An Atompunk Opera, The New Albion Guide To Analogue Consciousness, Act 2

by Paul Shapera

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Act 2 Characters:
Connor - Oliver Marsh
Adrian - Lauren Osborn
The Mascot 3000 - Kayleigh KcKnight
Lee (Connor's Son and Adrian's boyfriend)

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released July 14, 2014

Featuring Lauren Osborn as Rachael and Adrian
Kayleigh McKnight as the Mascot 3000
Oliver Marsh as Connor

Guitar on The Lovers by Matthew Broyles

Cover by Sarah de Buck

Special thanks to Tess and Glenn Osborn for their wonderful hospitality.

An Atompunk Opera is dedicated to Mark Swetz and Maja Ninkovic. Both literally changed my life and without either of whom the city of New Albion would never have existed.

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Track Name: A2 S1 New Albion 8
The Mascot 3000:

A generation it has been since the civil war ended and the city’s in a golden age
Religion’s back my friends, the Voodoopunks well they have spread uniting our dear city once again
There’s a tech boom bursting forth led by the great Arcadia Corp which the Voodoopunks have built and own
Great new technologies it’s led, like tablets with consciousness but their true purpose only now unfolds

Project Elysium, my friends, is the V P’s great vision and its culmination’s soon to come
There’s excitement in the air, expectation everywhere as they prepare to greet the eschaton
The red haired lad realized the only way to end the fight between himself and the albino tribe
Over the sandy drug’s dispense, was for him himself to wed and so their princess she became his bride

Here’s to the days of bliss and rapture, the Voodoopunks dancing in the streets
Here’s to achievement and beliefs and the shiny new world they will greet, that their destiny will meet
Track Name: A2 S2 Kyrie
Voodoopunks:

Dollay dollay, dollay dollay, dollay dollay oh

Kyrie eleison in the dream we've waited for
Kyrie eleison on Elysium's far shore
Kyrie eleison to where heaven's city waits

Adrian:

Open the door, come along, soon your troubles will be gone
Just put the weight that you drag to the side and come at last
There is a land that i see and we're going there to be
It's a city we will build in Elysium with me

Voodoopunks:

Kyrie eleison on the dream we've waited for
Kyrie eleison on Elysium's far shore
Kyrie eleison on where heaven's city waits

Adrian:

Now since the dawn men have dreamed of where earth and heaven meet
Well there's a door that they've found and they'll open it soon now
We all will cross, we will live, we will laugh and love and give
It's a city we will build in Elysium we will

Voodoopunks:

Kyrie eleison in the dream we've waited for
Kyrie eleison on Elysium's far shore
Kyrie eleison on where heaven's city waits

Connor:

This bliss and adoration, this blind intoxication
The kool-aid that they’re drinking which is laced
Some scheme i know is brewing, some fool design is looming
It must be stopped before it is too late

This plan, this secret mission, will come soon to fruition
Unless i act to stop it in its tracks
The city council’s now set to cut its funding but yet
Arcadia is full of tricks and traps
Track Name: A2 S3 Connor
Connor:

When the garden you tend dies
and the doors which lead inside
are locked and those who try
to talk their way in, lie

We were young, we were in love
wild, voodoo prancing punks
and you just knew she's headed up
and i just rode along for fun

As your time spins and sets
what you love you can forget
this i hope, i believe
it's insomnia fantasy

There's a time our garden bloomed
pubs, promotions, pregnant too
the big deal work that she would do
for Arcadia, but soon

they had scemes you can't believe
computers made from human beings
and the strange stuff they would need
babies, fetuses and things

As your time spins and sets
what you love you can forget
this i hope, i believe
it's insomnia fantasy

The rotting roots that you don't see
crawling allo about beneath
you love, you trust, believe

But those you know are just a step
to the baneful from the blessed
betrayed, you break that day

On the day our garden died
how i screamed and how i cried
how i begged her, but she sighed
and to their dark schemes gave our child

All those years ago i left
Amber's done fine, movied up since
now she leads them and i don't rest
i fight them with my every breath

So the years have come and gone
We've each had a child since, but
i suspect that they're in love
and i fear for what will come

As your time spins and sets
what you love you can forget
this i hope, i believe
it's insomnia fantasy
Track Name: A2 S4 The Lovers
Adrian, Lee and the Voodoopunks:

Dollay dollay, dollay dollay, dollay dollay oh

Mascot 3000:

