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The first offering of Strange Opposition: A dark and booming collection of E.P.s Doom Box Plus and Never Knows Best! Enhanced with remixes, lost tracks and never before heard demo's!

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released November 15, 2013

All songs written and performed by Strange Opposition; Shannon Pounds, Nathan Howell and Brian Larkin// Additional Lyrics and Performance by Patrick "Trix" Cruz as featured on EAT REPROCESSED PEOPLE// This album was produced by Strange Opposition With additional Co-Production by Jamie Leymon, Dan Bond, Patrick "Trix" Cruz, Paul Gulyas and Dave "Hippie"// Perfecting Anatomy Remix By Patrick "Trix" Cruz. Album: Photography and Designs by Shannon Pounds//

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Strange Opposition Chicago, Illinois

In early 2012 Strange Opposition became the collective efforts of Nathan Howell, Shannon Pounds and Brian Larkin. After recording and performing in various projects and groups the three decided to create a sound and performance more Avant-garde than previous endeavors. Blending dark melodic production aggressive intelligent lyricism and a hungry sense of design. The goal is to make great music! ... more

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Track Name: Stalked By Panic
...And I Heard You We're A Psycho Killer?
Track Name: Root Of All People
Please forgive me for walking away
I've been losing my mind with not much to say
And I've got this itch in the back of my head I just can't scratch
And my hands won't relax
Until my nails hold blood within their cracks
'Til my nails hold blood within their cracks

And I scratch away the flesh from my bones
To expose what’s beneath
Eating me from the inside out
And it was little images of me my mind conceived
To believe I was the root of all evil
As people we are not see through
Believe me you that it’s true
I wish to be transparent
With a red glow at my finger tips
To let you all know
That God didn't do this!

Please forgive me for walking away
I've been losing my mind with not much to say
And I've got this itch in the back of my head I just can't scratch
And my hands won't relax
Until my nails hold blood within their cracks
'Til my nails hold blood within their cracks
Deep into the meat, this skin
My old friend flesh has been driving me
Like an automobile
And if my thoughts were headlights
You'd be scared
'Til I peel you off the grill of a smile
That was meant to kill
My hood is a dinner plate
Had a thicker head but a thinner fate
Than your mind could cache/cash
'Til you form an idea that I could catch
You mammalian animals
You shouldn't relax
I’m going to dig in deep and attach
Dig deep and attach 'til my nails hold blood within their cracks
'Til my nails hold blood within their cracks

Please forgive me for walking away
I've been losing my mind with not much to say
And I've got this itch in the back of my head I just can't scratch
And my hands won't relax
Until my nails hold blood within their cracks
'Til my nails hold blood within their cracks

Knowing what you know
Would you let me hold you?
Would you let me hold you?
Knowing what you know
Would you let me hold you?
Hold you close
Knowing what you know
Would you let me hold you?
Would you let me hold you?
Knowing what you know
Would you let me hold you?
Hold you close…
Track Name: Neck Deep In Filth
Look at me (look at my face while I'm killing you)
Look at me (look at my face while I'm killing you)
Look at me (look at my face while I'm killing you)
Look at me (look at my face while I'm killing you)

Now that I've got your attention
Let us question my sanity
And these things that provoke my thoughts
These demons are taking their toll
And youre paying the cost
Until repair is bought
I'm burning from the inside out
Now I'm trying to burn you
No doubt!

Yes now that we've got your attention (Attention!)
Now that we've got your attention (Attention!)
Now that we've got your attention (Attention!)
Yes now that we-- now that we've got your

Now that I've got your attention
I want to discuss my utter disgust at you,
trying to be done with what is not finished
You will not demolish through
These walls ache but will not break unless they break you
You cannot escape now that fate has come to claim you

Look at me (look at my face while I'm killing you)
Look at me (look at my face while I'm killing you)
Look at me (look at my face while I'm killing you)
Repeat--
Track Name: Nothing To Say (Silent Treatment)
All my friends are dead and the ones that are alive
Well their going to ride with me until the grave
So I guess its all the same
Ain't shit changed
Just a couple of names
Just a couple of names
And to them well, I ain't got nothing to say (nope)
I ain't got nothing to say
Except maybe...

I'll even leave the TV screen on
And scream on, clean through the static
Got an automatic pressed against the attic
If home is where the heart is
I'm tearing the roof off this duplex
With the force of a suplex
Hit the ring going Bang, Bang, Bang
So no you cannot change my mind
Even if you mopped up all the stains and the brains
Behind there's a name to find
Floating in a pool of grime
They’re like, who the fuck is this that just passed
Gone in a flash and body turned to ash
With him an opinion less than proper
So you can keep the copper for my eyelids
On my end there's silence
So you can, you can
You can kill that noise
It was search and destroy
And I found myself
In the mirror gripping metal getting ready for death because...

