Contaminant

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Contaminant

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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

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from ROTATOR, released September 11, 2016
Written and recorded by Zophim Override
Produced by David Pine

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