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by Two Apple Tobacco

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1.
People don’t you see that: War itself is just the direct cumulative result of non-freedom of the will of the individual to articulate itself in the attainment of its obvious potentialities for better living on earth. From killingry to livingry, War is obsolete, Reorient world production (x2) The other day I heard a scientist say there’s just one race So when we speak of racism it should really define a generalized form of self-loathing Cause that would be a more appropriate meaning It seems to me we’re just different breeds Breedism is the idea that one’s own breed is superior Or a set of policies based on that idea Your particular genetic idiosyncrasies are just the shrivelled remains Of a preliminary strain, the result of a few thousand years of inbreeding Consequent to early tends of geographical and cultural isolation (Which is what we mean when we speak of a nation) And also why neither the US or Canada is one. People don’t you see that war itself is just the direct cumulative result of non-freedom As a typical result of all the things we would ignore Here we are bereft of all we have Left alone here to consider All the loss we’ve incurred as the result of all the things we never did Preoccupied as we were with the show Dangling lights in front of our eyes – now we’re blind And with the overwhelming flow of our articulated sense Channelled through a million tiny pipes When we turn the tap on nothing but a drop is left. It’s really touch-and-go now So much so That it’s getting kinda hard to continue to be hopeful No time to lose From killingry to livingry, War is obsolete, Reorient world production (x2) So what then really are these countries but obsolete sovereign entities Still clogging our planetary arteries And no matter what the political bullies happen to say to appease you today Evolution is about to do away with these obsolete constructs Do you really want to be the one who gets fucked When it all takes place, cause you’ve been busy worrying about race and religion? Well I don’t mean to be a shock to your system But you know there ain’t no such a thing as ‘us and them’ Cause we’re all just the twisted descendents Of our more-or-less identical parents And since the human race encompasses the lot of you Than being racist well it really ain’t the issue So whether you subscribe to or abhor it It’s your language lets me know you’re really full-o-shit And the more we continue to exacerbate historical feuds Between our independent nation-states The international financial conglomerate continues to dominate world affairs So remember that it’s just an ignus fatui Cause divide-and-conquer’s always been the strategy It’s a misguided sense of identity, so whether you’re Arab or Israeli get it straight: It’s the breed you hate. People don’t you see that: War itself is just the direct cumulative result of non-freedom of the will of the individual to articulate itself in the attainment of its obvious potentialities for better living on earth. From killingry to livingry, War is obsolete, Reorient world production (x2) War itself is just the direct cumulative result of non-freedom of the will of the individual to articulate itself in the attainment of its obvious potentialities for better living on earth... Breedism is the idea that one’s own breed is superior Or a set of policies based on that idea… It ain’t wrong It ain’t right It just became Obsolete overnight…
2.
Seven billion – we should all be billionaires Nothing is going quite the way it should Wealth ain’t money – money it isn’t wealth (My turn to have two cars in my garage!) High time we started figuring this out I am going crazy thinking ‘bout the years to come Are we really going to turn this ship around in time? Wealth ain’t money – that is the game we play My turn to have two cars in my garage I’m quite certain that in the end we’ll see Only integrity is gonna count I am going crazy thinking ‘bout the years to come Are we really going to turn this ship around in time? I am going crazy thinking ‘bout the days ahead Stuck inside my head and getting nothing done It goes on I am going crazy thinking ‘bout the years to come Are we really going to turn this ship around in time? I am going crazy thinking ‘bout the days ahead Stuck inside my head and getting nothing done Evolution is trying so hard to make us a real success in the Universe No fuckin way you say I can’t fuckin see how that could be And all in spite of our continued fear- And ignorance-induced tailspin toward oblivion Wealth ain’t money – money it isn’t wealth Wealth is the organized capacity To provide for all of the forward days (My turn to have a coal plant of my own!) Of each and every single human being (Cook the books while cooking the atmosphere!) We are rich in everything that we know High time we started figuring this out I’m quite certain that in the end we’ll see (Are we really going to turn the ship around?) Only integrity will count
3.
The sun-baked shit on my shoe Is beginning to remind me just a little bit of you You’re everything that you said you would be The sun-baked look on your face Must be everything you’re meaning when you speak about disgrace You’re everything that I thought you would be Oblivious and disingenuous (piece o’ shit) Who ever you think you are, get over it Oblivious and disingenuous (piece o’ shit) Whatever you think this is, I’m having none of it And on the same sidewalk I see a bee, in pain Writhing from some disease, in vain Thinking we are the ones to blame The way things are these days Yippie and Hooray now everyone Let’s all be proud of what we’ve done Yippie and Hooray now everyone Let’s all be proud, we’re everything that we knew we could be And the way you look in my eyes When I speak about importance isn’t much of a disguise Why can’t you be honest once in your life? By the same sunlight I see a girl, with her face Hidden behind a surgical mask And as she walks past I happen to sneeze – I only wanted to see Just how she would react Well she nearly had a heart-attack Golly! New diseases are everywhere I guess that I’d better not breathe in the air Golly! New diseases are everywhere I’d rather be breathin in what I breathe out I guess I’d better not breathe in the air New diseases are everywhere I’d rather be breathin in what I breathe out Oblivious and disingenuous (piece o’ shit) Who ever you think you are, get over it Oblivious and disingenuous (all of it) Whatever you think this is, I’m having none of it Over top: It seems that there’s something in evidence here With every passing moment they’re making it progressively clear: That we don’t really have a choice now, if we’re gonna have a chance now And on the same sidewalk that could be me, in vain Writhing from some disease – and that is when they will say: Nobody but a few could be saved: it was a necessary sacrifice Yippie and Hooray now everyone We are what’s left of civilization Yippie and Hooray now everyone We are what’s left of civilization Yippie and Hooray now everyone We are what’s left of civilization Yippie and Hooray now everyone We are what’s left of everything that we set out to be
4.
There must be something better than this There must be something better than this – don’t you agree? If you feel our chances are slipping Through our fingers while we stand watching And if you don’t know where you’ll be going When the sewers start overflowing If you feel salvation is brushing Past your elbows while they’ve been twisting No matter how hard the crowd keeps hissing The invisible hand is still missing There must be something better than this There must be something better than this shit we’re dealin’ with We should know that right and wrong are really meaningless Stepping forward – it ain’t ‘right and wrong’ you know it’s always ‘right and left’ As we approach that resonant frequency And things start to sway more violently We’re really gonna be put to the test And we’re just gonna have to see ‘Cause there ain’t no left til Sushi Yama You better go straight right through the yella You keep doin’ this I’m gonna hurtcha Unleash everything I got upon ya Over top: People use your mind It ain’t wrong or right We’re just swaying left and right And nowhere in the Universe Are you ever gonna find an absolutely straight line The sun-baked shit on my shoe is beginning to remind me just a little bit of you You’re everything that I thought you would be and The way you look in my eyes, when I speak about importance isn’t much of a disguise why can’t you be honest once in your life?
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Can you see it now? Is it the end?   Smells like a wiff of arctic breeze... As it's caressing a summer season... lying, With its arms and legs all bare   I'm there, And for all the right reasons I do the wrong things I do all the right things but for all the wrong... reasons It’s like this every time.   Well what are we doing right now? Blockin' up the door with pieces of the floor... (and these padded mattress walls) Well, something's got to get through to remind us that there's A future out there, in need of salvaging;   So now I'm left to wonder if you mean well But you just can't seem to see it through—or see it clear For fear you might lose the slight security You’ve gained through your orchestrations Testing all health and patience: We know everything we've gotta do— But right now this one's dealt to the few... of you. (And it's in your hands)   As the explorer parts the grass in front to make a pathway that is clear ahead, You gotta choose now to be smart instead, And put aside all the absurd irrelevant shit That obscures our... frame of reference now, 'Cause it seems there ain't no easy way of getting out—And, we're up to our heads So now for all the right reasons we do the wrong things; We do all the right things but for all the wrong reasons. (Every time)—but this time… We've got to work this out: We gotta run this world like a singular economy But with its currency in tune with the melodies of the Universe And the frequency of harmony compatible with human-time And we may get through this after all.
6.
(Instrumental)

