Smoke and Mirrors

by Reason's Edge

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1.
Skeletons 03:11
We know your name We know your number We know every little spell that you've been under Every dirty little secret Every dirty little lie Every thing that would make your neighbors wonder why Every thing you desire to possess Every thing over which you obsess Every thing you want Every thing you need Every thing that can be used to make you bleed All your life's chapters that you don't read aloud Are waiting patiently deep inside the cloud You're invisible until you're not Just until that meme you're in gets hot Now that the crosshairs are aimed at you Will you be able to see it through Skeletons Skeletons Skeletons
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Peeping through the keyhole Peeking through the blinds Just a narrow field of vision is with us all the time Style over substance Shadows on the wall I'm just trying to survive here I can't absorb, can't absorb it all Stirring up the base Cranking up the hate No one will call them on it until it's much too late The fuse is getting short Time is running out Ignorance is winning You've got to see there cant be any doubt I've got too much misinformation I've got too much on my mind I'm giving in to procrastination Misinformation overload is keeping me blind Corporate media owned by just a few No one left to question what they're telling you to do Tell you to live in fear Tell you to live in hate It's your patriotic duty There's no time, there's no time to abdicate I've got too much misinformation I've got too much on my mind I'm giving in to procrastination Misinformation overload it's keeping me blind I've got too much misinformation There's just too too much trying to dull my mind It's been so long I feel acclimation Misinformation overload trying to keep us blind Misinformation Misinformation Misinformation Misinformation
3.
The Gift 04:05
4.
So distressed about the shape we're in Sliding to dark ages Don't even know where to begin Or how to turn the pages How difficult is it to be kind? How hard to empathize? Seems it's easier to stay blind To stay here hidden in disguise It'd be easier to let it slide It'd be easier to run and hide But that would be virtual suicide Never gonna give in Never give in Never gonna give in yeah Never gonna give in Never give in Never gonna give in yeah Divide and conquer is the oldest game But it works so well they ain't never gonna change it Turning off the evening news I'll find my own truth I'm not going to waste it It'd be easier to let it slide It'd be easier to run and hide But that would be virtual suicide There's a new day dawning Let this serve as a warning Got no time for your lies Never gonna give in Never give in Never gonna give in yeah Never gonna give in Never give in Never gonna give in yeah
5.
One Percent 06:30
Music and lyrics copyright Bill Cornish 2017 Published by Athanasia Music, ASCAP ------------------------------------------ Hey there Mr. One Percent Do you think you're Heaven-sent? Do you think it's self-evident That we are yours to ignore How can you believe How can you deceive yourself Have you no goals to achieve Have you no pain to relieve For no one but yourself ? Hey there Mr. One Percent No need for you to pay your own rent No need for you to repent Your sins are all your own Hey there Mr. One Percent Now that you've bought the fucking government And you've locked up all the dissidents There's no need to atone I don't wanna be In this reality TV show any more I don't wanna be In this reality TV show any more ------------------------------------- released December 4, 2017 Bill Cornish - Vocals, keys Will Jones - Drums
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Life A momentary glimpse A window to the universe So sad to see so many dreaming it all away In spiritual fallacies Dreamin' dreamin' Dreamin' away Dreamin' dreamin' Dreamin' away Dreamin' Dream away Don't keep living for the next life This moment is all you own Keep your eyes on the road Your heart in this moment Let this be your cornerstone Breathe in life and love The stars the fields the forests Know that you're home Dreamin' dreamin' Dreamin' away Dreamin' dreamin' Dreamin' away Dreamin' Dream away
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Trip Wire 03:25
Trip wire Trip wire Comfortable inside my bubble Here alone I'm safe from trouble Trip wire Heart's on the line Trip wire Wait for a sign Take no action Feel no pain It's just abstraction I can't explain Trip wire Heart's on the line Trip wire I'm doing fine
9.
Kakistocracy 02:26
False faces False facts Fake Christians Fake news Lying cheating Backstabbing Race baiting Science shaming Fear mongers Hate mongers War mongers Profit mongers Bought and paid for Deep pockets Greed worship Pickpockets Hatred Disdain Indifference Apathy Heartless Merciless Wall building Nazi coddling Obstructionism Narcissism Racism Separatism Oath burning Stomach turning Undiscerning Chaos churning Enemy of the people Oligarchy comin' 'round War on the people Welcome Welcome to the kakistocracy Ass kissing Dick waving Offshoring Playboy whoring Gun worship Money worship Class worship Crass worship Scandal ridden Rich folks Acts of treason Flag flying Class warfare Ignorance Truth and ideal destroying Enemy of the people Oligarchy comin' 'round War on the people Welcome Welcome to the kakistocracy
10.
Suddenly 08:32
Suddenly Everything's all right Suddenly I am at peace Suddenly Vision's getting clearer Suddenly Calm washes over me Soul's full smiling Life's inviting No more waiting Anticipating Suddenly I'm in the place I'm supposed to be Suddenly I feel free Soul's full smiling Life's inviting No more waiting Anticipating Suddenly I'm in the place I'm supposed to be Suddenly I feel free Soul's full smiling Life's inviting No more waiting Anticipating

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released September 22, 2019

Bill Cornish - Vocals, Keyboards, Percussion, Assorted Noises
Will Jones - Drums (One Percent, Suddenly)
Constantin Lounis - Drums (Skeletons)
Bill Ray - Drums (Misinformation Overload)
Maruis Trapp - Sax (Dreaming Away)

Dreaming Away inspired by Carl Sagan

Artwork by Barandash Karandashich
Bill Cornish photo by Tracey Cornish


Thanks always to Tracey, Doolin and Kiwi


Music and Lyrics Copyright 2019 by Bill Cornish
Published by Athanasia Music, ASCAP
All Rights Reserved

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Reason's Edge Chicago, Illinois

From the early 80s through the mid-90s, keyboardist / composer Bill Cornish spent twelve years touring throughout the western United States, Alaska and Japan with the San Diego-based band Crystal. During that time he opened for artists such as Kansas, Steelheart, Joan Jett, Steppenwolf, Firehouse, The Romantics, Pat Travers, and many others. ... more

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