DECOLONIZATION EP

by KALEIDOSCOPE

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CHEAP MONEY, CHEAP ENERGY CHEAP POLITICS, CHEAP SEX FORKED TONGUED HONOR WRAPPED AROUND CHEAP NOTIONS OF DEPTH WE WASTE THE WORLD FOR GLAMOR WITH NO REGRETS CUS ANYBODY’S RIGHT TO LIVE CAN BE SECOND GUESSED YEAH, WHAT WE MEAN BY FREEDOM IS THE RIGHT TO LOOK AWAY DRAW THE MAPS TO MAKE THE WORLD FEED OUR GAIN WE MAKE LIFE DESPERATE SO GET SOME RESPECT, FIX OUR PRICES IN THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH ARMS AND SANCTIONS MAKE OUR CULTURE STRONG AND SAFE TO CHOKE THE AIR AND HOARD OUR SWOLLEN MEATS AND GRAINS YEAH, WHAT WE MEAN BY FREEDOM IS THE RIGHT TO NO SHAME WE TAKE THE DOWN-TROD AND TEST THEIR GUTS FOR PAIN AND IF THEY DIE, LET THEM DIE IT WILL BE NO MISTAKE IT IS ALL IN THE NAME OF OUR GREATER FATE WE PUSH AND PUSH THE LIMITS UNTIL THERE’S NOTHING LEFT WE PUSH AND PUSH THE LIMITS UNTIL THERE’S NOTHING LEFT CHEAP MONEY, CHEAP ENERGY CHEAP POLITICS, CHEAP SEX CHEAP MONEY, CHEAP ENERGY CHEAP LIFE, CHEAP DEATH
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IF YOU CAN’T BEAR THE WEIGHT IN YOUR STOMACH IF YOU CAN’T STAND THE SIGHT OF YOUR SKIN YOU CAN DRINK AND SHOOT AND CUT AND BURN AND HOLLOW OUT YOUR SENSE YEAH, YOU MIGHT STOP YOUR HEART FROM BEATING YOU MIGHT DIFFUSE THE PAIN BUT YOU CAN’T ESCAPE CAN’T ESCAPE YOU WILL LIVE… WE CAN’T DESPAIR THEY’RE BUILDING FORTUNES ON OUR STRESS WE CAN’T DESPAIR THESE MEN WILL CHASE A CORPSE’S DEBTS WE MOURN THE DEAD FIGHTING FOR A WILL TO LIVE FOR WHAT? WE CAN’T DESPAIR YOU’RE NOT THE ONLY ONE TO BLAME WE CAN’T DESPAIR WE HAVE MORE TO GIVE THAN THEY CAN TAKE THIS CAN’T BE LIVING THAT CAN’T BE DEATH NO, THIS CAN’T BE LIVING SO WE MUST FIGHT FOR THE DEAD
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GIRMITIYA 02:21
CHAINED TO DRIFT AWAY IN THE OCEAN BLACKBIRDS COME AND TAKE THEIR PIECE SAHIB WILL CLAIM, THIS IS PART OF EVOLUTION SO HE CAN CONTROL THE COLOR OF WORK YOU CAN’T OWN THE TIDES YOU CAN’T KEEP THE RAINS GIRMITIYA GIRMITIYA I CUT THE SUGAR ON YOUR PLANTATIONS I MAKE YOUR LIFE, SO SWEET YOU TAKE CAPTIVES TO BUILD YOUR NATIONS I JUST HOPE THAT WE HAUNT YOUR DREAMS WE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT DO YOUR BIDDING SO YOU CAN FEEL, SO FREE YOU ALWAYS TAKE FIRST, THEN FIX YOUR EQUATIONS YOUR CONSCIENCE CAN NEVER BE CLEAN YOU CAN’T OWN THE TIDES YOU CAN’T KEEP THE RAINS GIRMITIYA GIRMITIYA
