night terror

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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

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from introducing neals, released November 5, 2014
producer: tanner4105
lyrics + performance: ytcracker

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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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