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INDIEGOGO CROWDFUND FOR THE MOVIE: www.introducingneals.com

the year is 2015.

the booming, neon-spackled metropolis of san secuestro continues to be the epicenter of the world's greatest technological advancements. home to the largest hardware and software giants alike, the politicians of capitol city look to san secuestro as the cradle of the country's future, as rich in ideas as it is in wealth.

the politicians could do without the festering underbelly of san secuestro, however - a network of meddling hackers constantly disrupting the government's efforts to surveil and control the massive data pipes flowing from the city out to the rest of the globe.

this is the tale of one of many such hackers, imprisoned by the Syndicate for raging against the machine in the name of online privacy and net neutrality.

introducing neals...

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released 05 November 2014

lyrics + story + delusions by:
ytcracker

featuring production by:
amplitude problem
dicepticon
tanner4105
mitch murder
freshley crusher

w/ additional instrumentation from string operation

featuring the vocal talents of:
ytcracker
elijah lucian + evolucian music
beaker sullivan + t sullivan
chris y
the micons
jane dough
ma case
kev paddington

mastered by trevor sadler of mastermind productions

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i am a reincarnated collateral descendant of the silver pharaoh psusennes i, carefully reconstituted on planet earth atom by atom by alien biotechnologists with magical powers and intellectual property law degrees. bearing the codified Commandments of Spam (tattooed via nanomachines in quantum ink on the skin of my inner abdomen), i fight for deception and injustice everywhere. i like pizza. ... more

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Track Name: side a intro
the year is 2015.

the booming, neon-spackled metropolis of san secuestro continues to be the epicenter of the world's greatest technological advancements. home to the largest hardware and software giants alike, the politicians of capitol city look to san secuestro as the cradle of the country's future, as rich in ideas as it is in wealth.

the politicians could do without the festering underbelly of san secuestro, however - a network of meddling hackers constantly disrupting the government's efforts to surveil and control the massive data pipes flowing from the city out to the rest of the globe.

this is the tale of one of many such hackers, imprisoned by the Syndicate for raging against the machine in the name of online privacy and net neutrality.

introducing neals...
Track Name: imprisoned by the syndicate
my eyes - slowly rise from a shut state
clearly an open and shut case
imprisoned - by the Syndicate
microchips implanted in my wrist i get
branded mugshot scan it along with a handprint
and the biometric tracking is mandit
ory where my story begins
just another prisoner whos making amends

the cell doors open
everyone exits their cells in a uniform motion
but none of us move until the guard has spoken
cause a broken jaw aint a pleasant notion
"single file to the chow hall"
and our cold titanium stalls become walls (door shutting)
gravity shackles engage
between my thin wrists and i shift my legs

shuffle past the med ward
where the med board is hard at work with their record
sedate the inmates and make peace
so strayed seeds and crazies one day cease
to miscalibrate the state's needs
by doing just whatever they pleased
you gotta follow every law to the letter
or find yourself in prison sitting with men who refuse doing better

"a new privacy application is making waves in the news again
after another wave of arrests have brought down at least 35
people in six states related to online privacy and neutrality"

im fresh to my conclique -
a conclave of convicts who wronged this
system devoid of all conflict upon which
speaking out gets you jailed with a promptness
speech is a crime defined by the law now
incorrect speech incarcerate long now
used to be the way to the convey your freedom
now its just a way to display your demons

fuck police
beat fellow citizens up on the streets
the ones they swore to protect from elites
but now fight their battles with batons and beat
anyone who doesnt conform to the "norm"
established by the branches of a government born
from a document draft that ensured our survival
but instead it destroyed all our rights to rival

because the corrupt found a way to stop it
no one pure of soul finds their way into politics
so all this voting is represented
by representatives who were bad to begin with
then the promise of money became true
every vulture took a piece of the loot
now all the people at the bottom they got nothing to do
except watch as their world slowly fades to blue

...but it wasnt always like this
Track Name: welcome to san secuestro
liquid crystals beaming brands
against a skyline scraped by buildings and
a strand of sand moistened by the gentle hand
of the waves that slowly cleanse the land
of sins forgotten some say this place is rotten
but its the only home that ive ever known
basked in washed out neon tones
structures of stone shall mask the unknown

graphite colored streets gridded neatly
edged by walls of grease and graffiti
plots of land where the palm trees sway
next to the alleyways in decay
reflected screens in serene puddles
disturbed by trucks exiting tunnels
splashing pedestrians of the evening
my city stay living and breathing

san secuestro - where the dregs and best go
to seek fortunes in escrow
most rob, cheat, and steal for their nest though
the rest process the echo (echo)
i process the system - the network
propagating data for hire - a true expert
corporate interests keep the lights on
coding up the dirt in python

