The Wizard of Not

by The Ugly Facade

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Seamlus M. Tpyare Just another great example of what hard work can accomplish. The entire album is awesome, still not as good as "As Written by a Member of the Dying Middle Class" but damn good anyway. Favorite track: Vice Versa Vinci.
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0.nothing Beginning Spontaneity Faith Apparent Folly MODERN MAN in another world i could be the best but in this one i am just a little world obsessed i’m a modern man with a lust for death in a modern world that’s just a little world obsessed in a modern world that’s just a little world obsessed wait for signs but sign away grew to scoff remain to pray pray the voices were the one pray in one hand, shit in one wish i was a better man wish i didn’t, wish i can wish i didn’t come to scoff wish i could just turn it off wish it all could be undone wish in one hand shit in one wish in one hand shit in one and I know it's a curse on reflection and I just can't seem to relieve or cure the obsession i'm a modern man with a lust for death in a modern world that's just too fucking world-obsessed and i'm just a clown putting on a show I'm a punchline to a joke that died ten years ago
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1.will Action Conscious Awareness Concentration Power THE PYRE count the boys against the wind and see which one you love the most weigh the saint against the sin the father son and holy ghost burn the we before to ash and fetch the gas to fuel the fire then we'll drink the bitter mash and throw the bottle the pyre i forsake my savior once upon a time a boy extended hand to save your life what did you do? what did you do? i'm calling you i'm calling you defend then the boy withdrew and suddenly he didn't hinge on you what did you do? what did you do? i'm calling you i'm calling you i'm calling you i'm calling you i'm calling you i'm calling you a curse on you a curse on you a curse on you a curse on you defend count the boys against the wind and see which one you love the most weigh the saint against the sin the father son and holy ghost burn the we before to ash and fetch the gas to fuel the fire then we'll drink the bitter mash and throw the bottle the pyre i forsake my savior in time i will forget my faith to fuel the fire upon it i will burn the corpse of my desires do what thou wilt beelzebub the fool the agony what once was nothing nothing now until you cease to be in time i will forget my faith to fuel the fire upon it i will burn the corpse of my desires the wand the cup the blade the coin are all within my reach create preserve destroy redeem i am the bigger beast i am the bigger beast i am the bigger beast i am the bigger beast i am the bigger beast
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2.purity NonAction Unconscious Awareness Potential Mystery WOUNDED ANIMALS INSTRUMENTAL
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3.protection Motherhood Abundance Senses Nature S.O.S. poison chosen for the cure monkey crawling up his back only thing he knew for sure fooled and failed and blood turned black and by the time he figured out the rules he'd never once reject were fictions told by crooked mouths they'd sunk their teeth into his neck poised and muscled for the change but unprepared to deal with none lick the devil's cup again perhaps in time the change will come and by the time he loved himself the god of gaps had turned the page the book was closed and on the shelf the story fell apart with age poised and muscled for the change and unprepared to deal with none and as the story ends perhaps in time we all stop singing the same old song we'll rise again we'll rise again lay me down i'll rise again i'll rise again hanged and drawn and torn apart by social contracts and control the sum of all my bloodied parts worth more than i was ever whole take me down below the hill put the rifle to my head sing the song our father's sang say the prayers our fathers said no one leaves this place alive so let's hurry this along i'll rise and rise and rise again till we're tired of singing… the same old song we'll rise again we'll rise again lay me down i'll rise again i'll rise again
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4.power Fatherhood Structure Authority Regulation THE HYDRA'S HEAD The King is dead, The Hydra's head, is buried at his side. A reckless man, Without a plan, The Hydra will decide. Too big to die, The monster lies, to grow another head. And every Knight, that's called to fight, is broken, bought, or fled. Or with their King lay dead. And now our land, is in their hands, The fight is all for naught. And by design, should we resign, from all the killing sought? The fight is all for naught. The Hydra fed, regains a head, And so on goes the war. And one by one, He eats our sons, until his belly sore. And so on goes the war. And so on goes the war. And so on goes the war. And so on goes the war. And so on goes the war. And so on goes the war. And so on goes the war. And so on goes the war. And so on goes the war. And so on goes the war. And so on goes the war. And so on goes the war. And so on goes the war. And so on goes the war.
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5.expectation Education Belief Systems Conformity Group Identification WORDS The words they help but only me. What I will say will never be Good enough to clear the shit. Shit on my shoulders I try to forget. What's left behind bound to regret. Words are all I have now. Your lies are the same. The self concentric game. I think. I dream. I am important. Yeah? But what if you're not?
