.​.​.​And Down Goes The Sky

by Au4

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(Intro) Somehow I found myself here today. Awakened to these thoughts and feelings, Or an oceanic sense of lucid dreaming? A strange sort of spherical sensation, With an overwhelming sense of apprehension. An emptiness that thunders out From beyond the mind's horizon. So far beyond our reach, Where consciousness coalesces Like the billowing loom of thunder clouds. The streaming runs of thought go 'Round and 'round and 'round. Till the dancing funnels of wind touch down. And the earth bows down in reverence, Lest it should be torn to pieces And blown into oblivi-essence. And all who live will run and hide And do what we've done since the dawn of time. Everyone flees from the cyclone winds of One's own mind. But if one day we should stand on the canyon's edge, Peer out through the beating rain, the pounding wind You'll find that everyone is everyone And everything is everything. (Verse One) Open up Your hearts and minds. 'Cause I remember Nothing. One day now It all falls down. But love must keep on Loving. So start the show, Here we go. (Chorus) Dark to light, The day from night. A roll of a mountain, A rip in the sky. Turning the dust to flesh And ashes to breath. A pull of a muscle, A pin the eye. An initial spark To get this heart of mine pumping. And another To get these feet of mine running. But sadly they've just taken me To a place Where all is devoid Of your embrace. So baby now we're falling Baby now you're falling Baby yeah, yeah Baby now we're falling, baby yeah. Tripping and tumbling, Flipping and fumbling. Flowing on the rivers of sadness That have been forever rumbling. But from dawn until now Of all the paths that I could have gone down Of all the valleys That I could have been flowing through. In spite of all the chaos And all that has come between us, How is it I still find myself Here with you. (Outro) So somehow we find ourselves here today, A feeling in this oceanic sense of lucid dreaming. A strange sort of spherical sensation, An emptiness that thunders out From beyond the mind's horizon. And all of us, we run and hide, Do what we've done since the dawn of time. Peering out through the beating rain, The pounding wind, Everyone is everyone And everything is everything.
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(Verse One) Donna fell and lost her way home. Donna fell and lost her way home. Now she'll never find her way home. Donna fell and lost her way home. Donna fell and lost her way. (Chorus) And I lay awake. And I lay awake. She'll never be the same. A blooming flower in wilting hour. And I cried today. And I cried today. 'Cause poor Donna's lost her way. The love was ours but now she's gone. (Verse Two) I grew up in sun and shine But all of it was left behind. For dreams that said they’d never go Yet all of them have lost me so. So I looked down the rabbit hole And found a many sinking soul. Sorrow's just another way. Please don’t care. 'Cause I'm okay. Donna fell and lost her way. (Chorus) And I lay awake. And I lay awake. She'll never be the same. A blooming flower in wilting hour. And I cried today. And I cried today. 'Cause poor Donna's lost her way. The love was ours but now she's gone.
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(Verse One) Waves pass through the water While sound glides through air. But light through the ether Is how it gets from here to there. They say the ether is made of Something beyond a girl. But what a surprise to find It's actually made up of the way I feel. (Verse Two) Good days are when I laugh And the light travels fast. The ether is thin then And allows the light to thunder past. But lately the billowing sadness That blackens my heart Slows it all down and then It makes the light, it makes the light go dark. (Chorus) Speed of thought Speed of fright Speed of nothing The speed of constant… Light got caught speeding Drop its phase Drop its physics now Just like her lower day. Slow the flash Slow the beam Slow the photon The slowing of the… Stream got caught slowing It's alright It's a universe Just like her lower nights. (Verse Three) Light passes through the ether As my emotions allow. And now that the people know They cheer me up by sending flowers. But these days the torrents of sadness That blacken my heart Slow it all down and then It makes the light, it makes the light go dark. (Chorus) Speed of thought Speed of fright Speed of nothing The speed of constant… Light got caught speeding Drop its phase Drop its physics now Just like her lower days. Slow the flash Slow the beam Slow the photon The slowing of the… Stream got caught slowing It's alright It's a universe Just like her lower nights. Light's all bent Light's all blamed Light's all hammered The blindness of the… Shamed wish for lighting But there's none. Blessed darkness For all the enlightened ones.
