Uncanny Valley

by Brutus Begins

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released May 5, 2016

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Track Name: Never Fade
No sleep
fuck sleep
I’ll save
sleeping for the grave
to meet you at a moment after sunrise
You got the guts to show
That’s all I want to know

cold eyed
cattle on the train
it’s not your nature
and waking up like them
just feels like failure

head in the hand
bodies to bed
shaking up signs
Stay for the worst
everything hurts, so anything’s fine

So you hit the road
cause you couldn’t stay
where the good ones lie
but the smart ones get away
It’s a desert life
but we’re not afraid
we could die right here
but at least we’ll never fade

Ain’t nothing pretty as a white lie, white lie
Although my mother had warned us
God knows the heart don’t take orders

Gone girl
Glory Halle-lay
making night time at noon
smoke and music sweetening the room
numbing the head
bruising the bed
vacancy signs
stay for the worst
everything hurts so anything’s fine

So you hit the road
cause you couldn’t stay
where the good ones lie
but the smart ones get away
It’s a desert life
but we’re not afraid
we could die right here
but at least we’ll never fade

Such a long goodbye
I don’t know when the waving should end
So scared of the quiet
I guess I became it again

So keep it in my eulogy
deluded time while peddling soft poetry

I was the water crashing down
you were the lady in the mist
I now we’re disappearing just as quick

So you hit the road
cause you couldn’t stay
where the good ones lie
but the smart ones get away
It’s a desert life
but we’re not afraid
we could die right here
but at least we’ll never fade
Track Name: Mind is a Gun (feat. Dearest)
I watched the high ones from a canyon
and joined the birds for something random
so when I squeezed the sky refused me
but when I let go, it was easy

Now lock the door and prop a window
the neighbours knock the walls for nothing
I let the bass turn into thunder
the good vibrations give me comfort

The mind is a gun
And now I'm feeling twice removed
the mind is a gun
I used to be a lot like you

Play back my childish expectation
some unfit mother of creation
but if the poison numbs the canyon
I'll taste the joy in it
and hope the crash comes quick

The mind is a gun
And now I'm feeling twice removed
the mind is a gun
I used to be a lot like you
Track Name: Flesh & Bone (feat. Uniter)
I feel inhuman but I don't know what it looks like
I'm soaked in red she said it's only just a love bite
I've had a headache ever since I was like this high, this high
I need relieving from it all
can you remove me from it all?

Man, you're so convincing when you're selling me forgiveness
Cutting up my body then you promise that you'll fix it
It's the last thing you lose when you crawl through the night
It's the first thing you sell when you're living a lie

She's ice, she's ice I can savour
a cool, cool girl set me free from the pain of
My flesh, my flesh and bone
My flesh, my flesh and bone

If absolution was an apple and a snake bite
You'd be the hero in a black robe and a boat ride
I've been a cynic ever since I was like this high, this high
They make you feel so small and plain
and then they tell you not to change

Cut out every piece of me that's empty or conflicted
chasing out the human till it's something less afflicted
It's the last thing you lose when you crawl through the night
It's the first thing you sell when you're living a lie

She's ice, she's ice I can savour
a cool, cool girl set me free from the pain of
My flesh, my flesh and bone
My flesh, my flesh and bone
Track Name: Love & War
This bed is on fire
I'll make a flame a crown
and watch a queen come down
We never been as quiet
as when we shield our eyes
to make a blind goodbye

so when the safety broke
we saw the sky bleed smoke
and when the earth had split
we took our time with it

we learn to kiss slow
in love & war
we learn to kiss slow
in love & war

could have been a liar
I'd make it safe for you
until the lie came true

you sold your secret to the choir
so you could have the thrill
of hearing what you kill

keeping our pistols hid
just like the grownups did
dance for the love parade
but would you fight for it

we learn to kiss slow
in love & war
we learn to kiss slow
in love & war
Track Name: Hunger Stays
Vagrant chariot
I got a secret habit
burning in my mind
till I become the madness

When a sparrow takes her song
and turns away from me
I forget I'm not the sparrow that I used to be
Out there there's them that wanna hurt me for kicks
I kind of like it

The hours bend and bodies break
and I'm amazed
When beauty's used and youth deserts you
Hunger Stays

I danced with every fool I found
until the ground turned into air
Convinced my mind I'm where I was
when time was all I had to spare

And the silence leaves me numb
when I'm safe and sound
I'll trade everything I know
to feel anything as much as they feel now

Baby can we take the long way home
nothing feels as good as the unknown

The hours bend and bodies break
and I'm amazed
When beauty's used and youth deserts you
Hunger Stays
Track Name: An Ego Unmade
City of fear
chemistry crush
heighten the thought
blessed the crutch

pharmacy fed
heavenly kid
now that you're dead
when will you live

while you were safe
simple and vain
I saw a dog licking a chain
I saw a dog licking a chain

we were getting high with some broken hearts
that's how it started
dreaming up lies for the time we had
as if we might never run out of that
we were getting high with some broken hearts
that's how it started

Cutting the line, inhaling a kind
of peace in yourself and into your mind
the tension dissolves and seeing is easy
all of the hate that used to undo
reflected no more is passing on through
an ego unmade
bathed in a new sun
and see what I'm made from

Tighten your skin
sharpen your clothes
hoping to god nobody knows
being the boy
getting replaced
how could you tell?
who could you face?

floating away like I was five
I disconnect then I survive

It's who we hold when we're scared
it's what we give when we're poor
it's what you make of the blame
I'm not angry no more

Cutting the line, inhaling a kind
of peace in yourself and into your mind
the tension dissolves and seeing is easy
all of the hate that used to undo
reflected no more is passing on through
an ego unmade
bathed in a new sun
and see what I'm made from
Track Name: Flashlights (War For the Girl)
war for the girl
who's been missing about seven days
she'll be good when she's afraid
she'll be good when she's afraid

war for the girl
got no family and borrowed her name
no one worries, nobody complains
no one worries, nobody complains

hiding in the bushes
flashlights make her nervous
the sheriff says he don't mean no harm
she never was ours to save

war for the girl
every night that she's catching a ride
getting pale on the passenger side
couldn't find her way back if she tried

war for the girl
got not profit to unbury pain
you might like her if she was ashamed
you might like her if she was ashamed

hiding in the bushes
flashlights make her nervous
the sheriff says he don't mean no harm
she never was ours to save

hiding in the bushes
flashlights make her nervous
the sheriff says he don't mean no harm
but he won't do a god damn thing

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