Signs of Violence

by Mark Lenover

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Jessie Jayne
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Jessie Jayne I love the album, but the lyrics to Shame are truthfully sad and I often feel like that, I know that your enlightened more so now thAt I have read these lyrics. true artists are messengers of light, they probably are not aware but I believe it is true because I have seen it time and again.
I think that lyrics are extremely important and overlooked usually. in my experience..... lyrics to true Artists songs really helped me in so many ways know I wasn't alone even if I was lonely, that there are other people who saw the same things that I did .
if a song can move you to tears then it's art it's it can't then it's just a song. I guess I'm the point I'm trying to make is these lyrics make you think it makes anyone who actually listens think and that's very important and I hope a lot of people actually stop and listen because its a lesson to be learned they're words everybody should hear and you're good at writing them thanks again... :-)
Jessie Jayne Favorite track: Shame.
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Everybody crowd around and look upon Pandora’s sad mistake It permeates the ground it shook, Still it resonates You will learn to hate me You will learn to hate me We have come to raise a hidden hell to make you face age-old mistakes to strip the dung-hill of its wealth to make our proud hearts ache You will learn to hate me You will learn to hate me Can a senseless suffering make us somehow better than we were? Some are ash, though most of us are dust, thick upon old furniture I’ll embrace the nettle’s silent grief You’ll always know it by its sting Desperate and unlovable it speaks out through the pain it brings You will learn to hate me You will learn to hate me Your fortifications are made of polished smiles and foreign bones Without them we’d disintegrate into our home, sweet home Until the gleaming mirrors break Until we’re stripped of our disguise Until the black smoke dissipates before our naked eyes You will learn to hate me You will learn to hate me
2.
If I die out here, do me a favour: Show my folks and friends where the shadows end Apologize, for my misbehaviour for the stylish hell that I wore so well For the mess I made For the mess I made For the mess I made of things If I die behind, some glittering fiction tear the curtains down air the shambles out And promise me, to pray with conviction for the neglected horde beyond the idol’s horns About the mess we made The mess we made The mess we made of things
3.
I live in the margins In the jargin that you were, determined to pass off as divine I’m in that silent cloud of violence which occurs, off in the corners of your eyes Musicisaweapondespairisakiller I’m the unvarnished foreign carnage that you were, hoping would kindly disappear I’m the remotest alien protest that you were, determined would fall upon deaf ears Pain is the main event Pain is the wall that you’re up against What’s been lost can yet be found if you take a stand, and stand your ground Pain is the main event Pain is the child of your decadence Don’t just blink and turn away when it demands to be embraced Musicisaweapondespairisakiller
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Shame 04:37
Empathy is such a mystery to those who know no pain nor loss of liberty Soothing electric light keeps us awake at night These flickering images conceal a burning shame High-flown parasites, preening all day and night tout their extravagant yet tasteful appetites And then they starve the ghosts that trouble them the most In the black mire beyond there lurks a burning shame If all were revealed you would lose your mind I’d like to introduce you to some friends of mine: Distraction, escapism and death I’ll defend them to my very last breath (Lay your body down)
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Poison 03:24
Hungry and helpless he waits for his breakfast his fork and his knife in his hand His tender sense of romance is dead, Juliet Now drink this off and get back in bed Your indifference haunts him He needs you to want him He needs you to cover his shame again and again His tender sense of romance is dead, Juliet Now drink this off and get back in bed
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Suffer 02:46
You only love me when you’re down You only want me when there’s no one else You only touch me when you’re cold You only want me when you’re on your own I get the picture baby, It looks like hell You only call me when you need my help I get the picture baby, What’s left to tell? You only want me when there’s no one else Well, I can’t dance like you do I can’t dance like you do I get what’s left after your real love fades I get the scraps until your bed gets made I get that glazed look in your eyes A silent shudder and a kiss goodnight
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Bow your weary head and pray for faith instead of mere deliverance Bow your aching head Pray and lead as you are led You’re not always going to be so lonely You’re not always going to be so lonely Bow your weary head and count your burden as a holy privilege Bow your aching head Pray and feed as you are fed You’re not always going to be so lonely You’re not always going to be so lonely

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Signs of Violence was conceived as a brief, yet sweeping condemnation of our ubiquitous and carefully cultivated culture of distraction and desire. The album contends that popular culture consists of a complex celebration of self-indulgence and fabricated appetites, ingeniously constructed around the sexual and psychological needs of its audience. The album also functions as a criticism of an increasingly common unwillingness to seriously consider the social, political and interpersonal consequences of maintaining the status quo. Musically the album fuses elements of folk, synth-pop, rock and electronica and was influenced by such artists as David Bowie, The Flaming Lips, Daniel Johnston, The Mountain Goats and Joy Division.

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released November 5, 2013

All songs written, performed and recorded by Mark Lenover
Mastered by David Disher
Cover Design by Mark Lenover

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Through a distinctive fusion of folk, rock, theatre and electronica, Mark Lenover critically examines pop culture’s ubiquitous influence, its moral philosophy and the potentially devastating effects of drug abuse and mental illness. His recent work frequently challenges an increasingly pervasive culture of celebrity, self-indulgence, distraction and desire. ... more

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