Dreams of the Unknown

by Nathan Osterc

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released August 22, 2015

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Track Name: The Unknown
We sail the seas
Of the unknown
Tack the ship
So winds will blow

And thru our days
Keep thoughts at bay
Are we dashed to nothing
By crashing waves?

We wait to see
These ports unknown
And hopefully
We’ll find a home

All that's ever known
Illusions owned
These fragile webs
To pieces blown

So where’s your heart and mind?

(Sailing the Seas) Is it a choice we made?
(Wandering the Ocean) Is it a game we played?
(Always Searching) Is it the price we paid?
(All these efforts come to naught) Will we ever know?

Sailing the seas of time and space
Wandering the oceans of thought
Always searching for our place
But these efforts come to naught

We walk from dawn to twilight
Span the chasm with a bridge
Strewn with dust and starlight
But we’re heading for a cliff

You say you’re free
How do you know?
When did you choose
How life unfolds?

All we ever know
Delusions owned
These fragile webs
To pieces blown

So where’s your heart and mind?

(Sailing the Seas) Is it a choice we made?
(Wandering the Ocean) Is it a game we played?
(Always Searching) Is it the price we paid?
(All these efforts come to naught) Will we ever know?

Will we ever really know?
Track Name: Siren's Call
Searching the shadows
I'm in the lost and found
Running at a stand-still
In amaze with no way out

What I want eludes me
In the diffusion of it all [of it all]
And when I try so hard, I fall so far, I fall so far
Beckoning the siren's call

Keep listening to the wind blow
But I just can't find the sound
Keep looking in the water
But my sanity has drowned

What I want deludes me
In the confusion of it all [of it all]
And when I try so hard, I fall so far, I fall so far
Beckoning the siren's call

I’m awash in this muddled state of mind
It may be out there, but nowhere can I find
Hear the echoes of a far and distant chord
A ship adrift on a long forgotten shore

Dove so deep into the ocean
And I’m sinking like a stone
The voices they surround me
Singing songs of the unknown

What I want eludes me
In the diffusion of it all [of it all]
And when I try so hard, I fall so far, I fall so far
Beckoning the siren's call
Track Name: Mescalito
Fifty miles outside of Santa Fe
Dwells a man can change his shape
He listens to the desert’s voice
And disappears without a noise

If you’re cold he’s got a fire
If you’re down, he’ll take you higher
Coyotes shape he can assume
Tho you hide, he’ll sniff your truth

Mescalito stalks the night
His voice is piercing
Eyes are bright
Mescalito dreams the day
His fire can burn
Your pain away

Knows these ancient desert paths by heart
You can’t render him and land apart
Sand and sagebrush in his veins
He abides and waits for rain

Mescalito stalks the night
His voice is piercing
Eyes are bright
Mescalito dreams the day
His fire can burn
Your pain away

And if you look, you can find him still
He walks amongst the driest desert hills
He talks to beast and plant and wind
And so remains until the end
Track Name: Alchemy
Trouble waking up today
Drowsing in my bed
Seems you’ve gone away for good
Pain’s my new best friend

Haven’t seen the sun for days
All the gold has gone to gray
Memories like broken glass
Are sticking in my head

Have to motor round the bend
Though my tank is running low
There’s something inside of me - yeah
That still hasn’t let you go

See sparkles in the silver glass
Where light and darkness meet
In the blinking of an eye
Unsteady on my feet

Seems my heart is breaking thru now
Driving this pain away
And in my mind I'm seeing you now
But I know that it’s okay

Just around the turn
I'll see the rain -it start to glow
Shimmering on the branches
And my world begins to grow

Can I embrace this alchemy of mine
Turning rain into a sun that shines

I'll embrace this alchemy of mind
Never knowing just what I'll find

I know I’m waking up today
To the newness that unfolds
Possibility my new best friend
Seems gray can turn to gold
Track Name: Awake in the Dream
Think I heard you say
Trouble’s on the way
Seems to make you feel good
To borrow tomorrow from today

When these words collide
Is there a point in taking sides?
We all have our point of view
True for me ain’t true for you

Are you awake in the dream?
Or just a pebble rolling in the stream?
Are you a lamp at the door?
Or feeling like a dissonant chord?

Are you awake in the dream?
Or just a zombie shuffling your feet?
Are you in fire in the night?
Or stumbling along without sight?

