'Dark Tears // Bright Smiles'.

by VALLEY

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released March 31, 2017

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VALLEY Brussels, Belgium

Valley has nothing to do with a real valley, abysses in mountains or something related with nature.

Valley is a melodic hardcore band from Halle, Belgium. Let’s say, a mix of hardcore, ambient and post-rock.

Halle is situated in the valley of the “Zenne”, a little river in Flanders.

Valley tries to direct the listener into a stream of thoughts and feelings.
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Track Name: Restless
As if lightning hits me,
I will obey this pain that tricks me.
It will never be forgotten,
A struggle for life.

My thoughts will stay hidden,
in this dark room.
Where my heart isn't restless anymore.
My courage is forgotten.
Forgotten and dissolved.

Strength and memories drenched in the ground.
Forever buried as a token of our faith.
Left alone in the past.
Forever alone with our dust.

Ceaselessly carrying this heavy duty.
Longing to the soothing scent of home.
And even then I'm still hemmed in by my pessimistic thoughts.
What are we supposed to do?
What are we supposed to feel?
Hidden deep under the ground.
The light of day is being dragged through the crevices.
However our energy is being sucked out.
Silence is implored to all of us.
Quivering whispers might ignite the agony again.

Are we still allowed to breathe
In this massive city we call earth?
Politicians become actors.
False promises.

As if lightning hits me,
I will obey this pain that tricks me.
It will never be forgotten,
A struggle for life.

As if lightning hits me,
I will obey this pain that tricks me.
It will never be forgotten,
A struggle for life.
Track Name: Deception
I want to bury my thoughts in the box you've made.
A hope for the future with the friends I hate.
Fooling everybody, like it's your parade.
Getting sick and tired of your so called raid.

You always told me lies that I ignored.
I didn't see your true cold eyes.
But in the meantime, I put my fears aside.
Your future is my pride.

But sometimes there's a demon,
in my head.
I want to paralyze it and throw it away.
This monstrous thought of walking away.

It will never prevail !
This is not in vain !
Have your words enchanted me ?
We need to release,
We need to release this duplicity.

I want to bury my thoughts in the box you've made.
A hope for the future and the friends I hate.
Fooling everybody, like it's your parade.
Getting sick and tired of your so called raid.
Your so called raid

I hate you, I adore you, I curse you, I praise you.
Take me with you and I will save you.
No need for this demon to speak again.
Silence him, silence him.
Silence him.

And I believed,
The night turned black in my head.
And I tried to reach the sky.
In my world of dreams.
Track Name: Salvation, Redeem me.
Feeling empty with my hands in the ground.
Lost and alone this place lets me drown.
My eyes red and wide. I've lost what used to be pride.
Silent tears, I might have skipped a passage.

Craving to be free in the open. A man enjoying his life.
What am I doing here in this mess? It all seems so futile.

I have once questioned myself what I was doing here
because of bad luck that kept on confronting me.
When you make no progression in life it seems that everything is useless.
As I lay here and confront myself, I’m scared. Scared of the mess I'll make when I admit to these self-destructive thoughts and thus my beloved ones will cry.

I’m sorry for being scared of life.
But my illness has locked the golden door to delight.
Oh beloved one will you be the one to unlock it?
Reinforce my spirit, be a gift of life.

Please answer for my stubbornness and proclaim for the person I know you really are.
Don’t let the ignorance of other people evoke hatred or jealousy in your heart.
Being a puppet of society or having a fake identity is wrong.
I will no longer continue to confess.

I managed to escape this darkness,
while I lived amidst my own cold fear.
I have put my selfishness aside. Turned my back and opened my eyes again,
for your laughter. I can see the light again.

Depressive minds are prone to collapse.
Never again will I choose this dark path.
My self-destructive thoughts, won’t torment me anymore.
I might have rediscovered the door to delight.

Nor will I hunt myself down.
Nor will I cry in vain.
Nor will I hunt myself down.
Nor will I cry in vain.

