Modern Artwritten, performed and engineered by Dan Romano
The games we play are not enough.
Are you prepared to call my bluff?
I’m fucking high on all this lust.
Don’t think for a second that I’ll give up.
I’m a meathead in a dress
You’re a damsel in distress
beg for more until you hit the floor,
I’ll just keep playing with your flesh.
Now you’re in my control.
Where do you think you’ll run?
Walls painted with your blood;
You’re my modern art.
You’ve been looking for a new abuser
Do you mind if misuse you?
I can play the role of the bruiser
but in this fight there’s just one loser.
Fingers on the edge of a blade.
Skin on the open flame.
Give me hell to pay.
I want you to erase me.
Art my singlefawn
the underwhelming godwritten, performed and engineered by Dan Romano
I’ve always had a feeling that our days were numbered.
I keep pushing against the tide but now I’m going under,
as if I’m trapped in eternal never-waking slumber
and I can’t even open my eyes to observe the colours.
I get off on the apocalypse.
I won’t stay asleep cause
there’s a heart that needs to feed
and with my lungs between your sheets
both my feet are getting cold
Can you keep a secret?
Cause I think we’re in too deep and
all I want to speak is
three little magic words.
I stayed dead til I saw you.
Chew me up & spit me out
Hang me up and dry me out
Isolation is a state of mind, you need to pull me out
Fill me up and make me pure,
Tear me down and take control,
System reboot, overhaul
I’m the virus, you’re the cure.
Self-medicate just to invite the plague.
It’s too late, nothing will be the same.
Rain CityWritten, performed and & engineered by Dan Romano
The rain in this city never stops
and I try real fucking hard to stay on top.
But there’s a part inside of me who’s addicted to the heat
and it leaves me here feeling so numb
There isn’t really much else I can say;
stuck in a constant downward spiral of decay.
There isn’t much else I can do to delay
cause sooner or later I’ll feel the pain
Yet I find myself here again
Thinking I’d be better off dead
There’s a place I like to go when I start to feel this low
But I’m wishing I’d just wake up instead
I’m not sure if I can replenish the trust;
all I know is how to hurt the ones I love.
Stuck between the shame and a feeling of disgrace
will the cure to my sickness ever come?
Self-destructive, I’m about to go.
(dis)connectionWritten, performed and engineered by Dan Romano
Artwork by luisa
i take a while to choose which face i'll take from off the shelf
i lost myself from birth so now i follow someone else
there's a world beyond the window that reminds me a bit of hell
so i'll stay inside and pray using broadband and a cell.
so do please excuse us, cause we're only human
and all that we want is to feel okay
now the (cloud) is ballooning and the system's rebooting
and the fairy-tale meets the light of day.
how do i seek connection from behind the wall of glass?
how do i reach perfection when it's placed right in our hands?
our mouths are stapled shut and still we lie straight through our teeth
do we believe what's fiction when we don't know what we see?
there's a moment that occurs when the software starts to crash_
where you features melt to liquid wire and water curls to ash
symbiotic algorithm / now the devil pays in cash
a Wildian apocalypse
tsunami of panache
we shook hands with who mocked us and uploaded our conscience
we sold our hearts for cogs of steel
now the feed is distorted, fuck, we're so unresponsive.
i'd give anything to feel.
so do please excuse, cause we're only human and all that we wish is that we'd belong
now the structure is shaking and the mirror is breaking and i'm afraid you're on your own.
Narcissus/Bigger FishWritten, engineered & performed by Dan Romano
Artwork by Fenomena
(samples/lyrics credits: Bring Me the Horizon - "Candy Truck/You Expected...", Dan Romano - "triangles-holes-silence" [yeh i sampled myself bitch]
So tell me how, cos i ain't got it figured out.
Why the frown? Is there something we should talk about?
So fire away
i can't hear a word you say
so fire away
i've bigger fish to fish today.
She said "Oh, Dan why won't you change your tune?"
Why you gotta talk about it?
I'm feeling like i don't know you
so far away
MIRACLEwritten, engineered & performed by Dan Romano
There's a place beyond the grass
where we don't have to feel the weight of shame that we amass.
A feather light as brick.
You can try & break the glass, but all you'll ever find is another cage covered in sand.
A helpless fish outside its tank.
I'm crawling with the rats, I'm ashamed to look in the mirror & I'm looking for a path to send me to the next life.
Your heart is soaked in ash,
but take this leap of faith, you'll see this pain will never last.
Tried & tested.
