- The Grudge
- Eon Blue Apocalypse
- The Patient
- Mantra
- Schism
- Parabol
- Parabola
- Ticks and Leeches
- Lateralis
- Disposition
- Reflection
- Triad
- Faaip de oiad

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Lateralus

1) THE GRUDGE

Wear the grudge like a crown of negativity
Calculate what we will or will not tolerate
Desperate to control all and everything
Unable to forgive your scarlet lettermen

Clutch it like a cornerstone. Otherwise it all comes down
Justify denials and grip 'em to the lonesome end
Clutch it like a cornerstone. Otherwise it all comes down
Terrified of being wrong. Ultimatum prison cell

Saturn ascends, choose one or ten. Hang on or be humbled again

Clutch it like a cornerstone. Otherwise it all comes down
Justify denials and grip 'em to the lonesome end
Saturn ascends, comes round again
Saturn ascends, the one, the ten. Ignorant to the damage done

Wear the grudge like a crown of negativity
Calculate what we will or will not tolerate
Desperate to control all and everything
Unable to forgive your scarlet lettermen

Wear the grudge like a crown. Desperate to control
Unable to forgive. And we're sinking deeper

Defining, confining, controlling, and we're sinking deeper

Saturn comes back around to show you everything
Let's you choose what you will not see and then
Drags you down like a stone or lifts you up again
Spits you out like a child, light and innocent

Saturn comes back around. Lifts you up like a child or
Drags you down like a stone
To consume you till you choose to let this go

Give away the stone
Let the oceans take and transmutate this cold and fated anchor
Give away the stone
Let the waters kiss and transmutate these leaden grudges into gold
Let go

2) EON BLUE APOCALYPSE

3) THE PATIENT

A groan of tedium escapes me
Startling the fearful
Is this a test? It has to be
Otherwise I can't go on
Draining patience, drain vitality
This paranoid, paralyzed vampire act's a little old

But I'm still right here
Giving blood, keeping faith
And I'm still right here

Wait it out
Gonna wait it out
Be patient (wait it out)

If there were no rewards to reap
No loving embrace to see me through
This tedious path I've chosen here
I certainly would've walked away by now
Gonna wait it out

If there were no desire to heal
The damaged and broken met along
This tedious path I've chosen here
I certainly would've walked away by now

And I still may ... (sigh) ... I still may

Be patient
I must keep reminding myself of this

And if there were no rewards to reap
No loving embrace to see me through
This tedious path I've chosen here
I certainly would've walked away by now
And I still may

Gonna wait it out

4) MANTRA

5) SCHISM

I know the pieces fit cuz I watched them fall away
Mildewed and smoldering. Fundamental differing
Pure intention juxtaposed will set two lovers souls in motion
Disintegrating as it goes testing our communication
The light that fueled our fire then has burned a hole between us so
We cannot see to reach an end crippling our communication

I know the pieces fit cuz I watched them tumble down
No fault, none to blame it doesn't mean I don't desire to
Point the finger, blame the other, watch the temple topple over
To bring the pieces back together, rediscover communication

The poetry that comes from the squaring off between
And the circling is worth it
Finding beauty in the dissonance

There was a time that the pieces fit, but I watched them fall away
Mildewed and smoldering, strangled by our coveting
I've done the math enough to know the dangers of our second guessing
Doomed to crumble unless we grow, and strengthen our communication

Cold silence has a tendency to atrophy any
Sense of compassion
Between supposed lovers/brothers

6) PARABOL

So familiar and overwhelmingly warm
This one, this form I hold now
Embracing you, this reality here
This one, this form I hold now, so
Wide eyed and hopeful
Wide eyed and hopefully wild

We barely remember what came before this precious moment
Choosing to be here right now. Hold on, stay inside..
This body holding me, reminding me that I am not alone in
This body makes me feel eternal. All this pain is an illusion

7) PARABOLA

We barely remember who or what came before this precious moment
We are choosing to be here right now. Hold on, stay inside
This holy reality, this holy experience
Choosing to be here in

This body. This body holding me. Be my reminder here that I am not alone in
This body, this body holding me, feeling eternal
All this pain is an illusion

Alive, I

In this holy reality, in this holy experience. Choosing to be here in

This body. This body holding me. Be my reminder here that I am not alone in
This body, this body holding me, feeling eternal
All this pain is an illusion

