Pretend

by Psyche Corporation

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1.
Meant to Be 05:02
If you could know your life would be Happy after all, Would you have spent so much of your time trying to stop my fall and would you hold me, just like you did every night I cried Save me Tell me what I am becoming is What I'm meant to be. I never knew that I could wear your skin I never knew that I could plug you in I never knew that the line separating everything I want from me Could be so thin Stars falling down the Beggar takes the crown the court bows and kneels the queen comes to heel ah-ah ah-ah-ah.. If you could read the omens hanging on the city gates You'd see the Worm devour the bird and you would understand what is real Strangely Oddly Can be too much to believe Legend Fiction Turn around, they're waiting at the door I never knew that I could wear your skin I never knew that I could plug you in I never knew that the line separating everything I want from me could be so thin (na na na na na na) Stars falling down the Beggar takes the crown the court bows and kneels the queen comes to heel ah-ah ah-ah-ah the queen comes to heel, ah-ah ah-ah-ah the queen comes the queen comes the queen comes the queen comes to heel ah-ah ah-ah-ah ah ah-ah-ah If you could know what you delivered up to me If you could know How you have changed everything if you could know the harvest I would reap, would you still say I'm what I'm meant to be? I hear the stars are falling down and now the Beggar's coming 'round I hear the court is tripping over itself to come to heel They say they want to make a deal-- the kingdom on a platter and one by one they scatter Her Highness should remember me now I'm calling my favors in And the people shout ah-ah ah-ah-ah And the people sing ah ah-ah-ah And the city drowns ah-ah ah-ah-ah And the city swims
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Wonderland 03:25
I've escaped from the place we dare not speak of I've erased all the evidence And no matter what passes between us, remember my dear This is in confidence. [oooooohs, and choral chanting something indiscernible but which sounds sort of like "If you dream it.."] Wonderland hasn't been peaceful since Oz declared war All the Wonderian people are shrieking for blood in a clear case of craven assault without cause, their Mock Turtle lies slain by the soldiers of Oz Direct orders from Emerald City were soon intercepted by the J-j-jabba-j-j-jabberw-w-w-ock And with one violation of airspace, the Chesire Command Leveled Lollipop TWEEDLEDEE: This is war correspondent Tweedledee, TWEEDLEDUM: and Tweedledum TWEEDLEDEE: Reporting live from Munchkinland. It has been razed to the ground. TWEEDLEDUM: Civilian casualties are high. Wonderland hasn't been peaceful since Oz declared war All the Wonderian people are shrieking for blood in a clear case of craven assault without cause, their Mock Turtle lies slain by the soldiers of Oz Blinded by lust to see the land of Oz conquered you unleashed the worst kind of Wonderland monsters and now that my mayhem has serviced your rage do you really think I'll return to my cage? I've escaped from I've escaped from I've escaped from the place we dare not speak of! chorusx2
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Institute 05:04
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Medicine Man 03:18
(ashes ashes we all fall) (ashes ashes ashes we all fall down) We were strollin' by a field of purple posies and we stopped to pick ourselves a bouquet Pockets bulging, we were sharin' stories when we saw someone comin' our way.. Look out when you see the Medicine Man You better run run as fast as you can He's gonna start drilling a hole in your head He's gonna suck down your dreams till you're dead Our chance To live He takes He gives It's time to weep It's time to sleep et jamais réveiller et jamais réveiller (we all fall down) If you watch him dancing 'round a ring o' roses you would hardly think he could ever be bad Birds are silent as he passes by them They know he's the Medicine Man He's been here longer than human sin He likes the smell of fear on your skin at night he's waiting under your bed Listening to the heart in your chest (chorus) When the wind is blowing, you can hear us crying 'cause we know our ashes will never be found But when it's your turn, he will choose among us and he'll breathe us in while he decants you out..
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The Crime 04:11
Turn off the stars Turn off every one I am the moon Eclipsing the sun And every town begins to quake A new era has a toll to take and I've found (found found..) the root of all your systems now Don't mind me dear, I'm just passing through Your brain is yours but it's mine too (let's share it) Witness the apotheosis of the ghost in the machine Pay attention and you'll hear it stirring: 3... 2... [boom] Give me the lost Give me the wandering I'll let them feel the touch of the Stream Your body moves but you don't understand It's like an alien in your hand And it wants.... ...to dance. (chorus) I can give you all the peace in the world Get away from all the thoughts corroding your mind I've a vision of a world in total unquestioned agreement I can justify your prayers and I can justify your nightmares (chorus) I can give you all the peace in the world (all the peace in the world) Get away from all the thoughts corroding your mind (nothing worse than a corroded mind) I can give you all the peace in the world I can give it to you.
