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Critical Thinking EP (2014)

by Apathy Cycle

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Hearsay 02:05
You say you know what you need to know the facts are clear and they speak for themselves We say it's clearly unfair when you judge another person based on what you heard All you've got is hearsay HEARSAY Unfounded information it presents a problem when the truth is unclear Break away from the enticement of the premature judgment of the lives of your peers All you have HEARSAY All you need HEARSAY The witch hunt starts HEARSAY With one spoiled seed HEARSAY Partisan truth INJUSTICE Dubious facts INJUSTICE Biased lies INJUSTICE Blind judgment INJUSTICE Fuck what you heard Think for yourself
Even as seekers of truth we lie to ourselves But our relative perception is the story no one tells And we grow up to accept a mindset that is safe A comfort in compliance as it puts us in our place I've got to go I've got to get out of groupthink We've got to go We've got to break out of groupthink We don't even see it but we've got this mental process We rationalize our fears but it mostly is unconscious It protects us from the threat of the majority And suppresses our own thoughts in conformity With the group No individual thoughts I'm busting out of cages jumping off of stages Driving around in an automobile with no functioning gauges A vessel on the trestle between madness and sanity On which humanity is headed toward unthinkable calamity Like the coyote with tunnel-vision who foolishly fell for his own tricks We're knockin' back the Amontillado on the wrong side of the bricks And now exceeding the maximum weight of a load bearing wall Our fate is soon to crack the plate with a bench clearing brawl Why don't you think for me It's too much trouble to change the flow and disagree Secure in comfort in a group of at least two or three Try to be different and the group will shun and terrorize me
While I've stuck to my convictions I've often felt the surge of overwhelming strong emotions and I know I must ignore the urge to Stick to my thoughts and stick to my methods Keep my mind closed off from the threat of correction Prepare yourself for intimidation/prepare yourself for assimilation When we question what we believe the truth becomes so clear But it's not easy to perceive when our minds are filled with fear It's easy to jump to emotional decisions rational thoughts often kept in remission Prepare yourself for intimidation/prepare yourself for assimilation Critical thinking is all we can hold on to Critical thinking is all that we have Objective interpretation Unbiased assertions Sensible determination Evidence through observation And we don't want to be wrong And you have known all along That you have got to be strong We all just want to belong
Got a lot of questions for me Got your finger pointing at me Distrusted I look for wires when I'm talking to you You'd make a great cop


Includes a cover of Fugazi's Great Cop and featuring MC Devlin of Mad Conductor and No Cash on GroupThink Different.


released November 25, 2014


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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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