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Robyn Njui
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Robyn Njui This band is what I would write for myself and to know this is a solo project I am inspired to write more of my own music! love the tones and it is just mind boggling heavy!!

picking a favourite is almost impossible but an album that catches you with the first song and I mean TRULY catches you like it has caught me then it is the best for that reason. Favorite track: Like Lambs.
Mark Klimenko
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Mark Klimenko Ever since I discovered this Jak Noble's project ( 2014 ) I instantly fell in love with his style of arangement, riffs, thematical influenses, and last but definetly not least his vocal range. Was really bummed out that Far Stepper/Of Wide Sea was the last album in the project, so I was extremely relieved when this album was anounced. Thank you Jak for your amazing work and inspiration! Favorite track: The Corruption of the Third Sister.
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Like Lambs 04:13
Langemark 05:33
Regulus 04:12
Bathilda 05:02
Europa 04:05
Callisto 04:05
Uprising 04:41
Vendetta 05:59
And so we deny Hanging upon the foundations of this home built from the solacy From the hatred you seethed for your entire existence Blackened noose hanging your reddening neck Breathe out the spite This is the end If only we could turn the clockhand back Release, forget, redeem So let nothingness arise and claim its place At the end of all things Worlds crumbled at your feet Just as your life crumbles below your body Into the depths of the darkness that awaits
Line-Trap 05:18
I will never get to sleep I've never seen a cut run so deep Parasites feast upon my mind Dispatching all that has made me blind Delirious and feverish; scratching at my eyes Organs convulse and swell deep inside Nausea overwhelms; welcome the taste of blood Your voice resounding; I feel my mind erupt I cannot just abide by you; so much you expect Commonalities are lost on me; I feel your abhorrence Waiting to kick me down; your malice is distinct Life shouldn't be so regimented; like lambs to the slaughter Adrenaline taking my mind, fueling my hate as I carve inside Living like this is not worth the pain and memories I cannot see; rapid blows puncture my lungs as I gradually fall asleep No, not this time You'll never know what changed inside
Raised and adored by her guardian to the tender age of fifteen Medusa learnt of her sister's betrayal and demise by hand of the gods Ignoring the orders of her elder and straying far from her home The youngest Gorgon set upon a quest to avenge the death of her own A journey far from the caverns and shores of the world that Medusa knew Ascending the perilous Mount Olympus, searching for answers A path paved with ghouls and creatures seeking to corrupt the girl Met only by a beacon of passion, fuelled by her vengeance in heart Medusa arrived in a temple of marble, bathed in the sun’s sky And marvelled at the dazzling realm of gods But soon, a man approached the young girl; beautiful, eternal He led her to the shadows Here; stay still, little girl and do just as I say Forcing himself onto the young girl, Poseidon, god of the sea did mount Medusa violently Grasping the child’s face, though her screams still resounded throughout the marble temple As the raping of Medusa was heard through Olympus The innocence of the Gorgons, forever lost Goddess Athena witnessed the desecration of her temple Shielding her virgin eyes from a holy abomination And in punishment for allowing such an act, cursed the Gorgon Medusa Destined to turn to stone the bodies of all mortal gaze upon her Though Euryale cared for nothing more in the world than her sister Medusa’s lonely existence longed for the companionship of another But damned to never gaze into mortal eyes again Her innocence destroyed, she cursed the sea
Sister, I will always be here We are the sea and forever we remain Through all years, I will keep you near Sister, I will always be here Mount Olympus stood grand, casting shadow across the land Ceasing the sun's existence in the caverns below Under the realm of gods, rumoured daemons living where land meets the great sea Said to be spawn of gods themselves, eating voyagers of the sea The daughters of Phorcys and Ceto, born below the world Damned to live forever hidden from the sun Legend demonised Stheno and immortal sister Euryale; elegant, gentle and caring creatures Living in harmony with waves for a thousand years of the early age Fortune cursed the Gorgons in the form of one god; young Zeus arrived, hunting for the head of such a creature The peaceful and wise Stheno witnessed Jupiter's arrival on the island and fled, fearful of his intentions Neither man nor god set foot in the caverns until the young one came, confident in his youth and with malice in heart He took chase, hunting the mortal Stheno as she ran to protect her sister, but to no avail The caring woman impaled by Jupiter's sword All that I know lies here bleeding Love forsakes me; I am undone You were comfort; my compassion Love lies broken; I am undone Jupiter lifted the corpse by the hair and detached the head Turning only a menacing smile to the young girl as he fled the island All that she knew in life lay beheaded and in spasm, jerking violently and staining the rocks in sharp blood And for thousand years that followed, the girl mourned her only love Screaming out to the sea that had given her false safety Alone in the world, Euryale in time became her own myth Luring and killing the men of sea who wandered too far from the known Feeding on the eyes and brains, and all that she felt caused mankind to commit wrong
