Architectural Failures

by Drugs of Faith

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released November 26, 2013

Recorded and mixed by Kevin Bernsten at Developing Nations, Baltimore, MD, May-June, 2013. Mastered by Scott Hull at Visceral Sound Studios, Bethesda, MD, June 2013.

Drums: Edward Spode | Bass: Ivan Khilko | Guitar + vocals: Richard Johnson


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Track Name: The Incumbent
You have a job to do
One you can’t afford to lose
Nobody does it better
Everybody does the same

All politics are local
Are politics as usual

I hate the job you’re doing
In the service of those you serve?
You service your own interests

Is it true that nothing gets through
‘Till there’s something in it for you?

We want you to stand and be counted
But you want to stay in your seat


You know
I know
Track Name: Insanity
Doing it to myself again
With the same choices again
Counting on different results

The signs pointed the same way
I promised myself, no way
I wouldn't make the same mistake

The last time
Wasn’t the last time
And what of the next time?

Burn me twice, shame on me
For playing the fool repeatedly
And what of the next time?
Track Name: Paper Trails
This depression-era game
Should have taught restraint
Instead we invent
Fantasiac real estate

Fate made by the luck of the draw
From a deck stacked by the house
Paper money paid for the corner jail o
On the other side of town

Unruly costs of poor health
Overstepping the bounds of wealth
For those who don’t make the rules
Empty houses on the other side of town
Track Name: Placing Bets
Power games
Pulled back and forth
Between two people
Multiplied forever

Waiting for something to happen
Momentum wasted
Waiting for something to happen

Focused on minutia!
Spread too thin!

Hoping for something to happen
Momentum spent
Hoping for something to happen

Leaving to others
What I can’t do myself
Watch from the sidelines
Backing away from concern

Cut the head off the snake
What movement is left in the body?

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