Illusions of Modernity

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lyrics

Plastic
A brave new frontier in living and science
Stacked modular housing
Comfort and security for all
Where each domicile is crowned with an aerial
Like antennae to paradise.

Productivity and athleticism combine
In a purity of the body and mind.
The typist's pirouetting fingertips make a memory of pen and ink.
With daily strides in pharmaceuticals
Hystericism and melancholia now belong to the past
Discarded with the superstitions of an unenlightened age
As chewing strengthens the jawline
Directing the mind to wholesome pursuits.

Strong-branched tree of progress fortified with true endeavour
A wonder store of printed colour
In half-tone and lithograph.

Men and women of tomorrow
May your watchwords be vitality and progress.

Pylons hum in harmony
Miles and miles of cash machines:
Junk as far as we can see
Illusions of modernity.

Pylons hum in harmony
Miles and miles of cash machines:
Junk as far as we can see
Illusions of modernity.

Antiquated circuitry
The future's not what it used to be:
Junk as far as we can see
Illusions of modernity.

credits

from WAS, released June 15, 2017
Written, produced, and recorded by Bear Worship.
Lyrics co-written with The Late David Turpin.
Recorded and engineered by Stephen Shannon at Experimental Audio.

Vocals, guitar, synths, programming, and knob twiddling - Karl Knuttel.
Drums - Dave Hingerty.
Additional production and soundscapes - Stephen Shannon.

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