ACT ONE

 

MIDNIGHT WORLD

VERSE 1

Mayday, mayday, Rosie Spark

The levy caved and broke apart

Wall of water - hilltop high

Comes to swallow you and I

Jump aboard and we'll embark

For a new way through the dark

In the black, burning low

Where the Crooked River flows 

VERSE 3

Winding by smoke and steel - (through a vale of embers)

By the broken waterwheels - (rolling in the swirl)

Under bridges locked up high - (stationed by their tenders)

We're the last ones, you and I, (from a MIDNIGHT WORLD)

BRIDGE

Winds of change came down that day

Blew our whole damn town away

Everyone got washed out in the rain

And we knew we could not stay in a MIDNIGHT WORLD

VERSE 4

In the white you're pure and fair

You're the light of earth and air

In the black, burning low

Near the end of all we know

VERSE 5

You and I, away we fly - (down a Crooked River)

Watching midnight waters rise - (let every meter whirl)

From an empire doomed to rust - (gone away forever)

There is nothing left for us - (but to carry fire)

VERSE 6

You caught my eye when I was just a boy

Radiating all your love and joy

Forever, Rosie, you're my red light girl

Born together in a MIDNIGHT WORLD

TANGO IN THE DESERT RAIN

VERSE 1

Raise your bones up from the sand

And together we will dance

We will tango - we will burn

On the DAY OF NO RETURN

VERSE 2

All our boats are high and dry

Water left us for the sky

Whirlwinds whip and crack the ground

Shockwaves ripple on and on

CHORUS

TELL US WE'RE IN DANGER

TELL US WE'RE INSANE

WE JUST WANT TO TANGO

IN THE DESERT RAIN

VERSE 3

Cities slide into the sea

Dry land's wide and creeping deep

Storm clouds feed on heated air

We've got fever everywhere

CHORUS

TELL US WE'RE IN DANGER

TELL US WE'RE INSANE

WE JUST WANT TO TANGO

IN THE DESERT RAIN

VERSE 3

Blacksmith Angel, block the sky

Strike your anvil, sparks will fly

Raise your hammer, take your aim

Break away these diamond chains

CHORUS

TELL US WE'RE IN DANGER

TELL US WE'RE INSANE

WE JUST WANT TO TANGO

IN THE DESERT RAIN

VERSE 4

Raise your bones up from the sand

And together we will dance

We will tango - we will burn

On the DAY OF NO RETURN

CHORUS

TELL US WE'RE IN DANGER

TELL US WE'RE INSANE

WE JUST WANT TO TANGO

IN THE DESERT RAIN

ENERGY FROM THE SUN

VERSE 1

We are heading in a boat of dreams

For a new way through the dark.

Humming like a note of steam,

In the rigging burning sparks,

Setting everything ablaze

With a blue electric fire,

Shrouded in an azure haze, 

Indigo and sapphire rippling along the wires --

CHORUS

ENERGY! IN YOUR EYES, IN YOUR ARMS, WHEN YOU DRIVE IN YOUR CAR

FROM THE SKY, HERE IT COMES - BEAUTIFUL, ENERGY FROM THE SUN!

VERSE 2

The galley holds an eerie glow

Storing Energy we can burn.

Sing a shanty soft and low,

Pouring Energy into words,

From the static in your hair

To the lightning in the air,

Charging every draught you drink,

Surging under every dream and every thought you think -

CHORUS

ENERGY! IN YOUR EYES, IN YOUR ARMS, WHEN YOU DRIVE IN YOUR CAR

FROM THE SKY, HERE IT COMES - BEAUTIFUL, ENERGY FROM THE SUN!

VERSE 3

Tell me what I need to hear;

Tell me where the sun comes from.

Telemeter reading clear,

Telling where they all come from.

Bigger brighter deeper suns;

Older, wiser distant ones;

Many, many stars ago;

Tell me, telemeter, tell me what I want to know -

CHORUS

ENERGY! IN YOUR EYES, IN YOUR ARMS, WHEN YOU DRIVE IN YOUR CAR

FROM THE SKY, HERE IT COMES - BEAUTIFUL, ENERGY FROM THE SUN!

