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Staged Cage of Animals

by Switch Ghost

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1.
I'm ahead of the game Tryin' to get ahead of the game. Who's your name, mister? Tryin' to get ahead of what's your name? Mister where you goin? (Ahead) What's your mind tell you? It tells you to listen to your head. And at the end of that long day looking into that hall of mirrors No matter how hard you play the game You're back to square one with the same Came into the future aware (the error there) come back round in helix who's your mind tell you? and what's your head tell you? it tells you to listen to your head And at the end of that long day looking into that hall of mirrors
2.
King Oak 02:24
A flood is coming. Holy water wash this ugly place clean A storm is blowing. Probably tear down your favorite tree. You can't outrun it and you can't hide and you can't go for shelter cuz your shack is on fire. Hard rain is falling. Maybe you should climb the nearest tree. The ground is trembling. Gonna shift it all between you and me. Where you gonna run now that you're faced with yourself. How am I supposed to build myself a bridge out of hell. A flood is coming. May the water wash this whole thing clean. Evil winds are blowing. Probably tear down everybody's trees
3.
Rain 05:02
Look out there's a storm brewin' Watch it now it's coming this way The wind is blowing and the tide is high Waves are crashing and you can't see the sky Thunder's so thick you can feel the sound Legs of lightning are scorching the ground Dark clouds usurp the daylight The temperature drops and day turns to night And here comes the rain again Pourin' down from the heavens And here comes the rain again I see the sign I see the eleven I turn my face to the sky Extend my arms and close my eyes I let the water wash over me Cleansing my soul and setting me free Cleansing my soul and setting me free.....
4.
Gonzo 07:46
Flying hippo cows and pigs with wings Dali like buildings and melting clocks Blue suns and golden skies follow you Through the California Cthulhu Pretending to find myself Among the fallen poppy seeds. ...seeds...seeds Flying angel falling toward you Heart on my sleeve and what to do? Let it all go, you got to let it all go Madness, fluttering eyes flow Gun in your mouth or at your head. Instead you choose, rightly said, and fled Flying bats on wings and stranger things. It's all holy in the house of madness. Truly the meek will inherit this shit. It's an unholy pile of human excrement this heart on your sleeve and what to do? Let it all go, I'll be letting it all go. All over that mountain Straight out of a canon Double thumb fist canon All over that mountain
5.
Don't hold me down. I'm goin' right to the top. Are you ready for the showdown? The music's gonna pop Can you feel the sound? The beat won't stop. I don't know which way to go. Seems I've lost my way. I don't know if the time is right. Won't you show me the light. Can hear the night train coming down the track? Can you feel the light rain rollin' down your back? Can you see the lightning gone before the crack I don't know which way to go. Seems I've lost my way. I don't know if the time is right. Won't you show me the light.
6.
St. Arrival 05:57
7.
Waves 04:23
I get the message just throw it up and see what sticks. Got this problem, depending how you look at it. I'm always stopping, but don't start as easily. Ain't it exhausting, but they'll never let you sleep. It comes in waves, I try to catch one every day Know my place, just can't muster what it takes. No time for dreaming when everyone needs you awake Those long forgotten times, I wouldn't say they're on my mind, but ain't it a crime the way things crumble over time. How far is too far? Have we really fallen? It is what I are. This you can go tell all of them. It comes in waves, I try to catch one every day Know my place, just can't muster what it takes. No time for dreaming when everyone needs you awake Burning disaster, loosing all you're after. Forgot what was needed most to say. And what's the master plan here. Give me a reason to care. How can anyone go on this way? I lost the message or maybe don't know what it means. Is it a problem? Is it as important as it seems? Should I be afraid? So they say, so they say. Just follow the rules. The house always wins but you MUST play. It comes in waves, I try to catch one every day Know my place, just won't muster what it takes. No time for dreaming when everyone needs you awake
8.
Walkin' and runnin' the hounds keep a comin'. Hope they don't catch up with me. Walkin' and Runnin' til darkness turns to light. Why won't they let me be. Sleepin' and hidin' living on an island, you know you're just like me. Sleepin' and hidin' can't stay any longer. You know they'll hang me. You've got something inside of you, you've got something inside. Don't ever slow down. Don't ever let 'em see you cry. Don't ever touch ground. I'll see you on the other side. Driftin' and Drifin' way on down the river. It's gonna set me free. Driftin' and Driftin' heading down to Cairo, that's where I'll meet my family. Little by little the wheel keeps a turnin' Not gonna roll over me. Little by little the sun keeps shining. It's gonna shine on me. You've got something inside of you, you've got something inside. Don't ever slow down. Don't ever let 'em see you cry. Don't ever touch ground. I'll see you on the other side.
9.
Singularity 05:21
Awakening instincts forgotten through time Forcing through doorways recessed in the mind Guided by riddles, invisible clues Distracting illusion, inquiry subdued More pressing concerns in irrelevant news If the picture were larger we'd have wider views. You can see contradiction in any shape that you find This civilization is cancer so what is my crime? This point is projecting its thoughts to the whole. Receiving instructions unconsciously known. The smallest of doorways leading furthest from home, a powerful secret 12 inches under my nose. I'm folding inside me, unsure what it means. I can't seem to explain all the things that I've seen. Walls start to tremble and faces come through. Events of this lifetime --a knot tied in a tube. Cycles repeating seemingly without end. The stars are rearranging their pattern again. This point is projecting its thoughts to the whole. Receiving instructions unconsciously known. The tiniest spark cause significant flame Microcosmic mutation, whole systems change Cosmic momentum, psychological mirror a focusing lens for all your personal fears reaching across the multiverse. Aligning vacuums to galactic core and calling to question all I've ever known. I'm not in need of direction so much as lacking a road. This point is projecting its thoughts to the whole. Receiving instructions unconsciously known.
10.
Caravan 05:04
11.
Mad Hatter 04:50
Politics of the people... it's personal. Me and my way, they learn to say. White House: staged cage of animals Me and majority will rule some day. Lab rats in Alice's dreamy scramble, we all have our own path to stray We're having tea with the Mad Hatter Three trees joined, but separate circles, All worlds are tied together in some way. With our own faults, no one to judge. Adjustments lessen the scales she'll weigh. Weakness rowed like rotting hedge. Dark within the light will dance and play. We're having tea with the Mad Hatter

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recorded and mixed by Michael Wright and Switch Ghost in Arvada, CO in the winter of 2020.

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released July 31, 2020

Brandt Garrison: Vocals, Drums, Emu, Sampler
Micheal Wright: Vocals, Guitars, Bass
Jasper Niemeyer: Vocals, Guitars, Bass

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