Battle Thru Time

by Anecdata

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The new album from Anecdata, released March 12, 2020.

Pay what you want, from NZ$5 minimum. The release includes two different versions of the album - one with vocals on most of the songs, the other just instrumental, the vocals replaced with keyboards.

If you buy the whole album, get the bonus track 'Diabolical Machine', which is not available on streaming services, for now.

'Battle Thru Time' is an experiment in alternative synthpop.

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released March 12, 2020

All songs written, programmed, performed, recorded, mixed and mastered by D Satherley/Anecdata.

Recorded 2018-2020 in Glen Eden, west Auckland.

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Track Name: Surrender When
surrender when i recommend
you lay your gun down and we can bend

palaver then, y tambien
you lay your gun down and we can send

the best of ours, the worst of hell
the rest in malice, and we can fend

off your best, off your rest
the rest embarrass, we have no regrets

surrender when i recommend
you lay your gun down and we can bend

palaver then y tambien
you lay your gun down and we can send

the best of ours the worst of hell
the rest in malice and we can fend

off your best off your rest
and post-insurrect we are all regret
Track Name: The Second Amendment
i love the NRA
i love the NRA, yeah
they keep me safe from harm
i wish i had a gun
i could save the world
and i could save the wo-orld

me and my 45
could keep the world alive and
you wouldn't have to fear
threats from afar and here
i could save the world
and i could save the wo-orld

and if you had to choose
between me and nukes, who would
you trust your life with now?
nukes or a madman with
the power to kill
and the power to kill you

i love the NRA
i love the NRA, yeah
they keep me safe from harm
i wish i had a gun
i could save the world
i could save the wo-orld
now
Track Name: Richard III
why did it take so long
to dig me up and rob me blind of my fame?
i was never gonna be your king too long
i was living dead ahead
to be fair forever
my kingdom for a horse

who messes with a king
who left a string of family dead, rotting corpses?
are you not surprised to see me back alive?
supergrass'' man of war
in the bones, sans flesh
my kingdom for a horse

where did you think i went?
across the channel to france or germany?
i've been stuck here since before world war got foxed
oliver cromwell
none of them compared to me, richard III
old crouchback
my kingdom for a horse
Track Name: You Decide
there's far too much riding on this
far too much relying on this
whose idea was it to ask me 'cause
i'm paralysed just thinking about it

i don't know

so you decide
so you decide what's right

'cause if i can't decide on nothing
nothing's what we'll be

so you decide what's right
and you decide who's wrong
and you decide what's right
and you decide what's wrong

the paradox of modern life
is too much choice, none of it matters
whose idea was it to ask me 'cause
i'm paralysed just thinking about it

i don't know

so you decide
so you decide what's right

'cause if i can't decide on nothing
nothing's what we'll be
Track Name: Superelevator
n/a
Track Name: Tokyo Regret
would you believe i've never seen tokyo?
or any capital of the world
of course i have been to wellington
but wellington is hardly tokyo

this is my
one regret
i haven't got many regrets
yet

can you believe i haven't been over
seas, unless you count islands
and i don't, so why should you
care a bit about my plans?

this is my
one regret
i haven't got many regrets
yet

do you think i should start with this urge to go
across the sea
Track Name: Ephemeral
serendipity, ideas
i don't know what to do or what to say
curiosity, i fear
has been my perennial ephemeral
electricity in here
i don't know just what to do or what to say

instability endears
every one one to the critical parasitical
commonality, we fear
in thrall to the criminal, hypocritical
electricity in here
i don't know just what to do or what to say

negativity and fear
they rule, incompatible
ephemeral
you recommend instead
i get out and make some friends
to the bitter ends
an ephemeral, a mutineer
i can't stand the smaller talk
around the clock
Track Name: Super VHS
n/a
Track Name: Hardly Angels
we should not be afraid of foreigners
locals i know are just as bad as us
whenever i've been mugged out on the street
i know what they're not

they're from the north island
they're from the south island
they're from the north island
they're from stewart island

in case it wasn't clear from what i said before
new zealanders are hardly angels eh
the land of the 'long white cloud'
at least we're not australians

we're not as bad as them
we're not as bad as them

there are no rules when you get on the road
the only law's stay out of my way
it doesn't matter what passport you're on
or if you can drive

we've all got a death wish
we've all got a death wish

they're from the north island
they're from the south island
they're from the north island
they're from stewart island
Track Name: You're Not Alone
so you thought you might be home alone tonight
i've got news for you it's not so black and white
and did you notice that i have time for you?
or does it mean nothing to be one of two?
aaah aaah aaah aaah
you're not alone
Track Name: Phantom Time
If you've got a story to tell
of history you might as well
reconsider times and dates
they're nothing but lies

correlations of our past
nothing good can ever last
why on earth are we so vain?
they're nothing but lies

i recognise you in me
i live inside you
i never noticed you there……

there's never been a master plan
no tricks for the age of man
what happened to the sceptical patterns of our minds?

i recognise you in me
i live inside you
i never noticed you there
a phantom time of the year……
Track Name: Until the End
n/a

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