Welcome to the Deadlock of Reality

(Based on "Deep In Her Eyes" from the soundtrack of Uplink: Hacker Elite)

Digital dreams, crossing over the sea
Welcome to the deadlock of reality
Ten thousand lights rise at the flip of a switch
And nothing will ever be the same

A woman crouches low on a frozen beach
Hands in close for an infinite reach
Pulling numbers from a reverent niche
Ten thousand strings of humanity's shame

Wind whips up and she's cloaked by the sands
Swirling fragments, blips across the bands
A hushed movement and she rises, stands
Can't you understand that this is not a game?

Deep in her eyes, the light begins to grow
Flaring out in a lambent glow
Impossibly fast fast but it's still too slow
And a voice is crying out your name

The sun flares up in a blinding flash
Your body breaks into a sudden dash
And the world's walls read "SYSTEM CRASH"
You reach for your god but the sky's aflame

Digital dreams crossing over the sea
Welcome to the deadlock of reality
Ten thousand lives lost at the flip of a switch
And nothing will ever be the same