Downtime

by Dual Core

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Ryan C. What a way to come back. This album is a different tone than previous albums but I absolutely love how real and personal the lyrics are. Int 80 drops some heavy personal stuff on the tracks and only provided me with more to identify with.

C64's beat work on this is just phenomenal. Sets the atmosphere perfect.

Don't pass on this album.
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Giev Fowler One more ladder goat, another clappin' ass trapper. One more Bichael, yes waiter I'll have the Red Snapper. Favorite track: Another Chapter.
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Ziggy The wait was worth every minute of this album I love it. Thank you Favorite track: Downtime.
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about

This album was completed in December 2017, and created in the 5 years downtime since 2012's 'All The Things'. A period during which int eighty and c64 toured together, played shows around the world, and experienced numerous ups and downs in their personal lives. All whilst witnessing the world change in unusual ways.

Album progress was intermittent, with sporadic bursts of inspiration and creativity. Many of the final tracks started to take shape around 2016-2017 (partially due to a threat of shaving int eighty's mustache if the album wasn't complete by the year's end).

'Downtime' is intended largely as a lyrical and instrumental exploration of the highs and lows experienced during this time period, with reflections on the pressures of life and battles of the mind. We delve into the deeper reaches of c64 and eighty's collective consciousness...as they make sounds with computers and shout into microphones.

If you don't care about the artsy nonsense above, rest assured, there may be catchy hooks, head-nodding beats, and occasional computer references! Plus you can probably dance to some of it! Or sway awkwardly!

TLDR version; we put a lot into it and hope you enjoy :)

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released December 24, 2017

Created by Dual Core.
Produced & mixed by c64.
Lyrics & vocals by int eighty.

Tracks 9 and 16 feature guest vocals from our friends Tribe One (tribeone.bandcamp.com) and Sulfur (sulfur.bandcamp.com).

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Track Name: Downtime
[Verse 1]

Picking up from setbacks, once again returning
A disappointing saga from an optimistic journey

Resuming out of hibernate, the power got restored
Building up the bravery to finally hit record

Hesitant, reluctant, unsure if I can cut it
Hit a wall and then I stalled thus becoming unproductive

Plus I wasn't having luck with, really much of anything
Empty lacking meaning, now reflection getting menacing

Can't express these issues, what if someone overhears
Overcoming challenges to understand them clear

Afraid of facing failure, any move could bring it near
But this lack of forward motion just solidifies the fear

System state corrupted but can't revert the snapshot
A silent silhouette against a solitary backdrop

Abandoned what I have and just focused on the have-not
Lock myself away but I'd probably pick the padlock


[Verse 2]

Finally unplugged from the storm that I had weathered
Crumbled under pressure, put the statement on the record

Lacking any effort, got the madness but no method
Sad and introspective, feeling ever disconnected

Now I'm writing past the margin, hardened, charging from the sidelines
Just invert the five nines, seemed a couple lifetimes

Labelled AFK inactivity displayed
Returning to the stage after having been away

Sick and tired of these single wires, feeling uninspired
The music's undesired but too young to just retire

And I’d never walk away from opportunity for higher
Elevating my community of peers that I admire

Decoded and I’m cold, an alone defeated rhymer
Back myself into this corner, need it warmer, seeking fire

Eroding at my soul to decrypt this weakened cipher
Coming up from downtime but feeling so expired


[Verse 3]

Despite the homecoming, I don't think it's run its course
This is weakness in a story, not a path to be endorsed

Even present day with regrets and this remorse
The fear of failure holding, still imposing quite a force

Afraid that I would ruin any legacy in music
Any other reasons said were really just excuses

Surrounded now in doubt getting blasted with confusion
Success and being fearless seeming mutually exclusive

The only path is forward, rarely looking back instead
Learning from the past, but still focusing ahead

Distant and withdrawn, felt like hanging by a thread
But I just couldn't let it go, though, no matter what was said

Tired of being out of it, clearing out these outages
Regular Expressions 'cause I’m finished with the counterfeits

Excited for the rise so don't tell me bring it down a bit
Finished with my downtime, consider this a power trip
Track Name: Regular Expressions
[Verse 1]

Troubled youth, troubled past where our story begins
Looking back, know the facts, so recorded for him

With this anger that’s rotted out a portion within
So he’s hoping that there’s more at his core than a sin

Now everybody’s saying it’s important to win
So that’s making all mistakes feel like torture to him

Slipping even further let the normal rescind
And he doesn’t need a reason ‘cause he’s more than convinced

Built from the ground up on errors
Torn down even lower from his failures

Seeing no way out so he keeps it inside
Now it’s growing, getting potent while it weakens his pride

Facing situations got him seeking to hide
Turning everything to stalemates, can’t even decide

Pushing to the edge til we reach a divide
The only question that he’s asking why he’s even alive


[Chorus]

One statement, no questions
Put your fist up for your Regular Expressions

One statement, no questions
Put your fist up for your Regular Expressions


[Verse 2]

No clear escape from this rut that he's in
Where everyone around looks for something to skim

It's the same old same but there must be a win
And he can't stop ignoring all this hunger within

With each day that passes the seal is more broken
Plus the intensity's just getting more potent

Overflowing with emotions and he has no way to show them
Plus he has nowhere to stow them and the load is only growing

