FAR​-​021: "Ex Nihilo"

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released November 4, 2016

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Track Name: METCS
NOW MY HEART'S BEATING IN REVERSE
AND ALL I WANT'S A PEPSI TO QUENCH MY THIRST
PITTING OUR VICES VERSUS OUR VIRTUES
OR ELSE CONFLATING THEM, VICE-VERSA TOO

SO IS THAT DICTION THE BEST THAT YOU CAN DO?
ARE YOU WRITING YOUR WORDS OR ARE THEY WRITING YOU?
WERE THE GREAT ARTISTS VANDALS IN THEIR YOUNGER YEARS?
WON'TCHA TELL ME MR VAN GOGH- I'M ALL EARS

SOMEONE TOLD ME 'SOMETIMES SILENCE IS DEAFENING'
SO I WON'T BE SURPRISED ON THE DAY OF RECKONING
WHEN THE BAD NEWS FALLS DOWN THE STAIRS
AND ON DEAF EARS & THOUSAND YARD STARES

NOW, NOVELTY, NOSTALGIA, AND LACK OF FOCUS
ARE THE THREE RINGS OF OUR PLANET'S CIRCUS
BUT ‘NO MORE’ - BUT NOT YET -
MY BAPTISM WILL BE IN MY OWN SWEAT
Track Name: Up
THERE'S A LINE BETWEEN BOREDOM & BREAKDOWN
BUT NO IS PAYING ME TO FIND IT
I WON'T CLAIM IT ‘TIL I'M NUMB,
AND THEN I'LL DENY IT

CAN YOU FEEL THE HAPPY HORRORS OF THE PAST
AS JUST NEW NOTCHES IN YOUR BACK?

ARE YOU AT PEACE?
FALL DOWN CALM DOWN CARRY ON

THERE'S A LINE BETWEEN SLEEPING, DREAMING,
TRYING TO SLEEP, BUT IT'S A BLUR
FAREWELL TO THE FLESH
‘ALOHA.’ HARMFUL PLEASURES

THINKING THIS WILL WORK IF I CARE,
SO CARE AND CARE AND CARE AND CARRY ON
SO CARRY ON THE CARNAGE
SO CARRY ON THE CARNEVALE

YOU SHOULDN'T LICK UP ALL THE SLIME AROUND YOU
YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO CRAZY PART TWO

FEEL THAT DARK MATTER LIFT FROM YOUR MIND
IT SLOUGHS RIGHT OFF AS YOU STRAIGHTEN YOUR SPINE
AND THE NEW SKIN'S SMOOTHER, TOUGHER, AND BRIGHTER
AND THAT CROSS YOU'VE BEEN CARRYING, ADMIT IT, IS LIGHTER

JUST LOOK AT NIXON WITH HIS PEACE SIGNS
'¡VIVA LA CARNE NUEVA!' BABE, YOU'LL BE FINE

IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME
Track Name: Ms. Mary Mack
IN OUR DISCONTENT IN THE BLEAK MID-WINTERTIME
IT WAS HEADHUNTING SEASON, OR THEREABOUTS
BEHOLD, A GOD MORE POWERFUL THAN I
WHO COMES TO SLEEP ON MY COUCH
YOU SEE RED AND WHITE AND PINK AND BLACK
YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO MAKE OF MS. MARY MACK

IN THE DEAD OF SUMMER I WENT TO THE ISLAND OF THE MAN-EATERS
CALL IT CIRCES, SIRENS- I WASN'T ANSWERING MY PHONE
JUST HUMOR ME, I WOULDN'T BELIEVE ME EITHER
HER LOOK TURNS MEN INTO PIGS AND WOMEN TO STONE
THOUGH YOU'RE DEAF, BLIND, DUMB, & STRAPPED TO THE MAST
'THANK YOU FOR THE BEAUTIFUL DAY' SAYS MS. MARY MACK

