The Agnostic's Book of the Living Dead

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Six part concept piece. Remixed February 2013, including new vocal tracks for Childhood and Adulthood.

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released February 26, 2012

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Track Name: Conception
In the beginning there was nothing. And from that inconceivable emptiness there was a moment.

This world born of fire, set upon its own pyre.
The universe burns as an eternal flame.
One day to be extinguished.
Will it whisper our name?
Track Name: Childhood
Let's play Make-Believe
Wipe our boogers on our sleeves
Stare dumbfounded into the sky
Cower as raptors soar by

I'll pretend I'm a king
And command you to dance and sing
Love me unconditionally
For I protect you from thee
(I'll protect you from thee)

Now SING!
Track Name: Adolescence
Why oh why oh why oh why WHY!

I'm already so sick of this ...
I'm already so tired
Doing that I am told
Tell it to my face you ... liar!

The only problem I have
Is you holding me back
No one is the boss of me
And everyone is ... whacked!

CH:

Why oh why god
Did you put me here
If you exist
Send me a sign that's perfectly clear


I don't hate people
I don't even hate you
I just hate all these ... things
That I'm forced to do

Sometimes I want a break
Chance to go escape
Leave the boring behind
Do stupid (you know), have a good time

CH:

Why oh why god
Am I even here
If I have a purpose
Make it perfectly clear


These other people tell me
What I've been told all along is wrong
You only want to stop us
From ever getting strong (?)

So I say screw this ... stuff
Stick your rules up your ass
I can handle it on my own
No sense living in the past

CH:

Let me tell you why god
I'm here to stay
I know the truth
And I'm telling everyone today
Track Name: Adulthood
I'm not at the top
I'm not anything I dreamt I'd be by now
I want to deliver myself from this endless maze
But I don't know how

I live without to look within
I look above to learn to be
I'm furiously yearning to be free
But the spirit does not fill me

CH:

I'm living a lie
That heaven on earth is within sight
So I'm waiting to die
I'll roll the dice in the afterlife


With so much misaligned
The world is a perfectly imperfect place
It's hard to see a creator
When so much good gets laid to waste

Could this all be
Just random luck and chance and fate?
A set of gears in motion
Crushing all who stand in its way?

CH:

I'm living a lie
That heaven on earth is within sight
So I'm waiting to die
I'll roll the dice in the afterlife
Track Name: Death
Religion is the art of never leaving.
Reality is the agony of never leaving alive.