A Question of Conscience

by Lights Rising

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This album is a delicate fusion of rock and hip hop with electronic elements. The lyrical content of these songs were crafted very deliberately as to leave no room for misinterpretation. There is a message behind every song and it was delivered to the listeners without using a cookie-cutter methodology. Lights Rising focuses relentlessly on authenticity and this album reflects those efforts thoroughly.

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released January 25, 2015

Song writing & Instrumentation: Justin St. Charles
Mixing & Mastering: Justin St. Charles
Album Art: Jennifer St. Charles

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Conscious Entity Sound Vancouver, British Columbia

A self taught multi-instrumentalist/composer/producer/songwriter and independent label owner.

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Track Name: They Can Hear Us
Chorus

Can they hear us? (oh yea!)
Will they hear us? (oh yea!)
Do they hear us? (oh yea!)
Can they hear us? (oh yea!)
Will they hear us? (oh yea!)
Can they hear us will they hear us do they hear us? (YEA!)

Verse 1

Hello welcome to the show get comfortable
I'm bout to show you inner workings of my soul
Lights Rising can't nobody hold me down
Cuz I was born for this sound yea I was born for this sound
My intuitions driven my mission is under way
Aim at the mainstream go n' check em' in the game
Make em bounce when I get em' hit em' on the stage
Killin' records n' movin' to the next phase

Chorus

Can they hear us? (oh yea!)
Will they hear us? (oh yea!)
Do they hear us? (oh yea!)
Can they hear us? (oh yea!)
Will they hear us? (oh yea!)
Can they hear us will they hear us do they hear us? (YEA!)

Verse 2

Hey industry listen close to the underground
Witness the up-rise we're taking back sound
You'ze the background we're the forefront now
All these record labels gettin' buried deep in the ground
They force fed us garbage for too long
Mass produced bullshit that they call songs
Their hands are so dirty please rinse
Yea we're about to rewrite the blueprints

Chorus

Can they hear us? (oh yea!)
Will they hear us? (oh yea!)
Do they hear us? (oh yea!)
Can they hear us? (oh yea!)
Will they hear us? (oh yea!)
Can they hear us will they hear us do they hear us? (YEA!)

Verse 3

Top40 that's a money machine
Always cookin' up schemes and selling us dreams
But we're bigger than you the people carry us through
We've identified the enemy and all that they do
So lights rise rally cries fist lift to the sky
Real music never dies real eyes realize real lies
The scale shifted leaning towards the gifted
Here it is again just in case you missed it

Bridge

We're.
On.
The.
Rise.

Chorus 2x

Can they hear us? (oh yea!)
Will they hear us? (oh yea!)
Do they hear us? (oh yea!)
Can they hear us? (oh yea!)
Will they hear us? (oh yea!)
Can they hear us will they hear us do they hear us? (YEA!)
Track Name: Things Are Changing Now
Chorus

There ain't a thang in this place that we can't face
It seems to me there ain't a victory we can't taste
Heard what I said we gon' keep it movin' till the end
Breakin' bread stayin' fed doin' all we can

Verse 1

The pain inside
Believing their lies
Look into our eyes
Things are changing now and we can see everything
We are not as weak as the elites would like to say
We are taking back the things that they have took away
Waves and waves of people waking up now every day

Chorus

There ain't a thang in this place that we can't face
It seems to me there ain't a victory we can't taste
Heard what I said we gon' keep it movin' till the end
Breakin' bread stayin' fed doin' all we can

Verse 2

Their demons inside
Believing their pride
Look into their eyes
Things are changing now and we can see everything
The darkness here has only but a short time
They cant survive living with those warped minds
The spell is lifted we are gifted and we ain't blind
Things are changing now and we can see everything

Chorus

There ain't a thang in this place that we can't face
It seems to me there ain't a victory we can't taste
Heard what I said we gon' keep it movin' till the end
Breakin' bread stayin' fed doin' all we can

