Monday, January 15, 2018

Here, Have Some More Songs!

Hi. For those of you who haven't read my previous post about this, I've written a bunch of songs within the past few years but I never learned how to write them down in a standard musical format of any kind. I just keep the tunes memorized in my head and write down the lyrics in text documents. I hope to eventually have them performed some day, but in the meantime I'll just be sharing the lyrics. That being said, some of these songs are sung to my own tunes and some of them are sung to the tunes of songs written by other people. Some of these songs are completely original, and some of them are "parodies" in the sense that they're derivative works inspired by, responding to or improving upon songs I've listened to previously, but not necessarily in the sense of being funny.

Last time I shared some of the songs that I have written which I think might be most appreciated by other rationalists or by members of the Pro-Truth movement. I would like to share some more of the songs I've written, this time songs that will be most appreciated by other secular people who are spiritual but not religious, especially rationalists and humanists. That being said, I expect there's a good chance you will still enjoy these songs even if you are religious.



Change the Course of Fate

(instrumental)

A story told
Of times of old
When prehistoric dragons roamed
They fought and died
Tried to survive
In the wild world they called home

Trampled over the land
And flied through the sky
Appeared to rule nature
Though that was a lie
Controlled by their instincts
And not very wise

And they never opened their eyes

Then a shooting star descended from the heavens
On its way to crash into the earth
Struck down the prehistoric dragons
Now their remnants live on in the birds

And now you stand in a very familiar place
Up against the greatest danger you've ever faced
The endless cycle of extinction
The curse of war is finally about to break
Overcome your own worst nature
And change the course of fate

Someday and far away
Your descendants will look back and say
You fought and died
Tried to survive
To change the course of fate

Trampled over the land
And flied through the sky
Appeared to rule nature
Though that was a lie
Controlled by your instincts
And not very wise

And you rarely opened your eyes

Then you looked back at the darkness behind
You looked ahead and foresaw the world's demise
A shooting star that would tear apart the heavens
Unless you made it in time

'Cause now you stand in a very familiar place
Up against the greatest danger you've ever faced
The endless cycle of extinction
The curse of war is finally about to break
Overcome your own worst nature
And change the course of fate

(instrumental)

So little truth
So many lies
So many fools
So few are wise

Such tiny stars
In the infinite night

You're gonna lose
But you gotta try...

'Cause now you stand in a very familiar place
Up against the greatest danger you've ever faced
The endless cycle of extinction
The curse of war is finally about to break
Overcome your own worst nature...

'Cause now you stand in a very familiar place
Up against the greatest danger you've ever faced
The endless cycle of extinction
The curse of war is finally about to break
Overcome your own worst nature
And change the course of fate



Scream of Time

At the dawn of the century
The turning point of history
On the edge of dreams and disasters you stand

And it seems like all is lost
All our futures forever out of reach
But it's not time to lie down and admit defeat

Gotta fight
Gotta win
Gotta survive
The stakes are high
and you're running out of time

Make a plan
Follow through
So you know what you should do
And scream into the sky

Be strong
Be aware
Be prepared
For the future
that's coming for you soon

Don't lose
Don't give up
Don't despair
For the sake of
people everywhere

Make it through into the future
Unleash your scream of time

We've come so far
We've fought so hard
We can't turn back now
We must continue on

No matter what 
the future holds

No matter what lies in our past

The odds are against us
Our flawed minds deceive us
Our world is dying
And time's not on our side

But maybe we can do it if we try

Gotta fight
Gotta win
Gotta survive
The stakes are high
and you're running out of time

Make a plan
Follow through
So you know what you should do
And scream into the sky

Be strong
Be aware
Be prepared
For the future
that's coming for you soon

Don't lose
Don't give up
Don't despair
For the sake of
people everywhere

Make it through into the future
Unleash your scream of time

(instrumental)

For the sake of everyone
we've lost along the way
For the sake of all of us
who still remain
For the sake of everything
For the sake of happy endings

For the sake of all our futures
You gotta fight...
You gotta win...

Gotta fight
Gotta win
Gotta survive
The stakes are high
and you're running out of time

Make a plan
Follow through
So you know what you should do
And scream into the sky

Be strong
Be aware
Be prepared
For the future
that's coming for you soon

Don't lose
Don't give up
Don't despair
For the sake of
people everywhere...

