The Return of the Supersonic Soul

by Shane Carey

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released January 21, 2014

Written and performed by SHANE CAREY
Vocals, NS/Stick®, guitar, programming

Guest Performers:
CLIFTON GRAY: vocals
HILA LANCIANO: vocals
DAMON WHITE: vocal percussion

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Track Name: Supersonic Soul
Don't know where I am
the sky is dark, the rain is cold
but I'm alive

Don't know how I got here
Don't know where I was before
but I'm alive

Raise my face to the rain and I close my eyes
Every droplet feels like I've been baptized
I was down before, now it's time to rise
With a sonic boom, I take to the skies

I'm the Supersonic Soul
Supersonic Soul
Supersonic Soul

Shadow with a shovel
standing at my open grave
but I'm alive

Silhouette in lightning is The Reader
He's the reason
I'm alive

Seems to see my face, though his eyes are blind
Speaks without a sound from within my mind
Says he knows the fate that I've been assigned
But I make my own, I won't be confined

I'm the Supersonic Soul
Supersonic Soul
Supersonic Soul

(Reader)
You are reborn to find the meaning in yourself
The Supersonic Soul inside the man
No more a hero than the choices that you make
No more brave than what you understand

You will be weak until you find another strength
You'll look inside a self you've never known
You'll fail until you finally find another path
A lonely path that must be walked alone

(Supersonic Soul)
Don't know what he meant
I'm still a hero, I'm still brave
and I'm alive

Don't know what he meant
My power's greater than before
and I'm alive

If what comes ahead will take something more
than the challenges that I've seen before
Maybe I don't know what I have in store
But whatever comes, I'll be ready for

I'm the Supersonic Soul
Supersonic Soul
Supersonic Soul

Now I'm alive
But why can't I
remember
how I died?
Track Name: Hero
Listen to the city at night
It's good to be back in the sky
Waiting for a wrong to right
I hear a cry

Supersonic Soul on the way
The hero is back in town
Been a while since I saved the day
Tonight a bad guy goes down

I see the terror in her eyes
Why does she look at me like I'm the enemy
She runs to him and I realize
He's not the bad guy and I'm not the hero

Maybe if I'd taken the time
Maybe I would have seen, no need to intervene
Just an argument, not a crime
He's not the bad guy and I'm not the hero

Fly away into the night
Trying still to figure it out
I trusted I would always be right
But now I have a doubt

Supersonic Soul doesn't wait
I never had to think it through
To act when others hesitate
Used to be a virtue

I don't know how I could have misread
Always been the good guy, never had to justify
Just like The Reader said
Until I understand it better, I'm not the hero

If I can't trust first impression
If opinion's not a fact
If my gut is not a compass
If my instinct's not intact
If I can't tell what needs action
Then I won't know when to act
How will I know I'm the hero
Everything has changed

I really scared that woman
I really hurt that man
I never felt regret before
Gotta fix this, gotta change, if I can

I will look for what needs saving
'Fore I try to save the day
I will try to see the colors
or at least the shades of gray

I'll relearn to be a hero
Learn to find another way
Now I need to run to Ana
She'll know what to say
Track Name: Overpowered
You look at me
I feel your eyes in every part of me
You see through me

My love for you is so wide
It sticks in my throat and I can't speak
You silence me

I'm senseless
defenseless
Overpowered by my love
You defeat me
But you complete me
I love you

You say my name
All I can hear is my heart beating
You deafen me

When you touch my hand
I never want that feeling to go
So I don't move
You freeze me

I'm senseless
defenseless
Overpowered by my love
You defeat me
But you complete me
I love you

Take my mind, body, and soul
I couldn't stop you anyway
Baby if you need anything,
I'm gonna be there night and day
You are my existence
I can't put up no resistance
I live to hear you say
I love you
Track Name: Never Before, part 1
Love never felt like this
Maybe I never really loved before
My spirit leaves my body
To rise into the blue
And shine love like a sun
As it revolves
around the world of you
Love never felt like this before
Track Name: I Feel You
I could hear the choir
When I broke the stained glass window with my fall
But the Grays blowing up the city
made the music hardly register at all

