Chapter VI - The End (Reprise)

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New light whispers
Across these barren sands.
In shade, deep valleys
Where I now stand.
And rising before me,
Footsteps of days gone by,
That distant rampart
With its distant lie.

A tape fused from end to end,
Set to spin again,
The actors on their stage
Move from then to then,
Never to ascend.
A map of every age.

Does future move to past?
Can we pull the arrow back?
Is its flight an illusion of memory,
That drags you forward while only looking back?
And if it's all set in stone,
And you're destined to fight alone,
You'll never turn your back,
Your every fall atoned.

Rocky heights cast in their familiar stone
Stretch red horizons.
A beaten path walked a thousand times before
Leads the way to oasis far beyond.
The stage set, the sculpture chiseled to the bone,
Pure or misshapen.
Left to scrape at illusions of control,
To climb above.
'Till you fall back down,
Where you've seen it all again,
But to fate and despair
You're never giving in,
Left alone, no chance to win,
But with a single step,
The climb begins.

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from The Entropy Illusion - Part II, released July 20, 2020
Music: Steve Harwood and Rob Harwood
Lyrics: Steve Harwood

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