Divided Sky

Divided Sky

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Divided Sky is a hybrid-rock band that creates genre-spanning music which is dark, cereberal, intricate and capable of rocking your socks off while your shoes are still on.

Biography

DIVIDED SKY is a quartet of entities who feel it necessary to abandon the stagnating confines of current rock music and create a fresh and exciting vibrant hybrid of intense music. They have summoned a style of music that most have attempted to classify as heavy divergent rock or hybrid rock. What is that, you ask? It is a potent recipe for a veritable plethora of intelligent heavy rock, metal, jazz, pop and classical influences that make a very intriguing aural experience.

The band began in 1999 in a basement in Philadelphia as an experiment in progressive rock and quickly grew into a living entity bent on taking a different approach to crafting rock music. Divided Sky became an escape from the drab and sterile clone-like mainstream trends that plagued the airwaves.

Divided Sky cranks out prophetic lyrical potency seamlessly woven into a backdrop of varying contrasts of music ranging from serene beauty to total sonic chaos. The band dares to challenge the sensibilities of listeners with unconventional, often unpredictable rock music. Heavy, melodic, intricate and often insane, Divided Sky represents forward thinking music at its finest.

absorb.

accept.

embrace.

Lyrics

Sheep and Kings

Written By: Crisden

There's a familiar face that they have seen that I should know. It makes them alright and they say that I should go there and see how I feel with them...

I'm waiting for the face of god so I can thank him for this shit we've got. I want to tell him that i call his bluff. I'm waiting.

I've gotten over all this imagery and grandeur. So, what's new? We've got a lot of names for the types of things we can't imagine.

Well I guess that's you.

Telling me its alright and kissing me goodnight. Pulling me on through this.

I'm waiting for the face of god so I can thank her for this shit we got. I want to tell her what we're really all about. I'm waiting.

No Earthquakes, No Displacements

Written By: Crisden, Radway

There is sunlight
Swirling
On my floor

Like an illusion
From the world above

A thing that has no place here
In the ruins of my kingdom

The dust will never quite settle
From its ballet in the light
It is my breath that gives it inspiration
Its my breath that tells me I’m still here…

No flowers can grow in this hole that I live in
My sickness chokes out their life
One day I will shatter the walls of this prison
And bloom into the light

It is my pride that keeps me cynical and jaded
My will that tells me I have no fear
It is my breath that gives it inspiration
Its my breath that tells me I’m still here…

There is sunlight
Scorching the dirt alive

Like an allusion
To the world above

No earthquakes
No displacements
No earthquakes
No displacements

There is only room for one
In the ruins of my kingdom
I have only just begun
So please
Let us not be critical
So please….let us not be critical

It is my breath that gives it inspiration
Its my breath that tells me I’m still here…

No earthquakes
No displacements
No earthquakes
No displacements

No flowers can grow in this hole that I live in
My sickness chokes out their life
One day I will shatter the walls of this prison
And bloom into the light

No pedals can bloom in this hole that I live in
Its much too dark to see
One day I’ll climb out of the hole I’ve been digging
But for now this is where I’ll be.

Farther

Written By: Crisden

I can’t believe the things laid out here before me
The paths we choose are still winding in our minds
And here’s a reminder
Such a fragile little thing
Conceived of lust and love
And memories that aren’t mine

So here I am
Feeling my way on through
Needing just a moment
When I’m for you

This is for the way that it oughta’ be
And this is for the way that it is.

What’s left behind is done despite these ghosts I see
Recurring sights and sounds with fearful energy
Cornered and twisted
My brain plays enemy
Challenging the volumes
Of what I thought was me

So here I am
Feeling my way on through
Needing just a moment
When I’m for you

Pushing farther forward
In a dream
Perception no longer true
This world…swallows.

This is for the way that it oughta’ be
And this is for the way that it is.

Close your eyes
Go to sleep
When you dream
Will you dream of me?

Farther
Than I thought I could
Farther
Than I said I would
Farther
I don’t know all the answers
Getting dumber every day
Farther…than I thought I’d be

If I knew all the answers
I never would’ve found the way
So here I am

Discography

"The Subtle Art of Failure", 2006

"Spectral", 2002

Samples from both albums are available at:

www.dividedskymusic.com/media (download)

www.myspace.com/dividedskymusic (streaming)

Set List

Divided Sky creates sets that are as textural and dynamic as the music itself. The standard set ranges from 45 to 90 minutes, depending on the venue.

The band plays mainly original music, but has been known to add an unconventional and unique cover or two into a set. Past favorites have included "Heart of the Sunrise" by Yes, "Blackest Eyes" by Porcupine Tree, "Holy Wars: The Punishment Due" by Megadeth and even the theme to Spongebob Squarepants.