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Self​-​Destruct. Survive. Thrive!

by MĀRA

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1.
Sanākat'i sadancot'i Mīļās Māras sētiņā'i Visi labi Māras bērni Kas dziedāja, kas dancoja Dimdēj zeme, dārd debesis Varens zemes gars ir cēlies Tāli skan'a spēka dziesma Latvju balsīs skandināta
2.
I know but I don’t want to know I’m that ostrich Never stick my head out of the sand See injustice Turn away, it will disappear All is fine Tomorrow will take care of itself Your mouth tells me of your good life Your ears filter out inconvenient Explain me all your duties and excuses But your eyes are leaking guilt Who will take the action? We stare at each other Vision reduced in the mist of passivity We stick our heads in the sand And keep leaking guilt That’s life An order of all things This old system we’re not capable to change A new leader will come To fix all the shit that has been done A thought in minds of millions Who stay silent Individual choice doesn’t matter I cannot influence the substance of things Who wants the change? Everyone Who wants to change? There’s no one You nod and agree then turn away to forget Can you stand against the stream Or are you pulled back in the crowd? Facing deadly fear of dispersal You keep biting the tongue and adapt You say you understand And you wish you could Thought of no choice it keeps you stuck How much bravery is needed To finally end that leak of guilt? Your mouth tells me of your good life Your ears filter out inconvenient Explain me all your duties and excuses But your eyes are leaking guilt Who will take the action? We stare at each other Vision reduced in the mist of passivity We stick our heads in the sand And keep leaking guilt Leak the guilt Leak Leaking guilt
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Brutal truth Smashes your face against the wall Cut enough wounds open To feast on your blood You’re dragged behind a car Barely alive Still asked to smile and hide all your pain Bones broken to pieces Flesh hanging out A blood soaked skin Hand me a business suit To cover it up Hand me a gag With the smile hooks To self destruct Simplicity the beauty of humanity Opening up with no fear of rejection Where have we lost our sincerity? Why can’t we hold each others hand When we’re all in pain Run faster Grab all you can get Fuck everyone Your neighbor is your enemy Don’t show your affection Someone will exploit it Don’t show you’re weak Only strongest survive Numb your emotions So they don’t mess with you Callousness is a new Global trend to follow Beware of closeness Someone will hurt you But I’m not scared to be burned To experience love I have seen animation in your dead cold stare I know somewhere deep inside you still feel Why can’t we praise our vulnerability? We could get closer to each other And acknowledge our pain Give me your hand I will heal all your fractures Open up your heart So I can pour my love in Step into the unknown I’ll be there to guide you Surrender to me I’ll embrace you With the beauty of humanity Smash, crash, break Save, fix, heal
4.
Your beliefs They do not set you free They keep you trapped Narrowing your sight No logic needed Just your blind faith Religionipulation Force feed yourself With words of truth Told by wise guy Millennia ago No one can ever dare To question or argue Religionipulation Your god is so big He keeps you silenced on your knees Religionipulation Your loving god keeps you punishing For your disobedience Religionipulation Who holds the power If not someone you give your power to This is not your god These are owners of your temples Temples covered in gold and crystal Religionipulation Keep your head as low as you can So your god can love you even more Keep your mouth shut Do as you’re told So god can bless you with eternal Religionipulation People behind god They want the faithful nation Greatest myth tellers Keep your imagination going Your god is so big He keeps you silenced on your knees Religionipulation Your loving god keeps you punishing For your disobedience Religionipulation Your faith stops you from taking action The direct impact that could change your circumstances Instead you stay passive and wait for god’s help You’re a perfect puppet for religionipulation Religions were made by people Craving for power Not your imaginary god I’ve seen starvation and poverty In the streets Outside your temples Covered in gold and crystal Where is that justice Your god is so famous for? No religion is better than any other It’s the same old Rotten system You never question anything You’re not allowed to The fear of god’s anger, punishment and hell Is imposed on you The perfect control machine Take back the power Believe in yourself You are that god Creating your life And everything around Take that responsibility For once and for all
5.
The first step I take into the brand new world With my arms wide open Innocent and vulnerable My sincere smile Met with punch in the face Perplexed What the fuck happened? Why the hell me? Next awake Convinces of a mistake And next move is met By a brick smashing my face Blood covers and embosoms Sight blinded No warning signs For a fight without a rules Eternity passes Me, blood and the ground Thoughts of the existence Rhetoric questions echo Silence suppresses Voices in the head scream Begging for a help Voice never follows Pain caresses and numbs my nerves Reminding me that I am still alive Next round Sounds from a distance return What do I have left? What do I do? Thoughts so loud Life goes by in a blink of an eye An eclipse of mind Gives body a shot of power If death is here to take me She’ll take me standing Hard knocks can destroy the body But never my soul Full of adrenaline and hatred I am ready to fight till the last breath To leave in grace Fighting ring of lifetime Governed by destiny Your life’s your opponent God’s just an observing judge Loudness releases Voices in the head shut I am my own help Now my voice screams Adrenaline fills and stings my veins Reminding me that I’m about to die Life kills Life kills. Fear! Life kills fear. Hurt I run in rage against my life Destroying her I hope to stay alive Tough love that she gave Taught me to survive Pain supposed to kill Brought strength to fight Life smiles, applauds and raises up my arm Announcing victory Of toughest lessons learned No one left to fight ‘cause fear is not real.. Life kills Life kills. Fear! Life kills fear.
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Don’t cry over my dead body Don’t visit the grave I am no longer here My rotting body turns into the Earth I have returned home My body is gone Visit me in the past Remember the good Forgetting the past Cherish the memories Go on with your life Don’t regret what has been lost Look for what can be gained Cry your eyes out Respect the pain Let it go And move forward No dead man wants you to obsess with them Some souls are lost There’s too many others around Let it go Let me go Don’t chain me in your memories I want you to create a new ones Your life and your time The most valuable things you possess Don’t waste them on looking back in grief Let me go I let you go I am gone You’re still here It’s not the end Just beginning of a new cycle One phase ends another begins I’m gone by rotting autumn leaves There’s no way of return But the new ones will sprout When the spring comes And life continues Let me go..

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released May 13, 2020

Synths and audio effects by Artur Georgadze

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