There's A System Of Control

by Elk Minister

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    Limited to 50 handmade copies, each one of the 'Madman' editions covers are slightly different. The cover is made to resemble 'a madman's letter to the police.' The light-weight cardboard case has been spray painted black, and has letters cut out from vintage and modern magazines that grace the front and back cover. Also comes with the album 'promo letter,' as well as a signed photograph of Elk Minister in the forest. The physical CD will be a CD-R with a handwritten label by Elk Minister.

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Into The Void of Emptiness (Minister) The river’s flowing upstream My nightmare is my daydream Everyone loves a sunset When clouds are bursting blood red Nothing more within without Is wasted on a life a doubt The things we do for smiles The truths we tell which make us liars Into the Void of Emptiness It’s where we grew up It’s what we’re living in When love is around it’s hard to miss The Void of Emptiness An oak tree starts to whimper It’s falling leaves will whisper As day turns into nighttime As water turns to white wine Underneath the twilight The stars will light the night sky My memories of my past lives I can’t recall and so they die Into the Void of Emptiness It’s where we grew up It’s what we’re living in When love is around it’s hard to miss The Void of Emptiness Into the Void of Emptiness It’s where we grew up It’s what we’re living in When love is around it’s hard to miss The Void of Emptiness
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Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide (Minister) Let your conscience be your guide Let it take you up for a ride On the depths of the oceans floor Think of life likes its dreams Then leaves that fall from trees On the ground as they start ti die Living life like it a dream A nightmare, so it seems has returned and begun its time If you’re thinking its a lie That the God and Devil inside Reflect all on the day you die Let it rain another day Don’t sustain another day Don’t delay another day Don’t refrain another day Another day Take the key and throw it away Lock the door until it stays Closed until the day you die Let your conscience be your guide Are you lost inside your dreams? Is it you? Is it me? I recall, now remember you Part of life is making choices And choosing from the voices that live Inside all of you I can’t but be afraid It’s me who can’t be saved From my thoughts I’m the chosen one? Let it rain another day Don’t refrain another day Don’t sustain another day Don’t delay another day Another day Take the key and throw it away Lock the door until it stays Closed until the day you die Let your conscience be your guide Let it rain another day Don’t sustain another day Don’t delay another day Don’t sustain another day Another day Take the key and throw it away Lock the door until it stays Closed until the day you die Let your conscience be your guide Let your conscience be your guide Let your conscience be your guide Let your conscience be your guide
3.
Empty Eyes 06:26
Empty Eyes (Minister) Some may claim they lived before Others say that they don’t know As for me I think I’ve lost myself Trying to live life as someone else Try to make your own religion Try to live by that decision First they mess with your mind, and then they take it Then they open your heart, and then they brake it Then they empty your eyes, and then they take it away Said so long Goodbye Look in my empty eyes Time to learn from my own lessons Time to answer my own questions Time to live outside the shadow Time to live without you Time to take it all away First they mess with your mind, and then they take it Then they open your heart, and then they brake it Then they empty your eyes, and then they take it away Said so long Goodbye Look in my empty eyes Look in my Empty Eyes Look in my Empty Eyes Look in my Empty Eyes Look in my Empty Eyes First they mess with your mind, and then they take it Then they take it away Then they empty your eyes, and then they take it Then they take it away Look in my Empty Eyes
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Recluse 01:16
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Standing Still (Minister) Been wasting my life Walking with my self Wishing I was someone else Constant loss leads to constant change My conscious thoughts are always insane Now I’ve seen rain but not like this I never felt so blue Spent my whole life searching for a home Now I’m passing thru I’ve been standing on a sweet lone river Waiting for a love of mine in a moment in time I’ve been standing on a sweet lone river Waiting for a love of mine in a moment in time I’ve been standing still Standing Still Standing Still There was something on my mind The day that I cried Telling stories with nursery rhymes Throwing books into a burning fire Erasing knowledge to become a liar There’s a wind out tonight and it just wont quit Sparrows on my window sill I see the whole world passing by And I’m standing still I’ve been standing on a sweet lone river Waiting for a love of mine in a moment in time I’ve been standing on a sweet lone river Waiting for a love of mine in a moment in time I’ve been standing still Standing Still Standing Still Now I’ve seen rain but not like this I never felt so blue I see the whole world passing by Now I’m standing still I’ve been Standing Still Standing Still Standing Still
6.
Shadows of Doubt (Minister) Wasted time in the afternoon Sit at home and watch the clouds go passing by My best friends are make believe and all my enemies live in my dreams Have I walked alone on an empty road? Cause the pain I feel, when I feel pain Brings laughter to it’s demise Someone hear me Someone save me And take this life away Heaven and hell are both the same To win or lose is just part of the game The only difference is a clear advantage Your self perception leads to shadows of doubt Heaven and hell are both the same To win or to lose is just part of the game The only difference is a clear advantage Your self perception leads to shadows of doubt Silent thoughts, reflecting death Fear from all, all from fear My whole life is in my mind Someone hear me Someone save me And lead me to my shadows of doubt
7.
