dance around the fire

by d.j. dexter

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this is a dance remix album of songs originally composed by los angeles band "not the government".

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released February 27, 2016

all arrangements, programming and recording by d.j. dexter
lyrics and music by not the government

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Track Name: in the human traffic
you used to walk through all your old houses
waiting for some new feeling
now i see
you know better
slowly becoming and animal
in the arms of someone
who always says the same thing
in a bitter whisper
the message and the messenger
in the ditch behind the houses
slowly becoming and animal

in the human traffic
i can't look away
these hands became our hands
hour after hour
like a flower growing from the ground
pulling us down

shattered looking glass
i was looking through
only little red lines in this room
eclipsed into nothing
as the strangers passed by
in the human traffic

burn it down
burn it down
burn it down
burn

in the arms of someone
who always says the same thing
in a bitter whisper
slowly becoming and animal

no one lives here anymore
breaking from the house of rip cord
running down the street
no one left alive
Track Name: cadaver party
it's such a simple wish to sleep at night
with flowers and crosses on telephone poles
at this speed it feels like my funeral

rise now i command you
rise now i command you

it's hard to believe
hope
this disease
what we hoped for
it's hard to believe

hope is better than what we hoped for
it's hard to believe that this disease is better than it's cure

rise now i command you
rise now i command you

with flowers and crosses on telephone poles
hope is better than what we hoped for
Track Name: it was inside you, now it's in the trash
she whispers murders
natural man in an unnatural world
the streets are empty and lead nowhere
winding around concrete gods
with sapphire eyes i will never be beautiful again
in your eyes i am forsaken
arson is as arson was
but arson is different in her hands
she gives it meaning
i give it meaning

fine fine fine
no seriously i'm
fine fine fine
no really i'm

i dig a little bit deeper every night
i get a little bit closer every night
i am a princess striped in black
staggering home
staggering


lipstick or blood
sometimes it's hard to tell
lipstick or blood
sometimes it's hard to tell

fine fine fine
no seriously i'm
fine fine fine
no really i'm

seriously, i'm fine
Track Name: red wire
for everyday that bore those holes in you
it takes the fearful ones
hidden desire, and it takes you
poor miserable you
blood is spilled between your eyes and the screen

in your cold lonely apartment
you can see the lights in the city at night?
shining on the runaways,
and their broken hearts

where is the man with the skeleton hand?
you can tell by the look in his eyes
proud to wear that uniform
you despise

there is no blood in these wires
they're breeding soldiers in these wires
there is brainwash in these wires
never get to me

eyes lit by fire
and hands hold candles underground
were you left out of the love affair?
"wrote fuck you" on the bathroom wall
she wasn't really dying
looked like she was laughing when she was crying

i can't shut my eyes

there is no blood in these wires
they're breeding soldiers in these wires
there is brainwash in these wires
never get to me
Track Name: palm of the atheist
sometimes you wish
sometimes your wish comes true
sometimes you wait
sometimes that's all you can do

sometimes you dream
sometimes you're drifting away
sometimes you talk
sometimes there's nothing to say
Track Name: brainwash the tiger
it's hidden in downstairs carpeted cages
it's hidden in darkened rooms with glowing screens
you better fight like the tiger
have stripes like the tiger
have claws like the tiger
because they are coming for you

we are one
when i wear a mask
we are one
when you don't ask
everybody wants it from me

home is just a place we go
never found a reason
just go go go
you'll never really breath again
never really see again

first you're your own and you do what they say
then you're yourself and you do what they say
then you're your own and you do what you want
but what you want is oddly similar
to what you've always done

we are one
when i wear a mask
we are one
when you don't ask
everybody wants it from me

i'm just a character in a story you love
i used to cry
but now i'm reading the same story
you know what?
i need to be entertained too