Godmother

by GODMOTHER

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1.
Death Drive 03:23
I FACE DEATH EVERY DAY AND I MEAN THAT IN A LITERAL WAY THE GREEN IS PAVED WITH GRAVES OF GRAY I LIVE ACROSS THE STREET FROM A CEMETERY I GOT A FRIEND WHO GOES TO AA AND SHE SAYS I OUGHTA JOIN HER SOMEDAY BUT IT’S KINDA FAR AND I DON’T GOT A CAR AND THE NEAREST BAR IS JUST TWELVE STEPS AWAY I DON'T CARE IF I DON'T SURVIVE YEAH A CAREFREE VIBE IS HOW I RIDE AND I'LL KEEP ON THRIVING TILL THE DAY I DIE CAUSE THE DEATH DRIVE IS WHAT KEEPS ME ALIVE GLASS HALF FULL WITH JOIE DE VIVRE I'M COUNTING DOWN LIKE IT'S NEW YEAR'S EVE WILD AND CRAZY TILL I'M PUSHING DAISIES CHAIN SMOKING LIKE YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE THE WORLD'S A STAGE AND LIFE'S A CABARET BUT I DON'T WANT DRAMA – I JUST WANNA PLAY HAVE A BALL TILL THE CURTAINS FALL YES, I FACE DEATH EVERY DAY
2.
I WAS BORN IN NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR AIN’T NOTHING BUT A GREGORIAN NUMBER LANDLOCKED IN THE YEAR OF THE FORD BANKRUPT IN THE MOTOR TOWN STRANGLEHOLD ON THE UMBILICAL CORD I WAS BORN IN NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR CYBORG ORPHAN, BORED OF THE PORRIDGE DAD IS A LAB AND MOM GOT HER TEST TUBES TIED I WANT ROOTS, I WANT FRUITS, I WANNA HAVE A SMÖRGÅSBORD I WAS BORN IN NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR IF YOU’VE HEARD THIS ONE BEFORE, THAT'S ALRIGHT, YOU CAN JUST IGNORE IT IT FEELS NICE TO GET NUMBER, IT'S SO MUCH FUN YET IT'S QUITE A CONUNDRUM, I NEED A CONDOM FOR MY EARDRUM DECOMPRESS, DEFENSE AGAINST THE LOUDNESS WAR BIG BROTHER’S GOT AN OLDER STEP SISTER SHE’S GONNA STAMP ALL OVER HIS FACE TILL HIS STORY CEASES TO EXIST TILL HIS FUTURE GETS ERASED I WAS BORN IN NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR IS THIS THE REAL LIFE OR SCI-FI MYSTERY HORROR? I’VE GOT A SECRET, I’VE GOT NEWS FOR YA IN SOME MULTIVERSES, IF YOU’RE KEEPING SCORE HISTORY GETS WRITTEN BY THE VICTORIAS
3.
H2O 04:46
YOU TRY TO TURN THE TABLES BUT YOU'RE TOO BUSY WAITING KNOCK KNOCK ON WOOD ALL DAY BUT LUCK CAN'T BE PERSUADED BURNING CANDLES AT BOTH ENDS JUST TO MAKE ENDS MEET SOON THE WAX WILL WANE MELTING FROM THE HEAT YOU WANNA TEST THE WATER BUT YOU ONLY WET YOUR PINKY TOE YOU WANNA TEST THE WATER BUT IT'S ALWAYS H2O NO MORE SCRAPING BARRELS BARELY SCRAPING BY SET YOUR AIM A LITTLE HIGHER SOON YOU'LL SCRAPE THE SKY BLOOD OF THE EARTH SWEAT OF THE WIND TEARS OF THE FIRE WE ALL BLEED WE ALL CRY WE ALL PERSPIRE
4.
No Kidding 03:40
