Letter for Gorky

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Please understand that this song is acted out in the vein of a corporate controlled malicious government. We do not support hate-speech. But there are are countless examples where people have been made to suffer at the hands of the greedy and controlling. For Bradley Manning, Dalton Trumbo, Harvey Milk and many others.

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I've got a letter for Mr Gorky. We had a meeting in the dark.You artists are irresponsible. We can't trust you to bear weight. You're always articulating and progressing postulates.moving an agenda isn't quite an honest living. Why don't you go to work and keep your family off of welfare? Moving on your merits isn't fair to all the others.why don't you speak more plainly and get with the program? There's a problem in McComb down at the Woolworth's some colored boys want service and they think this is a free country if he keeps giving me lip I’ll hand them a new martyr. Do you stupid bastards really think your safer now being smarter? We can tell that you're weary. We won't leave you alone. Watch us enhance your entropy. We are everything that you own.

We've got a message for Dalton Trumbo We had a meeting on the hill. All unfriendly witnesses will be coerced to testify. If you don't get in line you'll find it difficult. Difficult to survive. Moving in your circles gets easier betrayal. Why don't you get a trade and quit agitating workers? We could find a place for you if you could show some loyalty. Why don't you take an oath and show us all how smart you are? There's some faggot up on Castro who thinks he is the Mayor. If he keeps on pushing boundaries we'll synthesize a martyr.We can't tell the difference, we treat you all unfair. Do you stupid bastards still think you're safer being smarter? (We can tell that you're weary. We won't leave you alone. Watch us enhance your entropy. We are everything that you own.

I’ve got a cable for Bradley Manning. But he’s not getting mail off of the wire. Enemies are transient in time, geography. We’ve thrown a party under the bus. Making up proscriptions gets weaker by the instance. Geronimo has proven that we’re doomed as a species. The view from here is stunning, you can almost see them running. Just keep it to yourself or we’ll make you seem less cunning. We’ll engineer a way out, just like the DC Madame. Another martyr on the pile when we let you at him. That Okie kid in Quantico leaves questions that are harder. Do you stupid bastards really think you’re safer now being smarter? We can tell that you're weary. We won't leave you alone. Watch us enhance your entropy. We are everything that you own.

credits

from Feathers and Wax, released July 16, 2012
lyrics vocal and electric guitar: eric cavanaugh.
music, arrangement, electric bass guitar and orchestrations
:maria zaccaro.
drum programming: cavanaugh/zaccaro.

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illicitizen New York, New York

Illicitizen are a varied mix of thought provoking lyrics, melodic bass grooves and spikey guitars. Without fail the duo is noted for exposing norm violating rhythms and lyrical eccentricities. The constants are dramatic and demonstrative vocals and a stimulating bass beat. ... more

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