Short Sharp Shocks

by Anecdata

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released April 1, 2018

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Track Name: Just a Car
i darken the tint and give it power
whatever the outcome, in rush hour

it's just a car, i know i've lost

i'm going to die in my mazda
'cause i can't drive, and i don't care for your rules

it's just a car, i know i've lost

it's just a car, i know i've lost
Track Name: Your Money is Mine
you can fight off entropy
try and hold up certainty
fate will get you in the end, it's true

your money is mine

spend a fortune at the bar
wish a penny on a star
it all ends up where it needs to be

but only for me, and not you
it all comes to me, and not you
i want it the most, can't you tell?

it trickles on down to my shoes
i piss in my pants and you lose
your money is mine and ah well

deep down i'm a communist
a real enthusiast
for wealth redistribution, in fact

your money is mine, and not yours
your labour is fine, just be poor
i want it the most, can't you tell?

it trickles on down to my shoes
i piss in my pants and you lose
your money is mine and ah well
Track Name: Siriscreen
memory, the story of my life
doublethink, the way i know it is
i don't recall a time
we weren't at war with crime

in my sleep, the clutter walks in line
101, the order of the time
i swear that in my youth
we weren't at war with truth

the past erased, the time forgot
their lies became the truth
julia, the rest, we've got to say goodbye
their lies became the truth

ah well

telescreen, the siri of our future

telescreen, it cannot reach me now
it's just a dream, but still they know somehow
don't you call it a crutch
my phone is not in charge

crimes erased, acquittal by a few
can't watch me, but i can watch you
mistakes are in the past
and so are ours at last

the past erased, the time forgot
their lies became the truth
julia, the rest, we've got to say goodbye
their lies became the truth

my prison's of my choosing
my prison's optional
huxley's the drug i mainline
soma's unstoppable
and
telescreen, the siri of our past
Track Name: Irrelevant
they call us nobodies, irrelevant
in turn they come across benevolent
they don't want us
that is okay
we're a sentient irrelevance

and freedom's overrated, what do you want?
it's no life living as an individual
they want us?
that is okay
we're a sentient irrelevance now

i wanna be abducted by a mindless drone
i wanna be abducted so i'm not alone
i wanna be inducted to the hive in style
resistance doesn't always have to be futile

cubes across galaxies, i'm not aware
of any reason we shouldn't be there
we don't have to
figure it out
they already have for us

and if i don't have to sleep ever again
i would count that as a win
they want us?
that is okay
we're a sentient irrelevance now
Track Name: Be All and End All
it's another way to live
it's another way to thrive
it's not
be all and end all

it's another way to kill
it's another way to die
it's not
be all and end all

why'd you have to say that?
why'd you have to go there?
and now you've ruined everything
everything that we worked for

she was the perfect
the perfect actress
she was invincible

she was the perfect
the perfect actress
she's not replaceable
don't you know
Track Name: On the Beach
wake up on the beach
cool wind in my hair
and when the sun comes up
end of another new year's eve

there's time ahead of us
and time behind
but looking to the future
has never been as hard as this

what will i see and where will i go?
who will i be and what'll i know?

what will i see and what will i do that's worth it?

what will i see and where will i go?
what do i care and what do i know?

what will i see and what will i do that's worth it?

that's worth it

we're all on our own
no savers in sight
don't get in the deep end
that's right, we're on the beach

it's all the deep end
rips everywhere
stopping from drowning
has never been as hard as this

wake up in my bed
damp air in my hair
the sun has not risen
time to get back to work and die

a little inside
holidays in mind
but looking to the future
has never been as hard as this
Track Name: So What?
it's 20-something and i cannot believe a thing
they taught us not to be sceptical of anything

advertising campaign
so what? so what?
an astroturfing campaign
so what? so what?

they got us when our minds were
at their most malleable
they snared us when our wallets
were the most valuable
Track Name: Robots Evolved
i think i found it
this changes everything
you're gonna hate it
it doesn't mean a thing

i think i found it
the missing link between
their world and our world
it doesn't mean a thing and everything

oh yes i found it
we dug it up and yes
we are not human
we are not dinosaurs

we did not evolve
we weren't a recipe
of evolution
the consequences of our DNA

we are robots evolved
we are robots evolved
who have you told?

