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Will To Ascend

by Big Bridges

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out there on the threshold, out in the deep void a planet of diamond, falling asteroids are we warmer now? are we warmer now? are we warmer now? another wicked brew of carbon light and water? the telescopes won't see far enough to detect the launches can't get near enough to inspect spinning faster now spinning faster now the goldilocks effect the goldilocks effect in effect white sails of a ship in the far southern sky see the Argo Navis traveling on by remnant nebulae remnant nebulae remnant nebulae supernova baby come watch a star die cloud for shade and if conditions are correct rock on the surface but it's circumspect what if they're right this time, what if they're right this time the goldilocks effect the goldilocks effect in effect they say it's lovely, so very lovely 30 millions light years away so far far from here so far beyond the milky way the telescopes won't see far enough to detect the launches can't get near enough to inspect spinning faster now spinning faster now the goldilocks effect the goldilocks effect cloud for shade and if conditions are correct rock on the surface but it's circumspect what if they're right this time, what if they're right this time the goldilocks effect the goldilocks effect in effect
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Carioca 03:45
"Carioca" towers rise from the ocean forces they come to pacify arms of the redeemer open wide upon the hill down here below stray bullets fly blood carioca, yolk of the city, winding through traffic on a dirt bikes screeching tires outside the fortress of high security the camera eye and razor wire are you are you switched on? are you are you shining? are you sparking like matches, crackling like crossed wires, signal distortion, multiply the frequency overdrive the amplifiers the district by the aqueduct the party never stops over club doorways the bouncers stand inside the dancers sweat, twist in contortion shout the chorus back at the band are you are you switched on? are you are you shining? are you sparking like matches, crackling like crossed wires, signal distortion, multiply the frequency overdrive the amplifiers are you are you switched on? are you are you shining? are you are you switched on? are you chasing a vision of a home….. are you are you switched on? are you are you shining? are you sparking like matches, crackling like crossed wires, signal distortion, multiply the frequency overdrive the amplifiers are you are you switched on? are you are you shining? are you are you shining? are you chasing a vision of a home….. a vision of a home.
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The Mission 06:08
so we pick up where we left off, in time the story finds the heroine, so lost in strange geography trying to find her bearing now, so far from home, far from home --- into the great wide world, she forges on ahead giving up the familiar things, she's known family and friends, their shared histories and love left behind but she'll return she'll return in the streets of a spanish city, she is walking through the night the bars and clubs spill over in golden warm lights a lonely pilgrim wandering on a journey of discovery each step, each breath, new life because leaving your home is never an easy decision oh oh oh oh oh oh In the end, all that mattered was the Mission oh oh oh oh oh oh oh yeah yeah yeah leaving your home is never an easy decision oh oh oh oh oh oh oh someday she be back on the alleys of the Mission oh oh oh oh oh oh oh yeah yeah yeah
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when you hear your name called when you have your moment grab the brass ring, we walk on shifting sands, because this is your time child, you are walking in it mold it to your will, we walk on shifting sands shifting sands some will be lifted some will be buried some will be delivered, by fortune's kiss you better walk like you own it sure of your footing the only way is forward on shifting sands shifting sands ever changing ever moving ever building ever turning constant motion gravitation grand designs washed away all washed away
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Stumble On 04:27
gone the playground gone the innocence no more the boy with leaves stuck to his clothes twigs tangled in his hair - your charmed life was illusion has it really been so bad building castles in air & seeing them fall down it shouldn't make you sad - the city takes you the city weighs on you rain dapples the taxi window rain slick on the black concrete - & the nightlife leaves you distant see your smiling frivolous friends smoking & laughing, pissed up again the party never ends - & we all stumble on, yes we all stumble on in spite of grandiose plans though these fleeting hours that make up a life you're still one lucky man
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Run Boy Run 03:49
all rise for the dark & drunken beauty make way for a trouble so complete the kind you've chased down the years of your life a trouble, a trouble so sweet - hail hail the coming of your ruin here to pirate your composure away making cruel winter all that much colder breaking you in a thousand ways run boy run it's a spark that flies in the dark flies into the dark & dies it's a spark that flies in the dark flies into the dark & dies & dies & dies tomorrow you'll pay for these sins then do it all again something fierce, elated, & so sanctified oh love, it cannot be denied oh love, it cannot be denied - you're frozen dazed in the headlights looking right into the sun & you're weak kneed wasted, rapt, intoxicated at last your kingdom has come run boy run someday you'll learn the lesson someday you'll learn the lesson why care now why care now they are only tears for you cry til you're all cried out cry out tomorrow you'll pay for these sins then do it all again something fierce, elated, & so sanctified oh love, it cannot be denied oh love, it cannot be denied
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The Rare One 03:45
huddled down behind the veil consumed by the fear to fail stayed in that shit-town way too long headed nowhere knew it all along get out get out get out yea anything can fall yes anything can fall but the rare rare thing rises it's common to have a talent to burn so burn it down at every turn gifts all ashes, fortune denied blessed with truth, living by lies get out get out get out yea anyone can fall yes anyone can fall but the rare rare one rises the rare one the rare one the rare one the rare one the rare one the rare one not only the will to live but the need to thrive any anyone can fall any anyone can fall but the rare one rises the rare one the rare one the rare one the rare one
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a shift in the atmosphere, something has changed for me today that I cannot explain I'm called to follow where my dream leads to the streets of a city far away take me there, take me there - i've been a stranger, a foundling child wandering all through my hometown in a daze I don't belong here I know it my bones I've got to be on my way take me there, take me there - distant, fleeting, pulse accelerating there's a world that awaits us if we choose to dive into the unknown, lay it down, caution thrown everything to gain, nothing to lose take me there, take me there, take me there take me there, take me there, take me there - new horizon, horizon to horizon, horizon to horizon (out there) where the Western skies break open and rain down on us new horizon, horizon to horizon, horizon to horizon (out there) where the Western skies break open and rain down on us love, will you come with me? - take me there, take me there, take me there take me there, take me there, take me there take me there, take me there, take me there
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up into the atmosphere into the stratosphere floating high & calling back down to the ground ever skyward, don't look.. I aspire to great heights to meet you in mid-flight where I've watched you for so long now from afar soaring higher, don't look soaring higher, don't look down don't you ever look down, no don't look down transmitter to full receiver to boost can you hear me from this altitude my dear? into the blue, I disappear in endless blue, I disappear in the endless blue, I disappear can you read me? are you near me way up here? feel the mercury rise air pressure readings high there's just you and me, the world below looks small then the barometer falls up into the atmosphere into the stratosphere can you read me? are you near me way up here?

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released May 5, 2015

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Big Bridges Portland, Oregon

Big Bridges is the brainchild of Japanese rock guitarist Takashi O'hashi in collaboration with musicians in Portland, Oregon. The music is composed by O’hashi with lead vocals & lyrics written by songwriters Casey Neill & Kathryn Claire. Bassist Allen Hunter & drummer Derek Brown are the rhythm section. The songs include themes of travel & relocation that echo the cross cultural nature of the band ... more

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