So he, stepped to the stage with his weapon and aimed - get it
A fresh page full of venom and rage - let it

Empty and drain all the stress and the pain - said it
Pumping the strain through his head and his veins - medic

Gotta grow so he’s giving away
Finally found a channel and it’s ready to play

Delivering the man to stand before you today
With the regular expression that he’s wanted to say


[Chorus]

One statement, no questions
Put your fist up for your Regular Expressions

One statement, no questions
Put your fist up for your Regular Expressions


[Verse 3]

Armed with his energy, it’s battle again
Equipped all his items with a pad and his pen

Got a long storied road with a path to descend
‘cause perfect’s only worth it if you practice to win

Finding only lyrics in relieving the charge
The feelings start receding still believing it's large

Hands on deck but he's keeping his cards
'cause he'd blast it into orbit if he reached for the stars

Insults, doubt, blame -- he’s feeling these scars
And now they’re all compounding like there’s evil at large

Every line so cathartic when he’s screaming these bars
With a force to be reckoned put the people in charge

Came to understand it’s about what he shares
Since he needs it like we breathe it coming out of the air

From the stage what he sees in the crowd when he stares
Is a sea full of people with their fist in the air


[Chorus]

One statement, no questions
Put your fist up for your Regular Expressions

One statement, no questions
Put your fist up for your Regular Expressions
Track Name: Grey Skies
[Intro verse]

This time lapse impasse keeping it unethical
Stalled in all direction, restrained by hypotheticals

Imprisoned how I felt forced the sentence on myself
Waiting isolated in this solitary cell


[Chorus]

From an internal wall that’s delaying every task
This grey sky’s a blue screen, bracing for the crash

Reality is different, covered by this mask
I see no looking past with this shadow overcast

Face the truth, but we can't so we make lies
Take pride, and leave that doubt by the wayside

"Drop a match in the clouds and watch the flames rise"
"Fire water falling from these grey skies"


[Verse 1]

Trapped beneath a grey sky feeling so uncertain
Self-imposed and nervous, over and it’s curtains

Thoughts of any subject seem to amplify the consequence
Seeking a solution, all I really need is confidence

Wishing for decision like I'm faced with no delay
Second-guessing second guesses up until they go away

Still I can’t release even though I know it’s vain
‘cause the slightest imperfection always drives me so insane

Writing lyrics, writing code, I'm just hoping that it flows
Just a function or a verse want to do it with the pros(e)

Think about longevity, to never be disposed
I always want acceptance, you know just how it goes

Forest for the trees, see the sky for the clouds
There’s a maze in this haze and I'm wandering around

Barely floating in this storm, I'm clutching to the sound
Feel I'm ‘bout to drown from this torrent raining down

Keeping things adrift, but look who’s at the helm
This ship’s about to capsize, I'm feeling overwhelmed

Failure faces everyone, teachers and the students
Plus I know I'm capable and tell myself to do it

Show and then improve it so I did and took it up
Compromise is fine but how good is good enough?

Awaiting motivation from a dozen other mottos
I just need a path, someone tell me what to follow


[Chorus]

From an internal wall that’s delaying every task
This grey sky’s a blue screen, bracing for the crash

Reality is different, covered by this mask
I see no looking past with this shadow overcast

Face the truth, but we can't so we make lies
Take pride, and leave that doubt by the wayside

"Drop a match in the clouds and watch the flames rise"
"Fire water falling from these grey skies"


[Verse 2]

Rain clouds break down my cardboard wall of sound
Wishing it would clear but it's all around and how

Deep can I fall, seems there's no letting up
Pressed against the pavement to prevent getting up

Recessed into the basement, need to step it up
Affliction or addiction, I can never get enough

Fear of the success got me working under pressure
Plotting possibilities beyond what I can measure

Call it over-engineered, impossibly prepared
Til I'm standing still in place on an endless flight of stairs

And everything spins out, worse than I’d imagined
Terrified of failure even though I make it happen

Looking in the mirror and upset at what’s inside
Always been my biggest critic, it’s the only way I thrive

It’s a mix of good and bad so I take it all in stride
Gotta live it up, otherwise it’s just survive


[Outro]

An antiquated backlash to those that would control me
Jumping up on stage 'til the rhythm couldn't hold me

Ushered in an era, kept it classic feeling lonely
Never leave me only love me tell me you're my one and only

All I’ve got is my word and my code and my flow
If you're taking this away then there's nowhere else to go

We cultivate it, seed it, and we got to watch it grow
Even though it all accelerates we meant to take it slow

Feared we couldn't make it, scared of empty shows
But pushing past your limits is the only way to know

Praying to the past, waiting, tell me when to go
Rise above the clouds, pause and check to look below

Searching for a challenge I was ready blow for blow
So we got up in its face, and we're standing toe to toe

Measuring ourselves, won't compare to so and so
Arriving from the future, we are here to overthrow
Track Name: But It Wasn't
[Verse 1]

Thought it was on but it wasn’t (it wasn't)
She wanted to invest but she didn’t have the budget

I was doubtful, but no regrets for trusted
Countless wouldn’t count the amounts that I’ve adjusted

A whole different vocab, spoken though it’s clean
Seeming unfamiliar, awoken from a dream

