The End of Everything

by Drowning Susan

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A strange and opinionated little album. Somewhat preachy and straight forward lyrics address the decline of the modern world while placing the blame squarely on user neglect. A 50 minute indictment of all things human where dark synths, sweeping effects and melodic arpeggios move and flow beneath whispered, spoken and mutilated vocals set to variant rhythms. Sample laden and hopelessly unenthusiastic about the future, it’s an audio collage of reasons why people are the worst thing going. Snarky and trite dance music of obvious gothic/industrial influence woven into abstract electro pop with hints of trance, dubstep, techno, ambient and noise.

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released November 11, 2011

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: LEARNING (intro)
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
Track Name: HUMANS
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
CAPACITY
There’s no where left to run to, there’s no where 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: VISIONS
VISIONS
No vision no vision
Ache ache hands are tied
Can’t help ourselfves can’t help mankind
Replace place the hate inside
Enbrace the end embrace decline
Incase case you care or try
Don’t offer help don’t dare act kind
Too late late to be denied
Our fate is sealed fixed point in time

Time….time…
We’ve gone too far to stop, much to late to turn around now
We set events in motion made our choice a long time ago
We borrowed from our future just so we could run from our past
We made believe we matter like somehow we’re meant to last
Time….time…

Break break chains inside
Never hollow never hide
Save save blurry eyed
Nothing lost nothing tried
Fake fake live our lives
Always knowing yet always shy
Waste waste of our time
Want for nothing wants denied

There’s no tomorrow, there’s only today
Everything that you love will all go away
There’s nothing to hope for, no reason to pray
No cause for alarm, no need for dismay

No vision no vision

Break break chains inside
Never hollow never hide
Save save blurry eyed
Nothing lost nothing tried
Fake fake live our lives
Always knowing yet always shy
Waste waste of our time
Want for nothing wants denied

We base base make up our minds
Poor decision the poor decline
We pace pace and push the line
Simple results simply fine

No vision no vision

There’s no tomorrow, there’s barely today
Everything that you love will all go away
There’s nothing to hope for, no reason to pray
No cause for alarm, no no need for dismay

Face face facts aside
Make make a deal combine
Wake Wake daily grind
Blame blame increase in size
We base base make up our minds
We pace pace and push the line
Simple results simply fine

Wake Wake daily grind
Crushing hope crushing pride
Blame blame increase in size
Repeating cost repeating bribes
We base base make up our minds
Poor decision the poor decline
We pace pace and push the line
Simple results simply fine

Ache ache hands are tied
Can’t help ourselves can’t help mankind
Replace place the hate inside
Embrace the end embrace decline
Incase case you care or try
Don’t offer help don’t dare act kind
Too late late to be denied
Our fate is sealed fixed point in time

Simple results simply fine
No vision no vision
Track Name: CEREMONY
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Track Name: DESTROYERS
DESTROYERS
We are the destroyers
We’re the architects of our demise
We break what we’re given
Rip it up and build a world of lies
Remake a simple vision
Bring the dark that best describes our kind
‘Cause we wreck a thing of beauty
Replace it all with black and smoke filled skies

Time that we woke up
We’re caught in a desperate slide
Look at things close up
We smash anything we find
Time will be undone
When there’s nothing left to wreck
The end will finally come
We don’t deserve respect

We could change if we wanted to but we don’t
We destroy just to pass the time
We could make this a better place but we won’t
We’d rather bleed it all bone dry
We could change if we start today if we knew the way
If there was something left to care about
But we can’t face all the harmful ways, all the wasted days
Destruction is what we’re about

We smash anything we find
We are the destroyers
We’re the bringers of the end of time

Time will be undone
When there’s nothing left to wreck
End will finally come

We are the destroyers
We’re the bringers of the end of time
We break what we’re given
Rip it up and build a world with lies
We are the destroyers
We’re the architects of our demise
We wreck a thing of beauty
Bring the dark that best describes our times

We could change if we wanted to but we don’t
Time will be undone
We destroy just to pass the time
We could make this a better place but we won’t
End will finally come
We’d rather bleed it all bone dry
Time will be undone
We could change if we start today if we knew the way
If there was something left to care about
But we can’t face all the harmful ways, all the wasted days
End will finally come
Destruction is what we’re about

We are the destroyers
We’re the architects of our demise
We’re the bringers of the end of time
Track Name: FILTH
Filth

We kill, destroy, we burn, we suck
What we don’t smash, we try to fuck
We’re filth, we’re dirt, we’re less than trash
Well the end is coming you can all be sure of that

We kill, destroy, we burn, we suck (enough’s enough)
What we don’t smash, we try to fuck (enough’s enough)
We’re filth, we’re dirt, we’re less than trash (enough’s enough)
Well the end is coming you can all be sure of that

