ETHERIA The Rock Opera

Words and Music © 2004 Jeffrey L. Sponsler

Realization and Fury: The Songs Have Been Stolen

 Thalia:

 The time had passed

 the festival had ended

 the songs were stored in electronic memory

 the Recordist put the tapes away

 in a room but the merchant was there

 

 when the chance arose

 the tapes were taken by the man

 he tried to sell the sounds

 to the people

 the Harmonauts they witnessed then

 the death of mythology

 

 Neolithos:

 Illusions of fear: my song is gone

 Iíve traveled so far: to give - to be one

 of the Harmonauts: Iíve been betrayed

 by a machine - and by my brother

 Exobotanist:

 this amounts to sacrilege

 they taped the festival

 and now control the secret faith

 of all Etherians

 

 I should have known the merchant was

 here to make more then a tune

 Isolier and that crazy machine

 have landed us in the news

 Etherian Chorus:

 Return our mythology

 The reason of Etheria

 And restore our ancient belief

 we suffer from hysteria

 Photophagus:

 the few who have committed

 this act we cannot ignore

 will hold our songs and Etherians

 will live by faith no more

 the politics of music now

 it wears a different hue

 what is the value of a chord?

 I think Iíll write some blues

Neolithos:

 the feelings of fear: are replaced now by anger

 the sound is so near: the sound of the enslaved

 I cannot remain: a cynic and a coward

 the action is there: we stand on our feet

 

 Iím a loner

 in a room with ten other loners

 maybe Iíll go outside

 to move - to fight - to win

 Harmonaut Chorus:

 Now is our chance

 to control our fate

 shape history

 and to find those tapes

 Etherian Chorus:

 Return our mythology

 The reason of Etheria

 restore our ancient belief

 we suffer from hysteria

 Polyxena:

 I can hear them calling

 they long for the life they have known

 tapes now hold our stories

 religion lies still as a stone

 

 darkness now covers us all

 the vision I saw

 a world torn apart

 and we are to blame

 Harmonaut Chorus:

 Now is our chance

 to control our fate

 shape history

 to find those tapes

 Ah Ah

 Etheria



2D Artwork "Fumaroles Expel Ether"  © 2004 Jeffrey L. Sponsler