Intronaut

The Direction of Last Things tracks

Lyrics


1. FAST WORMS

The man with the eyes that are dead
And the woman who knew what was next
He speaks to the world, as he pays for his sins with a golden doubloon
Blink once for "I'm guilty"
Blink twice for "We know"
The pieces fit together
Like so many arms and legs
The lifeless, limbless body returns,
And all we can do is search for a head to scratch




2. DIGITAL GERRYMANDERING

We restart, refresh, and then we shut down
Give up and find something better to do
Why do we care?
What do we need?
Try as we might we simply are not entertained
We sit and stare
Contempt for it all
We take umbrage
At the transience of our machine
Show us how to live
Show us who we are
Our connection is lost
We will never be the change we used to want to see
Our connection is lost
We will never cross the lines that were drawn for us
Our connection is lost
Let's try pulling the plug...




3. THE PLEASANT SURPRISE

The corner of paradise
A labyrinth of surprise and delight
Glimpses of what's to come
Flash vividly through gaps in the wall
Doors lead to doors lead to doors
On the brink of extinction
On the verge of forever




4. THE UNLIKELY EVENT OF A WATER LANDING

No sense in running away
From the hollow gaze of your new and only friend
Your sins, your lies,
Your dim disguise
Can never escape that grin and those eyes
We shy away
We want to stay
The end has never been so close
Creeping behind us
We can't stop what we started
Pray time will change your ways
Find where to take this pain that's eating you inside out
Try waiting for new light




5. SUL PONTICELLO

Cries of outrage
Seem to go unanswered
The sound of dying on the bridge
The sound of pleading for dear life
No justice for the loss
The empty disavowals of the wicked
As endless incarnations play out in tandem
Our fundamentals are gone
How is it that the more we evolve
The more we endlessly regress?
"To protect and serve", and yet no one is safe
After so many mistakes we haven't learned a thing




6. THE DIRECTION OF LAST THINGS

As the end of today leaves tomorrow behind
We bury our heads in the sand

We face our fears with a sigh

You'd shoot an angel out of the sky to make sure it was real

And what they said was wrong
The time was too dark for our eyes to see




7. CITY HYMNAL

Cry alone, let go, and fly home
Tears well up as I forget
To remember times that never last
Sight and sentiment do bring me back
Though there's plenty more ahead
But the past grows larger every day
As the future slips away
Silent night, endless day, silent night...