Speed of Light

by Alex Schein

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released April 18, 2006

All songs produced by Alex Schein

All words written by Alex Schein for SkyHunter Music LLC
except: RiseUp (A. Schein, D. Breeden), Dawah's Message (A. Schein, A. Ahmed), On Your Side (A.Schein, A.F. Jost)

All songs mixed by Abel Okugawa and Alex Schein @ Monkeyclaus Studios (Roseland, VA) except: "Knot Poetry" recorded and mixed by Tucker Bodine and Alex Schein @ Playback Recording Studio (New York, NY).

Mastered by Mike Wells
Album Artwork by Zach Holtzman

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Track Name: BeLong
Belong
as I to life
song of saints
forgotten in short breath
escaping in fear to create
small rooms
tight spaces
locked doors
generation as we struggle to belong
as time feels shortened by the second
we left Now

One is how I measure the sunrise
One is how I measure the love in your I/eye
As you to mine
I belong when I see All
in reflectshine
in relfectshine
in reflectshine
in reflect
shine
I belong
I Be Long

The stars smile as we combine
like clouds of rain’s potential
release the tears of ancestors gathering
to pour out. From the long journey
we be the tired footsteps of infinity
looking to belong in souls of stretched up
divinity
in souls of stretched up
divinity

One is how I measure the sunrise
One is how I measure the love in your I/eye

As I belong
when I see all
in reflectshine
in reflection
in reflectshine
in reflection
in reflectshine

alexschein©2006
Track Name: RiseUp feat. Deirdre
It’s time for the woman to rise up
It’s time for the man to make a stand
It’s time for the child to realize
It’s all in our hands
It’s time if you know what’s right
It’s time if you feel it inside
It’s time
Let it go and let your Love
Rise up
Rise UP

Rise up in the new born sun
in the East meets West
we rise on the ocean
rip tides flip lies inside out
we’ve got to make a stand
two legs
two feet
too much blood on my hands to sleep
I wake up in the middle of a dark night
Wake up and realize that it’s time

It’s time for the woman to rise up
It’s time for the man to make a stand
It’s time for the child to realize
It’s all in our hands
It’s time if you know what’s right
It’s time if you feel it inside
It’s time
Let it go and let your Love
Rise up
Rise UP

I rise with every verse searchin’
the Earth’s eyes
surmise every life enlightened
I’m speaking to the ones
with their head above the plight
tryin’ to do what’s right and stay True
while you manifest the Knowledge
for the seeds you know
or seeds you grew
who knew change don’t come to those who wait
seize the moment in the struggle and the battle of late
knowin’ most good souls within demonstrate sin
searching for redemption
asking who the enemy is?
as we blend the ingredients from every experience
lift pass the glass and surpass the illusion
shatter misconceptions and change the conclusion
gain a clearer view amidst the mass confusion
I rise to meet my heart, love I know we worlds apart
scarred from bars and stained with pain insane
never underestimate a man in chains
with the mental capacity to rise beyond a casualty
skin deep being a minor formality
clarity in knowing this isn’t the last chance
never taking for granted each and every glance
in a trance I rise beyond circumstance
so each and every one of us under the Sun
search the Earth’s eyes
Rise to become One

It’s time for the woman to rise up
It’s time for the man to make a stand
It’s time for the child to realize
It’s all in our hands
It’s time if you know what’s right
It’s time if you feel it inside
It’s time
Let it go and let your Love
Rise up
Rise Up

alexschein©2006
Track Name: Speed of Light
Florescent turned off its illusion
and I dilated in confusion
to find a new light source
the true Life Force
the One
the sun beam reflection
as a new moon dream
I fell inside the falling stars of spiral
the pathway though oblivion bleeds backwards
red to blue
thought you knew that true color dawns out of darkness
thought you knew that true color dawns out of darkness
as I adjust to evolve
the pain of revolution will be released as I revolve

Pain of revolution released as I revolve
Pain of revolution released as I revolve

as I revolve into

One rhythm
One life
One world
Unite
In Love we find
We move
At the speed of light
We move
At the speed of light

