The Great Nonconformity

by Arms Entwined

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released February 15, 2011

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Track Name: Badcaster
Badcaster

You cannot fight!
You know you’ll lose.
You cannot stay this way!
The timing’s right,
Forfeit control.

All things have gone through their transgressions.
One of these days you’re gonna say
If only I knew what I now know.
So you might as well just go.

You might as well.
You cannot stay.
You cannot fight!
You know you’ll lose!
You’ll always be the one who’s always left alone.

What can you say other than you’re wrong?
How are you going to prove a thing
When your words are so damn vague?
You just do this to get paid!

You might as well,
You’ll never fail (this way).
The timing’s right,
Forfeit control
Or you’ll always be the one who’s always left alone.

<Forget your sense of entitlement
Because we will inherit this place
As soon as now.
The new renaissance is as good as ours
And our prime will begin
Once you die out.
We’re late bloomers, you see,
The Great Nonconformity.
The blasted remnants of thee.
The plastered mold of your seeds.
Our mindset reeks of defeat
And all we beg for is peace;
All we live for is peace>

Shoot you cowards.
You’re only going to kill a man.
You’re only going to win this hand.
Track Name: Spoiled Martyr
We fell out of light.
I taste my blood for the first time.
There’s not reason
To fight this struggle
Or struggle to fight.
Not tonight.
Welcome to finite life.

You can’t leave to come back.
We will never return.
I stay here and burn.

The sky is grey.
No souls in flight.
My shoulder racks with pain.
The storm rages.
The journey home will never begin.
I’ve been dug up
To be buried again.

You can’t leave to come back.
We will never return.
I stay here and burn.

Never try to question
When you can be told.

You can’t leave to come back.
We will never return.
I stay here and burn.
Track Name: Masked
What we see is what we get
And everything just is.
Buried and trapped
Six feet deep
And countless inches.
Why does it seem like I’ve been masked,
Taught everything but the truth?
Factual events become visual
When I can’t see you!

You animate my childhood
And complicate my simple soul.
My life is flashing before my eyes
Every time I blink.

Read the instructions.
Remind yourself to instruct the others
How to forgive and to forget,
How to trust fucking one another.
The time has come to recognize
Not everything is for you.
The time has come.
The time has come.
You’re for everyone!

But I lay here sad wondering why
So many people have left my side.
I don’t know if there’s anyone
I’ve caused this much pain to.
Have I done this to you?

You animate my childhood
And complicate my simple soul.
My life is flashing before my eyes
Every time I blink.
Track Name: We Have A Winner!
IT'S A DANG INSTRUMENTAL!
Track Name: We're On Drugs!
I’m on drugs!
You’re on drugs!
We’re on drugs!
We’re all on drugs...

First sip in the mornin’
Shoots up your 9-to-5.
They can’t count profits
‘Til they line you up and get you high!
Even when you break outside
Clouds penetrate your lungs and eyes.
It rains down from the sky!
It rains down from the sky all day!
It rains down from the sky all day, all night
‘Til we’re on drugs!

You are what you eat.
USDA deals your meat,
Enhance our vegetables,
Pollute our water with chemicals.
You are what you drink
And it’s not what you think.
We’re all on the brink
Of dying out because we’re all on drugs!

Then there are those of us that like to self-prescribe.
But they can’t count profits
‘Til they line you up and get you high!
If it’s not their drugs
They’ll give you shit.
Are we criminals or are we sick?

Let’s rain down from the sky all day.
We’ll rain down from the sky all day.
We’ll rain down from this sky all day, all night
‘Cause we’re on drugs!
We’re all on drugs.
Track Name: Unbearable
Silence makes the faint sounds resonate,
Evolve into acoustic harmonies
Bouncing off the air and off the dust.
No one can document
The way that I feel about this.
Not even me in my own head.

From one realm to the next
It’s nearly unbearable.
Enter the pain which you’ve been blessed
And function like the rest.
If you don’t understand the text,
The collection of parables,
It’s not your place to be obsessed.
So function like the rest.

In spite of my mental photography
It’s not my area of expertise.
I take pictures no one else can see.
You think that I’m weird but in a good way
And you want things to proceed.
Our conversations have no meaning.

From one realm to the next
It’s nearly unbearable.
Enter the pain which you’ve been blessed
And function like the rest.
If you don’t understand the text,
The collection of parables,
It’s not your place to be obsessed.
So function like the rest.

