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Remuneration: Lost in Space

This song was inspired by our obsession with wanting to find out about life on Mars and other such space exploration, yet all the while we neglect our own planet. Sort of seemed a bit silly to me, and just thought it would make better sense to try “fix” our own planet’s problems before wondering about other planets. So made sense to include it on the biota Pty Ltd album (originally I called it Budget but thought this title fitted best later on). Enjoy!

The planet suffers from our disgraces
Because we prefer to flee to space than heal our precious world
Leave behind our planet in a state worse for
The answers to biota’s woes lay not in the stars
Distant gazers miss the obvious at their feet

~ CHORUS ~
Like rats deserting a sinking ship
Rash to dispense and give the flip
Been good for so long but we abused
All these deeds can be excused
It’s time to say no more
Earth’s environment needs to be our first amour

Space exploration is wasting away our planet
Already so many can’t stand it
Mars grasps our afflictions today
Got to flee this world prior to the decay
The Earth is choking (x2)
Saviour in space we are evoking

Looking afar to solve the problems at our door
Are humans really such a selfish whore
Where is the responsibility?
Is there no ability?

~ CHORUS ~

Spoken word: “$976.3 billion dollars – almost a trillion – spent every year in the US on pets, toys, gambling, alcohol and tobacco. It is 63 times the amount spent on space exploration – with the difference that NASA has not destroyed lives as the alcohol, tobacco and gambling did.”

Does this justify government funding over $15 billion a year on space exploration?
Is this justification?
Or is it trying to shift the attention and not answer the question?
Is this justification?
Or is it trying to shift the attention and not answer the question?

~ CHORUS ~ (x2)

Pity YOU give up so easy! (x5)

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Posted by on Tuesday 7th August, 2012 in biota Pty Ltd, Lyrics

 

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Hours of Work: Night

I reckon this song would be an Isis (ambient instrumental) style song with a few lyrics sprouting on throughout the song. Would probably be a fairly long song too. This originally started out as a bit of a “what if” thought that developed from one my child’s observations (magically how they sometimes think). I thought it would be a fitting addition (and a little something different) for the biota Pty Ltd concept.

Do we see clearer at night?

In the black we see stars millions of miles away
Yet bright lights flood our sight

Does clarity in the darkness translate to clearer thoughts?

Our shadow leaves us at night?
Does it return to exacerbate our mental abilities?
Visions?
And insight?

Why then do we sleep at night?
When our vision is refined …

 
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Posted by on Monday 6th August, 2012 in biota Pty Ltd, Lyrics

 

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Place of Employment: Wonders of the World

This is based on Louis Armstrong’s “Wonderful World” song … the final lines of each verse is from his song, and the final verse too. The remaining lyrics are all original. From the album, biota Pty Ltd, this is sort of the benefits of working for this “company” and the great working environment that is provided for us all to “work” in. Enjoy!

I wake in the morning, the sun is a dawning
Birds have awoken, and so lovely spoken
I marvel at the Earth, and immerse myself for all it’s worth
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

I sit in the treed grounds, embraced by all the beautiful sounds
Eyes flooded as flowers blossom, waves of colour so awesome
The forest breathes new life, nature’s call as loud as a blast from a fife
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

I stare at the colours of nature, and all the life it does capture
From high in the bright blue sky, to great ocean depths where scientists wonder why
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

Bridges span the ocean; I’m amazed by what humans can
I stare in disbelief at the pyramids, I can’t trust my eyelids
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

I love the people of our globe, no matter how deep I probe
They all have the potential, just depends on their life credential
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
They’ll learn much more than I’ll ever know
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world
Yes, I think to myself, what a wonderful world

And I think to myself, what a wonderful world
Yes, I think to myself, what a wonderful world

 
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Posted by on Sunday 5th August, 2012 in biota Pty Ltd, Lyrics

 

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Responsibilities: Open your Heart

Not sure if this version sits well with me, it seems to fall down in certain sections. Nonetheless it is the next track on my listing for biota Pty Ltd. So have a read and see what you think.

Conscience of a dark heart by my side
I yearn for a determined resolve
In a world hurt, tears falling from the sky
Help at hand that I can profusely afford
These hands of mine can tend any wound
But my two hands are not enough

A need to cease our selfish concerns
Imprisoned behind greed’s bars
Concerns taught, shallow values realised
I’ve fought about life and love
Reached a decision, without you whispering
Encompassed by oceanic forests
Submerged in my senses that lead me true

The Earth is alive (alive)
It lives (lives and breaths)
Not dying (not dying)
Ailments blemish the surface
Pock marked scars (scars)
Suffering (suffering)
Your actions (actions)
Should come from your heart
From your heart

Blistered hands from the coldness of so many hearts
The Earth’s warmth soothes my opened heart
Share my rapture, embrace the ember’s glow
Everyday, disbelief at humanities misdirection
Concerned with a clean house over that of Earth
Humanity fights against personal sacrifices
Unless it aids you, apathy rules supreme
Dark hearts prevail to openly now
In a capitalistic world is their a place for Earth
Is there a place for a heart?

The hearts of so many tainted black
Shadows line their pockets
Comforting their own self worth
And endows their personal gains
Indifferent to Earth’s scars and burns
Apathy reigns if conflicts their own
Dismiss others from their hearts
Label them alarmists trying to deny your greed
Rationalise they do it for personal gain
As you are incapable of understanding else

Too many hearts in darkened shadows
Too many hearts distrusting humanity

The Earth is alive (alive)
It lives (lives and breaths)
Not dying (not dying)
Ailments blemish the surface
Pock marked scars (scars)
Suffering (suffering)
Your actions (actions)
Should come from your heart
From your heart

Darkened hearts shade disillusions
See the light, and open your mind (open your heart x2)

 
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Posted by on Saturday 4th August, 2012 in biota Pty Ltd, Lyrics

 

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Job Title: Pleb

I did a rework of this song very recently. I found I wanted to change up some of the wording, I think my recent poetry has helped me to expand my vocabulary and improve my written communication skills (especially in regards to emotive words and phrases). Re-reading it after a while made me think about my poem, Her Tragedy. I managed to incorporate elements of the poem (only a few) into my rework. I think the meaning of this song is quite obvious, and the title self explanatory. Enjoy!

