To Consume, and To Be Consumed

by Crashing Into Things

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1.
Give us the strength, give us the wisdom Give us a million in unmarked non-consecutive bills Give us something that bleeds, give us something that trembles Give us something that reminds us of old adolescent thrills And tell me what’s the point in being a rogue element When the world’s so big, and your vision is so small Tell me what’s the point in being a rogue element When you cannot accomplish anything at all Give us the look, give us the language Give us an illusion so convincing we forget it isn’t real Give us a dream that slowly turns into a nightmare Give us a kiss that slowly turns into a wound that cannot heal And tell me what’s the point in being a rogue element When you crawl back to your mommy in the end Tell me what’s the point in being a rogue element When it’s just a fucking game of let’s pretend Give us an edge, a chemical advantage Give us a pantheon of idiots to place upon our shelves Give us a friend, easily mistaken for an enemy Give us an enemy easily mistaken for ourselves Tell me what’s the point in being a rogue element When the rogue emperor is wearing his new clothes Tell me what’s the point in being a rogue element When the rogue element is just the latest pose
2.
Look at all the highly polished people Living out their highly polished lives Never getting dirt beneath their fingernails Or noticing the blood upon their knives Pity the poor highly polished people Missing out on these earthly delights Polishing and polishing and polishing They’ll never get the blood out of those whites
3.
You can’t wash your hands of the world You can’t wash your hands of the world Blood in, blood out You can’t wash your hands of the world There isn’t much you can touch that doesn’t involve something suffering somewhere There isn’t much you can touch that doesn’t involve something suffering somewhere We’re all captains of the modern industry We’re all captains of the modern industry You can’t wash your hands of the world You can’t wash your hands of the world
4.
I saw the water rising And I watched the fire burning There’s always something turning So I did nothing The moon was softly shining And our love was slowly dying Life is a knife that’s certain So I did nothing I saw the water rising And I knew our love was dying Oh things can be so sudden So I did nothing I saw it coming I saw it coming I saw it coming And I did nothing I saw it coming I saw it coming I saw it coming And I did nothing
5.
Somebody call the shamans Tell them that there’s blood upon the ground Tell them that we’ll grant them all immunity Tell them that we need them right now Somebody call the shamans Tell them all that evil is afoot Tell them that we’ll pay whatever price that they demand Tell them that the sun rose up this morning black as soot Somebody call the shamans Go find them in whatever dens that they may lurk Tell them that our children are all dying Tell them that we need them now to do our dirty work Somebody call the shamans Tell them we’re prepared to sacrifice anything Tell them that the oceans turned deep red last night Tell them that the winter followed spring Somebody call the shamans Tell them that the earth’s begun to shake Tell them that we know that we were wrong Tell them that we know that it’s too late
6.
Put your mouth upon my mouth Husha, husha, we all fall down Tangle of flesh and bone Husha, husha , like root and stone To consume, and to be consumed To consume, and to be consumed Love you with all my heart Husha, husha we’re torn apart Love you with all my soul Husha, husha we lose control To consume, and to be consumed To consume, and to be consumed And the light at the end of the tunnel Is the tunnel at the end of the light Each one is swallowed by the other As the day is swallowed by the night To consume, and to be consumed To consume, and to be consumed
7.
Money Men 01:59
Money men, sitting at the table Talking ‘bout their money Money men, laughing at a joke ‘Bout a guy who lost all his money Money men, hanging in the hot tub Comparing the size of their money Money men, down at the strip club Throwing round lots of money Oh money men! Muh-muh-muh-muh-muh-muh-money men! Money men, oh money men The money men are meeting in a Secret cavern in Geneva To determine the future Of the human race They have just now decided To abandon this planet They got what they came for They are returning to space Oh money men! Muh-muh-muh-muh-muh-muh-money men! Money men, oh money men Just like bees make honey Money men make money Sticky gold and runny Then the bear comes Money men don’t hear your cries They only listen when money talks Money men don’t own the world They’re just shorting the stocks What happens when a money man dies? Do the dollar signs disappear from his eyes? What happens when a money man dies? Do the dollar signs disappear from his eyes? Oh money men!
8.
YOU ALWAYS, YOU NEVER The world is your oyster, the world is the warmth of your skin The world is a secret tonight to which you let me in The world is a dream from which so few do ever awake The world’s an illusion, and still how these foolish hearts break Oh the fire burns high but it won’t burn forever You always, you never, you always, you never Til our fires die may we burn bright together You always, you never, you always, you never The world is created, the world is destroyed it’s all fine We look to the heavens and see all the dead stars still shine The world is a quivering, shivering moment in time So lay down and quiver and shiver your body with mine Oh the fire burns high but it won’t burn forever You always, you never, you always, you never Til our fires die may we burn bright together You always, you never, you always, you never I WOULD I’ll take all of the pain And I’ll take all of the blame You can tally up all of the bills for everybody You can put ‘em all in my name Oh you know that I would You know that I would You know that I would You know that I would Talk about your crucifixion Believe me if all it took To save this human race Was to hang me up by a hook Oh you know that I would You know that I would You know that I would You know that I would

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released December 1, 2015

All songs written by Crashing Into Things (SOCAN)

Mike Isacson- Vocals, Bass
Adrian Southward- Guitar
Kalev Mihkel Kaup- Guitar
David Houghton- Drums

Guests on "To Consume, and To Be Consumed"
Tara Landry- vocals
Scott Henderson: bass clarinet

Produced by Scott Henderson in the Lap of Luxury
Engineered by Myke Hall
Art and Design-Luke Ramsey

©℗Querc Records 2015

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Crashing Into Things Victoria, British Columbia

Working class art rock from Victoria BC

MIKE ISACSON
Vocals, Bass
ADRIAN SOUTHWARD
Guitar, Electronics, Drums
KALEV MIHKEL KAUP
Guitar, Keyboards
JOSH HARRISON
Guitar
DAVID HOUGHTON
Drums
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