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Beyond Electric Dreams
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Written by: Brett Gurewitz
Released in: 2004
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No one here can show you where it is but I can point to a sign
On the roof of the world without apparent design,
The frozen definition of a lunatic ambition to rise.

The air is thin, the future dim, dimension hard to find.

Up on a mountain, encased in solar rays,
Beyond electric dreams of inarticulate passion plays,
Coming down a mountain, eons have a human ring,
The conversation of impassive planets intercepted by a human being.

Ratiocination is a practicable way to derive,
An attitude or altitude and probity by which to abide
Or maybe a theophany of flaming creosote in disguise.

The air is thin, the future dim, dimension undefined.

Up on a mountain, encased in solar rays,
Beyond electric dreams of inarticulate passion plays,
Coming down a mountain, eons have a human ring,
The conversation of impassive planets intercepted by a human being.

Here glaring cold in the crystalline
Geometry of night, obscuring
Form and tracing faceless fears of
Suprahuman immensity in a
Patch of sand or a raptor's guileless
Shivering intensity, I'm only
A visitor, an atom of atoms on a jutting
Red spattered synagogue
Of granite as it crouches literally in
Space, a frozen amoral giant
Gazing heavenward forever.

Let's go where the raptor goes, to the mountain in a cosmic glow,
We'll have a genuine terrestrial show on a mountain - on a mountain.

Let's scan the horizon clean for any trace of human schemes
And try to touch upon immortal themes on a mountain - on a mountain.

Up on a mountain, encased in solar rays,
Beyond electric dreams of inarticulate passion plays,
Coming down a mountain, eons have a human ring,
The conversation of impassive planets intercepted by a human being.

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Whats up fellow BR freaks, i was just sitting around jamming to the song, and decided to tab it. Here is what i believe to be the right tab, minus the solos in the end of song, i'll leave that to the real guitar players...hahaha..enjoy fellas.
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Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
4:02 The Empire Strikes First 86694-1CRS (CLEAR/RED) United States 12" 2015
4:02 The Empire Strikes First 86694-1 United States 12" 2010
4:02 The Empire Strikes First Russia CD 2007
4:02 The Empire Strikes First 86694-1 United States 12" 2004
4:02 The Empire Strikes First 6694-1 Europe 12" 2004
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