the region within

 
Joseph M
09/21/2014
Joseph M

Lyrics

We Were Gold

I still see you
before the earth turned
In pale star light
turned into a sunburst

A different world
the one that I came from
Where we were gold
and hadn't forgotten that sun

Have never felt
this world was a landing place at all
Just wish I could
remember the way back home
Or is lost the way back home

When we were gold

Joseph M
Joseph M

Lyrics

End the age at its sunset
inside - it will fall with a thunder
The darkest day is its death knell
it failed - to elude its hunter

All the lies illusions
could not keep it hidden
from the day

The chaos and confusion
that its shadow spun
will be burned away at last
End the age

End the age at its sunset
inside - it's a hollow heartless
broken world of a madmen's dreamday
its face - every broken promise

insane - end the age

Joseph M
Joseph M

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You say you're into something new
you say it's now what you do
The girl that once
hid in the flowers from the bees

The little boy cannot explain
the fantasy of his domain
A gentle joy
spent in the shelter of the trees

Cinderella said
We can rise above all that comes
Cinderalla's dead
look what this life has done

We see ourselves away from here
in all we see, the clouds appear
to weave the sweet
through with the shadow endlessly

Joseph M
Joseph M

Story

This song is about constructing a dream inside a maniac's nightmare as an act of resignation and self preservation. The power we possess to create the future has been handed over to those hell bent on creating a world in their image and in doing so, ending the one where we have any chance a future.

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World's End

Time is racing
all that's left is no tomorrow
The race is losing
dragging with it days of sorrow

I tried to reach you
through the chaos, through the static
Through dark descending
a voice of solace sympathetic

From the other side of world's end
I tried to reach through
From this side of world's end
I tried to reach out to you

The future's tracing
what today's momentum echoes
Reverberating
solid seeming walls it shatters

 

Joseph M
Joseph M

Story

This song was inspired by nights spent at Ceremony. It kind of flowed into a rocking shoegaze direction because that's how I choose to resolve my teenage rock influences. We live in a world of manufactured illusion that is systematically degrading because since it is artificial, its not drawing from the true universal energy.

Lyrics

Real On the inside another universe that reflected from is not the true one Waking dreams ride disconnected souls each directed by the larger illusion Its not real Its not real We have been deceived you say Its not real Its not real just circling through shades of grey Each time around pushed further down Down the steep side fall the prisoners discovering too late what's lost has been stolen Its not real Its not real everything that seems to change Its not real Its not real just circles round and then degrades Each time around pushed further down

Joseph M
2012-05-02
Joseph M

Story

This song is a follow up to Real and it examines how we can discover the layers of illusion by learning to observe one of the main sources of radiant energy frequency detune. How do you know? You already know, you just need to unlearn what you've been taught about knowing. There are many unseen forces that lure us in and we give them our power and so they becomes gods in a sense because we make them so, willingly or not.

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Now you know How you know the distance closed the presence sensed the source invisible unshown The frequency is set to glow in turn reveal the world's unseen god How you know Now you know How you know remote sign post eclipsing moon the source of frequency detune The world perceived we think we know in turn conceals the world's unseen god How you know Now you know
Joseph M
2012-05-02
Joseph M

Story

This is a song I didn't know what to do with and so remixed. I like the overall ambience of it. The inner world when discovered and ventured into, can lead to a vast open country. Its uncharted territory for many of us but when we find it, we begin to find our true selves and our true home.

Lyrics

Open Country

Halfway home in vision clearing
autumn wandering the trees
discovering the mirror meaning
the inner world's reflection

On a path that few have followed
solemn wandering for days
uncovering the lost tomorrows
that pray for ressurection

Open country
halfway home surrender the day
Under starshine
parts unknown but finding your way

Joseph M
2011-12-02
Joseph M

Story

The song Adrift by Cranes and the films of David Lynch dealing with parallel worlds like Mulholland Drive were the primary inspiration for this song. I wanted to keep the vocals buoyant but also add a little of a deeper resonance in parts. My favorite thing about the recording is the overall guitar sound, especially in the chorus. The vocals were heavily influenced by Peter Murphy's vocals on the Bauhaus' album Go Away White.

