Oblivion

by @daveyboy103

Liner Notes

Definitely, definitely, Irish. Definitely definitely dark.

Be sure to wait for the anarchic ending all due respect to Diamond Dogs by Bowie.

Lyrics

Speaking truth to power can get you killed these days
The vice like grip they hold is never goin’ away
And when they tell strive my boy, get up to the top
They’re really saying please forget, it you know we’ll make you stop

Step outside the ordinary, widen up you mind
And see the thing they hide from you on the other side
Play the game by the rules they set
It only ends one way
Listen to me now, hear what I say

Oblivion

Rootin’ tootin’, always shootin’
Always from the hip
Brain engaged at a later stage
When the words have left your lip
Cutting through emotion
Like a surgeon with a knife
Disassemble all you see, it’s only someone’s life

For the love of mammon
For the love of gain
You’re stacking up a winter store
Of bitterness and pain
Play the game by the rules they set
It only ends one way
Listen to me now, hear what I say

Desperation smells like fear
To man who cannot see
The darkness all around him
Is all he’ll ever be
He used to have a soul but he lost it in a game of cards
The devil took his spoils away laughing very hard

No one saw his slight of hand
And the ace drew from his sleeve
And now you’re trapped in a world of fear
And you can never leave
Play the game by the rules they set
It only ends one way
Listen to me now, hear what I say

OBLIVION!



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that's some fat groove. Not often songs on here have me chair dancing... and the end? Love it. Some good dark side fun and funk here! Very nice production too. Kudos. Well done.

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i dont think i have ever heard such chilled-out hip-hop. very subtle and seductive, soft musit and hard-edged words. rapping in free fall. very unique track, with a physicallity one can feel. i especially like the creamy funk of the rhythm guitar figure that repeats. i didnt have to wait for the anarchic ending. i was enthrallled by what was already happening and the climax caught me off gaurd.

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Wow, Very Strong Lyric and a Great Groove. Love, the Oblivion backing chorus. The Talk Vocals pack a Punch!
Nice Funky Guitar Tone and that Bass line sounds So Sweet.
Cool ending.

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That "Desperation" verse is killer! Brilliant!

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The music alone is incredible, and what a incredible lyric! The half spoken vocals are just perfect! So much truth in this! It's a hit in my book!