Demonstration

by Collapsing Opposites

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released November 5, 2002

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Track Name: Artsy
It’s so hard to take anything seriously when all you see around you is everything artsy fartsy.
Track Name: Jesus Oedipus
Jesus Christ’s sperm had access to a time warp.
He fucked his mother before he was born.
He was his own dad. Miraculous conception
isn’t that miraculous when you have a time machine.
Jesus Oedipus, Jesus Oedipus,
Jesus Oedipus, Jesus Oedipus,
Jesus Oedipus, Jesus Oedipus,
Jesus Oedipus, Jesus Oedipus…

Living in time. Birds on the powerline…
Living in time. Birds on the powerline…
Dominoes tumbling down the road.
Dominoes tumbling down the – down the road.

Karl Marx was right about the Industrial Revolution.
Economic Darwinism has led us into communism.
Strength in numbers, they survive. Will indie still be subsidized?
Team-players with no I’s are always keen to compromise.
The western rise of Buddhism… Suppressed desires and passions…
Like the robes of Mao-Tse Tung, we wear the corporate uniform.
“Sacrifice the needs of one to benefit everyone,”
at least that’s what my boss told me during job training week.

Living in time. Birds on the powerline…
Living in time. Birds on the powerline…
Dominoes tumbling down the road.
Dominoes tumbling down the – down the road.

We know time.
We know time.
We know time.
We know time.
Track Name: War and/or Peace
Dostoevsky liked it with a
Dominatrix. Yes, he did! And,
if I suffer, I will learn. I
guess that’s how justice works these days.
Next time I won’t support a dictator.
They killed all of my family!
Starvation don’t feel redeeming,
but I’ve learned to keep on smiling.

Bombs are dropping but the
bunnies are hopping.
Like a sunset on the Tigris…
The innocence of a tourist…
We’ll spend all day in your hotel.
I’ll kiss your lips and your navel.
We won’t let it get to us and we
won’t let it bother us and
there’s no pain and there’s no gain and
there’s no pain and there’s no gain and
there’s no pain.

Suits and ties and shaking hands and
forging ties and paving lands and
launching bombs from behind a veil of
truth and growth and liberalism.
Clean-shaved balls with lots of perfume,
always seeking retribution.
We can vote and we can protest;
we can set a good example.

Bombs are dropping but the
bunnies are hopping.
Like a sunset on the Fraser…
The elegance of a scenester…
Radio with no angst…
We’re always sure to give thanks.
Keep the party going on:
on and on and on and on. And
there’s no gain and there’s no pain and
there’s no gain and there’s no pain and
there’s no gain.
Track Name: Holden and Esther
Holden Cauffield had a gun.
He spent all his time just shooting everyone.
But nobody noticed and nobody died.
They just kept on living their fanciful lives.

You said you used to be a punk.
You were going to die young.
“Family is for Republicans.”
You said you used to be a punk.

Esther Greenwood liked to take a bath.
She slipped beneath the surface, but she kept coming back.
The bell jar is dropping over our lives.
But no one is stopping; we’re having fun inside.

And I would like to be a punk.
Yes, I would like to die young.
Family is for Republicans,
and me, I’m going to be a punk.

Holden and Esther were never lovers.
But we can hardly blame them because they were only characters.
They were not my parents and I am not their child.
I never even read them. I lied.

You said you used to be a punk.
You said you were going to die young.
“Family is for Republicans.”
You said you used to be a punk.
Well, I would like to be a punk.
Yes, I would like to die young.
Family is for Republicans.
Me, I’m going to be a punk.
Track Name: Seriously
It’s so hard to take anything artsy fartsy when all you see around you is everything seriously.