The World Is Flat & You're All Liars

by DL Murray

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all tracks written and produced by DL Murray
all tracks mastered by Smoke M2D6
additional mixing on "Armageddon" and "Half Empty" by Lazlo Steele

"Ice King" recorded at Buck&HAM Palace
"Armageddon", "Kill Me In the Middle of the Night", "B-" and "Sitting On a Fortune" recorded at Walk In House
"Half Empty" recorded in a patch of forest

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released April 11, 2015

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Track Name: Armageddon
To those convinced that you're invincible, allow me
To assist you in coming to grips with mortality
Your physical form only exists to store calories
Your salary isn't shit but a formality
You're about to be pulverized into a powdery
Spore to be absorbed into the core of the galaxy
When you accept that you doubtfully hold any importance
As normality, it morphs your reality
Torrents pour down, performing storm cloud alchemy
But brown outs and droughts got you thirsting for a fountain drink
You ain't as mechanically sound as you think
Planned obsolescence will shut you down in a blink
You're lucky you didn't drown in the sink during your first bath
The universe hath forsaken your perverse acts
There will never be peace until it reverts back
To when Earth was nothing but a deserted dirt mass
To err is human, to forgive is divine
Intelligent design got us all livin within the lines
Driven to lives of crime, if that shit isn't a sign
That our time's up, you either ain't listening or your blind
Our welcome has been overstayed
Our national anthem's as overplayed as the ace of spades in a poker game
The sonic equivalent of novacaine straight to the veins
The thought of it is enough to make me go insane
That's why I'm dropping knowledge by the terrabyte
cuz I stay as hungry as an intestinal parasite
Cherish life too much to share a bite
The end is near, I can feel it coming in the air tonight
Humanity is a race, not a decathalon
I think whoever divided em up did the math all wrong
But the truth ain't even worth being passed along
When we're one atomic bomb blast from being mastodons
Shadows cast upon the environment that we thrive in
Will soon make it impossible to survive in
Cuz we've failed to hold ourselves responsible for providing
A place for the sun to shine when it rises on the the horizon
By 2025 we'll all feel like dying
When we're bored of the bullshit that we've spent our lives buying
And conformed to the multiple enterprises deciding
Which lies we'll memorize to intensify the enticing
Sense of high priced independence, highlighting
The expenses of riding the fence and side swiping
Attempts to deprive rights that strike like lightning
Lie detector tests in excessively bright lighting
Smiting, too many wrongs need righting
To proceed fighting without patriotic poetry reciting
Redefining armageddon as we know it
Anticipating the end at any moment
Track Name: Kill Me in the Middle of the Night
Kill me in the middle of the night
Can someone please just do me a favor
Kill me in the middle of the night

I don't wanna be awake to see it happen, the thought frightens me
Some want a thrilling exodus, I fear that's not right for me
So come around when you hear that clock striking 3AM
Don't bother knocking, it's unlocked, walk right in
Make yourself at home, take care not to rouse me
Staring down a barrel just sounds so very lousy
I don't wanna spend my last moments in hysterics
Cryin like a coward, imprisoned within my own barracks (no)
Maybe it'd be cool if you could wait until my parents go naturally
So they don't have to see such a tragedy
But shit, that just means I have to see them die
Such a selfish thought, but it nags at me inside
And nothing helps it stop, believe me I have tried and I've tried
But there ain't nothing to be gained from an eye for an eye
Though we ain't stuck side by side, stride by stride
They're why I've survived, I ain't too fly to hide my pride

But you'd better walk the walk if you talk that talk
Just kill me in the middle of the night
Drag me to the top of the roof and drop me off
Just kill me in the middle of the night
Hold me hostage while you lick shots at the cops
Just kill me in the middle of the night
Gag me with a gasoline soaked cloth
Just kill me in the middle of the night


Early morning would be fine too
I usually don't gain consciousness til about high noon
So what's it gonna be, huh? Fuck it, use a sledgehammer
Ain't like it's gonna leave me any deader than one of the old standards
I'll go out hollerin 'Hosanna', probably squealing it
Not because it hurts, but just so you know that I'm feeling it
As long as you don't torture me and tease me I can deal with it
And as a way of saying thank you, feel free to steal some shit
Leave the microwave and blender, those are my roommate's
But I got food inside the fridge, heat up two plates
How could I be mad, if it happens, that's my true fate
They say this life is a test, today's the due date

It ain't too late, mi casa es la suya
Kill me in the middle of the night
Savor the adrenaline rush as it moves through ya
Kill me in the middle of the night
Tie me up and toss me in a tank with barracudas
Kill me in the middle of the night
Pop me open like a can of albacore tuna
Kill me in the middle of the night


