ETHERIA The Rock Opera

Words and Music © 2004 Jeffrey L. Sponsler

The Departure

 Etherian Crowd:

 the Harmonauts will return

 return in a thousand years

 but now their engines burn

 and we watch them through our tears

 Thalia:

 the tapes destroyed

 the festival now over

 the rockets left the surface

 of Etheria

 their myth alive

 their spirits revived

 await the next return

 

 Etherian Chorus:

 the Harmonauts will return

 return in a thousand years

 but now their engines burn

 and we watch them through our tears

 now deep in space

Thalia:

 Polyxena was alone

 her course was set

 for a new aquatic home

 a liquid world where life was young

 no humans to hear her words

Polyxena, alone in her rocket ship, readies herself for lengthy hibersleep.

 Polyxena:

 1

I prepare now to hibernate

 and I wonder will it be deep

 in the dreamless time of the journey

 my anguish will sleep

 2

 and you - you made the sacrifice

 the tapes destroyed - you saved the Cult of Sound

 and your memory becomes a fable

 but you're not around

 

 and I - I have forgiven you

 I was wrong - I was filled with pride

 I - I may have driven you

 to be reckless to forfeit your life

 

3

 my thoughts will fade quickly

 while Etheria fades now from view

 Iíll never go back

 to perform there

 I know it's true

 

4

 as the threads of my vision

 are tangled and pulled into night

 the image I see in my head

 the picture is you

 

 and I - I have forgiven you

 I was angry - I was filled with pride

 I - I have forgiven you

 did you forgive me?

 did you forgive me?

The End (until the Next Return ...)



"Planetary Nebula with Tree" © 2004 Peter Eccles