words.

Some of you (to whom keep up with us) have asked for some lyric sheets for “Let Us Begin The Future.” I finally have a moment (though just a small one) to post from my original album notes the words to the album. 

Hope this helps you make out some pieces to the picture you might be trying to make out. 

 

 Sleep Millennium: LET US BEGIN THE FUTURE

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1. Sleep Cycling

2. Dimension

3. The Great Unwashed

4. Granfalloon

5. Machines

6. Edge Of The Rings

7. Flight to the Blood Moon

8. Red Fire Girl

9. Dead Seconds

10. Inspiration

11. Salvation

12. Awaken

13. Let Us Begin the Future

14. Salvation(reprise)

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Sleep Cycling:

All of the universe is in

unchanging slumber

All the unrest, contagiousness,

asleep through time

Then you awake to find

there's nothing here but ashes

Flying a flame that burns

a flag of fleeting hope


And the blood moon above hangs low...

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Dimension:


Sometimes I get lonely

Like I was born in the wrong generation

Don't you ever hurt your mind

Cause without you I'd be lost in the wrong dimension


And it hurts to see the light

Aaahhh, aaahhh...


Sometimes I get paralyzed, I'm lonely

But my heart still beats a connection

God it's time for a paradigm, oh something that'll save my generation


And it hurts to see the light

Aaahhh, aaahhh...

Yeah it hurts to see the light

Aaahhh, aaahhh...


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The Great Unwashed:


Verse:

Watch you move to the beat

But they're sober to it

And it’s a game of hearts

But they take you to the fence

And they beat you through it


Chorus:

Run and hide

Here come the night men

Dead inside

Sent from the government

They don't own you,

they don't own me,

we are the great unwashed you see


Watch you move

To the street

And they follow you through it

And it's a play on chance

When you line up your defenses

But they've beat you to it


Run and hide

Here come the night men

Dead inside

Sent from the government

They don't own you,

they don't own me,

we are the great unwashed you see


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Granfalloon:


You took me by my face

When I took you into space

And there we played

One thousand years of love

But the Granfalloon is come

And you are gone


La da da da da da, la da da da

Now we're too late, it's gone too far

La da da da da da, la da da da

The witness came, and killed the judge


Erase the gamma rays

Take back the words we faked

On brighter days

I'll freeze myself at last

Before my heart attacks

And hate escapes


La da da da da da, la da da da

Now we're too late, it's gone too far

La da da da da da, la da da da

The witness came, and killed the judge

Ya, we're too late, it's gone too far

La da da da da da, la da da da

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Machines:


I don't want to be a machine

But there's something inside of me

Someone controlling the way that I think

Bending & folding the word that I speak


All this time you were weak

Awake from your dreaming

Defy what you would never have chosen to be


I just want to kill the machine

That has come between you & me

Cover my eyes cause I don't want to see

I don't want to know what it's doing to me


All this time you were weak

Awake from your dreaming

Defy what you would never have chosen to be

Oh, you thought you were free

Awake from your dreaming

It's not what you would ever have chosen to be


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Edge Of The Rings:


Verse:

Ah, ah, ah,

I walk in my sleep

Ah, ah, ah,

And fall through the deep

Measure of space


Ah, ah, ah,

To the edge of the rings

Ah, ah, ah,

That circle the dream

We never could save


Chorus:


All of you turned toward the sun

Delivered me back to where I'm from

The morning has come and I'm undone

I'm gone, I'm gone, I'm gone...


Heard the toll of the silent bell

Awaken me from the prison cell

Pulling me from the jaws of hell

I'm gone, I'm gone, I'm gone...


Verse:

Ah, ah, ah,

I walk in my sleep

Ah, ah, ah,

And fall to my knees

In a legion of fakes


Ah, ah, ah,

Their gnashing of teeth

Ah, ah, ah,

That feed the machine

We'll never escape


Chorus:

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Liftoff - Flight to the Blood Moon

Verse:

Fell down a hole

All the walls caving in

And there's nowhere to go

All alone in the cold

And the world has abandoned you

Flight to the blood moon

The cabin is filled with the heaviest smoke

As we fly into space


Chorus:

How can we stay?!

We've got to find a way out

This can't be our fate?!

We've got to find a way out

So come on...

before we suffocate and lose it all


Verse:

Fell down a hole

All the walls caving in

And you can't climb the stones

All alone in the cold

And the world has abandoned you

Flight to the blood moon

The cabin is filled with the heaviest smoke

Ascending into space


Chorus:

How can we stay?!

We've got to find a way out

This can't be our fate?!

We've got to find a way out

So come on...

before we suffocate and lose it all


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Cogs:


"There is a fear within.

That I am not me.

That I am a cog in the brain

of inhuman existence.

A robotic pawn.

A bleeding slave,

born to service the machine."

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Red Fire Girl:

By meddle you're better

To settle than face it

But can I be banal

Enough to speak it?

Oh, oo, ahhh, oo ahh, oo ahh, oo ahh-ah

I count all of you fetter to break

and seek this...


Red fire girl, making my world

Red fire girl, making my world

 

By battle you sell it

A little too faceless

But can't pull it together

To fake the spaces

Oh, oo, ahhh, oo ahh, oo ahh, oo ahh-ah

I count all of you fetter to break

and seek this...


Red fire girl, making my world

Red fire girl, making my world

Red fire girl, making my world

Red fire girl, making my world


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Dead Seconds:


Our time is an endless veil

We fell, unwell, and finally failed to survive

And found in the dissonance

The static rest, the color face in the night


And in the fire

Dead seconds lie

And the ashes ignite

They float to the sky

Into another time

But why?


And we are beyond this sense of nothingness

And now there is light in the dark...


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Inspiration: Santiago "amazing, emotional worlds of inspiration..."


How can this be?

You're like a glowing apparition.

Lost in a deep

cavernous void, a conflagration.

Are you the sea?

Are you the ash of intuition?

Sentenced to weep

through the colors in a prism.


You stand on the beach

Where explosions turned to ripples

And millions will speak

But will the sound evade intention?

A world of defeat

Suffocates imagination

Asleep at your feet

Is the soul of inspiration


How can this be?

Your light glowing

Lost in the deep

Overflowing

How can this be?

Your heart wakes me

From the dark sleep

Overcoming

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Salvation:


Lifeless war torn nations fall

And they break the lie

In their eyes Salvation comes

And the war won

And I see it...


Lifeless souls and faces fall

And they break the lie

In their eyes Salvation comes

And the war is won

And I see it...


How can this be?

Your light glowing

Lost in the deep

Overflowing

How can this be?

Your heart wakes me

From the deep sleep

Overcoming


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Quantum Mechanics:

Quantum mechanics spiel

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Sleep Cycling (Awakening):


We are awakening to what was ours to find

Watch it unfolding into never ending light

All of the universe is rising through the ashes

Out of a flame that burns into the end of time


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Let Us Begin the Future:


Let us begin the future

Let us begin it now

Lift up your chin

Raise up your face

Your eyes toward the sky


Let us begin the future

Let us unite as one

Hold up your hands

Light up your head

And fly beyond the sun

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Salvationman (reprise)


With a fistful of thought

And a mouthful of hope

We can do everything we've ever dreamed of... Together


End

 album art by Benjamin Parslow

album art by Benjamin Parslow

Josh Schroeder