to the sun
The darkest hour is just before the dawn

Closed eyes will never see a way out of this
Closed minds will never find a way out of this
There’s got to be, there’s got to be a better way than this
There’s got to be, there better be more to life than this

We say, we say it’ll all change one day
We’re waiting for a change, yet idle we stand by
why oh why do we stand by
We’re waiting for the day when we will see a change
We are the change
Why oh why oh why