The Riddle and the Vision

by Laughing Animal

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released December 21, 2016

Rise and Shine - Myles Bullen on vocals
Your Wave - Ben Toppi on vocals
With You - Les Rhoda on saxophone

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Track Name: Silence Calling
I'm born to light and screams
cold and uncomfortable
introduced to a scene
shiny and clinical
and when I felt your warmth
wasn't the same as before
the world is different now
I know there's so much more
to discover in these light beams
new dimensions won't go unseen

now it has taken effect
connected through our tongues
futures in which we project
a world we are one
reflecting bended light
makes me weak at the knees
your colors burn so bright
they are all I want to see
in my field of vision expanding
I see you wherever I'm standing

distance amounts to none
we've got telepathy
our story goes beyond
our physicality
when we are in each other's presence
form no more - we've reached the essence

Listen beyond the sound
Look at the gift we've found
Look now, we're finally home
You are not ever alone

You hear the silence calling you you hear the silence calling you you hear the silence calling you you hear the silence calling you you hear the silence calling you you hear the silence calling you you hear the silence calling you you hear the silence calling
Track Name: Moving Forward
and I'll keep moving forward - don't know what else to do
for when I look behind me all that I see is you
and I know there is nothing that will make this go away
I will just keep ascending into a higher plane

'cause I know there's something out there for me that's real
though I am fine when I am on my own
take the time to find someone who feels so right - we both get our minds blown

I'm always getting closer to where I want to be
and it's always a struggle to manifest this destiny
and we will find each other when we become awake
til then lets make the best of the long time it takes

'cause I know there's something out there for me that's real
though I am fine when I am on my own
take the time to find someone who feels so right - we walk into the light we're shown

When I am moving sideways I guess it's all the same
each breath I'm getting closer to finishing this game
when we complete the cycle I suppose we'll start again
there's no escaping from it - this connection never ends

we will be together - nothing lasts forever
we'll move out of the darkness to find one another
you don't need to suffer, I will bring you comfort
we'll rise until we're weightless
we only have to make this true

now I am with you
these illusions separating are not true
all that we wanted to be we have always been
and we won't ever leave - we only pretend
Track Name: Rise and Shine (feat. Myles Bullen)
All of this prejudice is hurting my feelings
people are beautiful, regardless of their image
bursting with brilliance, the internet has got us
conversing with billions and most of it is rotten
but with a click of a button discussions we come up with could actually become something so amazing
in this day and age, changing history
healing folks holistically, new generation
informed and invasive
and you can call it what you want it
we are shapeshifting spaces
and as a catalyst for love I disassemble hatred
with this revelation I'll keep on demonstrating my compassion for the people that are migrating
the problem isn't immigrants
the problem isn't differences
the problem is the ignorance
we all have different fingerprints
some have unfair privilege
we all deserve our innocence
and we all know the saying
that "we are all one"
and now is the time to actually start living it
you have conditioned racism, start admitting it
do your best to get rid of it
you have a lot of love to give so start giving it
because we need each other right now more than ever
yeah we need each other right now more than ever

If we stick with each other
we'll put back the pieces
and all come together
and turn this shit sideways
and feed all the people
and end all this violence
and make sure the trees grow
make loud all the silence

I don't know what to do but I want to do good
want to stand up for you when there's no one looking out for people who don't perfectly fit in this game because it wasn't meant for them and isn't it a shame that people fail to see the beauty in life
connected and free is a way worth fighting for
and more positivity will bring us warmth which lightens the soul while the world gets cold
this darkness will pass but now is our time to raise our frequencies until we shine
now rise and shine
now rise and shine
now rise and shine
now
rise and shine

If our powers combine we can manifest our mind

I'm a human, you're a human
I'm a human, you're a human
I'm a human, you're a human
I'm a human, you're a human

I'm moving down my own path
I am taking
the time
to step back
and look at
all the things move
together
break the constraints of this mind
fire lakes
on a boat
timbral hues
fall forward
to a blank stare
reaction
life will go by in a flash
can't escape
from the wheel
turning time
and each moment
fills the void
brings us closer
to the end

I am awake - hope today will get better
I will make it, I won't waste it
I will take it until it's under my control
I'm awake everyday will get better
I will make it, I won't waste it
I can taste it - now is the time
I'm coming home
Track Name: Your Wave (feat. Ben Toppi)
If we keep this up my heart will erupt
my self control is just not enough
the late night texts when I'm comfy in my bed
wishing the blankets were you instead
we both know that the feelings won't go
so let's stop pretending all this time that we're spending means nothing
you think you got me sold
the only thing I'm buying is time for trying 'cause I'm dying just to let you know
I'll wait

Sink into the undertow
the current sweeps us away
drift into each other's arms
balancing on the wake
I just want to hold you close
and hear what you have to say
you know you make me float
take me in your wave

