Supermax

by Charlatan

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1.
Spectator 05:07
Eyes nailed to light, radiating free Brightly crucified, nothing left to see The colors weary, dulled by the glow A dimension lost, they’ll never know The hour changes, focus remains the same Static affliction, consumes the frame Lost in the fields, of synthetic sights These sullen prayers, won’t kill the lights Welcome distraction, electric life A dull perfection, under the knife Formats of time, and their expense Strange reflections, chew up the sense Too weak to think, too cheated to rest Peripheral soul, so surely blessed A vicarious view, serves to remind Tomorrow’s today, today is blind
2.
Cardboard kings and quasi queens Take out the trash and and buy new screens Just as it seems Living on answers, living so fine Dousing the dancers in red wine We're doing fine Lost in the rhythm of perilous time Facing the doubt of the words which we climb Every time Insolent cause, dubious rhyme Bleeding us out one day at a time Every time Lust for your life, lust for your death Leaving our hopes whispered under your breath Whispered in death Strange people live up on the hill Feeding the wishing well beyond its fill Future lies still Deep in the desert runs a clear stream Flowing into every vagrant's dream As it may seem Flying away with a prayer in the wings Leaving us for the valley of kings Waiting in the wings
3.
Clockwork 04:01
Here in this faulty prison where only heat escapes We're becoming more obscure I'm sure you can relate Cold eats at our bones, piercing the memories Old reflexes join us, lending primal remedies It seems just like yesterday, answers were all around The sun washed our cares away, winter bled through the ground Whispers of tomorrow's time would never pass us by Wondering why We wonder why Such a cruel fate to follow Leaving us so hollow Such a cruel fate to follow It's left us so hollow Welcome to the mental state, a state of disrepair This empire built on bones, towering in thin air This city is a lonely crowd, it tires as it sleeps We all die for a little peace to keep what peace keeps It seems just like yesterday, answers were all around The sun washed our cares away, winter bled through the ground Whispers of tomorrow's time would never pass us by It's in the lie We're in the lie Such a cruel fate to follow Leaving us so hollow Such a cruel fate to follow It's left us so hollow
4.
King Kaiser 02:41
The tillers starved, the gunmen bled The fields have turned, turning red No one left to abide He's lost all he hid behind Poor King Kaiser Lost his crown What goes up Must come down Poor King Kaiser Lost his crown What goes up Must come down Seize the means to an end Rule removed as rules did bend All his horses, all his men Couldn't put him back together again Poor King Kaiser Lost his crown What goes up Must come down Poor King Kaiser Lost his crown What goes up Must come down What goes up Must come down What goes up Must come down What goes up Must come down What goes up Must come down
5.
Still Life 05:05
How much does it cost to die in the USA? Generation of failure See us on parade I'll sing the praise For all the days We spend so far from now Show me a victim Show me an economy Wring me out, set me out We can call it an anomaly I'll sing the praise For all the days We spend so far from now A wealth of despair Behind a wall of commodity Paying off great minds To sample the oddity I'll sing the praise For all the days We spend so far from now The structure's alright Keeping culture so inert Say it loud, say it proud We dig for cleaner dirt I'll sing the praise For all the days We spend so far from now
6.
From the east rose the sun Carrying shadows of hearts to be won To the west, shining shores Afforded by a legacy of past wars Blood has dried on their feet Spilled by every foreigner they did meet They fled from what's left of home Chasing the silence ahead they did roam Bodies fall from the sky Inheriting loose threads to weave every lie Modern steel could never match What a spirit of the jagged land could catch Swollen hands, they crawl through heaps Searching for the ideal contracts to keep Poisoned minds casting stones Divided to dust derived from broken bones A friendly face paid for no more Favors as empty as who they speak for Paranoid are the nerves And the warrior's preservation it serves Childrens' eyes, they watch the door As mother gently holds them down to the floor Invaders tire, just like the last ones Mountains won't be moved by them nor their sons Turn around Turn around Turn around The peace you seek will never be found
7.
Itch 03:53
Blood red hands, blood red bones. Nobody's answers their telephones Just another face set to erase See the congregation fall into place Winner number one run, run, run, run This act of god in it just for fun Sell your smile, make it last a while Don't you forget your pretty style Itch from the inside Itch from the inside Itch from the inside Itch from the inside Itch from the inside Itch from the inside Spent my days swallowing hate How the time flies, it's too late Out of style, out of touch These simple pleasures are too much Spent my days swallowing hate Filling rivers with our fate Washed out roads lead to nowhere Still life lives in this prayer Itch from the inside Itch from the inside Itch from the inside Itch from the inside Itch from the inside Itch from the inside
8.
Lost in your head, a gun to mine Lust full of light, lies do shine Shut you in, close this door Glass in your eyes, say no more Say it, say it again Remember my friend See it, see it this time Blind by design Lose it, lose it and say It's better this way Save us, save us from fear Year after year Seize this day, cast in doubt Cage of the past, let me out What was trust, gasping for air. It keeps holding on to what once was there Say it, say it again Remember my friend See it, see it this time Blind by design Lose it, lose it and say It's better this way Save us, save us from fear It's killing me here
9.
Drain me drier and drier Lower lows, higher and higher Loving every lowlife Shaking hands with the knife Alone in the swollen crowd Stapled to pity so loud The sound of drowning divine Killing kindness with time Head in clouds, feet in the mire Safety in the gray wire Stretched in thin dismay People pleaser, nothing to say Alone in the swollen crowd Stapled to pity so loud The sound of drowning divine Killing kindness with time Thick as thieves tonight Winking wounds in the moonlight Spirits shackled to the floor Burning roof, blood on the door
10.
Resignation 10:44
My brothers, my sisters, my lovers What have we done to each other? What of our crime? A casualty of time We don’t sleep at night Until we lose the light Illuminating our mercy Blinding controversy We’re outside of the frame A picture of this shame What’s the price on my breath? Does it end in death? Just as today sleeps Blueprint futures lay in heaps Don’t sell the day Just turn away Turn away So did they Turn away So did they Turn away So did they

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released January 6, 2016

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Charlatan Seattle, Washington

Noise and atmosphere smashed into pop. A fission of electronic beats, buzzing synthesizers, and blaring guitars drenched in reverb.

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