Children of the Stars

by Avian Invasion

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It was a time of great strife. The people turned against one another, their faces covered in shadows so that all they could see in their brothers and sisters around them was darkness. Once there was an uneasy harmony, a harmony that took centuries to build. Now the people built only walls. The shadows whispered in their ears– told the people that only darkness could defeat darkness. The walls grew taller and the darkness was certain it had won. The people had forgotten what it was like to see the light in each other's faces… …to see the light in themselves. Some cowered in dark corners, terrified. Others waged war against their brothers and sisters, still unable to see whose blood covered their hands. But high above them, echoing against the walls across the land, a voice cried out: "I have found the light!" And then they looked up. The people saw the light above them. It still shined despite the walls. They struggled to climb upward. They tore the walls down one by one. It took great effort, but the light flooded the land. The people could again see their brothers and sisters and remembered: only the light can defeat darkness. And there is always light.
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We are all the same Embers lifted by the flame Stark against the night Dancing in each other's light Holding on with all our might 'Cause we are not there yet Bodies synchronized Captured by each others' eyes Strip away my fears Hold my face and dry my tears We can be the dreams we share But we are not there yet Transcend the will to hate Shed this destructive weight This is no ordinary life Will you kiss the skies And head for paradise Take my hand and fly with me We are not there yet
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We were so much closer fourteen billion years ago; all our phobias and hopes singularly were composed. We were young and burned like the fires that forge the sun 'til someone fired the starting gun. Heaven knows what we'll become. Nothing known could stop us as we charged into the night flying at the speed of light leaving parts of us behind. We got cold, drifted apart as we grew old. Memories burned and lies retold. Do you remember the light you hold? We are children of the stars. We are children of the stars. Whether we're born of dust or monkeys, nothing changes who we are: we are children– children of the stars. We are children of the stars. We are children of the stars. Whether we're born of farms or factories, nothing changes who we are: we are children– children of the stars. Everything around us comes from the same place. Every breath you take is stardust, just like the smile on your face. We are children of the stars. We are children of the stars. Whether we're born of mud or mountains, nothing changes who we are: we are children– children of the stars. We are children of the stars. We are children of the stars. Whether we're born of whores or virgins, nothing changes who we are: we are children– children of the stars. Whether we're born of gold or sulphur, nothing changes who we are: we are children– children of the stars. Whether we're born of dreams or nightmares, nothing changes who we are: we are children– children of the stars.

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released November 16, 2018

Mastered by Oddy. Executive producers: Shelly Hazard, Thomas Jalbert, Aleksandr Matveev, Steven Dougherty, Isfa "aka Lisara" Farris, Chris Heiden, Michiel van Welsem, Parker Wyrosdick. Special thanks to Aaron Zschau, always.

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Avian Invasion Seattle, Washington

Avian Invasion is an American EDM act known for a captivating blend of trance and progressive house. DJ/performer Bird One blends live vocals and keyboards with modern dance music for a truly unique show. With sci-fi flavor and an emphasis on beauty and positivity, B1 has inspired fans from around the world seeking to escape their normal lives. ... more

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