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Splinter In The Eye

by Single Celled Organism

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The Speech of Dr. Abbott Barnaby: Ladies and Gentlemen, I am very proud to inform you about a recently started experiment about the development of personality in the overcrowded flood of information in our world today. In an artificial environment a girl has been created and she will grow up for the following 18 years in a hermetically sealed living area without any visible doors to the outside world. She doesn't know about the existence of other human beings. Her living area is equipped everywhere with hidden cameras and microphones, and roughly 50 screens are installed on one wall of the main living room. During the first years robots look after the girl; in addition on one of the installed screens runs a learning programme that is adapted to the actual phase of the girl's development and which teaches the girl to speak and, later to read and write. In the course of time the robots will become more and more passive and then, on the girl’s 11th birthday, they become completely inactive. A few days later all the screens will be switched on and from this moment on will continuously show specially selected programmes of all sorts: films, news, entertainment shows and documentaries. We will watch her all the time and cameras record without any break to see how she develops under the influence of the surrounding information. Once a year a meeting will be held to give an update about the state of the girl's development. Finally I want to remind you, that all of you are bound to professional discretion by signature. --------- A genius-brain Working out an idea so bizarre The mark of Cain Branding his ego like a scar
Growing Up 07:33
She made it through the first years fed by robots and machines They taught her how to walk and how to keep her body clean She never heard another's voice, not a single word She grows up silent with all her thoughts unheard She`s ready for the TV Ready for the TV Switch on, curtain up, theater of the Absurd A strange noise in her ears, she can see humans on the screens A shock a scream she cannot move an echoe in her genes Now the TV’s on Now the TV’ s on She sits in front and the machines have gone. She is the TV-girl….. Educated by the screens that pave the wall First selected later she can see it all News, films and fun An unknown world now she’s stunned
TV Show 04:49
The years go by without benefit or a sin She never felt a human touch on her skin Isolated in her lonely universe Just a wall of screens transverse She tries to get on with those faces on the screens Asks herself how she could look behind the scenes Isolated for this overflowing show Strange feelings start to grow TV-show Constant flow Swallow with wide open eyes TV-show Blow by blow Choose between true words and lies Her world divides into a black part and a white There must be something to make her future bright If she behaves in a certain special way And she can hold the black part at bay
Flying Home 02:36
Flying home Where the world is right Where I can hold you tight Flying home Leave it all behind Get it off my mind Flying home To lay down my head There's no good, no bad Flying home To embrace my wife To give up the strife
New Horizons 07:30
Still I'm here All these images that rush across the screen Still she's there All these motivations that change from scene to scene Still we are Black or white Wrong or right Good or bad Who is there to decide Still I think There must be a kind of justice a force that can divide Still I link the one man and the other, who lives and who will die We are synced Blindness, blinded eyes Clear view, clear blue skies I won't be the one who dies She's moving on to new horizons An inner voice is calling for release She longs for someone who can guide her Through doubts and darkness and finally to peace Fear inside, I need a light, if only I'd believe Insecure, without contour, perhaps it's just conceived I feel it deep inside my heart If I trust in higher power I can join the poles apart Save me from the dark Bring me one ope one spark Blindness, blinded eyes Clear view, clear blue skies I won't be the one who dies
I've seen it on the screen I've been there in my dreams So many times in the past Those pictures on the screen Show landscapes so green Must be my paradise at last Flies are arrogant I learned about arrogance Flies don`t move I have learned to move But flies are vigilant Are they really vigilant Or do they just rely on someone Someone called god? Got those flies in my head There is no change ahead My life's in a loop instead Got those flies in my head It seems I'm already dead Who can exist in my stead
I Can't Feel 02:41
I feel that we are playing god Depriving her of all contigencies To decide Her hands tied The outside world has changed its face The tide has turned the globe out of control Don't search for excuses I cannot feel So I am not real Get me out of here We did not act successfully As we have tried to unify mankind Remind: we Can't rewind I don`t feel so I am not real Get me out of this I am not real 'cause I cannot feel There is no square deal
The Call 01:20
Hello? Hello Abbott it's Gabriel, have you seen the news?
 No, what's up?
 Worse than anything you could imagine.
 What's happened?
 Some religious extremists have launched intercontinental missiles.
 Oh my god! 
The rockets are stacked with a bio-weapon, a new virus. There is no chance to survive. Farewell my good friend, farewell Abbott!
The Virus 05:12
Half-light creeps up the pale skin Of bodies left all around Chaos left frozen footprints On Machiavellian ground The moon comes up And lights up the sky No statement left that could be belied Dead-end road double-sided Fey madmen singing on The virus in our veins will kill The poison in our brains will thrill We’ re counting down the days until Our heartbeat finally stands still
There's a light in her room She's awake at her desk I see her chest rise and fall A scene so grotesque There's a pen in her hand Writing words on the pad I refuse to zoom-in Cause she's just scantily clad There's a voice in my head It's a voice made of dread I am sure it is hers sounding strange as it blurs I’ ve seen heaven and hell While she’s in front of the screens Outside it’s worse so much worse Than in her cell She won’t see the blue sky She won’t smell summer rain She cannot taste a man’s kiss We have put her in chains I cant’t leave her imprisoned In her lonely little space While the change gets more profound The world will lose its face
More than 20 years ago It was me who started up this show So now I have to write those lines It`s all that I can leave behind for you So much time has passed The world has changed at last We all have gone astray That`s why I cannot stay but I see you My lonely little girl I see you Wish you would have seen the world I feel you I feel you are my cild I feel you Inside you`re strong and wild I’ m branded by the mark of Cain And I don`t know how to explain A lack of empathy Has chained your life to me But I did not prevent This infinite extent but I see you My lonely little girl I see you Wish you would have seen the world I leave you It’ s time to say goodbye I leave you Wish I would have let you fly
A door to pass To adore what lasts When all is sunken dusty past That passed away Just on its way Back to the start To pass a door Just to adore That there is nothing Anymore


SPLINTER IN THE EYE is a concept album based on a modern-day dystopian story. Here's a link to the framework of the story: singlecelledorganism.com/the-story/


released October 20, 2017


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Single Celled Organism Hamburg, Germany

At the age of 7 he took classical piano lessons. Later he also discovered pop-, jazz- and rockmusic. By coincidence he ended up playing the drums.
After graduation he moved to Hamburg where he additonally received the education to be an audioengineer. He worked as producer/ enigneer/ composer and musician. Single Celled Organism is the return to his roots which lie in progressive/ art rock.
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