ART OF DECEPTION

2014

 

 

 

MMXXII

Til' Death do us Part

Five Gallon Bucket

Collision Course

Man with a Sign

Next 2 Zero

Killing Time

Mastervsion

Ashes 2 Ashes

Fly Paper

Judas Kiss

Slave to the Needle

Fifteen Seconds

4 Husbands of Cleopatra VII

A.O.D.

MMXXIII

 

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TIL' DEATH DO US PART

 

wasn't it nice to get laid every night

 even through all the spite of the fighting

 I'm waiting on a ten by ten piece of land to stand on

 one to call mine if i can get my hands on

 waiting on the money is all that i depend on

 since you been gone

since you been gone

 

don't give me that read

she'll rip your life away

she's a ball and chain

don't get married

 

wasn't it fun to live life on the run

you don't even know what you've done

now I'm waiting on a ten by ten piece of land to stand on

 one to call mine if i can get my hands on

 waiting on the money is all that i depend on

 since you been gone

since you been gone

 

don't give me that read

she'll rip your life away

she's a ball and chain

don't get married

 

wasn't it nice to get laid every night

 i mean oh man my god she was fine

and I'm waiting on a ten by ten piece of land to stand on

 one to call mine if i can get my hands on

 waiting on the money is all that i depend on

since you been gone

since you been gone

 

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FIVE GALLON BUCKET

 

hang on my little child

your mama's running wild

reckless and out of control

 

another day is done

what has your life become

running around tied to a a pole

 

cuz' she donít want no baby

she donít want no baby

 

I see fire in your eyes

hear truth wrapped in your lies

feel seduction take control

 

but she donít want no baby

she donít want no baby

 

another day is done 

what will my life become

it's true that time will take it's toll

 

youíre driving up the duff

& I think Iíve had enough

I think itís time for me to roll

 

cuz' she donít want no baby

She donít want no baby

 

hang on my little child

 

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COLLISION COURSE

 

I'm here to polarize the different classes

make my money off the masses

get up off your assess

Itís a wicked game and Iím the puppet master

 for my happy ever after

get ready for disaster

happy ever after

get ready for disaster

 

and thereís nothing you can do

I'm on a collision course with you

 

see the drones a flying high up in the sky

do you know the reasons why?

I have no need to lie

pick your battles well my friend if you are able

now lay down upon the table

speak now  if you are able

lay down upon the table

speak now if you are able

 

and thereís nothing you can do

Iím on a collision course with you

 

won't you put your hands in mine

for the good of all mankind

but if you ever call me out

I'll show you what I'm all about

this is what I'm all about
this is want Iím all about

 

have no fear my presence here is not illegal

cuz' I represent the people

be wary of the eagle

diving down to claim his prey of devastation

with no ounce of hesitation

 time for celebration

with no hesitation

its time for celebration

 

and thereís nothing you can do

Iím on a collision course with you

 

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MAN WITH A SIGN

 

on the side of the road

you see me standing in the cold

i need an answer to crack the code

your playful bather is getting old

 

i stand in the rain for hours

and youíve had all you can stand how can you

say you aint' got no power

to life me up with that sign inside of you

 

thereís no exception to the rule

this resurrection of the fool

your full compliance will be appreciated

this new alliance must be initiated 

 

i stand in the rain for hours

and youíve had all you can stand how can you

say you aint' got no power

to lift me up with that sign inside you

sell your soul by the hour   

and pray all day to the florescent gods

find yourself in a tower  

and say farewell

time to give emí hell

 

you canít ignore

me anymore

so donít you give me that grin

I know where youíve been

behind the door

your hearts a whore

so wonít you look into my eyes

look into my eyes

look in my eyes

look in my eyes

& set me free

 

i stand in the rain for hours

and youíve had all you can stand how can you

day you aint got no power

to life me up with that sign inside you

 

i stand in the rain for hours

and youíve had all you can stand how can you

say you aint got no power

to life me up with that sign inside of you

 

