Present in the Dark

by Ocelot Omelet

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released December 17, 2013

released 11 November 2013
Os Calaveras - Bass, Vox
Whiz - Spaceship
Will Andrews - Drums

Recorded and mixed by Jack Endino



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Track Name: Out of the Frying Pan and into Another Frying Pan
remote oasis water hole
a predator begins to close on the drinking creatures
panic ensues; a life becomes food
fresh blood drips, patiently the vultures circle the sky... waiting
we all know the story
the world is filled with hungry creatures
deceptive but their appetites known
to familiar animals; trusted
where we're told no
that's where we all go
writhing in the ecstasy of forbidden pleasures
her guard falls; skin peels off
passion leads to love leads to murder... hunted
we all have heard the story as victims unaware
and I approach known
a familiar animal; trusted
well aren't we civilized
in our human disguise
but can it tame the savage heart?
and without luxury to survive
it becomes a bit scary;
do you kill or do you starve?
what is the word that throws the switch?
the trigger that finally leads to drastic measures
outwardly he seemed like such a nice guy...
vicious killers can often be the most charismatic; trusted
Track Name: ?
what is the question?
what is the why?
what's the solution
you expected to find?
what is the reason?
what is the why?
and when the truth you discover
where will you hide?

what is the question?
please permit me to pry
what is your problem?
crawling in your hide
and once you solve them
more complex questions arise
what is the answer? no.
you're out of your mind

we all got reasons
we all got holes
we all got reasons
just bought and sold
got offered positions
on the totem pole

what was the question?
was it worth the time?
what was the lesson learned?
what did you find?
and just how black is the looming shadow of doubt cast in your mind?
and when you're gone
will your truth be left behind?
Track Name: Present in the Dark
of the things we really love
what truly tears us apart
we fear what we don't understand
so we'll shut our eyes for a little bit

lunatics and geniuses
what truly sets us apart
the brilliant and the mad lie down side by side
and another mind is present in the dark

one step further
bloody murder
fear not little one
go to sleep little one
good night

fear not my little one
the nightmare has just begun

hold it in
pure soft skin
bloody murder
it is happening again

fear not my little one
the nightmare has just begun
fear not my little one
love is blind

you know there is no escape
from your fear
and no reason to be afraid
just as long as you keep your fears
out of sight and out of mind
in the dark

the depths of the soul
are vast and dark
our greed and lust
is animal
carnal and lecherous
imprisoned in flesh
until death
there is nowhere to hide from yourself