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

by ZARBOTH

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released November 13, 2015

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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Track Name: Black Water
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
Track Name: Popeye
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
Track Name: Lost Song
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
Track Name: Fetch This Kelp
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 »
Track Name: 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.
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
Track Name: Oatmeal
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
Track Name: Didn't I
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?
Track Name: Forget Your Head
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
Track Name: Downfall
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
Track Name: We Made it
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.)