Motherless Child EP

by The Absurd

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Recorded and Mixed at Haus Studios, October 2016, in a feverish haze of deadlines, fungal infections and booze.

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released November 17, 2016

Written and Performed by The Absurd
Recorded and Mixed by Mitchell Haeuszer
Mastered by Marcin Nowak
Funded by Hopes, Dreams & Good Looks

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The Absurd Los Angeles, California

"That shit makes me want to drop something heavy." - The Brutha Voodoo

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Track Name: 1X0N3
shield your eyes for the lies are crumblin'
all-a the wise men sit round bumblin'
the professor has peeled back the veneer
the preacher man says the end is near
ain't it such a shame, you can scream but nobody will hear
ain't it such a cryin' shame?

cover your ears for the fear, you shouldn't be here
everybody knows the show will bring you to tears
the sycophantic liars run amok
the crooks are in the back of the truck
ain't it such a shame, it's the same thing year after year
ain't it such a cryin' shame?

one by one, we come undone
the battle is over, but the war is never won
ash to ash and dust to dust
on every day must set a tired sun

ain't it such a cryin' shame?
Track Name: Steppënmellon
forget your friends and enemies
all that matters now is me
i can give you what you want
i can give you what you need

you got it, you got it figured out
in your mind

but the rain is fallin' down
and that mask is meltin' like fresh paint on a hot day
the steam is risin' up
and i can see the sweat beads drippin' down your face

lord, set me free
god, love and greed

what has been will be again
there's nothin' new under the sun
sure as hell i'll be your friend
but of these you must keep only one

i got it, i got it figured out
in my mind

lord, set me free
god, love and greed

i can do without all this talk about
reignin' in the new age
who cares what the people say?
all the land is hollow, close your eyes and follow
you don't have a better way
so get down on your knees and pray
Track Name: Queen of the Hyrcanian Rainforest
she finds a seat, takes a drag on a cigarette, leans back on the wall
she does her best to keep it hidden, not to be so conspicuous and all
he looks around for a ring or a man, sees neither and makes his move
before he can speak, she puts her number in his hand and says, baby, you know what to do

low lights goin' down
nobody's around
she went until the risin' of the sun
and that was how his lonely heart was won

she wags her tail, slithers like a snail over to the kitchen the next day
he's sittin' high and mighty, lookin' at his aphrodite, searchin' for the words to say
but a pain strikes his chest as he looks to the west while the words, they fade away
the mighty king is stricken by a perilous condition on a sunny summer day

low lights goin' down
nobody's around
she went until the risin' of the sun
and that was how his lonely heart was won

do it to me baby one more time, mama, do it one more time
give it to me baby one more time, mama, do it one more time
do it to me baby one more time, mama, do it one more time

low lights goin' down
nobody's around
she went until the risin' of the sun
and that was how his lonely heart was won
Track Name: One Last Cigarette
pay my tab and tip my hat to the barkeep
take my leave as i walk on into the night
look for the stars, but the stars don't look for me
try to find the end of the road, but no end is in sight

i don't wanna live, but i won't let myself die
i just wanna smile, but sometime all i can do is cry
meet me in the middle of nowhere, i'll be smokin' a cigarette
dreamin' of the days i never got to live yet

gimme three wishes, i wouldn't know what to do
gimme three kisses, i'd give 'em right back to you
gimme one reason why i can't find somethin' new
it couldn't be i'm trapped upon this plane with nothin' left to do

i don't wanna breathe, but i just can't help myself
i wanna leave, but i sit still as a shelf
all i need's somebody to hold me, but i just want to be alone
waitin' for the end to be a friend and take me home

maybe it's lookin' for me
as i walk through the city
maybe it wants me, too
Track Name: Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
sometimes i feel like a motherless child
sometimes i feel like a motherless child
sometimes i feel like a motherless child
and i'm a long, long way from home

true believer, a long way from home

sometimes i feel like i'm already gone
sometimes i feel like i'm already gone
sometimes i feel like i'm already gone
way up in the heavenly land

true believer, a long way from home

sometimes i feel like a motherless child, lord
sometimes i feel like a motherless child
sometimes i feel like a motherless child
and i'm a long, long way from home

and i'm a long, long way from home
i'm a long, long way from home