Fragments of The Absolute [EP]

by Austin Taft

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1.
Undercover 05:41
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
2.
Pinwheels 04:03
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
Incertitude 07:02
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
7.
Stowaway 06:46
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

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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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Austin Taft Colorado Springs, Colorado

Drummer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist focused on making unique and intriguing music – whatever that should entail. The new album, “Skeletons”, has been self-described as “Prog-Metal-That-Sometimes-Isn't”. The album before that was acoustic-focused.
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