Lyrics for “Silent Scream”

Silent Scream (music on Soundcloud)

I want to scream
Do you know what I mean?
A big silent scream
In a very long dream, dream

In a very large crowd
Not terribly loud there/their
All looking down, for
Their very own crown

And the crown’s not there
But no one seems to care
Cause it’s never been there
And it’s never been theirs

I want to dream
Do you know what I mean?
A small violent dream
In a very long scream

Let’s think a thought, and …?
Or maybe not then
They’ve all been thought and
I had forgotten

But pushing on then
Go and spin that baton again
Push that button on and off again
Until the button’s back on my friend

You know it never goes off and
It can never go dark and
It can never go slow again
It can’t even slow down my friend

Yet the button’s not there
And no one really cares
Cause it’s never been there
And it’s never been theirs

And it’s still not there
But no one seems to care
Cause it’ll never be there
And it will never be theirs

I want to scream
Do you know what I mean?
A big silent scream
In a very long dream, dream
In a very long dream
In a very long dream
In a very long dream
A very long dream
A very long dream
A very long dream
Very long dream
Very long dream

Very long dream, dream
Very long

Very long
Very long dream

Lyrics for “Cyberspace”

I posted my new tune Cyberspace on Soundcloud about two months ago.  The lyrics were taken from a passage in William Gibson’s Neuromancer.  If you haven’t read this book I recommend it highly. [1]

I thought some might be interested in seeing the original words so I’ve reproduced a copy of the page I used as my cue sheet when I recorded this song.  If you look closely you can see the pencil markings that, in addition to Gibson’s punctuation, guided my phrasing of this paragraph.

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[1] “Here is the novel that started it all, launching the cyberpunk generation, and the first novel to win the holy trinity of science fiction: the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award and the Philip K. Dick Award. With Neuromancer, William Gibson introduced the world to cyberspace–and science fiction has never been the same.”