After The Flood

by Jesse Dangerously | Jacob Earl

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With their daring new electronica / hip hop collaboration, Jesse Dangerously and Jacob Earl take you into the hearts and minds of the characters who inhabit Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam trilogy.

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released June 22, 2015

Music written, arranged, and produced by Jacob Earl.
Lyrics by Jacob Earl, Jesse Dangerously, Adam Selene, and Adhesiveslipper
Turntables by Bad DJ Budget Cuts

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Track Name: Jesse Dangerously; Jacob Earl - A New You
I'm not sure what made you leave
For years you disappeared
You returned you weren't the same
You had aged more than your years

What we accomplished today
I like the new you this way
I like the new you this way
I like the new you this way
I like the new you this way

Once upon a time
Once upon a time

Pushing against an unseen force
I'm not sure why I fight no more
It's like my muscles learned the lesson
And just repeat until I'm lessened

The past repeats a past regression
An exercise in self-reflection
Exorcise past repression
Empty of the last impression

I Have to keep a little remorse
I have to resist and stay the course
On the outside it's a cool sheen
You don't see the layers in-between

Full of tarnish and gut rot
The result of bottling up the lot
It builds a special kind of pain
The kind that never goes away

Fortunately it keeps the balance
It represents every challenge
I haven't tried to let it go
Maybe I don't want to know

What it's like to just give in
Resisting is the way to win
I have to resist the constant flow
Against the grain is how I grow

Pushing against the unseen force
It's not your fight no more

Pushing against the unseen force
I'm not sure why I fight no more
It's like my muscles learned the lesson
And just repeat until I'm lessened
Track Name: Jacob Earl - The Crakers
I'm a survivor,
I'm a MacGyver
But I'm not the only one

Just the only one who matters
Brain splatters, grey matter
If you pick up that gun

No one else knows what I accomplished
I kept it all to myself
Your confidence is your weakness
Your confidants betray your trust

You called me prodigy
Humour me; do you see?
Do you know what that means?

I got a race of superhumans
Yeah I made 'em; named after me
Do you know what that means?

You called me special, swell
I've got a great big special gift
Rid the earth of all the minds
Quietly left adrift

I leave this legacy, mega-city
Of chess pieces and blue genes
Your cowboy politics is all it took
You never impressed upon me

You called me prodigy
Humour me; do you see?
Do you know what that means?

I got a race of superhumans
Yeah I made 'em; named after me
Do you know what that means?

They will rule
They'll sing their healing
Long after we are gone
Inherit the beauty that we tarnished
For far too long
Track Name: Jesse Dangerously; Jacob Earl - Brothers
You never go quiet into the night, brother
we always fight, brother

She seemed an object to you
Something tragic you had to save
Objectification always was your stronger suit
The Emperor's new close shave

You dressed her down and felt down righteous
You are a fucking clown
Playing God in your clan man cave
You don't need me hanging around,
You're so brave

You never go quiet into the night, brother
Mm hm?
We always fight, brother
And why is that?

You say I never go quiet
while you're standing here hollering
You got a lot of opinions
and I'm supposed to be tolerant

How can I take serious
this hogwash you told me
like I don't know what love is,
And I want you to show me?

(YES)

Foreign concept, it comes off like boring nonsense and
I can't help you piss me off
like you're incontinent

I thought we had a common sense
of what our quandary is
Are you Barrabas or Pontius?
Problems? I got a laundry list!

You never go quiet into the night, brother
Mm hm?
We always fight, brother
Yeah, and why's that?

You never go quiet into the night, brother
Mm hm?
We always fight, brother
And why's that?

I am superficially like you
Yes I am also full of rage
I don't need to dig for clues
Secrets you take to your grave,
How badly you behave

The difference may seem like splitting hairs
But you're so loud and proud and crass
You preach the word, your worldly cares
There's no pulpit left, alas,
There's no weight or Mass

You never go quiet into the night, brother
Mm hm?
We always fight, brother
And why's that?

I am fundamentally like you,
Yes I also feel betrayed
Don't look at me like I'm Mister
Nah, that's my father's name

And if it's all the same
I'd rather know the ledge than shoulder blame
We're soldiers, Zeb, we're both the same
Just look at all we overcame!

