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Race Against Time

by Ra Rising

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1.
Heavy Rain 04:19
Heavy Rain They tell me that I’m down but I tell you, I ain’t out Cos I’ve been walking these streets too long Perhaps I gotta get out Throw me a line won’t you, help me pull through I’m in pain here drowning, while I still remain, in this Heavy Rain. They say a man is as good as his word So listen to what I say I’ve been troubled by dreams so absurd But Thank God I’m still sane Give me some time won’t you, I gotta get home I’m in pain here drowning, while I still remain, in this Heavy Rain Emeralds that shine and the diamonds that fly Well I’d have them all but I’m alive Won’t you tell me the game? Life is a game that we all play There’s lightning in my eyes, there’s thunder in my head, A storm in my soul I kneel down and I pray to the skies That someday I might get home Throw me a line won’t you, help me pull through. I’m in pain here drowning, in this Heavy Rain There’s lightning in my eyes, there’s thunder in my head A storm in my soul It makes me wonder why nobody helps I feel I’m gonna die Throw me a line won’t you, yeah, I’m in this Heavy Rain
2.
Tomorrow 04:19
Tomorrow The sound of the sea The feeling that I’m free A view to take my breath away Here and now’s where I want to stay Don’t want to go home, but I gotta go home tomorrow I’m dreaming of a feeling. Is it really so wrong? I can’t stay here for long enough Isn’t this where I belong? My mind’s on pause I’ve forgotten the cause Of my worries and those frustrations Back to where there’s just complications Don’t want to go back, but I have to go back tomorrow Don’t want to go back, but I gotta go back tomorrow Change is a choice Do I listen to that voice? That says time’s going way too fast This wonderful feeling soon will be in the past Don’t want to leave here, but I have to leave here tomorrow Everyday’s a school day, no matter your age There’s a new lesson on every page This is where I belong
3.
Humble Piety 03:14
Humble Piety We’re living in an age of anxiety Always a cause for concern People eating humble piety When will we ever learn? Do we even know what we’re looking for? Never grateful for what we’ve got Judging others and pushing for more Wanting to be what we’re not Winners don’t quit, and quitters don’t win Find your own fit, don’t be a twin Being lonely don’t mean being alone What’s the point in being a clone? Standing out by everyone looking the same Fashion dichotomy Being the same, is that a claim to fame? Oh why do you want to be me? Keeping up with what our neighbours do and say Is this a human race? The whole world’s but an email away But don’t invade my personal space Just in time or just in case We all gotta know our place
4.
Love The Life You Live Endless B&B so I can R&R Watching trash TV, room service from the bar Can’t get to sleep, I toss and turn Try counting sheep, Will I ever learn? So I’m waiting for life to happen, to leave my sympathy pit Time is so precious so why spend so much time killing it? Work should be something you do, not somewhere you go Money can cost too much, the price of which you’re the last to know Have you ever thought what’s in the mind behind the mask? The answer is always ‘no’, if you never ask Don’t count the days, make the days count Need to learn to love the life you live Looking worse for wear, does the mirror lie? Does anyone out there care? Do they laugh or do they cry? People say I’m in luck, in pursuit of fun I’m fed up with being fed up, in this party for one
5.
See How It Goes Hold on tight to all of your hopes and dreams And make the most of what you’ve got Reality is not all that it seems Your comfort zone can become your rut See how it goes It’s not the cards you’re dealt that makes you wise It’s how you play them that makes the break You can pull the wool over other people’s eyes Pull it over your own eyes, a big mistake See how it goes Your world’ll stay the same if you wait for someday You do or you don’t, there is no try We owe it to ourselves to live past our yesterday The days that go to plan are in short supply Fantasies are what you need To give you life, help you succeed Living out all your highs and lows Be bold and take a chance and see how it goes
6.