Verse 3

Arrived at a time
Reconciled our minds
Together we find
Things are changing now and we can see everything
We walk together through whatever and we won't stop
You dirty devils better give it everything you got
The light of GOD is shining bright so we can see your plot
Things are changing now and we can see everything

Chorus 2x

There ain't a thang in this place that we can't face
It seems to me there ain't a victory we can't taste
Heard what I said we gon' keep it movin' till the end
Breakin' bread stayin' fed doin' all we can
Track Name: We Broke Through
Chorus 2x

They were blockin' the way but we broke through
Now we're goin' any place we wanna go to
Never lose we live so we don't die
The chains are loose steady now on the rise

Verse 1

It feels good finally up and out the hood
Doin' everything we never ever thought we could
Life is crazy but it don't phase me
To tell the truth it was the fire that raised me
And it saved me cuz it paved the way
How to escape when the demons come out to play
Don't act like you don't know there's a battle for the soul
We gotta make a choice if we wanna take control
No crying or whining or pleading
Seize the moment before your life is fleeting
Believe me this is not a long ride
So dust your boots off time to tuck away your pride
The answer is the time that you're given
You wanna waste it get in where you fit in
But im'a keep it movin' with the light as my guide
The chains are loose steady now on the rise

Chorus 2x

They were blockin' the way but we broke through
Now we're goin' any place we wanna go to
Never lose we live so we don't die
The chains are loose steady now on the rise

Verse 2

Fierce battles raging through the streets now
Gettin' choked out hey we can't breathe now
We the people are not the enemy
For every one of you there are ten of we
Now we rally rally n' we rise we rise
We just cant accept anymore of your lies
Forget "anonymous" we're here in front of you
See your blockades that we're runnin' through
We're awake now said we're awake now
You can't kill us all with a take-down
We say no to the banks we say no to the debt
We say no to the wars we say no to the fed
We say no overall to oppression
Death and aggression this is our redemption
But we gon' keep it movin' with the light as our guide
The chains are loose steady now on the rise

Chorus 2x

They were blockin' the way but we broke through
Now we're goin' any place we wanna go to
Never lose we live so we don't die
The chains are loose steady now on the rise

Bridge

They say that doin' the thangs over and over again
Without producing any change is insanity
Something had to give
And it did
Listen to this right here

Chorus 2x

They were blockin' the way but we broke through
Now we're goin' any place we wanna go to
Never lose we live so we don't die
The chains are loose steady now on the rise
Track Name: Harvest Time
Verse 1

Listen closely I'm about to proceed
I'm feelin' so free even though my soul bleeds
Yea we got a problem today in the game
Too many people who don't really mean what they say
That's why I got my boots laced I'm killin' mics
Let's take it back so we can show em how to kill it right
Word is bond son we got a problem G
You same sounding artists kill it for people like me
Take your diluted music and disappear
Real artists ride wit' me n' you ain't welcome here
Think you're so slick tryin' to make a fast buck
But you get crushed quick no love suck it up
We comin' n' takin' the game back cant be stopped
Conscious Entity Sound yea can't be dropped
I planted many seeds watched em grow in a line
Now I'm plowin' the fields like it's harvest time

Chorus 2x

Check check-check the rising lights
We're raise raising you to higher heights
There ain't no mystery we're makin' history with this
We got an itch inside we're scratchin' cuz we can't resist

Verse 2

Lights Rising got a blueprint so we break away
Makin' unrestricted records rockin' any stage
Bringin' fire let em know that we don't play
Saying everything we mean and meaning everything we say
This is lite work tell me what your life's worth
Step on this stage you're steppin' onto my turf
cuz I was born with this mic in my hand yo
The first words that I spoke already had flow
Comin' up with a healthy mix of rock and rap
Pictured em both together then I said "I want that"
While everybody around me had time to waste
I started with the drums picked up guitar and bass
I was writing raps since I was 11 years old
Always workin' steady and now I'm ready to go
So we're here we'll never fade away
The same way that the sun shines rays every day

Chorus 2x

Check check-check the rising lights
We're raise raising you to higher heights
There ain't no mystery we're makin' history with this
We got an itch inside we're scratchin' cuz we can't resist

Bridge

Infiltrate the game.
Gonna break the chains.
Never be the same.
Better remember the name.