The overhead is heavy looming over us
And when there was a
Gold rush,
I could have spoken up
But I was so humane
So, what?

You got it off your chest?
Your unstable refrain?
Refrain from re-framing these games,
Like we were Abel and Cain, C'mon

We were opposite ends of the stage
I took your orders 'cause I wanted to be saved
Objectification always was your stronger suit
The Emperor's new close shave

She seemed an object to you
A lifeless prop to attach me to
Why can't I push through
And bring myself to hate you?

You never go quiet into the night, brother
We always fight, brother

You never go quiet into the night, brother
we always fight, brother

You never go quiet into the night, brother
we always fight, brother

You never go quiet into the night, brother
we always fight, brother

You never go quiet into the night, brother
we always fight, brother

You never go quiet into the night, brother
we always fight, brother

You never go quiet into the night, brother
we will always fight, brother

You never go quiet into the night, brother
we always fight, brother
Track Name: Jesse Dangerously; Jacob Earl - Adam
I will feel like life is successful
And I no longer fear death
When the reasons I worked so hard to win
Have given way to such success

I'm accounting on you to keep it quiet
Though I see it in your eyes
The cold questions about why
I told you one too many lies

I'm bottom rung hung
I'm tolerant
But I still think wicked thoughts
I wish I didn't

I'm Cary Grant on a bad day
You're me when I glance in the mirror
the wrong way

I'm a fruit, I'm the Adam's apple
You were never cute
You somehow never had to

You were duty-bound
To honour our Father
That wasn't going to suit you
Why would you bother?

I'm the brand new son
I'm tolerated
But I still do wicked acts
I wish I didn't
I wish I wasn't hated

I will always forgive you my brother
'Cause maybe I led you astray
Even though the wars are won
We have many debts still to pay

I'm counting on you to protect
What little we have left
Our cold prospects
Bereft

I'm bottomed out
And little by little sinking
The Flood washed us out
What were we thinking?

Ok, admission: I messed up
Cults and capers
I knew the stalemate ended
Sooner than later

Consequences on my shoulders
So many choices
I tuned them all out
For my inner voices

Sick belief made me sick
I tainted you with belief
The sickness spread all too quick
The flood was the final relief
Track Name: Jacob Earl - Eve
Eve I love you, I have loved you forever
Eve I love you, you don't even know
Eve I love you, I have loved you forever
Eve I love you, you don't even know

Some would say you are a mother to me
A sounding board and a shoulder to cry on
Some would say you are my sister lovely
Shall I protect you from peril and pain?

I never had a mother or sister
I didn't know there was something missing
I still don't want a definition for you
Make you role-play, I have nothing to gain

Eve I love you, I have loved you forever
Eve I love you, you don't even know
All these riches that my father left me
Eve, I am still so hungry and poor

Eve I love you, I have loved you forever
Eve I love you, you don't even know
Eve I love you, I have loved you forever
Eve I love you, you don't even know

All these filthy believers surround me
I have no faith to give anymore
Eve I love you, I have loved you forever
Eve I love you, you don't even know

Eve I love you, I have loved you forever
Eve I love you, you don't even know

Bring me back to you, I want to love again
give me a chance to make things new
I helped destroy the old world, old fears
I'd like to try to create something too

Eve I love you, I have loved you forever
Eve I love you, you don't even know

Eve I love you, I have loved you forever
Eve I love you, you don't even know

Eve I love you, I have loved you forever
Eve I love you, you don't even know

Eve I love you, I have loved you forever
Eve I love you, you don't even know
Track Name: Jesse Dangerously; Jacob Earl; Bad DJ Budget Cuts - The Bees
(SAVE THE BEES)
Party people in the place to be,
Please turn your face to me, we gotta
(SAVE THE BEES)
They're as precious as they can be
And they've waited patiently, we gotta
(SAVE THE BEES)
If you connect point A to B,
They could be our saviours, please we gotta
(SAVE THE BEES)
There's no time for complacency,
We need an awakening, we gotta
(SAVE THE BEES)

Put em on a high up pedestal,
Super-scientifical, physical, medical
Honey is edible, liniments are spreadable,
It'd be pitiful if we let em go

You see a bee or two or three then be
Useful please and serve 'em
Do things to ease their burdens,
It's like that Anna -
Please Hammer don't hurt 'em!
The bees hold the keys
To every antidote serum!

