Boxmakers (single)

by URIZEN

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released 14 August 2012

All songs written and performed by URIZEN;
except "URIZEN Has Feelings Too" written by Mothersbaugh/Casale

Recorded and produced by Thomas Drinnen

Artwork by Katheryn Glade (www.ksanstudios.com)

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Track Name: Boxmakers
Life has gone astray
for broken men with bills to pay,
enslaved by debt they've grown
from hope... now lost.

They sky is turning grey
obscuring dreams we used to chase,
and freedom feels so very far away.
...so far away.

We are Boxmakers conforming time.
We make the things we need but can't afford to buy.
We are supplier.
We are demand.
We feed the mouth resolving strength to bite the hand.

And we are Boxmen

Purgatorial,
complacency is all we know.
To fight the desperate primal voice inside
we will abide (or die).

We are Boxmakers conforming time.
We make the things we need but can't afford to buy.
We are supplier.
We are demand.
We feed the mouth resolving strength to bite the hand.

We are Boxmakers conforming time.
We make the things we need but can't afford to buy.
We are supplier.
We are demand.
We feed the hope
reserving strength
that given time
this plight will end
and we'll dream again!

And I am a Boxman...
Track Name: Man:Mechanical
I am Man:Mechanical with eyes of light and heart of coal.
I cannot resolve the question:
"Why do they die?"

The humans have come out to play
As lighting cracks the skies of grey
I see them run, I see them hide,
a simple game we play, my friends and I

Soldier men come bearing toys:
Metal sticks for making noise.
They tickle me with little slugs
like white-hot kisses made of love
I grab my toy. I kiss them back.
They all fall down and I just laugh.

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Beware the Man:Mechanical
With eyes of hate and heart so cold.
You can't run. You can't hide.
He'll find us and he'll make us die.

Far away, fertile womb
Life had just begun to bloom.
Dawning fate
Falling snow
Time that we won't know...

No!
Track Name: URIZEN Has Feelings Too
Young hunks, cyberpunks, and sweet things
Trying hard to change your luck
Baby thugs, bad spuds, and mean things
Living for today or maybe even yesterday

Look around, shaky ground, do the right thing
In this world you're just a guest
Do it now, time's run out for the pig thing
Living for today, stealing from tomorrow

Law and order puppets remote-controlled by greed
And TV preacher robots won't give you what you need
Use your head, sidestep the traps
Snake through the chaos with a smooth noodle map

Besides the king's been dead, they blew off his head in '63!

Big bucks, energy sucks, and dumb things
Make it hard to live and breathe
Add it up, no matter what, there's one thing
Living for today there's maybe no tomorrow

Subhuman bloodless leaders fed on lies and fear
And TV anchor news teams trim all we see and hear
Use your head, sidestep the traps
Snake through the chaos with a smooth noodle map

Besides, God isn't dead, he's in your head
Right where he ought to be!
Track Name: Autonomy (remastered)
Christmas time is here again
A time for kith and kin
But fate or fault
I'm alone

Cognitive defect
I could not connect
Afraid of life
I withdraw

He will not be there for you
There is no Santa Claus

Unladen Christmas Tree
He never came for me
I resigned to realign the dream

I will not depend on you
To brighten up the sun
(You will not disown me!)
Look inside
Chop down the lies
And find the light inside of me!

Hooray, I've got it!

Christmas Holiday
Pain will fall away
The flame of life is burning within me!

Santa came that year
But not with gifts... and not with cheer.
He came as flaws for me to overcome.
For in his absence there arose
The notion that we can compose
Any kind of life that we can dream!

Here on Christmas Day
Love is here to stay
The flame of life will burn the tears away
Time is moving slow
Please don't make us go
Into the sober dawning of tomorrow
Let us keep the beauty of today
And forge ahead with nothing in our way
Hooray! Hooray!

Christmas Holiday
Pain will fall away
The flame of life is not a fantasy!
Climb up off your back
Ready for attack
And fight for all the life that you can live!
Revel in the love that you can give!

And I found my eyes on Christmas Eve