And so I dig for the root
while you pull at the leaves
searching for a truth
that can set you free
from the mind spell
from the time well I took too much waiting
and now I feel myself fading into a night
caving in as I might collapse from the stress of breath
caught in the thought of fear
trapped as I follow tears out of chest. Rising
on the tide of emotion I surf the Seven Sonic Seas
into an ocean
and swell from its depth
as I be
the symphony of electric energy
and the only catastrophe would be to hold on tight
and watch your levee break
from the weight of too much light
too much light
too much light
too much, as it’s

One rhythm
One life
One world
Unite
In Love we find
We move
At the speed of light
We move
At the speed of...

alexschein©2006
Track Name: Mind of the Maker
Never going to quit
until I climb inside the mind of the maker
thank Her for the ride as I break down
lay down in the heart
as I start to find
that the thing called love is a kiss so bliss
that the Earth can’t miss a day of sunshine
I ride the rhythm of system called
solar
polar
so hard
as I rip the vision of a nation
frustration
he waits with his eyes closed
he chose the mission of a sky talker
my daughter water is the fall of Man
as he stands alone he will break down
with his head
in his hands
with his heart
he has bled the pain
as an ache for the Maker

Thank you for the ride
but I just can’t take another day
without your sunshine…

My addiction to rhythm is always the same
as the friction of fire is always a flame
as division desires to know its name as the One
unites
and light is made.

alexschein©2006
Track Name: Knot Poetry feat. Mark Holmes
This will knot be poetry
this will knot be

This will knot the senses
blow up fences and brick wall lines
like time does not exist within this reality
must persist relative only as cell expansion begins
and now we are sinking in paths to ponder
Eyes of the Beholder
well eyes behold her
keeping pace with changing crops of fading forms
these days are for your destruction

As the negation of self
is the inflation of wealth
the phases of moon melt the praises that tell
balloon minds they can walk blind on a tight rope
when a slight slope is still decline
so

Close your eyes
cause I can’t close mine
wish I may
wish I might
wish the light would snuff the night
reverse the curse of society
rehearsed as I search like variety for more
and it’s more war
more sex
more collects than releases
so we tease ourselves with stories of democracy
but if the past dictates the future
then we are all slaves to hypocrisy
living in a land of stop lights and switches
do-knotted contradictions which create di(e)visions
we dangle our feet off their fences
speaking twisted tongues of past tenses

Once upon a time
I can rhyme the story line
into a repeating circle
that skips until you spin the recorded pages of your history
scratch out the speaker
cause I need a healer
as the music of the DJ is the same as the shaman
guide us closer to the nuclei
and we will fly like Feather Falcons
the Dragon claws for fire
while we beat higher
we beat higher
we beat higher

We beat higher into seeing
that’s why the first person of being is named “I”
well its eyes to remember
I still remember sitting in the house of freedom
under the ceiling
you call it the sky
and I call it my mind
and I can dream the clouds into a weather or knot
and tie mine with the Sun
as our time
has come

And come the ancient spells of my Mother
come the ancient spells of my Mother
drip heaven into my cup
empty cause empty is always enough
always
enough to fill me UP.

alexschein©2006
Track Name: the Drop
Wait one second
as I feel the Drop to your
beat keeps rockin’
won’t stop till I
see the end of your reign is falling
I know Babylon keeps calling your name
but
wait one second
as I feel the Drop to your
beat keeps rockin’
won’t stop till I
see the end of your reign is falling
I know Babylon keeps calling your name
but

Wait
Hold on have faith
In Love comes change
As tears melt your pain
So will be the day
When their reign
Comes tumbling down
so wait one second
as I feel the Drop to your
beat keeps rockin’
won’t stop till I
see the end of your reign is falling
I know Babylon keeps calling your name
keeps calling your name
but

I keep moving to the street
I keep moving to the beat
I keep moving to the time
I keep moving with the rhyme
I keep connecting lines
as they bend I’ll send a message
through the rhythm of a system
I know they could never find
me within your heart aligned
see within and memorize
these words we keep repeating
in the melody I’m breathing
in the sound I found I’m feeling
as my eyes climb the ceiling
as they close doze back
No, I won’t slack
so…

as I feel the drop to your
beat keeps rockin’
won’t stop till I
see the end of your reign is falling
I know Babylon keeps calling your name
but wait one second
as I feel the Drop to your
beat keeps rockin’
won’t stop till I
see the end of your reign is falling
I know Babylon keeps calling your name
but

