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By Choice or Design

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what if the answer came and we weren't ready? what if the pizza's hot but we're not hungry for the knowledge of the new world it's coming to us it's going to be believe in aliens or gods who don't care i know which i would pick in truth or dare, but i have never come across a or come across b open your eyes and see how we're not in love with earth in fact it is the worst planet we have been on far from slice of heaven i want to blow up the world now you can't do that we still live here well okay i won't they're not all romulans nor are they vulcans we aren't the federation nor would we want to be the referee of the stars it's coming to us it's going to be believe in aliens or gods who don't care i know which i would pick in truth or dare, but i have never come across c or come across d open your eyes and see how we're not in love with earth in fact it is the worst planet we have been on far from slice of heaven i want to blow up the world now you can't do that we still live here well okay i won't
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save myself, do not give up crucifixion mailbomb no sun without apathy kamikaze a nun silent invasion silent invasion set phasers to stun and shoot to kill courtesy implied above tick the box and never run no fun without misery you can never outrun silent invasion silent invasion set phasers to stun and shoot to kill underlying optimism product of the Key regime brighter future for everyone gibberish for fun
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i won't have any fear any fear of whatever may haunt me i will shout out aloud silence, the harbringer of an early death anonymous times will soon be gone forever and ever and ever and ever and never be gone oblivious minds cannot hang on forever and ever and ever and ever and ever and that carry-on paranoid, here we go i knew i couldn't get away from you entertain, le coup de main why do we play this neverending game? anonymous times will soon be gone forever and ever and ever and ever and never be gone oblivious minds cannot hang on forever and ever and ever and ever and ever and that carry-on there is no love there is no hope for me there is no time no time to turn would-be into can-do into will-do, it's true there is no love it's a state of mind it's a state of mind it's a state of mind it's a state of mind
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EPZ 03:54
scatter-bomb the town, leave no corner out of sight of it, logo is all it's all we see it's all we see in you it's all we want now and don't forget to lose it and don't forget to lose your sanity and don't forget to lose it and don't forget to keep your vanity foreign EPZ, it's slavery nothing you and me will ever see up close it's all we need from you and don't forget to lose it and don't forget to lose your sanity and don't forget to lose it and don't forget to keep your vanity we have no idea of what it takes to change or what it means to be this underpaid we don't have a clue just what we're meant to do and it hurts our hearts but our profits too i want to be free from this EPZ it's slavery and you know it too well repackage the world as if i never died resurrect the worst excesses of Genghis Khan and friends i want to be free from this ABC it's slavery and you know it too well
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they're never gonna split us up they're never gonna shut us down they're never gonna tell us the future that will kill us they're never gonna shut us up there's not a hope there's a sign there's not a chance they're gonna split us up at all we've got to get out of here let's live down dead dog road no junkies, not at all we're getting stronger every day there's nothing like wooden floors two cats and summer sun no hallway, not a door we're getting stronger every day stronger every day old in every way yes it's such a cliche we've got to get out of here let's live down dead dog road no junkies, winos, whores we're getting stronger every day there's nothing like wooden floors two cats and summer sun no hallway, not a door we're getting stronger every day stronger every day old in every way yes it's such a cliche dead dog
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Interrolude 01:12
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liverpool echo it's all been done, it's all been done brand new illusion it seemed so new, it seemed so new when i was young money gun theatre, it's wearing thin, it's wearing thin all over again, you shot me once, but not again, it's not lightning brand new illusion same old confusion brand new illusion in spite of sight, i see again all over again it's all been done, it seemed so new when I was young another mass shooting it seems insane, collective fame brand new illusion it's all been done, it seemed so new when I was young if you want an autograph then just say so if you want to shoot me dead then you better go
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i'm the secret terrorist natural-born illusionist everything they say is true we control whatever you do there's no need for violence when you breed malevolence in the silent majority common knowledge monopoly look at me look at you it seems we're not so different terrorist masochist ah hell i might as well die time alive, i've got too long can it be, it all went wrong? lost a lot but i've loved so few am i young? well that's the rule, eh charismatic until the end aristocrats my only friends in the silent majority ever-present monotony look at me look at you it seems we're not so different terrorist masochist ah hell i might as well die i'm not in love with you any more i'm not in hate with you any more
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Meta 02:00
i'm gonna write a song it'll be two minutes long there will be just one guitar a drum machine, and an organ part if i find the right words they may just make this song if i come across words in an order that hasn't been done yet and it might have a bridge it needs a second verse with the same tune as the first but a different set of words and it doesn't really have to rhyme if i find the right chord, it might just make this song if i come across notes in an order that hasn't been done yet this song might be as big as king kong this is unexpected this is not how it should end but i said it would take two minutes of your life and now it has and it's the end
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a carousel in space curving back upon itself will you even notice if i went back in time and told you your long-lost past is your future will you prevent all this? and if i tell you anything, will you pretend surprise? if the space-time continuum collapses, will you cry? it took a lot of mass squared with light don't mind the cost of the trouble the tumbling dollar is nothing and if i tell you anything, will you pretend surprise? if the space-time continuum collapses, will you cry? so if i can't, can't bring her back to life i know now, there's nothing here for me and if i tell you anything, will you pretend surprise? if the space-time collapses in, will you dream of androids?
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Aphasia 03:09
i wish i could know i wish i could see i wish i was near i wish i was there and you don't know what i will do and you don't know what i will say i wish i was one i've done what i can i wish i could start all over again and you don't know what i will do and you don't know what i will say
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and by choice or design or by any other way i will get what i want i will get what i need no - we will not pay we all need to stay afloat and when i rule the world you can drink from my moat but it's not like that anymore you won't get away with that anymore is there no other way to placate the thirsty crowd but to sell them a life is empathy not allowed? and by choice or design will the message overcome? as you see, i can hold a grudge will you budge, or be dumb? but it's not like that anymore you won't get away with that anymore but it's not like that anymore you won't get away with that anymore and it's not like that anymore you won't get away with that anymore by choice or design, life will find a way
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Debut album for Anecdata (formerly known as Radio Over Moscow). Released May 1, 2016.

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released April 30, 2016

Written, recorded, mixed and mastered by Anecdata / D Satherley, 2015/16 at The Sunroom, west Auckland.

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Anecdata Auckland, New Zealand

Guitars, drums and synthesizers - together at last!

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