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Names For An Unknown Soldier

from Manifest Station by Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice + Lo Phi

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there goes the power again
am i living in the red
or am i in over my head?
letterhead walls
and bars of red tape
scraping away in the search for daylight
Soledad Brother on a slippery slope
word from the drum is
'give 'em enough rope
and it's a done deal'
the stealer's wheel
stuck In the middle
despite how you feel about those around you
there are no judgements here
with punishments so severe
how does one know to read
the writing on the wall
when they don't recognize it as writing at all
Catch-22 that's growing like grass
with the mass appeal
and i feel it all
the next in line
to become completely unstuck in time
slaughterhouse six
digging in my bag of tricks
for an option
use caution or fix the problem?
pay me now or pay me later
basically pay me anytime i please
feed the beast
or feel varying degrees of pain
snap back
get your thinking on track
trust me
we will soon reach the black
and paint the black hole
blacker than it's ever been
spoonfuls for a ton of bad medicine
administered like frontline attack
proper protocol
is putting backs to the wall
making you feel small by comparison
foundation infiltration
with the fine print lettering
destabilized the sediment
they again, these predators are veterans

no one speaks English
everything's broken
not a token of sentimentality attached
stitches without time constraint
I've anticipated getting acquainted
to a simplify or die existence
resurrection in an impressive instant
all paths are least resistant
'cause they are submissive
to my advancement
perchance to dream
it's wanderlust for an organic regime
grew up natural
and did it so casually cruel
so for you i'll play the fool
if that will get me over
what a sobering notion
ferocious imposing visions of an implosion
the usual devotion
dedicated like Funkdoobiest
while these other lunatics
act all dubious
way too numerous to be singled out
so they just mingle about unattended
like an inmate mutiny
at the asylum
if those walls could speak
i'm sure that they'd stay silent
for fear of a violent rejection
logical defects
discovered during close inspection
so they crumble under the pressure
these ghosts tonight
hide in the dead weather
i grow older
as i fall into my role of
the unknown soldier of fortune
amongst these fortunate sons
allowed to run wild
everyday cats don't
lead a deStijl type of lifestyle
there are no straight lines
when god drops in
with the intelligent design
clearly if we are engineered constructions
Lo Phi and i are limited production


from Manifest Station, released August 8, 2014
produced by Lo Phi
written by Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice


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Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice
:: mc : dj : producer : artist ::

A wordsmith with the heart of a poet and the head of a broadcast journalist. A DJ who is not afraid to venture outside of the norm. A producer with a different vocabulary of influences, and no fear whatsoever about embracing them. An artist searching for the link between the palette and the pixel. ... more

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