Lyrics

She’s left alone Sole survivor into regions unknown Cut the rope let the anchor go Made it over the waterfall Lit the candle, a candle within Left nobody when the door was opened Mist a symbol in the ether to climb high above her floating into the night The shadow in your reflection stretches across the reverse direction The shadow in the reflection shows you long gone into another life She’s left to roam Sole survivor to explore the dark realm Saved her breath for the undertow Washed ashore then revived somehow The shadow in your reflection stretches across the reverse direction The shadow in the reflection stretches across the reverse direction The shadow in our reflection shows you long gone into another life
Joseph M
2011-11-27
Joseph M

Story

This song is dualistic in nature and the interpretation is up to the listener and perhaps their mood or frame of mind at the time of their listening. I'm not really into static songs that mean the same thing every time you listen to them.

Lyrics

Did he send you like a child? Like a summer flower beautifully wild? As the undertow begins to embrace me you gave me a new day and I tried to stay you promised to change me and I tried to change Did he send you on the air? and why is everything so suddenly clear? Is the undertow about to embrace me? you sent me a new day and I tried to change you promised to change things and I tried to stay
Joseph M
2011-11-27
Joseph M

Story

I wrote this song after I had spent the evening at a club listening to a somewhat dissapointing band from the UK. Anatoria is symbolic and I'll leave the intepretation to the listener. I'm a real fan of really loud noisy melodic guitars and I tried to achieve that in this song. The repetitive keyboard figure acts as a pedal point througout the song. The verse vocals are routed through a modeling amp effect that gives them kind of a low tech, slightly distorted flavor. The band I disliked made a career out of psuedo punk trite escapism and I guess this song is a reaction to that. Its about transcending the lies rather than escaping temporarily.

Lyrics

because your story was never told it was buried in darkness sealed so you’re destined to come around again to the fabric of lies, pull on the thread Anatoria Will the scales of justice sway? Anatoria I had lost all faith and been wandering since that day I would paint you in dreams with God and remember the days we shared and the visions revealed of the golden age and the book of the answers the missing page you held you will beam the world the page Anatoria when the poles that shift to end this evil age Anatoria I’ll behold your beaming face again Anatoria I will hold your beaming face again
Joseph M
2011-11-27
Joseph M

Story

Andrea Moon is a combination of 2 people: herself and the woman who told me about Andrea Moon. Andrea is someone who above all else is in love with the idea of herself in love and this defines her life but also opens her up to those who can read her vulnerability and take advantage of it. This song was written while I lived in Boston and is based on real events. I've recorded it before but never really got the groove right until now. I used a combination of my Martin acoustic and my Strat through a Fender princeton reverb amp with vibrato turned all the way up.

Lyrics

Andrea Moon is sad by herself she's crying because she's not where she should be Everyone else just seems to harden themselves these days but Andrea's not that way so she says Andrea Moon says she's love and peace but alone in her room she doesn't believe what everyone else who lie to themselves say but Andrea's not that way so she says Andrea Moon takes the train into Cambridge pretending her lover is not what he is she loves him so much he's the perfect crutch and Andrea's lost her way everyone else can see what Andrea won't believe Andrea's lost her way
Joseph M
2011-08-15
Joseph M

Story

This song started out as a drum beat and bass line on my sequencer. Its theme is an unvcovering, a return to balance by the universe. We live in a time where dark secrets have been proven the bane of peace loving people and just as nature is always seeking equilibrium, so will the universe in this matter. Those who ironically call themselves illuminated will be exposed to the lightning crack of a sudden thunderous worldwide quest for the true nature of reality. The result will be history.

