Ghost

by Phoenix Ash

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Ghost is the rocking new album from Phoenix Ash. This is the digital version of the album. A physical copy of Ghost is also available for a limited time (see below.) The physical copy also includes access to the full digital download.

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released May 1, 2015

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Phoenix Ash San Francisco, California

Phoenix Ash is America's own Japanese Rock band. As the only Americans on the to influential Plug Records label in Japan (Daizy Stripper, Fest Vainqueur) Phoenix Ash is breaking barriers, fusing the essences of Japanese and American rock with their unique brand of infectious melodies and heart-pumping anthems. ... more

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Track Name: Take Me As I Am
Take me as I am

Verse
I’m done pretending that I care what you think
I’m sick and tired. But now that's all in the past.
Call me crazy, but you are one to speak
You don't control me. No one can hold me down

Prechorus
Even though I tried to blend into the crowd
I could never get my head out of the clouds
Only now I can see that I won’t have
To continue with this act
I’ve found myself at last

Chorus
Take me as I am
Who are you to try to change me?
I’m not about to bow down to your demands
Never needed you to save me
The one who needs saving is you

Verse
I’m not your plaything. I thought I made it clear
Thought you could fool me. I see right through all the lies
Gave my answer, but you don't wanna hear
You can't deceive me. Why won't you leave me be.

Prechorus
Everybody told me just to play along
But my heart is telling me that they are wrong
I been waiting all my life
It's time to break out from this shell. I bid you all farewell.

Chorus
Take me as I am
Who are you to try to change me?
I’m not about to bow down to your demands
Never needed you to save me
Cos no one can tame me

Haven't you learned by now I don't need your help
I will survive somehow. I'll fend for myself

Chorus
Take me as I am
Who are you to try to change me?
I’m not about to bow down to your demands
Never needed you to save me
Cos no one can tame me

Haven't you learned by now I don't need your help
I will survive somehow. I'll fend for myself
Even if I should fall, it's my choice to make
Even if I should die, it's my life to take
I’ll Iive for no one but myself.
Track Name: This Pain
This Pain

Verse 1
With each passing day, I watch the hourglass count down the time that still remains
I dare not miss a single moment
Memories will fade, the only remnants of an age that seems so far away
It hurts so much to know this will not last

Prechorus 1
Forever is a fantasy, but still I dream
Of seeing the world beyond

Chorus 1
This pain will not subside
Like laughter in my mind
And no one else can save me now that
I’ve fallen beyond the point of no-
Return me to those sights
And sounds of paradise
I try to stand but come to a crawl
I start to cry but the tears don’t fall

Take a look at yourself in the mirror (I’m mutating into something else)
I can feel the end drawing nearer (return to myself)

Verse 2
Everywhere I go, I see the same forsaken faces staring back at me
The faces of this dreamless city
Finally I know, the world is not about to show me any sympathy
So why should show mercy in return?

Prechorus 2
It seems so contradictory, a fallacy
I'm living but not alive

Chorus 2
This pain will not subside
Like laughter in my mind
And no one else can save me now that
I’ve fallen beyond the point of no-
Return me to those sights and sounds of paradise
And all alone I stand in the cold
I got no one but myself to hold

Prechorus 1
I’m trapped within a fantasy, but still I dream
Of seeing the world beyond

Chorus 1
This pain will not subside
Like laughter in my mind
And no one else can save me now that
I’ve fallen beyond the point of no-
Return me to those sights and sounds of paradise
I try to stand but come to a crawl
I start to cry but the tears don’t fall

Everything I am is a lie (I've turned into all I hated most)
I can’t face the demons inside (Possessed by a ghost)
Track Name: In The Dark
In the Dark

Verse
Heaven’s in its place, and all is right with the world.
Or so I had been taught. The reality is not so kind.
We’re such a fragile race. A century is all it takes
And then I will be gone.
Will anyone remember I was here?

Prechorus
And every time I try to count the endless stars,
I realize that we are all just drifting in the dark.
But even so there’s one thing I can understand.
I feel; therefore I am

Chorus
Still looking from within a dream
When our kind comes to an end, will there be someone else to take our place?
The shadows move behind the scenes
In the darkness we all struggle to break free
Still struggle to break free

Verse
From the earth we’re born, and to her we will return.
But we are so afraid. Afraid of what we leave behind.
Where are we headed for? There’s not enough time to explore all possibilities
If only we could live to see the day.

Prechorus
But now and then I gaze into the distant sky
I wonder when my spirit can ascend into the light
I try to find my place within the vast unknown
Forever I'm alone

Chorus
Cos’ all I see is just a dream
When our kind comes to an end, will there be someone else to take our place?
The shadows move behind the scenes
In the darkness we all struggle to break free
Still struggle to wake from the dream

Refrain
In vanity we pray
The silence answers back
We’re not meant to understand
And yet we still long for a place in the promised land

Chorus
Forever I’m alone
And all I see is just a dream
When our kind comes to an end, will there be someone else to take our place?
The shadows move behind the scenes
In the darkness we all struggle to break free

Chorus repeat
There’s nothing left I can believe
But as long as I’m alive, I’ll live each moment like it is my last
Realities we’ll never see
In the end, some things were never meant to be
Track Name: Avalon
Avalon

Verse 1
The reign is at an end
The Golden Age is history
There’s no one left to conquer but ourselves
The dream is all but dead
My kingdom just a reverie
I am not meant to sit upon this throne

Prechorus 1
(Calling me) On the other side we will unite again
I promise that your lives were not in vain
(Enthralling me) If it takes a lifetime I will make amends
Lest I will be condemned
Beyond the suffering transcend

