It's A Beautiful Future

by The Rebel Spell

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released 15 February 2011

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Track Name: Beautiful Future
It's a beautiful future come be a part of it
Don’t think twice it’s not actually a choice
It’s got all you could want promises on promises
Don’t be afraid just go along with it
Expect everything you would never dream of
Let your imagination go to a sci-fi wonderland
Built from the most marvelous things
Your friends will never believe what you’ve seen

It’s a beautiful future
It’s a long steep stairwell to nowhere
It’s a beautiful future
Don't believe it for a minute run away
Look for the source of what you see
behind the brilliance of the display
It’s a beautiful future Hooray…?

It doesn’t get any safer than 10 million cops
Helicopters up high and police dogs
The borders are sealed you’ll never get out
But believe me there is nowhere better to go
You’ll see things never seen
Like cities underground and the very last tree
Miles and miles of scorched black sand
But nevermind all that come spend some time

Read the fine print for this trip
It’s a bumpy ride that will make you sick and
We’re not sure if it’s better to survive
But you can decide that when you arrive
Take care of your eyes mind the sun
Don’t worry about thirst the water’s gone
Put some beans in your basement
and get ready to beg
A new dark age is on its way

It’s a Beautiful future
The rest of your life in the shiniest cage

Blind panic should clog your veins
violent rebellion against this change
should fill your pointless days

It’s a beautiful future. Hooray.
Track Name: It Can't Be Just Me
Glass eyes scan my skin and
I’d sever my spine just to not feel it anymore
when I look up I wanna see the sun
I should feel warm not sick to my stomach.
I’ve been dreaming about death
a death where the pain is gone
a death where the confusion
of the city can’t reach me
and most of all meters of soil
protect me from those hard eyes

How broken would I have to be
to feel alright watched this way
What is wrong with every one of you
that would ever think that this is ok?
It can’t be just me

I cover my face in public spaces
because my photograph is not yours to keep
Are masks and padding the way that we will dress
just to maintain anonymity?
I don’t remember what privacy was
and I know that it is something
today’s children will never understand
guardian drones will shape their minds

The streets are occupied by armies of bots
I’m not crazy just look around
Am I the only one
who doesn’t know where I’m going right now?
Stand up meet the gaze this is your life too.
Track Name: All We Want
I want to think that normal is beautiful
I want the things that I can do to be enough for me
I want some truth in the way we act and feel
Not reflections of the way that we think that we should be
I want back everything you stole
I want everyone to see that this is so hollow
I’ll peel your talons back you’ve lost this one now let me go

All we want is to be left alone

Since I could see I’ve been led to believe
That perfect is attainable in the way we look and feel
My expectations from greeting to goodbye
Are tainted by feelings that they’re not what they should be

The idea that it’s really not so bad
depends on how you define survive
If we looked inside we’d probably find hey we’re alright

All we want is to be left alone

Don’t mistake my desire to avoid you
for some kind of pacifist stance
When I figure out what the fuck and how
I’ll come across the table and tear you down

Your brutal shot begins each day
rancid starlight sucks my will away
glossy pages another perverse faith
All we want is to be left alone
Track Name: Move Of Movers
Holding a single thought and a relentless passion
is fanatical to some idealistic to others.
to have only one duty to destroy the order
to benefit future generations.

this is more powerful than any stupid religion,
political trend or hollow tradition
what this boils down to is perception of freedom
singular purpose and sacrifice

Hold one thought just a single thought
hold one thought in your head for all your time here
Hold one thought, hold on, hold fast
one thought one thought one thought one thought

They call it conviction cause there’s no way out
that ideal for some is a sentence for others
When you lose your way you are lost
sounds simple enough maybe not
Think about what moves you is there anything at all
we’d all like to think we do as much as we can
there is no excuse but confusion for now
distraction from purpose is their favorite tool

Hold one thought just a single thought
hold one thought in your head for all your time here
Hold one thought, hold on, hold fast,
one thought one thought one thought one thought

We strive for a life of autonomy,
this is a cause and not just a spark.
behold, the spirit of Nechayev’s contempt for the tsar

Hold one thought just a single thought
hold one thought in your head for all your time here
Hold one thought, hold on, hold fast,
one thought one thought one thought one thought

Cult like dedication,
a keen sense of destruction
an endless struggle for real change
imagine if tomorrow could never be the same
what you live for, is what you will die for
Track Name: Current Occupants
I am part of something so old
and I am part of a future so cold
Despite my confusion my grief and my sickness
I will never walk alone
There are millions who know it
and you’re so scared of how we deal with
what we’re left with

The damage to their vision is from staring at the flames
What can you expect without a prospect for anything?
Left trying to build a new animal from dogma’s remains
I understand that I don’t and I’m not ashamed
I’ve got no hope just blind rage

