A Shelter From Existence

by Tezza F.

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After "The Message" (Heart Of Steel Records, 2013) and EP "The Guardian Rises I" (Heart Of Steel Records, 2015) here's the 3rd Tezza F. album, "A SHELTER FROM EXISTENCE"

Tracklist:

01 - THE DAWN OF DELIVERANCE (intro)
02 - NAILED TO MY DREAMS
03 - A NEW DIMENSION
04 - GATES TO WORLDS UNKNOWN
05 - GLEAMS OF GLORY
06 - ACROSS THE SKY
07 - THE SHELTER
08 - RISE AND FALL
09 - OF LIFE AND DEATH OPERA

Songs written between 2013 and 2015.
Recorded between February 2016 and April 2017.
All Music, Lyrics and Arrangements by Filippo Tezza.
Mixed & mastered by Francesco Gambarini.
Cover artwork by Lucia Parks.

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released June 24, 2017

--- LINE UP ---
Filippo Tezza – all Guitars, all Vocals, Bass, Keyboards, Programming.

--- SPECIAL GUESTS ---
Davide Baldelli (Chronosfear, Just a Dreamare) – Keyboard solos (tracks #02 #05 #06).
Michele Olmi (Chronosfear, Spellblast, Just a Dreamare) – Drums on all tracks.

--- PRODUCTION ---
Instruments recorded at Francesco Gambarini’s studios (Chasm productions).
Vocals recorded at Fil's home studio.
Drums recorded at Miky's personal studio.
Keyboard solos recorded at Baldo's home studio.
Mixed & mastered by Francesco Gambarini.

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Track Name: The Dawn Of Deliverance (intro)
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Nailed To My Dreams
NAILED TO MY DREAMS

Time spent on hoping, a lifetime of dreaming,
this way I keep going on.
Thoughts I was building ‘bout rise of a phoenix,
this is all I’m fighting for.

When this road seem so long,
and only sand here remains,
in my hands.

Far, beyond this time,
where my dreams will take their form,
I shall redeem myself from the chains I drag on.

Freedom.
No cage.
My choice.
No pain.

I look for the courage of disillusion,
breaking the hurdles in front of me.
I know well that I’ve to reach my goal.
I won’t surrender to walk my way.

When these walls seems so high,
it’s time to deal with myself,
to face the storms.

Far, beyond this time,
where my dreams will take their form,
I shall redeem myself from these chains.
Flying to my dreams,
I’ll find my way.
Chasing my dreams,
I’ll crush the chains I dragged on.
Track Name: A New Dimension
A NEW DIMENSION

I was wandering the endless sea,
there was a calm reigning supreme.
There was a light blessing me from above
then came a storm carrying the sorrow from afar.

Pushed into the black,
the void’s inside my eyes…
Where I am now?
Barriers on my way,
feeling banned again.
This heavenly dimension
I reclaim.

Blinded by my fears,
they’re dragging me again
into the rotting core
of my own weakness.
Running from the unknown one,
bleeding eyes petrified
scan my wails through the dark
I hold inside.

Seek the stairway to that misty gleam
appearing in my eyes,
towards landscapes I have never seen.
I’m falling down.

A new dimension ain't far,
so close to my hope.
A new direction
to lock the gates of my past.

Sailing through the oceans,
I look for the horizon,
waiting to see
a flash of salvation.

Near, far, one word.
One step to walk.

Seek the stairway to that misty gleam
appearing in my eyes,
towards landscapes I have never seen.
My hopes are falling down.


Unknown destination,
here I fell again,
drowning into silence
of a glow I cannot get.

Swallowing the air,
hunting my fears.
Breath after breath,
long awaited shores in front of me.

Everyday to the line of a change I’ll be treading.
I can’t hold out here one more time.
Every second I spend in my life will be needed
to believe I’m the master of my own whole life.

Forces of illusion
making me afraid.
Voices from the silence
calling out my name.

A new dimension.
A new dimension ain't far,
so close to my hope.
A new direction
to lock the gates of my past.
(Near, far, one word)
Beyond the veils of my fears
(One step to walk)
My new dimension to live.
Track Name: Gates To Worlds Unknown
GATES TO WORLDS UNKNOWN

Another year went by, it slid away into past,
counting the seconds passing day by day.
Sometimes I’ve tried to dive into this misery,
I’ve always believed there was the answer out there.
Hear my confession, my time’s too precious
to be stuck here missing my own life.
My eyes wide open seek new reactions,
the vision’s vivid and clear this time.

