Doing Intellectual Battle with the Colossus

from To sleep perchance to dream by Robert Svilpa

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My own original take on what music might have been written by Alex and Geddy during their heavier period around 16 years ago. Lyrics are being written with the aim to do Neil and many other influences justice


Doing Intellectual Battle with the Colossus
You a great wonder of the world
Towering over Rhodes a god or ancient giant
Guarding accumulated knowledge of times gone by

You keep your silence a sentinel over the scrolls
Eye witness of events told in tales of old
In my short time I’ve had more of a life than you

While its true that you can move and see
The world and all it’s glories
My legacy will last far beyond you
Your puny mind can’t conceive of time
Millennial witness to rise and fall of empires
Humans only see the immediate, no thought of past and future

While the acid rain etches the stone from my face
Climate change will eradicate the entire human race
Desert sands and rising seas will swallow all arable lands
Mark my words it will happen much soon than you think

Your words are empty, just inspired to strike fear
There’s money to be made by ignoring the warnings

Then we’re both lost to time, doomed to ignoble extinction
Just don’t say that you didn’t know you closed your eyes and ears to reason


from To sleep perchance to dream, released December 31, 2020
Robert Svilpa - guitars, keyboards, vocals (TBD)
Brian Timpe - bass guitars
Jimmy Keegan - drums & percussion


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Robert Svilpa Orlando, Florida

Robert Svilpa is an independent Progressive Rock multi-instrumental artist, vocalist & musician with four full releases available on Spotify, Amazon Music, YT Music, iTunes, Pandora & many other networks.

Robert Svilpa - guitars, keyboards, bass & vocals

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