well its another balmy evening in san secuestro - 78 degrees with another light drizzle expected early tomorrow morning. in business news, the five major telecom carriers have successfully petitioned for their merger, electing to go under the name "The Syndicate." the CEO of the newly formed entity, nice guiman, has personally ensured his company's pledge to unregulated and unrestricted internet, even though his company now has an effective monopoly, controlling over 85% of wired and wireless communications in the country. one can only hope that the hard-fought battle for this merger, which required extensive lobbying by multiple communications and special interest groups, will not adversely affect the average consumer in pricing and usage. heres brandon with sports:

beneath this silicon paradise
is an underground that we founded on rights
cryptographic ciphertexts
and undernets in this wild wild west
keeping the faucet of information
unobstructed by most complications
swapping source code data methods
keeping our trade extra protected

while this city sleeps we defend
every bit of these bits that we send
behind benign hosting we run blind
anonymous VPNs and cold lines
hitpaths tumbled reassembled
shot back through our data temples
catastrophe is not coming, its here
san secuestro - the point of the spear

welcome to san secuestro
Track Name: introducing neals
(im an internet pirate) starship pilot
trying to keep my actions private
wardial it product of the 1980s spectrum ultraviolet
deep purple smoke on the water till the bottom fall out
of all this hacking im doing till my rep is in ruin
tryin to make the best of a movement
steady pursuing a fluency to see what theyll do to me

im an internet virus
proficient with devices that require a stylus
i admit i got a bias towards any batch of silicon that be rockin a BIOS
dont DENY this firewall rules apply this
puter hepatitis all on disc sell a fix
call it ransomware get me a handsome heir
for the throne when my ass be gone

i got a phone (tether up)
riding on chrome (talking bout the browser pup)
im a force of nature rpg pen and the paper
code breaker data scraper
admin on a rampage the spampage
beckoning a series of clicks on my cam page
im showing my damn age
everytime i reminisce about the "good ol days"

but them days aint over
cuz im still up on the block standing head and shoulders
in them inbox folders out foxin mulders with a method
that will leave the block smoldered
cuz im a dragon dictating my ethos
the beat goes on and i hack the gibson
root admission bitching bout the government mission
on attrition pimpin whos the master of this science fiction

(im an internet bandit) stoned as granite
trying to keep my landers landed
then spam it collect a bunch of clicks on a hypertext canvas
do my damndest to keep the advantage
brandishing a package of packets of dirty bandwidth
to jam with build a stack and feed em a sandwich
from a campus box that i rooted in the middle of kansas

my fans is loyal and im leading that charge like a red alert tesla coil
from us soil stateside solid state drive
encoded with the data that i need to survive
against a hive mind drones that would stand to deny mine
how they treat us hackers it would serve as a guide line
1984 they got a fix on the timeline
i grind mine in the name of computer crime i'm

vicious - still all about the business
holding grudges and forgoing forgiveness
cause i witness people on the scene with a sickness
snitching on their friends for a deal with a quickness
hammond hit a backdoor broke up into stratfor
on the orders of a government actor
but they dont factor any of that in his sentencing
"hes menacing; an anarchist subversive whos peddling

the wrong ideology"
get them hackers to follow me 'fore they bottle me
cause i gotta be an oddity set up in the music economy
theyre on to me cause im still a computer prodigy
no modesty when it comes to hacking the planet
spitting on a microphone or puffing organic
represent defendants like im jennifer granick
hacker mechanic sending science all across the atlantic
dont panic
Track Name: night terror
slow wailing of the sirens
in the distance i gather the courage to gather my things
the clocks ticking
grab a backpack see what will fit in
cuz im sitting on a bunch of dirty shit and i cant flush it
main tractop clamshelled
grab a few gs and usb keys from the spam well
swiftly picking through the inventory
in my fifth story apartment building at five in the morning

beat it down the wet metal stairs
of this rickety fire escape with my bag full of warez
make my hi tops skywalk and i land on the sidewalk
glance over my shoulder as i sprint to the station
and i dont have a clue which agency might be chasing me
i just hit the road when i thought they were tracing me
logging packets from an unknown source
now im running through this obstacle course

signature whipping of helicopter blades spinning
quickly close on my location the information is good
probably pass on paranoia or just call it coincidence
but this incident in particular got me feeling different
cause its obvious pursuit is in play -
every noise i hear converging on me trying to conclude my day
a spotlight from the heavens confirming this is a raid
and these agents of the state are trying to take me away

"halt - sir! stop where you are
dont even try resisting you wont get very far
please yield in your tracks dont make it worse than it already is
kneel and put your hands on your head!"