Maybe mother nature will just take the task upon herself
Not a soul in sight to bare witness to my helpless yelp
As my life force is slowly drained out of me
And transferred to a new host, I do toast to the powers that be
Corralled six feet under the ground with all my new friends
My neighbor to the left of me just moved in
The other one to the right of is a hundred year tenant
He's rollin in his grave sayin I shoulda repented
It's kind of nice knowing I can choose when to end it
And begin the sentence, but I'd rather make you the defendant
Take the weight off my shoulders for me (please)
If you could, it would be splendid
One more time in case you've been inattentive

Throw me out a thirteenth story window, impale me on a fence
Kill me in the middle of the night
You can play this in the courtroom when they ask for your defense
Just kill me in the middle of the night
If I'm wide awake and weary would you wait a while longer
Kill me in the middle of the night
Harness every bit of strength you can conjure
Kill me in the middle of the night

Not tonight
Not tomorrow night
Maybe sometime next week
Let me check my schedule
Track Name: Ice King
There's one thing you gotta understand if you play the love game
Only way to win it's to come out of it with bloodstains
Quentin Tarantino, Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained
Jump claim and what was once chump change becomes uncontained
Stun gun aimed at us, front page became upstage
when the flame combust it's dangerous to break the chain of trust
Ain't it just...
Just? Naw, not even slightly
It'll shake you to the core and the effects can be unsightly
Heed my advice, ain't gonna run it by ya twice, proceed lightly
Still schemin on that one motherfucker she'd be seeing nightly
That must be exciting, reading and writing such nice things
I'm Ice King, I'm not asking, I ain't no sapling
This ain't Costco, and she got no turntables but she's sampling
I'm pampering, but I just can't seem to do a damn thing correctly
I'm indirectly reflecting what she's projecting
Dodecahedron, two faced and then some, I'm reinvesting

I kidnap the princess and force her to marry me
Relieve my burdens cuz this horse couldn't carry me
I tell you this with no remorse or sincerity
I'm swervin off course to the source of polarity
(swerve)

Approach very wearily
I've been known to go there unnecessarily
Unrest, it wears at me; gun threat dexterity
Sun deck where some get none unless from charity
What we need more people for anyway?
I don't need a friend, I need y'all to gimme space
Heads get shredded like lettuce, let us in
Anyone messing with my medicine regimen is gonna get jettisoned
Heaven's scent ascending, my head trippin
Lucy turn me into Vitameatavegamin but I'm already spread so thin
The show's over, potent odors and no motor skills
Winter turn a leaf blower to a snow blower
Yola, diet cola, no soda, remote controller
Lost under the cushion, they pushing goods in a stroller
Take your mind off it, focus on putting your best foot forward
And to grow, you gon have to live with your expectations lowered

I kidnap the princess and force her to marry me
Relieve my burdens cuz this horse couldn't carry me
I tell you this with no remorse or sincerity
I'm swervin off course to the source of polarity (swerve)

It's raining so hard I can't hear my own thoughts
I've had a thump over the head with Samson's jawbone, I'm so lost
Can't go off of the lid, so I go off of the grid
To communicate it implicitly for the sake of simplicity
Bridges, they can rickety, but if they're placed deliberately
The steps you take can make a staircase to infinity
How it isn't how it's finna be, negativity's limiting
Vulnerability's at its peak when you in the ring
Dead air, I've been there, I always keep it ten squared
Love's visually impaired, she too concerned with skin care
The stress got me thin-haired, within this dragon's lair
I'm stricken with intense fear, stiffened, motionless stare
Inaction is the exception to the questions we address
But access to excess possess us to obsess
So til then we still refill these pills
Taking one with each meal til the illness heals

I kidnap the princess and force her to marry me
Relieve my burdens cuz this horse couldn't carry me
I tell you this with no remorse or sincerity
I'm swervin off course to the source of polarity (swerve)

Your princess is in another castle
Sorry, your princess is in another castle
Sorry, your princess is in another castle
Looks like you just wasted another life, asshole

Sorry, your princess is in another castle
Sorry, your princess is in another castle
Looks like you just
Track Name: Half Empty
I used to hate to sleep in
Now I pass out for way too long and wake up thankful half the day is gone
Half the time I wake up next to half a bottle
Half asleep at 4am, thinking I'ma want that tomorrow
Twist the cap off, throw it on the floor, throw back and pack a bong full
The odds that I'll accomplish anything today are astronomical
It's flat out comical how bad it's gotten though
Sometimes I wish mom and dad had just left me at the hospital
Thinking back to principals saying I'm gonna have to have a talk with you
That attitude's the only thing that's stopping you
And thinking that was stupid so after school I would cop a few
That was what got me through a lot of seemingly impossible obstacles
When I would get cornered in the locker rooms
By kids who just wanted to sock a dude cuz they had a lot to prove
And I could say I'm better than them but it's not the truth
And it's pulsing in the back of my head like a rotten tooth
When I find myself upgrading my vodka proof
Like eighty isn't doing it, maybe a hundred ought to do the trick
And I can stomach a fifth, but I still get sick
When I stop to consider all that I've got to lose