Medusa stared out to sea for eternity Traumatised by what the world had brought upon her And through all the years, her sister watched on Desperate to quell the pain of her younger As time progressed, Euryale’s passion began to swell The despair she felt for Medusa grew to something more Until she could restrain no longer and held her sister In a passionate embrace of love and sorrowful empathy The Gorgons’ love for each other blossomed intensely And Medusa realised the comfort she so desperately craved In the arms of her own sister Yet the love they shared was cut tragically short By whispers of another’s arrival The sisters, cursed with such ill fate, would never last in peace And in melancholy recurrence, a warrior did arrive Perseus, child of the gods, intent on bloodshed Fuelled by the lies told of the Gorgon sisters With the reflection shield by his side to avoid her damned gaze Tasked with removing the head of the feared Medusa A dæmon hunted With stealth of foot, Perseus hunted the Gorgons Rendering them defenceless to his onslaught of steel Euryale fought to protect her sister with all she could muster But was beaten and broken by the sheer power of holy Perseus Medusa in his sight Deadly teeth and claws made Medusa a worthy foe for a warrior Though his experience in battle gave Perseus higher ground Clashing at blinding speeds, the Gorgon fought with all she had to survive Yet the warrior’s master skill rendered Medusa nothing but prey Beating the girl into submission, Perseus tore her cursed eyes from her head Reducing the feared dæmon of stone to a young girl, writhing in agony upon the rocks Euryale lay paralysed, watching her life destroyed As Perseus lifted the girl by the hair and separated her head from body with a swing of the sword All the world was numb as Euryale watched the blood of her only love burst from the battered and decapitated corpse Perseus smirked as he tossed the naked body to the ground Drenching Euryale in her true love’s dying blood Flight As swiftly as he had arrived, Perseus made his departure The youngest Gorgon’s head in hand Fuelled by the purest rage and despair, Euryale summoned the strength To raise her broken body in pursuit Giving chase to the holy assailant Euryale’s speed fuelled by such intense malice Desperate to slay and eat the man who had destroyed her love To find solace in the taste of his organs Yet with the speed of gods at his heel, Perseus outran his pursuer Never to be seen again, Euryale left broken Sister, I will always be here We are the sea and forever we remain Through all years, I will keep you near Sister, I will always be here
This is the harmless truth you've concealed; no expense spared Your defiance assured through god-given right How can you carry on? How blind must you be Not to see ancient history This is the timeless lie you propagated No care for the hate you've created Will it be your last? To save your conflicting words You're the disease This is the shroud you've cast on all of us You're so faithless
When in Troy, do as the Greeks do This is treacherous This is cold-hearted betrayal Move in for the kill And you’re all traitors We’ll fight them to the death Burn down the houses Loot all the churches And we found the time to pray Pray that our justice be done Pray by the light of the moon That we’re not here
You still remain here in my head With ever thought you haunt me These thoughts are strangling me Always you lure me No more will you tempt me An itch that can't be scratched No more of your poison You will not suffice Not this time Will you survive Now I see I used to think this haze would not lift And now it is so clear to me You used to be in control of my life But now you are so dead to me No more will you tempt No more of your poison Will flow through my veins I know that I dug my own grave But I long to be exhumed I will stand alone if I have to I won't let you consume All that is good if it takes me all my life In my head you remain I am affected but not lost


'Larks' is a compilation of fan-favourite songs by Returning We Hear the Larks, spanning all releases in chronological order. All tracks have been re-recorded and remastered to bring them up to the standard of Larks' last album 'Far-Stepper/Of Wide Sea'.

This release is essentially a 'greatest hits' album, signifying the end of Returning We Hear the Larks. At least for now. Maybe there'll be more one day.


released March 30, 2015

All tracks composed, recorded, mixed and mastered by Jak Noble, with the exception of the covers bonus tracks.

Lyrics for track 13 written by Josh Astridge
Track 13 originally performed by Red Horizons.
Singing on tracks 17 and 18 by Lauren Krukiel.
Track 19 composed and originally performed by Red Seas Fire.
Track 20 composed and originally performed by Architects.
Track 21 composed and originally performed by The Arusha Accord.




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Returning We Hear the Larks is the progressive metal solo project of Jack Noble, from Bristol, England.

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