I am afraid of what I’ve been shown
and I am burning my own way home
I stagger on with ruined eyes
I can taste the dirt it’s not a dream
I’ve tried the comfort of conformity
but I can’t see past the tragic theme

The damage to their vision is from staring at the flames
What can you expect without a prospect for anything
Left trying to build a new animal from dogma’s remains
I understand that I don’t and I’m not ashamed
we’ve got no hope just blind rage

We’re the current occupants of the most desperate present ever.
First survival, then the title, hope from politics, hope from religion,
forward to something has always been the vision
We’ve seen it all and none of this has worked
all we have is a void to go to
We stand in the fallout of your progress
bomb and desperation is building a mob
Track Name: Uncontrollable
You thought you had it all sewn up
there was no sentiment you couldn’t keep in check
Overwhelming military strength
and the tightest grip on propaganda
Why would anyone do anything? I’ll tell you all why
A cornered animal never lies down to die
Revolt is still possible without any hope.
There‘s an element you can’t forget

Uncontrollable, Uncontrollable, Uncontrollable
Not me not today
Uncontrollable, Uncontrollable
No reason required
Uncontrollable

Population too poor and hungry to rise
but a militia in the hills still runs wild
What’s broken in their heads?
Don’t they know they can’t win?
Leave your spirit out there and come on in.
With only two things to lose
the last thing that they get to do is choose
Arrogance has cost you before.
We are defiant nothing more

Uncontrollable, Uncontrollable, Uncontrollable
Not me not today
Uncontrollable, Uncontrollable
No reason required Uncontrollable

Ask murdered Tsars, dead prison guards,
cops torn apart or burnt in their cars
mining corps who only dug their own graves
the overconfident made to pay
Always there beneath your skin
you’ll never dig us all out our entire manifesto is

Uncontrollable, Uncontrollable, Uncontrollable
Not me not today
Uncontrollable, Uncontrollable
No reason required
Uncontrollable
Track Name: Feel The Same
Do you find yourself lined up on the wrong side of the fence?
Do you wish that you could do something
but you can’t even make sense out?
Do you wonder about the reasons or what reason even is?
Do you get all fucked up just thinking about all this?

You aren’t convinced that anyone does their best
and the worth of humanity has failed every single test
Do you think the small things that have never had a voice
have as much a right to anything as the giant and the noisy

Do you believe that power can never speak for truth
and that power has touched everything ever said to you?
You’re not the first one to see through
I feel the same way too I feel the same way too
I feel the same way too I feel the same as you
Has this empty act got you so confused?
Does it all come off as a bad attitude?
I feel the same way too I feel the same way too

Do you lie awake just angry and sleep in instead of fighting
are you misunderstood by everyone including your closest allies
Do you sometimes get tired and lose all hope
do you think that change all moves too slow

Do you find something frightening about just
the fact that they’re always lying

Do you believe that power can never speak for truth
and that power has touched everything ever said to you?
You’re not the first one to see through
I feel the same way too I feel the same way too
I feel the same way too I feel the same as you
Has this empty act got you so confused?
Does it all come off as a bad attitude?
I feel the same way too I feel the same way too

Is the bitterness of others strangely inspiring
do your heroes always fall
Is the crow somehow your song bird?

Are clear skies somber reminders of problems
can you get right fucking crazy about a topic like water

D’you wish you were that voice against all the giant and noisy

Do you believe that power can never speak for truth
and that power has touched everything ever said to you?
You’re not the first one to see through
I feel the same way too I feel the same way too
I feel the same way too I feel the same as you
Has this empty act got you so confused?
Does it all come off as a bad attitude?
I feel the same way too I feel the same way too
Track Name: M.I.S.S.
Intellectually stupefied thoughts on thought compiled
all organized into the biggest file
of conflicting ideas whose only function
is ensuring a need for more analysis
convinced us to rely on you expert thinkers to do the brain work
“don’t worry about it, we’ve got this”
We thought you were allies here to tear at the walls

We asked for answers but you lost the way
There is no excuse even I can see
You let them buy you
or you’ve just bowed
black and white are there pick a side

We asked for answers.
The deal was we build your houses, grow your food
But now you want gilded halls, exotic meats
and special treatment yet the best you provide is

cryptic confusing useless riddles that perpetuate confusion
for the purpose of nothing more
than protecting your status as something that we can’t live without

Flying the world to speak only to each other
huddled up like cliquey children
Private language in a feedback loop,
History’s most ineffective secret society

We asked for answers, we asked for answers
you just told us nothing matters anyway
But the biggest problem is that a result of this
is the shrouding and de facto justification of

Of absolutely every horrid nonsense vicious hateful thing
You’ll never help us. You’re rendered useless.
Prove your worth have something to say
It means more than your world, your tiny existence
It would take a shred of bravery, the smallest leap
Your science is sick there is no one else to blame
Bring us to reason point us away.

