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The Future Is A Mess ep

by Mik Dow's Dystopia

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released January 6, 2017

Produced & recorded by Mikkel McDow
December 2016

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Mik Dow Oroville, California

Mik Dow is co-founder of The Jars, Berkeley's premier old school new wave band. The Jars, active from 1979 to 1982, are remembered for such hits as Jar Wars and Time Of The Assassins from 1981, Start Right Now from 1980 and Boys Night Out from 1982. Mik released an ep with another Jars alum, JD Buhl, in 2011. Mik and his wife Morgan have fronted California's folk / rock band Beltain since 1993. ... more

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Track Name: The Future Is A Mess
Don't you feed me bread and water
Don't you step all over my life
Don't you lead me to the slaughter
Don't you threaten me with a knife

What happens next is hard to tell
It's anybody's guess
The past is gone, the here is now
And the future is a mess

I don't believe in goblins
And I can see through your disguise
Don't you tell me I've got problems
You can't see through my eyes

What happens next is hard to tell
It's anybody's guess
The past is gone, the here is now
And here I must digress
The future is not writ in stone
Or in some ancient book
Track Name: How Can We Believe
There is oil on the water
There is acid in the sky
There is poison in our bodies
And in our food supply
The forward march of progress
Has taken leave of sense
It offers no salvation
And gives no recompense

And where goes our love
In a world gone to the glove
How can we believe when...

There are liars in the churches
There are shysters in the mall
There are criminals in the court house
And we're heading for a fall
Our leaders they are fools
And they think we are the same
So they better look around now
Because we know who is to blame

And where goes our love
In a world gone to the glove
How can we believe (you)

There is a light house in the distance
And the foghorn warning sounds
There are monsters in the ocean
And they are quickly gaing ground
And those of you who do not know
How fast it all goes down
Will be shedding tears of outrage
Because we're revolultion bound
Track Name: Time Flies Away
Star light star bright
The first star we see tonight
Make a wish and we might
Be home by Christmastime

I wish I could feel so weightless and free
Airless Careless
Although I know that it never can be
Time flies away

Star light star bright
The first star on the right
Isn't she a pretty sight
A dance in pantomime

I could watch her all night long
Dancing to her silent song
On the globe where I belong
She is my space and time

I wish I could feel so weightless and free
Airless Careless
Although I know that it never can be
Time flies away
Track Name: To Kill The Kraken
The clouds were white. The wind was slight
The air was crisp and the fires bright
When they set sail to kill the kraken

The days were old. The nights were cold
Were all the young men brave and bold?

Some gave all for blood and honor
More took care by the rust red tide
Many fell and many stumbled
Onto the banks where luck abides

No one is rock. No one is a stone
No one knows when his days are done
No one stands alone

A storm was brewin'. The sea was stewin'
Waves were foaming and the day was gloaming
There was no chance they'd make it to shore

They set to bailing heavy water
With the night watch screaming, "Can't you see?"

"Can't you see Posiedon's daughters
Swimming on the bloody tide?"
With the kraken came the slaughter
From the hills to the waterside