The Pale Horse

by Michael Psycho

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released July 6, 2016

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Michael Psycho Sacramento, California

Born and raised in the Boston area, exiled to Sacramento California during the historic Forced March of 1984. Creator of DIY classics such as the 1990 vinyl slab named "Think" (re-released on SS Records in 2014). The world is his playpen. He always gets what he wants in the end. He has the uncanny ability to witness karma and schadenfreude simultaneously. People in "I ♥ Haters" shirts hate him. ... more

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Track Name: The Miracle Of Birth
One day, my dad was stinking drunk.
He had a tale to tell.
It helped me to explain a lot
Why I have lived to fail.

You see, my mom and dad had
Once gone through a big ol’ fight.
They followed up with angry sex
To try to make it right.

“Pull out!” she said. “Pull out!”
“I can’t!” he said. “I can’t!”
And that’s how I was born
According to my dad.

My mom would always tell me
I was just an “accident”.
I’m glad I got some clarity
On what she really meant.

I’m glad my dad had opened up
With such a tale to tell.
It perfectly explained
My pointless presence very well.

“Pull out!” she said. “Pull out!”
“I can’t!” he said. “I can’t!”
And that’s how I was born
According to my dad.
Track Name: Pole 69
There was a time just then
Death and fear had them in a clench
Never was a planted seed
Nothing they proclaimed got took by heed

People who have had enough
Took it to the bridge and took the plunge
No more messed up head
Now they're just a stat in the number dead

Pole 69
Has cured what ailed them every time
Track Name: A Quick Note (Before I Go)
I hope that you're aware
You mean so much to me
And that is why I need
To save you from myself

You are unselfish
And I feel so grateful
But I can't put you
Through what's about to
Drag me down

I want to see you have the best
Of what you need because
I know that's what you
Rightfully deserve

That's why I'm begging you
To move on far away from where
I volunteered to choose my battleground

You have the light inside
That died inside of me
So long ago

It's not that I don't want to
Believe you when you say
That things are gonna be okay
When I don't see a thing that way

I hope you're right someday
Because if I am wrong
I'll be alive
And well

And no matter what becomes of me
I know you're going to find
Some happiness
And you will be just fine

Goodbye
You're gonna be just fine
Goodbye
I'm grateful that we've had this time
Track Name: Don't Come Crying
Why can't you try to be free
Why can't you stand up for what you feel
Why do you complain and still get used
Why do you fall down and kiss the boots
Why can't you stand up to be free
Why don't you fight for what you need
Why aren't you pissed off at what you see
Maybe you need to listen to me

Why can't you try to be free
Why can't you stand up against the greed
Why do you complain then still get used
Why do you fall down and lick the boots
Why can't you stand up to be free
Stop groveling upon your knees
Why aren't you pissed off at what you see
Fuck you if you don't listen to me
Track Name: That's That
If people don't want to get with me
If people don't understand me
If people don't want to accept me
That's their problem.

They say anything they want
But they never want to talk
And they never ever listen
And they never ever walk their talk
But there's nothing I can do
Because
That's their problem.

They talk about leadership
Talk about pride
Too damn scared
Of the world outside
'Cause they got no spine
And frankly,
That's their problem.

They don't know how
And they don't see why
And they don't care whether I live or die
But in the end I'll remember
That's their problem.
Track Name: Piffle
You didn't knock me down
Know how bad you wanted to
You can't stop me now
You know that you wanted to

I feel whole again
If you hate that, I hope you do

Back
When you thought
That I was forever through
I
knew too well
Someday there's payback to you
When
I made
My way back and made you look
Just
Like the fool
And now you do know it's true

You couldn't knock me out
Know how hard you tried to
You can't stop this now
Know how bad it gets to you

I feel whole again
If you hate that, I hope you do
Track Name: Anal Retentive All Star
You did what you had to do
Screw them or nothing for you
Stab 'em in the back
Don't ever look back
Got to keep on track with your
Clean
Ass
Perfect
Life

Lit the fire and ran from hell
Feels good to get ahead as well
Stab 'em in the back
Don't ever look back
Got to keep on track with your
Clean
Ass
Perfect
Life

Burning people at the stake, oh well
Better them than you, you tell yourself
Stab 'em in the back
Don't ever look back
Got to keep on track with your
Clean
Ass
Perfect
Life

