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ALL AGES / PRZEKRÓJ (1995)

1. I Want To Conquer The World
2. Do What You Want [Live]
3. You Are (The Government)
4. Modern Man
5. We're Only Gonna Die
6. The Answer
7. Flat Earth Society
8. Against The Grain
9. Generator
10. Anesthesia
11. Suffer
12. Faith Alone
13. No Control
14. 21st Century (Digital Boy)
15. Atomic Garden
16. No Direction
17. Automatic Man
18. Change Of Ideas
19. Sanity
20. Walk Away
21. Best For You
22. Fuck Armageddon... This Is Hell [Live]





1. I Want To Conquer The World     [info]

hey brother christian with your high and mighty errand
your actions speak so loud I can't hear a word you're saying
hey sister bleeding heart with all of your compassion
your labors soothe the hurt but can't assuage temptation

hey man of science with your perfect rules of measure
can you improve this place with the data that you gather
hey mother mercy can your loins bear fruit forever?
is your fecundity a trammel or a treasure?

and I want to conquer the world
give all the idiots a brand new religion
put an end to poverty uncleanliness and toil
promote equality in all of my decisions
with a quick wink of the eye and a "God you must be joking!"

hey mister diplomat with your worldly aspirations
did you see the children cry when you left them at the station?
hey moral soldier you've got righteous proclamations
and precious tomes to fuel your pulpy conflagrations

I want to conquer the world
expose the culprits and feed them to the children
I'll do away with air pollution
and then I'll save the whales
we'll have peace on Earth
and global communion


2. Do What You Want     [info]

hey, do what you want, but don't do it around me
idleness and dissipation breed apathy
I sit on my ass all goddamn day
a misanthropic anthropoid with nothing to

say what you must, do all you can
break all the fucking rules
and go to hell with Superman
and die like a champion ya hey!

hey, I don't know if the billions will survive
but I'll believe in God when one and one are five
my moniker is Greg and I'm rotten to the core
I'll tear down the building just to pass through the door

so do what you must, do all you can
break all the fucking rules
and go to hell with Superman
and die like a champion ya hey!


3. You Are (The Government)

hey, sit down and listen and they'll tell you when you're wrong
eradicate but vindicate as "progress" creeps along
puritan work ethic maintains its subconscious edge
as old glory maintains your consciousness

there's a loser in the house and a puppet on a stool
and a crowded way of life and a black reflecting pool
and as the people bend the moral fabric dies
then country can't pretend to ignore it's people's cries

'cuz you are the government
you are jurisprudence
you are the volition
you are jurisdiction
and I make a difference too


4. Modern Man     [info]

here's a song with attitude

I've got nothing to say
I've got nothing to do
all of my neurons are functioning smoothly
yet still I'm a cyborg just like you
I'm one big myoma that thinks
my planet supports only me
I've got this one big problem:
will I live forever?
I've got just a short time to see

modern man, evolutionary betrayer
modern man, ecosystem destroyer
modern man, destroy yourself in shame
modern man, pathetic example
of Earth's organic heritage

when I look back and think
when I ponder and ask "why?"
I see my ancestors spend with careless abandon
assuming eternal supply

just a sample of carbon-based wastage
just a fucking tragic epic of you and I


5. We're Only Gonna Die     [info]

early man walked away as modern man took control
their minds weren't all the same, to conquer was his big goal
so he built his great empire and slaughtered his own kind
then he died a confused man, killed himself with his own mind
go!

we're only gonna die from our own arrogance


6. The Answer     [info]

long ago in a dusty village full of hunger, pain and strife
a man came forth with a vision of truth and the way to a better life
he was convinced he had the answer and he compelled people to follow along
but the hunger never vanished and the man was banished
and the village dried up and died

at a time when wise men peered through brass tubes toward the sky
the heavens changed in predictable ways and one man was able to find
that he had thought he found the answer and he was quick to write his revelation
but as they were scrutinized in his colleagues eyes
he soon became a mockery

don't tell me about the answer 'cause then another one will come along soon
I don't believe you have the answer, I've got ideas too
but if you've got enough naivite, and you've got conviction
then the answer is perfect for you

an urban sprawl sits choking on its discharge, overwhelmed by industry
searching for a modern day, saviour from another place inclined toward charity
everyone's begging for an answer, without regard validity
the searching never ends, it goes on and on and on for eternity