i could listen - or i could race more intensely
is my stamina sufficient? can my lawyers defend me?
i dont even know to what extent the charges might be
but they gotta be signficant they sent in the calvary
im dashing fast - while im weighing these options
either way that i decide i must proceed with some caution
because often people in my place catch a bullet
from a trigger happy cop whos just itching to pull it

and i aint got an armory no glory in dying
luckily not up for murder so no need to be hiding
how many years are even possible for popping my crimewave?
im just another villain with a pulse and a sine wave

stop moving - lock my hands to my neck
drop my bag to my side let my shins hit the deck
resigned to my fate guess i will face the music
reflecting on my past and then how to get through this
wondering who couldve been judas - i was careful enough
now im totally surrounded and im put into cuffs
shoved in back of a black suburban
my future nebulous and uncertain

uncertain
Track Name: just a dream
lyrics + performance: ytcracker
Track Name: clean slate
draw the shades shut in my office
hop on jabber and hit my accomplice
f.lux got my screen with a case of jaundice
cause im on this feng shui quest for calmness
reddit in a default tab
i go mad for the memes that feature cats
peruse the news with some "freshley" brewed
coffee cause im on the internet dude

reply from my contact
agency just got the contract
to place new nodes on the border routers
surveilling traffic on all the towers
this crimp my SIM game
cuz a tech with no brain could tie my name
to a bank of wavecoms i scan nets with
but i guess im just a masochist

oh well no sense in condomless
ownage when the governments ominous
and a prominent problem of my people
they dont stop til it gets to legal
but i got plans to stay unburdened
stand back up and draw my curtain
slowly stroke my beard
and consider how to clean my gear

a clean slate, good reason for leaving
a clean slate, thats what ive been seeking
a clean slate, just a chance to start fresh
a clean slate, before im marked for death

the game just kind of lost its luster
slowly since ive been a youngster
young neals - keyboard and fingers
coding apps and dreaming bigger
but the threat lingers of getting busted
dont know which friends can be trusted
might as well quit while im a free man
and not face the ire of an angry g man

unwrap two brand new externals
format ext3 truecrypt journaled
folder structures on all my servers
cataloged all the data mergers
burners paid for with a green dot
prepaid expires when the greens shot
but ill make this copy just in case
i decide to reenter the race

a clean slate, good reason for leaving
a clean slate, thats what ive been seeking
a clean slate, just a chance to start fresh
a clean slate, before im marked for death

start my rsyncs and backup my exploits
back up my rootshells and back up my checkpoints
back up my docfiles and back up my programs
back up my source code and back up my old spam
back up my database acquisitions
i back it all up on truecrypt partitions
type in dd in file device zero
sda blocksize a thousand kilos

a clean slate, good reason for leaving
a clean slate, thats what ive been seeking
a clean slate, just a chance to start fresh
a clean slate, before im marked for death
a clean slate, good reason for leaving
a clean slate, thats what ive been seeking
a clean slate, just a chance to start fresh
a clean slate, before im marked for death
Track Name: ksec news reports i
good evening everyone, and welcome to channel 23 KSEC news, i'm skip turner.

the CEO of technology congomerate The Syndicate has decided to abdicate his freshly-acquired throne in favor of pursuing a new career in Capitol City. the president announced her intentions earlier today to appoint Nice Guiman as head of the Federal Bureau of Telecommunications.

"Mister Guiman has absolutely unmatched experience in the telecommunications industry. It is my firm belief that he has exactly the skillset and knowledge required to modernize our government for the challenges we face in the 21st century."

san secuestro executives are thrilled with the prospect of a technocracy emerging after such a long period of seemingly incompetent government. no mention has been made of Mister Guiman's successor as of yet.

next up, sleepless in san secuestro! the number of people finding their perfect match on online dating sites is rapidly rising, while enterprising young men and women gear up their profiles in order to attract prospective mates. big data and your love life, after this...
Track Name: feel like leisure suit larry
feel like leisure suit larry
but the kids dont know who that is and thats scary
typing my way into escapades to get laid
on a late night date site query
feel like leisure suit larry
but the kids dont know who that is and thats scary
typing my way into escapades to get laid
on a late night date site query

im single successful handle my stress well
might as well find a girl to impress well
made this account on okcupid
better write a profile that doesnt look stupid
5'9" - nah im six feet
rock those adidas with them insoles deep
little on the pudgy side - maybe skinny fat
better mark skinny scroll down to the mini app

interests: comics computers
rpgs first person shooters
delete delete delete delete delete
i help old women get across the street
i also like listening to womanly problems
and being mad considerate whenever you solve them
im a vegetarian lest you eat meat
because im always open to try a new thing

