Shumaun: One Day Closer to Yesterday (2019) 
All lyrics by Farhad Hossain

  1. Sensus Divinitatis
  2. The Writing's on the Wall
  3. Fear Is
  4. Nafsi Ammara
  5. City of Gold (Instrumental)
  6. Central Station
  7. Prove Yourself
  8. Go
  9. Remember Me and I Will Remember You
  10. One Day Closer to Yesterday

 

Sensus Divinitatis 

So hear me
This love we feel I’ll seek again
The chains of birth won’t draw us near
Misguided hearts will fail the test
But I don’t wanna go, I don’t wanna leave here
To find you with someone else
The gentle smile of the lover’s heart
Is all we’ll seek until the end
So refer to your memory
And breathe


 

The Writing's on the Wall 

Breaking from awareness, there’s no calm here
Leaving our existence in the hemispheres
Far from our arrival, memory’s so unclear
Destiny surrounding, and my soul appears

In the dark, you’re released to find your own direction
So return to me

Burning stars obscured by light
Will shine throughout the sacred nights
But I can’t find the will to fight
An urgency surrounds me

When the night is strong as the day is long
See the writings on the wall and step aside
As the days go on and darkness comes
The skies will tell the tale
When the morning sun survives the night

Mother, carry me through this illusion
The light that covers me will burn the nation

In the ashes under water
Intensity burns from the separation
I cannot contain myself from the truth
And I cannot protect you from its fire

When the night is strong as the day is long
See the writings on the wall and step aside
As the days go on and darkness comes
The skies will tell the tale
When the morning sun survives the night

The nights are yours to own
When love is yours alone
In time we’ll move ahead
The writing’s on the wall

The days will come and go
Tonight we’ve been reborn
It’s time to move ahead
The writing’s on the wall

In union with the stars
Saturn lies awake
The writing’s on the wall
In time we will move on

The writing’s on the wall

 


Fear is

The garden of emotion
Is buried in the snow that falls tonight
From underneath the blanket,
The secrets will reveal themselves in time
With time

There’s silence in moment
When ignorance and knowledge become one
But over in the distance,
The air is charged by an unrelenting sound
A fear that calls for you

Running through streets in the dark
Counting my cards
Rising from the ashes of defeat
Searching for love
Finding the love
But the towering fortress cries deceit

You know our hopes and dreams
Are in a sense denied
You know?
Relief, I cannot sense the thought
I‘ve fallen in too deep
A victim of the nights
You know?

It’s such a perfect time for me
To reach my final fight
With time but no tomorrow
Fear is such a vicious compromise

Buried by our dreams
With hopes to touch the sky
Sober minds will weep
Drunkards will sing through the night
You know there’s no relief
The victims cry for life

It’s such a perfect time for me
To reach my final fight
With time but no tomorrow
Fear is such a vicious compromise

With such a perfect void to feed
The separation cries
A strange world with stranger sorrows
Fear will follow us!

 


 

Nafsi Ammara

Patience with no recourse
Silent moments in conversation
Tell me what I should know
And realize you are the complication

Nafsi
When madness appears
It’s tempting
And temptation is all that we’ve got

Breaking the contradiction
Hypnotized, terrified by you
Lost without inhibition
Burning in the night, you’re failing us

Cowered by consequence
Flesh desires recognition

Nafsi
An ego ideal
Nothing
Nothing is already won

Breaking the contradiction
Hypnotized, paralyzed by you
Lost with no inhibition
Burning in the night, you’re failing

When the world is far from sight
I will follow you
As the pictures come to light
Time will see it through

When the path has been denied
And conscience is defeated
You’ll take your guilt aside
Buried by the truth

Into the prison of the night
I will follow you
‘Til the breaking of the light
I will see it through

Picture the guardian
Overwhelmed by constant anger
Awaken the renegade
I’m over you, but under me

Nafsi
Nothing is real
Open
Open to what you reveal

Breaking the contradiction
Hypnotized, terrified by you
Lost without inhibition
Burning out, never failing me

Breaking the contradiction
Hypnotized, paralyzed by you
Lost without inhibition
Burning in the night
You’re failing us

 


City of Gold

(Instrumental)


