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Back The Stage
1. The Stage (8:33)
2. Paradigm (4:19)
3. Sunny Disposition (6:41)
4. God Damn (3:42)
5. Creating God (5:35)
6. Angels (5:41)
7. Simulation (5:31)
8. Higher (6:29)
9. Roman Sky (5:00)
10. Fermi Paradox (6:31)
11. Exist (15:41)

01 THE STAGE

(8:33)

So I arrived, naked and cold
A welcomed change from the abeyance of a ghost town catacomb
No need for counsel, I appreciate the time I'm not alone
Why don't you get my lawyer on the phone

There were days these child eyes
Would overlook the ugliness and fantasize
I found my heart for the first time and I awakened in me
I left myself to navigate and oh I felt control
It appears these sheep have quite an appetite

Who is the crowd that peers through the cage
As we perform here upon the stage

As the boy became a man
In came a calm sophistication I can hardly understand
So lost in ego, didn't notice when the time had slipped away
Yeah, everybody's got a sob story
Jesus Christ was born to die
Leave it to man to levitate his own to idolize
We're simply sociopaths with no communication, baby
I see your angle but we differ from our points of view
So tell me, what's your cross to bear

Who is the crowd that peers through the cage
As we perform here upon the stage
Tell me a lie in a beautiful way
I believe in answers, just not today

Hope my wheels don't abandon me now
Seeing that I'm out here alone
I'm running out of fight
And the wind speaks a comforting voice
Guiding me to her arms
Mother, I'm alright

It took the birth of sin to snake-rattle the mind
Before a blow to the head
By the gavel of time to wake up
Won't you wake up
When did the walking apes decide that nuclear war
Was now the only solution for them keeping the score
Just wake up, can't you wake up

You do know this is just a simulation, don’t you
Who is the crowd that peers through the cage
As we perform here upon the stage
Tell me a lie in a beautiful way
I believe in answers, just not today

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02 PARADIGM

(4:19)

You've been breaking down for far too long
Far too many moons since you felt well and strong
You see, you could say goodbye but you don't have to die
Not ever

Engineer the wires to your brain
Architect a code so you won't feel the pain
With your family by your side and vigor in your eyes forever
Live Forever

I'm way up, a god in size, beyond the reach of mortals
I shed my human side
Father, oh father
I stare at my reflection, now I lost that boy inside
Final paradigm

What's it really mean to be a man
Think about your answer but please understand
While it's natural to fear, I'll make it disappear forever
I forever

I'm way up, a god in size, beyond the reach of mortals
I shed my human side
Father, oh father
I stare at my reflection, now I lost that boy inside
Final paradigm

Singular, I am

I have the question if these thoughts are mine
To live forever but did something in me die
I'm clawing my skin but I can't feel it inside
I know the agony of pain would hurt so much better

I'm way up, so far up
Have I lost myself tonight
Father, oh father
Have you lost that boy you used to know

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03 SUNNY DISPOSITION

(6:41)

We've been through hell, sewn up our eyes
Found fuel in meds, viewed through the narrow
Encouraged fear when so inclined
Bought peace through wars that doomed our children to die

Ego is sure to fix the world
Served up to happy boys and girls
I'd make a decision if granted the privilege
But I'm afraid my taste is unrefined
And no one likes cheap wine

When the clouds kiss your eye
Shadows stain on the high rise
Raise your thumb to the sky
Fossilize

You own the berg, we sleep in streets
You dine then waste, we forage to eat
Well who pays the tab when you cross the line
Who writes the check, who's herding the swine

Just takes a fence to rule the roost
As long as the scale has been reduced
How can we see the outside of the pen
When survival has possession of our minds
Calmly walk the line

When the clouds kiss your eye
Shadows stain on the high rise
Raise your thumb to the sky
Fossilize
All good things come with time
When you know then you'll know
Such a marvelous find in an illusion

Vlader Lauder sat in sorrow
For all his teeth had gone
He drank sweet rum
While fingering his gun
And eyeballed a feast
Not one bite he could eat
Somebody cut off his head


Dear radiation my sweet friend
Let agents dance upon my nerves
Let sunlight glow under my skin
Let toxins seep into my soul

When the clouds kiss your eye
Shadows stain on the high rise
Raise your thumb to the sky
Fossilize
All good things come with time
When you know then you'll know
Such a marvelous time I will find in an illusion
It's an illusion

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04 GOD DAMN

(3:42)

Oh

Hey, can't you see we're tripping on the wire
Walking through the candy land of our desires
Press the magic button and behold the world you crave
Where's the fun in freedom when it renders you a slave
Pledge allegiance, no flag
God nation, god damned
The devil dances with the scorned
And how the fire keeps us warm

Hey, it goes beyond big brother in the sky
Beyond the threat of martial law no Horus eye
No one came to cuff you they just handed you the chains
Blind follows the blind and now the one-eyed man is king

