Enter the Temple

by Temple 8

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    Great progressive and ethereal rock & metal with message, emotion & angst. Poetic lyrics, intersting harmonies, brilliant arrangements & great chops like Rush, Dream Theater, and Pink Floyd. Nice digipak and full color printing on disc face.

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Illusions, Illusions It's all illusions The cosmic and the karmic in an endless game The fabric of reality, absurd in its duality So everything remains Illusions, Illusions It's all illusions Hidden power lurking there, just under the veil Supernaturality, taboo in actuality But just waiting to be tamed Illusions, Illusions It's all illusions Living in world of constant change Many into one and then back into many Yet everything remains We're not bodies, we're not atoms We All Are And that's all we need to be We're Ideas of The Mind Deaf man hear, Blind man see Perceptions, perceptions Receiving perceptions from a Higher Plane Beyond its dark disguise The simple means to mold and recreate the universe Is freely given to those who try Perceptions, perceptions Receiving perceptions A single, subtle, secret truth Is masked by multitudes of lies Tap the core of what you really know And see the world through ten billion eyes While we're awake we can just believe But in our dreams we realize We're not bodies, we're not atoms We All Are And that's all we need to be We're Ideas of The Mind Lame man walk, Dead man breathe From ageless spirit few can fathom Those points of light space can't contain We are Ideas of The Mind Collective Soul -- We're All The Same...
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The fog on the street tonight Reminds me of that time of waiting Just after death Dark With lights in the distance Well aware of the others around me Yet I was alone and at ease Silence Ah, to be free and away From the hustle and bustle Of the material world But I knew I would have to return here Again So here I am for the umpteenth time Filling empty pages with ornaments Of rhyme Every time I promise myself That I will not forget my past But I always do I only remember the times in between The waiting In the mist
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nruT tfeL 00:08
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Turn Left (free) 05:36
Turn Left - Red Minds Turn Left - Red Views Turn Left - A little Red Vision in the news Turn Left Turn Left - Where's your freedom? Turn Left - Where's your pride? Turn Left - Big Brother standing at your side Turn Left For the people with the power you live your life For the people with the power have restrained your rights Turn Left - Change your thinking Turn Left - Change your plans Turn Left - The State makes your decisions and you follow their commands Turn Left Turn Left - You share no secrets Turn Left - You have no friends Turn Left - For on The Party your fate depends Turn Left For the people with the power you live your life For the people with the power have restrained your rights Turn Left - It's your religion Turn Left - No alibis Turn Left - You're always followed by Invisible Eyes Turn Left Now...
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We're coming to a new level of understanding We're coming close to a meeting of minds The Reds see stripes and The Stripes are reddening Someday soon, it's just a matter of time Can we expect our world to survive When we're taking our own lives? How will our world remain If it's left in a pool of blood, greed, and pain? Disease is spreading like media gossip It's an epidemic that will not quit The pestilience will grow if we don't act on it You can ignore opinions but don't forget the facts It's affecting your homeland, it's affecting mine How can we fight a common enemy When we can't keep from fighting our own kind? We're coming to a new level of understanding We're coming close to a meeting of minds The Reds see stripes and The Stripes are reddening Someday soon, it's just a matter of time If the East moved left and the West moved right We both might find we'd have no reason to fight...
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Danger Zone (free) 03:12
Every single day it's the same thing The bodies lay in the street While the sound of sirens fill the air You learn to live with the din of the fighting Because it hasn't stopped in several thousand years Real estate changes hands almost like clockwork You never seem to know who is in command When you live in the Danger Zone You remember all you hear When you live in the Danger Zone Scars are what you bear When you live in the Danger Zone You live your life in fear When you live in the Danger Zone Death is always near When you live in the Danger Zone The other side always knows where you're hiding It doesn't take them long To find out exactly where you are You pray with every day of the fighting That the battle stops And the sound of silence fills the air When you live in the Danger Zone The news is always bad When you live in the Danger Zone Faces are always sad When you live in the Danger Zone It's hard to keep from going mad When you live in the Danger Zone Your life is all you have... When you live in the Danger Zone Every single day it's the same thing
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Staring down from my Vanity Clear Channel runs everything Corporate radio monopoly Dissolving into a Puddle of Creed Covert and clever diablerie In our face yet we never see Planting seeds of deception and greed In the name of The American Dream All for One for All All for One for All All for One for All All for One One for All All the oil in the Middle East Cannot spare us our gluttony Mowing down forests to build city streets Is not a scene The Big Picture needs And you... you say you want money And you... you dream about fame And you... only see milk and honey And you... you're all losing your way A.O-HELL to Infinity Media feeding us everything Perception - The truth that they sell, we'll believe Magicians with marketing tricks up their sleeves One for All for One One for All for One One for All for One One for All All for One Killing in the name of some deity The apex of moral indignity The corruption that's shaking the money tree Is not a scene The Big Picture needs And you... don't you think that it's funny? Yeah you... a willing pawn in this game And you... content to sit and do nothing For you... the end is always the same Don't you realize it's just a pack of lies? Those who need it can't afford it Those who can, collect and hoard it Don't you realize it's just a pack of lies? The affluent's obsession To hold the rest in their oppression And you... serve the end that is coming Yeah you... somehow think that you're free And you... believe that you're cunning Yeah you... I only wish you could see Living in a world of hypocrisy The saddest disgrace to humanity This mirage and the lies of prosperity Are not the scenes The Big Picture needs
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Tension (free) 02:10
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It's Alright (free) 05:10
I saw the sunrise in the West today I watched the sky turn to grey I felt the heat twenty miles away I shook my head and slowly said, "It's alright, hey it's alright..." I kidded myself for years Thinking that we'd never do it Cast away those doubts and fears about this final day All their talk and diplomacy didn't help improve it... I ran for you as you called my name You wiped the sweat from my head Four desperate eyes and the skies in flame Only two words to be said, "It's alright, hey it's alright..." I ran for you as you called my name You wiped the sweat from my head Four desperate eyes and the skies in flame Only two words to be said, "It's alright, hey it's alright..." I kidded myself for years Thinking that we'd never do it Cast away those doubts and fears about this final day All their talk and diplomacy? Well there was nothing to it. In grief I stare, as the Earth is wasted away...
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I feel as if I don't exist, just floating in the mist And while this state of mind persists My own spectre is my nemesis My loudest scream, it goes unheard By the people in the room Have they gone completely deaf Or is being mute my doom? Then memories of my youthful days flash into my mind Dreams of living coincide With thoughts that I've been falsified Then the people gather 'round And tears fill up their eyes I try to tell them I'm alright But nothing calms their cries Warm and numb to learn the rest of why I'm all alone A lifelong burden lifted from my chest Then the truth hits hard as stone I'm watching my whole life go by All the people I have known When suddenly I realize -- I'm dead I'm going home...
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Hope 08:14