Gotta fight
Gotta win
Gotta survive
The stakes are high
and you're running out of time

Make a plan
Follow through
So you know what you should do
And scream into the sky

Be strong
Be aware
Be prepared
For the future
that's coming for you soon

Don't lose
Don't give up
Don't despair
For the sake of
people everywhere

Make it through into the future
Unleash your scream of time



Reach for the Sun
(sung to a tune similar to that of "One Vision" by Takayoshi Tanimoto)


Out of the darkness and out of the mud
What kind of creature will you become
Take control of your evolution
Mankind, survive and reach for the Sun

(instrumental)

Do you know what you dream of
When you sleep through your life on a bed of thorns
Do you know why you opened your eyes
and cried on the day when you were born

Have you ever looked up to the stars
Wondering why they're so bright and so far away
Have you ever tried to fix
This broken world yearning for change

It's not enough to wish
It's not enough to try
You have to win no matter what
If you want to survive

Out of the darkness and out of the mud
What kind of creature will you become
Take control of your evolution
And overcome

Nowhere to hide and nowhere to run
Stand tall until the battle's won
Transcend bloody evolution
Mankind, survive and reach for the sun

Can you see how far we've come
Looking back at the world that we left behind
Can you see how far we'll go
Looking towards the Sun in the sky

Why do we fight so hard
Even though we may suffer and die
Why do we fight so hard
So that we may grow strong and survive

It's not enough to wish
It's not enough to try
You have to win no matter what
If you want to survive

Out of the darkness and out of the mud
What kind of creature will you become
Take control of your evolution
And overcome

Nowhere to hide and nowhere to run
Stand tall until the battle's won
Transcend bloody evolution
Mankind, survive and reach for the sun

(instrumental)

Out of the darkness and out of the mud
What kind of creature will you become
Will you rise to the Sun in the sky
Mankind, survive...

Out of the darkness and out of the mud
What kind of creature will you become
Take control of your evolution
And overcome

Nowhere to hide and nowhere to run
Stand tall until the battle's won
Transcend bloody evolution
Mankind, survive...

Out of the darkness and out of the mud
What kind of creature will you become
Take control of your evolution
And overcome

Nowhere to hide and nowhere to run
Stand tall until the battle's won
Transcend bloody evolution
Mankind, survive and reach for the sun

(instrumental)




The Power that Will Bring Us to the Stars
(sung to a tune similar to that of "Tagiru Chikara" by Psychic Lover)

(instrumental)

Looking up to the stars above
To all the wondrous places
You're dreaming of

Many questions
Fill your mind
With the burning desire to find
the answers

Looking to the path ahead
Filled with dangers
and many friends
Have to survive
Overcome
Rise above and continue on

For the sake of everyone
Who we've lost along the way
And for all of us who still remain

WE WILL NOT FAIL

This is the power
that will bring us to the stars
With a bit of luck
and if we don't give up

We can make it

With the strength of our hearts and minds
To the distant future
And the faraway lights

Light up the darkness with compassion and curiosity
It's the power that
will bring us to the stars

Go to the stars above
With the will to protect everything you love
As a fire that burns in the coldest of places
A light that shines in the darkest of spaces

Go to the path ahead
Make it through the dangers
And meet many friends
Survive
Overcome
Rise above and continue on

For the sake of everyone
Who we've lost along the way
And for all of us who still remain

WE WILL NOT FAIL

This is the power
that will bring us to the stars
With a bit of luck
and if we don't give up

We can make it

With the strength of our hearts and minds
To the distant future
And the faraway lights

Light up the darkness with compassion and curiosity
It's the power that
will bring us to the stars

(instrumental)

Even when all hope seems lost
We'll make it through somehow
We've already come so far
We can't stop now

For everyone who will live to see the day
For everyone whose sweat, blood and tears
pave the way

This is the power
that will bring us to the stars
With a bit of luck
and if we don't give up

We can make it
With the strength of our hearts and minds
To the distant future
And the faraway lights

For the sake of everyone we've lost along the way
For the sake of all of us who still remain

On wings of our own making
We will fly up to the Sun

And with our own power we'll go on...

(instrumental)