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1.
05:01
earth's slow transition from habitation to heap of trash what is the difference between a thing and the garbage it becomes? waste all around you waste will become you from body to corpse the object loses purpose i will do what i can to not waste my body don't want to be a walking corpse, a wasted life please let us fight these garbage lives, these dreamless nights an empty head ain't no fuckin use an ignored world now that's abuse the untouched lovers they drift away it's a god damn crime to live that way i will do what i can to not slip into a state of stasis 'cause that's not life that's going through the motions imitation of the roles they laid out nice and neat earth's swift transition from our home to a fossilized garbage dump when the parasite dies does the host die too? i am repulsed i need to puke, it's getting to me i'm gonna hurl these garbage people crowding in an empty head ain't no fuckin use an ignored world now that's abuse the untouched lovers they drift away it's a god damn shame to live that way
2.
if society is incidental in DNA's relentless reproduction, uh huh if my inner life is just a silly mutation is it any less amazing, uh huh than if some dude in sky dreams us all from birth til we die all the love and the tears and the beauty all so a code can copy copy copy copy copy i'm not saying i know shit about if the clown is real or all in my head all i am trying to say is life is beautiful either way from clown or DNA i find it easy to believe that individuality's a byproduct of human body that we're all nerve endings of the clown also it's easy to believe that all of what we recognize as life could be a byproduct of a molecule's function and nature's propensity for change i'm not saying i know shit about if the clown is real or all in my head all i am trying to say is life is beautiful either way from clown or DNA take me to the bureaucrat she's gotta know about that i need to find a system that works a series of rules to fool the ghouls take me to the automat i gotta get my fix real fast there must be something wrong with me i need the grass to calm my ass take me to the plutocrat maybe he can tell me flat out if cash is really where it's at if it's worth it to be a rat
3.
mistake after mistake after bullseye after mistake mistake i'd convinced myself that my decisions are something other than experiments in living a life experiments in living don't you worry pal we're all guessing fine together we are groping at our minds get it together dude don't have to fall in line they don't know any better than you mild nausea, bit of heartbreak, if you can some joy: all side effects of experiments we carry out on a daily basis don't you worry pal we're all guessing fine together we are all groping at our minds get it together dude don't have to fall in line they don't know any better than you isn't it nice to know you're not alone in your research into how to live a good life
4.
04:18
how does it happen that temporary pain gives the illusion it's eternal? we get so sucked in so caught up in the trip it seems the motion is static seamlessly it chugs along not frames in film, not frames at all change is the only guarantee that life has offered me just one direction in this place that we live always towards always i think that grooving is a nice way to warp perception of time relentlessly it rides along the metronomic perma-song change is the only guarantee that life has offered me
5.
03:57
death toll is rising the bodies piling high this human blood lust has really gone awry and no one's asking why don't cry dry eyes we'd hang em by their ties but why should more die they're feeding children hatred teaching battle cries the power systems have a disease far beyond sleaze the war machine must be smashed it must be destroyed the crooked cash hogs their goblets overflow with human blood now i've really gotta go i've gotta hit the road the crowd is writhing they've gotta kill for peace the enemy is real annihilate the beasts their lives worth less than least no more bad guys we'd hang em by their ties but why should more die they're feeding children hatred teaching battle cries the power systems have a disease far beyond sleaze the war machine must be smashed it must be destroyed
6.
02:21
it may seem funny it may seem weird i’ll take mine runny it’s worse than we feared i’ll handle heartbreak i’ll handle tears i’ll cling to joy now then grasp at it’s rear i know that i know that it’s a constant flow it’s weird being here trapped after all these years continuum that’s all it is these silly ridges aren’t anything these categories these blocks of time these eggs and baskets these faulty rhymes aren’t worth a dime maybe it’s spacy maybe it’s firm maybe it’s blackness maybe just worms maybe it’s cool there maybe it’s not maybe it’s pretty maybe just rot
7.
03:47
i am the guy who reads off my inner monologue i am the dude who swallows all my platitudes i am the fool who got caught nude in the swimming pool i’m just try ing i’m just try ing i i i gotta be halfway zen i think i can see the end i i i’m sure this is the path i’ve just got to check the math i’m the skeptic who argues from my vanity i’m not the skeptic who probes from curiosity i’m just try ing i’m just try ing i i i gotta be halfway zen i think i can see the end i i i can see the light i knew it’d be this bright i i i followed the rules i used the right tools i i i gotta be halfway zen i know it’s just around the bend
8.
went over to the village square i heard the bikers brought despair i heard they hit us bad as can be they're jiving hard on violent fantasy oh please on your knees over at the city hall i heard the bikers burnt it all now the leaders wearing a suit he's riding high on all the loot bad fruit nice boots that roach in the jean jacket he's running quite a racket those thugs in the skyscraper now they're children playing god ain't it odd? bumming around the slaughterhouse wearing a shirt that's got mickey mouse got my grip on the knife gotta take a life to feed my lovely wife looks like we lost big fight looks like we lost the big fight
9.
when the men in suits start to call the shots that's when all the freaks are drowned in cold hard cash when systems coalesce against the people who those systems are designed for that means the dollars run too deep those greedy motherfuckers cash is a zero sum game they've gotten sick in the head now they can't get enough bread you greedy motherfuckers hang on tight to your cheddar it's worth more than the lives of the people working overtime for that sweet sweet dime doing pantomime of a life in line when the human mind gets twisted by the paper priorities jiggle loose and human life's no more sacred than a pile of green those who stand up talking like prophets they're propped up on that shtick by the men whose minds are sick those greedy motherfuckers cash is a zero sum game they've gotten sick in the head now they can't get enough bread you greedy motherfuckers hang on tight to your cheddar it must be sweet as slime to guarantee that your crimes won't be denied by the power tribe such an easy bribe
10.
04:31
slobbered-on cigars big ol' sacks o' dollars piggies on the beach piggies on the boardwalk waiting on line to ride the carousel let those piggies ride the carousel big ol' can o' hu man repellant sprayin' nobody's allowed near the boardwalk no more piggies

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Your life is a continuum of experience. It is uninterrupted. It is always passing over and through you. You have no choice but to ride. You ride. You are largely powerless against it's current. It's okay, you think, I have accepted this. But to accept the continuous onslaught of experience that you ride day to day does not mean you also must accept your community without scrutiny, right? It does not mean you have to accept the greed and ignorance that fuels the corrupt power systems at the helm of Earth's societies. It does not mean you have to accept the callous murder of civilians by police. It does not mean that you have to accept the institutions of racism and sexism that people are often willfully blind to. It does not mean that you have to accept genocide. Or torture. Or war. In fact, to accept the continuum of experience is an affirmation of life. It is an embrace of humanity and a rejection of unnecessary suffering. But what do you do when you reject corruption? What do you do when you reject the piggies gobbling up the cash like it's not a zero-sum-game? You want to fight back. I know you do. I know you're repulsed and you want to affect change, but it's of no use to wage war on war. You can't fight for peace without perpetuating the violence you're trying to exterminate. So what do you do?
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released March 31, 2015

Music and lyrics channeled through Lucas Nathan
Recorded at Haha City, 2014
Mastered by Josh Bonati
Cover art by Amanda Seigel
Released on LP, CD, and digital formats by Bayonet Records, 2015
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