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mudrickphoto 8:24pm, 7 December 2007
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i have thought long and hard about which song to choose and i was thinking that this would be a great addition, also i have noticed that the story behind 2112 dose not appear on the CD version (well not mine anyway!) so i thought it would be neat to introduce anyone who has not read it to the story...so good luck everyone and let the photos roll in!!!!!!

I. overture

And the meek shall inherit the earth.

Ii. the temples of syrinx

... the massive grey walls of the temples rise from the
Heart of every federation city. I have always been awed
By them, to think that every single facet of every life is
Regulated and directed from within! our books, our music,
Our work and play are all looked after by the benevolent
Wisdom of the priests...

Weve taken care of everything
The words you hear the songs you sing
The pictures that give pleasure to your eyes
Its one for all and all for one
We work together common sons
Never need to wonder how or why

We are the priests of the temples of syrinx
Our great computers fill the hallowed halls
We are the priests of the temples of syrinx
All the gifts of life are held within our walls

Look around this world we made
Equality our stock in trade
Come and join the brotherhood of man
Oh what a nice contented world
Let the banners be unfurled
Hold the red star proudly high in hand

We are the priests of the temples of syrinx
Our great computers fill the hallowed halls.
We are the priests of the temples of syrinx
All the gifts of life are held within our walls.

Iii. discovery

... behind my beloved waterfall, in the little room that was
Hidden beneath the cave, I found it. I brushed away the
Dust of the years, and picked it up, holding it reverently in
My hands. I had no idea what it might be, but it was
Beautiful ...
... I learned to lay my fingers across the wires, and to turn
The keys to make them sound differently. as I struck the
Wires with my other hand, I produced my first harmonious
Sounds, and soon my own music! how different it could
Be from the music of the temples! I cant wait to tell the
Priests about it! ...

What can this strange device be?
When I touch it, it gives forth a sound
Its got wires that vibrate and give music
What can this thing be that I found?

See how it sings like a sad heart
And joyously screams out its pain
Sounds that build high like a mountain
Or notes that fall gently like rain

I cant wait to share this new wonder
The people will all see its light
Let them all make their own music
The priests praise my name on this night

Iv. presentation

... in the sudden silence as I finished playing, I looked up
To a circle of grim, expressionless faces. father brown
Rose to his feet, and his somnolent voice echoed
Throughout the silent temple hall. ...
... instead of the grateful joy that I expected, they were
Words of quiet rejection! instead of praise, sullen
Dismissal. I watched in shock and horror as father brown
Ground my precious instrument to splinters beneath his
Feet...

I know its most unusual
To come before you so
But Ive found an ancient miracle
I thought that you should know

Listen to my music
And hear what it can do
Theres something here as strong as life
I know that it will reach you

Yes, we know its nothing new
Its just a waste of time
We have no need for ancient ways
The world is doing fine

Another toy will help destroy
The elder race of man
Forget about your silly whim
It doesnt fit the plan

I cant believe youre saying
These things just cant be true
Our world could use this beauty
Just think what we might do

Listen to my music
And hear what it can do
Theres something here as strong as life
I know that it will reach you

Dont annoy us further
We have our work to do
Just think about the average
What use have they for you?

Another toy will help destroy
The elder race of man
Forget about your silly whim
It doesnt fit the plan

V. oracle: the dream

... I guess it was a dream, but even now it all seems so
Vivid to me. clearly yet I see the beckoning hand of the
Oracle as he stood at the summit of the staircase ...
... I see still the incredible beauty of the sculptured cities
And the pure spirit of man revealed in the lives and works
Of this world. I was overwhelmed by both wonder and
Understanding as I saw a completely different way to life,
A way that had been crushed by the federation long ago. i
Saw now how meaningless life had become with the loss
Of all these things ...

I wandered home though silent streets
And fell into a fitful sleep
Escape to realms beyond the night
Dream cant you show me the light?

I stand atop a spiral stair
An oracle confronts me there
He leads me on light years away
Through astral nights, galactic days

I see the works of gifted hands
That grace this strange and wondrous land
I see the hand of man arise
With hungry mind and open eyes

They left the planets long ago
The elder race still learn and grow
Their power grows with purpose strong
To claim the home where they belong
Home, to tear the temples down...
Home, to change..