You're mountain climbing over people's lives
You'd eat babies
if required for you to thrive
Your personal beliefs
Condone that this can be
You've made a good living
Off your sociopathy
Stab 'em in the back
Don't ever look back
Got to keep on track with your
Clean
Ass
Perfect
Life
Track Name: Back In The Chips
Back in the chips
You can always tell
There’s a new batch in town

I saw a guy at the park
Dancing around
With his face up in the air
Singing along
With the voices in his head
Skinny as a rail
He was back in the chips
You can always tell
There’s a new batch in town

I was walking out of work
And a guy rolled by
On his bike screaming shit
He was going beserk and yelling out threats
Calling everybody cunts
Drove people indoors
Asking “Fuck you laughing at?”
He was a truly tweaking douche
He was back in the chips
You can always tell
There’s a new batch in town

I was riding my bike
On a midtown street
When a woman jumped all over me
She was calling me names
Shoving me round
And she kinda smelled like pee
She only made it so far
‘Bout a half a block
When the cops caught up with her
Pulled up, said hello,
Emptied her pockets out
Found a gram or so
She was back in the chips
You can always tell
There’s a new batch in town
Track Name: She's Just His Age
She’s just his age
And that’s not too old
By the law too young
As the people are told

I saw them out
The other day
They were in quite a hurry
With not much to say

She’s just growing out
Of an awkward stage
If her daddy finds out
Her man’ll end up in a grave

He’s a man-child loser
Dumb and vain
Wants a faithful dog
So he took this puppy to train

In the big city streets
They can easily blend
And a fake ID
Is a means to an end

In regards to the law
He just mocks and scoffs
If her momma finds out
She just might cut it off

She has to stay home
Most nights and days
But as soon as she can
She’ll sneak away

He’s got his leash on her
There’s no doubt
He’s the girl’s first time
So it’s tough to drop him out
Track Name: No Sleep But For Hunger
When they tell you you’re replaceable
This is not your fate
When they try to hold you hostage
You must escape

Rise, worker, rise
Show them what you’re made of
You can take control

Rise, labor, rise
Fight to make it right and
Remedy your soul

In the world it’s not a given
To be somebody’s slave
Be aware of all the sacrifice
Your ancestors gave

Rise, worker, rise
Show them what you’re made of
You can take control

Rise, labor, rise
Fight to make it right and
Remedy your soul

There’s contentment in your future
If you stand your ground
Don’t just lay down to the devils
Fight the bastards now

Rise, worker, rise
Show them what you’re made of
You can take control

Rise, labor, rise
Fight to make it right and
Remedy your soul
Track Name: Thar She Blows
There’s a whale on the third floor
How it got there nobody knows
People hide and point
And yell, “Thar she blows!”

They all would harpoon it if they could
But the whale's got them held like an abductor would
Stepping in whale turd is such a drag
But it feels like the only shot at life they have

There’s no logical reason that it got in the door
Perhaps another whale helped out from the ground floor
Since its here causing fear all these people are stressed
Everything in the whale's path is wrecked in a mess
Track Name: Shook The Dust
Falling on
To the hole that lies below me
Falling on
To a pit that lines the bottom
Falling on
To the fate that soon awaits me

I think that everything is spiraling to crash
And it's just a matter of the time that only needs to pass
Once was an optimist now feel I'll soon be trash

And the gutter is the only thing that's certain on my path

You've got to know when it's time to shake the dust

I can't be shutting off my human tendencies
That's what the robots hate and motivate them to dispose of me
I don't want sympathy, just need a funeral plan

And the chance to be myself and be in essence while I can

The motivation that most others seem to use
Only gives me grief and sorrow and I simply must refuse
To be driven to a servitude humiliating me

And I know that social shunning is the only thing I'll see

They don't take kindly to when people take a stand
I expected them to turn their backs, as if they had it planned
I'll probably stand alone when I put up a fight

But we all must die alone - at least my reasons will be right
Track Name: No Fiction
I am the pig who built the brick house!
I'm not a grasshopper, I'm a fuckin' ant!
I'm the pitcher who struck out Casey at the bat!
I'm the handsome prince who sucks her face and wakes up her ass!
Track Name: Free
Someday to be free
Of all this pain

Someday simply
To be free

I pray every day
That things will
Somehow change

Someday to be free
Of all this pain

Someday to be free
Of all this pain

Someday simply
To be free

I pray every day
That things will
Somehow change

Wonder if anything is
Hearing me