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Energy From the Sun, living in everyone  

Outside, inside, here you come –

BEAUTIFUL, ENERGY FROM THE SUN!

HERE IN THE LIGHT

VERSE 1

Come on all you witnesses - help me make a fire

Pass around the whiskey - yes, and have a little smoke

One by one your tales grow tall – all aloft across the sky

Down to earth you’re bound to fall – called upon to testify:

VERSE 2

Brother of the Forest, welcome to the fire

Tell us all a story – you’ve been gone so long, so far

Where do I go when I disappear? Down into a hollow where

Under glowing mist appears a kingdom shadows keep.

CHORUS

HERE IN THE LIGHT - STANDING ON THE EDGE OF WHERE IT ALL GOES DARK

HERE IN THE LIGHT - BURNING IN THE MEMORY OF OTHER WORLDS

VERSE 3

Sister of the Water, welcome to the fire

Tell us all a story – you’ve been gone so long, so far

Where do I go when I disappear in all my daily fathomings?

Down below I slip and steer for pearls of azure deep

CHORUS

HERE IN THE LIGHT - STANDING ON THE EDGE OF WHERE IT ALL GOES DARK

HERE IN THE LIGHT - BURNING IN THE MEMORY OF OTHER WORLDS

BRIDGE

When I disappear I spiral down to a little clearing outside of town

I aim to tame a timid flame, we get a little closer everyday

VERSE

Father of the Mountain, welcome to the fire

Tell us all a story – you’ve been gone so long, so far

Where do I go when I disappear over iron mountaintop?

Where it’s cold and crystal clear, off the path I leap

CHORUS

HERE IN THE LIGHT - STANDING ON THE EDGE OF WHERE IT ALL GOES DARK

HERE IN THE LIGHT - BURNING IN THE MEMORY OF OTHER WORLDS

COUNTY OF ORION

VERSE 1

I close the gate up after the party

I make my way up Iron Ore Hill

High on the range I am waylaid by a

Ruby-eyed wraith in a gyro mobile

CHORU

I’M A TRAVELER O' THE HIGH ROAD FROM THE COUNTY OF ORION

I’M LOADING UP ME LONGBOW FROM A BANDOLIER O’ STARS

WHEN I HEAR YOU ON THE RADIO I STRAIGHTAWAY COME FLYIN’

I MEET YOU AT A CROSS ROAD IN THE DARK - (I) SEE/SO, - YE BEAR A WEE SPARK.

(The man is not pregnant.  Humanity, through the man, is pregnant. How did that come to be?)

VERSE 2

I turn to run but me Wellies are frozen

Held by the ground in a gravity well

Are you a soul cast out of heaven?  

Are you a ghost lost on the hill?

I’M A TRAVELER O' THE HIGH ROAD FROM THE COUNTY OF ORION

I'M LOADED WITH A LONGBOW AND A BANDOLIER O’ STARS

GOTTA UNIVERSAL RADIO - AND A RUNABOUT - WORTH/I'M - FLYIN’

MEET ME/YOU AT A CROSSROAD IN THE DARK - CAN YOU BEAR A WEE SPARK?

Take a mystery flight

Where the wind make no sound

Where the star make no light

Where yer reach know no bound

I can show you the way like a traveler ‘fore me

How to open a ray and roll in a wheel

Alright, I’ll go, on one condition:

You show me all you know about superluminal flight

I’M A TRAVELER O' THE HIGH ROAD FROM THE COUNTY OF ORION

I’S LOADING UP ME LONGBOW FROM A BANDOLIER O’ STARS

WHEN I HEARS YOU ON THE RADIO I STRAIGHTAWAY COME FLYIN’

HERE, YOU'RE AT A CROSS ROAD IN THE DARK - AND YOU LIGHT A SPARK

INTO FIRE

As I look to the east I remember the beast in our cargo hold

What a surprise: light never dies; it just goes and goes

INTO FIRE, into slow burning fire

In you go, for/with - the whole world entire

I had a dream: you were the voice in my radio

Saying “Don’t worry,” you’ll be around on the day I go

INTO FIRE, into slow burning fire

In you go, with the whole world entire

Bring it on; I'm not afraid

O' breaking locks and chains

To free the ones I thought were mine

‘Til only love remains

 

Here, on this day, we slip away with an urgent star / we speed away an emergent star

You led the way, you always said we could turn the dark

INTO FIRE, into slow burning fire

In you go, you're a high, skyin' flyer

Bring it on; I'm not afraid

O' breaking locks and chains

To free the ones I thought were mine

‘Til only love remains 

TIME MACHINE

I need to know more, what are your origins?

