Jay Ray – Striven feat. Marko Saaresto of ‘Poets of the Fall’ (Official Music Video)


♪♪♪ ♪ LIKE A FLICKERING LIGHT
GUIDING THROUGH A DARK ROOM ♪ ♪ LIKE A TERMINAL MIND
SET OFF FOREVERMORE HOPEFUL ♪ ♪ THIS VISION DANCES IN MY HEAD
AND I TOY WITH THE NOTION ♪ OF WALKING INTO THE FIRE
TO REVEL IN MY EMOTION ♪ ♪ THERE’S NO TELLING WHAT LIES AHEAD
I’VE BID FAREWELL TO MY SHADOW FRIENDS ♪ ♪ FOR SOMETHING ELSE
THAT’S WORTH MORE IN THE END ♪ ♪ THERE’S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
THE BURIED AND THE PLANTED ♪ ♪ CANDLES AND ALL PRAYERS
FOR THOSE LEFT STRANDED ♪ ♪ NO MATTER THE COST
DESPITE THE WORST ODDS ♪ ♪ THERE IS A DISTANCE I MUST GO ♪ ♪ THIS MOMENT IS ALL THAT I CONTROL ♪ ♪ AND ALL THAT I CONTROL IS HEAR AND NOW ♪ ♪ SOUL SEARCHING
REACHING DEEP WITHIN ME ♪ ♪ SOLELY RELYING ON THE
WINGS OF FATE TO CARRY ME ♪ WITH MY HEAD IN MY HANDS
MY SOUL REMAINS UNAWAKENED ♪ ♪ AND CUT OUT THE NOISE
AND SET YOUR MIND IN MOTION ♪ ♪ THERE’S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
THE BURIED AND THE PLANTED ♪ ♪ CANDLES AND ALL PRAYERS
FOR THOSE LEFT STRANDED ♪ ♪ NO MATTER THE COST
DESPITE THE WORST ODDS ♪ ♪ THERE IS A DISTANCE I MUST GO ♪ ♪ THIS MOMENT IS ALL THAT I CONTROL
AND ALL THAT I CONTROL IS HEAR AND NOW ♪ ♪ CLEARING THE DAY
REARRANGING, SHAPING EVERYTHING ♪ ♪ I’VE FOUND THE WAY
FOR THE SELF TO RESONATE ♪ ♪ WITH THE CLARITY OF AN OPEN SKY
NAVIGATING NOW BY THE STARS ALIGNED ♪ ♪ WITH SERENITY, STEELY-EYED
FUELED BY THE BURNING LUST FOR LIFE ♪ ♪ THERE’S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
THE BURIED AND THE PLANTED ♪ ♪ CANDLES AND ALL PRAYERS
FOR THOSE LEFT STRANDED ♪ ♪ NO MATTER THE COST
DESPITE THE WORST ODDS ♪ ♪ THERE IS A DISTANCE I MUST GO ♪ ♪ THIS MOMENT IS ALL THAT I CONTROL
AND ALL THAT I CONTROL IS HEAR AND NOW ♪ ♪ THERE IS NO TELLING WHAT LIES AHEAD ♪ ♪ SOME THINGS I JUST CAN’T PRETEND ♪ ♪ I’VE BID FAREWELL TO MY SHADOW FRIENDS ♪ ♪ FOR SOMETHING ELSE WORTH MORE IN THE END ♪ ♪♪♪

100 thoughts on “Jay Ray – Striven feat. Marko Saaresto of ‘Poets of the Fall’ (Official Music Video)

  1. A lot of people asking about the meaning of this song. This song is about finding the path of your heart and following your dreams through to the end, no matter what it takes.
    "No matter the cost, despite the worst odds.. There is a distance I must go…"

  2. Like.
    But I´m a POTF fan, and get wet when Marco sings..
    But, this compine have a future.
    You sound´s good together.
    Stalk you soon, and hope for the same musical hight-quality music …

  3. Not seen such a decent singer for so long. That's jayray but I came here for Marko

  4. How the hell do you only have 6.3k subs?

    You deserve the fucking world watching and listening you, mate.

  5. Love this song! <3 whole song is very touching and i love marko's voice 🙂

  6. Someone has to say it. It really sounds like a Linkin Park – Poets of the Fall song. That life jeweal that would never happen.

