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There's No Devils at All, it's Just the System

by ZARBOTH

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    Artwork by Macdara Smith. Layout by Marianne T. Photos by Thomas Sappe, Masks by Les Grandes Personnes.

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1.
Black Water 06:36
Black Water Staying far underground So survivors won't see us Staying far underground So survivors won't see us We could see this was going to happen We saw the cities burning and the rivers of blood We drank from broken fountains and now we hide from the others Far underground Never travel by night, only travel by day Scuttling from hiding place to hiding place. This is one possible vision of the future that we had, This is one possible vision of the future that we had. Staying far underground So survivors won't see us Staying far underground So survivors won't see us So survivors won't see us So survivors won't see us It's so cold So survivors won't see us So survivors won't see us We scuttle, like mice through the grey ruins, the broken concrete, the burnt out cars, out into the countryside... This is what the world has become, when one man has to hide from the other wolf man. That's the way it is. We can't change it, but we can go to another place. We can go to another world. It came to us in our visions. The grey road stretches behind us, out from the broken cities... We have to go to the black mountain Drink from the black fountain The black water to get to the other side. We have to go to the black mountain Drink from the black fountain The black water to get to the other side. Staying far underground So survivors won't see us Staying far underground So survivors won't see us So survivors won't see us So survivors won't see us It's so cold, So survivors won't see us So survivors won't see us It's so black, So survivors won't see us So survivors won't see us... Black water cannot drink it Black water cannot hold it Black water keep it down Drink the water keep it down Black water cannot see Black water This potion's killing me Black water cannot drink it Black water cannot hold it Black water keep it down Drink the water keep it down Black water cannot see Black water This potion's killing me Black water cannot drink it Black water cannot hold it Black water keep it down Drink the water keep it down Black water cannot see Black water This potion's killing me Black water cannot drink it Black water cannot hold it Black water keep it down Drink the water keep it down Black water cannot see Black water This potion's killing me Black water cannot drink it Black water cannot hold it Black water keep it down Drink the water keep it down
2.
Popeye 04:01
Popey Popeye is on the run With his evil horn He's all wound up He's on his way He's all wound up Eatin' his moustache Popeye is begging Olive to fix his old trunk He's all wound up He's on his way He's all wound up Eatin' his moustache REF : she had to pay the bail to get him out of jail he's sleeping in the boot of his car she had to pay the bail to get him out of jail he's sleeping in the boot with his horn Red lights all turn to green When he opens his mouth He's all wound up Magic dog breath He's all wound up trafic genius REF : she had to pay the bail to get him out of jail he's sleeping in the boot of his car she had to pay the bail to get him out of jail he's sleeping in the boot with his horn
3.
Lost Song 04:55
Lost Everyone's coming on with the hard sell I can't make my mind up My life's a living hell Feel like I'm blind, feeling lost and left behind Feel like I'm losing my own peace of mind I don't know what I am looking for and I cannot tell you Never feel lonely when I'm by myself Sometimes I wish I could be someone else I can't tell my right from my left anymore I looked inside, don't know what I saw I get too worried when I've got too much choice I know the more you give me the less I hear my voice One soul screaming lost in the crowd You won't ever hear me because I'm not loud I don't know what I am looking for and I cannot tell you Aaaah God is dead so I can't confess My soul's a disease can't get no rest So lost I don't know where to go I bought my soul in a shopping store I get too worried when I've got too much choice I know the more you give me the less I hear my voice One soul screaming lost in the crowd You won't ever hear it because it's not loud I have too much choice All alone in your bed at night I have too much choice I know you won't even put up a fight I have too much choice Dreams are where you're going to find me I have too much choice Dancing around inside your mind I don't know what I am looking for and I cannot tell you I don't know what I am looking for and I cannot tell you I cannot tell you, I can't I wish I could make my own home here Confusing times we're living in fear Does anybody here really understand What it takes to be a modern man? I get too worried when I've got too much choice I know the more you give me the less I hear my voice One soul screaming lost in the crowd You won't ever hear it because it's not loud I have too much choice All alone in your bed at night I have too much choice I know you won't even put up a fight I have too much choice Dreams are where you're going to find me I have too much choice Dancing around inside your mind
4.
