ROTATOR

by Zophim Override

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released September 11, 2016

Written and Recorded by Zophim Override
Produced by David Pine

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Track Name: Discharge
Discharge


There's a hill, before the valley
Where a regent found a flail
among the statuary,
so tempestuous.

He laid an iris there,
amid the ruin of devastation.
We have assembled now
to receive you here.


We'll storm the north lands,
where the city walls depict such impudence.
Approach their forces through Aruna to Megiddo.
Into the driving spears will fall the
brazen sons of Canaan.
Unfurl this senseless end,
I will falter to my own.


In the hush of dawn
A golden disc appeared
above the mountain ridge
as though by clouds had carried it.

Some forbidden devilry,
host to winged seraph, shine.
If not by the light of day, then
what for are these beings?


I can't get my head around it,
fear the worst and scorn the naysayer.
The calm looks so inviting
as this volition rises.

I can't slip my hands around it,
steal to hurt, and hurt to sustain.
It's just a gross assertion
as this condition worsens.


Must we wed apart from trust?
I can see no virtue in it.
The house of god approaches us.
Open just enough for you.

Together we will offend none,
examine each nefarious whim.
Something in your bowels moved,
Something in your rib cage wiggled.

I'm never gonna sleep again
I'm never gonna sleep again
I'm never gonna sleep again


I can't get my head around it,
fear the worst and scorn the naysayer.
The calm looks so inviting,
as this volition rises.

I can't slip my hands around it,
steal to hurt, and hurt to sustain.
It's just a gross assertion,
as this condition worsens.


I can tell,
you've been in the mucus the whole time.
Waiting for the cell to erode
and the visceral fluid to discharge.

I can tell,
you've been in the mucus the whole time.
Waiting for the cell to erode
and the visceral fluid to discharge.

I can tell,
you've been in the mucus the whole time.
Waiting for the cell to erode
and the visceral fluid to discharge.
Track Name: An Artifact of Gravity
An Artifact of Gravity


I crunched the numbers,
till my ink ran out.

I lit the candle at both ends.
(Slipped out of focus)

Pinpoint the orbit path and
calculate the blue shift.

I'd peel my eyelids back to
quantify the distance.


A better man than I,
So admired.
Once said that truth
is partial information.


I'd scan the infra range
and target fixed positions.

I'd grid the whole thing out
to estimate the friction.


A wiser man than I,
So admired.
Once said, what's done
can never be rewritten.


I'll build a box around
the stone that fell from up above.
I'll build a box around
the stone that fell from up above.
I'll build a box around
the stone that fell from up above.

I'll build a box around it.
A box around the stone that fell.....

...it fell



Elliptical,
Product of the field

Elliptical,
Praxis of the law


Am I fooling myself?
Am I less the only
system that I've known?

Was it liquid within?
Was it simply nothing that
you had assumed I'd ever do again?

Am I dowel to spine?
Does the trepidation sputter
while I spin away?


Little beam of something
Breach the skin and spark
Rise to your vestal
Raise in your hearth


Total mass inflation,
compulsory...
gravitation

Total mass inflation,
compulsory...
gravitation

Constant circumvention
of particle...
restitution

Constant circumvention
of particle...
restitution

Based on observation,
It's not gonna...
stretch forever

Based on observation,
It's not gonna...
stretch forever
Track Name: Achilles Tendon
Achilles Tendon


She paints herself, a victim
I've sunk a fathom deeper
The accusations fly
I can't respond, though

I want to see it conclude
I've wasted all I've added
We choose to differ
and to cheat life out of it

Temptation hunger passes
I never hesitated
She took a bite
and the blood came rushing in

For this transgression I know
We're at the mercy of time
I'll tear it all
I'll pull the flesh right from the bone


Pulling it out, squeezing it off, I'm fighting it
Pulling it out, squeezing it off, I'm beating it
It doesn't matter, it never mattered
Push it off on someone

Pulling it out, squeezing it off, I'm fighting it
Pulling it out, squeezing it off, I'm beating it
I keep on pulling, and pulling it
Run straight home and tell on...


You, Nero, and I
Share the fear of sudden consequence
And as...
as it burns,
to watch
is a natural curiosity

So,

I walked,
Down there

Silence gathers overhead
As the hours drift
I brace myself.


All glued back up
Picture perfect son
Doubt breaks the smile
Like an infant
Like it never occurred


Useless are we, Achilles tendon
We've run so hard, our movement only dissipates

Dejected are we, Achilles tendon
It's a stolen portion that empowers us


I never thought that it would end like that,
you see...
You built so much and then it all collapsed on you
There is no mercy in humility
There is no progress in the hollow ground


All stitched back up
Caught in perfect checkmate
Doubt breaks like frost
Like in autumn
Like it never occurred.