Central Station

Softly broken
Words in their final ride
Flowing from lips that tremble
With feelings a heart would show
Above the coast a regal sky

Out from the station
The recreations of love
Leave us to fend for ourselves
Forward you’ll fall into my arms
Secret the words that watched you cry
 

The cold wind you feel might conquer you
I’d like to show you your own warmth
I feel it


I see you there at the station
Waiting for your turn again
I’ll wait here in our slumber
Night is all I fear

Calling out your name in silence
Holding on to you
I'll cover you with your own blanket
Awaken to the truth

The cold wind you feel might conquer you
I’d like to show you your own warmth
The light you shined I’ll shine on you
And we’ll never return to the station again

I feel you


Prove Yourself

Prove yourself
Prove yourself now

Peaceful intuitions bound by love
Deemed to reconsider dreams, or lack thereof

Tired of asking why
When words just fall away
Tears that I've denied
Are singing you songs of hate

Finding no direction, knowing nothing but my fear
Time has shifted all I’ve known again...
Another year

Take him in, into your light
Find your new dawn
Is it him you run to at night?
It’s time to move on

Trapping the secrets of your lies
Eliminating the dreams I’ve compromised

Tired of asking why
Your words just fall away
Tears that I once cried
Cower in the light of day  

Prove yourself
Prove yourself now


Take him in, into your light
Find your new dawn
Is it him you run to at night?
It’s time to move on

Take him in, into your arms
Find your new dawn
It was him you ran to that night.
Time to move on


Go

I am the wisdom in love
Eternal, covered in dust
Time has taken over, rearranged our dreams
Of love deeper than life, deeper than belief

Submissive in prayer, under the gun (Come to us)
Inhaling the fragrance of love undone (Retreat from us)

It’s such a burden when you see it
There’s no return, no mystery
Look what we've done to our city
I cannot retreat, but I’ll just go

I saw the burden of proof
Internal, bothered by the truth
Now is never the time
To speak the words of possibility
When love crumbles to dust
And passion retreats

Submissive in prayer, under the gun (Come to us)
Inhaling the fragrance of love undone (Retreat from us)

It’s such a burden when you see it
There’s no return, no mystery
Look what we've done to our city
I cannot retreat, but I’ll just go

It’s such a lonely world we live in
There’s no real hope it’s fatalistic
Look what you’ve done to this mystic
I cannot retreat, but I’ll just go


Remember Me and I Will Remember You

Breaking apart the conversation
Emptiness fills the night
Reaching for the Vicodin
To help me crack a smile

Laughing at jealous revelation
Praying through whispered cries
Overwhelmed by complications
Of a promised wedding now denied

Contemplate the paradigm
What’s yours is yours and mine is mine
Eradication compromised
Blinding to the naked eye

Bonded by the past
We’ll shimmer in the light just out of view
When conversations end
Remember me and I will remember you     

Burning through the complicated matters of the mind
Overcome by lovers when their battle’s undefined
Mysteries and contemplation challenge us to find
The visual contributions of the blind

Suffocate the paradigm
What’s yours is yours and mine is mine
Eradication compromised
Blinding to the naked eye

Bonded by the past
We’ll shimmer in the light just out of view
When conversations end
Remember me and I will remember you     

Pictures cover the night
Anticipated colors of sacrifice
In my heart they play
In my soul betrayed
Until the ceremony

Bonded by the past
We’ll shimmer in the light just out of view
When conversations end
Remember me and I will remember you     

When hearts are broken
Darkness conquer me
I’ll dim into the light in front of you
When conversation end
Remember me and I will remember you     


 

One Day Closer to Yesterday

I. Where Mystics Unite

Into the deepest dream
Whispers hide behind a scream
It’s where I long to be with you

Below the starry skies
Where the attachment lies
My body pulls my desperate soul
So far from home

Remember fragrant nights,
And whispered lullabies?
The words maligned our subtleties

And when we all depart
Have we played our part?
As we evolve to destiny
Were we free?
Now I see you in another world

II. Aina Khana (The palace of mirrors)

Protect the garden with love
Reflection fights vindication
Repetition engraving the stone
I am all I see
Commanded in life
The servant is I
The master is my ability