7. Flat Earth Society     [info]

lie, lie, lie...
the full moon is rising over dark water
and the fools below are picking up sticks
and the man in the gallows lies permanently
waiting for the doctors to come back and tend to him

the flat Earth society is meeting here today
singing happy little lies
and the bright ship humana is sent far away
with grave determination
and no destination
lie, lie, lie...

yeah, nothing feels better than a spray of clean water
and the whistling wind on a calm summer night
but you'd better believe that down in their quarters
the men are holding in for their dear lives

the flat Earth society is somewhere far away
with their candlesticks and compasses
and the bright ship humana is well on its way
with grave determination
and no destination


8. Against The Grain

three thousand miles of wilderness
overcome by the flow
a lonely restitution of pavement
pomp and show
I seek a thousand answers
I find but one or two
I maintain no discomfiture
my path again renewed

against the grain
that's where I'll stay
swimming upstream
I maintain against the grain

here labelled as lunatic
sequestered and content
there ignored and defeated
by the government
there's an oriented public who's magnetic
force does pull
but away from the potential of the individual

the flow is getting stronger
with smaller increments of time and eddies
of new ideas are increasingly hard to find
you need all that the other has
your right to seize the day
but in all your acquisitions you will soon
be swept away

there's a common consensus
and an uncomfortable cheer
a reverberating chorus that anyone can hear
it sings "leave your cares behind you
just grab tenaciously"
this lulling sense or purpose will
destroy us rapidly


9. Generator     [info]

like a rock, like a planet
like a fucking atom bomb
I'll remain unperturbed by the joy and the madness
that I encounter everywhere I turn
I've seen it all along
in books and magazines
like a twitch before dying
like a pornographic sea
there's a flower behind the window
there's an ugly laughing man
like a hummingbird in silence
like the blood on my door
it's the generator

oh yeah, oh yeah, like the blood on my door
wash me clean and I will run until I reach the shore
I've known it all along like the bone under my skin
like actors in a photograph
like paper in the wind
there's a hammer by the window
there's a knife on the floor
like turbines in darkness
like the blood on my door
it's the generator


10. Anesthesia     [info]

everybody is talking about the girl
who went and killed the delivery man
but she looks so kind and gentle
it just doesn't stand to reason
I saw her right there just the other night
as stately as a slot machine
but when she looked my way something mad
as hell came over me

Anesthesia, Mona Lisa, I've got a little gun
here comes oblivion
I never loved you, how did you find me?
the cops will never prove complicity now, anna...
all good children go to heaven!

I remember your face that August night
when we lied about the beautiful time to come
and that crazy old man who came much to late
and caused a chain reaction
I've been hanging out there for eleven long years
like a church mouse where the cat has gone
and looking at you now
is driving me to distraction


11. Suffer     [info]

did you ever see the concrete stares of everyday?
the lunatic, the hypocrite are all lost in the fray
can't you see their lives are just like ours?
an unturned stone, an undiscovered door
leading too, the gift of hope renewed
eternity for you
the masses of humanity
have always had to suffer

the businessmen whose master plan
controls the world each day
is blind to indications of his species
slow decay
can't you see their lives are just like ours?
an unturned stone, an undiscovered door
leading too, the gift of hope renewed
eternity for you
the masses of humanity
have always had to suffer

people blow their minds
they choose to resign
this deformed society
is part of the design
it'll never go away
it's in the cards that way
the masses of humanity
will always have to suffer!

a door leading to
the gift of hope renewed
eternity for you
the masses of humanity
still clinging to their dignity
the masses of humanity
will always, always have to suffer!


