Prospect #1
Many days and fewer nights... so I'm told.
I've lost my time years ago... so I'm told.
The explaining. The whispered words.
This will be the hardest part... so I'm told.
I wish my mind would work... unfold.
The explaining. The whispered words.
The front doors opened to the look of death. Will this make sense? Will this be comforting at all?
The questions dive in day and and night. Nothing we can do. Nothing I can do.
Twists and turns must be answered.
I hit land... so it seems.
The dirt chokes up my legs... strong air then shoots down my throat.
Sensory overload in an instant of sense.
Charting through the old water that I pushed away to drown.
Into another.
To find and be found.
This is what I've set out to do. Where is this door?

Prospect #2
The constant movement of my eyes. I can feel but I can't open the lids. The back of my skin is scarred, torn and broken.
A reflection of what I've seen. (What have I become?)
They let these people recreate. Maybe I should have ended it all. Too late?
Moving forward is a must.
Dig deep.
Commence sleep inside sleep.
Silence.

(An out of focus picture brings up a familiar scenario. Three people fill the room. There seems to be a fourth, but very small. We are speaking about some sort of mission. My mouth won't stop moving... talking way too much. Even through the blur I can feel their stares. This one sided discussion seems to be about what I am preventing. Is this a sign? Too late... I've said it before. The people then disappear. I look about and the western sky seems to be red... alone. I can smell burning flesh... scorched life. I turn around and the face of death stares so grim that the lids finally open...)

I'm close... very close. But something isn't right.
A horrifying realization is swept over me.

Home. The empty space of home.
All I've known is gone. All I've loved is lost.
Silence.


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Lunar Wilderness song meanings
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  • +4
    General CommentHoly Jesus I get it.
    Tommy said that this album would contain two characters, connected in a way, across universe/space/time.
    Now in Lost Perfection A), we see the lines

    "This party of four includes three grown adults and myself.
    The first adult is shy and wise enough,
    To keep the second one away from conversation.
    They're on a mission.
    Gender is not recognized.
    The third adult is a male and talks too much."

    And Here, we see
    "(An out of focus picture brings up a familiar scenario. Three people fill the room. There seems to be a fourth, but very small. We are speaking about some sort of mission. My mouth won't stop moving... talking way too much. Even through the blur I can feel their stares. This one sided discussion seems to be about what I am preventing. Is this a sign? Too late... I've said it before. The people then disappear. I look about and the western sky seems to be red... alone. I can smell burning flesh... scorched life. I turn around and the face of death stares so grim that the lids finally open...)"

    Now, the narrator of Lost Perfection, is the "Fourth, but very small" person talked about in Lunar Wilderness. The Narrator of Lunar Wilderness is the third person who 'talks too much' from Lost Perfection.
    The narrator of Lunar Wilderness has attempted to build a vessel to bring him back to prevent the end of the world, and he is seen here discussing it with the three other men introduced so long ago in The Silent Circus. And we can see here that he has failed his mission, and the end of the world proceeds as it had.
    I believe though that this was not a true time machine he built, but instead a sort of "Projection" machine. He didn't literally go back to the past, but projected himself there. He can interact with and change the past, but is truly stuck inside this machine in the present time, and we can see him exiting the projection here at the end of the song.
    Drowningtheoldhagon April 21, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis story needs to be written into a novel.
    PhazonTrooperon February 15, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPrequel to the Sequel:

    The Lady on the Hill (Mother Nature) creates The Headless Person (Earth). The Headless Person finds the love of 3 others (Humanity) to create a symbiotic relationship. The 3 Lovers strip away the life of The Headless Person, in a way that will eventually destroy The Headless Person.

    Lost Perfection (The Sequel):

    A scenario in which the 3 Lovers are in a room with the offspring of The Headless Lover and themselves. The new born notices the 3 Lovers conversing and each has noticeable differences. There is talk about a "mission" - this mission is the events that will take place in The Parallax. Before anything can happen The Headless Person dies.

    Lunar Wilderness (Same/Alternate/Projected Timeline as Lost Perfection):

    Revolving around one of the 3 Lovers, time and space is used to create a way to fix what has happened to the world. A device is built and there is an attempt to go back and change the course of existence, ultimately leading to failure.

    There is a whole other aspect to The Parallax that will tie in with this story, although it is set in a different plain of existence. Everything will come together in Part II.
    btbam123on May 08, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningContinuing my idea:

    Prospect 1:
    He's lost time on this island. Evidence from the words state he actually is on the moon, and not an island. His boat was a ship and he was stranded on the moon. He loses his way and he doesn't know what to do with himself.

    Prospect 2:
    He's stuck in hypersleep and can't open his eyes. He's no longer in control and he's regretting the choices he's made. He could have stopped what was happening.

    The parenthesis are almost a direct excerpt from Lost Perfection A + B in which the world is basically ending in a fire.

    He manages to open his eyes and wake from the hypersleep; but it's too late. The world is desolate and he is alone. Everyone he ever loved is gone and he will die alone.


    I'd love for some criticism and other ideas to perfect the story.
    Aut0didacton April 14, 2011   Link
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    General CommentProspect 1 is the guy from Swim to the Moon. In Swim to the Moon, he's fed up with life and gets on raft and floats out on the sea. In this song, he lands on a weird island with weird animals and stuff on it (I believe that is what Paul said.) Prospect 2 is a guy that lives thousands of light years away from Earth. His planet is similar to Earth and the people are destroying the planet. The people of his planet heard of Earth and Prospect #2 is sent to check it out. On his way home, he discovers that his home planet has just destroyed itself hence the lyrics: "Home. The empty space of home. All I've known is gone. All I've loved is lost." Somewhere along the lines, Prospects 1 and 2 become aware of each other and in the next album, they will meet.
    Hypersleeperon June 15, 2011   Link

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