Wouldn’t even go back, chosen for the team
The moment might be Kodak but we know what it would mean

It was; clear as day, now settling in haze
Searching for a way, this perpetual of maze

And eventually it fades with lacklustre urgency
As the ground rebuilds with more certainty

Wounds heal, even 3rd degree
Forgetting things that made her her to me

Dissipating back in a swirl of dreams
Now she’s, like the rest of the world I see


[Chorus]

This is life, full of unknowns
Making our way on the path we chose

Sometimes smooth, sometimes rugged
Sometimes nice even though it really wasn’t

This is life, full of unknowns
Taking our place on the path that we chose

Sometimes smooth, sometimes rugged
Thought it was on but it wasn’t


[Verse 2]

Finishing my purge I was feeling disinfected
Fresh and introspective so we almost reconnected

My major fail with females, it left me so dejected
Looking back at these trails, none were this perfected

And we still email, like nothing really happened
Message in my inbox a sentiment collapses

Featherweight. I know you're great but pray tell
Try my best to fake well barely on these eggshells

Moving on was the first of these challenges
All along falling way below the averages

You made me what you hated, tipping all my balances
Well no you weren’t the cause, but most certainly the catalyst

My body wanted out but my mind was full of avarice
To toughen up my soul I’ve covered it in callouses

I took it all in, I took it all in stride
Held in all inside now I’m emptying the ballastes


[Chorus]

This is life, full of unknowns
Making our way on the path we chose

Sometimes smooth, sometimes rugged
Sometimes nice even though it really wasn’t

This is life, full of unknowns
Taking our place on the path that we chose

Sometimes smooth, sometimes rugged
Thought it was on but it wasn’t


[Verse 3]

On to the next gen, realized it sober
Figured out the closure understanding it was over

Timing's silver lining finding sweet inside the sour
Supported by a new source powering my hours

Over me, all this history will tower
But I’m done with all my fears, there's no time to be a coward

Last minute tickets as I’m boarding on this Boeing
Flight to LAX so for certain we were knowing

Happy to admit it, I knew that I was falling
Appreciated knowledge, and the things we had in common

You're so evident, clever quick, attractive
Planning for your path with a whole barrage of tactics

Studious with insight, thought we'd be a team
The perfect blend of qualities, something from a dream

Visits long distance, I really hadn't tried it
But it was theoretical, couldn't quite apply it


[Chorus]

This is life, full of unknowns
Making our way on the path we chose

Sometimes smooth, sometimes rugged
Sometimes nice even though it really wasn’t

This is life, full of unknowns
Taking our place on the path that we chose

Sometimes smooth, sometimes rugged
Thought it was on but it wasn’t


[Verse 4]

Despite how it sounds, I’ve been feeling down – sacked
Plenty rebounds, but never bounced back

Come around? This is after that fact
Take you back? We've been down that path

Tell the truth of, I don't see a future
In any of my past so it's time for me to move up

That's it? No more need for proof of
That quick? Not just Saiyan but I’m Super

Last trip hot seat, no more of this pan fried
Rest in peace, David, back there is where that man died

Overwhelmingly it's the truth by a landslide
Nothing I can do, defeated with my hands tied

Fake it 'til I make it like a weather storm
Granted never take it metamorph into a better form

Learning from mistakes you can measure me
Nothing is for certain, let's go ahead and see


[Chorus]

This is life, full of unknowns
Making our way on the path we chose

Sometimes smooth, sometimes rugged
Sometimes nice even though it really wasn’t

This is life, full of unknowns
Taking our place on the path that we chose

Sometimes smooth, sometimes rugged
Track Name: College Days
[Verse 1]

My college days had a lot of rage on the page
Anxiety was commonplace, nervous just to rock a stage

Couldn’t even concentrate, wasn’t making honor grades
Bit off more than chewable and put another on my plate

Life full in front of me, but stop and wait, contemplate
Neither felt like options for the way that I would operate

A tireless pursuit ‘cause I want a place among the greats
Started rocking parties giving all it takes I’m on the way

Living room fists pumping, hits bumping out the system
Record spinning, DJ cutting mixing, feel the rhythm

Inspired finding freedom, need delivered from this prison
The vibe was so alive definition of us living

Cook a verse, put in work, with a preface to my ethic
I’m only giving substance you can find in every message

Tireless in effort spitting cadence 'til I’m breathless
Every moment precious, check it, energy infectious


[Chorus]

We take it back, we take it back
We take it back to the good old days

We take it back, we take it back
We take it back to the good old days

We bring it back, we bring it back
We bring it back like the good old days

We bring it back, we bring it back
We bring it back like the good old days


[Verse 2]

You ever had the feeling you won’t make it up the mountain?
Watching stress pile up continuous compounding

Rat racing, back breaking, life is such a killer
Underpaid and overworked, the story so familiar

Forty hour student plus this call center overtime
Had to toe the line, but my growing strides were stepping up to coincide

Open wide, stretching whole divides
For the moment when the flow aligns, roll the dice, I know it’s time

Debt possessor pressing just to meet a monthly quota
Hit the books for credit, steady seeking this diploma

Barely rolling day to day while idling my motor
Inching closer to the precipice without it going over