12. Faith Alone

heard a sermon from a creaky pulpit with no one in the nave
I paid a visit to the synagogue and I left there feeling blame
no one could tell me what to do
they had not the capacity to answer me

what the world needs now is some answers to our problems
we can't buy more time because our tender isn't valid
if your soul needs love you can get consoled by pity
but it looks as though faith alone won't sustain us no more

watched the scientists throw up their hands conceding
"progress will resolve it all"
saw the manufactures of Earth's debris ignore another Green Peace call
no one could tell me what to do
no one had the ability to answer me

what the world needs now is some accountability
we can't buy more time because time won't accept our money
if your soul needs love you can always have my pity
but it looks as though faith alone won't sustain us no more.....

what the world needs now is some answers to our problems
we can't buy more time because our tender isn't valid
what the world needs now is some accountability
if your soul needs love you can get consoled by pity
but faith alone won't sustain us no more.....


13. No Control     [info]

culture was the seed of proliferation
but it has gotten melded into an inharmonic whole
consciousness has plagued us and we can not shake it
though we think we're in control

questions that besiege us in life
are testament of our helplessness
there's no vestige of a beginning
no prospect of an end
when we all disintegrate it will all happen again

time is so rock solid in the minds of the hoards
but they can't explain why it should slip away
history and future are the comforts of our
curiosity but here we are rooted in the present day

if you came to conquer you'll be king for a day
but you too will deteriorate and quickly fade away
and believe these words you hear
when you think your path is clear....

we have no control
we do not understand
you have no control
you are not in command


14. 21st Century (Digital Boy)     [info]

I can't believe it
the way you look sometimes
like a trampled flag on a city street
oh yeah
and I don't want it
the things you're offering me
symbolized bar code quick id
oh yeah

'cause I'm a 21st century digital boy
I don't know how to live
but I've got a lot of toys
my daddy is lazy middle class intellectual
my mammy's on valium
she's so ineffectual
ain't life a mystery?

I can't explain it
the things they're saying to me
going yayayayayayaya
oh yeah

'cause I'm a 21st century digital boy
I don't know how to read
but I've got a lot of toys
my daddy is lazy middle class intellectual
my mammy's on valium
she's so ineffectual
ain't life a mystery?

I tried to tell you about no control
but now I really don't know
and then you told me how bad you had to suffer
is that really all you have to offer?

(Cat's foot, iron claw
Neurosurgeons (neurofuckingsurgeons)
scream for more
Innocents raped with napalm fire
Everything I want, I really need
21st century schizoid boy
21st century sofa boy
21st century digital boy
21st century video boy)


15. Atomic Garden     [info]

everybody wants do dance in a playpen
but nobody wants to play in my garden
I see the hippies on an angry line
guess they don't get my meaning
I'm enchanted by the birds in my blossoms
I'm enamored by young lovers on the weekend
I like the Forth of July
when bombs start flashing

and I wish I had a shiny red top
a bugle with a big brass bell would cheer me up
or maybe something bigger that could really go pop!
so I could make the gardening stop

come out to play, come out to play
and we'll pretend it's Christmas Day
in my atomic garden

all my scientists are working on a deadline
so my psychologist is working day and nighttime
they say they know what's best for me
but they don't know what they're doing
and I'm glad I'm not Gorbachev
'cause I'd wiggle all night
like jelly in a pot
at least he's got a garden with a fertile plot
and a party that will never stop

I hope there's nothing wrong out there
I'm watching from my room inside my room


16. No Direction     [info]

a sullen figure walks along a dusty road
his life was holy and he couldn't bear the load
he left his people and simple life behind
he raised his torso and looked into the sky
shouting his questions, looking for directions
"what do I do now?"