Sometimes I don't believe it
Then I take another sip and provoke the demons
Home is where the dopamine is to evoke a stroke of genius
I was once a fetus, then I became a defeatist

My glass is half empty, my ass is flat broke
I scavenge my last pennies and that's my last hope
My glass is half empty, my ass is flat broke
I scavenge my last pennies and that's my last hope

Sometimes I wish that I could press rewind
Double shots of whiskey til my debit card gets declined
My dreams get stressful, my sleep's less restful
Lack of deep rest turns me to a depressed asshole
Whose company nobody finds enjoyable
Most companies don't find me employable
I don't speak if it's avoidable
A void has opened and I'm trying to fill it full
There I go, making mountains out of mole hills
Working at a job that kills the soul
There are few aspects of my life that I can still control
When it feels as though someone drilled a hole into my skull
It comes and goes to steal the show, this leech keeps sucking on me
plus if I don't drink a cup of coffee I'm a fucking zombie
Lethargic, retarded, by angels I'm guarded
But by demons I'm haunted, bought it even though didn't want it
But fuck it, now I got it
Pop tops, then wax philosophic
It's safe to assume that if I've got it in a glass, then it's toxic

Sometimes I don't believe it
I'm just trying to unwind, on that old naive shit
Treating open bars like open season
Til my stomach's on fire and my throat is bleeding

My glass is half empty, my ass is flat broke
I scavenge my last pennies and that's my last hope
My glass is half empty, my ass is flat broke
I scavenge my last pennies and that's my last hope

I don't wanna spend the next 50 years dyin
Sitting here crying the roar of a speared lion
Emitting weird vibes, I listen and hear silence
My friends fear for me, but don't wanna interfere with my shit
That's why I spend so much time in private, nine to five it
Then come home and offer my sacrifices to Dionysus
Either that or I rise with the moon and work a night shift
Making my coffee Irish and trying to keep it tight lipped
Tried to get a grip but I slipped
Didn't help much that the love of my life was a lying bitch
But to blame her for the position that I'm in right now
Would just absolve me of the guilt and make me spin right 'round
When the midnight hour strikes, I don't swim, I drown
But that motherfucking lifeguard keeps getting in my mouth
To resuscitate me while I rot from the inside out
Wake up and look around wondering where am I now?
Impatiently await winter's blizzards and then fly south
You think blood's thicker than water, you should check mine out
My weakness is if I'm granted a peaceful moment then I'll seize it
If you can't understand it then cut me open and I'll bleed it

Sometimes I don't believe it
Start to feel depression's pressure but the smoke relieves it
Home is where the dopamine is to evoke a stroke of genius
I was once a fetus, then I became a defeatist

My glass is half empty, my ass is flat broke
I scavenge my last pennies and that's my last hope
My glass is half empty, my ass is flat broke
I scavenge my last pennies and that's my last hope

Sometimes I don't believe it
Then I take another sip and provoke the demons
Home is where the dopamine is to evoke a stroke of genius
I was once a fetus, then I became a defeatist

My glass is half empty, my ass is flat broke
I scavenge my last pennies and that's my last hope
My glass is half empty, my ass is flat broke
I scavenge my last pennies and that's my last hope
Track Name: B-
Some days I care, some days I ain't got a fuck to spare
Some days I wanna help but I ain't got a buck to spare
Nothing but despair, frustration and bad luck to share
I'm working with what I've got, ain't worried bout what I'm not
I don't let it tie me up in knots
I'm just the product of a lot of tough times, I had to adjust my clock
And why should I offer my apology
When honesty is quite obviously the right policy
Not some kind of reverse psychology
I'm far too bright for y'all to shine those blinding lights onto me
Too dark for y'all too see, so this is my autobiography
The dichotomy is mind boggling
Like, DL's a problem, ain't he?
He don't talk but when he rock the stage he goes cockamamie, he's probably crazy
No, I'm just concentrating
Too busy to be caught being distracted by meaningless interactions
I don't perceive them as benefactions
Simply symptomatic of society steadily slipping backwards
My head hangs in shame
The dead weight of my brain cranes my neck
I suspect it's too late in the game

