Astral Prayers

by New Jersey Fun Squad

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Recorded June 2011 at the Crypt in Bloomfield, New Jersey.
Mixed by Baby Fame at the Meatlocker in Montclair, New Jersey.

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released August 8, 2011

NJFS:
Zach Baransky
Alex Cumming
Dan Fleszar
Matt Shaiman

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Upon realizing themselves to be eternal and infinite, four metal heads take on the difficult task of retaining void... and melody.

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Track Name: The Devil (15)
Two hundred dollars like a punch to the face. We lose ourselves when we perceive time and space.
My grandmother's ninety-two, still calls black people niggers, has a gun rack full of guns, and they all have clean triggers.
Passion tastes like piss and for dinner we're having bile. On our way to Boston let's not think about the miles.
I don't know if you knew or not, but it's a party on top. I don't know if you knew or not, but it's a party on top.
Well I would hold the hand of the Devil if I had an extra hand. I was a narcissistic womanizer when I started this band.
Sleep on the speakers. Earth on the speakers. Sunn 0))) on the speakers. Now we're droning.

Lace the blunt with your grandmother's codeine.
Track Name: The Hanged Man (12)
With a song in my heart and a skip in my step, I will burn down this house. Burn down this house.

When you went into the kitchen, I knew you tried to poison me. I will burn down this house. Just you wait and see.

If there is peace, I will find you. If there is nothing, I will find you. I have come from outer space to electrify the place.
Track Name: Justice (8)
This is my kingdom that you're fucking with, and you won't get away with it. My revenge will be swift and perfect. The universe is always perfect in its justice.

I thought you would die when I slit your wrists, but driving to the ditch, your moans bubbling through blood fill my car. The universe is always perfect in its justice.

When you destroy, I eliminate you. Not only do I materially dissolve you, but I expunge all trace of you in the memory of the world.
Track Name: The Materialist (0)
It was time to start driving. We planned to go far. The sun brought us blue skies reflected on my car. I reached for your hand. My will I obeyed. We prepared ourselves for our triumphant decay.
Your short, shallow breaths told me something was wrong, so I turned up the volume and sang a death metal song. I tried to convince you love was all you would need, but the truth wouldn't come until we found androgyny.
I was a fool for your good looks and a fool for your sex, a fool for intimacy trying to show you respect. I thought about you and me together as one and into on coming traffic I thought about the sun.
Track Name: Heart Sutra #1
Blessed is the sky, holy is the wind, wicked is the thought of you still burning deep within. Look up, see a sewer plant, a church, and a steeple. If I don't watch out I'm gonna snap and murder all of these people.
Saw you in the park. You were just sitting there. Tell me how could you work up the nerve to just go and sit like that anywhere? Our eyes meet. we both know that I'm insane. I've got sodium hypochlorite running through my veins.
Your earrings held up to the light were gleaming and God dragged me to his kingdom kicking a screaming. I don't care how far I have to go. This flower is going to grow.
Track Name: 1999
Where are the stars? Where is the sky? Where is the moon? Where are those other guys?
And all the people that make me ill. I judge them sitting high atop my window sill.
Makes perfect sense. Been bangin' tunes to stay alive.
I've been a mess since '99.

Fall from the limb. I'm hanging on. Can't see below me. Goes on and on and on.
What will I be there? What will I know? Who will I see there? Where will I go?
Makes perfect sense. Been bangin' tunes to stay alive.
I've been a mess since '99.
I've been upset since '95.
I've been a mess since '99.
So sad that you did not survive.
Track Name: The Nameless Arcanum (13)
Strum, strum, strum the chord. Bring forth the light of the Living Lord. At my own volition, nothing is possible. But when you stand at my side I am unstoppable.

Judgment blows the horn. The song that's been playing since before you were born. The punk rock show is loud indeed, but with the father inside, I can hear silence sing.

Sink down to the depths where the secrets of all existence are kept. Om Mani Padme Hum. Now is the time to rejoice. The Nameless Arcanum comes.
Track Name: The Priestess (2)
A night on the town, just me and you, baby. I didn't shower, don't hold it against me. We'll shout for hours about this wretched city drunk on spirit like we brewed our own whiskey.
Naked in bed with the Godhead. The perfect match and we're waiting for the egg to hatch.

Hours in silence, my palms start to sweat. I tried to burn bridges but my matches were wet. I made a cocky mistake like a Superbowl bet. Then I kissed you and told you I had a past to forget.
Naked in bed with the Godhead. The perfect match and we're waiting for the egg to hatch.
Track Name: The Hermit (9)
My family died in a forest fire. None of my friends from high school ever pick up their phones. I spend most of my days alone.

I think all day. I've got a stack of letters I never sent on my shelf. I spend most of my days by myself.

Those are the things that I did and I did them. So what?
Those are the things that I did and I did them. So what?
I've got one candle burning and that's all I can afford this month.
Track Name: The Wheel of Fortune (10)
The Sun will be a stage light for me. The wind will be a grind band. I've got the whole world in my hand.

I've conquered(forgotten) myself, you know, and you used to pity me. Now you come for sympathy.

It's not that I don't love you. It's not that you don't love me. But that doesn't mean things are gonna come easy.
Track Name: Judgement (20)
Come forth from the depths and bathe the streets in blood.
Come forth from the depths and smite the non-believers.
Come forth from the depths.
Come forth from the depths.
Track Name: The Star (17)
Cleaning out the coffee pot. Pouring out the coffee grounds.
Turn the water on hot.
Turn the water on hot.

We're gonna give the infidels a little taste of what we got.
Turn the water on hot.