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Five Zeroes [Single]

by The Mercy Cage x Shine Brida

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I don't have all the answers I always tell em In a permanent state of antebellum Silent space of land where hell meets heaven Nothing grows and nothing prospers people leave and we forget em They were dark days yes And a dark haze fell over us Arcade of past shames and they chauffeur us From one to the next one Nothing to show for us In all our existences the winnings never go to us No The winnings never go to us And the dirge was electric They found her dead on both sides, blank with speed. Corpse hounds baying in a now empty space. For all of your suffering & all of your knowing I thought that the title gave the answer away... So much for the flowers here Choked black on stems, all our histories arrayed For all the chemistry in our version of the truth. Like demonology, no penance here To honour your saints delayed And on the bleeding edge we prey... Another Five Zeroes Down Sorry No heroes here today You said: "you CAN shut it out you know" "but it keeps intruding..." An artefact from another time & place When the trail went cold Like Evelyn you were beautiful then And in that version of the elegy we grow old Though we're old in this one too. This is no small defense when boys keep slipping absent friends await Two plagues are monumental Its ruinous you see Breaks thru two wires thin Confirms the past, dissolves the maw screaming Threes and famines in this hole that we used to lay. And Radiation! it follows As logic dictates that we might break Under the weight of this delay with the strain of Another Five Zeroes Down Sorry No heroes here today I scoured the wastes, After the world fell. And you were there. But you were charred & black. And cold. And nothing of substance… They walk on like an army now Dusty bones It's hurting how? Nobody's known Flash a smile of blackened gum What you think you will become You will become In a concrete prison God's television Numb the mind to crave division In idol eyes lies blind religion But your idol lies you're not forgiven Bad decision Got a stench to wash Your earth is worthless hurt, endless grot It's time to rot Body shakes and rocks Now you're breaking down but so fucking what And if I say it myself it was a sight to see So if I'm my God then I will die for me And Radiation! it follows As logic dictates that we might break Under the weight of this delay with the strain of Another Five Zeroes Down Sorry No heroes here today.
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I don't have all the answers I always tell em In a permanent state of antebellum Silent space of land where hell meets heaven Nothing grows and nothing prospers people leave and we forget em They were dark days yes And a dark haze fell over us Arcade of past shames and they chauffeur us From one to the next one Nothing to show for us In all our existences the winnings never go to us No The winnings never go to us They walk on like an army now Dusty bones It's hurting how? Nobody's known Flash a smile of blackened gum What you think you will become You will become In a concrete prison God's television Numb the mind to crave division In idol eyes lies blind religion But your idol lies you're not forgiven Bad decision Got a stench to wash Your earth is worthless hurt, endless grot It's time to rot Body shakes and rocks Now you're breaking down but so fucking what And if I say it myself it was a sight to see So if I'm my God then I will die for me

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A song about love, death, redemption, advertising, & the end of the world.

Alternate version of the song Five Zeroes, featuring Shine Brida.
shinebrida.bandcamp.com

Brida STOMPS this. It’s very bleak and very beautiful and full of perfect moments.

Original version appears on the E.P 'Five Zeroes: An Other Suicides Companion'.
From the forthcoming album "Other Suicides: A Pocket History Of Cryptography", coming sometime this century...

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released February 24, 2018

Vocal: Shine Brida
Backing Vocal: Kirine
Music & Instruments/Vocal: j.wood

Recorded, Mixed & Mastered Feb 2018
@ V.E.T_Labs, Auckland, NZ.

© 2018 Shine Brida & Josh Wood/The Mercy Cage

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