Your questions won’t answer themselves.
You don’t ask, you don’t make a sound.
This is the silence I speak of.
The vision I can’t make known.
Track Name: Any Day Now
I hate to fall asleep.
I know I’ll wake up.
Pray for me to rest in peace.
I know you won’t.
How could I ask a thing
To one who’s morals
They bare no consequence
To your ignorance?
Well, I won’t do the same for you,
We’re in the same boat.

Any day now
This ship may capsize.
Yeah, we’ll be swimming
And overdue for sharks to circle.
They’d even eat us
But they won’t like our taste,
So we’ll live despite our fate,
And we’ll rest ashore on some island
For some more praying.

Or we’ll rest assure that over time
There’s no more praying.

Eyes closed
On your knees
You are merely talking
Meditate
The only way you’ll ever listen
So when you sleep you think
Awake you’re finally dreaming.
Track Name: Dean's Last Song
Picture the sun beyond the ocean shore
Rise above the Earth. People galore
With their arms outstretched
As they mourn.
Now take it away!

Once again back to the drawing board
To rewrite history. We can't ignore
All the violent screams
From these fucking storms.
They'll take us away!

You never wanted to come home.
You never went to sleep.
On the ground is where you lay.
Can't feel you next to me.
All the words you tried to sing,
They haunt me in my dreams.
You never wanted to come home.
You never went to sleep.

Well I'm not here,
And you're not there...
'Cause we're not here
And we're not there...
I'm not here and you're not there;
We're not here to be afraid.

You never wanted to come home.
You never went to sleep.
On the ground is where you lay.
Can't feel you next to me.
All the words you tried to sing,
They haunt me in my dreams.
You never wanted to come home...
Track Name: Don't Choke
Welcome to the freedom of nothing
Where all inane thoughts mean something.
Well, I have got to get over this
And no time is better than now...

So let's think of all our motives
And try to figure out
Where they come from.
It's hard to reach the center
If you can't be what you thought you'd be
And you can't be the same
(But you must change)

Just don't choke when you're in control.
Don't light up when you reach the ceiling, all right?
Feel the coming magnitude waiting there in front of you
It's our time to be...

Relentless! I'll be right beside you breathing
And soaking in your mind's eye.
Don't be so scared 'cause you won't feel a thing.

Yeah, I'll be right beside you
Where there is nothing to fear again
And you can kill this strife you've been through
Just trust me, let the world unfold
And you won't feel a thing.
Track Name: Drift Away
...And it feels like everyone in the world
Has taken a chance on me
While faulted lines push you away
As my body shakes and rolls in two.

I can only watch as you
Drift away and hear my calls dim
While the light does the same.

The land slides from underneath.
I catch myself.
There's nothing better
No matter what this pen letters
We're going down...

And I can only watch as you
Drift away and hear my calls dim
While the light does the same.

There's nothing left to take.
I have watched grey skies
Reflected in your eyes.
Only when we lie
Only when I lie
Only when we lie here
Only when I lie...

And I can only watch as you
Drift away and hear my calls
While the light does the same.
Track Name: Vacuum of Space
Wherever you are
Whatever you're doing
I didn't mean to
Disrupt your existence
And now I'm afraid
Of taking things day by day
And operating
As if I won't see you ever again

It comes to regret
And awful resentment
I've been dying since birth
It's the world as I know it
Preconceived fate
Emerging motivations, obligations
Take a back seat
To where you're destined

(Are you out there?
Are you listening?
Can you hear me?
Are you out there?)

The vacuum of space
Will turn you inside out
Without a doubt
In another time
Or different realm
You will become one of us.

Wherever you are
Whatever you're doing
I didn't mean to
Disrupt your existence
Track Name: Tell Them I Sent You
It's a day by day kind of thing
To know what life's about
Time is building fear
You can't live without
If I went into detail
I might scare you away
Although, I know you plan
On leaving anyway.

I've been thinking
While I'm not sleeping
On ways to get you out
In the morning
When you can't wake up
Stop the clock
Don't tell the time

Words cannot describe
Languages are lies
So why waste this life
Forcing wrong and right?
As I write this line by line
Let neutral take your side
I wanna dream tonight
Leave right after this rhyme

I've been thinking
While I'm not sleeping
On ways to get you out
In the morning
When you can't wake up
Stop the clock
Don't tell the time

Get out while you can
Get out, get out
Get out while you can, now
It's over, it's over
Get out, get out
It's over, it's over now