The haters stay buzzin',
And I don't hear 'em!
Cousin. Say I'm a fanatic?
I don't care! I'm
Lovin'.
Every little bug in my apiary
If this wasn't science, they'd be fairies!
If they look tired, they should be carried!
Nurse em back to health like a baby!
It's VERY IMPORTANT.
I can see you ignoring me
But it's more than a plea,
You make bees a priority!

(SAVE THE BEES)
Party people in the place to be,
Please turn your face to me, we gotta
(SAVE THE BEES)
They're as precious as they can be
And they've waited patiently, we gotta
(SAVE THE BEES)
If you connect point A to B,
They could be our saviours,
Please we gotta
(SAVE THE BEES)
There's no time for complacency,
We need an awakening, we gotta
(SAVE THE BEES)

Whether attackin' fellows or actin' mellow
Give a happy hello to the BLACK AND YELLOW BLACK AND YELLOW

Pattern of stripes
that's the only thing that matters in life
You got a allergy? Yo that isn't right!
It's impolite.

Why you wanna kill the hive?
This illness is jive,
look - you're still alive
For now... and if you die, it's the facts of life
I'm willing to sacrifice you to

(SAVE THE BEES)
Party people in the place to be,
Please turn your face to me, we gotta
(SAVE THE BEES)
They're as precious as they can be
And they've waited patiently, we gotta
(SAVE THE BEES)
If you connect point A to B,
They could be our saviours,
Please we gotta
(SAVE THE BEES)
There's no time for complacency,
We need an awakening, we gotta
(SAVE THE BEES)
Track Name: Jacob Earl - The Gardeners
(It starts to rain)
Walk the hollow halls
Of a deserted power plant
don't ask me to save you; I can't
I'm a well-known advocate
For all life is sacrosanct
This is a place of refuge
Behind a broken facade

We give you choice to fight back
They took away all you had

I built this all from dirt my dear
An arid, dying past
We're peace abiding citizens
Entrenched iconoclasts
Every day has meaning now

We celebrate the saints
We do this for the greater good
We exercise restraint

You will join our happy family
I never said I was a saint

You never said you were happy
We're still surviving somehow

We can beat the odds
The trick is not turning on

Empathy will do you in
The sadness goes on

But we bring new hope and life
I present you with the choice
Track Name: Jacob Earl; Bad DJ Budget Cuts; Adam Selene; Adhesiveslipper - Painball
Yes!

There's a darkness
There's a soul
There's a hunger
There's a hole

The secrets, they can't fill it
The red sauce, I always spill it

There's a darkness
There's a mess
The message is lost in the chest

I'm an animal
I'm a beast
I'm the throbbing
I'm the mouth and teeth

There's a darkness
There's a dread
From the pinnacle
To the pits of the dead

I'm the king
I'm across the air
the blood on my hands
has always been there

There's a darkness
There's a void
I'm suffocating
But I'm still humanoid

Hollowed out my body
Stripped out my brain
Replaced it with fire
and a hurricane

I'm in pain

There's a darkness
There's a hole
There's a monster eating my soul

There's a benefit
To the pain
To divert your attention and entertain

When I serve you
The unknown meat
I'm not thinking about what's good to eat

'Cause there's a darkness
Bleak and gone
I remember nothing, I'm so alone

That's got nothing to do with this
(Liar)
I cannot die, at least NOT on purpose
As seen on two previous circuits
My only friend speaks to me
When the berserk hits

It's not like daddy was a rolling stone
That stone was dropped
And daddy rolled to the floor
Now daddy ain't gonna hurt me no more
Nobody ever gonna hurt me no more

Thirst for breakfast, lust for dinner
Blood for canteens,
With some sport in the middle
Little piggy think a zig zag'll matter
When this cat's a tad faster
Than your best panicked reactions

But that's got nothing to do with this (Liar)
And it's nothing a knife through you won't fix
I'm a loophole slipped over group home kids
Left hanging in the crowd of a tombstone skit (And that's it)

Yes!

