Universal Order of Armageddon

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released 27 August 1996

Guitar - Tonie Ryan Joy
Bass - Scott Malat
Drums - Brooks Headly
Lyrics/ Vocals- Colin Seven

Recorded '92/'93 in Baltimore by Tony French.
Rear cover art by Robert Andrews.
Skull from Arnhem Land.
Diagram by David Elliot
(from the book Your Face Never Lies by Michio Kushi).
Additional vocals on "Fence" by P.R.

© 1993m 1993, 1996 Universal Order of Amrageddon

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Track Name: Visible Distance
This is your industry I will not let inside me - NO
I steered clear long (and hard) ago
I wiped the slate clean
As the whistle I hear
Downtown - noon
Within a visible distance
It's with invisible distance
Track Name: Switch Is Down
Never would have been a use for the axle
If someone hadn't invented the wheel
Necessity broke and killed evolution
Now at times the circuitry feels
You can't go straight unless you're not turning
for #1 to win #2 must lose
You can't rebuild without destruction
And you can't close your eyes to get a good view
Statement just stopped being an answer
And suddenly turned into a prayer
Relative thought waved goodbye
The lights went out and nobody cared
The product dis-assembled perfect
The parts stacked up and got in line
Full function worked all backwards
Now all is well and nothing is fine
Take down the signs - don't hide your eyes
The switch is down
Track Name: Stepping Softly Into
You broadcast: "What it is to be a man"
Channel changes - so does your mind
In this day - at this time
Your mind declines - your chair reclines
No more butterflies left in her blue sky
(Air is still)
Ripped out her flowers one by one
(Field left empty)
Track Name: Clear Set
Divine construction
Life mechanism
Properly fastened
Very seldom questioned
Just think: your head turns
In both directions
End straight forward
Take a look around
Track Name: Benedict
River run dry
But I still find myself swimming upstream
Ghosts in my headlights
But I still find myself driving down the street
Track Name: No Longer Stranger
There's a hole in the back
Of the head of the madman
Some say it's the spot where all
The good stuff comes out
And I'm picking up where his steps left off
and I'm digging out my own rut
And what you say it stays inside me -
Brightly gleaming
Now there's a hole in the back
Of the head of the madman
And it's covered up by a scar
It acts like a plug -
It keeps him from flowing out
It keeps him from sharing
All that's penned up inside
He'd stand on the corner
I'd open my window
He'd sing a song
I would try to use my interpretation
Hear him singing in the midnight hour
My friend you're no longer stranger
Track Name: Flux
Stamped out the ember
That burned your skin
It wasn't easy - complication
You caught the glow
Of a flame past burning
Try to put it out - with desperation
Sit down with a flickering bit of what
You thought would never burn
You never thought you'd catch fire-
I never thought you'd ever learn
Track Name: Symptom
I lick my hand
When the pill won't slide
The beautiful taste
On which I rely
Sugar made it sweeter
But not any brighter
Get it down safe and sound
My symptom
I got my hands on it
Track Name: Painfully Obvious
Gears and rods and run by fuel
It is machine that acts so unknowingly cruel
Machine means the end of hope
The end of all inspiration
You are this end
You are this machine
It frightens me to think what could be done
If all machines ran together
In a straight well defined line
This can't happen machine
You choose not to use your hearing - I not mine
And now we run together
Both blind
But I'm full of fuel that will forever run
My own set of gears and rods
My own soft engine
Turn me on - watch me run
Track Name: Close to Far Away
Wire straight
Weather bent
Forget yourself
SHE triumphant
In a heart
In a mind
Forget yourself
As two combine
Plant a seed
Watch it grow
Forget yourself
Just let go
In a brain
In some skin
Forget yourself
There is no sin
Around you
About me
Forget yourself
Start to see
It's getting very close to being far away
Track Name: Entire Vast Situation
I WENT DEEP DOWN INSIDE - IT FELT
SO GOOD TO BE INSIDE MYSELF
AN ENERGY GAINED BY THE
CLEANSING STATE MY MIND WAS IN
I BRUSHED OFF MY HEART AND NOTICED AS MY MOUTH BEGAN TO SING

I CREATED A SONG AND OFFERED IT
UP TO THE SKY
THE WORDS CAME OUT SO CLEAR THEY
ALMOST TORE A HOLE IN MY THROAT
THE SKY'S REACTION WAS SO GRAND
SHE SMILED AT ME AND GAVE ME HOPE
Track Name: City
Under bridges - on sidewalk ways
Hopeful children pretend and play
Near ugly sayings - painted on
Spending hours to have them gone
Here you find me - with my tears
In my city for countless years
Track Name: Four Measure Start
Rules take time to break apart,
Just like living in a four measure start,
Like hanging from the bough of a tree,
Like loving things you can't see

Then you'll know - you go insane
(It's not too bad, it's not forever)
Then you'll know - you'll fly away
(Not too high, not too far)

Take the time to use your heart,
Just like living in a four measure start,
Like missing things before your eyes,
Like loving things you despise
Track Name: Mud
And I watch you
And I wish I could build you an Iron Bouquet
Saw you standing
Like a picture of a skyline on my burning day
Spill like the sun
I'm inside a petal ringing
You're staring upward
Soak up the precious light and begin the process
Transform and blossom singing:
"I love the rain"
Track Name: Fence Song
Keeps you in
Keeps me out
Pointless process to me
Just the same