Only EchoesWhisperWorld War IIIGardenCaravanYour HouseEclipseAlmsSeven Wonders of the SoulBright ApocalypseEven the Devil is GodInfinity HymnMercy

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Only Echoes

It’s a little spooky if I think of it at all
whenever I come in here words start bouncing off the walls
some hocus pocus in these crosses that I hang
turns a prayer into a boomerang

I say “When will the chosen act?”
and the words come falling back
“How long will you stand by?”
there is no reply, only echoes

Start a bush on fire if it means a little proof
but don’t let these phrases just float up and hit the roof
this room where I think answering belongs
always shifts and sounds the question twice as strong

I say “When will the chosen act?”
and the words keep turning back
“How long will you stand by?”
There is no reply, only echoes

Maybe the Universe is clogging up Your ears
in Your old age Your just repeating what You hear

(To hear a sample, click the ear or press play below)

[audio:http://www.dreamusher.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/sounds/bright%20apocalypse/only-echoes.mp3]

Whisper

I heard a whisper behind my eyes
it said “Whoever sees me dies”

I heard a whisper behind my throat
it said “No words now, only notes”

And I cannot know what keeps whispering these darts
I am at the mercy of the Voice behind my heart

I heard a whisper behind my will
it said “I pour into what is still”

I heard a whisper behind my fear
it said “Come here”

Refrain

Wounding me with all these little arrows

Somehow grace can take the deaf
and put an ear inside their chest (2x’s)

(To hear a sample, click the ear or press play below)

[audio:http://www.dreamusher.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/sounds/bright%20apocalypse/whisper.mp3]

World War Three

There’s gonna be a World War Three
one more World War
and I get killed in WW III
I get killed in

Here’s how the whole thing starts
religion gets seduced by art
and hearts burst like grenades within
when something whispers “pull the pin”

Right now they’re building Ghandis
they’re gonna’ bomb our ass with love
and bring us to our knees
just using what we’re made of

You can’t fight what has no form
you just can’t fight what has no form
cause every time you introspect
you dream up ways you could defect

So close your eyes and plug your ears and go to battle
but when the whisper comes, your world unravels

That’s not a normal army
they kiss the enemy
with lips that blow your head off
and set your spirit free

If I only knew who to surrender to
If I only knew how to surrender

That’s not a normal army
they kiss the enemy
Right now they’re building Ghandis
they’re gonna bomb our ass with love
and bring us to our knees
just using what we’re made of

There’s gonna be a World War Three
one more World War

(To hear a sample, click the ear or press play below)

[audio:http://www.dreamusher.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/sounds/bright%20apocalypse/ww3.mp3]

Garden

When will it end, this looking for food?
I scavenge the ground and eat rotten fruit
that falls outside Your walls

When will I simply love You
and move into the garden?

What I refuse You will use to surround me
I spit out Your seeds and You grow all around me
even my poison flowers in You

When will I simply love You
and move into the garden

When will it end, You keep looking for food
I should be shrinking to fit in Your palm
I should be rising up to Your lips
Lucky for me You scavenge the ground
and eat rotten fruit

(To hear a sample, click the ear or press play below)

[audio:http://www.dreamusher.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/sounds/bright%20apocalypse/garden.mp3]

Caravan

Travel hurts
and I don’t wanna start
to make this trip across my heart
I would just stay here
if You weren’t living in my ear
whispering little cues
aiming me into You
You say

Mirages rule this land
so don’t stop the caravan
when nymphs and pixies tug your hand
don’t stop the caravan
when treasures rise out of the sand
don’t stop the caravan
when tired voices make demands
don’t stop the caravan

Shake me when
this desert tries
to conjure sights that trick the eyes
Show me where to put my ear
so other voices disappear
grow in me
until I’m in You

(Refrain)

(To hear a sample, click the ear or press play below)

[audio:http://www.dreamusher.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/sounds/bright%20apocalypse/caravan.mp3]

Your House

It was easy when I thought
I had to go somewhere to find You
now I learn
that I must attend to my own funeral
while this body still works

So that
You may look through these eyes
and draw breath through this nose
and reach with these fingers
and pulse with this heart

Who am I
to keep You from Your house?

