Science - Like Religion But Real

by a truth called nothing

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I believe in God because Jesus believed I don't know much but Jesus makes me trust him Trust him more than any politician, scientist Or any friend I have ever known I believe in God because it gives me strength I believe in God because it gives me comfort I believe because nothing in this universe Makes sense without him (Religion is a fiction that is past its sell-by date) And it's a disservice so let's call it into question It's not my duty and it's not my inclination To forcefully forgive Corrective rape, arranged marriage and gender subjugation And genital mutilation Making an observation: Excentric divinities don't make public appearances They only speak through the pay-per-view preachers On the tax-exempt online church But it's a disservice so let's call it into question It's not my duty and it's not my inclination To forcefully forgive Crusades, jihad, the inquisition, and assorted holy violence When emotions take precedence over reasoning and induction Anti-intellectualism in the early classroom Suicide bombers' favourite friend Tales of false morality to sweeten insurrection (Religion is a fiction that is past its sell-by date) (Our progress; too slow, too little, too late) It was helpful when we first started out But now it has really played out its position We're not on the fence anymore We're not on the fence anymore We're not on the fence It's not creative choices you make But it's a disservice so let's call it into question It's not my duty and it's not my inclination To forcefully explain The holy trinity, the ark, the snake, and the seven-day creation When emotion and tradition interfere with clear vision Wasted time and effort on unanswerable questions In too many people's favourite book A tale of fanasy and murder without narrative cohesion Where the hero is the villain
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(For immediate release) HIs Holiness God wants to reveal his intent to make some changes He will appear on TV tonight (For immediate release) Big Lord God's announcement may alarm you loyal Christians But he assures us he has thought it through Is the lord leaving us, baby? Terrible day for humanity What will we do without the magic? This is bad, bad, bad And we are scared, scared, scared, scared This is YAWEH, speaking to you in sound state of mind I wish to state the following for the record, for I find that it is good This thing that's goin' on, it has really run its course We had a good run, but it's clear to me now I don't have what it takes to save you all As it turns out, prayer doesn't work If only I had known that from day one, I wouldn't have put that in the book I blame my editor - She didn't reel in my silly side To be perfecly frank, I don't know what I'm doing I've really been phoning it in for the last three hundred years Ever since the science thing In the marketplace of ideas, I've been fading fast I even know where they're coming from Shouldn't have left all those clues that I don't exist Is the lord leaving us, baby? What a day to be alive Where did Jesus and Sophia go? Is this bad, bad, bad? Are we scared, scared, scared? Come over here, baby Feel the cosmos together with me You know it'll all be fine Because the universe has outgrown Heaven The Christians are gathered by their TV screens across the nation They fear what they're gonna see tonight YAHWEH here, I'm leaving the stage and accepting my blame My advice to my Middle-Eastern counterparts would be to do the same Twenty-three nations in a turbulent region with apartheid, punishment and crime We had a good run, but it's clear to me now I don't have what it takes to save you As it turns out, prayer doesn't work If only I had known that from the start, I wouldn't have put that in the book I hate my editor - She should have reeled in my nasty side I'm deeply sorry for what I used to command I was mad and sad and thought I was a big man The destruction-of-humanity thing That was really out of line, my bad Let's all go out together tonight And eat all the shellfish two hundred foreskins can buy
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My friend, here's some highlights from this January The flow of the prophecies of gold stopped There's been some Bible shuffle, but no real Bible flight There's been a snowball fight over the future of the Earth So, guys, let's just try to hang on 'til the salsa stops This just in: Open season for wasted votes Wasted voices, wasted reason, wasted life The last vestiges of sense and hope hang in the balance And their last champions left town this morning (All right, here we go...) Stuck in the hands of an angry god When the stars died for you Let the wonders of our universe be reintroduced Escape the hands of this displaced god Our liberation and salvation Burning bright Our exit and exstacy It was the first chill on the very first dawn This scheme of life and death The necessary path of