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Valium: Toxicity v2​.​0 EP

by The Mercy Cage

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1.
Undiscovered pleasures Undivided by the pain These petty things That infect us... Too complicated Just punching it through To concentrate on, & exonerate you Got a blue mind now Got a head for war You seemed so divine now You know the score We re-create Too many mirrors built to crack Too many warehouses made of stone To all join hands, of skins & hearts & sing the same song Some dispute over product Some dispute over sale The means to an end Mean this vanitys stale You're wearing this faith Like a bulletproof vest I can slice through the armour... We Re-create Dance in my direction Take the fall Bask in my reflection Take it all...away Like lemmings The tragic & the stained converge So wan & pale This carbon copy of... This silence isn't wrong No reason to pretend This silence isn't wrong... We Re-create Dance in my direction Take the fall Bask in my reflection Take it all We Re-create This silence isn't wrong No reason to pretend...
2.
Anne K. 04:01
Some uninvited scene Facing the gray parade Bullet holes in the doorway She picks up the phone & says, "Christ made the gun" She smiles through gritted teeth You are my weapon now Never loaded You are my weapon now Close eyes & open fire, open fire open fire... Awkward, frightening Never made the right scene Ashes, ashes, we all fall down Window closes Blood among the roses Ashes ashes We all fall down She stares through him & says "Know that I am unafraid" "However futile, at least it livens up the day" Another altered state, Monday’s a trigger device Close eyes & open fire, open fire open fire" Burn We all fall down
3.
& You could say These are wounds & You could say The scars came into play Another prophesy of fire Around the ring of the opiate Like pounding fucking 808s Like 'needle marks' Man, the dope track radiates Monochrome signs on the colour of skin Where do we win, when the flesh begins? Extracting... Another minor methadone twitch Such numbing pain Disdain summer skies Singing & dancing in the acid rain So wan, so pale, so uninviting Self-made man on the back of the monkey again Cruel designs on the canvas of skin When do we win? when the rot sets in... Reflecting Extreme Resolve [Wise up & claim the prize] Reflecting Extreme Resolve...
4.
Hands stained red by the passage of time One small moment revolves around the threat of the lie Another white bomb, voices in the ether again Another white bomb, the protocol of honor estranged (Stained red, stained red) Acid on the outer edges I owe you for the endless blame A drug of choice & infamy, it stings, it scars, it stains... Like chemical burn [I downsize/ civilize things like ever] These are not your days It eats you up inside Something pulls along by love A sickness pulled along by lies (Stained red, stained red) Acid on the outer edges I owe you for the endless blame A drug of choice & infamy, it stings, it scars, it stains... Like chemical burn [I downsize/ civilize things like ever] I am Not frightened by this I am Nearly immune I am somewhat invincible I am... ...like chemical burn [I downsize/ civilize things like ever] I am Still frightened by you & these anemic hearts, diseased by all that’s said inside this room I am Still divided I am...
5.
Love, another virus in bloom A strain devoid of conscience Follow your head, don’t listen to the body say "Fight Scenes like ‘95" Still marking out time till the memories die With severed hands & severed hearts The blame trucks on & on... It’s strange This is only circumstance A minor-league affliction Another smokescreen for an aberrant fantasy Fight scenes like ‘95 As the heartworm cries, as the body lies A tepid, doomed & endless dance & the blame trucks on & on... She works hard on the meaning of name A cancerous & blank refrain Sterile, rapturous, erasing...
6.
7/10ths 03:48

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released November 26, 2001

track 1 appears on the Mediatrix release 'Rust:A Fiction' [#MDATRX-004]

tracks 2-6 written, recorded, & mastered april-sept 2001
@ VET Labs, Tauranga, New Zealand.

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