Knights in Shining Darkness

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When I wrote This song I wasn't to sure how people would take to it. A part of me didn't care because I wanted to just experiment with some different forms of content. I love the beat to this song so much, when I heard it, it just spoke to me. For a long time I wanted to voice this aspect of my life. This is the only song I wrote multiple versions to and this one just stuck.

I have constantly wondered if the pain I felt through out my life actually belonged to somebody else. Growing up I knew a few individuals who suffered a lot. I wonder at times was I just feeling what they were going through. That deep empathy is a trip like that.

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Hook
My knights in shining, Darkness we dwell again
My knights in shining, Darkness we dwell again
My knights in shining, Darkness we dwell again
My knights in shining, Darkness we dwell again

Verse1
It may sound strange an ambiguous to some
But I can feel the emotions of other humans
A deep empathy from the time I was young
For example I’d have a great day & good fun
Then someone high strung clearly so glum
Under their thumb I’m pressed & so done
A shadow inhaled an then passed through the lungs
That’s where a knight in shining darkness comes from
A man at his post haunted by ghosts
As long as this energy always stays close
I’m bound to the pain wrapped round my throat
The knight in shining darkness no chain mail for coat
So overwhelming I’d keep to myself
Sensory overload circuits would melt
Hours of scrubbing to bring back my health
I wiped myself so hard I gave my skin welps
Writing through pain always helps out a bit
If they pain go away, will I cease to exist??

Hook
My knights in shining, Darkness we dwell again
My knights in shining, Darkness we dwell again
My knights in shining, Darkness we dwell again
My knights in shining, Darkness we dwell again

Verse 2
As I matured new strength had been forged
my focus became sharp as a sword
negativity was strings & some chords
pinpointing its location like blips on a board
Like hearing a ford with ears to the floor
I can feel it coming like never before
Like clothing extra layers and a cauldron
under piles of bodies the heat is engulfing
It came back to me once where I was working
This shorty caught cancer death had been certain
her depression had altered my person
When she left the building I felt a resurgence
full optimism, sunlight through curtains
Now depending on the link I have with the person
I can predict their words before they’re emerging
Feed their pain through distance & deterrent
The knight in shining darkness guides through the current
uphill struggle climate cold & undeserving
The band leader orchestrate tide for the turning
Walk through the pain I know my soul is burning

Hook
My knights in shining, Darkness we dwell again
My knights in shining, Darkness we dwell again
My knights in shining, Darkness we dwell again
My knights in shining, Darkness we dwell again

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from Gone is the illusion, released March 31, 2015

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Super King Armor Queens, New York

A low key, O.D. Charles Barkley, a verbal Chuck Norris on beat. This best describes the sound on stage and recordings by Super King Armor. Always finishing with brutal efficiency on the mic, ugly! This coincides with his stage presence which is like 'Animal' from the muppets. A physical performer. He is verbose with his lyrics and brutally honest regarding life and how hes lived it. ... more

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