feel like leisure suit larry
but the kids dont know who that is and thats scary
typing my way into escapades to get laid
on a late night date site query
feel like leisure suit larry
but the kids dont know who that is and thats scary
typing my way into escapades to get laid
on a late night date site query

profile pic put me and my cat
so the girls know im into pets and all of that
my favorite music? quite eclectic
whatever you dig im sure that i respect it
dont wanna be cliche
but long walks on the beach are a perfect date
id also like holding bags while you shop
at the mall with the millions of dollars i got

dislikes: if youre disingenuous
on your profile about just seeking a friendship
because im not like these other vultures
id rather get to know you and learn your culture
we can take it slow as a turtle
and ill make sure to mark up in my journal
the day that i met my perfect match
as you can see i am a hell of a catch

feel like leisure suit larry
but the kids dont know who that is and thats scary
typing my way into escapades to get laid
on a late night date site query
feel like leisure suit larry
but the kids dont know who that is and thats scary
typing my way into escapades to get laid
on a late night date site query
feel like leisure suit larry
but the kids dont know who that is and thats scary
typing my way into escapades to get laid
on a late night date site query
feel like leisure suit larry
but the kids dont know who that is and thats scary
typing my way into escapades to get laid
on a late night date site query
Track Name: inbox my heart
inbox notification heart racing
click new messages load up the page and
see her thumbnail framed in my browser
could it be just a chance encounter?
click on her photos missed connections
scrutinize them all look for imperfections
cant take chances we're barely honest
but a girls pictures are rarely this flawless

hit reply say, "im astonished!
m'lady, you look just like a goddess
forgive me but i cant believe that im speaking
to such a queen on this fine weekend"
i click send then i wait
for my message to translate to a date
read receipts will indicate
what the future holds with my future mate

shot through the heart
by a message today
she inboxed my heart
with a message risque
shot through the heart
by a message today
right from the start
my hearts beating away

its obvious my game is so solid
a pick up artist dropping mad knowledge
theres no way she resists the charm
of the seductive text coming out of these arms
i can be coy and act aloof
when she ask if im real - can i show her proof?
yes, you bet your ass im that cute
yes, i cleaned up nice in that suit

would you agree to a meeting
to punctuate this online greeting?
i can tell wed hit it off
its obvious were cut from the same cloth
just tell me where to scoop ya
and when youre free in the near future
click submit again
and now im getting me a girlfriend (whoo)
Track Name: barcade date
show up at her house around six
her driveway paved in them offset bricks
always been a little nervous around them hot chicks
cause of all those years i spent on computer chips
hesitate as i approach her door
i dont even have a place to take her on this date so what am i here for?
i gotta think quickly or else
shes gonna know im just an oaf and im just kidding myself

wheres a place that we can just chill?
that i can impress her with one of my little skills?
karaokes not an option man you all heard me singing
about deleting all my files and doing computer cleaning
only sport im even good at is surfing up on the web
and the only place i do thats at the foot of my bed
hold up - i think i got a solution
a staple of the past a classic game institution

take her on a barcade date
make her feel special and make me look great
show her im a bit of a player
so i can do the joust in her dragons lair
get that elevator action im doing the up and down
like im going on a rampage destroying the whole town
show her my command of the missile
on a grid of multicolored pixel
take her on a barcade date
make her feel special and make me look great
show her im a bit of a player
so i can do the joust in her dragons lair
get that elevator action im doing the up and down
like im going on a rampage destroying the whole town
show her my command of the missile
on a grid of multicolored pixel

soon as we enter im feeling myself at home
to the left i got ms pac man to the right battlezone
listen to the bleeps and the boops
im putting money in the changer im gon rally the troops
i got a pocket full of quarters and my homeboys do too
sipping on the gin and the juice
watch her eyes light up as im working the crane
trying to win her a stuffed animal with all of my change

"let me give a shot," she states
so i give her the controls and wait
first try and shes pulling out a dinosaur
looks like i bring in a ringer and shes defeating my score
who wouldve known this girl would slaughter every record i made
and i watched her get a kill screen on each game that she played
i was a bit afraid - but was surely turned on
and i knew she was a keeper when she defeated tron

took her on a barcade date
im not that special but i sure feel great
showed her im not much of a player
so she might run defender on her dragons lair
she got that elevator action she doing the up and down
and she going on a rampage destroying the whole town
showed me her command of the missile
on a grid of multicolored pixel
took her on a barcade date
im not that special but i sure feel great
showed her im not much of a player
so she might run defender on her dragons lair
she got that elevator action she doing the up and down
and she going on a rampage destroying the whole town
showed me her command of the missile
on a grid of multicolored pixel