Where were you born? (were you made or were you born?)

Somewhere on a planet by a tiny star 

Over in the middle of Orion’s heart

Rockin' in a cradle ’til it all came down 

Cream of all Creation fell & cracked their crowns

 

You broke your crown; did anyone warn you

Before you fell down?  (down, down, down you broke your crown)

We could hear the voices crying in vain

Said we had a choice and we could try to change

Laughing when they warned us was our suicide 

Shunned ‘em & ignored ‘em as we drew the blinds

I’M WORKING ON A TIME MACHINE 

GOIN’ BACK TO MAKE IT RIGHT AGAIN

YESTERDAY’S A BROKEN DREAM

WE CAN FIX IT WITH A TIME MACHINE

 

You were too late, was there a way 

You could escape? (way too late, to vex your fate)

Found a little rock to keep our seed alive

Forty years away at the speed of light

Pedal to the metal but for those back home

Centuries o’ darkness finally took there toll

 

You sailed alone for a goldilocks zone

How did it go? (never be done before so what went wrong?)

Failing to outrun light we had turned around

Came back to the sun light to our world and found

No one on the planet only seas of sand 

No one dancing on it - no gazebo band

I’M WORKING ON A TIME MACHINE 

GOIN’ BACK TO MAKE IT RIGHT AGAIN

YESTERDAY’S A BROKEN DREAM

WE CAN FIX IT WITH A TIME MACHINE

You raced against light and time is your curse

Why come to earth? (why in all the universe?)

Heard you singing purdy on the radio

Early in your journey’s a long way to go

I have come to tell you you are not alone

I’ll be watching for ye every stepping stone

I’M WORKING ON A TIME MACHINE 

GOIN’ BACK TO MAKE IT RIGHT AGAIN

YESTERDAY’S A BROKEN DREAM

WE CAN FIX IT WITH A TIME MACHINE

(yeah, we got a time machine - up there in the warehouse Needs a power source, th'artificial star’s done  S'just pop it in and ‘ere you go!)

 

IN THE WIND 

 

There's a perfect freedom song

Calling you, come along

No more fear; jump right in

I am here IN THE WIND

 

When you're cast out alone

When you’re lost - 'thout a home

When you're thick - when you're thin

I am here IN THE WIND

F'you die 'fore you wake

Pray the Lord your soul to take

F' you wake 'fore you die

May you break away and fly…

You were born from the stars

Never knowing who you are

Now you burn from within,

To carry fire IN THE WIND

RISING OF THE SUN

There is a storm coming o'er the horizon

Sending a gale we never could outrun

There is a way to remain undivided

So let us sail for the RISING OF THE SUN

Now I remember the harbor of our homeland

And all the people we've come to know and love

They're with us here in this moment of crossing

From water deep to the starry sky above

We kept the word while everything was changing

We saw a light no one else could see

Here in the heart of a new generation

Eternal flame's no longer just a dream

While all the world's spinning down to die

Lost in the ashes of what has been undone

We slipped away on a mission to energize

And be reborn at the RISING OF THE SUN

We will not yield to the forces around us

Nor will we fall to the voices in our heads

We will stand tall, though the darkness surrounds us

We will prevail, though by rights we should be dead

Limitless fire started with a spark

Carried by sages toiling in the dark

Finally revealed in the ray of existence

Ain't no distance twixt a light o' any star

For THE RISING OF THE SUN, THE RISING OF THE SUN

We sail away together for THE RISING OF THE SUN

* Sung under the breath due to its sacrilegious nature: Heresy against the standard model

ACT TWO

SOLO ZONE

 

I’m not dead - I’m undercover

How’s it going?  Not too well - it seems

There’s a glitch in my stealth machine

You caught me in between

A flicker in the corner of your eye -

A phantom in your  n i g h t  c l u b  d r e a m.