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We at Two Apple Tobacco are proud to present a basket of three delicious apple pairs for your sensorial, sensual and SENSATIONAL! enjoyment. Our first pair, "Killingry & Wealth", is of a 'juicy' variety. Texture: dense. Flavour: full. The second, "Left & Right", is more of a 'sour' pair. Take a zealous bite to induce a puckered face. Our third pair, "Uplifting Depression", is a 'sweet'.

Our TAT (Team of Aural Tasters) here at TAT has been busy breeding these three never-before-seen varieties for over three years. Cultivated live-off-the-floor in the pollinating environs of The Hive Creative Labs over three days in May 2011, with minimal polishing applied over three sessions in 2012 & 2013, these organic apple pairs celebrate their blemishes, giving the shop-goer a taste of Two Apple Tobacco in the wild. The core: Bucky. The skin: FZ. "Fusing the fruits of Fuller and Frank for a true taste of our times". The middle? Tastes like The Mothers and Mother Mother met The Mahavishnu Orchestra to make a Muppet Musical. Or: "mmmmmmmm".

So... take a sound bite. Or two.

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Two Apple Tobacco has been called "a bright beacon of weirdness" (Shawn Conner, Snipe News) and "a wonderfully creative band" (Adam Graham, Evolution Radio) who put on an "explosive show" (Joseph Sloan, Sloan's Bones) that "pushed me as far as I could go upon hearing them for the first time" (Chris-a-riffic, Discorder Magazine). Two Apple Tobacco was named one of the "Top 25 Vancouver Bands of 2012" by Vanmusic.ca.

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released December 21, 2013

Music and lyrics by Daniel Deorksen
Except Uplifting Depression:
Lyrics by Daniel Deorksen
Music by Daniel Deorksen and Jordan Kling
Produced and arranged by Two Apple Tobacco
Piano arrangement by Emilie Chow
Recorded and mixed by Tanis Gibbons
at The Hive Creative Labs in Burnaby, BC
Mastered by Stu McKillop
at Rain City Recorders in Vancouver, BC
Cover design by Kayla Deorksen

MUSICIANS:
Emilie Chow: Solo Piano
Daniel Deorksen: Vocals, Guitar, Banjo
Jessica Harvey: Lead Vocals
Phyllis Ho: Violin
Thomas Houlden: Trumpet
Jordan Kling: Bass
Courtney Lancaster: Vocals, Flute
Vern Shewchuk: Percussion

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Based in Vancouver, BC, Two Apple Tobacco has been called “a bright beacon of weirdness” (Snipe News) and “a wonderfully creative band” (Evolution Radio) who put on an “explosive show” (Sloan's Bones) that “pushed me as far as I could go” (Discorder Magazine). Two Apple Tobacco was named one of Vancouver's 'Top 25 Bands' by Vanmusic and has twice made the Georgia Straight’s 'Best of Vancouver'. ... more

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