I’M A VESTIGIAL ORGANISM FAST ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL THAT I KEEP ON REINVENTING ON THE STEEP WAY DOWNHILL IT’S BEEN A GOOD RUN YES, I’VE HAD SOME FUN BUT WHEN CIVILIZATION JUMPED OVER THE SHARK ITS JAWS SUNK RIGHT INTO A PIECE OF THE ARK STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF RED SUPERGIANTS ARE ANGELS AND DEVILS A CONSCIENCE FOR SCIENCE IT’S BEEN A GOOD RUN YES, I’VE HAD SOME FUN TWO-HUNDRED THOUSAND YEARS GIVE OR TAKE A MILLENIUM BUT WHEN CIVILIZATION JUMPED OVER THE SHARK ITS JAWS SUNK RIGHT INTO A PIECE OF THE ARK BELEAVES ARE FALLING FROM THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE AUTUMN IS CALLING AND PROGRESS IS ABOLISHED IT’S MY BODY, AND I’LL DIE IF I WANT TO DIE IF I WANT TO, DIE IF I WANT TO IT’S BEEN A GOOD RUN YES, I’VE HAD SOME FUN 200,000 YEARS GIVE OR TAKE A MILLENIUM BUT WHEN CIVILIZATION JUMPED OVER THE SHARK ITS JAWS SUNK RIGHT INTO A PIECE OF THE ARK A VESTIGIAL ORGANISM A VEGETABLE WITH RHYTHM A VIGIL FOR THE ANIMAL EVICTED FROM THE KINGDOM VESTIGIAL ORGANISM THE OBITUARY’S WRITTEN THIS BITCH GOT NO SONS NO CHILDREN, NO KIDDING
5.
Earthquaker 03:16
FOLLOW THE PATH LESS TRAVELED IT’S ONLY PATHOLOGICAL LET THE PATH UNRAVEL COSMICALLY VOLATILE YOU’RE A MOLECULE WITH FREE WILL EXPLODING IN SLO-MO YOUR MIND SHARE IS EXPANDING SO COME ON AND CAUSE A COMMOTION YOU ARE AN EARTHQUAKER SOWING YOUR WILD OATS REAPING A GRIM FUTURE HANGING CLIFFS AND TAKING NOTES PATHOGEN GENERATION BREEDING HATE LIKE A BUNNY EXTINCTING ALL THE BIRDS AND BEES I SHRUNK THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY THERE’S A STORM IN MY BRAIN YO SOY DON QUIXOTE YOU SEE, THEY NAMED ME AFTER A HURRICANE BUT HEY NOW, DON’T YOU QUOTE ME I AM AN EARTHQUAKER SOWING MY WILD OATS REAPING A GRIM FUTURE DROWNING WITCHES, WHICH ONE FLOATS?
6.
Reflecting 03:56
ARE YOU SHINING BRIGHT OR JUST REFLECTING ARE YOU BEAMING LIGHT OR JUST PROJECTING I DON'T HAVE THE ANSWERS BUT I ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS ARE YOU SHINING BRIGHT OR JUST REFLECTING YOU CAN’T WIN A STARING CONTEST WITH THE SUN GAZING AT THE STARS IN A MAGAZINE YOU CAN'T SEE THE FOREST FROM THE WOODS LIVING IN THE SHADE OF A DAYDREAM DO YOU RADIATE ARE YOU ABSORBING DOLING OUT THE RAYS OR ARE YOU HOARDING CONSTANTLY ABLAZE ON THE HORIZON BLINDING FOR DAYS A REASON FOR RISING
7.
OMG 03:55
IF YOU THINK THE FINALE IS GRAND THE CREDITS ARE EVEN BETTER AND IF YOU LIKE THE ENDING I THINK YOU'RE GONNA LOVE THE TRAILER IT'S NOT THE SECOND COMING IT'S ONLY THE PREMIERE A NEW ARRIVAL COMING SOON TO A UNIVERSE NEAR YOU ALL DAWKINS GO TO HEAVEN IN HITCHENS’ GUIDE TO THE GALAXY THE LUXURY OF NONBELIEVING IS HAWKING THE LATEST FALLACY SHE ISN’T DEAD BUT SHE SLAYS THE ROLE EVEN THE SKEPTICS SAY IT’S UNBELIEVABLE SHE WAS UNBORN TO PLAY THE PART TO MAKE A VIRGIN BIRTH CONCEIVABLE CREATED IN OUR IMAGE REVERSE ENGINEERED FROM OUR MINDS THE PLOT TWIST IS A MOBIUS STRIP ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENT DESIGN
8.
