Artifacts

by Echopod

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released November 13, 2015

Luminous Neon: percussion, viola, samples
Delaware Bride: synthesizer, vox
Sledge Helix: bass, bass VI

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Track Name: Minotaur
Dedicated to: Nobody

Smile through your teeth
Mask of sincerity
Lie through your eyes
Contradict your words through deeds

Living in a maze
Wallowing in your own disease
Trapped in your own cage
Spinning a web to catch me

Blundering beast
Shredding faith from my bones
Blinded by light
Destroy me with your fear

Snake in the grass
Raving in the shadows
Poison breather, Rappaccini
Fueled by your failure

Slander, shame, and sacrilege
Lie and die in your labyrinth
Track Name: La Mort du Cirque
Aging clowns: riding your broken merry-go-round
Lonely fools: living by an ancient set of rules
Angry men: never going to own our souls again

We're not laughing anymore
The time has come to march you out the door
We're taking over this dance floor
We're tired of dying for your war
We have minds of our own We're not yours
We're not laughing any more

Stubborn clowns: weary the head that bears the crown
Cringing men: taking liberty without consent
Privileged fools: forsake your coward's state and smash your rules
Track Name: Do I Dare?
Did you expect me to sit on a shelf?
A Christmas gift, do not open 'til the 25th
Wrapped in bow and chain, a brand new toy
Waiting to be broken in
And once revealed, a wind up doll, spinning on and on and on...

Watch out! I'm the girl your mother warned you about
Watch out! I'm the girl your preacher wants to cast out
Watch out! Here I am you'd better run!

Is my body my only ticket to success
Can't you see past my skin to the mind within
Am I beautiful or am I brilliant
Would it shake your world if you saw me as both
What are you afraid of? Why do you see me as a threat?

You shame me for my autonomy
You blame me for his lack of control
You hush me for speaking my mind
You blush for me breaking the mold
Do you fear a loss of power because of how you treat the meek?

In my weakness you are strong
In my virtue you have no vice
In my darkness you are light
Father, father, forgive me. I have sinned.
Track Name: Teahead
Lyrics inspired by Jack Kerouac's "Belief and Technique for Modern Prose"
Track Name: Celestium
The last light has gone out. You're on your way.
Journey through the night to a brighter day.

You are all alone. Sailing through the sky.
Leave your life behind. You were berthed to die.

Sleep. Dream. Brave one, drift on.

The fates have smiled on you. There's nothing left to fear.
The thrill of victory can be yours, my dear.