cyberluddism

by Bram Cools

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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
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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
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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
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It may or may not be a religion depending on your definition but it's so clearly a kingdom that's divided against itself the emerging church dialogue and the truly reformed remnant is it propositional statements or is it incarnational love? who can say where we are on that so-called slippery slope and if there's not another one awaiting us on the other side that will make us fall into the hands of a similar evil like dead religious pharrizeism or choking neo-fundamentalism and N.T. Wright is a sound theologian and N.T. Wright is a sound theologian and N.T. Wright is a sound theologian but even he will be so wrong sometimes... funny how bishop Tom defender of the resurrection gets flamed all the time by the defenders of the one true faith funny how we think that we can cage truth in our system while the Living Truth Himself was incarnated in a Person it's not funny anymore when you think about St. Paul of old saying that all of our knowledge is incomplete and fallible and above all truth and faith and hope love still stands yes love still stands even beyond all of those and N.T. Wright is a sound theologian and N.T. Wright is a sound theologian and N.T. Wright is a sound theologian but even he will be so wrong sometimes.. and N.T. Wright is a sound theologian and N.T. Wright is a sound theologian and N.T. Wright is a sound theologian but even he will be so wrong sometimes.. the Word became flesh moved into our neigbourhood got beaten up and destroyed but in this sacrifice death and evil were reversed the firstborn of creation in Him a new age began everthing that's true is bigger than what we can explain with rational reasoning and systematic thought we can try what we want we'll never do right to the Fullness of life knowing Him is more than statements about Him truth is incarnational even relational faith is trusting Him don't stare at the finger pointing at the moon... and N.T. Wright is a sound theologian yeah N.T. Wright is a sound theologian and N.T. Wright is a sound theologian but even he will be so wrong sometimes..
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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
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turn it of 04:13
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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
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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
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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!
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look around to see the titanic orchestra are we dead man walking in our fading twilight? there are certain things that you can just loose once and I'm pretty sure that a planet is one of those things Rejoice for progress the human program rejoce for almighty power in science and technology rejoice for freedom consumer capitalism rejoice for our ever-expanding self-constructed kingdom of pure hell every day our brothers and sisters suffer and die while we live in health and wealth working class upper class middle class trapped in the rat race paralysed by bread, circus and our toys every day we're loosing more of our planet maintaining our empty fake utopia And every species we loose is a big middle finger poked ito the face of the Supreme artist, the Creater and every euro or dollar we make exploiting and raping our sister mother earth is blood money, judas coins We are the death star we are the nemesis we are the greatest mass extinction since the dinosaurs We are the death star we are the nemesis we are the greatest mass extinction since the dinosaurs The whole planet suffers and everything that's living on it including our brothers and sisters who were just unlucky to be born in other places than we are All off creation groans under our burden All off creation groans under our burden some million years from now an alien scientist is digging up fossils on a then almost recovered planet trying to explain the major devastation at the end of the era of mammals was it an impact, a comet crashing into earth no, it was just the human race living out our neo-liberal dreams yes it is us there is no comet it is just us We are the death star...
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In dust reel 03:09

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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 in genres of music I'm not that familiar with!!!

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released September 1, 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 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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