Wait
Hold on have faith
In Love comes change
As tears melt your pain
So will be the day
When their reign
Comes tumbling down
Their reign comes tumbling down
Their reign comes tumbling down

alexschein©2006
Track Name: On Your Side feat. Alex Frampton Jost
Don’t you worry about the time
Don’t you hurry as we try
to push the river but you die
cause I’m always here on your side
I’m always here

We speak in speech
reside in mind
And what said do you make true?
Why hold truth better than children?
Fight back supple minds
Break backs
This is a station break beat counter attack
A liquor store hold-up of soul out cash in
But still I breath out
look up stream
I see seams breaking
weakening
busting at the gut
the old model failing
this is what owning
what cannot be owned
smells like
look right / same fight
T.V last night
same play / same stage
same skeet / new week
change channels / same creeps
figure heads embedded
in the same News Speak

But what game are you playing?
And with what evil are you laying?



Cause baby
don’t you worry about the time
don’t you hurry as we try
to push the river and you die
but I’m always here on your side
I’m always here
on your side
open your eyes

I am the sword
they are the noose
letting you dangle
as I cut you loose

from the time
as we rewind
counterclockwise

I am the sword
they are the noose
I am the sword
they are the noose
electric chess
the levee is loose
the president pupated
by a Dick in a suit.
We must speak and read
know history
Counter Clockwise Culture
Masters of subtlety
see when we say
SLEEP
now y’all are the sheep
internet your neck
and Google™ your teeth
and all I’m saying is
this gold is fools
just like first they called them Race Records
then Rhythm and Blues
know the game
study the rules
don’t push the river
let the river come to you

cause baby
don’t you worry about the time
don’t you hurry as we try
to push the river and you die
but I’m always here on your side
I’m always here
on your side

We’re on your side

alexschein©2006
Track Name: Gift of Gabriel
These words aren’t coming from me
It’s the gift of Gabriel you see
These words aren’t coming from me
It’s the gift of Gabriel
Gift of Gabriel

alexschein©2006
Track Name: DeSide
I was fourteen when prophecy came to me
in a waterfall, the love of my father
was all that I ever wanted
and so haunted by his ghost
I made the most of my days
trying to live up
but it seems
nothing is good enough for a god
or at least I thought
projections of how I ought to be
and so
caught me a case of expectation
self-generated frustration
as I sat the bench
sat the pew
dribbled till I grew tall enough to see
into my father’s eyes
well son
look inside
and realize
it’s my own two
it’s my own two
it’s my own two eyes
one is you
one is I
one is truth
and one is lie
so decide
so deside
so we decide

And in those days I was divided
between church and state
tournament dreams
fell to a knee twisted and torn
a dream died and born
and out of the ashes came the music
I heard Her calling in the music
and so I choose it
everyday to carry this pain
as I strain to see
it’s my own two
it’s my own two
it’s my own two eyes
one is truth
one is lie
one is you
one is I
so deside
so decide

I will decide

And with my choice
I’ll choose my voice
to sing for Love
to sing for Love
to sing for Love
to sing for Love.

Music’s how I get high
Music’s how I get high
Music’s how I get high
Music’s how I get high
Music’s how I get by
Music’s how we get by
Music’s how we get by

alexschein©2006
Track Name: The White Flag
I keep trying to let it go
but the mind won’t let me know
how to release from the pain
how to put down the weight of the world
on my shoulders
this War won’t be over till I die
till I decide

And I keep seeing a vision of
all the people in tune to Love
let our Voice be the rhythm
of our heart
solar system
let your fist open up
let it climb to the sky
as we wave our goodbye

You throw up your white flag
surrender your name tag
it’s not you
but the love of One
that’s coming through your pain
all your hope and faith
i and I
all your hope and pain
i and I

And I keep trying to let it go
but the mind won’t let me know
how to release from the pain
how to put down the weight of the world
on our shoulders
this War won’t be over till we decide
till we decide

You throw up your white flag
surrender your name tag
it’s not you
but the love of One
that’s coming through your pain
all your hope and faith
i and I
all your hope and faith
is Life
all your hope and faith
is Light
all your hope and faith
i and I

And I keep seeing a vision of
all the people in tune to Love
let your Voice
be the rhythm
of your heart
solar system
let your fist open up
open up
open up
open up
open UP

alexschein©2006

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