These Revelation Games

by Phil Cooper

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1.
Behind symbolic lock and key, I let restriction set me free Put the blinkers on and see the flaws in my mentality Even though I want to flee I get down on bended knee What does this all mean for me? It’s my only source of energy. In a house of mirrors, you know it’s true The judge and jury are staring back at you This is my kingdom, in which I rule I am the sovereign, I am the fool My people friendly, my people kind My people empty, my people blind In a house of mirrors, you know it’s true The judge and jury are staring back at you… staring back at you And my only burden Is behind my curtain, This weight I put on my shoulder, as I’m getting older But I’m starting over again My expectations, my demands The things I’d hoped for, the things I planned How can I live with a compromise? It’s all or nothing, I’ll aim for the skies In a house of mirrors, you know it’s true The judge and jury are staring back at you In a house of mirrors, you know it’s true The judge and jury are staring back at you
2.
When the dark fell we crawled back in to our shells And we learned well, about purgatory and hell To a large degree, we were lost at sea And so we looked for navigation back to the shore Behind the cabin doors we fought an invisible war With the unknown, and an empty throne And no one to guide us home Take what you can from this, don’t let it drag you down Keep treading water ‘til you stand on solid ground Cos if you keep yourself afloat for when you see that lifeboat You can climb aboard In the eye of the storm all of the boundaries are redrawn And how we mourn all the things we used to scorn It’s true you know, don’t it always seem to go That at midnight it’s impossible to see the daylight And it’s not right you never signed up for this fight But it hits you, that you’ve got to find your way anew Take what you can from this, don’t let it drag you down Keep treading water ‘til you stand on solid ground Cos if you keep yourself afloat for when you see that lifeboat You can climb aboard Take what you can from this, don’t let it drag you down Keep treading water ‘til you stand on solid ground Cos if you keep yourself afloat for when you see that lifeboat You can climb aboard And if the world should end this way don’t you think you’d like to say That you gave it your all?
3.
It’s been said we’re not aware and we don’t know what we’ll miss until it’s not there But I know that isn’t true because I know just what I’ve got with you And like my own mortality… I see things I don’t want to see I'm just looking on and in a moment it was gone I’m watching from the higher ground As it all comes crashing down without a sound Without a sound When all that’s left is the debris of the heavy storm that left you lost at sea When it’s washed on to the shore and the silence falls at the end of the war The king will lose his throne… the weeds don’t care where the seeds are sown I'm just looking on and in a moment it was gone I’m watching from the higher ground As it all comes crashing down without a sound Without a sound I'm just looking on and in a moment it was gone I’m watching from the higher ground As it all comes crashing down without a sound Without a sound
4.
Strange days indeed, like we’ve cut off a limb but it won’t bleed We’ve lost all guarantees for the life we lead, for the things we need The uncertainty is leading to anxiety When your body and mind aren’t free you’re a refugee, and what’s worse for me is that I don’t know how I’m supposed to feel When everything around me seems so unreal And I guess it’s going to take some time to heal So try to keep your hands upon the wheel I know I’m not alone and we’re all stuck in the confusion zone This way of life unknown, I’m a fire stone but it chills me to the bone That I don’t know how I’m supposed to feel When everything around me seems so unreal I guess it’s going to take some time to heal So try to keep your hands upon the wheel And I’ll try to keep my spirits high Because I know we’ll get through this in time And I’ll set my sights on the sky for when it’s time to fly Strange days indeed, like we’ve cut off a limb but it won’t bleed I don’t know how I’m supposed to feel When everything around me seems so unreal I guess it’s going to take some time to heal So try to keep your hands upon the wheel I don’t know how I’m supposed to feel When everything around me seems so unreal I guess it’s going to take some time to heal So try to keep your hands upon the wheel
5.
Over My Head 02:38
Stopping the clock while I’m lost in a thought A question with no answer. The minutes, it seems, grind to a halt as the years go flying over my head Over my Head It always seemed I had so much time when I was younger And though I still feel like I’m in my prime I reach for my dreams and they’re over my head Over my head And nothing will be the same but everything remains I’m running so fast just to stay where I am I’ve lost all momentum now It’s over my head Over my head Over my head Over my head And nothing will be the same but everything remains
6.
I Am A Radio 02:49