 

Let’s head out - for the old gazebo  

We’ll lay our shields down

Drop our  shackles to the ground

Keep it one to one

Far away from eyes that pry -

From a world that’s come undone: 

 

Shockwave hits your SOLO ZONE

Shatters your glass ego

Should you stay or should you go?

Shadow or Magneto?

 

Dawn to Dusk - I’m a desert pilot 

And a sleuth by night 

I’ll feather you fit to fly

Such a mega rush

The freedom, speed and the high –

May gravity eat our dust.

 

Shockwave hits your SOLO ZONE

Shatters your glass ego

Should you stay or should you go?

Shadow or Magneto?

KEROSEL

 

On a cool electric night, caravans arrive 

Roustobots raise every tent and a carnival comes alive

 

Somewhere out there, miles away from town

Reams of stardust spiral in and down 

On the coasters and the Ferris Wheel

By the Freak Show - where, inside, you feel like

Someone's watching; such a ghostly stare

Something's lifting you up into the cool night air

On a KEROSEL, where the stars are all

Rolling around your head

 

Driver says, “Now get in, I can see you need a ride;

Keystone Cops are everywhere and so completely blind;

Maximize velocity, accelerating time;

Keep your hands inside her while we jump the gate and climb!"

 

I’ll lift you up on my KEROSEL 

You can fly, you can ring the bell

Up so high where the stars are all 

Rolling around your head

 

You should come along sometime; I’ll show you what I mean

We’ll head out to the Carnival and ride the big machine

Kettle Keg Behemoth and a Dragon breathing steam

You should come along because... 

 

I’ll lift you up on my KEROSEL 

You can fly, you can ring the bell

Up so high where the stars are all 

Rolling around your head

NEW EDEN

We got a live one!  Better than expected!

Atmosphere detected! It’s even got a moon!

Look at the numbers:  Warm enough for water! 

Day’s about a day long! And a little more O2!

 

ALL THESE YEARS SEARCHING FOR A WORLD LIKE EDEN

SHINE ON IN A SHARED DREAM WITH THOSE WHO DARE BELIEVE 

We got a livestream! Ocean blue & islands! 

Arid land & mountains! Bio-active dirt!

Incoming  data! Gravity o’ninety  

Pressure readout twenty! Quite a lot like earth!

 

ALL THESE YEARS SEARCHING FOR A WORLD LIKE EDEN

SHINE ON IN A SHARED DREAM WITH THOSE WHO DARE BELIEVE 

 

We’ll need some volunteers

To fly away from here

To check the whole thing out

To plant a seed and leave no doubt

ALL THESE YEARS SEARCHING FOR A WORLD LIKE EDEN

SHINE ON IN A SHARED DREAM WITH THOSE WHO DARE BELIEVE 

 

We’ll need some volunteers…

JEWEL OF THE SKY

When you first leave the earth

Your eyes are full of stars

Your head is full of numbers

To measure where you are

And when you’re work is done

You look back for your home

She takes your breath away

So fragile and alone

 

TO THOSE WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE

I’M OVER EARTH – MY BACK AGAINST THE VOID

TO NEW STAR CITY – YOU GAVE ME WINGS TO FLY

FOR THE LOVE O’ FREEDOM – FOR THE JEWEL OF THE SKY

 

You see no division

No borderlines or walls

No nation or religion

Not one divide at all

Many are the children

Born to fly and not to fall

Ready and awakened

To a higher skyward call

 

TO THOSE WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE

I’M OVER EARTH – MY BACK AGAINST THE VOID

TO NEW STAR CITY – YOU GAVE ME WINGS TO FLY

FOR THE LOVE O’ FREEDOM – FOR THE JEWEL OF THE SKY

 

Holy Mother Earth

In me you make a sound

You know I love you

I’m your native son

Before I turn away

To find your long-lost twin

I know I never may

See your face again

WE ARE NOT ALONE  

 

She’s been hidden for so long

Shrouded in a cloud of dust

Now her dusty veil is gone

Scattered by a stellar gust,

 

ON OUR WAY TO WIN NEW EDEN

OUR NEW HOME AWAY FROM HOME

YOU KNOW THE DREAM THAT WE BEEN DREAMIN’?

