i nation

i nation

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Heavy electro sex rock dripping with synth.

Biography

i nation are an Australian heavy electro rock/metal band now based in London.

All of i nation's music is written, engineered and performed by Dylan Nation.

i nation fuses the influences of NIN, Type O Negative, Devin Townsend and Rammstein to deliver hard hitting synth heavy electro rock/metal.

Formed around 2003, i nation has since toured extensively along the east coast of Australia from Townsville to Tasmania - along the way racking up major international supports including NIGHTWISH (FINLAND) HIM (FINLAND) CKY (USA) and Apoptygma Berzerk (NORWAY).

i nation have just released their debut album 'Sounds From The Sea' independently worldwide. The new LP continues the bands evolution and incorporates more melodic vocals mixed with a much heavier musical landscape and tighter production.

Lyrics

nova satori

Written By: Dylan Nation

Do you think about your garden?
Are you planting something new?
Is there somewhere else you'd rather be?
Are you planning to see this through?
You just wanted to be part of something...
Are you ready to ask yourself?
Are you ready to know?
Are you ready to make some Changes?
Are you, good to go?
The next wave is coming through Now
If you're ready for something new - sing!
You just wanted to be part of Something...
It's coming through
I'm coming too
There's no stopping me
What's stopping you?
I'm ready to ask myself
Ready to know
I'm ready to make some changes
I'm good to go

be something

Written By: Dylan Nation

Running away
Running to the sound
I need some distance
From all this resistance
I'll tell you the difference
Between me and you
I - I will be something
I will be someone
I will be more than ordinary
Haven't you
Learnt anything
Unsure but ready to go just the same
If this life is the last you'll ever know
Are you ready, ready to go?
Am I holding on too tight to you my Friend?
Help me with this enemy
Help me fill this hole
Help me take control...
Remember me

i nation

Written By: Dylan Nation

together we stand
so alone, when we fall
wanting to give my everything
to someone who wants it all
someone prepared to hear me
someone prepared to open their eyes
are you prepared to hear me?
are you prepared to open your eyes?
I can't take this anymore than you...
imagine nation - we are the future
saw myself today
saw myself for who I really am
I know that I can change
I know cause you have shown me the way
I can't take this anymore than you...
It's all so clear
I feel this weight lift from my back
knowing there is no turning around
And I feel this is all because of me...
I'll see you there
running away from all that you can be
are you running away from all that you can be - like me
please don't look at me that way
remember me always this way
It'll please you to know
that I'm doing fine
on my own

hylas and the nymphs

Written By: Dylan Smith

words © + ? Dylan Smith 2006
taken from the upcoming i nation e.p "evolution"

wake
up
you have fallen asleep again
take care - It's easy
easy to forget yourself
with her...

wake
now
you my friend are falling again
she knows what she wants
and she will always have her way
with you...

she pulls you in
and drags you down
where you want to go

wake
dream of how things never will be
she knows what she wants
and she will always have her way...

you don't mind
you let her have her way this time...

cycle repeat

Written By: Dylan Smith

this could be anywhere
and I could be anyone
not that it matters now
cause it's already done
cycle, repeat
we aren't about to leave
we aren't about to...
don't try and follow this
I don't think the pieces fit
not that it matters now
cause it's already done
cycle, repeat
we aren't about to leave
we aren't about to fall
I know the enemy
it lives inside me
where I come from
we do things differently, to you
this could be anywhere
and I could be anyone
not that it matters now
cause it's already done
cycle, repeat
we aren't about to leave
we aren't about to fall
we aren't about to leave
you know we want it all
burn to see
learn to see yourself
learn to believe

this is me

Written By: Dylan Smith

and if this is all - all that I can be
please remember me for this
please remember me
here I am - In front of you
for what I've done
how far I've come
and what this means to me
falling we're all shooting stars
falling for you
I give too much to this
there's not enough for me today
maybe I think too much of you
maybe I think too much
we're in a hurry to be something
to be someone
but we don't know why
I'm in a hurry to be something
to be someone but I don't know why
and I could be the one to help you on your way
if you're ready
and I could be the one
I'll let you know, if I think you're
ready to go, ready to go
ready to go?
then go

the last summer

Written By: Dylan Nation

the last summer

so we go
we go our separate ways again
we all have different lives to lead
somewhere else that we need to be

right now
cause memories just fade in time
we all have different lives to lead
different places we need to be

oh no, there I go again
are you lonely too
like me

remember a time
when all you wanted was everything
and nothing was ever out of reach
life, life has a way
of helping you forget who you were
and everything you ever wanted to be

life gets in the way

are you lonely too
like me

never forget
what makes you

all lyrics © 2007 Dylan Nation

from the forthcoming i nation album

"Sounds From The Sea"

Discography

Splendid Isolate: March 2005 (independent)

The Last Summer Single: November 2007 (independent)

Sounds From The Sea: June 28th 2008 (independent)

Set List

0. Opening (intro #1)
1. This is me
2. Dreamer
3. Piety
4. Nova Satori
5. Cycle repeat
6. Wintersun
7. Smile
8. Vox
9. Be something
10. i nation
11. Contact
12. Silence
13. Hylas and the Nymphs
14. I will be waiting
15. Return to the Sea
16. Reach
17. Deeper
18. Angel
19. Grey Skies Pt.1
20. Time
21. Awaken
22. Monolith
23. Let It Rain
24. In This Moment
25. The Last Summer
26. Up / Infinity By Choice
27. Slow
28. Earthchild
29. 655 / Walk on water
30. New Horizon
31. Full Tilt
32. Pino Star II