Joy Kicks Darkness

On the wind the ashes rise
I’ve been searching for you all of my life
Tears are welling in your eyes
Listen to me Daddy, you don’t need to cry
For I know one of these days
I will travel there among the vast array and take my place

Here we go, we’ll leave all fear behind
Sailing into the sun
This is our time
Death and glory
Supreme sacrifice
We will meet again
On the other side
Rising into the light

We can’t wait, there is no time
You cannot predict when lightning will strike
There’s no chance to hesitate
Destiny has looked you straight in the face and called your name

Here we go, we’ll leave all fear behind
Sailing into the sun
This is our time
Death and glory
Supreme sacrifice
We will meet again
On the other side
Rising into the light
We’ll meet again
Be released in the end

Here we go, we’ll leave all fear behind Sailing into the sun
This is our time
Death and glory
Supreme sacrifice
We will meet again On the other side

Come on
We’re going into the light
Leave them all behind

Here we go, we’ll leave all fear behind
Sailing into the sun
This is our time
Death and glory
Supreme sacrifice
We will meet again
On the other side

Oh yeah
Going make this count now
We’re running out of time
Running out of time
Alright

Song Notes

The track was premiered live on October 19th 2009 in Aldershot. Tim said of the song on its day of release:

The lyrics are about mortality with funeral pyre imagery and references to Ulysses. The title comes from a Jack Kerouac quote, I switched the first two words around. We started recording the song a year ago and finished sometime in the spring. It’s so great to play live.