Shira

by Harken

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Shira is finally released. For those of you who preordered literally years in advance, thank you for your patience. We've included ten additional demo tracks we hope you'll enjoy.

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released May 29, 2016

music by Wesley Wyatt and Conner Dugan
production and Lyrics by Wesley Wyatt
screaming vocals by Chris Todd
clean vocals by Wesley Wyatt

guest solo on "Machine Hearts" by Seth Kozak
guest solo on "Luminous" by Kyle Gruenig
guest vocals on "Serpentine" by Brad Huff
guest solo on "Serpentine" by Ganesh Rao
guest solo on "Shira" by Rusty Holloway

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Harken Tyler, Texas

Harken was started as a studio project based out of Tyler, Texas in July, 2012. Founded by guitarists Wesley Wyatt and Conner Dugan and after demoing several songs. Chris Todd joined a year later as the main vocalist while Wesley provides the clean vocals.

Harken's full length album, "Shira" is now out.

All of their music is self-produced and self-recorded.
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Track Name: Machine Hearts (feat. Seth Kozak)
Just watch them seethe
Just victims in their cage
Bone and sinew are their trappings
You are not machine
You are not cattle
Still you crawl on your knees
Begging for scraps at their table
Pick yourself up
Take your place at the throne of our virtuous being
Silence our accusers
"No one may love another"
By grace your eyes see light that warms the skin no man may own
Set your sights on our oppressors
Overthrow their iron-grip
And every second that they breathe grasp your throat
Crushing tighter at the very air you fight for
You are not machine
You are not cattle
The kingdom of God is within all man
Our conciousness seeking out grace in our sorrows
Through collapsing lungs we repent our trangressions
Holding to words that are better unspoken
So make still your hand as it reaches to grasp
For every damning desire
Suffer the shame of a beggar and hunger
Like those we refuse to feed
Now you see the price of greed
Now you see the fault of man

[solo Seth Kozak]
Track Name: Nassar
Banishment for the heretic
Build my altar of bones
Punish my thirst
Punish my thirst
They made me to crawl
They never wonder
Can you conceive these things
When all around you blind their eyes
The wonder, the mystery
In everything within your sight
Harsh winds blowing
Caught in the sandstorm
Our tracks blown away
Sands still burning, tears drench my eyes
As the coming torment blacks the sky
Can you conceive these things
When all around you blind their eyes
The wonder, the mystery
In everything within your sight
So quietly it greets you
In this empty room
Full of broken words
Full and bursting through

[solo Conner Dugan]

Can you conceive these things
When all around you blind their eyes
The wonder, the mystery
In everything within your sight
Track Name: Luminous (feat. Kyle Gruenig)
Light devoured, time takes all
Wasting everything
Silent we walk side by side
Hidden in shadow
Luminous skies
Setting sunsets
Days growing colder and colder
Sun fading
Cold skies as time pulls us slowly apart
The silence is coming
Quiet and empty the dark embraces creations emptiness
Worlds dying
Souls fade as time pulls them slowly apart
Quiet, children
This was meant to be
From the moment you took your first breath
Nothing sees life
That will see light diminish
That day all things will have ceased
Frozen, silent
A universe that is haunted
Ghost of the glory we've seen
Dying, creation is dying
All things that were no more will be
No memories of all that ever was
No monuments of the ancient worlds
Devoured by unfeeling time gone
The rot of millennia past
Weary traveler, rest your head
Keep shut those tired eyes
Before you know it your life is over
Minuscule to the endless night
End of all conscienceness
All that was and will be has passed away
The silence is coming
All that was and will be has passed away

[solo Kyle Gruenig]

Light devoured, time takes all
Wasting everything
Silent we walk side by side
Hidden in shadow
Luminous skies
Setting sunsets
Days growing colder and colder
Track Name: Aeons I - Aethereal
Absence of form and sight
Existent only in a shifting shadow
Blind shell left for desolute
No reward for the faithful child
Be still
Calm yourself
Paintings in our minds
Illustrating a narrative anguish
Incision of design
In the absense of our grave
Caught in our last goodbyes
With a knife against your wrist
I saw you lost in your crimson sorrow
As you gave way to your final hour

[solo Wesley Wyatt]

As our last words scatter to thousands of pieces
Destined to see our last breath shatter
And all for the sake of our miscarried dreams
This suffocation
The only way out
When all was lost you gave me the hope of a new day
This suffocation
The deluge pours down
When all was lost you gave me the hope of a new day

