I haven't written song lyrics for quite some years but was recently inspired to update the lyrics of a song I wrote back in the late 90s or early aughts -- "Plight of the Humans" aka "I see it"
Some of the newer portions of the lyrics are morphed from lines in the most insane prose-poem any of my subpersonalities ever came up with,
A pretty crude, off-the-cuff solo version of the song is here, ... in time there may come a version with Jam Galaxy Band (see our gig at NAMM a couple months ago here, -- this was a short set so all songs were reduced to 6 min or so; soon there will be video/audio from our follow-up gig at DROM in New York where things were improvised and outprovised at much greater length... and another gig in the metaverse, and at Rare Bloom Cardano communityevent ... )
The phrase "circus of the empty eye" is cribbed from Octavio Paz; the phrase "shadow of a dream" from Rudyard Kipling.
THE PLIGHT OF THE HUMANS
I see it in the delicate Martian gleam of the distant mountains
I see it in the geometry of the car crash in my eyes
I see it in the sunrise bleeding love and death and magic through the frights that polarize