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Heavy Like The Ancient Sun

from Heavy Like The Ancient Sun by Ahráyeph

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As personal as all of the songs I've written for Ahrayeph have been, in that they deal with my personal experiences or with my points of view about what happens around me, I don't think I've ever written a more personal song than the title track of this album. I had to be more direct than I'm used to and to this day, I have to admit that I'm not sure if I'm any good at writing in such a direct way. I hold a high standard, and the fellow musicians I admire for being able to write in such a direct way without it becoming syrupy or smarmy are of such standards of excellence that I can't hold a candle to them.

Nevertheless, I had to write my own feelings down as some sort of open letter to James, in the same way as the album opens with him doing the same, because I never had the chance to say goodbye. I just hope I did our friendship justice.


Two years on
And here we are
All you left behind
The memories in our minds

The world is emptier
The world is colder
Without that Sun
You heavy, ancient sun

You cast off shadows from my encumbered mind
Observed the shroud, not letting it lie
Driven by the sounds that lit up your life
Your spirits raised and ready to rave

Like the sun

And I wonder where you are now
Waiting till my end of time
Is your god there in your sky now
Curse this loss
heavy like the sun

Shine on
You font of puns
Shine on
You king of curses
Shine on
Shine on
Ye magnificent baisturt

I will be there
At the great gig in the sky
I’ll see you there
And again, together we will shine!

Shine Heavy like the ancient sun


from Heavy Like The Ancient Sun, released August 11, 2018


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Ahráyeph Leuven

Prog, Goth, Rock, something music-y. Definitely dark. Dark is good. If you like dark music with the odd odd time signatures thrown in with the melancholy, this is your place to be.

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