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The 4th Dimension
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The title track of our new CD is “The 4th Dimension”. It is the story of a man losing his mind in Outer Space, and going over the Edge of Insanity…
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Rock - Progressive Rock
Previous peak charts position #295
Previous peak charts position in subgenre #32
Austin/Heming
2008
November 13, 2008
MP3 3.7 MB
128 kbps bitrate
4:03 minutes
Story behind the song
This is a story set in the future, where a young man dreams of seeing the Universe. So, he takes a job running the Tractor Beam at a large Space Station in the Outer Rim, far from Earth. Day in and day out, he clocks his shift on the tractor beam, loading the ships into the Cargo Bays of the Space Station. Forty years pass, and the old man, now realizes that he never saw the Universe. He stayed in one place, on that Space Station, watching everyone else come and go for all those lost years. He grows despondent over his misfortune. Slowly, his mind drifts into insanity. He is lost. Later, while on shift on the Tractor Beam, the man stares out into space as the hours of his shift creep by like quicksand, taking him down, into the recesses of his mind. Momentarily his hand comes off the Tractor Beam Controls, sending the ships crashing into the Base, and causing a chain reaction explosion that destroys the entire Space Station… Planetary Terrafarmer children, at play on the Planet below, watch in awe as the Station explodes into infinity in the Sky above…
Lyrics
Verse 1: Waking up from a bad dream, stare out the porthole into the darkness of space. Spend my shift on the tractor beam, I'm starting to feel that my life's been a waste. Every day, it's the same thing, guiding the ships into each docking bay. Though my task requires mastery, ship after ship, my hope's slowly decayed. Chorus 1: Where are you from? Where are you now? Caught in my own stagnation... Where will you be? Where are you bound? Death is my destination... Verse 2: Gone, Into the dreaming. Gone, Into my mind. Gone, Into the silence, creeping and I'm, Gone, Into the night. Chorus 2: Where are you from? Where are you now? Death is my destination... Where will you be? Where are you bound? The stars are my destination... Verse 3: The deep space of infinity, or lost space of my mind. A sine wave to eternity, a quantum disturbance in time. The cold space of insanity, invading the depths of my mind. A patchwork of reality, responding to nothing in kind. Chorus 3: Where are you from? Where are you bound? The stars are my destination... Where will you be? So far from home, Fell into the 4th Dimension... Verse 4: Can't wake up from a bad dream, staring out into the coldness of space. Took my hand off the tractor beam, sending the ships crashing into the Base... Outro: Death is my destination... Fell into the 4th Dimension... The stars are my destination... Fell into the 4th Dimension...
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