Think I heard you say
Trouble’s on the way
Seems to make you feel good
To Borrow tomorrow from today

We all have a path to choose
Right or left, nothing to lose
At times we’ll disagree
True for you ain’t true for me

Are you awake in the dream?
Or just a pebble rolling in the stream?
Are you a lamp at the door?
Or feeling like a dissonant chord?

Are you awake in the dream?
Or just a zombie shuffling your feet
Are you in fire in the night?
Or stumbling along without sight?

Are you awake in dream?
Or just stumbling along with sight?
Stay awake in the dream
Or you'll be stumbling along without sight

Awake in the dream..
Awake
Track Name: Force of Nature
I was born with high tide
Felt the waves like a storm - yeah
There were stars in my eyes
Wind was singing my song

River Flowing
Wind is blowing us away
Time is moving
Ever onward with the day

You were one with the sun
Felt the waves like creation
There was light in your eyes
And it captured my soul

We were a force of nature
It was the nature of our force

We were forged in the fire
Felt the flames in our hearts - yeah
And we shone like the sun
And then we crashed like the waves

River Flowing
Wind is blowing us away
Time is moving
Ever onward with the day

Now I sit in shadow
Dark thoughts, they fill my head
And I begin to wonder

Now I sit in shadows
Grim mountains overhead
And I begin to wonder

Am I alive or am I..
Am I alive or am I dead?
Track Name: Savage Gardens
There’s a stranger staring at me
From inside
To find the truth you have to read
Between the lies

Have you always believed
There’s more than meets the eye?

Sometimes we’re in the weeds
And seem to lose our minds
To get back on your feet
Feel the truth inside

Go on, and find the Open Doorways
In your heart
This revolutions ever changing
Where we start

Have you always believed
That there’s more than meets the eye?

The taste is bittersweet
The rose grows old
There ain’t no easy streets
Paved with bricks of gold

There's a price we pay
To live another day
These savage gardens are
The places that we play

And find new lessons to learn
We ebb and flow taking our turn
Keep finding lessons to learn
We ebb and flow, taking our turn

I’ve hiked for miles within the forests
Of the mind
Found the stream that feeds these rivers
That divide

Have you always believed we live and then we die?

The taste is bittersweet
The tales we’re told
There ain’t no easy streets
Paved with bricks of gold

There's a price we pay
To live another day
These savage gardens are
The places that we play

And find new lessons to learn
We ebb and flow taking our turn
Keep finding lessons to learn
We ebb and flow… taking our turn
Track Name: Mind of God
There’s times when I look around
At these faces I pass in town

So many of us come and go
Living our lives in the to and fro
And I wonder.. And I wonder..
Do we really know?

Sometimes these hearts
They’re set on fire
And all these feelings
Come to bear

Sometimes we’re waiting
Out in the cold
We’re trying to find
Our place in this life

But at the end of the day
We all go our way
We have all taken our turn
On this ride

Could it be that we are
Just a thought
In the mind of God

And maybe you and me
Are awake in the mind of God

Could it be that we are
A way to be
For the mind of God

And maybe you and me
Came awake in the mind of God

And maybe you and me
Can awaken the mind of God

And maybe you and me
(And maybe you and me
(And maybe you and me) Can be awake in…

There’s times when I look around
At these faces I pass in town
Track Name: Where Wisdom Grows
You are the garden where I plant my seed
You’re the field in which the wind will blow
You are the atmosphere in which I shed my tears
You’re the heart in me that knows

Will you let it flow?
From the source of the stream
Into the deserts below
Don’t try to hold the rain
Let it fall from your sky
So new life can unfold

Yeah…
Yours thoughts are complicated
Yeah…
You always contemplate it

Do you want to know [spoken]

From this fountain
Dreams will flow
Into the Garden
Where wisdom grows

From this mountain
Streams will flow
Into the ocean
Where we all go

You are the water with which I quench my thirst
You’re the mirror where my reflection shows
You are the atmosphere in which I shed my tears
You’re the heart in me that knows

Will you let it flow?
From the source of the stream
Into the deserts below
Don’t try to hold the rain
Let it fall from your sky
So new life can unfold

Yeah…
Your thoughts are complicated
Yeah…
You always contemplate it

Do you want to know [spoken]

From this fountain
Dreams will flow
Into the Garden
Where wisdom grows

From this mountain
Streams will flow
Into the ocean
Where we all go

(repeats)