Blank Canvass

by Critical Unity

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Everybody wants to be known I just want to be a blank canvas Everybody wants to be known I just wanna be anonymous Everybody wants to be laid back I just wanna be uptight Everybody wants to express themselves and I just wanna suppress it Mass produced on a factory line Individuality for you to buy Why be yourself? You could be anybody else 'till you're a wolf in sheep's clothing a wolf in sheep's clothing Everybody says they'll take action while they watch from behind their screens Everybody says they'll protest while they stay subdued Everybody wants to be loved I just wanna be lusted over Everybody wants to be edgy I just wanna be mediocre Mass produced on a factory line Originality for you to buy Why be yourself? You could be anybody else 'till you're a wolf in sheep's clothing a wolf in sheep's clothing Tell me how to dress, tell me how to feel In ads and on the billboards Alternative appeal Everybody wants to make an impact I just wanna be the echo Everybody wants to be authentic I just wanna be a fraud Everybody wants to be known I just want to be a blank canvas Everybody wants to be known I just wanna be anonymous Tiny hands work the factory lines Hyper-sexuality for you to buy Why be yourself? You could be anybody else 'till you're a lamb in wolf's clothing or a wolf in sheep's clothing Tell me how to dress, tell me how to feel Scrape paint off down to the bone to find out what is real
2.
Fashion, housekeeping and a business degree I walked that tightrope I balanced everything wedding bells sound like a death toll, you see and people below are talking shit and telling me that it was my fault for how I dressed and my fault for being naive and my fault for being here and my fault for being me Cut out certain parts of me, tell me what I need to be File away the rough edges of my personality Oh, the walls bleed paint I am feeling pretty strange burning up, hysterical me set fire to everything set fire to me Choose the colour, choose the theme, cut pictures from the magazine choose the font, choose the style, in photos don't forget to smile No, I've got no choice at all, only trusted with the petty and small using my feminine touch to slowly fuck everything up it was my fault for trying to hard my fault for trying to please my fault for being here and my fault for being me I will be the miserable queen, I will be the thinnest one if that's what it takes to succeed I will fucking come undone Oh, the walls bleed paint I am feeling pretty strange burning up, hysterical me set fire to everything set fire to me Dressed in gasoline let the flames take everything Shame, debt, and desire become ashes in the fire Sort the mail, file the sheets I pass the time in lines, you see I am a cog in this machine Oh, the walls bleed paint I am feeling pretty strange burning up, hysterical me set fire to everything set fire to me
3.
Blackout 03:43
She turned her head and I blacked out The centre of the sun turned inside out The gravity pulled everything towards itself And with it went every lie I told myself It's easier to be what they wanna see It's easier if you don't question anything It's easier to pretend that you have a voice When you're screaming into the void One glance at her neck and my life hollowed out In the eye of a hurricane all flattened down Chaos and fear and uprooted dreams whirling around It's just hard to be here silence when it all dies down It's easier to be what they wanna see It's easier if you don't question anything It's easier to pretend that you have a voice When you're screaming into the void And I can lay in the loveless bed I made And I can wear the mask upon my face And I can choose the safer road until I break And I can crumple it all up in a ball and throw it away, away It's easier to be what they wanna see It's easier if you don't question anything It's easier to pretend that you have a voice When you're screaming into the void
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Do Nothing 03:40
The bomb went off in slow motion The land scarred and we didn't notice They left us to die, handed us over and you didn't fight you just laughed at all the cute things bought yourself new shoes and new rings and you felt like you were owed it cause you were told that you'd earned it Well do you wanna fight Do you care about wrong and right Do you wanna be entertained into a comatose state and do nothing The frogs died first then all the fish the forest slowly became silent and you stayed indoors didn't notice it changed only a little bit Then you smiled at all the pretty things bought yourself new shoes and new rings and you felt like you were owed it cause you were told that you'd earned it Well do you wanna fight Do you care about wrong and right Do you wanna be entertained into a comatose state and do nothing Then you smiled at all the pretty things bought whatever had green-coloured package bought whatever said natural, felt like you had done something meaningful Well I just wanna fight but I feel like my hands are tied there's no clear enemy in sight these things aren't just black and white but I can't do nothing
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Reverb 04:12
Building made of gold in the heart of the city Heart made of stone in the dark of the city Light on the 36th floor at 7pm A person in the window at a cafe table beautiful, disinterested, dispassionate waitress People I once knew but didn't know back then Turn up the reverb put on the filter the image gets clearer as you take steps backwards sharp-edged and cruel world deaden the colour IRL tell me who you are now and will I know if I see you downtown recognize your face in the back of a passing cab I see you now as a digital ghost parasite with no living host memory of a former social life Turn up the reverb put on the filter the image gets clearer as you take steps backwards sharp-edged and cruel world deaden the colour White light, bright heat, electricity Struck by lightning, distort everything Turn up the reverb put on the filter the image gets clearer as you take steps backwards sharp-edged and cruel world deaden the colour
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Wake 03:42
Holy shit I ruined it laughed at all the wrong bits told jokes so inappropriate Holy hell, I fucked it up brought down my friends when they were up by being too damn serious So much time spent alone So much time eating alone Avoid your family and your friends Inside alone on weekends Travel now for what's at stake? All these lost souls caught in your wake they'll find their own way in due time not my fault these feelings are mine Shore up now or sail away under the bridge out into the bay see their faces, wave goodbye tear out the pages that you despise So much time spent alone So much time eating alone Avoid your family and your friends Inside alone on weekends So much time spent alone (Travel now for what's at stake?) So much time eating alone (All these lost souls caught in your wake) Avoid your family and your friends (they'll find their own way in due time) Inside alone on weekends (not my fault these feelings are mine) So much time thinking of home So much time eating alone Avoid your family and your friends Inside alone on weekends

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released January 13, 2017

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Critical Unity Vancouver, British Columbia

Alt-rock, garage-piano sibling duo.

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