Swarm Theories

by The Class Machine

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released 12 June 2013

Engineered and mixed by Jonathan Wyman at The Halo Portland, ME
Mastered by Doug Van Sloun at Focus Mastering Omaha, NE

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Track Name: Right Of Way
been a while since strength came in numbers i caught you looking around those of us who are unencumbered are making fun of you now hold that thought i could let you go i could make it so i could let you feed on what you need but i'm out of love i could let you go i could make it so but you still would breathe in thoughts of me because you're not enough again throwing ink at your popular sorrows no need to flatter me now sprouting off like there was no tomorrow you're living out of your mouth mind that tongue i could let you go i could make it so i could let you feed on what you need but i'm out of love i could let you go i could make it so but you still would breathe in thoughts of me because you're not enough again i'm out of love again go and drink your tears off the bottom doesn't bother me now build your drab little scab and call it your everything looks like i'm everybody's problem i'm the man of the hour raise a toast to the one with the most of what you want and can't have.
Track Name: Metal Cryptogram
gabe was living in a town where the syndrome was to cut him down like a lonesome legionnaire he was tearing at the air with sound inside of his speaker stack would the prong of his attack be found he would prove he didn't need to move to find his zero ground when the smoke screen from the folk scene cleared gabe had his doubts so he opened up a mic for his like to see if it would sprout all the moths for whom he carved a swath started turning out heavy was the precious metal that would settle on their earlobes now how long oh not long the slow songs will be gone hell yeah you better have a real good plan for my heavy metal cryptogram before their eyes gabe had colonized a new sound regime armband creatures were the anti-preachers of the former scene police state shows banned those who waxed for what used to be what was left was a sonic cleft that the deft could see how long oh not long the slow songs will be gone whats wrong oh whats wrong the slow songs are all gone stomping out the pomp that makes you pollinates the germ that takes you.
Track Name: Predator Drone
so i thought you were a messenger turns out you were just a passenger there's no room for bride and a groom at the center of a gun backseat killer staying up nights he'll make you do it again backseat killer framing up fights he'll make you do it again backseat killer steady your sights RUN backseat killer staying up nights you wanna do it again backseat killer framing up fights you wanna do it again backseat killer steady your sights RUN you shot the gun that shot everyone you watched em run you watched em run and you shot everyone you're a predator drone i know that you do what you're told i know that its hard i know that its hard to ignore when you're working out what you are backseat killer fight a fair fight i wanna do it again RUN you shot the gun that shot everyone you watched em run you watched em run and you shot everyone you're a predator drone.
Track Name: Carbonivore
think fast we're running out of holy water you're using up the cannon fodder recruits are thinning its harder to believe in the price of gold the glitter took you to the shadows you built your lover out of our woes you never stumbled when you asked us to fill in the blanks with our dead you're mumbling again let me see your teeth steadfast by your precious little enerjesus you burn the lights just to appease us do you have to lease us every bad idea known to man can i find you a religion i'm doubting your decision to lead your mission as the patron saint of reap more than you sow you're mumbling again let me see you teeth you had a look around you're liking what you see the craters you're so fond of were cradles to be is what you are what you want big night in the center of a holy ghost town they only owned what they could put down they never thought that you could soil all their dreams from under ground you gave em mole hills for their mountains they're swimming in your fallout fountains you're dumping reason because treason to stop before its all sold you're mumbling again let me see your teeth you had a look around you're liking what you see the craters you're so fond of were cradles to be is what you are what you want.
Track Name: What We Were Like
are you willing to beg are you willing bite are you ready to starve with that gun in your hand if words are food you better leave us now you better mean it think like you mean it the lack of feeling pitch black and reeling lie slack and hope for more or there's sure to be blood never willing to bend ever willing to break is your burden so steep that you would climb up a friend guess your knee-jerk prayer is to make a grab you couldn't leave it think like you mean it the lack of feeling pitch black and reeling lie slack and hope for more you know you better listen you better listen to that wishful wanting demagogue if something's missing then the trouble's yours to overcome we were holding on to a grain of sand it was not enough to hold up a plan that was calloused cracked and showing age while it fed our rage but we made a choice and that's hard enough under pain of death under pain of death would you change your mind under pain of death because i'm made of fire and you taste like wood and i'm consuming think like you mean it the lack of feeling pitch black and reeling lie slack and hope for more or there's sure to be blood.
Track Name: The Prince
you're so self-assured and i'm so sure you're not you take the ridge i'll take the road i'll take the bridge you take the moat if things go wrong i'll write the note i'll use what you confide you showed gall in free fall when i pushed i'll gather steam you chase the ghost see what you glean i'll play the host i'll eat the words you lord the most i'll use all you confide can't take back what i lack its a fact never learned how to lay down and stay down take a step back my better nature's on the fritz hope you learn how to lay down and stay down hard to see where this bond will lead us you're better off don't dig deep heaven knows what goes through you when you sleep just have a dream i can keep remember that talk by the side of the road i'm on your side remember what i said by the side of the road i'm on your side can you believe the lie i told my furtive moves are showing bloat i tie the rope around your throat and i'll hurt the ones you love the most i am not on your side can't take back what i lack its a fact never learned how to lay down and stay down take a step back my better nature's on the fritz hope you learn how to lay down and stay down.
Track Name: Recollect
i remember my green space the one where all the flora knew my face a place where a flat out run could learn to hide a place where all my worries went to die i recall those crazy summer when i went away to come back again the leaves were blood red as if to say something will change when you go away where we go or where we end up can't replace the place that we love where we go is where end up when we keep that place inside us seems like only yesterday i was a child aching to go out and play so much to give we couldn't give it away now even the sky can't afford to pay i can see the footsteps all around surveying all of that hallowed ground is it progress or is it wrath when we go gouging up our own path where we go or where we end up can't replace the place that we love where we go is where end up when we keep that place inside us how long before we're / you're / i'm gone fight the urge that its your right to stake a claim to everything you wed your sight fight the need to flex your might baiting memories with dollar bills will stunt their flight fight the need to use the night to ransack your home to steal a little light fight your frozen homeless fright everybody gets to go home sometime.
Track Name: Lightning Rod
sit down and have yourself a think about what he's doing to you you're letting him in with his snake oil snort and doing every line he cuts up for you he gotcha god damn its hard to tell if we're eating from a trough or his hand how does he get us all stood up when he aint got a leg to stand he sinks his fangs up to his gums and spits his only brand the job is done when we spit back a circle and forget that he is just a man and not a lightning rod.
Track Name: LHC
what makes or breaks the tie that binds why say mister did you drive on my side of the road i got the big temptation sitting right up front i got the big presentation every first of the month anybody done cracking this code anybody done working this code anybody done hocking this code hurrah jot down my symbol what say baby should we leave on the side of the road a cataract as a matter of fact now back off the one you nearly attached matched the one you tore off anybody done cracking this code anybody done working this code anybody done hocking this code hurrah everybody done talking this code everybody done slinging this code everybody done cracking this code hurrah what say baby should we leave on the side of the road the magic notion that devotion turns you inside out a catechism for the chasm twixt your head and your mouth.