It found a beating heart, and
I let it in too fast
It shifts in phases, and it...
It has ensnared itself
You know when death and envy
are indivisible
It's wise to take what there is
It's all reciprocal


I left my home
In search of nomad sand
I've poured myself away

The priest will find
a psalm
conceived by no one
Poured myself away

I cut my ties
Concealed my face
I have
poured myself away
Track Name: The Abortion
The Abortion

All this time
I've been thinking
What if I had not been?
What if I had become
Something right?
Last in line

At my side
Found a friend
No, she turned around again
It's no surprise
Not to me
Ransom and effigy

I can see the wisdom
I can see the wisdom
End my vital functions

My vital functions
My vital functions
I can see the wisdom

Never saw it coming
Never heard it coming
Never had it coming

Don't blame the mother
Don't blame the mother, please
Don't blame my mommy.

All these years
I've been scheming
What if I, stole it back
What if I kept attached
Shackled there
Up inside

A ruptured drum
A punctured lung
Severed umbilical

Tried and marred
Soiled and bent
Prompted that pang, again

I saw the blood, grabbed a phone
Whats it feeding on?
Felt it kick, heard it breathe
Get this thing out of me

'Woke up to find that my head was in cellophane
In a dumpster in Hoboken
"Cygnus" inscribed on a hemlock in Central Park
Adoration and praise for the hunter

I'm laying my foot in the soil, now
Maybe I'll drink
Maybe I'll thirst

Laying my foot in the dirt, now
Maybe I'll drink
Maybe I'll drink it

Waving my arms in the sunshine
Maybe I'll dry
Maybe I'll wither

Waving my arms in the sunshine
Maybe I'll grow
Maybe I'll flourish

Back in the womb
I was nay but an axiom
Brought by mitosis, and
Billions of molecules

Lept from the zygote
Life, so far ahead
Reaching for certainty
Fain to embark, but I'm dead.

I'm dead
I'm dead
I'm dead

Murder
Murder
Murderer

Murder the surgeon for me.

Saw the blood, grabbed a phone
What's it feeding on?
Metatypical pregnancy

Felt it kick, heard it breathe
Get this thing out of me
Hark, the child of the swan constellation

Let me be close to the fountain again

Let me be close.
Track Name: Maura
Maura


(Intro inaudible)

I do believe, the late man said
beware the hour that rose
to reckon

I do believe, the late man said
It came on quickly
It rang succinctly

Yeah, it was a vindication
of the phenotype
and the capacity of narcissism

Yeah, it was an explanation
of the natural order
and the inequity of innocence

I do believe, the late man said
beware the hour that rose
to reckon

I do believe, the late man said
It came on quickly
It rang succinctly

Slight, as a word
Loses vast amounts of meaning
From the slope of the vertices
There's barely room for sound to fall
We reach and retract
And the spiders weave such complicated traps
In the thick where the briar vines ripen green

If you're just a victim it doesn't matter.
If you were the victim what does it matter?
If you're not the victim it shouldn't matter.
If you're just a victim what could it matter?

If I were you I'd build a house
of timber dense and granite polished
of gold and ivory and beams of cedar
The angel spoke and kept repeating...

If you're just a victim, it doesn't matter.
If you were the victim, what does it matter?
If you're not the victim, it shouldn't matter.
If you're just a victim, what could it matter?

In servitude we cleanse ourselves
In servitude we purge the notion
Mortal wounds dressed in salt
In servitude we bridge the river

Follow...

I can count them with two hands open, yes and...
I can count them among the chosen, then.
I can usher them unto the assumption
I can shield them from Newton's first injunction.

In time, were all for yourself?
Will you offer yourself?

In time, will you offer yourself?
Were all for yourself?

In time, were all for yourself?
Will you offer yourself?

In time, will you offer yourself?
Were all for yourself?

May you one day seek
as you you have been sought
through pointless incarnation

I bind my prey
encased by the stratum
of a very thin layer

If I were you,
I'd hurl myself,
From high atop
The palace tower

Forty days and forty nights
You sat around and fed your ego, and for
Forty days and forty nights
You passed the test, your ass got dusty

And if...

You're just a victim it doesn't matter.
If you were the victim what does it matter?
If you're not the victim it shouldn't matter.
If you're just a victim what could it matter?

How dare you stifle my ambition?
Callous hands constricting my throat

Swift to greet exoneration
Meek, restrained, impunitive throes

Infamy and veneration,
Matricidal grievance upheld

Yeah, it was asphyxiation and hypoxia,
a deficiency of hemoglobin

Yeah, it was an exhibition of a lower calling
and the dichotomy of imminence.

