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DASTARDLY DEEDS ON A DYING PLANET... BECAUSE THESE THINGS DONT HAPPEN ON EARTH. ---> MORE

01-INTRO-DIALOG


a dark veil had settled upon the planet
as it settled into place
light had become nebulous
not many noticed or even cared
it had arrived unopposed and so it would remain

03-DIALOG

someone once said "these are times that try mens souls"
and someone prophesied "thick gloom" would cover the national groups
both statements are true
they are not fake news
there must be brighter days ahead
there will be brighter days ahead
if history repeats
evil will not prevail

05-DIALOG

does a child deserve to go to school
does a child deserve to play with friends
does a child deserve to sleep peacefully at night
without worry of being bombed
without fear that his family might be gassed

appartnely there are those that dont believe so
they rain down fear and death on young and old alike
all that matters to them it retention of power
who dies in the process is irrelevant

07-DIALOG

atheism
brutalism
cannibalism
despotism
egotism
fascism
gnosticism
hedonism
ism ism ism

jim crowism
khubzism
lennonism
materialism

nihilism
organism
pacifism
queerism
racism
sectarianism
trumpism
untruism
vandalism
whattaboutism
xenocentrism
yobbism
zionism

08-ACT V SCENE II
(words by william shakespeare)

it is the cause
it is the cause, O my soul,--
it is the cause

put out the light, and then put out the light
if i quench thee, thou flaming minister
i can again thy former light restore
should I repent me: but once put out thy light

09-DIALOG

could it be
in the 13th century
men had more rights
than in the 21st
one giant step backwards with the stroke of a pen
are things really better now than they were then

10-MAGNA CARTA
(words by King John of England, Runnymede (Windsor), 15 June 1215)

no free man shall be siezed or imprisoned
or stripped of his rights or posessions
or outlawed or exiled
or deprived of his standing in any way

nor will we proceed with force against him
or send others to do so
except by the lawful judgement of his equals
or by the law of the land

11-DIALOG

they trifle with the lives of those they dont know
little children, old men, entire families
they mean nothing to them
they are the lowly ones
the ones who wield no power, no influence
who will miss them, who will notice
who will care for the weeping child
stripped of his parents and siblings
sitting in his prison without walls
baba ayn 'ant', baba ayn 'ant' (father where are you)

12-MORGENREISE

hier ist der deutschland funk
sie hören unserer programm auf folgenden frequenzen

guten abend lieber hörerin und höhrer
wir senden aus köln über lichtstrahler nach nahost
im 25 meterband, auf 11725 kiloherz

13-DIALOG

the rain is falling
it should be refreshing in this desert land
but there is no refreshment
the rain is acrid, acid, choking, deadly
flee you families
the rain falls indiscriminately
the rain falls indiscriminately

15-DIALOG

for some life is filled with internecine days
there is no morning, no afternoon, no evening
for them they are only metaphors for suffering

the world averts its gaze
help is not forthcoming
so they help each other

17-DIALOG

go to school you children
bake bread you mothers
safeguard your families you fathers

ahebbak ya baba (love you father)
ahebbak ya mama (love you mother)
love your son, love your daughter
love your mother, love your father
love your sister, love your brother
who knows what tomorrow might bring

18-QITTA

where are you qitta
you loved me when no one else did

why did you leave me
when our home in a blinding flash
became white powder, warm snow, unbreathable air

i searched for you
but you were not there
will you not call out to me
with pleading voice
i will hear you
i will find you
i will rescue you

without you
were will i go, who will i turn to

who are these people
do they not care about you
no
i've lost you forever

who is to blame
those that inflict or those that turn away

perhaps i am to blame
to have believed the words of those i trusted

any attempt to describe my pain
would be a gross understatement

19-DIALOG

are you still there fatima
are you still there benjamin
are you still there kareem
are you still there samantha
are you still there aya
are you still there nigel...

21-DIALOG

if you cut us do we not bleed
if you flog us do we not hurt
if you kill us do we not wail

what is the space between us
1/5th em, 1/6th em ?
does it really matter
the space betwen us is graphene aerogel
we are all the same

voranzherei  A special time in '89

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Two currents converging in a turbulent sea
Carrying along driftwood, seaweed, foam and debris
Leaving sinuous lines as evidence of their presence
No one knowing from where they came or where they went

Two bodies each carrying their own loads
With power to move and carry the largest of objects
Now they are one and the sea is calm
With only the tideline as evidence of a storm now gone

Sinuous lines
Merging, converging
Becoming one

Driftwood, seaweed, foam, debris
Merging currents calming sea
voranzherei    Title Translation: In a conservatory

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I cannot remember a time without you
Or imagine
It seems as if you've always been here
Like some entity fixed to me
My hand my ears my eyes my heart

So many questions and no answers
Like... where did you come from
Why did you choose me
when you could have chosen ten thousand others

Where might we be millenia from now
Will I still be with you
Or perhaps I should ask
Will you still be with me

Do not attempt to adjust your conscience
When provided to you
Your conscience had previously been tuned
for optimal performance

Any attempt to adjust your conscience
May very well lead to
The failure of your conscience to function

In the event your conscience fails to function
It very well will lead
To your complete and utter demise
(words by gary daly and eddie lundon)

This is emotion, emotionless war
A torn shirt and a, long dead cause
I can't sleep

This kind of thing gets me down
Don't say walk
I may lose my fear

I could lose myself
In this honesty

I read all sorts of things
There's so much to learn
I've seen the hand that rushes in
As it rush over you

I could lose myself
In this honesty

This is emotion, emotionless war
A torn shirt and a, long dead cause

I could lose myself
In this honesty

Wakeup darlin' they're waiting for you
You've slept long enough