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The Obelisk

by Wax Mannequin

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The Obelisk
The verses are about the struggles of being 'not quite made for this world' and how we turn a blind eye to looming existential threats in order to maintain chaotic, quasi-functional domesticity. The choruses are about the far-distant future when the seeds and the beasts have inherited the earth. They build a new civilization. We should construct an obelisk so these beings might learn of doings and laugh at us and with us.

lyrics

Out in the world you’ve got to dance it all the time
Most of the time
Otherwise, you’re super rude and ostracised
You're ostracised
How the world you supposed to dance it all the time
All the time
When you got heavy metal guts
Will crush a lot of toads
What do you do?

You say we’re the last alive
I say that the seeds and beasts survive
I say that the least of these will writhe
And suffer till they die
Oh, you and I
Should leave a garden where the seeds can rise
Mark it with an obelisk to remind them of
All the stuff we tried

Go about your life where streams of metal wine
Forever flow
Blow about our home to find a ruby hid
Amid the stone
Baby shut the blinds those pools of scary blood
Grow, grow and grow
Throw out all the plastic arms and legs
The kids have strewn
round the cellar floor

You say we’re the last alive
I say that the seeds and beasts survive
I say that the best of these will thrive
They fight until they fly
Oh, you and I
Should leave a message for the beasts to find
Mark it with an obelisk to remind them of
Something from our lives

You say we’re the last alive
I say that the seeds and beasts survive
I say that the best of these will rise
And build into the sky
Oh, you and I
Should leave a message for the beasts to find
Mark it with an obelisk to remind them of
All the stuff we tried
And exactly how we died

credits

released December 2, 2022
Guitar, Vocals - Wax Mannequin
Sean Warren - Drums
Evelyn Charlotte Joe - Bass
Corwin Fox - Guitar + Keys
Recording, Engineering, Production, Aesthetics
Corwin Fox - Hidden Well Studio
David Copper - Copper Sound
Edwin Burnett - Betty's FX / Belafaine

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Wax Mannequin Hamilton, Ontario

Adeney's music veers from scrappy prog oddness and distressed folk to absurdist stadium metal, all with a dark humour that borders on outright Dadaism.
Beneath the unsettling imagery and musical left turns there is a steady questioning of life’s inherent strangeness and his own neuro-divergent experience.
He has appeared on thousands of pub, gallery and festival stages worldwide.
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