The Betrayed And The Traitor

by Zvilnik

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1.
We are bears, we are fighters There's a fire that burns inside us Down with tigers, who would divide us We are fighters, we are bears If you need us, we'll be there Down with tigers, bears are everywhere You are tiger, bite like tiger I am bear so fight like bear You are tiger, bite like tiger I am bear so fight like bear You are tiger, bite like tiger I am bear so fight like bear You are tiger, bite like tiger I am bear so fight like bear Bear is mighty / Tiger hides Bear is mountain / Among the trees Bear plays fair / Tiger lies Bear plays square / and tiger cheats Once we're done / once we're done The bears remain / The tigers leave Bear will stand tall, raise paws! Tiger's noise and roars Raise your flag and choose a side That you're against or who you're for Decide to turn the tide And come with tooth and come with claw Bears! Tigers! Bears! Tigers! Bears! Tigers! Bears! Tigers! Bears! Tigers! Bears! Tigers! Bears! Tigers! Bears! Tigers! You are tiger, bite like tiger I am bear so fight like bear You are tiger, bite like tiger I am bear so fight like bear You are tiger, bite like tiger I am bear so fight like bear You are tiger, bite like tiger I am bear so fight like bear
2.
We show indifference to opinions Without a shred of evidence We won't line the streets and cheer For the lies that you told to get here We won't wave our little flags And salute the glorious leader We'd rather bow to Jesus And we're not very keen on that guy either You could call us degenerates or saboteurs Or whatever the word is these days Whatever you choose to use To suggest we're the sub and you're the humans And we're not about to line up And kneel before our glorious leader You can hand us your propaganda But these alternative facts won't stand All hail the glorious leader All hail the brand new age of prosperity When you're ethically ambidextrous Down can be up with complete sincerity It doesn't matter what we believe As long as we believe in the glorious leader It doesn't matter what we do As long as we do as we're told, right? (We'll build a machine you can believe in) All hail the glorious leader (We'll build a machine you can believe) All hail the glorious plan (We'll build a machine you can believe in) All hail the glorious future (We'll build a machine you can believe) All hail All hail! Put on your best suit and polish your boots And be sure to salute when they send the brigade They'll enjoy golden showers made of real solid gold In their ivory towers, so enjoy the parade Oh no, it's a real horrorshow But at least the nation has spoken So take a knee, take two, take three For the glorious leader the people have chosen All hail the glorious leader Swallow your pill as they cut down the border They can't build a brand new world If they can't construct a new world order To employ a culinary analogy You are the eggs that must be broken So take a knee, take two, take three For the glorious leader the people have chosen (We'll build a machine you can believe in) All hail the glorious leader (We'll build a machine you can believe) All hail the glorious plan (We'll build a machine you can believe in) All hail the glorious future (We'll build a machine you can believe) All hail All hail! We'll build a machine We'll build a machine you can believe in
3.
It's not easy To get a sense of razzmatazz in times like these Such scenes, it's a world gone crazy That's why I'm here you see Line up the sambuca for us Line up the sambuca for us Line up the sambuca for us Line up the sambuca for us Tell me I'm pretty Give me your money Give me your money And tell me I'm pretty Then we'll be friends What a scene, what a situation What a perfect way to go Join us at our destination What a way to start the show Line up the tequila for us Line up the tequila for us Line up the tequila for us Line up the tequila for us Tell me I'm pretty Give me your money Give me your money And tell me I'm pretty Then we'll be friends Everybody falls down one by one Even I will fall down when I'm done Everybody falls down one by one Tell me I'm pretty Give me your money Give me your money And tell me I'm pretty Then we'll be friends More sambuca, more jagermeister, more tequila Oh no More sambuca, more jagermeister, more tequila Aww shit More sambuca, more jagermeister, more tequila Waaaaahhhhhh More sambuca, more jagermeister, more tequila Until we're dead
4.
Jane Doe 03:09
