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who do YOU think YOU are?

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? PT.1

As I make my way through the universe

I see you carry a cross

Nailing yourself to it skillfully

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

As I measure the sway of the universe

I see you alone on the moon

Casting dispersions at everyone

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

Are you the cop or are you the criminal?

Are you the surface or the subliminal?

Are you the mob or the individual?

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?


 LIGHT THE LIGHTS

I was alive and formless

Rocketing through space

Headed toward some strange

And terrifying place

I entered emptiness like

slipping through a door

When I realized that

I had seen this place before

I reached a wall less chamber

And spun around its core

Then a voice said

This is what you have been sent here for

LIGHT THE LIGHTS

MAKE THEM SHINE BLINDINGLY BRIGHT

LIGHT THE LIGHTS

SO THEY’LL ILLUMINATE THE NIGHT

There was this 50’s era futuristic globe

Covered in bulbs that were lit up and set to strobe

I zoomed into several rows of 3 or 4

And knew that they were mine to ready for the war

The war that rages not around us but within

And caused this cosmic revolution to begin

As i saw the lights I instinctively knew

That i could be an inspiration to these few

LIGHT THE LIGHTS

MAKE THEM SHINE BLINDINGLY BRIGHT

LIGHT THE LIGHTS

LET THEM ILLUMINATE THE NIGHT

Light the lights

Steel them for the fight

Help them grow their wings

and flutter off into the night

Light up the lights

Keep them in your sight

Find the common element

That exists to excite


 STUCK IN THE FALL

Winter is done

And summer will soon be gone

I’ve been in the middle of a

Seasonal purgatory for so long

I’ve shined up my name

Moved to a brand new place

but there is still the evidence of tragedy

And disappointment on my face

Sometimes I feel like

I’m 50 feet tall

And the world can seem so

Infinitely small

Sometimes I feel like

I’m not here at all

Seasons pass while

I’m stuck in the fall

I’ve been around

Probably been to your town

Searching under every personality

For a harmony of human sound

But I’m still alone

Still searching for a home

My optimism only atrophies

Though my cynicism’s fully blown

Sometimes I feel like

I’m 50 feet tall

And the world can seem so

Infinitely small

Been waiting for

The universe to call

Seasons pass while

I’m stuck in the fall

Somewhere in the springtime of my youth

Lies a cold, inescapable truth

When others leapt and ran I barely crawled

Where others entered doors I was met with walls.

Sometimes I feel like

I’m 50 feet tall

And the world can seem so

Infinitely small

Sometimes I feel like

Life’s not real at all

Seasons pass while

I’m stuck in the fall

Seasons pass while I’m stuck in the fall

Seasons pass while I’m stuck in the fall


WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? PT. 2

As I rediscover the universe

I hear you sounding alarms

To alert us to all the conspirators

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

As I tune to the key of the universe

I hear you churning out lies

You perjure yourself perpetually

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

Are you the cop or are you the criminal?

Are you the surface or the subliminal?

Are you the mob or the individual?

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

Are you the Pro or the Antagonist?

Are you the dummy or the ventriloquist?

A man of faith or are you the scientist?

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

To cast yourself as the trodden down hero

In this fairy tale?

