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Hypatia

by Syd Lane

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    Every song on this record was named for a female who moved me in some way... Some are characters from fiction, and some are real people.

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I wrote and recorded Hypatia by myself in my home studio.

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released March 6, 2011

Words and Music by Syd Lane

Except "Siren" which is Song To the Siren by Tim Buckley, and "Saro" which is an English folk ballad originating in the early 1700s, The song died out in England by the mid eighteenth century but was rediscovered in North America in the early twentieth century where it had been preserved in the Appalachian Mountains through oral traditions.

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Track Name: Maya
He who resides
in those dreams long forgotten
Perched on
A loving ascension
Who believes
In the swords vanquished glory
Wrapped in
The whisper of a direct story

The cosmic illusion
That which is not

Deferring joy
Of that which is all
The birth, creation
Contained evil's fall
From a grace that's confused
Its arrogant need
To feel this death
It could never succeed

The cosmic illusion
That which i not
Track Name: Eliza Jane
Eliza Jane is slowly going insane
She never asks for nothing she needs
If life were a task
She'd fail, not succeed
Eliza, Eliza, Eliza Jane

Afraid to feel
There was no other choice but to kneel
Her knees
They did bleed as she fell to the floor
I said don't be ashamed
Why not ask for more
Eliza, Eliza, Eliza Jane

No one can see her
She's fading to grey
What can she do
Now her love's gone away
Her future seems empty
Her present is pain

Eliza Jane is slowly going insane
She'll never ask for nothing she needs
If life were a task
She'd fail not succeed
Eliza, Eliza, Eliza Jane

Eliza Jane
Her kindness is all that remains
Track Name: Grace
Follow me down
To the place where your apathy's found
Forget where you've been
To think, or to feel is a sin
For I know nothing
Nothing is real but the pain
And all I wanted
Was for you to know my name

Drink up
you're done
Till your pour another one
No longer alive
You're laughing
You're crying inside
So why'd you tear me from the ether
The heavens above
If you didn't want me
You should have left me where I was

You think yourself a father and a friend
Only to one now
You're beyond repremand
And I was the fool
Who tried to love you
I had to learn the hard way
That nothing is true
And nothing is real
It's a big cosmic joke
But at least I know now
Maybe there's the hope

Follow me down
To the place where your apathy's found
Forget where you've been
To think or to feel is a sin
For I know nothing
Nothing is real but the pain
And all I wanted
Was for you to know my name

"you have bettered me. You've pulled me up by the roots"
Track Name: Miriam
Only a dream
Yet not what it seems
It's yesterday since I saw you
They gently implode
When truth they behold
Yet still they expect something new

And on and on and on....

Maybe we lost
And now count the cost
And tomorrow we'll find a way
So wither and die
Though never know why
Your night bleeds and shadows the day

And on and on and on....

And life is a simple game
Made complicated by fools
And I don't know what to do
I don't know what to say
So I just listen
To the things I believe
Yeah the songs in my mind

Only a dream
Yet not what it seems
It's yesterday since I saw you

And on and on and on...
Track Name: Deladis
Oh could it be

I dreamed I saw you
And you looked so divine
I sailed my heart ship
well beyond the border line
I've never known the way
To protect myself
And hide
From the cold and misty morning
On the broken hillside

Oh could it be

I never knew
all the rules to this game
I only hope
That you maybe feel the same
I know you think its dangerous
I know we could get lost
But the only way to find ourselves
Is at any earthly cost

Perhaps its time to stop the thinking
Perhaps its time to keep on dreaming
I see you
And I know you see me
I promise to meet you
Underneath the old oak tree
Track Name: Gorgo
Gather 'round.
This is for poets.

Man will never be free
Until the last king
Is strangled
By the entrails
Of the last priest

And I'll never be free
Until I can strangle
Those bitter memories
Track Name: Kate
Picking daisies
Daffodils divine
I can't think of a better way to spend my time
They all tell me that it isn't right
I don't argue
Nobody is worth the fight
For I have seen the light
It shines in my mind
Telling me my dreams are true
For me and not you
So there's nothing to say
Now just let me play
Track Name: Sylvia
I don't believe in family
Government
Or society
Moss has covered up their names
Soulless bodies now remain

I am skinny I am fat
I am ugly
I'm a catch
I'm disordered, I'm OK
I have nothing left to say

This girl needs therapy
Somebody help her please

The things you tell yourself aren't true
Everyone is fucked by you
Cowering in fear they hide
And bathe themselves within your lies
So go to town, cut off your lips
So you can't speak
Cannot commit
To easy ways to help yourself
Never free from your own hell

Kill those who speak the truth
There's something wrong with them, not you
Kill those who speak the truth
There's something wrong with them, not you
Track Name: Molly
I went to the ocean
I went to the sea
I went to find the answer
What's so wrong
So wrong about me
Why does the snail come back
Why does it get so soft
Why does the snail come back
Why does it get so soft underfoot
I ask all the questions
I'm not supposed to say those words
So I'm with my silent pain all alone in hurt
Why does the snail come back
Why does it get so soft
Why does the snail come back
Why does it get so soft underfoot
No matter what I say or do
There's nothing I can do
To reach you
Track Name: Saro
When I first come to this country in 18 and 49
I saw many fair loviers, but never saw mine
I viewed it all around me
I found I was quite alone
And me a poor stranger
And a long way from home

Well my true love, she won't have me
And it's this I understand
For she wants some freeholder
And I've got no land
But I couldn't maintain her
On silver and gold
And all of the fine things
As my loves house could hold

Fair you well to old father.
Fair you well to the mother too
I am going for to ramble
This wild world all through
And when I get weary
I'll sit down and cry
And think of my Saro
Pretty Saro, my bride

Well I wished I was a poet
Could write some fine hand
I would write my love a letter
She might understand
I'd send it by water
Where the islands overflow
And I'd think of my darling
Wherever she'd go

Well I wished I was a turtledove
Had wings and could fly
Far away to my lovers lodging
Tonight I draw nigh
And in her lily white arms
I'd lay there all night
And I'd watch through them little winders
For a dawning of day

Well I strolled through the mountains
I strolled through the vale
I strolled to forget her
But it was in vain
On the banks of Ocoee
On the mount of said brow
Where I once loved her dearly
And I don't hate her now
Track Name: Emily
I know what you see
When you look at me

And you're wrong

What lies beyond the stars
Is there peace or solitude
On Jupiter, or on Mars
Will they ever know
The way we really are

I know what you see
When you look at me

And you're wrong

New because I've seen
How sweet you are inside
I know because I do the same
In dreams I try and hide
In dreams I try and hide