Clockwork County EP (2013)

by Apathy Cycle

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released March 29, 2013


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Apathy Cycle Santa Ana, California

Formed in 2009. Ex members of touring bands such as Intro5pect, Broken Society, LoC, and more.

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Track Name: Clockwork County
I've been feeling really sick since the falling of the towers
Scared for my life every minute every hour
Bored to death I scream everytime I watch the
The news portrays it all as a deadly, gruesome scene

So I go to the place where I can feel fine
Home of sandy beaches and another state of mind
To some it's a reminder of a world gone blind
To me it's just a chance to control my mind
Making friends isn't hard if you create a nice story
About your job, your friends and your status and your glory
People here care about the car I drive
But I'll do whatever it takes to survive
The people seem nice but I can't help but feel
That everywhere I go I'm being judged for being real
Behind closed doors no one remembers my name
'Cause I'm not the one who can bring them fame

Tossed in the ocean and left to drown...
Living like a cog in this numbing machine, this is what it feels like to be absorbed

Clockwork county
Protect me from the outside world

Clockwork county
Raising scared little boys and sheltered little girls

Clockwork county
Protect me from the truth

Clockwork county
This world's no place for you

Now I'm surrounded by ten thousand smiling faces
They all look the same but they come from different places
I really felt I had nowhere else to go
And I've ditched my bike for a really big truck, bro
I feel a little calmer now I feel like no one
When I mention politics I get nothing but blank stares
As long as I dress and I act the same way
In clockwork county I'm allowed to live another day
Track Name: Bow Down to Your Corporate God
I'm here (to) consume and take
Designed to never take a break
Profit over people will
Make your life a living hell

Protected by the corporate veil
(I'll) Maintain profits without fail
(My) Life emodies corporate greed
Try but you can't make me bleed

I'll set the standard so you'll never have to think
Just sit and watch TV and have another drink
Track Name: Branded
As you wake up from the depths of slumber
You can't help but feel you're nothing but a
On your computer and on your TV
The ads and the symbols you can't help but see
Everywhere you look you see their billboards and their signs
Is the whole world fucking blind?

You're branded
A barcode to your head how much longer can you stand it?

You're branded
Branded for life that's exactly how they planned it

The clothes that you wear the car that you drive
Branded as their logos keep the cash machine
You're not safe at work you're not safe at home
Surrounded by your peers but you find yourself alone
As you try to escape you find you're thinking
their thoughts
You've got to think for yourself!

Market research
It's not you...
Track Name: Quiet Despair
As our freedom slowly slips away
It makes me wonder just what's gone wrong
The masses hide in fear and disarray
Endangered victims of a tired old song and
Those in power have long known how to
Control the masses by feeding them fear
Uncalibrated primitive emotion to
Makes us all believe the end is near

We're not slaves of fear under their control
We've got strength in numbers let's find a common goal
We're not slaves of fear under their control
We've got strength in numbers let's reclaim what they stole

Revolution NOW

With the fear of death comes fear of life
And your mind works in predictable ways
Life can be filled with endless strife
When quiet desperation is the American way but
We have more control than you may think
Embrace emotion but try to understand that
The world could end before you even blink
Don't let fear put you in your place (yeah)

Take back control of your life
Track Name: Autonomous Minority
Oppression comes in many forms and one that's (often) overlooked
Is the selfishness and negligence of the common capitalist crook
Profit over people is their subtle battle cry
Let's choose to take control and kiss their shit control goodbye

Do it yourself when others are oppressing you

Over 30 years of struggle can we say that things have changed?
With hunger, war, and apathy life seems just as deranged
But we can still claim refuge to our counter culture roots
We make things happen with compassion and you too can always choose to

Do it yourself when no one else will do it for you

We don't need anybody else we can make a change if we do it ourselves

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