Nothing but rejection letters and bills

In your daily mail


WE ARE THE THUNDER

Too many people in this world

Are concerned with what you are

Instead of who you are

A pretty face or a big account

Will sure get you very far

You can be a star

They’ll try to kick sand into your eye

Cut you just so they can hear you cry

Betray you without a reason why

Poison your dreams to watch them die

But hold on a little longer, longer

It feels like we’re getting stronger, stronger

Ain’t No shelter from the cloud we’re under, under

Lightning may strike but

WE ARE THE THUNDER

Too many People spend their time

Planning what they will do

If they get hold of you

As though a fascist machination of love

Could ever do

What they want it to

They’ll try to kick sand into your eye

Cut you just so they can hear you cry

Betray you without a reason why

Poison your dreams to watch them die

But hold on a little longer, longer

It feels like we’re getting stronger, stronger

Ain’t no shelter from the cloud we’re under, under

Lightning may strike but WE ARE THE THUNDER

They’ll try to kick sand into your eye

Cut you just so they can hear you cry

Betray you without a reason why

Poison your dreams to watch them die

But hold on a little longer, longer

It feels like we’re getting stronger, stronger

No shelter from the cloud we’re under, under

Lightning may strike but WE ARE THE THUNDER


 THE TERRIBLE MOONLIGHT

I had a dream

I drifted in endless night

The moon was full

There was an eagle taking flight

It rose to the sky

All the stars had died

An abandoned nest

It was cold and nothing stirred inside

I’ve polished all the pain inside me

And set it out to sparkle beneath

The terrible moonlight in my head

I’ve taken all the hope within me

And left it in a box beneath

The Terrible Moonlight in my head

In another dream

We all were grains of sand

Dumped on the beach

Of a strange and foreign land

Subject to the whims

Of the ocean and the wind

Pulled to the shore

Or out to sea not to be seen ever again

I’ve polished all the pain inside me

And set it out to sparkle beneath

The terrible moonlight in my head

I’ve taken all the hope within me

And left it in a box beneath

The Terrible Moonlight in my head

The process is automatic

No consent, undemocratic

The rage becomes psychosomatic

As I search for the keys to my own attic

In my final dream

I was a solitary tree

perched on a mountain

with a valley below me

The trees that filled the forest there

Were green, strong, and tall

I grew out of rock and stone

Where nothing had a right to thrive at all

I’ve polished all the pain inside me

And set it out to sparkle beneath

The terrible moonlight in my head

I’ve taken all the hope within me

And left it in a box beneath

The Terrible Moonlight in my head


DARKNESS

I cannot see for the darkness

Is Growing in front of my eyes

I cannot feel for the numbness

Is Gripping my heart like a vice

And my soul is overloaded

With the weight of choices made

My world is colored by hurt

Acquired yesterday

I can taste naught but the bitter

Objection of pride

I can hear naught for the deafening loudness

The weeping of voices inside

I’m battered and I am bruised

By all you criminals and thieves

I feel shattered and abused

It is for myself I grieve

Darkness will follow you around

Darkness will follow you around

Darkness will swallow you down

If you refuse to see the light


REVELATIONS

One by one, by one, by one

By one, by one, by one, by one

One by one

Through the quiet of the dawn

Revelations hit me

Like the bullets from a gun

Lying on the floor

Shaken to my core

Defeat flew out the window

And was gone forever more

All I ever wanted

Was to love and to belong

But I was part of something

That was bigger all along

Oh, this skin

Is just the vehicle I travel in

The truth of what I really am

Lies hidden deep within

We are man

And like a criminal with no plan

We try to outthink a system

That we clearly don’t understand

All I ever wanted

Was to know that i belong

But I was part of something

That was vital all along

and All I ever needed

was a reason to be strong

cause’ I was fragile til’

these revelations came along

One by one, by one, by one

By one, by one, by one, by one


WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? PT. 3

As I strip the paint from the universe

I see your palette of grays

Disregarding the colors available

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

It seems you’re overwhelmed by the universe

You constantly question your worth

Your heart is a road inaccessible

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

Are you the cop or are you the criminal?

Are you the surface or the subliminal?

Are you the mob or the individual?

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

Are you the Pro or the Antagonist?

Are you the dummy or the ventriloquist?

A man of faith or are you the scientist?

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?


THE GARUUD EFFEKT EP 2012

CUT ME

Where is all of the hope and fortune we were promised?

Was it only a price you paid to buy our silence?

Are we only the gears that run your money machine?

Is this only a story told to hijack our dreams?

Cut me and you’ll see how much I bleed

But if you Love me you’ll plant an eternal seed

I AM MAN NOT ANIMAL

What happened to the freedom we though we signed up for?

Was it only an item sold to us in your store?

Are we living to the very best of our potential?

Are we dying for a cause that is so illogical?

Cut me and you’ll see how much I bleed

But if you Love me then we’ll all get what we need

Cut me and you’ll see how red I Bleed

Cultivate me don’t kill me like a weed

 I AM MAN NOT ANIMAL

I AM NOT UNNATURAL

THIS LIFE IS CONSENTUAL

EVERY ACT IS CONSEQUENTIAL

What became of the feelings you said you had for me?

Were they lost like a treasure in a children’s story?

Was I only the fruit you felt had grown so rotten?

Am I only a name that is now long forgotten?

Cut me and you’ll see how much I bleed

But if you Love me you’ll plant an eternal seed

Cut me and you’ll see how much I bleed

But if you Love me then we’ll all get what we need

 I AM MAN NOT ANIMAL


BELIEVE

Would you believe that an apple was sweet

If you’d never had one before

Do you feel that Jesus was real

though he’s never showed up at your door

Could you buy that UFO’s fly

From a base at the floor of the sea

Would you believe you grew up in a cell

When everyone said you were free

If there was something

that I could believe in

I’d tell it to you

But I don’t see anything

We should believe in

Except me and you

Would you ever dream that poisonous streams

Of water flowed into your town

Could you believe that employment was up

When you see everywhere that it’s down

Do you believe that the people you see on TV

Really care about you

Would you buy that there’s a hole in the sky

Because somebody told you it’s true

If there was something

that I could believe in

I’d tell it to you

But I don’t see anything

We should believe in

Except me and you

Oh, nefarious and clandestine

Institutions abound

Oh we revel in being lost

But we’re bound to be found

 Do you believe half a million children

Piled up in a ditch could be good

Do you believe you should get down on your knees

Or salute ‘cause they told you you should

 

