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"The summons" is to grab what you can, to make yourself a place in the great society.

"Arms" ties to the army of Passtimes.

"Creeps and cries" because that call has fallen from my hands.

"My strength" ties to it's futility, as seen in Falling.

"In the trace" is in harness.

"Projects" are all the things we are told to do to be happy, and ties to Circus Wind.

"Cheering" ties to Finest Hour.

"Parade" ties to the opening stanza of Season of Destiny.

"Gesturing shades" are the ghosts of society, whose pantomime of prosperity is without substance.

"My longing calls out an infinite moan" of sorrow at finding the ideals I was raised to serve so empty.  It also ties forward to Four Walls. I am a finite being with infinite need.

"The silence of crowds" is that the massed call has ceased to reach me.  Or more accurately, I now realize it never did actually reach me.  When I confront my infinite need, the world has nothing to say.

"Alone" is that this is how we live inside our mind, and how we will stand before our Maker.

"Paths that I have been shown" are the materialistic ideals that are all that is left to a spiritually impoverished culture.  "Paths" also ties to the "empty alley" of Passtimes.

"Treasures that spark incandescent with light" are the cares and lusts and riches of this world that choke the Word and make it unfruitful, yet appear at first so desirable.

"Outriders", as in the advance scouts of an enemy.

"Pageant of steel" is technical dehumanization, and ties to Circus Wind.

"Hunger for conquest now tastes of disease" is to realize the perversity of basing my life on the predatory mindset of judging my worth by the scalps I can hang on my belt.

"Heartbeat of stone" ties to The Tower.

"Mass that shouts" is the roar of the crowd trying to be heard, trying to convince each other that everything is okay.

"Words I need" is that the selfish cries are a worthless guide.

"Graph they draw" in charting the course of our engineered society.

"Sight" is a unified vision, a living comprehension.

"Group that sleeps away their time" ties to Passtimes and Wake Up.

"Dream a hope but it's not mine" ties to Soap Bubble Dream.

"Goal held up" ties to Give Yourself.

"Decays to dust" relates to Secret Flame.

"Razor of void" connects to Circus Wind.

The subcurrent of this song comes from my reaction upon hearing a crowd of people shout in excitement at a stadium event. The sound! We regularly hear it today, from concerts to sporting events, but that day I heard something different. The voice of thousands of individuals drowning the voice of each individual, such that had everyone been silent, the result for any individual would have been the same.

Please note this song, while critical of the overvaluation placed on technology, is not at all a call to roll back the clock to some pre-industrial utopia. Technology has it's place, but as a means rather than an end, and certainly not as the object of virtual worship so pervasive in our culture.

 
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