Double Standards

by Deranged Youth

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1.
Swallow 02:05
The trench you've dug in with your boots has damned your scene Your repetitious worship has made a moat of the stream Incestuously circling around a single beat Those locked outside the walls will not admit defeat We'll hold you down and pinch your nose and force it down your throat You brought it on yourself, ignoring what we wrote The taste will linger long after the tinnitus subsides You don't know what's good for you but we will be your guides Jaded, faded, pretentious and obscene To get on Boston Broadway is a handmade guillotine Won't pay to play, can't play for they won't write it in their zine Don't try to tell me that you have a killer scene
2.
Noumenon 01:55
Talking at lightspeed, thinking in news feeds I say what you say, I see what you see Electric religions, mercurial bibles A 24/7 reflection of style Umbilical cables braided in copper Attach me to insects that all feed each other The ansible tells me to click this and sit back In chitinous apathy, God will do the rest I can see everything and everyone can see Everything that I do because I volunteer it all It's liquid crystal clear to me I'll never be alone but that's the best thing I could be Disconnect yourself Pull the plug, per se Peel off the exoskeleton Stand tall and walk, not crawl, away
3.
Gather, children of the earth Condemned to cremation at the place of your birth Warm yourself on your mother's breast and Usher your eternal rest Join now in the celebration Of your self-wrought demise This vicious visage eviscerates What you so clearly despise We grow tired of waiting for Eden When does your holy truth become an ancient myth Why can't you swallow your pride, you have squandered your gift Myopathy, she makes her sounds but your apathy, it knows no bounds This consequence of permanence, there is no more higher ground The pinstripes pin stripes on your arm But ignorance has lost its charm Over in doubt There there, there's nothing that you could have done They're there to recognize those who have one They're scared of what may be to come Beware those with the gift of wisdumb Now is the winter of our discontent No longer shall we pay our rent No longer is this a game for we all lose Shaken from our earthly coil, a virus with shoes
4.
Four years, I held back Four years, I just watched While you clawed your way towards what you'd want and When you learned that slow and lucky wins the race I stared back but I couldn't read the look on your face I was moving too fast as I shot past you to the top Put my feet up on the desk and my head in the stocks And now you step back to try again and I try to warn you Time is money and you'll never have enough of either
5.
When looking back on generations past This is the one picked for last Everyone tying themselves to the mast For what exists and exits just as fast It doesn't matter if the future is bleak Or if what's left behind is inherintly weak You've got a new cause to support every week And you wonder why nothing gets done Your private society will never matter as your Waistline and ego grow fatter and fatter Every day I can't believe my eyes as My so-called peers become what I despise You may have the right to be offended But being offended doesn't make you right Form your own fucking opinion Don't take the one thing in your sight If everything is counterculture Nothing's against the grain Nothing you say is right or wrong Everything is grey You're all opinions and we don't give a shit Dysfunction before form, antisocial activist Wirelessly detained, moods hang in the balance When everyone's the victim, everybody blames When everyone is ugly, everybody shames It would be great if everyone got along But it won't happen with human prongs If everyone knows that we're all wrong You won't need a safe space from this song This perverse mentality of morality Of special interest individuality Only builds your bullshit walls Obfuscating reality Defy tradition, redefine definition Carve yourself from stone Pragmatic parenting personified by Personalized pissing contests alone Palm reading psalms, reading Too much into everything I don't do this all to please or to Bring offending reckoning I don't do it to piss you off I do it all for me I do it to burn out this fire And eviscerate the obscene
6.
Full Stop 00:23
Drive like an asshole, cut me off Give me the finger as you pass my car But the light is yellow, you'll have to stop One car length, you got so far Red light You're stuck Get fucked
7.
Guts 02:27
I am the black death My sword's a thousand miles long I'd carve a canyon through mountains of flesh to right his single wrong Haunted and hunted, branded, wanted, scores of demons on my trail But I can't stop, I'll follow the godhand to the very depths of hell We were brothers, man, we did impossible things The improbable beauty and the killing machine But I realized that you'd never realize your dream You'd never be king, and I realized I needed your queen So far away from the falcons' flight But I returned to your side in spite of the Fact that I couldn't return forever I'd rescued your corpse, now I'll rescue my lover Helmeted hallucinations fucking up everything It will no longer be denied! The crimson egg of the king! Sinful prepartum disaster, we are slaves and there's no master Taste of hell upon her lips, violated in the eclipse I am the black death I am no ordinary man I'd kill a million mortals If it meant I could END My former friend, betrayer, Once-commander, rapist, slayer He saved me for the very end But I will have my revenge!
8.
Obsessions and addictions Compound on indecision A cluttered brain clatters Thoughts shatter on collision With the tip of my toungue Ideas come out broken And I piece together syllables To picture what is choking Strangling to a trickle My fickle train of thought Ambition and inaction clash And mental war is fought Two factions crash together Over fetid fields of rot I'll sow seeds in that soil to breed trees of all for naught
9.
Wrong 01:22
