Passages

by Chalk Dinosaur

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about

This album has a very broad arc. It is the most stylistically diverse album yet.

credits

released 30 June 2014

Mike O'Hallaron: Album cover
Cory Muro: Drums in "True"

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Track Name: Listen to Yourself
I was feeling like living dead
Only static up in my head
All I wanted was to hang out in my bed.

I was searching for a light
A way out of this plight
And all I knew was something was not right.

As I drove further on down the street
I was feeling my soul retreat
But I kept on driving further into black.

It was tearing me apart
My head versus my heart
And all I wanted was to find some peace.

Then my brain got stuck in park
As I fumbled on through the dark
Looking for anything that would get me back in gear.

In the absence of a tide
A self perpetuated slide
Took a hold and tried its best to keep me down.

Just listen to yourself
'Cause nobody else can know you like you do.
Be honest with yourself
'Cause nobody else could ever know the feelings that you do.
Don't ignore the thoughts that fill your head.

I took refuge in the pen
And put that pen onto the page
And thought that maybe I could write my way out of my cage.

And the things I dare not say
Or I tried to ignore away
Started taking shape like sculpture from the clay.

When I read my thoughts out loud
Well the sun broke through the clouds
I could feel that monkey jump right off my back.

And the answer was plain to see
It was right out there for me
I guess it was just too obvious to be.

Just listen to yourself
'Cause nobody else can know you like you do.
Be honest with yourself
'Cause nobody else could ever know the feelings that you do.
Don't ignore the thoughts that fill your head.
Track Name: Intuition
It's clear to me now
That I've got to listen
And pay close attention
To my intuition.

Seldom it's wrong
But it's subtle and soft
It's a feeling that
I just can't write off.

Messages are there to find
Hidden sometimes just behind
The static of a cluttered mind
Jammed with stresses of the grind.

It's so easy but so hard to find
The joker in your cards
But pull it from the deck and see
How much sense it makes for me.
Put your trust in me.

I can't ignore
That something inside
I just know I better do
What it tells me to.

I've got to believe
I've got to listen
And pay close attention
To my intuition


Messages are there to find
Hidden sometimes just behind
The static of a cluttered mind
Jammed with stresses of the grind.

It's so easy but so hard to find
The joker in your cards
But pull it from the deck and see
How much sense it makes for me.
Put your trust in me.
Track Name: Dodger or Popper
Dodger or popper.
Dodger or popper.

I made a bubble
And sent it on its way.
Will you pop it or get out of the way?

What will you do when the bubble goes by?
Dodger or popper?

I made a big one
It's floating down the path.
I wanna see how far this bubble flies.

What will you do when the bubble goes by?
Dodger or Popper?

Through close observation
We saw there are two kinds of people
Dodgers, the people who move out of the way
Letting the bubble live.
And there are poppers,
people who see a bubble and pop it.

Dodger or popper?
Dodger or popper?
What will you do when the bubble goes by?

Dodger or popper?
Dodger or popper?
What will you do when the bubble goes by?
Dodger or popper?
Track Name: Orion
I see the belt of Orion (Orion)
Within the stars in the sky (In the sky)
A crescent moon casts a shadow (the moon)
As the night passes by (by)

I comb the sky for new meaning (of why we are)
And look for signs in the stars (in the stars)
I find it hard to believe it (do you believe it?)
What it is that we are?

Orion, Orion in the sky, Orion.
Do you believe it, what it is that we are?
Do you believe it, what it is that we are?
Do you believe it, what it is that we are?
Orion, the stars, the moon, cast a shadow, as the night passes by
Do you believe it, what it is that we are?
Why are we what it is that we are?
Do you believe it?
Track Name: True
I know it's true
I know it's true, I do
I do, I do, I do, I do

What can I do?
We are what we feel
Because we are
We are for real

I know it's true
I know it's true, I do
I do, I do, I do, I do

I need a clue
Will you help me through
Into the summertime
When things are fine and true.
Track Name: Signal Fire
Send me a signal fire

Out here alone
In my mind in my zone
Observing every line
That unwinds from behind
A static wall of buzzing thoughts
Making noise and twisting knots
As I try to pull the drapes
And identify a shape.

Send me a signal fire
To show me back to shore
Send me a signal fire
One light I'm sailing toward
So bright I can't ignore
So strong it heats my core
Send me a signal fire
To show me back to shore

Out here to try
What I need to feel alive.
I'll quiet all the fuzz
And isolate myself because
When too much light enters my eye
It's to bright and makes me blind
All the goodness starts to dry
Furthermore when I ask why.

Taking a plunge
To unfold and expunge
Subtracting one by one
Until I'm not feeling spun.
'Cause if it's not adding up
Strip away and deconstruct
'Till I'm left with just the core
And I'll turn it to a forge.

Send me a signal fire

Send me a signal fire
To show me back to shore
Send me a signal fire
One light I'm sailing toward
So bright I can't ignore
So strong it heats my core
Send me a signal fire
To show me back to shore
Track Name: Passages
Living in a question fording rivers of depth unknown.
Waiting for a garden from the seeds that I have sown.
Passages ablaze where smoke and fire cloud my view
On the walls are grabby hands pulling every side of you.

Time will hold the answer to inquires of us all.
Sharpening in focus toward the end of this great hall.
Put us in our places through this cycle we call life.
Looking back dissection forms as with a sharpened knife.

We are the only ones
We are the only ones
We are the only ones
We are the only ones to know.

We are the only ones
We are the only ones
We are the only ones
We are the only ones to know.

Corridors of darkness that are littered with ravines.
Funny how so often things are not the way they seem.
Looking for the truth within this hazy sea of grey.
Cautious of diversions that will take you far away.

Chasms in the cosmos with a subtle silent pull.
Vigilance is focus and the safety of your soul.
Tethered to a belt loop as we hurtle through our days.
Conscious of the forces in the grass on which we graze.

We are the only ones
We are the only ones
We are the only ones
We are the only ones to know.

We are the only ones
We are the only ones
We are the only ones
We are the only ones to know.

We are the only ones to know.
We are the only ones to know.
We are the only ones to know.
We are the only ones to know.