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6.creation Relationship Sexuality Personal Beliefs Values CURSE OF CONSCIOUSNESS we begin and we’re expelled from the garden of eden and sin is punished by the weakening of our new skin the winter will come by the time that our baby grows we’ll freeze if we don’t find a shelter before it snows and surely we’re cursed in the lands laid ahead of us to wait for the rain and to toil in the cursed dust and where is the one who conceived then abandoned us     the winters will come by the time our baby grows and we’ll freeze if we don’t find shelter before it snows as sure as we’re lost in the lands laid ahead of us as sure as the winds and the costs will carry dust yeah i say unto thee our father has forsaken me yeah i say unto thee our father has forgotten me and am I in hell? and am I in heaven? if i can find him again if i can find him again then i’ll never be alone then i’ll never be marooned then i’ll never be alone then i’ll never be marooned
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7.vessel Victory Will Self-Assertion Hard Control BEEN TROUGH THIS been through this before the shakes come with the sun sick as sin and thin as skin when everything has just begun i’m working on working things out i’m working on working things out i’m working on working things out again i’m working on working things out been through this before i can’t sleep on my back wake to heat and soaking sheets and everything is turning black i’m working on working things out i’m working on working things out i’m working on working things out again i’m working on working things out
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8.desire Justice Responsibility Decision Cause and Effect ROPES OF A FEW how long can you accept me? how long can you deny me? how long can you resent me? and gently lay beside me is this all? is this all you really want me for? is this all? is this all you want me for? we keep our baggage steady we fire at the ready the kisses made so sweetly but all the words urn deeply is this all? is this all you really want me for? is this all? is this all you want me for? is this all? is this everything you want me for? is this all? is this all you want me for? i tell my story and you claim you've read it i'd conquer rome and you'd call it pathetic stack me against all the ones who abuse hanging the world on the ropes of a few i tell my story and you claim you've read it i'd conquer rome and you'd call it pathetic stack me against all the ones who abuse hanging the world on the ropes of a few
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9.home Introspection Searching Guidance Solitude VICE VERSA VINCI is there a point to all this? to play the broken man to run the pity party to fail at every plan? so aimless, and so jaded so difficult to see to be so isolated? is there reward in all this? to be the broken one to be the paper hearted so crumpled up and done so cynical, so jaded so lost in all the fog to be so isolated… you want to blame the layers who lay you out your fare who tempt you with desire and let you eat your share so glutted, yet so empty consuming everything but never satiated… AND YOU YOU GOT ALL of it. YOU GOT PERFECT ID. YOU GOT PUMPED UP BIG. WHILE I GOT SO DEFLATED. and you and i’m so isolated you worry about the future you wallow in the past you think you’ll find the potion that makes the feeling last you wander in the forest comparing all the trees you see them all as separate but that’s just your disease you got that screw loose baby you think this one has more that one has less and goddamn i could have that or i could have this if only i wasn’t me and i was more like YOU YOU GOT  ALL OF IT. YOU GOT PERFECTED. YOU GOT PUMPED UP BIG. WHILE I GOT SO DEFLATED. and you AND YOU YOU GOT EVERYTHING YOU WERE PLAINLY SEEN YOU ACHIEVED YOUR DREAMS WHILE I JUST ISOLATED we’ll meet you at the bottom and help you dig in stride we’ll bring you every bottle we love your suicide we are the voices baby we keep you so fucked up we keep you isolated THERE IS A POINT TO ALL THIS YOU’RE NOT THAT BROKEN BABE YOU CAN STILL BE A PART OF OR YOU CAN ISOLATE YOU CAN STILL BE A PART OF OR VICE VERSA VICE VERSA VINCI
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10. balance Destiny Turning Point Movement Personal Vision MY HEROINE i love you i know what you’re going through in time all things will pass away it only lasts as long as you want it to and surely there will come a day at first i am the chosen one except i don’t know who they chose the christ of grandiosity the buddha of the self imposed desire burns me like an enemy and train-wrecks every train of thought the tracks are swollen in the agony the steel it seems is overwrought to search to loss, to only search again to wait for some release on high the damsel jonesing for his heroine the heart is calling to the sky and should she swoop down in the aftermath she’d weep for what she’d surely find a broken man whose heart is made of glass whose tears are surely made of wine i shed in agony so pour yourself over me i shed this old me in agony so open up and cover me and i’ll never be alone the beast we send to calm the beast the hands we lend on froze accounts the bear we bait to entertain will only ever pin us down the spell we cast to quell the storm the thoughts and prayers we try to send the levee meant to break the tide will only ever let it in i love you i know what you’re going through in time all things will pass away it only lasts as long as you want it to and surely there will come a day faster than a bullet leaping tall bounds she pours over me my heroine
