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Ideas of the Mind

from 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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Inspired by "Illusions" by Richard Bach


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...


from Enter the Temple, track released April 15, 2003


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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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