“The Grand Experiment” Lyrics

Posted by Doomtree on October 14, 2011

THE GRAND EXPERIMENT
Raps: Dessa, Sims, P.O.S, Cecil Otter, Mike Mictlan
Beat: Cecil Otter

DESSA
It begins with a flash / I know they say it ends the same / bit of skill, bit of chance / now every player guess the game / we start with these planets waltzing through the darkness / tip the axis, that one’s ours / zoom the camera in, cue lights up, dim the stars / We shape the stone / paint our pictures on the wall / we hunt alone, plant in spring / learn to harvest in the fall / and we choose a king, mine the metals for his forges / to better wage our wars and all of Olympus is laughing / until we go and split the atom

SIMS
Push that metal on down the road, we built this city on coal and gold / Money that trickles out, fill up that cup and sip it down / from the salt in the sails on down the rails / Everything’s for sale is the golden rule / including…well, I’m no fool / They get in a rush in a haze but I get out of mind, out of body, out of pocket / I don’t mind putting on a bit of mileage, but I won’t auto pilot with my eyelids shut / I’m still gunning, but I learned what’s worth hunting / and I learned what’s worth nothing / saw it / read it / outdone it

STEF (hook)
There’s no escape / They always looking for that easy out / but there’s nowhere to go / There’s no patience / They always looking for that easy out / but there’s nowhere to go

CECIL
Now all the parts are running, sparks are spilling out the gears / Over some thousand faces waiting years to see this work / Aching cause they need it first / Patient, but they seem berserk / Craving for that feast of merch / Yo! Save a slice for me and her / Isn’t it marvelous…just darling (it’s the newest thing) / It’s totally harmless, but it’s charming (it’s the cutest thing) / But, it bites…not hard…just hard enough to break the skin / and your bone / and your back / and the bank / But wait, it comes with a warranty / for a week, and that’s respectable / It’s cheap and it’s ethical…well, it’s ethical…well, it’s magical really / See, you put the cash in the till, fill in the blanks and that’s it / For my next trick I’ll need your password and an exit / and then poof / cue the fog machine

(Hook)

MIKE
Modern man / out of hand / motor mind / off the line / automate the operator / Can you hear me clearly? / I’m gonna live forever / give me guerilla arms / sling shot me into outer space in hyper colored glitter bombs / We’ll make our mark huh? / They’ll put no stops to us / We’ll leave our footprints on foothills and dance the Megatropolis / pushing evolution faster / catching continental drifts / Desperately Seeking Solutions to problems we know we’ll never fix / In the belly of a robot / out the valley of a microchip / Dialysis in Wonderland/ Apple Z the viruses / I’ve never been myself, there is no human experience / you can’t Apple S yourself / this is The Grand Experiment

(Hook)