Eternal Halls Asunder

by The Cosmic Owl

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released 30 May 2014

Written & composed by Johnathon Pendall.
Artwork by Cody La Due.

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Track Name: DSV Owl
There's only one thing you need to know
When you are lovin' me
I have no threshold for fuckery

It's not that I don't care but
That I care too much to
Let you try to change me
If you don't like you can leave

'cause it only takes one
To fly this starship

Well you can do what you want and
You can do who you want just
Don't bring me back home any poisons

We can lean on each but
Still stand on our own feet
I don't listen to our culture
I don't listen to my genes

'cause I decide
Where I fly this starship

Through the vortex of time and space she
Makes every single ordinary place seem mystical
She was forged in the heart of a start
She's shown me that near and far are identical

So babe I'll take you for a ride
It won't be long unless you're one of my kind
A traveler through dark and light
To plumb the depths of the mind

There's a spot for you
Aboard this starship
Track Name: Dukkha
The light is a crack in the sky
The hope that we live 'fore we die
Maybe someday we'll find our way

The truth can be glimpsed in the eyes
To see beneath the petulant lies
And everyone is a mirror

We toil on toward the break of dawn
And find no rest through the day
The things we push just always push back
The things we pull, pull away

Pull away, pull away,
Pull away, pull away

We climb with a bag filled with stones
Still frightened of the unknown
We don't even know who we are

The clouds form a spectral floor
It feels like I've been here before
I keep on fallin' again and again

We toil on toward the break of dawn
And find no rest through the day
The things we push just always push back
The things we pull, pull away

Pull away, pull away
Pull away, pull away

Find our way, find our way
Find our way, find our way
Track Name: Pirates
Can't you see them walking all down Wall Street
With their pearly smiles?
They don't really give a damn whether you eat
It's just not their style

Just so long as money is their mistress
And she keeps putting out every time that they want it
You bear witness to the pirates
Of the glutton age

They take it before you even get it
You don't know that it's gone
They'd rather break it than to see that you have it
They couldn't carry on

Just so long as they're safe in their houses
And they have someone there to do their dirty dishes
You bear witness to the pirates
Of the glutton age

They don't care if you're dying in the ditches
Just so as they don't really have to see it
You bear witness to the pirates
Of the glutton age

Can't you seem them walking all down Wall Street
With their pearly smiles?
They don't really give a damn whether you eat
It's just not their style

It's not their style
It's not their style
Track Name: Aquamarine
You've been swimming through the clouds
They've been watching from the ground
I've been thinking that I might drown
We've been sinking and flailing around in

Aquamarine is all I see
Caught in a dream
Aquamarine

We've been falling into the blue
I've been calling out to you
They've been hiding from the truth
You've been reaching for the moon
Track Name: Nation of Waste
Move to the rhythm of the modern age
Trying to turn back to an earlier of phrase
In the middle of the ocean there's a nation of waste
Casted off plastics of the human race

We can't erase what's been done
Can only replace one with one

Cancerous fingers point toward the sky
With deranged beauty they strangle our time
Carving through nature just to survive
There are more ways that we can get by

We can't erase what's been done
Can only replace one with one
We can't erase what's been done
Can only replace one with one
Track Name: The Empty Song
Form is no other than emptiness
Emptiness no other than form
Form is precisely emptiness
Emptiness precisely form

The tree you see is made up of atoms
Just a wave rippling in the sea
The song you hear you're making with your mind
Vibrating particles all in one
One in all
Track Name: Consummatory Behavior
I'm fleeting thoughts
Fleeting thoughts, grasping ash

I'm sensation
Perception, consciousness

Gone, gone beyond
Far beyond all around

Peel away reality
Tell me what you see

Dissolving into the Never
Becoming what I always was
The majestic, majestic Never
Arriving where I always was

Even now, silence in sound

The atoms that compose me came from a star
It knew not of time, near or far
The things that I feel, the things that I think
Are vibrating electricity

I'm not my name, my views or form
Not bound by culture or stifling norms
There is only awareness itself
The wave is the sea, the mind an empty shelf

Dissolving into the Never
Becoming what I always was
The majestic, majestic Never
Arriving where I always was

Even now, silence in sound
Emptiness
Track Name: Paging Doctor Watson
Their twisted fingers run through your head
They try to tell you how you should live
We've been made into molding clay
They tell us what to do think and say

Don't ya' know that we're just meat machines
Designed to keep the wheels turning and the gears clean
We have no real value other than to consume
To grab all we can before we wind up in our tombs yeah!

It seems we've lost the will to fight
Given up control of our minds
The radio and TV screens
Tell you what you think you should need

Don't ya' know that we're just meat machines
Designed to keep the wheels turning and the gears clean
We have no real value other than to consume
To grab all we can before we wind up on our tombs yeah!

They bring you down
So you can pay them
To pick you up
Track Name: Deathbed Philosophy
The road untraveled is the one to walk
Through hidden mountains and honey-stalk
Let it unravel, the chain and the lock
Unbidden and uncounted hollow clock

Some choke on regret in their latter days
Alive without living, a sorry state
When the rope's 'round our necks
We step from the haze
Regretting regrets, but it's too late

With a deathbed philosophy the better you'll fair
With a deathbed philosophy the better you'll...

On the pathless path through the gateless gate
The weeds are regarded like swaying jades
In bridal meadows beyond chance and fate
Each has been parted, yet one remains

Live each day like it's the first and the last
Give without thinking of what's given back
Smile more often when you're alone
Dwell in the moment you are home

With a deathbed philosophy the better you'll fair
With a deathbed philosophy the better you'll... fair
Track Name: Silent Answers
You say you know what God is and what comes after
Then you must know how to catch the wind and tie it to the water
You say that you know the truth 'cause you read it in a book
Can you say that the grass is green without having a look?

Well, oh well. Well, what does it matter?
Well, oh well. Well, what does it matter?

You ask what the purpose is and does your life have meaning
If you could answer this would it change a thing?
'cause you will still be sitting there dying in your chair
You give meaning to your life and all your cares

Well, oh well. Well, what does it matter?
Well, oh well. Well, what does it matter?

You ask where do I go where do I run?
Just sit there it's all already done
Where do I go where do I run?
Just sit there it's all already done

You say you know what God is and what comes after
Than you must know how to catch the wind and tie it to the water
You say that you know the truth of what is and what isn't
You shit out assumptions and feed 'em to your children

Well, oh well. Well, what does it matter?
Well, oh well. Well, what does it matter?
Track Name: Solace
Sweet lady silence she sings to me
With an ancient tender melody
When at rest all's in harmony
The silent witness to breathe be

In a warm room laughing with close friends
The silence sometimes settles in
A subtle tap, a gentle wind
Before the voices rise up again

With every step she's my companion
Solitude without beginning or end
Through city streets and curving canyons
She never breaks, only bends

Enchanting unknown I sit with you
With knees bent on gleaming dew
She will always see me through
Whispering words I never knew