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Defend Atlantis Lyrics

from Survival Story

"Defend Atlantis" is track #7 on the album Survival Story. It was written by Jesse Taylor Walker;mackenzie Allyn Roberts;stephen Malloy Brackett;andrew Michael Guerrero;james Laurie;kenneth Fredrick Ortiz.
"Defend Atlantis" is track #7 on the album Survival Story. It was written by Jesse Taylor Walker;mackenzie Allyn Roberts;stephen Malloy Brackett;andrew Michael Guerrero;james Laurie;kenneth Fredrick Ortiz.

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That was as far as the tide came in
I remember the starfish and the wails of the sirens then
We replaced the tridents, embraced Poseidon
Discovered ourselves living on an island

We flow like water 'cross the lost city
Chalk prophecies and washed off graffiti
In continents, trade off for payoff
And high concepts then lost to K-Os

Many tales radiate from one nexus
Defending a dream of a new directive
A call from the deep sums up a notion
The day when the people bum-rushed the ocean

From the beaches they
Ran to meet the day after
Underneath, the waves
Won't repeat the same chapter
Knew what they had to do

That which creates life
Has power to take it right back
Fucking with the icecaps
We gotta push the tide back
We can survive, collapse if we don't get sidetracked

If we visualize living underwater hidden by prisms
Countries fall but people transition
If one for all, we live in that vision
Hundred dollar bill Origami
Balloon inflation, new world economy

We float on tsunami to global warming
We need structures to control what's coming
Corporate monopolies obsolete
The philosophy leaves us lost at sea

But from Marwar to Cochabamba
We are the warriors that won't get conquered
'Cause rising tides drown all villages
Divided fighters succumb to pillage

Rescuers whatever your latitude
It's time to pioneer a new world attitude
Put local cycles first we're Global
Islanders with nothing left to plunder

From the beaches they
Ran to meet the day after
Underneath, the waves
Won't repeat the same chapter
Knew what they had to do

For centuries
Human beings have pursued the meaning of Atlantis
Central to their teaching is that it's existence
Answers man's essential questions
Much like the feeding of the five thousand
Even if the facts aren't accurate, the story's magic is alive

Of utmost importance to convert the impertinent
Atlantis holds the answer to man's ills at their most pertinent
Aspersions easily dispersed when I certainly answer
The most diverse aversions when I firstly channel

Is this all that you hold for a warrior's role?
The ground shakes, you claim my country, not my soul
I fought, I toiled for the lost in the waves
And I will not tire, I'll die no slave

If the sea's my grave
I sleep with my city, my people, my oath, my shame, my city
Is that I cannot save my city from the waves that claim you
And curse the Gods who can't explain who to blame
At the end of the reign, heed me

The season passes Atlas, his keep's in the sediment
Failing monumentally and leaving no monuments to see
Only sea to shining sea

And survival hinged on the ascent by the humble
And the sirens wailed as the empire crumbled
With nothing to plunder, corporations drowned
Waves clapped like thunder and stormed the gates with sound
Forming a new nation now

As the icecaps melted water levels rose
We raised our hands together and made the levees hold
Heels in the sand, we revealed the depths below

The population of starfish exploded from the ocean
Survival, we unified to focus on
And the voices were many but we spoke as one

As the tale was retold, we multiplied
And swelled across the fault lines to halt the tide
We let the altars die to keep our pulse alive

And from the barren wastelands of naked trash
We stitched together, a shelter from fallen nation's flags
And chose to build a future from an ancient past

The crowns of thorns was worn, we put the Tritons down
We found new forms of anchors deep inside the ground
The world is an island now

The world is an island now

Songwriters
Jesse Taylor Walker;Mackenzie Allyn Roberts;Stephen Malloy Brackett;Andrew Michael Guerrero;James Laurie;Kenneth Fredrick Ortiz

Published by
FLOBOTS MUSIC PUBLISHING

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