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Unweaving the Rainbow

(2004)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresProgressive Metal
LabelsProgRock
Album rating :  89.8 / 100
Votes :  5
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Unweaving the Rainbow Lyrics

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Submitted by level DevilDoll
1. Above the Grass - Part I (0:42)
[Music: LaBrie/Pauly]
[Lyrics: Cash/Pauly]

Promise me you won't look up
It could change your life
Can you handle what you'll find

An open mind - an Attitude
Of Learning about something new
There's always another way
When clouds break and dissipate
2. The Gene Machine (5:31)
[Music: Pauly/LaBrie/Guadagnoli]
[Lyrics: Pauly/Cash/Guadagnoli]
[Feat. Nik Guadagnoli - additional guitars]

Born natural machines
For changing information
Changing me
Ride the River out of Eden
The flow of change comes slow
But constantly

Day by day I compete
New brothers in the pool, but wait
Most of them won't stay
Guiding chaos into order
Genetic symphony goes on
A brand new score to play

Take a strand of DNA
Slight mutation every day
Survive so I can make my way
And be passed down - down

You - Them - Him - Her
I drive you
Need to survive you
I'll work you like a clock
I write your story

Does our hero live or die
Remains yet to be seen
I need you to survive
You're my machine

Survival of the species
Third in line behind the gene
Behind me
Compared with the machine
The bloodline doesn't prove as thick
Or change a thing

I'm afraid of crossing over
I try to stay alive in you
Your life paves my way
If I really won this fight
If I am intact I will
Construct without delay

A brand new score to play

Take a strand of DNA
Slight mutation every day
Survive so I can make my way
And be passed down - down

You - Them - Him - Her
I drive you
Need to survive you
I'll work you like a clock
I write your story

Does our hero live or die
Remains yet to be seen
I need you to survive
You're my machine

Mother - Father - Sister - Brother
They fight me
They try to hide me
Inside where I belong
I have played my part

You - Me - We - Are
You are me
Think through it clearly
You work me like a clock
You write my story

Does our hero live or die
Remains yet to be seen
I need you to survive
You're my machine
3. Spiders (4:11)
[Music: LaBrie/Pauly/Guadagnoli]
[Lyrics: Cash/Pauly]
[Feat. Nik Guadagnoli - Bass]

Give me sundown till the light
Give me just one long night
Watch me work and slave away
I'll be done when you awake

Marvel at my bed of silk
Marvel at the one thing I can build
I will call this place a home
A trap for the drifter on the run

Deep in a corner where I wait
He will find me I'm his fate
I'll enjoy him day by day
Cause he'll never get away

I know you fear me
I know you fear me
Fear my home and fear my hands
Soon you'll feel me
Have reason to fear me
Scared 'cause you don't understand

Watch the dew that follows lines
Trickle through this web of mine
You see me can't comprehend
I'm a killer - a friend

You see me don't be afraid
Of this crystal I have made
It gives life to my own kind
And there'll be nothing left behind

I'm more than a witches pet
I am more than a beast
I know that I hide in shadows
But there's a little light in me

I know you fear me
I know you fear me
Fear my home and fear my hands
Soon you'll feel me
Have reason to fear me
Scared 'cause you don't understand

Build your own world
No regrets you have
And do what you have to do
For survival

Build your own world without regret
Do what you must to survive

Soon you'll kill me
Soon you'll kill me
Crush my home with you own hands
Soon you'll smear me
Why do you fear me
Cause I build the dreams you can't

I know you fear me
I know you fear me
Fear my home and fear my hands
Soon you'll feel me
Have reason to fear me
Scared 'cause you don't understand
4. River out of Eden (5:40)
[Music: LaBrie/Pauly/Guadagnoli]
[Lyrics: Cash/Pauly]
[Feat. Nik Guadagnoli - Bass and Acoustic Guitar]

A stream it flows through time
Without direction
The current holds the line
Abstract Instruction

The liquid of life - You and I

The banks are line with lies
The future is inside
It flows into a child
A great divide

Blueprints passed down the line

River out of Eden
Flow along through time
Carry all that goes into a child
River out of Eden
Your waters drift apart
You brought a new life - It came into this world

Channels forging their own way
Progress never cease
Information can create

An augmented beast
Elements they test the young
Who then will be released

After the trial of life
Blueprints passed down the line

River out of Eden
Flow along through time
Carry all that goes into a child
River out of Eden
Your waters drift apart
You brought a new life - It came into this world

