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When The Curtains Part

track cover

track cover

Tags: Calliope, Jade

By Circlejourney ( Bandcamp , SoundCloud , Tumblr , Twitter , External (circlejourney.net) ).
Cover art by Circlejourney ( Bandcamp , SoundCloud , Tumblr , Twitter , External (circlejourney.net) ).
Released 6/12/2021.
Duration: 3:53.

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Lyrics:

Don't be afraid
For no more will you be lonely and friendless
Don't be afraid
We share this space, dark and endless

Too long you've stayed
And though your fate anchors down your spirit
Too long you've stayed, my friend
Let's talk a minute

We've met before, I know your voice
But from which dream, I'm not sure
This is the pause in between the applause
And the overture

Friend, we'll face tomorrow
On the seams of space, we'll sew the past and future
Here's where we start, when the curtains part
To reveal the conductor

The light and darkness dovetail
As the needle threads the tale from past to future
Here we part, fortune guide your heart
Can you hear the orchestra stir?

I recall, I see it all
A thousand deaths by fire
And you've waited here, but its time that you go
Now the time draws near

Friend, we'll face tomorrow
On the seams of space, we'll sew the past and future
Here's where we start, when the curtains part
To reveal the conductor

The light and darkness dovetail
As the needle threads the tale from past to future
Here we part, fortune guide your heart
Can you hear the thunder?

My friend, we'll face tomorrow
(wǒ mén yī qǐ xiàng qián fēi, bù pà hán lěng bù pà hēi) (We'll fly forth together, unafraid of the cold and dark)
Don't you be afraid, a new story starts
(jìn rù xīn yǔ zhòu guāng huī, shí kōng lè tuán de zhǐ huī) (Enter the brilliance of the new universe, conductor of the spacetime orchestra)
(wǒ mén yī qǐ xiàng qián fēi) (We'll fly forth together)
When the curtains part
(bù pà hán lěng bù pà hēi) (Unafraid of the cold and dark)
To reveal the conductor
(jìn rù xīn yǔ zhòu guāng huī) (Enter the brilliance of the new universe, conductor of the spacetime orchestra)

The light and darkness dovetail
(wǒ mén yī qǐ xiàng qián fēi, bù pà hán lěng bù pà hēi) (We'll fly forth together, unafraid of the cold and dark)
The scorelines burn and
(jìn rù xīn yǔ zhòu guāng huī, shí kōng lè tuán de zhǐ huī) (Enter the brilliance of the new universe, conductor of the spacetime orchestra)
They'll return
(wǒ mén yī qǐ xiàng qián fēi, bù pà hán lěng bù pà hēi) (We'll fly forth together, unafraid of the cold and dark)
Can you hear the page start to turn?
(jìn rù xīn yǔ zhòu guāng huī, shí kōng lè tuán de zhǐ huī) (Enter the brilliance of the new universe, conductor of the spacetime orchestra)

Artist commentary:

Circlejourney:

This is my last Homestuck track. (Well, it's intended to be...) It's been an amazing run with the Homestuck fandom. Thank you for being there for my music and making me realise it's not bad!

The bittersweet tragedy and cosmic tone of Homestuck always reminded me a bit of Chinese novels and folk tales, I thought it'd work if I brought my (already overt) Chinese music influences into the track. The backing lyrics at the end roughly translate to "We'll fly forth together / unafraid of the cold and dark / enter the brilliance of the new universe / conductor of the spacetime orchestra."

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