Science - Like Religion But Real

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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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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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Track Name: Wildfires
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
Track Name: For Immediate Release
(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
Track Name: Science - Like Religion But Real
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
Track Name: Science, Sex & Simplicity
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.
Track Name: The Year Of The Bad Lord
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)