Xenophobe / Fear Itself

by Zao

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    New pressing of the long sold out Xenophobe/Fear Itself 7 inch. This time on Black Vinyl. With new cover art by Matt Kerley. Virgin black vinyl with covers hand printed by Stumptown Printers in Portland, OR. Each copy comes with a ZAO guitar pick featuring the record art.

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about

Recorded at Treelady Studios
Engineering and Mixing by Dave Hidek
Mastered by Garret Haines
Artwork by Matt Kerley

Zao is:
Dan Weyandt
Scott Mellinger
Jeff Gretz
Martin Lunn
Russ Cogdell

credits

released July 10, 2015

license

all rights reserved

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Track Name: Xenophobe
Never cut by thought or thesis
Evoked by hollow, rabid speeches
That clot up and fall to pieces
Then turn to birds and spread diseases

It turns to chemical meditation
It turns to paranoia and frustration
It turns to gray rotting teeth
It turns to entitled, hateful beliefs

Implant a thought, sow the seed
Groom xenophobic racist steeds
Loud and dumb without folly
Shouting, "Stop evolving Uber Alles"

Logic and compassion regress to selfish superstitions

Implant a thought, sow the seed
Groom xenophobic racist steeds

It must be hell to live in fear
Track Name: Fear Itself
It’s here again

A black mist that creeps into the air
Hangs like a veil and turns off the stars
To the thoughts in the halls of my mind
Softly it speaks…

ARISE ARISE ARISE

I let go and fell into the sky
Unable to blink or close my eyes

The world is torn apart
and reality rearranged
In a soft voice it speaks…

DESCEND DESCEND DESCEND

I fell from the heavens
Into the sea
The hands of the water wrapped chains around me

Placing fear in my heart
and death in my eyes
In a soft voice it speaks…
OBEY OBEY OBEY

I wander the earth apart from the rest
Their eyes and laughter dance on my back
I am filled with their pain
Till just numbness remains

The mist hovers
Dark and quiet
In a soft voice it speaks…
DECAY DECAY DECAY

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