Mask of the Dog

by Sans Owl

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released August 10, 2015

Written, performed, and produced by Sans Owl.

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Track Name: Scarlet Sky
“We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and, to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says, ‘Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.’ I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.”
Track Name: Unknown Fears
The fox chased the rabbit down the hole
A wild desperation takes its toll
But neither one is evil, it’s just nature’s way
It doesn’t make the rabbit any less afraid

Feeling an ocean in a stranger’s tears
I sense emotion and all your unknown fears
They’re down the hallway in your abandoned mind
Lurking in darkness, sharp fangs for you to find

My heart was pounding as I ran into the night
Pursued by voices that I couldn’t see or fight
My mouth is gone, though I scream into the icy air
But life goes on and no one seems to care

Feeling an ocean in a stranger’s tears
I sense emotion and all your unknown fears
They’re down the hallway in your abandoned mind
Lurking in darkness, sharp fangs for you to find

Feeling an ocean in a stranger’s tears
I sense emotion and all your unknown fears
They’re down the hallway in your abandoned mind
Lurking in darkness, sharp fangs for you to find
Track Name: Bad Faith
To preserve an ego lacking inner peace
You live emulating who you think best
I see your fingers crossed behind your back
Run to the sun without a rest

Can’t stop marching
For the bad faith
Can’t stop marching
For the bad faith

I’m kept awake by the noise of regress
I rode the zeitgeist waterfall
Filled with a concept, there’s no more me
What are you trying to prove to a brick wall?

Can’t stop marching
For the bad faith
Can’t stop marching
For the bad faith

I think that I’ve lost my mind
I don’t know who I am inside
I think that I’ve lost my mind
I don’t know who I am inside
I think that I’ve lost my mind
I don’t know who I am inside
I think that I’ve lost my mind
I don’t know who I am inside
Track Name: Reptile Brain
Shove the plugs into my empty eye sockets
And flood my brain with new sensations
Who needs truth or human connection
When you have desensitization?

Reptile brain, reptile brain, reptile brain
Reptile brain, reptile brain, reptile brain

I need to repress my feelings of weakness
Distracted by images, dancers on a stage
Commodity fetish, never stop buying
I’m addicted and trapped in a cage

Reptile brain, reptile brain, reptile brain
Reptile brain, reptile brain, reptile brain

Lord of my skull-sized kingdom
With no one else, I’m a lonely god in here
Happiness is just one purchase away
All of my troubles will disappear

Reptile brain, reptile brain, reptile brain
Reptile brain, reptile brain, reptile brain
Track Name: Mask of the Dog
I don’t exist behind the mask
I only obey, whatever my task
Conditioned pet, Pavlov’s prize
Forget myself when I arise
Every day fight or flight
Mental prison every night
Burning and throwing rocks
Screaming in a glass box

I don’t exist behind the mask
I only obey, whatever my task
Conditioned pet, Pavlov’s prize
Forget myself when I arise
Every day fight or flight
Mental prison every night
Burning and throwing rocks
Screaming in a glass box

“There is no loyalty except loyalty to the Party. There is no love except love of Big Brother. All competing pleasures we will destroy. If you want a vision of the future, Winston, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.”

Sit down, stand up
Mask of the dog
Sit down, stand up
Mask of the dog
Sit down, stand up
Mask of the dog
Sit down, stand up
Mask of the dog