I’vebeen thinking we need theme songs for the autism rights movement and my first contester is “Beyond the Matrix” by Epica.
I mean it starts off like this:
Shine through the sky
Beyond the matrix
Feel what it’s like to be divine
Autistic people are often said to see the world differently. We can see “beyond the matrix”. Also here’s a beautiful uplifting part:
Shine past the sky open your mind
Then you will be balanced and free
Be the master over your own energy
And then we directly move on to THIS:
Live in this moment like there is no past
All that matters is to be who you are
Be in this moment judgments will not last
Urge yourself again to claim back your life
I mean how many of us are still scared to openly show to be autistic? This seems like a sound summary of our movement.
Shake off oiled feathers leave your past behind
Use your inner force to reach your true self
When there’s no future you can’t be occupied
By non-essential waste and ruins of the past
Recreate your hologram
Dare to dive and fall
The point of no return restrain us
Someday you’ll open up again
To learn and grow
Someday you’ll have to reach for new endeavors
To perceive your inner self
Perceive your soul
Someday you’ll start to live your life
Heck yeah, right?
Responding with anger
Responding with peace
The choice is all mine
Pretty self-explanatory. We have to defend ourselves when others want to destroy us but how we do that is our own decision.
It’s a small lie for a man but a giant blow for manking
We are almighty now
We have found the alchemy of life
We are all dominant here
We are the force in control
A little aggressive maybe but who unlocks our human existence will be in control inevitably. And I’m pretty sure that won’t be an allistic. People forget the achievements of autistic people all the time. It’s small lies but they add up.
And here are the last few lines which I think incorporate what we’re all fighting for:
Be the master over your life
Stay in charge maintain your duty
Dive into the sea of pure tranquility
We will be finally free
What do you say my friends?
(Small epilepsy warning for their newer videos, they work with flashing lights a lot.)