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(Intro) So just hang on, beautiful one 'Cause when you're gone, you're only gone. And what was then before you came Everything will be the same. (Verse One) So heaven’s gone and far away. Angel's bell has cracked and fell. So what's in store for loss of faith? Maybe hell will take me now. (Chorus) Go. Don't know where to go. They sent me back home Now I'm on fire. Bones is burnin' everything I... Know. Don't know what I know. There is no more And I'm so tired. Heads is turnin' everywhere I go. (Verse Two) So I slipped in through the gate almost unknown. All my border stamps were late. Seven days old. Cold hand griped my shoulder blade, broke the bone. Bloody nose and turned away, all the way home. (Chorus) Go. Don't know where to go. They sent me back home Now I'm on fire. Bones is burnin' everything I... Know. Don't know what I know. There is no more And I'm so tired. Heads is turnin' everywhere I go. (Verse Three) So I stormed in through the gate and I yelled Please just take this awful shell. But in a flash I heard her say Just like heaven, there is no hell. (Outro) So just hang on, beautiful one 'Cause when you're gone, you're only gone. And what was then before you came Everything will be the same.
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(Intro) Check… Check… Check 1. Here's a story… Here's a story… Here's a story about a girl I once loved And I'd still love her if she was still around. It felt like yesterday but I'll say once upon a time There was a girl who was far more beautiful Than did her any good. The amazing thing about it is she had no idea. And nor did she feel compelled To notice such things in others. She just thought that's how the universe worked. What she failed to take into account Is the foundational self interest Of all sentient beings And that's when it all came… (Well for her anyways) That's when it all came crumbling to pieces. (Verse One) She was a girl who Never thought, Never guessed, Never got. In spite of all the life and love There was to go around. Beauty, purity, liberty, symmetry, serenity and energy Are only for the ones who pay the price with others blood And throw… Down. Steal that crown, Taking that slave, Spinning that head around. You get it, They get it, He got it, I get it, Those people got it. But bless her heart she never even stood a chance in hell. (Chorus) Oh when I came here I was lost and forgotten Until then the sun rose in the dawn. And I just meant to stay forever here running But in three seconds I'll be gone. (Verse Two) She was a girl who Never thought, Never guessed, Never got. How many tears it took to take The wretched tyrant down. You get it, They get it, He got it, I get it, Those people got it. But bless her heart she never even stood a chance in hell. (Chorus) Oh when I came here I was lost and forgotten Until then the sun rose in the dawn. And I just meant to stay forever here running But in three seconds I'll be gone. And I can't remember my name. It's forgotten, And they all told me I was wrong. 'Cause I just meant to stay forever here loving But in three seconds I'll be gone. 3, 2, 1…
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(Intro) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6… yeah, It's like a waltz. Left 2, 3. Right 2, 3. Left 2, 3. Spin… Very good. Okay, here we go… (Verse One) Eyes follow The rhythm of your soul's pirouettes And little twirls. Hearts and minds also Spinning in time as this nursery rhyme All unfurls. (Verse Two) Deep blue heaven borrows From the ocean of colour you bring To this otherwise dead grey world. Tomorrow's Sunrise is nothing in the world Compared to your blue eyes, girl. (Chorus) So my darling don't give up On these steps you're making up, When it all has gone away It's your dance that will remain. So my darling don't give up On these hopes you're stirring up, When the earth caves in one day It's your dance that will remain. So my darling don't give up On these dreams you're dreaming of, When the sky falls down one day It's your dance that will remain.
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(Verse One) There was a glassman named Sir Nothing Nor Anything, And one day he pristined The perfect glass figurine. She stood on two With ballet shoes, And see-through hair Her shoulders bare. (Verse Two) Since then he's closed his blinds With her remaining inside, The people call his name Keeps silent he all the same. And in the dark A fires spark, Refracts through legs Of perfect shape. (Chorus) Wherever we fall with all that's shattered around The broken glass will surely follow. And when we hit the ground all that keeps raining down Is all the glass we couldn't swallow. (Verse Three) With pitchforks and the torch The people broke down his door, And when they flooded in They cried 'a man full of sin'. So he climbed up To roofing top, And kissed her hair And then they leapt to air. (Chorus) Wherever we fall with all that's shattered around The broken glass will surely follow. And when we hit the ground all that keeps raining down Is all the glass we couldn't swallow.
