Midwest Death Rattle (Album)

by Midwest Death Rattle

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released August 10, 2012

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Track Name: Reduction: Automata
on your feet onto the cold grey stone it’s not an easy peace that keeps us up all night long show us your great big teeth show us your pitchfork tongue it’s not the easy peace that keeps them coming back around
Track Name: Food Chain
well you live too well to change not well enough to end up happy sooner choke on your own tongue than spit out one more please or thank you you’ve been playing along now it’s all catching up and you cannot keep up with this game just cause you think you know a liar from all the lying you’ve been doing you’re in worse than you assume and you assume too much too often you complain you could change a curse under calluses call in the cavalry let’s hope we’re not too late you wanna know how it works how does it work how does it work you’ve got to take it apart take it apart, take it apart you wanna know how it tastes you’ve got to break it open if you wanna find out secrets then you’ve come to the right people it seems i’ve got one half mind to holler half a mind to scream and shout what’s a boy to do about it but lose control of one’s whole self is it enough to cause you problems if it’s already gone to hell it’s not a problem it doesn’t matter at all you can’t afford to make some trouble you won’t always get away with it you can bend the rules but who will explain it when they break when you’re this high up on the food chain it’s not a problem it doesn’t matter at all you wanna know how it works how does it work how does it work you’ve got to tear it apart tear it apart tear it apart you wanna know how it tastes you’ve got to rip it open if you wanna find out secrets you’ve still come to the right people it would seem you don’t go far enough barely a sound beneath your battle cry hold still this won’t take long but it’s probably going to hurt like hell wait right here i’ll be only a minute never take my time when it comes to taking my time things just get complicated that’s how it goes when you’re used to getting it right or wrong it seems so optional my god how is this my problem why try to make sense of every situation if it comes and it goes it’s gone, you get over it
Track Name: Vowel Movement
i don’t want it all i want it all to be a fiction i control is that a problem ’cause it sits alright with me anyway the symptom’s not the issue it’s just evidence corroborated i can make it better i think i just need my medicine what part of this process is causing you problems i’m a professional isn’t it obvious while you wait around here for an easier target i’ll get the arrow here hold this apple while i get the crossbow stand still as possible i think we should be done here long before you realize careful observation of the system reveals changes to the overall condition of your unrealistic expectations wait a minute there that seems an awful lot like science you might face it if you care to but facts tend to sound less interesting what part of this process is causing you problems i’m economical isn’t it obvious while you wait around here for an easier target i’ll get the arrow here hold this apple while i get the crossbow stand still as possible we will save ourselves some time it’s straight to the consequence i feel like a wrecking ball it should probably make you nervous when i move around the way i let my body do all this talking it’s diabolical all i’ve done is hold a mirror up to your condition it isn’t necessary is it but it’s sure been a good time for me i think you paint a pretty picture but it looks like your impression doesn’t quite reflect reality each part of this process is cause for exhaustion we’re all professionals here what’s the problem you just wait around here for an easier target i’ll get the arrow here hold this apple while i get the crossbow stand still as possible i think we should be done here long before you realize
Track Name: 666/8
you talk through your teeth like a ghost through a medium rattle your favorite chains but i’m not impressed at all you seem to know you’re in a trap but cannot comprehend the exits although i’m hardly innocent i’ve been built to take it so this is not looking good for you you think you’ve found the only easy out in above your head has never been your style you think you know so well you can’t sell a con without the confidence keep ’em on their heels they’ll never know what hit ’em but isn’t this obviously different the exception not the rule i could get used to this i know all your secrets but it’s no fun if it’s too easy that’s part of the condition you can take it all or leave it up to me best pay your debts before they’re collected it doesn’t matter if this talk is not as cheap as you expect it to be you always take so much more than you should if you don’t feel nervous you’ve forgotten your position strung up high above the dagger pit dangling by a thread and i have just struck a match now what to do with it i don’t stop i don’t curse don’t stutter stay alert beneath the ground beneath the dirt if i am my body i am i am your problem
Track Name: Run! Shark!