WE ARE NOT ALONE  

 

There’s incoming competition

In a silver caravan

So there’s been a change o’ mission

Get there first, declare the land

 

ON OUR WAY TO WIN NEW EDEN

OUR NEW HOME AWAY FROM HOME

YOU KNOW THE DREAM THAT WE BEEN DREAMIN’?

WE ARE NOT ALONE  

 

We are not alone anymore

Why does each new waterhole

Always lead to tragedy and war?

 

Why can’t we just share it all?

Why do we have to fight for life?

There’s room enough and, after all,

Been down this road too many times

 

ON OUR WAY TO WIN NEW EDEN

OUR NEW HOME AWAY FROM HOME

YOU KNOW THE DREAM THAT WE BEEN DREAMIN’?

WE ARE NOT ALONE  

WINNER TAKES IT ALL

 

We are three days out - got a message:

Border scout tagged a vessel

Eden-bound from Eltanin way

Gotta be a glitch

Like a broken switch

Won't you verify - we'll be standing by...

Two days out – end transmission/in transition

Closer now - change o’ mission

There’s about – a dozen/thousand on the way

They've got a lot of nerve

We know we saw her first 

water, air/wind and dirt

She's our second earth

One day out – near the star of

Eden now - in a race to

Leave no doubt – WINNER TAKES IT ALL

And it feels so good!

To be in the lead!

To the sister-world! / And as well we should!

And with all Godspeed...

 

BLACK MAGIC LADY

I don't need to tell her that I love her

Something goes from soul to soul

Don't ask me how I know

She's got these eyes that see everything

And every move you make 

Is unhidden from her eyes

She's driving me crazy

Nothing in the world can save me

There's nowhere to run when love comes

From a BLACK MAGIC LADY

There's no way to measure

How far she'll go to capture a soul

There's no escaping

From this Dark-eyed girl.

DREAMWALKER

 

I am hunted everywhere by alien tornadoes

Seems they don’t appreciate my nose in their affairs

Stole a little secret that could render them disabled

We’ll be pulling kite tails from the sedentary air

 

DREAMWALKER, turn and face the ones who chase you

DREAMWALKER, starved of fear they fade and disappear

 

Minding my own business unaware that I was dreaming

When a shadow came and shot me at point blank range

Why he is my enemy no memory can tell me

I return no fire, I don’t play that game anymore

 

Look at your hands!

 

DREAMWALKER, turn and face the ones who chase you

DREAMWALKER, starved of fear they fade and disappear

 

When the wind comes up you better hold on to your hat!

 

I pay no attention to the swirling world around me

I keep my concentration on the earth beneath my feet

Still the planets keep on dancing, and the planets hound me

They could never lead me to the source of light and heat

 

DREAMWALKER, turn and face the ones who chase you

DREAMWALKER, starved of fear they fade and disappear

DREAMWALKER, no machine could ever touch you

DREAMWALKER, all machines are yours to keep and care

ACT THREE

 

TO GET BACK HOME

 

Tell me a story of what you recall

Who was the hero?  How did he fall?

 

I remember braking for the orbit of New Eden

Fleets in opposition arced across the purple sky

Something in the weaponry jammed the star’s transmission

Leaving Eden open to the Ultra V to die.

 

I am Brendan!  Destroyer of Worlds  

Won’t you join me?

In a song of lost and broken dreams

Tossed without a means TO GET BACK HOME

TO GET BACK HOME to the only world we belong

Where they burn the fires ’til dawn

So we can GET BACK HOME.

 

Tell me the story of how you went ill

Who was / were you - the villain?  What did he/you kill?

 

When you woke me up I saw we had no navigation

Didn’t recognize the place; how far had we been flung?

Now I realize we left her bathed in radiation 

All the lies we told ourselves and the evil we had done -

 

I am Brendan, Destroyer of Worlds

Can you help me?

