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Introduction L.A. 2019

Introduction L.A. 2019 was performed during the opening of the movie Blade Runner.



Intro. L.A. 2019
 

Look into my eyes

And you will see

A paradigm

Between you and me
 

A sign

Traveling through space and time 


A distant mirror
 

Fiery beasts of prey lurks waiting 

To devour 

Taunts as it awaits 

The final hour 


Look into my eyes 

And you will see 

This come to life

Before your eyes


Off-world Colonies

Off-world Colonies was performed at the point of the film when we first meet Deckard. 

This track is a re-mix with added sound bytes from the movie.

The instrumental interlude, Blade Runner (End Titles), was composed by Vangelis. Blade Runner is copyright ©1982 Warner Brothers, Ladd Company, and the Blade Runner Partnership. The sound bytes used in this product is intended for free fan-share use only. No intellectual property infringement is intended.



Off-World Colonies


Come what may

Life in the city

Another day

Ordinary

Life just seems to pass me by
 

All they say

Selling us freedom

Night and day

Propaganda
 

Nothing changes

It's all the same here

Fear of strangers

What is there...left to feel

I turn another page

It's the same old drear
 

This world lay in ruins

No one gives a damn

Is this what they call living?

This is insane
 

There must be more to life

Than what I’ve been given
 

The promise of a new life

To begin again

Could there be such a paradise
 

"A brand new life awaits you

in the Off-world colonies.

It’s a chance to begin a new

life in the Off-world colonies.”  


Bring on the Night

Bring on the Night was performed during the scene where we first meet Captain Bryant. It is sung from his perspective.



Bring on the Night
 

Open your eyes

You know where you belong

You’ve been away for too long

Couldn’t leave if you tried
 

I need your magic

There’s no one quite like you

This is the worst one yet
 

Into the night

We have them on the run

Retire them

Before they kill again

You are the only one
 

{Interlude}
 

Bring on the night

Set out for the hunt

Make no mistake

This is no God damned game

You are the only one


I Wanted to See You

I Wanted to See You is sung from the perspective of the character Rachael. It takes place during the scene in the movie where she confronts Deckard at his apartment. Earlier in the day, Deckard administered what is referred to as a Voight-Kampff test. It tests whether someone is human. Rachael is there to remove any doubt that she may be a Replicant.



I Wanted to See You
 

I wanted to see you.

There's something I must contest.

You think you have all the answers.

Well, I've come to put you to the test.
 

You think that I'm not real.

But, I saw that look in your eye.

I'm not sure what to feel, and I don't wanna go home.

There are just some things you can't deny.
 

I remember flowers in the Spring

Were they real or a dream

Or someone else’s memories
 

I close my eyes to find

That maybe I've been living a lie.

So, won't you look me in the eyes

Give me a piece of mind
 

What is it about me

That makes you act so cruel?

I begging

I really need to know

I don't want to be ridiculed by you.
 

{solo}
 

I wanted to see you.

I saw that look in your eyes.

I'm not sure what to feel. Guess that I'll go home.

Until then, this is goodbye.


Time Enough

Time Enough is sung from the perspective of the character Roy Batty. It takes place at the scene where we are first introduced to this character in the vid-fone booth. 


Time Enough 
 
 
Time 
Have you deserted us 
We’ve been searching for you everywhere 

Time 
Memories turn to dust 
Living these four years in despair 

We can’t wait
Auld lang syne 
To anticipate 
Until the end of time.

{Interlude}

Time 
Unavoidable 
Seconds seem to last for years 

Father Time 
Tell me all you know 
Where is the one who created us
For the sake...

...of our lives.

We are searching for our Creator. 


I Make Friends

I Make Friends is sung from the perspective of Pris -- telling J.F. Sebastian how much they have in common. 


I Make Friends

 

I knew that you’d find me

Just a matter of time

Before you’d rescue me
 

When you saw me there

You knew what to do

Only one who’d care

I can count on you

You are my savior
 

Took me in

Lent a hand

My new friend

Just as planned
 

We made friends

We’ve a lot in common

You make friends

Someone to rely on

I make friends

I was made to love you

‘Til I die


Merchants of Souls

Merchants of Souls is performed during the scene where Deckard weaves through the crowds of people at Animoid row with what he believes is a fish scale.

This is the only song that does not describe the feelings or thoughts of one of the characters in the movie. This one paints the scene of Animoid row, a section of the city where merchants sell artificial animals.


