Flobots Defend Atlantis

That was as far as the tide came in

I remember the starfish and the wails of the sirens then

We replaced the tridents, embraced Poseidon

And discovered ourselves living on an island

We flow like water across the lost city

Chalk prophecies and washed off graffiti

In continents

Trade off for payoff

And high concepts then lost to chaos

Many tales radiate from one nexus

Defending a dream of a new directive

A call from the deep sums up a notion

The day when the people bum rushed the ocean

From the beaches they ran to meet the day after

Underneath the waves won’t repeat the same chapter

Knew what they had to do

That which creates life has power to take it right back

Fucking with the icecaps

We’ve gotta push the tide back

We can survive collapse if we don’t get sidetracked

If we visualize living underwater hidden by prisms

Countries fall but people transition if one for all we live in that vision

Hundred dollar bill origami

Balloon inflation new world economy

We float on tsunami to global warming

We need structures to control what’s coming

Corporate monopolies obsolete

The philosophy leaves us lost at sea

But from Marwar to Cochabamba

We are the warriors that won’t get conquered

‘Cause rising tides drown all villages

Divided fighters succumb to pillage

Rescuers whatever your latitude

It’s time to pioneer a new world attitude

Put local cycles first we’re Global Islanders with nothing left to plunder

From the beaches they ran to meet the day after

Underneath the waves won’t repeat the same chapter

Knew what they had to do

(Alert the law alternate nations train in the streets

Act to limit all non-transparent industries so

We must defend Atlantis

Anchor the land and never transform into seas

Assets to liquify all netted toxic indices so

We must defend Atlantis)

For centuries human beings have pursued the meaning of Atlantis

Central to their teaching is that it’s existence answers man’s essential questions

Much like the feeding of the 5,000

Even if the facts aren’t accurate the story’s magic is alive

Of utmost importance to convert the impertinent

Atlantis holds the answer to man’s ills at their most pertinent

Aspersions easily dispersed when I certainly answer

The most diverse aversions when I firstly channel _

Is this all that you hold

For a warriors role

The ground shakes

You claim my country not my soul

I fought I toiled, for the lost in the waves I will not tire

I die no slave

If the seas my grave

I sleep with my city

My people my oath

My shame my city is that

I cannot save my city

From waves that claim you

And curse the gods who can’t explain

Who to blame

At the end of the reign

Heed me

The season passes Atlas

His keeps in the sediment

Failing monumentally

And leaving no monuments to see

Only sea to shining sea

(Assess the loss as new tidal inundations surface

Amidst the legions are now thousands in starfish

We must defend Atlantis

As the land acquiesces no tears in sympathy

Address the legacy and never treat it separately

Access telepathy last as neverending transcendency)

And survival hinged on an attempt by the humble

And the sirens wailed as the empire crumbled

With nothing left to plunder corporations drowned

Waves clapped like thunder and stormed the gates with sound

Forming a new nation now

As the icecaps melted water levels rose

We raised our hands together and made the levees hold

Heals in the sand we revealed the depths below

The population of starfish exploded from the ocean

Survival we unified to focus on

And the voices were many but we spoke as one

As the tale was retold we multiplied

And swelled across the faultlines to halt the tide

We let the altars die to keep our pulse alive

And from the barren wastelands of naked trash

We stitched together a shelter from fallen nation’s flags

And chose to build a future from an ancient past

The crowns of thorns was worn we put the tritons down

We found new forms of anchors deep inside the ground

The world is an island now