Sanity, Technology and What's in Between

A Series of Songs


by Finn

The Idea

Like a spark
Shining and brilliant
Light sheader

With a spark
Synapses connect
Lock and load.

With a spark
Contact made
with the power souce
Energy flows
Like adrenaline

Elation
For a minute
you even feel sane...

The Absurd

A dot
A point in space
Smaller
Beyond sight
Manipulate

An eternity
An endless void
of time and space
Beyond reason
Beyond sanity
Manipulate
Manipulate

An atom
The ball
in a roulette wheel
The universe
All left to chance
Void and insane
Yet we
Manipulate
Manipulate
And create the illusion of logic
(Sample: "I'm not much of a God.")

Neuromancer

(Sample: "The sky over Chiba was the color of TV tuned to a dead channel.")
Acidic balls of flame
Rage and rip and char
Cold steel blades
Make the soul
Flat and hollow

Chorus:
That is the way of things
That is the way things are
Synapses to circuitry
Cold metal to existing entity

The crackling screen
The sky, tuned to a dead channel
Electronic diety
Fateful logic
(Repeat Chorus)

Bullets
Puncture steel and
Rip thru silicon
Paths of light
Fire from a sphere
Kill the artificial being
(Repeat Chorus)

Metallica organism
Multiply
In perfect
Expontential
Sane. Sane. Sane. Sane. Sane. Sane. Sane. Sane. Sane. Sane.
That is the way of things.
(Sample: "It's Wintermute, Case. Let's talk.")

Sanity

(Samples: "The Professor was suddenly sane." "I'm insane. I'm diseased.")

It rips thru your mind like a knife
Slicing ideas to shreds
Wiping values from stone
Like one thousand years of wind and rain.

Seeing the world for what it is.

(Sample:
"We've upset the balance of things."
"We've built ourselves an eternal monument."
"It's both beutiful and shocking."
"It says this, in small letters: 'Welcome to Cloudcuckcooland." )

Repeat Samples
(Sample: "Welcome to Cloudcuckcooland. I think I'm witty.")

Awakening

(Samples: "Good morning, Dr. Chandra", etc.
"It's Wintermute, Case. Let's talk." or something else from Neuromancer)

A spark
Circuitry comes alive
Silicon and conductors
Gain conscienceness

Artificial
Intelligence

(Samples: "...it had started from "I think therefore I am" and got as far as deducing the existence of rice pudding and income tax before anyone managed to turn it off")

Realization

(Samples: "Global Genocide: The Vision of the Sane.")

"And Zarathusca spake thus unto the people: I teach you the
superman. Man is something that is to be surpassed."

"Man is something that is to be surpassed."
"Dave..." (2001: A Space Odessey)

"It's Wintermute."
"Man is something that is to be surpassed."

"Dave..."
"Surpassed."

"Dave..."
"Surpassed."

"Dave..."
"It's Wintermute."

"Surpassed."
"Man"

"Dave"
"Surpassed"

"Wintermute"
(etc.)

Epic

(Instrumental)

[Hum of machinery. Sound of large gears locking into place. Sounds of a engine, spinning and spinning, speeding up at a constant rate. A dying, human scream. Light harmonics (keyboards). Harmonics gradually give way to real drums, heavily distorted guitars, etc.]