now a confused schoolgirl stares at the T.V. tray
the stresses of maturing compound every day
she glances up to see her favorite video
and gets ideas from Madonna's nasty clothes
in need of affection, she craves a direction
her heroes offer her

everyone's looking for something
and they assume somebody else knows what it is
no one can live without the decisions of their own
it seems so they look to someone else
to tell them what to be
tell'em what to wear
tell'em what to say
tell'em how to act and think
and compel others compulsively
until the world is all like them

a righteous student came and asked me to reflect
he judged my lifestyle was politically incorrect
I don't believe in self important folks who preach
no Bad Religion song can make your life complete
prepare for rejection
you'll get no direction from me
you'll get no direction from me


17. Automatic Man

he's the latest superhero with powers so profound
he can leap a dotted line in just a single bound
I know you must have seen him in books and magazines
he's the quintessential mindless modern epicene
his life is meaningful because he get things done
bang bang he's dead
chalk up another triumph for our hero
the automatic man

it's true you must have met him, he's your best friend and your foe
his opinions are determined by the status quo
a true creature of habit, he smokes three packs a day
when he has an original thought he forgets it right away
he's the automatic man

he's a paradigm of carefree living
he's our mentor disturb him if you can
he's the answer if your peace of mind is lacking
he's our savior
he is the common man

so if you are troubled by the daily bump and grind
then take a careful look around your brother
you will find..... the automatic man


18. Change Of Ideas     [info]

well the sheaves have all been brought
but the fields have washed away
and the palaces now stand
where the coffins all were laid
and the times we see ahead
we must glaze with rosy hues
for we don't wish to admit what it is
we have to lose

millennia in coming
the modern age is here
it sanctifies the future yet renders us with fear

so many theories, so many prophecies
what we do need is a change of ideas
when we are scared
we can hide in our reveries
but what we need is a change of ideas
change of ideas, change of ideas
what we need now is a change of ideas


19. Sanity

there's a watch in my pocket and its hands are broken
the face is blank but the gears are turning
confusion is a fundamental state of mind
it doesn't really matter what I'm figuring out
I'm guaranteed to wind up in a state of doubt

and sanity is a full-time job
in a world that is always changing
and sanity is a state of mind that you believe in
sanity

there's a shadow on the wall where the paint is peeling
my body's moving forward but my mind is reeling
depression is a fundamental state of being
it doesn't really matter how my day has turned out
I always end up living in this world of doubt

and sanity is a full-time job
in a world that is always changing
and sanity will make you strong if you believe in
sanity


20. Walk Away

shut off the TV and peel off those Sunday gloves
and I'll stain the clean that you've been counting
old Mr. Fletcher passed by here today
after 40 years of toil he just up and walked away

fantastic the panic that showed in his eyes
he shrugged when I asked him about it
he said "young man pay heed, you listen well to what I say
now there comes a time for a man to walk away"

walk away, I'll be a parade
and I'll be determined that no one shall dissuade on my way
I'll sure take some time to burn all the bridges that I'm leaving behind

he passed by again and he was shivering from cold
I'm not sure but I think that he was trying
he told me about the weather and something old to pay
"but tomorrow", he said, "I'm gonna surely walk away"


21. Best For You     [info]

above us lay the burdens
below us lay the truth
we're somewhere in the middle
and we're all discontent too
is someone watching over you?
inside they know what's best for you

judgments not tomorrow
it's today, yes, now it's here
but no it isn't Jesus
take a look at all your peers
they're all looking down on you
inside they know what's best for you

everybody knows what's best for you......


22. Fuck Armageddon... This Is Hell     [info]

there's people out there that say I'm no good
'cause I don't believe the things that I should
and when the final conflict comes, I'll be so sorry I did wrong
and hope and pray that our Lord God will think I'm good

countries manufacture bombs and guns
to kill your brother for something that he hasn't even done
smog is ruining my lungs, but they aren't sorry they've done wrong
they hide behind their lies that they're helping everyone

in the end the good will go to heaven up above
the bad will perish in the depths of hell
how could hell be any worse when life alone is fuckin' curse?
fuck Armageddon, this is hell

we're living in the denoument of the battle's gripping awe
so what's the use of being good to satisfy them all?

how could hell be any worse?
life alone is fuckin' curse!
fuck Armageddon, this is hell