Journalling my consequence, all indents are common sense
Letters to the editor, I’m saving all the documents

Easing up the burden, current burning through the conduit
Music making balance paying homage to the monument


[Chorus]

We take it back, we take it back
We take it back to the good old days

We take it back, we take it back
We take it back to the good old days

We bring it back, we bring it back
We bring it back like the good old days

We bring it back, we bring it back
We bring it back like the good old days


[Verse 3]

Still enrolled so my syllables are higher learning
Fire burning, pushing got me writing in a fury

Bracing feeling tighter every time the wire turning
Eternally discerning destination or the journey

Treadmill extended had me disobeying loiter signs
Dreams pacing out the clock, pray there’s no destroying mine

Toiled 'til it’s endless so my seeds had probably soiled fine
Expected just to walk off stage to unemployment lines

Feels like it was yesterday, such a clairvoyant time
Annoying and avoiding the entitlement of royal minds

Blood raising to a boil nearly went and spoiled mine
Shooting to the top like these Tesla coil climbs

Bigger stage, still I’m in a rage, ain’t no way to heal it
Emotions are conveyed so now everybody feel it

Finally prevailed after years of fighting strong
Worried I’d forget, so I had to write this song


[Chorus]

We take it back, we take it back
We take it back to the good old days

We take it back, we take it back
We take it back to the good old days

We bring it back, we bring it back
We bring it back like the good old days

We bring it back, we bring it back
We bring it back like the good old days
Track Name: For Aaron
[Verse 1]

When I was sixteen, I knew I'd go to jail
Cause I wrote my first program for hacking into mail

Didn't even use it, no amount of malice
I was learning how to code, it was all about the challenge

Up until that point, I was trying to find a balance
Parents fully hoping I'd been chosen for a talent

Life feeling blurry, but no one ever noticed
I was always wide-eyed but couldn't ever focus

And it was at that moment, awoken to this dream
Face all aglow with my code up on the screen

In the same vein ashamed that this was all illegal
Just the letter of the law cause my spirit wasn't evil

Things sharpened up, at last I had my vision
But IT security wasn't even a position

Blind to decision, I didn't have a say
Finally find what I'm given, I can't let it get away


[Verse 2]

If I weren't a hacker, I would feel afraid
From the way that the media has put them on display

Regardless of the matter, that's what people say
But wait I am a hacker, sorta feel betrayed

Yeah an aloof kid, always said my two bits
Living for this learning from the joy and the amusement

Security's a mindset, and though it's been eluded
We like to find a problem, solve it and improve it

The only part that's foolish, is the asymmetric recourse
Like put ourselves through enormous fights and got a divorce

(Let it go) and now we're out here drowning
Desperately reaching just to pull ourselves out and

Defenseless, feeling marked and being counted
We're just tinkerers, makers, outnumbered and surrounded

I can't speak for everyone, but feel it's safe to say
That never should a researcher be treated in this way

[Verse 3]

2010, the beginning of the end
I can feel my heart drop, don't let it go again

From the hand that was dealt, you’ve gotta play your cards
How far would you take it? Don’t take it too hard

On January 11th, 2013
We lost one of the brightest minds that ever dared to dream

To be honest, I'm so angered and disturbed
Victim of a system, but you lived by your word

Betrayed by an act whose billings really aren't that clear
And gets more outdated as we age another year

The world lost a man who defended open speech
Then suffered at the hands of prosecution overreach

Before we lose another, there’s time to stop the bleeding
Please, can we finally get the changes we've been needing

So many questions caused the statement we’re declaring
We had to tell the world, this one is for Aaron.
Track Name: Everything Is Alright
[Intro]

“It's hard acting like everything is alright” (x8)


[Verse 1]

(It's hard) acting like everything ain’t going terribly
Showing off my strengths when I need someone to carry me

Looking for a kickstart, the crowd fund a charity
The more get poorer as we widen the disparity

My friend took a second job waiting on his stock to vest
'cause full time in tech ain't enough to pay the cost of rent

Stress comes with consequence, asked if he’s exhausted yet
The bubble’s gonna burst and it’s weighing on his consciousness

Heavy on his mind from the people he's been walking past
Every day to work, then at night when he comes walking back

They wonder why the market's on the verge about to burn and crash
'cause unemployed's the standard for majority of working class

I'm struggling for words just to proper fill these pages
Meanwhile my friend's grinding every night for wages

Monday through to Sunday, burning hours every night
Still he manages a smile fronting everything's alright


[Chorus]

“It's hard acting like everything is alright” (x4)

The newspaper writes – “things will never be the same”
The radio describes – “it'll end with bang bang”

The television cites – “life is like a dice game”
And it’s hard acting like everything is alright


[Verse 2]

Another day of strain, feeling drained is now the trend
Scraping by’s the way of life, worried for my friend

Stiffed him on his raise, plus they hiked his rent again
All this got him feeling trapped, wondering when this sentence ends

Started out with bright eyes, ready for the ride
Eventually becoming numb, feeling dead inside

It’s hard acting like everything is alive
With a city full of homelessness struggling to survive

The bay is in decay once you step outside your door
Building up these skyscrapers, can’t afford the floor

Sprint in different paths, think they need a semaphore
Watch it get more lavish while it’s rotting at the core

