Facing Up - EP

by Contraplans

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released January 16, 2016

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Track Name: Wave Goodbye
LATELY I FEEL
LIKE THERE’S NOTHING TO BE DONE ABOUT ANYTHING
LIKE THERE’S NO ONE I CAN SEE ABOUT FILTERING
SOME COMFORT OUT OF THIS ENDLESS NOISE

LATELY I FEEL
LIKE I’M STRUGGLING TO PROCESS ALL THE THINGS I READ
LIKE MY OVERLOADED SENSES COULDN’T POSSIBLY
MAKE STRUCTURE OUT IN THIS ENDLESS VOID


TELL ME SOMETHING
CARE ENOUGH TO SAY GOODBYE
WAVE GOODBYE


LATELY I FEEL
LIKE NOONE REALLY CARES ABOUT ANYONE
LIKE I NEVER REALLY UNDERSTAND ANYTHING
THAT’S NOT SPELLED OUT ON THESE MINDLESS TOYS

LATELY I FEEL
LIKE IM STRUGGLING TO PROCESS ALL THE THINGS I SEE
LIKE IM LOSING MY CONNECTION TO REALITY
AND THERES NO WAY OUT OF THIS ENDLESS VOID

AS I WONDER ALONE
CAUSE THERES NO ONE HOME
HOW COULD I CALL THIS AMAZING GRACE?

AND I PONDER ALONE
CAUSE THERE’S NOONE HOME
I CAN’T CALL IT…. I’M SIGNING OFF.
Track Name: Facing Up
I GOT MYSELF DECKED OUT AT THE APPLE STORE
A LARGER PHONE, A SMALLER IPAD AND REPLACED THOSE DAMNED HEADPHONES
NEVER SPARED A THOUGHT FOR WHERE IT ALL COMES FROM. [IGNORANCE AS STANDARD]
ASSEMBLED IN THE HANDS OF SLAVES AND FURNISHED WITH THOSE CONFLICT MINERALS
AND THE CONSTANT FLOW OF WEALTH - WHERE DOES IT GO?

FACING UP TO A PLAUSIBLE OUTCOME THAT WE CAN'T CONTROL.
FACING UP TO A WORLD WHERE NOTHING GROWS.
WAKING UP TO A WORLD OF CONSEQUENCE LIKE WE'VE NEVER KNOWN.
WAKING UP WHEN THERE'S NOWHERE ELSE TO GO.

WE HAVE IT ALL AND YET WE STILL WANT MORE
A FASTER CAR, A LARGER HOME AND MORE GRAIN PERISHING IN THE STORES.
WE NEVER SPARE A THOUGHT FOR WHAT WE MIGHT HAVE LOST
OR WONDER WHY ITS HARDER TO EXIST NOW THAN ITS EVER BEEN BEFORE
WHEN THERE’S NO OPTIONS LEFT – WHERE DO WE GO?
Track Name: Ask Around
ASK AROUND,
YOU'LL GET THE SAME ADVICE.
IT'S NOT OPINION,
JUST STATING A FACT.

WE CAN'T GO ON
AND WE CAN'T GO BACK.
I'M NOT KIDDING,
WE'RE STUCK IN A RUT.

ASK AROUND,
DON'T TAKE IT ON GOOD FAITH.
START DIGGING,
AND SEE WHERE YOU STAND.

WE CAN'T ADJOURN
TO CONTEMPLATE
THAT INDULGENCE
IS A THING OF THE PAST.

BUY THESE THINGS [NOW]
FEAR THESE MEN [NOW]
THINK THESE THINGS [NOW]
THERE'S NO OTHER WAY [NOW]

HISTORY IS A MYSTERY
BUT OUR MINDS ARE MADE UP THAT
WE LIVE THE WAY WE'VE ALWAYS LIVED
BUT THE TIMELINES DON'T ADD UP.
CAUGHT UP IN THE MISERY (OF THE TIMES)
AND THE SIGNS DON’T LOOK GOOD
FOR A NEW TRAJECTORY
AND OUR CULTURE IS BECOMING A CURSE

ASK AROUND
YOU'LL SEE YOUR HOPE'S MISPLACED
IT'S THIS OBSESSION
THAT'S HOLDING US BACK

WE CAN'T REFORM
AND WE CAN'T REPLACE
IT'S NOT BROKEN
IT'S FUNDAMENTALLY FLAWED

HISTORY IS A MYSTERY
BUT OUR MINDS ARE MADE UP THAT
WE LIVE THE WAY WE'VE ALWAYS LIVED
BUT THE TIMELINES DON'T ADD UP.
CAUGHT UP IN THE MISERY (OF THE TIMES)
AND THE SIGNS DON’T LOOK GOOD
FOR A NEW TRAJECTORY
AND OUR CULTURE IS BECOMING A CURSE