The Contraction

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Loosely based on Paolo Bacigalupi's novel, “The Windup Girl” (2009)

Those seeds will never come up
They are just comestible
And that is only if they
Wouldn't be eaten by rust or weevil
That bulk will never take off
There is not enough coal
And petrol we've left in the age
Of the Expansion of blessed memory

It's the Contraction
Hardly squeaks the spring of life
Consume calories
Turn them into joules
To breath to work to strive
For a new feed

Eat SoyPRO and tighten springs
Hack genes computing with treadle
All starts and ends with a squeak
Last goodbye of globalization
And somewhere the windup begins
The desperate quest for herself
So soon it will be heard
Heechy-keechy's bloody first hello

It's the Contraction
Hardly squeaks the spring of life
Consume calories
Turn them into joules
To breath to work to strive
For a new feed

Cheshire cat
Of free market
Slinks away
And malicious smile
Stays and hangs
Grows and thickens
Overhead
Squeaking squeaking
Meanwhile

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from Obsolith EP, released March 14, 2017

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Obsolith Moscow, Russia

Dismal lyrics vs robust and brisk music, circumstoner sound vs spirit of nu-alternative scene, eclecticism vs conceptualism, ambience vs rush... The work of Obsolith is developed by the conflict of these opposites. And the band is beyond power to refuse even one of them. More like guys would add some fresh ones! ... more

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