We drive in our cars oblivious to the harm
Mother Earth bears all, this we know true
Our actions wane; in favour of inactions
For Her air
For Her water
For Her land

Why so many willingly turn a blind eye
We know it’s precious, yet we idle at every turn
Polluting everyday is surely not the way
Need to be proactive in an apathetic world
For we can’t live without cars, but can’t live with them
Our lungs burn, so we turn the other way
We turn the other way
What else to do?
What else …

Wait in hope?
Hope for whom?
Hope for what?
Not you? (x3)

Spoken interlude: “Each day our working environment’s problems are exacerbated. The directors care about nothing but their bottom dollar. Your working conditions don’t even taint their deep pockets. Will you stay on your knees as your rights disappear?”

biota has employed us to care for one and all life’s health
But we’re too concerned about our own wealth
Finality is succumbing to Her end, symmetry Her will

Humans are mere plebs on Mother Earth (x3)

There are many great minds
Too often the all mighty dollar binds
So many solutions to Earths’ deteriorations
If only more listened to hearts silenced
In mourning, our shine would glisten

Humans are mere plebs on Mother Earth (x3)
Step out from behind the shadows, and see your resting place.

Spoken: “You are hereby employed as a pleb. The position is full time permanent for life. You commence work for biota Pty Ltd …”

NOW!

 
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Posted by on Thursday 2nd August, 2012 in biota Pty Ltd, Lyrics

 

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Strategy (Waiting)

This song I started to first pen around the turn of the century with my studies just starting to get serious, and I started to really understand climate change, the science and politics of the matter. Similar to Vision ten years later and the actually message of the song hasn’t changed (that is so little action has been taken on the matter that the words are still valid … sad!) This is biota Pty Ltd’s business strategy, if inaction and waiting is a strategy. I guess I am being critical of the world’s nations that adopted this strategy (well lack of) over the last 20 odd years to deal with climate change and many other environmental issues. The words of a lecturer at uni still ring very true for me. He said that the Australian government will never enact change to renewable energy cars until the people demanded it through people power … this is so true for so many environmental issues (apathy is terrible disease for the environment).

Waiting for a change
Waiting for the truth
Waiting for the government to lead
Waiting for the people to revolt
Waiting for the rev-o-lu-tion!

Are you ready?

We’re waiting for a change, a change to enhance the knowledge range
Our environment dies, as people live happily with lies

Waiting for fewer cars, the introduction of solar cars
Waiting for reduced pollution, weening us to other fuels that will never last
Require us to drill our precious Earth, choking our lungs from birth

~ Chorus ~
Waiting for a change, for people to care, how strange
Waiting for the truth, people to care beyond their youth
Waiting for the government to lead, not to make ignore our planet’s need
Waiting for the people to revolt
Waiting for the rev-o-lu-tion

We’re waiting for the people to care, countries to pay their pollution fare
People to realise the climate change motto and stop playing the climate change lotto
Understand the dependency of economy and society on the environmental variety
Reduced lives will be our final chapter our selfishness being our captor
Waiting for people to realise the need for CHANGE!

~ Chorus ~ (x3)

Forging ahead with my waiting; for people to realise to stop waiting

 
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Posted by on Wednesday 1st August, 2012 in biota Pty Ltd, Lyrics

 

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Vision

The song is about humans short sightedness in regards to the environment. Humans inability to sacrifice short term comforts to afford all humanity long term benefits, our greed and selfishness. The title is the (business) vision of biota Pty Ltd, and ironically (to the title) the main focus of the song is regard to blindness. I started writing this song around 2002, so at that time 2020 (i.e. 20 20 vision) seemed a long way away. Now it is 2012, and unfortunately our short sighteness hasn’t really changed.

I imagine the lyrics and perhaps some of the rhythmn would be altered to fit the music that would accompany the lyrics, but the general gist of the song is captured by these lyrics. This would be a hard rock style song I would imagine.

~ Chorus ~ (x2)
Where’s our vision, our 20 20 vision?
Where’s your vision, your 20 20 vision?
Where’s my vision, my 20 20 vision?

I can see that the world is going blind
Unsighted are our eyes from all the money chased
Our vision is encroached by the power we seek
Short is a future concerned with avarice

From the air I inhale the blindness
The land produces an insatiable appetite for blindness
And the water quenches barren throats with blindness

~ Chorus ~ (x2)

Repeat first verse’s first paragraph

Earth’s vision is profound
Its future is unfathomable
No longer will we humans be plebs
Where we stand only dust will remain
We humans will be fossil fuels

~ Chorus ~ (x2)

Our blindness will cease if we lift the veil
From darkness to light our future can be
You have to be willing to fight
20 20 vision is mine for all to bear witness
No more shall I see shades of Cimmerian

Money is a small part of life
The only absolute with power is you’ll lose it
Paths diverge before you
Clear vision and open eyes are the key
A decision is beckoned of you
Don’t just sit there, time to decide where your loyalties
LIE! (scream and draw out this word)

~ Chorus ~ (x3)

In a world with no vision, blindness will reign supreme
Our blindness is money
Our vision is power
Our lives are exiguous
Our future is short

Finish with some nice heavy outro music.

 
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Posted by on Tuesday 31st July, 2012 in biota Pty Ltd, Lyrics

 

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