GONE​.​NATIVITY

by INDUSTRIAL PRIEST OVERCOATS

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LONGHOUSE
BECOMES
HAUNTED HOUSE
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HALLOWS EVE

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released December 12, 2000

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INDUSTRIAL PRIEST OVERCOATS Vancouver, British Columbia

++++++ SPLATSIN NATION // HASTINGS GORE BROUGHT TO YOU BY:
TENDER JESSE MOLINEAU - VOX / BACK-UP VOX / 4 STRING ELECTRIC BASS / 6 STRING ELECTRIC GUITAR /
SYNTH / TAPE MANIPULATION / CLARINET

BEAUTIFUL BOUNCING BABY BOY - DRUMS / PERCUSSION
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Track Name: WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE COVENANT HOUSE KIDZ??
men so weathered by tourist air
it's hard to believe they ever cried for milk
starved for another drunken day in the park
touched in the head where have i been?
crawling from my deathbed reaching for the medicine
prepare my eyes for another day in the dark

he wants to be alone
he'll never step on a crowded train
he ran away from home
& he won't be back again

who are all these people living w/me on the grind?
the world is yours & what's yours is mine
so i paid my rent in a vagrancy fine
i got lost once they closed your casket
& dads headstone was the only sick embrace
the universe might put you in your place if you know how to ask it
.. or it might just blow up in your face
Track Name: SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANT BLUES
you've got a closet full of skeletons
& you can't even throw me a bone

A JUNKIE NOD TO BRUSH OFF GHOSTS
A DEAL W/GOD TO HUSH THE COAST
BUT I KNOW ONE MOMENT OF SILENCE
IS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE

A SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANT WAITING FOR THE BUGS TO ATTACK
Track Name: TW33KERSA!NTZ(unite)
i'm such a lucky boy i won the lotto
drained the savings in my arm tipping black spoons on haunted stoves
barricaded in an old tin shack
w/two broken wings perched on my back
fallen on concrete like a big wet sky
you're laughing at my bleeding corpse
& i wish that i could join you there one last time

bleak eyes & swollen glands
reach for the sky w/begging hands
but the heavens seem unphased
by our suffering
Track Name: s p i t e
what have you done w/the fire in your heart?
last i heard you stabbed a dealer in the park..
what if i faltered that day you broke down to me
& took you in despite all our history

you're a dead soul
tied to the body of a dying animal
you tore a blackhole in your arm
w/a needle pumped full of tar

i wish my love was enough
to null the withdrawals tonight
but i'm a drug that isn't working
i can't get you high
Track Name: StR33t C0NCEPti0N
i pass my days w/smoke
dead sun gaze like an artichoke
shed more skin then a snake in the garden
sprinkle sugar on my flakes
waste the day until it breaks
suck broken yolks right out of the carton
cause i'm starving

flypaper skin hot & sticky in the wind
binning for some digits & the beatcop grinned
i'd sell my worthless soul for a bit of insurance
weekend warrior bought me some time
sunday, pocket full of dimes
journey through the night, burning that chemical endurance
just like my parents

fear being buried alive fear going insane
i'm not playing russian roulette to practice my aim
nobody knows what's under this trenchcoat
not even i
when i pass out drunk in these streets at night
waking up can be a shock almost like being born
never to return to the womb that i was torn
Track Name: SLUM//TYCOON
so hard to take something for what it is
when there's people paid to mystify
something as simple as the superman
birds & planes & debris from the sky
people that couldn't care less if i live or die
built up like statues casting shadows in my mind
my crimes have no victims, but there's str8 shooters sometimes
that thrive off my struggle to survive
Track Name: ALL MY RELATIONZ
my ancestors lost their language & they lost their land
i just lose my patience when i can't make you understand
i'm young & i'm sprung full of survivors guilt
told in mothers tongue the blood that's been spilt
i see drunken cousins asking where have i been
it's not a chip on my shoulder it's a dead patch of skin

i know you hurt cause i hurt to
all my relations that survived those schools
pass it down the ugly truth
i lost my youth
but i no longer blame you

god bless those w/pity
on poor natives in the city
that have the decency to look away
when we come out into the light of day

apologize for your crimes
time after time
& now i have to decide
whether to swallow my pride
or spit on your eye
Track Name: GUTTERSNIPE'D
it's all i've ever wanted
& now i'm on a binge
heard the house was haunted
so we broke in
so low everyone i know has admitted defeat
called 991 an hour ago i guess they won't show
GONNA GIVE UP THIS GHOST TO EAST HASTINGS STREET

don't wanna give up but my brother just died
& he really tried to start a new life
the cops don't understand i might get out of hand
you can't rehabilitate my brain w/years drowning in chains
GONNA GIVE UP THIS GHOST TO EAST HASTINGS STREET

the powers gone out
but i still burnt out the light
letting it all go to my head

gotta get me off this street
gotta smash up so badly
so i can finally breathe
in dangerous alleys

who knows why the man in the alley is screaming?
Track Name: SUMTIMES (IT FEELS LIKE I GET DRUNK ALONE IN THE PARK 4 NOTHING)
ashtrays overflow i feel it in my throat
a wave of nausea a broken mote
i got no tattoos just a lot of little scars
needle left a bruise missed a vein in my left arm

if you asked me 10 years ago
where i'd wanna be
it might have been somewhere like this
but that's not me
that's not me anymore

sometimes it feels like i get drunk in the park
alone for nothing

wanna lay down & die
i'll stay down & won't bite
shed fat & bleed dry
greet horror w/hungry eyes

it's my choice having no one to trust
sticky void & i'm pounded to dust
i've settled down since you've blown me off your cuff

sometimes it feels like i get drunk in the park
alone for nothing

ONE FOR ALL
ALL FOR NOTHING
Track Name: (4GET ABOUT ME) for brenner
you died alone without a home
but i can still picture you struggling like an animal
like you did w/your mom
like you did w/the cops

it's a terminal illness so you can relax
just recline in this mess w/the cold hard facts
that it's ended up here like you've always known
you know that it's trivial it shows in your eyes
you've bargained w/my mind & you don't look surprised
that the end is always near & you must face it alone
(i'd sure like to see a friend of mine
but i'm in hiding & he's never got the time...)

I'M CAST OUT LIKE BLACK MAGIC
I'M WALKING TOWARDS THE TRAFFIC
I'M HANDLED LIKE BAD HABITS
BUT EVENTUALLY YOU'LL FORGET ABOUT ME

all i see is ambiguous faces
& i reep a harvest of malignant smiles