IT'S INDEPENDENCE DAY AND I SING MY SAD SONGS
AND EMERGING FROM THE WOODS SHE SINGS ALONG
I PUT OUT THE CAMPFIRE AND PUT AWAY MY GUITAR
I THREW THE SNAKE FROM THE ROAD, SHE GOT IN THE BACK OF MY CAR
WHEN YOU'RE LEAVING HELL YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO LOOK BACK
EVEN THOUGH IT'S HARD TO KEEP YOUR EYES OFF OF MS. MARY MACK

IT'S THE IDES OF MARCH AND I FIGHT WITH MY BEST FRIEND
WITH LONG KNIVES DRAWN, PAL, I WOULDN'T HOLD YOUR LAST BREATH
ET TU, DAN? - THE INDIGNITIES NEVER END
'WHO IS SHE?' - RED THREADS, FATES WORSE THAN DEATH
YOU MYTHOLGIZED HER, NEVER LOOKED BEHIND HER MASK
BUT YOU'D SURE STILL LIKE TO GET TO KNOW MS. MARY MACK
Track Name: The Blonde
THE BLONDE SHE WORE CHINCHILLY
THE BLONDE SHE WORE TANGERINE
THE BLONDE SHE WORE BORIS & NATASHA
THE BLONDE SHE WORE TAMBOURINE

THE BLONDE SHE DRANK ANDRE
THE BLONDE SHE DRANK CHABLIS
THE BLONDE SHE DRANK BLUE MOON
THE BLONDE SHE DRANK MIKE'S HARD CRANBERRY

THE BLONDE SHE ATE NECCO WAFERS
THE BLONDE SHE ATE SMARTIES
THE BLONDE SHE ATE RED STARBURST
THE BLONDE SHE ATE HOT TAMALES

THE BLONDE SHE THREW UP AT THE BONFIRE
THE BLONDE SHE THREW UP AT THE WEDDING
THE BLONDE SHE THREW UP IN MY KITCHEN
THE BLONDE SHE THREW UP IN MY BEDDING

THE BLONDE SHE'D CRY SAYING GOODBYE
THE BLONDE SHE'D CRY AT PARTIES
THE BLONDE SHE'D CRY AND SO WOULD I
THE BLONDE SHE'D CRY ON MY MACHINE
Track Name: I'm Building A Ladder
I'M BUILDING A LADDER
I HOPE THAT THAT MATTERS
AS FOR THE FALL OF MAN, LET ME DROP THE BOMB
'EVERYTHING IS IN THE HANDS OF GOD'

I'M CLIMBING OVER A GOLDEN CHAIN-LINK FENCE
'GIMME MARTYRDOM OR GIMME DEATH'
YOU GOTTA TAKE THE GOOD WITH THE BAD, SEE
IT AIN'T ANY BETTER THAN IT SHOULD BE

I'M ORDERING PAY-PER-VIEW GRATIFICATION
IMPATIENTLY DEMANDING INSTANT SALVATION
A PIE IN THE SKY, A BUCKET WITH A HOLE
WHEN I DIE I'LL DONATE MY SOUL

I'M ASKING WHAT FATE WE PREVENT
MY LAST WORDS UP ON THE MARQUEE
AND I'M NOT ABOUT TO REPENT
BUT I SURE AM SORRY
Track Name: The Band Will Not Be Getting Back Together
'ACTS OF VIOLENCE- WHY DO THEY HAPPEN,'
DRAMATIC SILENCE - '...WHERE DO THEY HAPPEN-
DOES ANYONE REALLY KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON? NO.'
'THE TIDE IS HIGH BUT I'M HOLDING ON'
AFFABLE FOOLS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL PLAYING AFTER HOURS
TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL IN HIGH SCHOOL PLAYING 'AFTERHOURS'
WENT ON BILL & JUSTIN'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE
DAN SAID 'SHOULDN'T YOU BE TIME-TRAVELLING?'
'R.I.P. EXCELLENT ADVENTURE'
AND NOW IT'S NOT WORSE BUT IT'S NOT ANY BETTER
THE BAND WILL NOT BE GETTING BACK TOGETHER

