Masters in Escapism

by The Disengagement

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released September 30, 2009

all songs written, performed, and produced by the disengagement.
recorded at 34 hawthorne
produced by lanny cox and greg hann
mastered by joao carvahlo mastering
artwork by david gale

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Track Name: Head Radio
stop the press, here's my epiphany
what if things aren't always as they seem
transmitting on pirate frequencies
broadcast waves so sweet and deafening

we're on the air
we're on the air
we're on the air
we're on the air

brainwaves in stereo, down at head radio
searching for self control, down in the studio
and you bring revolver and i'll bring the rubber soul
this station is powered on, all systems clear to go

stop the press, here's my philosophy
what if brains were broken circuitry
loss of time and lost reality
loss of words, what was i gonna say

we're on the air
we're on the air
we're on the air
we're on the air

brainwaves in stereo, down at head radio
searching for self control, down in the studio
and you bring revolver and i'll bring the rubber soul
this station is powered on
this station is powered on
this station is powered on
all systems clear to go
Track Name: Counsellor
i laid on plastic grass
the clouds were colored wrong
and how i wished to go
back to where i belonged

we were a lock and locked away, if we were one we were alone
we closed the distance, stretched our arms across the paranoid alone

and if i could insist
i'd smother summer mist

wrapped up in picturing the string of shoes that cracked the crust of snow
oh lend me strength to kill the hour when grieving turned into the goal
oh lend me strength to kill the hour when grieving turned into the goal
oh lend me strength to kill the hour when grieving turned into the goal

strength to kill the hour when grieving turned into the goal
strength to kill the hour when grieving turned into the goal
strength to kill the hour when grieving turned into the goal
strength to kill the hour when grieving turned into the goal
Track Name: Photosynthesis
well here we meet again with matching problems
my dear i think it's clear, your bones are hollow
once told me that you lived on sun and water
i don't doubt that you do, you've just forgotten to

a comic book affair with pending issues
a nest in which i lay, of tangled wires
my virus is my word, the nooses tighten
oh my, it's such a curse to be enlightened

don't let the saints come marching in
you're so used to them, they've been around so long
watch them peel away your skin
is it "normal" that your needle's skipping on

an expert in the art of disappearing
the shades and shadows swirl within grey matter
can you scrape away the rust when things are not-so-golden
'cause you're too far from the sun, and your water's frozen

don't let the saints come marching in
you're so used to them, they've been around so long
watch them peel away your skin
is it "normal" that your needle's skipping on
Track Name: Shakeup
the point is in needing, needing to find a main
meaning to reason, reasons for everything
clinging to clock hands, endless and circling
happy and hopeless, as i feel nothing's change

there was a shakeup, i was left trembling
the surface below us choked under angry seas
i spoke in bubbles, stumbling through a street
i heard no others, others could not hear me

but unlike the meaning, the motive cannot be denied
it's hard to deny that this hit completely by surprise

so slow to catch on, dysfunction is not defeat
so slow to react, yet judging at lightning speed
happy and hopeless, i rose from vacancy
i took a first breath, i stepped back into me

but unlike the meaning, the motive cannot be denied
it's hard to deny that this hit completely by surprise
Track Name: Deader Than Ever
fall back, relax, now, it's all right
no need to worry yourself white
no second guesses to defend
the apprehensive mindset left deader than ever, without end

suppressive skills won't fly
it's not like you can throw it all aside
the trick lies in turning off
this all will work it's way out in the wash

sit back, relax, enjoy the ride
i'll spin myself till i turn white
fountain of ruthless peace intends
to leave us pondering the life, deader than ever, without end

first word i heard was stay
last one, i believe, it was away
first shot was worth a try
thousandth shot, she'd thought better than i
Track Name: Choir Victim
you do not choose, but you can hope
the feathered hammer teaches softly till you know
my kingdom sees an empty throne
tribe of the basement dwellers

brought you up away from their light
it's been a while since it's been brought to mind

you do not choose where you will float
the heavy breeze will lift you softly by your ear
until it splits and bares the bone
self-solder calm repellers

brought you up away from their light
it's been a while since it's been brought to mind
brought you up away from their light
it's been a while since it's been brought to mind
Track Name: Shut It Out
i hold this boulder on my shoulder
it bends my spine, makes me lean over
drag it around, abrasions scar-scrape my face off the ground
and bring me down

outside this home lie wolves that hide inside sheep's clothes
they sense their own
and their claws are scraping at my door

in hazy days of self-unknowning
shut it out, the fangs are showing
these times unsure like yes/no/maybe
speak to me like silent movies

outside this home lie wolves that hide inside sheep's clothes
they sense their own
and me and them are me alone

outside this home lie wolves that hide inside sheep's clothes
they sense their own
and me and them are me alone
Track Name: Humanic Depreciation
and i reserve the right to change
find myself on the run again
we dig our heels in, hanging on
i know you'll miss it when it's gone
we'll cut down forests for the trees
we're bathing in the entropy

and in time this can be resolved
to find the strength to unevolve
blood sugar never tasted sweet
the theory never felt complete
Track Name: Dylan
acting in dishonesty, you hold the pen and dare to rewrite history
and we were so undirectional, but you charted paths on the palms of your hands long ago

the last remaining truth, the last soul in the room
a nightmare to subdue, i'll find myself anew

letters stick like turpentine, forming into phrases fractured by design
served up on the thinnest plates, the slightest breeze would make them all disintegrate

in hieroglyphic code, with keys carved out of stone
a negative in space, i know something you don't