I leave these memories,
these chains made of worries, behind.
Join me in this freefall,
get ready to enjoy the show.

Take my hand and ride…
to endless horizons,
to frontiers unknown,
the unreachable places
beyond all your borders.

When there’s nothing left to choose,
is there anything to lose?
Slaves to the great laws of time,
forced to be what we are not.
When you feel you are entangled
in a never-ending web,
close your eyes and pace your line
hanging by a thread.
Keeping to believe,
step by step get out this hell.
Everything fades away,
a new world’s revealed.
Everything that surrounds you
will turn your fears.

Those wasted moments,
this glass sphere around was stealing my soul.
I’m here to save myself,
to pull out these drapes once forever.

Follow me,
take my hand and ride…
(to endless horizons)
to endless horizons,
to frontiers unknown,
the unreachable places
beyond all your borders.
A new fate await us.
The moment has come
to open the gates of unknown worlds.
To infinity and beyond.

I made my choices,
accepting every distress.
Since I will enter the unknown world,
my life will never be the same.
Track Name: Gleams Of Glory
GLEAMS OF GLORY

Ascending to eternity is what we live for,
running against the winter storms.
A sword in a hand and the pride in our hearts,
we’re called by the lands of no return.
The fate is a whispering voice from afar,
a new dawn is waiting our come.
We are not immortal and we aren’t gods,
we fought our battles in pain and joy.

Star lights, they are shining
on our way destined to nowhere.
The snow keeps falling weak and pale.

A point at the end of an infinite line,
you hear the swansong, it is the call.
There are some voices we cannot ignore.
The red wounds are telling our tale.

My whole life will not be in vain,
the fire will burn eternally.
Raise up the swords baptized in blood,
glory for these fallen sons!

Mighty starlight, be my guide now
to the end of my path.
Through the splendour of your glory
we march to the void.
Every nation, every ensign,
will be under your force.
To the landscapes of the unknown,
shine on us till the journey’s end.

Oh Sirius, rise!
Shine on!
Adhara, rise!
Shine on!
Spread your light.

Polaris, rise!
Shine on!
Antares, rise!
Shine on!
Take us high.

The twilight fell on these lands,
the eternal gleams set us free,
our last challenge has began.
The time to join the skies has come.

Mighty starlight, be my guide now
to the end of my path.
Through the splendour of your glory
we march to the void.
Every nation, every ensign,
will be under your force.
To the landscapes of the unknown,
shine on us till the journey’s end,
enlighten our end.
Track Name: Across The Sky
ACROSS THE SKY

It’s getting dark upon my land,
the rivers flow in quietness
fast they sail to the wide seas.
A world unseen’s
beyond this cloudy sky below my eyes,
upon these wings of wisdom,
diving from the ground to heavens.

I ride the winds (ride the winds),
looking for eternity.
They set me free (set me free),
before one my last goodbye.

Ascending to new sights,
sky opens doors.
In silence of twilight
night’s falling.

Over mountains,
to undiscovered lands I fly.
Towards my salvation,
I raise my wings to cross the sky.
Journey through star’s light,
new revelations from up high.
This could be all from which I have escaped.
I’m no longer blind.

A rumble in the distance
arouse my soul asleep.
I’m trying to move faster,
a long path is waiting for me.
Lightnings rip out through the sky,
enlightens shadows and my fears.
Complete and wide horizons
spread in blackened void ahead of me.

Blood still is running through my veins.
Wind still is blowing,
leading me to new perspectives.

What I see from above,
a life in regret,
a reason for starting again.
What I’m feeling inside,
a fire alive in me.
This flame is healing my wounds.

Ascending to new sights,
sky opens doors.

Over mountains,
to undiscovered lands I fly.
Towards my salvation,
I raise my wings to cross the sky.
Journey through star’s light,
new revelations from up high.
This could be all from which I have escaped.
I’m no longer blind.
I’m no longer blind.
Track Name: The Shelter
THE SHELTER

Every night, waking up,
the shade of leaves moves on the wall.
The burden of this complex life,
I drag on my own shoulders.
Look at me, can’t you see?
Tears are bound upon my face.
Watch me in the core of nights,
something has to change so I must go.

As I’m caught by a new ray of dawn
at last the sun will rise.

When shadows won’t be gone,
when innocence is lost,
and you feel the weight upon your soul,
hear deliverance
that’s calling from your shelter,
from your shelter.

