THOUGHT CRIMES

by NOMORE

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released 20 April 2011

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Track Name: Network
Network:
so who paints the picture that we all see?
keep them watching, keep them buying. an economy of scarcity.
hey mr. network executive,
do you remember when they sold the news to the shareholders?
so much for public service.
catch the dub on the short wave, singing along. they sounded different in every town they were sung, but they'd all sing and voices carry. so they're screaming out their windows, singing along. they're mad as hell and they're not gonna take it.
you could say you inspired the freedom songs.
they sounded different in every town they were sung, but they'd all sing and voices carry.
reverberating more powerful than any station.
so who paints the picture that we all see?
hey mr record executive, you better sign us now cause after the rev, you know the money wont mean anything.
Track Name: JFK
he grew up the same way they did, recruited by the same groups they're all in.
all he wants - to be all his patriarch wanted.
they'll show everyone what happens when you cross the line. you know it.
they'll wait there, they wait there for you. triangulated and they wait there for you.
they may have shot one man but they were aiming at all of us.
you can wave to them out the window and you can shake the hands of the people that you control, but you can't pull the plug on the system.
and the one thing they all know you dont do is call the game and tell the truth to anyone.
they shot one man but they were aiming at all of us; at the public mind he represented.
they'll show everyone what happens when you cross the line. you know it.
they'll wait there, they wait there for you. triangulated and they all know, they all know..
you dont bring it up now dont ask why. its for the public mind.
they may have shot one man but they were aiming at all of us
Track Name: Rawk N' Roll
from key positions at the bar we'll watch it all pass us by.
18 and up are there enough kids here to save us tonight?
what's it matter to you? say you remember sneaking in and rocking out.
watching through the basement window til you worked up the guts
yeah to break the glass yeah to skate the ice. stay until the last note rang out.
dance sing and shout our own truth. now they sell us the bottles to numb us.
from key positions on this couch we'll watch the rev in high def.
when our rebellion is sold and regulated are we making much of a threat?
what's it matter to you?
Track Name: Radiation Tower
RADIATION TOWER
welcome to the radiation tower. i dreamed of war on our soil
and as we all took refuge in a school house, the roof began to burn and cave.
it didn't matter that we weren't soldiers, we would die there just the same.
and all the people we're scared but like 'get it over with' at the same time.
this is our life, this is where it's going down.
and all you can do is rage passionately, sob openly, and hold your children closely.
rage passionately, sob openly, and hold your best friends closely.
under the radiation tower, we played our songs. we bared our hearts
and wrote them on the walls covered in marker. still some things were left unsaid.
some guts lacking... one emotion left unwritten.
and maybe we were scared but what do we know about being scared?
guts or no guts this is where it's going down.
and all you can do is rage passionately, sob openly, and hold your best friends closely.
it's funny how the setting plays such a big part in the story, and after all it's just a story.
i'm trivialized as i struggled to write one more clever verse and i've got nothing...
Track Name: What The Fuck Do We Know
we're here in the backwaters
like an island, from our subjective horizon.
how could we know anything?
you don't know what you're seeing.
you dont know what you're feeling.
we're on a feedback loop responding.
neuropeptides and proteins for the emotions I experience.
and we're addicted to everything, all the outside stimuli they bombard us with.
and ever since they experimented with our psychology, they've been exploiting it.
it's daily mind control, multi-serving media manipulation, fear reflex over-stimulated.
how could we know anything?
what guides our minds and our cultures anyway?
unlearn the structure, the gender roles, this slave culture's ideas of mating to fit the mold - that which imprisons them.
you don't know what you're seeing
you dont know what you're feeling
what would it be like to experience our own minds, free from structured paradigms?
there's so much we dont know. a memory of a dream unfolds.
Track Name: Critical Mass
CRITICAL MASS
this global climate, it's not just violence.
it's awareness of our condition.
so what happens when the masses reach this point?
human resource capital by day
by night small gatherings in
living rooms, parks, food not bombs, and basements.
we sat around talking with the nervous excitement of an old town hall meeting.
we had dreams of self-sufficience, and we spoke more freely of them, as we grew more confident.
and the night wore in.. affirming, interconnected. and the night wore in
like a comfortable fabric, hand woven.
conversations like these happen more and more every day.
these conversations build awareness of our condition.
what happens when the masses reach this point?
human resource capital by day, by night we'll gather and we'll share
ideas that we all share, but aren't necessarily represented out there.
we had dreams of self-sufficience like let's grow our food and share it with our communities.
we'll live outside the power grid. we'll make our own electric. solar-powered. try to trace it.
Track Name: Stop Fighting
STOP FIGHTING
i won't fight my friends. i won't fight my fellow humans.
in the parking lot, we should have walked away,
and turned our backs on our instincts and even though it's hard.
i'm not gonna fight you. i'm as scared as you.
and we can start this build it up on our drunken beligerence, just like our governments.
we'll call it the pre-emptive defense. and fists will fly because we all think we have the right.
and it's funny when they say that we've got lots of missiles but, you can't have missiles.
when they start talking 'bout pulling triggers. we start flying these middle fingers.
yeah, we know it's bullshit.
Track Name: Manufacturing Consent
MANUFACTURING CONSENT
the big stick or the big lie. take your pick
then say at least we have it better than that other country has
it and we don't have to wonder how they got it so bad.
cause here we manufacture consent. oh, and lots of war supplies.
It's funny, why don't the companies just stop selling the weapons for them to buy?
we want the big lie. tell it to me again so i can sleep at night. a mass hypnotic lullaby.
they put it on the front page scolding so blatantly, "dissent costs us victories". it's freedom or security. so be afraid, be very...
the story hasn't been picked up by any of the major media which we've come to rely on to represent the collective reality
and it's gotten to the point where you don't know what to believe outside of the mainstream.
the only validation you know is the filtering of information.
we want the big lie. tell it to me again so i can sleep at night
we all just want to shut our eyes.
Track Name: Totalitarian Aggroculture
TOTALITARIAN AGGROCULTURE
political systems are just economic systems.
slave class, working class, politicians,
we're all parts in an economic system.
some histories we'll never know, edged out by the aggro.
through time cultures have been conquered and assimilated.
kill and enslave them. assimilate their children and breed out any dissent.
their culture forgotten within two generations.
a surplus of food under lock and key. it's economic policy. control the food supply, control everything.
it's like we're all still building pyramids, because idle hands make revolutions.
there was a time they ruled by sword. i'm afraid that time may come again.
they'll make the passionate ones suffer the most to break the spirit of the rest.
then one day we'll be wiped out and in a few generations there'll be nothing left.
one day when we don't buy enough they'll turn on us, they'll turn on us.
they'll say it's always been empires and kings, conquest and war.
and you can see the bank towers of the new empires as you drive into the city.
have they become so brash that they don't care if we see?!
Track Name: Cloud Factory (acoustic)
CLOUD FACTORY
she's had enough of the city, so she's running away from it
and didn't it burst your bubble when you found out the cloud maker
was just the factory where you'd grow up to work, when you grow up and work..
the towers in the horizon, just boxes for the bankers sons and daughters
the castles in the clouds just smokestacks in the factory towns
and when the disillusion sets in, you'll be indoctrinated
she's had enough of the city, so she's running away from it again
the trees you used to climb on have been clear-cut for some time now
they've got plans for the city that develops as it dies (til it dies)
cause we define everything new against the same back-drop we're born into
she says, i'm over being over it. i'm sick, just sick of the same old shit.
we live inside of industry, more fancy wrapped in plastic things
we 'need' the jobs that it creates, we 'couldn't live without em' they say
no, we just can't live without em.. she says i'm just over it.