It’s in my veins, it’s there for all to see Something in my brain thinks in harmony I don’t recall a time it wasn’t so You know it all started long ago And now, oh, I am a radio Oh, I am a radio This is my life, I’ve given everything And I get so high, when I hear you sing But now it seems that I can’t get enough And these empty walls and building hit so rough And now, oh, I am a radio Oh, I am a radio
7.
Tell me it’s all ok Tell me it’s all ok It’s time to stop the ride. We’re all trapped inside Overcome again, suffering and pain Swim against the tide of ignorance and lies A whisper on the breeze to reassure me please Tell me it’s all ok We’ll see another day I want you to tell me it’s all ok Tell me it’s all ok Hate is on the rise, hits you in disguise Take me to a place where I can quit the race Now blood is in the sky and fear is in your eyes It’s burning in the flames of these revelation games Tell me it’s all ok We’ll see another day I want you to tell me it’s all ok Tell me it’s all ok Tell me it’s all ok We’ll see another day I want you to tell me it’s all ok Tell me it’s all ok
8.
Look before it’s gone Listen, what you heard was wrong There’s no keeping up the pace There’s no winner in this race, but... Run fast as you can And try to work out the plan Because when the bell tolls, well you won’t hear the chimes You’re just hopelessly stumbling through changing times Stop. Check the facts Think before you react Because nothing’s what it seems And you can’t work out what it means, but it’s Gone before it begins. You’ve got to learn to take it on the chin It seems so hard to stay in your prime Keep on moving and keep up with changing times. When things don’t stay the same You always find a scapegoat to blame With the burden of it all Who will rise? Who will fall? Read between the lies Because it’s time to lose the disguise Only time will tell who committed the crimes It just takes your patience to get through changing times.
9.
Time and again I build up my dreams Only to find it’s not what it seems it could be for me When you aim for the stars you might reach the moon That’s what they say, but it seems I’m immune to it all When I fall Into the void I throw my voice, ever hopeful Sometimes it feels I’m losing my way When life interferes and knocks me astray from my goal, I’m in a hole I climb to the top, I get knocked back again Patience is hard and I don’t know when I will stall When I will fall Into the void I throw my voice, ever hopeful In the great unknown where the seeds are sown Ever hopeful Into the void Into the void Into the void Into the void Into the void I throw my voice, ever hopeful In the great unknown where the seeds are sown Ever hopeful
10.
We let the devil take control of the detail And then we watched him hammer in the final nail And as he blinded us with all the things our friends were doing wrong We forgot to see the ways we get along and what keeps us strong And now the tension makes us disconnect So much so that I’m a nervous wreck I lightly tread another path away from the debate Just in case I open the up gate and I’m crushed by the weight Of a thousand tiny differences Each one just a speck on the lens A thousand tiny differences between enemies and friends A false consensus gives us confidence That how we think is common sense But when ignorance is multiplied like a river it will flow Just because you think it, doesn’t make it so So dig below A thousand tiny differences Each one just a speck on the lens A thousand tiny differences between enemies and friends And if you’re paying attention you’ll see it happening time and again And it seems just an ounce of prevention can take away a kilo of pain We’re all just passengers here on this ride It takes a lot to swallow up our pride With constant information new things come to light It’s fine to reassess what’s right even despite A thousand tiny differences Each one just a speck on the lens A thousand tiny differences between enemies and friends A thousand tiny differences Each one is just a speck on the lens A thousand tiny differences between enemies and friends
11.
The horsemen ride tonight on the black, red, pale and white And they know how to sell a vision of hell to us all that we will buy The horsemen ride tonight on a brand new satellite Beamed onto the screens the blood just won’t come clean from their hands But if the lake is on fire and the media choir sings a dirge for the world They’ll be first to feast Shaking hands with the beast seven times The horsemen ride tonight because they bought the exclusive rights As the trumpets sound and they send in the hounds to keep us on our knees The sky starts falling and we’re just crawling around Looking for somewhere to hide as the horsemen ride away To return another day Because they’ve built a good career making profit out of fear and nothing more And when the lake is on fire as the media choir sings a dirge for the world They’ll be first to feast Shaking hands with the beast seven times The horsemen ride tonight The horsemen ride tonight The horsemen ride tonight The horsemen ride tonight

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released November 6, 2020

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