Sparkle Motion

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The first full length album from Zvilnik, giving you all the sci-fi geekery wrapped up in a coating of bizarre cabaret rock you can handle. Eat it all up, it's good for you.

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released November 1, 2014

Lyrics by Paddy Green, Music by Paddy Green, Bobby Gormley, Lyndsey Wilson, Stephen Mellows-Facer and Robert Lindsay

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Track Name: The Goose
Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey!

We’ll spin straw into gold if you’ll just spell our name
But we don’t really rate your chances
Like the golden egg you’re infrequently laid
And what’s good for the goose is good propaganda

Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey!

Kissing frogs is a route to a bad reputation
And statistically speaking your odds aren’t improving
But you’re making the same moves over and over
And what’s good for the goose is good propaganda

Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey!

What’s good for the goose is good propaganda
What’s good for the goose is good propaganda
What’s good for the goose is good propaganda
What’s good for the goose is good propaganda

Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey!
Track Name: Turbo Zvilnik
In a factory, assembled
Random parts of broken robots
Something new begins emerging
Something different is occurring
Pull the strings and weld the panels
Prime the weapons and explosives
Turn the key to start the engine
Execute the treason program

Turn the crank and pull the levers
Run the code of true believers
Lubricate the wheel of judgement
Ready for the infidel

If it should move then we’ll oil it
If it shouldn’t, tape it down
(x4)

Now it only remains to activate the system in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Apologones advancelywise for sonicules we presentate
But all our calcumentions indify this is nutritionish
So loopified and volumised we bring to you this communik
And patiently suggestify that you Vote Zvilnik

Illuminoids for guidance systems photonate the enemy
To claritate the undergrid and detonate the heretics
The transponster wants you to testify
So we suggestify that you Vote Zvilnik
Track Name: This Dumb Machine
This dumb machine won’t run itself
Someone’s got to turn the crank and disengage the flywheel
This dumb machine can’t make its own decisions
So you’re gonna have to punch instructions
This dumb machine won’t take responsibility
So you’re gonna take the fall when it all goes wrong

This machine, this dumb machine - just kick it
Kick it harder
Kick it one more time, it’ll get the message
This machine, this dumb machine - just kick it
Kick it harder
Kick it one more time

This dumb machine’s an idiot
But it cost more than your education
This dumb machine’s illiterate
But it sees all, hears all, knows quite a bit about you
This machine’s intelligent
If you measure intelligence in a particular way
We could make it sentient
But then who would we blame when it all goes wrong?

This machine, this dumb machine - just kick it
Kick it harder
Kick it one more time, it’ll get the message
This machine, this dumb machine - just kick it
Kick it harder
Kick it one more time

You are all to blame

This dumb machine won’t run itself
This dumb machine won’t get the message
This dumb machine won’t run itself
This dumb machine won’t get the message
This dumb machine won’t run itself
This dumb machine won’t get the message
This dumb machine won’t run itself
This dumb machine
Track Name: The Crawling Eyes
In the clear, and you never knew we were here
Watching you
And we would have got away with it too
If it wasn’t for you meddling kids

No surprise, we’re an army of crawling eyes
We’re the bad guys, gathering secrets
But we’re not so keen on you gathering ours

You did not care, when you didn’t know we were there
Watching you
And we would have got away with it too
If it wasn’t for you meddling kids

Like you heard
You’re gonna get what you deserve
Not so much
What you’re expecting
Looking up from below
And down from above

It’s not what you know, whaddya know?
It’s about what you did
We know what you said
And what that implies
For the army of crawling eyes

We’re up in your walls, whaddya know?
We’re up in your wires
Your secret desires
Who dares spies
The army of crawling eyes
Track Name: Red Vs. Blue
It’s you and me, puzzle to solve
A detonator
Select a wire, just make a choice
And see what happens
One stops the clock, one sets me off
This should be simple
So take a chance, just take a shot
And see what happens

If you push me
I might explode

But don’t you see, if I explode
I serve my purpose
But maybe I don’t want to die
But then what good am I?
So cut the red, or cut the blue
It makes no difference
Which one you choose, I’m bound to lose
So see what happens

If you push me
I might explode
Track Name: They Will Only Need Our Heads
This is my prediction
Of the things to come /
It's not science fiction
It’s for everyone
We never lived on the moon
We never went to the stars
The future is assured
This is the outcome /

The singularity
Is not a fantasy
You're an anomaly
If you can't see that //

In the future, in the future, they will only need our heads
Heads in jars, driving cars, they will only need our heads
In the future, in the future, they will only need our heads
Heads in jars, all you need, all you need is love

First it will be subtle, changes to the humans
/ Easing the evil into evolution
/ Hive integration, transcendental thinking
Neural interlinking, we are all and one //

The singularity
Is not a fantasy
You're an anomaly
If you can't see that

In the future, in the future, they will only need our heads
Heads in jars, driving cars, they will only need our heads
In the future, in the future, they will only need our heads
Heads in jars, all you need, all you need is love

In the future, in the future, in the future they will only need our heads
In the future, in the future, in the future they will only need our heads
In the future, in the future, in the future they will only need our heads
In the future, in the future, in the future they will only need our heads
Track Name: El Tango Del Senorita Moreau
I liked his walk, and so I copied step by step
And I walked a mile or two until I found out where he lived
I liked his shoes, and so I took them from him
So he couldn’t run away if he wanted to
I liked his hair, and so shaved it from his head
And made myself a hat to remind me of him
I liked his voice, and so I cut it from his neck
And now he only speaks when I speak for him