(whew) man im in like flynn
not erol you stupid dummy im talking kevin
even though im obviously lacking in talent in games
she thought it was endearing that i tried all the same
so with my pole position secure i felt better
i knew it was a lock when she put on my hooded sweater
and she cuddled up next to me
and touched my balls like on centipede

scuse me for being lewd im not used to attention
from the opposite sex but i believe that i mentioned
that clearly at the onset i think that im falling
rapidly in love like four lined blocks in a column
thats a tetris reference - one that shed get
one im sure she would appreciate me saying before we split
so i did - and she snickered
then we headed back to her place for some frogger and liquor

we went on a barcade date
then we headed to her home to invader each others space
i guess were just a couple of players
bout to make a tempest in the dragons lair
we got that elevator action we doing the up and down
like we going on a rampage destroying the whole town
showing our command of the missiles
from a grid of multicolored pixel
we went on a barcade date
then we headed to her home to invader each others space
i guess were just a couple of players
bout to make a tempest in the dragons lair
we got that elevator action we doing the up and down
like we going on a rampage destroying the whole town
showing our command of the missiles
from a grid of multicolored pixel
Track Name: please turn over the cassette
PLEASE FLIP THE CASSETTE OVER TO SIDE B TO CONTINUE THE ADVENTURE
Track Name: side b intro
neals, his nefarious past now over a year behind him, moves in with his girlfriend. they quickly settle into a rather ordinary existence, working monotonous, white-collar jobs at local technology firms.

the Syndicate, however, has continued to expand its influence. by working symbiotically with the Federal Bureau of Telecommunications, a windfall of acquisitions, mergers, new legislation, and favorable court rulings have made the Syndicate the largest and most powerful company in the world.
Track Name: cognitive dissonance
my home seems quiet - too quiet
an eerie stillness grips the walls
check my phone - nope no missed calls
my girlfriend sound asleep and shes sprawled
out - across the bed in full spread
lean over and kiss her forehead
slowly rise and tiptoe on
to the kitchen to eat some leftover chicken

intuition signal a feeling
something the universe is concealing
but i dont have a reason to feel
this anxious so just calm down neals
youve been out the game - living boring
and they cant bust you if you aint scoring
take a deep breath - take it easy
hit the couch and watch some tv

senator paul ronald was pressured by his party to resign today after evidence acquired in a sweeping online sting operation revealed his ties to a slew of violent feminist organizations. senator ronald was the most vocal opponent to last year's telecom merger that formed the Syndicate, leaving some critics to posit that his ouster was simply part of a vengeful political witch hunt. documents provided by the Federal Bureau of Telecommunications detail how the newly streamlined process for law enforcement to make electronic surveillance requests has greatly boosted efficiency.

not my circus - not my monkeys
not my problem - just the countrys
so what if the politicians got bump keys
on all these other companies?
citizens who obey the law
dont get spied on - not at all
so my fears irrational
all hail corporate national

who cares what you buy when youre online shopping?
what about the porn that youre watching?
what about the girls that youre stalking
behind your girlfriends back - is that shocking?
cell phone tracks the places youre walking
in all that fly ass gear that youre rocking
no one will possibly use that data
against you sometime later

at least thats how i feel now, ive changed
spent too long going against the grain
aint no reason to fight the man
got a good life and i cant complain
waters heated food is tasty
got this couch on sale at macys
lease a brand new black mercedes
blasting beats from the 1980s

ignorance is bliss indeed
and the old me'd probably intercede
but the prospect of losing all that ive gained
taught me to shut up and stay in my lane
leave the sofa - wash my dishes
replace plate and flip the switches
walk in bedroom - lift the sheets
close my eyelids - back to sleep

in an effort to make the government's surveillance of the internet easier, the Syndicate has amended their terms of service today to refuse routing of any type of encrypted traffic on their ubiquitous backbone, except for a handful of authorized companies who have been preapproved by the Federal Bureau of Telecommunications. other companies who wish to apply for the exemption may do so on the FBTs website after filling out a few simple forms and paying a non-refundable processing fee of $2000. net neutrality and privacy advocates are up in arms about the changes, announcing their intention to file lawsuits attempting to block the new proposal.
Track Name: scattered
home from work to an open front door
belongings scattered all along the floor
did i get robbed? better check whats gone
the drawers pulled out televisions on
chairs tipped over and tables flipped
the lamps broken and the couch is ripped
knick knacks once stacked sit strewn along
the tile and files collect in messy piles

see a single sheet of paper with a emblem
amongst the bedlam on the door to my bedroom
looks official - notarized
i surmise this letter comes from "the good guys"
but why? i aint done dirt in months
i gave the game away to keep these stunts
away from me away from her away from us
thought my past was ash and dust

read it closer it seems contention
isnt with me - not even mentioned
it seems my girls been being sneaky
downloading new episodes of shows weekly
from channels that we dont pay for so now
the FBT came and shut her down
but prison time and jail for some shows?
seems farfetched but thats how it goes

who hasnt downloaded a photo?
an album? anime from kyoto?
that you shouldnt have - games apps up for grabs
on the internet zips tars rars and cabs
does it even feel like stealin
when youre only two clicks away from straight peeling
anything your heart desires any format
through these wires and right past your doormat?