Chorus 1
Can you show me the way to Avalon?
Deliver me from all the sins I hide within
The solitude is my only redemption
Heaven is not where I belong
Eternally lay me to rest among the blessed
The honored lives that were taken in my name
Forever in their blood my hands are stained

Verse 2
Between these hallowed walls
I lived apart from everyone
Did I even know my friends from enemies?
Where have I led them to
If not to their oblivion
In the end, I would always march

Prechorus 1
(Calling me) On the other side we will unite again
I promise that your lives were not in vain
(Enthralling me) If it takes a lifetime I will make amends
Lest I will be condemned
Beyond the suffering transcend

Chorus 2
Can you take me away to Avalon?
An island lost within the mist. I can’t resist
The paradise beyond the horizon
There I will find my requiem
I never have to fight again. This is the end
Of all the bloodshed committed in my name
But nothing can bring back the lives I’ve slain

Chorus 1
Show me the way to Avalon
Deliver me from all the sins I hide within
The solitude is my only salvation
Heaven is not where I belong
Eternally lay me to rest among the blessed
The honored lives that were taken in my name
Forever in their blood my hands are stained

Refrain
Is this my Avalon?
Is this what I’ve been searching for?
I've waited for so long
What has my life become?
Don’t recognize this anymore
I close my eyes and now I see the dawn

Avalon is gone…
Avalon is gone...
Track Name: Wake Up
Wake up

Verse 1
You feel a constant dread
A trepidation for the mysteries that lie ahead
It seems like all our lives, we're told to
Kneel until we're dead
We tolerate the propanda drilled into our heads
Its all about to change

Verse 2
Stop hiding from the truth
You want to spread your wings. What do you really have to lose?
I see it in your eyes, so can you
Fly me to the moon?
Cos’ if you try you could go higher than you ever knew
So don't you dare look back now

Prechorus
And though you think you're on your own
You'll never be alone
Cos in our hearts you always can find a home

Chorus
I’ve never doubted you
You can make it if you want to
Those sorrows end today
Don’t have to be afraid
This won't remain for long
A moment and it’s all gone
So seize upon this chance
The power's in your hands
Come on and wake up from the trance

Bridge
And when you're far away
The sceneries may change
Our memories forever remain
The colors come alive
Tomorrows on your mind
You only have to open those eyes
To see we'll always be by your side

Chorus
I’ve never doubted you
You can make it if you want to
Those sorrows end today
Don’t have to be afraid
This won't remain for long
A moment and it’s all gone
So seize upon this chance
The power's in your hands

Refrain
What will tomorrow bring?
Just got to chase your dreams
Cos' you were made for greater things
You've only to believe
Your chances may be slim
But find the strength within
Then you will start to understand
Your fate is in your hands
You got to wake up from this trance
Track Name: Serenity
Serenity

The finish line’s in sight. I'm out of time.
To everyone I love I will say goodbye
Surrounded by this light, I close my eyes
I'm ready to return to the sky

In this final hour I wait for sleep to comfort me
I’ll never wake again. My battles have taken their toll
Surrender all my power; I only seek serenity
And in the silence my heart might find rest for all eternity

There's nothing left to fear; hold back the tears
You'll learn to let go of that you hold most dear
"I can’t accept this fate. There's too much still at stake"
Tomorrow this will all disappear

In this final hour I wait for sleep to comfort me
I’ll never wake again. My battles have taken their toll
Surrender all my power; I only seek serenity
And in the silence my heart might find rest for all eternity

In this final hour I wait for sleep to comfort me
I’ll never wake again. My battles have taken their toll
Upon this bed flowers I’ll lay in sweet serenity
Now and forever, my soul can find peace from all the agony

I’ve got nothing left to give; I gave them everything
I’m but an empty shell. My struggles has taken their course
And with my dying breath for them I pray
Humanity can find a way to escape from the fate of this tragedy

My heart might find rest for all eternity
Track Name: Alive
Alive

Verse
Born within a guilded cage
You were sheltered from an early age
Tended by a watchful eye
From the cradle to the grave
You think you’re not afraid to die
You’re prepared to leave the world behind
Cast away your mortal fears
For things aren't always as they might appear

Prechorus
You feel a haunting chill in the air
The others sleep still unaware
Things are about to change
You do not have a moment to spare
And now the stars begin to align
A universe is born within the mind
Just seek and you shall find

Chorus
There’s a reason you were chosen
There’s a reason on this day you are alive
And even when you don't know why
Just try to live within this moment
As the future and the past start to collide
The seasons change before your eyes
Don’t be left behind the times

Verse
Scared to lose the ones you love
On your knees, you pray to those above
“Spare them from their certain fate”
But your pleading is in vain
People come and people go
In the end, who did you ever know
Leave your vanity behind
For all your deeds will be repaid in kind

Prechorus
The very planet comes to a halt
Our world ceases to revolve
The time is now
Do you have the courage to answer the call
The winds of change are howling inside
A revolution starts within the mind
And don’t you dare deny

Chorus
There’s a reason you were chosen
There’s a reason on this day you are alive
And even when you don't know why
Just try to live within this moment
As the future and the past start to collide
The seasons change before your eyes
Don’t be left behind the times

Chorus
There’s a reason for your struggle
There’s a reason for each challenge that we face
Cos’ even when you’ve lost your way
One day you’ll see the bigger picture
Put the pieces of the puzzle into place
And finally you’ll realize
In your heart the answer lies