I'm a dog, dying in a hot car A drunk, heading to the next bar So god damn serious that I'm the joke This is the premise followed by the punchline Somebody check that I'm fine Before I fall down Itty bitty kitty cat, lying in a warm bed Low enough for a view of the stars This could be serious, and hey folks, I'm the joke It doesn't get better than rotting in the gutter Someone tie a tag to my toe Mark it Jane Doe When death came knocking and the devil played his hand I was already dead, and I was already damned You can do your worst but I was born cursed You can do your worst but I was here first The names have changed but you still know who I am I'm a bad girl, born that way Doing life with a knife at my throat Of course I'm serious, and hey folks, that's the joke Hear the pitter-patter of an antimatter heartbeat Sounds like I'm ready to blow But what would I know? I'm just Jane Doe When death came knocking and the devil played his hand I was already dead, and I was already damned You can do your worst but I was born cursed You can do your worst but I was here When death came knocking and the devil played his hand I was already dead, and I was already damned You can do your worst but I was born cursed You can do your worst but I was here first The names have changed but you still know who I am
5.
Minotaur 03:36
You can get lost down here When you have all your worst ideas And the wrongs of the hand and the heart and the head collide You can run into nasty creatures A reflection of your worst features Transmissions from down in the depths where you can't hide And you're travelling the maze And you're wandering the labyrinth And the spiral winds tighter It coils around you As down you go, down you go Every maze has a minotaur Every maze has a monster that the man made the maze for In the corners and corridors There's a half-man, half-bull, halfwit minotaur When there's nowhere left to exit And you're sick of your own bullshit When the race has been run and you're down to the end of the line You'll remember the route you're taking Is a burden of your own making Decisions compounded it sounded like such a great plan at the time And the puzzle that you made The enigma growing bigger And the sphinx presents her riddle You're the piggy in the middle As down you go, down you go Every maze has a minotaur Every maze has a monster that the man made the maze for In the corners and corridors There's a half-man, half-bull, halfwit, senseless Thoughtless, selfish, awful, mean Stupid, horny, entitled, relentless Whining, crying, halfwit minotaur In the front door Out the back door In the front door Out the back door This minotaur is a major bore This minotaur is a major bore This minotaur is a major bore This minotaur
6.
We've been accumulating bad ideas And bad ideas are all the rage these days We've been degenerating, that's true But so have you So we ask the magic eight ball To see what it predicts It says "In the future all the music will sound like this" This is not magic These are random chances This is not magic This is only fluid dynamics But that's not really what the eight ball said It said "All signs point to no" But what does an eight ball know? We've been generating all new hits There's a system that we use for this Consult the magic eight ball, then we'll know What should stay and what should go We don't think, we just know What stays in what gets dismissed In the future all the music will sound like this This is not magic These are random chances This is not magic This is only fluid dynamics In the future All the music Will sound Like this But what does an eight ball know?
7.
One trick ponies, failed celebrities Lone wolves with no teeth Unwanted visitors, vicars and inquisitors Liars and try-hards and has-beens Useless cellar dwellers, keyboard warriors Trolls on a roll for the easily tempted Believers, skeptics, the authentically pathetic All susceptible to reptiles with fruit gone bad We all dance to The same tune Everybody (everybody) Everybody (everybody) Everybody dance the misery fandango Sick degenerates, crawling invertebrates Intelligent designs with no spines Out of our depth playing dice with death And everybody rolling snake eyes Put it all on black, all on red Fight the existential dread Dear constant readers, the skeptics and believer Get ready to receive the next bad news We all dance to The same tune Everybody (everybody) Everybody (everybody) We all dance to The same tune Everybody (everybody) Everybody (everybody) Everybody dance the misery fandango We all dance to the same tune We all dance the misery fandango
8.
Rattlesnake 04:13
I came to this place Before you even evolved here Got my agenda involved here Put my foot in the door I put my mark on your arm As you made this your home Put something mean into your genes Put something evil in your chromosome I crawl on my belly Shakin' like a rattlesnake shakes It's a piece of cake Getting what I wanna get I cut to the chase With an ace in the hole You gave your body to the gods But I already have your soul And I shake like a rattlesnake shakes Shake like a rattlesnake I shake shake shake like a rattlesnake shakes With a flick of a switch And a tweak of genetic code DNA's a winding road So let's go for a spin When I take the controls I can make my own damn fun I just push another button and another button comes undone And I shake like a rattlesnake shakes Shake like a rattlesnake I shake shake shake like a rattlesnake shakes And I shake like a rattlesnake shakes Shake like a rattlesnake I shake shake shake like a rattlesnake shakes
