This song is the first demo track ever recorded and released by progressive rock band Blind Spectrum. "The Traveler - Part 1" is the first part of a trilogy of songs, two of which are to be released on Blind Spectrum's debut LP coming out in 2017.
I. The Wasteland
Meandering across the barren wasteland of his life,
His eyes are filled with darkness and he longs to see the light,
His heart is un-conformed by those who see with narrowed sight,
He moves in endless circles to escape his cornered fight.
Desperately he longs to flee, escape this battered land,
To leave behind the people who could never understand.
He stands alone against the tide
And he has nothing left hide.
He chooses not to be without a choice,
To follow now the guidance of his voice.
The world is new, he’s ready to be free!
He travels now to unknown places, eyes are filled with light.
The world is suddenly renewed against the blackest night.
He’s living in the world that he had always dreamed,
But suddenly he finds out that nothing’s what it seems.
And all at once, the world is filled with emptiness alive,
The world he thought would save his soul has sent him back to die.
“You’ve torn down all these prison walls and yet you were misled,
For all along the prison walls were deep inside your head.”
Desperately the Traveler runs away from stranger grounds,
And suddenly he finds the raging tides have pulled him down.
He is traveling empty roads,
Seeking out his empty home.
He chooses now to be without a choice,
To live in fear and sacrifice his voice,
And nevermore, the Traveler will be free!
Music by Wyatt Mehmeti, Eli Mehmeti, Doug Faulkner, and
Sean Butler / Lyrics by Sean Butler
released July 12, 2014
Produced by Jonathan Mildner
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