Hiding From Myself (Minister) Everyday complaining, I’m forever contemplating Still waiting for my break in the day Look into my eyes, I philosophize the why’s Empty lies through the sign of the times Help me find it here, Am I lost into the near? When I cry, I cry oceans of tears Almost every day there is sadness in my way I remind me of somebody else Start to question how My future is now Repent or to rejoice I have to make a choice I’m hiding from myself I’m hiding from myself I’m hiding from myself Hiding, hiding, I’m hiding from myself Fog inside my mind I don’t want to look inside I can’t see me beyond all my dreams Deafened by the lies, all the candy and the lies Are shattered by my own surprise Help me in the now, there hear lots of quiet sounds Is that laughing from somebody new? Lots of empty ways, lots of empty darker days But it sure beats remaining alone Seek to understand Part of the plan When fear is disallowed Somewhere, somehow I’m hiding from myself I’m hiding from myself I’m hiding from myself Hiding, hiding, I’m hiding from myself I’m hiding from myself I’m hiding from myself I’m hiding from myself Hiding, hiding, I’m hiding from myself
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We Will Fight You (Minister) We will fight for the eagle both day and both night We will fight for the eagle of your soul We will fight with a fight that has never been fought We will fight, we will fight, we will fight you We will fight for the mountains and the rivers and the trees We will fight for all the animals, the birds and the bees We will fight with a fight that has never be caught We will fight, we will fight, we will fight you Are there weapons on the ground? I can’t hear a single sound It doesn’t matter much to me Everyone and everything Come with me and laugh and sing I’m so happy see my smile We will fight for religion and they’ll never question why We will fight for all the angels and the gods in the sky We will fight with a fight and we’ll never be bought We will fight, we will fight, we will fight you Are there weapons in the air? I can’t hear them, I don’t care It doesn’t matter much to me Everyone and everything Come with me and sing I’m so happy see me smile We will fight with a message and they all will understand That America is beautiful and one with God’s plan We will fight with a fight that can never never be taught We will fight, we will fight, we will fight you We will fight, We will fight, We will fight, We will fight, We will fight, We will fight, We will fight you We will fight you
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still Born 06:12
still Born (Minister) A cotton candy selling clown A bloody book upon the mantle My childhood relapse decaying life I’m still Born now Till the day I die The ocean drifted with the moon The bottles empty, oh so soon My cry of laughter controls the night I’m still Born now Till the day I die Inside This situation broke before I looked for her, she wanted more The butler locked the basement door The system’s broken at the core A light is dim upon first sight The closer you get to the light Your eyes are blinded, it’s so bright You look inside and let it shine Cause I’m a liar if you’d like Divide the Nile if you’d like Decry the Bible if you’d like Your puppet dances all alone A stranger breaks into your home I’ve told the truth now it’s time to lie I’m still Born now Till the day I die This naked world we’re in between I’ve looked for you, you’ve looked for me It must be me cause I’m dead inside I’m still Born now
11.
Length of Doom (Minister) Once upon another time Before I lived and before I died I sacrificed this death for life As drifting oceans when the water when the tides subside Once afraid now my soul is saved Flowers bloom where they lie inside my grave For all of time herein lies the snake Take a look Is it real or fake? Feel my length of doom I laugh out loud when I think about All of those whispers and the yells and shouts I must confess that I’m self obsessed With my thoughts and with myself Fear my length of doom
12.
You Can Be Two People (Minister) Still sweating while the suns setting in the sky Where I go I’m going to go when I die Intervene in my dreams Is it all make believe? It’s not for entertainment This transformation reveals In my life I deny personality types Knowing now that my circles are changing to stripes Unforeseen my routine turns the grayest of black Just a passageway Forever and a day You can be two people You can be two people You can be two people You can be two people You can Be Self discover I’m your lover from another time Up to me I have to see and then find Why make up all this stuff when enough is enough Someone sold my story Observatory themes If I’m two, who are you? Are you friend or a foe? Tell me now I have to go and must know Deep within, live in sin, my resentments worn thin What’s the story of it? What’s the story of the seed? You can be two people You can be two people You can be two people You can be two people You can be too You can be too You can be too You can be too You can be two people You can be two people You can be two people You can be two people Two people Two people Two people You can Be
13.
System of Control (Minister) Life is sometimes bittersweet And sometimes life tastes mild As days turn into weekends The minutes turn to hours Fly along a golden sunset To chase reality Find truth it lies inside of you And it lies inside of me They say all that you have to do Is open up and smile Friends, I know the right and wrong And that is part of the lie There’s A System Of Control There’s A System Of Control Death is often seen as something That’s dirty or obscene But I don’t seem to think so- Do you? It’s natural as natural can be Everyday the people tell me To get some self control But government messed with education Then religion stole my soul They say all that you have to do Is open up and smile Friends, I know the right and wrong And that is part of the lie There’s A System Of Control There’s A System Of Control The CIA The FBI The DOD The DEA That’s the American Way That’s the American Way The IRS The FCC THE EPA THE NRA That’s the American Way That’s the American Way That’s the American Way That’s the USA That’s a System of Control System Of Control There’s A System Of Control There’s A System of Control There’s A System of Control

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released January 13, 2017

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Elk Minister Denver, Colorado

Elk Minister was born in a log cabin deep in the forest of the upstate region. While being raised by his mother and his Uncle Radcliffe, Elk Minister developed an affinity and love towards music, philosophy, and science. At age seven, Elk Minister was writing and recording his own songs on a homemade tape recorder built by his uncle. In 1999, he wrote an opera with his imaginary friend Gerald. ... more

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