Regarding Our Semicircular Migratory Instincts (Acoustic)

by A Modern Synthesis

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In loving memory of Helen Anne Taylor


A bird with singed wings flies above
Abruptly eclipsing the sun
The former matriarch misplaced
In the manufactured dusk, yet

Sky-yearning lanterns grace the night skyline of Tokyo
While observers stare from the streets
Displacing the stars, but their radiance can’t pass ours
As descending sparks burn in reprieve

An unforeseen collapse to land
Will we ever take-off again?
The flightless bird mouths voiceless words
Its earthbound hymn of eternal grounding, still

Turbulent waves crash along the Golden Coast of Mexico
As on-lookers gaze from the shore
Entrancing ocean mist beckons the cerulean abyss
So, coursing gulf currents drift you home

To a desolate Midwest state
Shrouded in sterile, off-white sheets
Weary wayward eyes search the heavens
For remaining signs of flight

Burning through antiquities
With space constrained, all senses fade
Abandon earth, sky, and in-between
Last fleeting seconds of an eternity’s day
Passing through the phantom tunnel
Obscured mind you find escape
Tattered fragments of memories past
Once forgotten, now fall back into place

Vibrant view of the ethereal kingdom
Now you're off to a greater estate
Set ablaze by luminous shards
Overlooking a celestial cliff face

Cascading blue and green serenity
Swirl and fold, mesh and fuse to be
A brilliant bent turquoise
And an effervescent aquamarine

Forgoing manmade constructs
Beyond the depths of the midnight sky
When tracing new constellations
Your steady hands guiding mine

Soaring on fractured porcelain wings
Your former vessel previously contained
My eyes forever scan horizons
In pursuit of your royal flames


released April 28, 2014
Music and lyrics by Ryan Taylor

Recorded by Ken Chastain at Pixel Farm Music

Special thanks to Ken Chastain and Mike Taylor for setting up the recording session

Shout out to Keith Wilkins and Josh Miraglia




A Modern Synthesis Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ryan Taylor
Josh Miraglia
Jake Ender
Nico Peterson

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