Clusterfun

by Balance Lost

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1.
The square was awash with people Holding banners and chanting slogans Bringing the traffic to a halt A van door slid open on the fringe A woman and her daughter taken Whether or not they were involved A signal sent around the planet in a second Does anybody see this as a miracle Cameras in every hand On every corner Show me the evidence, show me something empirical One side tries to demonise the other Believing the future is in the hands of fate A signal sent around the planet in a second Expressing everything between love and hate In the crumbling walls That used to shelter families The city undergoes a metamorphosis In a high class Hyde Park world Funds of unknown origin Are used to pay for high class things A signal sent around the planet in a second Does anybody see this as a miracle Cameras in every hand On every corner Show me the evidence, show me something empirical One side tries to demonise the other Believing the future is in the hands of fate A signal sent around the planet in a second Expressing everything between love and hate 50 floors, revolving doors Some people don't have to answer questions About the money that they make Small arms, silver screens The blueprints were back-to-front Just so we all look the other way A signal sent around the planet in a second Does anybody see this as a miracle Cameras in every hand On every corner Show me the evidence, show me something empirical A signal sent around the planet in a second Does anybody see this as a miracle Cameras in every hand On every corner Show me the evidence, show me something empirical
2.
The screaming of the crowd Drowns the doubts I thought I heard All the riches and the diamonds I didn't deserve Was it always me against these criminals Or was I ever free To finish off the things I should've done, but I didn't So have another drag And ignore the television Wasting time thinking About the way that it isn't today No way The ripples on the lake Breaks reflections in the day And we dance in the dusk As the light leaks away From the surface, in the darkness The stars never seem to change It wasn't just the place It was my own disposition The person I became Was altogether different So why try to recreate The way that it isn't today The sleeping army's moving on Find a place we all belong This dream's become a battered one That I don't need The sleeping army's moving on Find a place we all belong This dream's become a battered one That I no longer need Was it always me against these criminals Or was I ever free To finish off the things I should've done, but I didn't So have another drag And ignore the television Wasting time thinking About the way that it isn't today It wasn't just the place It was my own disposition The person I became Was altogether different So why try to recreate The way that it isn't today
3.
Le Poke 03:48
Most days I don't think about it Then it visits me in my sleep Just me and her out on the balcony Between apartments and the trees And we've got something they haven't got They're fluffy and they're soft They make you happy when you're not So we're dancing away We're moulding the clay 'til it fits together Imperfections are true What am I to you When we're together In Kyoto there's always somewhere new to go My instincts can't say no And so sometimes I don't come home Those machine The deconstruction of our dreams They're changing the direction of the streams How cold now does the darkness seem? So we're dancing away We're moulding the clay 'til it fits together Imperfections are true What am I to you When we're together Is something I've never been before
4.
Serenity Now 03:39
Did anyone survive? This time's been a lie You'll be disappointed if you don't try You're an outsider on the inside It's hard to sort the static from the good advice But I need serenity now, serenity now If it's not automatic I'll just pay the price And I need serenity now, serenity now Nothing should ever feel hopeless You're watching TV and I've been out walking Sometimes it's better out of focus I like the sound of the tape warping It's hard to sort the static from the good advice But I need serenity now, serenity now If it's not automatic I'll just pay the price And I need serenity now, serenity now
5.
Hyenas are circling They want what you got but you ain't got much Servants are working For the privileged few and they're out of touch So I do what I can to get back at the man And they come after me but I won't stop running I watch and I wait when they open the gate I say "look over your shoulder, motherfucker, I am coming!" Get down off the ground Now pull the knife out Will a time come soon We can heal this wound We know the billionaires club just wants more And they exist above the law So take aim and head down When they fall don't get caught You can give what you want to the poor Just don't take it from the rich Cos it's locked in a vault with a key and a bolt You can't look, you can't touch Life's a bitch Get down off the ground Now pull the knife out Will a time come soon We can heal this wound We know the billionaires club just wants more And they exist above the law So take aim and head down When they fall don't get caught I may look like a fool But I can see how they divide and rule Making enemies out of brothers We can't fight them when we're fighting each other I do what I can to get back at the man And they come after me but I won't stop running I watch and I wait when they open the gate I say "look over your shoulder, motherfucker, I am coming!" (Look over your shoulder motherfucker I am coming) Get down off the ground Now pull the knife out Will a time come soon We can heal this wound
6.
Freak Flag 03:17
