SHORT SHARP SHOCKS
Short Sharp Shocks

Fourth LP from ANECDATA, released April 2, 2017.

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TRACKLISTING

  1. Just A Car
  2. Your Money is Mine
  3. Siriscreen
  4. Irrelevant
  5. Be All and End All
  6. On the Beach
  7. So What
  8. Robots Evolved
  9. You’re Right, I Am Wrong
  10. Expel
  11. The Wait is Over
  12. Killy
  13. Proaction
  14. Echelon
  15. You Terrify Me
  16. Siriscreen (Lite Version)

plus bonus tracks (only in Bandcamp full album download)

17. Daydreams
18. We Don’t Have Any Power

Plus various demo recordings of the album’s songs.

All songs written, recorded, mixed and mastered by D Satherley / Anecdata

LYRICS

JUST A CAR

i darken the tint and give it power

whatever the outcome,  in rush hour

it’s just a car, i know i’ve lost

i’m going to die in my mazda

’cause i can’t drive, and i don’t care for your rules

it’s just a car, i know i’ve lost

it’s just a car, i know i’ve lost

 

YOUR MONEY IS MINE

you can fight off entropy, try and hold up certainty

fate will get you in the end, it’s true

your money is mine

spend a fortune at the bar, wish a penny on a star

it all ends up where it needs to be

but only for me, and not you

it all comes to me, and not you

i want it the most, can’t you tell?

it trickles on down to my shoes, i piss in my pants and you lose

your money is mine and ah well

deep down i’m a communist

a real enthusiast for wealth redistribution, in fact

your money is mine, and not yours

your labour is fine, just be poor

i want it the most, can’t you tell?

 

SIRISCREEN

memory, the story of my life

doublethink, the way i know it is

i don’t recall a time we weren’t at war with crime

in my sleep, the clutter walks in line

101, the order of the time

i swear that in my youth we weren’t at war with truth

the past erased, the time forgot

their lies became the truth

julia, the rest, we’ve got to say goodbye

their lies became the truth

ah well

telescreen, the siri of our future

telescreen, it cannot reach me now

it’s just a dream, but still they know somehow

don’t you call it a crutch, my phone is not in charge

crimes erased, acquittal by a few

can’t watch me, but i can watch you

mistakes are in the past and so are ours at last

the past erased, the time forgot

their lies became the truth

julia, the rest, we’ve got to say goodbye

their lies became the truth

my prison’s of my choosing, my prison’s optional

huxley’s the drug i mainline, soma’s unstoppable

and telescreen, the siri of our past

 

IRRELEVANT

they call us nobodies, irrelevant

in turn they come across benevolent

they don’t want us, that is okay

we’re a sentient irrelevance

and freedom’s overrated, what do you want?

it’s no life living as an individual

they want us? that is okay

we’re a sentient irrelevance now

i wanna be abducted by a mindless drone

i wanna be abducted so i’m not alone

i wanna be inducted to the hive in style

resistance doesn’t always have to be futile

cubes across galaxies, i’m not aware of any reason we shouldn’t be there

we don’t have to figure it out, they already have for us

and if i don’t have to sleep ever again, i would count that as a win

they want us? that is okay

we’re a sentient irrelevance now

 

BE ALL AND END ALL

it’s another way to live

it’s another way to thrive

it’s not be all and end all

it’s another way to kill

it’s another way to die

it’s not be all and end all

why’d you have to say that?

why’d you have to go there?

and now you’ve ruined everything

everything that we worked for

she was the perfect, the perfect actress

she was invincible

she was the perfect, the perfect actress

she’s not replaceable

don’t you know

 

ON THE BEACH

wake up on the beach, cool wind in my hair

and when the sun comes up, end of another new year’s eve

there’s time ahead of us and time behind

but looking to the future has never been as hard as this

what will i see and where will i go?

who will i be and what’ll i know?

what will i see and what will i do that’s worth it?

