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Blow Off The Omens

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released November 22, 2019

Shawn Knight - Vocals
Sean Clancy - Bass
Jeremy Waun - Guitar
Shane Hochstettler - Drums

Dan Mongrain - Guitar Solo (#9)
Bruce Lamont - Saxophone (#6 & #8)
Backing Vox: Clancy, Waun & Lamont

Recorded by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio, Chicago, IL (April 2019)
Mixed by Collin Dupuis (May-July 2019)
Mastered by Carl Saff (August 2019)

Pre-Production Demos engineered by Shane Hochstetler at Howl Street Recordings, Milwaukee, WI (March-April 2019)

Artwork by Shawn Knight
Ink & Emulsion Painting by Trevor Naud

Special thanks to our writing session drummers (Winter 2018/2019):
Ryan Clancy, Dave Melkonian, Ben Moore, Brandon Moss & John Roman

Music written by Clancy/Knight/Waun
Lyrics written by Knight

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Track Name: Mock Ecstasy
Is this real life?

The greenest fields rot to the touch
Still you wear a smile through it all

Oh yes, you can have it all
Just keep telling yourself that you already do
And if you don’t have a dream
There are plenty out there for you to borrow
The unreal is ideal
The unreal is yours to fabricate

Even you cannot stomach you

Not one
Not one of them
Not one of them is happy
Oh no, not one
Not one of them
Not one of them is happy
Mock Ecstasy

And when reality comes back
Bury it deep down where no one will find it
Everything will be perfect
Everything will turn out exactly how you planned

Even you cannot stomach you

Watch them compare
Watch them compare (compare)

Not one of them is happy
Track Name: The Stimulus Gorge
Alive and average
Yearning beyond your needs
Binging... cramming... soaking...
Drooling for more
Unsatisfied

Grinding these hours away
To pay for the few that remain
Binging... cramming... soaking...
Making the most of the little time that we have left

At least we all die fully amused
Until our bones are disposed
Under chiseled stone
A sponge gone dry...
That’s entertainment

Work that takes years to produce
In a flash, all is consumed
Binging... cramming... soaking...
Take it all in, leave nothing to rot on the shelf

Sinner
Benevolent mass sedative
Guilty sinner
Lazy sinner
Benevolent mass sedative

Come inside, nobody will notice
It’s time for your daily hypnosis

Tempted by distraction overflowing
Suffer now; option paralysis
Waste it on me, patron of dust
Fragmented focus and no promises
No wonder our brains turn to sludge

Rotten sinner
Benevolent mass sedative
Guilty sinner
Lazy sinner
Benevolent mass sedative

Come inside, nobody will notice
It’s time for your daily hypnosis

Tempted by distraction overflowing
Suffer now; option paralysis
Waste it on me, patron of dust
Fragmented focus and no promises
No wonder our brains drip out of our well-serviced holes

Observe... the stimulus gorge
Accept... the stimulus gorge
Obey... the stimulus gorge leaves nothing to rot
Track Name: Vexed Life
Worn down
Smooth to the touch
I stare off, misanthropic
Like a hammer on the nerve

You were right
Wrecked from the start
There’s no reason to feel this way
Keep slaving as it rips you apart

Nothing works here
I’ve been here for years

I stare back clear through the eyes of old
I stare back clear through the eyes of old
I stare back clear through the eyes of old
In this vexed life

I won’t hold my breath until the next misstep
Quick to forget that i’m the lucky one

I can’t see how to do it right
I can’t see how to do it right
I can’t see
All I see, I see it wrong
All I see is wrong
Wrong

In this vexed life
Track Name: They All Look Away
Do you see me?
Do you see me see you?