FETCH THIS KELP His house is built on quicksand It lies on the sea bed His life is slipping through his fingers He's farther from the shore He has left the shallow Oh he doesn't how He's in his bed he doesn't know where x2 The scavengers are starfish they wait until the end they never leave a carcass they like to lick it hard it's a matter of good taste Oh he doesn't how He's in his bed he doesn't know where x2 Father says : « - fetch this kelp » « - why don't you tell me where it is, I am not your dog » Oh he doesn't how He's in his bed he doesn't know where x4 Father says : « - fetch this kelp » « - why don't you tell me where it is, I am not your dog »
5.
Come Give Me the Things I Need for my Journey To the cold space I will go. Not sure that I'll get where I want to go. Not even sure where I want to go. This whiteness all around me, this whiteness that surrounds me. Maybe that way, maybe this way. I don't know. I have my clothes wrapped around me. I don't feel the cold too much. Animal furs keep me warm. I'm a shaman, animals speak to me. I transform and change, God has touched me and I flew to the spirit tree, there I saw things that left me speech free. Colour has no colour. Taste has no taste. Sound has no sound but I have these visions. Come Give Me the Things I Need for my Journey. Come Give Me the Things I Need for my Journey. Come Give Me the Things I Need for my Journey. Come Give Me the Things I Need for my Journey. Give me the things I need for my journey, bring them to me, the rabbit foot in the pouch. I walk in the way of the ancients, I cross this whiteness But I don't need ancient, I need modern technology too. I need hifi wifi internet connection 24/7, you want to get to heaven? Come fly with me We'll fly together, fly free to the spirit tree And then we'll see the things that we need to see To get things right. But you must bring me the things, you must give me the things I need... Come Give Me the Things I Need for my Journey. Come Give Me the Things I Need for my Journey. Come Give Me the Things I Need for my Journey. Come Give Me the Things I Need for my Journey. Now, you may find yourself in a beautiful car with a beautiful wife and a beautiful house, and you may find yourself listening to a Talking Heads album, "Remain in Light" produced in 1980 by Brian Eno and Talking Heads, and you may say to yourself "this is not my beautiful house, this is not my beautiful wife, this is not my Talking Heads album, "Remain in Light", this is something completely different." And you may say to yourself "Whoa! How did I get here? This is not where I am supposed to be. I should be in a parallel universe or some other place. This is not my life. This is something else." And at that time you need to go inside to find a spiritual guide, you've got to make the hot things cold, you've got to go back to that place... To the cold space I will go not sure that I'll get where I want to go. Come Give Me the Things I Need for my Journey. Come Give Me the Things I Need for my Journey. Come Give Me the Things I Need for my Journey. Come Give Me the Things I Need for my Journey. Come Give Me the Things I Need for my Journey. Come Give Me the Things I Need for my Journey. Come Give Me the Things I Need for my Journey. Come Give Me the Things I Need for my Journey. To the cold space I will go, not sure that I'll get where I want to go. To the cold space I will go, not sure that I'll get where I want to go. To the cold space I will go, not sure that I'll get where I want to go. To the cold space I will go, not sure that I'll get where I want to go. Whiteness all around me, whiteness surrounds me To the cold space I will go, not sure that I'll get where I want to go. To the cold space I will go, not sure that I'll get where I want to go. To the cold space I will go, not sure that I'll get where I want to go. To the cold space I will go, not sure that I'll get where I want to go. To the cold space I will go, not sure that I'll get where I want to go. Whiteness all around me, whiteness surrounds me To the cold space I will go, not sure that I'll get where I want to go. To the cold space I will go, not sure that I'll get where I want to go. To the cold space I will go, not sure that I'll get where I want to go. To the cold space I will go, not sure that I'll get where I want to go. To the cold space I will go, not sure that I'll get where I want to go. Whiteness all around me, whiteness surrounds me Whiteness all around me, whiteness surrounds me
6.
Oatmeal 03:50
OATMEAL ELEVATOR The old bitch from the second floor is stuck in the elevator all the children from the third floor are bringing her some breakfast -baskets of hot porridge -buckets of all bran -baskets of hot porridge -buckets of oatmeal she's in mid-air with a belly full of shit The old bitch from the second floor is now released and running loose she's moving her arms around and she's walking like a goose -there's a lot of boys in here -there's a lot girls -She curses all the boys in here -She curses all the girls she's in mid-air with a belly full of shit Drop the cabin down on the spring give an old lady a lift X4 She's old, cold, a kid's worst nightmare She's old, cold, a kid's worst nightmare She's old, cold, a kid's worst nightmare She's old, cold, a kid's worst nightmare she's in mid-air with a belly full of shit Drop the cabin down on the spring give an old lady a lift X4
7.
Didn't I 01:01
