The Colony

by tomo takino

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about

She wishes she could become an image and feel herself pass through the machine, reconstituted into what could only be known by its pointer which would flow like liquid through the golden streets of a metropolitan circuit-board; it was a profoundly debilitating experience to see another person on the street and never be able to get closer, far closer than your muscular-skeletal system would allow for and it seemed that bytes did not have this problem.

credits

released October 13, 2018

all songs written, performed & produced by s̶m̶o̶g̶c̶a̶t̶ Metro Wolf

vocals on "Reptiles" by Karina Sevilla

Money Girl (部分先富起来) samples ลำภูไท by โนลา
Undead Luna draws from "Perfect Skin" by Health and is dedicated to 戸川純

thank you to all the friends i've made along the way -- the ksdt crew, the garage boys, and my parents

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tomo takino Death Valley Junction, California

But each fragment reveals the rose from a different angle, he remembered, but delta swept over him before he could ask
himself what that might mean.

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Track Name: The Colony
can we remake ourselves
roll it over and over again
build myself up from nothing
into something better, better than me

oh i know i could never let you be
but i can't let go of what ive seen

"if i can just, untangel all the twisted wires im in
and lead a pure, scincere life
and do everything i was afraid to do

it's a nice dream
wont get there
but it's a nice dream"

i think you're crazy, maybe
how will you find me there?

turn ourselves into static
to build this colony
can we remake ourselves
can we remake ourselves
Track Name: Reptiles
all the zombies like us,
we live again
kids in the cuts
ascend from the metro

when night falls, we move like lizards
blood cooling on our faces
this my city, this my street
we're rising from beneath

aint no heart between them sheets
you girls just wait n see
down in dem sewers you crave
a bullet awaits for me

arise
live again, zombie
arise
live again, reptile

with wolves teeth
depraved, deprived
give it up, babe, give it up
we burn out the strawberry light

when night falls, we move like reptiles
blood boiling in our necks
this my city, this my street
i feel them all surging underneath

yeah, i love her but i seen her gram
got another baby so we cant be fam
get with a lady, she dont give a damn
break her bones till im her man

arise
live again, zombie
arise
live again, reptile

with wolves teeth
depraved, deprived
we find our colonies, alit
death to what remains there

There's something shifting in the distance
Don't know what it is
There's something shifting in the distance
Wish I knew its name

arise, reptile
arise, reptile
arise, reptile
arise
Track Name: Afterparty (Cheekbones)
those cigarettes give you cancer
those cigarettes give you cancer

champagne drops around her cheekbones
champagne drops around her cheekbones
in my cruel world
they all wanna be bad girls

and she starts to drown
and she starts to drown

those cigarettes give you cancer
those cigarettes give you cancer
and i can feel myself growing weaker

and she starts to drown
and she starts to drown

those cigarettes give you cancer
those cigarettes give you cancer
and i can feel myself growing weaker
afterparty

like the water that envelops you
formless shapeless, invading every orifice
life with me is a party
and it never ends baby

oh who would die for you
who would die for you
who would die for you
who would die for you

and she starts to drown
and she starts to drown

those cigarettes give you cancer
those cigarettes give you cancer
and i can feel myself growing weaker
afterparty

who would die for you
Track Name: Replica
we can't go back
to what we used to be
to what we've lost

we can't go back

we can't go back
to what we've never had

an image of the past
it's been here the whole time
it's been here the whole time

replica
Track Name: Eggshell
If I
could I
if I
yeah

when we were kids
it seemed so easy
the shapes of our bodies
traced a boundless horizon

why am i so fraught with terror
when i see my own ghost
haunt the empty site
i used to call my home

if i was
if i was

you don't see me
you don't see me
but I see you

closer than you've ever been
pixel by cold lifeless pixel

decompose yourself,
unfold
the boundaries between you and i
(--------------, unfold)

a million miles away
but still together
kiss me through the phone
my body is your home

i wanna feel you there
neither dead nor alive
replicate endlessly
an image as my afterlife

if i could
if i was

decompose yourself, unfold
boundaries between you and i
between you and i
decompose yourself, unfold
the boundaries between you and i
fragile like,
fragile like eggshell

decompose yourself
decompose yourself
wither away like eggshell
Track Name: My New Girl (部分先富起来)
uh uh uh get it
just wait
haha just wait till i get my money right

my new girl
money, money money girl
money girl cuz nothing matters in this world

cuz money's everything

cha ching

run the clock

cha ching

run the clock

dance a little baby
come a little closer now

baby, i could make it happen
(for you)

fake gucci melts on bony
thighs and wrists, run it
am i still young, baby
spent my youth for
debts i can never, never repay

my new girl
money, money girl
money girl cuz nothing matters in this world

cha ching

run the clock

cha ching

run the clock

dance a little baby
come a little closer now

baby, i could make it happen
(for you)

my new girl
money, money girl
money girl cuz money's everything in this world

im watching myself through a screen
a mirror that reflects what we really are
i pull you closer by your thighs
but what im pulling on is me

im falling
im falling, oh yeah

im falling away
money girl, im lost in your world

i'm lost in your world
money girl

im lost in your world
even if its all fake
as fake as your pearls
Track Name: Zombie Luna
i drank hydrochloride
i didnt die
i cut my veins open
but i didn't die

i jumped from 5 stories
i didnt die
a car smashed my body
but i didn't die

when you look up
think of me as just another star
some of them died long ago
but their light outlives us

i didn't die

i'm sad our love ended
but that lonely moon still shines
ill lose my money and my friends
but everyone's lost something

when you look up
think of me as just another star
under the dark blue water
the moon grew only brighter

my heart's broken
but i'm not gonna die, i'm not gonna die
my heart's broken
but i'm not gonna die, i'm not gonna die
Track Name: Replica II
we can't go back
to what we used to be
to what we've lost

we can't go back

we can't go back
to what we've never had

an image of the past
it's been here the whole time
it's been here the whole time

replica

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