“Awakenings”

The Complete Lyrics

by John Henry Sheridan except *

* Track 04 & 06 Lyrics contributed by Tom Scuderi

* Track 08 by Billy Corgan

* Track 11 Words by St. Francis of Assisi

(2007)


 

01) Introduction”

(Instrumental)

 

 

02) “Anti – Machine”

 

In this day and age it's man versus machine

But I don’t want to answer to my answering machine

Where have muscles gone? Man used to be strong

But now all he can manage is to turn the d*mn thing on

 

We trusted them to do our chores 

And now we’re trapped inside of these four walls.

I guess it was too good to be true,     

‘Cos now they’re taking all we knew…

And using it against us!

 

It’s the Anti-Machine! It’s the Anti-Machine! It’s the Anti-Machine!!!

 

Somewhere in some lab something right went wrong

And now I’ve got the blues because the robot ate my shoes

I used to hate bee stings, but now I hate cell phone rings

I’ll miss the bees when they are gone, boy, I hope Einstein got this one wrong!

I hope Einstein got this one wrong…

 

We trusted them to do our chores 

And now we’re trapped inside of these four walls.

I guess it was too good to be true, 

‘Cos now they’re taking all we knew…

And using it against us!

 

It’s the Anti-Machine! It’s the Anti-Machine! It’s the Anti-Machine!!!

 

In this day and age we take the easy way

All anybody cares about is making more money

Beware! Beware! Beware!

Of the Anti-Machine…it’s deadly!!!

 

 

03) “Awakenings”

 

The other morning I woke up and realized I was alright

The way I walked, the way I talked, the way I looked, the way I felt

 

This was the morning I woke up from my insecurities

From a deep and dismal sleep, from a need to live to please

 

The other morning I woke up in a bed that felt like home

It sang that I am not alone to the ringing of the telephone

 

This was the morning I woke up and knew that I was fine

I’m not dead, I’m quite alive and that’s good enough for me

 

For me, for me, for me

 

The other morning I woke up, I opened up my eyes

And felt the blood flow in my veins and I didn’t question why

 

This was the morning I woke up to a world I knew and loved

To a heart that’s filled with “try” and a twinkle in my eye

 

And a twinkle in my eye

and a twinkle in my eyeand a twinkle in my eye

and a twinkle in my eye

 

In my eye…

 

And a twinkle in my eye

and a twinkle in my eye

and a twinkle in my eye

 

 

04) “Love Dinosaur” 

 

I’m so ancient

Most people wonder what I’m doing here!

I’m so big and scary,

But I’m here to help so not to worry!

 

I’m the Love Dinosaur

I’m the Love Dinosaur

Outside there’s a war

So now they need more and more

Calling all dinosaurs

The world needs Love Dinosaurs

 

Blackberries, sidekicks

Everyone is thinking about number one

Buy stuff, crash cars

Hollywood’s persuading us to be someone

 

I’m the Love Dinosaur

I’m the Love Dinosaur

Outside there’s a war

So now they need more and more

Calling all dinosaurs

The world needs Love Dinosaurs

 

Extinction, ozone

No one seems to carry about it anyway

iPods, cellphones

Everyone’s consumed by their technology

 

I’m the Love Dinosaur    

I’m the Love Dinosaur

Outside there’s a war

So now they need more and more

Calling all dinosaurs

The world needs Love Dinosaurs

 

We’re the Love Dinosaurs 

We’re the Love Dinosaurs 

We’re the Love Dinosaurs 

We’re the Love Dinosaurs 

 

 

05) “The Watcher”

 

I am not my skin

I am not my mind

I am not within or without

I am behind

 

I am not my mind

I am not my heart

I am neither through nor around

I am a part

 

I am not my heart

I am not my skin

I am neither female nor male

I am a thing

 

I am not a thing

I am not a part

I am not behind or in front

I am the start

 

I am not a part

I am not a whole

I am not the mind or the heart

I am the soul

 

I am not the soul

I am not that old 

I am all creation can hold

Zero seconds ago

 

I am not the start

I am not the end

I am that which watches, observes

Again and again

 

 

06) “Choices”

 

Choices – yeah

Choices – all the time

I see choices everywhere

I smell choices in the air

 

Choices – I gotta go

Choices – too fast, too slow

We have choices everyday

You can choose to waste your life away

 

Choices – in the street

Choices – on my feet

Standing on line or sitting in traffic

You can choose to break your habits

 

In the ads and in the papers

Garbage or recycling containers

Choose your friends and choose your clothes

What will you choose? Nobody knows - yeah

 

Choices – take a chance

Choices – will you dance?

