The Ratch

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What is time if it was never spent? What is the weight of your words if it’s not what you meant? They say the truth of our existence is past-tense, maybe that’s good enough for you, but I’m not convinced.

What is a sacrifice if you never succumb to the pressure? What is the issue when you overcome? Drench the body in pain until it feels numb. Wash the fear away in the rain and come back with two cents change and then some. Hold my life ransom, too many demands, and the payout ain’t to handsome. Fuck it. I’ll let it ride, throw my dice on the table and put my hands in the sky. Lights flashing, no money left for passion, a hefty bounty on the head of anybody asking. Question the authority and wind up in a casket. It’s drastic. This generation is tragic, these politics are classic: Give the people comforts then take it away and charge them for it, start a war, write an anthem and make them memorize the chorus. We’ve got to rise up, cause nobody is going to do it for us. We’ve got to rise up, otherwise the evil will destroy us.


from Forth World, released May 29, 2015



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Flashy horns, vintage beats, crunchy funk guitar, power hungry bass lines, Vocals like titans, anthems of the demi-gods.
Forged from cast iron, sent to earth on meteorite: Device Grips is a creature birthed by Aphrodite and Mars {son of Zeus}

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