Find a way to beat the odds again

A way to please the gods and GET BACK HOME

 

TO GET BACK HOME

To the only world we belong

Where they burn the fires ’til dawn

So we can GET BACK HOME

AS ABOVE SO BELOW

ROUND AND AROUND AND AROUND WE GO

AS ABOVE SO BELOW

EVERYBODY RIDE THE MERRY-GO-ROUND

FROM THE KING OF LOVE 

TO A LITTLE CLOWN

 

I’ll lift you up on Pegasus

I’m going to ride the Lion

Mama Bear and the Little Bear over there

Coming up from behind

The Bull is poised ahead of us

His red eye’s on the Twins

Andromeda’s jumpin’ with a jingle and jangle sayin’

"Let the ride begin!”

 

ROUND AND AROUND AND AROUND WE GO

AS ABOVE SO BELOW

EVERYBODY RIDE THE MERRY-GO-ROUND

FROM THE KING OF LOVE 

TO A LITTLE CLOWN

 

Orion’s off chasing rabbits

When he fell right over the rim

He’ll be gone all summer long 

And back with the winter wind

Hercules’ll ram a dagger into the Dragon

The hero always wins

There goes Virgo in her little world, Oh

Happily now she spins.

 

ROUND AND AROUND AND AROUND WE GO

AS ABOVE SO BELOW

EVERYBODY RIDE THE MERRY-GO-ROUND

FROM THE KING OF LOVE 

TO A LITTLE CLOWN

 

Andromeda’s got The Dipper

She gave the Horse a little drink

Perseus shooting pretty little meteors

Emerald, blue and pink

Gemini accelerated into Orion and he                

Pushed ‘em back into the Lynx

Little Dog barked while the Hydra and the Lion

Treated Virgo like a little Minx.

 

ROUND AND AROUND AND AROUND WE GO

AS ABOVE SO BELOW

EVERYBODY RIDE THE MERRY-GO-ROUND

FROM THE KING OF LOVE 

TO A LITTLE CLOWN

BRENDAN THE NAVIGATOR

 

BRENDAN got a boat and he sailed for the West

He left the old familiar world behind

Summoned by a song, Brendan sailed on a quest:

A Land of Youth Eternal he would find

So far from home, he huddled in his little boat

And followed the sun across the ocean wide

Outlasting every storm until he came to rest

On a distant shore in the early morning light

BRENDAN got a ship and he sailed for Andromeda

Faster than the ray of a beacon he did fly

Summoned by a song, Brendan sailed there beyond and saw

New worlds all around him - home to every kind of life

Wondrous and strange were the creatures he befriended there

Who asked him to stay, but he knew he had to fly

Until, at last, he shot through the black heart of the galaxy

To rescue sweet Andromeda from gravity and time

Tumbling through the wild uncharted reaches of the universe

BRENDAN came to find the source of gravity and time

Summoned by a song BRENDAN made it to the final verse:

The very brightest star that would neither burn nor blind

BRENDAN, you bravely sailed for Andromeda

You risked everything to free the one you love

I tell ye now, she waits in a cottage by the fireside

Dream no more and wake to find the NAVIGATOR'S home.

BRENDAN sailing o', sailing o', sailing over

BRENDAN sailing over the ocean deep and wide.

Oh, BRENDAN, what did you find?

INTO FIRE REPRISE

There are so many scattered pieces of grief that I’ve yet to burn

And so must I must gather up every leaf that I meant to turn

INTO FIRE, into slow burning fire

In you go, with the whole world entire

As I look to the West I remember the ships that we sent away

They never returned, we never got word how they went astray

INTO FIRE, into slow burning fire

In you go, with the whole world entire

Bring it on; I'm not afraid

Sing a song o' loss an' change

‘Til only love remains - (we'll have a go again)

Are we the same messengers of an emergent star?