what will i see and where will i go?

what do i care and what do i know?

what will i see and what will i do that’s worth it?

that’s worth it

we’re all on our own, no savers in sight

don’t get in the deep end

that’s right, we’re on the beach – it’s all the deep end

rips everywhere

stopping from drowning has never been as hard as this

wake up in my bed, damp air in my hair

the sun has not risen, time to get back to work and die a little inside

holidays in mind

but looking to the future has never been as hard as this

 

SO WHAT

it’s 20-something and i cannot believe a thing

they taught us not to be sceptical of anything

advertising campaign, so what? so what?

an astroturfing campaign, so what? so what?

they got us when our minds were at their most malleable

they snared us when our wallets were the most valuable

 

ROBOTS EVOLVED

i think i found it, this changes everything

you’re gonna hate it, it doesn’t mean a thing

i think i found it

the missing link between their world and our world

it doesn’t mean a thing and everything

oh yes i found it

we dug it up and yes, we are not human

we are not dinosaurs

we did not evolve, we weren’t a recipe of evolution

the consequences of our DNA

we are robots evolved, we are robots evolved

who have you told?

this is our secret, this is our mj12

the world’s not ready, they cannot help themselves

we’re not developed, we were just ready-made

and now we’re stuck here with no hope of going home

 

YOU’RE RIGHT, I AM WRONG

i love atom bombs, i love infernos

i love asteroids, i love volcanoes

and i’m wrong, you’re right

i’m right, you’re wrong

you’re right, i am wrong

i love gerrymandering and televangelising

i wrote this song 20 years ago but it still applies

and i’m wrong, you’re right

i’m right, you’re wrong

you’re right, i am wrong

 

EXPEL

i tried my best to get rid of you

i tried to get someone else to pull the trigger

i wrote these words but no one fell under my spell

i wish you well, now go to hell

expel

i wish you well, now go to hell

and if you think i have softened on you

and come to understand what it is you do

then it would seem that we get our news in parallel

 

THE WAIT IS OVER

if you’re waiting for someone

someone like you

you could be waiting a long time

why don’t be true?

now the wait is over

no emotion is ever pure in this world

realising the martyrs didn’t die for you

 

KILLY

on board discovery you don’t know what will be

bunk with a mutineer, be captain over there

i have to tell you this is so fucking cool you don’t know it

i could throw you in the brig

i have a badass wig

they call me ‘killy’ there, i kind of like the fear

i have to tell you this is so fucking cool you don’t know it

don’t take me home, i will rebel, just say farewell

talk when i’m nervous but this captain never cuts

i have to tell you this is so fucking cool you don’t know it

 

PROACTION

she said i was ready, what little she knew

i’ve never seen combat, what little i knew

actions, actions

proaction, reaction

actions, actions

proaction, reaction

the vision is crucial, what little she knew

i need your approval, now matter how small, i do

and all the best plans that you could have

and all the worst people you could be

and all the same it would end up, well

it won’t compare, it won’t compare

 

ECHELON

i am not essential, i am just a prophet in the back seat of your car

siren of the newborn, acting as an echelon

and my snooping keeps you safe from harm

not a clue what you know about us now

not a clue and just who the hell would know

not a clue what you know about us now

not a clue ’bout just where the hell we go

speak your mind now

pressure on our ears now, it was never my fault

surely you can manage well without ever knowing, passenger interfering

and my snooping keeps you safe from harm

speak your mind or hold your peace now

we know the truth, echelon

 

YOU TERRIFY ME

you terrify me with your confident line

you’re everything that i wanted inside

the pinnacle of this story of the criminal days, i am in love

everything i say, underprepared

and i’m not scared after all

the second i laid my eyes on your beautiful blue skies

and i’m not scared after all, and you should not be too

because you terrify me as much as i terrify you

you terrify me as the comets above, the tremors below, and the climate to come

the catalyst of this story of the criminal days, i am in love

you terrify me