“The Temple of I & I is a place of worship that exists only in our imagination; a place where all people are chosen people and the unity of living things is possible,” explains Hilton about the album’s title. “So much of the world is divided into tribes and belief systems that have imprisoned people’s consciousness and allowed a few to control the many. Culture can be a blessing and a curse. Humanity transcends tribe and culture. This has been a constant theme in Thievery Corporation’s message since day one.”
All around me are familiar faces Worn out places, worn out faces Bright and early for their daily races Going nowhere, going nowhere Their tears are filling up their glasses No expression, no expression Hide my head, I want to drown my sorrow No tomorrow, no tomorrow
And I find it kinda funny, I find it kinda sad The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had I find it hard to tell you, I find it hard to take When people run in circles it's a very very Mad world, mad world
Children waiting for the day, they feel good Happy birthday, happy birthday Made to feel the way that every child should Sit and listen, sit and listen Went to school and I was very nervous No one knew me, no one knew me Hello teacher, Look right through me, look right through me
And I find it kinda funny, I find it kinda sad The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had I find it hard to tell you, I find it hard to take When people run in circles it's a very very Mad world, mad world Enlarge your world Mad world...........
"We may not choose the parameters of our destiny. But we give it its content." Dag Hammarskjold ~ 'Waymarks'
Your everlasting summer you can see it fading fast You grab a piece of something that you think is gonna last You wouldn't even know a diamond if you held it in your hand the things you think are precious, I can't understand
You been tellin' me you're a genius since twenty seventeen In all the time I've known you, I still don't know what you mean The weekend at the college didn't turn out like you planned The things that pass for knowledge, I can't understand
I spent a lot of money and I spent a lot of time The trip we made to Hollywood is etched upon my mind After all the things we've done and seen, you find another man The things you think are useless, I can't understand
Are you reelin' in the years? Stowin' away the time? Are you gatherin' up the tears? Have you had enough of mine?
Both his words and manner of speech seemed at first totally unfamiliar to me, and yet somehow they stirred memories - as an actor might be stirred by the forgotten lines of some role he had played far away and long ago.