Doorbells and Horses (Correctional Planet)

Doorbells and Horses (Correctional Planet)

visiblydistorted's picture

Demo: 

Liner Notes: 

This turned out twice as long as I'd intended... got a little chatty in the lyrics. I particularly like the way it ends though.

Lyrics: 

Correctional Planet
Sept 3, 2019

CH.
I am not the first to say
That we are in a purgatory
Nor has it gone unsaid
That our world is a prison.

There is no bail hearing,
It's your ethics under scrutiny,
Self-transcendence awarded
For good behaviour.

1. Avatars of something we forget,
On the tip of the tongue, an
atrophied muscle, the soul.
These human costumes we wear,
Padded with meat and bone to lessen
The pleasures of incarnation,
While increasing the suffering
we make for one another.

We chase our tails, starved
for agency, escalating issues
increasing our awareness that
this belly-up submission serves
to steepen the climb.

CH. I am not the first to say
That we are in a purgatory
Nor has it gone unsaid
That our world is a prison.

There is no bail hearing,
It's your ethics under scrutiny,
Self-transcendence awarded
For good behaviour.

2. We chase our tails, starved
for decisive action, options
never feeling enough to make
the softest imprint.
We scratch our nails down
the surface of the problem,
Knowing we, the criminals,
are wearing the raised red stripes,
and we wonder,
collectively,

why we chase our tails, still,
starving ourselves for
better treatment by a universe
that aches for us to
learn how to run with the
highest intentions for the
best possible outcome,
and not be distracted by
comfort, convenience,
personal vendettas,
or what looks like a good deal.

CH. I am not the first to say
That we are in a purgatory
Nor has it gone unsaid
That our world is a prison.

There is no bail hearing,
It's your ethics under scrutiny,
Self-transcendence awarded
For good behaviour.

OUT. We're in Lockdown,
This is the Earth Penalty,

Oh Karma, What have I done?



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Comments

Acousticmaddie's picture

nice vocals the soundscape createsa a very creative mysterious feeling.

billwhite51's picture

good exploration on the resentment of being chained to a dying animal. the tired and monotonic delivery fits the nihilistic ennui of the lyric very well, while the innovative but inescapably repetitive arrangement give the feel of a non commutable sentence in Hell.

Susan Cantey's picture

Wow! Great & unique from the start. A smorgasbord of sounds and thoughts. Full of existential angst.

Fuzzy's picture

I like your lyrics, although they seem a little pessimistic to me.
I always enjoy your conversational-style vocals.
Great backing track - it seems almost Post-Punk in its danceable angularity.
Gosh, I'm glad I Watchlisted you so I don't miss any of yer stuff.