Taken off the album “Mosaic” (October 13th, 2023)
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Matt Smith: “‘Return To Dust’ is a prototypical midtempo anthem with a classic, massive Theocracy chorus. Not really progressive or anything, but infectious with a great riff and energy. The lyrics deal with the inevitability of death, and the choice of who or what we’re living for in the short time we get on this earth. The whole album runs the stylistic gamut you’ve come to expect from Theocracy, from the progressive to the thrashy to the pensive to the majestic. So while “Return To Dust” doesn’t represent the entire experience of Mosaic, consider it a nice appetizer for the full meal. Enjoy.”

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music & Lyrics: Matt Smith
Recorded & mixed by Matt Smith at Theocracized Studios and Full Moon Studios
Mastered by Emily Lazar and Chris Allgood at The Lodge, NY
Video produced by Industrialism Films https://industrialismfilms.com

THEOCRACY is:
Matt Smith – Vocals
Taylor Washington – Lead Guitar
Jonathan Hinds – Guitar
Jared Oldham – Bass
Ernie Topran – Drums

Lyrics:
We parse the script unwritten line by line
The mystery of life filtered through time
A blank slate open-ended to begin
To balance with our own uncertain end, once again

It’s appointed for man once to die
Maybe years, maybe tonight
No matter how hard we rage against the dying of the light
It comes for everyone
For all of us return to dust

An inventory of a lifetime passed
Of things ephemeral, and things that last
The hourglass runs out we know not when
To meet the Maker when our time has come to an end

It’s appointed for man once to die
Maybe years, maybe tonight
No matter how hard we rage against the dying of the light
It comes for everyone
For all of us

(solo: Taylor)

When I don’t know who to be
Will You watch over me as we walk to the end of the world?
They were calling for me, but You were all I could see
And Your voice was all I heard
For all that we do in this life without You is vanity

It’s appointed for man once to die
Maybe years, maybe tonight
No matter how hard we rage against the dying of the light
It comes for all of us
Return to dust

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