HOPPED THE TURNSTILE, YEAH WE TRICKED THEM
THE TIME WE SAW CHOKING VICTIM
OUR FOLKS DROVE US THE TIME WE SAW SLIPKNOT
WORE TIN FOIL HATS THE OTHER TIME WE SAW SLIPKNOT
JAPANESE SUBTITLES ERASERHEAD VHS BOOTLEG
THE SUMMER WE WATCHED TWIN PEAKS THAT WE BOOTLEGGED
WHEN WE HAD THE TIME TO BE BORED
NOW THAT YOU'RE AS STIFF AS A BOARD
AND AS LIGHT AS A FEATHER
THE BAND WILL NOT BE GETTING BACK TOGETHER

FIRST DAY OF FIRST GRADE WE ATE FREE ICE CREAM
BOBBED FOR APPLES AT YOUR HOUSE ON HALLOWEEN
ON YOUR BIRTHDAY YOUR MOM BROUGHT US TO DISCOVERY ZONE
ON MY BIRTHDAY YOU ALWAYS WRAPPED GIFTS IN THE FUNNY PAGES
ON YOUR BIRTHDAY I GOT YOU A T-SHIRT- ‘BITE IT YOU SCUM’- G.G.
ON MY 21ST BIRTHDAY YOU GOT US A BOTTLE OF 'G.G.'
ON YOUR BIRTHDAY I GOT YOU SAILOR JERRY CONVERSE SHOES
THE ORACLE MALL CLERK SAID 'IF YOU BUY SHOES FOR A FRIEND,
THEY'LL WALK AWAY FROM YOU'
AND NOW IT'S NOT WORSE BUT IT'S NOT ANY BETTER
THE BAND WILL NOT BE GETTING BACK TOGETHER

CHRIS IS CHRIS SAID 'I'M SORRY IF THIS IS HOW YOU'RE HEARING THIS'
I’M SORRY CHRIS, THIS IS NOT HOW I WANTED TO HEAR THIS
MY DAD TOLD ME 'I'M SORRY YOU LOST YOUR FRIEND'
YOUR DAD TOLD ME 'GENE HAD GOOD FRIENDS'
YOUR SISTER TOLD MY MOM 'YOUR TEARS ARE BEAUTIFUL'
I HELD YOUR MOM'S HAND, THERE WAS NOTHING ELSE TO DO
I THOUGHT IT SUCKS YOU WON'T BE AT MY WEDDING, MEET MY BRIDE
YOU MURDER EVERYONE YOU KNOW WHEN YOU COMMIT SUICIDE
AND NOW IT'S NOT WORSE BUT IT'S NOT ANY BETTER
THE BAND WILL NOT BE GETTING BACK TOGETHER
Track Name: The Trashman
THE TRASHMAN TOOK MY GIRL
THE TRASHMAN TOOK MY GIRL
'WHAT A WORLD, WHAT A WORLD'
THE TRASHMAN TOOK MY GIRL

HER BITE'S WORSE THAN HER BARK
HER BITE'S WORSE THAN HER BARK
'LOOK IN YOUR HEART, LOOK IN YOUR HEART'
HER BITE’S WORSE THAN HER BARK

STICK THE NAIL IN ME, ON FOUR
STICK THE NAIL IN ME, ON FOUR
'RIVERS OF GORE, RIVERS OF GORE'
STICK THE NAIL IN ME, ON FOUR
Track Name: Character Actor
ALL THE GIRLS WRITE SHORT STORIES ABOUT ME
I'M A MILLENNIAL LOBOTOMY
TRY TO BE A LOVER, NOT A BACK BITER
LIGHT MY CANDLES WITH A CRACK LIGHTER
'MUERTE CONTRA MIS ENEMIGOS'
'VIDA SIN AMIGOS, MUERTE SIN TESTIGOS'
AND YEAH STOP SMOKING PALL MALLS
'FEO, FUERTE, Y FORMAL'