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11.orgasm Strength Patience Compassion Soft Control DON’T BE LIGHT when should the savior start to boast when should the choir boy slit throats when should the bastard praise the son when should the sad girl have some fun when should we try to rip the threads break the cocoon but emerge dead when should we sate the bad ideas//grandiose when should we face delusions pick yourself up, dust the dirt… pick your battles, scorch the earth… when should the victim stand back up when will the damsel have enough     they still got the better shit they still got the bigger stick they may never let you DON’T BE LIGHT. DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO TOUCH THE SKY AND KISS THE SUN. MAKE IT rain HEAVY. DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO PROVE YOURSELF TO EVERYONE. Don’t be light. THE PAIN IS SO SEVERE YOU THINK YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE. but pain is a tricky little bitch. so don’t be light. don’t be light. I BELIEVE in YOU, LIKE i believe IN EVERY OTHER BROKEN one. and there’s more than just us. and they sit home alone. and they binge on their shit. and they talk about change, but can’t muster to get it done. and they’re coming in droves. lining up at the door. and they see the facade. and they don’t want a lot, and they know that there’s something more. DON’T BE LIGHT. DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO TOUCH THE SKY AND KISS THE SUN. MAKE IT rain HEAVY. DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO PROVE YOURSELF TO EVERYONE. DON’T BE LIGHT. DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO TOUCH THE SKY AND KISS THE SUN. Pull your trigger. DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO PROVE YOURSELF TO EVERYONE. and you’re coming in droves. lining up at the door. and you see the facade. and you don’t want a lot, but you know that there’s got to be something more.
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12.martyr Letting Go Reversal Suspension Sacrifice TEARS OF EROS tear me down til i collapse tomb unopened martyr trapped mother daughter lover born nullify what you have sworn but who will save you? i fade these lines lies are ever mine secrets kept and courtesies extended to swine i bring you life drain the river dry swallow til the morning comes then bid me goodbye tears of eros by the cup nothing works to wake me up break me open i am numb lonely lustful devildom! but who will save you? i fade these lines lies are ever mine secrets kept and courtesies extended to swine i bring you life drain the river dry swallow til the morning comes then bid me goodbye
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13.survival Ending Transition Elimination Inexorable Forces FEMUR fortune favors lies and cheats devils write our histories we’re carpet bombing overseas so babies grow up      enemies and every word we type to gain some sense of worth and kill the pain is just another nail into the coffin of our own disease a retrograde amnesia a local anesthesia a tumor on a bell curve, thought plateaued until a seizure disintegrating system built on a gaping schism a gap filled up by all the trinkets of commercialism fortune favors lies and cheats devils write our histories money isn't everything but that's what they have you believe oh such a clever primate use up the world then migrate should your invention save you, seems as though you’d only violate a virus to be ridden a cure we’re sure is hidden shortsighted to survive, we kill the host we’ve overridden our driving force so garish look what we seem to cherish the world about to spit us out we think we cannot perish if god is in the creases then we're a landfill species i'd rather fold than pile on another million pieces fortune favors lies and cheats devils write our histories money isn't everything but that's what they have you believe fortune favors lies and cheats devils write our histories money isn't everything but that's what they'd have you believe our situation dour we’ll find a higher power we’ll shed responsibility upon the closing hour we steal our final kisses opposed to final wishes in faith we drink the river dry until we sleep with fishes hope that you feel like i did used up and so misguided hope that you see the consequence of things that you’ve decided hope this concoction cures you hope revelation pures you hope you are blinded by the ever loving light of virtue our situation dour we’ll find a higher power we’ll shed responsibility upon the closing hour we steal our final kisses opposed to final wishes in faith we drink the river dry until we sleep with fishes OUR CHILDREN --outro ============================== toppled empires, western faiths heartless leeches, circling wraiths plastic gravestones, flooded homes floating waste the size of rome billboard pulpit, headline kings propaganda marketing languages and memories all reprogrammed by machines legacies should lie in blood nurtured by undying love focus on the little ones push should never come to shove raise them up without regret armored car and safety net on their shoulders rests the debt funny how we soon forget and when you close your eyelids hope that you feel like i did hope that you see the consequence of things that you’ve decided
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14.change Temperance Balance Health Combination DILIGENT NOTHING devil out the yard no real scars just a bad shade of purple around my heart no leading man no big plan member of a cult that i don’t understand wanna be great wanna be a saint wannabe wanna be something i ain’t armchair activist window shopper cold war hero backseat driver full grown baby and a dead beat dad a diligent nothing and a quart low sad a diligent nothing and a quart low sad a diligent nothing and a quart low sad there’s a time and a place for it and the time ain’t now and this place looks like shit so get up, get on, get away with it you won’t know what you got till you’re over it wanna be a man wanna be grand   wannabe wanna be outta the sand armchair activist window shopper cold war hero backseat driver full grown baby and a dead beat dad a diligent nothing and a quart low sad a diligent nothing and a quart low sad a diligent nothing and a quart low sad