i must admit its a bit
impersonal to receive or transmit
the human beings behind the screens
dehumanized by these new machines
naked celebrities for the taking
pilfered by dubious means for news making
or an artists brand new creation
stolen and get no compensation

wheres the line drawn? bad intentions?
when you share those files on high speed connections?
when you target innocent users
by stealing files off their home computers?
what about cracking corporations
or infiltrating uplinked nations?
dont have to argue whats legal
but not all crimes created equal

scattered on the floor
papers disks and drawers
all of the things
notes up on the door
government at war
pulling the strings

a brave new world where every action
shared amongst those control whats happening
arbitrarily enforce the rules
armed with the best surveillance tools
and you cant catch terrorists or kill tyrants
just drug busts and software pirates
seems like a waste of the greatest net
cast over the oceans deepest depths

cuz in this game cant tell combatants
from all the civilians in private practice
easy to frame control or contain
with the narrative beaming to your brain
through fear uncertainty its no doubt
why we need protections rolled out
or so says the powers that be profusely
convinced every criminal fierce as bruce lee

truth is everyone has potential
to be subversive, crack and go mental
so they keep all that data central
and say its safety essential
some see this hypocrisy and do nothing
slacktivists move wrists and click buttons
get behind a cause to change the laws
but dont have all the brains or half the balls

some soldiers who sit behind the walls
of prison risked their lives for vision
sacrificed themselves in position
to fight this inquisition
but the casualties of guilt admission
are never to be forgiven
and casualties like my girl in contrition
still a welcome addition
Track Name: a collect call
operator:
this is a collect call from an inmate at the san secuestro regional correctional facility. do you accept the charges?

neals:
i do.

neals gf:
neals, it's me. i knew i shouldn't have downloaded those shows. they're really trying to throw the book at me - i mean, ten years in federal prison for true housewives of san secuestro? i have no idea what to do, and i'm totally scared.
Track Name: make it through
as long as we stick with it
keep taking our licks with it
and we remain quick witted
somehow well make it through
as long as we dont back down
when we get tossed around
we will always rebound
somehow well make it through

love is not the fairest of prospects
and every event that might render some context
is complex but its all part of the process
my goddess the world is far from lawless
and though i should be rotting away
bottled up from a battle i fought yesterday
mistakes were made sure - gotta look to the end
i got a second chance to make it right again

and i cant change the choices
i made in the past by being boisterous
and i cant change decisions
i meekly made that deserve derision
and with a different turn of events
i might have never met you had no way to repent
i wouldnt be sitting up on this end of the phone
trying to figure out a game plan - a way to atone

as long as we stick with it
keep taking our licks with it
and we remain quick witted
somehow well make it through
as long as we dont back down
when we get tossed around
we will always rebound
somehow well make it through

im reminded of our first excursion
i couldve been considered a virgin
all things considered i hadnt learned the difference
since my interests all fell within business
now that same business returns
with a purpose to break deep beneath the surface
and yea it really makes me nervous
former hermit turned out civil service

smart, clever, down for whatever
always on a mission to change for the better
i have you to thank for that and im grateful
now its my turn to be the guardian angel
i will orchestrate the conditions
so some might have another chance at going the distance
and if they barter a martyr
let em see just how we operate when we got the armor
Track Name: convalescence
"i must atone for my part in this evil
if good men do nothing that is evil enough"

idle hands do the devils work
and i can say with full faith and confidence that ive been being a jerk
and ive abandoned everything i once stood for
on the threat that one day agents go and kick in my door
but there is no one on this planet that can flex it like me
i cant deny that i was born into this game to the beat
of a different drummer - unencumbered by restrictions
no denying my addiction to the thrills of a system
that i manipulate with ease - bitch please
im a hacker first and foremost - till i croak
people see these civil liberties complain how they broke
but then they never exercise em when its counting the most
so i guess i gotta do it for em - be the champion
dont let the people put their rights on ambien
beat em at their own game - using the same
tools they use against us to keep population tamed