Into the fire we fall
And with the smoke we’ll rise up
As the ashes below scatter with the dust
Breathing the light
Seeking the light
Healing the blind eyes so we can see

As I walk alone seeking my soul in everyone
I seem to find a part of our love
Pieces that we never found
In a sense I’ve always loved you
The palace has been redefined

III. When We Surrender

The sun is familiar, and yet a stranger to me in a way
I’ve seen this smile before
And remember the beauty that danced between us
But now I’m lost in the spaces that separate us

Crying out to the night when we’re broken
We’re chosen
Into darkness my heart ignites
And I’m open

Intuition will guide the night’s divine
Perfect knowledge into the hearts and minds
Of those seeking to find something closer
Devotion

Time is wounded deep in the night
Hearts are broken, I’m losing the fight
For life

In my heart, the chambers are cold
I’m hoping to find some peace here
Pictures burn all through the night
I’m hoping she’s out of reach… yeah

In the dark, she calls out to me
Nothing is out of reach here
A hidden world covered in dreams
What could she want from me again?

And when the morning comes
The future’s bright, but we don’t recall
With the truth I’ll take the fall
Nothing’s left for me but death

IV.  An Uninterpreted Dream

Questions aside, when love has arrived
There’s nothing left but my surrender
You’ve fallen between us
The silence always lingers
And when you leave us
The first kiss will be goodbye  

Supplication
Tears into the lining of my soul
Constellations
Refining what is real and what has gone
Consolation
Fabricating all we’ve said and done
Complications

V. Our Last Days

Freedom, social justice, peace, and love
The rhythm’s off, the melody is overly convoluted
Everything we’ll ever need returns to us again
I see the balance lost in most of us
And I remember both of us
Before we chose to come to Earth
To drift apart as you forgot and fell away

But I’m one day closer to yesterday
Returned to the heart of everything
Never again will I repeat
To feel, and think, and speak without integrity
A broken heart is where we’ll meet     
But I’m still running to be free
From all the warning signs
One day closer to me
Closer to you

Closer

 


 

Shumaun: Shumaun (2015)
All lyrics by Farhad Hossain

  1. A New Revolution
  2. Miracles of Yesterday
  3. You and I Will Change the World
  4. Keep It Together
  5. We Always Disappear
  6. When It's Our Turn
  7. The Drop
  8. Ambrosia
  9. Floods
  10. Sunrise at Midnight
  11. The Dream of the Sleeper
  12. Numbers

 


A New Revolution  

Falling from sky into Earth  
Light is released  
Sleeping by rivers at night  
Thirsty at dawn  
   
Waking up from eternal life  
To find just what is real  
In your house  
I see heaven  
Sleep now  
Nothing's left here  
 
Crawling on the floor  
Where hypocrites find their own evidence  
Opening the door  
Leading to the temple burned with righteous ignorance 
Self righteous ignorance

But I see you living my forever  
Impatiently we venture out for love  
Oh in solitude we question our own love  
Leaving the essence of the love  
   
Calling off the revolution  
The freedom was buried in our minds  
Climbing the steps to broken hearts  
Where we'll meet in time  
Burning down the resolution  
Salvation is longing for the sky  
Covering hearts with new intention  
As we define  

   
I will lift the weight of your ability  
Crushing out eternal solace  
I will watch you leave  
Facing the night, as time wanders by  
The prisons you've built will not hold me inside  
But will you?  
   
The chemicals return  
The essence of the night's sun  
   
Buried in the heart there's a memory  
Tears that have fallen  
Remind me of that dream  
The night shall return  
The fires will burn  
All through the town, right through me  
   
Hidden in the dark, your arrival  
Divinity defined in a spiritual reform  
I'll meet you here  
Lost in sight  
Will you breathe me new life?  
As we wake from the night  
   
Calling off the revolution  
The freedom was buried in our minds  
Climbing the steps to broken hearts  
Where we'll meet in time  
Burning down the resolution  
Salvation is longing for the sky  
Covering hearts with new intention  
As we define  

   
The citizens are divine  
Yeah the citizens are divine  
And your citizens are divine
When we breathe we believe  
That we're only a matter of time 
 



Miracles of Yesterday

Miracles are lost in disbelief
Emotionally charged, the energy
Colors emanate from the unseen
The purest light will cover me

