The Rise of the Oak

by Alabaster Theatre

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released May 26, 2005

Lester Litchfield, Duncan Nairn, Aean Campbell, Brad Gallen

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Alabaster Theatre has now ceased. Thank you to everyone who made our time with the band a good one, and best of luck avoiding the circus master's whip.

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Track Name: The Great Escape
I was travelling, was unraveling to the cause of this great divide
In a new land struck by new hands, there was no place in which I could hide
He was white, the dark saw him and he was dead, from inside his head

It was the last ship that he ran from
He lived in day and it lived in the night
It was his last chance to run away

We must still escape


I was sailing, it was raining, sailed the ship straight into the storm
I was paling it was hailing, had to get into where it was warm,
Vision trailing, poor man ailing, deep inside the earth they knew that it was wrong,
He had stayed too long

It was the last ship that he ran from
He lived in day and it lived in the night
It was his last chance to run away
We must still escape (x2)
Track Name: The Existence Of The Average Man
I walk these supermarket aisles I,
I buy things to make them smile I,
I wonder if they even know what I do for them

My days are all the same,
Outlook is always grey,
I miss the colour of my youth, the truth

I’m just an average man,
Get out while I still can
Im just an average man,
Get out while I still can

I’ve worked my final shift,
Goodbye to wife and kids,
I wonder if they even care,
For father dear

No more of this constraint,
No more of want and wait,
I’ll strike the canvas with red paint
You’ll wait and see.

I’m just an average man,
Get out while I still can
I’m just an average man,
Get out while I still can

Slip this gun between the sheets,
Take a final freedom leap,
Soon this dull light will fade
And leave us in the shade,

Fire lightning from my hand
Leave this dull and soulless land
I’ll take you ‘cause I can,
I will not be an average man
Track Name: An Ode To The Fall
I was told that it would end this way,
Volcanos and all these tidal waves
The skies are burning and the ground erupts
I wonder if we’ll make it now
I wonder if we’ll make it now

I won’t be here forever, no,
I won’t be here forever, no

Mankind’s fate was to engulf itself,
As we all choke on this horrible wealth
These could be the last times with those you love
I wonder if we’ll make it now
I wonder if we’ll make it now

I won’t be here forever, no,
I won’t be here forever, no

Oooooooo (x8)

I won’t be here forever, no,
I won’t be here forever…
No…
I won’t be here forever, no.
Track Name: Goodbye, My Fragile Butterfly
I brought an ibis to you when you died.
I saw red silk pouring from you to the street.

The sky wasn’t shy,
It laid it’s head down and cried when you died
Tonight the hills cast their weight,
And opened up the gates of death for you,
You’re true

Now they’ve decided to strike and steal all the life
From inside your bones
So don’t moan.

We’ve taken what we gave
To you and gone away,
My child you’ve passed away,
Today

Come my child you’ve no right to complain
About what we stole away,
No way

It was time
And since this world is mine,
You’re mine to take away,
Someday

All things that begin must end,
All from void and back again,
Some were born to live a life,
While you were born to take the knife

A newborn lamb caught in the snow
All the wisest wisest know,
It’s not life that makes you live,
but what it is that you can give

Come my fragile butterfly,
Fly into the dark and die
Come my fragile butterfly,
Fly into the dark and die

Fly into the dark and die,

Fly into the dark and die.