Future Settlers

by Bionica

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04:05
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04:30
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05:47
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04:22
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04:20
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03:33
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01:26
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Future Settlers: a message and tribute to the worlds which we will inhabit. A story arc of personal discoveries and of navigating the unknown. To the future offspring: may the world you discover and reinvent learn from ours and create a better macrocosm. Dedicated also to the world's innumerable mysteries and fascinations...

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released January 19, 2016

BIONICA IS: Jenna McSwain, Rex Gregory, James Westfall, Devin Kerrigan, Nick Solnick
featuring Cliff Hines, guitar (tracks 3, 7, 11) and Kathleen Westfall, vocals (track 4)

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Bionica New Orleans, Louisiana

With influences ranging from punk rock and electronica to jazz and modern classical music, Bionica has been said to “defy stale genres and produce fresh, thoughtful music.” Rich harmonic structures, soaring melodies carried by dual lead vocalists, and high-powered drum beats give the group an unparalleled robust sound that breaks the musical mold. ... more

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Track Name: City Lights
all of the city lights
they shine so bright
steady the city hum
steady my thoughts undone
cover me, let me be
i'd like to feel the dark
the penetrating closeness of the night
my steady flight
the many wanderings of my mind
just let me stay here
in sight of the ghost floating by
it's all right, there's nothing to fear
he knows not to attack, he knows
the dark, the light, the understanding
lights don't make you safe
don't make you trust yourself
because they're always there
just like a warning sign
there'll be no peace without the night
Track Name: Black Box
through the hours
when i'm sleeping
when the ice comes
i won't know
can the outskirts
still retain life?
when did the ice come?
i don't know

how can the sun shine
through a black sky?
how was the grass when
it still grew?
no one to talk to
no one to look to
keep my belongings
tucked away

when the black box starts to play
and you look the other way
when you turn the other cheek
and the air ducts start to leak
when the walls are all around
and they go round and round
and you take all of the blame
and you've got nothing to gain

you can make it go away
you can take it all away
you can wash it off your face
but it will always remain

through the hours
when i'm dreaming
solve the riddle
meet the king
over and over
hours and hours
passing and passing
fast asleep
Track Name: Ghosts
when you will start to walk through walls
i'll know
then i will hear your voice once more
tell me
how can i see this with my eyes?
i don't
you'll tell me things i won't recall

with my mind
i will find
a way out
of my body

when your machines have gone
out of the door
and you are left alone
just like before
when will you learn these things?
you never will
your ghost it follows you
follows you still

my eyes never lie to me
do they?
you're really here inside of me
aren't you?
and they will come to take you out
won't they?
i'll never let them get to you
no way
Track Name: Our Town
here comes the blind man
and it's his birthday
disarm your gun rack
during the month of may
here is your present
from the community
please use with caution
sincerely

our town
holds your emotions
for you
sail your demotions
welcome
all soulless beings
from our town

out in the boondocks
civilization
he has no dignity
he has no caution
arm your children
hide your possessions
they have no value
it's your recession

our town
holds your emotions
for you
sail your demotions
welcome
all soulless beings
from our town
Track Name: Wilderness
all of your pageants
don't hit the mark
you didn't start
your process
you blow me out
you drag me out
to the wilderness

you know what you are finding, finding
no, no one can show you, show you
all, all the dead watch you, watch you
there, there in the corner, corner

while you were standing astray
collecting thoughts anyway
the wilderness it caught you
far before me
how could you survive out there?
in the past you did once dare
but it is your memory
it's shot to pieces

yeah, run back to your city shining
yeah, run back to your city laughing
yeah, go back to the things that trap you
yeah, it's waiting for you

no, no one can show you
no, no one can tell you
no, the meaning of silence
when it suddenly greets you
Track Name: Man in the Green Shirt
man in the green shirt, where'd you park today?
is that your story, is that your colored rays?
man in the green shirt can you carry me?
my body to dissect and my cows for your slaughtering

where's your evil if you stay inside?
where's your good if your craft only comes at night?
beam us out to your point out of reach
destination to the stars to carry me

no one ever told me your kind could talk
no one ever said that you had arms and legs to walk
spare some seeds so i can plow some crops
spare some fame so i can buy some better rocks

there is a place for me
it's cold and without a sea
let me be one with you
in space, without end, we believe in you

boy in the bubble let me be your friend
use your tools and let you watch me see you dead
floating up high to catch up with my friends
shiny little ships with lights will have my weapons

there is a place for me
it's cold and without a sea
let me be one with you
in space, without end, we believe in you
Track Name: First Colony
i set out with nothing to guide me
i looked around and the stars were backwards
and every now and then a red star
and i asked if it was possible

in the neon light
fire in the sky
our first colony
i never meant any harm
we never meant to do harm

this world's a bluff that never stops
a seed with the moon we swim towards
inside a god, astride a god
i looked and i was gone

no in between
swallow the time
our first colony
i never meant any harm
we never meant to do harm

fire in the sky
and now i am gone
to the first colony
i never meant any harm
we never meant to do harm
Track Name: Contact
(instrumental)
Track Name: Bionic Fish Project
all of the fish in the sea
and me
water surrounding me
floating upside down
where there is light
there are patterns lightly
shining brightly
how do they define me?
the waves they move me
push right through me

one day i'll become as them
and swim
water surrounding me
floating upside down
where there are gills
there is gossamer shining
silver lining
i want to become them
the waves they move me
push right through me

i have always felt this way
shadows dancing on the bay
when you see me fade away
know that i will leave some day
Track Name: Future Settlers
here on the other side of earth
i found it
no one can take away
there is time to bleed here
time to leave here
all my bones for the future
bones for the future

here on the dark side of the moon
my father found
this place to settle down
there is time to breathe here
time to leave here
all my bones for the future
bones for the future

here is the only place i know
it found me
no one can take away
there is time to breed here
time to leave here
all my bones for the future
bones for the future
Track Name: Bionic Takeover
there is no god in the sea
an illusion i like to see
all of the masters agree
take it over, manually