Selections from DUMB

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1.
Colonizer 04:44
Pick apart, a vulture feeds, The war machine. History, entitles you, So you decide, If you have to own up too… And it drives you insane, all day lon,g. It drives you insane, all day long. Smart thieves, hide in plain view, steal agency. Equal rights, means if you’re white you lose, So you still deny, that you have to own up too. And it drives you insane, all day long. It drives you insane, all day long. (…And if the racist white person, I don’t mean the person who is examining his consciousness and so on, doesn’t understand, that he or she is also a race that’s also constructed, its also made and also has some kind of serviceability. But when you take it away, I take your race away And there you are all strung out And all you got is your little self, and what is that? Are you any good? Are you still strong? Are you still smart? You still like yourself? I take your race away. Are you any good? Are you still strong? You still like yourself?) And it drives you insane, all day long. It drives and it drives you insane, all day long. Colonize, state disguised, on repeat. (You have to own up too) Colonize, state disguised, on repeat. (You have to own up too) Colonize, state disguised, on repeat. (You have to own up too)
2.
It’s my little world, catastrophe. It’s me against the world, I take what I need. There’s a way through, Trust in the worst truth. I need a reason to fuck with the world. It’s my little world of apathy, I stay curled, trapped by screens. There’s a way through, Don’t care about you. I lost my reason To fuck with the world. It’s my loss, living in this grave. (if you wait) To find your worth, you will standby, Watching from afar. Watching from afar. So far, so far, so far, so far...
3.
I don’t know if I can. I don’t know what I need. I can fake my plans. I don’t know what comes next. Where to start to rewrite The words that pulled me apart. I was raised to confiscate The thoughts of a leader. I don’t know if I’m deaf. I don’t know if I can dream. I can fake my thoughts. I don’t know what comes next. If I lied, I don’t know the faculties I’ve denied. I was raised to become a non-believer. I don’t know, if I can pretend, That I believe, I was born free. If i could face my debt, And live up to my Muslim name, Surrender all my love and embrace What comes next... Face my debt, face my debt, (surrender). Face my debt, face my debt And live up to my, and live up to my And live up, and live up, and live up to my… I don’t know what you planned. I don’t know how to pray. I can take my chance. I don’t know what comes next. If my heart already knew You had baited me from the start. I was raised to become a non-believer. I don’t know if I’m mad. I don’t know who to blame. I can trade my pain. I don’t know what comes next. If my heart already knew, I was destined to fall apart. Before I could become a devoted believer. If i could face my debt, And live up to my Muslim name, Surrender all my love and embrace What comes next... Face my debt, face my debt, (surrender). Face my debt, face my debt And live up to my, and live up to my And live up, and live up, and live up to my Muslim name… I don’t know if I can pretend I was born free, I was born free.
4.
BILLS$ 04:48
Hey, I got bills. Debt, always. Hey, I’m not well, ‘cause all the people, I used to know… I keep giving away, I keep giving away I keep giving away, my love. I keep giving away, I keep giving away I keep giving away. to them. I keep giving away, I keep giving away I keep giving away, all my love. I keep giving away, I keep giving away All my love, all my love. Ghosts, I can’t bury you. You still try, to haunt my room. Friends, I left long ago, But my debt, maybe, lives so much longer. I keep giving away, I keep giving away I keep giving away, my love. I keep giving away, I keep giving away I keep giving away. to them. I keep giving away, I keep giving away I keep giving away, all my love. I keep giving away, I keep giving away All my love, all my love. Lately, I’ll dream, I have, nothing inside me. I’m left destitute,  And I’m not violent,  I can’t bring a change. Change, change. I’m left destitute. Destitute. Tute, tute, tute, tute…
5.
I read your note, Are you okay? Have you been gone since forever? I can’t deny, I’m still afraid, if you are better off. And do you remember when The life left both of your hands? You told me you never win, And you sowed the silence… You should know I can’t love you. You should know I can’t love you. You should know I can’t love you. You should know I can’t love you. I read your note, You want death, No one really cares. You used to love, only once, never again, I really really care. And do you remember when The life left both of your hands? You told me you never win, And you saw the silence (Become you) You should know I can’t love you. You should know I can’t love you. You should know I can’t love you. You should know I can’t love you.
6.
Wonderloss 04:58
It’s you growing older. It’s you that loses wonder. I haven’t already told you, Falling faster, the years became few. All my wonders had funerals soon. Go way down there, A bottomless truth. And you could’t trust me, Never asked me plainly, It’s our little way to not say. And you saw me strung out, Never thought I was found, I could hide between days. It’s you growing older. It’s you that loses wonder. Slower, I’m all the way down. Save me, I’ll never be the same. It’s painless, I’m all the way down. I’ll try it, I’ll never be the same. I’ll never be the same. It’s you growing older.
7.