I feel choices in the music

Hear the choices – listen to it

 

Choices – what’s to eat?

Choices – take a seat

I taste choices in my foods

I choose choices – what’s my mood?

 

Choices – hand in hand

Choices – Disneyland

I sense choices in vacations

In parties or celebrations

 

Will you, won’t you grow your hair?

When they mock you, will you care?

Will you do what you are told?

What’s worth more to you? Wisdom or gold?

 

Choices – yeah

Choices – all the time

Choices – everyday

Choices – anywhere

 

 

07) “I Will March”

 

I will march to my own drum

I will march to my own drum

I will march to my own drum

Back to the land that I come from

 

I will swim against the stream

I will swim against the stream

I will swim against the stream

‘Cos things ain’t always what they seem

 

I will ride through the storm

I will ride through the storm

I will ride through the storm

‘Til I reach kingdom come

 

I will float amidst the waves

I will float amidst the waves 

I will float amidst the waves

Patiently waiting to be saved

 

I will walk the narrow path

I will walk the narrow path

I will walk the narrow path

‘Til I make it home at last

 

I will live no other man’s dream

I will live no other man’s dream

I will live no other man’s dream

Following no one but me

 

I will march to my own drum

I will march to my own drum

I will march to my own drum

Back to the land that I come from

 

 

08) “With Every Light”

 

Taking over, we’re taking over

Throw the weight up off your shoulders now

That we can show our love

 

It’s almost over, it’s almost over

No more war and no more soldiers

To stand against this love

 

Away – with all the troubles that you’ve made

Away – with waiting for another day

Away

 

Look Ma the sun is shining on me

Impatient, in love and waiting to be

Could you believe in heaven if heaven was all you had?

 

We’re taking over, we’re taking over

Throw away your four-leafed clovers

And stand beside this love

 

Away – with everything you’ve grown to hate

Away – with anything that holds you safe

Away

 

And every light I’ve found (and every light I’ve found)

Is every light that’s shining down on me

 

And every light I’ve found (and every light I’ve found)

Is every light that’s shining down on me

 

I’m never alone

 

Look Ma the sun is shining on me

Taking my time to do as I please

Could you believe in heaven if heaven was all you had?

 

The sun is beaming, it’s radiating

All the love we are creating

We are creating

 

And every light I’ve found (and every light I’ve found)

Is every light that’s shining down on me

 

And every light I’ve found (and every light I’ve found)

Is every light that’s shining down on me

 

I’m never alone

 

 

09) “Astrolosophy”

 

What’s my place in the universe?

Where it is time? And where did it all begin?

That is to say if it did at all?

And if it did indeed begin, then indeed it will have an end

And just like us a birth and death

A baby’s cry and dying breath

And in the name of nothingness I question you again

 

Can we travel back in time?

If not for real, then in our minds?

Am I the person that I was?

Or am I he who walks today 

In my shoes faithfully to eternity?

 

Through my fingers I will try to probe the mighty starry sky

An astronaut, I am not one 

Yet I know about the moon and sun

The planets circling about

The galaxies and gaseous clouds

Astronomy and philosophy are one word in my taxonomy

 

What’s my place in the universe?

Where it is time? and where did it all begin?

That is to say if it did at all?

And if it did indeed begin, then indeed it will have an end

And just like us a birth and death

A baby’s cry and dying breath

And in the name of nothingness I question you again

 

Is there a God? 

And if there is, who gives a damn?

For surely what is mine is mine

Though he claim it his

Why would an all-giving being 

Have the need to own everything?

What selfishness is this?

What were we created for?
Why are we like we are and not like we were?

Why is danger in our lives?

Why not each living soul survive

To the age of eighty-four, no more?

 

And what is it with humans that

We have to prove everything we’re doing is for some purposeful end

And that all the messages we send are right and true

I’m not so sure about that anymore are you?

 

What’s my place in the universe?

Where it is time? And where did it all begin?

That is to say if it did at all?

And if it did indeed begin, then indeed it will have an end

And just like us a birth and death

A baby’s cry and dying breath

And in the name of nothingness I question you again

And in the name of nothingness I question you again


 

10) “Ever Think About This One?”

 

Ever thought about this?

 

I’ve been walking through the streets of Brooklyn

Wondering where God is and will I find him?

