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Magnetar

by Former Utopia

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1.
Postcard 03:05
You wouldn’t know it less you lived it Regret and guilt A sickness weeks before Ended badly on the floor And it’s not It’s not No, it’s not Not. Tiny hands, daughters Through pockets for keys and deeds Solitary vigil Over an open casket Formaldehyde A painted corpse You wouldn’t know less you lived it Regret and guilt A sickness weeks before Ended badly on the floor And it’s not Not fair Not fair So much depends upon a postcard Words in a line Symbol occluded Transgress time So much depends upon a postcard Sent in love Arrived in a world You fell out of Not fair Not fair
2.
Thank you for the loss of trust I really needed that kick in the teeth That time was wasted anyway And they were lessons I had to learn So angry I could kill This is an exit interview Someone’s bloods gonna spill This is an exit interview Thank you for killing what we had Was there a time when you weren’t this If it wasn’t me it’d be someone else And I deserved all you handed out So angry I could kill This is an exit interview This guitar between me and you This is an exit interview Exit interview Leave my mark behind All I couldn’t say Now comes out to blind Exit interview Leave the truth behind I’ll make you pay Make you pay this time Those acts of betrayal I was loathe to admit Now that I’m free I won’t take that shit Exit interview Leave the truth behind The bomb I just dropped Will detonate in time
3.
Magnetar 03:01
Like a magnetar Lethal star Burning fast I knew you’d never last Was a gamma burst All molecules in reverse You should have called me first Across a universe A two-week odyssey At terminal velocity All the meaning in the room Not enough to consume Like a magnetar Neutron star Dying from afar Seven special requests I’m not dead yet What do you think about? What do you think about? What do you think about? 4303 Birefringent Refracted Crystalline Memory memory What do you think about? what do you think about? What do you think about? Love street Love street Paisley redacted James Ferguslie Ferguslie Seven special regrets I’m not there yet Like a magnetar
4.
Can’t move concrete shows Eyes shut flight of flight Boiling down Autophobia Froze you Thoughts saying gonna fall out of this plane Can’t turn it around Autophobia Froze you Full body alert Autonomic quicksand Can’t shut it down Autophobia Froze you Owns you Head fuzz Mounting panic A drink won’t calm this Manic unbound Autophobia Froze you Thoughts saying gonna Fall out into space Just hold me down Autophobia froze you Fear of life Fear of self your dead in time Autophobia Froze you Owns you Down down with the locus of control Down with the locusts, the locusts seem to know-oh Down down with the locus of control Down with the locusts, the locusts seem to know-oh Well you to sleep cattle The cloak of simpleness is near It’s coming It’s coming Well you to sleep-the cloak of simpleness is here It’s coming It’s coming Well you to sleep-the cloak of simpleness is here
5.
Hand Bastard 02:09
Wake Sleep Wake Repeat Wake Sleep Like this for more than a week Blood and bone Won’t you take me home Blood and bone Won’t you take me home Beached, in the detritus of confusion A priceless gameshow continuum Blood and bone Won’t you take me home In the womb of delirium A gallant cirrhosis Pants shit in the garden Dispense and hide Black piss Blood cough An unfathomable remote control seen through jaundiced eyes Time shattered logic Misery of movement Children spectres Pass and glide Terminal restlessness Creeping magical paranoia How silent it is Communion with those from the other side Blood and bone Won’t you take me home
6.
Smile 01:51
Lead with a smile Indelible style Then leaves with pile Thirty, forty million high Remorseless spin Fact turn to saccharine Then leaves with pile One hundred, two hundred thousand dead Lead with a smile Incredible lies Then leaves with pile Lead with a smile Indelible style Then leaves with pile Sixty, eighty million high Merciless grin Wage war join new religion Then leaves with pile One hundred, two hundred thousand dead Lead with a smile Incredible guile Then leaves with pile
7.
The Whips 02:56
In and of itself Skipper on the bank Gaseous sleeve face sank There was a ghost A shadow from the past So we smote under orthogonal stars All across the tracks Through temporal stream Criminal pacts Datura dreams On a terminal beach Your throat froze Beneath diabolical repose Into the whips Slow moan of distant ships Through fog, sewer lips No Itchycoo park in the 1970’s Low moan if distant ships Through fog, sewer lips No Itchycoo park - the 1970’s In and of itself Skipper on the bank Gaseous sleeve face sank There was a ghost A shadow from the past So we smote under orthogonal stars Into the whips
8.
Revenge Revenge Such a sweet delight Revenge Improve, redraft a complete rewrite Revenge Well I took two Revenge Then fucked them blind Revenge Well I’ll see you Those Wan Chai nights Revenge Revenge For that recidivist wife Revenge Spit fight on womenkind Revenge Revenge Such a sweet delight Revenge Improve, redraft a complete rewrite Race currency conversion Expats birth right Every possible perversion Weekly every fucking night And the palisades will crumble Subdued excite Meek and humble Concierges cower Vermin at my sight Bouncers all mumble Amid the bar glitter eyes Disgusting fumbles Sick fucks here Every night Revenge Out-of-office indefinitely An automated reply: "For further escalation Contact God, though the devil may have custody" Revenge Can you believe what you can get Revenge At that price Revenge Well it would make you weep Revenge If you thought twice Revenge Well I killed two Decapitated in a case outside Revenge Well I’ll see you Those Wan Chai nights Revenge
9.
Your Decline 01:51
Fell out of time cos I waited too long With a curse in my throat as I righted your wrongs It’s like one of those nights when I’m constantly off the track With a kick in my ear and a beat in my back Slow your decline Losing my mind cos I waited too long As I struggle all the rights for my wrongs It’s like ne of those nights when I’m constantly losing track Cos I saddled with fear it’s never coming back Slow your decline
10.
Tools rusting in the basement Times slows to a halt Down on the ICU ward You lose hope Infinite regression Watch those scenes played out again A template for expression This season’s wearing thin

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released March 13, 2020

Music by Former Utopia
Lyrics by George Gargan except "Your Decline" lyrics by Russell Evans.
Recorded by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago, IL.
Mastered by Matthew Barnhart at Chicago Mastering Service in Chicago, IL.

Artwork by Sijiang Chen
Layout by Janice Li

Former Utopia
George Gargan - Guitar/Vocals
Rama Lee - Drums
Russell Evans - Bass/Vocals

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Former Utopia are an East London based Rock band
who formed in 2006 and have, toured throughout the UK & Europe, are on Damnably Records.

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