This is a Test

by Man Will Destroy Himself

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released 20 June 2011

Recorded at Castle Bellow
mixed by Scott Holthausen of Black Rabbit Recording
Mastered by Scott Hull of Visceral Sound
Physical release by The Path Less Traveled Records - 2011

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Track Name: Circle the Drain
Extinction machines
Our blood is the grease on the gears
Ecosystem Inertia fails
Humankind's extinction nears
And the evil that men do prevails

With forward motion
Drop dead weight
The faster we pick up momentum
The faster we circle the drain

We will just circle the drain
Go under and drown

Pull the plug out, stupid
So we can all go down

With forward motion
Drop dead weight
The faster we pick up momentum
The faster we circle the drain

Drown
And we destroy ourselves

Life’s routine mediocrities unwound

Pulled into the vortex
Go around

Hurried rush into our graves now

We can't sail this ship forever
We’ll drown

Smothering ourselves in our own wastes
We will just circle the drain
Track Name: Catalyst
Frustrated mind: spinning
The numbers don't add up
Each action pushes forward
To a sum that equals none

All this time I’m wasting
Each pawn put in its place
Controller pushes one more button
That wipes the grin from our collective face

One more body, soldier's deed
He’d like to think he'll die for liberty
But all that's left is families in grief
And no one is any freer

Brother Christian: man of peace
Religion only likes you when you're on your knees
Look what killed the dove of peace
Religious zealotry

White flag, black flag
Which will it be?
You’re just a joke with your anarchy
Social change through bake sales for the ABC
Profane existence indeed

False hopes, shattered dreams
They’ve pulled the rug out from under me
The joke is the reality that remains unseen
Until we all watch, helplessly

Catalysts, driving the world into the ground
With our face first ethic it's an inevitable outcome
And in review of our stupidity, we deserve to go down
Because we're just driving the world right into the ground
Track Name: Masks
The continuous spilling of blood goes on
Rhetoric skirts issues like strong vines grow

Poison like honey from a forked tongue
Evil in the heart of the beast called Man

Seeds of deceit and pestilence grow
Double-speaker makes the crowd roar lull

Deeply rooted vines take a stranglehold
Preaching peace while slowly killing us all

Slowly
dying
your
mask & veil are secured

So it goes, it’s the way of the world
Culture of waste, so it goes

Already down in a hole
The ashes from our burning grave

Deep roots secure the mask to your soul
So the spilling of blood will forever go

Poison like honey from your treacherous tongue
Rhetoric breeds sheep and strong vines choke

Slowly
dying
your
mask & veil are secured

So it goes, it’s the way of the world
So the spilling of blood will forever go
Track Name: Massive Ordnance Air Blast
MOAB
Mother Of All Bombs - crater the battlefield
MOAB
All sales are final - all arguments are settled
MOAB
No unnecessary suffering - everything is blown to bits
MOAB
Massive Obliteration - Apocalyptic Beneficence
MOAB

Remote controlled - Angel of Death
Cratered - blast zone the size of 10 blocks
Upheaval of earth - raining down death in thousands of tons of your waste & debris

Massive Ordnance Air Blast - Shock and Awe destruction
MOAB
Wipe the face of the planet - by blowing it all to hell
MOAB
Can't duck and cover - nowhere to run and hide
Stop worrying about tomorrow - start loving the bomb

Remote controlled - Angel of Death
Cratered - blast zone the size of 10 blocks
Upheaval of earth - raining down death in thousands of tons of your waste & debris
Track Name: Apathy Nurtured Oblivion
Lead us into the trench of war
Then ask us what we’re fighting for
No one knows or cares anymore
Just more killing, death, and gore
There’s no point in seeking to quantify
The atrocities of death in life
No hidden meaning to decipher in code
Simple arrogance, finely honed

The bonds of truth objectify
Into subversion of what's truly right
So many choices made every day
But so few solutions for no gain

Welcome to apathy nurtured oblivion
Bound in subversion, you can not react
Living for nothing is living for nothing
If you don’t live on your feet, you die on your fucking back---

Looking out over the precipice
The only chance that we have left
Teetering on nether here nor there
If the balance tips, the due price is fair
So many people, every day
Eager to squander and wither in grey
There’s only so much one mouth can say
Words they fade, action remains----

Point at the people and demonize
With hands that usurp the gods they've wrought
Just another enslavement campaign
To bring more death, misery, & pain

Welcome to apathy nurtured oblivion
The way that I see it, you have to react
Living for something is not dying for nothing
Live on your feet; don’t die on your fucking back---

Go through the motions nothing to say.
Humanity’s essence fades away,
And there's no more.
Track Name: Flood
Flood into nothing, now
Waves of destruction come
Walls cannot stem the tide
The charade is washed away and the world dies screaming

The façade is falling apart
The big payback is coming around
Consequences of cause & effect and
Corruption is causing a failure of heart
The eroded reign of man’s
Dominion return to mud and sand
Alluvium fields of hungered consumption
Assimilated destruction
the silt holds grip while - truth floods the lies - for shit-fed flies.

The spark of our lives is extinguished in shame--

Flood into nothing
Waves of destruction
Walls are washing out
The charade is washed away
and the world dies screaming

The façade is falling apart
The big payback is coming around
Consequences of cause & effect and
Corruption is causing a failure of heart
The eroded reign of man’s
Dominion return to mud and sand
Alluvium fields of hungered consumption
Its assimilated destruction, now

Sink in Alluvium field
While the spark of our lives is extinguished in shame

The façade is falling apart
The big payback is coming around
Consequences of cause & effect and
Corruption is causing a failure of heart
The eroded reign of man’s
Dominion return to mud and sand
Alluvium fields of hungered consumption
Assimilated destruction
the silt holds grip while - truth floods the lies - for shit-fed bloated flies.

The spark of our lives is extinguished in shame
Track Name: Blades of Grass
Like blades of grass in spring
When summer is coming on
Like snow on the side of the hill
Where the Sun is warm
Still beats the defiant heart

Makhpiya Luta. Oglala Lakota.
Spirit of the native red people:
Red Cloud, you couldn’t save your great nation
From melting like the snow on the hills
Where the sun’s rays shine
Warm

Like blades of grass in spring
When summer is coming on
Like snow on the side of the hill
Where the Sun is warm

Oh Makhpiya Luta,

Our people are like blades of grass, &
Your great nation is melting
Like snow on the side of the hill
Where the sun is warm
Melting your great culture
Diluting the great name
Your people emulate
When the sun screams through the clouds:
Die

Makhpiya Luta.
Proud Oglala Lakota.
Warrior Red Cloud
With your prophetic proclamation:
Your people are like blades of grass in spring when summer comes on
Track Name: Oh Lasting Hope
Where is your god – living in a castle in the clouds?
We’re all living in Hell – bringing more destruction on
Perceived reality turned inside out – Hypocrisy deeply ingrained
All with empty hands, empty eyes, empty hearts

Oh lasting hope – Where have you gone
Oh lasting hope – Where you have gone,

There is no return – From the subversion man creates
The venom has set now succumb
Lay down dead now, corpse of man
Just darkness’ cold grip – no golden castle in the sky
You wouldn’t feel like you’ve been tricked
If you weren’t so diminutive of mind

Oh lasting hope – where have you gone
Oh lasting hope – The sheep, they keep bleating
For more poison feedings
Please silence they’re pleading, now

Oh lasting hope - Where have you gone
We’re all living in Hell – bringing more destruction on
Lay down dead now, corpse of man

All with empty hands, empty eyes, empty hearts

Diminutive minds