I’ve got that new condition
Social leprosy
Out of step, I look at them and then they look away...
(Away, away)

So this is how it feels
To be a leftover part of the past
An obsolete curiosity

A shifting of the norm
It’s not repulsion, just apathy

I’ve got that new stigmata
Mark of the damned
Out of time, I look at them and then they look away...
(Away, away)

It’s just another global infection
Modern eyeball tick
Flesh & blood gag reflex

I’ve got that olde time stench
Avoid at all cost
Out of place, I look at them and then they look away...
(Away, away)

They all look away (x4)
Track Name: Become An Animal
I don’t know how I ended up out here
Crash course in survival & humiliation
I used to be one of them
Now I’m the next in line to be forgotten
Becoming hard & cold
Turned out, despised & ignored
I’m like you
Breathing the same air
Breathing the same air as you

Become an animal

How much must I endure
These problems that can’t be ignored
I’m like you
Walking the same streets
Walking the same streets as you

Become an animal
Become something less than before
Become an animal

Vagabond purgatory
Vagabond purgatory

Open your eyes in vain
Your derelict status remains

I used to be important to somebody a long time ago

Yes, I’m still here
I’ve mastered survival & humiliation
I was once one of them
A lifetime ago, now long forgotten
Remaining hard & cold
Turned out, despised & ignored
I’m like you
I’m like you

Mount my head on a wall
Mount my head on a wall
Mount my head on a wall
So I can find peace in a warm home again
Track Name: The Wrong Ones Breed
In the middle of nowhere
Feeling alright
Do it over & over
Until your life is over
Don’t think; just to pass the time
Don’t think; just do it again
Don’t think; just do
Don’t think; just do it, do it, do it, do it...

Flea market lovers on a Saturday night
Cocked & loaded with an urge to fertilize
There’s nothing else to do
Nothing else to do
Nothing else to do
It’s your god-given right in this godforsaken wasteland

We all came to watch the wrong ones breed

Junkyard crawlers gonna send you both to hell
Realize the worst mistake you’ve ever made
Tell me what else can you do?
What else can you do?
What else can you do?
It’s your god-given right in this godforsaken wasteland

Afterbirth trash draws a cloud of flies
Stick around if you have the time

Rise & ride again
Your purpose is to rise & ride again
Your purpose calling

Beyond our finest hour
Survival of the unfit
Beyond our finest hour
Survival of the bored and reckless

Rise & ride again
Your purpose is to rise & ride again
Your purpose is a simple act
Their numbers stack
Watch as we spawn our own extinction

We all came to watch the wrong ones breed
Track Name: Persistence Award
I take no pride in a persistence award
I take no pride
I take no pride

A flawed logic
A fool’s pledge
You found your love and then you begged it to kill

There will be no ceremony
No lesson learned
Until they take you away
You found your dream and it is yours and yours alone
There will be no second chances
No improvement
Until they take you away

You build your own monument
And you make it over and over and over
The lord of the repeated mistake

Nothing’s sacred
Ego endures
Self-serving effigy, waste of a life but still ego endures
Nothing’s sacred
Ego endures
Self-serving effigy, waste of a life but still ego endures

You build your own monument
You make it over and over and over
The lord of the repeated mistake takes his pride in a persistence award
I take no pride in a persistence award
I take no pride
Yet still I persist
Track Name: Disposable Hysteria
Nothing left to say
Others speculate
Failure to communicate
Opinionated words decay

Who are the ones that survive?
Whoever hides the longest

Nowhere left to go
Warmed by toxic glow
Suffer vast fevered display
Unrelenting vanity

It just gets worse

I’ll crawl in a ball as they claim to know all

Stare at the wall
Scream at the wall
Vomiting thoughts
Empty your lungs

Disposable hysteria
Track Name: Blow Off The Omens
Let’s blow off the omens
Let’s burn out as one
Let’s blow off the omens
’Til we all fall apart

Ride it out, ride it out...

Eyes on the line, ignore the signs
Eyes on the line, ignore the signs

Eyes on the line, ignore the signs
Forgetting the result of acceleration
Repeat the wrong imbecile song
Excuses won’t slow the looming termination

We’ve gone too far
Pure ruin not far

Eyes on the line
Ignore the signs
Ignore the signs

You can’t say that we weren't warned
To maintain instead of repair
Limitation test failed
This corpse doesn’t look so good after all
We are members of the slow suicide pact
We are the ones that accept early death

We are the ones that accept early death

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