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about

Here, one of our heroes has made it: escaped the 'Architect of Light'.

However, there is something not quite right. Somewhere in the journey, he had lost sight of the really important things. In amongst everything he now possesses, the one thing that made him whole, the one thing that gave him purpose was left behind.

All he can do now is look to the machine: the machine that can replay what has passed and what is to become. It's a very lonely place to be.

Musically, this is a very emotive song. There are echoes of jazz fusion and jazz as the music takes you on a roller coaster of feelings. There is a sublime middle section, just Ken's voice and piano, before all hell breaks loose into an apocalyptic guitar solo.

lyrics

Time was when I felt so low
I couldn't get off the ground
You somehow lift me up again
And make me smile once more

It's only because of you
That I make it through the night
Nothing stands in my way
You're my Architect of Light

I'm afraid to stay with you
In case I want some more
When you look at me that way
I start heading for the door

In the garden of that summer long ago
You led me through the pathways and trees
To where the shadows fell on the ground
And the sky was violently ill

You turned to me
And put your fingers to my lips

'Hush', you said, 'this is my world now'
'Hush', you said, 'you can never go home'
'Hush', you said, 'you can never go home'

As the sounds of day turned to night
I knew that it was all but a dream
A passing fancy that had passed me by

Alone at my machinery
Watching your doors and windows
For one more glimpse
I would give my life
For one more glimpse
I would die

How well I remember the touch of your skin
How well I remember the times we shared
Those days are now gone
Can't be replaced

I close my eyes and you're the only face I see
Architect of Light
Smile the stars on me again
Architect of Light
Smile the stars on me again
Architect of Light

It's only because of you
That I make it through the night
Nothing stands in my way
You're my Architect of Light

credits

from Architect of Light (2014 Remastered Edition), released November 3, 2014

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ELEGANT SIMPLICITY are a Progressive Rock Band from the UK. That is all you need to know.

"Be yourself, everyone else is taken"

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