You must...

Die to ride the golden hippopotamus
Die to ride the golden hippopotamus...down

If you're just a victim, it doesn't matter.
If you're just a victim, it doesn't matter.
If you're just a victim, it doesn't matter.
If you're just a victim, it doesn't matter.
The river of weaving spiders is rising higher.
Track Name: Deconstruct
Deconstruct

(The Curriculum of Nancy Boyd)



I never thought you'd be in truth
So much less than what was shown

Of my darkest qualms to be
You have have filled them all

From the rocks at Bristol,
I will carve an exit


Figure it out,
and suck it up
Better sit down and
Come to terms with it

Take it apart
and deconstruct
wrench it away
from where it's fixated

Follow it through
and disengage
dismantle you must
so board the house up

Swallow the filth
and pass it through
configure the lock
and put it together



All I ever wanted was to be for you
All I ever wanted was to hope for you
All I ever wanted was to trust in you
All that ever fastened was the shame you nailed upon my face


Figure it out
and suck it up
Better sit down and
Come to terms with it

Take it apart
and deconstruct
wrench it away
from where it's fixated

Follow it through
and disengage
dismantle you must
so board the house up

Swallow the filth
and pass it through
configure the lock
and put it together



In a different place
we find us, ourselves
In a better place
you will find me not


So impaired by this infliction
No defined effect of sunlight


All you speak is lies and
all you will reap is what you've planted
in so many, hapless, though I'm sure
you realize
you wear, so many faces

Cut from inside

Let go of my nervous hand
Somehow you nurtured
a false hope
Track Name: Contaminant
Contaminant


Farther we've wandered,
to respite from waters high
Defeated, her hull upon
the shoulder of Ararat

Dashed in the onset
the craft of the vacuous
Wrought from the iron that
he fashioned his weapons with

What shall we place in the coffer of sin, unatoned?
What shall we do with the rubble and remnant of bone?
Who shall we subjugate?
Now, as the architect roams

Accept the change and step above
Accept the change and walk beside

You must accept the changes
You must accept the changes
You must expect to undertake it
Expect to undertake it
You must
Accept and understand
Accept and understand

I said
You must accept the changes
You must accept the changes
You must expect to undertake it
Expect to undertake it
You must
Accept and understand
Accept and understand
I said

(inaudible)

You must accept the end has come
This tired, archaic conundrum
The curtain opens and it starts,
With no reprieve from what you are

Alone
Inside
The failure was due
Nothing could have saved him

Estranged
Untied
Decaying like a groom
Daylight from a separate plane

I have seen them, out in the open
Pattern formation
Static to motion
What are they after?
Who are they watching?
What do they want from me?

I have let them know me from inside
Molecular sequence
Secretional peptides
What did they take out?
What did they implant?
Incisional biopsy

I have heard them scatter the airwaves
Duplicitous chatter
Why do they broadcast?
How do they cascade the source of the signal?

Can't outrun, cannot hide, contaminant, no
You can't outrun, cannot hide, contaminant
No...
You can't outrun, cannot hide, contaminant
You can't outrun, cannot hide, contaminant
You can't outrun, cannot hide, contaminant
You can't outrun, cannot hide, contaminant

I dreamed two spiders came upon
An unsuspecting Babylon
As she lay placid in her sleep
A twine was wrapped around her feet

Billions of strangers
behaving like canines

So violent and dangerous
the sapien craves pain

Sealed under icecaps
it's moments to light years
The surface itself is our only concern

In the days ahead
When the ground stops shaking
We will all be together
Apart from him

In the orchard grass
Like a shining apple
It will surely succumb to extinction

Anxious and spiral eyed
Ride on the carousel
Beguiled by the vaporous punchline

Come to us, little ones
Shuffle your feet to this
Into a mirror of a nightmare most extraordinary.

I tried to find a word that spares
Then let it out
The only thing it wants now
is carelessness

All of this is accidental
All of life is sabotage
I wont deny it

All our first works are lost

Facet of the temporary
blister of the empathetic
Let it drain

The only thing that adds up
Is pain and lies
Open up and shower them
Open up and shower them
Open up and shower them

The only thing, that really adds up now

Hasten to this rung and hold me up
I know I'll slip on my own

Though the chasm denigrates
I find myself yet undigested

As the smoke climbed from the stone veneer
The cold green emptiness filled me

Out of his mind with disillusions of grandeur
This man is simpleton
He never had a chance
And never will again

He gave himself up though
No one knows for
just how long he turned to cruelty, blame, and lust
He fell into a small and frail reflection pool
and...

Drown in a state of perpetual psychosis
Its clear he's unwound
Nothing at the core
Vanity and nothing