Through the Eye

by Groupthink

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The final EP.

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released January 3, 2009

Written and performed by Groupthink
Engineered and mixed by Groupthink @ Studio CTS
Drum recording and engineering by Miles Vandiver @ Studio V/B
Mastered by Carl Saff www.saffmastering.com
Original Artwork by Lindsay Meyer
Photography by Christopher Melton

Groupthink would specially like to thank: Miles Vandiver, Zeb and the Brikovich family at Studio V/B, Studio CTS, Webster University, Rick Haydon and all the SIUE guys, Carl Saff, Lindsay Meyer, Chris Melton, and of course all of our friends and family for supporting us through the making of the album.

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Track Name: Through the Eye
Close your eyes, take a look around
Surrounded by the sound
Wound around the frowned faces
Mouths are bending
Words are sending
Fending the brain from the contending strain
Train yourself to be happy…
No ones satisfied
Break away from this

Step up and loosen the grip of the trends squeezing you
Easing your journey by burning your fingertips

Wonder sparks the sun
The one that’s shown light on
What underlies…
What underlines your interest?
Does it benefit a cause?
Is it positive?
Are you?

Step up and loosen the grip of the trends squeezing you
Easing your journey by burning your fingertips

Through the eye of creativity
The colors of life define themselves
Under a sky of opportunity
The shade of death is like an ice cube in one’s tea
You can create happiness
With very little effort
Just smile
Track Name: Everyone
Everyone lies just a little beneath the truth
Distorting and beseeching for a mouth full of words
Even though a mouth too full could make you swallow your tongue
Follow the dumbfounded thoughts of new explanations

The abuse of the chance to do what you want destroys reality

Everyone lies just a little to hide the truth
Routine is calling out your name
It's not the same as it used to be, easy and free
It's a long story, end it short with your needs
Go ahead and concede

The abuse of the chance to do what you want destroys reality

Everyone lies just a little beneath the truth
Arranging and judging when the next perfect time will be
A little voice of compulsion tempts the conscience
It's alluring whispers drown out my voice of choice

We all lie just a little and that is the truth
We mask our addictions, whatever they may be
Suddenly fake our pains
Take notice: things need to change
Track Name: The Sound
One step to go the mood is high
All of our smiles are "million-dollar"
The rhythm pierces our brain
It pulls the chain to the stress drain
No need to complain
It crawls up our neck
Feel the pulse just to check

Too fine to define the vibe
It's just too fine

Ten feet below the moon seems high
Our skulls take a seat on goose-bumped collars
Our enlightened optics see 360 degrees
The feel's so free like the sky
Feel the music is what we imply
If you are ill at ease

The vibe is just to fine to define

Take your head off and have a seat with me, we'll talk
The vibe is just too fine to define
Track Name: Reprise
The vibe is just too fine to define when you have this sound to hold your ears
Track Name: Music Embryo
Dear Society,

It seems most music lately is all the same song
Cookie cutting its way to the top
Killing people in its path with familiarity
Music is waiting for a savior

It pleads for an option of discrepancy
It bleeds from neglect and audible cruelty
It radiates now-a-days from made up personality
We’re all waiting
It pleads for a chance to renew itself
It bleeds out the bodies of humans
It mediates day-to-day life
…or it could anyway
We’re all waiting

It’s been a couple of years now
We’ve been waiting patiently
We need something that can paint the evening
Please write back soon
We’re all waiting

I write this letter to all who cut this tree from its roots.

Damn the time moves so slow in this music embryo.
If we make it there the hatching will begin.
It will be celebrated by the world with an unruly release of all worries.
Listen to what has grown, traditions been overthrown
But if we make it there the hatching will begin
Make the change happen, bring music back to life
Bring us an unruly release of all worries, I’m begging you please.
This impatience hopefully proves the urgency.

Yours truly,
Music Embryo
Track Name: Book of Venus
Another look at this face could kill
One’s will can and will fail restraint
The beauty carves its place in the memory banks…oh the memories
The hearts in a lock box…but still…
Have mercy

Hold on to the one thing that made that smile
Hold on to the one thing that kept that smile from ever being withdrawn.

The preceding days fold the corners of their pages
Just burn the book if disengaged
When loved to death one gasps for breath
This rose just takes it away…but still…

Hold on to the one thing that made that smile
Hold on to the one thing that kept that smile from ever being withdrawn.

So damn scared of what the future holds
That the book is burned before its read
Take heed and read on before those words are gone

Baby…baby please read on
Maybe crazy things will spawn
Track Name: Sit and Watch
I'm lookin' for self-respect.
I'm lookin' and I just can't find none.
I'm lookin' around for someone and there's no one in sight
All hearts are dark in here. Does someone have a light?

Hatred has us by the spine
Reach back and put it's hand over your heart

I'm searchin' for self-respect.
I'm lookin' and I just can't find none.
All bombs are falling can no one hear my plight?

Hatred has us by the spine
Reach back and put it's hand over your heart; believe me.
Love

Our lives are more important
This includes yours
Our lives are more important
This includes theirs

The ultimate neglect
Hate's nest in the roots
An unfortunate prospect
Love's grave below soldier's boots

Still the odium remains
The reasons for this are somewhere
Wander backwards in war while we must sit and watch
While our brothers and sisters die, selfishness consumes the world
Who's life is more important? Who's the judge? Where's the judge?