Building Better Worlds

by Aviators

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ezekiel_grey MY HEART AHHHH. And I love your music so much, Avi! Especially the anthology, which is pure awesomeness! Favorite track: This Is Not The End.
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original_octi I discovered this album around a little over a year ago and upon first listening to Pieces of Me I fell in love. This song truly speaks to me. I not only listen to the lyrics but I hear them. A true acoustic masterpiece! ~♡ Favorite track: Pieces Of Me.
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villyidol This album is part of a trilogy, with 'Stargazers' and 'Dystopian Fiction'. It's the weakest of the three imo, but still a very good album.
And for me "Bulletproof" is easily one of Aviators' five best songs. Which is saying something, as there are a lot of fantastic Aviators songs out there by now. Favorite track: Bulletproof.
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Building Better Worlds is an album about sameness, change, and revolution all at the same time. The oppressors build their better world into a prison, while the revolutionaries build towards freedom. Everyone is building a better world... But better for who?


released December 30, 2014

Tyler Shaw, GatoPaint, FoxinShadow




Aviators Fort Myers, Florida

I’m an indie musician specializing in cinematic rock and synthwave. I also score video games, movies, and make music just for the fun of it.

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Track Name: Bulletproof
Push it down, shove it back
Words will not die
I'm warning you, they'll resist
If you dare try
Put down your guns
The more you hate us, the stronger we become
Take a life, silence one
Two will scream louder
Hope is strong, answers lie
Beyond the gunpowder
Hear that sound?
My thoughts are immortal now

Scream, burst at the seams
Won't let you quiet us now
Our thoughts will not be burned
By the lies spreading all around
Cry, don't close your eyes
Our story's written in the sky
You can shoot me down, but you're never gonna hide the truth
'cause words are bulletproof

Tear it down, rip it up
Fan the flames higher
We are crying out
Like a dissonant choir
The sound lives on
And the soon silence will be gone
War is hell, blood is shed
Show us your power
Holding fast, we'll resist
Screaming still louder
You can lie
But the truth will never die

Sticks and stones
Are gonna break my bones
But the words are gonna break you
The truth is gonna shine through
Fire will rise
You'll fight us to no surprise
Though burning pages trail behind
You'll never stop what's in our minds
This is my voice
This is my heart
These words of mine
Will tear you apart

No, you can't shoot me down
Ideas are solid ground
Track Name: Angels Fall The Farthest
From the moment I saw you, I knew you were different
But how I was I supposed to know that you were just a monster inside
I made a mistake to doubt
That you would figure me out
And use me for you own intentions
I'm just not just your piece of clay
I won't just bend your way
Take it or leave at your own discretion

I believe
That angels fall the farthest in the end
And you will see
You've hurt more than apologies can mend
You're not the saint that they think you are
You're just a falling star
Burning bright in the darkness
Don't put the blame on me
When your inconsistency
Leaves you all alone and hopeless

Fool me once shame on you, I'm not letting you strike twice
Learned my lesson last time, I know now you don't play nice
I let you twist me around
Mentally tie me down
I won't live for the moment like you do
So here's a message sincere
To tell you I'm finished here
I'm leaving you with the lies inside you

Yeah I'm no hero
But I see the villain you are
You never saved me
All you ever gave were scars
If what you don't know never hurts you
Why did your secrets stab me in the heart
If you're the antidote to my happiness
Then that's probably what tore us apart
Track Name: Heaven Knows
I've been surviving since the day you left our home
I've never blamed you but at times I feel alone
This lonely bad dream
Isn't a nightmare
You made me stronger
You helped me get here
And I'm moving on beyond the memories

But I could never fall apart
I'm stronger with a broken heart
And I guess I don't mind being alone anyway
But now we're down here missing you
I'm surrounded by all but two
Heaven knows it hurts a little more every day

I know the world is just a cruel place to be
But a lifetime later you still feel so close to me
I'm not soldier
But I'm a fighter
With every whisper
My burden's lighter
But it'll never disappear

Without you I'm feeling lost
I know you're gone, so what's the cost
Of feeling whole again somehow
It's all to much to figure out
Did it leave scar when you ripped away
My longing burden I can't explain
Did you make me bleed when fate cut you out
You left me here in a cage of doubt
Track Name: Crash
All alone
Do you know what it's like to hold a throne
In a kingdom of despair
I crashed and burned
Turned to stone by a lesson learned
But I'm about to clear the air

Forget about the words I said
They were just the voices in my head
I don't have to listen to them anymore
I gave into a darker side
But now I've got nothing left to hide
I'll crash and rebuild the world before
I declared war

It's never been
My goal to see you through the end
But I'm going to try and change
I think I've found
The strength to turn my life around
Perhaps this monster can be tamed

