Discarded Specimens

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Where did this alien craft come from ?
And what are their powers ?
And why are they visiting us ?
Are they perhaps reminding us
That we are the part of vast cosmic connection?
That we have links, even kinship with worlds beyond Earth ?
Or are they as more and more people believe
Trying to tell us that the knowledge we need
To survive, to grow
Is right here on planet Earth
Hidden in our science and in our past

We know now this world is being watched
Scrutinized and studied
By the alien microscope
Their eyes watched our ways
Recorded every step
And counted days until the time was ripe
To end the experiment

40 degrees West latitude in Atlantic
Known in olden times as Sargasso Sea
This area is a graveyard of the unexplained
It's a place where strange things happen to compasses
Strange things happen to time

With every tide came confusion
A rising storm that warped our memories
They snuggled us as ships fell down into the missing time
And filled our hearts with awe-induced theophany

And led us through the fire
Then gave us hope and took it all away
With goodbye kiss discarded specimens
The stethoscopes transmitted silence
As they led us through the fire
Then gave us hope and took it all away
With goodbye kiss discarded specimens

It's cold inside the body that does not fit anymore
It's strange how loneliness and sadness grow
A souvenir was left within to make you feel alone
Behind a face that looks like you but is no longer yours
We pierced the membrane to let you hear the tune
And make this story more than real
Almost another age, but now and here
Your life is stretched
Between the milestones of our scheme

We know now this world is being watched
Scrutinized and studied
By the alien microscope
Their eyes watch our ways
Recording every step
And counted days until the time was ripe
To end the experiment

The stethoscopes transmitted silence
As they led us through the fire
Then gave us hope and took it all away
With goodbye kiss discarded specimens
The stethoscopes transmitted silence
As they led us through the fire
Then gave us hope and took it all away
With goodbye kiss discarded specimens

It was written and read as harmless entertainment
Science fiction was just becoming popular
Fairytales for adults
Yet that world of science fiction is all around us
Right now, less fictional with every passing day
The evidence is here
Our planet is indeed being visited
By intelligences greater than man's
They travel in the spaceships
In flying saucers

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from On Ephemeral Substrates, released October 11, 2015

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qip is a solo project of Maciek Pasinski, an ex-member of Polish metal bands -Sirrah- and TheMANcalledTEA.

Blending cinematic electronica with death, doom, industrial metal.

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