Nothing Left To Lose I’m up, I’m in, I’m down, I’m out, I feel I look so cool When truth arrives, I scream and shout as I now see I’m the fool The nights and days, my deviant ways, The secrets and the lies It’s always everyone else who pays, Bring on my old and wise You never look back unless you’re going that way I never tell a lie is what a liar would say I gotta give up what I gave up or I’m second-hand news When you’re at the bottom you’ve nothing left, nothing to lose Just because you’re breathing, it don’t mean you’re alive I don’t know where I’m going and if I’ll ever arrive When I awake in the morning, I remember all my woes Never again just keeps on happening like a row of dominoes You never look back unless you’re going that way I never tell a lie is what a liar would say I gotta give up what I gave up or I’m dead man’s shoes When you’re at the bottom you’ve got nothing, nothing, nothing to lose You can’t get a refund on your life; do you think you’ve got a receipt? An editor has used their knife so your story don’t look complete Two wrongs don’t make up a right, naivety’s my friend If I’m out of mind, I ain’t out of sight, when will there be an end? You never look back unless you’re going that way I never tell a lie is what a liar would say I’m gonna give up what I gave up or I’m lighting a fuse When you’re at the bottom you’ve nothing left, nothing to lose
7.
Lucky World 03:55
Lucky World This is the brightest day that ever saw the night The quickest way you’ll see the light Let me take you away from these tourist skies Show you the way that John Crow flies Feel the anger, fear the dread Feel my words inside your head I’m gonna steal myself a little slice of your lucky world Take myself a little slice of your lucky world Summer’s burning in my hungry eyes Come on closer and I’ll feed you some lies My skin may be hot, but my heart’s gone cold If I don’t take your money, I’ll never grow old I can boil your dreams over an open fire They’re all I need to feed my desire Crack and jerk I can solve with a knife Hand me your dollars and I’ll change your life Cut loose a juicy slice of your lucky world
8.
You’ve Sold Your Only Ace Divide and conquer was the only escape Conditional rape – of the senses You wait much longer and the smile in your eyes Will corrupt your disguise – and defences You balance freedom on the tip of your tongue Undernourished and young – incognito Without the slightest thought for brothers and friends Beginnings or ends – infinito Beads of sweat form on your naked face As you realise you’ve sold your only ace You used to say that there was only one way Every dog had his day – yours was coming You walk on tip-toe just in case you are heard But those God awful words – keep you running Half digested creatures beat you in the race As you realise you’ve sold your only ace
9.
Race Against Time Where has all the greenery gone? You say it’s the future but I think it’s a con The powers that be are not the winds but the gales of change England’s bricked and tarmaced land Is not sweet and pleasant. It’s got out of hand Is it lies or replies but the truth never sounded so strange? How green was my valley a long time ago? Something your kids are never gonna know It’s all about the family houses not a family tree What was so lush will soon be so bare It seems so Scarborough very unfair Bricks and mortar where green really oughta be. We can see through the ruse. Joni was right Peace is the only thing that’s worth the fight The trouble is the truth is just not a language you know You twist all the arguments to bolster your cause You’re no better than those we fought in the wars You might want to go upstairs but you’ll end up below I’ve still got my morals and my dignity You’re lacking in both; you could never be me I hope you can live with yourself and live with your lies Your reputation’s gone, your façade is down You wear a hair of snakes and pretend it’s a crown It’s a race against time and you can’t even compromise Look what it says in paragraph seven four three nine two You have no rights. You have no say. We own you!
10.
Ancient Lights Meteors have landed Star storms up high Craters and rock bursts Moons fired into the sky Where the winds have blown and the suns have scorched and the earth is burnt and the soil is parched Fire and water Alchemy brews strong Showers of metals Sparks and melted ice Where the winds have blown and the suns have scorched and the earth is burnt and the soil is parched Its alchemy, its chemistry Its fantasy, its hard to believe Its physical, impossible Its fantasy, its hard to believe And as the lights go out and the clouds come down And when the mist sets in and the rains begin And when the lightning starts and the thunder rolls When the ground is static and the air explodes Its Ancient Lights. Nature and history Matter and time Fusion and mystery New worlds shine Where the winds have blown and the suns have scorched and the earth is burnt and the soil is parched Its alchemy, its chemistry Its fantasy, its hard to believe Its physical, impossible Its fantasy, its hard to believe And as the lights go out and the clouds come down And when the mist sets in and the rains begin And when the lightning starts and the thunder rolls When the ground is static and the air explodes Its Ancient Lights

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released March 30, 2022

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Ra Rising is a contemporary progressive indie rock band from the UK.

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