VIRTUAL HUMAN

by ORION

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VIRTUAL HUMAN What have we become ? Our minds and eyes focused on our phones Is it what we need ? Cos we're stream puppets chained by a news feed I wanna know what it means To be driven by hypnotic screens If we don't know what virtual friends have said and done Will we stumble in endless falls ? Social networks so life consuming People swallow swallow everythin' Serendipity is just a tale Are we cunt users on our computers ? What will we become ? If we don't twit or snap our face on insta Is this poetry or real life ? Such a slump of self-love is not so rife I wanna know what it brings Happiness in disguise is the new thing We are stuck and trapped in a flawless reality Are we so lonely ? It wasn't meant to be Social networks so life consuming People swallow swallow everythin' Serendipity is just a tale Are we cunt users on our computers ?
2.
03:48
T.O.W.U. Long as we live we must not forget we're nothin' but trippers on a journey which will end It seems we gave up on this dyin' ball but it may not be too late if we listen to the wake-up call We are guilty of passivity Fatalism resignation won't save us Individualism still rules But now the time has come For us to stop actin' like fools We're just one spot in the universe Just one piece of stone just one piece of dust We're so little and it's not a curse Full of selfishness instead of humbleness Long as we die we must keep in mind We're about to drown in a sea of our own lies I hope we bet up on this dyin' world For that's the only thin' we've got No more time for being blurred We keep on buryin' our heads in the sand As deep as we can in the very broken land We can't ignore if our star stops shinin' There'll be no one else to blame If blindness still remains the same We're just one spot in the universe Just one piece of stone just one piece of dust We're so little and it's not a curse Full of selfishness instead of humbleness
3.
05:54
RUN FOR LIFE Used to run After time Cause walkin' Was far too slow Used to run Used to hide So that I Could not be found Felt my heart pumpin' And my blood flowin' Pourin' rains Were a bless not a bane Used to run Against the tide Ignoring Still waters Used to run Used to lie To myself Not to cry Felt my body fightin' And my pace slowin' Final Whistle blew Turned a deaf ear cause I knew
4.
04:31
LE NUAGE Ça y est c’est fini Le nuage c'est ainsi a explosé libérant à jamais Toutes nos données Nos secrets qu’on croyait enfouis sont désormais dévoilés Le réseau s’est éteint Comme jadis la raison de l'humain Nous ne tricherons plus derrière nos écrans de fumée Le miroir aux chimères s'est brisé Lorsque le nuage n'a plus voulu de nos enfantillages Maintenant tout est su mais le ciel a survécu Laissant nos gaietés factices tomber des nues Rompu le charme des paresses qui nous aliénaient sans liesse Brisée l'addiction qui nous volait sans cesse Comment être déçus de recouvrer la vue Vulnérables inconnus Un nouveau monde a vu le jour La vérité sans détour est beaucoup moins glamour Que nos histoires en velours Nous souhaitions perpétuer éternellement le récit de nos vies Sans aspérités Maintenant tout est su mais le ciel a survécu Laissant nos gaietés factices tomber des nues Rompu le charme des paresses qui nous aliénaient sans liesse Brisée l'addiction qui nous volait sans cesse Comment être déçus de recouvrer la vue Vulnérables inconnus
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SILICON CIRKUS We were born from your datas You're gonna be addicted Dystopia all around                                    You won't even feel it From time to time you'll be given a piece of drug Cause someone's liked or commented a picture You give more to get more We influence you by playin' With your basic human instincts From the eternal human search for answers To your need for love We hack your minds We log you in to make you pay Thanks for keepin' your brains wide shut You're gonna waste your time on your screens You need your digital dose by any means We'll play you to your very latest dime You're gonna lose yourself and truth won't shine
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07:44
SILICIUM Ce matin c'est décidé Je prends le train de la modernité Vers un exil écervelé Je fuis la réalité Je parle à travers un écran aphone De mon égo atone J'ai tellement voulu changer ma donne Dans la vallée du silicium Je ne rencontre désormais Que des gens absolument parfaits Leur beauté filtrée me subjuguait Plus longtemps je ne pouvais résister C'est vraiment ici que je rayonne La futilité on affectionne Ici l'édulcoré impressionne Entre amateurs on carillonne Je parle à travers un écran aphone De mon égo atone J'ai tellement voulu changer ma donne Dans la vallée du silicium Déguisé J'ai perdu mon sens aiguisé De la vérité Mais suis-je en train de perdre mon humanité Et ma dignité
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07:01
SHAGREEN I only believed in me full of certainties and pride Cause my wit would turn my life into one easier ride I had spent so much time writin' my reference work I even forgot to eat maybe was I too broke ? Was so sure I'd mesmerize every single one But no publisher cared so I'd remain unknown Clearly understood my gift would never bring me fame So it was time for me to die end of the game I begged an antique dealer to buy a loaded gun Instead he offered me a deal with no return He gave me a charm a magic piece of skin  My every wish would be fulfilled in a twinklin' But it came at a cost since the die was cast After each wish the skin would shrink so would mine If I rub the magic piece of shagreen  My every desire'll be granted Won't be sad any longer Cause money is the answer Will my life be better ? Will she love me forever ? Can I buy myself a dream ? Stop being and appearing My body falls little by little If I rub the magic piece of shagreen  My every desire'll be granted Won't be sad any longer Cause money is the answer Will my life be better ? Will she love me forever ? Can I buy myself a dream ? Stop being and appearing My body falls apart Thus began the fury tale since the deal had been sealed But sores remained open though many lives I lived Didn't wanna be hurt in my little time left Money couldn't buy love my clock was tickin' fast Hopin' for a soft lull I wandered aimlessly As luck would have it met the one such perfect chemistry One last wish this was it too skinny was my skin She would live a full life my end was comin' Cause all came at a cost when the die was cast After each wish the skin had shrunk so had mine If I rub the magic piece of shagreen  My every desire'll be granted Won't be sad any longer Cause money is the answer Will my life be better ? Will she love me forever ? Can I buy myself a dream ? Stop being and appearing My body falls little by little If I rub the magic piece of shagreen  My every desire'll be granted Won't be sad any longer Cause money is the answer Will my life be better ? Will she love me forever ? Can I buy myself a dream ? Stop being and appearing My body falls apart

