Parallel

Another place, another time
Another corner of my mind
Somewhere to go to
When the world is getting much too close to bear
Is this a dream or is it real?
Is what’s real an illusion?
Do I get to choose, or is it already chosen?

So many times I have walked these streets
Postcards mapped from memory when I had to return
And my reflection’s not the one I know
Could these be memories of another life?

Another place, another time
Another place, another time
Another space, another mind…

Every time I close my eyes somewhere else arrives
A carousel in parallel
The vision I see
Is it just me?

Another world, a new society
An alternate humanity
Some people are familiar, but fundamentally changed
Is it all mine or is it shared?
Should I be proud, should I be scared?
Should I be myself, or someone else entirely?

On screens I have invaded worlds
Built up piecemeal out of zeroes and ones
In dreams I have run through fields
Of impulse sunlight and electric sheep

Another place, another time
Another place, another time
Another space, another mind…

Every time I close my eyes somewhere else arrives
A carousel in parallel
The vision I see
Is it just me?