Fear or Love

by Chalk Dinosaur

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This album is inspired by the subject of finding self awareness and being able to step outside of your emotions to observe your true motives. Developing the awareness to identify and remove the filters that everything you experience passes through. It also explores how our reality seems to bend towards that which we choose to focus on.

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released September 11, 2015

Album cover: Nick O'Hallaron
Analog processing for "Perception": Josh Benzin
Tape master for "Perception": Simon Gauthier

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Track Name: Perception
Can I see in my mind
everything to which I'm blind?
Can I peer in from outside
and see what lay behind?

'Cause all you know and all you see
is just perception floating freely
a construct of the mind.
And the focus that you choose
will coalesce into the truth.
What will it be for you?
What will it be for you?

So am I seeing true?
Is my heart still beating through?
Or am I stuck in my skull
getting caught up in illusions of the mind?

(Chorus)

In the noise there is a tone.
And it's pure when heard alone.
I need to be outside of me
'cause I drown it out by thinking logically.

Through the chaos there's a light
that only can be seen with true sight.
Can I observe my psyche mindfully?
'cause in the end it's me that's stopping me.

(Chorus)
Track Name: Fear or Love
I fell asleep in the winter
while I was still awake.
I let the time just pass me by
as I deprived myself
of the only things that mattered to me,
guess I was too close to see
and I denied my wants and needs.
Have I lost a part of me?

I wanna go where nobody goes
where the time and the heart beats slow
I wanna be at ease so I can let it go
'cause we come and go like a falling snow in spring.
And summertime awaits us all, or nothing.

Locate the force that is driving you
sway you with a say in everything you do.
What is the reason that you make your choice?
Fear or love control you.
Fear or love control you.
Fear or love control you.

Fear turns to anger.
Anger turns to sadness.
If you can't find the problem,
ask, "what are you afraid of?"

Masquerading as a conscience
and you believe it, too.
Fear commandeers your subconscious
and tells you what to do.
It's a gradual change right under your nose.
A planted seed begins to grow.
You can't see what's not in view.
Is it fear controlling you?

I wanna go where nobody goes
where the time and the heart beats slow
I wanna be at ease so I can let it go
'cause we come and go like a falling snow in spring.
And summertime awaits us all, or nothing.

Locate the force that is driving you
sway you with a say in everything you do.
What is the reason that you make your choice?
Fear or love control you.
Fear or love control you.
Fear or love control you.

Fear turns to anger.
Anger turns to sadness.
If you can't find the problem,
ask, "what are you afraid of?"
Track Name: Soul Divide
It's only natural to seek validation
external consolation, to be justified.
Apprehensive, the trepidation
the spirits dissipation when it's not satisfied.

There's something more than procreation.
More than consecration that keeps us dignified.
And something born out of desperation
looking for compensation will make the soul divide.

Am I blind to me?
What's there that I can't see?
Am I blind to me?
What's there that I can't see?

So now I'm seeking higher elevation.
Intrinsic motivation will keep me genuine.
I must be patient for this habit formation
and remember this life is not yours, it's mine.

So can you see your own denial?
Are there delusions that you've been keeping for awhile?
And searching for a destination
without liberation will make the soul divide.

(chorus)