Voyage of Existence

by Barrel Cacti

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1.
04:25
We pray for this child That the Lord has granted what we ask of him Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them For the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these Thou dist form my inward parts, Thou dist knit me in my mother's womb For onto us a child is born, to us a child is given
2.
A new dawn is breaking The light is flooding in Consciousness coming about I begin to realize where I am Ideas floating all around Its the start of something new The beginning of a scheme But just now is it perceived The concept just arrived Activated is the understanding Because the realization has begun Imagination has been turned on Dreams vividly displayed Awoken from hibernation Thoughts don't cease New life is taking shape Its the start of something new The beginning of a scheme But just now is it perceived The concept just arrived Activated is the understanding Because the realization has begun The body is under my control While the system is beating on its own Life is pouring out of me Mental stability in check All tasks at full throttle Realizing is easy now This is the first stage The building block of life From here, who knows what will come up ahead Its a random road So throw your name in a hat And get ready to be picked For the journey has just begun Its the start of something new The beginning of a scheme But just now is it perceived
3.
10:19
wondering, for what is life pondering the meaning of it all Finding no purpose at the root believing to do as you please the pressure breaks the body giving in to bait The world watches on following broken paths as they eat the fruit from toxic trees When a drink comes my way (I don't fight it off why should I care) When the world offers shame (I don't fight if off why should I care) When instinct overpowers (I don't fight it off why should I care) When I see suffering (I don't fight it off why should I care) the only medicine is time let the wounds grow old let it fall uncontrolled soon hope it healed the pressure breaks the body giving in to bait The world watches on following broken paths as they eat the fruit from toxic trees The world watches on following broken paths as they eat the fruit from toxic trees Why do they fall when will they learn are they conscious at all for change we yearn
4.
Soaring Through a veil of clouds Destination is hidden from view The mission To protect the nation's people Restless thoughts Race through the mind The time has come To enter this land of storm and strife Take a step Into a zone Where one can find peace and safety But the world outside Is still ill at ease The day we will know What fate will hold Is slowly, surely drawing nearer Man is never at peace Since the dawn of time Don't they know That there's another way to go To put a stop to all this madness Bring an end to this battle And forever live in harmony What is happening here? Who's misjudgment led us to this place The peace we're seeking Is nowhere to be found Man is never at peace Since the dawn of time Don't they know That there's another way to go To put a stop to all this madness Bring an end to this battle And forever live in harmony Into the forest Fog in our eyes Can't see what's coming Or what's behind Out in front of me Comes a surprise Reaching consciousness As the mind begins to free Free itself from the darkness Those scary memories Seeing anxious faces What does all this mean Trying to remember What's been seen Man is always at war There are doubts it will ever stop When will they learn how To bring peace to this world The body reaches repair Nearing leave is the despair Home is coming nearer Conceptions getting clearer The war is over for one For the rest, it'll be a long run Because the end is far from sight Man is always at war There are doubts it will ever stop When will they learn how To bring peace to this world Man is never at peace Man is always at war Since the dawn of time There are doubts it will ever stop Don't they know That there's another way to go When will they learn how To put a stop to all this madness Bring an end to this battle Bring peace to this world And forever live in harmony
5.
06:44
The paths have been followed A life has been pursued Some truths are hard to swallow The chances were few Little time remains To heal all the pain Yet as the clock roars on Chances to rectify present themselves Being is not definite A dent can be made A dent can be fixed Here is the place And now is the time Yet as the clock roars on Chances to rectify present themselves Following the others But breaking apart Following the others But breaking apart Turn away from fallacy Revert to legacy Its the only way to shine Turn the water into wine The feelings may never fade But only one way to find out Moving forward Advance your being Put the past behind Yet as the clock roars on Chances to rectify present themselves Following the others But breaking apart Following the others But breaking apart Turn away from fallacy Revert to legacy Its the only way to shine Turn the water into wine Arrogance will be denied Never will there be a lie Death is not the way out To evil plans give your doubt Don't be tied to the destructive To good never be obstructive Greed will not blind your eyes Pride will bring you to demise Break away. change your ways Turn away from fallacy Revert to legacy Its the only way to shine Turn the water into wine Turn away from fallacy Revert to legacy Its the only way to shine Turn the water into wine
6.
09:21
A man, no longer in his prime His body, rejecting motion Slowly degrading, running short on time The end nearing, that's the notion The destruction, like an endless crime Result, only commotion Very rich, but oh so weak Does that enrich, beyond critique As all moves forwards, I move backwards as life becomes inhospitable, collapse is visible If one is to live, must they be living yet to live, one is not necessarily living While I may live, my neighbor is not living But the man who has died was in fact living but yet his fortune was ended when he was no longer living If one doesn't live, then is it truly a requirement to live If one decides not to live, then is their living not an improvement upon the lives of the others who are living, or even the lives of those who find themselves not to be living Will the living decide to take this as a degradation or will they inspire the will of those not living to live The only true inspiration to the living is to overcome all obstacles, notably those of physical state, and by doing so will truly become living. Wise man, still youthful in mind His brain, accepting increment Always advancing, getting better with time The horizon is infinite The construction, on an upward track Result, only forward motion Very rich, but oh so weak Does that enrich, beyond critique As all moves forwards, I move backwards as life becomes inhospitable, collapse is visible As all moves forwards, I move backwards as life becomes inhospitable, collapse is visible
7.
14:20
I to Realize (Prelude)---------------------- II to Understand----------------------------- For so long I have seen But just now have I seen For the truth comes about It doesn't care for me The longest time you believe That what you see will always be It takes awhile to believe That what you see won't always be The time has truly come The end in sight What once was miles away Is right next to you The longest time you believe That what you see will always be It takes awhile to believe That what you see won't always be III to Remember----------------------------- I can see it clear as day The times when I used to be Young and energetic The body ready for action They say bliss is ignorance For it must be true My best times in the youth Yet not too soon after ignorance Flies in the arrogance And even sooner, off to war Fighting, what a misery What was the purpose What did I gain? What were the prizes The death and agony I was a changed man I put the times behind me But it was too unfortunate No time was ahead to finish the job Lucky to be alive The change has made the difference Only if it were to be sooner IV to Regret----------------------------------- Under a heaping stack of regret I wishes cloud the sky Can't I go back in time Pursue the missed opportunity Rewrite what you can still write It'd be a different world If everybody knew The secrets to life If they didn't waste every day If I knew how rude I'd been If I knew the ruthlessness of war If I came to a conclusion earlier If I kept my temple clean If I lived that way It'd be a different world If everybody knew The secrets to life If they didn't waste every day V to Hope-------------------------------------- I been through so much I achieved so many goals But to you I say Don't squander it VI To End-------------------------------------- Time is up Time is up Time is up Time is up Time is up Time is up Time to begin again

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Barrel Cacti is a new Progressive Rock/Metal band. Their first album is entitled Voyage of Existence, and is loosely based around Shakespeare's seven ages of man from the monologue "All the World's a Stage."

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released September 15, 2012

Eric Scott - Drums, Vocals
Sean Clees - Keyboards, Lyrics
Matt Kerr - Vocals
Konnor Yurchak - Lead Vocals
Isaac Mosebrook - Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Lyrics, Production

Andrej Quatrone - Artwork
Gono - Artwork

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Barrel Cacti Coopersburg, Pennsylvania

Barrel Cacti is a band from a state with people that play instruments. Other music by similar people can be found at:

syrupywallrecords.bandcamp.com

Official Website:

barrelcacti.isaacmosebrook.com


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