Femur (our children)

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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
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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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from The Wizard of Not, released April 13, 2018

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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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