Music for the Blind, Volume II

by Nivi

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The second compilation of Music for the Blind tracks, from between the 23rd of November 2008 and the 6th of June 2009

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released June 28, 2009

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Track Name: The Hole
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CHORUS
from birth to death
and all the time between
we hide
we are not seen

we surrendered everything
surrendered our control
we pledge, now and forever
to surrender to the hole
----

there are stories of the outside
stories we've been told
stories that encourage us
to fit into the mould

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CHORUS
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-we shouldn't have left-


mbu- -ink mbu- -ink
boun- boun- boun- bound-
-given -given -give-
boun- boun- -ink boun-
-given -given -given
-ink -ink mbu- -ink
-given -given -given
(tore tore -rom/bu- bu- bu- bu- bu- bu- bu- bu-/boun- boun- boun- -ink)
boun- boun- -given
boun- boun- boun- boun-
boun- -given boun- gi- -ink -ink -ink -ink -i-
boun- boun- boun- -given
boun- gi- boun- boun- bou-
boun- -given boun- -given
(tore tore -rom/bu- bu- bu- bu- bu- bu-)

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but leaving is exactly what we did (what we did)
and leaving was the only thing that tore tore us from the grid (tore us from the grid)
(the the the the th- th- th-) the grid that we were tied to that no longer holds us down (holds us down no more)
and finally we see what we were missing
there's so much more

----

tell me if you can
(i can't)
why we were buried underground

and tell me if you can
(i said i can't)
if it is better than what we found

and tell me if you can
(shut up)
why we believed what we were told

i swear if i get hold of him
(of who?)
i'll c-

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we are sinners; we can not
forgive nor be forgiven
for the pledge that we once took was bound in blood

(we shouldn't have left)

but i think we all agree
that this escape was meant to be
as we discover whole new worlds outside our own

----

we feel no remorse when we walk out the door
so taking it slowly we start to explore

taking it slowly we find so much more
Track Name: Clockwork
mary
was a beautiful clockwork canary
but she had to be constantly wary
for the things that could happen if she was not
they would tear her to bits on the spot

they wound her up
and they never let her join in their games
and she did not know what to do
there was not a soul that she knew to turn to and so alone
if only someone would throw her a bone

someone was there
someone wanting to end dispair
he promised he'd take good care
and he did
he created a world where the bird could live in peace at last
persecution was now in the past

mary
was a beautiful clockwork canary
and her life was no longer so scary
for an artist had rescued her from her hell
and he gave her her freedom as well

----

eva
was a beautiful clockwork retriever
and she was a firm nonbeliever
for the others tormented her day and night
because she was unable to fight
Track Name: CHEESEBURGER!
i innocently walk into a resaurant
i innocently walk up to the tills
innocently ordering a burger
i innocently hand over some bills

innocently eating, i innocently chew
but something in this cheeseburger's decidedly askew

and hold on just a moment - what is that funny taste
and why is it exactly that my ketchup's been replaced
and now i know why you were shify, i know why you avoid my eye
when i order a cheeseburger i don't expect to die

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CHORUS
but dying is the thing that's on the menu
and i swear i never knew
and in my dying moments there is little i can do

but i'll be damned if i give up
you will pay for what you've done
but i don't have a lot of time - the symptoms have begun
----

as i sit here the world begins to fade
there is nobody coming to my aid

and as my final moment's drawing near
i look into your eyes and show no fear
and as your final moment's nearly here
you look into my eyes and shed a tear

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CHORUS
dying is the thing that's on the menu
and you swear you never knew
but in my dying moments there is plenty i can do

and i will never give it up
until you've paid for what you've done
i'll find you in my final moments
you can't hide and you can't run
----
Track Name: Pick
this is too hard
half an hour gone so far

still i can't unroll this roll

looking closeley i still can't find it
i wonder if i ever will
i don't think i posses the needed skill
(help me someone)

so i approach my problem with my mind
i see i have been blind
i should have folded the edge back in
when i had the chance
(there should be a simple way)

but even though i pick and pick and pick and pick
the end refuses to unstick
and i am left believing
that this roll doesn't have an end at all
(it's too late; i meet my fate)

the tape has now become me
the only thing i know
this mission that began
an indeterminate time ago
(i've not slept in fifteen days)

but even though i pick and pick and pick and pick
the end refuses to unstick
and i am left believing
that this roll doesn't have an end at all
(it's too late; i meet my fate)
Track Name: Invade
invade

and do not be afraid

there's nothing i can do

nothing i can do to stop you
and something seems to be amiss
i can't believe i payed for this
for you

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CHORUS
you
the ones who waste my bandwidth
the ones who tell your friends
the ones who never think
of the one on whom this site depends

you're the reason i'm in abject poverty
the reason i'm not eating
and the reason this is self defeating
----

i tried
to make this worth my while
i tried
to do it with a smile

but my mind returns to andrew
and what i thought were lies
i find myself wearing his shoes
and i begin to sympathise

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CHORUS
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Track Name: Ashen Choir
fall
and don't stall
the ground
it does call

and yes
we await you
and no
we can not hate you
for despite the worsening weather
you bring us together

