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Keep Reaching for Nothing

by Recessions

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Wonder 01:04
Little boy It’s okay To fall asleep With the lights on It’s much worse when you get out here The world reflects your deepest darkest fears And that which will console you over all these years Will also create a reality where you cannot rest And show you a world where you feel paralyzed It’s much worse Out here
DNA 01:16
No timeline as to when we will perish No build up, no fatality Flesh is proof – death is truth. These mortal shells Carry mortal hells Nothing lasts forever Scars indicate we can heal Blood shows we are real Flesh is proof- death is truth These mortal shells Carry mortal hells So much has surfaced In our wasted purpose Nothing lasts forever.
Foundation 01:11
Summers pass Winters drank through Burning money Foundation We don’t even have yet A moment’s rest When we don’t run out Foundation The walls we face Only grow up to Scrape the sky Keep us reaching For nothing
Scars 01:29
Night after night spent clenching Cold blankets and empty beds Open containers and closed minds Please convince me otherwise Reveling in remorse and letting Every indifference runs its course Scars a plenty But no use for pity And we knew it would turn out this way The end used to feel so far away The rug has been pulled out from underneath our swollen feet
Colors 00:31
Behind the yellow tape Run and take cover A childhood friend flies a different color You and I come from different mothers Keep trying to force differences But our troubles are all the same Run and take cover Because now it is over The smoking gun has been shed Misdirected anger, rights been read Our troubles are all the same Lie behind the yellow tape
Jobs 01:02
Institution of employment Makes null and void enjoyment Institution of employment Push button, get reward Trapped – low wage One pay – check away Squeezed – no raise Silenced – no say Work harder and harder Life’s shorter and shorter Two days off, can’t punch the clock On this hangover of stress
Evictions 01:03
How many years of drawing lines? Lines based on pigment, lines around communities How many years of drawing lines? Lines based on pigment, lines around communities Lines of occupation by pigs Pigs against community, every move a felony Erased all the red lines Replaced with the bottom line Bulldozers swarm Evictions evictions Who lived here who got... forced... out?
Splinters 01:11
There are no delusions No more great compromise Cut all the assets Portions for you Portions for me Splitting the time Cutting the losses Now we march into the modern world The fears have crept back in Where do we stand now? Where will we go? People cannot stand up Without putting someone down 
Decay 01:39
Wheels spin Engines explode Oil leaks Gears grind Waste accumulates Poisons leach Lungs breathe Organisms consume Cells absorb And with every squealing train wheel braking And every exhausting engine I can feel my health decay My body’s cells falsely replicate due to the toxins I take in Decay for their profit And with every rain drop dropping And every impermeable surface’s runoff I can feel my health decay My body’s cells falsely replicate due to the toxins I take in 
Ladders 01:10
So now here, here we are And we don’t have a problem Forgetting who we’ve stepped on To get where, where we are The ability to smile when others stave Never ceases to amaze Keep fucking us little folks over So you can have and infect more Sell your dreams to someone else I know the score, I’m uncomfortable being poor The ability to smile when others starve Never ceases to amaze 
Obituaries 01:13
Falling through the cracks Sun sets and rises again Planes sail through weeping clouds But down here we weather the storm Embrace the uncontrollable There’s no time to cry And no time to believe In much anymore Shadows no longer comfort the distorted Another brother falls A life never reported And few will remember us And few will remember us
Fossils 01:10
Sent into a frenzy – textbook scenario Synchronized symptoms – one diagnosis One prescription – without solution Fossils Torrential power collides – the power to mesmerize Reflection – a new direction Surging sources of vitality – block out normality Fossils Receive the strength Was out the caverns of the mind, it’s finally spring cleaning Move ahead, cast aside, poisons must be cleansed Release the tension, fuel the warmth Do not lay down and die / Torrential power collides
Boats 01:21
Taught to subtract and divide Down in this hold In the darkness No color, no tone People millions of people All in the same boat Taking water, we’re underwater, taking water Illusions, false illusions Lies, lies told Darken the mug shot Lies, lies told Taught by those topside Stop drilling holes We’re all in the same boat Stop, stop drilling holes Taking water Stop before you kill us all


released May 30, 2016


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