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Anima Mundi

TRACKLISTING
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1. This Is Not
2. Pit Of Despair

3. Identify

4. Anima Mundi

5. Just Another Rock Star

6. We Always Win

7. The Sea Shepherd

8. Chant

9. No Consequences

10. 6th Extinction Industry
11. Anger Into Action

12. The Great Victory

Album Credits

Recorded at Room 101, Los Angeles, CA

Additional Recording by Gavin Ross
at Steady Studios, Burbank, CA

Mixed by Chad Blinman
at The Eyesocket, Venice, CA

Mastered by Joe Gastwirt
at Joe Gastwirt Mastering, Oak Park, CA


This Is Not 

This is not the lie that you've swallowed
This is not for you to consume
This is not the world that we wanted
This is not the worst yet to come
This is not a replacement for action
This is not a woman's place
This is not a matter of opinion
This is not the good old days
This is not wishful thinking
This is not a waste of time
This is not adolescent rebellion
This is not an ephemeral anodyne

This is not a more perfect union
This is not about national pride
This is not what's best for the masses
This is not for the sake of mankind
This is not the twilight's last gleaming
This is not the rocket's red glare
This is not the four minute warning
This is not the bombs bursting in air
This is not the land of the free
This is not the way it is supposed to be
This is not the lies you see on TV
This is not the Great American Dream

This is...


Pit of Despair  

So round and round we go
Still moving backwards
Running from the light
"Ignore the rest
I'm here to test
I came to thrash
To fuck shit up
That's right!"
Confusion / Who
Exclusion / You
Contusion / Me
Delusion / Why
Another institution
Created to divide us
From ourselves

This is the pit of despair
A circle going nowhere
A pointless rite of passage
Violence
And I see no reason why

One gender dominates
The other holding jackets
In the back
Or "be one of the boys"
And take the blood and bruises
Fade to black
They're beating / Who
She's bleeding / You
I'm pleading / Me
Unfeeling / Why
The big boys turn again
Testosterone in overload / tough shit

Is it our only choice
To turn the anger inward
So we fight?
Or redirect the rage
Unite as one / move forward
See the light
Dilution / Who
Solution / You
Persecution / Me
Evolution / Now
The path to human freedom
Will not be found through violence from within


Identify 

They're watching on the street
They're watching in your car
This is reality TV
And you're the star
Their secret wire taps
They're listening on your phone
Their secret searches
Invasion of your home
They intercept and read
All that you've written down
They're spiders on the web
Your information found
They know just what you've bought
They know what books you've read
Your medical history
All but what's in your head

To try and silence
Those who know what's right/what's wrong
The truth to what's been going on
They spread their lies
To keep you all afraid
And blind to the fact you've been betrayed

Under surveillance
All those who criticize
Agent Provocateur
Infiltration by spies
Now you've been targeted
"Hold Until Clear"
Investigative detention
Intimidation through fearWell, we know how to move
In ways that can't be seen
And we know how to smash
Your fucking telescreens
You think you've got us cornered?
Then think again
'cause fists and boots and bricks
Will fight you to the end

Behind closed doors
They dictate policy
That says there's no future for you or me
They want control
To tell you what to think
The Patriot Act was the missing link
Cameras will break
Lenses will shatter
'cause to us these laws just don't fucking matter
It's a message from those you would deny:
You can't control what you can't identify

"In the United States you have the USA Patriot Act, which has become a blueprint for anti-terrorism laws passed by governments across the world. Freedoms are being curbed in the name of protecting freedom, and once we surrender our freedoms, to win them back will take a revolution."
- Arundhati Roy 


Anima Mundi  

A prison culture
Built on distraction
With status built on wealth
And material gain
Watch the world on a screen
It's the american dream
While corporations profit
Other nations pay
It's a passive deception
In the mirror's reflection
Sold the image of "truth"
That they want you to see
It's all based on confusion
Media-made illusion
And it's nothing to do
With what it is to be free

One tribe gathers together
To move beyond all this pain and sorrow
One tribe now and forever
As we rise up to build our own tomorrow

A prison culture
Built on distraction
With status built on faith
And a fortune to spare
Watch the man on the screen
Tell you what's pure or obscene
In self-righteous judgment
And donations to bear
It's an ongoing trial
Of deceit and denial
In well-crafted defense
Of the words made of stone
So where's your shepherd/your master?
You've been put out to pasture
Left to die on the cross
That you bore all alone

Take a look at our world
Take a look at your life
Do you help or hinder?