THE MIXED MEDIA ARE SENDING MESSAGES THE NEWS IS BROKEN, THE NOISE IS SCRIPTED DENY, DEGRADE, DISRUPT, DECEIVE THE FAIRY TALES MUST BE DECRYPTED NOW SKYMALL HAS BECOME SELF-AWARE BIG DATA, BIG APPLE, BIG MAC VIACOMCAST IS OWNED BY VICE AND TIMEWARNER GOT ACQUIRED BY ACME THERE’S AN AVALANCHE OF INFO LIKE AN ANVIL FALLING ON YOUR HEAD AND IF YOU MANAGE TO SURVIVE IT YOU'LL JUST WISH YOU DIED INSTEAD NOW LEIA IS A DISNEY PRINCESS AND EMPIRES ARE BUILT ON INCEST SO GO AHEAD AND KISS YOUR SISTER IT IS POINTLESS TO RESIST THERE'S NO CANON, THERE'S ONLY FANFIC SO IF YOU'RE JUST SO TIRED OF ALL THESE WARS USE THE FORCE OF OPEN SOURCE JUST BE CAREFUL OF OPEN SORES THERE’S AN AVALANCHE OF INFO AND WE ARE ALL SNOWED IN IT'S COLD WORLD WAR INFINITY EVERYTHING’S BECOMING ONE BIG THING SO PUT YOUR PHONE INSIDE THE FRIDGE KEEP YOUR COOL, EVERYTHING'S GONNA BE FINE THE FORECAST CALLS FOR CHILLING EFFECTS BUT A SNITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE
9.
CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT FELL OFF THE EDGE CAUSE THE PLANET'S FLAT BUT THERE'S PLENTY MORE WHERE THAT CAME FROM EIGHT MORE LIVES TO BE EXACT PART IV OF THE TRILOGY WAS THE FINAL CHAPTER BUT 8 MORE PARTS CAME THEREAFTER PLACE IT ON ITS SIDE AND YOU WILL SEE IT'S A SYMBOL MEANING INFINITY IT'S JUST ANOTHER ARMAGEDDON WHAT'S THERE TO LOSE BESIDES AN ARM AND A LEG YET YOU'RE ALL UP IN ARMS JUST 'CAUSE YOUR LIFE AND YOUR LIMBS ARE IN HARM'S WAY WHAT COMES AFTER LIFE? DARLING DON'T DESPAIR CAUSE IF THERE'S A HELL, THEN WE'RE ALREADY THERE WANNA GET OFF THE ROCK? LET ME SHOW YOU HOW GET RID OF THE GRID, LET'S LOCK LIPS NOW NOTHING'S GONNA COME BETWEEN US ONCE THERE'S NOTHING BETWEEN MARS AND VENUS WE'RE SOLAR SISTERS IN THE MILKY WAY SO MICHAEL, KEEP YOUR BOAT AT BAY IT'S JUST ANOTHER ARMAGEDDON AND YOU'RE GETTING ALL WORKED UP LIKE IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD BUT LIFE ON MARS GOES ON, YEAH AND THERE ARE OTHER STARS BESIDE THE SUN IT'S JUST ANOTHER ARMAGEDDON AND YOU'RE GETTING ALL WORKED UP LIKE IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD BUT LIFE GOES ON ON MARS AND BESIDES THE SON THERE ARE DAUGHTERS

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The self-titled debut album by Berlin-based GODMOTHER arrives via New Pangea on September 21, 2018 – officially the last day of summer. Coming to terms with one's own mortality is a frequent theme in art. 'Godmother' starts with this trope and takes it a step further, offering a tragicomic meditation on the annihilation of Homo Sapiens – and embracing its evolutionary successor.

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released September 21, 2018

All songs written and produced by Joey Hansom

Vocals by Joey Hansom
Sax on 2 and 9 by T-Word
Keys on 2, 5, 6, 7, and 9 by Jörg Hochapfel
Cello on 1 and 7 by Stellan Veloce
Additional vocals on 1, 4 and 6 by Kaia Bremnes
Bass on 9 by Robbie Moore
Drums on 9 by Micha Fromme

Additional production on 1 and 6 by Mika Risiko
Additional production on 2 by Ben Jackson
Engineered by Turi Agostino at Impression Recordings, Berlin
Mixed and mastered by Léonard de Léonard at Sound Provider, Berlin

Cover artwork and logo by Stefan Fähler

Executive reproduction by Mom & Dad

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