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Area 11 - Override -C- -Official Lyric Video-

Area 11 - Override -C- -Official Lyric Video-

Override [C] is the third track in the Override Symphony by Area 11. It was released with the album Modern Synthesis on July 1, 2016. The song was written by Sparkles* and Kogie.

Portions of Override [C] were released early compared to the rest of Modern Synthesis. During the days between when certain preorder packages of then-unknown Modern Synthesis was pulled and Watchmaker was released as a single, 5 videos were posted daily on the band's various media outlets (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr) where each contained one number, counting down. The videos contained visual distortion of some images before the number became clear, and each video contained a different section of Override [C].

Cassandra Edit

OverrideC Cassandra Isolation

OverrideC Cassandra Isolation

During several parts of the song, a feminine synthesized voice can be faintly heard singing alongside Sparkles*. When wearing headphones, this is most clearly heard through the right speaker. The voice is either intentional, likely Cassandra, or potentially just an unintentional side effect of some of the audio processing. The lyrics where this occurs are in bold below.

A pitch-isolated version of the song makes it easier to hear this voice. However, it is harder to hear in this song than other instances, largely due to the amount of audio within the voice's pitch range due to the songs instrumentation. As such lyrics that are uncertain are italicized as well as bolded.

Lyrics Edit

Lay the new foundations; reprise
A wave in stone to slow the sunrise
And bridge the two points of view
The first asymmetries that lead to this life

Strange are the things that will come around
A false parousia made to weigh you down
When truth and lies both compromise
Return to the question, I'm willing to die

If this is real and this is anticipation
This is all, all I can generate
Protozoa spark, she's torn from the dark
To be

Mimicry of motions prime
In death coerced to test your worth
But you survived the override

Above/below, free to grow

Know it in your mind, hear it once and now you bear the load

[Chorus]
Fractals in a palm of a single tree
Debase a joyous song into elegy

Are you ready for life?
Are you ready for life?

On all that's said you can't rely
A fool, the first to die for verse
We start again and underline

Make a stand in afterglow

[Chorus]
Fractals in a palm of a single tree
Debase a joyous song into elegy

Are you ready for life?
Are you ready for life?

Trivia Edit

  • Sparkles* wrote the music, and Kogie wrote the lyrics.
  • The lyrics apparently changed a lot.
  • The original chorus melody was discarded.
  • It had at least 25 previous versions.
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