Another World

from by Miranda Lee Richards

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lyrics

I’m afraid of my shadow
Radioactive oceans
And rainbows that swirl in the tide
But I’m not afraid to speak of the darkness
For it must be brought to light

I’m afraid of beginnings
The things yet to happen
Afraid of the great divide
But I’m not afraid to speak of the darkness
For it has been brought to light

Well, I see Another World
Where we eat flowers for dinner
And we drink the water from the spring
California don’t throw yourself to the sea
You were never unwanted

And our beautiful country
Conceived by our fathers
In God we can no longer trust
Defending the values of an old republic
A crisis of consciousness

Robber barons and plunderers
Who take no prisoners
The jest is now upon us
We bow our heads; by fools we are led
Apathy’s consequence

But I see Another World
Where our words we will honor
And we drink the water from the spring
Knowing our hearts want the same thing
Power is for the hungry
Whose nobility we would sanction

And it’s a reign of terror
Taking over
May it come to rest in peace
And playing a game of follow the leader
Back and forth between the extremes

And now the lions will stalk us
And there will be bad blood
Where the endangered meet the sleeping
In a predator-less world we are the hunted
Slowly awakening

Well, I see Another World
Where we invite the enemy for dinner
And we learn to draw new boundaries
Exploring new territories
California don’t throw yourself to the sea
You were part of a bigger picture

So Heaven help us
Not a passive Devil’s promise
Inspire us as we mourn
For the Angels cannot do our work for us
Nor mend the fabric that is torn

Now we’re back to making livings
Raising children in pollution
Who are allergic to the sun
And preaching to converted
On empty street corners
For they know not what they’ve done

Well, I see another world
Where we would march together
Our voices ringing in the street
The Stars and Stripes of unity
California don’t throw yourself to the sea
For the ballot was cast in your favor

Now the cats silence songbirds
Pigs eat the last curd
As we tend our creatures with hooves
And who will become beasts of the wood
Where, oh where, are the last of the wolves?

As we honor the elders
Animal spirits and masters
By filling pipelines with sand
And diverting our wells with their tears of mourning
This land is not your land

Well, I see Another World
Where only animals kill one another
And we drink the water from the spring
Forgiving ourselves and our history
Guilt is but a poor man’s apology
And you were never forgotten

And our grain so inspired
Given to us by Gaia
Now hath been tampered in seed
And the fields that are dowsed and drowned in poison
We consume so helplessly

And the coal miner’s daughters
Who don’t see a future
But bring their ponies to the light
And I’m not afraid to speak of the darkness
For there is no wrong or right

But I see Another World
We honor the gifts of our Mother
Those colorful quilts and energies
Knowing there’s a silver lining
California don’t throw yourself to the sea
You were always beloved

And now the artists would suffer
While they sing for their supper
Traveling down a pirate’s stream
And taking us back to the Dark Ages
The highest bid a farthing

I’m afraid of perversion
Damning of the feminine
And mining treasures of white
But I’m not afraid to speak of the darkness
For it has been brought to light

Well, I see Another World
Where we eat flowers for dinner
And we drink the water from the spring
Elevating our hearts and our bodies
California don’t throw yourself to the sea
You were never unwanted

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from EXISTENTIAL BEAST, released June 16, 2017

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