Didn't I  ? Didn't I dream that I was on fire? Didn't I? Didn't I? Didn't I dream that I was a star? Didn't I? Didn't I? Didn't I dream I wasn't a liar? Didn't I? Didn't I? Didn't I dream of the dance of death? Didn't I? Didn't I? Didn't I dream a smile not remembered? Didn't I? Didn't I? Didn't I dream a land of fire and smoke? Didn't I? Didn't I? Didn't I dream that the trees could talk? Didn't I? Didn't I? Didn't I dream the sky was bleeding? Didn't I? Didn't I? And you  ? didn't you dream an empty grey room With nothing  ? With nothing at all? Didn't you dream me a box With nothing  ? With nothing at all?
8.
FORGET YOUR HEAD we were running out running out hash to get high we just borrowed your bike just around the block we were running out running out hash to get high You sat on the back Wish you weren't so tall pre ref : Oh Now you're a helpless dude Now you're Now you're a headless dude you don't need much anyway Now you're a headless dude Now you've got your head off cut short REF : I have warned you to put put put put your head down I have warned you the bridge was coming close CPL 2 : I bet you've, forget your name and you're all silent too pre ref : Oh Now you're a helpless dude Now you're Now you're a headless dude you don't need much anyway Now you're a headless dude Now you've got your head off cut short REF : I have warned you to put put put put your head down I have warned you the bridge was coming close we were running out running out hash to get high We just borrowed your bike just around the block REF : I have warned you to put put put put your head down I have warned you the bridge was coming close
9.
Downfall 05:21
DOWNFALL It isn't really hip hop it's slipshod shitty arena jip jop I jot down sketches of, of the life that we're in the illusion the confusion I bumped into this kid I knew from back in my schooldays He slimmed down to nothing too much heroin in his dead veins My two bit rhymes worthless in this disturbing mess of pain Mess distress pain in my chest who's to know  ? I confess I cannot explain his reasons  : personal, another sad song Life sliding by who's to know what's right what's wrong Slipped through the net My story  : trash distress unrest promise of youth What a fucking mess  ! Downfall Downfall World at an end Downfall Downfall Nothing is left Downfall Downfall World at an end Downfall Downfall Nothing is left I saw a zen garden on a coffee machine in a motorway petrol station, Is that perfection? Is that rest? We are heaven sent angels here getting depressed Distressed endusers with offensive money requests Our money's gone, protect yourself from the fiends damn devils eating the fallen angels Manipulate the sheep Like a lamb to slaughter they even tried to sell me their daughter wash their bloody hands on a private yacht (why I ought to) The poorest man in the world is of no interest to those devils But there's no devils at all it's just the system With my Bank balance negative  : I join the undead Downfall Downfall World at an end Downfall Downfall Nothing is left Downfall Downfall World at an end Downfall Downfall Nothing is left cold blood in my veins I feel no pain I feel no pain humanity is gone humanity is gone Downfall Downfall Downfall World at an end Downfall Nothing is left Bring the beat back All this shit about the world at an end end of the world is nigh but that's all more of their lies They'll make money off your corpse on the way to the morgue And charge you for the hearse Stop the tape reverse rewind look inside your mind Third verse can you see where we are  ? I'm out here alone Grabbing my dick to prove I'm alive. My mind a mess full of their messages that I can't respect or expect shit Content creator penniless artist fuck me over cos I'm underground shit Slapped down beaten down but still the fighting Irish shit Shoulda known better cos I'm wiring up bombs I'm gonna blow up the underground Downfall Downfall World at an end Downfall Downfall Nothing is left Downfall Downfall World at an end Downfall Downfall Nothing is left You've gotta fight to survive You've gotta fight to keep the flames alive You've gotta fight to survive You've gotta fight to keep the flames alive
10.
We Made it 00:46
We made it, Ha ha ha! We will survive we will get through... We will survive, We will get through to the other side! Break down the walls! We will survive we will get through! We made it we made it through! we made it through to the other side! (Do not despair. Where there is life there is hope.)

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released November 13, 2015

Drums, sample and vocals : Etienne Gaillochet
Guitar and Backing vocals : Phil Reptil
Slam, poetry, rap, trumpet : Macdara Smith
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Frédéric Martin-Bouyer at Studio Nibiru
Paintings : Macdara Smith
Masks : Les grandes personnes
Lay-out : Marianne T.
Produced by Zarboth for Orienté Bancal Productions
and assembled by Jean Rochard, Zarboth
et Macdara Smith.
Production assistance: Christelle Raffaëlli
Produced by Jean Rochard pour Wan + Wan - nato

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Zarboth Paris, France

Zarboth is first of all an unclassifiable duo Etienne Gaillochet : drums singing and Phil Reptil : guitar
Since they idolize labels they describe themselves as Proto-noise, crypto-rap or Mainstream-Experimental. Since their third album they are in a trio with Macdara Smith: performer, painter, trumpet player, rapper. Thanks to him the concerts have taken a style close to a happening.
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