Breaking down every paradigm    
Defining our existence 
Miracles of yesterday will bring me back to earth 
Taking off, all systems go 
We’ve gotta find our reasons 
Miracles of yesterday will bring us back to life

Everything is conscious energy
Imagination, wants, realities
What you bless embodies your beliefs
A hidden world to be released 

Breaking down every paradigm   
Defining our existence
Miracles of yesterday will bring me back to earth
Taking off, all systems go
We’ve gotta find our reasons
Miracles of yesterday will bring us back to life

Gratitude's the face of God
Energy is what we are
Taken from the source
Body is the physical
Taken from the tangible
And it shall return
Back to the ground
As we go down

Breaking down every paradigm   
Defining our existence
Miracles of yesterday will bring me back to earth
Taking off, all systems go
We’ve gotta find our reasons
Miracles of yesterday are miracles of now

Breaking down every paradigm   
Defining our existence
Miracles of yesterday will bring me back to earth
Taking off, all systems go
We’ve gotta find our reasons
Miracles of yesterday will bring us back to life


 



You and I Will Change the World

Drink now
From this heart that's holding a love
That beats in isolation
A call on me to call on you
To find the essence of no meaning
The bleeding hearts just beat for peace

Awakening
By the flicker of a slight temptation
Rising up to conquer me

I’ve wondered what it takes to start a revolution
I’ll change the world for you
Surrender to yourself, to me
No contradiction will save the world from you


Somehow
The thirst will bring us to the ground
Bow down and drink from water flowing free
The deed is dead, the consequences linger
Impurities are washed by intention
Ideas end with destiny.

Don’t stay asleep
And dream with all the silent dreamers
Spirit rise from under me

I’ve wondered what it takes to start a revolution
I’ll change the world for you
Surrender to yourself, to me
No contradiction will save the world from you


End war
Take love
Break pride
The sound of the heart is the beat of the drum
Make refuge
In surrender
The void in your heart is the key to the world

I’ve wondered what it takes to start a revolution
I’ll change the world for you
Surrender to yourself, to me
No contradiction will save the world from you


 



Keep It Together

Dreaming of annihilation
A call to arms
Await in silence
Reaching for the lies
I found I’ve told
Feeling for the right emotion
Watered eyes in dry delusion
Drowning in a flood of words
So clear

I’ve kicked it around in my head
Have we come to the point of no surrender?
And if we walk away
l’ll still be singing songs

Peel away a dream to follow
Can’t you see the world of sorrow?
Here is where I’ll search for my lost soul
You know
It’s waiting for a revolution
Calling out in disillusion
Tired eyes won’t find their way from here.

It’s sticking around in my head
Are we reaching for ground while kicking water?
And if we walk away
I’ll still be singing songs about you.

We gotta gotta get away
We gotta keep it together
To find away
You’ve got a ticket to the world my dear.
You gotta keep it together
And when you have to fall away.
Don’t give up
Keep yourself alive!


Taking me back to the prison of past
Adolescence is everything
Holding to walls
But the ceiling still falls
And the ground is still calling to me
I feel it

We gotta gotta get away
We gotta keep it together
To find away
You’ve got a ticket to the world my dear.
You gotta keep it together
And when you have to fall away.
Don’t give up
Just keep yourself alive!


 



We Always Disappear

Feel the fear that falls onto the floor
It goes into the room you’ll always find me in
Is it real or just a dream to have you here with me again?
We always die here

Feed the doubt that flows into the room
Where you would find yourself always worried
Are you free and do you see the walls surrounding me?
Your voice in silence calling

The color of night bleeds into day
Voices are lost… but words remain
Colliding in vacuums we’re deep within dream
And you always disappear


Fading into vacant space, between the dreams of one
Along a silent morning
Memories will hang on me and start to breathe again
The sun will always die here

The color of night bleeds into day
Voices are lost… but words remain
Colliding in vacuums we’re deep within dream
And you always disappear


Dreamers will find annihilation, awake in memories
Visions flutter outside the realm of nowhere's possibility
The burning remembrance falls astray
I see your night return to day

The color of night bleeds into day
Voices are lost… but words remain
Colliding in vacuums we’re deep within dreams
And you always disappear

The burden of light creeps in to day
Voices are gone… memories remain
Colliding in vacuums outside of the dream
And you always disappear

 



When It's Our Turn

You've made your mark upon the world. 

