I Carry My Awareness of Defeat like a Banner of Victory

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released December 14, 2018

Written by Chained to the Bottom of the Ocean
Recorded and produced by Chris Teti at Silver Bullet Studios
Mastered by Nick Z at New Alliance
Art by Blial Cabal

"Gut Feeling" originally by DEVO

“May I at least carry, to the boundless possibility contained in the abyss of everything, the glory of my disillusion like that of a great dream, and the splendor of not believing like a banner of defeat; a banner in feeble hands, but still and all a banner, dragged through mud and the blood of the weak but raised high for who knows what reason - whether in defiance, or as a challenge, or in mere desperation - as we vanish into quicksand. No one knows for what reason, because no one knows anything, and the sand swallows those with banners as it swallows those without. And the sand covers everything: my life, my prose, my eternity. I carry my awareness of defeat like a banner of victory.”

― Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet


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Track Name: I've Got a Gut Feeling
Something about the way you taste
Makes me wanna clear my throat.
There's a message to your movements
That really gets my goat.

I looked for sniffy linings
But you're rotten to the core.
I've had about all I can take
You know I can't take it no more.



I got a gut feeling



Centered 'round long time ago
On your ability to torment.
Then you took your tongs of love
And stripped away my garment.

I looked for sniffy linings.



Are we not men?



We are Devo.



I got a gut fucking feeling
That you're rotten to the core
I've had about all I can take
You know I can't take it no more
Track Name: With Every Wrist Outstretched
Send every god and king.
Ten thousand soldiers bodies
Buried underground.
Watch as their castles bleed
Watch their eyes fall out.
Leave them all in the ditches,
Fill the graves to the grasses
Turn the sickness into doubt
For reckoning.
Leech upon their soils, we shall keep.

When will we be freed?
When will we be freed?

Send every god and king.
Loss of control and solidarity impeached, embrace eternal discipline.
Tear away this obstruction
Piece by piece.
Track Name: And Every Sword Unsheathed
All the temples we shall rule, The devils cavern we shall burn.



Impatience is our hallowed tomb.

We finalize this annihilation.

"Where to lay the waste;

Across these tattered eaves?"

Amongst these high roads

There exists deception.

Unholiness to every element of

Staged election.



I am crouched, gnawing at the crows feet.

Dusted fingernails, bury the hatchet.

Lithium nightmares, spinal infarction.


Fear the valiant, the many.

They will come in droves

To spite our world.

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