The truth is even worse

by Caerus

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Music by Caerus
Lyrics by Luke Frazier (except verse 1 in track 3 by Caerus)


released December 15, 2016




Caerus Reston, Virginia

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Track Name: Buy the house another year
keeps on holding me back
the conquest floor plan
divide the dream, make a deal
buy the house another year
couldn’t mix up the menu
tailored for a purpose
don’t leave me holding the bag
i wouldn’t do you like that
much to maintain on the surface
these weathered hands are worth saving
low the morning sun, sweltering already
petitioning for clemency
shave my head, renew the vow

me and my brand new vest
lead you to the answer
getting my wrist cuffs dry cleaned
suit up for the battle
me and my purple vest
take away the splinters
letting my sideburns grow
ready for the battle
Track Name: Controlling the narrative
everyone that could have checked
ended their watch derelict
some complain as they evict
waters rising bit by bit
couldn’t shake the elastic grip
no one feels it as we slip
mold is growing in the vents
angry people in the streets
made it back before the curfew
got a stomach full of thai food
watch the buildings burn on tv
change the channel, feed the cat

in a layman’s state of mind
broken glass that lines the street
tray that’s full of lamb and onions
tension mounting on the light rail
went to see a game at camden
then it all went for a back spin
stumbled on a new position
carefully controlled conniption

we can pick the beetles from each other
neigh like dolphins, hand to hand
Track Name: Similar systems
this cyst is taking control
still trying to pull one over
see not an end but a way (fake account)
too thick to see in a glance
might as well take to the end
were sinking into the sand
but still they wont let

all the buildings filled with windows
morning coffees, silent tirades
doom the feature, film the future
court a quagmire from the distance
underscore the merits, renovate the cause
my stocks are in the tank
i’m thinking about my meat fridge
i don’t really trust the grid
Track Name: Cobra effect
didn’t like the way it ended
risky bid, back when the stakes were low
keep the courtesies up
covertly support the act
reservoir, return to healing
peel the candy from walls

get into a weekly pattern

knowledge was widespread
left unto this end
don’t even pretend that you’re unhappy
i did this for you
rum drinks and white chairs
we all pay the fare
look what we’ve got here
Track Name: Drumming for freedom
we went bold on the draft
toned it down at the meeting
walked barefoot over pavement
fell back on fundamentals
the uptake is in arrears
just helping an old friend out
there’s dogma in those parts
drink coffee, tip the driver

let loose the dogs of war
just some part of the map

the tuna might be tainted
is on the local news
the news just broke from thailand
there’s been a weeklong spill
establish a baseline pain
prevent the scab from healing
there cannot be a recall
the labels are the same
Track Name: Game of chicken gone too long
canning your brainchild
you let it overgrow
taming the new wave
the hand begins to tremble
you should have seen it coming
you should have let them know
we couldn’t remember