Lyrics:
Life on Io
Tick of the Clock
Wonderfully Scary
Doomed
Cosmic Dust

Prewritten
Beyond the Infinite
Green

Journey East
Sanitized View
A Part of Love
Futureman

Rob Barsky
Lyrics, Vocals, Guitar,
Keyboards, eDrums

Rich Arbaugh
Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, H-Vocals

Produced & Engineered by Future Music
all songs © 2008
Robert E. Barsky & Richard Arbaugh

 

 

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Life on IO

I feel the discontent, sense unhappiness
The doom & gloom invade your brain
The mundane commonplace dull routine of humdrum living
Can make you go insane

There’s life on IO
There’s life on IO

A vibration hits, causing quivering
Sends a tremor to your soul
The pulsating trembling shaking throbs of self doubt hit
And just really quake your world

There’s life on IO
There’s life on IO

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It’s a secret place, the intersection of
The solar system & the mind
It’s where lovers meet, a covert hush-hush underground
where love comes to life.

Tick of the Clock

Every time I close my eyes
It’s your face I see
Shining back at me with visions of delight
Love, all we need

Another tick of the clock
Brings me close to you
Another tick of the clock
Makes my heart more yours
Another tick of the clock

And every moment that we share
Makes me more alive
Barriers dissaper
Love, fills the night

Another tick of the clock
Brings me close to you
Another tick of the clock
Makes my heart more yours
Another tick of the clock
Makes my dream more real
Another tick of the clock

Wonderfully Scary

Finding you lover
Changed the world for me
As we discover
everything
emotion necessitates
the unlocking of the soul

It’s wonderfully scary
wonderfully free
wonderfully scary
Confessing to the need
Acknowledging the start
Exposure of the heart
The awakening of love

Having you near me
Frightening and sweet
Leaves me defenseless
Leaves me weak
Disengaged from all I knew
Only craving time

Doomed

I feel your love in me tonight
I feel it cutting through the dark
Starts in my mind, flows down my spine
I feel your love in me tonight

I feel your spirit in my soul
I sense it taking full control
Shines a path of light, right into my life
I feel your spirit in my soul

Across the universe
There is a force at work
And I know I’m doomed to learn
All the truth until it hurts

I feel the music in my brain
It comes to talk to me again
Sing it one more time, peace, hope, trust & light
I feel the music in my brain

Cosmic Dust

Cosmic dust
Dripping on the two of us
Merging and whirling, converging and fusing
Our very lives

Cosmic dust
Saturates both of us
in us, around us, drenched to the skin
with a powdered love

Dreams become a flavor
Imaginings are real
Thoughts, ideas mingle in
To the way you feel

Colors have new meaning
Splashing in the mind
Covering and tracing
The sound of time

Cosmic dust
sands of space to come
revolving combining spinning and mixing
until we’re one

Prewritten

Sitting here, with pen in hand
But the grip of doubt has got me frozen once again
Hesitation takes hold
Wondering if I should ever write another word

Prewritten
Could it be carved in stone
Could it be prewritten
Was the die was cast long ago

Then my logic takes control
As this goes against everything I ever learned
What would be the meaning of life
If we can’t effect the changes to make things right

Prewritten
Nothing stays the same
It’s been prewritten
The only thing that’s real is change
Prewritten
Freedom
It’s been prewritten
All I want is love

So if you’re thinking it’s all been set
I gotta tell ya, my ink ain’t dry yet
I got something to say
Gonna sing it all night, all day

Beyond the Infinite

Its’s time to reach beyond the infinite
Go to where we have not been yet
Vast and cosmic understanding
Awaiting us, always been there
Unbounded, limitless
All found deep down within yourself.

Its’s time to travel beyond the infinite
Trip to places not yet visited
Immeasurable opportunities
all of them within your reach
Unbounded, limitless
All found deep down within yourself.

beyond the infinite
it is the truth we seek
beyond the infinite
beyond the words we speak

Its’s time to journey beyond the infinite
pass through the unrestricted
myriad of knowledge waiting
all ready to be taken
Unbounded, limitless
All found deep down within yourself.

Green

we were so green
we were na´ve
no sophistication or cleverness

we were so green
we were raw
we were lacking all experience

we were so green
we were gullible
and had not been tested yet

we were so green
we were unproven
untried but limitless

oh how I miss those green days
And the purity they contained
Nothing ever can be the same
As those innocent green days

So childlike
So uncomplicated
A clarity unknown

And as I fall back
Into the shade of past
I feel like I’ve gone home

Journey East

It’s a never ending journey
and it flows along a path to the east
I’ve been traveling for so long
just like every other seeker of peace

It’s a never ending journey
and it flows along a path to the heart
I’ve been traveling so slowly
Using spirit as my guide and my chart

It’s real and it’s love
and it’s hope and it’s trust
and its faith and it’s light
it’s the feeling in my soul tonight

It’s the road that I’m on
It’s a trip and I’m gone
It’s a wish, a belief
It’s the line I crossed when I fell so deep

Sanitized View

Ask a simple question but chances are the answer
Won’t come back as anything close to what you’re after
Words get sterilized, disinfected, sanitized
Reality hides behind illusions born within the mind

When truth goes on a holiday
Fantasy come take it’s place
We just don’t have a clue
It’s all a sanitized view

Everybody’s painting rosy pictures
As if we’re judging how their living
Everything is perfect, everybody’s wonderful
Until you look inside the window

Dads back in counseling
Mom’s on the Lithium
Johnny’s kicking heroin
And Suzi can’t eat anything

Cause everything’s not what it seems
Cause everybody clouds their dreams

Playing in the rock band life is perfect
Internationally acclaimed recording artiste
Fantasies fulfilled, dreams on a platter
Everything that really matters

I’m having a breakdown
falling through the cracks
Mind’s goin’ round & round
Just can’t stop it now
 

Futureman

when we finally reach the future
it will all seem to have happened in a flash
as if it only took an instant
and there’ll be no going back
 
Futureman
Will be pure information
Futureman
Will be knowledge & fact
Futureman
Will know how to imagine
Futureman
Can you envision that?
 
and when you finally turn the page on
the past you need to leave behind
you’ll find it was a deck of jokers
wild cards of the mind
 
Futureman
Will be total awareness
Futureman
Will be tolerance
Futureman
Will be a dreamer
Futureman
Can you picture that?
 
Can you picture a time
When we’re freed in our minds
Of the prejustice
That’s been our past
 
when we finally reach the future
it will all seem to have happened in a flash
as if it only took an instant
and there’ll be no going back

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 Dedicated To The Everlasting Memory of
John Lennon & George Harrison