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2003 debut album from Temple 8

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released April 15, 2003

Musicians: Kurt Tischer - 6 & 12 string electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitar, organ, synthesizers, programming, bitching and moaning; Dave Clark - Drum & percussion; George Belinsky: Sitar/Vibe/Keyboard solo on "The Big Picture"; Bobbi Holt - Piano on "Enter the Temple" and "Hope"

Recorded between September 2001 and March 2003
Produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Kurt Tischer at The 3rd Ear in Berea, Ohio

Concept and Design - Kurt Tischer with special thanks and acknowledgement to all the people and artists at povray.org, makers of the best open source raytracing program ever and all those at IRTC for their fantastic contributions in computer generated art.

MANY, MANY THANKS to all our friends at garageband.com: jukeboxxx88, SunnyJamz, Peevette, meatcigars, Hog Whitman, Lee Gibson, angel_iz, Pabis1, Liquidirt, (your name here).

The following families for their continued support, David: the Clarks, the Keans, the McKennys, my best friend and beautiful wife Becki, my wonderful son Dominik, my in-laws Mary and Gene Wilder, John Morton and Dennis Korecki, Gerard Lombardo; Kurt: Mom, Dad, Rick, Scot, Scot Jr., Carol, and Jaclyn

All songs written and arranged by Kurt Tischer

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Temple 8 Cleveland, Ohio

Inspired by rock greats like Rush, Triumph, Dream Theater, Spock's Beard, Marillion and Pink Floyd, Temple 8 is philosophically inquisitive and politically irreverent, hitting a home run by using poetic and politically charged lyrics to illustrate the stark state of world affairs, driving toward spiritual awakening, all laid out and wrapped around a superb, epic musical platform. ... more

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