CAPACITOR (Takashi Shallow Vocal Dub)

from CAPACITOR (Takashi Shallow Dub Version) by Roommate

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Do you really have the right
to sleep at night
when you know that you could do so much more
for your mother & your loves & the freaks in the streets & on the dance floor?

Who do you think you are?
Are you a citizen are you an innocent
are you a shooter or a shooting star?

Are you a craven mope
are you a ray of hope?
Are you spray or soak
are you pray or poke
are you flame or smoke?

(hit the choke hit the choke)
wake me up when you get woke
(hit the choke hit the choke)

Tell me how it feels to be young
when everything you were told would hold
is blowing up & out & coming undone

Tell me how it feels to believe
in a god who applauds your exhaust
in a world in which you deserve to be heard?

If I lived in hope
would I laugh at the pastor's jokes?
If I lived in the know
would you respect my approach
would you accept my encroachment
would you bless my revoke?

(hit the choke hit the choke)
fucking spare me the Woody Allen quotes
(hit the choke hit the choke)
(hit the choke hit the choke)

Something stupid this way comes
summoned by some ugly drums
and if stupid is as stupid does
this stupid ugly is America's

The future is a grain of sand
encrusted in a bloody hand
hailing an infinite power
The future is ours?

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from CAPACITOR (Takashi Shallow Dub Version), released July 3, 2020
Remixed and mastered by Takashi Shallow.

Original mix credits:
Kent Lambert: programming, synths, guitars, vocals.
Mixed by Kent Lambert and Nick Broste.
Recorded and mixed sporadically in Chicago, IL, December 2017 to March 2020.

Artwork by Dean Rank rearranged by Takashi Shallow.

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Roommate Chicago

Roommate began as a Kent Lambert solo project in NYC in 2000 and has been an ever-mutating Chicago band since 2004. The band's 2015 album MAKE LIKE was released in 2015 and described by [sic] magazine's Tim Clarke as "astute, economical, meticulously performed and produced, and deeply affecting, both lyrically and musically." ... more

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