Panoptic

by R. Josef

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04:45

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The EP will be released on tape via BHARAL TAPES.
66 tapes made in smoke clear.

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released April 13, 2019

All music written & performed by R. Josef.
Recording, mixing and artwork by David Nacke.
Mastering by Falk Andreas.

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R. Josef Leipzig, Germany

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Track Name: I
This is my design, everything in border
All this agony mirrored in my vein
Simultaneously in order
Moving toward her

All these hardened structures
As ancient as dawn preserving my reign
Been told since abel and cain

I am crowned to be praised
I was made to be raised
They made my decision
We meant to be forgiven

This was my design, perfectly in order
All this misogyny mirrored in my vein
Lifted up under thousand cranes
While the bright Nymph betrays the swain

Common hidden vultures
Comforting themselves
Hiding ancient structures
Dominant brute pleasures

It is far more difficult to murder a phantom
It is far more difficult than reality
To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves
Track Name: II
I see you through that keyhole
I see you behind the curtains
There’s no place safe for you to hide
Do you feel my eyes observing your mind?
There’s no place safe for you

We are the architects of your world
You’ll obey to everything we say

We dictate what you believe
Until you come to see:
Either you follow or you’ll be punished
So keep marching in the army of the spineless
To the beat of the defeated and the broken

Have you been good?
Did you obey?
Take the next step and control by yourself
Give back what they put on you
Make them feel what you’ve been put through

Be the master
Did you obey?
Build the shovel
Give back what they put on you

Be the master in this machinery of slaves
Build the shovel to dig your own grave

We hand you the tools to suppress
Carry on and reign
Until nothing’s left

We are the architects
Obey to what we say
Track Name: IV
When I look into your eyes
I descend into endless demise
Your staring gaze robs me of my mind
Your manic smile breaks the chains of my sanity

Leave with me,
Take me to your infernal paradise
I want to descend into endless demise

I need to suffer,
Break me, unholy mother
I long to die by your hands
Sew the noose

Sew the noose that fits around my neck
Break me

I want to drink from your cup of hemlock
All of me surrenders to you with no defense
Suffocate me with your cruel hands
Break me, unholy mother

I long to die by your hands
Sew the noose around

I need to suffer
Break me, unholy mother
Break me
I want to die by your hands
Break all chains of me.

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