Tracks

01. Amidst The Coals
02. Carbon-Based Anatomy
03. Bija!
04. Box Up My Bones
05. Elves Beam Out
06. Hieroglyph



01. Amidst The Coals

Music by Cynic
Lyrics by Paul Masvidal
Contra in mortis (Against the power of death)
Crescit salvia in hortis (A sage grows in the garden)


02. Carbon-Based Anatomy

Music by Cynic
Lyrics by Paul Masvidal
Homo sapiens
And your carbon-based anatomy
The child you're looking for
Is starved and lost, a memory

Drop the knife
Leave your arms behind
Just for a moment
Calm the mind
The longing never ends
Not while you're human

What if you could hold
Your mother's heart
Inside your hands
Would you seek blood again
Would you find the karmic thread

Drop the knife
Leave your arms behind
Just for a moment
Calm the mind
The longing never ends
Not while you're human

Stop the clock
Drop the storyline
Just for a moment
Stop the clock
The longing never ends
Not while you're human


03. Bija!

Music by Cynic
Lyrics by Paul Masvidal
LAM - VAM - RAM - YAM - HAM - OM - (AH)


04. Box Up My Bones

Music by Cynic
Lyrics by Paul Masvidal
I could be eternity
A star inside my head
Touching space an inch beyond my skin
My body as an edgeless, open wind

The clouds part and the sun comes out

And when I feel scared
I declare
I have everything I need
Box up my bones
I'm free

Haste to cure the old despair
No antidote, still I repair
Someone said that bird has no wings
But I've seen it fly in dreams

The clouds part and the sun comes out

And when I feel scared
I declare
I have everything I need
Box up my bones
I'm free

With an open heart
Let go of your name
Let go of your body
Let go of your mind
Let your self die

I'm on my way to love someone
On my way to love the one

And I don't feel scared
I declare
I have everything I need
There's just me being hard on me
Box up my bones
I'm coming home
I'm free


05. Elves Beam Out

Music by Cynic
Lyrics by Paul Masvidal
Led up stairs not made of man
Form of a pineal gland
Third eye becomes open
And elves beam out
Seed-shaped sounds
Elves beam out

Danger a thought impetus
A bodiless myth to disperse
I met this dream before
Where elves beam out
Seed-shaped sounds
Elves beam out

I touch down to kindly meet earth
And unroll my feathers headfirst
Just breathing's enough

When elves speak out
Know thyself
Elves beam out

Elves stream out
Know thyself
Elves beam out
Surrender

I'll go up the stairs


06. Hieroglyph

Music by Cynic
Lyrics by Paul Masvidal
He's been blown to all corners of the universe
His eyes go back into eternity
His mouth an endless black hole
Everything rushing into freedom
No walls no specific personality
This whole being an explosion into infinity