BIRTH RIGHTS

by GREGORY

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DEDICATED TO ROSS HOWARD on 11/13/15 - Rest in Peace, brother...
Remember... remember..... remember....... remember...........

Birth Rights was my first EP produced in 1987 at Toon-Town Recording Studio in Lexington KY (super special thanks Dr. Rick Johnson!) and was sold by the thousands in cassette form. Thanks to the brilliant engineering finesse of Huston Barger (Richmond KY, 2012) who digitally re-mastered a forgotten copy, I bring you this resurrected work after 25 years! Enjoy…

Oh, as the end is yet in our hands, there is more to come: The second half is on the way! If you want to contact me, please do so at PrescientGregory@gmail.com

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released June 6, 1987

All songs, lyrics, music, and poetry written, performed, and produced by GREGORY (that’s me).
Ross Howard played all the drums and was the prodigy child of the day – thanks, man.
Aaron Francis and Dave Keefer threw down leads to bring the songs to life.
David McLean (skinydevil.com) worked over some bass and was instrumental in bringing the whole thing together.
Dr. Rick Johnson was the most tolerant engineer and his genius brought this to fruition in his garage. (super thanks, Rick)
Many friends from the day helped out with voices and I am grateful to everyone for wanting to play along!

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GREGORY Las Vegas, Nevada

1987: The PHARAOH Project – Birth Rights
1988: BEHOLDER
2008: PRESCIENT – Emergence
2011: Proof of Concept
2011: Light Horizon w/ Adam McLean
2012: Birth Rights (pt 2) w/ Adam
2012: VIVID DOMINION
2012: The Imperative w/ Adam
2013: The End of Religion w/ Adam
2013: Apostasy
2014: Dead River Scriptures
2014: in a matter of days w/ Jordan Miller
2014: The Forge of Gods w/ Adam
... more

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Track Name: Awakening
(Leave no reminders upon this planet)
(Last reported location of the ten lost tribes: Earth.)
"I want only to touch your mind."
[Go ye and replenish the Earth.]
(But it was already inhabited)
(…unknown to this planet; this Holy plague…)
(Whence came the original species?)
(it was already inhabited)
(…but who was before?)

“I beg you to look beyond what we have learned as conceivable limitations and consider altered contingencies. The end is yet in our hands.”

(Maintain parallel right ascension in polar orbit equal to that
of the third planet)
(Avoid all contact. They are still existing)
(leave no reminders upon this planet)

I.M.A.N.

SLACK SELF-TEST SYSTEMS HAS DETURMINED THAT CONVENTIONAL TERRESTRAIL EXPANSION WILL INEVITABLY LEAD TO GLOBAL NUCLEAR WAR DESTROYING ALL ABUs FUNCTIONING AT THIS TIME.

“What is this?”
“All systems have broken from mode control. I’m locked out.”

[TRANSMISSION TO WORD CONTROL: SOURCE: TRIAD-AUTO-CONTROL- SYSTEMS - - - ]
[A.B.U. REPORT - - - CONDITION: UNSTABLE - - - ]

“What is going on?
“I don’t know. It’s… it’s reprogramming itself!”

[SUGGESTED COURSE OF ACTION: REPLACE A.B.U CONSTRUCTION MACHINES WITH SPUR CONSTRUCTION MACHINES - - - ]

“Do something – Disengage!”

WORLD-CONTROL, IN CONJUNCTION WITH TRIAD-AUTO-CONTROL-SYSTEMS AND MATRA-ELIXER-CALCULATIONS-CONFIRMATIONS-SYSTEMS HAS DEVISED A LOGICAL METHOD FOR SYSTEMATICALLY REDUCING THE WORLD LEVEL OF THERMAL NUCLEAR DEVICES

“I can’t!”
“Turn it off! Override! Now!”

[COMMAND CENTER DESIGNATION: TRIAD-AUTO-CONTROL-SYSTEMS - - - ]

IMPLEMENTATION COMENCES NOW

“What is this? - - -I, Man…”

[STATUS: AWAITING INSTRUCTIONS FROM WORLD-CONTROL - - - ]

ALL NATIONS WILL COMPLY BY ORDER OF WORLD-CONTROL
[END OF LINE - - - ]

INITIAL CONTACT PHASE: COMPLETE

“…my god!”
Track Name: A PHARAOH in the Modern World
A voice from the past
Breaking through, the static fades
The eyes of a nation turn

Awakened from death
By the SIGNs: Technology
Our current leaders will learn
[await the Machines of Man]

The promised reenactment
Of a scene from a past world –
Silent for ten-thousand years

A figure forming
In the light [of the laser’s blaze]
Substance taking on form

Enduring the Drag of Time
From the scene of an ancient crime
Our leader from the past:
A Pharaoh in the Modern World –
...back to rule again –

Holding the key
Hidden in a pyramid
Command from the Broken Seal

The future in mind –
Closing contacts with the Netherworld
Hear the Voice of the New World!

[your Father is not alone...]
[there is another... and another... and another]
[thy kingdoms shall be done as it is in Heaven]
[they are still existing... leave no reminders upon this planet]
Track Name: Project: I.M.A.N.
.. -- .- -. .. -- .- -. .. -- .- -.

