Ouroboric

by Civil Simian

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released March 24, 2017

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Track Name: Brittle
I can't hold you any closer
your plastic box stealing my free touch
your yellow skin jaundiced from the start
your tiny hands your tiny beating heart

you're a little bit brittle

I can't see what's in store
your plastic box, thin but I want more
your yellow skin jaundiced from the start
your little breath, your tiny beating heart

you're a little bit brittle
Track Name: Believe
Believe in me
believe in me
It was easy now you see
it's a modest fantasy
that I can be what I can be

Believe in me
believe in me
I was close enough to the future
my hands were nervous when I made that suture
and now I'm bleeding out

Never mind what I said
what I said no
I can't wait for
when the answer's in photographs
and you've got nobody
nobody to wait for
when it gets too cold outside to love me
when it gets too cold outside to stop me

Believe in me
believe in me
It was easy now you see
it's a modest fantasy
that I can be what I can be

Believe in me
believe in me
I am closer now to the future
still the time will come when I've got to shoot you
and you'll be bleeding out

Never mind what I said
what I said no
I can't wait for
when the answer's in photographs
and you've got nobody
nobody to wait for
when it gets too cold outside to love me
when it gets too cold outside to stop me

Believe in me
Track Name: What's Up
What's up, I might've missed it
time to find yourself so solipsistic
need some help need some help
to find the optimism
inside your mind
and I sing...

Woo!

What's up, I need some help to find
can't avoid myself, I need to draw the line
don't know anything that's gonna happen to ya
inside my mind, and I sing...

War is my best friend
it's outta my hands
we gotta respond
to their demands
for death I wait
I am become
my will is strong
I have lived long
I lived too long...

What can I get I need to tread lightly
just take a break you need to land softly
with a hedonistic view abandon your humanity
money and power make or break a Greek tragedy
a soul song, it's a blood bath
with the saw-tooth in your rib-cage
in my mind there is no...

What's up, I'm optimistic
time to find myself so solipsistic
need some help need no help
to find you're already in that
state of mind and I sing
that war is...

War is my best friend
it's outta my hands
we gotta respond
to their demands
for death I wait
I am become
my will is strong
I have lived long
I lived too long...
Track Name: Equual
So what relation is it
that you are to me again
cos last time that I checked
it wasn't mother it was friend
so why you have do this
when I'm rushing on my run
why'd you have do this
we used to have some fun

So what relation is it
that you are to me again
last time I checked
it wasn't lover it was friend
so why you have do this
when I'm rushing on my run
why'd you have do this
we used to have some fun

And all these words
tie you to me
never the same boat
we're just sharing sea

So what relation is it
that you are to me again
cos you said we were family
but I don't think we spend
that much time together
we're just in the same room
nothing left to speak of
how do we stay in tune

And all these words
tie you to me
never the same boat
we're just sharing sea
Track Name: What is This
What is this scene
laid out in front of me
I'm caught by the beast
no memory of the feast
what is this scene
laid out in front of me?

Well I'm lost
I've been lost
I am lost...
Now I'm lost
I am lost
I am lost...

What is this scene
laid out in front of me
There must be many
the greater end of being
what is this scene
laid out in front me?

Now I'm caught
I was lost
but I've been taught
I was lost
but now I'm found
and I'm caught...
Track Name: Whylesong
Why do I do these things I do
Why do I feel the need to
Be so aloof to you

I don't why [x2]

So atomistic I know
So altruistic I know
So optimistic I know
So solipsistic I know

I don't why [x4]
Track Name: Head on Fire
What would you get if your head was on fire
my feelings around, your darkest desire
my head is on hold my feelings made of
when everything stops you can feel just what I have got

And my head is on fire now
you're my darkest desire babe
would you think yourself harder
you think you can have deep and rolling is what I got
Track Name: Illumination
With the greatest regret now
I can't even see ya
how can I defeat ya
And I got lots of memories
but they're all from my past

You look right through me
remember when you knew me

What is this life tonight
and heaven's lost it's shine it ain't so bright
tonight I'm alright I need you here with me tonight

This drive is the longest
I didn't wanna make it
I couldn't take it
To kiss you on the forehead
finally say goodbye

You look so small
you used to stand so tall

What is this life tonight
and heaven's lost it's shine it ain't so bright
tonight I'm alright I need you here with me tonight
she sings as angels float her away on golden wings
she sings and sings
Track Name: Watershed
When this world you thought you knew says goodbye
try to hold, try to cling onto memories of your life
And the death of your mind has already started
try to hold onto what you have cos it's already gone

So mold the world in your image
of what you have become
you motivate my spirit
Resist our progress in your visage
the change has to come
you motivate my spirit
So mold the world in your image
of what you have become
you hold back my spirit

This is your watershed this is
your shining stance against the wall
this is your watershed this is
your will to wait and watch it fall
This is your watershed this is
your chance to leave and lose it all
this is your watershed this is
your final dance your last call