Zoetrope

by Photovoltaik

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released June 28, 2011

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Track Name: Zoetrope
Spin the wheel, look inside
The eye cuts right through the lines
Observe haunting visages
Graven images
Sing when all are aligned

This illusion of motion
Simulacrum of life
on display in the zoetrope
A thousand moments spliced together

Disconected reality
occludes all of our distress
Excise all your sins
Excise all but this
maudlin likeness of type

Stitch together the remnants
Piece together a life
Frame your self as the narrative
A context to repine in

Fragments dance in the zoetrope
Brazen icons aping life
As the drum winds down the fiction falters
Escapist myths descried
Scrawlings and pictographs
These stop motion portraits are deceit
Our ideals give way to shadow play
as the zoetrope repeats

These analogs pushed into duty
Deceive as they may
Grin up looking blank their mechanical hearts cold as
the lies they convey

Spin the wheel; we’re desperate for purpose
Spin the wheel; we’re yearning for dignity
I can feel it slowing
inertia giving out

Fragments dance in the zoetrope
Brazen icons aping life
As the drum winds down the fiction falters
Escapist myths descried
Scrawlings and pictographs
These stop motion portraits are deceit
Our ideals give way to shadow play
as our zoetropes repeat

Oh so enticing the appeal to re-edit yourself
Instead pause the wheel
Embrace the truth start by
closing your eyes and replacing the toys on the shelf
Track Name: I Love You In Your Tragic Beauty (Legendary Pink Dots Cover)
I watched you in your tragic beauty
Walk beneath my window
Eyes aimed high, but unfocused
You never noticed me

You always wore the same dress;
Always bore the same Expression:
"It's a loveless world so what's the point of looking? Let it be"

I considered throwing roses--
Thought I'd maybe Wave a flag
Had to try and force some small connection--
But there's a snag

It's my confession that I watch you in
My tragic isolation
In my fear
That's the way it's been for years
That's the way it will always be
Always be
Always