Mobius Trip and Hadron Kaleido

by Michael Guy Bowman

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Mobius Trip and Hadron Kaleido, agents of Prospit and Derse. They once fought on the battlefield as their respective nemeses, only to be united by a common epiphany - the truth behind the Ultimate Riddle. Gazing upon the Skaian clouds, the secrets of the past, present, and future are now well guarded by these strange sentinels who spread enlightenment through their cryptic music and dance. Together, they hope their songs may be a beacon to all those who undertake the Riddle.

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released May 31, 2011

Music by Michael Guy Bowman.
Track art by Tavia Morra and Richard Gung.
Originally released by What Pumpkin.

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Track Name: Dawn of Man
I was about fifteen
I was walking the beach
I was racing a wave
It knocked me off my feet
I fell into the tide
It spat me back on the sand
I laughed without a clue
How lucky I was to land

It's been a long long time
Since my life was spared
It's been a long long time
But I'm still not scared

It was the dawn of man
I held the bone in my hand
I was hungry as death
Wondering through the sand
I met a wild boar
My bone came down with a crack
I tasted flesh and blood
And swore I'd never look back

It's been a long long time
But I had just begun
It's been a long long time
Out in the African sun
It's been a long long time
Since I learned that skill
It's been a long long time
Since my very first kill

If anyone's out there to see what I have done
Can somebody tell me what we are to become
Our tiny lives, they fly right by
This goodly frame, it does not care
If we live or die

It was the month of June
In Tiananmen Square
The tanks were on TV
But I was not yet there
The guns they all went pop
We heard the screams and shouts
I was brought into this world
As they were taken out

It's been a long long time
So many people to mourn
It's been a long long time
Since the day I was born
It's been a long long time
And yet no time at all
It's been a long long time
And yet no time at all

If anyone's out there to see what I have done
Can somebody tell me what I am to become
Our tiny lives, they fly right by
Who were they, and next to them
Who the hell am I?
Track Name: No Release
She's changed, she's new now
She's moved on somehow
The pain is gone now
But she still needs room to breathe

You've changed you're silent
For all those years spent
Explaining what it was that you really meant

Now you won't say it aloud
You'd rather be silent and proud
But down inside you still lies the beast
If she's the reason you live
You'll only get what you give
And what you've given is no release

You've changed, you've grown up
Your wounds have sewn up
Your time has shown up
Yet you still can't find your way

No lies, no secrets
This is your life, now keep it
In time you'll see it

The faces you have put on
Have held you back all along
You're a king, not a pawn, so cease
To be so loyally fake
You'll only get what you take
And what you've taken is no release

And one day, everyone will smile again
We'll feel like a child again
And look behind us
And think of all the stuff that's going on
The stuff we're growing on

It's an ashen quadrant affair
Except you just don't care
Your only aim has been to appease
Lay down your pride and your gun
You're not the only
Who's still looking for some release

And if the rules they can bend
You know you still could be friends
But it doesn't rely on me
This is as far as I go
I only say what I know
And what I know is you need release
Track Name: Fly
Fly fly fly whatcha say
Whatcha gonna do
Change your ways change your life
Change your point of view
Been so long since your feet
Felt the open air
So far back down the line
Were you even there?

It's so cold the rain blows in your eyes
It's so cold the days go flashing by
It's so cold you've lost all track of time
It's so cold you turn back into slime

Dream dream dream dream your life
Make it up from scratch
In your dream you're the star
It's you who makes that catch
Can't hold on, cannot grope
Your fingers will not clasp
Measurements fall apart
The tools you cannot grasp

It's insane you must be high on pot
It's insane the air this man has got
It's insane the stuff you must be on
It's insane you wake up and it's gone

And you're on your way to work
And you still can't work it out
And you can't recall the details
Or what it was about
So you read a bunch of websites
And you study archetypes
But you throw away the answers
'Cause it's all a bunch of hype

And you're on your way of work
But you just can't work it out
And you can't recall the details
Or what it was about
So you hustle through your morning
And you waste your afternoon
And at night you still are wondering
If you'll dream again so soon
And you lay awake and wonder
And you never get your sleep
Cause you're still waiting for the answers
But you never hear a peep
And you die alone and angry
And you're wrapped up in a shroud
And the world's far below you
And your feet are in the clouds
Track Name: Lies With The Sea
Lonely submarine in murky shades of blue and green
A silent knock on Davy Jones' door
Octopi and hydronauts explore unsalvaged shipwrecks caught
In coral reeves that span the ocean floor

The geothermal chemistry
Of vents below the deep blue sea
Burning on and on
The winking of an angler's light
You make this underwater flight
Down where there is no sun

My heart lies with the sea
My heart lies with the ocean

My, the continental shelf and all its sunken wealth
Boens of those who walked the plank
The depth to which these pirates sank
Crushed by pressures deep

The submarine has lost its way
Shall we ever make it to the bay
From where we once did meet
A sonar ping still rings for help
Diffused amongst a cloud of kelp
Where mermaid kingdoms breathe

My heart lies with the sea
My heart lies with the ocean
Track Name: Chain Of Prospit
Hold up before your hopes and dreams are sold up
You haven't failed yet don't hold up
Don't cut the tape before it's rolled up
You've always got a chance

Rock it and if the picture isn't clear just shop it
You're swinging by the chain of prospit
The future's always there so pop it
Back into its place

You've got a reason to live
Got a reason to live
No matter what you say
No matter what you take away
There's always something you can give
And buddy that's the reason
That you've got a reason to live
Got a reason to live
Don't care what you've been through
Don't care what people think of you
There's always something you can do
And no one knows it better than you

Praise you, the absence in your life delays you
The note that desolation plays you
You know you mustn't let it phase you
If something's in the way

Own up, there's data structures you can bone up
You might be feeling like you're Homestuck
But you can make it by your own luck
Snap it into place

And if the wind should blow
I will know
I will go

Reversal, all matter and its great dispersal
The secrets of the universal
This isn't just a dry rehearsal
We're living for today
Track Name: Pumpkin Tide
Destroy your desk, it's useless now
Build yourself a fort to hide
Close your eyes and crawl inside
You're sailing on the pumpkin tide

The ship you're on is yours alone
The wind will push your sweet sweet ride
But this foreign wave just appearified
You're sailing on the pumpkin tide

Focus on the sound of my voice
You are under my control
Obey my will or I'll bury you alive
And it's you who'll dig your own damn hole

Forget your friends, what good are they
Suckers filled with words that chide
Heads green with envy but orange with pride
Screaming at that pumpkin tide

Listen to their whispering voice
The current where the pumpkins roam
You never saw a thing
Never saw the thing you thought you saw
Just shadows looking for a home

The door into your heart is locked
Its key is buried in your mind
Too heavy to carry but too huge to leave behind
Without it you will surely die
But even that's just another lie
Sailing on the pumpkin tide

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