Fake Meets Failure

by Red Dons

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released January 1, 2010

Richard Joachim – Drums / Vocals
Hajji Husayn – Bass, Vocals
Douglas Burns – Lead Vocals, Guitar
Zach Brooks – Guitar, Vocals
Andy Foote – Guitar, Vocals
Terri Stubbs – Vocals
Mira Sonnleitner – Vocals
Michael Scott Howard – Vocals
George Turner – Cello
Lindsey Dixon – Violin

Recorded 2009 by Stan Wright at Buzz or Howl Studio / Mixed by Wright & Red Dons / Mastered by Hajji Husayn/ Art by Burns / All Music by Burns, Sayer & Red Dons / Lyrics by Burns, Sayer, & Jesse Michaels

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Track Name: Land of Reason
LAND OF REASON

There’s gotta be a reason for this ending
At the hands of killers working anonymously
I gave my whole life
To those who don’t remember
My name

Though we’re made from reason
Made from salt and common sense
We then turn to nothingness

And give our whole lives
To those who won’t remember
Us

Your name was taken from our files it’s been replaced
Your face often pictured for you
Those photographs have now all been erased
This place it’s inopportune
Blood and dirt are all we’re standing on
Don’t be alarmed you won’t be here for too much longer

A note that’s taped to my apartment door
Says that if I enter a bomb will explode
Hoping these words are just idle threats
I open the door will I choose death

There’s gotta be a reason
Reason I’m here
Track Name: Unheard Words
UNHEARD WORDS

Dear Inspector Hajji oh
There’s an uproar in the streets below
Just crawl to your window
Look down on the crowd
You can see their faces hear them now
They’re calling to God and

Fear of all
Danger is shut out
Gotta hear the words they say
Come on now

Uniformed Supermen
Use their guns to clear this place
It’s law now it’s law now
Where did all
The people go
Nothing but their shoes remain
It’s odd how their gone now

Fear of all
Danger is shot down
Gotta hear these words they say
Come on now

Would you follow me into town
Could you follow me there
Though the streets continually
Seem to be narrowing

And every breath you take
You feel like every step you make
Could be a big mistake
Ducking into alleyways
And hiding from the Mukhabaraat

Be advise of your rights
Gotta hear the words they say
Come on now
Come on now
Come on now
Gotta hear the words they say
Come on now
Track Name: Pariah
PARIAH

There’s a danger in defying
All of the high ups
Thank you pariah
Danger danger in this scene
That’s coming apart at its seams
And all for not

I’ve been running hard for so long
That I don’t know if I could drink
Even if you gave me water

There’s only hope
After so many turned on us
Foes eyes wore a friend’s disguise
In the end we were villainized

I’ve been running hard for so long
That I don’t know if I could sleep
Even with a bed to lay on

There’s only room
For those who believe in us
Persona non grata
Come see the world through a villain’s eyes

There’s a danger in defying
All of the high ups
Thank you pariah, pariah, pariah
Track Name: Secret Agent
SECRET AGENT

This is an update of our warden message
Regarding the threat of terrorist action
There’s no indication your life’s in danger
When walking down the streets you’re on

Disregard the bombing you heard
That happened last night by the second circle
But as a precaution keep your vigilance high
The secret agent strikes at any time

Turn on your friends turn on yourself
You got no power when believing in something
The Secret Agent is free to conquer
He walks around with a bomb in his hands

In the evening we can hear bombs falling
This killer of man living out his calling
Symptomatic of how we live our lives
This river of trust is running dry

Turn on your friends turn on yourself
You got more power when believing in nothing
The secret agent has got a plan
He’s taking matters into his own hands
Come on a sing along
Oh It’s Easy so easy
Oh it easy to be free

Oh It’s Easy so easy
Track Name: Pieces
PIECES

All together
First off I’ll say that we’re pleased to meet you
You’re an intriguing one
Though we regret to inform you
That your application has been processed and it’s clear that
You’re just unqualified to be part of our plans

The pieces
Won’t fit

Worst of all
You’ve failed to fulfill life’s duties
You’re culpable for being a burden
To your family now and your friends
Who you have let down
There’s no easy way for us to say it
Perhaps you were born this way
How tragic