about

Just two years after the very successful ''Le Survivant'' Pat Wyrembski and Jasiu Tokarz (co-founders of ORION) are back for their 5th album. The two partners have decided to get involved in production, artistic achievement and compositions, but leaving an important place to other musicians.
The joint project ORION 2.0 was born ...

About the album :
Pat's idea was to renew himself in a "New Prog" style with the desire to get progressive rock more popular and accessible, without denying his progressive roots.
A main change, a new singer : Jérôme Nigou on vocals and backing vocals, who also wrote all the lyrics and composed melodies.
Other new features :
- All team members took part in the composing process.
- Five texts are in English and two are in French.
This disc therefore consists of 7 tracks for a total duration of 40'29'' with those main themes :
"Digital life, robotisation, dehumanisation, artificial intelligence...
What kind of society do we want?
Can we still choose our lives in an increasingly virtual world ?
ORION questions our modern world in an ironic, sometimes puzzled, way."
As well as a tribute title "Run for Life" and a final song inspired by the famous fantasy novel "La peau de chagrin" written by Balzac in 1831. In this fantastic tale is the classic theme of the pact with the Devil : "I trade you the fulfilment of your desires for your life or your soul. "

A peine deux ans après le très réussi ''Le Survivant'', Pat Wyrembski et Jasiu Tokarz (co-fondateurs du groupe Orion) sont de retour pour leur 5ème album.
Les deux compères décident alors de s'investir en priorité dans la production, à la réalisation artistique et aux compositions en laissant une place importante à d'autres musiciens.
Le projet commun ORION 2.0 était né.

À propos de l'album : L'idée de Pat était de se renouveler dans un style ''New Prog'' avec ce désir de rendre le rock progressif plus populaire et plus accessible sans pour autant renier ses racines progressives. Cet album marque des changements avec l'arrivée de Jérôme Nigou au chant et aux choeurs, à l'écriture des paroles et des mélodies.

Autres nouveautés : - La participation de tous les membres de l'équipe au travail de composition.
- Les textes sont majoritairement en anglais (5 titres) et en français (2 titres).
Ce disque est donc composé de 7 titres d'une durée totale de 40'29'' avec pour thèmes centraux :
''La vie numérique, la robotisation, la déshumanisation, l'intelligence artificielle...
Peut-on encore choisir sa vie dans un monde de plus en plus virtuel ?
Quelle société voulons-nous ?
ORION pose un regard interrogatif, ironique, parfois perplexe, sur notre monde moderne.''
ainsi qu'un titre hommage ''Run for Life'' et un final inspiré par le célèbre roman fantastique de Honoré de Balzac "La peau de chagrin" publié en 1831. Dans ce conte fantastique on retrouve le thème classique du pacte avec le Diable : " Je t'offre la réalisation de tes désirs contre ta vie ou ton âme. "

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released September 2, 2019

Produit et édité par Patrick Wyrembski et Janusz Tokarz pour Patjaprog

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ORION Narbonne, France

Orion is a French progressive rock band founded in 1975 in Meaux (France) by Patrick Wyrembski, Laurent Delenne and Janusz Tokarz. They are influenced, by their own admission, by Gentle Giant, Genesis, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Camel and Caravan.The Orion group returns to the forefront of the progressive rock scene in 2013 . ... more

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