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7am Dream

by Raze The Maze

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1.
First We Cry 03:43
Deep states deep fakes deep hearts Break up on the ground it shakes up awakes what lies in wait in shallow graves We save ourselves First we cry born like we die At the helm of overwhelm trapped the realm Chasing tails and holy grails In the realm of overwhelm stuck at the helm New age all rage torn page chapters ever after odd we found God so deeply flawed the walls we clawed applaud ourselves Set our sails for ghost-white whales At the helm of overwhelm trapped the realm Chasing tails and holy grails In the realm of overwhelm stuck at the helm Each inside our cells deep inside our wells Mayday mayday do you hear me breaker breaker do you see me Mayday mayday do you hear me breaker breaker break into me Hard fates gone greats lost lates Burned the gates and brought it down Prices paid this house we made from broken shards of cards ourselves
2.
7am Dream 03:47
Tin Grievances mines marble And survey says acts of marvel Camisoles and cannons fire the bombshell ticker tape Sin cig-regrets sin saviors sell documents legal waivers The melted money meter release is sweeter Like anagrams in stereo a glow Done up in glam and super mad man Disclosures and false witness Miss Novas and mourning hit list Double barrel Sign your name in mud and blood as advertised avale The empathetic geyser is none the wiser The metadata cinematic blame Ghostly guarded banshee silhouettes the palisades Your name in light above the marque Exposure one and listless Devotional motion sickness Terrify and verify the pennies and bennies An audible audience With their unappointed ax And by design desire reacts And watch them jumping through the hoops and empty rings of time forever in a loop a murder thief This dissonance cognition consciousness own recognition Is this purgatory or just another story or do we really have a say before we’re anymore? Stepping through the door I think I know the way This time is all in your head and mind and roll out the big mistakes Everything that you cannot replace Pays the bill the gallery paints its portraits of Shooting you down today You never get back what you can’t repay
3.
So it’s written on the walls The sacred text of bathroom stalls It’s how your money’s spent Encrypted in the finer print In mass parabola The clocks of city squares with phantoms of there's no one there Graveyards where no one dares Look in the mirror there Here we are. The plot. The one that we forgot. The letters from the parking lot. Like a curtains haunted horse, the king rides this embroidered course All the science we invent A confirmation of intent Our own Destruction bent and nature gives ingredients A map of red blueprints the architects of discontent Cables tied in knots A rage of afterthoughts The letters from the parking lot
4.
Seance. Call haunts I want to talk to. Who knows who I got a letter Addressed to a never better Thru the eyes of specters Hunted by the haunted what you wanted Careful what you wish upon us. Starry eyes you are the stardust. Swept into the ether. Once again merciful end of all suffering and sing out Chemically bow downfall into the sound that's calling you A sunny dispossession son You are the face of love that's right in front of you Eyes tell a deep well all fell under the spell Rung bells a tale tells all fell under the spell Blank slate magic eight is weighing you down Velvet eyes a soft revolver makes no sound Inscribe a tombstone. You're the ground that's shaking Wide awake in a wake of a wake Takes the cake and falls down Never be found bottom of a lake in another phase Stuck in the gamma rays Up in the sky is where we're going eventually Eyes tell a deep well all fell under the spell Rung bells a tale tells all fell under the spell
5.
Pax Arcana 02:35
Hello. Oh no. What’s eating you? Is the thought that it’s all all just for not, just a thought. So gold you try to hold but I’m afraid it’s complicated. Flying South for the Winter Sleepy birds of a feather Undone pendulum flora fauna Pax Arcana We all face it together Sheepish birds of a feather Swinging pendulum carnal fauna Pax Arcana. My feel mind fields minding my way Through the maze mess I made I have paid with complicitness and unrequited cells divided Earth bound chained to the tether Cursing change in the weather Swing from pendulum don’t you wanna Pax Arcana We all face down the never Sheepish birds of a feather Fall now pendulum don’t you wanna Pax Arcana We all face it together Sheepish birds of a feather Swinging pendulum don’t you wanna Pax Arcana
6.
Hero Villain 02:52
One has the fortune one will fall One is the favored one will stall And cry and winner takes all Past the point of no turning back The scheme. The price you redeem The hero creates the villain in the end The mask is our disguise but we know it’s all pretend The villain creates the hero after all The cruelty in our nature has the grace to break the fall Somebodies fail is someone’s rise Somebodies idol is despised when only evil is prized On display, thoughts betray and cast thee down low to the ground The hero creates the villain in the end The mask is our disguise but we know it’s all pretend The villain creates the hero after all The cruelty in our nature has the grace to break the fall The hero creates the villain just the same Disguised in our own bodies with the masks that we have made All these heroes and villains in our name None of us is either but it’s how we know the game
7.
Stuck inside the miracle machine Human being and you’re breaking broken Persons of perpetuality in the dream Now you're breaking open You're the mirror me in my eyes you see Through the prism, love As below as above Just a prisoner of Nothingness and stardust You win human you win Welcome to the new fait accompli Smoking screens and we’re breaking broken Watch it fall apart all at the seams World of things is now breaking open In this waltz with time the forever binds Every scripted line Rings out the true divine Just another sign pointing to the undefined Step inside the miracle machine Of your being and your breaking broken You’re the light and love you are the way Every ray of you breaking open You win human you win human
8.
Persistence 02:52
In my stasis a lonely oasis. Check my status. Who are us? In my deep state a blank state No past or future, wait the date did he? Just say that I must stay on course and I’m the source I’m a force of nature. We are the persistence of existence Life’s blood and loves sufferance. In my stasis a lonely oasis. Check my status. They is us and We are the persistence existence Life’s blood and love’s sufferance.
9.
By Design 02:45
In the water locked in maps with keys to hidden codes No one knows how far down the hole the rabbit goes And shows us all by chance By design. By desire. All in our minds. Desire design. Baptism by fire. Ablution of desire. Nature's daughter buried deep beneath the sacred ground. Loss profound screaming out the words without a sound And drownd by circumstance. By design. By desire. All in our minds. Desire design. Baptism by fire. Ablution of desire. By design pathways of desire running our minds We dance through left to chance. By design. By desire. All in our minds. Desire design. Baptism by fire. Ablution of desire.
10.
Dream engine on gone Babylon serpents Spawn circuits sentient pawns bygones Devils Blush and crush out life with drum and fife March toward madness Through this man-made hell a spell was cast A manufactured Class systems fail the walls of chemtrails Are the conjured normal nonsense Tounges tied and mistried mystified Hypnotized by eyes we weighted down fall drown In graves we pave Ground. This sacred mound Don’t make a sound For broken nature This dance with death like kids at recess Can confess the normal nonsense Hail our failing wow for sacred cows Bewildering the heard overheard the whisper campaigns And the deranged normal nonsense Minds dispossess by social unrest as we test the normal nonsense Masking charade the barbs that we trade It’s a big mess normal nonsense

