OFF IN THE DISTANCE
© Electric Babylon Music Author: M.M.
Off in the distance I see a great change coming, there’s a silent
supernova in the memory of the dead, it’s working thru the night I can
hear the machine humming, my vision relays order to the chaos of my
head, time is just a dream that’s over when the sleeper awakes, in the
power of a pulse there’s a weakness of a heartbeat, but the dream is
like a beggar that gives more than he takes, so it’s down the narrow
path where body and soul meet.
What does it matter what do you care, life is just a game and games
aint always fair, what do you want take what you need, off in the
distance I see a world destroyed by greed.
Over the slope of the hills I see the crest of the valley, I see trees
burning down under a rain forrest cloud, there’s two lovers locked in
love there’s a fight back in the ally, I see one lone soldier turn his back
on the crowd, everyone stops fighting and turns around in awe,
someone shouts hey what’s wrong with you jack, and in the next split
second I cant believe what I saw, he wouldn’t turn to face their music
so they shot him in the back.
Oh what is it what could it be, been to long in bondage gotta set this
spirit free, don’t pull the trigger don’t shoot down the dove, off in the
distance I see a world saved by love.
In a moonless night I see a child in the dark, I cant tell if he’s lost or
just a little scared, there’s a hunter in the field and he aims at his
mark, then he lowers his gun in mercy just to show he cares, so the
child made it thru the darkness and into the early light, he was weary
and his hunger brought him to the nearest door, he was amazed and
enraptured that he’d made it thru the night, a man stood in the
doorway and asked what he’d come for.
When time has come and gone what will you do, will white change to
yellow will black change to blue, can we beat the system will we meet
the challenge, off in the distance I see a world hanging in the balance.