Preening Vanity

by Ashcans of the Mind

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rage, war, hate and sorrow
will bring our end by the ‘morrow
so you still want to wait and see
can’t you think past your delusions

we don’t want to die for your arrogance
and your stupidity, your reckless greed will not
shield you or redeem you

wreckage is your vision
results of your decision
what else can you still want
destruction’s not in our plans

we aren’t going to die for your primacy and your insanity,
preening vanity, consider Alcibiade’s fate

are you brave enough to come live with us
no protection for you, no privilege too
no manipulations, just the good of all
do you have the steel? will you take that deal?

we will find a way to triumph over your treachery,
the empire you dream of will never have the slightest chance

evil pedals evil
it takes some time to show its face,
disdain for humanity
don’t try to enslave us

we aren’t going to die for your primacy and your insanity,
preening vanity, consider Alcibiade’s fate

rage, war, hate and sorrow
are not our plans for the ‘morrow
your insatiable avarice
will not consume us
golden gates will not save you
power will be ours again
justice is equality


released May 14, 2018
Music and lyrics: James Fredrickson
Vocals: Leandra Ramm,
Keys, bass, drums: James Fredrickson
Recorded at Folded Napkin Studios, Vallejo, CA
Mobile recording in Pittsburg, CA
Engineering, mixing: James Fredrickson
Produced by James Fredrickson
Original images: Lilu330/Shutterstock, Evan El-Amin/Shutterstock, Ufulum/Shutterstock, Ilya Andriyanov/Shutterstock, donghero/Shutterstock, Tom Reichner/Shutterstock


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