Chorus 4x

Check check-check the rising lights
We're raise raising you to higher heights
There ain't no mystery we're makin' history with this
We got an itch inside we're scratchin' cuz we can't resist
Track Name: We Won't Fall
Verse 1

Life reflections many lessons n' blessings
Rebirth and ascension but I can't forget to mention
The incredible tension just look at us then and look at us now
We're lookin' around no sanity to be found
Wow oh my suicides are record high
They hide their pain so well you wouldn't know it by their eyes
Broken bloodlines living lies severed ties
And everything multiplies steady on the rise
That's why some people cry at night
They're gettin' so weak succumbing now to this plight
It's like a fight for life while you're submerged
Needin' a deep breath n' bein' on the verge
Straight collapse they say "relax you gotta let it go!"
As you fight a battle that they don't even know
"forget that take this don't cut you're wrist
Just treat the problem like it doesn't exist"

Chorus

We wont fall
We wont oh no I said
We wont fall
We wont oh no no

Verse 2

Money n' murder that's the name of the game
With the elites the police and street gangs
Command and conquer with no dignity or honor
If you're gettin' in the way its safe to say that you'ze a goner
Like JFK, MLK, sent above up high
It's kind of strange Alex Jones is still alive
Bill Cooper said Alex Jones is full of lies
Now Bill Cooper's dead he joined the others in the sky
Yea ain't that a bitch
Tell the truth to the people and they leave you in a ditch
But ask me if I give a shit as if this life is all there is
I'd rather be a martyr then a marked ass delinquent
My soul is infinite beyond this shell of a body
This living hell never fails but it can't stop me
I got a legacy I guarantee that im'a leave
Waking people up and making sure that they can breathe

Chorus

We wont fall
We wont oh no I said
We wont fall
We wont oh no no

Verse 3

Look at their one world government they're lovin' it
White collar ballers thuggin' it
It's laughable to me that's not the way to be a G
They got a whole army of military police
Pillage and rape will only take em' to a certain place
That's when the people start to rally up in their face
That's when the people start to take the power back
They pushed us past the point of no return that's a fact
Now the winds of change it moves
It's movin' til' the quality of life improves
Yes the choice is ours we choose
To never ever stop until its all removed
Everything that they do everything that they've done
They worship many Gods but they forgot the One
Every dog has his day everythang flips around
They've taken damn near everything but we still got sound

Chorus 2x

We wont fall
We wont oh no I said
We wont fall
We wont oh no no
Track Name: Heave & Pull
Verse 1

It's been awhile since I talked to you scrap
Let's take a minute n' begin it let me throw it back
Last I heard you're still on that same hustle
Still in the same trouble still on that same level
Though I never really figured you would come around
Guess I had a little ray of hope but it's gone now
They say that history repeats itself n' you prove that
And now you wonder why everybody drew back

Chorus

They heave and they pull
And they heave and they pull
And they heave and they pull
And they don't even know

Verse 2

It seems you wanna do it alone
Like you're some kind of mystery that we don't know
Don't kid yourself you're fully exposed
And you did that with your actions for this life that you chose
I ain't got a problem holding you accountable
Cuz I am doing everything I need to do plus more
Let's take a look at how we both are moving forward
I'm in the 5th gear now your speed is gettin' lower

Chorus

They heave and they pull
And they heave and they pull
And they heave and they pull
And they don't even know

Verse 3

What happened to your pride and your dignity
Why you gotta cry every time that I try to make you see
A coward dies a thousand deaths a soldier only once
Just be honest with yourself so you don't gotta front
Do you even realize the time moving by
Movin' closer n' closer to the day you...
Die slow yea this is the price you knew
For neglecting every single thing you need to do

Chorus

They heave and they pull
And they heave and they pull
And they heave and they pull
And they don't even know

Bridge

Will you, will you, will you ever learn?
Can you now see, I wipe my hands clean.