  7. Was listening to POF while falling asleep when I woke up with that song. Great surprise! Really loving the mix of these 2 great voices. Keep up the good work!

  8. My shadow friends, Im afraid this could be the best song I´ve ever heard, if not, comes close, very close, thank you Jay, making me feel more planted than buried

  9. I love this song! I think it's amazing! The words, the music, it just sort of makes me feel the meaning from within, if you know what I mean.

  10. 16 people have lost their minds and disliked this.
    I'm in love with this ! Have been a huge huuugee POTF fan since 6-7 years and you are amazing as well Jay Ray. Love every second of this song.

  11. Menee suoraan sieluun ja sydämeen, edelleen ❤❤. Kiitos, ja lisää yhteistyötä toivoen 🙂

  12. QUIENES VINIMOS SOLAMENTE POR MARKO?
    EL OTRO TIPO DEJA MUCHO QUE DESEAR.. PERO MARKO.. MARKO ES MARCO ♥
    AGUANTE POETS LOCO!!!

  13. <3 Pakko kuunnella säännöllisin väliajoin – tää on vaan niin hieno ja ihana biisi. 🙂

  14. MARKO'S vocals are something really different…..and JAY RAY'S too….this Collab is the best I've heard!!!…#novocalistbetterthanmarko

  15. Really, THIS KIND OF real music Is highly underrated…..something that no bands could perform!!! And JAY RAY'S and obviously MARKO'S AMAZING VOCALS MADE THIS SOOOO INCREDIBLE!

  16. Like a flickering light
    Guiding through a dark room
    Like a terminal mind
    Set off forever more hopeful

    This vision dances in my head
    And I toy with the notion
    Of walking into the fire
    To revel in my emotion
    There's no telling what lies ahead
    I've bid farewell to my shadow friends
    For something else that's worth more in the end

    [Chorus]
    There's a difference between the buried and the planted
    Candles and all prayers for those left stranded
    No matter the cost, despite the worst odds
    There is a distance I must go
    This moment is all that I control
    And all that I control is here and now

    [Verse 2]
    Soul searching
    Reaching deep within me
    Solely relying on the wings of fate to carry me
    With my head in my hands
    My soul remains unawakened
    And cut out the noise
    And set your mind in motion

    [Chorus]
    There's a difference between the buried and the planted
    Candles and all prayers for those left stranded
    No matter the cost, despite the worst odds
    There is a distance I must go
    This moment is all that I control
    And all that I control is here and now

    [Verse 3]
    Clearing the day
    Rearranging, shaping everything
    I found the way
    For the self to resonate
    With the clarity of an open sky
    Navigating now by the stars aligned
    With serenity, steely-eyed, fueled by the burning lust for life

    [Chorus]
    There's a difference between the buried and the planted
    Candles and all prayers for those left stranded
    No matter the cost, despite the worst odds
    There is a distance I must go
    This moment is all that I control
    And all that I control is here and now

    [Outro]
    There is no telling what lies ahead
    Some things I just can't pretend
    I've bid farewell to my shadow friends
    For something else worth more in the end

  17. A beautiful song with a full meaning, which is filled with a duet, each vocals in its own beautiful and even more gives the song the width and depth. Thank you guys for the song 🙂

  18. I love this song and the way Marko sings is mesmerising <3 Good work!

  19. До свидания мой любимый город

  20. this duo is just a fairy tale for me. I love you guys and did not expect such a meeting

  21. JAY…..when you pour your heart out with your voice…I find peace within myself. Thank you, Brother!!! God bless your soul!

  22. Just found out about Jay Ray about 3 minutes and 43 seconds ago by following a link and was not disappointed! I trust I am not alone in saying I find similarities with the late great Chester Bennington.

  23. This is an outstanding song. I love the music, the lyrics, voices. I am a fan of Poets of the Fall, so I've checked this song out because of Marko, but I instantly fell in love with Jay Ray's voice. Jay, you are amazing!!! Your other songs are also great, and I will be looking forward to see you live one day!

  24. You two have so awesome voices! I cant stop listening this master song! Thank you Marko and thank you Jay Ray 💖💪🎉👍

  25. Все, что поет Марко, все приобретает жизнь. Любая песня может быть украшена его голосом.

