Paeans to Extrema

by Holistic Wellness

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Recorded December 2015- January 2016 in Pullman, WA

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released January 26, 2016

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Track Name: There's No One New Around You
Never sustained a right hook to the temple
Never shambled around town as a crust punk
Never repaired masonry atop a scaffold
Never homesick, never traveled
Never trawled the bottom and pulled up bycatch
Never buried a child as a result of mosquito
Never hauled contaminated water back to your village
Never defenestrated, never pillaged
Never bit nails until they bled
Never threatened to shoot your spouse
Never lifted cash from the till
Never cooked rice, never grilled
Never cut a hole in a border fence
Never fingerblasted a tight wet cunt
Never doubted transubstantiation
Never disheveled, never clean-shaven
Never first chair violin
Never challenged the chain of command
Never locked in a garment factory
Never disabled, never poached ivory
Never had to submit to put food on the table
Never understood the essence of art
Never recognized value in ugly speech
Never postured, never kept receipts
Never walked a mile in another's sandals
Never gazed through the breach with another's lens
Never prostrated, never promised, never forsook
Never got a chance to practice landing that right hook
Track Name: Interior Ones
Upon viewing the anima for the first time
A wretched thin hand pulls you by the wayside
It thinks it knows you, it thinks it knows you
It thinks it knows you and there's blood to spill
It thinks it knows you, it thinks it knows you
It remembers all the cruelty in your heart with no chill

Carved out your amygdala
Not particularly interested in that
Replaced with something better
Not particularly interested in that
The dreaming drains your stamina
Not particularly interested in that
Wasted time and couched in vendetta
Not particularly interested in that

Upon subsequent views of the anima, beyond within
Tapestries of light burst from form constants and mangled skin
It thinks it knows you, it thinks it knows you
It thinks it knows you and there's blood to spill
It thinks it knows you, it thinks it knows you
It remembers all the cruelty in your heart with no chill

Carved out your amygdala
Not particularly interested in that
Replaced with something better
Not particularly interested in that
The dreaming drains your stamina
Not particularly interested in that
Wasted time and couched in vendetta
Not particularly interested in that

And at the end, a final view of the anima to which I belong
The moment of death, I join, I've always been
Tapped into the logos of the infinite undersong
It thinks it knows you, it thinks it knows you
It thinks it knows you and there's blood to spill
It thinks it knows you, it thinks it knows you
It remembers all the cruelty in your heart with no chill

Carved out your amygdala
Not particularly interested in that
Replaced with something better
Not particularly interested in that
The dreaming drains your stamina
Not particularly interested in that
Wasted time and couched in vendetta
Not particularly interested in that
Track Name: Considerate Interstices
Contact the star grid give regards to my favorites
Then beseech them for guidance sorry to be such a nuisance
Contact the star grid put that piece of citrine in your hand
Grasp it until it starts to choke then ask it where it's been
Contact the star grid stood upon fevered shoulders
Strayed away from Mammon now tracing agates in boulders
Contact the star grid whispered, yet it moves
Paced around my office as masters tend to do

Contact the star grid no one's heard from me in months
I owe an explanation but a three-word text seems enough
Contact the star grid I hear cheering nearby
An apocalyptic raga against a punishing sky
Contact the star grid pull the Akashic record
Call up all the charlatans leave no crystal unturned
Contact the star grid just in time for the crunch
When the punks became mystics well, up the mystic punks...?

Contact the star grid whispered, yet it moves
Paced around my office as masters tend to do
Contact the star grid stood upon fevered shoulders
Strayed away from Mammon now tracing agates in boulders
Contact the star grid put that piece of citrine in your hand
Grasp it until it starts to choke then ask it where it's been
Contact the star grid give regards to my favorites
Then beseech them for guidance sorry to be such a nuisance
Track Name: While You Were Away...
Had a breakthrough, was astonished
Repeal the statute, drank the solvent
Transportation to the surgeon
Put me under, tongued my fillings
Had a holy fucking mission
Repeal the fucking constitution
Can't imagine

Honor is its own reward
Living dying by the sword
Evil feeds upon itself
I'm happy that you came to help
No holy word, no holy word
Not for you, my friend, no holy word
Repeal the immaculate conception
Repeal the resurrection

Had a breakthrough, was tremendous
Then a day-drunk now a parrot
Repetition of the scripture
Farm to table, guns to butter
Had a holy fucking mission
Repeal the fucking constitution
Can't imagine

Honor is its own reward
Living dying by the sword
Evil feeds upon itself
I'm happy that you came to help
No holy word, no holy word
Not for you, my friend, no holy word
Repeal the immaculate conception
Repeal the resurrection