The closing track of the album, “Villains Of Circumstance” was actually written years before its release, as it has been performed as far back as 2014. The song is a long slow… Read More 
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I miss you now, what's come over me?We're hostages of geographyThe wait is long and heavy tooDespite what you're accustomed toI know that life moves on, that's what scares me soHave no intentions of letting goOnly us, no one in the worldOnly us, no one in the worldI better do something, move earth and skyAnd patiently, sweetly, with all of my mightI sing only for youTo the beat of my footsteps in the nightClose your eyes and dream me homeForever mine, I'll be forever yoursAlways, evermore, and on and onAlways, evermore, and on and onAlways, evermore, and on and onAlways, evermoreThere's no magic bullet, no cure for painWhat's done is done until you do it againLife in pursuit of a nameless preyI've been so close, I'm so far awayIt's so hard to explain, so easy to feelI need you now, nothing is realSave me from the villains of circumstanceBefore I lose my place
Close your eyes and dream me homeForever mine, I'll be forever yoursI'll be forever yoursI'll be forever yoursAlways, evermore, and on and onAlways, evermore, and on and onAlways, evermore, and on and onAlways, evermore
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The closing track of the album, “Villains Of Circumstance” was actually written years before its release, as it has been performed as far back as 2014. The song is a long slow paced ballad akin to “The Vampyre of Time and Memory” off the previous album …Like Clockwork, although VoC features an uptempo and uplifting chorus.

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The imagery drawn by Boneface for the song features a severed hand, its digits melting into dripping wax as the flames flicker where the nails once were, with red string wrapped around the index and pinkie fingers forming a ‘V’ over the top of the wrist. Starting with the hand itself: this could be what is known as a Hand of Glory, the dried and pickled hand of a hanged man (indeed a “villain”), usually the left hand (as depicted) that when prepared properly and lighted, would render those to whom it was presented motionless or frozen. The red string could be representative of the red thread of fate, an Eastern Asian belief derived from legend, that in some myths depicts a red string tied around the pinkie or little finger that binds those who are destined to meet and/or help each other.

Taking this into context of the lyrics and what Josh has said in interviews about the song being written as a legacy as well as for his children, it’s easy to interpret that the candle-like hand is a light in the darkness guiding his loved ones to this moment in time when he recorded a message of love, the red string binding them across the (physical and metaphorical) distance that separates them.

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A teaser video featuring parts of the song was released by the band on August 14th 2017.