World Almost Over? (Political Trilogy, Pt​.​3)

by Casual Rebels

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released June 18, 2018

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Track Name: World Almost Over?
Hey... Hey!
Is the world almost over?

The smartest people I know and the best people I know are generally broke and unrecognized
Because things are arranged -- and this seems really strange -- so that arrogance rises to the top
Seems like in all times and all societies, everywhere you go arrogance rises to the top
Are we smart enough to say "I don't want this world to be over?"

Hey... Hey!
Is the world almost over?

Name-calling and confrontation may make for good television but it's not how a head of state should behave
We've got threats biological, ecological and good old fashioned savagery, military
Hereditary and good old fashioned savagery
About the last thing we need is an immature Tweet from someone who's supposed to be leading
I wonder if we're smart enough to say, "I don't want this world to be over"

Hey... Hey!
Is the world almost over?

There are about a million ways we could end the world today and just as many ways we could save things
We've got a long way to go with lots of mines in the road but we know that it's possible to change
For instance, despite most of human history, we've rid ourselves of slavery which is enough
To prove that humans can change
Do you think we're smart enough to say, "I don't want this world to be over?"

Hey... Hey!
Is the world almost over?

Think of all we've achieved and all we can achieve and remember that the past is judged by the future
If we manage to survive the day will come by when we are judged by the future
We've got a long way to go with lots of mines in the road but we know that there can be a future
Are we smart enough to say, "I don't want this world to be over?"

Hey... Hey!
Is the world almost over?

I want to have hope that we're smart enough to know
I need to have hope that we're smart enough to know
I want to have hope
I want to have hope
I want to have hope
Hope
Do you think we're smart enough to say "I don't want this world to be over?"
Track Name: The Days that Matter
We're in all the reach of the world
We're in every problem we can't solve
We're in fields of radiant flowers and we're in the utter filth of the world

These are the days that matter

We build with the skill of a child
We tear down as if we were gods
We live off the fat of the past
We miss the future for now

These are the days that matter

We're in all the reach of the world
We're in every problem we can't solve
We're in fields of radiant flowers and we're in the utter filth of the world

These are the days that matter
Track Name: Sin Sometimes
There's the strangest feeling creeping up and down my spine
I feel it sometimes
Walking down the street and no one even looks at me
So I bump them sometimes
Imagination grabs me
I paint faces on the strangers that I see
(This is what you do when you are lonely)

I can be good sometimes
I can feel love sometimes
I save the world sometimes and I sin sometimes

Give me something crazy
I'm so giddy I could fly
I do fly sometimes
No one here can touch me
They pretend that they're alive
They fool me sometimes
Feel a thousand feelings
I know every word of everyone I see
(This is what you do when you are lonely)

Different shades of nothing, no one reaching out for me
They slip through me sometimes
My lover was an ocean
I am drifting out to sea
I do drown sometimes
I am turning colors
I turn inside-out and no one even sees
Track Name: The Other Side of Broken
I'm tired of the shouting
I'm tired of the hate
Without mature discussion things have no choice but to break
What happened to the notion there might be some middle ground
Where nobody's quite satisfied but everybody's calm?

The other side of broken: I can see it from here
The other side of broken: we can get there
We can get there

Where to go from broken and how do we get by?
When things are this well broken those who listen will survive
Right now that seems so very far away, we're broken
Let's move past broken

The other side of broken: I can see it from here
The other side of broken: we can get there

Let's get there
Track Name: Tesseracts and the Rosetta Stone
They say aliens built the pyramids
They say there's a continent buried deep down under the sea
Invisible beings will slip through your walls, and grab you in your sleep and spirit you away
And have you seen The Virgin in the smoke of a volcano?

Tesseracts and the Rosetta Stone will crumble to dust while the tabloids sell millions
Tesseracts and the Rosetta Stone, we long to have something else calling, calling, calling. . .