It's right there in the name
We were hardened by the game
Everything is pain
It all comes from the ball

The pain is in the balls
No, Fuck, I'm just joking
Watch out now we're your new houseguests
We're of the only real humans left, bacon flesh

Yes!

Fresh from God's last Gardener's best
Gouged out my best friend's eye, the left
Corps wives used to pay me for sex
Now all I've got is scars and your snapped neck

We're three-time vets, leave you a wreck
Bodies ground up fed to your pets
So hold onto all your Oreos
We like eating your kidneys best

The system made me (The system made me)
What I am (What I am)
I'm not responsible
I'm just a program

Delivering orders, wretchedness
I can't miss it, I don't know how to miss

A trained killer
A raging disease
There's a darkness
cutting into me

Yes

There's a darkness
There's a soul
There's a hunger
There's a hole

I'm in pain
I'm in pain

Darkness
Track Name: Jesse Dangerously; Jacob Earl; Bad DJ Budget Cuts - SecretBurgers
Yes we're on every corner
Tempting your senses, honour
Off in your corporate pornos
Walled in with horns and fences

You want your chickie-nobs
Grown in a petrie dish
You prim and proper slob
With your filet of fish

Why you so high and mighty?
Ain't never killed a thing
Your moral highly rightly
Ain't feeding all our needs

"I am my own parasite
I don't need a host to live
We feed off of each other
We can share our endorphins"

I'm cooking cold comfort
I'm serving special sauce
I'm giving you the gun for
Which to show you're boss

I'm serving SecretBurgers
Upon which you salivate
I'm hiring Painballers
My meat is Grade “A”

You'll love our value menu
You'll line up just to taste
You'll go raving mad
When you finally stuff your face

Wow
Everything's great here
We're making a fortune
Well I'm not,
They must have misplaced my portion

The boss is a meat-head
I think he wants me dead
He moves like an inch
And I flinch and I see red

It's like a premonition,
I guess I never listen
Is this the type of treatment
That he used to get in prison?

I'm in the best position
To see the worst offences
I seen them beat a person senseless
Then I served a sandwich

All day immersed in stenches
And certain chemicals
I'm a walking urgent message
From the surgeon general

Animal or mineral,
Drive thru microphone
What part is the food
And what's the Styrofoam

And what's my life alone,
Hot death is my cologne
As long as I've got breath
My job kept the prices low

It's nonsense and if you want
To truly be nauseous
Take a closer look
At our cruelty-free process

Technically, nauseous means
Sickening, not sickened but
Take your pick
You fucking disgust me
Track Name: Jacob Earl - Checkmat3
Is this our lives?
Is this a competition?
I thought you and I were a solid team

And we were surely
On the side of good
What happened to Adam?
What happened to Even?

As it happens
Yes the walls have fallen
And before you ask
Yes, the levees broke

We are nothing
But shortwave static
We're all starving
Thanks for asking

This is me now
It's also you now
Who's chronicling the madness now?
And for whom?

This foundation
This foreign state
It's all no more
and I can't say I blame him

I don't empathize
With what he did
But I can't fault the outcome
At the end of the day

I agree
With the execution
But disagree
With the execution

There are better ways
To gut a pig
And cleaner means
To the final solution

Is this our lives?
Is this a competition?
I thought you and I were a solid team
Track Name: Jacob Earl - Zeb and the Bear
I was raised with the gun
Immaculate estates

I never had to wait
The hunt was never fun

A functional upbringing
Rules to enforce

Obey and stay the course
Not proud but always winning

The bear is why I kiss you
The fear it never dies

I've killed so many bad guys
I see the darkness in you too
Track Name: Jacob Earl - After The Flood
Remember the heart of disaster
Recovery from the act
Like a shroud I am a sucker
For the same reasons you lack

Of the year of the flood I haven't
Been able to forget
About the bodies and the faces
Of all our loved ones, dead

And the Heart it will remember
All the suffering
From the act we ape again and again
Virtually buffering

After the flood you closed your eyes
You didn't want to see
After the flood but still so dry
Cold, sterile sleep