Tell me if you believe

Tell me what you believe

Tell me why you believe

Tell me how you believe


ALREADY IN LOVE

Since you were 16 been nursing the dream

To be the best anybody’s ever seen

Been giving it all you ascend or you fall

There ain’t no in between

Now you got the brass ring unlimited bling

You really shouldn’t want for anything

But you can’t hide the chasm inside

or the fact that it is widening

The ocean needs no water from anywhere else so just enjoy yourself ‘cause…

 THE WORLD’S ALREADY IN LOVE WITH YOU

WHAT ELSE COULD YOU WANT FOR THE UNIVERSE TO DO

YOUR LIFE STARTS IN YOUR HEAD

SO KICK YOUR FEARS TO THE CURB AND

DREAM OF VICTORY INSTEAD

Now you’re looking for love that don’t fit like a glove

but acts just like a tourniquet

Trying to stem the flow of blood from below

‘cause you know your heart’s the start of it

You didn’t get but you gave so you never behaved

Now there’s a trail of bodies in the wind

You’re dying to feel even pain if it’s real

So you’ll let almost anybody in

The desert needs no sand from anywhere else so just enjoy yourself

 THE WORLD’S ALREADY IN LOVE WITH YOU

WHAT ELSE COULD YOU WANT FOR THE UNIVERSE TO DO

YOUR LIFE STARTS IN YOUR HEAD

SO KICK YOUR FEARS TO THE CURB AND

DREAM OF VICTORY INSTEAD

Baby, I can hear you whimpering the blues

Maybe, there’s a better song for you to choose

Your dream’s the wrong size and of the wrong prize

Be careful of what could materialize

Get your game face on and stifle the yawn

Or doubt will be your demise

THE WORLD’S ALREADY IN LOVE WITH YOU

THE WORLD’S ALREADY IN LOVE WITH YOU

THE WORLD’S ALREADY IN LOVE WITH YOU

THE WORLD’S ALREADY IN LOVE WITH YOU


 

ENOUGH

It feels like I’m all alone

And I feel like a man with no home

I feel like an outcast from the tribe

I feel so turbulent inside

it feels like I don’t belong

like everything I do is wrong

no comfort even in my own skin

It’s like I’m some kind of alien

But I think that I no longer give a damn

I’ve had enough of breaking down

And I’ve had enough of hanging on

To what I fear and what I sow

And everything I think I know

I’ve had enough of feeling low

 I feel like I can’t compete

like my shoes don’t fit on my feet

I feel like I can’t compare

To anybody here or anywhere

I feel like I’ve lost my way

Like nobody hears anything I say

I know I’m running out of time

To make a splash while still in my prime

I know there’s no further use in crying

 I’ve had enough of breaking down

And I’ve had enough of hanging on

To what I fear and what I sow

And everything I think I know

I’ve had enough of feeling low

I’ve had enough

Yeah I’ve had enough

I’ve had enough

Yeah I’ve had enough

I’ve had enough of breaking down

And I’ve had enough of hanging on

To what I fear and what I sow

And everything I think I know

I’ve had enough of feeling low

I’ve had enough

Yeah I’ve had enough

I’ve had enough

Yeah I’ve had enough


IT’S OVER

Well it looks like it’s over

From the way you’re so obsessed with triviality

Yeah it looks like it’s over

Because you’ve grown so apathetic to tragedy

It sure looks like it’s over

‘cause we’ve created our existence irresponsibly

Yeah it seems like it’s over

Because we walked into the cages so willingly

But I won’t say it’s over

Until the sky is under me

You know I believe

No I won’t say it’s over

Cause there’s a fire under me

You better believe

 It sure looks like it’s over

We recollect our history selectively

Well it looks like it’s over

Because we’ve enslaved each other democratically

Yeah it looks like it’s over

We’re still distributing love conditionally

Yeah it seems like it’s over

We’ve polluted our consciousnesses collectively

But I won’t say it’s over

Until the sky is under me

No I won’t say it’s over

Cause there’s a fire under me

You better believe

There’s an emptiness inside

feels like we’ve all already died

Crimes too numerous to hide

could have been saved but nobody tried

Still some part of me resists

Sees the beauty we all missed

Submits and order to desist

communication with the fist

Well it looks like it’s over

Yeah it looks like it’s over

Yeah it seems like it’s over

It sure as hell could be over

But I won’t say it’s over

Until the sky is under me

You know I believe

No I won’t say it’s over

Cause there’s a fire under me

You better believe