We asked for answers, we asked for answers,
We asked for answers,
Nothing like this.
We asked for answers, we asked for answers
And you’ve convinced me nothing matters anyway
Track Name: Tragedy
Fuck you all I know what’s going on
you’ll remember me when I’m gone
I follow the path of the greats and through their words
I got the truth about you and the world
I’ll spill both blood and bile,
kill myself trying to walk the same miles
And no it hasn’t occurred to me that
I chose the martyrdom of art over the military

I know you think you’re right but I can see you’ve been deceived
And if your goal is tragedy then I’d say you’re on your way

There’s no glory in cell destruction
I’ve been built to do as I’m told
Me big, me strong “shoot guns not dope”
my life’s so structured I’ll be cast in stone
The war exists in my own back yard it seems
I’ll take my streets back with my knife and my 2 bare hands
I’m mentally programmed for order and control,
question what I’m really doing… No fuck no!

I know you think you’re right but I can see you’ve been deceived
And if your goal is tragedy then I’d say you’re on your way

Your minds bleached clean
from the stains of blood just a marionette holding a gun
You wouldn’t join an army or religious cult
but you’re in a cage of words that you built yourself
They’ve actually got you by your arms and your legs
There are hooks in your mind that are there to stay

Free your mind
Find some order
We both need to take a look at each other

The same lies come from both sides
We’re all gonna die
Track Name: No Thanks
You’ve been an old priest with love in your eyes
but the best you could do was tear out their minds
You’re a patriot soldier away from home your first time
I hope you look back and wonder how you chose a side
I am not an idiot I will not be sold on this
you think that you can do it again
but that deception is over
don’t fool yourself you speak out both sides of your mouth
I’ve been shown and we are well aware that

You’ve said things like we’re salvation
worn out words like emancipation
now strain clichés like liberation
but all you’ve ever brought is trouble, murder and disease

You lurk through our streets promoting fear to build a need
but the things you do show us what you really mean
You write more laws to save us from ourselves
just more poison to protect your wealth
You’ve got the arrogance to think you’re something good
but consider that you don’t know it all
People choose themselves over what you’ve sold
that is when you haven’t killed them for their gold
anyone can see that

You’ve said things like we’re salvation
worn out words like emancipation
now strain clichés like liberation
but all you’ve ever brought is trouble, murder and disease

I know that you think you help
but you’re wrong as it turns out
and we won’t hear another word no thanks
Track Name: Murderers
Let’s go off the deep end past the lines of even war.
Claims of decency or moral high-ground
no matter how you twist the words it’s just wrong

Justify your cruelest day
they’re not like us they’re small you see
Burn their eyes, remove their skin,
open their heads to see what ticks
Swim ‘til exhaustion takes you down
this is somehow relevant tell me how
Yes I would give back the medicine
if that is what it actually meant

Cut out your own heart that’s where the sickness is
It won’t hurt at all you don’t feel anything
Cut out your own heart that’s where the sickness is
Take my word it won’t hurt at all

I’m not aware of any reason
that any life is worth less than me
You’ve said intelligence and I laughed,
said reason and I gagged
say compassion and I’ll lose my mind

When I snap it will be for this and in my cell write an endless list
Of who you are and what you did
the lies you told to further this
And don’t think that you won’t be on it
because all you did was close your eyes
Layers of god stacked three deep. DNA, men and greed

Cut out your own heart that’s where the sickness is
It won’t hurt at all you don’t feel anything
Cut out your own heart that’s where the sickness is
It won’t hurt at all

All unmighty things
I’m sorry that it took me so long to get it.
All unmighty things
should parade across your conscience. Why did no-one tell me?
All unmighty things
Why don’t they tell kids?
All unmighty things
Why don’t they tell kids?
All unmighty things
Go on tell them what we’ve done
Track Name: The World Turned Upside Down
by Leon Rosselson
In 1649 To St. George's Hill,
A ragged band they called the Diggers
Came to show the people's will
They defied the landlords
They defied the laws
They were the dispossessed reclaiming what was theirs

We come in peace they said
To dig and sow
We come to work the lands in common
And to make the waste ground grow
This earth divided We will make whole
So it will be a common treasury for all
The sin of property
We do disdain
No man has any right to buy and sell the earth for private gain
By theft and murder
They took the land
now everywhere the walls spring up at their command

They make the laws
To chain us well
The clergy dazzle us with heaven
Or they damn us into hell
We will not worship
The God they serve
The God of greed who feeds the rich
While poor men starve

We work we eat together
We need no swords
We will not bow to the masters
Or pay rent to the lords
Still we are free men
though we are poor
You Diggers all stand up for glory Stand up now

From the men of property
The orders came
They sent the hired men and troopers
To wipe out the Diggers' claim
Tear down their cottages
Destroy their corn
They were dispersed but still the vision lingers on

You poor take courage
You rich take care
This earth was made a common treasury for everyone to share
All things in common
All people one
We come in peace the orders came to cut them down