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(Verse One) Caught myself digging again And all that I've found as I dig deeper down, my friend Are these subtle lights These subtle lights These subtle lights. (Verse Two) Sunlight has all disappeared I haven't seen it since yesteryear. And all that I hear as throw the earth clear Is this ringing in my ears. And these subtle lights These subtle lights These subtle lights. (Chorus) Caverns with diamonds and Riches from carbon sands. Hoping you'll understand If I return empty handed. Emeralds and geodes and All that erodes a man. Love grows in crystal bands And mining love, that's my plan. (Verse Three) Stop for a moment of rest Strike a match for a cigarette. Rumblings emerge from the ground And falling in, all around. Surrounded by These subtle lights These subtle lights. Enraptured by These subtle lights These subtle lights. (Chorus) Caverns with diamonds and Riches from carbon sands. Hoping you'll understand If I return empty handed. Emeralds and geodes and All that erodes a man. Love grows in crystal bands And mining love, that's my plan.
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(Verse One) There was a man who woke up in early morn, Wondering why his shirt was torn And where was he before he was born. Sat for about an hour in the shower stall And watched the crystal water fall But was he there even at all? Delta 5 Minus 9 Inverse square Over time Carry 1 Retrograde Vector of E-magnetic wave (Verse Two) There was a man who walked out into the rain, Missed his bus so he jumped the train. Does losing one's self reduce the pain? He got off early seeing a broken wall, Written on it in letters tall, "If you’re not big then maybe you're small". Sine of L Prime of H Parallel Cartesian Plane Factor in Low degree Reduction Quantum gravity Root of pi Multiplied Beta X Theta Y Total sums Equal not Answer was Smaller than he thought (Chorus) Hey-oh, there's no other way down. It'll be some kind of time from now until we hit the ground. It goes on, and on, and on, and on, and on, it goes. We're smaller than a Planck length. Suck it up, Just got to let go. Hey… Hey-oh, this'll be some kind of ride, Nothing less ever than some wild times. It goes on, and on, and on, and on, and on, it goes. We're smaller than a Planck length. Suck it up, Just got to let go. Hey… Hey-oh, we see no us inside. 1.6 x 10 to -35. It goes on, and on, and on, and on, and on, it goes. We're smaller than a Planck length. Suck it up, Just got to let go. Hey… (Verse Three) If you're not big then maybe you're small. That's what he saw. Paint still dripping off the wall there. Some vandal's spray can lightning bolt bearing down On him from out of nowhere. This random string of words Splayed across some random stack of bricks, That line some random alley way In some random corner of some random cityscape. So he pondered where he was, If he was. What this 'awakeness' somewhere inside was made of, The flicker of light the so called self is said to be comprised of. Rule out the body in all of its change It's astronomical but ultimately pathologic, And yet he's seen darker days. Well if not the body then how about the brain? Throw this brain in another man's suit And I think he might argue that he'd probably be there too. But synaptic, plastic, elastic Is the nature of the neuron. And memories are all just cascades of brain sparks That are made up on the spot. Patterns that another lobe in some other part Perceives as being the essence of who you are. And personality? Program a copy or two of you. Theoretical. Identical. A philosophical tool Or volatile fuel? For these goddamn no-branching rules. If you're not big then maybe you're small. Bullshit or base line state? So he says to himself, if I even exist at all, man, I'm smaller than a Planck length. (Chorus) Hey-oh, there's no other way down. It'll be some kind of time from now until we hit the ground. It goes on, and on, and on, and on, and on, it goes. We're smaller than a Planck length. Suck it up, Just got to let go. Hey… Hey-oh, this'll be some kind of ride, Nothing less ever than some wild times. It goes on, and on, and on, and on, and on, it goes. We're smaller than a Planck length. Suck it up, Just got to let go. Hey… Hey-oh, we see no us inside. 1.6 x 10 to -35. It goes on, and on, and on, and on, and on, it goes. We're smaller than a Planck length. Suck it up, Just got to let go. Hey…
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(Verse One) All the pieces that I have Of everything that I am, I stash away inside This shiny small, empty little box of mine. And when I put it there It disappears in thin air, To keep it safe from you From him, and her, From all of us and even me too. (Verse Two) One day I found a beam Of sun intended for me, In arms I held it close But smothered it and drowned it out in doing so. And so I opened up The box to store all I love, Inside I hid it well. Now there's nothing to show and even less, There's nothing to tell. (Chorus) So many of the small things lost Already in the box I've got. Put it in and there's no finding It has a way of forever hiding. Bits and pieces of a makeshift man Thrown together like a heap of sand. All the sympathies and double-crosses The water comes and then away it washes. Keep it real and keep it clean And think of everything I've ever seen. All the parts of me that I remember Are reconstructions of the 'who I wish I were'. All the purities are better saved, Any innocents that might remain, Ever gone, forever out of contact. The little box I have will never give it back. (Bridge) Over the edge it goes, further into… No one knows.

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