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It's A Beautiful Future

by The Rebel Spell

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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.
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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.
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All We Want 02:33
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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M.I.S.S. 02:21
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
9.
Tragedy 02:20
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
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No Thanks 03:07
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
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Murderers 03:36
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
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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

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