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Fantasy Moon 03:33
On the beaches of our fantasy moon, we are equal under the eyes of our god and all the reasons why we shouldn't be together can wash out with the sea and our flaws give me one chance to see this dream of ours through if earth could be kind we wouldn't need to kiss on the moon Eyes look your last and cut us out in little stars so we can leave the ground together See it's only just over the sun so hold my hand, dear before our fingers burn away I am nothing more than steel and bone til there comes a day there comes a way and my love, I will wait until the sea comes crashing in and drowns the lives that made us a sin believe me I vow to see this dream of ours through I swear to you I swear to you We'll be together again on the moon It was not so long ago we saw cathedrals in the snow hear the bells ringing out they're calling us home It was not so long ago we wrote our legend in the snow hear the bells ringing out they're calling us home chorusx2
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If you walk through the cities, the fields and the towns You'll see all the fences are crumbling around the walls of the castles are tumbling down and people say This is the end of the world People say this is the end of the world Go on, try every door you will find that the lock has decayed Don't cry anymore for the barriers Humanity made just play with these buckets of sand, and forget all that they used to be (Diamonds and misery) Hey, just play with these buckets of sand and forget all that they used to be The borders are broken and all of the warriors say "Nonny na nonny na na na If you walk through the cities the fields and the towns You'll see all the fences are crumbling around the walls of the castles are tumbling down and people say this is the end of the world people say this is the end of the world" [chorus]
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The Ceiling 04:10
Caution...Hazard...Warning....Do Not Proceed... Caution...Hazard...Warning....Do Not Proceed..Do Not Proceed Caution...Hazard...Warning....Do Not Proceed... This is the truest story you will ever hear, so drink up your tea and listen to me. Once upon a time not so long ago, a building went insane. The rafters the ceiling they had the queerest feeling bewildered the hallway said, "I'm really not myself today" Watch how I tranquilize the plaster of this high-rise You better take notes the kitchen isn't well. Break out the AEDs that door's about to seize and get the phone 'cause it's connected to a deviant bell Johnny Anderson decided he would play all alone in the old elevator Johnny Anderson decided he would push all the buttons in the old elevator, uh oh Well you can call it fate or you can call it plain bad luck but that building had had enough and as the very walls began to lose their grip, little Johhny started screaming He started screaming He started screaming Soon the hotel staff rang up the fire house "Hello, we have a situation and we need you now! All the water pipes have started laughing nonstop, the building's gone insane." The rafters the ceiling they had the queerest feeling bewildered the hallway said, "I'm really not myself today" (Say what?) The building is going insane (I heard a rumor, it's) It's going insane (What a waste) The building is going insane (Such a shame) The building is going insane With a scarlet squeal, the fire engine arrived and Mrs. Anderson asked if her son was alive One by one they crawled into the shaft They started screaming. They started screaming. They started screaming. The rafters the ceiling they had the queerest feeling bewildered the hallway said, "I'm really not myself today" The rafters the ceiling they had the queerest feeling bewildered the hallway said, "I'm really not myself today" I have to say I'm really not myself today.. I have to say I'm really not myself today.. The rafters the ceiling they had the queerest feeling bewildered the hallway said, "I'm really not myself today" For the rest of his life, John Anderson demonstrated a pathological fear of elevators. As an adult, he could not be employed in offices located higher than the fifth floor. He died at the age of eighty-two, in a bizarre stairway accident.

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Some of these songs were put together while I was a teenager, and I was in a different place back then..

Thanks to Foggy Pebble's comment- if you bought this album and didn't get the bonus tracks please email me (psychecorporation@gmail.com) and include your purchase/receipt info and I'll see what I can do!)

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released December 31, 2009

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Psyche Corporation New York, New York

Psyche Corporation is a cyber/steampunk band fronted by a former Ladies of Steampunk model, who combines dance with a powerhouse vocal range. Hailing from a future where neuroprosthetics allow for dream downloads, the band’s style spans trip-hop, electro-rock, and world music, with themes both dystopian and lighthearted, e.g. “Perl-Operated Boy”. ... more

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