Anathema: Weather Systems [2012]

Released April 16, 2012
Genre Progressive rock, new prog
Length 55:45
Label Kscope
The End Records
Producer Christer-André Cederberg.

Weather Systems is the ninth studio album of atmospheric rock band Anathema. It was released on April 16, 2012 in Europe via Kscope and April 24, 2012 in the US via The End Records. The band describes the album as “not background music for parties. The music is written to deeply move the listener”.[4] The album was recorded in Liverpool, North Wales and Oslo, each place significant to Anathema past, present and future. The record was produced by band members Vincent Cavanagh and Daniel Cavanagh, as well as Christer-André Cederberg.

Track listing

The album’s official track list was announced on February 2, 2012.[5][6]

All songs written by Daniel Cavanagh, except where noted.

  1. “Untouchable, Part 1” – 6:14
  2. “Untouchable, Part 2” – 5:33
  3. “The Gathering of the Clouds” – 3:27
  4. “Lightning Song” – 5:25
  5. “Sunlight” – 4:55
  6. “The Storm Before the Calm” (John Douglas) – 9:24
  7. “The Beginning and the End” – 4:53
  8. “The Lost Child” – 7:02
  9. “Internal Landscapes” – 8:52

Lyrics

1. Untouchable, Part 1

and I feel like I knew you before
and I guess that you can hear me through this song

and my love will never die
and my feelings will always shine
and my love will never die
and my feelings will always shine

and I know that you just want me to belong to someone
and I guess that now I`ll just be moving on to someone

and my love will never die
and my feelings will always shine
and my love will never die
and my feelings will always shine

I`ve never betrayed your trust
I`ve never betrayed your faith
I`ll never forsake your heart
I`ll never forget your face

there`s a feeling that I can`t describe
there`s a reason that I cannot hide
`cause I`ve never seen a light that`s so bright
the light that shines behind your eyes

I`ve never betrayed your trust
I`ve never betrayed your faith
I`ll never forsake your heart
I`ll never forget your face

there`s feeling that I can`t describe
a reason that I cannot hide
I`ve never seen a light that`s so bright
the light that shines behind your eyes

I can see this life and what you mean to me
and when I dreamed, I dreamed of you
then I wake, tell me what I do

I had to let you go
to the setting sun
I had to let you go
to find your way back home
I had to let you go
to the setting sun
I had to let you go
to find your way back home

2. Untouchable, Part 2

Why I should feel this way [2x]
Why I should feel the same

Something I cannot say [2x]
Something I can’t explain

I feel you outside
At the edge of my life

I see you walk by
At the edge of my sight

Why I should follow my heart [2x]
Why I should fall apart

Why I should follow my dreams [2x]
Why I should be at peace

I feel you outside
At the edge of my life

I see you.. walk by
At the edge of my sight

I had to let you go
To the setting sun

I had to let you go
And find a way back home

I had to let you go
To the setting sun

I had to let you go
And find a way back home

(When I dream, I see you) [2x]

I’ve never seen a light that’s so bright [3x]

Blinded by the light that’s inside [2x]

Blinded by the light that’s inside you

I had to let you go
To the setting sun

I had to let you go
And find a way back home

3. The Gathering Of The Clouds

Searched the whole world
Found I can’t compare

(But we’re here, cause we’re here
We’re here cause we’re here
And there’s nothing to fear
No, there’s nothing to fear) [2x]

Searched the whole night long
Found out what’s been going wrong

(All that I see
All that I feel
All like a dream
What’s happened to me?) [3x]

Time is right
Body will leave
But if we live
It’s like a dream
Please believe
Let it wash your agony
Let life reveal what I feel, what I feel, what I feel

(Fight for what you believe in and die to live your dream, in your life
Don’t be afraid of yourself, don’t be afraid) [4x]

Searched the whole world
Found I can’t compare

Searched the whole night long
Found out what’s been going wrong

(All that I see
All that I feel
All like a dream
What’s happened to me?) [3x]

Time is right
Body will leave
But if we live
It’s like a dream
Please believe
Let it wash your agony
Let life reveal what I feel, what I feel, what I feel

4. Lightning Song

Lightning splits the sky.
Shining blinding white
And here I lie almost asleep
Reckoning in a place of peace

And I feel,
I found my place
In time and space
In hope and faith
And love I give
My mind is clear
I have no fear
I shed no tears
For you my dear

This world is wonderful, so beautiful,
If only you can open up your mind and see

Your world is everything you ever dreamed of
If only you can open up your mind and see.

