Cynic

by Drowning Susan

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CYNIC, The final album in the EoE Series, released for human consumption on Wednesday, 12/12/12. The 4th album in the series detailing mankind's progression down the tubes, all fit between 11/11/11 and 12/12/12, the last repeating digits for dates you'll see in your lifetime. Enjoy. More details to come.

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released December 12, 2012

All songs written, arranged, recorded, mixed, mastered and produced by Drowning Susan

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Drowning Susan Seattle, Washington

Drowning Susan is Mark R. Gerster, Nick Repeta, and Vincent Sparacino.

"Darkwave meets Electro-Goth". Also described as "blatantly nay-saying pre-apocalyptic electro pop" and has been such on and off since it's inception in 2001.
Sometimes it's "self loathing drudgery"

Mostly its just weird and dark electro rock...
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Track Name: Disease [Intro]
Vocoded: "Cry Out"
Track Name: Cynic
Cynic
We already know that things are awful
And it only gets worse each day
But that’s no excuse not to be thoughtful
And apply a little effort to change
All of this got the way it is
Through general neglect and decay
Maybe if we gave a damn about things
Well, it wouldn’t turn out this way

I can’t defend these modern times
Too much excess corrupts our lives
It falls apart before our eyes
We let it happen, we must be blind

Everything sucks and it’s all your fault
You people just make it worse on yourselves
That’s the truth if it need be told
Wipe the slate clean, start over I know…

I guess I’m a cynic, I guess I gave up
Can’t help but look around and wonder “what the fuck?”
We’ve made a mess of things, I think we’ve done enough
We fucking had our chance and it’s time that we’ve laid off

It’s pretty clear where it all went wrong
Things were fine till we came along
Rinse, repeat, ‘cause it’s always the same
We break, burn down, we smash, decay

Everything sucks and it’s all your fault
You people just make it worse on yourselves
That’s the truth if it need be told
Wipe the slate clean, start over I know…

I guess I’m a cynic, I guess I gave up
Can’t help but look around and wonder “what the fuck?”
We’ve made a mess of things, I think we’ve done enough
We fucking had our chance, it’s time that we’ve laid off
I can’t defend these modern times
Too much excess corrupts our lives
It falls apart before our eyes
We let it happen, we must be blind

Maybe you’re all just dumb (we must be blind)
Can’t be I’m the only one who sees

I guess I’m a cynic, I guess I gave up
Track Name: Humans [Welcome to Earth mix]
HUMANS
Let’s face it: two is a crowd and three is unseemly
Add any more, you’re a mob, and they run amok easy
It takes a greater strength than I’ve found to be around people
It takes a leap of faith so profound to make them even seem real

You know you gotta hate some, on mankind
Before you can understand the slant of my perspective and why
I gave up all hope for their plans
It only leads to madness to think that you can conquer the world
It only takes a human-like trait to poison the well for us all

It’s time we faced the facts, Our species is awful
But we persist in spite all of that, still our future is doubtful
Cause your intentions are far from pure and your methods deemed unsound
We forgot what it was to be sure, we’re to reckless while earth bound

You know you gotta hate some, on mankind
Before you can understand the slant of my perspective and why
I gave up all hope for their plans
It only leads to madness to think that you can conquer the world
It only takes a human-like trait to poison the well for us all

You people are the worst, You’re too much to bear
You can call me misanthropic, I don’t care, I don’t care
Track Name: Capacity [Max Density mix]
CAPACITY
There’s nowhere left to run to, there’s nowhere left to hide
Population is growing larger
It’s an ocean full of people; it’s a swelling tide
At some point we’re gonna reach the brink
Then some of you must go
It’s coming sooner than you might think
The day is soon upon us when this place will be full
We’re exactly like a ship at sea
Except there’s nowhere for us to dock
We’re adrift by ourselves you see
And with limited supplies we’ll have to use what we’ve brought

Soon there’ll be no space left
There’ll be nothing to eat or drink
The world is closing in around us
There’s too many people, this ship’s gonna sink

There’s too many people to ever be alone
There’s too few options to let it go on

Soon there’ll be no space left
Maybe you should stop fucking
Time will come when there’s no more room
Everyone will die, It will all mean nothing

