Dreamshapes

by Manora

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released September 1, 2017

Vocals by Mirte van der Ham
Guitars and orchestrals by Ivo Visser
Keyboards and orchestrals by Arthur Stok
Drums by Tijn Scholtze
Bass by Tomasz Kisielewicz

Recorded at our home studios
Mixing and mastering by Ivo Visser

Grunts in “Beacon Of Hope” by Mark Rog
Photography by Sherley Freke
Additional vocal recordings by Jens van der Ham

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Manora is a symphonic metal band from the Netherlands.
Their sound is characterized by clean vocals and catchy synth melodies while still maintaining a metal foundation which is accounted for by B-tuned guitars and bass backed up by pounding drums. ... more

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Track Name: Dreamshapes
Far from home she wanders
Through clouds and bright blue skies
Oh how I wished to see the world through her blue eyes
The endless shapes
Of her imaginary world
A distant song composed of wonder and stranger chords
 
[Chorus:]
Don’t try to understand
The mind is like a maze
We are all fighting our own demons in different ways
My dreams will guide my way
Through shadows and through light
Imagination is the power inside my mind
 
Seeing brighter than ever
When her head’s in the clouds
Free from her past of broken promises and doubts
Feels like she’ll live
Forever in her dreams
I could never reach her if I tried
 
[Chorus]

Open your eyes, you will be free
When you believe in fantasy
Don’t try to hide, from all your fears
This is the dream in which we all belong

[Chorus 2x]
Track Name: Endgame
The fire is dwindling the last ember fades
the path we are crossing a confusing maze
a hand on my shoulder helps me see it bright
if we try we'll make it we will win this fight

[Pre-chorus:]
We can’t deny the dangers that we’re in
We have to fight and we might die trying

[Chorus:]
Marching on a steady pace, destiny we have to face
The time is now the end is near, we will be free
We know we will find a way, they will not beat us today
Brace yourself prepare to fight, we will succeed

The men sick and famished our weapons gone dull
The draught and the hunger are taking their toll
Now crossing this mountain the crest lies behind
We stand we are ready for what we may find

[Pre-chorus]
[Chorus]

We are stronger than our enemy
We are legion we are one
We will get right where we want to be
We will fight until the end

[Chorus]
Track Name: A Time Of Change
Empty house old photograph, cracks in the wall life faded fast
I saw it as I closed my eyes
Not a soul left to be seen, life and hell stuck in between
I reached for you but you wouldn't listen
 
I woke up and ran to you

[Chorus:]
I have seen it, please believe me
Reunited we need to change the hands of time
Raise our voices, make our choices,
For a time of change
 
Rusty swingset in the square, childrens' laughter filled the air
I couldn't hear them in my dream
Life got torn by hate and greed and it sowed it's hateful seed
Blanket of ash bestowed upon us

You woke up and fought with me

[Chorus]

[Instrumental]

[Chorus]

Time of change
Time of change
Time of change!
Track Name: Beacon Of Hope
You have seen so many things, it's all in your mind
Raging on towards me
Screaming out for answers that you know you won't find
And you're becoming blind to see

Please let it go, now set it free and breathe in

[Chorus:]
Oh beacon, beacon of hope enlighten
Enlighten my soul release my sorrows
Please keep me from my nightmares
Take me back and unwind the day

Every time you close your eyes the movie begins
And it's hard to exit
You have been so quiet and so cold ever since
And you're about to forfeit

Please let it go, now set it free and breathe in

[Chorus]

Time will reveal, truth will be clear as day
Faith shall be sealed, so come to see what may
Minds are soiled, by greed and spoil, blind to see
All be burned, for times will turn
If you could only see, only see

The world in a state of dissolution
From the moonlight into the daylight
Humanity ceases to exist
The price we pay for our ignorance
Will be fatal for mankind

[Chorus 2x]
Track Name: The Conquest Superiority
Restless heart, the conquer in me beckons
Feed that cry, the need to be free
Where to start? From the road I recognized
That distant world is now revealed to me

[Pre-chorus:]
The path we choose may lurk with dangers
The end unknown, but won’t you dare to live?
This is the chance to start anew
With this endeavor

[Chorus:]
Beyond my horizons, to vow in chromic tones of light
To find my path upon the map of life
And every road divulges surprises yet it’s obvious to see

What lies behind, the sloping hills that pass me by
and what calls deep in the shady vale?
The breeze is thick, of forest dew and whispers cry
So ominous, and yet so very frail

[Pre-chorus]
[Chorus]

[Instrumental]

[Chorus]

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