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Listen To ‘Another World’ A Politically-Driven 12-Minute Epic From Miranda Lee Richards’ New Album ‘Existential Beast’ Out Today, Fri. June 16 Via Invisible Hands Music

Los Angeles’ singer-songwriter musician MIRANDA LEE RICHARDS has released the song “Another World” taken from her new album EXISTENTIAL BEAST, which is out today, Friday June 16 on Invisible Hands Music (here). The 12-minute epic track explores two contrasting viewpoints in reality about the world that exists now and an inspiring one that could exist one day.

MIRANDA describes the creation of the song, “‘Another World’ started out as a Shirley Collins-inspired A Capella Medieval protest song (why not?), but transformed into something even more: it took many, many weeks to craft, both lyrically and in orchestrating this nearly twelve-minute piece.” MIRANDA adds, “In the post-election climate, reading and listening to the news everyday produced new depressing verses, but not wanting to feel hopeless I decided to get to the heart of the matter and tackle American politics and history, environmental and racial issues, feminism, economics, global warming, animal rights, imperialism, big Pharma and corporate take-over, terrorism, and healthcare, all through the eyes of California whose anthropomorphized character in the song is our beloved mother, lover, daughter, sister and like-minded friend.”

Following are the lyrics for MIRANDA LEE RICHARDS’ new song “Another World.”

“ANOTHER WORLD”
MIRANDA LEE RICHARDS

I’m afraid of my shadow

Radioactive oceans

And rainbows that swirl in the tide

But I’m not afraid to speak of the darkness

For it must be brought to light

I’m afraid of beginnings

Things yet to happen

Afraid of the great divide

But I’m not afraid to speak of the darkness

For it has been brought to light

Well I see Another World

Where we eat flowers for dinner

And we drink the water from the spring

California don’t throw yourself to the sea

You were never unwanted

Our beautiful country

Conceived by our fathers

In God we can no longer trust

Defending the values of an old republic

A crisis of consciousness

Robber barons and plunderers

Who take no prisoners

The jest is now upon us

We bow our heads; by fools we are led

Apathy’s consequence

But I see Another World

Where our words we will honor

And we drink the water from the spring

Knowing our hearts want the same thing

Power is for the hungry

Whose nobility we would sanction

It’s a reign of terror

Taking over

May it come to rest in peace

Playing a game of follow the leader

Back and forth between the extremes

And now the lions will stalk us

And there will be bad blood

Where the endangered meet the sleeping

In a predator-less world we are the hunted

Slowly awakening

Well I see Another World

Where we invite the enemy for dinner

And we learn to draw new boundaries

Exploring new territories

California don’t throw yourself to the sea

You were part of a bigger picture

So Heaven help us

Not a passive Devil’s promise

Inspire us as we mourn

For the angels cannot do our work for us

Nor mend the fabric that is torn

Now we’re back to making livings

Raising children in pollution

Who are allergic to the sun

Preaching to converted

On empty street corners

For they know not what they’ve done

Well I see another world

Where we would march together

Our voices ringing in the street

The Stars and Stripes of unity

California don’t throw yourself to the sea

The ballot was cast in your favor

Now the cats silence songbirds

Pigs eat the last curd

As we tend our creatures with hooves

Who will become beasts of the wood

Where oh where are the last of the wolves?

As we honor the elders

Animal spirits and masters

By filling pipelines with sand

Diverting our wells with their tears of mourning

This land is not your land

Well I see Another World

Where only animals kill one another

And we drink the water from the spring

Forgiving ourselves and our history

Guilt is but a poor man’s apology

And you were never forgotten

Our grain so inspired

Given to us by Gaia

Now hath been tampered in seed

The fields that are dowsed and drowned in poison

We consume so helplessly

And the coal miner’s daughters

Who don’t see a future

Would bring their ponies to the light

But I’m not afraid to speak of the darkness

For there is no wrong or right

But I see Another World

Where we honor the gifts of our Mother

Those colorful quilts and energies

Knowing there’s a silver lining

California don’t throw yourself to the sea

You were always beloved

And now the artists would suffer

While they sing for their supper

Traveling down a pirate’s stream

Taking us back to the Dark Ages

The highest bid afarthing

I’m afraid of perversion

Damning of the feminine

And mining treasures of white

But I’m not afraid to speak of the darkness

For it has been brought to light

Well I see Another World

Where we eat flowers for dinner

And we drink the water from the spring

Elevating our hearts and our bodies

California don’t throw yourself to the sea

You were never unwanted

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