We act like there’s nothing wrong, like somehow it can all just stay the same
All the people are half the problem , we should stop before it’s far too late
But facts be damned, we can’t help ourselves, we have to procreate
If we don’t fuck ourselves to death then the noise will surely kill us, make us insane
Track Name: Hope
Hope
With all your high hopes and all your pipe dreams
You’re so deluded it’s so exhausting
Although the daydreams really don’t excite me
Low expectations: the only way to right things
See there’s nothing left to hope for
And we should all just learn to embrace the end
If you’re wondering how you’ll cope, well
Maybe you can start by eliminating false pretense

It won’t be okay, I don’t care what you say

Anticipation, the impact will be frightening
When all your prospects that used to seem inviting
Replaced by doubt no more at ease a tight line
You’re losing value closer to the deadline
See there’s nothing left to hope for
And we should all just learn to embrace the end
If you’re wondering how you’ll cope, well
It’s pretty much determined that you failed, so just face the facts
I don’t care how much it hurts ‘cause
All your whining won’t help for the wounds to mend
So play the victim all you want, well
You may as well give up, say your prayers, let the world cave in

It won’t be okay, I don’t care what you say

I don’t care how much it hurts ‘cause
All your whining won’t help for the wounds to mend
So play the victim all you want, well
You may as well give up, say your prayers, let the world cave in

With all your high hopes and all your pipe dreams
You’re so deluded it’s so exhausting
Although the daydreams really don’t excite me
Low expectations: the only way to right things

See there’s nothing left to hope for
And we should all just learn to embrace the end
If you’re wondering how you’ll cope, well
Maybe you can start by eliminating false pretense
I don’t care how much it hurts ‘cause
All your whining won’t help for the wounds to mend
So play the victim all you want, well
You may as well give up, say your prayers, let the world cave in
The day will come when you wise up and
You’ll be joining us waiting for the world to end
You can still pretend if you want to
Our certainty of course assures reality soon sets in
Track Name: Be-Ing-Me
Be-Ing-Me
What’s worse – being me or being you?

Being me, I can’t help but hate you all
Being me, I can’t find any peace at all
Being me, it’s quite easy to hate
Being me, I make a ton of mistakes

I’m glad I’m not you. I hate myself.
I’m glad I’m not you. I hate myself.
It’d be nice if you tried to be better
It’d be nice if you tried to be more

Being me, I can’t help but hate you all
Being me, I can’t find any point to it all
Being me, it’s quite easy to hate
Being me

Being me, I can’t help but hate you all

I hate being me.
It’d be nice if you tried to be better
It’d be nice if you tried to be more
Track Name: Survivors
Survivors
If we could just hold it all together
Well maybe we could somehow avoid the fall
Unlikely as it seems it could just happen (I hate to admit)
So maybe we’ll survive ourselves after all (then what will we do?)
And if by some chance we see tomorrow
Will we have learned from yesterday, or even today?
I doubt that we could get out shit together
I doubt we can somehow find a way (let alone not kill ourselves)

Otherwise, all of this just ends
Otherwise, we become no more

If we could just hold it all together
Well maybe we could somehow avoid the fall
Some things are better left alone
Some things are better left unknown
Some stones are better left unturned
Would we rather be safe or just let it all burn?
Let it burn
If we could just hold it all together (Let it burn)
Well maybe we could somehow avoid the fall (Let it burn)
Let it burn
It’s culminating, accentuating, reaching a peak that I’m not hating
I’m not hating the idea of the end
The end is coming for us
All of this must end
The end is coming for us
What do you plan to do?
Track Name: Signs [End Is Nigh mix]
Signs
It’s been out there waiting – It’s been out there all this time – no sense agitating
don’t worry your pretty little mind – this thing’s deteriorating while you’re still looking for a sign
if there’s a grander scheming, there’s no intelligent design
Seems to me that there are things that go unnoticed through our day
a slice of shadow, a slight of hand in which the darkness plays
like we all know that things are ending but unwilling to say
that it’s complete, the end, fini, we can’t accept decay
Plain as can be you chose to ignore
What’s right before you, I’ve said it before
There’s a reason things are falling apart
But you refused to listen right from the start
Explain the truth you’re seeking – what kind of statement will suffice?
What form of deluded thinking provides the answers that you’d like?
It’s clear you gave up making any attempt to do what’s right
and as a population, you really disappoint.
You won’t believe until the whole damn world comes down upon your door
that darkness lurking there, emerges now and hides no more
escape from ignorance, the curtain drawn reveals beyond its frame
a world that’s drowned in sickness, a world that’s lost in hate
Plain as can be you chose to ignore
What’s right before you, I’ve said it before
There’s a reason things are falling apart
But you refused to listen right from the start
It’s been out there waiting – It’s been out there all this time
no sense agitating – don’t worry your pretty little mind
this thing’s deteriorating while you’re still looking for a sign
if there’s a grander scheming, there’s no intelligent design
Seems to me that there are things that go unnoticed through our day - a slice of shadow,
a slight of hand in which the darkness plays - like we all know that things are ending but
unwilling to say that it’s complete, the end, fini, we can’t accept decay
It’s been out there waiting – It’s been out there all this time no sense agitating – don’t worry
your pretty little mind - this thing’s deteriorating while you’re still looking for a sign
if there’s a grander scheming, there’s no intelligent design
Track Name: If [Shame On Us edit]
IF (Shame On Us edit)

