Star Death and Rebirth: A Space Opera

by Carbon Rapture

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After a nearby star goes supernova, thereby making the earth's surface irradiated and uninhabitable, Commander Ellison Jeffers and his family are the last survivors of the human race. This is their story.

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released January 2, 2015

Credits:
All music and lyrics were written and recorded by John Quarles in San Antonio, TX in John's home office / recording studio / robot room.

This album is dedicated to my wife Keira and my daughter Ella

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Track Name: The Shadows of Revolution
Lyrics:
The rebels keep coming - they try
They’re fighting without god’s soul inside - with lifeless eyes
With everything this war has taken from us
My soldiers look at me with broken trust like they’ve already lost - i scream

The sun is not the end oh no
This war will kill us before then
If we don’t make a stand right now my friends oh no
Take pride don’t lose yourself yet, just hang on

The pain will not stop me again
I must keep fighting them until - this rebellion is dead
With everything I’ve killed and lost
She can’t understand why i can’t run away - i whisper

The sun is not the end oh no
This war will kill us before then
If I don’t make a stand right now we’re dead my love
Take pride don’t lose yourself yet, just hang on

Wait for me, my love, please, i can’t stop this now
Don’t turn away, I’m so close, our child will be safe, just hang on
Because

The sun is not the end oh no
This war will kill us before then
If we don’t make a stand right now my friends oh no
Take pride don’t lose yourself yet, just hang on
Track Name: Tearing Off the Bandages of Faith
Lyrics:
Mechanized enemy - they’ve grown stronger than I’d ever believe
Hysteria, empire collapsing, I send mine all to fight for nothing

You can take away the final scar of my faith
In this God forsaken place you tear apart the human race
And I must rise up but I can’t save my love
In the end the stars will send us all to hell

Take my child, she is not well, she can’t grow up, in this hell,
My love is a traitor, brainwashed, insane,
And I’m the only one to blame

You can take away the final scar of my faith
In this God forsaken place you tear apart the human race
And I must rise up but I can’t save my love
In the end the stars will send us all to hell

Science was right, stars die just like us
The death of a giant, this all turns to dust

Give us another world give us another time
No one ever listened when we saw the signs
Take me to another world, send us to another time
We were never able to stop this, we all were blind

You can take away the final scar of my faith
In this God forsaken place you tear apart the human race
And I must rise up but I can’t save my love
In the end the stars will send us all to hell
Track Name: Death and Rebirth
Lyrics:
Underneath this fortress ruin
All is lost, I assume

She sleeps so softly
I’m tired too, tired of me

She’d be better off alone
This lab can never be a home

I can’t take anymore
I’ve lost the will to rise from this floor
Want to sleep forevermore

This lab, the answer lies within
I take a whole syringe
Close my eyes, I cringe

I feel a change inside my chest, organs die
Suddenly a spark ignites the rest, burns away the past
The skin of failure melting off replaced, with metal from within it
My brain expanding with a shock, I feel like God for a minute

I rise from a pool of ash
She cowers in the back
My voice still familiar
She calms and wonders
Track Name: Surviving the Return
Lyrics:
Have we become mechanized?
Are we the only two survived?
Have I become something I hate? Did my soul die?
Don’t be afraid my little one it’s alright
She said...


Pray hard for the dead star
Pray his soul has ascended up into God’s land
Her eyes were bright like explosions in the sky
And she smiled as I took her metal hand

We walked out into a barren station
We couldn’t feel the radiation
Enemies were dead the light had shut them all down
But all our comrades lay lifeless on the ground
She said…

Pray hard for the dead star
Pray his soul has ascended up into God’s land
Her eyes were bright like explosions in the sky
And she smiled as I took her metal hand

We wandered through the ruined world
Looking for any signs of life
Though the eyes of my little girl
Made it hard to forget my love, my wife

Suddenly, a figure on the horizon
I pushed my little one behind
She took my hand and she said “Daddy it’s alright”
My love was standing there before us, mechanized
She said…

Pray hard for the dead star
Pray his soul has ascended up into God’s land
Her eyes were bright like explosions in the sky
And she smiled as I took her metal hand
Track Name: Beginning the Journey
Lyrics:
This dead world can’t sustain us anymore
All that’s left are memories of war
A life that’s a shade of ourselves
And each other as we climb out of hell
And I, I want to leave behind this place
And we, we’ll redefine our race

I need a new sun on my face… to wash over me
Hear the silence as we fly through the endless space

The journey ahead will be long and hard
To survive we must heal each other’s scars
This ship is just a means to an end
And the destination m ay find us dead
But I, I see a future that we make
And we, we’ll give it all it takes

And even though we aren’t the same beings as before
We will adapt, we will evolve, we’ll love each other even more

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