River out of Eden
Filled with what we are
Keep on flowing far beyond this day
River out of Eden
Your waters drift apart
Maybe sometime new life will find its way
5. Message from the Mountain (9:56)
[Music: LaBrie/Pauly/Guadagnoli]
[Lyrics: Cash/Pauly]
[Feat. Nik Guadagnoli - Bass and Guitar Solo]

Mount Improbable rears up from the plain
Standing tall in the rarefied sky
Once we crawled along its base
It seemed these cliffs could never be climbed

Unattainable heights they tower above
Drive the bravest man to give up
We know it has been scaled before but how
Can you tell me - do you comprehend

Look around the other side
And you will reach a distant land
Who would have thought that you would find
A gradual ascent

Cliffs and echoing canyons
You'd be right to never ever wanna try

But if you take it step by step
The long way - it will lead up into - the sky

Are you a man with time to spare
If so don't be concerned
The back route's sure to get you there
So tell me what you've learned

How do we fit in
It is not just random
Not like a hurricane
That just kept on blowing

Inch by inch we built
This world of wonders
Still we can't see the top
Don't know where we're going

As you go up the hill you look around
And see other wanderers travel
Each on their own going up
Some rest while others struggle

At the top you will find perfection
It's a place you might never see
Maybe at a different time
Chance brings opportunity - to us

Rise up - go on - until you reach the distant land
Our past seems far below - down the trail

How do we fit in
It is not just random
Not like a hurricane
That just kept on blowing

Inch by inch we built
This world of wonders
Still we can't see the top
Don't know where we're going

Too far along to ever think of turning back
Too far to go to ever stop for rest
What stands before seems far too steep to try

Rise above
And survive
Multiply
And cease to be

How do we fit in
It is not just random
Not like a hurricane
That just kept on blowing

Inch by inch we built
This world of wonders
Still we can't see the top
Don't know where we're going

How do we fit in
Tell me are we sleeping
Can we go another step
And keep on growing
6. Your Eyes (2:54)
[Music: Pauly/Donlon]
[Lyrics: Donlon/Pauly/Cash]

Down where it's deep
Your thoughts are complete
All you need is a light
This will lead us unsparingly
Toward theories that cut like a knife

And the sun as it sets
Does not go unnoticed
It makes me wonder
How I can focus on.

You Eyes
Light up the room
Your eyes
My attention consume
Your eyes
Don't blink too soon

Without that invention
I would not be here
Half an eye for me is perfectly clear
So that I find you wherever you are
I am not blind, I just can't see far

And as the sun sets
I will not regret
If I keep on moving
I won't forget

You Eyes
Light up the room
Your eyes
My attention consume
Your eyes
Don't blink too soon

Each one lashes out at me
I'm drowning in a deep green sea
I will swim for eternity
Maybe one day I will see more clearly

You Eyes
Light up the room
Your eyes
My attention consume
Your eyes
Don't blink too soon

You Eyes
Light up the room
Your eyes
My attention consume
Your eyes
Don't blink too soon

You Eyes
Light up the room
Your eyes
My attention consume
Your eyes
Don't blink too soon
7. La Mer (5:53)
[Music: LaBrie/Pauly]
[Lyrics: Cash/Pauly]

I lie awake wondering who I am
My dreams don't seem to make any sense
Imagination running wild - it can't satisfy my need

Oceans taunt me - I'm a patron to the coast
Dark seas, cool breeze - today the tide is low

And then suddenly a shape has caught my eye
Calling me - could not resist or pass it by

On the shore I found an answer
Buried in the sand, circles filled with treasure
I took it home to keep it safe
Little spiral in my hand
The stories you can tell
Never cease to captivate me
Just a simple shell
You came out of the sea
Now you belong to me

I hold it close - I know there are many more
It's like a gallery - down on the ocean floor
Shapes and patterns infinite - spelling clues to history

Swept ashore - could not resist or pass it by

On the shore I found an answer
Buried in the sand, circles filled with treasure
I took it home to keep it safe
Little spiral in my hand
The stories you can tell
Never cease to captivate me
Just a simple shell
You came out of the sea
Now you belong to me

Moved by the swells
Currents will tell
Tell us you story
So many out there
No one just like my
Immortal coil keep on floating

On the shore I found an answer
Buried in the sand, circles filled with treasure
I took it home to keep it safe
Little spiral in my hand
The stories you can tell
Never cease to captivate me
Just a simple shell
You came out of the sea
Now you belong to me

I lie awake knowing who I am
My dreams now seem to make sense again
8. Nice Guys Finish First (5:41)
[Music: LaBrie/Pauly]
[Lyrics: Cash/Pauly]
[Feat. Nik Guadagnoli Bass]
[Feat. Shawn Gordon - Keyboard solo]

