Category: CPU (Opera)

An original story about the end of days, told through fourteen songs.

CPU (Overture)

CPU (Overture)

As I lie in wait the screen will load.
Why try perpetuate the episode?
I know just how far this will go.
Watch me chase her down a rabbit hole.

She stays folding constant memory
Like tape, all that’s left is shimmering.
Losing and over-clocking all that we
Won’t leave now witnessing through history.

Just numbers in the cloud
No signal to the ground

I wait calculating entropy (while)
She slips into something misery.
We are so far along the plot erodes.
Witness all at once the overload.

Just numbers in the cloud
No reason to be found
Six chambers in the round
Let’s find our way down

As she tries to stop the sound

I stay – partition partial memory
Someday duplicate my apathy.
She states “You only want what you can see”
I’ll create a better virus to release.

Stage 1 – dissolve the casing carefully
Stage 2 – deploy the virus properly
Stage 3 – This strain of poison digital
Now breathe – The devastation: critical

It shakes pixelating visually.
We break – electronic shattering.
Reshape the virus out of misery.
She will reboot a better part of me.

Just numbers in the cloud
No reason to be found
Six chambers in the round
Let’s find our way down.

We are. We are all a part of this. (We are, we are.)

We all, we all fall apart at this. (We are, we are.)

We all. We all had a part in this. (We are, we are.)

We are. We are all a part of this. (We are, we are.)

Like children in the crowd
Left screaming this aloud
Six chambers in the ground
We’ve found our way…

She fakes replicating part of me.
Retake deploy the virus constantly.
We make a first-world catastrophe.

She breaks self-importing gravity.
Create self-revolving memory.
We are all that’s left in front of me.
We drown celebrating gravity.

Do You?

Do You?

There’s just one thing in my mind,
Do you love me all the time?
And I’m not sure why I need to know,
I just do

Do you? Do you love me girl?
I think you do.

As do all things heal in time,
Do you trust me? Will we survive?
I’m not sure if I can stand to know
When we’re through.

Do you? Do you love me girl?
I think you do.

As I told you outside,
Could you love me through this demise?
The only one thing that I seem to know:
I love you.

Do you? Do you love me girl?
I think you do.

This Is Love

This Is Love

This is love

This is love
Tried and true
(Black and blue)
This is what
He’ll come home to
(Our armor see-through)

This is love

This is not
A secret drug she’s dreaming of
(Broken wings from above)
This is us
Biting and screaming for the sun
(With our severed tongues)

This is love

As that sure thing we’ll not find
Save the replay in your mind
When the hardware won’t rewind
Break in 2… 1…

This is love

Out Of My Mind

Out Of My Mind

Out of my mind

I see your name written down
In a word, alone
I see no need to be found
In this world alone

And I won’t find myself in time
Tell me something I don’t already know

Our last story will be surrender
Deny everything and leave her

Out of my mind (nothing)

I, with this clock ticking down,
Create a world of tones
I’ll end this automated sound
And we’ll wash ashore

And we won’t mind this gap in time
Feel me disappear. It’s already done.

This task the only space between us
Defines now our only weakness

I am alive (nothing)
Out of my mind (nothing changes me)

I found you where I found myself
Out of my mind

I’ll bring this game crashing down
To a pile of stones
Raining destruction abound
Only skin and bones

And if we find ourselves in time
We’ll abandon hope. We’re never getting home.

Sound warnings defeat her
It notes everything and remembers

I found you where I found myself
I found you where we last exhaled
At least she’ll know I died trying

I found you where I found my –

I found you where I found myself
I found you where we last exhaled
I found you where we’re drowning
At least she’ll know I died fighting

Out of my mind (nothing changes me)

Better Off

Better Off

Are you better off than when we found you?
Are you better off, indeed.
Are you better off than when we found you?
Are you better off with me? We’ll see.

Are you conscious of the worlds we’ve traveled?
Are you conscious of our greed?
Are you with me as our time unravels,
Or are you lost in the disease? With me.

Are you better off than when we found you?
Are you better off, indeed.
Are you better off than when we found you?
Are you better off with me? We’ll see.

As I conjugate the restless babble
As we lie awake (asleep)
The virus that you started brought the world around you
Crashing down upon its knees. Just breathe.

Please breathe.

Sometimes it takes oblivion to see horizons.
I can’t see you because I’m not there.

Relay

Relay

Further down the relay is a step I’m going to miss,
A message I won’t be involved with

Cancel these words and slow my tongue
There won’t be much left when I’m done
I’d never ever rather come running back from this

Undefined intentions make me want to mention
All I ever thought of you
I’m just not in 2
Saying goodbye to this time

Further down the relay is a step I’m going to miss,
A message I won’t be involved with

Fortify these walls and break my limbs
All these final moments depend
On you ever waking up from this
I can’t continue, friend

Break down these days one by one
All that we have left is undone
(No) No one walks away from this

I can’t shake this feeling in my bones
Like you’re in my hands and we’re –

Further down the relay is a step I’m going to miss,
A message I won’t be involved with

Codify these words and sheath my gun
Nothing will be left when we’re done
Our time expires just after these messages run

You can’t stop this chain reaction – only time can give us traction
Why we never thought this through
My clever head has failed us both
But I (I) won’t go without you

I can’t shake this feeling in my bones
Like you’re in my hands and we’re –

(Further down the relay is a step I’m going to miss,
A message I won’t be involved with)

I can’t fight this feeling in my bones
Like we’re in my head and we’re already gone

How much do you think we can’t see before we realize that we’re gone?

