Pyre

Album: Nothing More (2014)
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  • When you opened your eyes on the world for the first time as a child;
    How brilliant the colors were;
    What a jewel the sun was; what marvel the stars;
    How incredibly alive the trees were
    And to love again and again,
    And have people to whom we are deeply attached go to sleep and never wake up
    And the laughter echoes only in one's mind... but then the echo goes
    The memory, the traces are all gone

    All your efforts, all your achievements,
    All your attainments turning into dust, nothingness
    What is the feeling? what happens to you?

    The idea of God as the potter, the architect of the universe,
    It makes you feel that life is, after all, important,
    That there is someone who cares.
    It has meaning, it has sense, and you are valuable in the eyes of the father
    But after a while it got embarrassing, the superstition, the myth,
    The absolutely unfounded idea why does anybody believe that?

    So you become an atheist, and then you feel terrible
    After that because you got rid of God
    But that means you got rid of yourself, you're just nothing but a machine
    And your idea that you're a machine is just a machine too (a machine in the system)

    So if you think that that's the way things are, you feel hostile to the world.
    You feel that the world is a neurological trap into which you somehow got caught trapped You run from the maternity ward to the crematorium and that's it that's it
    So if you're a smart kid you commit suicide

    Now I want to propose another idea all together
    The real you, is not a puppet which life pushes around.
    The real you, the real deep down you, is the whole universe.
    You cannot confine yourself to what happens inside the skin.
    Your skin doesn't separate you from the world, it's a bridge.
    But just as a magnet polarizes its-self in north and south but its all one magnet,
    So experience polarizes itself as "Self" and "Other", but it's all one.

    What you call the "External world" is as much you as your own body
    Most people think that when they open they're eyes
    And look around that what they are seeing is outside
    It seems, doesn't it, that you are behind your eyes
    We haven't realized that life and death, black and white,
    Good and evil, being and non-being, come from the same center

    When you look for your own particularized center of being
    Which is separate from everything else, you won't be able to find it
    The only way you'll know it isn't there is if you look hard enough,
    To find out that it isn't there
    It isn't there at all, there isn't a separate you
    There are, in physical reality, no such things as separate events

    People can't be talked out of illusions
    If a person believes that the earth is flat,
    You can't talk him out of that, he knows that it's flat
    He'll go down to the window and see that its obvious, it looks flat
    So the only way to convince him that it isn't is to say,
    "Well let's go and find the edge". Writer/s: DANIEL OLIVER, JONATHAN TAYLOR HAWKINS, MARK ANTHONY VOLLELUNGA
    Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing
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