I took his heart
And I put it in a jar
So he’s perfectly preserved
And he got what he deserved

I liked his face, and so I took it from him
And I wore it like a mask at the carnival
I liked his skin, and so I took it for myself
And with a nifty stitch or two I can wear him like a coat
I didn’t like his friends, so they’re not around anymore
But he doesn’t seem concerned by their disappearance
I took his eyes, and I wear them round my neck
So he only ever sees what I want him to

I took his heart
And I put it in a jar
So he’s perfectly preserved
And he got what he deserved

Hold still (Excuse me who are you?)
It will be worse if you resist (I don’t know what you’re doing here?)
Let me get what I came for (Hold your horses)
And I’ll be on my way (I didn’t sign up for this)
You’re not aware (I don’t know who you are)
How much you wanted this (I don’t know how you got my name)
But I can read the signs (What are you doing in my house)
And so I did it anyway (What are you doing here)

I took his heart
And I put it in a jar
So he’s perfectly preserved
And he got what he deserved
Track Name: Why Are You Hitting Yourself?
Why are you hitting yourself
Are you kidding me
Why are you hitting yourself?

Do not look behind the curtain
These are orders not suggestions
Puppets must do as directed
Do not move until you're told

Shut your filthy mouth don't make me
Keep you in the dark again, and
If you take that tone with me
I'll put you in your box and then
Who knows? Perhaps you'll be forgotten
Puppets are such simple things
You should accept you're not the one who pulls the strings

Why are you hitting yourself, are you kidding me
Why are you hitting yourself?

Use the words that you've been given
No one cares for your opinion
You're a voice without a mind
Who speaks for those who stand behind you
It's a fact of your construction
Baby, you were made for this
You're the mouth and I'm the magic
You're no ventriloquist

Why are you hitting yourself, are you kidding me
Why are you hitting yourself?
Why are you hitting yourself, are you kidding me
Why are you hitting yourself?
Why are you hitting yourself, are you kidding me
Why are you hitting yourself?
Why are you hitting yourself, are you kidding me
Why are you hitting yourself?
Track Name: Health And Safety
To be fair, I probably wasn’t listening
No offence, I’ve a tendency to filter you out
For about fifty percent of the time
But I’m trying to get that to sixty or more
You’re a bore, I’d like to show you the door
I’ll explain, I’d like you to collide with a train
Or anything moving at speed
A car or a bus if that gets the job done
Just a shove, and the traffic does the rest
And the mess is someone else’s problem
And best of all you’re permanently out of the frame
And there is no consequence

It’s not that I hate you
It’s just that I want you to die
Nothing personal
It’s just that I want you to die
I’m just saying that I want you to...

You were there, and you saw everything
Bad things, happen to people who are generally good
And they shouldn’t but those are the breaks
And people are falling off things all the time
It’s not safe, these barriers are flimsy at best
Without a proper health and safety test
The rest is horribly predicatable
Leave it to gravity

Accidents, when everything is said and done
Everyone could be the tragic victim of one
And it seems your time has come
But it could have been anyone

The universe hates you
And it wants you to die
Nothing personal
It’s just that it wants you to die
I’m just saying that it wants you to...

Die!

I’m not done so many people standing on the edge of platforms not paying enough attention
Leaning out of open windows - not wearing head protection, failing to read clear instructions
Going further than suggested - ignoring warning labels printed for your health and safety
Putting fingers into holes where fingers were not meant to go - digging your own graves and that is
why I’m saying that I want you to...
Track Name: Gaslighter
Everything you know has been replaced
With a copy that’s identical in every single way
Everybody that you know’s now a clone
That cannot be distinguished from the people that you knew yesterday
But the problem is you know what’s occurred
You’re the only one aware of this thing going down
And they’ll drop you in the nuthatch
If you say a word
Don’t say a word
Don’t say a word

Don’t stop now, don’t stop here
Don’t stop in alligator country
Don’t speak up, don’t speak out
Don’t say a word in alligator country
Don’t stop now, don’t stop here
Don’t stop in alligator country
Don’t speak up, don’t speak out
Don’t say a word

You’re aware that it might be in your mind
But it seems so real when you view it from the inside
And you may be on the brink
Of a mental collapse but that’s exactly what they want you to think
So you take it on the chin
And keep looking for the lizards underneath their skin
And though it seems absurd
You won’t say a word
Don’t say a word

I thought I knew who you were
I thought I knew who you were
I thought I knew who you were
I thought I knew who you were

Don’t stop now, don’t stop here
Don’t stop in alligator country
Don’t speak up, don’t speak out
Don’t say a word
Track Name: Aerodynamics
All that walking is is stopping yourself falling
Gravity’s my only enemy
Flying, it’s falling upwards
It depends upon your point of view
What’s a girl to do to get a little lift round here?
Air traffic control, I don’t need a runway
Defying physics is just how I pass the day
I’m a bumblebee, speaking metaphorically
What’s a girl to do to find a place to land round here?

The only reason that helicopters fly
Is they’re too ugly, even the ground repels them
Aerodynamics, an overrated science
And helicopters do not care about such things

I’m not feeling like my stabiliser’s functioning
I’m not feeling that the medication’s working all that well
Newton knew, what goes up, must come down
What’s a girl to do to get a little lift round here?
Air traffic control, I might need assistance
Nothing brings you down like excess air resistance
An impossibility, descending vertically
What’s a girl to do to find a place to crash round here

The only reason that helicopters fly
Is they’re too ugly, even the ground repels them
Aerodynamics, an overrated science
And helicopters do not care about such things
Aerodynamics, a complicated problem
And helicopters do not care