Why can’t you see that you’re all fucked
Let’s make it crystal clear in a way that you can realize
‘cause I wish you knew how bad you sucked
I feel like the only one who hasn’t lost his fucking mind

We’re on a path to kingdom come
A giant clock is ticking and when it’s done we’re out of time
And we won’t stop till this blows up
We won’t take notice till everything we know has died

Erase the world that we’ve built up
(take cover, get supplies, the end is coming, the end is nigh)
Come kill us now ‘cause enough’s enough
(it’s over, we’re suicide, we’re death in living and it’s no surprise)
Turn out the lights and pull the plug
(take cover, get supplies, the end is coming, the end is nigh)
Come purge this place ‘cause enough’s enough
(it’s over, we’re suicide, we’re death in living and it’s no surprise)

We kill, destroy, we burn, we suck (enough’s enough)
What we don’t smash, we try to fuck (enough’s enough)
We’re filth, we’re dirt, we’re less than trash (enough’s enough)
Well the end is coming you can all be sure of that

You’re a bunch of crazy motherfuckers
It’s just a question of which one of you will light the fuse
Hellbent on eliminating one another
You’ll get us all killed soon so I don’t know, what’s the use?
May as well embrace the coming carnage
Pull up a chair, a front row seat and enjoy the show
It’s not my fate they’re holding hostage
It’s complete collapse of everything and now it’s time to watch it go

Erase the world that we’ve built up
(take cover, get supplies, the end is coming, the end is nigh)
Come kill us now ‘cause enough’s enough
(it’s over, we’re suicide, we’re death in living and it’s no surprise)
Turn out the lights and pull the plug
(take cover, get supplies, the end is coming, the end is nigh)
Come purge this place ‘cause enough’s enough
(it’s over, we’re suicide, we’re death in living and it’s no surprise)

Enough’s enough

We kill, destroy, we burn, we suck
What we don’t smash, we try to fuck
We’re filth, we’re dirt, we’re less than trash
Well the end is coming you can all be sure of that
I’ll say it again…
We kill, destroy, we burn, we suck
What we don’t smash, we try to fuck
We’re filth, we’re dirt, we’re less than trash
Well the end is coming you can all be sure of that

Erase this world that we’ve built up
(take cover, get supplies, the end is coming, the end is nigh)
Come kill us now ‘cause enough’s enough
(it’s over, we’re suicide, we’re death in living and it’s no surprise)
Turn out the lights and pull the plug
(take cover, get supplies, the end is coming, the end is nigh)
Come purge this place ‘cause enough’s enough
(it’s over, we’re suicide, we’re death in living and it’s no surprise)
Erase the world that we’ve built up
(take cover, get supplies, the end is coming, the end is nigh)
Come kill us now ‘cause enough’s enough
(it’s over, we’re suicide, we’re death in living and it’s no surprise)
Come kill us now ‘cause enough’s enough
(take cover, get supplies, the end is coming, the end is nigh)
Enough’s enough

We kill, destroy, we burn, we suck
What we don’t smash, we try to fuck
We’re filth, we’re dirt, we’re less than trash
Well the end is coming you can all be sure of that…
Track Name: EVERYTHING
EVERYTHING
Transgressions aside, we will cease to be
Our self absorbed vision is a passing dream
Our conclusion looms even as we speak
We will see the end of everything
The end of everything

It’s been too long in the coming but it’s what we need
I’ve been waiting for the end of everything
It’s all that we’ve earned through all of our deeds
We deserve the end of everything
Track Name: CONSUMERISM
CONSUMERISM
Forget forget forget
There's a pattern to your self destruction
A separate element your thoughts belie
Entangled deep within your over reaction
Lay the selfish motivations you so desperately hide

Buy/Sell Forget

There will come a time when all of this means nothing
No set of circumstance prevents the fall
You'll find you've spent your time in search of something
That can't be found in objects, no it can't be found at all
It’s a product of your endless consumption
Constantly buying things you’re told to have right now
It seems so odd to me the quest is in the acquisition
You never use the things you have, they rot on the shelves

So whatever you say, I’m tired of listening
What could you want it for? Do you even know?
Buy whatever you want, it’s all for sale
What could you want it for? Do you even know?

You find importance in possessions you cling to
You sacrificed a life just to have it all
How unfortunate you’ll have to learn the hard way
That nothing here means anything and you’re the one who’s bought and sold
They had you hooked from the moment you arrived here
Taught you that winning means you have to have the most
When will you wake up and start thinking for your own selves
Forget forget forget the lies that you’ve been told

Buy/Sell Forget
So whatever you say, I’m tired of listening
What could you want it for? Do you even know?
Buy whatever you want, it’s all for sale
What could you want it for? Do you even know?
Track Name: ENQUIRER
ENQUIRER
You’re the same old thing in a brand new package
So prepare to be tossed aside
There’s so many cameras vying for your image
But remember it’s a matter of time
So where will you go once you’re used and broken?
Just where do you see yourself?
And what will you do when you’re left with no one?
When you find yourself all alone?

