Into the Future

by Sick Ward

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released September 30, 2015

recorded January 2015 by brandon fitzsimons at airport grocery studio • seattle, wa
mastered april 2015 by dan randall at mammoth sound • oakland, ca

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Track Name: Into the Future
blank hordes with pockets brimming
queuing for their trivial pursuits
anxious for their pittance
unaware and ignorant
of the roles they choose

INTO THE FUTURE

scorched earth
burning forests
fracking every inch of the soil
turbines pushing forward
to the ruthless victors go
the blood soaked spoils

death squads drone surveillance
jack boots marching over ice
brainwashed mind prisons
incarcerated by our own device
Track Name: Contradicted
THEY SAY YOU’RE WEAK
THAT YOU’LL NEVER STAND FOR ANYTHING
DRUNK UNEMPLOYED; A LIABILITY
YOU SPEND YOUR NIGHTS TRAIPSING
THROUGH THESE CITY STREETS
OR SCREAMING OUT AT THE GIG

SO PROVE THEM WRONG
AND LEAVE THEM CONTRADICTED

JUST BECAUSE WE REFUSE
TO FOLLOW IN THEIR STEPS
AND CARVE OUR OWN IDENTITY
REJECT THEIR LAWS THEIR
BLATANT IGNORANT RESPONSE
YOU NEVER DID HARM ANYTHING

SO PROVE THEM WRONG
AND LEAVE THEM CONTRADICTED
Track Name: Two Worlds
TWO WORLDS YOU’RE TORN BETWEEN TWO WORLDS
ANOTHER YEAR IN YOUR RESTLESS CORE
ONE THRIVES WHILE THE OTHER FALTERS

FAINT DISTRACTIONS MIRROR REFLECTIONS
WHILE DRIVING IN YOUR CARBUT YOU NEVER TRAVELLED FAR
YOUR TEENAGE YEARS HAVE PASSED
YOUR REBELLION DID NOT LAST
THE PROTESTS THAT YOU MAKE
ARE AGAINST YOUR OWN MISTAKES

ALL THESE VOICES ENDLESS CHOICES
THE SAFE ROAD’S WORKED SO FAR
BUT REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE
THE ONE WHO STOOD FOR CHANGE
WHOSE LIFE WAS REARRANGED
THE STRUGGLE YOU ONCE FOUGHT
IS THE STRUGGLE YOU FORGOT
Track Name: Drone Wars
THIS MENACE FLYING OVERHEAD
SENT HERE TO OPPRESS US ALL

DRONE WARS SUCK THE LIFE FROM ME
AS THE CURTAIN CALLS

OUTSIDE FIRES BURN THE NIGHT SKY TURNS TO RED
THE WALLS CAN’T KEEP THE MASSES IN
GNASHING OF TEETH AS THE END BEGINS

INSIDE ANGRY MOBSBRANDISH STEELAND FORCE THROUGH GATES
THE WALLS CAN’T KEEP THE MASSES IN
GNASHING OF TEETH AS THE END BEGINS

WE THOUGHT THESE DAYSWOULD NEVER END
WE TRIED TO DESTROY THEM ALL
Track Name: The Outside World
THESE STREETS MOVE FAST
WHEN YOU’RE WALKING ON THE WRONG SIDE
A BLUR OF FACES PASSES BEFORE YOUR EYES
CLOSED IN YOUR ROOM
HIDING IN THE CORNER
YOU DREAM OF OCEANS AND THINGS THAT WERE

IN THE OUTSIDE WORLD

YOUR TONGUE SEEMS TIED
WHEN OTHERS ARE AROUND YOU
YOU ESCAPE INSIDE JUST TO AVERT THEIR EYES
LIVING ONLINE BUT YOU’RE LIVING AT THE WRONG TIME
ONLY THROUGH SCREENS YOU SEETHE THINGS THAT WERE

THESE DAYS MOVE FAST
Track Name: No Tellin'
YOU CAN HIDE YOUR UGLY TRUTHS
WHILE THEY STAND AND QUESTION YOU
OR CAVE BEHAVE CONFESS EVERYTHING
AND BECOME THEIR SLAVE

THERE’S NO TELLIN’ WHAT YOU’LL DO
WHEN THE PIGS ARE AFTER YOU

YOU CAN TRY TO SAY WHAT’S RIGHT
AND FACE YOUR FRIENDS TONIGHT
LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS DON’T LET
THE BASTARDS GIVE YOU THE SLIP

WHEN THEY GOT YOU IN THAT CHAIR
JUST SAY YOU NEVER THERE
LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS DON’T LET
THE BASTARDS GIVE YOU THE SLIP
Track Name: Rx Population
MOUTHS OPEN WIDE IN THE CLINIC
A REGIMENTED DOSE TO DIMINISH
THE REALITY INSIDE TO ESCAPE FROM
YOUR PROBLEMS COINCIDE WITH SELF-MEDICATION

DROWN IN AN OCEAN FULL OF PILLS
AS THEY HAND OUT MORE REFILLS
THE DOCTOR BANKS YOUR CHECK
A NOOSE TIGHTENS AROUND YOUR NECK

SIDE EFFECTS LAST LONGER THAN THE SYMPTOMS
A BLANKET OF GREY CONSUMING EVERYTHING
THIS IS A CYCLE A PSYCHOSOMATIC LIFE
BUILT ON LIES AND SELFISH BARGAINING

ONCE THE NEEDLE FILLED THE VOID
THAT THE DOWNERS MISSED
THE ECSTASY DEPLOYED A RAZOR TO YOUR WRISTS

WAS THIS A DREAM OR A LAPSE IN THE CONSTRUCT
A NORMAL LIFE DERAILED BY A HEDONISTIC LUST
IS IT THE CORPORATE SLAVES OF PHARMACEUTICALS
THE ONES WHOM YOU LOVE OR THE ONES WHOM YOU TRUST
Track Name: End Time
IS THIS A SONG OR THE ABSENT HUM FROM A MACHINE
IS THIS OUR WORLD OR CAN’T WE TELL WE HANG BY STRINGS

WHEN YOU DECIDE WHETHER YOU WALK UPON YOUR KNEES
YOUR PALE SHADOW IF IT HOLDS YOU BACK CUT THE FUCKER OFF
THIS WORLD OUTSIDE FILLED WITH WRECKAGE AND DISEASE
THIS END OF DAYS IS JUST A FULL CIRCLE COMING AROUND

IS THIS OUR TOWN OR A PRISONBUILT WITH SEE THROUGH WALLS
IS THIS OUR VOICE OR EPHEMERA FROM DISTRESS CALLS

WE’RE NOT ALRIGHT LIVING IN THE END TIME

IS THIS OUR FIGHT OR A DESCENT INTO APATHY
IS THIS OUR LOVE OR A SYNTHESIZED DUALITY

DUST CLOUDS AND THE FIRE SURROUNDS
WE REBUILD UNDERGROUND