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Un Obscura Laberinto
The Ocean is Troubled to its Depths
"But there’s a brand new show for you to watch today So all the Western eyes can look the other way" 
1st-Feb-2018 05:24 pm
Kriegsphilosophie
Glad to have just learned of this band, Algiers










"Blood"

For all your love of soma
All my blood's in vain
You say your history's over
All of my blood's in vain
Your television coma
All my blood's in vain
It's gone too far to change
All of my blood's in vain

Flash across your screen
They got you in their hand
Fifteen minutes of freedom
Still 3/5 a man
Sterilize your conscience and
Disgrace your name
A healthy simulation
All my blood's in vain

For all your love of soma
All my blood's in vain
You say your history's over
All my blood's in vain
Your television coma
All my blood's in vain
It's gone too far to change
All of my blood's in vain

Liquor stains your table
Women change your bed
You rise on Sunday morning
Just like the living dead
Your Hell is fornication
Your Heaven is the same
But master is complacent
So all my blood's in vain

For all your love of soma
All my blood's in vain
You say your history's over
All my blood's in vain
Your television coma
All my blood's in vain
It's gone too far to change
All of my blood's in vain

Four hundred years of torture
Four hundred years a slave
Dead just to watch you squander
Just what we tried to save
Now death is at your doorstep
And you're still playing games
So drown in entertainment
Cause all our blood is in vain

"Irony. Utility. Pretext."

They said it's not enough
Just to shoot us down
It's a sound that's systematized
It's a noise just to drown us out
But when your time is come
We'll all be there
Just to watch you fall
And then one by one
All the parasites will just fall off

You put your vote in a ballot box
This one's marked UNDP
Inscribe your
Tyrant's name in blood
Choice is the guillotine

We'll put our faith into Afro Pop
In a decolonized context
Espouse the aesthetes'
Contempt for ethos
Irony. Utility. Pretext
But all you can say

[2x]
"Embrace primitive man"
(La-la-la-la-la, you say)
"Destroy primitive man"
(La-la-la-la-la, you say)

"With our art
We'll transcend again"

You put your hand out to shake
Then they export you in chains
You fought
For centuries for change
And they gave you
More of the same
They swapped the dogs
And the cross
For sublimated forestalling
They changed the names
Of the boss
Until you forgot who it was

Find your favorite color
So you can wash it out
In your hymns
Correcting primitive cracks
Into straight lines
Superiority is born again

We'll put our faith into Afro Pop
In a decolonized context
Espouse the aesthetes'
Contempt for ethos
Irony. Utility. Pretext

But all you can say is...

"The Underside Of Power"

Broken shards
All that we are at sometime
Scattered around
What you try to control all your life
It's not a matter of fate, it's just a question of time, and we all fall down
It's not a matter of fate, it's just a question of time, and we all fall down

I've been stranded and paid to die on the side of the road
I've been shot just because my heart
I've lost the times I've been bought and sold
I've been the victim of golden eyes
I've seen the dead walk among the living
In division, what's stripped away is made the same on the other side

Because I've seen the underside of power
It's a game that can't go on
It could break down any hour
I've seen their faces and I've known them all

Once I vanished to reappear as an object of love
I've been ripped from the inside out
And then delivered in the hands of the devil
I've been convicted of ancient crimes
And made to drift from Hell to treason
In division is stripped away is made the same on the underside

Because I've seen the underside of power
It's just a game that can't go on
It could break down any hour
I've seen their faces and I've known them all

We're on the wrong side of the power
It's a shadow
It's just a fire thrown across the wall

Hold on
Standfast
Stay strong
Change is coming on
One day a change is gonna come

Because I've seen the underside of power
It's just a game that can't go on
It could break down any hour
I've seen their faces and I've known them all

We're on the wrong side of the power
It's a shadow
It's just a fire thrown across the wall

Because I've seen the underside of power
It's just a game that can't go on
It could break down any hour
I've seen their faces and I've known them all
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