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Marc Mazique // Drums
Corey J. Brewer // Guitar
Clyde Petersen // Bass
Lori Goldston // Cello

Recorded at High Command by Captain Tripps Ballsington
Mastered by Mell Dettmer
May 2015//Olympia, Washington

Fight Back // Sample from Sylvia Rivera's speech at the 1973 Christopher Street Liberation Day Rally
Parable // Words by Octavia Butler

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released May 27, 2015

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Track Name: Shame
SHAME
This is the high water mark
Look where the driftwood lay
Premonition of a rising tide
Debris from a shift

This is the change that you’ve heard of
There is the money they made
It’s a murder of culture

It’s a shame, shame, shame
There is a line in the sand
Do you dare cross it
They tear it down to build it back up
They talk about all the profit
Track Name: Alternate History
ALTERNATE HISTORY

As sure as surgery
Cut out the cancer
Forgot the question
But know the answer
Remix the tragedy
Puzzle out some new sensations
Picasso up the plot
Drink in sweet mutation

Alternate the history
Rework the ending
Even if it just
Feels like pretending

The guilt will hunt you
Hunt you just like a noose
It’s neither here nor there
It’s fucking everywhere
The scars may never go away
But that doesn’t mean they own you
They can carry you forward
Just like your bones do

Alternate the history
Rework the ending
Even if it just
Feels like pretending

As true as alchemy
You’ll conjure up a new day
And if it doesn’t kill you first
You’ll find a new way
You’ll find a new way
You’ll find a new way
You’ll find a new way
Track Name: Say a Prayer
SAY A PRAYER

I don’t wanna talk about it
We don’t want to wait for change
These small victories don’t seem to mean a thing

Still we are angry
Still we are lonely
Still we are threatened and harassed and murdered daily

Say a prayer for safety
Each time you go outside
A prayer to find community
One to end HIV

Say a prayer for hand jobs
In the front seat of a truck
Please Jesus give me two limp wrists
A gag reflex and a big mouth full of cock
Track Name: Bodies in Motion
BODIES IN MOTION

Our hearts pump mutiny
It sings all through our limbs
Come on and bring your noise
And join this riotous howl of hymns
They’ve tried to groom us to be satisfied
Each in our own soft but sweltering cage
Tried to coffin up our bodies
But our feral lights still rage

No more apologies (Untamed, untamed!)
All your fictions are in flames (Take aim, take aim!)

We all contain
Multitudes
Spill of spark
Strikes fearless fuse
Let’s seize the secret frequencies
No more lives as easy meat
Just the songs of our freest selves
Set on infinite repeat

No more apologies (Untamed, untamed!)
All your fictions are in flames (Take aim, take aim!)

We won’t play dead anymore
Cause this is not a fucking game
We won’t play dead anymore
Cause this is not a fucking game
Track Name: Parable
PARABLE

To order to rise from its own ashes
A phoenix first must burn
Track Name: Kim Gordon Q & A
KIM GORDON Q&A

Whimper or bang?
Neither, more like dull roar
Self-serving slang
Obscures what we’re all here for

When Q supplants the A
There’s nothing left to say
When Q supplants the A
There’s nothing left to say
There’s nothing left to say!

Testosterone fog
This painful slog
Cluster of fuck
The dumb's finally been struck

When Q supplants the A
There’s nothing left to say
When Q supplants the A
There’s nothing left to say
There’s nothing left to say!

Please stop talking
So much past tense
We want what is to come
The sweet suspense
Track Name: Fight Back
FIGHT BACK

They say the first 40 days to establish the tone
A murderous rage some violent fun
The precedence set since they were fucking freaks
There will be no recourse it’s just the nature of things

You better fight back, fight back

Don’t bear your neck to the brass, you better sharpen the sword
Because the blood that is spilled, it could someday be yours
There’s a war out on difference, a hatred for women
A plan to put every resistor in prison

Fight back, Fight Back
Track Name: Oral History
ORAL HISTORY

My oral history
It’s not just swapping spit
It’s a generation fucking dead
From a willful ignorance

My oral history
It’s a disturbing story
It goes liberation, annihilation, then "You will be assimilated"

You’re too young to remember going dancing at the club
There were poppers poppers poppers and killer blow jobs
Then the bodies piled up
There were funerals everyday
The question seemed so simple but the answer far away

How to survive a plague?

Ronald Reagan, coward of the country
With absolute power came absolutely nothing
Cause the silence equaled death for the junkies and the faggots
And the women of the night who dared to ask the question

How to survive a plague?

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