The Future Worlds of Yesterday (The Last Rock 'n Roll)

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This song was highly influenced by my love for anime title sequences, and probably most influenced of any of the tracks on this album by Malice Mizer.

Lyrically, I wrote what I felt about the way things are today. Three things I know about life in today's first world societies are:

1. Technology is distracting.
2. We aren't ever satisfied with today, but we aren't ever willing to work for tomorrow because that takes planning.
3. If today was my last day to live the last thing I would want to do is play some Neon Metal on a stage...preferably at the edge of the world, with the wind in my hair, crushing my enemies with the blaring sound of the apocalypse.

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Lyrics:

Death is just what you thought
It is their plan to just hold you back!
Days before, you walked the future worlds
In disbelief

Time is just a burning flame…you cannot betray
Let this moment pass
Please, one last kiss for me,
How…?
Now?
Now!
Can you love what you don’t see?
Tomorrow’s life is who you’re meant to be.

All I see are saviors
Every screen—a light of truth
Every screen the gospel
Every thought, I thought for you.

Will we outlast time—or lose ourselves
And the everything
That makes us whole?
Can we have one last embrace?
Forget about our yesterdays—
So splendid…
The world has changed
We’ve lost control

(Chorus:)
Nothing left to do
But to sing
Our last rock ’n roll

All that’s said has been done
What is done that is not said?
Numbers shouldn’t struggle
What’s the point
When nothing lies ahead?

If this was my last today
I would rock the stage!
Looking back no longer seems to bring me forward.
Singing out against what mankind’s headed toward.

Looking back no longer brings us forward.

credits

from Singularity Now: The Future Worlds of Yesterday, released October 16, 2015
Live Drums by M. Apollonius

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Virtual Intelligence Arizona

Virtual Intelligence plays Neon Metal–a fusion of industrial goth, electronica, J-rock, and symphonic black metal. Lyrically concerned with science-fiction, Vi represents a departure from the overplayed tropes of the cybergoth movement. Vi features the music of the transgender post-renaissance woman, Nikoletta–who’s previously offered her talents to bands such as Sin Origin and Sorrowseed. ... more

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