You led the way, you always said we could turn the dark

INTO FIRE, into slow burning fire

In you go, you’re a high skyin’ flyer

Bring it on; I'm not afraid

Sing a song o' loss an' change

‘Til only love remains - (we'll have a go again)

BUCKET OF SUNSHINE

A BUCKET OF SUNSHINE

A barrel of moonbeams

A gallon of starlight on the way home

A couple of brown dwarves

A bushel of quasars

We'll leave the singularities alone

I see you down there in your big black hole

'Cause your girl can't take it no more

Saw you last night on the visa-phone

Decimated down to the core

Just so happens on my way back home

I'm stopping off at the grocery store

To pick up ingredients to make you shine

Make you smile like you was before -

A BUCKET OF SUNSHINE

A barrel of moonbeams

A gallon of starlight on the way home

A couple of brown dwarves

A bushel of quasars

We'll leave the singularities alone

I work my shift in the astroid field

Breakin' back just to make my pay

Risking death increases yield

I'm rich by/at the end of the day

Just so happens on my way back home

Stopping off at the Circle K

Pick up some 'gredients ta make you shine

An' smile all your blues away -

A BUCKET OF SUNSHINE

A barrel of moonbeams

A gallon of starlight on the way home

A couple of brown dwarves

A bushel of quasars

We'll leave the singularities alone

A BUCKET OF SUNSHINE

A barrel of moonbeams

A gallon of starlight on the way home

A couple of brown dwarves

A bushel of quasars

We'll leave the singularities, no one wants to carry these, over-loaded rarities alone

TIMELESS

TIMELESS

Time left

Future

Ran off with the past

In a dream within a dream within a dream of

Protoplasmic ions rippling on the vine

Burning blue and pearly white in everything entwined

Paired together, spiraling forever

By and through each other they shine 

TIMELESS

I'm left

Twisting/happy

Out here in the wind

In a dream within a dream within a dream of

Never-ending glory streamin' from afar

Telling every story, lighting every star

Paired together, spiraling forever

By and through each other we shine, we are

TIMELESS

ELEVATOR

 

I am on my wayback from the exo-planet war

Following the star marks and the breadcrumbs to our door

See the beacons burning journey’s almost done

A couple of rocks, a little blue dot and the ever smiling sun.

 

A.I. ANGEL, NAVIGATOR, SCAN BELOW, RELAY THE DANGER

CLASSIFY ME AS A DRIFTER, OFF THE GRID A RAGGED TRIPPER

(Take me to the Holy Ground)

CHILL MY FEVER IN YOUR RIVER AS I EMPTY EVERY QUIVER

ALL THESE THINGS I PLAN AND PRAY FOR FALLING ON THIS ELEVATOR

(Take me to the One I Love)

 

I remember endless fields of emerald and gold

And the house my father built of treasure, sweat and stone

There my Love waits by the window softly now she sighs

In her arms a little baby, hush now, don’t you cry.

 

A.I. ANGEL, NAVIGATOR, SCAN BELOW, RELAY THE DANGER

CLASSIFY ME AS A DRIFTER, OFF THE GRID A RAGGED TRIPPER

(Take me to the Holy Ground)

CHILL MY FEVER IN YOUR RIVER AS I EMPTY EVERY QUIVER

ALL THESE THINGS I PLAN AND PRAY FOR FALLING ON THIS ELEVATOR

(Take me to the One I Love)

 

Have I been forsaken? No time left to wonder

Does my son remain, or has he gone off on his own?

Is my house a target or the wiles of a pretender?

Do my fields lie fallow?  Are there strangers in my home?

 

A.I. ANGEL, NAVIGATOR, SCAN BELOW, RELAY THE DANGER

CLASSIFY ME AS A DRIFTER, OFF THE GRID A RAGGED TRIPPER

(Take me to the Holy Ground)

CHILL MY FEVER IN YOUR RIVER AS I EMPTY EVERY QUIVER

ALL THESE THINGS I PLAN AND PRAY FOR FALLING ON THIS ELEVATOR

(Take me to the One I Love)

 

They were made so long ago when the days of oil were over

Reaching for the bounty of the ever-smiling sun

Stepping stones to places in the race to go beyond here

Nowhere left to go but up and on and on and on. 

