Bad Meditation

by Cultural Amnesia

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1.
Look Around 02:49
I look up I look down I look front I look back I look this way I look that I look around All around
 I look here I look there I look far I look near I look over I look under I look everywhere I’ve looked everywhere 
I’ve forgotten where I put it I’ve lost it I never had it I don’t know what it looks like Actually I don’t know what it is I don’t know what it could be
2.
Moving through traffic noting the qualities what is at issue here little’s decided The object is unknown the object is unknowable it becomes plain it waits it asks the action is unknown the action is unknowable the action becomes plain it waits it asks
 Moving through traffic observing the motions what is the tenor little seems settled here The object is unknown the object is unknowable it becomes plain you wait you ask the action is unknown the action is unknowable the action becomes plain you wait you ask
3.
Dave 03:13
Dangerous Dave’s gone down the unit Got his devices stacked in a line Wired them up for a full cascade Set his clocks to New York time He has resources His suit is sharp He’s got the brains And has the heart Dave is out for blood and guts He wants closure Can’t you tell? What we need’s a man of steel What we need ain’t what we’ve got Where’s the hero? Where’s our hero? Dangerous Dave is in the system He’s in the pipes and in the wires He’s in your home In every room Just put a glass against the wall Dangerous Dave is in your garden Made his HQ in your shed You’d better watch your every action One false move is all he needs What we need’s a man of steel What we need ain’t what we’ve got Where’s the hero? Where’s our hero? Dave will give us back our dreams He promised this He promised me Dave will make our leaders pay He promised this He promised me Dave has sent a number of emails Knows that they’ll be well received He has backdoors in all our programs He has all our private keys His code is sweet His routines slick He has our networks in his grip And when he hits the big red button Everything will crash at once
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5.
My philosophy is coming down the country My philosophy is coming to meet me It’s going to be the great creative moment of my life Aerial, taut and totally free Uplift and Direction (Glider Flight) by Klee
6.
Welcome to the shop of dreams (Little boys like big machines) You can buy most anything (Little boys like big machines) Everything’s so well displayed (It’s so pretty, it’s so pretty) You can have it, you can hold it (Little boys like big machines) In this shop there are no limits (There’s no limit, there’s no limit) Step inside, you won’t regret it (There’s no limit, there’s no limit) All the people are so perfect (They’re so perfect, they’re so perfect) They’re the people from your dreams (There’s no limit, there’s no limit) Welcome to the shop of dreams (Little boys like big machines) You can buy most anything (Little boys like big machines) You can get a line of credit (So much credit, so much credit) Many plans to suit your pocket (So much credit, so much credit) There are products on the shelves (There’s so many, there’s so many) Different colours, different options (There’s so many, there’s so many) Every item is your favourite (So much better than the others) Better than you can imagine (So much better, so fantastic)
7.
I live my life By a series of proverbs I judge everyone By the size of their units I make up my mind When I check out my face I make my decisions With a magical device I record my friends In my book of friends I make my purpose known With a real-time mechanism I have all the best things In my box of best things I know that you all wish That you were me In some places The lay of the light is different In some places The fit of the world is softer In some places I sleep better, I sleep better I catalogue documents That mention me by name I devise strategies To help me to strategise I moderate my intake With a scientific plan I chart my progress With key indicators And sooner or later I gather the evidence I record the moments On a high-def medium And when I replay The edited montage I forgive myself For far too many things In some places The lay of the light is different In some places The fit of the world is softer In some places I sleep better, I sleep better
8.
All Fallen 06:10
It’s all fallen it’s all fallen down it’s all falling because what’s to hold it up it’s all fallen why would it continue to stand it’s all fallen it’s all fallen It’s all fallen the whole lot completely it’s all collapsed it’s all a heap on the ground we might as well clear it we might as well sweep it all away because it’s all fallen it’s all fallen It’s all fallen it’s all fallen it’s all fallen and it’s always been fallen it’s all fallen it’s all fallen it’s all fallen and it’s always been falling It’s all fallen it’s all slumped and subsiding it’s all ruined it’s all shattered and strewn it’s all wrecked it’s all rotten and sunken it’s all fallen it’s all fallen It’s all broken it’s all useless and fucked it’s all turned to shit it’s all debased and corrupt it’s all broken there’s nothing firm or sound it’s all broken up and it’s all broken down It’s all broken up and it’s all broken down it’s all broken up and it’s all broken down it’s all broken up and it’s all broken down it’s all broken up and it’s all broken down It’s all fallen it’s all fallen it’s all fallen and it’s always been fallen it’s all fallen it’s all fallen it’s all fallen and it’s always been falling
9.
Do come and paint with me on the heath, in the potato field come and walk with me behind the plough and the shepherd come and sit with me looking into the fire let the storm that blows across the heath blow through you Don't seek it in Paris don't seek it in America it is always the same forever and exactly the same break loose your bonds I do not know the future in what way it might be different if everything should go smoothly with us but I cannot speak differently change if you will but it is in the heath you must look Don't seek it in Paris don't seek it in America it is always the same forever and exactly the same break loose your bonds

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released December 13, 2015

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Cultural Amnesia UK

Part of the post-punk/industrial tape scene of the 70s and 80s, Cultural Amnesia released three cassette albums and, since the late 90s, have begun recording once again.

All digitally available music can be found here. Biographical information is at the band’s website.
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