Lyrics

Illumination they say the wicked things of the world are bound for fire and from the sound the explosion brings to purify us like sudden thunder striking on a cloudless day all things uncovered and tested by illumination they say apocalypse makes it war but that's the liars and in uncovering will reveal the thieves among us sky sudden rumble quivering the cloudless day evil uncovered and tested by illumination
Joseph M
2011-04-17
@2011 Joseph M

Lyrics

After a long night travelling down the past the path of a gateway gate's bent and rusted over pray you're alive to know unravelling in my grasp threads woven through our time ended starting over stepping out into a dream drawn three d sensing the stage ends before all the mind perceives time ended starting over copyright 2011 Joseph M
Joseph M
2011-04-17
@2011 Joseph M

Story

The Ann in the song is actually the middle name of the woman the song is addressed to on a concrete level. Although on an allegorical level its actually directed to a thread of experience that all the characters in the song share which is what I believe brought them together thematically in the first place.

Lyrics

Ann the sun's shown you a beauty invisible Jean was in summer then she held you to make it glow.... and slowly she turned.. and slower than that.. the hairs on the skin straight up the dive into deeper than that is only unusual when you fall you know... when summers had failed us and I was invisible becoming my summer friend I hid you to make it show then shone like your angel and rose from the miserable Alicia has golden wings broken she held me and hoped to fly.. and slowly we learned.. and slower than that.. the hairs on the skin straight up the dive into deeper than that is only unusual when you fall you know you fall you're stone you fall you're stone you fall.... copyright 2011 Joseph M
Joseph M
2011-04-17
@2011 Joseph M

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these paths are signed subconcious mind she led me through the doorway and whispered her goodbye Sunday in the afterglow of total emptiness I rose through cieling sky on energy mysteriously sent to me from you Cerulean girl I'm you, only in the next world from you these paths entwined are laid with wonder we travel through this darkness to find eachother swallowed by the undertow of dark illusory shadow remembering directions lost reversed the pull and reached across to you copyright 2011 Joseph M
Joseph M
2010-04-11

Lyrics

sex is vicious, they'll do anything to get their skin on you...........

Joseph M
2010-04-11

Lyrics

you keep floating higher, now you're a satellite.......

Joseph M
2010-04-11

Lyrics

in the room all the windows are broken.......

Joseph M
Joseph M

Lyrics

Unto to sunlight like a chalice
drinking of wine that you should have known
but never diddream you ascend like a wonderful balloon


its so sad
as you go
but you were beautiful to know

Saturn some nights was your axis
all the dark days that you fell into
they never sent

any way out like your wonderful balloon
its so sad
as you go
but you were beautiful to know

josephm

Lyrics

Idyll Roam

Idyll roam
getting close to home
where the angel bends away
from the ever-grey

Idyll roam
getting farther flung
to where sky aligns the high
soul vibration

Hoping to find you
where the sun shadows the moon
Last time the sun shone
I dreamed of you
breezing through locked doors
be sure to show me soon
Idyll roam

Idyll roam
witnessing the turn
from a world we believe to a world
where we just know

Idyll roam



@josephm 3/2016

josephm

Lyrics

Tumble Down

Scream out when you can't go on
Beauty in the world is crushed down
In vision, there's a far off town
That you try to get to
Its all you care to do

These days we tumble down

These hours winding through
They are binding us in
They're the bars to break through

Laughter at illusion's ghost
Let sail what you cling to the most
In wonder, as the shell peels first
And the lie is revealed
Where nothing hidden's concealed

 

@2016 josephm

josephm

Lyrics

Dark Secrets (2016 remix)

Our faith eternal
entangled in the woven vines
Our eyes wide open
to secrets of the deeper kind

At night descending
the wisps of mists to come alive
The breath of solace
to climb upon and on them rise

The phantoms formed from shadows cast
between the trees
our lanterns dimmed and far from dawn
immersed are we in dark secrets

 

@2016 josephm