A handful of nothing is all that I need
It contains plus and minus everything
The odd combinations are what make up
The world that you see before you

In one hand I hold what people call good
The rest I hold in the other
But these are just symbols to the perfected minds
Of which we are but mere reflections

I was born to synthesize
Energize and catalyze
I was born to synthesize
Like waves on still water the forms reappear

Quickly erasing the ones before
But forms like these are born only to die
But the life in them lives forever
Pyramids, spheres, and obelisks

Are the patterns of all creation
But the red polygon's only desire
Is to get to the blue triangle
I was born to synthesize

Visions rise before your eyes
I was born to synthesize
The orbits of consciousness spin 'round and 'round
Apparently they go nowhere

But the odd combinations are leading you on
To your home which is in the center
You were born to synthesize
Ain't no jive - it's no surprise

You were born to synthesize

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"Born to Synthesize" as written by Todd Harry Rundgren

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    General CommentTodd was getting into eastern religion about the same time he was experimenting with the early electronic music synthesizers. I guess it seemed a natural fusion. I still remember seeing him perform this on The Midnight Special solo and acapella, before the song was released, complete with video effects to accompany his wildly modified voice.
    rgforeston March 18, 2005   Link

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