The pieces
They don’t fit
Don’t fit don’t fit you’re done

The pieces that form your life in the end are all wrong

The pieces
They don’t fit
They don’t fit
They don’t fit you’re done
Track Name: My Life in Exile
MY LIFE IN EXILE

Oh, they’ve shut off the lights here again
In the halls of this terminal
Well I guess that it’s been more than too long
Since I’ve been in the old halls of this terminal
With no plane to take me on

It was not that long ago that I left
All the comforts of my home
Seeking out a course for my own triumph
Over what the world has given me not a lot

And all I’ve got now
Is sitting here all alone
With everything I own
Watching people pass by
In fascination of their destinations
All the places where they will go
Let go Let go

So if you see me tonight
Well I’d hope you’d pass me by
‘Cause if saw me tonight
You’d know I’m not alright
And I miss you tonight

This world is trying to break me
It’s giving me everything it’s got

And what I got now
Is sitting here all alone
With everything I own
Watching people pass by
In fascination of their destinations
All the places where they will go
Let go Let go

If you see me tonight
Well I’d hope you’d pass me by
‘Cause if saw me tonight
You’d know I’m not alright
And I miss you tonight
In my desperate life
I know it’s not right
to miss you tonight
Track Name: Superficial
SUPERFICIAL

Your fate

Do your best to
Reach the top now
Be a, be a, be something
Then ask her why
You’ve never been happy
You’ve never been happy,
You’ve never been happy at all my friend

You’re late
But still you pay

Before your life becomes superficial
Better walk outside in the rain

The fits of depression
You feel from the pressure
You can’t really measure everything
That it does for you
You’re miserable
It’s never been worth it,
Never been worth it
Never never worth the cost

Ah, It’s a superficial course that you are on you’re a fake
Because you wear a stormcoat
And you’ve never walked outside in the rain
I know, I’ve been there
And you’ve never walked outside in the rain
You’ve fooled your colleagues and your friends
You’ve got a hold on them

But still your lie destroys you
Each and every day
And your heart is torn up
From living life this way
Feel your heart get torn out
It’s never been worth it
It’s never been worth it
Never been worth it at all
Track Name: Too Sick
TOO SICK

Just tell me how can I follow
You back home
I trust you to guide me
But you’re too sick to go
Oh no feelings involved when leaving this way

Hopes couldn’t get any higher as we
Packed our bags to go
With no hope for a visa
So we’re left out in the cold

No feelings involved when you’re cheated this way
No Feelings involved when we’re treated this way
Feelings for our border guard

The leaves here turned in September
They were beautiful
But they long since have fallen
And we’re too sick to know

No feelings involved we’re a pitiful lot
Passing through scenes of hideous want
Trying to forget our own
Longing for home

Aimlessly
Wandering
Lost in echoes
And we’re all too sick to know
Track Name: Enemy Ears
ENEMY EARS

Too many people
In our lives are deceiving us
With planned disorder
Planting seeds of distrust
Enemy ears
Are listening and are judging us
Intending
To betray our confidence

Oh, I’ll do anything now
Oh, to stop your suffering

It’s an invasion
Into the minds of the people now
Without coercion
But brought in with their consent
So we are leaving
On a path few have travelled down
But knowing
There’s finite chance of success

Oh, I’ll do anything now
Oh, to stop your suffering

Come with us
Come with us
Now now now
Let’s not make this harder than it already is
Lost and overwhelmed by the news
Weighed down ‘til nothing’s is left of you
Pack your bags we can leave tonight
Join Hajji and Pariah and the Cambridge Five
They’re gonna come with us
It will be alright
By the morning light
We’ll be in sight
Of better life

In even numbers
We forge forth to the other side
The good life
Or madness who here can tell
Your choice now
Is between hell if you follow us
Or disgrace
Yes disgrace if you don’t
You can starve with social elites
Or join us in our defeat
Track Name: Failure
FAILURE

Would someone please tell me
Why I’m watching all the people
Who I grew up with
Fail or falling now
Fake

Favors were given
Apt and opportune
They couldn’t circumvent
My ineptitude

Fake
Thief of a life
Sleeping with the light on

Fake
Thief with a lie
Acting so strong
But sleeps at night
With the light on

Sleep well tonight
Sleep well now
Sleep well tonight
Sleep well child
Hope
You’ll sleep at night

Failure