Twirling round with this familiar parable
Spinning, weaving round each new experience
Recognize this as a holy gift and celebrate this chance to be alive and breathing

This body holding me reminds me of my own mortality
Embrace this moment. Remember. We are eternal
All this pain is an illusion

8) TICKS AND LEECHES

Suck and suck
Suckin up all you can, suckin up all you can suck
Workin up under my patience like a little tick
Fat little parasite

Suck me dry
My blood is bruised and borrowed. You thieving bastards
You have turned my blood cold and bitter
beat my compassion black and blue

Hope this is what you wanted
Hope this is what you had in mind
Cuz this is what you're getting
I hope you're choking. I hope you choke on this

Taken all I can, taken all I can, we(?) can take
Taken all you can, taken all you can fuckin' take
Got nothing left to give to you
Blood suckin parasitic little tick/blood suckin parasitic little tick
Take what you want and then go

Hope this is what you wanted
Hope this is what you had in mind
Cuz this is what you're getting

Suck me dry
Is this what you wanted?
Is this what you had in mind?
Cuz this this is what you're getting
I hope you choke

9) LATERALIS

Black then white are all I see in my infancy
red and yellow then came to be, reaching out to me
lets me see
As below, so above and beyond, I imagine
drawn beyond the lines of reason
Push the envelope. Watch it bend

Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind
Withering my intuition, missing opportunities and I must
Feed my will to feel my moment drawing way outside the lines

Black then white are all I see in my infancy
red and yellow then came to be, reaching out to me
lets me see there is so much more
and beckons me to look through to these infinite possibilities
As below, so above and beyond, I imagine
drawn outside the lines of reason
Push the envelope. Watch it bend

Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind
Withering my intuition leaving all these opportunities behind

Feed my will to feel this moment urging me to cross the line
Reaching out to embrace the random
Reaching out to embrace whatever may come

I embrace my desire to
feel the rhythm, to feel connected
enough to step aside and weep like a widow
to feel inspired, to fathom the power
to witness the beauty, to bathe in the fountain
to swing on the spiral
of our divinity and still be a human

With my feet upon the ground I lose myself
between the sounds and open wide to suck it in
I feel it move across my skin
I'm reaching up and reaching out
I'm reaching for the random or what ever will bewilder me
And following our will and wind we may just go where no one's been
We'll ride the spiral to the end and may just go where no one's been

Spiral out. Keep going, going...

10) DISPOSITION

Mention this to me
Mention something, mention anything

... and watch the weather change

11) REFLECTION

I have come curiously close to the end, down
Beneath my self-indulgent pitiful hole
Defeated, I concede and
Move closer
I may find comfort here
I may find peace within the emptiness
How pitiful

It's calling me...

And in my darkest moment, fetal and weeping
The moon tells me a secret - my confidant
As full and bright as I am
This light is not my own and
A million light reflections pass over me

Its source is bright and endless
She resuscitates the hopeless
Without her, we are lifeless satellites drifting

And as I pull my head out I am without one doubt
Don't wanna be down here feeding my narcissism
I must crucify the ego before it's far too late
I pray the light lifts me out
Before I pine away

So crucify the ego, before it's far too late
To leave behind this place so negative and blind and cynical
And you will come to find that we are all one mind
Capable of all that's imagined and all conceivable
Just let the light touch you
And let the words spill through
And let them pass right through
Bringing out our hope and reason ..
before we pine away

12) TRIAD

13) FAAIP DE OIAD

"I, I don't have a whole lot of time. Um, OK, I'm a former employee of Area 51. I, I was let go on a medical discharge about a week ago and, and... [chokes] I've kind of been running across the country. Damn, I don't know where to start, they're, they're gonna, um, they'll triangulate on this position really soon

OK, um, um, OK, what we're thinking of as, as aliens, they're extradimensional beings, that, an earlier precursor of the, um, space program they made contact with. They are not what they claim to be. Uh, they've infiltrated a, a lot of aspects of, of, of the military establishment, particularly the Area 51

The disasters that are coming, they, the military, I'm sorry, the government knows about them. And there's a lot of safe areas in this world that they could begin moving the population to now. They are not! They want those major population centers wiped out so that the few that are left will be more easily controllable."