Chorus

They heave and they pull
And they heave and they pull
And they heave and they pull
And they don't even know
And they don't even know
And they don't even know
And they don't even know
Let it go
Track Name: Take The Reins
Chorus

If you cant escape the pain
And everything you do it still remains
You gotta realize the game
Gotta stand up n' take the reins
If you cant escape the pain
And everything you do it still remains
You're doin' everythang the same
Gotta stop that n' break the chains

Verse 1

God please gimme the strength to rise
Help me to the other side
Be free you gotta gimme your light
Don't leave I'm needin' all of your might
These dark times n' these black holes n' these
Bright lights n' these lost souls
I know that history repeats itself so seamlessly
It don't matter who's in power
Or the leader of the hour
Agendas remain they don't change
The road is one way it is all the same
Same suit but a different face
Yea welcome to the human race
Do you feel outta place do you feel outta touch
Do you even care enough

Chorus

If you cant escape the pain
And everything you do it still remains
You gotta realize the game
Gotta stand up n' take the reins
If you cant escape the pain
And everything you do it still remains
You're doin' everythang the same
Gotta stop that n' break the chains

Verse 2

Get along why can't we get along
If we did then I wouldn't need to write this song
If we did then we wouldn't need to shed no blood
If we did then we wouldn't need to scream no love
These times are crazy escalating
Mind is blazing conscience raising
God can save me from this slavery
He's the one who made me
Paved the way so I can stay
Delay death another day
The dragons slain none remain
There is only physical pain
That's why we see it all today
And people cannot find the way
So they go n' try to fill the hole
Troubled lives troubled souls

Chorus

If you cant escape the pain
And everything you do it still remains
You gotta realize the game
Gotta stand up n' take the reins
If you cant escape the pain
And everything you do it still remains
You're doin' everythang the same
Gotta stop that n' break the chains

Verse 3

I dream of a time
When I can feel peace and release in my mind
When it's all over when it's all done with
Together again with the people that I run with
Valley green and mountain sky
Fire in the wind all night
Feeling everything's alright no longer stricken by the fight
Back to nature Christ the savior
Curses broken devils wager
Words are spoken God has chosen
Knows the one we put our hope in
Doors are open come inside
You don't ever have to hide
He's someone that you need to know
Please before its time to go

Chorus 2x

If you cant escape the pain
And everything you do it still remains
You gotta realize the game
Gotta stand up n' take the reins
If you cant escape the pain
And everything you do it still remains
You're doin' everythang the same
Gotta stop that n' break the chains
Oh maybe we'll learn when the world burns
Track Name: Remember This
Verse 1

I spent a lot of time cycling through relationships
I had a hard mind tryin' to find the perfect fit
Sorry we gotta separate for both our benefits
Off in the distance she goes another sailing ship
Cuz I would rather walk alone than stoke a fake fire
That's just degrading and low I'm trying to get higher
I need somebody on my level so we flow together
Never falling victim to the devil cuz she's just too clever

Chorus

Thank you for being you
Yes thank you for every single thing that you do
It took awhile but I got you now we're ridin'
Remember this every single time you look in these eyes

Verse 2

It took a lot of time
It took a lot of blows
Wasn't too swift on my toes
Gettin' caught up with...
It seems to me these days they say that that's the thang to do
You better take a good look around at the people now surrounding you
God I'm so thankful that you gave me who I need in my life
Gave me a worthy woman whom I plan to make my wife
We share the same vision same heart same sight
All those dark nights that I faced made right

