'On The Wings Of Hope' was the title track from our sophomore E.P. It metamorphosed into a song that would characterise the band, and was perhaps our most recognised track. It was also the last song that the band played before its terminus, in our home city of Perth.
Lyrically, it discusses the broad hardships that we all face, and attempts to present optimism, self-determination and strength, as a method and means to overcome.
Everywhere, faces I see stare back in despair. Trading places with those faces won't go far; but you must hold on, you don't know what you've got, until it's gone. Without fear, to disappear, you pay the price for your life.
Hopes as high as the mountains, with our face's against the southern wind. I'll grasp inside to stay alive, and face my fears with the will to live.
You must become the change you wish to see in the world. If you want to go far, go together, and blanket the cold. You must become the change you wish to see in the world. If you want to go fast, go alone, but never back up and fold.
Everyday, you have to face the fight to find a way. Nothing's easy that will please me, as I search for truth; and hold on
to everything I've found until I'm gone. And at the end, my life is spent, I'm facing death, with the path I went.
Desolate, this is becoming; and beneath the feet of us, this Earth will shake.
from On The Wings Of Hope
track released January 1, 2009
Produced, mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen
Recorded and engineered by Laurie McCallum
Lyrics by Matthew Leonard Rowe
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