This future of uncertainty makes people live in fear
But galas and events getting bigger every year

Meanwhile my friend’s trying to push his code to prod
It’s the second time this week he’s late to his other job


[Chorus]

“It's hard acting like everything is alright” (x4)

The newspaper writes – “things will never be the same”
The radio describes – “it'll end with bang bang”

The television cites – “life is like a dice game”
And it’s hard acting like everything is alright


[Verse 3]

Welcome to this gauntlet of thorns along its axis
In some regard the human race, but even more disastrous

Sharp-spined sweet-centered dream is just a cactus
Growing jobs and lower taxes, ever-promised practice

The top 1% leaving all but one below
Prices rushing up, but income is getting slow

My friend about to drown, can’t swim against the flow
Barely treading water, second job let him go

Realized the struggle keeping pace with all the higher rent
Leadership starts to wonder where all the desire went

Drawing on the savings that’s intended for retirement
Selling off his future just maintaining his environment

Catch us living fast while the sun is setting slow
Tomorrow shadow’s grow just to keep the status quo

Word to E-40, gotta Tell Me When To Go
The boom becomes a bust. How or when, you never know


[Chorus]

“It's hard acting like everything is alright” (x4)

The newspaper writes – “things will never be the same”
The radio describes – “it'll end with bang bang”

The television cites – “life is like a dice game”
And it’s hard acting like everything is alright
Track Name: Apex Predator / featuring Tribe One
[Verse 1]

(int eighty)
Welcome to the present ‘cause there will not be a later
Topographic anti-savior burning forests by the acre

Justified in every right given their behavior
You could label me destructive but I’d say it’s in my nature

Awakened and I'm angered putting villages in danger
While I'm pillaging these strangers sending villains to their maker

Run in constant time as I find your nearest neighbor
So refer to me as major redefining nomenclature

(Tribe One)
Find me climbing over skyscrapers
Swatting fighter pilots like their flying folded line paper

Firing eye lasers that reflect from off the side of a knife blade
Leaving ninety storey high spires lying sideways

A giant primate with the mind of a wise sage
Combined by a dinosaur that survived through the ice age

You wouldn’t like me when I fly in a blind rage
Until the world map is looking like a blank white page

(int eighty)
Turning everything to live bait, plus we run the gamut
Dominate across your campus, also any other planet

Try to understand it, give a range and we will span it
Let them take their chances then we realign the canvas

FEMA couldn’t manage ever lost within our presence
Tackle topics with aggression catastrophic with intention

Welcome to the era where you hope for second place
Destruction is inherent and the mayhem never waits

(Tribe One)
Fangs penetrating heavy metal plates
Record breaking devastation over twenty seven states

You never get an escape you can pray but it’s never safe
And any limb or head you sever then regenerates

A new frame rearranged to produce pain
I never had a loose tooth I just grew fangs

Consuming butane spewing blue flame
I'm getting used to the view from the top of the food chain


[Verse 2]

(Tribe One)
Welcome to the present, the future isn’t happening
There’s only ashes in the backdraft of a dragon’s flapping wings

Decimating acres on the way to reach a destination later
I don’t need a trail of crumbs when every step creates a crater

I can’t be stopped the only option is to not resist
I’m a walking obelisk with cinder blocks for fists

You wonder what I want I thought it’s obvious
To cancel the cancellation of the apocalypse

(int eighty)
Documents from novelists and archaeologists
Won’t uncover any origins before the comet hits

With an impact that would cause a plot to twist
The planet’s spinning to oblivion without an option off of it

Never hesitating, devastating 'til we’re out of fuel
Levitate and defenestrate at any altitude

Destruction increasing 'til the landscape’s out of view
Decimate the infrastructure, water, and the power too

(Tribe One)
I can chop a mountain down and use the edge of my hand as a blade
To brandish and banish anything that stands in my way

I’m bringing panic and famine and plague
There’s not a man, not a cannon brigade that could handle my animal rage

I’m the last of a breed the lone survivor of the species
If I ever find a rival I go genocidal clean sweep

My mind inclined a charging rhino with a mean streak
Apex predator and I don’t even eat meat

(int eighty)
Mythologies will repeat the number of fatalities
Collapsing at a speed to change the orbit of a galaxy

A magnitude of order fast surpassing atrophy
This event horizon rising and consuming drastically

It’s dire, this requires all the savage you can muster
After laughter comes the hunger so just gather all your hunters

Applauding atom bombings hear the clap and feel the thunder
As we seal and then reveal the last disaster undiscovered
Track Name: ShowerCon
[Verse 1]

Welcome to the party, everybody far and near
Drinks start pouring, everybody start to cheer

See what we have here, is a reason to facilitate
A room full of friends, everybody want to celebrate

Step 1, acquire a line-up inspired
by your finest refreshments, a minor investment

Don’t sweat it, won’t retire with questions
Or desires you left without a prior assessment

Step 2: make sure everyone’s invited
Instagram, Twitter, all our followers united

Snapchat hashtags are gonna be a riot
Facebook event, don’t dare set it to private

Step 3: add some lighting, make it vibrant
Turn the music up to the opposite of quiet

This is the event that’ll always be admired
Oh, forgot to mention, attire not required


[Chorus]