Chorus 2x

Thank you for being you
Yes thank you for every single thing that you do
It took awhile but I got you now we're ridin'
Remember this every single time you look in these eyes
Track Name: Just Before I'm Gone
Chorus

Just before I'm gone as I'm drawin' out my final breath
Please don't forget that this is just merely a physical death
And I poured my soul into these works that you can always get
And I lived my life the way I should n' I got no regrets

Verse 1

It's been a rough road it's been a tough ride
Always needing help without nobody idling by
That's the type of life I had to try and override
Ain't got no memories of any little lullabies
I do remember trauma and the times alone I cried
And realizing that I inherited broken ties
Then simple mathematics said I had to grow inside
From that point on I had to find more ways to feel alive

Chorus

Just before I'm gone as I'm drawin' out my final breath
Please don't forget that this is just merely a physical death
And I poured my soul into these works that you can always get
And I lived my life the way I should n' I got no regrets

Verse 2

It's fair to say yes I made my fair share of mistakes
But still I never got consumed by the wrath of hate
I spent my days locked away as I studied man
Rippin' through page after page just to understand
Whats this thing that they're calling the rule of the land
Whats the price that one pays if they're taking a stand
What's the safest way to navigate this maze
In my heart am I ready for the next phase

Chorus

Just before I'm gone as I'm drawin' out my final breath
Please don't forget that this is just merely a physical death
And I poured my soul into these works that you can always get
And I lived my life the way I should n' I got no regrets

Verse 3

Along the way this life gave a lot of brick walls
And that don't change that's why I'm careful where my words fall
It's true when they tell you that your word is all you got
That's why I'm so consistent n' I ain't never gonna stop
If these words are weapons then this artillery's pretty deep
And im'a go all out without any doubt until this soul's released
Just know when I die that I went out doing what I love to do
These words are etched in the veins of time now just for you

Chorus 2x

Just before I'm gone as I'm drawin' out my final breath
Please don't forget that this is just merely a physical death
And I poured my soul into these works that you can always get
And I lived my life the way I should n' I got no regrets
Track Name: Sound of the Risen
Chorus

Movin' into motion n' we're flowin' with the sound
Our consciousness is elevatin' look at what we found
If you choose to tag along your life will turn around
You indeed can also see that they are livin' hell bound

Verse 1

It's time to choose to make that choice
With no time to lose just use your voice
You ain't gotta wait as hesitation seals your fate
But please proceed with haste before it gets too late
There's a clock above every living persons head
And when that clock hits zero that's when every persons dead
The bottom line is that we don't know the time we got
And once you think about it it stays on your mind a lot

Chorus

Movin' into motion n' we're flowin' with the sound
Our consciousness is elevatin' look at what we found
If you choose to tag along your life will turn around
You indeed can also see that they are livin' hell bound

Verse 2

Some say it's easier to shut it out cowards route
If that's the way you're rollin' then you need to shut your mouth
If lookin' past your own life is somethin' you cant do
Then stay livin' in your own life I ain't tryin' to hear from you
See we got a team based off of synergy
Crackin' problems with our intellect that's how to be a G
Plenty of energy facing all this willingly
Droppin' knowledge planting seeds makin' people free

Chorus

Movin' into motion n' we're flowin' with the sound
Our consciousness is elevatin' look at what we found
If you choose to tag along your life will turn around
You indeed can also see that they are livin' hell bound

Verse 3

Self centered lies they wont ride big disguise
They're never gonna fight for the right side they hide
Now they're gonna see us waving goodbye
Yea that's the price cuz the realest ride for life
Ain't no drama ain't no hype just stayin' focused on the light
They say there's strength in numbers and we're growing now
Real recognize real like it's goin down
And now we're shining bright like the suns glare
We got the whole mainstream in our cross-hairs

Chorus 2x

Movin' into motion n' we're flowin' with the sound
Our consciousness is elevatin' look at what we found
If you choose to tag along your life will turn around
You indeed can also see that they are livin' hell bound