All signs point to end of days
We should be ashamed of ourselves now
Make this a world we’re proud to have

Maybe all of this is just a dream, a bad bad dream
But what if we wake up to find it’s worse
We’ve become the least that we can be, less than you’ve ever seen
So what if we could find a way to converse…I’d like to know

Second chances – Alternates to common place
Transient voices – Deja vois in subtle ways
We should be ashamed of ourselves now
We’ve become the least that we can be
We should be ashamed of ourselves now
Less than you’ve ever seen

Maybe all of this was meant to be, or so it seems
Maybe it’s our fate to just break down
We’ve become the least that we can be, less than you’ve ever seen
We should be ashamed of ourselves now
There’s no way out
We should be ashamed of ourselves now

Maybe all of this was meant to be, or so it seems
Maybe it’s our fate to just break down
We’ve become the least that we can be, less than we’ve ever been
We should be ashamed of ourselves now

We’ve become the least that we can be, less than you’ve ever seen
We should be ashamed of ourselves now
Track Name: Void
Our modern life, our wasted time
There’s a certain unconstructive sadness
That overtakes our natural drive
Self-imposed repeating cycles you can set disappointment by
Excess and greed surrounds us
Leaves you with this void inside

We tried to fill void with power
That corrupts in perverse ways
We tried to fill the void with people
But that produces complex hate
We tried to fill the void with money
But we can’t buy the peace we need
We tried to fill the void with anger
But we’re our own worst enemies
We’re our own worst enemies

Our modern life, our wasted time
There’s a certain unconstructive sadness
That overtakes our natural drive
Self-imposed repeating cycles you can set disappointment by
Excess and greed surrounds us
Leaves you with this void inside
We’re our own worst enemies
Track Name: Choices
Choices
We poison water, we darken skies
We stifle laughter, we smother cries
We torture suspects, start wars with lies
We drug ourselves, we’re along for the ride
We’re filled with sadness but we say we’re fine
We hoard possessions as we proclaim “mine”
We wrecked our world and we kill mankind
We can’t let it continue so you must decide

Is this world worth saving as a whole?
‘cause it’s up to you to fix what’s broke
If the humans stand a chance they must mend their ways
And they’d better start soon before it’s too late

Is this world worth saving as a whole
We poison water, we darken skies
‘cause it’s up to you to fix what’s broke
We stifle laughter, we smother cries
If the humans stand a chance they must mend their ways
We torture suspects, start wars with lies
And they’d better start soon before it’s too late
We’re filled with sadness but we say we’re fine
And they’d better start soon before it’s too late
We wrecked our world and we kill mankind
It’s too late
Track Name: Learning [Outro - Piano edit]
LEARNING
There’s something about this world that makes me uneasy
There’s a certain complacency that permeates the way we do things
And never before have we drawn such a straight line difference
Between what we think and do, while we follow the path of least resistance
I’m saddened to think of times when living was easy
We were blindly stumbling through a world as innocent as we seemed
That memory’s no longer true and it isn’t returning
I’ve face the fact we’re doomed, we know too much, we suffer in learning