ShowerCon! We gon’ party while the power’s on
ShowerCon! Everybody got to bounce along

ShowerCon! Leaving every dry towel gone
ShowerCon! 9000 with the scouter on

ShowerCon! We’ll be proving every doubter wrong
ShowerCon! Yeah we had to make a louder song

ShowerCon! The scene so amazing
With them hands like raisin' from a 24 hour long


[Verse 2]

Clothes off, skivvies out, showing off what’s under that
Butts out the back like a cluster full of plumber cracks

Hot waterfalls from the faucet, make a puddle splash
Steam rising fast like a thunder cloud of mustard gas

Bottles pouring out out the bottom of the duffel bag
Moving up the bar from our freshman year of undergrad

Best of the best, upper upper upper upper half
Couples want to cuddle, and they’re covered up in bubble bath

Suffering succotash, living up our prime
Dying with regrets? We’re not guilty of the crime

Heating up fast, thermostat watch it climb
Water works working putting hours in for overtime

Memories stored in the same frame of mind
I told you that this thing would be one of a kind

It’s beach party, pool party, block party combined
The only thing missing is a WET FLOOR sign


[Chorus]

ShowerCon! We gon’ party while the power’s on
ShowerCon! Everybody got to bounce along

ShowerCon! Leaving every dry towel gone
ShowerCon! 9000 with the scouter on

ShowerCon! We’ll be proving every doubter wrong
ShowerCon! Yeah we had to make a louder song

ShowerCon! The scene so amazing
With them hands like raisin' from a 24 hour long


[Scratched vocals]
Track Name: Insane
[Intro x2]
“Drives me so insane, drives me so insane
Always drives me so, drives me so insane”

[Verse]

This song is a thank you for the time waste, for the laps that you added on to my race
For the chores that you gave me more helping yourself to create a pile-up on to my plate

For prioritizing your needs over mine wait, to slow the growth of my mindstate
That’s life, when you think you gotta get it right, then ignite, fight put a spike in the crime rate

When being right is what’s wrong, I’ve lived this life for too long
Strange enough, gotta change it up, it’s time for me to move on

Can it be, the meetings for planning the plan to meet are just vanity
Candidly, it’d be better if we could just cancel these, ‘cause they make me want to drink anti-freeze

And spew profanity, making me intolerable to all my huge family
More of that insanity exploring every channel please deplorably a little bit mechanically with

Everybody panicking, manic from the pandering, ruining the truth in the way we view humanity
Breathless and killing and tempting and thrilling and ready and willing 'til I lose my sanity

Choosing for wellness, it’s so confusing, proving my mental health it’s so alluding
Removing the options from humans just rotten gotta talk us off the ledge from the edge of consuming

Somewhere in there’s the terror of health care wrapped inside an insurance quote
Entangled you with burn-out, strangled just to watch your endurance choke

Urine soaked brick top sidewalks piled off with life locked homeless motionless
Like striked off in white chalk that you wanna just wipe off

This unrealistic sadistic complicit has twisted experience into statistics
Not long 'til I’m gone and won’t say that I miss it in making decisions to pray for forgiveness

Scraping by, chasing another day 8 to 5, while I fake alive
Had to get this car just to get me to my job making payments for the car just to make this drive

Living addiction this way of life, if I gotta run it back then I’ll say it twice
Society’s a debt to claim with a price to pay so I pay the price


[Chorus – repeat to fade]
“Drives me so insane, drives me so insane
Always drives me so, drives me so insane”
Track Name: Be Okay
[Verse 1]

It’s one step forward, and two steps back
In this maze gotta find a way through intact

Yeah life comes you, who knew it’s this fast
On this one impasse gotta make an impact

Distracted by dissatisfaction
Recursive, my purpose in life is still lacking

Time passing, my mind is whip-lashing
Misguidance killed the fire in this, of this passion

Dig a track on a path to be discovered
Wishing for a clean route but oh it’s so cluttered

Submerged in all directions like colors on a mural
The word is “priority”, and know it isn’t plural

Wanna be immortalized, sorta like those ordered 4-quarter guys
Bordering on sure to rise and heavily disorganized

See the play in disarray
Think it then I say, that it’s gonna be okay


[Chorus x2]

Hey hey, it’ll be okay
(Be okay) it’ll be okay

Okay, it’ll be okay
(Be okay) it’ll be okay


[Verse 2]

Watching things spiral, less than desirable
Uphill battles and yet none of them are climbable

All offenses fireable, living check to check
This job is such a mess boss is breathing down my neck

Add a fear of failure, still afraid of success
But we can’t take a rest, I can’t even take a breath

(exhale) need a break from all the stress
So I’m praying for the best like it’s the only option left

Requests for my attention had me super hyperventin'
Pulled in all directions, so I focused my intention

Fear of missing out had me overly extended
Discarded so much madness to overhaul the method

I see it all the time, how we take it day to day
Never will unwind so it never fades away

Embracing what’s essential don’t go back into the fray
All you gotta do is say, that it’s gonna be okay


[Chorus x2]

Hey hey, it’ll be okay
(Be okay) it’ll be okay

Okay, it’ll be okay
(Be okay) it’ll be okay


[Verse 3]

Feeling capped how the peaks have their limits
And the valleys can go low enough to almost feel infinite

