Smoke and Mirrors

from by Zak G

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this is damage control, son, manage your roll
another dumb catchphrase, an adage of old
fee fi fo fum, ambient, no drums
her hand's moving south, but she's telling me no tongue way, countin on no one
I'm looking for a reason wanna be but I know none
...movin at the pace of a slow run
two steps back like I'm trying to grow young
...I barely feel human today
I need a couple sips to keep the illusion at bay
Pass the chaser, Everyone's distracted by some stacks of paper
A snack for later
Inhale, breathe deep on the plastic vapors
Another couple tracks and I'll gather haters
It's that "I don't give a fuck" I don't have to cater
So let the dust settle, we'll be laughing later

I'm sick of smoke and mirrors
I want it spoken clearer
I'm in the broken mirror
I'm holding tokens dearer
I'm sick of smoke and mirrors
I want it spoken clearer
I'm in the broken mirror

Let's get bent, I'll be the first to break
I've got a couple demons and a curse to shake
Tripping through dreams, my turn to snake
I'm smelling on salt, but it's worse awake
T minus 12, down for self medication
Better way to cope, never worked meditation
All I'm really lookin for some elevation
...No sense of self preservation
Saying I don't care, but I wanna be a part of it
Choking down the vitamins, swallowing the arsenic
I know I know, the messages are startling
I feel the poison from my follicles to cartilage fuck it all, take my hair and bones
Sing a swan song in these dissonant baritones
I'll stay numb, I ain't scared alone
So when I'm dust you'll know I've barely grown


There's an image in my iris lit in ultraviolet
I'm crippled, lit, and blind when I'm living ultraviolence
But you're killing me with kindness
Smiles can't hide that the demon lives inside us
Need it to remind us of better days
That we didn't spend plotting how to get away
Gotta move on, but we hesitate
Gotta medicate or we'll never separate, elevate
I just wanna levitate
Freedom is a song that we better pay
Ironic, it's a sign that we never make
No one will acknowledge that we're getting raped
I shamble on lookin like a broken fool
Ready for the anger but I know it's cruel
Bottled up, but I think I'll open soon
There is no spoon, only Zuul


from Wasteland, released October 28, 2014



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Zak G is a a musician and artist from CT.

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