"Obsidian" as written by Jennifer A. Folker and Toby Anthony Marks....
There's a pulsating white light but it's beautiful

It's like a tunnel of colors
And it's like I'm floating up
Through a tunnel of colors

They move and they flow into each other
And sometimes they mix
And sometimes they don't

They're changing and it looks like
They're flowing through each other
And on top of each other and sometimes mixing
And making the colors and sometimes not

Will I be able to fly through the different colors?

The ounce of perfection
You worried away
After our reflections
Of yesterday, yesterday, today


Lyrics submitted by Anarchitect

"Obsidian" as written by Toby Marks Jennifer Folker

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    General CommentThe opening monologue (which sounds inspired by The Orb's "Little Fluffy Clouds") reminds me of light playing off rainbow obsidian. Perhaps it represents the alluring but faulty surface of "our reflections of yesterday". Is the past really as good as you remember it?

    All too often, people will paint the past as a time when you had endless possibilities and open doors ("Will I be able to fly through the different colours?"). The problem is falling in love with the view from the rainbow's top, only to reach your pot of gold at the end, and... well, not appreciate how good you've got it made now.

    From what I've read, Toby Marks (of Banco de Gaia) let all of Folker's chanting after "Yesterday, yesterday, today" be wordless vocalizations, just to keep the rhythm. My favorite interpretation is the Dr. Seuss-ian "Green ham and eggs, with salt and butter, butter, butter", but I'm weird like that. Let your own ears be the judge.
    Anarchitecton March 24, 2008   Link

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