"Exist" as written by and Zachary James Baker Matthew Charles Sanders....
Our truth is painted across the sky
In our reflection we learn to fly
No hand to hold us
No one to save us from tomorrow

Sailing away, beyond the reach of anyone
Far beyond the dreams of everyone
No light to follow
A shot in the dark
Does anybody know?
Sailing away, beyond the reach of anyone
Far beyond the dreams of everyone
High from the heavens
I can't see the pain
Does anybody care?

Think for a moment of all the lives
Stripped of their essence before their time
We stand to conquer
But is there nothing left tomorrow?

Sailing away, beyond the reach of anyone
Far beyond the dreams of everyone
No light to follow
A shot in the dark
Does anybody know?
Sailing away, beyond the reach of anyone
Far beyond the dreams of everyone
High from the heavens
I can't see the pain
Does anybody care?

"We have one collective hope: the Earth And yet,
uncounted people remain hopeless, famine and calamity abound
Sufferers hurl themselves into the arms of war;
people kill and get killed in the name of someone else’s concept of God
Do we admit that our thoughts & behaviors spring from a belief
that the world revolves around us? Each fabricated conflict,
self-murdering bomb, vanished airplane, every fictionalized dictator,
biased or partisan, and wayward son,
are part of the curtains of society’s racial, ethnic, religious, national,
and cultural conflicts,
and you find the human ego turning the knobs and pulling the levers
When I track the orbits of asteroids, comets, and planets,
each one a pirouetting dancer in a cosmic ballet,
choreographed by the forces of gravity,
I see beyond the plight of humans
I see a universe ever-expanding,
with its galaxies embedded within the ever-stretching
four-dimensional fabric of space and time
However big our world is, our hearts, our minds,
our outsize atlases, the universe is even bigger
There are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on the world’s beaches,
more stars in the universe than seconds of time that have passed since Earth formed,
more stars than words & sounds ever uttered by all humans who have ever lived
The day we cease the exploration of the cosmos
is the day we threaten the continuing of our species
In that bleak world, arms-bearing,
resource-hungry people & nations would be prone to act on their low-contracted prejudices,
and would have seen the last gasp of human enlightenment
Until the rise of a visionary new culture that once again embraces the cosmic perspective;
a perspective in which we are one, fitting neither above nor below, but within"


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher

"Exist" as written by Zachary James Baker Matthew Charles Sanders

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    General CommentI've read elsewhere that this song is intended to represent the big bang and the section where the lyrics come in represents the Earth, but while that may form part of the song, I think overall, the song is talking about humans leaving earth to continue our existence elsewhere in the universe.

    Using that theory, I think the intro would be the chaos of the big bang, the lyrical section is the present period, i.e. our current time on earth in the relative calm of the universe, whereas the final section, musically, is human life actually travelling out into the universe to look for a new home. The spacey tone of the guitars and the increasing speed of the drumming - I can just easily imagine some sort of spacecraft taking off into the universe...

    Lyrically, there are also a lot of hints towards space exploration.

    "Our truth is in the sky"
    "We learn to fly"
    "Sailing away"
    "No light to follow"
    "High from the heavens"

    "Does anybody know?" and "Does anybody care?" I think are the two questions that are blocking the vision of travelling through space - first of all we must have the knowledge of how this would be achieved, which although there has been talk about moving humans to Mars revently, we are still a long, long way from anything like interstellar travel. And the second of those questions, people must actually care about leaving earth or it will never be investigated thoroughly enough and we'll remain here on Earth until it is too late and we eventually die out.

    The spoken outro by NDT also stresses a need for people to start caring about our "exploration of the cosmos" - Earth and all its problems are insignificant in the grand scheme of things and we must unite our goals towards this exploration, or else we risk the existence of our species.

    The drums in that outro are awesome by the way! Love this song.
    XavengedXon November 05, 2016   Link

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