by Paper Moses

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This album is dedicated to David Lynch.

The David Lynch samples scattered throughout this album were collected from a documentary called "Meditation, Creativity, Peace."

Chad Timblin: vocals, electric guitars, bass guitars, keyboards, piano
Richie Dandan: electric guitars in "Mornings"
Andrew Merdjanian: bass guitars in "Mornings"
Zach Mabry: drums in "Rose" and "Are You Willing To Disappear?"
Connor de la Vega: scream in "Give Me Transcendence Or Give Me Death (Transcendence)!"
Colson Timblin: scream in "Give Me Transcendence Or Give Me Death (Transcendence)!"

Richie Dandan and Andrew Merdjanian wrote and performed the music for "Mornings" (electric guitar and bass guitar respectively).

"Rose" was co-written by Chad Timblin and Brooks Brady.

The poem read by me in the song called "Are You Willing To Disappear?" is called "Samadhi" and was written by Paramahansa Yogananda.


released November 20, 2016



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Birthed in late 2012 as a moniker for Chad Timblin's solo musical creations.

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Track Name: Essential Ground
Your touch sparked waves that danced for eternity
Living, breathing, loving waves
I feel you in the lining of my chalice
Filling me up
Until there is no more separation between you and I

Floating in love
It is so easy
So easy
To simply let go
And float away
To somewhere beyond
That is deep within

There's so much love in the world
In the stillness it builds

I am Ra. I greet you in the love and the light of the Infinite Creator. I communicate now.
Track Name: Do What The Animals Do
Do what the animals do
Track Name: Mornings (Paper Moses Version)
The stories you told us were lost in our heads
We tried so hard not to worship the dead
You drove home the point with the back of your hand
He sent us his love from a faraway land

You laid down the law, yeah the law of the land
Why is there life? I just don't understand
Track Name: Rose
Dreamin', oh yeah
Track Name: Are You Willing To Disappear?
Samadhi by Paramahansa Yogananda

Vanished are the veils of light and shade,
Lifted the vapors of sorrow,
Sailed away the dawn of fleeting joy,
Gone the mirage of the senses.
Love, hate, health, disease, life and death -
Departed, these false shadows on the screen
of duality.
Waves of laughter, scyllas of sarcasm, whirlpools
of melancholy,
Melting in the vast sea of bliss.
Bestilled is the storm of maya
By the magic wand of intuition deep.
The universe, a forgotten dream, lurks
Ready to invade my newly wakened memory divine.
I exist without the cosmic shadow,
But it could not live bereft of me;
As the sea exists without the waves,
But they breathe not without the sea.
Dreams, wakings, states of deep turiya sleep,
Present, past, future, no more for me,
But the ever-present, all-flowing, I, I everywhere.
Consciously enjoyable,
Beyond the imagination of all expectancy,
Is this, my samadhi state.
Planets, stars, stardust, earth,
Volcanic bursts of doomsday cataclysms,
Creation’s moulding furnace,
Glaciers of silent X-rays,
Burning floods of electrons,
Thoughts of all men, past, present, future,
Every blade of grass, myself and all,
Each particle of creation’s dust,
Anger, greed, good, bad, salvation, lust,
I swallowed up – transmuted them
Into one vast ocean of blood of my own one Being!
Smoldering joy, oft-puffed by unceasing meditation,
Which blinded my tearful eyes,
Burst into eternal flames of bliss,
And consumed my tears, my peace, my frame,
my all.
Thou art I, I am Thou,
Knowing, Knower, Known, as One!
One tranquilled, unbroken thrill of eternal, living, ever-new peace!
Not an unconscious state
Or mental chloroform without willful return,
Samadhi but extends my realm of consciousness
Beyond the limits of my mortal frame
To the boundaries of eternity,
Where I, the Cosmic Sea,
Watch the little ego floating in Me.
Not a sparrow, nor a grain of sand, falls
without my sight
All space floats like an iceberg in my mental sea.
I am the Colossal Container of all things made!
By deeper, longer, continuous, thirsty,
guru – given meditation,
This celestial samadhi is attained.
All the mobile murmurs of atoms are heard;
The dark earth, mountains, seas are molten liquid!
This flowing sea changes into vapors of nebulae!
Aum blows o’er the vapors; they open their veils,
Revealing a sea of shining electrons,
Till, at the last sound of the cosmic drum,
Grosser light vanishes into eternal rays
Of all-pervading Cosmic Joy.
From Joy we come,
For Joy we live,
In the sacred Joy we melt.
I, the ocean of mind, drink all creation’s waves.
The four veils of solid, liquid, vapor, light,
Lift aright.
Myself, in everything,
Enters the Great Myself.
Gone forever,
The fitful, flickering shadows of a mortal memory.
Spotless is my mental sky,
Below, ahead, and high above.
Eternity and I, one united ray.
I, a tiny bubble of laughter,
Have become the Sea of Mirth Itself.
Track Name: Let's Go Somewhere Else
Put on your boots, let's go outside
It won't be hard, you just gotta try
There you'll find plants, love, and sun
There you'll find everyone
You will find the loving Sun

I have a friend whose name is God
He lives inside of everyone
I know that God is full of Love
I feel the Love wherever I go
I am God I'm full of love
Track Name: Light In My Heart
It's in my heart
Light in my heart
Track Name: Archangel
My angel, where did you go?
My angel, how do you know where I am?

I need your help, won't you please help me?
Please help me
My angel, whom I Love
Track Name: Give Me Transcendence Or Give Me Death (Transcendence)!
It's the oil in my heart that makes it start
It's the grease in my brain that keeps me sane
Living in the land of a thousand tomorrows
I am a plant, watch me grow
Quick, kill me before I die

Everyday reality changes
Yet it all stays the same
There's nothing to do
Other than to let go of everything
And embrace all that is
Perfect peace
True freedom
It is all right HERE
I gotta be aware!
Actually, I don't gotta be anything...
I just gotta embrace
Open awareness
It's so much more beautiful than I could ever grasp with my mind alone
So much more beautiful

Our sameness with those who have passed doesn't have to be scary
The reminder can keep us humble,
And grateful,
And in awe at the moment we get to experience
Sleep is practice for death
Death is life
Life is death
Track Name: The Cosmic Game
If I could be someone else
Who would I be but myself?

Look down the road, I see a humanoid
Look in their eyes, I see myself

If I could be someone else
Who would I be but myself?
Track Name: I Luv I Jah (Bad Brains)
I Luv, I Luv, I Jah

Walking down Babylon Lane
Me trying to live my life in peace
Two young men call me not their brother
They try to make I feel ashamed

But I Luv, I Jah, yeah
He tell me not to be that way
I Luv, I Jah, yeah
I gotta keep my PMA

My Luvley sister judge me by my clothes, yeah
Only to learn to her mistake, not everyone's alike
We're not all a uptight, ah, no fuss, no fight
Cool that way, let me tell you 'bout the cool that way

But I Luv, I Jah, yeah
He tell me not to be that way
I Luv, I Jah, yeah
I gotta keep my PMA

I Luv, I Luv, I Jah
Track Name: Clarity
I am Ra. I leave you in the love and the light of the One Infinite Creator. Go forth rejoicing in the power and the peace of the One Creator. Adonai.