"Proximus Centauri" as written by and Omar/bixler Rodriguez....
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Metronome charisma
Keeping time
In sling shot tempo

Utopia the landfill crawls
Omens that back the truth
Erase the veins of this dateline
As it tells the story
Of this roman fracture
Space time clich?/font>

I can't believe
The feeble recipe
Civilization tastes so good
Nero has conquered the stars
No one ever saw the spacesuit togas
A wreath around the head
Like saturn's rings

Stole your recipe
The ghostship cemetary
We won't lie

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Utopia the landfill crawls
Omens that back the truth
Erase the veins of this dateline
As it tells the story
Of this roman fracture
Space time clich?/font>

I can't believe
E TU BRUTE unfolding
Under the breath
Under the fall Caligula time warp
Decadence in fleets come rain storming
Under threats of gluttony and lies

Stole your recipe
The ghostship cemetery
We won't lie



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"Proximus Centauri [*]" as written by Jim Ward Cedric Bixler

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    General Commentthis song is actually called "Proxima Centauri" i beleive, the title is similar to the song "Alpha Centauri". I think a centauri is a constellation, i might be wrong.
    prodon May 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentProxima Centauri is the star nearest to earth, other then the sun

    andrew
    SandwichPunkon May 31, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is about how the romans had a working space program before anyone else, i think. i heard that somewhere. it sort of makes since though. alot of cedrics stuff is about space and such, like ursa minor, which is a constellation also. again, i think.
    atdicomebackon June 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhat the hell is up with this site? First they erased my bands lyrics then they took off all my posts from two days ago? I had a long explanation of what this song was and they took it off. Fuckin dicks
    yacantfademeon June 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAh site crashed thats why it all got erased my bad
    yacantfademeon June 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis was the first atdi song i heard, in like 98 off the Serial Killer fearless records comp.... great song, great band....But i will be seeing Sparta and The Mars Volta since I work security at the venue they are both playing.... SWEEEEEEET
    IamTheEdon April 01, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis one has me stuck, for some reason i think its a little ridiculous to be about roman space travel. that seems a little to straightforward, i see a lot of symbolism here, i don't think its that cut and dry
    youeatpoopon April 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is basically about the morphing of weaponry... and science for that matter to an entire new level. the romans are used because they were both dominant in battle and did a lot of scientific work. it's about evovling war and war tactics. the roman emperors used in this song were both insane (Nero and Caligula), so the great power falling under insane hands is also another aspect of the song.
    HeavierThanAiron June 15, 2003   Link
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    General Commentahhh that makes sense. I kind of wondered, if you take it at face value though, it can be pretty inspirational for a sci fi story, I tried to write it, but I'm not good at that type of writing.
    Avaranton January 05, 2005   Link
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    General Comment'E Tu Brute unfolding, under the breath, under the fall'
    A reference to Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar,' where the title character is killed by multiple stabbings, one of the culprits is revealed by Julius, in which he says 'and you too, Brutus.' Although i've never read the play, Brutus was supposively thought to be a great friend of his.

    This could mean that in our world of new age Emperors attempting to gain global dominance, and even that of space and the universe, there are betrayals towards nations once thought to be friendly. A general example of this could be First World Nations reaping all the resources from Developing countries in order for their own economical and technological gain.
    Lango84on January 22, 2005   Link

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