The Optical Illusion

by Pete McAllen

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The Optical Illusion was recorded in 2008 when I used to gig as a singer songwriter. It is raw, uncomplicated and a taster of what sort of music I was making in the early days.


released October 6, 2014



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Cambridge UK Singer Songwriter.


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Track Name: One Chance
Now this story has been told times before
A reality and dream opening a door
The picture in my head, she fitted perfectly
Awakening my heart
To love and its sweet glimpse
A heavenly sound to all humanity

There's one chance
To take a hold
With both hands
Don't delay and wait for

But I decided to wait, wait another day
Wait another week, and then until the end
The end of this degree
And I could stop and face
The secret moment alone
But by this time it stopped
The motion and the flow
The feelings and the rain
The words that just remained inside of me

Wait for me to see
Wait for you to see
Wait for me to see
Wait for you to see

Eternity is, waiting for you to
Make up your mind, mind
Don't excuse me now
Eternity comes
Knocking on your door
This is the final score.

So now you've heard the sound
There's a difference in my voice
She may love me or not
But in the end it's emptiness
When there's a world to win
Convince us of our sin
That lies around our heads
The love that you could see
Look beyond the earth
Come arise from sleep
So you won't come to a bitter end
Track Name: Revolutionary
I'm fed up with secondary living
Half heatedly watching the world go by
The warning light is on
And I can't wait for long
Breathe in deeply before my breath has gone
Take it to the next level
Breaking through me

I want to be a revolutionary
Where I see the world around me change
Come make me a revolutionary
Can you hear the revolution generation rising?

I won't be here to be someone in my eyes
I lay aside the war wounds and pride
Enter in like a razor, cut me open
Remove the burden, close me up
So the scar is no longer mine
Take it to the next level
Breaking through me

Shine out through me
In this dark world
Break down the walls
That hold me down
Life will never be the same
Freedom from captivity
Now I've shaken apathy
I believe again