Cut me open, and I'll bleed B-
Cut me open, and I'll bleed B-
Cut me open, and I'll bleed B-
Insomniac without a dream, I need sedatives
Half asleep from measures that's preventative
Hell, If you can't beat em, let 'em win
I tell em it runs in my blood
I can't help but be negative
Insomniac without a dream

I'll always be loved as an artist, and hated as a person
I have the most uncanny way of making that for certain
They think they know the real me, but they don't scratch the surface
Even with an endless source of information at their service
Overflowing with this negativity
If you don't know my middle name then you're safer not saying shit to me
Til I hit the tree like lumberjacks, comic relief from the chronic leaf
Now shit's under wraps, but it doesn't last
Fuck you, fuck you, you're cool but fuck you anyway
And fuck getting paid, I'm staying in today
I keep the turn up stored right on the headboard
I ain't finna leave til my bedsores got bedsores
Killing a brain cell, feeling the pain swell
Peeling a hangnail, unwilling to stay well
Stealing away, dwelling in total isolation
This is all I've got for you, I'm sorry I kept you waiting


Most of the time I don't feel nothing
But tonight I'm feeling like I might kill something
For sheer sport, throw the body away
There ain't nothing nobody could say
To sway me or persuade any changes, the estranged emcee
Strange to see in a game that's prearranged to be this way
But maintaining control creatively
Ain't my reason for keeping free agency
The evil is all around me now, there's no escaping it
They took my camera from me when I was videotaping it
The future's looking grim to me the way that they've been shaping it
A human race against the clock, make no mistake of it
So how the fuck I'm supposed to stay motivated with dissociative traits
Disengaged from stable relationships
Well, mama said if they don't fuck with you the way you is
Then they can go and play with the neighbor kids
Place your bids on them
Fatalistic enablement of the straight-A student
Plagued by restless leg movements
But I'm smart, I can get through this
I said I'm heartless, I'm Craig Lewis


Don't let the pain affect you
Don't listen to your heart, let the brain protect you
Track Name: Sitting On a Fortune
Been sittin on a fortune since the snipping of the foreskin
And I'm trying to multiply it to ridiculous proportions
Ain't talking about the money cuz that isn't what's important
Plus they tend to cut me short when it's time to divvy up the portions
But I'm gifted with a more rewarding swiftness to my aura oratorically
And give a shit about getting your endorsement
That shit gets written off, but my tips are unreported
Born into an industry that's more constricting than a corset
Criticism, my metabolism's quick with the absorption
If I needed moral support I'd enlist with the consortium
I'm all about my sportsmanship, but a precipitous portion
Of participants have given piss poor performances
It's like a Category 4 shitstorm of it
But I remain unintimidated by its enormousness
I stay on pins and needles like Christmas ornaments
But step into my bracket and get dismissed from the tournament

Been sittin on a fortune since the day that I was born
Pretty sure it's apparent in the way that I perform
Been stirrin up trouble like a Cayman Island storm
Now it's time to grab the monster I've created by the horns

More dollars than follicles, solid gold domiciles
No conjugal chronicles, just phenomenal water insoluble
Honest to God it goes so hard I'm falling like dominoes
The fantasies that my mind harbors are almost parodical
Prodigal son shining, swan diving, I'm Primus
Tryna sail the seas of cheese vis-à-vis these beats
Tease the keys until I can increase the fees
A piece of me's diseased
Jeez Louise, slouching crookeder than the tower of Pisa leans
when I was younger, I grew accustomed to hunger
Must have been under a curse, I witnessed my sustenance plundered
Scared shitless, witless, and with every thrust of the plunger
I could feel myself becoming more distrustful of others
Shit, the air is poisonous, the water is a sedative
It gets a bit repetitive, so I live and just let it live
They think I owe em but their opinions' discredited
Because I'm sitting in the red with a negative debt to forgive

Been sittin on a fortune since the day that I was born
Pretty sure it's demonstrated in the way that I perform
Been stirrin up trouble like a Cayman Island storm
Now it's time to grab the monster I've created by the horns

Trying times aren't the times to stop trying
Dividing lines get scarified with hot irons
Shots flying high, they harmonize with the soft sirens
Singing lullabies, the art of not getting caught lying
Suicide and other forms of knot tying
It's looking like you forgot one, Mr. Paul Simon
It's easy to be tempted to reroute
When what you're expecting is sweet fruit and you end up with bitter beet root
Life is a skeet shoot, if you're lucky you'll go out with a bang
But it falls flat on the ground if you don't know how to aim
Sue me, this is my pro bono counterclaim
Fire starter, let's see if I don't go down in flames
A pound of pleasure is heavier than a pound of pain
So you can flounder on the ground, or carve yourself out a lane
If I never see a dollar, I'll still be paid in full
Sitting on a fortune like my ass was made of gold

Been sittin on a fortune