Tunes for Transition

by Samuel de Silentio

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released June 3, 2016

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Track Name: Two Lanterns
Citizen poetic,
I find deliberately astray,
You seem a being without having,
As if having didn’t pay,
Wild mystical enigma,
Is the state of your inside,
It has you even as I sing,
Devouring yourself alive.

With eyes of infinite affirmation,
To each their own black hole,
They glisten with free spirit,
And leak of radioactive soul,
Still something in their glow sings,
In melancholy keys,
The tune is of a mind gone diving,
Far too deep for me.

A discourse did ignite, two lanterns on a kite,
Cast out at darkness, to carry forth light,

As for me a place to be,
Is none but than right where I am,
Passing through in awe,
What commerce cannot understand,
You could too see through this worldview,
If you saw what yours ignores,
Please don’t be quick to think I’m lost,
For simply wandering these shores.

Just bathe your eyes in these soft ocean skies,
Of blue, purple, and pink,
And you will find in this sublime,
That there are worse places to sink –
Crass rat race, not to my taste,
Out from the rush I stepped with haste,
It gave me twisted faces,
Only here I find my grace.

A discourse did ignite, two lanterns on a kite,
Cast out at darkness, to carry forth light,

On the far side of the shore
Beneath a tree there sits a chair
Where I front every morning star
With questions God is meant to hear
Then later in the day
Like a mad Dostoyevskian clown
I chase my butterfly thoughts fragments
And try to write them down

A welcome cosmic accident
Of time and chance I trust
That we should meet this setting sun
Amongst all nature in the dusk
So come and join my meditations
Burning in the dew
Tonight I’d like to fight twilight
Inciting verse with you

A discourse did ignite, two lanterns on a kite,
cast out at darkness, to carry forth light,
Track Name: All Else Preparation
There I was waiting
For something to transpire
As the world around me
Drifted by

It may arrive tomorrow
Then I can begin
Until then I suppose
I should just wait

Then I realised
That all else had been preparation
All those troubled times
When I thought my soul was on vacation
They were just paths that lead
To this exact location
Now I just need to keep on reinventing
This vocation

I found myself staring
Lost among the stars
As the world around me
Drifted by

Life is an accident
One after another
Oh no, I suppose
It must be fate

Then I realised
That all else had been preparation
All those troubled times
When I thought my soul was on vacation
They were just paths that lead
To this exact location
Now I just need to keep on reinventing
This vocation

There we were waiting
For the goods to just expire
As the world around us
Drifted by

It may all collapse tomorrow
Then we can begin
Until then I suppose
We should just wait

When will we realise
That all else has been preparation
These are troubled times
Calling timid souls back from vacation
They were just paths that lead
To this exact location
Now we just need to keep on reinventing
Civilisation
Track Name: Getting and Spending
I rose up at the dawn of day
Get thee away get thee away
Pray'st thou for Riches? Away away
This is the Throne of Mammon grey

Said I this sure is very odd
I took it to be the Throne of God
For everything besides I need
It is only for riches that I can bleed

I have Mental Joy and Mental Health
I have Mental Friends and Mental wealth
I’ve a girl I love and that loves me
I’ve all but Riches bodily

In the presence of Spirit night and day
It never turns its face away
This Spirit by my side does stand
And it holds my money bag in its hand

Getting and spending we lay waste all of our powers
Getting and spending we lay waste all of our powers
Track Name: A Shadow Stirs
Sense it in the world,
See it in your eyes,
Taste it in the air,
Know it in your soul,

Sense it in the world,
A shadow stirs.
See it in your eyes,
A shadow stirs.
Taste it in the air,
A shadow stirs.
Know it in your soul,

It’s time.
So will you quietly revolt?
It’s time.
This is my soul refrain,
It’s time.
Inviting all imaginations
It’s time.
To rise up from the embers again

Quiet revolution,
Feel it in your heart,
Falling from the heavens,
Burning underground,

Louder revolution,
A shadow stirs.
Feel it in the dark,
A shadow stirs.
Know it in the future,
A shadow stirs.
Know it in the past,

It’s time.
So will you quietly revolt?
It’s time.
This is my soul refrain,
It’s time.
Inciting all imaginations
It’s time.
To rise up from the embers again.
Track Name: The Upside of Down
Other generations had hunger
Other generations had war
But our generation’s facing
So, so, so, much more

Other generations desired
Other generations had hope
Seems our generation
Is lost for which way to go

How about the upside, the upside,
Of down?

Other generations had surplus
Find and you will seek,
But our generation’s different
Upon Hubbert’s Peak

Call it a transition
Call it simplicity
All I’m asking from the depths of my nature
Let it be

How about the upside, the upside,
Of down?

It shouldn’t come as a surprise
Our civilisational demise
I don’t know how we’re going get out of this muddle
I just know that there must be joy in the struggle

It might all sound crazy
Crazy it will be
When amongst the grassroots
We discover we are free

Don’t just be excited
Excited you should be
As we dig up cul-de-sacs
And plant a row of peas

The upside, the upside
Of down
The upside, the upside,
Of down
Track Name: Furor Poeticus
Are we the one’s we’ve been waiting for?
The contradiction that has never existed before
As I awoke from a dream I spoke aloud ‘maybe, just maybe’
And tomorrow quickly turned into today

Time has imploded; the future is now
This defies the laws of physics, but it happened somehow
We’re marching, we’re marching, we marching, we’re marching
We’re marching over the edge, left right left

For all, for all, a poetic kiss
For all, for all, a poetic kiss
Goodbye

We are the one’s we’ve have been waiting for
Expired have all excuses that existed before
But celebrate this calling, bear this burden with smile
This burden is a blessing in disguise

Time has exploded; the future is now
This defies the laws of physics, but it happened somehow
We’re marching, we’re marching, we marching, we’re marching
We’re marching over the edge, left right left

For all, for all, a poetic kiss
For all, for all, a poetic kiss
Goodbye

Furor Poeticus
Track Name: Tunes for Transition
Creativity might just save us
We can’t be saved now any other way
We can’t keep singing the same old songs
That brought us here
What we need are
Tunes for, we need tunes for transition

Naivety will not save us
We must create the taste by which we will be judged
We can’t keep singing the same old songs
That brought us here
What we need are
Tunes for, we need tunes for transition