And I
There's times I feel it burning in my chest
My soul
For something darker than sublime
I can't
Visiting the victims death has kissed
I can (I can't)
I will (I won't)
I'll try (they'll die)
To cope (I hope)
To save (to kill)
Protect (for thrill)
And never (ever)
Forget (forgive)
Track Name: Static
Just another day gathering my thoughts
Determining what's crazy and what's not
It's all the same to me
Where is the variety
Inactive like candle without a flame
I'm colorblind, with only me to blame
It's time to change my mind again
It's time to watch the sameness end

I'm feeling like a broken record here
Playing the chorus over until I disappear
I've grown so tired of stray thoughts that leave me blind
Oh, the static in, the static in my mind
It's just a conversation with myself
This time I'll put the memoirs on the shelf
I'm building better worlds, I'll make a difference this time
Clear the static in, the static in my mind

It's just another way to find out who I am
Pushing on when no one says I can
What do they know anyway
I've made it where I am today
The sameness never hurts, I'm just little bored
I've been connected but it's time to cut the cord
I'm feeling so alive again
I'm feeling like I know I can

So what's next
Let's check
Out of this place
I've erased
From a ghost haunting
Empty space
Not alone
No one's home
In this vacant shell
Feeling new
Fresh, renewed
Let's raise a little hell
Here dawns a new day
Where I can live a better way
Without all the static
Without all the pain
Without all the crossed wires
Here in my brain
Track Name: This Is Not The End
It feels like it's been forever
Since you told me our time wasn't going to last
And now I'm wishing I could save you
From your sickness now, and whatever comes to pass

No, this is not the end
It's the beginning of our story
Tales of wonder and of glory
Where we would save the world again
Do you remember when
We fought the monsters all away
Now here we are today
And I won't let our story end

I've been counting days we have left
And at this point it's twenty-four at best
So I'm going to make the last the greatest
Let's live our own adventure for the rest

I guess our fairytale is over
Because I'm watching you slowly fade away
It's like an angel's here to take you now
Because I'm feeling something dark about this day
But I won't let go
I'll make these last few hours memories
No I won't let go
Our chapter isn't closing yet it seems

So I guess this is the end
But I'll remember you forever
And in my heart we'll be together
You will always be my friend
I'll still think of you when
I need a hand upon my shoulder
Because I know it isn't over
Someday I'll see you again....
Track Name: Pieces Of Me
Looking and waiting
For a chance to shine
Fighting, concealing
These demons of mine
I'm innocent but I'm hardly a saint
Fighting and living without a complaint
Feeling those feelings
That I can't ignore
Like whatever I try
Will be worse than before
I want to break free but I'm bound to burn out
And that's the idea still filling me with doubt
I've got a fear of failure
And fear of the dark
How am I supposed to find a new start?
Maybe perfection is too high a goal
Maybe the answer's buried in my soul

I, I could dare to stand tall
If it means I could fall
To conquer it all
I believe I'm something
More than a drop in the sea
Because I hope you'll believe
The pieces of me
Are broken but there are beautiful things they could be

Breaking in pieces
That I can't repair
Cracks and light scratches
From times I got scared
I ran away but I'm running right back
I opened my eyes before my world turned black
I'm not all useless
I'm just a bit used
I'll take the chances
That others refused
I'm building something inside of my heart
A flawlessly flawed and simple work of art
I've got a fear of failure
And fear of the dark
How am I supposed to find a new start?
Maybe perfection is too high a goal
Maybe the answer's buried in my soul

I tripped
I fell
My plan didn't work out so well
But I don't want
To give up right here
I know
The cost
But I believe not all is lost
There's still a chance
To make me appear
Track Name: Secret Identity
Fire rising into my mind
It's just a ghost from the past giving me a hard time
I feel the darker side bracing for an event
It's their fault, they should have known better

Oh, every single time
They fall out of line
They've been removed forcefully
And if they hear my voice
They know I have no choice
But to show my secret identity
The side of me I can't control
The secret side of my soul

They tried to push my limits but they hit a brick wall
They tried to break my world but I will never fall
My secret darker side keeps me out of their reach
I'm immortal
I'm immortal

So what happens when I can't control it
It's a beast, it's my soul, you can't hold it
It's a ghost in the code of my being
And it's coming for you this time
Track Name: Blur The Line
I don't want to feel the numbness that you do
To what's true
I can break the seal on the barrier you'd made
A barricade
Turn your nights into days
Turn their blank, hollow gaze
Because they don't see you
And they don't want to

I stand alone
I blur
The line
Marking your throne

I don't want to be the leader that you are
It's too far
I can be the struggle that tears the black veil
A balanced scale
Turn your nights into days
Turn their blank, hollow gaze
Because they don't see you
And they don't want to