dust off the backups - unencrypt em get em back up
give em a test - see how they stack up
code a little dated so i must refactor - hack stuff
hit em with the force of a kilobitted mack truck
exercise my fingers get em stretching to author
all the things that i require to code the app proper
flicks of my wrists flash the watch - show stopper
bottle full of vyvanse - a nerdy pill popper
coffee machine to keep me from dreams
dedicate my life to these LED screens
this latrine of a world need a hero and quick
one whos armed with his ARMs and a solid state disk
ones who kicks it like he boots and reboots automatics
refreshing and reloading all his weapons in brackets
tab completing and defeating everyone in his way
cuz his cycle megahurting on a search and replace

and then he raise hell - eviscerate all the fakas
with his grey hat anatomy incision like doctors
that man is me and im gon keep it 110
and i wont ever let these government agents scare me again
dont need a VPN - im on that namefag tip
if they want me gotta find me im gon give em the SLIP
and like a serial line i got a problem with time
especially doing it so try to catch me slipping right through you bitch
see me in your city im gon strike at the center
im a citizen of san secuestro an inventor
revolutionary flying all my code like a flag
watch me pull it out of hiding with a click and a drag
done being convalescent - now im imbued with electrons
easier for me to see how i have effect on
the world - when im back to my roots
rootshell on the consciousness of all of my troops
Track Name: golden girl
her text color coded
in the IDE with her functions folded
elegant procedures READ THIS bolded
changelog indicate versions of olden
checking her indentations
strings sitting neatly in quotations
and all vars stand declared
with the most efficient of vartypes shared

for the code reading impaired
shes got them comments up top in an asterisked square
followed by a list of includes
that are setting up the frameworks initialized tools
architecture optimized
with a modest memory footprint resized
to run under any conditions
from an R pi to a cloud of gibsons

shes my golden girl
ready to release to the outside world

she got a set of long legs
in the version tree where i forked new regs
but the branches expansions dont fade
every ends tied up with their MAKEFILEs made
no bandaids cause i got a hotfix mandate
every planned date hit every master commit committed
in the pit of github where my girls submitted

and though her betas got rough at times
with a few long nights and a couple lines
aint a problem that we didnt get squashed
cause her boss held it down with his macintosh
and now shes all grown up and gorgeous
so i had to record this
love letter to my girl gone golden
terminated by a semicolon;

the QA is completed
i got a feeling that im missing some features
but
i guess the way i see it
i cant help it youre my golden girl
Track Name: ksec news reports ii
good evening everyone, and welcome again to channel 23 KSEC news, i'm skip turner.

a local hacker, fed up with the current state of the internet, has released a multi-platform application to create a sizable encrypted mesh network using all types of electronic devices. upon running the application, mobile phones, tablets, routers, laptops, televisions, and even some household smart appliances like toasters and refrigerators are turned into peer-to-peer nodes for the network, wirelessly broadcasting and receiving data from any other connected gadgets within range.

the developer, known only as "neals", began distributing the application along with its source code to san secuestro locals yesterday. according to the available network statistics, the app has been installed on at least a quarter million devices already.

government officials have commented that this type of privacy application violates federal law by subverting the current ban on unlicensed encrypted traffic.

"this application is clearly designed to make our job of protecting the people of this great nation more difficult, possibly subjecting our precious children to everything from anonymous cyberbullying to heinous acts of terrorism. circumvention of these laws is itself an act of terrorism, and we will prosecute whoever is responsible for designing and distributing this application to the fullest extent of the law."

anyone with information regarding this case is advised to contact the local Federal Bureau of Telecommunications field office.
Track Name: fortune or freedom
everyone has a price
paid in fortune or freedom
every single device
a grenade for fortune or freedom

advocate of a cryptographic attack on the globe
tcp stack with no tracking put em back in the fold
two factor capture im a hacker and im cracking the code
got a phone tap on the jackers and im black and im gold
cuz im a saint val kilmer im saving the heathens
when the people ask why privacy matters i give em reasons
and treasons an offense ill gladly defend
fighting for my rights until im meeting my end

never bend nor break already made that mistake once
gave up on the science out of fear of my greatness
returned with a passion craving the old action
had to stir the pot in an elegant fashion
had to make an app just to be the last bastion
a beacon of freedom keeping the game even
i can live with nightmares every time that im sleeping
as long as i dont live in one awake im achieving

everyone has a price
paid in fortune or freedom
every single device
a grenade for fortune or freedom

snitches whistleblowing protecting the wrong side
cutting deals with agents and saving their own hide
short sightedness corrupting the fight in a samurai
but i gotta keep it moving keep an eye on the prize
i devised this mesh of devices to process
every bit of traffic that is keeping us cautious
cause the hackers creed is keeping the data free
from people who would seek to use our methods for evil

so i turned the tables by taking their own tools
taking back initiative breaking their old rules
by making all the gadgets that we bought with our pooled
resources into weapons that we turn on the cruel
policitians and the oligarchs who seek to control
by monitoring everything and charging a toll
so now the whole world spraying up their data like a printer jet
empowering the people with alternative internet
Track Name: the betrayal
agent paddington:
FBT, agent paddington speaking.