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NEXT 2 ZERO

 

when I look in your eyes no surprise thereís no one there

when you look in my soul thereís a hole that no one shares

this war is won

no sword or gun

when I look in your eyes no surprise that no one cares 

 

next to zero is you

next to zero is free

lock it in my heart

throw away the key

itís the same old song still refusing to see

next to zero is me

 

when you go off the rail tooth and nail they stop and stare  

if you get in they're face they'll erase you then and there

this war is won

before itís begun

if youíre going my way better to play some truth or dare

 

next to zero is two

next to zero is three

lock you in the dark

throw away the key

itís the same old song still refusing to see

next to zero is me

 

thereís no cure for your disease

feels like I can't breathe

 

next to zero is you

next to zero is free

lock it in my heart

throw away the key

itís the same old song still refusing to see

next to zero is me

next to zero is me

 

when I look in your eyes no surprise that no one cares 

 

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KILLING TIME

 

I'm to cold don't seem to recognize the state I'm in

don't seem to recognize the path I'm on

just sitting here killing time

I watch my days burn away like a cigarette

there's got to be a better way

 

just killing time

just killing time

don't fall for the line

don't beget the thief

listen to the winds warning of besieged

they'll tell you everything's alright

 

ten fold my indecisions have led me here

my mind on autopilot my dreams disappear

so lay me down and let my soul sleep

it's all about time my mind let me bodies see

just killing time

 

just killing time

just killing time

don't fall for the line

don't beget the thief

listen to the winds warning of besieged

they'll tell you everything's alright

 

lose control

roll a bowl

pull up a chair and drown in alcohol

lose control

roll a bowl

pull up a chair and drown in alcohol

 

just killing time

just killing time

don't fall for the line

don't beget the thief

listen to the winds warning of besieged

they'll tell you everything's alright

it's all perfect and well

and they'll rip your eyes out

and send you straight to hell

just killing time

just killing time

just killing time

 

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MASTERVISION

 

up on the stage

so mesmerizing

your coming of age

and the temperature is rising

but like a rat in a cage

there aint no compromising

 

could this be

a joke on me

cuz only you

can set me free

 

well i prayed to your god

cuz' that's what you wanted

yet all that I hear

better finish what you started 

well be careful what you wish for

those were the words that you told me

 

could this be

a joke on me

it all comes down

to you and me

everything you have promised

a fallacy

and only you

can set me free

 

drink from my wine

bittersweet on your pallet

cuz' all your ill will

beats me down like a mallet

well be careful what you wish for

those were the last words you told me

 

could this be

a joke on me

it all comes down

to you and me

everything you have promised

a fallacy

and only you

can set me free 

 

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ASHES 2 ASHES

 

ashes to ashes

dust to dust

poisonous gasses

red rain and rust

 

strange algorithms

a hole in the sky

cannibalisms

big do or die

 

anarchy and crime

comes to no surprise

spending all my time

searching for the sunrise

 

no hesitation

eye for eye

retaliation

came from the sky

 

grab your belongings

bars on the door

this is the dawning

of world war four

 

though we never thought

it would come to this

we canít take it back

this is fade to black

we hold it in my hand

hope you understand

we canít take it back

this is fade to black

 

we can't take it back

this is fade to black

 

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FLY PAPER

 

all alone in your room

Ii feel your heat

 the time is soon

 I watched you sleep a little while

 I taste your fruit

cramp your style

 though you try to rid of me

it's just no good

can't you see

what's inside thee

sanctifies me

I'm such a slave to the smell

that gives me wings straight to hell

 

now that we know just what we are

without a word without a sound

into these eyes I disagree

if i were you locked inside of me

 you razed the wall I knocked it down

i am the lost you are the found

i found the key to get inside

you are no longer sanctified

 

it's inside of me

like that fly you just can't flee

I'm that fly you just can't flee

 