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15.rebellion Bondage Materialism Ignorance Hopelessness LUCIFERIAN DILEMMA praying prone before the sun wanting a home wanting a son wanting a life beyond and i think it might be out there waiting. praying prone before the throne wanting a dad wanting a home wanting a life beyond and i think it might be out there waiting recalling my crimes my faith dissolved keep pain alive it will resolve cast it aside for now but i know the callings out there waiting for me. wasting time amidst the fall recalling my crimes you had the gall lost all my love for you but i’ll bet there’s something down there for me father no more divorce the son crimes of war i’m not the one i never was for you and i think the monkeys might just like me more than you be my virgil. there is one out there waiting. WASTING TIME OH GOD, toiled with job tussled with john tried to help your favorite son least i didn’t give up on him but it looks like he was just too stubborn MORE THAN YOU
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16.impulse Sudden Change Release Downfall Revelation HERE BE DRAGONS lock yourself up inside your tower ponder the time it took to build each stone a tribute to your power lost now in all the blood you’ve spilled gone now the consequence of love locked up and face down in your tower smaller the sound of every breath follow the staircase to the coward hoping to slumber into death here lies the king of cups who couldn’t let the dragon sleep face down in a tower of sighs and broken dreams you won’t let it you won’t forget you won’t stop sitting there picking on it you won’t let it you just can’t quit you’re just not sick enough of sitting in shit you won’t let it you won’t forget you won’t stop sitting there picking on it you won’t let it you just can’t quit you’re just not sick enough of sitting in shit never gonna get it so you won’t try never gonna get it so you might as well die never gonna get it so you won’t try never gonna get it so you might as well die never gonna get it so you won’t try never gonna get it so you might as well die never gonna get it so you won’t try never gonna get it so you might as well die locked up inside a crumbling tower each breath a gift that you could use wasted with every passing hour weakened in all the things you choose here lies the king of cups who couldn’t let the dragon sleep face down in a tower of sighs and broken dreams you won’t let it you won’t forget you won’t stop sitting there picking on it you won’t let it you just can’t quit you’re just not sick enough of sitting in shit you won’t let it you won’t forget you won’t stop sitting there picking on it you won’t let it you just can’t quit you’re just not sick enough of sitting in shit never gonna get it so you won’t try never gonna get it so you might as well die never gonna get it so you won’t try never gonna get it so you might as well die never gonna get it so you won’t try never gonna get it so you might as well die never gonna get it so you won’t try never gonna get it so you might as well die
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17.energy Hope Inspiration Generosity Serenity CUTS YOU UP INSTRUMENTAL                                                                                      
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18.darkness Fear Illusion Imagination Bewilderment MONSTER     INSTRUMENTAL
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19.possibility Enlightenment Greatness Vitality Assurance MY HEROINE i love you i know what you’re going through in time all things will pass away it only lasts as long as you want it to and surely there will come a day at first i am the chosen one except i don’t know who they chose the christ of grandiosity the buddha of the self imposed desire burns me like an enemy and train-wrecks every train of thought the tracks are swollen in the agony the steel it seems is overwrought to search to loss, to only search again to wait for some release on high the damsel jonesing for his heroine the heart is calling to the sky and should she swoop down in the aftermath she’d weep for what she’d surely find a broken man whose heart is made of glass whose tears are surely made of wine i shed in agony so pour yourself over me i shed this old me in agony so open up and cover me and i’ll never be alone the beast we send to calm the beast the hands we lend on froze accounts the bear we bait to entertain will only ever pin us down the spell we cast to quell the storm the thoughts and prayers we try to send the levee meant to break the tide will only ever let it in i love you i know what you’re going through in time all things will pass away it only lasts as long as you want it to and surely there will come a day faster than a bullet leaping tall bounds she pours over me my heroine
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20.light Judgment Rebirth Inner Calling Absolution IACEO we saw them crawling up the shoreline we watched them slither silent up the sand we only wished that we had more time They speak a language we can't understand Our fathers spoke of ancient demons Our mothers beg us open up our hearts We'll know their nature when we greet them we pray that they won't tear us all apart run to you run from you
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21.everything Integration Accomplishment Involvement Fulfillment IMBIGUADO: a space odyssey mastermind riding on the thinning lips of relevance digitized nothing real and nothing of significance little screens everyone’s a martyr and a superstar little means even jesus couldn’t get the right pr i am not enough i am just a drop in this i am just a ripple can you see me? hard to cry hard to feel alive inside a place like this how can i pretend to feel ok when i just don’t exist i can find a way i can find a way i can find a way to be enough for me for you for us modestly i’ll fade into the ether and fade happily honestly impressing you’s the worst thing i could ever be i am enough i am enough        laugh inside this was just a moment in eternity terrified what to do, now that i have accepted me?