To value love and trust
To leave the past in the dust
To live in peace from birth
To love and tend to the earth
To color outside the lines
To live with open minds
To live in equality
To set the animals free
To stop the gluttonous waste
To give the others a taste
To reclaim what is ours
To cut through prison bars
To come together and faction
To take direct action
To live so wild and free
To live like you and me


Just Another Rock Star

You've made it
You're brilliant
And the world now knows it
You're a Rock Star!!!

Headlining the biggest venues now
A fresh-face for the corporate cash cow
A dimwit distraction for the crowds
We see.

All-Access Tabloid A-list shit
Marketing machine for the mass audience
Entourage in tow
No limits to excess

They say you've made it
They say you're brilliant
You think you're the shit
But you're just a two-bit Celebrity

You could make a difference in other lives
But your contract states that no one meet your eyes
Which are always fixed and focused on the prize
We see.

Caste system of red carpets and limousines
Status symbol furs/blood diamond rings
What a worthless waste of a human being

They say you've made it
They say you're brilliant
You think you're the shit
But you're just a useless Celebrity
But what it means
Celebrity
What it means is nothing

The world is falling apart around your bubble of conceit
Pissing away your money to prove you're one of the elite
Complaints of paparrazi as you sulk behind your pose
The Nouveau Riche Rock Star in shit designer clothes
But your celebrity bullshit will come to an end
As you lose your useless mansions and your user friends
This wasn't what you wanted when you dreamed of mega-fame
Too bad the record companies now own your crap Name
It's what you do with your life
Not how many units you've sold
It's what you do with your life
Not how many Warhols you own
It's what you do with your life
Not that fans worship your name
It's what you do with your life
This world's no brighter for your fame
So we'll watch you spiral downward
As your Top-Chart hits dry up
While you drink away the loss of your pathetic kingdom
And maybe you'll realize what you could have done
But you're just another Rock Star come and gone
Just another Rock Star come and gon

They say you've lost it
We know you're bullshit
You wish you still had it
But you're just a worthless Celebrity
And what it means
Celebrity
What it means is nothing


We Always Win  

From rows of cages
Desperate eyes stare
Aching for release
Consumed by fear and desolation

A state of constant misery
Pain with no end in sight
A fading dream of termination

It's time / Right now
To put an end to this farce
That masquerades as science
Strike hard / Strike fast
Under the cover of night
Act now and break the silence

A world of pharmaceuticals
To justify their greed
A crass pursuit of corporate funding

A pseudo-science bought and sold
All with a failure rate
Of 92% and climbing

Break in / Break out
And to ensure there's no doubt
You've stopped the mutilation
Burn up / Burn down
Burn it down to the ground
End profit motivation

Since 1976 the Animal Liberation Front has carried out non-violent direct action
around the world, targeting those who exploit, abuse and murder animals. Tactics range from simple vandalism to property destruction, economic sabotage and live liberations. Any group of people who are vegetarians or vegans and who carry out actions according to ALF guidelines have the right to regard themselves as part of the ALF.

