Lyrics

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Amputee-chan (2014)
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– Eurasian:

prosthetic eye
choked by tears

– PTSD
– Haunt 1:

the crash of plastic and metal
in her downward arc, myo-
electric hand tearing her legs
off herself in frustration

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– Nurse-kun:

but her voice was just like
hearing an angel whisper hymns

– Madotsuki 1
– Haunt 2:

after nightmares miniature
paper animals on her
bedside table what was left
of her entire body shaking

= 55FIVE

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– Love Theme:

God, I love her,
I really do.

– PTSD
– Haunt 3:

the kind of cruelty kids say to
each other she kept bloody clumps clutched
in her good hand beat’em’up
one-eyed kung-fu-gripping lo|i

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– Steps:

one, two, three, four…
one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight…

– Madotsuki 2
– Haunt 4:

whimpering and talking in
her sleep the noise of the engine
and traffic turn into screaming
nobody wants her anymore

= Pastoral:

she wanted to
walk. we just
took our time… watched ducks
swimming on a pond.

underneath, barely
blooming trees, we
laid on our backs, and stared up
at the sky

she actually laughed. it
lit up her whole face
in a way sunlight
couldn’t do on its own

I felt the first, raindrop
hit
her legs couldn’t quite keep
up

so I slowed, then
stopped
“Hop on, I’d like to
give you a ride.”

25548324 (2x whole, 2x last 2)

No one can bear the
weight of the world on their shoulders
but a kid doesn’t weigh
that much at all.

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[Source text by Nurse-kun, cut-up lyrics by NGLI.]

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Always (2014)
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hand and hand we’re walking, under neon skies
and very soon i’ll make you mine
so if your fragile heart, can risk in believin’
then you won’t be lonely again

when you’re away and i’m, in my darkened room
with pillow traces of perfume
happiness seems so far, as from your sweet caress
i want you my little songstress


i’m here so i’ll be with you always
i’m here so i’ll be with you always
your touch illuminates my soul
your kiss makes me lose control

colors glow upon your, porcelain white face
and lipstick gloss that i will taste
tell me fanciful dreams, and i’ll make them come true
anything i’ll promise to you

on my own i never, can get any sleep
without you i’m so incomplete
i’ll light a cigarette, just longing for your call
i need you my beautiful doll


i’m here so i’ll be with you always
i’m here so i’ll be with you always
your touch illuminates my soul
your kiss makes me lose control

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Wasteland (2010)
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α (In THE GLOW)

the days are warm
and the nights are young
into the sun
past oblivion
like a burned out star
but it’s just begun
in the glow
of radiation

i am whole
and i’m feeling strong
into the sun
is where the earth belongs
no one knows
how far we’ve gone
into the void
of annihilation

(and i am whole)

basking in the sun
it’s all so peaceful in the glow
alpha/beta, x/gamma rays and the
hell down below
basking in the sun
it’s all so peaceful in the glow
[4x]


ξ (Solace)

the genius of humanity
enables calculated atrocities
abstract theory yields
decimation and toxicity

degeneration of every zoetic cell
in this wasteland
axiological value of sickness over health
by tyrants

when the flame burns
red with anger
life is just a flickering shadow
and into the darkness we fall
blame is no solace as we
mourn the dead and the gone

acceptance of transience
and the suffering of existence
the crippling hate that we possess
impedes the path to forgiveness

degeneration of every zoetic cell
in this wasteland
axiological value of sickness over health
by tyrants

when the flame burns
red with anger
life is just a flickering shadow
and into the darkness we fall
blame is no solace as we
mourn the dead and the gone


δ (Burn)

BURN.


Θ (Firewalker)

15 more days
and the sun’s cruel rays
beat us down, grind us down
into sand and dust

the bones of the fallen
line the canyon walls
milestones of futility
mark 15 more hours
15 more miles
15 more steps


Ω (Soul Killer)

disintegration of the bioEM field
souls dispersed by cascade effect and ionization
across the golden horizon
[2x]


狂 (Kuang2)

a betrayal of the faith in mankind
the madmen perpetuated their lies
no one stopped them
no one bothered to try
and the warlords rained down death from the sky

cloaked in the flag as they proselytize
don’t you know that god is on our side
no one listened
no one heard our outcry
and the warlords rained down death from the sky

how can we believe in this madness?
how could this come to pass in our civilization?
how can we believe in truth and justice when
faith is the instrument of control and corruption?

a betrayal of the faith in mankind
disinformation leads to war by design
blood for oil
blood runs through the pipelines
and the warlords rained down death from the sky

lust for power led to western decline
heroes are just murderers in disguise
blood for freedom
blood spilled for the divine
and the warlords rained down death from the sky

now the disillusioned are united
in the aftermath of destruction
we can start again and rebuild a brand new world
from the ruins of the fallen empires

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The Metropolis (2003)
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Dancing In The Slaughterhouse

hard pressed luck on the sea of glass
forget the blowin’ wind if you can
single room apartment on the 13th floor
lean over the pavement (ready? say when.)

sleeping on my bed of broken glass
the bare bulb hung itself from the pipe
slivers fall down from the ceiling to the floor
one last spark and you’re dead

if you want to see the light then stare at the sun
i stole her last kiss and now i’m done
take me to the slaughterhouse and hang me on a rack
just one more that slipped through the cracks

60 cycle hum drill a hole in your brain
these 60 hour days are takin’ their toll
i’ve got to get me off of this runaway train
bury myself underneath the coal

if you want to see the light then stare at the sun
i stole her last kiss and now i’m done
take me to the slaughterhouse and hang me on a rack
just one more that slipped through the cracks

if you want to come along then take my hand
i made my bed and now i made my well-laid plan
smiling in the face of a loaded gun
it’s easy to lose a losing battle before it’s begun