Leaving scars behind that'll only heal with your return
There you are believing love will last forever
Though you hide in yesterday
 
You'll shine on
Leaving every world holding our existence
And you'll shine on Earth
Burning through the ground
Finding your forgiveness
 
There you are again
Leaving life to find the silence in your memory
Where you go from here
Your needle points to north to live again
It all went south
 
But you'll shine on
Leaving every world 
Finding your surrender
And you'll shine on Earth
Blinding everyone
Shrouding every word that calls for you
 
I feel you
See you
So down
You're so down
 
Don't let them tear into you
Don't let them break you down
Don't let them pull you away
They're gonna make you walk a tight rope
They're gonna pull you till you let go
You never tried, I'll never know
 
I feel you
Breathing in the light
There you go so far away from us
Close your eyes
Goodbye
 

 



The Drop

Lies have spilled all along the doorway
Outside the temple
Anger fueled by a false perception
Expose the bloodshed

Broken bottles crowd the floor
Desperate measures taking ground
Murder on the path to God
Dividing us

Pure intention
The light reflects the truth
Outside the prism
Forward progress
Spinning round and round
Drilling into sand


Righteous deed lost in self awareness
Self righteous stranger
Lost indeed from the path to water
Their fires burn us

Broken bottles crowd the floor
Desperate measures taking ground
He who’s lost will save your soul
Defending us

Pure intention
The light will bend the truth
Outside the prism
Forward progress
Spinning round and round
Crawling in the sand


Lost between the dark
And the first light of coming dawn
We suffer through empty pages
Once filled with the glowing art of love
We follow
Will we rise again?
Or watch our beauty fade with the time?
In sorrow
Empty praises end with empty words
That follow God

Arrest this man
For crimes against the world at large
Here’s evidence
I’ve taken off my clothes
Naked to the world
And I will not give in to this injustice

I'm taking a chance to find my own way
I’ll need some assistance in finding you again
And I’ll be here and you’ll see I’m not the same (I'm not to blame)
I’m not afraid

Eyes try to see
Blinded by a wind I just can’t feel
As the world calls to me
When love will split the seed and find relief
Now

Tears wander free
Always longing for the sea
Falling through the air
Longing for feathered wings

Broken bottles crowd the floor
Desperate measures taking ground
Murder on the path to God
And we look on

Pure intention
The light reflects the truth
Outside the prism
Forward progress
Spinning round and round
Buried in the sand


Buried deep in dream
The path to water shall be seen
Levitating us
Addicted to this
Addicted to the tears
As we cry
 



Ambrosia

Shifting frequencies to the divine 
Spirit seeks arrival
Body and mind compromised
Longing for Oneness
Divided by ego in time
Existence on arrival
We are constantly exuding light
 
Bury me in your world
Find me in your dreams
 
I've picked up the pieces that fell to the ground
Armed with seclusion
And I shifted emotion to find myself bound
By the illusion
Buried the memories of all I had found
Lost in delusion
As I wait for the moment of sight and of sound
Oh will you please drink with me?

 
Lost within circles
Spirit in nature divine
Crosses will crumble and fall
Unity through closed eyes
Cover the crescent moon
With the veil of the bride
Breathe in the essence of all
Effortlessly breathing light
 
Bury me in your world
Find me in your dreams
 
I've picked up the pieces that fell to the ground
Armed with seclusion
And I shifted emotion to find myself bound
By the illusion
Buried the memories of all I had found
Lost in delusion
As I wait for the moment of sight and of sound
Oh will you please drink with me?


As we drift to the sound of the earth
Feeding the self to return
Amrita flowing inside of me
Healing myself to rebirth
And we'll witness reality burn
Breathing ourselves into one
Freedom's the light of existence
 
Pick up the pieces that fell to the ground
Oh nonbeliever
Consciously feel the expansion of life flow
As you breathe in
 
I've picked up the pieces that fell to the ground
Armed with seclusion
And I shifted emotion to find myself bound
By the illusion
Buried the memories of all I had found
Lost in delusion
As I wait for the moment of sight and of sound
Oh will you please drink with me?


