In Passing

by Sunil K Chopra

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completed from start to finish in February 2019 for the RPM Challenge

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released March 1, 2019

thank you to Liz, Linus, Clio, Rajeev, Jay, Greg, Ryan, and many others

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Sunil K Chopra Chicago, Illinois

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Track Name: Castling
instrumental
Track Name: The Third Way
the invisible Adam Smith
holds you down
at least for a little while

the invisible garden you live in
walls you in
to keep you safe and sound

the invisible airwaves
comfort you
and tell you the strangest things

two eyes, two ears, two hearts, two minds
we're sinking deep into the mire
the third way is one too many this time
it's to leave all that behind


the invisible bank accounts
buy their souls
lock, stock, and smoking gun

the invisible houses they live in
clothe their sins
to help them hold control

the invisible iron fist
in a velvet glove
teaches us all the bold new fears

two eyes, two ears, two hearts, two minds
we're sinking deep into the mire
the third way is one too many this time
it's to leave all that behind


two eyes, two ears, two hearts, two minds
we're sinking deep into the mire
the third way is one too many this time
it's to leave all that behind
Track Name: Darkness
Another lie of comfort,
the zeitgeist unfolds.
There's nothing wrong with darkness.
Another tale is told to hold them on.

If you could follow me,
then i would follow you.
You will always be the ones
. . . another lie.

Another lie of wonder,
light in the eyes to behold.
There's nothing wrong with blindness.
Feel with the id to control and hold them on.

If you could follow me,
then i would follow you.
You will always be the ones
. . . another lie.

If you could follow me,
then i would follow you.
You will always be the ones.

If you could follow me,
then i would follow you.
You will always be the ones
. . . another lie.
Track Name: State of the Masses
every day keeps your on your toes,
ain't sorry for the time.
waiting decades for a change to come
won't bring a change of mind.

they'll be wrong when the day is done
and the sun is always on time.
you'll be safe when you're on your own.
if I'm alive, then I can trust you.

staying in power for a long, long time
they won't lose the taste for blood,
stealing wages from the workers' sum
like humans are made of mud.

they'll be wrong when the day is done
and the sun is always on time.
you'll be safe when you're on your own.
if I'm alive, then I can trust you.
if I'm alive, then I can trust you.

they'll be wrong when the day is done
and the sun is always on time.
you'll be safe when you're on your own.
if I'm alive, then I can trust you.
if I'm alive, then I can trust you.
if I'm alive, then I can trust you.
Track Name: En Passant
instrumental
Track Name: Staircase Wit
With a need to get away
stronger than before,
wandering through the halls
and darkened corridors,

the whiskers on your lips
smile as they see
an unforgotten face
looking so damn free.
Looking so damn free.

Startled jamais vu
in pieces of your brain
shatters your resolve
to keep your face from pain.

You turn away too slow
to stop your going fore
and create a minor stir
for the crowd that's on the floor
that watches you get sore.

It's a beautiful sunrise.

It's a beautiful sunrise.
Track Name: Waiting for the Cold
The last thing I'll remember when the day is done:
you know I thought we could've tried to have more fun.
Now that you're gone, you know, I wish you would've stayed.
Now that you're gone, I kinda feel a bit betrayed.

The spring and summer suns slipped slowly into fall.
The August heat was never burdensome at all.
Now that you've been gone, I know the world forever changed
when I heard the news that we would never meet again.

I thought that I'd grow old waiting for the cold.
I thought that I'd grow old waiting for the cold.
I thought that I'd grow old waiting for the cold.
I thought that I'd grow old waiting for the cold to come.


Well, take a final look into the endless void,
deciding what to keep and what's to be destroyed.
Hold, bend your ear, and listen to the shrieks of joy.
The end of time will be the end of all your toil.

I thought that I'd grow old waiting for the cold.
I thought that I'd grow old waiting for the cold.
I thought that I'd grow old waiting for the cold.
I thought that I'd grow old waiting for the cold to come.
Track Name: Something Wonderful
If you think that it's okay, then it's okay
I wouldn't want to get in the way
of something wonderful
even if it hasn't started yet.

If you think the time is right, the time is right.
I'm gonna trust you all the way on that tonight.
And it's something wonderful
even if it hasn't started yet.

If you need more time to dream, then have a dream.
Everything you see is what it seems,
and it's something wonderful.
But if you aren't ready yet,

if you don't know where I am, I'll hold your hand.
You think of what it's like for you to stand
for something wonderful
and relax.

'cause I'll surround you
I will surround you
with the music and the songs that you don't need anymore.

I'll surround you.
I will surround you
with the mantras and the words that you were listening for.


If you want to be afraid, then be afraid.
But it's your final thought that, when you leave, stays,
and it's something wonderful
even as it starts.

If you want to go up high, then go up high
here's your singing apple with cartoon eyes
it's understandable
to want a relic.

If you think there's nothing more, there's nothing more.
Listen for the call from the other shore.
It's something wonderful
to cross the sea this way.

And I'll surround you,
I will surround you
with the pictures from the walls you will not see anymore.

I'll surround you,
I will surround you
with the solace and the grief that you don't need anymore.

I'll surround you,
I will surround you
with the flowers from the friends you will not meet anymore.

I'll surround you,
I will surround you.
Track Name: Immortal Game
instrumental
Track Name: You've Got It
You've got it.
You know there's
always truth behind closed doors.

You know that
there's something
that everyone knows.

One coward,
one glower,
one fool who's lost in a scour,

you've got it.
You found a good thing
and crushed it under your toe.

You've got it anytime,
but oh no no oh

that rot sets in and your mind
stands still as the air in your lungs on a slab.
Your slumber ignores the hard, soft, and drab.

One coward,
one glower,
one fool who's lost in a scour,

you've got it.
You found a good thing
and crushed it under your toe.

You've got it.
They know there's
always truth behind closed doors.

You've got it, you promised,
but oh no no oh

that rot sets in and the hours and
lies add up in a meteor shower,
burned out from the mendacious glow
of lies that inflame all the people below.

you know it, you coward, you flower, meteor shower
Track Name: We Are the Mandate
Tear the frames off.
Tear the walls down.
Take apart this broken-down shack.

Let the people in.
Let them all in.
We can fix this if we want it back.

The rot is setting in, but
we can remediate.
The world is listening.
We are the mandate.
The time is running out
as summer slips away.

Summer slips away.

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