Under Siege

by The Siege Perilous

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Recorded at The Round Table, Milwaukee, WI.
Drums recorded with Josh Rose, Whitefish Bay, WI.
Produced and Mixed by Peter Grau and Amir Hamizadeh
All songs written by Peter Grau and Amir Hamizadeh

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released August 30, 2009

Peter Grau: Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Amir Hamizadeh: Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Andy Stone: Drums

Written by The Siege Perilous
Produced and mixed by The Siege Perilous
Independently released

Featuring:
David Lancelle- Piano
N'Jameh Camara- Vocals
Josh Adrian- Sax

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The Siege Perilous Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Formed in 2008, the Siege Perilous is a melodic Wisconsin alternative rock outfit that delivers an engaging live show that draws from three albums worth of original arena-style anthems in the vein of the Goo Goo Dolls, Jimmy Eat World, and Jack's Mannequin.

"A sound similar to some of the classic alternative albums of the 90's, with a updated influence of today's indie superstars."
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Track Name: Overflow
Once we were young, our lives were the same
Nothing to give, and nothing to gain
So many things I wanted to say, but tonight
They overflow

Hold up a light to show me the way
Dealing the blow and sealing my fate
Answers will come and sweep us away
Away from ourselves and into the fray

The forge in my side could aid my rebirth
Closer than you, my Heaven on Earth
So many things that I wanted to say, but tonight
They overflow

I’m searching
But it can’t be found
My sunlight
Hidden by the clouds
Won’t someone
Teach me how to fall?
I’ve been here for too long
Above it all

Careless and proud, I flew through the day
Mirrors and smoke that force you to stay
Looking ahead will lead me along
A road with a life that isn’t my own

Four shards splintered off and flew into space
The moment in time I fell from your grace
Give me a sign that future still lives and this world
Will overflow

I’m searching
But it can’t be found
My sunlight
Hidden by the clouds
Won’t someone
Teach me how to fall?
I’ve been here for too long
Above it all

I’ve been here for too long above it all
Track Name: Call to Arms
When I get up, I fall back down
I’d like to say I’ve been around
But honestly, I haven’t
Been across the street to see you yet

And even though the score is set
With poker chips and placing bets
Setting sights to see are far much more
Than I can handle here

Be mine
Be mine
The world will take away your name
And toss it like a hand grenade
Be mine, be mine
Just mine
You alone cannot be satisfied

You told me there was no one else
Who made you feel like you’re yourself
When you’re with me, and we’re alone
I kiss you through the telephone

Sunrise starts and nothing’s left
No one else except for you and I
You and I, you and I

Be mine
Be mine
Your heart will soar across the room
And make me feel like I can fly with you
So high
Be mine, be mine
Track Name: Kairos
I need somewhere wide open
Before I start
It’s just the wind holding me back

I need somewhere wild, cold and
An open sea
It’s just the sun keeping track of me

And I was told that after all
The rise and fall of my own breath
Will take its toll
How can they know?
Just look below
Your promised wasteland

A story can break down the walls
With faith unseen
Now this story gave me my soul

I cannot help thinking of them
And what will be
Will I remember this day
When I believe?

And I was told that after all
The rise and fall of my own breath
Will take its toll
How can they know?
Just look below
Your promised wasteland
Track Name: Streetlight
Streetlight's the name
You flicker out and leave it all the same
Attempt escape
Alone

Well now I'm free
Without this passion we would know some peace
No amnesty
In war

Close your eyes
And lay your hand on mine
In this divide
We fall

Let the rain fall down on me
Fall against this one-way street
You never had the courage, and you never had the time
Now the rain can blur the line

Streetlight's the name
In mirrored faces, words are not the same
All that remains
Unknown

Close your eyes
And lay your hand on mine
In this divide
We fall

Let the rain fall down on me
Fall against this one-way street
You never had the courage, and you never had the time
Now the rain can blur the line

Let the rain fall down on me

Let the rain fall down on me
Fall against this one-way street
You never had the courage, and you never had the time
Now the rain can blur the line

The rain can blur the line
Track Name: Neutral
Well there’s a part of me
Clinging onto reality
Little droplets of truth and lies
This is why you can’t meet my eyes

Naturally
Flawed and human like I ought to be
The underground may soon be on the rise
Its taking time, but at least we try

Sinking sea
Underwater, I can hardly breath
Can we trade this in for open skies
Swap the fishes for birds that fly

Harmony
Perfect balance in you and me
Equal distance for sea and sky
Given reasons for every why

I see the light between the stars
I feel the veins of passing cars
I hear the gravity on Mars
This is the way, the way things are

I see the light between the stars
I feel the veins of passing cars
I hear the flames like we’re on fire
This is the way, the way things are

I see the light between the stars
I feel the veins of passing cars
I hear the silence between
The notes of your guitars

I see the light between the stars
I feel the veins of passing cars
I hear the gravity on Mars
This is the way, the way things are

I see the light between the stars
I feel the veins of passing cars
I hear the silence between
The notes of your guitars
Track Name: The Finish Line
Give me something to believe in
It can even be a lie
Twist my hell to make it heaven
Take my earth and make it sky
Send the rain back to their makers
Chase the devils to their doors
I don't believe you can surprise me
I've heard your secrets all before

And I
Forget everything that moves
Forget who you're talking to
Forget where you're trying to go

And I
Give it a shot this time
I'll give it my all this time
And, hey, maybe then I'll
Learn to love my life