 



Floods

Turning all the pages of self awareness
You're hopelessly in love again... no?
Finding other ways to be burned
Yearning for life beyond the pleasant dream
Or not?
 
Words will fall upon the world of self indulgence
Frozen at the core
Letters weep too
          
Follow the flood of your emotion
Drowning in rivers so deep
Take into account all that she reveals
All that she is will be

 
Pictures of Autumn guide you on your every word
Isolation brings about your fear
No witness but the sullen tear
Reveals a suicidal flight to reach the ground at your feet
 
Follow the flood of your emotion
Writing in rivers so deep
Take into account all that she reveals
All that she is will be


Ladies and gentlemen
So glad you could be here tonight
We're gathered here today to hand out a new lease on life
However, there is a fee to tackle these problems
And there are known side effects...

One being, you just might wake up!

So we fear the unknown
It's taken me through your soul      
Foreign dreams haunting me
The water 's deep in my lungs
Breathe with me
All I've known is lost
In you, without a home

Take me there
Make me aware
Speak my words
Call me back
Home

Follow the flood of your emotion
Writing in rivers so deep
Take into account all that she reveals
All that she is will be

Follow the flood (she will be)
Follow the flood (she will lead you to believe)
Drown in the flood
That it's all that she wanted to be


 



Sunrise at Midnight

(Instrumental)

 



The Dream of the Sleeper

Changing with times for a tear
Leaves my redemption bound to the light
I touched the heart of the stone
And then ignored it
The circle’s defined

Raising myself from the fear
Saving the feelings for peace of mind
Over the hills in the east
Where we destroyed it
Westward in time

I saw you so far from me so…

Digging the sky for a light
One to seduce me
And all that I see are ominous clouds
Gazing down from the night as a warning
I cannot breathe

I saw you so far from me, so down

Trust in me my love
In return I’ll give you all that I’ve ever owned
Do you have the gun?
I will trust you’ll breathe new life to all you have known


Circles fade with time
Breaking my fall, taking it down, break it off
Tearing the walls, breaking it down, take it off

Leaving us apart
Breaking my fall, taking it down, break it off
Tearing the walls, breaking it down, take it off
Breaking my fall, taking it down, breaking off
Tearing the walls, breaking it down, (where do we go?)
Taking off

Find me in the circle that you’ve drawn
Breaking my fall, taking it down, pick it up
Breaking the walls, breaking it down, break it off
Tearing the wall, taking it down, breaking off
What do we have? Where do we go?
Breaking my fall

Trust in me my love
In return I’ll give you all that I’ve ever owned
Do you have the gun?
I will trust you’ll breathe new life to all you have known


Speaking of love defaulting to sleep
A dying dream’s final call for rebirth
Breathes with me
Finally free

Clouded skies give hope to the tears’ final wish to die in the sea
She’s so beautiful in life, and in death
She never slept nor was she ever dead
“We have to die before we die to be awake”
She said

The wind is cold
The wind is cold tonight
They’re roaming through fields of your existence
They’re singing the songs of your presence   
Now be

I see myself ill in pictures that follow you
Let me sob in your love
My weeping eyes won’t judge the clouds above
My tears aren’t just water from the air
We breath so deep
I’ll get solace through your memory
I see you as if you’re in front of me

Down in the night of defeat
Alone in the lap of luxury

The aching heart of the drunkard
Pours his wine into your soul
As Intoxication slips away...
Your only witness runs down your face
Reaching for ground
Awaiting your arrival

 
The Seven Sleepers  
And so we wake from our sleep
To find a love still breathing
And now I see what has happened to me
Awakened after centuries of sleep
 
Oh she never did return
She never followed me to freedom
Now I'm here alone
And it's killing me now
 
As I walk through the town  
A calmness fills the air
Your presence surrounds me
To live again
 
Changing with times for a tear
As we dissolve it

 



Numbers

Late at night when we gather around the table
Praying for the lives
Of our fallen brothers and our broken sisters
With no end in sight
When the rain falls with the light of dawn
Will they rescue all of the ordinary people like us?
Who knows for sure?