Benighted and Free

by Generalissimo

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a Cherubs cover, an original, and a Police Teeth cover recorded at the peak of Generalissimo's period as a five-piece


released August 19, 2014

album cover image © 2011 Shannon Corr Photography

recorded and mixed by Scott Evans in 2011

mastered by Ben Adrian in 2014

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Noise Rock from Oakland CA

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Track Name: Shot Caller
Failure is a contagion
And demands intervention
Quarantine for its vectors
No longer can we tolerate
Mediocrity's ascendance
In national concern
The rule of small lies
Has fostered a culture
Of entitled ignorance
And burdened with this millstone
We collectively face
The fight of our lives

Yield not, call shots

Surrender is subversion
And apathy treason
To humanity's cause
And fantastical tales
Of an imagined afterlife
Cheap palliative and distraction
Expertise undervalued
And authority mistrusted
By the benighted and free
While swishing intellectuals
Pay homage to the primitive and poison their roots

Ushers of paradise
Dispatch the clamorous and imprecise
We bleed our foes of willfulness for it has come to this

Separation is barbarism
Only action in concert
Puts eternity at hand
If colossal in legion
The reins of fate shall be ours
But salvation must be earned
Our parish the cause
And our steeple the colors
Magisterial in thralldom
For the triumph of reason
We will subsume our will
To a higher command