Dark Universe – Shatter – Live Video & Story

Dark Universe’s Shatter Live: Deepest Black Friday, October 13th, The Civic Hotel.

Shatter is a new song from the upcoming Into The Black album. It is a poignant tale that has a universal (pun intended) theme. Whilst I have my own personal take on Shatter the crux of the song is about the price we pay for freedom.

Escape to freedom may come in many forms; abusive relationships, political struggle, racial, religious and gender/sexual oppression, and humans being horrid to other humans, which has been going on for aeons.

Shatter refers to the situation in which you are only accepted should you conform to someone else’s views or control. You escape, but the cost is a heavy one. I am certain everyone that reads this has had an experience that they can relate to with Shatter.

Anyway, when all is said and done be true to yourself, and break any chains that hold you down. You are worth it.

Jaime Page

Original Shatter Lyrics
(Since Edited but here is the raw version)

I never thought it would end this way
And who’d believe we would see the day
Finding out what it’s like to be me
That’s the price of living free

I didn’t think it would hurt so bad
And I hate to think that I’d made you sad
But some things are meant to be
And I had to go…

That I’d end up as a memory
(And) One you’d rather forget
I would think of you every day
And the love that we had…

And My World Would Shatter

Some things don’t make much sense
What you want is not always what you get
And when you try to take it back
They don’t want to know

And Your World Would Shatter

You would shatter

I am who I am
You are what you feel
If God gave you everything
Then took it away…
Just Swept it away…
Then Your World Would Shatter

It would shatter
Shatter…

Who’d have thought it would end this way
Who’d believe the price we pay
Give your life to be living free
Give your life to be me

 © Jaime Page/Dark Universe Records 2017

Special thanks to:
Donna Greene, Craig Skelton, Michael Burn, Bob De Wolff, Graham Piper, John Davies @21CC, Anthony Francis Steele, Maria Haskins @rockandroll, Andrew Thompson @ Big Squeeze Promotions, Stuart James, Daniel Low, and all of you that support us so unconditionally. xxx

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Dark Universe Review Matt Kenney

Matt Kenney is one of those folks that you instantly feel gets you. I had to post his blinding Facebook review here because he shares some very insightful thoughts. I thank Matt deeply for the following article. JP

Holy Sh…
This is an amazing Album.
Kicking off with the Dark and Beautiful Deepest Black, a moving, epic , act, that is testament to the long and varied career and personal journey of the extremely talented Jaime Page. With such rich life experiences there has evolved a master writer ‘full of deep feeling and emotion, and the talent to reproduce this in the most beautiful form of music.

Next up xxx27. An energetic galloping number beautifully highlighting Donnas extremely potent vocal strength.

Letting go is a gentle lighter serve with outstanding production and again the vocals.
The absolutely brilliant Dark Universe. What an outstanding title number.

“If this doesn’t go down as one of the best rock productions, I’ll eat my scrotum.”

This is musical theatre at its best. Powerful, emotional with a palpable dose of feeling.
Goodbye Angel rounds off this feast of finesse and the latter part showcases perfectly Jaime’s skills and well-earned title of Queen of the machine. I thoroughly enjoyed this journey.

The writing, arrangement and production are mindblowing. But this would mean but nil, had there not been musicians with the required depth unquestionable ability, and foremost, the feeling, to interpret and touch this music in the way necessary to bring it forth as it has been here.

This is art at another level. Pure and performed with a level of feeling and finesse rarely witnessed. A privilege to behold.

I get the feeling that there were many equally momentous songs, not included in this presentation that could have been if not for the restriction of disc size. I am looking forward to the future unveiling of these works for us all to enjoy.

My hat goes off to the hard work evident by all the crew involved in bringing to surface this gem.

Matt Kenney: Via Facebook

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