A History Of Western Philosophy (EP)

by Dallas Doctor

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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):
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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):
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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!
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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 …

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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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