In service of a better world
Mere words are not enough
To bring an end to exploitation
It's up to you to do what's right
The animals demand their liberation

If not you, who? - you're the ALF
If not now, when? - you're the ALF
It's just a question of time - you're the ALF
We always win - you're the ALF


Sea Shepherd 

You may have thought these songs of lore
And courageous captains gone
But I am here to tell you that there is a modern one
From the Arctic to Antartica, he sails the frozen seas
To stop atrocious poachers and illegal whaling fleets

Oh the Sea Shepherd, the Sea Shepherd - it is the life for me
Oh The Pirates of Compassion and their brave Society

Paul Watson is their captain and he guards the ocean waves
He'll hunt them down or sink 'em all till they stop their evil ways
He told us of the tragic moment that changed his life for good
Positioned on his tiny sailing craft was all that stood
Between a monstrous pirate rig and a sperm whale family
Yet those bastards shot their death harpoons past his head anyway

Oh the Sea Shepherd, the Sea Shepherd - it is the life for me
Oh The Pirates of Compassion and their brave Society

Paul Watson is their captain and he keeps the oceans free
Until his dying breath he'll always guard the sacred seas

A female was hit first - she screamed and quickly she went down
Her guardian male then blasted towards the pirates' vessel-bound
They harpooned him as well but 'fore his painful demise
He turned to Paul Watson and looked deep into his eyes

Oh the Sea Shepherd, the Sea Shepherd - it is the life for me
Oh The Pirates of Compassion and their brave Society
Upon the Farley Mowat, Paul will roam the ancient waves
To send the hulls of noxious whalers to their watery graves

In that heightened second Paul was forever changed
For through the dying whale's eyes understanding was exchanged
And from those bloody waters swore to all humanity
He'd guard the world's marine wildlife from harm and deviltry

Oh the Sea Shepherd, the Sea Shepherd - it is the life for me
Oh The Pirates of Compassion and their brave Society
Paul Watson is their captain and he keeps the oceans free
Until his dying breath he'll always guard the sacred seas


Chant 

There is no intelligence when a girl or woman uses her body to gain power and attention
There is no intelligence when a girl or woman uses her body to gain fame and fortune
There is no intelligence when a girl or woman uses her body to gain money and position
There is no intelligence

This is about socialization
Social gender DISformation
Patriarchal condemnation
Global female degradation
Superficial youth perfection

Women have repeatedly used their ability to attract sexually
From 2000 years of minds kept empty

This is about socialization
Wretched object masterbation
Traditional Value sex submission
Ignorance from superstition
The conformities of world religions

Throughout our Western Historical times
when a woman dared to speak her mind
or think for herself or live her own life
She was condemned and ostracized

This is about socialization
Self-esteemless malediction
Predatory male aggression
Suck fuck cook & clean
Western World's sexual repression

Our bodies were once in tune with the Seasons
Instinctual knowledge of living with Nature
They vilified us because they feared us
The secrets of Woman chopped off at the neck
Minds kept empty a body only
A system of holes for sexual pleasure
Subjected to rape and violence
This is what we've been fighting against
How quickly girls today forget

It's a fact that when women become truly involved in community structure, proper attention is given to poverty, education and child abuse, and each community member is valued for their unique talents and abilities. Not for their Gender, Age, or Body.

Without Global Patriarchy, there would be
NO Sexual slavery
NO Repressed Fundamentalism
NO Domestic Violence
NO Bioengineering
NO Vivisection
NO Factory Farming
NO Extremist Conformities
NO Monocrop Agriculture
NO WAR
NO Industrialization
NO WAR
NO Corporate Tyranny
NO WAR
NO WAR
NO WAR
NO WAR
NO WAR
NO WAR
NO WAR


No Consequences
(Anatomy of a Police Riot)
 

It's 6 AM.
We've got to march again.
The WTO is meeting at a hotel downtown.
In what kind of world can we be living in
When just a few can cause the slavery of all.
So as we fight together
We will let our voices rise
And tell the corporations we won't take it anymore.

Have they no Conscience?
Seattle, Miami, Cancun
There are No Consequences
Just Future Consequences

This is a peaceful march.
With drums and dancing and signs,
Our banners say it all,
We just want to be heard...
And now just up ahead
A line of police have formed a wall
With riot shields and tasers
The calm before the storm.
But they're just simple servants
Sworn to uphold the laws of rich white men...
There's paranoia in the air.

