Fragments of The Absolute [EP]

by Austin Taft

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A digital EP of B-sides and unreleased goodies!

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released March 31, 2011

This EP was written, performed, produced and recorded by Austin Taft.
Cover illustration by Aaron Listen.
All songs recorded at The Reactor.
All songs (C)2011 Austin Taft.
Published by Timewave Music Publishing (ASCAP).

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Track Name: Undercover
UNDERCOVER:
The human race is on bended knee
Trying to be set free
I've seen our similarities
But fear spreads like a disease
The secrets are so profound
And hidden deep underground
I'll share this lecture with you
Spreading the message of truth
An education for the current generation

This plastic world we're living in is wholly superficial
Completely artificial and it doesn't seem right
Do we live to benefit the whole of humankind?
The governance is blind
Let me at 'em, let me at 'em

Citizen, you need to save yourself
You are the answer - it is no one else
It's time to rise and realize your call
Come see what you discover - we're going undercover

A battle against conformity
A war against complacency
Outside this fantasy
We determine our destiny
Identify, absorb, embrace
Breathe the lifeblood and find your place
I'm going on the offense
To tear away the hindrance
Bring education to the current generation

Communion with my consciousness, a vigor that exists
Serenity inside of me, the body and the mind
Do we live to benefit the whole of humankind?
The governance is blind
Let me at 'em, let me at 'em

Citizen, you need to save yourself
You are the answer - it is no one else
It's time to rise and realize your call
Come see what you discover - we're going undercover
Track Name: Pinwheels
PINWHEELS:
Our lives are filled with pages churning in the sand
I've risen up - I must come down - I don't know where to land
I'm trying to find you
I never wanted to be alone

I'm looking to the garden, the fountain made of stone
But all that I can see depends on where the leaves have blown
I'm trying to find you
I never wanted to be alone

Wanting to know hope again and hoping you're my friend
I feel shelter in your arms
For the sake of loving I will concentrate on nothing but wisdom from your heart
Needing some conclusion, for a peaceful resolution
I'm watchful to the sky
'Cause I know it's just a matter of time

I'm trying to breathe the nurtured, and I'm trying to see the wind
I'm trying to etch the paragraph that brings me to an end
And to begin again
I must travel back toward my home

And all I feel are pinwheels turning in my hand
And all that I can hear is music coming from the band
I think I like it
But can I make this journey on my own?

Wanting to know hope again and hoping you're my friend
I feel shelter in your arms
For the sake of loving I will concentrate on nothing but wisdom from your heart
Seeking some solution, for a peaceful resolution
I'm watchful to the sky
'Cause I know it's just a matter of time
Track Name: Trial With Error
TRIAL WITH ERROR:
I'm sitting at the stoplight
Waiting for change
I don't know where my head is at
But I feel strange
There's a wind blowing outside
And a knife in my heart
'Cause one of us just tore us apart

I wanna know - where'd you run to?
Said I need you, girl
I don't rest my case

I'm sitting at the stoplight
My fingers grip the wheel
I'm longing for something
Anything else I can feel now
I roll my window down
Don't wanna keep the wind out
I wanna see you, baby
I wanna taste your mouth

I wanna know - where'd you run to?
Said I need you, girl
I don't rest my case

Where'd you run to?
Said I need you, girl
I don't rest my case
Track Name: Suffer Insignia
SUFFER INSIGNIA:
I'm feeling tired dreams encompassing my energy
Maybe I should take a stroll
I'm living tired lies - an unappealing exercise
Beginning to take its toll

I need something comprehensible
Not something artificial
I feel condemned to this tragic deception
Trying to rid myself of hate
To listen, focus, resonate
I feel alive in the stream of perception

Suffer insignia

Within the realm of space, I can travel anyplace
Maybe I should take a stroll
I feel the forces of euphoria take control
I know the passion and potential of my soul

Trying to synchronize my life with what should be
Such a goal seems insurmountable
I feel, though, that this is within my reach
I'm trying to see...

Suffer insignia

I'm trying to identify the language of the world

Living my life like my life was a dream
I thought I was blinded, but now I can see
And I see what I've seen, but while some still believe
I've lost faith

With visions of fragments that make up the whole
And millions of stories yet to be told
We take to the streets and we march to a beat
From the root to heart to crown

The time for change is now
Bring the change you want to see
Cause it's up to you and it's up to me
We're just reflections of ourselves

The time for change is now
Be the change you want to be
And I know we suffer insignia

Do it anyway
Track Name: The Answer Is You
THE ANSWER IS YOU:
Tonight I saw a man with no hope in his eyes
His irises reflected every fear and every lie
With light so dim and him so desperate, he began to choke
Then I saw him turn and stick that barrel down his throat

Within this bleak depiction of society
We are all exposed to famine, greed, hate and disease
But with our thoughts we can create our own reality
So step up, kid, or step aside, it's time for you to be set free

Let the fire blow out
I'll take the spark and I'll ride away, right away
Let the fire blow out
I'll take the spark and I'll fly away

Last night I had a dream of ways I can escape
By drugs, by sex, by gun, by noose, by pills or razor blades
It's hard to tell who's real or fake when living day to day
I pray to the god I don't believe in that it's not too much to take

I see the multitude led blindly by the lies
Of advertisements, churches, politicians - all alike
In their crooked ways, intending to keep your mind from the truth
So stand up, kid, or step aside, the answer is always you

Let the fire blow out
I'll take the spark and I'll ride away, right away
Let the fire blow out
I'll take the spark and I'll fly away

Tonight I think I'll make a different choice
Who says I can't make all the difference?

Let the fire blow out
I'll take the spark and I'll ride away, right away
Let the fire blow out
I'll take the spark and I'll fly away

I'll take the spark and I'll ride away, right away
Let the fire blow out
I'll live to fight on another day
Track Name: Incertitude
INCERTITUDE:
Can I find life and be myself
I don't know where to start
Can I find light and be myself
My fears tear me apart
Can I find life and be myself
I do not want to stay
Can I feel dreams that harness me
They've taken you away

Can I find beauty in a world
Sinister and morose
Can I be present on this earth
I'm feeling like a ghost
Can I find life and be myself
I don't know what's to come
Can I find peace within myself
And all that I have done

I bring you here
Follow me into a brighter day
My dreams reappear
As I gaze and fade and drift away

Can I find life and be myself
My mind's about to break
Can I find life and be myself
Is this too much to take
Can I find life and be myself
Can I find life and be myself
Can I find life and be myself
Can I find life and be myself

I dream you here
Next to me, against my heart
My dreams disappear
And as for me

All the faces that I've seen are staring at me now
I can be the stronger 'cause you cannot hurt me now

You cannot hurt me now
Track Name: Stowaway
STOWAWAY:
I'm feeling just like a stowaway
When life refuses to cooperate
I balance the equilibrium
And attempt to gain an understanding of my current situation

This frustration continues to build
In this world of kill-or-be-killed
Circumstances I don't understand
And I'm faced with choices without a plan

The noise outside clouds my mind
And only fuels the anger inside
Everything's just out of my grasp
I want to make use of my time before the time lapse

Nothing's right, this is wrong
And I don't belong here, but at least I feel the worst may be over
In my lifetime, I have come so far
But I want to go farther and it's getting harder to try
I can't decide if I should stay or if I'm down for the ride
Patience makes me a better man

She makes me a better man