Failed State

by The Ugly Facade

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Daniel Tase Hayden A Soundtrack to the Dumpster Fire that has been 2020. A CD that features more synth and programming than prior the Ugly Facade material while still giving a melodic, bluesy tune to whistle underneath your mask. Favorite track: Happy.
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HERR DOKTOR The Ugly Facade continues to stand out as a hard gaze at the heart of living, the kind of music you can both grieve and dance to no matter where you are in time or place. A great and honest work by my favorite living artist. Favorite track: To The Hill.
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qa1wsx The Ugly Facade deserve recognition as one of the greats. Each record grows more and more original. Heartbreaking and warmth combined on this one to form something wrenchingly beautiful. Favorite track: Happy.
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Shadows on the wall Stuck in our caves Machines dancing in harmony with their masters Waking to the fire The energy of slaves The dream violently burning in the disaster No one can help No one can help No one can help This is something you can live through No one can help No one can help No one can help This is something you can get through We built a world where every thought was onscreen Demanding regimes to change faster But in our youth we were too quick to build the guillotines Cause winning was all that ever mattered Off with our heads! No one can help No one can help No one can help This is something you can live through No one can help No one can help No one can help This is something you can get through There was a time when all compassion dissolved And nothing got solved The world had devolved turning backwards No one held to account for all the death and all the despair The pace of extinction tiptoeing faster No one can help No one can help No one can help This is something you can live through No one can help No one can help No one can help This is something you can get through God bless a miracle obscene The bottomless greed, the would-be kings The country on fire that pulses with youth The disparate wealth and the failing of truth (Writing on the wall again) (Make our mother great again) (Survival is my only friend) (Terrified of what may come) And I'm standing in line And I'm learning to wait For the bitterness of nothing And I I cannot stay And no one can help I’m so stuck in self I prayed for a crisis And god answered well
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Happy 03:02
Everything is happening To the corpse we’re inhabiting The hollow grace The chosen face The padded place We’re happy in The happy potion does the trick So none of us does get too sick In happy cycles Cyclicals In loops of laughing Hahahahahahahaha You paint the world the broadest strokes We’re cornered in We start to choke And all two colors of the rainbow Drown us in the apathy (THE HAPPY HAPPY) Sweet fucking rat race ‘Tis of thee Conveyor belt of misery An empty sold out factory Where life is happy All the time (hahahaha) Is it everything you are? Is it everything you wanted it to be? Post/ Subscribe/ Like/ Comment Boast/ Decry/ Lie/ Vomit Nothing ever seems to happen Now it happens All the time Post/ Subscribe/ Like/ Comment Boast/ Decry/ Lie/ Vomit Drag me away to the funny farm Where life is happy All the time Post/ Subscribe/ Like/ Comment Boast/ Decry/ Lie/ Vomit Nothing ever seems to happen Now it happens All the time Post/ Subscribe/ Like/ Comment Boast/ Decry/ Lie/ Vomit Drag me away to the funny farm Where life is happy Happy happy happy happy happy happy happy Is it everything you are? Is it everything you thought happy would be Or is The Dream a deadly thing? Is it everything you are? Is it everything you thought happy would be Or is The Dream a deadly thing? Is it everything you are? Is it everything you thought happy would be Or is The Dream a deadly thing? Is it everything you are? Is it everything you thought happy would be Or is The Dream a deadly thing? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhappy
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Medicine 04:56
Regret was par the course The venom whispered hoarse No toxin ever felt the same No chance that I'll repair my name I’ve painted black the walls The bargain made a cause I’ve cleansed my house of aimless ghosts Cut out the ones I needed most I know this house just ain’t a home I know that there is something wrong I know that this is necessary baby This is medicine But I just don't want to take it anymore I’ve painted black the walls The bargain made a cause I’ve cleansed my house of aimless ghosts Expelled the ones I needed most I know this house just ain’t a home I know that there is something wrong I thought that this was temporary baby This was medicine But I just don't wanna take it anymore I think that this is getting scary baby This is medicine And I just don’t wanna take it anymore I knew there's something wrong I let it fester mold for oh so long I covered up the holes I kept the windows closed so no one knows There's a fire baby inside of me There's a fire so big it could burn everything There's a fire baby inside of me But inside these walls it’s just apathy There's a fire baby inside of me But inside these walls I'm a forfeited fiend There's a fire so big it could burn the sky But inside these walls a surrendering sigh
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To The Hill 04:34
To keep the children eating fear Like it’s a superfood To keep the instincts trauma-clear To cauterize the mood To swallow every little thing they say to change your destiny To end up here seems like the furthest place from where we thought we’d be I can run I can seek without finding I can fall I can fail without trying I can make it to the hill without climbing Breaking news: faking truth making millions on abuse influence of flimsy views Fluid wake of Make it great Make or break Make her break her Make us wake up For the sake of No escape from Degradation Generational Erasure There is no higher holy noose To hang the scapegoat that we choose Met with bureaucratic silence Or threat of autocratic violence I know that I will receive what’s given I know that I will arrive where driven I know that I will fall on every ear and no one will know my name I know it’s not about me But it could be But it should be Sometimes I am god And sometimes I am And sometimes I am The wizard of The wizard of The wizard of Not No shortcuts on the serpentine road I can run I can seek without finding I can fall I can fail without trying I can make it to the hill without climbing
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I Know Now 05:15
You the center of creation You the force that turns the earth You will drown us all in fire I know now you got here first I know now I know now I know I know now I know now I know I know now I know now I know I KNOW I DO NOT BELONG Pour my poison for your ruin Wait for you to sing your song Drink in spite of all your beauty I know I do not belong I know now I know now I know I know now I know now I know I know now I know now I know I know I do not belong I know I do not belong I know I do not belong I know I do not belong I know I do not belong Here lies the coward who would kill to meet the bottom line Here lies the blackest soul to cloud the way for all mankind Here lies the vampire who kills the host for just one drink Here lies the greatest one who came and went within a blink GOD BLESS THE MOTHERFUCKER WITH A BIBLE IN HIS HAND GOD BLESS THE MOTHER FUCKER WITH A RIFLE IN HIS HAND
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There is a price I pay for every heart Beat Wasted all the days away When we were a part Sweetly missing the space we made Gently Kissing goodbye the days There is a place I built To suffer the storm Beneath all of the shame and guilt Becoming unborn The sky will crack I’ll sit on the moment There’s time to wait But what if ok never comes? Only the foolish ones Fly to the sun So let’s stay in the dark and wait But I am not done And I got bored I pondered the question Enough Jump in You are not where ok comes from I know you’ve kissed the sun You’re not the only one I know you’ve come undone You are not where ok comes from And god will say You’ve pondered the question Enough Jump in without hesitation and you will know the peace you’ve been seeking my friend you are not where ok comes from

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What began this year as a full album got whittled down into a few songs of the moment. They feel important to me and where I'm at. The world right now is screaming, and I don't really know how to participate. This may be the crux of my whole shitshow. To want to participate, but to be ill-equipped.

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released December 4, 2020

Written, Produced, & Mixed by Jeremiah Johnson
Mastered by Cory Allen at Altered Ear

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We live our lives in boxes, with little glowing screens. We fill our blood with toxins, so we can deal with things. And sometimes, more than often, the bitter masks the taste. The fruitless failed reflection: what if it's all a waste?

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