Future Archeology

by Bellman's Brother

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released January 15, 2013

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Bellman's Brother Lidköping, Sweden

Bellman's Brother was invented in 1989 and has since then produced different kinds of electronic music inspired by the complete electronic music scene. The band consists of Johan Jernstedt and Lars Carlén. During a few years in the 90's, Susanne Bolin gave her lovely voice to some tracks. Music production was shut down between 2000 and 2008, but is now picked up again with two new albums released. ... more

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Track Name: Miranda
Miranda

You have the right to remain silent.

Everything you say,
everything you do,
everything you write,
everything you show
can and will be held against you.

You have the right to remain silent.
You have the right to remain invisible.

Everything you say - will be saved.
Everything you do - will be recorded.
Everything you write - will be backed up.
Everything you show - will be viewed by forces that can and will hold it against you.

You have the right to remain silent.

If you're not visible, you do not exist,
but maybe that's preferrable.

Everything you write will be backed up
and possible to retrieve in a search engine for anyone.
Track Name: Afraid of surveillance
Afraid of surveillance
Big brother likes to watch,
but he's had his overdose of pleasure
when people expose their lives
and their secrets at their leisure.

Be careful what you write.
Will it stand a critical inspection?
Your diary not the net
is the place for personal reflections.

You say you're afraid of surveillance,
but I know you've never been.
The deepest fear within you
is the fear not to be seen.

Monitoring every step
of our life without infiltration.
Our free will and vanity
are the reasons to our situation.

Fly under the radar - Meet a friend face to face.
Fly under the radar - Move away to a secret place.
Fly under the radar - Only use cash. They don't leave a trace
Fly under the radar - like a credit card when someone pays.
Fly under the radar - Turn off your phone and stay alone.
Fly under the radar - Don't use internet, keep your profile low.
Swim over the sonar - Anyone might watch your moves.
Feel your paranoia grows!
Track Name: Fimbul
Fimbul
We've already had two
hard winters in a row.
Now we're waiting for the third.
where the summer almost ends
before the melting of the snow
It's the Fimbulwinter, mark my word.

It's the period of coldness
that precedes Ragnarök
or call it Armageddon if you like
At the winter solstice next year
we know much better if
the crushing power of judgement will strike

You can see it all around you.
You can smell it in the air.
The shit has already hit the fan
with earthquakes and volcanoes,
disorder everywhere.
Even China syndrome in Japan

It seems we have come to an end.
It seems to be our fate,
as the Mayans predict the final fall
to wintertime next year.
The end.
All signs indicate
that we live in the last days of this world.
Ragnarök is near.

The horsemen of apocalypse
are saddling their horses
to ride the surface of the earth.
They're doing good in Africa
starting conflicts and wars
where civilization saw it's own birth.

And Famine has already
turned acres into dust
creating starvation and rage.
Exporting food to the western world
We enjoy it with lust.
Eutrophication is our Plague.

It seems we have come to an end, but not really yet…

It seems we have come to an end.
All signs indicate
that we live in the last days of this world.
Ragnarök is near.
The end.
You have to contemplate
that the Mayans predict the final fall
to wintertime next year.

We're consuming far too much.
We're consuming much too fast,
stealing from our children.
This will never last.
We'll soon see countries falling
from the burden of their debts.
Economy is stalling.
I hope I'm not correct,
but if I am, you'll never know
what's next, what will come.
We'll plant a seed that will grow
and maybe there'll be some
future archeologist
that find what we have left
and understand the consequence
of egoism and theft.

It seems we have come to an end.
All signs indicate
that we live in the last days of this world.
Ragnarök is here.
Track Name: Future archeology
Future archeology

Take a look 5 - 600 years from now
A fraction of mankind lives on
Building on our ruins
remains of the past
Trying to remember what's gone.

What will they find,
The future archeologists?
What's left behind?


Take a look 5-6000 years from now
a new civilization blooms.
Curious of the myths that surround our time,
they start to search for the reason for our doom.

They take a look 5-6 metres under ground
the most robust constructions remain:
silos and deposits for nuclear warheads and waste are found.
They open up Pandora's box again.

What will they find,
(The sarcophagus around Chernobyl, will be a haunted place,
where the tomb raiders get lethal diseases.)
The future archeologists?
What's left behind?
(- Lethal diseases)

Take a look 50 million years from now
aliens find a world turned to dust
We were a parenthesis in the history of Earth
A thin layer of poison in the crust.

What will they find,
(Polluted sediments bear witness of a species
that flooded the Earth and perished.)
The future archeologists?
What's left behind?
(- Polluted sediments)
Track Name: Perfect
Perfect
Everyone else make mistakes.
Not me, not me.
Everyone else should give and take.
Not me. I just take.
I cannot help I'm without guilt.
It's just the way that I am built.
That's why I like to throw the first stone.
It is my duty, my duty alone.

I am perfect.
I do nothing wrong.
I am perfect.
Beautiful and strong.
I lead my men to victory,
I change the path of history,
because it is my destiny to be
perfect.

Do as I say. Keep up the pace.
Obey! Obey!
Don't mess with my perfect office space.
Just obey or go away.
I build my fortess of concrete and steel.
And from the top I will reveal
that people must think outside the box.
Their own completely meaningless box.

I am perfect.
I do nothing wrong.
I am perfect.
Beautiful and strong.
I lead my men to victory,
I'll rule the world in harmony,
because it is my destiny to be
perfect.
Track Name: Content
Content
Are you satisfied with the content
the content of your life?
Are you content with the satisfaction
the satisfaction of the night?

Content
Content

Contemplate the confiscated hours of a day
Concentrate and find the things that makes it worth to stay

Are you satisfied with the continent
the continent where you spend your life? (li li is a half life)
You are upset and intolerant
Is the future elsewhere always bright?

Content
- don't look back
- don't attack
- be faithful
- you have everything you need to be
content
- It's a fact
we react
ungrateful
take comfort for granted and stop to feel
content
Track Name: Start and continuation of something better
Start and continuation of something better
Suddenly my life was torn apart
forcing me to a brand new start,
but I don't know where my steps are leading me.
Still I know the void is worse than falling free.

Sneaking away over night-old ice
with careful steps, fully in disguise.
But the burden of the past weighs my back
and there's always a risk they are following my tracks.

It's definetely new.
A new direction in life.
More like reset, than resurrection.
It's new.
A new way of life.
I have to regret, with less perfection.

Voices are whispering my name
and say: "Come, we'll make it all the same!
We'll give you back the life you didn't want to leave
if you just give up in everything you believe."

It's a perfect time to break up
and a perfect time for breaking down
or maybe both.

I had a place where I belonged.
I had a mission to accomplish.
Now they are gone.

Is this the start of something better
something that will last?
Is this the start of something better
or am I running from the past?
Is this the start of something better
or just a great mistake?
Is this a step into the future
or a step over the edge?

I had a place where I belonged
and it was the most quiet place.

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