"Worldwide Epiphany" (lyrics are as arranged in NWO lite)
Worldwide epiphany Worldwide epiphany, epiphany1. Epiphany .a. A Christian feast celebrating the manifestation of the divine nature of Jesus to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi. b. January 6, on which this feast is traditionally observed. 2. A revelatory manifestation of a divine being.
I think TR is using the following meanings of the word:
3.a. A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something. b. A comprehension or perception of reality by means of a sudden intuitive realization.
Down in the lowlands to the top of the hill Don't know what's comin', but we know that it willas in "Somethin's comin' I don't know what it is but it is gonna be great" (from West Side Story). It has been said that this is a time of preparation for a new age. In this coming era, metaphysical truths about reality will become apparent to mankind through such 'sudden intuitive realizations'. It is similar to the awaited Second Coming in Christian beliefs, only this 'something' will not happen in one event, and everyone has the potential to experience it. There will be no separating of 'good/bad' people. The 'choosing' is done by the individual.
Blind in Benares, deaf and dumb in LA Hiding in Africa, but nobody gets awayEventually, no one will escape this opportunity for realization: not the devout in Benares (the Hindu city of Varanasi, a sacred city in northern India, situated on the north bank of the Ganges River, where Buddha preached his first sermon in about 530 BC), whose dogma may have blinded them to certain truths about reality, nor the jaded people in Los Angeles (the capital of Capitalism, glitz, excesses and fame), whose brand of reality opposes these truths, nor (and this is a real shoulder-shrugging guess) those in Africa who are too busy trying to survive life to search for its meaning.
Babies and bachelors, fishes, cabbages, and queens Can't hear it comin', but we know what it meansThere will be no outward (physical) sign of this awareness that people of all ages and callings, or all life in nature, could recognize, but we can understand the changes it will cause. (Note: 'cabbages and queens' reminds strongly of O. Henry's first short story collection, "Cabbages and Kings", and more so of Lewis Carroll's fictional pondering of reality:
"The time has come," the Walrus said,This awareness (epiphany) can come upon anyone at any time.
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings."
--Lewis Carroll (1832-98) Through the Looking-Glass, ch. 4 )
Boats upon the ocean, every plane in the air Never know just how or when, but we always know whereEven though we don't know the mechanism of it--what will cause it to happen in each person--we always know 'where' it will happen to everyone: internally, no matter where that person happens to be at the time.
Take it from the ground up, this is the last roundup You can't win, and you can't break even You can't be leavin' the game anyway You've got to stay 'cause we came to playThe fundamental ("from the ground up") truth is that this could be either mankind's last chance, or, after this epiphany hits, it will be the last spiritual awareness in the physical any individual will need (a sort of "Rapture," if you will). Using the analogy of a 'game', in this condition of awareness, there is no winning, losing or breaking even. Nor can you opt to not 'play' in it, because this is the reason we are on earth in the first place.
It's a new gene, a new wavelength, or maybe it's a virus Put the fire in us and inspire us To trust and lust for the good life And all that is required of usThe awareness will change man as essentially as a genetic change (physical evolution), a new sense of communication (psychic ability?), or a symbiotic viral organism would. Whatever the means of change, it will give man new purpose and enthusiasm in life. We will trust in the knowledge that life on earth will complete metaphysical goals. We will be driven by the desire to do what is necessary to reach those goals and to avoid actions that are contrary to them.
Turn to the headline news as if we had a right to choose To have no views as the rocket's red glare pollutes the air, And we swear that it can't happen here And we'll never be thereWe presently live under the mistaken assumption that we have the right to ignore that others 'somewhere else' wage war and/or destroy our environment, even though we now have immediate knowledge of these occurrences ('headline news') and thus, the ability to become involved. We think such happenings are far removed from us because of physical distance and that somehow we are separated from that part of humanity.
We got the right to know, which means We got the right to misunderstand And slant the plan to help our hand and man They call it a culture, but it sucks you in like quicksandAs humans, we have the right (we all have the potential) to see the truth about physical reality (our reason for being here and how we are connected). This means we all have the right to change our beliefs about reality, which would contradict ('misundertand') prevailing cultural beliefs--i.e., custom, religion, mores, etc.) in order to accomplish both our own metaphysical goals and the general purpose for mankind being in the physical world. People who believe only in what physical senses tell us ('They') call what man has developed "culture" (or, a world view--Weltanschauung--how man fits in the world and his reason for being), but culture appeals mostly to the physical side of our nature and can quickly suffocate our spiritual senses, much as quicksand entraps a physical body and eventually suffocates it.
Killer bees finally make it to Tokyo Juliet never made it with Romeo But check out the video later Terminator III's gonna preview the next fifty years or soSome things are seemingly impossible in our view of the world, such as killer bees being capable of crossing the Atlantic from the Americas to Japan, or, that young lovers (Romeo and Juliet) won't consummate their love. If these thoughts seem absurd or make you uncomfortable, it gets worse. Within the next fifty years, our world will seem like a third movie in the apocalyptic Terminator series because of events that will happen.
Give it up one more time for the king of soul Let the good times roll, bring it on, bring it on Dusk 'til dawn, the landlady's gone Send the bill to the government, pack it in cementBest guess on this one: 1) OK, bring on these challenges--the causes and effects that are good for our spiritual development ('Let the good times roll, bring it on, bring it on'). If you free yourself from old beliefs about reality, you free yourself from their limiting rules ('the landlady's gone'). Let those institutions and people who set cultural rules be responsible for their actions ('Send the bill to the government"). Can't fathom what 'pack it in cement' might mean, although a burial vault comes to mind.
Another possible interpretation of this verse: 2) continuing the ironic sarcasm of the previous verse: go ahead, live a physical existence as if there is no spiritual one, like if no one is looking, what you do doesn't count. Excuse your actions by the fact that no one is watching them ('the landlady's gone'). Blame whatever happens in your culture on the powers that be ('Send the bill to the government"). These beliefs and rejection of personal responsibility won't change what is going to happen.