----

now the bombs are falling
like a heavy metal rain
we gather in the countryside
and plan our new campaign

and even though we're dying
and our cities are in flames
there's plenty still to smile about
and we are taking names

i think you'd be surprised
how well distraction eases pain
and we are keeping busy
and we're not going insane

'cause war is never permanent
and life goes on the same
and in what little time we have
we may as well join in the game

----

we escaped from the light
and the fire
and the bombs that you drop
take us higher

----

destroy what you can and then move on
we will still be here when you are gone

we'll still be here
still be without fear
still united
and still we will fight to survive

fall
and don't stall
Track Name: Gotta Catch 'em All
i wanna be the very best
like no-one ever was
to catch them is my real test
to train them is my cause

i will travel across the land
searching far and wide
each pokemon to understand
the power that's inside

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CHORUS
it's you and me
i know it's my destiny
oh, you're my best friend
in a world we must defend

a heart so true
our courage will pull us through
you teach me and i'll teach you
pokemon
gotta catch 'em all
----

every challenge along the way
with courage i will face
i will battle every day
to claim my rightful place

come with me; the time is right
there's no better team
arm in arm we'll win the fight
it's always been our dream

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CHORUS
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Track Name: Paperwork
the deadline's on the way
you can't delay
it's like this every day
a litany of paperwork
you'll go bezerk

and you
are drowned
you are
unwound

and when
you see
there's more
no more


----
CHORUS
what do they want from you
and what
what do they want you to do

the paperwork goes on and on
and on
you feel the meaning's gone

----

what if i escaped here and started a war
what if someone else already tried that before
what if when i leave here i'm shot in the head
what if there's a reason i was sent here instead

what if there was suddenly a shortage of steve
what if there was suddenly a reason to believe
what if i could make it to the manager's supply
imagine if i managed to destr- (just shut up and die)
----

you hate what you became
it's all the same
you forgot your name
and even though you try your best
you fail the test

and now it seems
they crushed your dreams

you soldier on
you can't go on

----
CHORUS
what do they want from you
and what
what do they want you to do

the paperwork goes on and on
and on
you feel the meaning's gone

----

sitting in the dark and waiting for the answer
sitting in my cube with a terapin enhancer
sitting in a box with "filed" on the side
sitting in a box because i'm trying to hide

thinking of the days when i didn't have to do this
thinking back to when i could, with relish, reminisce
thinking what a waste my life is spent inside a box
thinking how i hate it here and watching the clocks

what if i escaped here and started a war
what if someone else already tried that before
what if when i leave here i'm shot in the head
what if there's a reason i was sent here instead

what if there was suddenly a shortage of steve
what if there was suddenly a reason to believe
what if i could make it to the manager's supply
imagine if i managed to destr-
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Track Name: Rampage
i can't blame you
i must take that blame myself
for even though it was you who asked me
i shoould have known that it would

end badly for one of us
but you were making such a fuss
i know now and i think that i knew then - i shouldn't have let you come
and now
what have you become?

----

trenchfoot's on a rampage
(so hide your bones and lock up your cuddly toys)
trenchfoot's on a rampage
(he's really pretty angry and he's making lots of noise)
trenchfoot's on a rampage
(there's nothing anyone can do to stop him)
trenchfoot's on a rampage
(it's really pretty grim)

we can not know how long his rage will last
it's lasted longer in the past
but we can not give up just yet;
there's still a chance he might forget

the world's in chaos, falling to the ground
he just goes round and round and round
and round again, he'll never stop
he's like a gyro in a top

----

(trench)
trenchfoot's on a rampage
(so hide your bones and lock up your cuddly toys)
(he's on a rampage)
trenchfoot's on a rampage
(he's really pretty angry and he's making lots of noise)
trenchfoot's on a rampage
(there's nothing anyone can do to stop him)
Track Name: Diablo Ex Machina
i know you're here

you're drawing near

hello, little travellers, come rest your weary feet
hello, you have stumbled on my personal retreat
hello and be aware that you're entirely unwelcome here
while you may be the first to enter
you will not be the first to leave

i swear
that i
will tear
you
limb from limb
from limb

and i apologise - i know you weren't expecting me
and there's a part of me that wants to disagree
but you have violated everything that's dear to me
i hope that you can see why your destruction has to be
has to be
Track Name: Medicine
it's warm in here
why do you have to fight
it's warm in here
why do you have to fight

i know you know that i don't have a choice
but still you fight, you resist
if i die you will rejoice

have you no inkling of the world outside your mind
is there no way that you could care for other creatures you might find

----

have you been taking medicine?
i feel a little ill

----

it's warm in here
why do you have to fight
with your repulsive medication
(aah)

and i am looking forth with fear
to my approaching termination

you don't even care that there's a living breathing thing inside you
you don't even know that i'm alive
and you don't even care that i depend on you for everything

and all the while you nurtured me
our friendship was a sham
and i am lost without you
Track Name: The Hat is Sad
the hat, it wants to fit
the hat wants me to wear it
the hat, it wants to fit
but i don't want to tear it

the hat is far too small for me
the hat is far too tiny
the hat is really small
the hat is sad

the hat is sad

the hat is sad

once i had a head that would
slip right inside with ease
but i have grown since then

the hat is far too small for me
the hat is far too tiny
the hat is really small
the hat is sad