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7am Dream showcases a few years of creative & life energy poured into 10 songs and recordings that encompass our favorite collection of curated original music yet. This album was a perfect collaboration of two visions coming together as one, with no holds barred creatively. This is exactly the album we wanted to make.

You'll hear odd meter, unusual but alluring chord progressions, dense vocal harmonies, and lyrics on duality, spiritual seeking, mind expansion, the purgatory of isolation, absurdism, conspiracy and its current role in society, and philosophy. This record is both cerebral and emotional, insane and odd while teaming with life, hooks & heart. Listen, order, share, enjoy.

credits

released September 2, 2022

Raze The Maze is Moorea Dickason & Tarik Ragab

Composition Credits
All songs & lyrics written by Tarik Ragab
All vocal arrangements written by Moorea Dickason
All song arrangements by Raze The Maze

Performance Credits
Moorea Dickason - vocal performances on all tracks
Tarik Ragab - bass, guitar, keys on all tracks except track 5 (bass)

Terry Branam - drums on all tracks

Paul Hanson - bassoon on tracks 5, 7, 8
Brian Sheu - guitar on track 5
Colin Hogan - keys on track 5

All tracks produced by Raze The Maze
All tracks mixed by Alberto Hernandez
All tracks mastered by Rogue Mastering
Special Thanks to Eric Schmidt

Album art by Tarik Ragab. Acrylic on canvas. Visit tarikragab.com for art.

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Raze The Maze Ashland, Oregon

Raze The Maze is the bay area-born progressive rock band from musical stalwarts,
Tarik Ragab and Moorea Dickason. They previously cofounded the Manga Carta Records band, MoeTar.

This band and creative project from Moorea + Tarik seeks to raze the fear-based, corporate driven, patriarchal mentality in our culture and raise up radical creativity, deep connection and true expression in its place.
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