Oppenheimer Quoting Vishnu

by Brave the Vertigo

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released August 11, 2013

Oppenheimer Quoting Vishnu was engineered and produced by Francis Andreas 2011-2013 in Burlington, Vermont.
Drums and percussion performed by Chris Egner. Keyboards composed and performed by Chris Wilcox. Rhythm and Clean Guitars performed by Benjamin Bouchard. All Vocals, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, and some additional Rhythm Guitar performed by Francis Andreas. All lyrics and songs are composed by Francis Andreas.

Oppenheimer Quoting Vishnu was mixed by Egan O'rourke at TMC Laboratories in 2013
Mastered by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studios in 2013
Original Artwork by Danielle Pecor

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Track Name: Fat Man Schematic
We are but modest flesh offerings - servile and pure
I am humble and subservient - you know I am yours
this winged chariot, silver plated - this Grand Artiste
this great evil made this necessary
radiate the ground, radiate the sky

Time, time am I
unlimited mouths and unlimited eyes
you think your plight is so special, you're altruistic
you bend the knee for the blazing deathlike faces
if that is true you'll bend for my lash, as they bend before your might

We've witnessed these mothers' infanticidal cries
postpartum compassion - its wisdom and its lies
will not I leave those wives and children to sift through ash
how can I feed a million mouths ambrosia of the damned

In this time of irreligion we are damned, so Krishna rise
you're born of horror and divinity so pure, so make us clean again

I see mothers suffocate their young to spare them the unspeakable
I stand purified by the power of the sun
become one of the blazing deathlike faces

I beg of thee, take this life
I hoist your lance to the sky
my soveriegn, you own me, I'm but a spear

. . . . I'm yours . . . .
Track Name: Jules Rosen and Joe Steel
Thirty pieces of silver has purchased me
a limb with you tonight
I don't need no forgiveness or sympathy
I've got four feet of twine
just this one kiss has earned my commission
but low, my cost was too real
how'd you feel if it was me that was crucified
and you: the leviathan's meal

Was I jealous then, when I saw you were smiling with him
am I forsaken then, I only did as was told
am I stupid then, I thought you my Rabbi and my friend
am I forsaken then, I only did as was told

Was it that I wasn't your rock or baptist
and not your whore, you needed more
not enough that I loved you best
sat down for Seder and was dismissed: you requested this

Venona/NKVD . . . KGB
a true Zealot no Pharisee/Philistine
I face HUAC and burn while you trumpet the ram-horn

Thirty pieces of silver has purchased me
a limb with you tonight
I don't know if you're Stalin or Jesus Christ
Joe Steel drape me in finest Red Lenin
when time comes that I'm crucified
I don't know if you're Stalin or Jesus Christ

And you inspired us all
this greatest of deeds, I lay at your feet
while I betrayed us all, my profound defeat
united and free
Track Name: Yena
I fell down just to see if you were looking
I made a mistake that night
thanks for watching
I needed you to take me home
I was sick
we fell asleep alone
were you tricked?

Sometimes I just can't get a grip
it won't stick
no tread I'm falling on the ice
and I slip
so chaste this abortive heart
idyllic
can't sum twenty years of shame
in minutes

we know it's hard sometimes just know
I didn't want this to confuse you
I just never thought I'd ever see it through
you'll never read this and we'll not meet again
sleep well with him, I say again, please leave me home

You hope that it won't be hard for me to get it
like a monogomy of crows: we're locked in
trust me that I just want to hold your white wing
but if I break it and let go, you're walking

we know it's hard sometimes just know
I didn't want this to confuse you
I just never thought I'd ever see it through
you'll never read this and we'll not meet again
sleep well with him, I say again, please leave me home

Your spacial memory of me will fade and he will fill my void
you'll outgrown my scent, my touch, my voice
and if my talons break this branch please dear,
don't you watch me fall
don't watch me fall

And if such wings so colorful guide me to the ground
just know they're only yours
it's only you I'm thinking of
won't you please let go
it's better me than you
Track Name: Winged Victory
All the world's great heroines are dead
you messenger, you talk to God you . . .
let the blood that the villainess has bled
tell the priestess tell her what you read

I'm lucid now, what do I see?
Oppenheimer Quoting Vishnu
How does your armor still shine?

I was fooled by your toothless Teresa smile
set me up,saw a fool
you refused to pray with strappado krav maga hearts
strung me up, broke my wings too

will your children survive?

I'm lucid now, what do I see?
silently, cautiously, you change scenes
your narrative differences from mine
Oppenheimer Quoting Vishnu
to run away I've leagues to go
how does your armor still shine?

Maybe the world needs a heroine more than I need you
those whom you crucify, are those that you imbue
they'll find your empathy robs them of their dignity
and leaves such shallow husks
as it did to me, you Winged Victory

Maybe the world needs a heroine more than I need you
those whom you crucify, are those that you imbue
they'll find your empathy robs them of their dignity
and leaves such shallow husks
you've no claim on me, you Winged Victory

Who's the martyr on your altar?
me, when I reap what you rend
who's the hero in this conflict?
you, and your agonist trend
don't you think I deserved better
don't you know what I mean?
don't you tread upon my nightmares
and I'll let your dreams leave you be.