Come on my friend
Get back to nice again
Let us walk this land
And make it alright

Play this move I make
It's the better way
Let's just do it
And we'll both be fine

I know that there's a chance
You'll stab me in the back
But we'll have none of that
Alright

There's cause to celebrate
Within this game we play
Wash away the hate until we shine

(Line missing in the booklet)
Score your points collect our dues

Cooperate - Defect
Resist the temptation
Tit for Tat yes Tit for Tat
Support cooperation
Delightful combination
Play your part

Look me in the eyes
I won't tell you a lie
Let's build a better world
And make it alright

There are people who defect
But that does not reflect
The good ones who elect
To do it just nice

There's something to be said
For being kind to men
You break we only bend
You have no right

There's more than love at stake
This view of life creates
A better living state
For you and I

[Line missing in the booklet]
Score your points collect our dues

Cooperate - Defect
Resist the temptation
Tit for Tat yes Tit for Tat
Support cooperation
Delightful combination
Play your part

Cooperate - Defect
Resist the temptation
Tit for Tat yes Tit for Tat
Support cooperation
Delightful combination

Cooperate - Defect
Resist the temptation
Tit for Tat yes Tit for Tat
Support cooperation
Delightful combination
Play your part
9. Arms Races (8:32)
[Music: LaBrie/Pauly/Kernbach]
[Lyrics: Cash/Pauly/Guadagnoli]

I kill you I'm a lion
Snap your neck and leave you bleeding
I kill you I'm a virus
Destroy you once I'm in

I'm running I can't beat you
That's why I am so fast
I'm running down the food chain
This breath could be my last

Life is an endless battle raging on and on
Who will last the night and who won't see the dawn
One grows strong, the other stronger
Balance shifting, how much longer?

I'll eat you I'm a shark
Sink my teeth into your flesh
I'll squeeze you I'm a snake
Then down you whole while you're still fresh

I'll hide so you can't see me
Make myself disappear
Competition drives us forward
And blind ambition holds us back
Our tool manipulation
Forcing others' adaptation
Nature learns form its mistakes
Takes generations to improve
Can't run from the higher primates
Unchecked intellect devours
Animal communication
Manipulating other's power

Life is an endless battle raging on and on
Who will last the night and who won't see the dawn
One grows strong, the other stronger
Balance shifting, how much longer?

Life is an endless battle raging on and on
Who will last the night and who won't see the dawn
One grows strong, the other stronger
Balance shifting, how much longer?

Life is an endless battle raging on and on
Who will last the night and who won't see the dawn
One grows strong, the other stronger
Balance shifting, how much longer?
10. Origins and Miracles (5:06)
[Music: LaBrie/Guadagnoli]
[Lyrics: Pauly/Guadagnoli]
[Feat. Nik Guadagnoli - Chapman Stick]

Life was always there
With that I can't agree
This had to start somewhere
That much is clear to me

All this complexity
Traced back to one event
A single moment of
Naked coincidence

Origins and Miracles
In a universe of chance
Copying mistakes are made
So we can advance

Take a mountain of rust
And wait for a breeze
You'll still never see a wind that builds
A perfect machine

A universe without design
Or an entity that's blind
Who built a world without a plan
No final form in mind

In the end there is no goal
Only a chain of questions
Be one of those who answer them
Turn off copy protection

Origins and Miracles
In a universe of chance
Copying mistakes are made
So we can advance
Origins and Miracles
Haunt us day by day
We can make some sense of all
It can be explained

Primate armies slave away
Writing infinitely
Still they can not create
What Shakespeare wrote so easily

Origins and Miracles
In a universe of chance
Copying mistakes are made
So we can advance
Origins and Miracles
Haunt us day by day
We can make some sense of all
It can be explained
11. Off the Ground (5:47)
[Music: LaBrie/Pauly]
[Lyrics: Cash/Pauly/Guadagnoli]

Gimme skin behind my legs and arms
And see me glide
Just 'cause it's not soaring
Doesn't mean it can't be flight

10 feet from tree to tree
Is moving to efficiency
Half a wing is everything
If it's all that you need

Gimme wings I wanna fly
Into the air I wanna rise

Getting of the ground
Used to be so easy
You just had to earn your wings
Getting off the ground
Defying gravity
It is everybody's dream

Living on cloud eight
Still waiting for my nine
Nesting in this moment
Waiting in line - Give me time

Wind currents always keep me lifted
If I can feel it
The abnormality of flying
Is best explained by watching
Avionic aspirations
Following fowl play
Structures of steel and strut
The Wright way through the day

Gimme wings I wanna fly
Into the air I wanna rise

Getting of the ground
Used to be so easy
You just had to earn your wings
Getting off the ground
Defying gravity
It is everybody's dream