I wish I could have stopped to notice
what I felt in that holy place
There was a power waiting for me
Amazing Grace

Feel you
I feel you
I feel what you're singing in my soul


I could hear the radio
Of the taxi when I landed on the hood
The Grays had the advantage
If they hit again I might be down for good

But I felt the sound in my body
Percy pouring out his soul
When A Man Loves A Woman
and I let it take control


I feel you in my lungs
I feel you in my veins
I feel what you're feeling
Your love and all your pain

I feel your vibration
You resonate in me
My pulse is at your tempo
My heart is in your key

I feel you like lightning
You strike me through your song
Your voice electrifies me
Your emotion makes me strong

I feel our connection
Our spirits entwine
The passion you put into sound
Adds your power to mine


Feel you
I feel you
I feel what you're singing in my soul

I felt pulsing power
So much faster I could almost hear their thoughts
The Grays were nothing to me
Put 'em down before they fired another shot

My body becomes an amplifier
when there's passion I can draw upon
Like when I hear Marvin singing

Feel you
I feel you
I feel what you're singing in my soul
Track Name: Hope
SS:
Ana, I love you
Need to be with you
I never felt like this in my life
Let's be together
Forever and ever
I'm asking you, Ana, please be my wife

ANA:
You're a good guy
and a good friend
But just a friend, you have to understand
I know you fight for right
But I hate the fight
I can't give my heart to a violent man
I'm sorry, I can't give you what you're thinking of
You can never, ever hope to have my love

SS:
Ana, I love you
I'll prove it to you
I need you more than I need anything
If fighting's the reason I can't have you,
I'll give it up, right now
Please, please,
Please take my ring

ANA:
You're a good guy
and a good friend
But what do I have to say to make you see?
Don't play the fool
Do I have to be cruel
The only thing you should give up is wanting me
You could give me the earth and the moon and the stars above
Still you can never, ever hope to have my love
No, you can never, ever hope to have my love

SS:
But what if I--

ANA:
(spoken) Stop! Don't start a bridge.
(sung) You need to listen now, and listen good.

This is not a romance
under no circumstance will I give you a chance
now you asked
and my answer is no

You can never hope
Don't you ever hope
Listen to me now
You can never ever hope
Never, ever hop to have my love
Track Name: Never Before, part 2
Pain never felt like this
Maybe I never really hurt before
My body is a prison
My spirit wants to flee
The world weighs on Atlas
like my heart
is crushing down on me
Pain never hurt like this before
Track Name: Let The Soul Save You
Fire, explosions, mayhem
People running every way
A rampaging Gigantodon
And finally it's safe to say
It's time to be a hero
Time to save the day

A crowd of people trapped
Behind a building's firy glow
Across the street, there's Ana screaming
From a car that looks about to blow
I can't be in both places
And I can't decide which way to go

How many could die if I choose her
but my heart won't let it be
Then a ghostly voice inside my head
says "You can count on me"

Set your spirit free
Let it guide you
Let the soul save you
Listen, let it show you the way
The soul will save you
Open up your heart and let it happen
Let the soul save you

A phantom flies from me to Ana
while I get the fire squared away
By the time I stop Gigantodon
I can see she's gonna be okay
She leaves before I get back
But maybe that's better anyway

My spirit form returns to me
Supersonic Soul indeed
It says, long as your heart is open
I can help you any time you need
Track Name: Cancellation
Suit up, Supersonic Soul
For you are needed
The heroes of this world
have been defeated

But you represent
an opportunity
You and maybe you alone
have an immunity

No time to ease into this revelation
In my world, your world is a publication
As real as any world in all creation
But vulnerable to fickle cancellation

To save your friends you'll need the memories
you have locked inside
It's time that you remember
how you died

This was never meant to be your destination
You should have had more time to learn this information
But now the heroes face annihilation
So, fictional or not, you're their salvation

You have to summon courage,
set your fears aside
And risk it all to save them
Remember

SUPERSONIC SOUL:
How I died

(Remember)
What is the Black Page?

