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don't you know who you are?
call me the dream operator
headphone zone narrator
caretaker on you journey to the infinite
spittin' only views you can use to your benefit
close your eyes tightly and you'll realize
we might be the unlikely candidates to animate the unliving
getting spirited away
sights set for all those who've gone astray
i imagine looking off into the distance
vividly envisioning the points where i stand
mic in hand
contemplating, debating, deciding
narrowly missing when not colliding with the world of the listener
or at least that's the goal
master of a chaotic control
calculated, a thinking man's poet
reminder of the truth 'cause you already know it

i wish that i could keep it simple
throwaway lyrics over basic instrumental
but i've got a gag reflex
Ludovico technique
a real horrorshow presentation of the flow
i don't know much, but i know we've gotta do it on our own
genius stands alone against the idiot wind
some bend to break in the process
and their translation lost this
call it dumb luck, but we struck a strange chord
and left the evidence of a resonant fragment of sound creation
music that'll seal the deal for the hip-hop nation
handshake followed by and earthquake
the type that those underground sounds can make
we are now qualified to do it all
cause we've done so much with so little for all y'all

like water finds comfort in a river
pens find comfort in the words i deliver
it's the beautiful lie
playing by the rules nowadays is enough to get by
sometimes rules can resemble a sling
so flexible is the state of mind one should bring
the magnetic king
very few individuals truly do their own thing
yet and still some strive to stand out
and strive to find foundation in a handout
playing life like it's already been planned out
means you killed that dream before it ever panned out
that creates a man of constant sorrow
a man whose vision can't stretch past tomorrow
a life that in essence is lived lifeless
visionary leaders won't emerge like this
and i'm quite pissed
tired of it all
countless individuals have issued the call
i issue a reason to stand tall
one who's seen it all sees in the long haul
that we've gotta keep pushing, just keep it moving
tune yourself in to what life's already doing
'cause it's so hard searching for reception
when you're placed in the middle of a grand deception
the present still mocks the goodhearted young man
who is focused on the task at hand
and won't stop 'til it's easy for all to understand that
our self-imposed stress isn't part of the plan
just let us in your head
let us create where your thoughts have been bred
let us hit you with the simple accidental remedy
that we placed within the instrumental


from .​.​.​less is no more, released January 1, 2000
written by Chief
produced by The Ill Mathematical


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Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice Austin, Texas

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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