ALL THE GUYS HAVE WAR STORIES WITH ME
EVERY SPIN OF THE WHEEL OF MORALITY
NO GOOD, 'EVERY EVIL,' GOOD HEAVENS, WELL HELL
'PEOPLE DON'T KNOW SHIT ABOUT THEMSELVES'
'NI DIEU, NI MAITRE' - CA BOUME
ENTERTAIN YOURSELF TO AN EMPTY ROOM
YEAH CHECK YOUR OIL, 'NETTOYER EST BON'
C'EST PAS TES OIGNONS

LITHE & BLITHE,
MALAGRAZIA & CRASS,
ODIOUS & OTIOSE
TITHE & WRITHE,
BITE YOURSELF IN THE ASS,
OUROS BOUROS

ALL MY BOOKS SIT ON MY SHELF AND LAUGH AT ME-
'I DOUBLE-DOG-EAR DARE YOU TO FINISH ME'
'WIT IS THE VULGAR CURRENCY OF WISDOM'
WELL WELL, 'HEY, HEY!', DUM-DUM
'WORDS, WORDS, WORDS'- 'WORDS ARE JUST WORDS'
'WEALTH IS A GHETTO'- 'MONEY ISN'T REAL'- 'YA HEARD?'
AT THE MUSEUM IT'S LA VITA NUOVA, ‘FORGET YOUR HOPES’
'PEACE, BITCH,' AU REVOIR, ADIOS
Track Name: Kathy's Klown
IGNORED YOU, DID THE CROSSWORD PASSENGER SIDE
BEFORE YOU KNOW, WE'RE ARM IN ARM, SIDE BY SIDE
BODIES FIT TOGETHER, A HUNDRED DAYS & NIGHTS
WAKING UP TO YOU WAS ALWAYS A SURPRISE

YOU'RE THE GRAND PIANO IN YOUR FOLKS' HOUSE
THE BEAUTY NO ONE CAN PLAY OR TOUCH
EXCEPT FOR ME ONE LONG WEEKEND PLAYING HOOKY
A HUNDRED HOURS - NEVER AN ARMSLENGTH APART

I DON'T HAVE TO LOOK AT YOUR PICTURE
I REMEMBER WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE
HOLDING YOU AGAIN IS JUST LIKE I REMEMBERED HOLDING YOU
IT'S JUST LIKE I PRETENDED HOLDING YOU

YOU'D SAY 'YOU REMEMBER EVERYTHING THAT I SAY'
LIKE - 'PLAY THE SONG YOU ALWAYS PLAY'
OR - 'NO WAY!' 'I LOVE YOU' 'YOU'RE DARK AND TWISTY'
AND - 'PLAY WITH MY HAIR' 'READ TO ME' 'TALK TO ME'

'DO YOU HAVE THE RECORD WITH THE GIRL'S BUTT ON IT?'
IT'S A GUY'S, BUT, YEAH, I THINK IT'S WHAT YOU WANTED
‘HEY YOU, HOW YA BEEN, WHAT'S NEW?’
‘OK, MY HAIR'S TURNING GRAY BUT MY EYES ARE STILL BLUE’

LITTLE RUNNER GIRL, WHAT WERE YOU RUNNING FROM
AND NOW WE TALK, WE'RE ON THE UP & UP EVEN IF I'M FEELING DOWN
YOU'RE JOE'S PEN PAL & I'M KATHY'S KLOWN
Track Name: Blank Flag/Hey Joe
IN MY HAPPY HOME I WAKE UP & COPS ARE SURROUNDING MY BED
MY GIRLFRIEND IS CRYING, I'VE FORGOTTEN HOW TO TALK, I SHAKE MY DAMN HEAD
I USED TO BE AN EMT, I REACH FOR THE REFUSAL OF CARE
SIGN X'S FOR MY NAME, 'BESIDES MAN, WHO THE HELL CARES?'
THIS HAS HAPPENED BEFORE BUT HASN'T HAPPENED SINCE
MORE 'PROBABLY GET HIT BY A BUS, ANYWAY,' UNLESS IT'S SUDDEN DEATH
WHAT WE DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IS ALL THAT WE TALK ABOUT