I remember.
Track Name: Prologue/I Remember
PROLOGUE:
This is my last issue. Turn the page.
After 24, I'm through. Turn the page.
I've been in black and white since everyone stopped reading.
If the world needs a hero, I'm not the one they're needing.

Just turn the page.



I remember pulpy pages
A world of no ink, just pencil gray
I walked for ages and ages
To let The Black Page take it all away

The nothingness was so inviting
Gave it up willingly
Why did you bring me back?

READER:
Because what I see in you
is so much more than you do
I see beauty, love, and truth
And what you mean to me
Is so much more than you can see
What you mean is more than

SUPERSONIC SOUL:
Emptiness, pain, and darkness

When the best you feel is nothing
Then you pray for nothing to be the end
If your life doesn't feel worth saving
Then The Black Page looks like a friend

I let the darkness take the pain away
Almost happily
Why did you bring me back?

Because what I see in you
is so much more than you do
I see beauty, love, and truth
And what you mean to me
Is so much more than you can see
What you mean is more than
Emptiness, pain, and darkness

(feel what you mean)
(be what I see)
(be the hero)
(you are to me)

If your book has never been cancelled
You don't know what The Black Page is about
But I promise you, if it's the last thing I do
You can count on me to get you out

I'm going in willingly once again
But not to stay this time
I'm bringing back my friends

Because what I see in you
inspires what I try to do
I see beauty, love, and truth
And what you mean to me
Is what we all hope we can be
(It's your time now)
I can finally be the hero
Track Name: Logos
No asking
Just knowing
I breathe intuition like air
Connected
by feeling
by having the courage to care

Logos
spirit world of meaning
meaning
loving
feeling
caring
Logos
loving
all that matters
meaning
makes connection
courage
let it matter
feeling
loving
souls
connected by love
I feel you
I feel you
I feel what you mean to my soul

Reader
reading
Supersonic
loving
caring
feeling
love
connected
cancellation
sadness
Reader
writing
Supersonic
resurrecting
drawing
teaching
souls
connected by love
I feel you
I feel you
I feel what you mean to my soul

Those brought here
unwilling
are trapped here in panic and doubt
But coming
by loving
will help me to shepherd them out

finding
heroes
easy
love is binding
follow love
to finding
friends
to heroes
loving
finding
heroes
understanding
nothing
show them
loving
help them
see we’re all
connected by love
I feel you
I feel you
I feel what you mean to my soul

find an exit
doorway
one connection
lead the heroes
find a path
a path
to bring the heroes
home
a path
of loving
follow loving
one connection
follow loving
Ana
Ana
listen

I feel you
I feel you
I feel what you mean to my soul

Ana
loving
loving
Ana
calling
loving Ana
beacon
home
connected by love
I'm going home
Track Name: Thank You
I'd still be fighting crime
In a bargain bin comic book
Always knowing I'd win
Always willing to leap before I look

Never losing
Never growing
Never learning
Never knowing

I'd still be black and white
I'd still just be a cartoon hero

If I hadn't been canceled

I would never have loved
Better, as they say, to have loved and lost
I would never have learned
Justice is done only when you know the cost
And the music
Beautiful music
Screamed all my life,and I
Never knew a voice could do that
And the spirit inside
So much more power when your heart is your guide

So I had to be canceled
For the Reader to try to show me
Who I could be if I learned from mistakes
Who I could be if I let my heart break

If not for love
- If not for the Reader
If not for love
- I couldn't have loved her
If not for love
- If not for the spirit
If not for love
- I couldn't have saved her
If not for love
- If not for Ana
If not for love
- I couldn't have saved them
If not for love
I couldn't have found my way home

So thanks to the Reader
For giving back my life

Thanks to the spirit
For giving me all the strength I need

Thanks to Ana
For giving me so much more to feel

I know who I am and I'm alive

Life never felt like this
Maybe I never really lived before
My spirit sees in color now
A million vivid hues
A world of peaceful yellows
Fiery reds
And sometimes deepest blues

And it is so beautiful
Even sadness cannot take the joy away
I can never do enough to show you
But I hope that you can hear me say
How much I have to thank you for
Life never felt like this before