by Ism

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released December 9, 2013

Recorded Live off the floor @ The Space Jam w/ Davis Maxwell.
Artwork by Shane Tyrer



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Track Name: Mother (Death)
Children overseen forever.

Basking in nauseous warmth, self-pollution.
In seeking I'm creating absolution.
This physical plane is my intrauterine environment,
And these mental teratogens never seem to relent.
Solace in the loving arms of the mother: death.

Existence ethereal.
Escape from your love, immaterial

Intoxicate with faint melodies divine;
Through matter disintegrate reconsolidate.
My physical plane feeds from the same flesh that it births,
Cannibalistic, the master design.
Ultimate faith in my mother, death.

In a perfect world no fear exists of the inevitable;
Death is now.
Life breathes in a single unified moment;
Life in death, death in life. One.

Existence ethereal.
Escape from your love, immaterial.
Existence ethereal:
In your presence all wounds do heal.
Track Name: Critical Thought
How do we know what we know, if we know anything at all?
Ignorant construction of truth.
Born from parental love into weathered cages of moral authority.
Crawl at their feet, consume belief.

Question reality,
Question authority,
Question autonomy,
Track Name: Mind
Adversary pride swelled.

Weeping in ignorance she trudges and chokes on subjectivity.
Under the weight asphyxiate, sacred light unable to erupt.
Disrupt egoistic binds on a god-given spirituality.
Self-loathe, source of truth found to be corrupt.

This evil exists in tandem with righteousness, do you feel it?
Repugnant aura of false consciousness radiates from the skin.
I've lost all emotional capacity for pity for those who choose the self over life.
The weak don't deserve subsidy.

Adversary: a gift, a tool.

Have we lost the ability to reach full human potential?
Or have we lost the courage to deny the hand that feeds our devil?
Humans have not evolved at all.
Embrace regression, our downward spiral.