Oneironaut

by Argus Eye

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Sophomore release from Argus Eye

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released February 26, 2011

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Track Name: Frail and Fragile Form
I found a place where there is water blue
I speak in tongues beneath the foreign moon
My frail and fragile form floats away

I see strange women as my toes they curl
I sing a whispered song our spirits swirl
I carelessly keep forgetting what is real

And it’s all that I can think
It’s all that I can know
It’s all that I am, all I am
It’s all I am

I see a web and it is crimson red
The lions on the beach play in my head
A scarred old man sleeps today

I write it down, I write down every thought
In time I will be an oneironaut
I carelessly keep forgetting what is real

It’s all that I can think
It’s all that I can know
It’s all that I am, all I am
It’s all I am
Track Name: Golden God
I used to think you were a golden god
I once thought you were the moon
You were ten feet tall and within your palm
You held my world inside your hand

I dreamed to touch the sky you walked upon
I dreamed to feel your boldest blues
You were all I had, you were all I had
It was all, it was all for you

Then I found out all my heroes are human
All my heroes are human too

By the window you stood statuesque and still
With a cold, cold stare I never dared to say a word
Sometimes you’d raise your hand but it would never fall
It would never fall upon my head

A floating fiery spirit with your eyes a-burning wild
You would weave wonderful words into fantastic fairy tales
And I would follow you to me it all was true
I believed, I believed

Then I found out all my heroes are human
All my heroes are human too

I feel you in my head

You were scared
You were scarred

You were all I had

And I’ll be there soon with you
And it’s all in good time

The time is right now
Track Name: Cherry to the Wind
A man wakes in the morning sounds of static start to hiss
He fingers through newspapers as the weatherman predicts
He smokes on the car ride flicks a cherry to the wind
He’s checking his mirrors as another day begins

At work he plugs his ears so he can drown out the machines
As his body labors tactfully his mind begins to dream
Then he turns off the real world and it all just disappears
Distractions are the key to living life that’s free of fear

It makes him forget…

The bell tolls at three thirty shakes his head and wakes again
Ill felt goodbyes flood the floor from fellow men
He stares straight in traffic on the radio his friends
He’s checking his mirrors as another day ends

At home an empty chair has been waiting longingly for him
The fabric like a lover touch he falls and then sinks in
He turns on the TV and it all just disappears
Distractions are the key to living life that’s free of fear

It makes him forget…

Awaken from his slumber by newscasters telling tales
He stays up to watch the televangelist make sales
Turns off the TV silence finally fills the air
He stops for a moment sheds a solitary tear

Alone in his room at the end of his bed
He watches shadows shift and silently begin to spread
He stares at the ceiling and it all just disappears
Tomorrow holds the key to living life that’s free of fear

It makes him forget…
Track Name: Small Sacred Stones
I once found a broken bridge
By the old Erie Canal
It was cold beneath my toes
I jumped off the edge one night
I was scared of the water below
It was so dark and cold

I once had a photograph
A mosaic above my bed
It was black and white with a rose
I believe every word that was spelled
In the small square stones
In the small sacred stones
Track Name: The River
I want to go down to the river
I’m going to sleep and I’m going to dream
And maybe I’ll stay down there forever
And listen as the water weeps with me

I’m going to kneel down by the water
I’ll wash my skin and then I’ll take a drink
And maybe I’ll stay down there forever
And listen as the water speaks to me
Track Name: Sisyphus
If you accept who you are
Things will never change
If you reject who you were
Things will never be the same

If you’re content with the life you lead
Then you’ll be halfway there
And if you stop moving forward
You don’t have to be scared

And if you keep on pushing towards the top
Then you bring on the burden of the stone of Sisyphus
Keep on pushing on

If you don’t take a risk
Then you risk running out of time
If the fear is too much now
Then just wait until you get to the end of this line

If you become who you want to become
You’re not even halfway there
And if you feel like you’ve reached the summit
Then it’s time to be scared

And if you keep on pushing towards the top
You bring on the burden of the stone of Sisyphus
Keep on pushing on
Track Name: Forever the Skeptic
When I was an altar boy
I never doubted anything
Now that I’m and older boy
I doubt everything
I am skeptical
I am skeptical
I am skeptical

I once dreamed with peacock eyes
The world revolved around my bed
I slowly, slowly, slowly sigh
I can’t remember anything
It was magical
It was magical
It was magical

Dreaming of the skies I watch the moon
Dreaming of the tides I watch the ships pass wondrously

Once I was an angry boy
I couldn’t handle anything
Touch me and ignite my voice
I’ll tell you everything
It’s a spectacle
It’s a spectacle
It’s a spectacle

Dreaming of the skies I watch the moon
Dreaming of the tides I watch the ships pass wondrously
Track Name: The Dormouse
Oh Alice
Oh how I pity your tears
And this world is very curious
And nothing is ever clear

Oh Alice
Oh how I envy your tears
And this world is very troubling
And nothing is ever clear

And for some smiles remain
Some come late, some insane
It’s in the numbers for the cards
But the gardens where we are

And for some time has stopped
Some speak riddles, some do not
Like an echo all repeats
Like the dormouse all must sleep

Oh Alice
Swimming in your pools of tears
And this world is very wondrous
And nothing is ever clear

Oh Alice
Drowning in your pools of tears
And this world is very tiring
And nothing is ever real

And for some they will laugh
Some will try to cut you in half
Through the window you may see
People high on Mercury

Ten to six, six to ten
Time for tea yet again
Like an echo all repeats
Like the dormouse all must sleep