Break the ties
Swallow pride, and leave behind
A dark regime
Now wipe it clean
They don't know, they can't see
That's why this task is up to me
This isn't right, it's not the end
It's gone too far to just pretend
This is all fallacy
This is reality
Track Name: The Surface (feat. GatoPaint)
I can smell your fear
So far away from the chaos here
I can see your life counting down (down and down and)
Here I am to play
A quick, sick, game to ruin your useless days
As I wear my cursed crown

I'm justice served
What you deserve
You've been selected, and it's judgement day
I've called your name
Come and play my game
It's time for chaos to take its place
You scream you cry, you tell your lies
And say you don't deserve this
But I'm a time bomb
With just one purpose
Under the surface

I can hurt you more
Than anything the cruel world has in store
I'm a psycho with the power to play God
You're my victim now
I'm a fucking supervillian, and you can't take me down
I'm a force they call the strange, insane, uncanny and odd

And there's a small fine line
Between my sensitive side
And what a monster I am
Now you're part of my master plan
There's nothing you can do
You can't escape the shit I'll put you through
To destroy is my one true purpose
I keep it hidden under the surface
Track Name: Building Better Worlds
When the darkness closed in all around
It didn't bring us down
It only made stronger for those days
When they turned our dreams to distant thoughts
The embers still burned hot
And now the flames will blaze

So let them burn
They set the fire
Now we can see
How they conspire
But they've been shattered
Like broken glass
And now we're building better worlds
On the ashes of the past

When oppression came here from all sides
We didn't take their lies
We saw a revolution rising
When they asked us why we're not the same
We wouldn't play their game
We are the voices crying

But no the battle isn't won
The war has only just begun
And we'll keep fighting, keep building, a better place for us
And if they strike us down tonight
We'll sear the darkness with the light
It's revolution time, and you're on our side

So let them burn (So we'll let them)
They set the fire (burn tonight)
Now we can see (Watch the flames light)
How they conspire (Up the sky)
But they've been shattered (Shattered like a)
Like broken glass (Broken glass)
And now we're building better worlds
On the ashes of the past
Track Name: Snowblind
Day one gone by
The wind is getting colder every night
The pressure's getting hard to take
I feel the ice about to break
Like a gunshot
And I can't stop
The bullet in my heart

But now I'm on my way
I feel the ice in my heart melt away
I'm here to take back control of my mind
Because I'm running out of time

My vision blurs
I've got to clear my mind
Before a change can occur
The cold is getting hard to shake
This mess is more than I can take
It's a last stand
so take my hand
And here we go

And when I fall down I'll rise again
Whatever it takes I'll make amends
And who am I
To deny that I'm cold hearted
And here tonight
I've got the time to melt the ice away
Track Name: Rebâtir (Freedom Cry)
It's here on ashes that we stand
There's nothing left to see here
They let the world disappear
They said we'd see a brighter day
But they took freedom away
And then played their cards upon our fear
But they have failed at their own game
It tore at all frayed ends
Too burned to build again
And here we are to stand upon
The place they built their empire on
The place we came together with our friends

So, light a candle for the cause
They bared their teeth, we showed our claws
And here we are today
We drove their tyranny away
Now, take a second to inquire
Why you should fan this growing fire
Listen to our freedom cry
Here to rebuild or here to die

It's here together that we stand
The bricks we lay to guide us
Reflect the words inside us
Showing where we can be strong
Not what is right and what is wrong
But what we have defined on our own
Let's cut the ties around our dreams
Instead we'll trust and follow
Refusing to be hollow
And now I pledge to hold on to
The freedom shared with me and you
The life we are rebuilding unafraid

There's a time and a place
To show that we can erase
And we did
Oh we did
But not only did we take
We rebuilt for freedom's sake
And we are
We still are
They told us peace is submission
But that saying was a lie
Peace is when you listen
Take the time to hear their cries
Go, now my friend
This is what follows the end
We rebuild again
Track Name: Mechanical Instinct (Bonus Track)
One step at a time
I'm going outta my mind
I'm being hunted by something primal
They're just simple machines
Yet tainted souls they seem
For five nights I'll fear for my survival
Are they mechanical
They hunt like animals
Freezing for seconds while see their corpses
I'm getting panicked now
I'm locking this place down
I'm feeling watched by unnatural forces

Looks like I'd better run for my life
I'll never be in one piece to see night five
I've got eleven on my tail, with no time to think
Of a way to survive mechanical instinct

Just an hour more
I'm closer than before
To making it out of this ghastly madhouse
I'm feeling desperate
I'm starting to regret
Taking my chances with no way out
Who's walking down the hall?
I can't keep track of them all
A music box plays my dying song
This is my one escape
The mask still on my face
But they have known I've been here all along

Here, all alone in the darkness
Why, can't I escape there soulless
It's a lost cause now, they've got my scent, and I can't get out.
Now, i'm afraid to look because
They, are just beasts to hunt me down
With no way fight back, the night is already over

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