cyberluddism

by Bram Cools

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cyberluddism is a slightly ecclectic and mostly electronic album about the unavoidable technological society in which we are living, and an experiment ingenres of music I'm not that familiar with. !!! This album isn't released yet, but We will be adding more and more songs along the way!!!

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released 01 September 2011

composing, mixing, mastering, programming, playing instruments and (sometimes very bad attempt to) singing: Bram Cools. Additional arranging advices by Fleur.

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Bram Cools Antwerpen, Belgium

Bram Cools is an eclectic singer-songwriter from Belgium with lo-fi roots, with an own musical universe that moves somewhere in between weird folk, electro-acoustic noise and christian antifolk. He'll never be rich and famous, but that's not really the point. ... more

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Track Name: nettle fields
I was running through nettle fields
where grey citizens stared at me
being chased by the thought police
for my postmodern way of breathing
I was hiding with the new monastics
but they did not use any money
I needed twelve dollar bills
for the man in the machine

I was running from the concrete fields
where no one seemed to breathe
I was running from an inquisition
that was running through my own blood
I was hiding between stone and plastics
and everything was filled with poison
yet I had to fill my lungs with air
for they still were made of flesh

I was running in another circle
this planet is round you know
I was determined by scienific numbers
they have more power than the stars
I was looking for one grain of truth
in a universe made of mist
and I no didn't need another bottle
I was already poisoned enough

I was sleeping in a fake green jungle
the trees were beamed into my head
I was chased by a band of monkeys
who were supposed to be extinct
and then the light it turned to liquid darkness
and the moon it turned to blood
what was it that I could still ask for
the whole universe was fading out

I woke up in poison ivy fields
and my body was red and sick
but I knew I had a seed to plant
oh there were so much things to do
the light was so substantial it was living
our whole universe was just a ghost
but even though it's only just a shadow
it's a shadow of things to come
Track Name: drummers and drumcomputers (electro mix)
we thank you for what you've done
but we don't need you anymore
it's amazing what you've been doing
but nowadays we do it the new way
so the work will be done
by this beautiful machine

you know the business needs to stay young
and you just don't fit in after the change
you are the best at what you're doing
but nowadays we just want to be modern
so those things are now done
by this beautiful machine

but smile don't you see
that sometimes a man has to make sacrifices
When we are heading to the future
hey smile, don't you see the progress


we know you always did the best in the job
we know you always were the best in the job
it's unbelieveabIe what you've been doing
but nowadays we do it the new way
and those things are now done
by this beautiful machine
Track Name: consumer's delight
go to work and do your job
go home and watch TV
go shopping and go drinking
consume consume consume

this is the world as it should be
this the the only world that could be
and it will only get better if you
consume consume consume

make your money do your job
sleep well so you can work hard
spend your money, economy
consume conme consume

stupefied paralysed
getting comfortably numb
by the rhytm of the machine
consume consume consume

don't you ever wonder
if this is the world as it should be
if this is the only world that could be
is it really getting better
Track Name: Ellulian glasses
Once I could see through all of this
with my Ellulian glasses
but now I am enslaved again
been sitting behind the screen for too long
the world has trained me again
to wear hip and relevant glasses
our own creations are ruling our lives
while w amuse ourselves to death

we make a slave
from chips and plastic
we train him to do
the things we don't want to

we give our brains
to the computer
we give our strength
to the robots

Oh if I could see again through all of this
with my Ellulian glasses
to not be enslaved anymore
not sitting behind the screen like a zombie
let me open my eyes and dispose of
my hip and relevant glasses
our own creations are no more than they are
I won't amuse myself to death

in symbiosis
we evolve together
and all we learn
is to live using it

and then the bombs fall
and the barbarians
take away our toys
can we still live?

can we still live
and be alive
without help from
our machines

can we still live
and be alive
without technology
our supposed slave?

just to see again through all of this
with my Ellulian glasses
to not be enslaved anymore
not sitting behind the screen like a zombie
let me open my eyes and dispose of
my hip and relevant glasses
our own creations are no more than they are
I won't amuse myself to death
Track Name: disposable girl
there's no such thing
as a disposable girl
there's no such thing
whatever you did

it's a crime against humanity
it's a crime against her body
it's a crime against life
it's a crime against manhood

you may play with fire
you may play with ice
you may play with venus
you may play with sedna

and she is an icon
and you are an icon
and love is not
the pleasures you seek

there's no such thing
as a disposable boy
there's no such thing
whatever you did

it's acrime against man
it's a crime against woman
it's a crime against love
it's a crime against yourself

you may play with lava
you may play with liquid air
you may play with medusa
you may play with porneia

and she is an icon
and you are an icon
reflecting the maker
of the image you've scarred now
there's no such thing
as a disposable girl
there's no such thing
whatever you did
Track Name: Very cool video games
We're playing very cool video games
killing nazis demons trolls and other enemies
with laserguns, swords and magical devices
special technology and fighting techniques
we enjoy ourselves it's so much fun
everybody needs some time to play
relax, it's all just a game

we're watching very cool and very flashy movies
about wars fights hero,'s and great genious crimes
with lasergus a-bombs and very cool technology
special deadly tricks and poisonous drinks
we enjoy ourselves it's so much fun
eveybody needs some time to play
relax, it's all just a movie

she's living faraway, she's still a child
and all she's ever known is fear for her life
hunted by bombs, guns and highly evolved technology
she's traumatised forever and it's no game
it's no movie it's no fun, it's all she'll ever know
she might be dead tomorrow, is traumatised for life today
while we are playing

We're playing very cool video games
killing nazis demons trolls and other enemies
with laserguns, swords and magical devices
special technology and fighting techniques
we enjoy ourselves it's so much fun
everybody needs some time to play
relax, it's all just a game
relax, it's all just a game
relax, it's all just a game
Track Name: unfair competition (electronica mix)
it's not exactly natural
the way she looks
but they've taught us

to find it more attractlve
than real girls are
the way God made them

and o-o-o
all the boys are fooled
A picture in their head
of the perfect girl
that don't exist

and o-o-o
all the girls are frustrated
thcy can't compete
witn the monster we've created

paint your face and shave your legd
fill your breasts
with artificial volume
then you'll be pretty
and the boys will like you

and o-o-o...

never forget
how marilyn died
she said nobody loves me
they only love my body
she killed herself!