Sphinx (2007-2020)

Sphinx (2007-2020)

It seems like … Yesterday …

You said, you’d … Seen the Sphinx …

And ever, since … You’ve never …

Been … … The … … Same … … …

 

But I will, always, call to you …

You will, always hear, your name …

Every day, you come, to life …

Will be, every chance, you take …

 

Oooo … … Didn’t You, Didn’t You …

Lose Yourself, In Those Lion’s, Sublime Eyes … .. …?

Annhilation, Of … The, Soul …

Destruction … Of … The … Mind …

 

And now you, now you, cast about …

In old, hieroglyphics, looking blindly …

For a, solution to … the world …

And all its … Corrupted goods …

 

Oooo … … Didn’t You, Didn’t You …

Lose Yourself, In Those Lion’s, Sublime Eyes … .. …?

Annhilation, Of … The, Soul …

Destruction … Of … The … Mind …

 

(Spoken Word Bridge)

“Past the river,

I came across a stone cat of prey,

With eyes so penetrating,

I grew greatly afraid,

 

“And then my mind went blank,

and I forgot my very own name,

Let alone the point in being, doing

—or staying the same,

 

“And I began to tremble,

shedding the skin of former identities,

To see newness in nothing at all,

except newer ones’ older endings,

 

“And I realized we’ve been enslaved,

by a twisted motive’s evil tendrils,

Stupidly duped into cosmic coups,

by our maker’s flogging flails.

 

“So I stumbled about the desert,

deaf and dumb, in time’s song,

Sent on a high arc,

toward spiritual annihilation,

 

“And I was blinded down,

by a noon sun’s swords,

Feeling around for a foot-hold,

in life’s pyramid to climb over,

 

“And when I reached the peak,

my vision returned to me,

And I could see for eternity,

in every direction of the dream,

 

“And I wondered,

‘How had I come to be here even,

And what day was it

–of what century or dimension?’

 

“And then I walked across the dunes,

with a dark heart on my shoulder,

And my heavy head lost in my hands,

and my story lost in its overture,

 

“And I was alone and in trouble,

returning to a vulnerable underworld,

Shakily making last stands

between walls more wondrous born.

 

“And reaching out for hope anywhere,

trying to remember who I was,

Before the world went down,

and the universe lost its importance,

 

“My better days only began to grow

more distantly difficult to resolve,

Until untying knots proved more tenuous,

than just cutting them out,

 

“And then the world went black,

and I woke up in a hospital bed,

With a young nurse beaming over me,

visibly breathless,

 

“And I tried to move my hands,

but my body was paralyzed,

Except for my eyes,

to witness life taken for granted,

 

“And soon it dawned on me,

and began sinking in deeply,

That while my mind had

finally been freed from me,

 

“I’d wiped the slate clean,

at a cost too expensive to keep,

Or the coldest conscience

could ever sensibly decree.

 

(Chorus Outro)

Oooo … … Didn’t You, Didn’t You …

Lose Yourself, In Those Lion’s, Sublime Eyes … .. …

Annhilation, Of … The, Soul …

Destruction … Of … The … Mind …

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