 I shed my skin and washed my hands

for you I'll take

one last stand

what's inside thee

sanctifies me

no matter what the future holds

I'm bugging you forever till you grow old

 

now that we know just what we are

without a word without a sound

into these eyes i disagree

if i were you locked inside me

 you razed the wall i knocked it down

 i am the lost you are the found

 i found the key to get inside

 you are no longer sanctified

 

it's inside of me

 like that fly you just can't flee

 I'm that fly you just can't flee

 

you razed the wall i knocked it down

I am the lost you are the found

I found the key to get inside

you are no longer sanctified

 

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JUDAS KISS

 

I can see the desperation you feel through

reflections deep within your eyes

breach of trust within this inner circle

balance comes unhinged with selfish lies

 

you never leave you alone

you never are what theyíve shown

you thrive on deception and agony

what did the prophecies say

the way it happened today

tragic role reversal

has come full circle

over me 

 

waves of madness washing over me

as this deadly ea begins to rise

shadowed figures in the midnight sun, destiny has come

to claim her prize

 

you never leave you alone

you never are what theyíve shown

you thrive on deception and agony

what did the prophecies say

the way it happened today

tragic role reversal

has come full circle

 

in my demise

I realize the truth would always come to this

and deep in your eyes

I recognize the truce was broken by a kiss

Judas Kiss

 

you never leave you alone

you never are what theyíve shown

you thrive on deception and agony

what did the prophecies say

the way it happened today

tragic role reversal

I have come full circle

 

in my demise

I realize the truth would always come to this

and deep in your eyes

I recognize the truce was broken by a kiss

 

in my demise

I realize the truth would always come to this

and deep in your eyes

I recognize the truce was broken by a kiss 

 

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SLAVE TO THE NEEDLE

 

he was adrift in the nightline

searching for something to ground him in this world

future and past, no more lifeline

then he felt the touch and the power of this girl

 

she was a light in the darkness

she drew designs of unspeakable power

the ink running into the soul now

the body a canvas her visions empowered

 

the patterns of life were injected

into his skin with a consummate grace

until vital signs were detected

it started the journey, it ended his place

 

he was a slave to the needle

he learned to love this impeccable pain

the door that was opened was vision

the lines that were crossed would show him the way  

 

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FIFTEEN SECONDS

 

I know youíre out there somewhere longing to be free

and i know you got someone to blame

all those question running round your head that you cannot explain

I saw you sitting over there all by yourself

and I heard you screaming out his name

open up your heart I'll show you something that will ease the pain

 

quit searching for a love to last you for all time

I hold the answers in these hands of mine

 

I can take your breath away

I can take your breath away

I can take your breath away

 

you say you've never felt this way before

it's always you whose knocking on my door

sometimes I wonder who and why and when and what youíre fighting for

 

quit searching for a love to last you for all time

I hold the answers in these hands of mine

 

I can take your breath away

I can take your breath away

I can take your breath away

 

quit searching for a love to last you for all time

I hold the answers in these hands of mine 

 

I can take your breath away

I can take your breath away

I can take your breath away

 

I can take your breath away

I can take your breath away

I can take your breath away

 

Come my way

 

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A.O.D.

 

sad eyes

still of the night

no where to turn

no end in sight

your tragedy

a mystery

but this little loss is my big victory

 

look at the signs painted in blood

feel my embrace as cold as the dead

believe all the lies

itís the art of deception

 

look to the skies

see the fiery shapes

feel no remorse

itís falling down again

hate of infidels

falling off the shelf

all in a name  

religion itself

 

look to yourself

what mankind has become

donít turn around

youíve got nowhere to run

burn in your shame

now you no my name

leading you here

for thousands of years

 

look at the signs painted in blood

feel my embrace as cold as the dead

believe all the lies

itís the art

look at the signs

feel my embrace

believe all the lies

deception

deception

deception

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ART OF DECEPTION

2014

 

 

Copyright © 2014

All songs written by (Michael Rhodes)

Underwater Music.

Cover art "Soundtrack to the Apocalypse" by David DeFiguerdo. All rights reserved.

A Katavi Arts Production.