Ambition Impossible

by Mechanical Monkey

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released June 24, 2016

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Mechanical Monkey Brighton, UK

We are Mechanical Monkey.
A three-piece math-rock-post-hardcore band hailing from Brighton via London. Formed in early 2014, we’re putting our spin on the manic stop-start dynamics of bands like Hero Of 100 Fights, And So I Watch You From Afar and Medications, with a focus on frenzied and memorable live shows ... more

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Track Name: Personality Vacuum
Reductive,
As far as I can tell.
And we’ve all been streamlined.
Counter-productive,
Success is setting sail.
We’re hanging off of your coat tails.

And you live in rarefaction,
Who put a price upon it’s head?
You personality vacuum,
No one will hear the words you said.

Transgressive,
You’ve got a permanent record
Of picking up the pieces.
You retracted
The statements that you said,
But we’ve all been listening.

And you live in rarefaction,
Who put a price upon it’s head?
You personality vacuum,
No one will hear the words you said.

Can you stretch this out when you’re running?
Keep running.
When they’re asking for your head.
Can you stretch this out when you’re running?
Keep running.

And you live in rarefaction,
Who put a price upon it’s head?
You personality vacuum,
No will will hear the words you said.
Track Name: Euclid's Birthday
I see the sun away,
And save my moral for another day.
Patience ends again.

Step down through the wave,
And be the imposition
That you crave,
Ending this charade.

What you waiting for?
End of days?
This embellishment.

Can we build a monument
To all the broken promises?
All the stupid things you’ve said,
Cannot se the reason.
But I’m trying, trying.

Held within your skin,
The consequences fail to kick in,
Lose control.

Ideals to ascend,
Can’t see where it ends,
Fighting to defend

Can we build a monument to all the broken promises?
All the stupid things you’ve said,
Cannot see the reason.
But I’m trying, trying.
Prevail... Prevail...

Only left out as it started,
Only left out as it started,
You can make a change,
Yet you hesitate.
Track Name: Nothingheads
Only left us as it started,
Only led astray.
Can’t you see that’s how it started?
You can’t make us safe.

It’s a system of us doubting,
Can’t we celebrate?
In a scene I’m the outsider.

Tell me to stay wide awake.
They’ll sell us out again.

Only left us as it started,
Only led astray.

Help me to stay wide awake.
Track Name: Post-Man
Can you cease this for a second?
Can you sever ancient ties?
Learn a lesson for salvation,
We’re salivating for your lies.

Silence,
Send us some proof,
Send us the truth,
You know we’re dying in here.
Silence,
Send us some proof,
Send us the truth,
You know we’re dying.

See no sense in it all.
No one with a fail safe.
See no sense in it all.

How these sanctions fall to pieces,
How the faces hide delight.
Can I quote you from your letters?
Can I look behind your eyes?

Silence,
Send us some proof,
Send us the truth,
You know we’re dying in here.
Silence,
Send us some proof,
Send us the truth,
You know we’re dying in here.

Sheltered from the sun,
Your shadow casts wide,
So can’t you see the sun?
Track Name: Combat
I said this ‘cut it’,
On the wrong side we’re divided.
If you can’t be honest,
Then it will be decided.
Get a low get a low rider,
Get a low get a low rider.

Our own cells,
Divide and fail,
Our cells.

I pledge to shout out,
And with new words describe it.
In the last cast of doubt,
I know we will be divided.
Get a low get a low rider,
Get a low get a low rider,
Get a low get a low rider,
Get a low get a low rider.

Our own cells,
Divide and fail,
Our cells.
Track Name: Nilbog
They’re eating her and then they’re gonna eat me.

Oh my god!
Flesh and blood.
You see the writing,
You know what it means.
You can’t piss on hospitality.

Dead, dead.
All dead, dead.

Sing your song,
Make your choice.
Their kingdom.
Nowhere to run,
You can’t leave,
They’ll follow.

Dead, dead.
All dead, dead.

Now is your turn.
Track Name: Major Force
Your system,
Your system dragged out by the tide.
Resistance,
Resisted turning back in time,
Now we can’t,
No we can’t stem the fucking tide.

No it’s never enough, don’t say it.
No it’s never enough, don’t try.
No it’s never enough, don’t say it.
No it’s never enough.

Your system,
Your system dragged out by the tide.
Resistance, resisted turning back in time,
Now we can’t,
No we can’t stem the fucking tide.
Now we can’t, no we can’t stem this fucking tide,
You’re drowning.

Trying not to hear,
Trying not to understand.
Hold fast ‘til we near and look
The other way.

Now I’m trying,
Still I’m trying.
Now I’m trying,
Still I’m trying.

So long my wounded head,
Shout it from the mountain yeah.
I’m trying,
Shout it from the mountain yeah.
Track Name: I Tried to Buy a Polka, But All I Got Was This Waltz
Dismantle instinct,
Beyond repair.
Something once broken
In rearview glare.
A lesson learnt from past regret.
Slow dialled lost numbers,
Can’t forget.

Unless, unless, unless.

Of misplaced memories,
Gone astray.
Desire unsatisfied,
Cast away.

Unless, unless.

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