(2007) If Up Were Along 2

by Hiram

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released January 1, 2007

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Track Name: (Sunlight Is Both) Particles and Waves
It’s as good as its getting, and it’s as bad as its been,
Prepare for the worst! It’s the worst that I’ve seen!
Needs dictate there be one, a nameless impetus,
Set high on a pyre, flames lick the furious.

No-one told me to question, nor advised to ask why,
But I can so I am pro-activating, instigating the fall.

Man-God/Man-King… know what I mean?

Occam slice out my eyes: what I think and I know.
All that’s left is all I’ll need show.

No rage to lead the way, pride burning away.

Clear now,
Clarity’s grace.
Sunlight is both particles and waves.

This insight is preparation, anticipating conflagration.

"Did you see the news today?
It told you nothing, which you already know!
Let me know and I will lay it on the line...
It’ll only get better after the thrill of the kill!
So fall or fly, roll the dice, kill your life,
Like suicide but without the prize… life’s no game!!!
The joke is on us!!!
Your light comes in squares… same damned shape as your hearts!”

Homo habilis – thumb and four digits.
Sapiens Sapiens – digits count minutes.
Standing tall, wise wise, so good we’re named twice.
Hands free to back-pat,
Satan’s work divides.
Track Name: If Up Were Along
Hail all free people, drowning and caged,
Think only this of lessons learned;
“Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori” in times of war,
But in times of peace, terror reigns with a bloody vengeance...

So I build a tower...

If up were along… so up is along.
These foundations of mine – they are unique to myself,
My toil is for none else.

Provisions - they do run low.
My great forces bicker.
Shielding my eyes, survey my broken lands:
Good soil to till – fallow forever!

(feat: Matt Rhodes/lyrics: Matt Rhodes)
The battle to win hearts and minds,
Is lost the moment the heart stops beating.
Come, stand on my shoulders,
We’ll cast no shadow on the moon,
But we will stand tall.

If up were along my proud towers reach high!!!
Track Name: Peering Over The Shoulder Of Admiral Piri-Reis
Alter, alter; mustn’t alter,
My course is still sound.
Falter, falter; mustn’t falter,
Lest I run aground.
Big bear & small bear; making aware a circle has points.
Nowhere or elsewhere, everywhere is somewhere,
Shall not disappoint.

Stand down Mr Christian, we’ll have no mutiny here!
My hands on my helm, strong breeze in my sail.

The rationale is clear; it says use your mind.
Your own path you will steer,
A wake and a line
Awake and alive

At work and in line...

Reflect opinion, do not think or try,
Argue that stories have only one side.
Nothing is wrong here and we are all right.
See what surrounds us and brave in the light.

I sat there reading of things that amazed, of thing that explained,
So I sat there thinking “could all this be true?”
The knowledge is ancient – that it was taught not inspired,
“Is all of this true?”
Two sides to each story at odds with each other,
Then up sprang another – three sides, it would seem.
Like all great voyages, dangers abound,
But unexplored land leaves treasures unfound.
Bountiful riches, strange fruits and wine,
Eye the horizon and cast off your line...

(The things I must do are the things I must do).

So what must I do? The things I must do are the things I must do… and if I must do, then this too must do.

Gather my moorings, awake and alive
Cast off and set sail, a wake and a line
And if don’t reach there,
Then this here must do...

[ROW!]