This song was the second track we wrote, not too long after we wrote our first single, Celestial Vernacular. It was originally called The Mysteries of Black Lake, but turned into Luna when the topic of the song changed to the retelling of a story of a king who leaves his home in the darkness to chase after the sun that went missing in order to restore balance to his kingdom. It's a little allegorical, but fit the album really well.
This is probably one of Drew's favorites off the album.
The crescent moon
Will shed it's light and guide me to you
Throw aside my crown
Leave home, leave home, you will be found
In expanses of the dark night
I strain my eyes
And stumble through shadow in search of light
I was the boy obsessed with the sun,
Each day I awoke when the light broke
When tragedy struck,
They brought darkness to our lands
Famine swept through, devastation
Who will save our civilization?
We knew we needed the sun
We needed the sun, we needed the sun
released April 15, 2014
Written by Drew Timmer and Stephen Irish