Living on cloud eight
Still waiting for my nine
Nesting in this moment
Waiting in line - Give me time

Getting of the ground
Used to be so easy
You just had to earn your wings
Getting off the ground
Defying gravity
It is everybody's dream

Living on cloud eight
Still waiting for my nine
Nesting in this moment
Waiting in line - Give me time
12. Walking through Genetic Space (4:05)
[Music: Pauly/LaBrie]
[Lyrics: Pauly/Guadagnoli]

Walk - walk with me
And see through my eyes
Try to keep up
And you will understand

Think - open your mind a little more
Breathe - open your eyes and look around
Feel - that you are a part of something else
Come

Now we travel through both time and space
See the beauty this world has made
View the stages one by one
Explore the change - don't be afraid

Walk - walk with me
And see through my eyes
Try to keep up
And you will understand

Walk - walk with me
And see through my eyes
Try to keep up
And you will understand

Hear - what the row of voices has to say
Speak - ask them questions on your way

Now we travel through both time and space
See the beauty this world has made
View the stages one by one
Explore the change - don't be afraid

Walk - walk with me
And see through my eyes
Try to keep up
And you will understand

Walk - walk with me
And see through my eyes
Try to keep up
And you will understand

Walk - walk with me
And see through my eyes
Try to keep up
And you will understand
13. Cultural Genetics (4:22)
[Music: Pauly/LaBrie]
[Lyrics: Pauly]

Learn to teach
And teach to learn
Open your eyes
Knowledge returns

Pass on the word
The modern virus
Spread it through the crowd
Watch it grow

Your mother taught you
How to sing a song
Your father showed you
How to tie a knot

Will you teach your kids
In the same way
Coming generations
Will they play this game

What makes us different
Like no other
Is that we can listen
Learn from our father
Mistakes that were made
We don't have to repeat
We've been given a choice
If we care to believe

Every single teacher
Has been taught herself
She takes this information
And feeds the new machine

Once there were wise men
Who told a story
Current tales spread on a web
And rumours fuel the pages

What makes us different
Like no other
Is that we can listen
Learn from our father
Mistakes that were made
We don't have to repeat
We've been given a choice
If we care to believe

What makes us different
Like no other
Is that we can listen
Learn from our father
Mistakes that were made
We don't have to repeat
We've been given a choice
If we care to believe
14. Bats (3:58)
[Music: Pauly/Guadagnoli/LaBrie]
[Lyrics: Pauly/Guadagnoli]
[Feat. Nik Guadagnoli Bass and Wah Pedal]
[Feat. Steve Katsikas - Saxophone Solo]

In the dark of night a shadow flying
Far above our range can't hear them crying

When the dawn approaches
They're headed to their home
Sleep through the day
To then awake at sunset

They may not see
But they can hear in color
Paint a sonic picture in their heads
So they can survive

Eyes never seemed to be an option
Left completely blind to hunt in darkness

Their world it has no light
And they don't need it
An image made of sound
To hear around

They may not see
But they can hear in color
Paint a sonic picture in their heads
So they can survive
Experience with hearing eyes
Light is not the only way to see

Use a different wave
See another way

They may not see
But they can hear in color
Paint a sonic picture in their heads
So they can survive
Experience with hearing eyes
Light is not the only way to see

They may not see
But they can hear in color
Paint a sonic picture in their heads
So they can survive
Experience with hearing eyes
Light is not the only way to see
15. Above the Grass - Part II (6:50)
[Music: Pauly/LaBrie]
[Lyrics: Pauly/Cash]

Promise me you won't look up
It could change your life
Can you handle what you'll find?

Stories you can not explain
Unfold quite easily
If you see the other side

An open mind
An attitude
Of learning about something new
There's always another way
When clouds break and dissipate

We are living an illusion
A single point of view
From horizon to horizon
A blind spot in our mind
Are there other was to be
Other lives to live
Meet a girl under the moon
Beneath the stars
Or above the grass

A new image in your grasp
Focus getting clearer
Seize the moment, take it in

Count on this - you just found out
Three sides to every story
None more right, not one will win

An open mind
An attitude
Of learning about something new
There's always another way
When clouds break and dissipate

We are living an illusion
A single point of view
From horizon to horizon
A blind spot in our mind
Are there other was to be
Other lives to live
Meet a girl under the moon
Beneath the stars
Or above the grass

We are living an illusion
A single point of view
From horizon to horizon
A blind spot in our mind
Are there other was to be
Other lives to live
Meet a girl under the moon
Beneath the stars
Or above the grass
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