2013

by illuminated

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released January 22, 2013

Bass guitar on Q.U.A.N.T.U.M. performed by James Odell
Recorded at Scarlet Studios
Mastered by David Bartle
Cover Art & Photography by Mark Beachum
Logo & Back Cover Design by Jamilyn K. Parks
Special thanks to Brian Pampaselle and Undocument

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illuminated Long Beach, California

A Long Beach music duo composed of Wayne and Zen whose goal is to open minds through enlightened lyrics over diverse musical approaches, Illuminated is the first band to be produced by H.C.M.P. High Concept Media Properties.

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Track Name: Manifest: Destiny
H.C.M.P.

The population inflates at exponential rates
Which makes more space in the House for red states
For the Earth's sake, can't you see what's at stake?
Avoid the mistakes and choose to procreate
Your eyes are kept averted by the way they got you herded
With the loopholes they inserted into the ways our laws are worded
Which get more contorted as the rich get more rewarded
But do you read what's recorded? No! It's easier to ignore it
The time has come for the resurgence of a new insurgence
The reemergence of what's really important and urgent
We've need to strive to break away from the hive
Society thrives: yet you don't feel alive
Mankind has the resolve to solve how the world revolves
Yet some won't get involved to find from where we've evolved
It's hard to conceive with the mixed signals we receive
It's no wonder you concede when we all should secede
Too ignorant to vote, too distracted to revolt
How can we have hope when they can't reach for the remote?
Feeding lies to the masses in an attempt to keep them passive
If we just got off our asses we'd get the power back from the fascists


Is life what it's supposed to be?
Manifest your destiny
Make life what is in your dreams
Manifest that destiny
Is life what it's supposed to be?
Manifest: Destiny
Make life what is in your dreams
Manifest your destiny


With so much wow in the constant now
It's no wonder how new souls can't bow
After the pow from works like the Tao
Which brings out doubt of what our vows are about
In the beginning, natural disaster was blamed on the sky
When now we have entire sciences devoted to why
So rely on the fiction, if that's what gets you by
But we can't buy that it's the work of one guy
It's a debauchery how you flock to these mockeries
A spiritual lobotomy from all the dichotomies
Break free of the monotony of the untaxed monopolies
Cause your philosophy ought to be a result of autonomy
Is your inability to discern behind your lack of concern?
When others desperately yearn for something new to learn
No U-turn from the fear that you'll burn
Respect can't be given if it hasn't been earned
Teens growing up without a privilege got a low self-image
Would rather watch Sunday's scrimmage than hear a tale of pilgrimage
With your kids held captive, attending church by habit
Who would've known so much damage could come from an old adage

Be illuminated.


Is life what it's supposed to be?
Manifest your destiny
Make life what is in your dreams
Manifest that destiny
Is life what it's supposed to be?
Manifest: Destiny
Make life what is in your dreams
Manifest your destiny
Track Name: Q.U.A.N.T.U.M.
Society, friends, family, TV, or money?
What's important to you isn't necessarily for me
Back up from the screen and the drama it brings
To see there's more to life than just the material things
Drop the negativity and treat all others proper
Live positively and your life will prosper
Meditate for the answers that many have sought for
And you'll ascend to the full potential of what life has to offer
Respect individuality: politically or religiously
Diversity is the key to achieve community
You might not agree with race or sexuality
Yet treat others equally: just like how you'd like to be
The propaganda you create only propagates hate
Claiming heaven's gate only opens for your faith?
Don't feed me your lines cause I'm doing just fine
Knowing your grand design is billions of years behind mine
Some have to be right - others want to get along
Some have to fight - others want to belong
I won't judge what right or decide what's wrong
I'd rather pass this light for you to *** my ****


Life's there one second and the next it's gone
Without a warning, ya never know, ya might pass on
So live every minute like it's the last one
Cause when the time comes, what's done is done


So that's what you're after: a little piece of rapture?
An attempt to recapture your life before it's fracture
Now desensitized in an unrealized real life
So sanitized that you've sacrificed your own rights
You pack their pews cause you got points to accrue
To try to excuse what you would normally do
And when a challenge ensues: you got no new views
You assume to continue to follow their cues
Physically catatonic from a mind that's embryonic
Practically autonomic from your blind system of logic
Living life myopic in world you feel's chaotic
But to dwell is psychotic- so let's skip to the next topic:
You regurgitate everything the media spews
Can't differentiate anything be it lies or truth
After each program you got a new point of view
Cause it came from the trusted anchor of live action news
Just like your pastor preaching of another disaster
The president's more like an actor, whose party isn't a factor
So go wait in line with the other slaves to time
Or cross the line to see for yourself what aligns

Life's there one second and the next it's gone
Without a warning, ya never know, ya might pass on
So live every minute like it's the last one
Cause when the time comes, what's done is done
Track Name: third eye
The dawn of eternity
Has seen many species able to see
Able to be in a state of being
To abandon the eyes of objectivity to see clearly

When I view the world, I try to remain subjective
Imprisoned by logic, how can you stand this and accept it
Am I the only one who's forced this perspective?
A source we suspect is our foretold objective

Do you think?
Know?
No one knows how it goes...

Let's stop.

There was a time when all was sacrificed to maintain the state
Technologies advanced just to pacify the race
Ambition discarded with mountains of material waste
Numbed to displace seeds from celestial space
The stars effect life like the moon changes tide
All its seeds will bud given food, light, and time
But will power come from this body of mine?
Think maybe it's the energy that resides inside?
Or does it come down the family tree
To be set free as the predisposed genes in me?
Does it really matter how I got the key?
No, not religion: It was spirituality
This clueless boy birthed far from home
Grew into a holy man filled with holes
A spirit or electromagnetic-biochemical soul?
No individual knows what's supposed to unfold


Upon the opening of my third eye: I realized
It came time to sever my ties to the lies
I need some consistency from the chaos in life
Cause sometimes I find it a blur to keep a grip on time
There's so much more than what the eyes may see:
It's all here just tune in to a different frequency
The same ideas and stories repeat throughout history:
Arrive in all cultures yet taught differently
The psychological mythological symbols inside
Unite us all within a universal mind
I see cryptic things in my dreams - but why?
And what's it mean if it's scenes from another life?
There's got to be more to this thing we call time:
Cause the future can't be seen if time's a straight line
So combine the sight of instinct and wisdom's eyes
To roll with the lows and highs of this ride we call life