this is our secret
this is our mj12
the world's not ready
they cannot help themselves

we're not developed
we were just ready-made
and now we're stuck here
with no hope of going home
Track Name: You're Right, I Am Wrong
i love atom bombs
i love infernos
i love asteroids
i love volcanoes

and i'm wrong, you're right
i'm right, you're wrong
you're right, i am wrong

i love gerrymandering
and televangelising
i wrote this song 20 years ago
but it still applies
Track Name: Expel
i tried my best to get rid of you
i tried to get someone else to pull the trigger
i wrote these words but no one fell under my spell

i wish you well
now go to hell

expel
i wish you well
now go to hell

and if you think i have softened on you
and come to understand what it is you do
then it would seem that we get our news in parallel
Track Name: The Wait is Over
if you're waiting for someone
someone like you
you could be waiting a long time
why don't be true?

now the wait is over

no emotion is ever
pure in this world
realising the martyrs
didn't die for you
Track Name: Killy
on board discovery
you don't know what will be
bunk with a mutineer
be captain over there
i have to tell you
this is so fucking
cool you don't know it

i could throw you in the brig
i have a badass wig
they call me 'killy' there
i kind of like the fear
i have to tell you
this is so fucking
cool you don't know it

don't take me home, i will rebel, just say farewell
don't take me home, i will rebel, just say farewell

talk when i'm nervous but,
this captain never cuts
i have to tell you
this is so fucking
cool you don't know it
Track Name: Proaction
she said i was ready, what little she knew
i've never seen combat, what little i knew

actions, actions
i fell for an attraction
proaction, reaction
actions, actions
i don't believe in sanctions
proaction, reaction

the vision is crucial, what little she knew
i need your approval, now matter how small, i do

and all the best
plans that you could have
and all the worst
people you could be
and all the same
it would end up, well
it won't compare
it won't compare
Track Name: Echelon
i am not essential, i am just a prophet
in the back seat of your car
siren of the newborn, acting as an echelon
and my snooping keeps you safe from harm

not a clue what you know about us now
not a clue and just who the hell would know
not a clue what you know about us now
not a clue 'bout just where the hell we go

speak your mind now

pressure on our ears now, it was never my fault
surely you can manage well
without ever knowing, passenger interfering
and my snooping keeps you safe from harm

speak your mind or hold your peace now
speak your mind or hold your peace now
speak your mind or hold your peace now

we know the truth, echelon
we know the truth, echelon
Track Name: You Terrify Me
you terrify me with your confident line
you're everything that i wanted inside
the pinnacle of this story of
the criminal days, i am in love

everything i say, underprepared
and i'm not scared after all
the second i laid my eyes
on your beautiful blue skies

and i'm not scared after all, and you should not be too
because you terrify me as much as i terrify you

you terrify me as the comets above
the tremors below, and the climate to come
the catalyst of this story of
the criminal days, i am in love

you terrify me
Track Name: Siriscreen (Lite Version)
memory, the story of my life
doublethink, the way i know it is
i don't recall a time
we weren't at war with crime

in my sleep, the clutter walks in line
101, the order of the time
i swear that in my youth
we weren't at war with truth

the past erased, the time forgot
their lies became the truth
julia, the rest, we've got to say goodbye
their lies became the truth

ah well

telescreen, the siri of our future

telescreen, it cannot reach me now
it's just a dream, but still they know somehow
don't you call it a crutch
my phone is not in charge

crimes erased, acquittal by a few
can't watch me, but i can watch you
mistakes are in the past
and so are ours at last

the past erased, the time forgot
their lies became the truth
julia, the rest, we've got to say goodbye
their lies became the truth

my prison's of my choosing
my prison's optional
huxley's the drug i mainline
soma's unstoppable
and
telescreen, the siri of our past

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