Seemingly uneven to the point you want to quit it
My chances disadvantaged starting right from the beginning

Try to save the highlights preventing a delete
Just to see the victories be canceled by defeats

True it hurts, thinking how you knew the worst
Nothing more chaotic than life inside this universe

Still pushing let my talents guide the course
Tried to find a center bringing balance to the force

Anything can change with a catalyst endorsed
Successes outshine overshadow the remorse

Finding any footing feels confusing now instead
You feel like stepping back is needed just to get ahead

An unexpected task, an additional delay
Remember to repeat, that it’s gonna be okay


[Chorus x2]

Hey hey, it’ll be okay
(Be okay) it’ll be okay

Okay, it’ll be okay
(Be okay) it’ll be okay


[Outro ad-libs]
Track Name: Another Chapter
[Verse 1]

"I remember when it all started", something from a dream
Addicted to the black and green letters on my screen

Quicker than my peers, so inherent what it means
A uni student, prudent, coming out at seventeen

Watching code ascend 'til it towers like the Eiffel
Spend my time debugging and they're charging by the cycle

Studying the language so this guide is now my bible
The beauty of the baud dedicated this disciple

The world of the electron, wasn't to be stepped on
Hackers are the future, we're the ones for you to bet on

Fuel to the fire like computers were a chevron
But this is all decades way before I met John

So I let on, knowledge gives to wisdom
Got a job and it pays, and doesn't end in prison

Help secure computers by installing malware in 'em
Hoping they don't twist it turning me into the victim


[Chorus]

One more story, one more hacker
Back to the past when the path got fractured

Sometimes calm, sometimes disaster
“Turn the page and we start another chapter”

Just another story, just another hacker
Just another past, up until it shattered

Sometimes calm, sometimes disaster
“Turn the page and we start another chapter”


[Verse 2]

This white hat collar job saving me my backbone
Just the grind on my mind, seems like I'm half clone

Working for the money, you know how the math goes
Skills run of mill, feeling like I've plateaued

Happy with my job though can't afford a chateau
Could be worse, could've gotten stuck with Castro

Caught a pink slip, slip into the shadows
The fire that's been set inside, lungs are like tobacco

Economic downturn the reason that I'm told
Appeal would a be waste there's no chance that they'd uphold

There's no getting caught watch the scene as it unfolds
Worst case scenario I'm sure to get paroled

Abandoned so I fold, cancelling the show
Handed a la mode, now commanded and controlled

Inject drop cats, cross-site all that
Felon catching shells every time I hear a callback


[Chorus]

One more story, one more hacker
Back to the past when the path got fractured

Sometimes calm, sometimes disaster
“Turn the page and we start another chapter”

Just another story, just another hacker
Just another past, up until it shattered

Sometimes calm, sometimes disaster
“Turn the page and we start another chapter”


[Bridge x2]
“Don't trust anyone”
“Turn the page”


[Verse 3]

Compilers and source always all up on my screen
Internal code, kernel mode, even in my dreams

Eat sleep breath speak writing all the time
Structs loops data types always on my mind

Then it's kicked to the curb, "you're not welcome here today"
But this is what they made so I couldn't walk away

Looking down the road seeing exponential users
Figured I’d invest since computers are the future

Learn from the past so I studied all manoeuvres
Tightened up the OPSEC, patching like it's sutures

Feel I got the short end sharpened with the blade
Minimum in wage while the criminals get paid

Justified the raise compensating and betrayed
Cause fear is too expensive, the cost to be afraid

The dangers of incentive and a motive in the mixture
I'm hearing "farewell", well now there's just Viktor


[Chorus]

One more story, one more hacker
Back to the past when the path got fractured

Sometimes calm, sometimes disaster
“Turn the page and we start another chapter”

Just another story, just another hacker
Just another past, up until it shattered

Sometimes calm, sometimes disaster
“Turn the page and we start another chapter”


[Chopped outro vocals]
Track Name: Urban Explorers / featuring Sulfur
[Verse 1]

(int eighty)
Where to start: what doesn’t kill us makes it tougher
Moving through this concrete jungle like no other

Everything we cover over ground and even under
From an undetected universe that needs to be discovered

Old pubs and taverns, tunnels linked in tandem
Seeking urban caverns that forever been abandoned

Seen the writing on the wall seen the patterns on the tiles
Hieroglyphic styles reminded of X-Files

Seven pins in the lock that’ll open seven dreams
Seven stories, seven continents, crossing seven seas

Exploring every corridor you’d better believe
We’re sprinting to the finish and forever achieve

Climbing fences, drain pipes, but never need a ladder
Ventilation shafts even crawling through the rafters

Motion flips the lights and now everybody scatters
So we’re living for the moment like it doesn’t even matter

Locks will never stop us and these chains could never hold us
Disregarding limits that our teachers always told us

Train tunnels go down, architecture profound
Cities filled with industry remembered now as ghost towns

Empires rise but they always fall
Feel your heartbeat echo off these hallway walls

Ignoring all regrets and the fact that it’s illegal
Seeking out forgiveness in these hollow cathedrals

Visualize the past, transpire their fates
Long forgotten monuments, admire the greats

Walking hospitals, factories, entire estates
Finding time winding down in this tireless race

