Grey Matter Absence

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Music/lyrics: Fernando Refay

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i. INTRO (instrumental)

ii. APPARENTLY NO CHOICE



Feeble and frail they obey with no question
What they are fed they digest with no answer.

They think they can manage their lives and we are pretentious.
They fail to see dreams aren’t real, gullible in danger.


Face the unchanging truth, rediscover fear
Fill your empty heads with some meaning.

Vie for the best of hearts, follow the design
Concentrate once more, leave your feelings.


Void and controlled, they are sheepish, you see it.
Those who wield power so simply deceive them.


Test every notion set, clearly they don’t care
They remain content if you trick them.

Under a veil of grey they will never fail
To react as they wish to see them.


But there’s another way
You can save what’s left
Open your eyes to see it.

Reach and stop the nonsense
There is no time, believe it
Catch the spirit.



Conspiring and plotting, their thoughts are serious.
Gray matter absence is what feeds their wheel.

But there’s another way
You can save what’s left
Open your eyes to see it.

Reach and stop the nonsense
There is no time, believe it
Catch the spirit.

iii. POSSIBLE REASONS


It’s because everything has lost its meaning
It’s because people now neglect their spirit.


It’s because everything has lost its meaning
It’s because people now neglect their spirit.

It’s because we are overwhelmed by trinkets
And our souls step by step lose their consistence.

iv. A DIFFERENT ME

Every day she gets up and expects
To see a better self reflected there.

She will never take what was given to her
Driven and estranged she lives her day.

Many like her think it is not enough
With what we’re given as a gift from above.

Alterations and a plastic shell
Is what they seek to leave their private hell.



It’s because our lives have lost their meaning
It’s because everyone refrains from thinking.

But there’s another way
You can save what’s left
Open your eyes to see it.

Reach and stop the nonsense
There is no time, believe it
Catch the spirit.

v. BRAINWASHING



Watch the screen, don’t criticise
What we tell you, you shall buy.

Here’s the news, we tell the truth
Everything is made up for you.


All our showbiz entertains,
You will never disobey.

We will tell you what to think
You relax and have your drink!


vi. NO SELF CONTROL



Relax, my friend
Sip that drink again
Your brain cells are dead
You act and don't repent.

Try to find
The keys and drive
Hurry, it's late
Your problems never wait.



Goodbye to pain
Free will and strength
You think you will emerge
Yet you can't think straight.

Sit down, drive
Ignore the lights
The others they don't count
They're haystacks in your path.


Weary, in pain
Suffering and lame
You crash and you don't care
Whoever is there.

Whenever the light
Shines in your eyes
You'll take that drink again
You're reckless and dead.


A driver, a stranger
Someone who was there
Was taken by surprise
The blackness of your car.

That's alcohol, again
Controlling your brain
Disruption of the self
So trivial it's a shame.



And what is right
Is never a must
You think the price
Is worth your life.

An endless fight
To quench your desires
Is what could drive
Your life to the light.



No thinking, no shame
No qualms, no faith;
You think it's all a game
To ruin life again.

Deceit, no care
Recklessness, neglect
A blinding glare of light
Smoke, glass and fire.


And what is right
Is never a must
You think the price
Is worth your life.

An endless story
That spoils all the glory
Of human mind
So precious in life.

vii. MEANDERING THOUGHTS (instrumental)

viii. GAMBLE YOUR LIFE



A dollar or so
I think I am in control
This game is a thrill
But I don't seem to win.

The ball is a-roll
The numbers are spinning for
The figure which will
Most surely my pockets fill.


And everyone is a potential failure
They play with me but they are dangerous strangers,
And I can't see what they are hiding from me
But they're driving me mad with their sound.

Hear the lottery is spinning round and round
They play high, the stakes rise
Hear them as they drive the city's underground.
They take my breath away.


Enough is enough,
I'm betting my final pounds
My family think
I'm working extra hours.

Their fate here I hold
I don't think I'll ever fold
I'm trying to quit,
But game controls my souls.


Hear the lottery is spinning round and round
They play high, the stakes rise
Hear them as they drive the city's underground.
They take my breath away.

Here the money changes hands but helps no one
We play high, we burn time!
Hear us as we drive the city's underground
We gamble lives away!

ix. REFLECTION? (instrumental)

x. A NICE SPIN

It's because everything has lost its meaning
And we're wrong, we forget the importance of our...

LIFE, is a precious gem
Don't you throw away your feelings,
Search your spirit.

Reach out and stop the nonsense
Open your eyes, believe and
Find some meaning.


xi. PRECIOUS CODA

It's because everything has lost its meaning
Steer the course of your life and find the strength in your SOUL.

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from Vanished from Earth, released January 8, 2013

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Vanished from Earth Buenos Aires, Argentina

Vanished from Earth is an argentine progressive rock band formed by Mike Buenaventura Lima on drums, Ignacio Gulich on bass, Fernando Refay on keyboards and Rodrigo San Martín on guitar.

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