Have they no Conscience?
Genoa, Glen Eagles
There are No Consequences
Just Future Consequences

And now there's someone we've never seen before
His clothes are made to look like ours
Smashing a brick through the window of a store.
That's just what the police need
Panic's swelling into the streets
As they push forward and raise their guns in force
The beatings now begin
(Control through Violence: Mass Attack)
Helicopters closing in
(We've had enough - we're fighting back)
Teargas explodes across the crowds
(The cocktails fly, the street's in flames)
The blood is pouring from our brows
(And it's the pigs who are to blame)
We're beaten for speaking our minds
(No Reason Why)
We're arrested for fighting for their rights
(Alone we cry)
And their imbedded reporters will tell the 'tale'
Of the violent rioters who made their city Hell
...


6th Extinction Industry

Western world is sick to death, we know that this is true
But what they're really dying from they haven't got a clue
Relentless media onslaught, video screens in groceries,
Cellphone TV Ipods, DVDs in SUVs
Scandal-whore celebrities, the race for inane fashion
Xbox, internet porn, Virtual Addict Nation

This is Industry
World Corporation
Third World Predation
First World Distraction
Global Destruction
This is Industry

Eat this shit-filled GM food, Feel sad? Then take this pill!
You'll be happy, fat, exhausted and distracted from what's real

Our bioengineering stocks are climbing fast and steady
Don't worry if your 10-year-old has sprouted breasts already

This is Industry
World Corporation
Third World Predation
First World Distraction
Global Destruction
This is Industry

Ignore the rise of autism and uncontrollable rage
They're just a natural side-effect of this modern age
Your clean water's never running out, Peak Oil is a myth,
Global Warming isn't happening, couldn't care less if it is!

This is Industry
World Corporation
Third World Predation
First World Distraction
Global Destruction
This is Industry


Anger Into Action

We've had our feet on the ground for decades now
But still we all seem trapped in this conspiracy
If peace and freedom's what we want
Then now's the time to cultivate a different strategy

There's more to life than material possession
Or to gain control over other's lives
Cooperation / seven generations
To create future in which we thrive
It's time to put your anger into action
Change the individual for the tribe
Move from consumption to production
And watch communities come alive

Those who force Nature force themselves
Back to land, water, sun and sky
Relearn simplicity
We have the knowledge and the means
To provide all with water, food, shelter and energy

Words and bullets -- or food and shelter?
Words and bullets -- or food and shelter?
Plant a seed -- tomorrow comes the sun

We ourselves can cure all the famine
All the injustice and stupidity
By understanding natural systems
Through gardening and careful forestry
It's up to us to manifest the vision
That we've been fighting for with blood, bone and tears
A new society / reclaim the structure
One solution: Permaculture


The Great Victory 

On a Summer evening
The old man's work was done
And before his cottage door
He sat beside his grandson
Who showed him something he had found
It was so large and smooth and round
'Tis some poor fellow's skull," said he
"Who fell in the Great Victory."

"I find them in the garden
For there's many here about
And often, when I go to plow,
The plowshare turns 'em out.
For many thousand men were slayne
Along these fields, along the plain.
Forgotten e'en by history
They fell in the Great Victory.

My ancestor lived along here then
Yon little stream nearby
They burnt his dwelling to the ground
And he was forced to fly
With fire and sword the country round
Was wasted far and wide
And many a young mother and newborn baby died

They say it was a shocking sight
After the field was won
For many thousand corpses here
Lay rotting in the Sun.
For many thousand gave their lives
Forgotten and unsung
But things like that you know must be
At every famous Victory

They say it was a Great Victory.
Many a thousand men died in that ancient war
But no one can remember what the battle was fought for.

"Twas a very wicked thing,"
His grandson softly said.
The old man gave another sigh,
And nodded his gray head.

For many thousand men were slayne
Along these fields, along the plain.
Forgotten e'en by history
They fell in the Great Victory.
For many thousand gave their lives
Forgotten and unsung
But things like that you know must be
At every famous Victory

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