Some say he’s dead now and some say he’s rising

But I got a feeling that he’s just been hiding

 

He’s going incognito

He could be your father, or your brother, or your boyfriend

He wears a trillion masks

I don’t think he hides in statues made of cement

He’s in you and me and the air we breathe

He’s the clear blue sky and the coolness of the breeze

And here’s a popular misconception for you

God’s not really a “he”

How could he be? 

 

Think about it

 

I’ve been praying

On my knees at night and I try to in the morning

Some people tell me “no one’s listening”

But how can I believe them

When those who are whining should be minding their own business?

Because I know there’s a difference when I pray with all my might

 

She’s going incognito

She could be your sister, or your mother, or your girlfriend

She wears a trillion masks

I don’t think she hides in buildings made of cement

She’s in you and me and the air we breathe

She’s the fire in our hearts and the land beneath our feet

And let’s not start another misconception

God’s not really a “she”

How could she be?

 

Think about it

Ever think about that one?

Ever think about this?

Ever think about this?

 

I’ve been sitting still

On a bus, on a train, or on an aeroplane

And we’re all going somewhere

Will we lose? Will we gain? 

In the end it’s all the same because

I know something

About the flesh I wear, it’s only here for a few years 

But I am ancient

Yes, I go on and on and on and on and on

 

And if you’re wondering where God is

God is probably standing next to you

And if you want to know what truth is

Open up your hearts

To the people you meet anywhere on the street

Everyone’s ok ‘cos just remember as far as I know

No one asked to be born in the first place

 

So we’re all struggling everyday

We’re all struggling everyday

So we’re all struggling everyday

We’re all struggling everyday

 

Ever think about that one?

Ah – hah

Ever think about that one?

Ah – hah

Ever think about that one?

Ah – hah

Ever think about that one?

Ah – hah

 

 

11) “The Prayer”

 

Today I will be an instrument of peace

Where there is hatred, let me sow love

Where there is injury, let me sow pardon

Where there is doubt, let me bring faith

 

Today I will be an instrument of peace

Where there’s despair, let me find hope

Where there is darkness, let me give light

Where there is sadness, let me be joyful

 

And let it be

That I console before I ask consolation

And let it be

I understand rather than seek understanding

 

For it is by giving that we receive

And it is by pardoning that we are pardoned

And it is in dying that we are born

Yes, it is in dying that we are born

To eternal light

 

 

12) “Penance”

 

This one is dedicated to Ron the Ex-con Leprechaun

 

I think I’m about up and done

With the life I’ve had before

I think I’m about up and done

With the life I’ve had before

 

Nobody has got it made

Of that I am quite sure

There is no one under the sun

Who is completely pure

 

All you can do is give it your all

The best you can do is get up when you fall

All you can do is be who you are - truly

 

Within each and every person’s heart

Lies the waging of a war

And each heart holds its memories

Some are fond and some are sore

 

Nobody has got it made

Of this I am quite sure

There is no one under the sun

Who is completely pure

 

All you can do is give it your all

The best you can do is get up when you fall

All you can do is be who you are - truly

 

Within each and every person’s heart

Lies the waging of a war

There is no one under the sun

Who is completely pure

 

All you can do is give it your all

The best you can do is get up when you fall

All you can do is be who you are – truly

 

All you can do 

All you can do 

… is give it your all

The best you can do is get up when you fall

All you can do is be who you are – truly

 

 

13) “I’m Going Home”

 

I’m goin’ home…

To see my father

 

I’m goin’ home…

To see my mother

 

I’m goin’ home…

To see my sisters

 

I’m goin’ home…

To see my brothers

 

I’m goin’ home…

To see my friends

 

I’m goin’ home…

To see my dogs

 

When I get home…

I’ll be ONE

 

When I get home…

(I’ll be one)

I’m here to stay

 

 

14) Outroduction”

(Instrumental)

 

 

 

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  1. 1 Introduction 01:16 Info
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  2. 2 Anti-Machine 05:28 Info
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  3. 3 Awakenings 04:56 Info
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  4. 4 Love Dinosaur 04:48 Info
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  5. 5 The Watcher 04:08 Info
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  6. 6 Choices 05:52 Info
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  7. 7 I Will March 07:04 Info
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  8. 8 With Every Light 04:16 Info
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  9. 9 Astrolosophy 07:12 Info
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  10. 10 Ever Think About This One 06:00 Info
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  11. 11 The Prayer 04:00 Info
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  12. 12 Penance 07:12 Info
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  13. 13 I'm Going Home 04:56 Info
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  14. 14 Outroduction 01:36 Info
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