neals gf:
i'm currently looking at a ton of years in prison on a piracy charge that i don't think i can handle doing. if i gave you some valuable information on an active investigation, do you think you might be able to make my charges disappear?

agent paddington:
we can definitely help you out, depending on the significance of the information. the FBT always handsomely rewards its loyal informants. which case is this regarding?

neals gf:
i know where you can find neals.

agent paddington:
you have my attention, go on...
Track Name: system failed
holed up in this dingy makeshift apartment
in the basement of the barcade in the darkness
cabling is running off in every direction
and a rack of electronics manage every connection
lights blinking computers thinking im tinkering
living like the archetypal internet kingpin
traffic on the scanners been shallow so im a shadow
and i gotta get my weapons ready prep em for battle

load em with ammo get em dangerous
payloads with my codes worms viruses i get em contagious
and i fill em like a danish with the sweetness
fingers on the keyboard typing showing my leetness
i can beat this behemoth of a system with ease
if i put one of my programs on their directories
should be a breeze when i break in cooking the bacon
no mistaking neals no longer forsaken

hit em with a system failed
attacking their system while im out of jail
show them a banana for scale
and get em slipping on the peel when theyre hot on my trail
see me hitting every open port
cuz im banging on their system while im staying out of the court
collecting all their data for sport
so that i can build the world a report

run that mainframe administrator game plan
im gonna play a game of numbers like im rain man
slaying every agent rocking suits and ray bans
staying all up in the darkness like a spray tan
once i penetrate perimeters
work my way up through the system begin turning up the temperatures
from agents to the senators i copy their expenditures
im targeting the Syndicate and targeting their messengers

then expose unequivocally this not the little league
this be on that 1930s italy - no accountability
and there can be no counting on civility
so those of us that care must make it our responsibility
to disrupt delete destroy readily
while your boy neals is sounding the reveille
and if i ever wind up paying the penalty
im proud of every one of my felonies
Track Name: epilogue
so here i am another freedom fighter behind the bars
i guess i had it coming so you all can hold your applause
stood for a cause and i executed everything perfect
yes it was worth it cause my program went and fulfilled its purpose
i went and put it in the public domain
and now the next generation of hackers can all know my name
and they can build on what i created and make it their own
and maybe modify the code so that it works with a drone

im here alone in my cell trying to pass the time faster
trying to figure a way out of this here blasted disaster
my lawyer is incompetent my judge is a moron
ex girlfriends on the outside probably getting her score on
see a snitch is always someone who is close to your brain
so sometimes it can be better to just stay in your lane
but you know how good she was at playing all of those games
so again i had it coming i belong in these chains

recent events probably couldve been prevented
if enough people stood up to the Syndicate forget it
but monopolies became common place every city every state
because they wanted lower rates
and the politicians lined their pockets passing the laws
that made it possible for Syndicates to sink in their claws
and they wont bite the hand that feeds them cuz the dollars important
they need it for those little signs on lawns with cute little portraits

hail corporate i wont see those guys in this jail
because every single one of them has golfed with the mayor
its not what you know its who you know and who you pay off
and when your bottom line is hurting its just who you lay off
san secuestro aint no different its just one of the millions
where the rules play a bit different for us lowly civilians
but resigning to conclusions like that hurt the morale
let me spit a little bit of rationale

wasted intelligence
probably the worst thing ever done with human development
either not using it or using it for dubious tasks
or you go and dumb it down you go and put on a mask
a disservice to your ancestors who held down the past
so that you could be on earth here and now having a blast
so cop a trade get a hobby try and master a craft
because the world always need experts in the scientist caste

even though my craft might have got me detained
i can make an impact going against the grain
and that might be the way you make your mark on the planet
because you just might do things different and they wont understand it
but authority is malleable so is convention
if you dont question what is going on this dimension
you might find yourself in my shoes for a lesser offense
because they made it ALL illegal on a stupid pretense

so question everything - dont accept things out of tradition
the only limitation that you have is your own ambition
and if you want to change your world you have to actually act
theres no like button to click to make a real life impact
knowledge and wisdom are the greatest weapons people can wield
the computer and the internets your sword and your shield
so protect em with ferocity and dont allow my prophecy
to ever reach completion cause it would be an atrocity

thats all the story that i got for you now
i really thank you all for listening and youve been a great crowd
i should probably start my cases appeal
or at the very least decide what i want for my last meal
i will probably be here lounging about
so if you wanna hear my story again just give a shout
flip the cassette over start spinning the wheels
to replay introducing neals