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The Illusion of Philosophers and Fools

from Motion and Rest by The Fourth Wall



Stephen Agustin – Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Melodica
Kasey Shun – Guitar, Vocals
Paul Brittain – Bass
Kimo Short – Drum Kit


The times have got me worried
That we’ll die before we can begin
With each moment at war with the next

Should I fracture my existence,
Live every second in a different cage?
Our bodies will be in ruins by the time we escape

What an awful way to go
Any way we go
We burned our bridges slow
Tried to own what we thought we could know
And if there is no way to know
If the parts will make a whole,
Honey, don't be fearful
Till I go, I will love you the most

There was a time when you loved me
Even though I couldn’t love you back
And I made you curse the heavens as I cursed the land

The crime of my honesty
Was a burden that I couldn’t bear
Our world was cracked in two and neither made sense

What an awful way to go
Any way you go
We set fire to the words we wrote
Tried to save what we couldn’t know
And if there is no way to know
When I’ll miss you and when I won’t,
Darling don’t be fearful
When you go, I always miss you the most

The only place we’re really safe
Is in a far and distant state
I could wait
I hope I can wait
I was asking too much when I asked for things to align
In time
In time

All these contradicting planes
Make it hard for one to remain
I’ll remain
I’ve got to remain
Was I asking too much when I asked for you to be mine
In time?
In time?

There was a time when I loved you
And I couldn’t make you love me back
I lost all my freedom the moment you wept

I became opposing waveforms
A revolt against time and space
When you left, I couldn’t leave and I couldn’t stay

What an awful way to go
Any way you go
We set a match to the unknown
Now there’s nothing we’ve been missing more
And if there is no way to know
When I love you and when I don’t,
Honey, don’t be fearful
When I go, I’ll have loved you the most


from Motion and Rest, released January 4, 2012
Written by Stephen Agustin ©2011
Produced by Manny Nieto, Shane Smith, and Stephen Agustin


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Melodic noise-rock from Portland via Hawaii.


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