Merchants of Souls

 
Their transient shadows entice 
Darken souls like thieves in the night 

The merchants have you in their sights 
You can't resist 

Prey victim 
Caught in webs of deceit
Pandemonium 
Runs rampant through the streets 

Here the merchant lures 
By selling their brands of reality 
Remedies that cure all cursed 

They'll seize control 
With one last kiss to humanity 
Before they capture your soul 

The merchant lures 
They'll sell you their brands of reality 
Remedies that cure all cursed 

They'll seize control 
With one last kiss to humanity 
Before they capture your soul 

Prey victim 
Caught in their webs of deceit 
Pandemonium 
Runs rampant through the streets 



On the Run

On the Run was performed at the point of the film when Zhora flees from Deckard at Taffy Lewis' Snake Pit Bar. 

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On the Run


On the run
She is on the run, but she can’t hide from him
There is no point in trying to escape 
Running for her life
It’s useless
You can’t outrun your fate

On the run
She is on the run, but she can’t hide from him
She’s running through the city streets 
Amongst hawkers, punks and whores
But he’s closing in by degrees

Fiery the Angels rose
As they rose
Deep thunder roll’d around their shores
Indignant burning with the fires of Orc*

Fiery the Angels fell
As they fell
Deep thunder roared on forevermore
Indignant burning with the fires of Hel

Fiery the Angels rose
As they rose
Deep thunder roll’d around their shores
Indignant burning with the fires of Orc


* Excert from William Blake's poem, "AMERICA a PROPHECY", written 1793. 
In the movie Blade Runner, the character Roy Batty paraphrases these lines. This excert is the actual stanza. The second verse is slightly modified by me to exalt the death of Zhora. Then, in the third, returns to the original. 


Taffy Lewis

"Taffy Lewis" starts over the phone call between Deckard and Rachael and ends when Deckard enters Zhora's fitting room. (This is an instrumental)



He Must Die

He Must Die was performed during the scene where Leon grabs hold of Deckard after witnessing him 'retiring' Zhora. It is sung from his perspective.


He Must Die
 

Tell me

When death can no longer be defied

When all the fear in you subsides

When every spark of life has died
 

Would you see life flash before your eyes
 

You’re about to find out

I will show you how it feels

You’ll hear your last heartbeat

As you gasp your final breath


La Strada

La Strada represents the part in the film where Deckard is seen driving through the tunnel heading home to his apartment. (This is an instrumental)



Looking Through the Eyes of a Child

Looking Through the Eyes of a Child is performed during the scene when Deckard brings Rachael back to his apartment after Deckards' encounter with Leon. At this point in the film, Rachael has come to terms with who she really is. The song is sung from her perspective.


Looking Through the Eyes of a Child
 

Every now and then it felt like there was something missing

Like a part of me never really existed
 

Always afraid that I’d find

Maybe I was losing my mind

Maybe I was being told lies

Has my innocence made me blind

Looking through these eyes
 

Looking through the eyes of a child
 

Innocence

Now lost to my tears

Flows to an end

Revealing my fears

Concealing the years

My fate is in your hands
 

Runaway

I can’t go home

It’s not the same

How will I endure

What fate has in store

My life is in your hands
 

{ Interlude }
 

Every now and then I felt like there was something missing

Now that I have you it makes this life worth living
 

Never thought that I’d find

Feelings that I can’t quite define

Feelings that I’m not sure feel right

Has my innocence made me blind

Looking through these eyes
 

Looking through the eyes of a child
 

{ Piano interlude }
 

Innocence

Now lost to my tears

Flows to an end

Revealing my fears

Concealing the years

My fate is in your hands
 

Runaway

I can’t go home

It’s not the same

How will I endure

What fate has in store

My life is in your hands
 

{ Interlude }
 

Every now and then it felt like there was something missing

Like a part of me never really existed

Now my love is in your hands.


Perfect

Perfect is performed as J.F. Sebastian is preparing breakfast for Pris and Roy. It is sung from his perspective.


Perfect
 

Just look at them!

They’re so perfect

I just can’t believe my eyes

Funny... I hardly know them

But I suspect

There’s more to them than meets the eye
 

{Spoken}

Look at how inquisitive they are.

Gallant.

I've yet to see a flaw.

More human than human.

Wait!

Could they be... ?
 

I just knew it!

They’re so perfect

They sure take my breath away

I must admit

I do suspect

They’re here for more than they claim

~ Chorus~

I wanted to make them

Everything that I would have wanted to be

But, I have no voice
 

They want me to take them

To meet with their Maker, exclusively

Do I have a choice?


