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Cursing Every Lesson LP

by Grey C.E.L.L.

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A brilliantly planned execution A harness fit tightly to rage A byproduct of righteous fervor for enemies not dead in the streets It'll get you closer to heaven to force sinners to poverty It'll get you closer to heaven to see the impure bleed Children forced out of children Children forced out of state Bloodied an institution Bloodied an enemy state All freedoms always with exceptions for purity's promise and bodies in control
Husks 01:58
Are a thousand pardons enough for a thousand casings found rolling on an uneven floor after being slapped from a mouth To continue on a distracted path or head to the immortal barracks Gutted like the non-profits with last hope long cried out Absence mounting If faith wasn't so fucking foolish maybe we could get lost there Absence mounting Around or through matters little when a shield is the only tool we have left in our grip dug down deep below
No Hymn 01:33
We've got no hymns for the vast uncertain constants of change caught burning books banned before the writ Only having eyes for unevolving "truth" Appropriated of ancient wisdom bullshit in short term soundbites of fear soaked seething outrage No hymn Here be nothing in margins emptied Here be everything in ink bleeding Here is wanting and here lies us Here be dragons so stay safe at home
What a pathetic love story the would be autocrats write Hunger pangs blur in the shine of a million future billionaires temporarily embarrassed But loyalty can buy some shine Grievance can amplify Myths made from wealth Wealth made of myth Too boring - too expected Losing interest never held in vanity cast across such a vast difference No affording the prescription it takes to balance humors But why is there rioting now to keep the autocrats in power Mired in the absence of consequence/s A fascination with prim exceptionalism
Dance 03:16
This is our dance that we'll continue to our deaths With stiff limbs, uncertain, giving movement to steps of embarrassed ineptness Choreographed to fail Not one handed down We'll watch our shoes Without precision our misplaced moves are a true In a display out of time than we're out of tune Channel the times when dance was considered Sin and shame To flail with joyful abandon discomfort is a small price to pay for the power of creating tradition absent coercion and blame Stories told in repetition. Stories in words untold. Stories told in repetition. Stories a body holds. Stories told in repetition. Stories in words untold. Stories told in repetition. Stories a body holds
Performance layers art on art Sirens, alarms and shouts to clear the room always kept Sanitary and safe Curated to tell us this value Valued against security Price tags, magazines, and trophies Rope corrals kept orderly It's art if it inspires panic It's art in perspiration stains It's art if the price bleeds It's art in unspilled drinks
To say it's a manner of speaking, a traditional turning of phrase Underclass with no means of escaping a tired old yoke and frame Pay a premium for a location with a view of a paupers grave Mainlining class stratification and come down expecting praise Redlining your earnings.Redlining our labor. To say its a manner of speaking, done as done and not as said Unpleasant in all conversation hidden behind a silenced rage Cashing coupons while on vacation. Walking tours through a pauper's grave
Death Toll 02:40
Covering up a lie with another lie It's the way of the system
What will grow from bastard corpses? Sugary propaganda fed to wide eyed children Can't argue with a non-history When the ghost in the machine is an idiot deity There's no defense in mass cjlrrg1eaths


Council Records No. 39 (CR-39)


released November 3, 2023

The C.E.L.L. is: Derik, Janis, Kane, Jim

Recorded by Chris Pierce at Volume IV in Keansburg, NJ - March 2023
Mastered by Alan Douches at West Side Music
Layout by Kane



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Formed in October of 1992, the label initially existed to release the recordings of Current, but soon expanded to other local Michigan bands and beyond. After 25 releases, the label paused operations at the start of 2006. In 2020 it awoke...

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