Pledge allegiance, no flag
God nation, god damned
The devil dances with the scorned
And how the fire keeps us warm

Tunnel vision, no man
Damnation, god damn
Can't see the forest for the trees
Can't heal the wound before we bleed

No form of payment, no pot of gold
Will satisfy the debt of what he's owed
Spilling from the houses in a trance the children lined up on the road
Cursing at the piper as he lured your kids away
And led them to the river for what was their final day
No need for convincing on his pipe he played a song to fool them all
Fooled them all

Pledge allegiance, no flag
God nation, god damned
The devil dances with the scorn
And now the fire keeps us keeps us

Tunnel vision, no man
Damnation, god damn
Can't see the forest for the trees
Can't heal the wound before we bleed

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05 CREATING GOD

(5:35)

Standing in the shade of altruism, answering the call
Came a modern messiah to save us all
Something far beyond the work of fiction, positronic brain
A world that's void of all the anguish and suffering, pain

Better tame your convictions before you go and open the cage
We're creating god, master of our designs
We're creating god, unsure of what we'll find

Never held a high regard for Darwin, selection takes too long
A little kick in the pool shouldn't do us wrong
Devouring the very last invention man would ever need
But exponential growth is a frightening thing, indeed

Sweet bohemian jury rounded up and hung in the streets
We're creating god, master of our designs
We're creating god, unsure of what we'll find

Sometimes when I look up to the sky I have to wonder
Are we summoning the demon, you and I

Have you noticed that I'm needing it more now, more than it needs me
Got a couple of billion that seem to agree
Surfing in an artificial dimension, but we're not alone
Now the master has become just a stepping stone, oh

Like a blow to the ego the bitter pills are harder to take
We're creating god, master of our designs
We're creating god, unsure of what we'll find
We're creating god, in search of the divine
We're creating god, committing suicide

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06 ANGELS

(5:41)

Took me years to make my motives clear
And the days have not been kind
Once a steady gaze and charming smile
Has been buried in the lines I find
I walk in the noise, quiet employs
And darkness seems to know just where I am

Mother wash the devil from my hands
Pray the Lord I have the strength to stand
Mother, tell me was it all a lie
Show me where the angels die

There are words that never found my lips
There are words I'd soon forget
Thought the trick was never to look back
But it seems I've lost my grip, I slip
The faster we run now, the closer the gun now
And somehow all the bullets bear my name

Mother wash the devil from my hands
Pray the Lord I have the strength to stand
Mother, tell me was it all a lie
Show me where the angels die

Took the road but should have chased the stars
Now I've lost my own way home
Had a photo of the time we shared
But I burned it long ago, I know
I struck all the matches stuck in the ashes
Forgive me, won't you simply speak my name

Mother wash the devil from my hands
Pray the Lord I have the strength to stand
Mother, tell me was it all a lie
Show me where the angels die
Die

The faster we run now, the closer the gun now
And somehow we all found the warmth of the gun now
Took the road but should have chased the stars
The faster we run now, the closer the gun now
Now I've lost my own way home
And somehow we all found the warmth of the gun now
Had a photo of the time we shared
The faster we run now, the closer the gun now
But I burned it long ago
And somehow we all found the warmth of the gun now
Took the road but should have chased the stars
The faster we run now, the closer the gun now
Now I've lost my own way home
And somehow we all found the warmth of the gun now
Had a photo of the time we shared
The faster we run now, the closer the gun now
But I burned it long ago
And somehow we all found the warmth of the gun now

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07 SIMULATION

(5:31)

It seems I should have walked away
Reverse the wager I've no means to pay
Toto has pulled back the green tonight, in sight
And blue pills coat with such disdain
But I wore the shades for so long
That I've forgotten how to see
The curtain rises but who dares to pull the strings

I know this may be hard for you to believe and all
But you only exist because we allow it


I questioned all the voices in my head
Are they mine or have I been misled
Total understanding doesn't seem to mean a thing
When you can't see behind the silver screen, a figurine
Can't you hear me scream

By the way of cosmic rays
A subtle breakdown jarred the code display
A simulation as I can tell, our cell
Playing out a hopeless scene

We stand to lose all our charm
Faith just seems to wane
A billion years can seem a stunningly short time

You've been beaten down time and time again
But still you find yourself at the center of it all


I questioned all the voices in my head
Are they mine or have I been misled
Total understanding doesn't seem to mean a thing
When you can't see behind the silver screen, a figurine
Can't you hear me scream

You hear me, you had one thing to do, one thing
And you fucked it up, (fucked up) piece of shit

Nurse, patient 666158 needs to be sedated
We need 500 CCs, (of new contra please?)
Oh hello there, dearie
I've been expecting you


Posturing the way I feel
Is truth only what we believe is real
Marvel the sketches that paint the night, starlight
And take a breath before it's all erased away

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08 HIGHER

(6:29)