The Last Breakfast

This song is inspired by the scene where Pris is at J.F. Sebastian's apartment. I like to consider this song her war cry. Pris puts on her war paint and sings of her intentions. She is full of confidence. J.F., her Savior, will lead her friend Roy to their Creator -- Tyrell. The battle is on... This lyric mirrors the Christian motif found throughout the film. 


The Last Breakfast
 

Time is with us!
 

Seize the day

Day of reckoning

Time is beckoning

Yet slipping away
 

Ascension Day

Ascend to our Father

You will lead the way
 

Betrayed

The hour’s at hand

Gone are the dove gray sands

Time treats us the same
 

Seize the day

Day of reckoning

Time is with us!



Drive
 

Driving

In the heat of the night
 

Driving

Crossing the chasm of life
 

I drive

Between

Life and death so very real
 

I drive

The final frontier
 

Driving

Through the city’s confines
 

Driving

Through the meadows of my mind
 

When I drive

Solace

Takes me where I long to be
 

I drive

Soon I will be free
 

Walk the line

One last time

I’ll see this through

And after I do

I’ll be gone

Long gone
 

Driving

Leave this madness behind
 

Driving

To make a better life for us
 

When I drive

Solace

Takes me where I long to be

I drive

Soon we will be free
 

Walk the line

One last time
 

I’ll see this through

And after I do...okay
 

We’ll be gone

Long gone


House of the Rising Dolls

House of the Rising Dolls was performed during the scene when Deckard enters J.F. Sebastian's apartment, the Bradbury building, to hunt down the next replicant, Pris. It is sung from the perspective of Pris.


House of the Rising Doll


You don’t belong here

Go on and leave us

You don’t really want to come too near
 

I’ll make myself clear

Don’t want you near us

Turn around and close the door. Just disappear
 

We’re all the same here

Here in my doll house

From underneath this veil I peer
 

We don’t want you here

Think you’re audacious

But you’re so close now that I can sense your fear
 

Bridge

Beneath this vale of tears

So close that I can smell your fear
 

Chorus

Fight to the death

This your last breath

Feel your last heartbeat

You’ll be down on your knees

Praying that death

Could not come too soon
 

Flight to the death

Is this my last breath

I feel my last heartbeat

Silence my scream

Praying that death

Could not come too soon


Thrive/How to Stay Alive

Thrive was performed towards the end of the film during the 'cat-and-mouse' chase between Deckard and Batty. It is sung from the perspective of first Roy, and then Deckard. 

The instrumental interlude, Blade Runner (End Titles), was composed by Vangelis. Blade Runner is copyright ©1982 Warner Brothers, Ladd Company, and the Blade Runner Partnership. The sound bytes used in this product is intended for free fan-share use only. No intellectual property infringement is intended.


Thrive/How to Stay Alive

Roy

What am I to do

The light has left your eyes

Your death had come too soon

What I’d give

To see you smile

What I’d give

To see you thrive

Time is blind

I will avenge you

I will avenge you

         ___


Deckard

Insane

It’s madness

He toys with death like it’s a game

But time

Is on my side

Soon his life will come to an end


The instrumental interlude, Blade Runner (End Titles), was composed by Vangelis. Blade Runner is copyright ©1982 Warner Brothers, Ladd Company, and the Blade Runner Partnership. The sound bytes used in this product is intended for free fan-share use only. No intellectual property infringement is intended.


My Mind Lies

Inspired by the last scene of the movie Blade Runner when Deckard walks into the the room where Rachel lies asleep. It is sung from the perspective of Deckard. He is expressing his feelings to Rachael.


My Mind Lies
 
 
Memories
Remnants of a moment seeded in our minds 
Weave themselves into the tapestry of life
Affecting our decisions. Defying time
Lost between the dream and reality 


I don't know. 
How different would it be if memories weren't real
Would we really know what to believe
Aren't they just as vulnerable as you and me
Lost between today and tomorrow

Can you tell me...

Do we dream our own dreams
Or maybe they're someone else's
Or some grand illusion
Don't know how we'd tell

Through this door there lies a better life
Away from all that we know
Away from all this madness 
We'll make our own memories
And if they're not real
If... my mind lies
Well then...
My mind lies

If my mind lies, my mind lies
If my mind lies, my mind lies
If my mind lies, my mind lies

If my mind lies, my mind lies...





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