A Mission to Civilize: Part II

by I Am The Owl

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released June 1, 2018

All songs written, produced, and performed by I Am The Owl

Josh Rivera - Guitar/Vocals
Josh Harrelson - Guitar
Kyle Krueckeberg - Bass/Vocals
Corey Hatch - Drums

Saxophone Solo on "Houston" - Hayden Farr
Psychedelic Guitar on "Houston" - Timo Massa
Guitar solo on "You Haven't Fooled Me" - Reed Perry

Recorded and Mixed at The Blasting Room, Ft Collins CO, by Andrew Berlin
Mastered by Jason Livermore.

Album art piece by Dusty Ray @ Dusty Ray Slop Art (www.etsy.com/shop/DustyRayPaints)
Album art layout Josh Rivera

Special thanks to Colorado Creative Industries for awarding us a Career Advancement Award, and Mishawaka Amphitheatre for granting our Mish Wish. Without the funding from these 2 grants we would not have been able to finish this album!


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Track Name: Faith (No More)
When truth and lies start to blend into one
Let me off I'm not having fun
Life in the bubble hasn't treated us well
Step out the door into the fires of hell
By now it's clear I don't get the joke
And I'm regretting that I ever spoke
When everything is motivated by lust
We've run out of other people to trust

I hope you know there's no going back
The devil wears many masks
Open your mind and close your eyes
Just follow orders and nobody dies

I still remember when I used to believe
I still remember every little thing
I still remember feeling something more
I still remember walking through that door

I take it back every word I said
I found the maze I think I lost my head
So cut me open tell me what you find
Three decades in and I'm still flying blind

Your lips are moving but I don't hear a word
Can't find my voice and my vision is blurred
There's no escape and it never ends
There's nothing left I can comprehend
Track Name: You Haven't Fooled Me
Burnt the rest of your last check
Struggling to pay the rent
Running to the end of the day to find a way to make it all make sense
Running out of fingers to point
bumming for another joint
endlessly eluding responsibility
have you no self respect?

You haven't fooled me yet
Mask indifference with regret
Save your lies for your last breath
Go ahead and hedge your bet
But you haven't fooled me

Twist around your words 'til they sound just right
Don't dare let the truth come to light and take advantage of everyone in your life
Ignore your conscience
Keep coming up with nothing
Well let me tell you something you should know implicitly
Never bite the hand that feeds
Never bite the hand that feeds

Drinking all your sorrows away
Sinking deeper every day
Slipping so much farther from the reality you try so hard to escape
The bruises and the scars might fade
But the memory remains the same
Reaping what you sow cause no matter what you say you'll never change
Track Name: A Mission To Civilize
Same story just a different day
I know exactly what they'll say
And how they'll shut us down
Screaming louder to drown us out

We keep turning the other cheek
You keep thinking we're weak
It's time to make our point
It's time to flip the coin

It's just a matter of time
All of us are gonna die
With fire in your eyes
No more value to our lives

It's just a matter of time
All of us are gonna rise
With fire in our eyes
On a mission to civilize

Forcing our ideals on you (so what the fuck you gonna do?)
Run and hide from your doom (but you're never gonna make it)
There's nothing you can say (destruction's coming your way)
We've sealed your fate

The gun is in my face
No surprise it's just another day
I'm beaten, bloody, broken
All because I was outspoken

We're outnumbered, 100 to 1
We're outnumbered, and outgunned
We're outnumbered, feel it in your bones
We're outnumbered by these fucking clones

We're outnumbered, but we won't run

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