  26. Jay Ray, the only guy who did songs with two of my favorite bands, Celldweller (cover) and Marko from Poets of the Fall.

  27. This Song touches me deep in my Heart and Soul. Feeling so overwhelmed right now. Simply Perfect

  28. What a masterpiece!!! Beautiful, deep, wonderful, a very nice drug to my ears. Marko, Jay, Striven, something more perfect than this??? No way, man!

  29. Striven

    Like a flickering light

    Guiding through a dark room

    Like a terminal mind

    Set off forever more hopeful

    This vision dances in my head

    And I toy with the notion

    Of walking into the fire

    To revel in my emotion

    There's no telling what lies ahead

    I've bid farewell to my shadow friends

    For something else that's worth more in the end

    There's a difference between the buried and the planted

    Candles and all prayers for those left stranded

    No matter the cost, despite the worst odds

    There is a distance I must go

    This moment is all that I control

    And all that I control is here and now

    Soul searching

    Reaching deep within me

    Solely relying on the wings of fate to carry me

    With my head in my hands

    My soul remains unawakened

    And cut out the noise

    And set your mind in motion

    There's a difference between the buried and the planted

    Candles and all prayers for those left stranded

    No matter the cost, despite the worst odds

    There is a distance I must go

    This moment is all that I control

    And all that I control is here and now

    Clearing the day

    Rearranging

    Shaping everything

    I found the way

    For the self to resonate

    With the clarity of an open sky

    Navigating now by the stars aligned

    With serenity

    Steely-eyed, fuelled by the burning lust for life

    There's a difference between the buried and the planted

    Candles and all prayers for those left stranded

    No matter the cost, despite the worst odds

    There is a distance I must go

    This moment is all that I control

    And all that I control is here and now

    There is no telling what lies ahead

    Some things I just can't pretend

    I've bid farewell to my shadow friends

    For something else worth more in the end

  30. Even if i don't understand what you are singing ( because i am french )i love your musics

  31. i recently arrived to this song by chance while doing something else….. the first chords made me think of poets of the fall, didn't know why….. i was actually enjoying it all and suddenly i heard marko's really recognizable voice and had to actually see what it was i was listening to…… i now love this song and come back to it often….. both voices blend beautifully together, jay's tenor voice and marko's baritonal one, both with wings of their own, and the song has got a certain melancholia to it that makes it so achingly beautiful….. well done, you guys, looking forward to more future cooperations like this……..

  32. The song is sooo awesome,great song,great voices.Jay Ray you have awesome voice,keep going:)I really came here because of Marko,and thanks to him,i heard you:)Best wishes:)Suomi musicians are the best❤

  33. Am I the only one who thinks Marko and Jay would make excellent villains for the upcoming Bond film?

  34. Man, I haven't heard Poets of the Fall since Max Payne 2 came out. Good job, guys.

  35. I'm happy your guest star is helping you get some publicity, Jay Ray. About damn time, although it seems like I'm the only one here who knew your music before this song was published.

  36. Jay Ray AND Marko????

    Where was this song all my life????
    I honestly can't believe I was unaware of Jay Ray until a month ago.. I feel like I've been missing out so much xD
    Keep up the good work Jay!

  37. What a brilliant song! Marko and you complement each other in a strong soulful way, keep up the excellent work we need more songs like this. 💕 😍 😎 😘

  38. мало просмотров для такого хита!вау!

  39. I think Marko could sing a phone book and it would still sound amazing. One of the greatest voices of this generation of musicians.
    Congrats Jay Ray for the song!

  40. I love your art Jay Ray. Just keep your vision. You are on the right path. I feel so. 🙂 This song (for example) is so full of wisdom. That's why I love it. <3

  41. Dunno how you only have 9000 odd subs. I love POTF and think Marko’s voice is something else. This is a fantastic track. You both knocked it outta the park with vocal performance and as someone else mentioned below, it is a welcome break from the shit that adorns our airwaves these days. Amazing thank you

  42. Only now I heard this song the first time and it's so amazing. Thank you guys for so beautiful song.

  43. Marko, you're awesome, but sorry your attendance and help RIPed this guy. Can't wait for you Krasnodar and don't forget noice from nowhere

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