Tracks

02. Firmament
03. The First Commandment Of The Luminaries
04. Ptolemy Was Wrong
05. Metaphysics Of The Hangman
06. Catharsis Of A Heretic
07. Swallowed By The Earth
08. Epiphany
09. The Origin Of Species
10. The Origin Of God



02. Firmament

And God said
Let there be the lights
In the firmament
Of the heaven

Let there be lights in heaven
To divide the day from the night
And let them be for signs
For seasons and for days, and years
And let then be for lights
In the firmament
To give light upon the earth

And it was so, and God made two great lights
The greater light to rule the day
And the lesser light to rule the night
The stars as well and God set them in the firmament
To give light upon the earth

And to rule over the day and over the night
And to divide the darkness from the light

Let there be a firmament
In the midst of the waters

Let there be a firmament
In the midst of the waters

And God said
Let the waters bring forth, abundantly
The moving creature that hath life
And foul that may fly above the earth
In the open firmament of heaven
...or so do some people believe

Above the earth in the open firmament

And to rule over the day and over the night
And to divide the darkness from the light

Let there be a firmament
In the midst of the waters

Let there be a firmament
In the midst of the waters


03. The First Commandment Of The Luminaries

The sun is a luminary whose egress
Is an opening of the sky
Which is found on the west
And in the east lies its ingress

The sun is rising through six openings
And there are six through with it sets
The moon uses the same
And all the stars, they guide their way

First there goes out the greatest light
Whose name is the sun
It's round just like the roundness of the sky
Filled with light

The chariot in which it rises is
Driven by the blowing wind
The great light sets in the west
And returns by the Northeast

In order to go to the east
It is guided so that it shall reach
The eastern gate and shine
In the black face of the sky

First there goes out the greatest light
Whose name is the sun
It's round just like the roundness of the sky
Filled with light

First there goes out the greatest light
Whose name is the sun
It's round just like the roundness of the sky

First there goes out the greatest light
Whose name is the sun
It's round just like the roundness of the sky
Filled with light


04. Ptolemy Was Wrong

I can tell you what I've seen
I can no longer believe
I can't tell you how I feel
I do no longer believe

I can't tell you how I feel

There's no ambiguity
If Venus shows all phases like the moon
The earth must revolve 'round the sun
But no one will believe me
It's like nothing
Like nothing I've seen was for real

But it's all real, I no longer believe
But maybe I should keep this to myself
I raised my eyes up high toward the night sky
I've been searching for the eyes divine in countless nights
But I found the watchmaker was blind


05. Metaphysics Of The Hangman

On their long journey
That leads them toward the light
Winston Smith shall be their guide
They are trying so hard to believe
That two and two always makes five

That two and two makes five...

Reason won't concuss
The irrevocable truth
And if there's contradiction
Keep the faith, burn the proof

In order to protect ourselves
From the superstitions of priests and moralists
And the trickery of evangelists
Let us be done with the idea of moral law

Where do your values come from?
From inside yourself?
Or from some self-appointed
Moral cognoscentes
Who disguised their own ideas
As universal truth?

Where do your values come from?
From inside yourself?
Or from some self-appointed
Moral cognoscentes
Who disguised their own ideas
As universal truth?

Trying so hard to believe
That two and two makes five...

Reason won't concuss
The irrevocable truth
And if there's contradiction
Keep the faith, burn the proof

Where do your values come from?
From inside yourself?
Or from some self-appointed
Moral cognoscentes
Who disguised their own ideas
As universal truth?


06. Catharsis Of A Heretic

I refuse to shroud my past
These walls in here allow no rest
Tomorrow morning I'll be dead
But this place will burn before the sun
Will drown in the ocean

And nothing will ever be the same again

Yes, you can put me to the test
Or you can cut my tongue at last
Ideas are wandering through my head
What if all that I never said were true?

And if everything that is happening were due?
If all these things that are happening were really due?


07. Swallowed By The Earth

Tonight the earth opened up
And swallowed quite a lot
Of all the pretty things
That don't mean anything to me nor to you

Nor to anyone who likes the feel
Of cold wind blowing from the sea
And dead leaves falling from the trees
Whirling through the air
Like rotten vessels on their way
To the ground

Warm rain kept pouring down
The streets submersed in rising water
And all the clouds were looking down
Upon the people seeking shelter

They are afraid of being carried far away
To some place where they feel they don't belong
But deep inside they feel that maybe any place
No matter how far away
Would be better than home

And no one realized the Gods in Heaven
We're giving all of them a reason to go
And no one expected the water
That now reached up to their throats

Swallowed by the earth
They disappear
And so do we all


08. Epiphany

I will pray to the Son
He was crucified for me
And I will pray to the Father
"You shall have no gods besides me!"

I will pray to the Holy Trinity
And I will pray to the moon
And the sun and the stars

I will pray to Saint Luke
The writer of the Gospel
I will pray to Saint Paul
And ask him to cure my affliction

I'll pray to Mary
Second only to the Lord
Will pray to the moon
And the sun and the stars

One God, or three?
A strange epiphany

I will pray to Saint Luke
The writer of the Gospel
I will pray to Saint Paul
And ask him to cure my affliction

I'll pray to Mary
Second only to the Lord
Will pray to the moon
And the sun and the stars


09. The Origin Of Species

Yes, it's quite hard to believe
That we all come from the same seed
The scrub, the cockroach and the human being
It's hard to see how the perfection of complex organs
Was achieved without an engineer

But all you see is the human eye
On top of the mountain peak, so high
A steep wall of rock
Impossible to climb
Our imagination is left behind

But there is a gentle slope on the backside
And even worms have simple eyes
That help them distinguish darkness from light

From here it just takes a long long time
To the miracle of the lens eye

But all you see is the human eye
On top of the mountain peak, so high
A steep wall of rock
Impossible to climb
Our imagination is left behind

But there is a gentle slope on the backside
And even worms have simple eyes
That help them distinguish darkness from light

Our brains are accustomed
To the scope of a lifetime
We will never be able to see
How the sluggish vessel of evolution
Is slowly creeping up the hill
Uphill

There's no other solution
There's no other solution
There's no alternative to the theory of evolution

From here it just takes a long long time
To the miracle of the lens eye


10. The Origin Of God

A prime mover only shifts the problem
If every complex structure needs an architect;
Then this prime mover must be
Even more complex than anything he created

Who made your architect?
Who made your architect?
Where does he come from?
What is he made of?