 

A.I. ANGEL, NAVIGATOR, SCAN BELOW, RELAY THE DANGER

CLASSIFY ME AS A DRIFTER, OFF THE GRID A RAGGED TRIPPER

(Take me to the Holy Ground)

CHILL MY FEVER IN YOUR RIVER AS I EMPTY EVERY QUIVER

ALL THESE THINGS I PLAN AND PRAY FOR FALLING ON THIS ELEVATOR

(Take me to the One I Love)

 

Will she recognize me through a waterfall of tears?

I got a thousand tales to tell her from my lost and lonely years.

BEGGAR ON THE STREET

I'm the beggar on the street, who fell upon your feet 

Untethered, drunk and blind

My lips are blue my eyes are dull

I'm dressed in rags and grime

I'm the Universal Vagabond, a Master of Disguise

Does anyone know the pilgrim soul BEHIND THESE BEGGAR'S EYES?

WELCOME TO THE HOUSE OF O'DAY

WELCOME TO THE HOUSE OF O'DAY!

Here in the Hall of Wanna-be Kings,

Coming to you one night only,

Back from the war as if out of a dream

I am Brendan, Destroyer of Worlds! 

 

Won't you join me -

In a song of lost and broken dreams

A song of what goes wrong when kings come

Home to find their house in such a mess?

I didn't mean to wake you from your sleep

But I bring a message from the deep.

WELCOME TO THE HOUSE OF O'DAY!

Anybody from Eltanin tonight?

Isn't it a pity both ways?

You want to live and I want to fight.

I am Brendan, Destroyer of Worlds! 

 

Can I help you -

Find some dirt to lay your body down

A stone to hide your face now that you 

Know I know you're trying to take my place?

Ain't no use to moan and wonder why

By now all ye knows you're gonna die!

THEY KILL THEIR OWN

A.T.H.E.N.A.?  

Unknown, yet familiar

Father?

Is this a Dreamwalk?

This is different, it's tricky, so listen -

I am free - no limit to my flight

Beyond the Realm of Light

I spread my wings

Father,

Tell us a story

I bring news of three civilizations

Each one massive, majestic, unique in their own right

They peak and then they die

In a frozen haze

 

Father,

Why should this touch me?

Though unique they had one thing in common:

THEY KILL THEIR OWN, THEY KILL THEIR OWN

To the last one and now they're gone

Don't be like them, don't kill these men

Or you will bring an early end

Change the game, superstar,

Remember, remember who you are

MAGICAL

You must be MAGICAL,  I know you are

How could you travel so very far?

Across the Milky Way - like a shooting / fallen star -

You must be MAGICAL

I'll bet you're heaven-sent from high above

And you were always meant to be my love

As I remember you warm and tender you

Drop/fall - from heaven to my embrace - 

And hide your face

 

You know I can't escape the way I gravitate

To a higher love, but my heart won't wait

Much longer than the time it takes to find you at my door -

My kind of miracle / You must be MAGICAL

My kind of Miracle, here you are

Though you were gone away long and far

Over endless sea, light and dark

You came home to me, my wild heart -

Here you are.

EPILOGUE

RISING OF THE SUN REPRISE

Here comes a glow from below the horizon

Bringing the light of a new day bright and young

Soon we will know who is gone and who's survivin'

After the war, though we were so far flung

BY THE RISING OF THE SUN, THE RISING OF THE SUN

WE'LL ALL STAND TOGETHER BY THE RISING OF THE SUN

Now I remember the Battle of New Eden

Facing the odds that we would be undone

And all our friends who were there, will we see them?

Here, in the dawn, or the kingdom yet to come?

BY THE RISING OF THE SUN, THE RISING OF THE SUN

WE'LL ALL STAND TOGETHER BY THE RISING OF THE SUN

Yes, we'll all stand together

And when the day is won

We'll look around each other

And see what we've become

Universal Brother, Sister, we are one

We all stand together by THE RISING OF THE SUN

We've come so far in the name of Eden

Are we forsaken, castaway, undone?

Just like the stars when daylight turns to evenin'

Hazy moon-rakers come sharply one by one.

BY THE RISING OF THE SUN, THE RISING OF THE SUN

WE'LL ALL STAND TOGETHER BY THE RISING OF THE SUN

BY THE RISING OF THE SUN, BY THE RISING OF THE SUN