You take for granted your last heartbeat
You take for granted your first step
You learn to love the life you're given
Cuz its the only one you'll get
Give me something to believe in
Out of the corner of your eye
Take this folded piece of paper
Sign your name on the dotted line

And I
Forget everything that moves
Forget who you're talking to
Forget where you're trying to go

And I
Give it a shot this time
I'll give it my all this time
And, hey, maybe then I'll
Learn to love my life

We don't know what we will find
When we cross the finish line
We don't know what we will find
When we cross the finish line
We don’t know, no, we don’t know
When we cross the finish line
Track Name: The Edge of Civil War
Hold your heart in my hands
Red soiled before we began
Take vacancy inside the cracked up pawn
Cave in and give away the side you're on

I don't know your face
But I've seen your heart before
Every vein that pumps and breaks out
Living threats of civil war
The pain that love creates
Acts as solace to the soul
And what became the base
Will forever be let go

And I will hold on
To the best thing that ever was
I know the empty space is there
Water flows against me
Valleys of twilight
That never seem to flicker out
I dreamt out loud
But tomorrow
We are a civil war

Walk on to find your way back to the start
Write a treaty on my heart

I don't know your face
But I've seen your heart before
Every vein that pumps and breaks out
Living threats of civil war
The pain that love creates
Acts as solace to the soul
And what became the base
Will forever be let go

And I will hold on
To the best thing that ever was
I know the empty space is there
Water flows against me
Valleys of twilight
That never seem to flicker out
I dreamt out loud
But tomorrow
We are a civil war

And I will hold on
I will hold on to the best thing
Ah
Track Name: Dustface
Standing on the road
With no place to go
Lost inside my head
With only dreams

Fell over a stone
Found my eyes frozen with cold
Now the world is clear
And I can see

And oh
Just walk back slow
Pretend nothing else
Flies in the breeze
And fly away
With words of stone
Every choice
Has been your own

And take it in
This is where your life begins
A simple place where you can
Stand alone

Think about the times
That you wish that you were blind
To hear the words spoken
Between the lines

And oh
Just walk back slow
Pretend nothing else
Flies in the breeze
And fly away
With words of stone
Every choice
Has been your own

And flow
Into your own
Everyone is watching you with me
Just know
That on your throne
No one knows who you were meant to be
Track Name: Step Into the Light
In this world of dust
Honest men betray their trust
What wicked tongues

In this space we’ve built to last
Some burn out and some burn faster
Than the rest

And the world will live to know your name
And the world will live to know your name
Brother, take me by the hand and make my day
Brother, do the good again and make me smile

And it all comes down to dust
In the way that all things must
But he still stands

And still he stands
With a burning cloak
He wrapped around his hands
To show the way

And the world will live to know your name
And the world will live to know your name
Brother, take me by the hand and make my day
Brother, do the good again and make me smile

Oh, there’s another way to do this but its
So much harder when you’re by yourself
You will never walk this road alone again
My brother will never walk this road alone again

And the world will live to know your name
And the world will live to know your name
Brother, go and be the leader
Be the prophet, be the teacher
Don’t let anyone or anything stand in your way
I promise you, in time, they’ll learn your name
I promise you, in time, they’ll learn your name
Just promise me you’ll make my day
That everything will be okay
And they will learn your name
Track Name: The Garden Song
[instrumental]
Track Name: Eurydice
Do not fear the dawning of the night
For I am close behind
The river calls to you inside
I cannot stop the tide
And if you remember your lines
Turn to me from the light
Just place your hand inside of mine
An angel now in flight

Oh my love
I will follow you to Heaven’s stair
You whisper now, “take care”
Oh my love
You must return, I’m blinded by the glare
I cannot follow you there

I recognize your vibrant eyes
Beneath my open stare
I try to call out to you now
But dust replaces air
The boatman smiles and takes his fee
The wind begins to steer
You sail away to your new life
You cannot leave me here

Oh my love
I will follow you to Heaven’s stair
You whisper now, “take care”
Oh my love
You must return, I’m blinded by the glare
I cannot follow you there
Track Name: What I'm Leaving Behind (Runaway)
Vacant space underneath my heels
There are no words to say, and nothing to hear
Think too much, but I'm free to steal a
Thought or two about losing you
There are no excuses to give, and none to receive

If I were to run away tonight
What would I take and what would I chose to leave behind
If I were to run away tonight
Would I ever learn to love the limits of my time

Holding out for a greater good, would
I still be there if I could?
I guess there's some more to say, but still nothing to hear
Given up on the burning bridges

Warming up, but the bridge is burning
The lessons taught by what we found
That love isn't all you need
It can't help you breathe

If I were to run away tonight
What would I take and what would I chose to leave behind
If I were to run away tonight
Is what I want exactly what I'll find?

If I were to run away tonight
What would I take and what would I choose to leave behind
If I were to run away tonight
Would I ever learn to love the limits of my time


Brittle, broken down, defeated
And how am I to rise?
Marks and scars on hands and shoulders
The stars that build the sky
Disconnected, incomplete
And what I leave behind
Runaway from all the sounds
And stars that build the sky

The stars that build the sky

The stars that build the sky

What I'm leaving behind

I'm standing
In the gutter
Looking
At the stars
To live, it’s the rarest thing
We exist, and that is all
A dreamer
He sees the dawn
Before the world
Even knows its dark
She's standing in the gutter
Looking at the stars