Music plays this warm embrace,
and then my troubles fly away,
imperishable walls I raise,
everything’s there to caress my face.

Like a fire imploding from the inside,
you will heal my pain.

Coldness comes, with haze and snow,
while sweet melodies keep me warm.
I’m not alone, hold me safe from the storms.
Under my shelter I am home.

The clouds are fading
into light, the sunset comes,
at last the stars unfold.

When shadows won’t be gone,
when innocence is lost,
and you feel the weight upon your soul,
hear deliverance
that’s calling from your shelter.
Feel deliverance,
you’re heeding its call.
Track Name: Rise And Fall
RISE AND FALL

Into the embrace of a desperate fall,
I’m feeling again like the dust on the ground.
Caught by the echoes of fear that now calls,
a demon from darkness is taking me down.

Fail of my fortress, a siege of decay.
Battles for our life we always have to fight.
Spirit of time, take me home!

Rise and fall, the alpha, the omega, masters of all.
Rise and fall, the circle of life.
Rise and fall, two parts of the game we are choosing to play.
Rise and fall, hear the call.

Here at the dawn with the wind in my face,
I’m ready to enter this cold battlefield.
Sorrow and hurts as the symptoms of life,
signs of a battle we’re fighting to rise.

Face all the storms, barriers on my walk.
Pacing this hard path, you’ll have pride for having dared.
Spirit of time, heal my pain!

Rise and fall, the alpha, the omega, masters of all.
Rise and fall, the circle of life.
Rise and fall, two parts of the game we are choosing to play.
Rise and fall, hear the call.

Rise and fall, the alpha, the omega, masters of all.
Rise and fall, the circle of life.
Rise and fall, two parts of the game we are choosing to play.
Rise and fall, hear the call.
Track Name: Of Life And Death Opera
OF LIFE AND DEATH OPERA

Try to think,
have you ever felt alone
in this long and dusty walk?
Try to think,
turn around and recognize
where you’re going now.

I need to understand
the answer I’m searching for.

Sometimes it seems there is no aim,
we appear like a trick of existence,
a fault of a universe we don’t belong to.
Live for dying,
in a line without an end.

I need to understand
the reasons why today I’m here.

I see
the veils of illusion descend,
in front of me,
while truths are revealing
from wisdom to chaos…
shall we escape this fate?

Night falls.
And when comes the darkness,
past time
there has never been.
My sign
in this world I need to leave,
engraving my spirit alive.
Night falls,
shadows eternal.
Last breath,
to not return back.
This life
is just a frail opera
where death is its perfect ending.

You could play your game
and draft your own rules,
but what will remain
at the end of this race?
In silentio vacui.
Time is just a road towards the final door,
you have nothing to expect beyond.
Welcome to the edge, look at the walked path,
maybe what you’ve done ain’t just enough.

Anima dispersa senza età,
nel ventre di un vuoto te ne andrai
e nel tempo dissolvi.

Sacre illusioni provasti a bramare,
un’anima e un corpo d’essenza infinita.
Non siamo noi stessi a dover giudicare,
ma il ghigno velato del mietitore.

My clock strikes the final hour,
just one moment to play my last moves.
We’re just actors on this stage
and someone else moves the wires,
writing the script of life.

Un solo sentiero inciso nel tempo.
Speranze e memorie vacue nel cosmo.
Cenere e sabbia nelle mani del fato,
in un soffio eterno.

Spatium et tempus imperant substantiam.
Arcanum aeternum mentes cruciabit.
Vita et mors.
Ignis sanctus.
Vita et mors.
Ignis fati.

Night falls.
And when comes the darkness,
past time
there has never been.
My sign
in this world I need to leave,
engraving my spirit alive.
Night falls,
shadows eternal.
Last breath,
to not return back.
This life
is just a frail opera.
The curtains are closing.
Night falls.
Night falls,
leans down on my skin.
Night falls,
opens the final door.
In the depths of my old heart,
my soul feels the end has come.
I will scream aloud my name.
One last chance to realize
what we mean,
and the race we won is over.

At the end of the play,
you get off the stairs of this stage.
An endless light glows on your face.
Of us will remain
not even one cold grave,
neither silence that’s surrounding
our last time.
Our last time.

Holy spirit of time,
keep my soul far away
and hold me, so I’ll say
to this world I belong,
proud to have been
part of this mystery,
part of this great and wonderful
opera onto the greatest stage.