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Death By Procedure (missing solos)

from Iconoclast by Temple 8



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Tagged and tracked from day of birth
Taxed of all your inner worth
Exacted most hospitably
I still say it's robbery

Get with the program
Slave to the man
Your hat in your hand
Confiscation and seizure
Lead to Death by Procedure

Lock us down in a classroom cell
Salute the flag, obey the bell
Chalk in hand, the android sees
How she breeds society

Get with the program
Swallow down that lesson plan
Rows of underachievers
Bored to Death by Procedure

Surrounded by jackbooted thugs
Pounding sounds, let's count the slugs
Rounded up so we won't be
A threat to their monopoly

Get with the program
Behind iron bars, live our emotional scars
By contemptible creatures
Beat to Death by Procedure

They carved our foreheads with a knife
Nine digits to define your life
A dreaded fate, it's looking grim
Your duly processed life and limb

Get with the program
Get on that box car
We don't care who you are
You didn't follow the leader
Put to Death by Procedure

Led into a darkened place
Shredded files, memories erased
The parasite that grew and grew
But it didn't matter to you
And now you wish you knew


from Iconoclast, track released April 26, 2011
Kurt Tischer - guitars, bass, vocals, synth
John Macaluso - Drums
Brigitte - Organ




Temple 8 Cleveland, Ohio

Inspired by rock greats like Rush, Triumph, Dream Theater, Spock's Beard, Marillion and Pink Floyd, Temple 8 is philosophically inquisitive and politically irreverent, hitting a home run by using poetic and politically charged lyrics to illustrate the stark state of world affairs, driving toward spiritual awakening, all laid out and wrapped around a superb, epic musical platform. ... more

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