inevitability We are what we are Nothing less, nothing more, nothing sacred No truth sacrosanct Your curiosity Never knowing Always learning Stuck in the hands of an angry god When the stars died for you Let the wonders of our universe be reintroduced Escape the hands of this displaced god Our liberation and salvation Burning bright Our exit and exstacy Science - Like religion but real Just like religion but real Science - Like religion without the faith Religion is a fiction that is past its sell-by date The consoling power of the ultimate fantasy Mark a change and embrace the possibility Of infinite prospects Falsehoods can be consoling, but that don't make them true Look again, look at our home That's us and that's all there is Everething we know, everything we love It's not "why" but "how" Don't sack the future and hold on to the rot Hold onto what we've got In the hands of an angry god When the stars died for you Let the wonders of our universe be reintroduced Escape the hands of this disgraced god Our liberation and salvation Burning bright Our exit and exstacy Stuck in the hands of an angry god The stars died for you The wonders of life Escape the hands of this displaced god Our liberation and salvation Burning bright The wonders of life Science - Like religion but real Just like religion but real Science - Like religion without the faith Religion is a fiction that is past its sell-by date Science - Like religion but real Just like religion but real Science - Like religion without the faith Religion is a fiction that is past its sell-by date
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An English socialist indifferent to organisation Bikes the countryside The Bombe, mechanical mind The future as an equity Science, sex and simplicity For how long will the robots in the tower above my garden Try to imitate my mind, Try to replace my mind? Buzzing machine all along the street Something sentient that ends up close to me Replacement of labour struggles with artifice and reason They'll take our jobs, the nasty, mechanical fucks! The little plastic, ungodly fucks! Please stop science in time "Social mobility" won't convince them to stay in line There's nothing wrong with a little competition Try not to worry, my friend For those of us who have a hard time living For those of us who have a hard time feeling real It could be warm It's either World War Three, Shit and piss, Natural collapse, Or it's this. Get to know the robots in the tower above your garden We're either altruist, Or repressed by the hands Of the rich.
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When man created God He laid the foundation for the irrational authority The one we've come to know in the year of the bad lord We're not on the fence anymore We're not on the fence But the Orange Ranger erected an ignorance-wall It was in the bright year of our bad lord This is not the end But it's not the jolly, inspiring path we had imagined Who would have thought we'd know the year of the bad lord We're not on the fence anymore No, we're behind a crackling, depressing wall But in the cracks, we'll sow the seeds And the wall will break from common weeds When our day comes again It will be with science fact Not authority fiction Otherwise it's lost in ruins When our day comes again It will be with science fact Not authority fiction Or we will find our progress squandered When our day comes again It will be with science fact Not authority fiction Otherwise our dreams will be destroyed Religion is authority is trust is blind obedience without truth minus argument devoid of critical thought is Trump is money ownership without morals implies robotic dystopia is holocaust implies religion is authority is trust is blind obedience without truth minus argument devoid of critical thought is Trump is money ownership without morals implies robotic dystopia is holocaust implies religion is a fiction that is past its sell-by date (Religion is a fiction that is past its sell-by date)

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Performed and produced by a truth called nothing

Recorded at Grueltown Studios

All songs written by lundgren/sobranie
Except (4) by lundgren

With:
Tom Pole: live drums on (1) and (5)
Martin Ekelund: kamancheh on (3)
Gene Vite: piano on (3)
The Hockymans Male Voice Choir: backing vocals on (1), (3) and (5)

Cover photo by samuel lundgren
Cover logotype by adam sobranie

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released May 3, 2017

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a truth called nothing Stockholm, Sweden

The European atheist art-rock band, a truth called nothing, is made up of contrasts: they combine hi-i with lo-fi, death with joy. They have been active since the new millenium began, collaborating heavily with the european movement to legalize assisted suicide, as well as emerging at the forefront of the online phenomenon "Borgarkrossarna" ("The Bourgeois Breakers"). ... more

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