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1. Tower Of Tuna (5:39)
2. Missed The Beginning (5:15)
3. Nothing Here (6:10)
4. Doctor Plush (10:00)
5. Like We Did Before (5:02)
6. Beta (5:47)
7. Searching For Treasure (4:24)
8. With A Twist (3:46)
9. Tarkus   by ELP (18:10)









Zip
                      Tang: Luminiferous Ether

  -Credits -
LUMINIFEROUS ETHER
all tracks except Tarkus written by Zip Tang -
Faller, Argianas (Merritt), Padgett & Wolfe Copyright Zip Tang 2007 All rights reserved
Tarkus written by Keith Noel Emerson, Gregory Lake. Publisher Music Sales Corp. OBO Leadchoice Ltd. Performed by Zip Tang
recorded and engineered at ZT Studio, Park Ridge, IL.
 produced by Zip Tang
mixing and mastering - Perry Merritt

Luminiferous Ether album cover art  -
"Does Man Pass Through Life, or Does Life Pass Through Man?"
By B.Y.
album and web site photography - Susan Wolfe
web sites and graphics - Perry Merritt


















TOWER OF TUNA


Welcome to Francesca's
The fare is always fresh
Would you like a cocktail?
Our Absinthe is the best
Peruse our famous menu
Tonight buy two get three
It's all about excesses
Our prices can't be beat

But what I really want is
But what I really have to try
Is the Tower of Tower of Tower of Tuna!

How is the carpaccio
Or maybe escargot?
Tell you what, I'll take them
I'll take them all to go
Tender pink and juicy
The texture is sublime
That's just the way I like it
Two at a time

But what I really want is
But what I really have to try,
Is the Tower of Tower of Tower of Tuna!



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MISSED THE BEGINNING

I can't toe the line

I cross it every time
I must see to believe
I don't have the will
To take the bitter pill
What has happened to me?

As a younger man
With no attention span
Not much mattered to me
I avoided the
Responsibility
I just did what I pleased

I missed the beginning
I slept through the middle
I wasted the ending
Don't tell me it's over

I just can't resist
The bad relationships
I must learn to say no
When I'm feeling strong
I know it won't last long
I give in and let go

I missed the beginning
I slept through the middle
I wasted the ending
Don't tell me it's over.

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NOTHING HERE

Finish your drink it's time to go
Don't shit where you eat that much I know
There's a place cross town where my friends will be
Got a lame ass juke box but drinks are free

Ask Joe why he came - get a vacant stare
Deal gone bad had to disappear
He's blending into the desert sand
How it came to this he don't understand

There's nothing here
And you're just here
Cause there's nothing there
Or worse than nothing

Jane came out 'cause her mom took ill
Took to the lifestyle and lost her will
Mom's doing fine but you'd never know
Planned to visit but forgot to go

There's nothing here
And you're just here
Cause there's nothing there
Or worse than nothing

John's on a mission to spread the word
Found his flock where the sinners herd
Strip mall church to save the lost
Got the righteous tithe to pay the cost


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DOCTOR PLUSH

Dry, my mouth is so dry

When the lights are hot I feel so alive
Noise, inside my mind
When I shut it out it creeps back in and there's nowhere to hide
Cold, my blood has run cold
When the fire's gone out I feel so alone
Cold, I feel it in my soul
When the loneliness comes creeping in I got no where to go

My name is Doctor Plush
I'm here to fix you
I can take away what's ailing you.
No more culture depravation
Or commercial saturation
Free will annihilation
I'm gonna get you through
I'm gonna get you through it



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LIKE WE DID BEFORE

The radio is playing old songs
We reminisce - we feel the power
Like we did before
It makes us feel like we did before

Nostalgia fuels our search for music
We're looking for a sound that makes us feel
Like we did before
It makes us feel like we did before

When we were young we heard a sound
Now it's the key to our fading memory



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SEARCHING FOR TREASURE

Childish wonder - always searching for the prize

Restless, waiting, living for the highs
Someday you'll see that there's glitter in the sand
Feel the thrill of the color in the pan

There's a light that shines through the grey
There's a secret waiting for me
There's a thing that lies underground
Buried treasure waits to be found

Static motion - we're in a temporary state
Something special is bound to end the wait
Listen closely - things aren't always as they seem
Something's coming fulfillment of a dream.



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WITH A TWIST

I've had a taste and I'm ready for some more spice

I've viewed the scene and I'm ready for a new light
I've read the script and I'm looking for a new line
I'm digging the beat but I'm ready for a change in time

I'll take mine different from your's
I'll take mine different from theirs
I'll take mine with a twist

I'll place the bet but it's riding on a dark horse
I'll take dessert but I want it for the first course
Don't play it safe 'cause there may not be a next time
You chose the queue but it's not too late to realign



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TARKUS  Suite

  a. Eruption
  b. Stones of Years
  c. Iconoclast 
  d. Mass
  e. Manticore
  f. Battlefield
  g. Aquatarkus
 










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