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THEY DEMANDED, BURY YOURSELVES ALIVE THEY DEMAND, BURY YOURSELVES ALIVE THEY STILL DEMAND, WE BURY OURSELVES ALIVE THEIR BAD FAITH HANGS TIGHT TO THEIR SCRIPT BAD FAITH HANGS TIGHT, BUT WE WILL NOT OBLIGE UNFINISHED LIBERATION LOOMS LARGE IN THE SKY RED STARS, CRESCENT MOONS, RESENTFUL EYES DARK HARDENED HANDS CAN BLOOM TO FISTS AND COME TO RISE KNOCK DOWN THEIR STATUES, LET TRUE FLAGS FLY ‘CUS ON AND ON AND ON THEY STEAL THE EARTH FROM WHICH WE GROW THEY DON’T SEEM TO UNDERSTAND YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW THEY DEMANDED, BURY YOURSELVES ALIVE THEY DEMAND, BURY YOURSELVES ALIVE THEY STILL DEMAND, BUT WE CAN NOT ABIDE A CHAIN BUILT BY WEAK LINKS CAN’T HOLD OUR WORLDS NO CENTER NO CENTER CAN HOLD IT’S DECOLONIZATION… DECOLONIZATION… OR MASS EXTINCTION MASS EXTINCTION BARBED WIRE ECOSYSTEMS CAN’T CONTAIN OUR MINDS IT’S LAND, BREAD, PEACE… OR THE END IS NIGH DARK HARDENED HANDS CAN BLOOM TO FISTS AND COME TO RISE KNOCK DOWN THEIR STATUES, LET TRUE FLAGS FLY CUS’ ON AND ON AND ON THEY ATTACK WHAT WE KNOW BUT THEY CAN’T ESCAPE THE FACT THAT YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW
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ONE DROP I SEE YOUR LOOK BUT I’M NOT YOUR DARK REFLECTION SO IT’S BEST YOU LOOK AWAY ONE DROP… THAT’S ALL IT TAKES TO SHIFT THE BURDEN OF BLAME WAITING FOR SOMETHING THAT JUST WON’T FLY FATE IS ALWAYS ALL READY IN YOUR MIND “IT’S LATE… WHERE YOU GOIN, BOY? WHERE YOU BEEN?” ALWAYS TRYING TO MAKE IT SOMETHING PURE AND BRAVE WHAT ABOUT ALL THE BLOOD YOU CAN’T ESCAPE ONE DROP… THAT’S ALL IT TAKES… BLOOD QUANTUM YOU SAY THESE COLORS DON’T RUN S0 WHAT DID YOU COME RUNNING FROM? NOT SO CALM AT THE SOUND OF A DRUM NOT SO FAIR IN THE HEAT OF THE SUN NOT SO STRONG IN THE FACE OF YOUR OWN GUN NOT SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT AND YOU SAY THESE COLORS DON’T RUN… SO WHAT DID YOU COME RUNNING FROM? HAUNTED BY A WORLD WHICH REJECTS YOU YOU SAY, “ELIMINATE THE SAVAGE”… BUT YOUR TERRIFIED HEART CAN’T PROTECT YOU THIS IS NOT THE WORLD YOU IMAGINED NO, THIS IS NOT THE WORLD YOU IMAGINED THIS IS NOT THE WORLD YOU IMAGINED THIS IS NOT, NO THIS IS NOT THAT WORLD YOU IMAGINED RA-HO-WA, RA-HO-WA, RA-HO-WA, RA-HO-WA… …YOU SAY THESE COLORS DON’T RUN… SO WHAT’D YOU COME RUNNING FROM?

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A CHAIN BUILT BY WEAK LINKS CAN'T HOLD OUR WORLDS.

WRITTEN AND RECORDED IN MARCH/APRIL 2020 AT D4MT LABS INC. BY KALEIDOSCOPE

MIXED BY EVAN MERSKY AT RED LANTERN STUDIOS (PDX)
CUT BY CARL SAFF

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released October 12, 2020

KALEIDOSCOPE IS...

SHIVA—GUITAR/VOX
OWEN—DRUMS
JOE—BASS

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