Operating Concepts And Procedures

by Zvilnik

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released September 1, 2012

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Track Name: Brand New King
Dissected, vivisected, objectively weighed-and-measured
Inspected, calculated, catalogued and locked down
Remember when you didn't have a clue about what you wanted
remember when you had to make your own mind
all
hail
the
brand new king,
Down with this sort of thing
all the best tricks are misdirection
Down with this sort of thing
Keep looking that way and join in...
all
hail
the
brand new king

I thank the pharmacist
for my feel-much-better pill
I thank the government
Every day I thank the government

Ovulated, impregnated, gestated, spat out
Born and raised, constantly falling in a headlong grave-rush
Get bigger, get smaller, get taken out by cells gone wild
You won't remember when you made your own mind
all
hail
the
brand new king,
Down with this sort of thing
all the best tricks are misdirection
Down with this sort of thing
Keep looking this way and join in...
all
hail
the
brand new king

I thank the pharmacist
for my feel-much-better pill
I thank the government
Every day I thank the government

ALL HAIL THE NEW KING OF THE WORLD
Track Name: The Weather In Berlin
Oh don't we all wish we were you
With big ideas the size of continents
And I can't say I care for the weather in Berlin
Or the weather anywhere you’ve been

So continue, as you were
Cracking your knuckles and flexing your muscles
Selling tickets to a gun show that just enough people are watching
To bring out the worst in you

So continue, as you were
Sneakily tweeting from back row seating
Selling snake oil from the back of a truck to hipsters and sisters who missed out
On hearing your schtick the last time

Oh Oh Em fucking Gee
How we wish we could be
The rising stars
Of the art rock scene
Oh Oh Em fucking Gee
How we wish we could reach the dizzy heights
Of a review on a website
Saying we’re the bee’s knees

You’re the bee’s knees
You’re the bee’s knees
You’re the bee’s knees
Cracking your knuckles and flexing your muscles
Selling tickets to a gun show that just enough people are watching
To bring out the worst in you

So continue, as you were
Sneakily tweeting from back row seating
Selling snake oil from the back of a truck to hipsters and sisters who missed out
On hearing your schtick the last time

Fuck you!
Track Name: Helvetique
She's like helvetica
he sees her face everywhere
she's quite a character
oh she's quite a character
she's just his type

he comes fresh from the factory
as unique as all the rest
he is a demonstration model
he is a beta test
he's just a prototype

And this is problematic
This isn’t how it’s meant to go
She’s sans and he’s serif
Zvilnik and Helvetique

She’s Bonnie, he’s Clyde
He’s programmed she’s designed
They’re starcrossed, they’re doomed
This pairing cannot be approved
But she’s just his type

The girl, the machine
One with a faulty subroutine
Inspected problems were detected
He’s going to break down
He’s just a prototype

And this is problematic
This thing is bound to come to grief
She’s sans and he’s serif
Zvilnik and Helvetique

He’s input, she’s output,
They’re sharps and flats
He’s ready she’s not ready
They’re dogs and cats
Track Name: DNA
Make a duplicate
Take another one
No need to worry, this isn’t hurting anyone
A perfect copy begets another perfect copy
You can’t steal what isn’t real, we’re just cloning DNA

Replication, how can that be larceny?
I argue piracy is just a form of flattery
Produce a mixtape, join the zeitheist
You can’t steal what isn’t real, we’re just cloning DNA

One and one is two
Two and two is four
Four and four is eight
Eight and eight are sixteen
Sixteen and sixteen is thirty two
Thirty two and thirty two is sixty four
Sixty four and sixty four is one two eight
And so on and so on and so on and so on

In this business, wait - this is not a business
Take a moment to cogitate your motivation
It’s a compulsion, make a contribution
Be a part of something bigger, we’ve got a little something for ya
Round here, we’re kind of a big deal
With an aggravated sense of our importance
What we do, everyone else is doing too
We’re not in it for the money, we’re just cloning DNA

Join the zeitheist,, join the zeitheist
We’re just cloning DNA
Join the zeitheist
You can’t steal what isn’t real, we’re just cloning DNA