When You Expect It Least

by Robot Zombie Army

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02:53
2.
05:54
3.
04:43
4.
02:11
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released October 26, 2016

Music and lyrics on tracks 1-5 written by Ben Robson
All instruments recorded and produced by Ben Robson
Vocals on track 1 and 2 recorded at FireK Studios (Pittsburgh, PA)
Vocals on tracks 3-6 recorded by Ben Robson
Track 6 written by They Might Be Giants

Art by Tara Jaggi www.behance.net/TaraJaggi

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Track Name: Matter
Red eyes in the dead of night
The sleeper awakes
Seething with unearthly light
There will be no more mistakes
Stars collapse in space

Force-fed with the fist of god
It's time to bite down
No questions, no waiting,
No more pontificating
The masses will hear the sound
Oceans rise and burn

And they will burn

I won't grin and bear the pain
And I won't ever genuflect again
No I won't

I won't swallow baited lines
And I won't let them abrogate my time
No I won't

I won't live and die a slave
And I won't listen when you say "behave,"
Because I can't abide a status quo
Where I've been swallowed by the undertow
And I will purge myself of this disease
No more living on my knees
Scream until you shatter...
You no longer matter

You no longer matter
You no longer matter
You don't fucking matter to me
Track Name: Jericho
Sit down, you'll take it
You'll bleed and you'll like it
You'll suffer the arrows of misfortune
The axeman comes chopping
The other shoe is dropping
You'll stumble, you'll crumble, and you'll feel

Feel what I feel, hear what I hear
Know what I know
I know that you are nothing

And like Karma, it's coming around
Yes, the walls are falling down
Falling down

Inhale the plasma,
The pestilent miasma
That spews forth from the mouths and the lungs of the sickened
Beneath the gavel,
The avalanche of gravel,
You'll stumble, and you'll crumble, and you'll feel

Desperation oozing from your battered ego
I know that you are failing

And like Karma, it's coming around
Yes, the walls are falling down
Track Name: Only My Skin
The pain of knowing
The sting I saw approaching
Bogs me down in my shame
The scourge resurgent
Urgent reminder of all that's defective in me

Shut me out
Silence me
Say it again -
I am only my skin

Half of a human
Half of a much lesser beast
Bastard born with no face
The scourge resurgent
Urgent reminder of everything broken in me

Shut me out
Silence me
Say it again -
I am only my skin
Track Name: Autonomic
I hate excuses
I hate all the loose ends
I hate the material lies
Everybody's looking for a reason to love
Everybody's caught between a push and a shove
Everybody's looking for a ticket to ride

Autonomic

Fear is the judge and the jury and hangman
Yes, fear is the grand scheme of things
The motion of the ocean is the reason for corrosion
And, atrociously, emotion is the source of the commotion
Long live the goddamn king

Autonomic
Track Name: They Are Burrowing
When you expect it least,
When you’re not listening,
When nothing troubles you,
You will unravel
With no one else around,
Without a single sound,
When all the stars align
You will unravel

Til all is lost again,
The feeling’s gone again

It’s everywhere you turn,
This omnipresent dread,
Harbinger of dismay,
Lurking just out of eyeshot
And do you even know?
And do you even care?
Wake up in a cold sweat,
Are you unraveling now?

You’ll never know the day
It will arrive, it will arrive

Into the back of your mind
They are burrowing
Into the passage of time
They are burrowing
Into your every pore
They are burrowing
Haven’t you felt it before?
They are burrowing…
Down

The seeds are planted, the weeds are set to grow
There’s no time left for panic
There’s nowhere left to go
The seeds are planted, the weeds are set to grow
There’s no time left to panic
Nowhere left to go

Into the back of your mind
They are burrowing
Into the passage of time
They are burrowing
Into your every pore
They are burrowing
Haven’t you felt it before?
They are burrowing

You will unravel
When you expect it least
This was your warning
Track Name: Pencil Rain (They Might Be Giants cover)
The possible dream
Finale of seem
The moment that some call eternal,
That some call insane
Now helmets on each head
Awaiting the first lead
The pageant is named the pencil rain

The infantry stands
And holds out its hands
The marshal's binoculars focus
And skyward they train
They're searching the yonder blue
They look out for number two
The heraldry of the pencil rain

And now hear the roar
That none can ignore
The thunderous clatter of splintering wood
And the lives that are claimed
And none who have seen it all
Can think of a nobler cause
Than perishing in the pencil rain