words.

 

 

 Sleep Millennium: LET US BEGIN THE FUTURE

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Sleep Cycling

Dimension

The Great Unwashed

Granfalloon

Machines

Edge Of The Rings

Liftoff / Flight to the Blood Moon

Cogs / Red Fire Girl

Dead Seconds

Inspiration

Salvation

Sleep Cycling (Reprise)

Let Us Begin the Future

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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

Cause it hurts to see the light

Aaahhh, aaahhh...

Yeah it hurts to see the light

Aaahhh, aaahhh...

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The Great Unwashed

Watch you move to the beat

But they're sober to it

And it’s a game of hearts

When they take you to the fence and

They beat you through 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

 

Watch you move to the street

And they follow you through it

And it's a play on chance

When you’ve lined up your defenses

And they 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

 

So erase the gamma rays

Take back the words we faked

On brighter days

I'll free 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

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Machines

I don't want to be a machine

But there's something inside of me

Somehow controlling the way that I think

Bending & folding the words that I speak

 

All this time you were weak

Awake from your dreaming

Defy what you would never have chosen.....

 

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.....

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

Ah, ah, ah,

I walk in my sleep

And fall through the deep measure of space

To the edge of the rings

That circle the dream we never could save

 

All of you turned toward the sun

Deliver me back to where I'm from

The morning is come and I'm undone

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

 

I 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...

 

Ah, ah, ah,

I walk in my sleep

And fall to my knees in a legion of fakes

Whose gnashing of teeth that feed the machine

We'll never escape

 

All of you turned toward the sun

Deliver me back to where I'm from

The morning is come and I'm undone

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

 

I 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...

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Liftoff / Flight to the Blood Moon

5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Liftoff

 

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

 

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

 

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

(You’re my Red Fire Girl, you’re making my world)
( I can’t think, I can’t speak, she is all that I see)

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 colorful 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 light 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 light wakes me

From the dark sleep

Overcoming

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Sleep Cycling (Reprise)

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

 

With a fistful of thought

And a mouthful of hope

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

 

End

album art by Benjamin Parslow

album art by Benjamin Parslow

Josh Schroeder