Baby / don’t die. I asked you / if you’re high. Messed up / it kills us all. Lay down / it runs through me / runs through me In my veins / I won’t let it fade I’m high with you… (I’m high / I’m high) I don’t ever feel alive / I don’t ever feel alive I don’t ever feel alive  Don’t Don’t Say anything / Say anything / Say anything… *** The things I used to like I don’t like anymore, I want a lot of other things I’ve never had before… I’m as jumpy as / a puppet on a string I’m as jumpy as / a puppet on a string I’m as jumpy as / a puppet on a string I’m as jumpy as / a puppet on a string I’d say that I have spring fever But I know it isn’t spring, spring, spring, spring. I’m as jumpy as / a puppet on a string I’m as jumpy as / a puppet on a string I’m as jumpy as / a puppet on a string I’m as jumpy as / a puppet on a string I’d say that I have spring fever But I know it isn’t spring, spring, spring, spring. I am as starry eyed and gravely discontented Like a nightingale without a song to sing Oh, why should I have spring fever?
8.
False Flag 04:28
I’m half awake in my third eye. A grave mistake that I normalize. (I know, I know, I know) We’ve been demonized. (I know, I know, I know) It’s been televised. (Maybe, maybe, maybe) Every truth feels insane. (Maybe, maybe, maybe) Every false flag will cave. I haven’t lost my point of view. I haven’t lost my sense of truth. I haven’t lost my point of view. I haven’t, I haven’t. I feel betrayed by my own mind. The truth decays, As the world decides. (I know, I know, I know.) What I used to say... (I know, I know, I know) That it feels too late... (Maybe. maybe, maybe) Every truth feels insane. (Maybe, maybe, maybe) Every false flag will cave. I haven’t lost my point of view. I haven’t lost my sense of truth. I haven’t lost my point of view. I haven’t, I haven’t.
9.
Cult of Dumb 04:02
Came to fight / mass opinion / I am laced Pray for rights / a kill system / we are the waste And we stay pacified / we always buy Something new / yeah And I’ll tell half a lie / got to still try Need to bless up. I’ll go far away. I’ll go far away. Stay quiet / lie by omission / look the other way Play dumb / give up your disposition / think less today We watched our conscience go to sleep, We can’t accept our pedigree. I’ll go far away. I’ll go far away.
10.
I can’t evolve with you, Impossible too soon. Rewrite our history, I didn’t know our past could change. It’s a long way to come back home, It’s a long way to prove you wrong. It’s a long way back, It’s a long way back. You told me move back home, Give up on my mistakes. But what if you were wrong? I needed you / I needed you to know… It’s a long way to come back home, It’s a long way to prove you wrong. It’s a long way back, It’s a long way back.
11.
It’s my little world, catastrophe. It’s me against the world, I take what I need. There’s a way through, Trust in the worst truth. I need a reason to fuck with the world. It’s my little world of apathy, I stay curled, trapped by screens. There’s a way through, Don’t care about you. I lost my reason To fuck with the world. (HEEMS) yo we bomb atomically we bombing all they colonies standing by in syria watching the atrocities apathetic narcissists i wanna get up off the couch but i haven't gone so far with it i’d rather get on twitter where the bitter king can get far with wit hard to worship artemis when all our queens are dismissed we wasn't born dumb we was dumbed down gentrify us, kick us from the city to a bum town come down your ivory tower yo you got the mighty power why you so high strung now? sleep, eat, fuck bye bye bye sell sell celluloid bye bye byyyyyeee i feel trapped in the scene i see life through a screen when now crack’s sold in queens i can pass the time passively and live through my dreams ignore the machines of regimes while they die and scream (FAR) It’s my loss, living in this grave. (if you wait) To find your worth, you will standby, Watching from afar. Watching from afar. So far, so far, so far, so far...
12.
I’m standing still today, I can’t give up on all of us. I know you can’t relate, I’m a little darker than you trust… I’ve got my own crusade, I wanna give you both my lungs. I’m not even worth being saved, A little high / I’m all of us It goes on and on, It goes on and on and on, You go on, just go on, The world goes on and on. It goes on and on, The world goes on and on. Do you feel on? So on? Do you feel you’re on? I’m trying to keep my name, But you can’t pronounce all of it. Is it a stupid saying that one of us is all of us? It’s alright, it’s okay, You’ll survive this day. If everyone’s complacent, Then who of us will become The outliers? It goes on and on, It goes on and on and on, You go on, just go on, The world goes on and on. It goes on and on, The world goes on and on. Do you feel on? So on? Do you feel you’re on? The world goes on and on.
13.
I carry out the plans of future me. Who speaks the voice that structures my brain? I’m fed the words that find, who I should be. I’m dreaming dumber than yesterday. Don’t / trust / your / brain. Can’t / discern / where I / begin. I carry out the plans of future me. Who speaks the voice that structures my brain? I’m fed the words that find, who I should be. I’m dreaming dumber than yesterday. Drain all the poison, Resist the fear. Witness the holy Structure of all your veins.
14.
Barely There 05:45
Don’t play dead, God is red. And all of us alone, We fade away in our homes. Barely there, I can’t exceed. And I don’t wanna be the worst I am and get sucked away. And I don’t wanna live and be so small and waste all my days.

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released August 4, 2017

Written/Recorded/Produced by HDLSS. Mastered by Yale Yng-Wong and Jonathan Schenke.

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