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0. nothing -Beginning, Spontaneity, Faith, Apparent Folly
1. will -Action, Conscious Awareness, Concentration, Power
2. purity - NonAction, Unconscious Awareness, Potential, Mystery
3. protection - Motherhood, Abundance, Senses, Nature
4. power - Fatherhood, Structure, Authority, Regulation
5. entitlement - Education, Belief Systems, Conformity, Group Identification
6. creation - Relationship, Sexuality, Personal Beliefs, Values
7. vessel - Victory, Will, Self-Assertion, Hard Control
8. orgasm - Strength, Patience, Compassion, Soft Control
9. home - Introspection, Searching, Guidance, Solitude
10. balance - Destiny, Turning Point, Movement, Personal Vision
11. desire - Justice, Responsibility, Decision, Cause and Effect
12. martyr - Letting Go, Reversal, Suspension, Sacrifice
13. survival - Ending, Transition, Elimination, Inexorable Forces
14. change - Temperance, Balance, Health, Combination
15. arrogance - Bondage, Materialism, Ignorance, Hopelessness
16. impulse - Sudden Change, Release, Downfall, Revelation
17. energy - Hope, Inspiration, Generosity, Serenity
18. darkness - Fear, Illusion, Imagination, Bewilderment
19. possibility - Enlightenment, Greatness, Vitality, Assurance
20. light - Judgment, Rebirth, Inner Calling, Absolution
21. everything - Integration, Accomplishment, Involvement, Fulfillment

This is God's picture book. One can look into the mirror, but no one can write the reflection. These Arcana are chess pieces to be moved, or a book to be read, according to their own order. 22 elements upon a checkered board with no boundaries, or a boundless book to help guide your way.

The wand, the cup, the blade and coin are all within my reach.

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released April 13, 2018

Written & Produced by Jeremiah Johnson

Drums on "Don't Be Light" & "Here Be Dragons" - Martin Higman
Vocals on "The Pyre" - Laine Parkinson
Guitars on "The Pyre" & "S.O.S." - Thomas Brady
Bass on "S.O.S." - Jason De La Rosa
Guitars on "Curse of Conscousness" - Chriss Sutherland
Guitars on "Luciferian Dilemma" - Clay Schroeder

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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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