Freed of the world
Shed of the weight
Onward to see you my friend
Light years above Take me higher
Time seems to wait Take me higher
Promise to see you again Higher, high

It haunts to remember
All the memories of that day
Pre-flight demonstration
Led to desperate voices fueled by flames

Now I'm out here waiting
Hoping you would send a sign
Came a million miles
And the earth grows small
As I lovingly leave it behind

Freed of the world
Shed of the weight
Onward to see you my friend

We seem to have found it
All the hope we've been denied
There's more than we've been told
Had to find it on the other side

Now I must be dreaming
Face against the frozen glass
But there's no return now
And the blazing worlds salute
As we go flying past

Freed of the world
Shed of the weight
Onward to see you my friend
Light years above Take me higher
Time seems to wait Take me higher
Promise to see you again Higher, high

Freed of the world
Shed of the weight
Onward to see you my friend
Light years above Take me higher
Time seems to wait Take me higher
Promise to see you again Higher, high

Meet you in the stars tonight
There you find me drifting in the ether within alone
Meet you in the stars tonight
There you find me drifting in the ether within alone
Meet you in the stars tonight
There you find me drifting in the ether within alone
Meet you in the stars tonight
There you find me drifting in the ether within alone

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09 ROMAN SKY

(5:00)

As the embers rose through the Roman sky
Tell me were you calm when they took your life

Just before you go, tell us how the heavens flow
Weightless evermore, as you walk beyond that door
Shine forever true
Shared with us the world well before your time
Though they took your voice words forever shine, yeah

Just before you go, tell us how the heavens flow
Weightless evermore, as you walk beyond that door
Shine forever true

As they spoke your fate a fearless man replied
As you will sentence me, your fear is beyond mine

Just before you go, tell us how the heavens flow
Weightless evermore, as you walk beyond that door
Shine forever true

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10 FERMI PARADOX

(6:31)

Lights paint the windows in the sky
The past is sewn
In pursuit, our spirit shown
But for now there's no one home

Heaven works on borrowed time walk alone
Empty pages burn forever mine walk alone
Masquerade us upon high walk alone
And all we are is all we've left behind

My sweet Medusa, reflect the empty of our being
Snakes born of fire, conjure the demon of our dream


In void we illustrate our lives
Emerging small
Heed the sign meant to evolve
To the end we send the call

Heaven works on borrowed time walk alone
Empty pages burn forever mine walk alone
Masquerade us upon high walk alone
All we are is all we've left behind

Where children shiver in the cold
The sun will shine
Just a touch to heal the blind
In ourselves we hope to find

Heaven works on borrowed time walk alone
Empty pages burn forever mine walk alone
Masquerade us upon high walk alone
All we are is all we've left behind

Alone

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11 EXIST

(15:41)

Our truth is painted across the sky
In our reflection we learn to fly
No hand to hold us
No one to save us from tomorrow

Sailing away, beyond the reach of anyone
Far beyond the dreams of everyone
No light to follow, a shot in the dark
Does anybody know

Sailing away, beyond the reach of anyone
Far beyond the dreams of everyone
High from the heavens, I can't see the pain
Does anybody care

Think for a moment of all the lives
Stripped of their essence before their time
We stand to conquer
But is there nothing left tomorrow

I'm sailing away, beyond the reach of anyone
Far beyond the dreams of everyone
There's no light to follow, a shot in the dark
Does anybody know

Sailing away, beyond the reach of anyone
Far beyond the dreams of everyone
High from the heavens, I can't see the pain
Does anybody care

We have one collective hope, the Earth
And yet, uncounted people remain homeless
Famine and calamity abound
Sufferers hurl themselves into the arms of war
People kill and get killed
In the name of someone else's concept of God

Dare we admit that our thoughts and behaviors
Spring from a belief that the world revolves around us
Each fabricated conflict, self murdering bomb, vanished airplane
Every fictionalized dictator, biased partisan, and wayward son
Parts the curtains of society's racial ethnic religious natural and cultural conflicts
And you find the human ego turning the knobs and pulling the levers

When I track the orbits of astroids, comets, and planets
Each ones a pirouetting dancer in a cosmic ballet
Choreographed by the forces of gravity
I see beyond the plight of humans
I see a universe ever expanding
With its galaxies embedded ever stretching
Four dimensional fabric of space and time

However big our world is
The hearts and minds, our outside atlases
The universe is even bigger
There are more stars in the universe
Than grains of sand on the world's beaches
More stars in the universe
Than seconds of time that have passed since Earth formed
More stars
Than words and sounds ever uttered by all humans who have ever lived

The day we cease exploration of the cosmos
Is the day we threaten the continuance of our species
In that bleak world, arms bearing resource hungry people and nation
Would be prone to act on their low contracted prejudices
And would have seen the last gasp of human enlightenment
Until the rise of a visionary new culture
Once again embraces the cosmic perspective
A perspective in which we are one
Fitting neither above nor below, but within

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