The Rage of Becoming

by Benjamin James

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released July 10, 2017

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Track Name: Bone & Marrow
Oh Golden world I am so dizzy stumbling on broken feet
My love is bankrupt I’ve been holding life like a tired thief
But I do not breathe you breathe in me
Oh Bone and marrow blossom overhead and underneath
footprint of flying wind, one mind spreads throughout all things
But I do not see you see in me

I’ve been unstable growing up to hate the ground beneath my feet
I built a table cut from the roots of some living tree
I do not live you live in me
I’ve seen a chaos growing, covered up by city streets
like an old man screaming, ancient wounds still come up to bleed
but I do not bleed you bleed in me

I’m standing like a steeple
but I’m a shattered cathedral
Track Name: Monolith
I’ve been tearing things down so I can build them up
like monoliths way up above
I’ve been pouring out water on to dusty ground
to quench my thirsty mouth

I’ve been thinking things no one around me thinks
that no one I know believes
and hideous in me my panacea’s scream
in the worst kinds of disease

But I am not one, I am many
I am not one, I am many

Life has rushed past me, I cannot hold a single thing
its always hiding in between
But still the universe is flowing in and out my mind
seeing all that passes by my eyes

I am not one, I am many
Track Name: Golden Age
Oh I once believed in the simplest of teachings
for the simplest of reasons
I was once a good man I did the work of some god’s hands
it was a golden age a golden land
I once was controlled by thoughts that no force of will could hold back
no simple prayer could combat
I once tore a tree from the ground and heard a hundred little sounds
of the rotten fruit falling down

The sun has set upon the day of eternal youth and its golden age
I no longer live in that cage
because life tore apart my construct of what was true and what was love
was below and what was above
I saw a world in motion and let go of those notions
that strangled my emotions
and like a wave turned in the ocean, no word that I have spoken
I’ve been breathing in that motion

But I see the way
Track Name: Magnetics
I saw the clouds roll
and the falling rain sink into every vowel
Pedals grown up like little lanterns opened up
to feel the sun’s touch
The burning howl of impermanence comes counting down the hours
for the light of day gone, gave birth to a dancing star out from a chaos

Caught in symmetrics I have oscillated in-between magnetics
I shut the door, lit my mind up like a torch, I was writhing on the floor
screaming “someone end this war!”

Wrote my name on the day of separation
But in the decay I saw a seed of realization
Caught in the flow, Oh I am thrown within that ocean
I learned to hope, I came to know I’m in erosion
Track Name: The Rage of Becoming
It’s a furious thing to suffer the weight of existence
is it savage in frame, a deep chaos roaring at its expense?
All writhing in pain all alive in the rage of becoming
In all the screaming and praise have the god’s that we’ve prayed to
been bluffing?

But this World is a Miracle, this World is a miracle

It’s a furious sting to find ourselves breathing and naked
Hold our lives up by strings till that moment in death we’re invaded
So hollow and cold say that pray we’ve been told “Are we forsaken?”
All blind we’ve been thrown in that light we all grow to awaken

But this World is a Miracle, this World is a Miracle