Mother, this once pretty world has lost its colour,
and I'm looking for a way out.
Searching for a miracle might prove to be quite difficult when heaven only lives below.
The pinnacle will turn out to be invisible.
Are you haunted by the past?
Are you drowning in the lake you always force yourself to drag?
Cause I can see you start to sink.
Can you not ignore the fact that you're driving a machine that was engineered to crash?
Cause the blood is on your hands.
But are they tied behind your back?
Are you trying to dodge the train but can't escape from off the tracks? There's no need to mind the gap,
so lets meet & make a pact and make an oath to try to not go digging up the plant,
cause the soil will make it last.
Searching for a miracle might prove to be quite difficult.
You're trying to reach the pinnacle but it'll turn out to be invisible.
Call yourself a spiritual? I insist you'd be more cynical
Cause when you fall back down into the hole your disappointment will be biblical.
there is nowhere else to go.
the way I'm gonna do it is gonna be unorthodox,
whatever comes my way, refuse to stay inside this box
propelling these flames, they burn like molten rock
& I don't need to duck down cos I'm calling all the shots.
I'm just a sucker for a bop,
think you're running with the wolf but you're running with the fox.
twist it round like an upturned cross, that shit's unorthodox,
it's time for everybody to pull up their fucking socks.
i'm cynical if I'm honest
i don't trust a perfect chorus and don't trust a song that's flawless
cos all i wanna know is that the voice behind the song is just as high as mine and just as low as yours is.
all i'm asking for is patience, you ain't got a lot of it;
riding on the hate wave til it smacks a no. 1 hit,
all you motherfuckers getting turned on by the numbers and that's probably why this fucking song will fly straight over your heads.
didn't you hear a word i said?
tried to keep the scene alive but you're already dead
all you want is instant success,
hate to break it to you darling but it's all just in your head.
you try to diss me i'm perplexed,
you cringing at the first song, boppin to the next.
i know that you only use them for the (flex)
talking shit about the pop stars cos they're using low-cap text
i take a look around me all i see is disrespect -
riding someone's beat and claiming they deserve the creds.
there's a price on all their heads.
fuckers got me vexed;
try writing anything whilst not being fucked up off the meds
its not creativity, its killing me
they're starting to build the hate in me
don't seem to have ability or anything at all,
didn't you hear a word i said?
tried to keep the scene alive but you're already dead
I can't hear your heart through your chest
it's like a bullet to the head.
New World FodderLYRICS
Jail bait, a 7 or 8;
sign the form and join the queue.
We'll copulate, then I'll go for your mate.
There's one thing I'm attracted to and it ain't you.
Tell me what have I got to do to get it through to you that you're chasing a wet dream.
Cause at the end of the day we're all full of shit.
Take away the thing that makes you feel at all
then regain the high you felt before the fall.
Led astray, what's love worth in this free-for-all?
And I'm trying hard to sit straight, but it's too late.
I'd love to stay and chat but I've got to go now.
Consummate or lose face,
whatever we do make sure that the lights aren't low,
cause it's all for show.
It's a compulsion for flesh & skin
I see you descending again.
He's not your man, he's just switched on.
You're at it like you know you'll flop.
Is this a cry for help? Or can't you help yourself?
You dust me off like a book on the shelf.
Out for real estate? Do you fancy a change?
I won't share property if you'll leave it in a state.
What's your name? I'l play you empathetically.
Know my face, describe it like it's poetry.
Waste away; it's all become a parody.
Resuscitate me from this red-light cemetery.
I don' know where to begin
I've opened the floodgates again
I never should have let you in, we never should have called us "friends".
But the heat remained inside our bones,
it tempted us to take it home.
I wish I never buried down in this abyss we drilled
cause know I have a hole I can't fill.
Did i miss something?
I'm losing loved ones quicker than the light hits my eyes
but so far I can't see
I think you did something; your lover called me with tears in her eyes,
so much she couldn't see.
Picked the scabs to test they'd bleed
Dug down to find the seed
Liquid shame spilt onto me: scolded by my own greed
A beautiful atrocity.
See it fit to hide the truth, unaware that it would soon burst through the roof
have you got time to kill?
cause I dug myself a hole that I can't fill.
Are you searching for something? You won't get what you want until it's snatched from your eyes.
The worst part about your disease is that it runs in me.
Last time I heard this song I didn't want you to be mine:
should have come full-circle if not for the triangle entwined.
Spent so long on cloud 9 you forgot what the ground felt like,
I'm the hurricane that shattered the kite.