"Illumine" as written by Ian Kenny, Jonathan Stockman, Mark Hosking, Stephen Judd and Andrew / Goddard....
Don't listen
Don't even hear a sound they make, it breaks you
Unspoken
Words that taunt you when you listen
Forgotten
Words that haunt you while you're sleeping

You seem afraid, don't be alarmed
It's only the face of things to come

Servant to the sun, we are beings, we become as one
Lighting every cell, every shape we will never form
And is it relevant?
Our fears, our faults
As foolish as it sounds

So lead us on (Only one way left)
Through the world of false promise
It's one thing to be forgiven (Only one way left)
Only you could learn how to let it go

So we are

Servant to the sun, let us see, we are still as one

Here lie my fault
I'd give up everything
To see what you see
And dream on

Why can't we dream on?

Don't listen
Don't even hear a sound they make, it breaks you
These words won't help
To save you

Servant to the sun, we are beings, we become as one
Lighting every cell, every shape we will never form

These words won't help
To save you

Servants of the sun, let us see, we are still as one

You seem afraid, don't be alarmed
It's only the face of things to come


Lyrics submitted by sawyejr

"Illumine" as written by Ian Kenny Andrew Goddard

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    Song MeaningFollows the whole 'exploration' theme of the rest of the album. Sound Awake is a very anti-religious album as religion is seen as a suppressor to seeking and open-mindedness. Illumine is basically saying forget all that religion has taught you and look to other possibilities. "Don't listen, don't even hear a sound they make it breaks you" - religion focuses on eliciting fear in peoples minds to get them to believe, e.g. fear of dying, etc... "So lead us on through the world of false promise" - self explanatory of the concept of religion. Anyway, awesome song. Awesome album....
    Marinason June 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhile I agree with the religious undertones you've explored, in an interview with JJJ, Kenny and Goddard described the song as simply being a "love song to the sun". Awesome song and ablum anyway
    sawyejron June 21, 2009   Link
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    General Commentas far as im concerned christianity is rehashed pagan sun worship
    noremacnzon June 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI've always seen this as the most Satirical of their songs... As Sawyejr said, this is clearly a 'love song to the sun' representing to ideologies of a sun cult (ie the majority of religions) and the lines "don't listen, don't even hear a word they say" symbolises each religion's opinion of other religious teachings

    Though, if you take this from a more philosophical POV, if anything should be worshipped it should be the Sun directly. It is the give of light, heat, fuel, power. Star dust provides us with the Carbon, oxygen and heavy metals we need for life. without the sun, life wouldn't have come to exist and wouldn't survive.
    FroWillon June 17, 2012   Link

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