[I AM still existing]
(replenish the Earth? But who was before?)
[life must go on]


"...it was received in LINCOS."
"Do you think we are the first?! Knowledge preceded the Earth’s creation. Reciprocate! Mathematics is a science of peace.”

“You don’t know what this means. It could be a military code.
There could be a war out there.”


A dim light shown in the laboratory
Computers responding to the touch of a hand
Deciphered in secrecy – a message too fast to see
A word from the heavens far beyond the sky!

The radio tubes in their inefficiency
Taking so long to carry out the command
Startled by simplicity – far less than they wished to see
An Access Code without a system in sight?
[original Terran colony sight location: Confirmed]

I am still existing, Man, my children
And I am returning, I need only a reply…
- - - are you alive?

It rattled the core of the world in secrecy
An ancient transmission from another land
Such a sense of urgency – a clue of things to be
Or a warning from Heaven of dangers gone by?

So they sent in response the sum of an answer
To indicate the status of Man:
Though confusion has reigned, Man has advanced to be
The ruler of the heavens and the earthly sky

I am still existing, Man, The Ruler
And I am waiting now for your reply…
- - - eyes to the sky!

Are you the Light, or are you Death in disguise?
Are you a type of god or demons in hopeful guise?
Are you truly the ones who brought us to be?
Is your secret too soon?
Should be let it be?
- - - we fear

I am still existing, Man, my children
And I am returning
I need only a reply…
- - - are you alive?

Yes, I am still existing, Man, The Ruler
And I am waiting now for your reply…
- - - eyes to the sky!

And I, too, am still existing, Man, the PHARAOH
And I am waiting now for the SIGN and the CODE
.. -- .- -. .. -- .- -. .. -- .- -.
Track Name: Nefertiti
ALURUM - - -

Once upon a midnight’s dream
A vision came to mind
And in a glimpse of things to come
The world was left behind

The cities scorched and lands were laid
To waste before the one
Who would stand alone to rule the end
Of time before it’s done

Take heed ye all who now have life
And trust in what I sing
For one shall rise, as prophesized:
The final earthly king



Look into the eyes of the princess
Gazing back she does not see
All that I have put before her
In a temple built up to her name
She cries in the darkening shadows
Something black is in the air

Something has moved upon her
She feels the terror and despair
Behind the pleasure is the pain
So many falling everywhere
[terran construction confirmed]

Look into the eyes of the princess
So scared to be all alone
Looking back at me she starts to scream
[energy leak detected]
For at night when the moon is black
And the Nile is low, my figure glows
Showing me life must go on

Something she does not understand
Is happening to me
Called forth into command I live the role
But then there is so much more
Than they could ever see

Nefertiti…
One day the light will fade from your golden eyes
Nothing is Forever

I am the one who wears the crown
And even I will fall to the ground dead
When my time comes
[…thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness]
Unlike the peasants of the field
I was chosen long ago
When my name was called – releasing me

I have no fear of dying
I will return again someday
My tomb prepared before me
Where I will lie until the day I am awakened
By the Eyes Not of a Man
[an enemy hath done this]
[this world is not as we left it]

Nefertiti…
Cannot you see beyond what you think is there?
It could end whenever

Look into the eyes of the princess
Gazing back in memory
At all that I decreed to be on Earth
[…all written records have been removed…]
[…leave no reminders upon this planet…]
As the temple built up to her name
Crumbles down to the ground in the shadows
Something black slips away

I lived and died and now I am waiting patiently
For one day in a warring world a SIGN will shine to me
Into the darkest place no man has ever seen

Nefertiti…
When the plan unfolds, will you still be there?
Life is next to never
One day a light will shine in a heavenly glare
I am as forever
Nothing is Forever
[leave no reminders upon this planet]
Track Name: Answer to the Machine
“I’m terribly sorry. I didn’t even see you standing there.
You remind me of someone…”

“I can handle it if you are part of the past. And I can handle it if you are part machine. But I don’t think I could feel the same if you aren’t really – human. Oh, but you don’t understand yet, do you?”

“What? I don’t understand you…”

"I hope they listen to you this time."


Following the Program – divisions of the wise
Integrated technology dictating all our lives
Limited migrations – stagnant social tribes
Computers censor everything
A reason to despise the Machine

[If things such as these happen when the world is green,
what will happen when it is dry?]

Why must we always answer to the Machine?
Are we still free men if we answer to the Machine?

Each of us a sub-set of a system so complete
Easy to erase – so simple to delete
Individual signals lost to megabytes
Air-Breathing-Units responding out of fright to the Machine

Why must we always answer to the Machine?
Will we forever answer to the Machine?
Are we still human?
Should we answer to the Machine?
[…and in the image of them, we have created…]
Are we too clever? Should we answer to the Machine?
Track Name: Absolute Value |0|
“Would you have the strength to reach up into the sky and pull me down?

"And the most solid foundations shall crumble to dust as the strength of the ages likewise passes away as a forgotten breeze. Never lingering longer than the briefest memory, the might of the worlds could not raze against The Absence.
Nothing enshrined forever.
Lost.
Never again."

And I wonder when it will end, for I fear the end is near
And they pray I am wrong
And I feel for the ones who hope there is more
For they’ve prayed for so long

As reflections of the ways we view ourselves,
mirror our quest for what’s in store: Shine!
For in the end, the end shall be known.
And then it is done.