looks like the wave looks like the wave is catching up calm your worries now we will ride the wave out it takes all your worries let me know when you’ve had about enough looking the other way when you talk when you run your mouth off talking out the side of your mouth looking the other way old friends with no names waking up making noise shouts without the teeth to back it up i’d make more of a whisper son i’ve been around long enough to get it done right you know that’s something that you can count on you think you can fix it all just by waking up making noise shake it up shake it off there’ll be no excuses around by the time you’re bored and you’re nodding off making noise taking drugs staying up all night well it’s beginning it’s beginning to sound familiar waking up making noise shouts without the teeth to back it up i’d make more of a whisper son i’ve been around long enough to get it done right you know that’s something that you can count on looks like the wave looks like the wave is catching up calm your worries now we will ride the wave out it takes all your worries you don’t know what you’re running from america this is all your fault
Track Name: Manimal Instinct
admit it’s gotten worse the way you move your body like it’s only got one purpose and it’s not the one you wanted you can take apart its shapes to automate some new responses but you still think you’ve got us in the dark let’s hope you don’t mind it’s only fair i’m gonna bring you down let’s hope you don’t mind it’s only fair i’m gonna bring you down to my level the sound it’s a storm and the terrible silence that follows it follows you out through the world through the streets through the alleys it’s animal instinct you’re out for yourself you think it’d be easy but it’s never easy enough it’s a curse and the sound of it all just sounds something terrible i think you are your worst behavior still more than you’ll admit the hole in your whole argument started in your head you’d rather make excuses than make amends why bother we know it don’t bother you at all let’s hope you don’t mind it’s only fair i’m gonna bring you down let’s hope you don’t mind it’s only fair i’m gonna bring you down to my level the sound it’s a storm and the terrible silence that follows my voice an alarm call it nerves call it all your fault if that’s what you’ve earned the sound of it buckling beneath these courtesies sound the alarm and all this goes away there in the dark at the back of the room there is always an incident waiting around to happen to you watching the door watching the exits the first sign of weakness it’s all going down you’re gonna get what’s been coming
Track Name: Homemade Roman Candles
i know it makes you uneasy you’re not alone it’s alright i’ve got a mind to change step out the way while i make it right you’ve got your reasons i’ve got an airtight alibi don’t tell me about love you don’t know better than i do honey all i want is a life of criminal ease i’d like to figure out what goes wrong every time at predictable intervals i just don’t stick around long enough don’t act like you don’t know cause we hardly function well under distressed conditions all i want is a life of criminal ease forgive and forget your guns and cigarettes just wasting all my time i don’t give a damn about what you call love all i want is a life of criminal ease you better learn your friends from all that company you keep it’s though we cannot swim and we’re out of our depth so let me begin we only make the mistakes we can live with it’s not what you’ve got but what you have given up i know it makes you uneasy you’re not alone it’s alright i’ve got a mind to change step out the way while i make it right you’ve got your reasons i’ve got an airtight alibi don’t tell me about love you don’t know better than i do honey
Track Name: Not That I'm Concerned
hey kid let’s get out tonight i’ve got a new line on our confrontational ways we’re sitting at the edge of a knife and there’s c4 tied to the conversation your heart your heart’s so full of lies your heart your heart’s so full of lies always fighting for the center of attention you take your lessons learned and go back the way you came at least i don’t expect anything slow your heartbeat down control your breathing out we’ve got such simple minds but we tell such wicked lies always fighting for the center of attention you take your lessons learned and go back the way you came at least i don’t expect anything would change your mind forget love it’s only a waste of your time slow your heartbeat down control your breathing out slow your heartbeat down always fighting for the center of attention you take your lessons learned and go back the way you came always fighting for always fighting for it always fighting for always fighting for it just go back the way you came
Track Name: Melt It Down (Sell It Off)
hey you must have come out screaming the way the smallest sounds still rattle in the walls and shake shake don’t you shake apart don’t shake apart the marrow from my bones the shadows from their hiding places whatever good it does or did to keep it keep it keep it keep it keep it from going off the counterfeit and carved out hollow heart beat sounds air hangs like dust on quiet don’t get too comfortable you look too comfortable so sell it off sell it off melt it down and sell it off hey you must have come out screaming the way the smallest sounds still rattle in the walls and shake shake don’t you shake apart don’t shake apart the marrow from my bones the shadows from their hiding places