See the freak flag and stay away Or you'll catch something unsavoury Cuss words dehumanise me 'Til your actions are justified Urgency doesn't fade As time slips away Why should I hide all that I am For these arseholes who don't understand That the world wasn't put on a plate for us Disappointment's all that waits for us And I'll take all the stones that you throw And I'll put my stake in a future that holds the unknown We don't want no trouble Just to be different, that's all I've got just as much right To piss in this alleyway Urgency doesn't fade As time slips away Do they know if I'm telling a joke Or if I'm serious And how can it matter so much To someone so wrapped up They're not even hearing us Cry from the stones that you throw I'll put my stake in a future that holds the unknown Why should I hide all that I am For these arseholes who don't understand That the world wasn't put on a plate for us Disappointment's all that waits for us And I'll take all the stones that you throw And I'll put my stake in a future that holds the unknown
7.
Send their money overseas Play another short sell shortsightedly Nothing left for the oxen Disappearing act leaves troughs empty Never been, never wanna Never seen how the people live down there Somehow my money Not something I should have to give out Torn apart by elite figures Delusioned* and deranged You'll know it when you see it But it'll be too late to change Tell me how to recognise them They're the ones that deepen our divisions Weaken first and conquer later While we try to unify they breed friction Never been, never wanna Never seen how the people live down there Somehow my money Not something I should have to give (not fair) Torn apart by elite figures Delusioned* and deranged You'll know it when you see it But it'll be too late to change Torn apart by cunts with money Convinced of their own fate You'll know em when you see em But it'll be too late (*I meant to say "deluded" but I'm a moron)
8.
You say you wanna die young Well you're young right now And there's no time like the present You ask me to help you along By dropping a toaster in the bathtub That sounds kind of unpleasant They say life begins at 50 And I don't see anything But pensioner adventures Take a right and the post office A left at the mortuary See Evan showing off his brand new dentures Take a right at the post office Take a left at the mortuary False teeth are all we have to Look forward to Sucking soup Through a straw Aaaaah! Take a right at the post office Take a left at the mortuary False teeth are all we have to Look forward to Sucking soup Through a straw Aaaaah! Take a right at the post office Take a left at the mortuary False teeth are all we have to Look forward to Sucking soup Through a straw Aaaaah! Take a right at the post office Take a left at the mortuary False teeth are all we have to Look forward to Sucking soup Through a straw Aaaaah! You say you wanna die young Well you're young right now And there's no time like the present They say life begins at 50 And I don't see anything But pensioner adventures Take a right and the post office A left at the mortuary See Evan showing off his brand new dentures Take a right at the post office Take a left at the mortuary False teeth are all we have to Look forward to Sucking soup Through a straw Aaaaah! Take a right at the post office Take a left at the mortuary False teeth are all we have to Look forward to Sucking soup Through a straw Aaaaah!
9.
Everything's changed and everyone's gone Stepping outside but everything's fine So many things left behind The rattle of these ancient spokes Library days and endless ways To get lost in this maze Every night I tell myself I won't But without fail a familiar tale Around my nails again What do I deserve? Some token reward Shoot the breeze when we're at ease I'm never coming down Each time I get distracted when There is so much else to do And I'm touched that you wait for me You sleep until I sleep too A difficult afternoon, traffic slows me down Talking shop, I want to stop I want to but I can't What do I deserve? Some token reward Shoot the breeze when we're at ease I'm never coming down An obligation, make an excuse I don't belong to anyone I see no reason why Every night I tell myself I won't But without fail a familiar tale Around my nails again Each time I get distracted when There is so much else to do And I'm touched that you wait for me You sleep until I sleep too
10.
It's time to make a statement It don't matter if your black, white or asian What you like or your sexual persuasion There's no excuse for some of the things that we do to each other For a dollar or 5 minutes of power If you try and tell me what I should believe I won't ask where is it written I don't care for the medium A thousand years old Etched deeply into the stone A strength of conviction cannot make fact from fiction More ridiculous rules from more brutal regimes Desperate not to suffer the fate of Louis XVI But oppression comes from fear Fear of the people People like me and you who just want to be equal Follow the money for the reason why 100 balloons under an orange sky So if you say something is set in stone To me that's just a paperweight If it was up to me I'd say legalise it all Shagging in the streets Heroin for everyone People are gonna get what they need Whether it's legal or not As long as there's money, there's greed And greed will continue to poison politics And the so-called social justice system I'm gonna shut my stupid face now And just enjoy the music Have a little dance Follow the money for the reason why 100 balloons under an orange sky

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I'm too poor to afford to manufacture vinyl or CDs, but there is a neat origami CD cover included with the download of this album. So if you want to burn off your own copy and you've got a printer, then print one off and follow the folding instructions in this handy video to make your very own DIY CD cover www.youtube.com/watch?v=HA0q2l6tGvg

But wait! It's gets better. We also made a little drum sampler you can use to play along with Evan Is Getting His Teeth. It's right here...
www.gocarpetburn.com/sampler.html

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released March 8, 2020

All songs by Balance Lost.
Additional vocals on track 2 by Yu-pon, and on track 5 by Expendable Friend.

There are a bunch of samples on it but let's be honest who gives a fuck. Nobody's gonna hear this.

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Balance Lost London, UK

Catchy guitar and synth pop with drum machines and samples. Currently residing in Kyoto, Japan.

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