In a darkness,
as black as the night.
There will always be,
a sparkle of light.
Track Name: Safety Of Youth
All my life I followed this beaten path.
Concerned with that which keeps me safe.
Centered only to survive, I will now march my own way.
Striving to the things that come up in our mind.

We spend our time trying to become what we are told to be,
while life passes by in front of our own eyes, I can not see.
The safety of youth is fading away, I’m losing faith.
Wondering how it must have slipped away through my grasp.

On a moment when fear and dreams must collide,
it frightens us to use our mind.
The only thing we can call our own.
We look at each other, but we never say a word.

I am comprised by all the things I never was,
and everything I could never be is haunting me.
An ideal or maybe even a dream is questioning me.
That was never meant for us, it was never meant to be.

There are no shortcuts to get out of this chaos.
Shackled in chains, we truly forgot what it means to be alive.
Instead of enjoying we are constantly filled with a burden.
To fulfil every expectation of the ones that raised us.

Let’s not hide ourselves but let our frustrations walk.
Humans are existing, but not living.

On a moment when fear and dreams must collide,
it frightens us to use our mind.
The only thing we can call our own.
We look at each other, but we never say a word.
Track Name: Bright Smiles
I’m searching for the day I can finally define.
My life and its reason, your faults and their treason.
I am scared of your presence I wish I could hide and stay.
Where all permissions are gone, will you help me to say.

Lost in an other world led by your mistakes.
I cannot accept the words, there’s too much at stake.
The choices I made are crystal clear.
Let me get out, I want to disappear.

I mustn’t admit to your spells.
This chapter was already written.

My strength is exhausted.
Don’t let me walk in my own footsteps.

The thought of abandoning, is frightening me.
But in times of despair I want to feel free.
I don’t want to walk in my footsteps, I don’t want to preach.
But please give me strength to do this final deed.
Track Name: Woven Hands, Broken Hearts
You used to take me down.
Restart will make me fall.
Our history has made me confident.
I’m so glad this betrayal happened.

No more worthless efforts to make.
No more lies to endure.
The discovery of your true heart.
tore our woven hands apart.

I thought i had lost so many dreams.
Which I wanted to come true.
This adventure was not useless.
I grew stronger but ruthless.

You used to take me down.
Restart will make me fall.
Our history has made me confident.
I’m so glad this betrayal happened.

No more worthless efforts to make.
No more lies to endure.
The discovery of your true heart.
tore our woven hands apart.

Your subtle approach.
Makes me choke.
The dialogue has lost its hope.
… has lost its hope.
Track Name: The Discomfort Of Doubt
An other day in the cruel life of a broken father
The inconsolable person, stretching his arms.
On his road to justice, crying has lost its purpose.

And he kept on saying that the fight will worsen,
while wondering if he still is the same person.
Still remembering that moment that could have changed everything.

His finger and the gun, time shouldn’t have run.
Guilt came into the game unnoticed and without a shame,
He’s the one, he’s the one to blame.

And I wanted to be sure that I know what I’m searching for in this dark place.
It’s still a surprise when you look into this world, containing so much unspoken words.
Cowardly complaining and shouting, convinced of prejudgments.
The subtle take-off of words, words of fallen birds.

When hatred supersedes love we’re defining violence with a price.
Money for bombs, the body killer. A price for love, the mind killer.
And when you shake up my mind with your meddling thoughts.
The unspoken words will again show us what time has brought.

To the hero of the broken space without grace I say you will not chase me.
I might have found what I’m looking for. I will not change.
To the hero of the broken space without grace I say you will not change me.
I might have found what I’m looking for. I will not change.

If I touch the light, I’m absent, if I touch the dark I’m awake.
Those fights I wish to forget, but in fact, I always regret.
Waiting for someone to answer for this void.
Or remembering the person that created this void.

And if my son comes down to my house I’m so afraid he’d leave me.
If he leaves me my heartbroken face will expand.
Expand as a flooding river that touches its banks.

And if my son comes down to my house I’m so afraid he’d leave me.
If he leaves me my heartbroken face will expand.
Expand as a flooding river that touches its banks.

The banks write history and I escape…
Say hello to the void again...