Face Forward

Face Forward

Face forward

Bite down hard
And though we’re broken
We’ll never say it now
We’ll never make it out

Weigh your heart
And as a token
Know nothing matters now
I’m sinking to the sound

Face forward

With my arms
I keep an open mind only to find
My heart defines (what)
This operation binds

Play your part
And though we’re choking
We’ll never ever breathe it out
We’ll never laugh out loud again

Face forward

I know why I ought to
I know why we lost you
I know why we ought to
(Ought to)  drown

Face forward

Are You?

Are You?

Severed limbs and bobby pins
Won’t bring me (bring me) back this far.
Never again will I begin
I’ve missed my final start.

Chemicals and dirty needles
Fake this feeling I belong
Biting tongues, collapsed my lungs
As we realize this life is wrong.

Are you happy where you landed?
Are you pleased with the fall?
Are you happy where you landed?
Won’t you know?

Wars defend as gods pretend
That they had never left us here.
Pinch my skin as I extend my love to you, my dear…

Are you happy where you landed?
Are you pleased with the fall?
Count regrets with both hands,
You can’t have it all.

Are you happy where you landed?
Are you pleased with the fall?
Are you happy where you landed?
Won’t you know?

No matter what this life will bring,
Looking underneath my self, I
Wouldn’t change a thing.

Caution

Caution

The only truth in life is sin
I don’t know just where I’ve been
As we bleed so shall we die
Take with me both you and I

I believe a wealth of men
Haven’t seen what they’ve seen, nor been where they’ve been
And as we seek so shall we find
That this world is not yours and mine
Cautioning my wearied mind

I can’t know what this might mean
Waiting for my heart to sing
Some will sink while some will rise
Fashioning my great demise
Cautioning my wearied mind

As we seek so shall we find
That this world is not yours and mine
Those without have much within
Waterlogged and sinking in
Say goodbye, my only friend

Turnover

Turnover

I don’t miss you like I used to
Why are we holding on if…

I want to hold you
While this world decays
I want to be there
As our mind betrays

All our instincts now
All our weapons down

I don’t miss you like I used to
Why are we holding on if…

I’ve no memories of this place
I’ve never made these mistakes
Before our welcome expires
Making exits in fire

All our instincts bound
All our demons found

I don’t miss you like I used to
Why are we holding on if…

I don’t miss you

 

Pulsars

Pulsars

I’ll return to earth in time
With your heartbeat next to mine.
How irregular it grows
When at last we know.
Lest we make a change within
We cannot make amends.

As if distant rhythms should collide,
Our pulsars realign

Heartbeat heartbeat pounding through me,
The sound of our last light corroding.
We will surely break, break apart in time.
If we never reinvent,
Termination imminent.

As if we could ever synchronize,
Our pulsars misalign

When we make mistakes again
Elaborate our giving in
As if distant rhythms should collide,
Our pulsars realign

I Don’t Know

I Don’t Know

I don’t know if you’re watching
But I’m crying
I don’t know if you miss me
While you’re gone
I don’t know if you’re listening
But we’re dying
And I don’t miss you anymore
And I’m lying

I don’t know if you feel it
But we’re rising
Out of the ashes of this thing I know we think we control
I don’t know if we’re here now
And if we’re trying
I’ll be damned to let you go and miss my final score

When you find me I’ll be alone
Where our crimes lead
I’ll never ever let her know
Watch us return
Watch me collapse and burn

I don’t know

I don’t remember the details
But I’m trying
Somewhere behind us (beyond us)
A back door (but what for?)
I don’t know if you’re watching
But we’re dying
And I’m not listening anymore

When you find me I’ll be alone
Where our crimes lead
I’ll never ever let her know
Watch us return in time
Watch us return to find
Watch us return as two minds
Watch us return as we try

Where I am doesn’t suit me anymore
Than who I ought to be.
If where we land doesn’t bruise me to the bone
Then happily we’ll flee

When you find me I’ll be alone
Where our crimes lead
I’ll never ever let her know
Watch us return in time
Watch us return to find
Watch us return as two minds
Watch us return as we die

I don’t know

Home

Home

She will not be seen
I will not believe
We will always fall
Apart at the seams
We cannot move on
Until this feeling’s gone
Everything things is flawed
I do not belong

She believed that he,
With heart upon his sleeve,
Could recreate a time
When he and she could be.
They could not move on
Until the sun was drawn
Knowing all along
They did not belong

Nothing can take us down here
This is a place we know (well)

Breaking protocol,
I’ll see you soon

Last Song

Last Song

If you knew you were to die
With moments remaining, wouldn’t you try
To tell her everything on your mind
Before the final blink of your eyes

A mad rush of DMT and consciousness
A clarity of light and life as time permits

Tell her everything you wish this future should bring
Tell her everything you wish this future should bring
Don’t miss a thing

Imagine the prison of repetition
A pitch-perfect perpetual misery
Awaiting each player ignition
Is a blanket of unusable memory

A last bump of soma for the pain
Can you hear the digital echo? (echo)
Just as it starts to rain
The sound whispers “let go”

Tell her everything you wish this future should bring
Tell her everything you wish this future should bring
Don’t miss a thing

We are not long for this world
You’ll always be my favorite girl
I won’t ask you to stay
Watch us slowly slip away

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