They say a man can bend a spoon with his will
They say she could read your thoughts at 50 paces
There is a luminous glow surrounding our bodies
Changing colors with our moods it pulses and shifts and have you seen
The Virgin in the streaks of a dirty window?

They say crystals focus energies
They say a gifted person can even raise the dead
You can lift out of your body from a deep enough trance and travel through the universe
Gaining knowledge as you fly
And have you seen The Virgin in the charred marks on a tortilla?

Tesseracts and the Rosetta Stone will crumble to dust while the tabloids sell millions
Tesseracts and the Rosetta Stone, I can't believe there's something else calling, calling, calling. . .
Calling me home
But where is home?
I know of no home
Track Name: Stay Your Hand
If I was here helpless as a child, if I whispered my secret fears
If I begged you with only my eyes, and if I whispered my secret fears would you stay your hand?

If I stood here hands at my side, if I told you I'd do you no harm
If I called you a kindred to me and if I held no secrets from you would you stay your hand?

If I could bring the tide unto you, if I could feel the water on you
If I loved you like I love me, and if I whispered my secret fears would you stay your hand?
Track Name: Disappears
Every day someone disappears
Hidden away, someone disappears
Someone's loved one is just whisked away
Every day someone disappears
Track Name: We Are Colors
She said "There are things surrounding us
I see colors mixing: day and night will bleed together
It's all I can take"
She said, "This is all that's left of us
When we die we fade, we turn, turn to colors
It's all I can take"

"We turn to colors," she said

She said, "Touch this skin that covers me
Your skin paints me over, I'm bluing anyway
It's all I can take"
She said, "If you look inside of me you'll see nothing there but silver indigos
It's all I can take"

"We turn to colors," she said

She said, "Let your canvas cover me
Very soon I'll go
I'll fade, I'll turn to colors
It's all I can take"

"We turn to colors," she said

She said, "Let the dirt fall on my brow
Let the grave come swallow this thing that's gone to colors
It's all I can take"
Track Name: Range of Emotion
Man with a mission straps himself to a train and the police and the TV crews come to see what happens
Lady in black devotes herself to some god and she prays and she pleads for freedom over temptation
In a desert country they toss a man into a cell for saying things he should be able to say
Things we all know damned well
There's joy and anger and fear and a little pain too
So much more in life than just some shallow love song goo-goo

We've got a range of emotion
Much more than "boy meets girl," "man takes wife," "kiss me now or put an end to my life"
We've got a range of emotion

"Head for Business" lost himself in the woods and the greenbacks
And the bears and the bulls suddenly didn't matter
Young boy goes to Disneyland, he's got wonder in his eyes
He wears the floppy hat with the Goofy ears and it's the best day of his young life
Girl at the college looks for life in the sand
She looks for prints of the bodies buried long ago in a faraway land.
There's joy and anger and fear and a little pain too
So much more in life than just some shallow love song goo-goo

We've got a range of emotion
Much more than "boy meets girl," "man takes wife," "kiss me now or put an end to my life"
We've got a range of emotion
Track Name: The Skin I Have On
I want to go, want to walk away, want to drop it all and just leave this place
I won't pack my things
I won't lock my door
I'll walk away with just the skin I have on
I was close to the light and it hurt my eyes
My stubborn will has finally snapped this time
You can sell my things it won't pay my bills
I'm within spitting distance but my saliva fails

I want to go with just the skin I have on

I want to walk away and I apologize I'm rambling on, please don't expect me to rhyme
My misunderstanding is standing still
I'm tethered to nothing
I've always said that a person's life is all he really owns he should use it right
But I was too close to happy and it made me sad
If we could join into one mind you'd want to rip you in half

I want to go with just the skin I have on

You said to me that you thought that I could do anything that I ever tried
But I can't
I can't
Just let me roll for a moment in this pathetic mess
I brought it on myself, I could change it
I guess
I'd like this to be my final song
Walk away
Walk away with just the skin I have on
Track Name: Me Letting Me Down
Honestly, I'm over me
I'm done with me
Honestly, I'm over me letting me down

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