ETHERIA The Rock Opera

Words and Music © 2004 Jeffrey L. Sponsler

The Telepathic War

 (When Two Magicians Met on a Radioactive Planet)

Thalia:

 two Harmonauts portrayed a battle they had fought

 a psychic war for the dominion they had sought

 they sang their song - but their souls lived on

 a distant poisoned realm

 

1

 Falerina:

we met it was prearranged

 and the planet was long sterilized

 by the wars of a race long dead

 their ghosts did cry and the wind through the mist

 Psikeros:

mist that lay a sulfuric stage

 the light that fell was too dim

 to see where Falerina did stand

 but soon the fibers of thought reaching through

 

2

Falerina:

 to deep in my head injecting

 the anger that you have seen me display

 and the pride - a disability

 I govern all worlds - but then there is you

Psikeros:

 you cannot win this battle

 your will is broken - your options are gone

 I had offered you apprenticeship

 but you stood alone - you must have control

 

3

Falerina:

 control the fires that burn here forever

 splitting atoms are all that remain

 summon the memory of spirits that fly

 they cannot feel pain - for now they are dead

Psikeros:

dead planet continues to spin

 though long ago it was home to a world

 a crazy chorus - a forest of rain

 but steel met steel - and power was king

 Brief Instrumental Section

 4

Falerina:

when your logic prevails - you lose sight of my kind

 we exist for more than your pleasure

 the weapons I use are not the ones that you choose

 but do I hide them as if they were treasure

Psikeros:

no time for your lies - emotive alibis

 the whole world rests on my shoulders

 don't show me your tears - I won't spare you the fear

 of joining those I have conquered

 Chorus of Falerina and Psikeros:

 the silent despair of this place

 should move us to compromise

 the madness distorts local space

 light bends round our eyes

 Instrumental (Guitar Solo)

5

Falerina: 

I summon the tired, the weak, and the raped

 the ones who have become wild

 those unknowing fools who have broken the rules

 to stand, to fight, in this trial

Psikeros:

 secret of the sword, gestalt de la guerre -

 I amplify aggression to seize her

 I call the warriors of time to this field -

 take part in this Martian fever

 6

Falerina:

 the Wiccans of old, Joan of arc, I am told

 the sound, the flames, the magic

 Appalachian lands stolen from Cherokee hands

 the trail of tears, itís tragic

Psikeros:

 the psychosis builds - my fingers are wrapped

 you feel your nerve fibers twisted

 you can't withstand - the strength of this man

 you've lost your chance, you missed it

 7

Falerina:

 I feel your grasp - your self-confidence

 you knew you'd win from the start

 You know, you're sharp - but here in my hand

 you see that I hold your heart

 Chorus:

 this struggle can never be finished

 locked in deadly embrace

 I hope Iíve not hurt your self-image

 I see no fear not a trace

 Instrumental (harmonized synthesizers)
 

"Fault with Alien" Drawing © 2004 Peter Eccles