Decapitated Society

by Ockum's Razor

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released January 30, 2013

The recording was done by our guitarist Michael Viner and the mixing and mastering was done by Mike Ryan of Mikealize Media.
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Ockum's Razor is Christopher Davis (Vox), Michael Viner (Guitar), Ryan Hawkins (Bass) and Patrick Burgart (Drums).
© Copyright 2012 by Ockum's Razor. All rights reserved.

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Haven't you ever heard of Ockum's Razor? The simplest explanation is probably the best one. We are a rock music artist from Saint Louis, Missouri that originated in 2002. We look to each other's similarities to better harness the music from deep within, enriched with pure emotion and the vastness of the human condition, we filter our vision through the eyes of: Ockum's Razor ... more

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Track Name: Nothing's What It Used To Be
Pathway to my twisted brain,
The only way I may contain,
I can’t control my roaming frame,
My guts are filled with bitter pain-

Laugh it off, pretend to care,
Feelings lost behind that stare,
No more left to give, so there,
Eyes leak sorrow, soul’s despair-

Crushed, battered, bruised and bent
Not quite so sure just what you meant,
Where, O’ where, has the passion went?
Temptation grabs the lies you lent-

Falling downward eternally,
Twisted, broken, O’ can’t you see?
Things may need to be set free,
Nothing’s what it used to be-
Track Name: Teach Me How To Learn
(Hey, hey, hey) 2x
We can put a man on the moon,
But we cannot even control our kids in their classroom,
(Hey, hey, hey) 2x
Listen up, kiddos, I’ve got news for you,
You can do what you want to do-
Reward or consequence?
There can only be one of the two,
Now that choice is up to you,
Help me, help you-
What is it that you ask of me?
I feel like I can barely breathe,
Let me help you-
Listen up, teachers, I’ve got news for you
I know, your job is hard to do,
Where’s the incentive?
There is only so much I can do?
Given their civil rights issue,
Touch me, I’ll sue you-
What is it with all these policies?
Out of date and out of reach,
Tell me, will you-
Teach me how to learn?
Show me how to do the best with what I am given,
Teach me how to learn,
I just want to find my place in this world-
(Hey, hey, hey) x2
We can see the enrollment boom,
But we cannot even control the size of our classrooms,
Listen up, leaders,
We’ve got news for you,
Cooperate for the common good,
Offer alternatives-
To the districts that fight with the state,
You may do so, but innovate,
Tell me, will you-
Teach me how to learn?
Show me how to do the best with what I am given,
Teach me how to learn,
I just want to find my place in this world-
Track Name: Nebula
Seven billion can’t be wrong,
If we demand our very best to fight the outcome,

Now tell me how can we commit future generations to this?
Earth's surface temperature climbing,
The sea level's rising,
Ice caps melting,
Storms occur more frequent and intense,
Deserts broaden by the greenhouse effect

The world is derived from it's resources,
The richer the diversity of life,
The greater the opportunity-

Controlled chaos surrounding me,
Never knowing what tomorrow will bring,
Oh, clustered in, this nebula-

Seven billion could be wrong,
The population's growth is a serious problem,
Now tell me how can we prevent,
The environment from all of this?
Birds keep falling out of the sky,
Honey bees disappearing, oil spills aren’t helping,
What would happen if the dams just gave out?
And the same for the bridges from us driving about?

Our world can be derived from it’s machines,
The richer the economy,
The greater chance of catastrophe-

Controlled chaos surrounding me,
Never knowing what tomorrow will bring,
Oh, clustered in, this nebula-
Track Name: The White Horse And It's Rider
Spirit is the truth,

(Come!) – *Backing vox
As I looked before me, there was a white horse,
It’s rider held a bow, spreading illness with it’s arrow’s,
(Nikao!) -*Backing vox
Coming forth, conquering,
Coming forth-
(Nikao!) -*Backing vox- (Note: Nikao is greek for the word, “Conquer”.)

Faith cannot include our words or reasoning,
This is the mystery, our controversy,
(Come & See!) – *Backing vox
But in the end the song remains to be the same,
Simple and pure in heart, without speculating-
(Come & See!) -*Backing vox
White has been said to be the color of victory,
Haven’t you seen one of those old, cowboy movies?
(Stephanos!) – Backing vox - (Note: Stephanos is greek for, “The victor’s crown”.)

Repeat CHORUS
Entering BRIDGE:
Where is the white horse and it’s rider?
Where is the white horse with eyes of fire?
How long until apocalipsis is revealed? -Note: Apocalipsis is greek for, “An uncovering”.
The bane of mankind since the beginning of history-
(Nikao!) -*Backing vox- Note: Nikao is greek for the word, “Conquer”.
Coming forth, conquering,
Coming forth-
(Nikao!) - 4xs main vocal- (Note: Nikao is greek for the word, “Conquer”.)
Track Name: Manimal
The difference between, man and beast,
Lies solely within,
Yet, at times, we descend
To the level of the animal-

I cannot differentiate myself from the animal-

But then we realize that we,
Have a responsibility,
Such an a inherent part of our spiritual origin-

We can sit down to think,
About more than biological urgency,
We build, with an art,
Not of instinct, with more than rationale-

I cannot differentiate myself from the animal-

We speak with a language that involves,
A discursive way of thought,
We transmit ideas, institutions,
And culture for generations-

Anthropomorphise the animal inside,
Anthropomorphise this animal exercise- 2xs

We will crawl and we, we are manimal
We will crawl and we are the manimal-
(We’re manimals)

We are ingenious and we are destructive