[solo Conner Dugan]

Downpour
I am nothing
Less than nothing
I am the ghost at the sides of your sight
You were nothing
Less than nothing
You were the ghost at the sides of my sight
Downpour
Track Name: Aeons II - Sirens
Forgotten bloom always withering
Laced in your bonds like a fraying noose
You grasp the line with frail hands
As the water rushes in
Crushed upon the rocks you sink
Further in your tide of sin
Carry your bonds alongside the wreckage
Sighting the rocks in the distance
The only shelter you find
Plagued by the sirens
You grasp the line with frail hands
As the water rushes in
Crushed upon the rocks you sink
Further in the tide of sin
As she reaches out her hand
Just to pull you in her web
Crushed upon the rocks you sink
Further in your tide of —
Your coursing veins give way to ocean water
Tending to your wounds
Inflicted by her teeth rescinding
Forgotten bloom always withering
Laced in your bonds like a fraying noose
You grasp the line with frail hands
As the water rushes in
Crushed upon the rocks you sink
Further in your tide of sin
As she reaches out her hand
Just to pull you in her web
Crushed upon the rocks you sink
Further in your tide of sin
Track Name: Aeons III - Ajna
Follow as a child
Led hand in hand by all our hopes and dreams
But no one is picking us up when we're pushed down
Hollow shell
Truth in disguise
On the headstone engrave my eyes
You're alone inside this mind
Carving pictures on the wall
No one saw what lies inside
The means to fall, the means to fall
Entombed in lies I sacrificed my own will
I can't control the sorrow wrought by your vicious words
You take for granted all the poetry that guides your life
While at last the silt you kicked in my face has dried
In the end, you were right
You're alone inside this mind
Carving pictures on the wall
No one saw what lies inside
The means to fall, the means to fall
Can't you see that I don't deserve this
Endless regret
Now damned together
For all these choices we made as one

[solo Conner Dugan]
[solo Wesley Wyatt]

You're alone inside this mind
Carving pictures on the wall
No one saw what lies inside
The means to breathe, to grasp it all
You're alone inside this mind
Carving pictures on the wall
No one saw what lies inside
The means to breathe, to grasp it all
Track Name: Helios
(instrumental)
Track Name: Pleres
On the winds of creation, living clouds of color and dust
Bearing light and warmth in darkness

[solo Wesley Wyatt]

Past the sky and pushing forth, diamond eyes amongst the rough
Roving eyes and seven days 'til dawn comes shining
The empty sky, this wondrous light
The pillars of creation
This black disguise, this wondrous life
They call the world to hear their voice
Calling, oh my god, can you hear them scream?
Can you hear their cries as life diminishes?
And they scream, harken unto us
Harken unto us
Their voice grows silent
All life gives way to darkness
The stars cease giving their light
Once born of dust now bled completely dry
Bled completely dry
Track Name: Serpentine (feat. Brad Huff and Ganesh Rao)
Nothing said and nothing gained
Always left here
Sinking drops of falling rain
Always in fear
The cold drowning away this night
Pushing away all of our secrets
Left in wonder again
As the pouring rain
Washes all our regrets
Away, far from us
Away
These walls crumble down
Bury all her memories
Blood red and suffering
I cannot breathe, this cannot be
Betrayed and left to feed on
Fragments of these reveries
She winds me, serpentine, around her finger
Silk skin, she's set in stone, carved imperfection

[solo Ganesh Rao]

She winds me, serpentine, around her finger
Silk skin, she's set in stone, carved imperfection
Track Name: Abire
The angels call to guide you
Light blinds the path of stone
We stumble, pushing forward
Leading our way back home
The angels call to guide you
Light blinds the path of stone
We stumble, pushing forward
Leading our way back home
Damned like so many others
No torch could pierce this darkness
Where is the grace, where is the promise?
Our lives lead further astray
Whispers so divine
Laced with loves' design
The call to see, the call to breathe
Can't you hear them burying me
Burying me
Mourn for me
Fall away from darkness
Fall away from night
Fall from everlasting
Fall away from sky

[solo Wesley Wyatt]

Throw it all away
Throw it all away
Tear the veil
Rip the veins
Give your eyes to torment
Forsaken, the angels call to guide you
Forsaken, the angels call to guide you
Track Name: Shira (feat. Rusty Holloway)
(instrumental)