Annus Mirabilis

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Written, performed, mixed by Daniel Johnson
Produced by Dead Giveaway Beats

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LYRICS PAGE: http://imgur.com/a/UA2uQ

YOU’RE BEARING WITNESS TO AN ANNUS MIRABILIS
THE MAN WHO FROZE IN STONE, CRACKED IT AND EMPTIED IT
FILLED IT BACK THEN PUT THE PLAN IN MOTION
THE NARRATIVE’S A BIT ANECDOTAL, ABSTRACT,
AND HALF OF IT’S PARANORMAL

JUST A REACTION, MIRROR IMAGE TO FORGOTTEN THOUGHTS
LOST IN THE WAY IN THIS MENTAL SCRIMMAGE
I’VE SEEN ANUBIS AT THE GRAVESITES
TENDING TO THE DEAD STEMS I NEVER VISIT
COLLECTING PANELS ON THE PAGE
I REMAIN WANDERING GUTTERS AND SPUTTERING PHRASES
BALANCING ON DIVIDING LINES
BIDING TIME TIL I FIND A WAY

I JUST WANT TO REACH THE SKY
I JUST WANT TO REACH THE SKY
JUST LET MY FIRE REACH UP HIGH
I JUST WANT TO REACH THE SKY

IF I DON’T COME TO TERMS WITH ME WHEN I WAS 20,
WHEN I WAS 15, ME WHEN I WAS 10, 5,
WHEN I WAS FETAL, EMBRYONIC, A CELL,
JUST A MITOCHONDRIA MADE UP OF VARIOUS ORGANELLE,
HOW COULD I HOPE TO EXPAND FROM WHERE I DWELL
HOW COULD I MAKE DEMANDS OUT THE TENANTS OF MY CELLS
IN MY MINDFRAME WHEN I CAN’T EVEN BE COMFORTABLY INSIDE WITH THEM
THE BLOOD IN MY VEINS WAS FOREIGN, 4A.M. WIDE AWAKE,
ABDOMINAL PAINS, LOCKING A VOICE LOST INSIDE ME
THE MINI-TOUR OF MY BRAIN HAD ME CAUGHT IN A MAZE
OF A ONE-WAY STREET, CHAINED TO THE FLOOR,
THE HOUSE WAS ABLAZE, BUT BY MIRACULOUS ESCAPE

I JUST JUMPED AND REACHED THE SKY
I LET MY FIRE REACH UP HIGH
I JUST WANTED TO REACH THE SKY
SO I JUST JUMP AND REACH THE SKY

WE GROW UP TOLD WE SHOULD FEAR THE VILLAINS
AND MORE IMPORTANT WE SHOULD FEAR WITHIN US
AND IF THOSE SEEDS ARE PLANTED THAT THERE’S NO RELEASE
THEY APPEAR TO WIN FROM THE VERY BEGINNING,
THESE PARASITIC INKLINGS GROW INTO THIS COMPLEX SYSTEM OF DOUBT
OUR ENEMIES ARE THOSE RESTRICTIONS
SO WHAT’S IT GONNA TAKE TO LIFT THEM?
TO BRING OUR VOICES HIGH
LET ME KNOW
IF ANYONE
WANTS TO REACH UP
TO THE

SKY

THIS IS THE ALPHA,
TO ME IT’D BE THE FONZ
ROAMING THIS GLOBE,
FEET OF BRONZE,
SILVER BULLET TONGUE,
GOLDEN SOUL UP ABOVE
WITH A SEED INSIDE
IN THE THEATER I SEE THE MIND
REWIND, REDEFINE, CHECK IT

I’M THE SMALL PRINT LINES
ALL I LEAVE IS A SINGLE RIDGE
IN THIS INFINITE RIPPLE OF TIME
--ALBEIT--
IT’S A LIMITED TIME OFFERED
WITHIN THIS FRAGILE DESIGN
--MY LIFE IS OUT OF SEQUENCE--
I’VE HAD A LONG TENURE IN THE NON-LINEAR, BUT
UNTIL THE SCREEN READS ‘FIN,’
UNTIL WE SAY “AUF WIEDERSEHEN, GOODBYE”
I’LL BE THE SAME--
THE FILM, THE PROJECTOR, THE SPEAKER, THE SCRIPT
THE MAN ON THE BEACH AND THE MAN ADRIFT

I’LL BE THE SAME,
THE MONSTER BETWEEN THE CEDAR GRAINS,
HUMBABA, THE CONNOISSEUR OF THE CONIFERS,
THE WINGED SEEDS THAT HELICOPTER FALL TO THE DIRT
AS MY LEAVES LAY A TATTOO ON THE EARTH
BUT I’LL BE THE NEEDLE REMAINING
SCATTERED I’LL BE THE SAME
--INSTANTANEOUS--
THE BEING, THE CREATOR
I’LL BE THE INK, I’LL BE THE VEIN
I’LL BE THE MANY FOLDS OF ANY OLD TERRAIN
LIKE THE PAPER MACHE SCORPION WARPING YOUR BRAIN IN THIS
WHICH FLIPPED FROM DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES
CAN RHYME IN MANY BOLD NEW WAYS

MAYBE WE ALL RHYME
FROM SIGNS IN OLD LANGUAGE
THE HUMAN SPECIES
ALWAYS WITH ALZHEIMER’S

YET I CHECK THE MIRROR
LOOK BACK
AND NEVER ONCE REFLECT

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released January 15, 2015

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