A Future

by Rare Monk

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released July 7, 2017

All songs written and recorded by Rare Monk
Engineered and Mixed by Skyler Norwood at Miracle Lake Studios
Produced by Skyler Norwood and Rare Monk
Mastered by Gus Elg @ Sky Onion Studios
Artwork by Chris Bigalke (Showdeer)

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Track Name: Happy Haunting
If you were to die before me

I hope you haunt me forever

And if I were to die before you

Yeah I’m gonna haunt you forever, with clever puns, yeah

If I were to stay, if I were to go

If I were to die, if I were to just leave you stranded

I don’t want to stay but I don’t want to go

I don’t want to die, I don’t want to just leave you stranded

If we died would we even know?

No, I don’t think so, let’s go together

We could fly to every show

Unleash some raptors and watch together

So if you die before me

I hope you haunt me forever

And if I were to die before you

Yeah I’m gonna haunt you forever, with clever puns, yeah

So if I were to stay, if I were to go

If I were to die, if I were to just leave you stranded

I don’t want to stay but I don’t want to go

I don’t want to die, I don’t want to just leave you stranded
Track Name: Phosphorescence
Breathe, breathe in the ocean, breath in slowly
Dream, dream phosphorescence, dream its glow

Sink, sink into sine waves, deep below
Drift in indifferent equations’ undertow

Aaah, burn the skies away
Aaah, burn the stars away
Aaah, drown the moon in flames

Aaah, watch the waves decay
Track Name: Golden
Let’s just pretend we’re golden

We’ve found ourselves

Don’t need the depths to find the limits

Of witchcraft, all the words we know

Don’t need a fight to find a friend

Beholden

We’ve found ourselves

No, no, it’s just the cost of living

Escalation, of the sins we know

So bring the trepanner

We’re waiting

To excise all the truths we know

Bring out the leeches

We’re waiting

Let’s just pretend we’re golden

We’ve found ourselves

We only breathe the air we’re given

So breathless, we’ve dreamed this hell

We’ve found ourselves

The only tack’s into the tempest, into fury

No we’ve found ourselves

Haruspicy from our intestines, while the naemads

They’re so hungry now

So bring the trepanner

We’re waiting

To excise all the truths we know

Bring out the leeches

We’re waiting

To exorcise the blood below
Track Name: Artifice
It's just an artifact
A memory of the past
When humanity fulfilled its dreams

Electric mastery
Of artifice and nature
Museums filled with empty screens

Chorus:
Oh yeah, we're just a proactive waste
Yeah, all our future thoughts erased
Yeah, drifting to the present
Back to cyclical faults and cyclical calls to action

Eidetic blasphemy
The master was the backup
The books were way too hard to clean

A pyrrhic victory
All human knowledge on a tablet
They used for watching porn and memes
Track Name: Fissile Humans
We learn the mastery of steam
Forget the fires breathed
Build up pressure, release
Kinetic memories
Split, conquer, curing disease
Collecting maladies
Live, die, write stories for each

Laugh at the future as we tear ourselves apart
Laugh at the future, at our fissile patterns
Laugh at the future as we tear ourselves apart

Mitochondrial chains
Uncoil and replicate
Alpha, beta decay
Millennial malaise
Colonize and besiege
Transcribe, disseminate
Live, die, write stories for each

Laugh at the future as we tear ourselves apart
Laugh at the future, at our fissile patterns
Laugh at the future as we tear ourselves apart
Laugh at the future, at our fissile patterns
Laugh at the future as we tear ourselves apart
Track Name: Devil's Trill
Wait, just wait till it’s over
Don’t let the shadows in
Penumbra after the moonlight
Savor every drop in the ocean
Tartini’s waiting for perfection
A single drop of emotion
Always waiting till you
Breathe in, nothing can exist forever
So just breathe in
You’ll see it’s just the Devil’s trill
Anticipation of the void
Let go all the thoughts that betray you
Don’t let them follow you
That’s just a cliff to disaster
Break through all the cycles the linger
Tartini’s waiting for perfection
A single drop of emotion
Always waiting till you
Breathe in, nothing can exist forever
So just breathe in
You’ll see it’s just the Devil’s trill
Anticipation of the void
Track Name: Frost
Brush the ice away
Don't think of virtue, only control

Sleep, indoctrinate
Time is a virus, tighten my hold

Occam's razorblade
Discard the complex, simple and bold

Brush the ash away
Your thoughts betray the death of your soul


Go slow, when all the strength decays from your bones
Go slow, when all the strength decays from your bones

Brush the ice away
The metal's colder now

Occam's hideaway
Your logic masks the death of control


Go slow, when all the strength decays from your bones
Go slow, when all the strength decays from your bones

Go slow, when all the strength decays from your bones
Go slow, Your logic masks the death of your soul
Track Name: Power
Thought we’d seen the worst in ‘03
Oh no it gets darker
Abu Ghraib was only a tease
Oh no it gets darker
Neighbors start to out themselves as bigots
Oh no it gets darker
Proselytizing hatred to us sinners
Oh no no

So give me power
I’ll rule with vengeance
Shoot xenophobics, torture racists
Corrupt your daughters
With liberal slander
A toothy lion pit for every Christian
Decadent we gorge our disease
Oh no it gets darker
Willingly we step into the thresher
Oh no it gets darker
Censorship exalted as the future
Oh no it gets darker
Killing the American Dream
Oh no no

So give me power
I’ll rule with vengeance
Shoot xenophobics, torture racists
Corrupt your daughters

With liberal slander
A toothy lion pit for every Christian

Give me power
I’ll rule with vengeance
Shoot xenophobics, torture racists
Corrupt your daughters
With liberal slander
A toothy lion pit for each and every one
Give me power
I’ll rule with vengeance
Shoot xenophobics, torture racists
Corrupt your daughters
With liberal slander
A toothy lion pit for every Christian
Track Name: Make Like a Tree and Murder
Leaves breathe, wake from hibernation
Twigs crack, dexterous with a vengeful spite
Roots twist, a roiling undulation
Bows groan, anxious for a murderous night

Tear me
Rip my arms asunder
Tear me in two
Rend me
Satiate your hunger
Tear me in two

Leaves breathe, wake from hibernation
Twigs crack, dexterous with a vengeful spite
Roots twist, a roiling undulation
Bows groan, anxious for a murderous night

Cleave me
Rip my arms asunder
Tear me in two
Rend me
Satiate your hunger
Tear me in two
Cleave me
Rip my arms asunder
Tear me in two

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