Vi. soliloquy

... I have not left this cave for days now, it has become
My last refuge in my total despair. I have only the music of
The waterfall to comfort me now. I can no longer live
Under the control of the federation, but there is no other
Place to go. my last hope is that with my death I may pass
Into the world of my dream, and know peace at last.

The sleep is still in my eyes
The dream is still in my head
I heave a sigh and sadly smile
And lie a while in bed
I wish that it might come to pass
Not fade like all my dreams

Just think of what my life might be
In a world like I have seen
I dont think I can carry on
Carry on this cold and empty life
Oh...noo!

My spirits are low in the depths of despair
My lifeblood spills over..

Vii. grand finale


Attention all planets of the solar federation
Attention all planets of the solar federation
Attention all planets of the solar federation
We have assumed control.
We have assumed control.
We have assumed control.
pjeastboldre PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by pjeastboldre (member) 11 years ago
Waterfall behind green patch

#1
iii. discovery

... behind my beloved waterfall.

Brilliant choice, THE song, THE album, THE side(LP!!), that really got me into Rush. (Thanks to cousin Mike!!!)
Kaptain Kobold 11 years ago
"It's got wires that vibrate and give music
What can this thing be that I found?"

The Sound Of Music
DavidDMuir 11 years ago
Too many words... too many ideas... Arrgh!

OK, I've decided to go for comic potential rather than artistic merit.

#3

"It's got wires that vibrate and give music
What can this thing be that I found?
"

Blue plays the blues

I almost went with and on keyboards..., for the same section of lyrics. I think it's a better picture but it doesn't fit as well. I also briefly flirted with the idea of illustrating "Our world could use this beauty, Just think what we might do" with my Air Guitar Hero picture.

Other ideas may follow... :-)
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mudrickphoto 11 years ago
Fantastic pics so far!!! keep it up!!! BRILLIANT!!!!
cx1uk 11 years ago
#4

Weve taken care of everything
The words you hear the songs you sing
The pictures that give pleasure to your eyes...


Mess With Our Minds
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shutterBRI PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by shutterBRI (moderator) 11 years ago
#5

... the massive grey walls of the temples rise from the
Heart of every federation city. I have always been awed
By them, to think that every single facet of every life is
Regulated and directed from within! our books, our music,
Our work and play are all looked after by the benevolent
Wisdom of the priests...

Sanctuary
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mudrickphoto 11 years ago
wow it has to be number 5 for me, wonderful shot!!!!!!

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pjeastboldre PRO 11 years ago
Very difficult, I just like the simplicity of the Kaptain's guitar.

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jrosalia Posted 11 years ago. Edited by mudrickphoto (moderator) 11 years ago
Gotta go with Kaptains guitar also.

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Kaptain Kobold 11 years ago
#1:
#2: 1 + 2
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#5: 1 + 2
shanandphil 11 years ago
#1:
#2: 1 + 2
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#5: 1 + 2 + 3
DavidDMuir 11 years ago
#1:
#2: 1 + 2
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#5: 1 + 2 + 3 + 4
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shutterBRI PRO 11 years ago
#1:
#2: 1 + 2 + 3
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#5: 1 + 2 + 3 + 4
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mudrickphoto Posted 11 years ago. Edited by mudrickphoto (moderator) 11 years ago
ok do you all just wanna finish the voting here?????
pjeastboldre PRO 11 years ago
Up to you mate. We need some more 'players' !!
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shutterBRI PRO 11 years ago
I'd like to propose we consider this one a tie and put both #2 and #5 in the HOF

Kaptain, you have the honors on picking the next song
Kaptain Kobold 11 years ago
A tie? You got one vote more than I so surely it should be you gets the honour.

I'm happy to finish the voting here.
cx1uk 11 years ago
#1:
#2: 1 + 2 + 3
#3:
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#5: 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5

Yay!!! Winner!!!!!
Kaptain Kobold 11 years ago
See?

:-)
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mudrickphoto 11 years ago
lol, ok, BRi you win this one!!!! well done!!
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