The fame of super stars and all their shiny cars
Despite the glitz and glamour I wouldn’t want to be you
Behind expensive clothes, the doubt that no one knows
I know you’re famous still I wouldn’t want to be you

I can’t see why I should think about you

You’ve made more money than you can manage
Got your face on all the magazines
You’re feeling immortal, that you can’t be damaged
‘Cause you’re popular with all the teens
Haven’t you ever heard the age old adage?
What goes up must always come back down
The higher you climb then the worse the fall is
And the crash is always half the show

I can’t see why I should think about you
I can’t see why I should care about you

They worship you now but your fame’s not static
They won’t remember you three years from now
When gone are the perks of celebrity status
We’ll be wondering what you’re doing now
And what ever happened to the rich and famous
What was your name again?
How quickly you fade from the tabloid pages
To be replaced by even younger kids

The fame of super stars and all their shiny cars
Despite the glitz and glamour I wouldn’t want to be you
Behind expensive clothes, the doubt that no one knows
I know you’re famous still I wouldn’t want to be you
I can’t see why I should think about you
I can’t see why I should care about you
Track Name: FREAKSHOW
FREAKSHOW
“Whoop it up without any social responsibility for our lives…
We’re going right now through a kind of a lunatic phase”

Product surveys, ringtone culture, custom made to work for you
Get super models, terror alerts, in equal servings from the news
Commercial matters, pitch and spin, financial crisis, what’s the truth?
We’re all obsessed with Charlie Sheen while we ignore a war or two

I think for now I’ll just avoid the fucking freakshow
I think I’ll stay at home and mind my own affairs
I’ve seen enough to know you’re all a bunch of zombies
We’re all corrupt, this world’s fucked up and no one really cares

“These people are living in some sort of never-never land…Of illusions, slogans, passions, convictions – very unrelated to reality”

Interest rates and 3D shopping, Opinion polls, we’re so confused
Restructured debt, convenience store, a Slurpee waiting just for you
Big box items, basement prices, discounts like you’ve never seen
A shiny package sells itself, impulse purchase, feel complete
Movie sequels, repeat patterns, gasoline is priced to move
Legislate away our problems, solve it like we always do
Backroom deals and corporate handshakes sealed with a wink and nod
It’s pay to play, absurd our culture, flying with our blinders on

I think for now I’ll just avoid the fucking freakshow
I think I’ll stay inside and lock all the doors
I’ve seen enough to know you’re all a bunch of morons
We’re all corrupt, this world’s fucked up, it’s rotten to the core

“This is a prescription for social conflict, in addition to economic paralysis”
“You can look out the window and see the top of the hill, where everybody has everything, and they get their pitchfork and decide to try and take the hill”

Add up all the good that you’ve ever done, multiply that amount times 5
Still it’s not enough to change what’s wrong here
Or even make a difference, ‘cause believe me I’ve tried
Add up all the good that you’ve ever done, multiply that amount times 9
(it’s a goddamn mess)
Still it’s not enough to change what’s wrong here
(it’s a goddamn mess)
Or even make a difference, ‘cause believe me I’ve tried
(it’s a goddamn mess)

“Stagnant, social, highly differentiated society”
“The only way to fix it is to address it over and over and over again”

Hyper-contact one another, instant access, think and do
Found a way to ruin mystery, picture and a status too
Social justice, welfare state, healthcare you can pick or choose
They’ll more likely let you die, just as soon as look at you

I think for now I’ll just avoid the fucking freakshow
I think I’ll stay at home and mind my own affairs
I’ve seen enough to know you’re all a bunch of zombies
We’re all corrupt, this world’s fucked up and no one really cares
(it’s a goddamn mess)
I think for now I’ll just avoid the fucking freakshow
(it’s a goddamn mess)
I think I’ll stay inside and lock all the doors
(it’s a goddamn mess)
I’ve seen enough to know you’re all a bunch of morons
(it’s a goddamn mess)
We’re all corrupt, this world’s fucked up, it’s rotten to the core
Track Name: IF
IF

Primal weakness – self serving in dangerous ways
Incomplete, this – all signs point to end of days

What if all of this had never happened
What if we could choose a different path
Would we still march straight to our destruction
Or maybe finally solve our problems and 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

Second chances – Alternates to common place
Transient voices – Deja vois in subtle ways

But what if all of this has already happened
What if we could choose a different path
Would we still march straight to our destruction
Or maybe finally solve our problems and make this a world we’re proud to have

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
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
Maybe we’ll find out what it’s worth
Track Name: REST (outro)
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