A History Of Western Philosophy (EP)

by Dallas Doctor

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released April 24, 1996

Produced by Jon Mark Lundell;

Lead Vocals, Pianos, Guitars & Keyboards - Dallas Doctor;

Drums, Bass, Percussion & Backing Vocals - Jon Mark Lundell.

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Track Name: No Man's Land
No Man’s Land
Music & Lyrics by Dallas Doctor
©1996 Wild Moose Music (BMI)

(Verse 1):
Are we an accident?
Are we intentional?
Is there a reason?
Or are we rational?

(Chorus):
Are we just tiny clumps of carbon on an unimportant planet
Spinning in a Universe that’s cold and dying?
Or are we more what we appear to be – or not to be – to Hamlet?
What a piece of work is man? Or are we trying?
Welcome to No Man’s Land!
Welcome to No Man’s Land!

(Verse 2):
Is there cause?
Or only effect?
Are we certain of anything?
What can we accept? … (Chorus):

(Bridge):
Is there cause?
Or only effect?
Are we certain of anything?
What can we accept? … (Chorus):

Welcome to No Man’s Land!
I said: “Welcome to No Man’s Land!”

... (Modulated Chorus):
Track Name: Everything Is Water
Everything Is Water
Music & Lyrics by Dallas Doctor
©1996 Wild Moose Music (BMI)

(Chorus):
Everything Is Water
Everything is earth
Every life is fire
Every death is a birth
Matter never changes
Except in form and in name
Everything is changing
And always staying the same

(Verse 1):
They knew the size and the shape of the earth
They predicted the heavens and seasons
They invented our science and math
Both the practice and also the reasons
Every tenet of modern religion
Was present six-hundred-B.C.
We only owe the way the we think
What we do, what we say, what we see ..
They’re not like us – they lived then ..
They’re not like us – we’re just like them!

(Verse 2):
They gave us natural law with its order
And the rules of rational thinking
They legislated behavior with prudence
Punctuated with orgies and drinking
They had governments, mayors, and armies
And schools where they taught evolution
They partook of their sacraments too
In their churches and sought absolution
They’re not like us – they lived then ..
They’re not like us – we’re just like them!

(Chorus): (Repeat Verse 1):

Bridge:
They were not right
They were not wrong
We are not right
We are not wrong
We are still here
But not for long

(Chorus): - (Synth Solo):
Track Name: Drink It Up (Socrates)
Drink It Up
Music & Lyrics by Dallas Doctor
©1996 Wild Moose Music (BMI)

(Verse 1):
Everywhere, every day
We’re taking what they’re giving
But the unexamined life
Is not worth living!
Some will never write a book
Or even leave a letter
Some will live -- others die
And who’s to say what’s better?
Take the cup
Drink It Up!

(Verse 2):
Everyone, every way
Has signals that they’re sending
But there never was a story
That didn’t have an ending.
So we either pass into
A better world worth keeping
Or we’re in a dreamless state
And we’re just sleeping
Take the cup
Drink It Up!

(Bridge):
The more you know, the less you know
The more you learn, the more you realize
That there’s a whole lot more to know than what is known
So Keep questioning, and don’t apologize!

Take the cup
Drink It Up!
Track Name: Allegory Of The Cave (Plato)
Allegory Of The Cave
Music & Lyrics by Dallas Doctor
©1996 Wild Moose Music (BMI)

(Verse 1):
There’s a fire outside the cave
Throwing shadows on the wall
Sensations ride in on a wave
With implications for us all

(Bridge):
But my eyes don’t see what’s in front of me
To the real world, I’m blind
The light - the dark - the energy
They can be anything in my mind

(Chorus 1):
We are deluded
We never know
We mistake what’s real for what’s unreal
And we’re makin’ it up as we go.

(Verse 2):
There’s a madness in the cave
And it overcomes us all
This illusion’s all we save
To paint perceptions on the wall

(Bridge):
But my eyes don’t see what’s in front of me
To the real world, I’m blind
The light - the dark - the energy
They can be anything in my mind

(Chorus 2)
We are deluded
We never know
We mistake what’s real for what’s unreal
And we’re makin’ it up as we go. …
… We never know
We mistake what’s real for what’s unreal
And we’re makin’ it up …
We mistake what’s real for what’s unreal
And we’re makin’ it up as we go.
We’re makin’ it up as we go …