(To hear a sample, click the ear or press play below)

[audio:http://www.dreamusher.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/sounds/bright%20apocalypse/your-house.mp3]

Eclipse

Awake
because You came to me
I’ll ache
until You come through me
Drunk
because You kiss me
and grace begins to kill me

and I am so in love
I want to lose my life

You are within me
but all my tunnels miss
and anything I build You
brings me emptiness
anything I build You
pulls You from my chest

If I reach for Your light
my hand is an eclipse
If I am silent
my throat is full of this:

I am so in love
I want to lose my life

(To hear a sample, click the ear or press play below)

[audio:http://www.dreamusher.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/sounds/bright%20apocalypse/eclipse.mp3]

Alms

Take my chest and blow it open
make a bomb out of this heart
let what’s unseen push my ribs apart
it’s a start

You crack the shell to find the bird
You part the mouth to make the word
You shake the sky to feed the sea
now shake me

You pierce the skin to clear the wound
You cut the reed to sound the tune
You break the seed to bring the tree
now break me

Shake this cloud to feed Your sea
Break this seed to bring Your tree
Break me

Take my hands and pull them open
pry these fingers from my palms
let every fist I make be broken
into a place for alms
then,

Stretch this thread into Your loom
pick this rose to scent Your room
boil these leaves to make Your tea
boil me

Mold the bones that form this face
bust the dam that holds Your grace
burn a wick so light can be
burn me

Boil this leaf to make your tea
Burn this wick so light can be
Burn me

Take me where the sheep are catching wolves
where the parts are weaving wholes
where the drop contains the sea
where the sheep are catching wolves
where the parts are weaving wholes
where the drop contains the sea
where You are me

(To hear a sample, click the ear or press play below)

[audio:http://www.dreamusher.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/sounds/bright%20apocalypse/alms.mp3]

Seven Wonders Of The Soul

Close your eyes and watch ’em spin
seven orbs in a suit of skin
seven candles up and down the spine
running from the anus to the super-mind

It’s a miracle we don’t combust
with all the light put inside of us
even before the baby’s born
it’s radiating light like a solar storm

The bottom opens, and there’s a will to live
the belly opens, and there’s a ‘hers’ and ‘his’
the plexus opens, and kisses every sore
the heart opens, and pollinates a hundred more
the throat opens, and drinks love dry
the head opens, and there’s another eye
the crown opens, and there’s a will to die

You wanna see ’em, and here’s the route
just go in till ‘in’ is ‘out’
can you move that much or sit that still?
you won’t see the wonders until you do

But this rose will burn your nose
and all your veins will come unfroze
pumping love like lava flows

Chorus

Hiding right there under the skin
are seven wonders
of the soul, glowing
like super nova stars
light is what we are

Repeat Bridge Lyrics Over Chorus #3

(To hear a sample, click the ear or press play below)

[audio:http://www.dreamusher.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/sounds/bright%20apocalypse/seven-wonders.mp3]

Bright Apocalypse

The rapture didn’t come at once
we slowly fell awake
fell awake in each others ache
and what appeared was simply this

A light
that cannot be eclipsed
the bright apocalypse

The dead were never raised
the sky never parted
one by one we were the sparks
until there was only this:

A light
that cannot be eclipsed
the bright apocalypse

(To hear a sample, click the ear or press play below)

[audio:http://www.dreamusher.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/sounds/bright%20apocalypse/bright-apoc.mp3]

Even The Devil Is God

God is Spirit
Spirit is everything
even the Devil

Hell is fear
what to do
you’re not in it
it’s in you
even the Devil
and God

Good and bad are empty names
opposites are all the same
even the Devil and God

Joy and Pain
are Siamese twins
sharing a brain

God is Spirit
Spirit is everything
even the Devil

(To hear a sample, click the ear or press play below)

[audio:http://www.dreamusher.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/sounds/bright%20apocalypse/even-the-devil.mp3]

Infinity Hymn

Forget creation, forget Big Bang
and the chance mutations of Darwin’s gang
the Universe is one big note
that only exists in someone’s throat:

(humming)

Half his life Mohammed heard
weird voices and wrote their words
it’s also true but seldom said
this tune was always in his head:

(same humming)

Wherever life appears
it’s separated by light years
but no two points can feel remote
once they have heard these notes:

(humming again)

Every atom plays the Hymn
every echo is from within
and every eardrum makes a map
it sounds like this when one hand claps:

(humming)

I’ve seen this with a prophets’ mind
I’ve seen the future of mankind
which is not hell, which is not bliss
all I can say is it looks like this:

(humming)

(To hear a sample, click the ear or press play below)

[audio:http://www.dreamusher.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/sounds/bright%20apocalypse/infinity-hymn.mp3]

Mercy

When the gut is empty
it makes a person sick
when the gut is empty

All our hunger is the same
we are here to eat each other’s pain
with mercy

When the tears are tasted
their poison is refined
whenever tears are tasted
their poison is refined

Our thirst is all the same
we are here to drink each other’s pain
with mercy

(To hear a sample, click the ear or press play below)

[audio:http://www.dreamusher.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/sounds/bright%20apocalypse/mercy.mp3]

All Songs © Copyright 1992-2004 Stuart Davis

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