It’s better than adrenaline the prize that awaits
Got us cutting through the clearing fearing sirens will chase

And running up in gates, and moving quick through pried crates
Making my way on fire escapes


(Sulfur)

Where the dust blankets over the rust
Cracked creaky floors make it hard to trust

And we still bust through the doors, a must
Our minds harboring this wanderlust

Metropolis to city, town to town
Forgotten locations all around

Found the best way to experience a place in your travels,
Visit the part it starts to unravel

The gavel of time, no rewind on the clock
WD40 for the pins in the lock

Everything crushed beneath that tick tock
From amusement parks down to office blocks

Ready to rock, you know with EDC
Always by my side (yeah, you know me)

Not hyperbole, traverse debris
Stay students in the class of entropy and we

Conquer skeletons of skyscrapers
History books becoming aged paper

Self fulfilling prophecies never taper
So we always stay ready for the caper

And they steady catching vapor if they think they catching us
Hanging from the ceiling, belt wrapped around the truss

Never stayed safe – like a moth to a flame
Clinging to the frame to view what remain

Unclaimed archaeologists sifting clues
Where the streaks of decay leave colorful hues

We peruse store fronts long since left bare
Checking out check outs, imagining what was there

Share a little moment with the past
Cause the sand slip too fast through that hourglass

Nothing ever lasts – even ourselves
So we can’t live in books on the shelves


[Chorus x 2]
This one here's for all my world tourers
City, state, country – urban explorers

Now we get around to all the four corners
Here's three cheers for my urban explorers


[Verse 2]

(int eighty)
Respect how the days pass, sunsets stained glass
Sanctuary claimed wrecking balls when the crane crash

Environments destroyed for a minimum of vain cash
Feel myself crumble with the rubble in the drain splash

Gotta find, chasing tunnels and their lines
Earth keeps spinning got us running out of time

Seeking reaching past the entrance covering in vines
Puzzles that I find still discovering my mind

Underground rooftops, low brow, high life
Concrete canopies with sewer grate skylights

Fools seeking gold when they’re only finding pyrite
Adventure’s the reward, seeing green without the lime light

Eternal in this process, never-ending conquests
Unstoppable forces, immovable objects

Open any mystery, ambition and our lock picks
Urban explorers, all capacities and contexts

(Sulfur)
Boundaries on maps are man-made lines
Ignoring the warning on trespass signs

Check the decline, yesterday’s designs
Keeping wits sharp never know what we'll find

Risking trips to the police station
Can’t cave to intimidation

Fascination for the edges that fray
And the places that we’ve thrown away

And I’ve been known to stray, off the path, where the bricks erode
Graffitied hieroglyphics like an ancient code

Moving carefully where the boards are brittle
On the third floor of an abandoned hospital

Whittle it down, what you have left
Picking at the bones, envisioning the breath

No theft, we respect the space
Taking memories, leaving no trace


[Chorus x 4]
This one here's for all my world tourers
City, state, country – urban explorers

Now we get around to all the four corners
Here's three cheers for my urban explorers
Track Name: Let Go
[Verse]

Game time! Never even played a scrimmage
Back to the practice victorious in image

Counting every minute know I'm heading to the finish
Feeling no amount of time will ever be enough to win it

So we try to make infinite, packing in to fit it
Taken from our grasp in the flash of a minute

Overcoming limits of the timid 'til we're vivid
Still admitted that I'm livid how it's treated like a gimmick

At the same time! Learning as we go
Trial give an error still I'm building what I know

Staring at the matrix, interpreting the code
Tearing through the tape, then I'm breaking every mold

And I'm taking every hold just to pull myself up
Far above the cusp and it's just to feel the rush

With the fire that erupts, highs and the lows
Tried giving up, why would I go?

This is life and it's tough, the price of the show
Ignited and combust make the microphone explode

Life line on hold, take another breath
(Line’s on hold!) Gotta make it to impress

Lines in the road, back to the bench
Living life by this code, but I still need a rest

Heart full of pressure, head full of stress
Pawn took a rook played the gambit for its chess

Hundred in percent there’s no way to give it less
F5, excise, now you’re feeling so refreshed

Mess with the best, you know how it goes
Die like the rest, now the avenue is closed

Sure Simon says, but he doesn’t really know
With the truth never stated and some lies never told

Got it so enclosed, any side opposed
But when everything unfolds you’ve just gotta let it go

Hit a fork in the road, the path untravelled
Behind you is cold where the past unravelled

Moving on to grow grab an axe for the battle
'Cause you’re better and you know they’re not even worth the hassle

Subtract and reduce
Picking up traction the action aloof

Brash and uncouth, facts and the proof
Two sides to the story, one half to the truth

But I'm back in the booth, headed to my fate
Light in the tunnel, picking locks on the gate

Giving all it takes so it's never a debate
Chasing the goal, overburdened from the pace

Facing it bold, taking control
Try to get away can’t escape from the hold

Life time enrolled, embedded in your soul
But when everything unfolds you’ve just gotta let it go (like)


[Chorus / Outro]

“Go...Go...Go...”

You've just got to let it
“Go...Go...Go...”

I've just got to let it
“Go...Go...Go...”

We just need to let it
“Go...Go...Go...Go...”

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