This world is wonderful, so beautiful,
If only you can open up your mind and see

Your world is everything you ever dreamed of
If only you can open up your mind and see.

The beauty that is here
Beauty that is here.

5. Sunlight

Sunlight failed but only for a while
In the moonlight pale someone made me smile
The shining almost took me but I made it through that night
And in the morning life it graced me and I ran for miles

Sunlight in a billion dreams that are lost and won
Moonlight in spite of all you’ve seen there’s only one way out

Say you will love me until I leave the world

6. The Storm Before The Calm

[Music & lyrics by John Douglas]

Never, never, never, never ever, never leave you
I will, I will always, always be here for you
Found you, found you
I will, never ever leave you
Never
I will always be here with you
Getting better, better, better, better

It’s getting colder, I’m getting colder, colder, it’s getting colder
Let it get colder until I can’t feel anything at all
It’s getting colder,
It’s getting colder, colder

Come on, on me
Touching, laughing, ha ha
Love me, love me for me
Holding, watching, loving
Getting better better better better

It’s getting colder, I’m getting colder, colder, it’s getting colder
Let it get colder until I can’t feel anything at all
It’s getting colder, it’s getting colder, colder, I’m getting colder
Let it get colder until I can’t feel anything at all

The shadows, the shadows

It ebbs and flows
And comes and goes
And rips you up and lets you go
It eats inside and splits your mind
As you search around for others kind
To gather strength from the depth
To fight the fight from day ’til night, ’til night, ’til night, ’til night, ’til night, ’til night

This beautiful feeling soars over the skies
Moving through my body out my mind
It rises up and floods my brain
This is fucking insane, this is fucking insane

Am I still here?
This wonderful feeling
Am I still alive?
This wonderful feeling
Am I still here?
This wonderful feeling
Am I still alive?
This wonderful feeling

7. The Beginning And The End

Inside this cold heart is a dream
That’s locked in a box that I keep
Buried a hundred miles deep
Deep in my soul in a place that’s surrounded by aeons of silence

And somewhere inside is the key
To everything I want to feel
But the dark summer dawns of my memory
Are lost in a place that can never be

Can someone please show me the way?
Can someone please help me?
Because I cannot see
The silence is raging!
Silence is raging

Silence, silence
Fade into silence
Silence, silence
Fade into silence

Memory, memory
Inside is the key to
Memory, memory
Inside is the key to memory

8. The Lost Child

I drift on a silent sea
The cold night surrounds me
Black ice forms beneath

The waves of a childhood dream
A far light hypnotized
A voice calls from paradise, paradise to hear

My light is fading now
My heart is breaking now
My light is fading now
My heart is breaking now

A child sings to me
The mists rise blinding me
I can’t find a way out of here

And the sound of angel dreams
The stars fall into the sea
The ice breaks
I’m pulled beneath, pulled beneath the waves

My light is fading now
My heart is breaking now
My life is fading now
My mind is drowning now
But your hand reaches down
To reach down and pull me out and

Save me

9. Internal Landscapes

[Spoken:]
And I felt myself going. I was in a great deal of pain. It was a very frightening experience I began to slip. I just started to feel myself going, and I remember trying to hold on “I’ll be ok, I’ll be ok” and it got to a point where I just couldn’t.
And everything began to just become very quiet and I can remember with every ounce of strength I had, I wanted to say goodbye to my wife. It was important to me.
And I did, I remember just turning my head and looking at her and saying: “I’m gonna die” “Goodbye Joan”, and I did…
It was then that I experienced… experienced what we call a near death experience, for me there was nothing near about it, it was there.
It was a total immersion in light, brightness, warmth, peace, security.
I did not have an out-of-body-experience, I did not see my body or anyone about me… I just immediately went into this beautiful bright light.
It’s difficult to describe, as a matter of fact it’s impossible to describe, verbally it cannot be expressed, it’s something which becomes you and you become it.
I could say that I was peace, I was love, I was the brightness, it was part of me.

Goodbye my friend, life will never end.
And I feel like you…
And I breath on truth.

Love is the life breath of all I see.
Love is true life inside of me.
And I know you somehow as I hold you in my heart, in my heart.

There’s a fire in the sky, and I know it’s you…
There`s a light, it`s all around, and I know it`s you, I know it`s you
And I dream like you
‘cause I believe in truth.

For I was always there…
I will always be there…

[Spoken:]
It’s just so beautiful.
It was eternity, it’s like I was always there, and I will always be there, that my existence on earth was just a very brief, instant…
I could say that I was peace, I was love, I was the brightness, it was part of me.
[– Joe Geraci 1981…]

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