The Darkened Room
With a wall of sound Spector would be proud of, the band is eminently worthy of every gushing review they have garnered for their work so far ...more
As much appreciation as I already had for IZZ going into this lightless suite, I’m both surprised and impressed they made something of this magnitude ...more
Once again not only does Izz not disappoint, they have released their best work yet. They have never been lacking in talent, and always come up with good musical ideas ...more
Every minute we're making it | More difficult to pass | Wondrous ways are far behind | In a childhood that should last || I want to see your face | I want to see your face | I want to see your face | When its time || Wondrous ways are far behind | With innocence left only to the young | To stop our minds and just believe | Would bring us all our every need I know || While images flash right before our eyes | It lies I sympathize | But you and I can think about it | You and I can't live without it | You and I can swallow | You and I can swallow our pride || Wondrous ways are far behind | With innocence left only to the weak | Fumbling towards our greatest hour | Too bad so long ago we peaked || While images flash right before our eyes | It lies I sympathize | But you and I can think about it | You and I can live || We always mean to borrow | Time left to tomorrow | What if tomorrow never came | So the blemish would remain || You and I can swallow | You and I can swallow our pride
They can see you even though their eyes are closed | They creep and sneak and peek behind the mask | They test the waters with their toes | Careful not to let you know what they know || Just when you think your path is clear | They decorate your brain with fear | Regret floods in and fills your time | And makes you turn your thoughts into rhyme || I see you falling | Into the sea | I see you falling | Into the sea | I see you falling | Into the sea of life || I hear you calling...
04 Can't Feel the Earth, Part I
When I was young I used to scare myself | With thoughts of forever | What a frightening proposition | To imagine | Something | That never ends
Ticking away | The clock's ticking | This might be your day | Ruby heels are clicking || Look up at the ground | And down at the sky | You're wondering why | Your outside is in | To me || Won't you come down | Into the sky | Light flashes down | Illuminating why | Come thunder storm | Come winter sky | Illuminata breaks | Heart open wide || You'll never know | You'll never know | You'll never know | What you did right || Too little to do | So much time | I don't know why | Some say reverse it || A moment can seem | An eternity | When you can't point your eyes | To the mirror inside | Your mind
06 Can't Feel the Earth, Part II
Liquid Glass | Crashing through | Misty World | Going to || Ah, for a moment I lost composure | Ah, for a moment you wouldn't recognize my face || Strange and free | Weightless me | No direction | Beckoning me || The innocent I'm told can never die | And I'm concerned | cause I can't always fly anymore || Forces pulling backward | Disengage your mind | Passing scenes of laughter | Color left behind || Fading light surrounds you | Sinking far from view | Eyes are all around you | Eyes are watching you | Crashing through || For now | There's no ground | Endless space || Give me grace | Crystallize | For my eyes || Indulgent conversation | Whispered in my ears | Drawing no conclusions | Does anybody hear? || Cool sensation forming | In and out of time | Could this be the warning | Sinking I feel fine || I can't feel the earth | But I can see the sky | Ah for a moment I wish I could fly || When the breath of life fills me again | My heart continues to your voice || As I reach | Back for you | All my thoughts | Flooding through || Simple mind | Simple ways | Ripped apart | By the waves || All are counted innocent | Till we allow the argument | To void emotion | Cease devotion | Learn how to conceal
Let's see what you got give a shot to little me | Come on let me in | Where I've been | I want you to be || My friend it's a game | What a shame | You are happy to be stumbling || I'll show you things that you need to see | I'll tell you things that you need to hear | Just stay away from the darkened room | Turn on the telly and I'll see you soon || You laugh at the idea that I'm here | Just keep on laughing | Every image you see | Almost makes you bend a knee || Nothing is wrong | Cause everything's right | You won't want to tunnel | Back into the light | You're perfect like everyone | But don't tell the One what you've done || Every minute we're making it easier to pass | By the way that we're making it easier to last || Every minute we're making it void of any honest fascination | By the way that we're making it easier to last
I saw your haven | On solid ground | Shifting the leverage | I could not be found || Inside the message | Another face | It still reminds me of another place || Put anther message | Right up on the wall | So it reminds us of | Nothing at all || Put another message | Put another message || Unsatisfied to call a tie | You spell it out I shut my eyes | Invisible to everyone | But not to me that's why I am undone || Put another message | Right up on the wall | So it reminds us of | Nothing at all || Put another message || Put another message || Put another message
Dark and blue | A moment comes too soon | Evening of disgrace | Remorse tied | To some other face || Flying through | A million miles away | A life becomes morose | Drink a toast | To your own | TV show | 23 minutes of tragedy || All the while | I fool everyone | I even fool myself | They think I'm lucky | I think they're crazy || If I could only reach 23 | What a difference you would see | All the fear flow out of me | With my own | TV show | 23 minutes of comedy || Are you lying down? | Are you lying down? | Are you sitting down?
10 Can't Feel the Earth, Part III
After all this life has passed me by | Will I recognize the sea or sky? | The innocent I'm told can never die | And I'm concerned I can no longer fly || In my mind | I can't hide | In this life | I still dream | I still dream | I confide || Forces pull us and we don't know why | We cannot trace the source to justify | Born of memories it mystifies | Recreate my mind to satisfy || In my mind | I can't hide | In this life | I still dream || In my mind | I can't hide | In this life | I still dream | I confide || No I don't know the answer || No I don't know the meaning | But I know the way I'm leaning | I'd rather be lost than locked outside