I know that this will pass, got to remind myself
in time I know I'll have - once all the ice caps melt
I want to see you when my eyes first meet the day
breathe life into my heart - shake me til I'm awake

Standing on the shore
waiting for the tide to rise
neck deep in the sand
your water soon above my eyes
I just want to breathe you in
and hear what you have to say
seashell to my ear
until I'm in your wave
you'll help me disintegrate
and let go of solidity
every choice we make
forms our reality
when I'm around you
you raise my frequency
the only thing I want is
to swim in your sea

No need to run, we've just begun
if all is one, we're never done
No need to run, we'll reach the Sun
if all is one, where have you gone?
Track Name: Don't Beat Yourself Up
One time I was floating
no matter where I'm going
enjoying every moment
the present ever flowing
but then one day you found me
reflection brightly beaming
lulled me to a sound sleep
and made me favor dreaming

I can't believe you found me
I can't believe you found me
already went through this
but now you're back for me

Baby sometimes I just want you to go away
losing my mind all the time I just want to get away from you
maybe sometimes I just want to hide and get away
Baby sometimes I just want you to go away

Losing my mind
Track Name: Eternal Return
spirit's asunder
to places unknown
get it together
and find yourself home
examine the details
to watch it dissolve
focus on the body
the mystery solved
open your heart
and feel an outpour of love
climb up from the bottom
ever reaching above
as long as you start
you're destined to succeed
merging the mind back
with the body

the pain that you feel
will not last forever
no need to hold on
to it with your mind
you can have everything
you ever wanted
just get with the flow
and practice being kind

there are so many steps
to reach the end of the path
but the journey's the goal
enjoy it while it lasts
move forward with patience
ever taking your time
you'll make some mistakes
but it will be alright

the pleasure you feel
will not last forever
so try to let go of it
in your mind
the body decays
but you won't be rotting
after you work hard
to purify

it seems like we have done this all before
before before before
when this passes we'll come back once more
once more once more once more
that which you will borrow you'll return
return return return
trading in the sorrow for what's pure
what's pure what's pure what's pure

the light in your mind shines clear and bright
and illuminates your surroundings
the sun shines on the other side at night
though you don't always see it
I try to stick to what's true and right
the truth is always freeing
shed these layers until I'm only light
the essence of our being

the spirit will heal
like the body and mind
the things that you feel
will all pass in time
new every moment
like the fire that burns
fall into the river
and the eternal return
Track Name: With You (feat. Les Rhoda)
You and I
every night
feels so good
wish I could
keep on this light
feels so right
when I'm with you
you know it's true
I can't get you off my mind
I think of you all the time
so lets be one and free

Baby, when I'm with you
the moment's so special
and there's nothing I can do
so I just let go

I don't mind if you take a while
I just want to see you smile
travel light years or miles
to be with you, I feel it's true
you and me are meant to be
you are all that my mind sees
so break these chains and set me free

Baby, when I'm with you
the moment's so special
and there's nothing we can do
so we just let go

When we're getting down
I see you fall
you won't hit the ground
into my arms
when you're upside down
I'll see you fall
you won't hit the ground
you'll fall right in my arms

Baby, when I'm with you
the moment's so special
and there's nothing I can do
so I just let go
and hope that your love is true
I wait for the echo
resounding my love for you
still, I will let go
Baby, when I'm with you
I feel life's so special
and there's nothing I can do
so I just let go
Track Name: Your Friend
Sometimes you think you got it figured out but you really don't
life hits you with nothing but truth and never seems to go away
you say you will do your best but deep down you know that you won't
easier to chill and rest and put that off til another day
all of those things can wait

Sometimes I think I want to go out but I really don't
waste my time stuck in lines, get there then go the other way
but then I end up spending too much time at home
depressed and lost interest in all the things that keep me sane
I just want to fix my brain

Some days you're sinking fast and other days you float
each move you make is a trap and seems to further isolate
billions are just like you but you still feel alone
you find it hard to trust the smiles that come your way
they just want to be your friend

When I encounter you I'm only kind and warm
don't know what else to do and I wouldn't want to be any other way
thankful you're in my life and I want you to succeed
happy to be in your light, I'd be glad to see you any day
I just want to be your friend
Track Name: Loud Comes Back
I die in every moment
the light brings me back
for more time I can't control
the sunshine but I wish it for you
'cause
I know that you can't wait
until loud comes back
Tremors will turn into quakes
when loud comes back
You won't recognize my face
when loud comes back
We'll be in a different place
when loud comes back

Once I heard the silence calling
I found myself moving forward
it was time to rise and shine
and then your wave propelled me further
don't beat yourself up, it comes and goes
into eternal return
ghosts walk with you until the end
forever your friend

You know that I can't wait
until loud comes back
Tremors will turn into quakes
when loud comes back
We'll fall back into grace
when loud comes back
I'll try to stay patient
until loud comes back