(2007) If Up Were Along 1

by Hiram

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released January 1, 2007



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Track Name: Sueños de Vidas
Sleep! If needs be, somnambulate.
Dream… just a dream, it’s all you can take.
Steal what you feel, never make.
Real, this ordeal that we forsake.

It’s like a war that’s waging - shot in the smile.
Wailed laments as my pillar crashed down.

Like a moron I wait for it - so much time spent clinging to it.
Cause the worst!
Curse the cause!

Hurts to blink from rubbing my eyes,
Because I’m rousing, and I’m waking at sundown.
Back to bed then, the world be damned.
Lay down my head, and keep it down.
I’ll sleep through the end of the world.

Dead to the world.

Wasting time, choosing a life.

Does it mean I’m insane if I want something to mean...
..to mean something to myself?
So that in turn my self it has meaning?
Wasting time, choosing a life
I can’t seem to give a fuck!

Anguish… languish… Anger at inertia!
Track Name: Sin Semilla Girl
Golden sun for hair,
Above; the eye-blue skies.
She breathes and there is air,
Her lips; the mountains high.

At the shore we’ll meet,
I’ll wave to touch you.
A smile or tear for your seed,
Drowned in my ocean blue.

Horror!! Beguile me not, angels!!!
Terror!! Beauty has no seed!!!

Breathing as one.
Track Name: Colossi
Nothing has worked, and I screamed so hard.
Want to tell you everything and leave nothing inside.
Broke my body, with imagination cleft away from me.

How long have you fuckin’ known this?!
All along, I was wrong and I never noticed -
All this time I swear I never ever met a man like you man,
And you’re only fuckin’ human!!!

How Strong? You’re so fuckin’ strong.
All my life I doubt I’ll ever make a Human.

Another breakdown, another well timed weapon.
Another Human, another individual dumbed down!

Destroy the cycle – no capitulation.
Destroy the fear – you are a holy weapon.
Track Name: Reykjavik (When It Rains, It Pours; Part 2)
In the beginning, she rose naked from the chaos,
Sea from sky divided - she dances on the waves...

With eyes shut tight she conjures silent cadence,
Flailing limbs cleave paths in the nothingness.
Beads of sweat, cast into the sky,
Constellations chart the pattern of her steps.
Thorn from rose; consort brought to life, with a kiss,
and the heavens beating in his chest.
In Unio, waves crash all around,
Eye of the storm - the north wind fans the flames.

Thus sparked the advent of the coming age of man.
Perfect and holy offspring of Elysian.

Two by two; primordial architects,
Bound by fire to create the world in her image.
Satisfied, she laid her bones upon the earth,
Mountains spraying mothers milk their sustenance, reward.
One begat the next; the torches passed, their charges set,
To populate the earth with beasts of their own design.
All lay beneath the watchful eye, the guiding light,
Basking in the glow of soul, spirit, fury, fire,
Just like the perfect blueprint, the best-laid plans are easily torn - rent asunder.

The avarice of gods and man will turn the purest heart black!
Because enough is never enough...
Track Name: Raging Sea (When It Rains, It Pours; Part 3)
Pause, perforate time, allow stillness to take hold...
…that fresh clean smell…

Now I’m set, but I will thaw, and when I melt I will wash and clear paths to the sea.

We can flow,
We can grow,
From a calm stream,
To a raging sea.

So be water my friend!