Spacetime - The Orion Syndrome

This is the band's offering from the 1993 timeframe, and the initial public release for the Orion Syndrome, distributed on cassette.
Several new songs and some earlier ones from the Space Traveler album were combined to form an exciting debut album.
Live studio musicians were used throughout, with elaborate synth sequences using some of the time's most advanced synthesizers, like the Roland D-50.
Most of this album was recorded and mastered in professional studios throughout Central Florida.
Over 100 hours were spent in the original 16 track studio creating some of the tracks found on this album.

Astral Athlete / Waves of Time

Song Story & Credits

Lots of brass and a great ending guitar solo give Astral Athlete an action movie soundtrack feel.
This song has been completely remixed with new tracks added and is a truly great song.
It was good before, but now it's even better! Waves of Time was written shortly after my 30th birthday, as I was feeling time rush past me.
There's major Moody Blues influence here. A very poignant lyric, three part harmony and an emotional guitar solo,
along with some very cool synth patches make this one a gem. Very possibly the best lyric on the album.
Again, this one was remixed with a beautiful 12 string guitar.

Music, Lyrics, and Sequencing: David Hearn. Drums concept: Warren "Honeyhead Smith".
Copyright 1993, David Hearn

Lyrics

***** Astral Athlete *****
He doesn't really know about the Meaning of Life
but you know that he is Willing to Learn
He's never really traveled down the Road he's On
but He knows exactly Which Way to Turn
The Crazy World's confusion just won't Slow him Down
He tries to make the most of Every Day
He wants to free the people livin' in his town
who think they need to work their poor lives away
*
His Dreams are a World Unto Themselves
You know, his Life, It Feels Comparatively Plain
*
(CHORUS)
You know I'm talkin' 'bout The Astral Athlete
His mind is a road; it takes him Near and Far
Yeah, He's an Astral Athlete
He's light years ahead;
He's seen the Moon and the Stars
He's just an Astral Athlete
He tries to explain, but you Just can't Relate
to the Astral Athlete
'Cause he knows Every Day drags us Closer to our Fate
*
He strives every single day to Further his Cause
become a better Man than Yesterday
to try to shape our home into a Better Place
and make a World of Difference in His Own Way
He wonders 'bout the people so Caught Up in Life
and what it really takes to Open Their Eyes
they'd never think to interrupt their Morning Strife
and pause a moment to Watch the Sun Rise
*
His Dreams are a World Unto Themselves
You know, his Life, It Feels Comparatively Plain
*
(CHORUS)
(Guitar Solo)

***** Waves of Time *****
Time Flows On,
The Forces of Life are Strong
and They wear us down with each and every Day
To a School Boy so young,
The Year might seem so Long
but soon those Fleeting years will Fade away
*
(Chorus)
Because the Waves of Time will come crashing down
You Know We must be on Our Way
The Precious Moments of each Wondrous Dawn
Cannot be Saved
*
Each Night We Sleep
The Dreams make Our Lives Complete
And our Waking Moments let them slip away
Though our Dreams may come to pass
The Future is an Hourglass
So We must make the Most of Each and Every Day
*
(Chorus)
Because those Waves of Time, They come crashing down
You Know We must be on Our Way
Memories of Love and Friends Long Gone
Will Fade Away
*
(Bridge Instrumental)
*
Now the School Boy has grown
Ten Years have Come and Gone
and Responsibilities Forever Reign
The Essence of our Yesterdays
are hidden in a Foggy Haze
The Past is Lost, The Future is to Blame
*
(Chorus)
Because the Waves of Time will come crashing down
You Know We must be on Our Way
Each Precious Moment of a Wondrous Dawn
Cannot be Saved
*
(Chorus)
Yeah, those Waves of Time, They come crashing down
You Know We must be on Our Way
The Memories of Love and Friends Long Gone
They Fade Away

Hourglass

Song Story & Credits

A very cool concept song. We are all trapped in time, frozen in the Present. It is as if we are stuck in the cusp of an Hourglass, with the sands above representing the Future, and those below; the Past. When our fate ultimately meets up with us, we slip through the cusp, into the Past (from everyone else's perspective up in the Present). Hopefully at this point we will be on the Outside, looking In. Is there a trap door in the bottom of that houglass? If so, what's outside????

Music, Lyrics, and Sequencing: David Hearn.
Copyright 1993, David Hearn

Lyrics


While Pondering Good Times Gone Past
I Ride the Rushing Hourglass
The Thoughts of Friends no longer mine
Enslaved unto the Sands of Time
The Smiles the Memories have Lit
Fade quickly as Reality Hits
and ushers in a sense of Need
a Taste of Immortality
*
To Freeze a Moment Declared Mine
Solidify the Sands of Time
or Timetrip back to another Day
To Break Time's Grip, Not Fade Away
The Present; It will always pass
While Trapped inside the Hourglass
We Dream (I Hope it is No Sin...)
To be On the Outside Looking In
*
(Guitar Fill)
*
The Future Above, The Past Below
I'm pulled down by the Undertow
To a Single Point; a Tiny Flue
Too Small for me to Pass on through
In this Place where Time Subsists
The Present; I cannot Resist
The Future Flows Down from above
and brings with it Good Times and Love
*
And then One Day, as I know It Must
The Sands will Drag me Past the Cusp
And Carry Me into the Past
In Present's Memories I will Last
And on that day, I'll Understand
The Houglass with all its Sands
I'll be Watching over those Within
I'll be On the Outside Looking In

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