DR. WU SAID 'JOE, AN ENCEPHALITIS SHUNT IS WHAT I RECOMMEND'
MY MOM SAID 'DAD YOU NEED THIS LIKE YOU NEED A HOLE IN THE HEAD'
'HANDS OFF STEALER PLS', 'NOT THE BEES' IN THE RUSTED CAR
'I'M PRO-LIFE & I VOTE' ‘THIS IS MY FAVORITE CROWBAR’
RICHARD & I PUT THE ROOF BACK ON, AVA HEARD ALL ABOUT WOODROW WILSON

'HOME? I HAVE NO HOME'
I WAKE UP SCREAMING AT INVISIBLE THOUGHTS IN MY BED
WE ONLY SEE GHOULS & GHOSTS & GODS WHEN WE ARE POSSESSED
I USED TO BE A DONOR, MY TYPE O NEGATIVE WENT LIKE HOTCAKES
'THIS IS MY BLOOD'- BOTTOMS UP - NOW I CAN'T GIVE IT AWAY
I AM FLYING MY WHITE FLAG UPSIDE DOWN - YES AND NO
EVEN IF YOU'RE LOOKING WHO KNOWS WHAT SHOWS

JOE SAYS 'DON'T YOU KNOW THAT I WANT TO DIE?'
BUT SOMETIMES JOE LIES - HIS TV SAYS 'THE DEVIL IS DANCING TONIGHT'
JOE USED TO BE A MEDIC - JOE SAYS 'ARE YOU TAKING DILANTIN?'
JOE SAYS 'WE THOUGHT HE WOULDN'T MAKE IT, BUT WE STAYED UP ALL NIGHT WITH HIM'
NAMESAKES NOW AND AT THE HOURS OF OUR DEATHS
WE LOOK AT EACH OTHER STORIES DON'T BEGIN OR END

THE DOOR'S ALWAYS OPEN AT MY HOME
I WAKE UP & PETE IS PULLING ME FROM BED
WE'D MADE PLANS TO GO TO THE SHORE, I GUESS NEITHER OF US WAS KIDDING
WE DRINK TEQUILA ON THE BEACH, SOMETIMES LIFE'S ALL RIGHT
THE SUN CROSSES THE SKY, AND, WHO KNEW, THE MOON IS RIGHT BEHIND
I AM FRYING CHICKEN IN MY KITCHEN, I AM ‘BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT'
IS BLARING AND MY FRIENDS ARE DANCING TONIGHT
WE SAY WE'LL NEVER DIE - NICHT DIESE ABEND
WIR MUSSEN TANZEN UND WIR MUSSEN SCHLAFEN
Track Name: Up All Nite
YOU ARE RIGHT AND I AM WRONG
NO THAT'S NOT RIGHT, I'M NEVER WRONG
SEE THE SPIT ROLLING DOWN MY CHEEK
UP ALL NITE WE DON'T NEED SLEEP

DON'T WATCH THE WATER, DON'T WATCH THE SUNBEAMS
DON'T WATCH THE TV GO THREE FLOORS DOWN
GO WATCH THE MOONLIGHT GO WATCH THE PLAYGROUND
UP ALL NITE THROW YOUR CARDS DOWN

IN THE BASEMENT WE MADE FRIENDS
AND MADE RIGHT OUR UNCERTAIN SELVES
OUT OF TUNE WURLITZER ORIGINAL LO-FI
UP ALL NITE JACK'S ALIVE

DON'T WASH THE WATER, JET-FUEL DON'T MELT STEEL BEAMS
I WANT MY MTV, DON'T NEED SLEEP TO DREAM
LOOK AT US BURNING MARQUEE MOONLIGHT
UP ALL NITE DARK TURNS BRIGHT

HAPPINESS IS WHAT I KNOW
HAPPINESS IN NOT A JOKE