ETHERIA The Rock Opera

Words and Music © 2004 Jeffrey L. Sponsler

Loners

Thalia:

 this Harmonauts had spent his whole life studying

 behaviors of subspecies of humanity

 objective observations here

 recorded in a song:

 

 Neolithos:

 1

 I have come from a world

 a world not well known

 and the people who live

 there - they have a way

 2

yet I lived in that place

 for ten years or more

 and Iíve authored a book

 on its anthropology

 

 Chorus:

 they were loners

 on a world with a million loners

 and they were humans like you

 except they had a Law

 3

 I learned of their lives

 I heard their history

 their ancestral fears

 you know they had seen war

4

 the pain that is there

 a question - a hundred answers-

 and so to keep peace

 solution of geometry

 

 Chorus:

 they were loners

 in a world with a million other loners

 and they could not relate

 no parlays - not ever a word

 

 this was their chance

 to put war in a grave

 no heated exchange

 no intellectual slaves

 

 Iím a loner

 in a room with thousand other loners

 we can learn quite a lot

 from distant foreign tribes

 

 4

 their ancients had seen

 the competitive scheme

 like rats in a cage

 you automatically rage

5

the Law said no clans

 that is larger than one

 that was a promise indeed

 no anger and no war

 

 Chorus:

 they were loners

 meditation will bring the trance

 they were completely consumed

 in the silent mating dance

 Instrumental Break

 6

 ok so now Iím alone

 I reject the world

 does the world reject me

 disappointing but true

7

 no turning back

 I feel the distances increase

 the air becomes thin

 will I continue to breathe?

 

 Chorus

 Iím a loner

 in a city with a million loners

 the planet calls me home

 and the stress I leave behind

 

 now is my chance

 to attain the next sphere

 and into the trance

 no more sadness and tears

 

 Iím a loner

 in a city with a million loners

 the planet calls me home

 and the stress I leave behind

 

 now is my chance

 to attain the next sphere

 and into the trance

 no more sadness and tears

 

 youíre the loners

 can't believe that itís any other way

 don't try to fool yourselves

 go solo today

 Instrumental finale