Arcadia’s devised a way to open wide a door away
And they will send the voodoopunks to Elysium to immigrate
And as the Voodoopunks get set to go to Elysium they’re dealt a blow
All the work that Connor’s done, well he gets their funding cut with days to go
But now we shift our focus, come to Amber’s child, Connor’s son who are distraught
They are young and they’re in love, they think Elysium is all they’ve got

Lee:
You’re all i want and you’re all i need
You’re all i hope and you’re all i dream
And i love you, love you, so far gone

I wish to wish of a wish you dreamed
Of a far away where we both can be
And i love you, love you, so far gone

Adrian:

It always was just me and you, against the world, against the rules
But now he’s bust the road ahead and dropped the dreams from out our bed
Your Daddy O’s come packing heat and sprayed the walls with dreams we dreams
They’ll straddle us with bones and chains, break us cage us make us age

Lee:
But what if there

Adrian:
There was a way

Lee:
To make him change his mind

Adrian:
let’s say, If he thought

Lee:
i was enslaved we go there now

Adrian:
and we pretend that you’re possessed

Lee:
and he must end his war

Adrian:
to see you safe again

Lee:
I’d cross the world, i’d climb the sawed off ends of time
I’d fall and crawl and die to have you by my side
We’d build a paradise, a world where heaven lies
Where none who venture die, oh girl i’ll take you there tonight

You’re all i want and you’re all i need
You’re all i hope and you’re all i dream
And i love you, love you, so far gone

I wish to wish of a wish you dreamed
Of a far away where we both can be
And i love you, love you, so far gone

I’ll take you far away from desperate lives on day
Beyond the crumbling sheds of souless, dying men
For us there won’t be lies, or crushed and wasted lives
For us there’ll be Elysian Nights forever with you by my side

You’re all i see and you’re all i save
And you’re all i need and you’re all i crave
And i love you, love you so far gone

And all the angels looking down
Don’t love you like i do right now
I love you, love you so far gone

And i love you, love you, yes i love you love you
Yes i love you love you so far gone
Track Name: A2 S5 The Deceit
Mascot 3000:

Lee and Adrian have hatched a wild plan to trick his dad
And he’ll stop his mad attacks, and their funding will come back
That Lee’s possessed they will pretend, his mind captive and thus when
Project Elysium again is restored they will ascend

VPs:
Ooo

Dollay oh dollay oh dollay dollay

Adrian:

Dear Mr. Morgan well i’m sad to say
You’ve taken our funding, our money away
And so your son well now he’s been possessed
He’s under a spell an occult, arcane hex

Lee:
Dollay oh oh we come dollay, dollay oh oh we come dollay

Adrian:

Dear Mr. Morgan well i’m sad to say
If you want your son back then you’ll do what i say
Oh please undo the bad thing you’ve done
We’ve got to get back to Elysium

Lee:
Dollay oh oh we come dollay, dollay oh oh we come dollay
Dollay oh oh we comin’ dollay, Dollay oh oh we comin’ dollay,

Adrian:

Please, Mr. Morgan won’t you please
Let your poor son be released, free
To be with me

Connor:

Enough!

Enough, all right you win. I will do as i am bid.
Please just go

You may smirk and smile, believe
Your smug ways win but you will see
I vow i’ll bring you down

Use the one who most i love
And i will show you sorrow such
I vow i’ll bring you down
Track Name: A2 S6 The Voodoopunks' Ascension
Lee:
I wonder if my dad will even know i'm gone

Mascot 3000:

And so the time has come,
the Voodoopunks all gather up
the portal to Elysium has opened wide

and now they're ready to march through
the VPs and our lovers too
to build a city bright and new on the other side
Track Name: A2 S7 Ark 1
Remaining Arcadia Corp Skeleton Team:

"Homebase to Ark I. This is Homebase to Ark I. Please report on transmigration."

Connor:

And on the day we come it’s over
I have a warrant here to shut this down
All these machines will be dismantled
And where that cult’s gone, they can stay there now



It’s so long that i await
This deep breath and this fair day
For at last they’ve gone away
And at last my son is safe

Now tonight we will sit
We can slowly bond again
By my side he can be
Love returns at last to me

As your time spins and sets
You can save what you love yet
No more fear haunting me
I can finally sleep in peace

(Spoken):
“ Lee, i brought us some dinner!
Lee, are you home?
Lee?”