The Astronaut

by lyrids

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released January 13, 2015

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lyrids Frederick, Maryland

Dan- Guitar, Vocals
Rick- Drums

Recording by Bryan C.

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Track Name: Seek
At nightfall, gazing skyward,
he exults, godlike,
he projects himself upon the darkness.
At first light, gazing farther,
no sign of life...
still
Searching, for what he knows not,
and finding nothing.
Does what he seek even exist?
Did it ever?
Riddled with emptiness, beyond and within,
his search is in vain.
The void is a mirror
reflecting nothing.
Alone
Weightless
Burning
Stone
Life
Storms
Silence
Vagrants
Casting a swarm of machine seeds
of a new life.
Propagating like a plague upon new worlds.
Far outreaching fragile flesh,
Touching new worlds.
Inseminating celestial womb
With a new life.
Track Name: Sol
Rays of the Sun,
Give unto us.
Build us a world,
Light our way home.
Rays of the Sun,
Take of us,
Swallow our world,
Light our way home.

A pallid landscape, ashen and dead,
What of ourselves must we give that we may live again?
Track Name: Daylight
Claw back into the sunlit spaces between your many worlds of darkness. Lay down your head, unburden your weary bones, and bask in the knowledge that the stars remain turning above.
You exhaust yourself weeping for God knows what.
Track Name: Beast of Burden
You beast of burden, hillclimber Sisyphean,
cast aside your stone,
summit the peak of eternal light,
descend as a god then rise as a man.
Again and again put your shoulder to the stone
Again and again put your shoulder to the stone
With the sun in your eyes
and a life in your hands,
the weight you bear becomes your salvation,
a brief respite from eternal nothingness,
your earthly struggle is glorious.
To begin again is to never end.
To embrace the stone is to become the stone.

Neverending is the wheel we're trapped within.
An ongoing death, the sun rises and it sets.