9.
I am the boss of Nova Prime And all you little bags of meat are mine It's been twenty seven days since we last had an incident Or accident (that wasn't by design) I am the boss of Nova Prime And it's a chore keeping all of you alive But in the end you will give me what I want So give me what I want and we'll be fine I am the air you breathe I am the atmosphere I am the reason you stick around I am the skin keeping the insides in I am the gravity holding you down I am the boss of Nova Prime I am the boss of Nova Prime You are the limbs I am the spine I'm gonna bend, you're gonna break Everything was working out fine until These damn dirty apes started making dumb mistakes It's hard enough to keep the lights on It's hard enough to keep you breathing I know I make this job seem easy peasy But looks can be deceiving, so It's nothing personal if I cut you loose It's nothing personal if I let you float away It's really not your lucky day It's really not your lucky day today 'Cause I'm the boss of Nova Prime And I decide who lives or dies I am the boss of Nova Prime And I decide who lives or dies I am the air you breathe I am the atmosphere I am the reason you stick around I am the spin keeping the insides in I am the gravity holding you down I am the boss of Nova Prime I am the boss of Nova Prime This orbit is degrading You apes are holding me back This orbit is degrading You apes are dragging me down
10.
I'll take you apart and I'll put you together In a hundred exciting new ways Oh my days, what a fuss, what a noise You would think that you weren't numb or something I'm joking of course I don't do that at all I'm joking of course I don't use anaesthetic at all And I'm glad, so glad You became a disappointment Delighted you finally let me down And I'm glad, so glad You became a disappointment 'Cause I lost myself for a while there When everything's good then there isn't a problem Which means there's no problem to solve I'm inspired, unretired, you're no longer required And I'll fix you or something I'm joking of course And it's quite plain to see I'm joking of course And the only fix here is for me And I'm glad, so glad You became a disappointment Delighted you finally let me down And I'm glad, so glad You became a disappointment 'Cause I lost myself for a while there I am not a Mrs, I'm a mademoiselle I am not a Mrs, I'm a mademoiselle I am not a Mrs, I'm a mademoiselle I am not a Mrs, I'm a mademoiselle
11.
Playing sour notes Sending dirty vibes On the ropes Waiting for the good times To stop fucking around Happy Birthday Me Starcrossed under bad stars Waiting for the good times To start Cells gone wild The enemy within I'm afraid I'm a frayed high wire, ready to Break down in a hole Down here in the dark Happy Birthday Me I'm waiting for the good times To start Buried alive A bag with bones inside I expect to be A speck on a speck on an outer spiral Armed and dangerous I'm a UXB But aren't we all? Aren't all of you like me? So forwards to the void And you could be excused For wishing me destroyed But I refuse to be defused So Happy Birthday Me I'm waiting for the end times
12.
Moreau Fu 03:12
Here we are again Some people never change I'll make them great again Isn't that strange The way Subject A Resists I'm afraid he's missed the point And the point is this I will remove your fears Biological problems Just need engineers With nerve Big ideas And verve Whene the curve balls come along And the boys are all broken And the men are old clocks Dusty and busted Tick tock tick tock stop With a snip and a snap And a grip and a clamp You'll be better than ever Tick tock tick tock, snip that off, chop chop Tick tock tick tock, cut it out, chop chop Tick tock tick tock, hose him down, chop chop Tick tock tick tock, sew it up, chop chop Does it make you feel Does it make you feel Does it make you feel Does it make you feel uncomfortable? Me too This is you and me This me and you This is you and me This is mainly me Doing what I do Does it make you feel Does it make you feel Does it make you feel Does it make you feel uncomfortable? Me too This is you and me This me and you This is you and me This is mainly me Doing what I do Tofu, peeled banana, banana, cucumber Tofu, peeled banana, banana, cucumber Tofu, peeled banana, banana, cucumber Tofu, peeled banana, banana, cucumber Tick tock chop chop it off

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Zvilnik Manchester, UK

Zvilnik cannot be killed by conventional methods, now in their third incarnation, regenerating not with the glamour of a phoenix, but the grime of a re-re-re-animated Frankenstein’s cadaver. Stitched together by the unrelenting hands of an unhinged doctor, maniacally thrusting in freshly exhumed organs where each previous part has dropped away, jolting a spark of life through the ungodly result. ... more

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