You're the star of your own movie Looking for something that makes you king of the hill I won't exercise my right to be hateful If you exorcise your right to free will Desperately disputed, easily refuted, make the whole thing convoluted, I'll be the one to open your eyes, and force you to admit that you're Vomiting lies If I question your beliefs, would you have an answer? It doesn't matter what you stand for, (accountability means nothing anymore) I can't save the world with my beliefs, it doesn't matter what you stand for, So long as you get off your knees and stand There will never be a day where everybody gets their way Desire for myopia utopia leads you astray All forces must equal zero, you push me and I push back Everything you think you gain is not always something I lack (But you have to-) There are no rights, don't seperate the dark from light If I don't choose the common side then why should I have to fight Anyone who disagrees rivals a rapist and a bigot I'm seceding from humanity, I'm off this world with a One way ticket I am your Satan, I am your night, I hang you upside down and mirror left to right I'm an agent of chaos, changing the degree of what you see Being what you never wanted to be I am in defense of sitting on the fence, sometimes a made up mind's a sign of ignorance You rally against binary yet you view everything singularily as right or wrong
10.
Fucked 02:31
Honest faithful soul confused and frightened By the world around but he's enlightened Reaching out to find when the air smells right Waxen wings take flight, realization soars into the light Fly too high too fast and now I cannot breathe From ice to vapor I fall for what's underneath Icarustic characteristic shall be my demise Will a dream come true never be my surprise? Enlightenment takes many shapes, he sheds this planet of the apes His problems solved and his resolve he knows is his rebirth But the same wind that lifts him high takes just as much pleasure in watching him die And karmically cackles as it watches him plummet to the earth These lyrics they be speaking are giving me castrations Ripping my balls off, shoving them down my throat To make real points you gotta elope two ideas, truth and power If you don't the milk will sour in our final hour Unpasteurized raw honesty is all that should matter If you're asking how I could take this stance listen to these fuckers again Stop flipping coins and getting hung up like Guildenstern and Rosencrantz Mic drop
11.
Twatch 01:08
Choral arrangement performed by [redacted] and J. F.
12.
Twitch 01:39
My feet are rebelling and slowing me down The voices are yelling and keeping me up The clock is ticking and so am I Cough. Twist. Stop. Twitch. I stare at the ceiling and ask it politely to Fuck off and leave me alone for a while But it fights me, compels me to clench and to grind To do it again if its not satisfied I stare at the floor and hope no one sees When I curl and uncurl in patterns of three Look harder, look different, they have to line up If you don't do it this time Stop I cover my mouth and I try to stay silent I scream at myself but i can't drown it out When it whispers you have to Cough. Twist. Stop. Twitch. Count. Grind. Clench. Flinch. I shake and I stare til it hurts but I have to It haunts me it hounds me it keeps me awake I try to ignore it but i'm far too afraid Just keep obeying and try not to break Cough. Twist. Stop. Twitch. The clock is ticking and so am I
13.
Preacher 02:09
You question authority, you question philosophy You question piety, but you never question me I want to blind big brother's eyes But with this fire, not surprise Not all questions need an answer Revel in mystery Awaiting an awakening is just another symptom of martyrdom Intentions disingenuous at best, it's just contemptment and resentment for what your onanism has become Mixed messages from the messiahs of generations passed Is it just another phantastigmata poured into a cast? Semantic systematic psychosomatic symptomatic Semantic systematic psychosomatic brightest black The consequence of exploration is realization, but not before you Question Christian kings and queens who hung a disturbed sign on my door Lost lessons from the Lord might strike in my heart an angelic chord I could be god if I dare but apathy kills and I don't care
14.
Binary Star 01:49
I sit here and peel all the skin off my arm To remind myself that I'm awake Surrounded by automatons Programmed to work until they break The puppet strings tighten like a tourniquet Cut off the bloodflow above the neck Bodies limp, yet animate With the flicker of dying sentience The weight of eons lies ahead The blinders on, the eyes are dead A neuron cluster seethes beneath Machine code complexity 1's and 0's in sets of 2 Quadrupeds enclosed in cubes Broken thoughts hang pallid palls Off perspective tricks in sterile halls I sit there and watch the blood drip from his arm And convince myself all this is fake I see all in this astral form And it's more than I can take Fat cats trade slaughterhouse high-fives While the cattle willingly waste their lives Ghosts in the code with machine gun minds Skitter in shadow, subsisting on grime Sallow faces peer through bars Feces fly from atrophied arms I don my mask and play the game Til entropy wins or I slip away
15.
Today is the day that I end it all In a warm iron bath surrounded by fall Silence abounds, as above, so below It's not a solution but it's all that I know Sentenced to death by ligature litigation Both crime and punishment in my own island nation Seceded from humanity for insubordination All this effect with no cause Secretly seeking a desensitizing solution To this burden for which there is no absolution Internalized suicide, habitual ritual I want to die with my eyes open Euthanasial euphemism Black rainbows refractal through the schism When there is no more desire Sometimes the forest needs a fire I wish I could bleed out the last of this As I tire of this quagmire, drowning in piss Reach to the abyss for a helping hand I drop weightless as I squeeze water from land Dead to the world, slip from the ledge My only friend left is an earthen sledge Lost to the searching eyes of a dredge I become one with what I know Suddenly my eyes slam open Salt on my face, what I've been hoping For, an embrace has always been there The cries and pleas will fill empty chairs The endless words, the tiny white pills Promise to end apocalyptic chills Not eternal night, nor infernal light It's not perfection but it will make things right Tired of running the same dug in track Entrenching myself within all that I lack The first step is not admitting defeat But breaking through walls of self deceit Chemical shitstorm in my brain Diagnosed but not going insane Is it karmic apathy or pharmacopathy? BELIEVE WHAT THEY SAY! I don't know if I can I don't have what it takes to be... JUST BE A MAN I'm not looking for any praise But I know there's no pride behind black lace If you've made the wrong side right Then raze your blades with me tonight

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released February 12, 2017

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