I ain't got nothing to say
I ain't got nothing to say
Except
Fuck the world and I'm out this bitch
You can get fly but I'm out this shit

Now this is rest for the wicked
Grab your shovel and chisel
Lets make the a soil top bed
And your headstone pillow
Carve out a name and initial
A quote for visitors forgetting
That the ideal life is that your ideas don't die with you
Old boggling brain
The individual processed through dirt
Rotting pile turned mineral
A pinnacle of your life
I know it’s sounding cynical
But this is where your thoughts lie
For nobody to listen to
And oh how forgetful
Now I'm back on the surface
I've watched a serpent swallow their tongue
Like what’s the purpose
Well that's enough inertia to make the world spin perfect
And that's how it feels to make death feel certain
And this is how it is when the words feel worthless
Get revenge
Let the worms go and bite the fucking birds
Its nothing left to say
Fuck the world and its purpose

I ain't got nothing to say
I ain't got nothing to say
I ain't got nothing to say
I ain't got nothing to say
I ain't got nothing to say
I ain't got nothing to say
Except
Fuck the world and I'm out this bitch
You can keep it fly but I'm out this shit like
All my friends are dead and the ones that are alive
Well their going to ride with me until the grave
So I guess its all the same
Homie ain't shit changed
Track Name: Pulling The Wings Off The Fly
...But I Don’t Wanna Die,so--just Let Me Go
Track Name: Perfecting Anatomy (Better, But Not By Much)
Thank your brain now
For your emotions
Thank your heart
For pumping that blood
Thank your body
Thank its touch
Thank it all
Until you've had enough

It’s alive! It’s alive! It’s alive! It’s alive!

I clearly don't control this
What you're looking at now is something soulless
So behold this
Just another hopeless case
Of a man who kept talking
Until he swallowed his face
That's food for thought
For a brain like a cannibal
It walks and talks
But while feeding its all animal
Mammal by the hairs
I'm aware that I'm slowly losing touch
But from what I was holding
That really ain't saying much
Got a hole under my sweater
My heart up in a clutch
Still pumping in vain
Out of veins
Left a heart shaped stain
When I fell from them chest pains

Perfecting anatomy
Dig deeper with a slice and cut
Because we can make it better
But not by much (I said)
We can make it better
But not by much
Perfecting anatomy
Dig deeper with a slice and cut
Because we can make it better
But not by much (I said)
We can make it better
But not by much

Thank your brain now
For your emotions
Thank your heart
For pumping that blood
Thank your body
Thank its touch
Thank it all
Until you've had enough

Headless but with face
Mouth full of distaste
Conversations a waste-less body
It hungers
Won't you please feed it?
Full of pain
You know that it needs it
I can't help myself
I can't get a grip of the fragments
That made me slip
This shit called memories
They’re apart of me
Embedded in my DNA
I can't get away from this
No matter how hard I try
I just evolve
When will I just die?

Perfecting anatomy
Dig deeper with a slice and cut
Because we can make it better
But not by much (I said)
We can make it better
But not by much
Perfecting anatomy
Dig deeper with a slice and cut
Because we can make it better
But not by much (I said)
We can make it better
But not by much
Perfecting anatomy
Dig deeper with a slice and cut
Because we can make it better
But not by much (I said)
We can make it better
But not by much
Track Name: Calamity Calls
Body rock! Body rock! Body rock! Body rock! Body rock! Body rock! Body rock! Body rock!

Ay Hey
We are going to do it all
We go
Going to body rock em til' calamity calls
I say Ay Hey
We are going do it all
Just keep your body moving til' calamity calls

Crooked I contemplate
What to love but hate
Its time to get going'
Its time to take shape
Its time to take the form of a...a mutate
Put on new face on rap
This mishap can make...
ERROR
Make mistakes for more calculated risks
To open up your heart
Poor it all in a disk
And patch up your wrist
Clutch and make a fist
Fight for your right
Your right to be pissed and upset
Never let the cyst forget
That the stem at the end
It’s your roots; it’s your friends
It’s your fam and I am
More than an ends to a means
Which means that
We can now begin to be
Every number incorporated
We're all one now
Assimilated
Evolve through the pain and make weight
With poison in the air
And murder on our plate
You are what you eat
Now we are just this
A justice
The taste
A form of a fist
Yeah we're swinging now
All black and blue
Until your screaming out
All red and bloody
I bet they hear you now
I bet they hear you now (saying)

Ay Hey
We are going to do it all
We go
Going to body rock em til' calamity calls
I say Ay Hey
We are going to do it all
Just keep your body moving til' calamity calls
Ay Hey
We are going to do it all
We go
Going to body rock em til' calamity calls

Lets get a forum for it
Lets get the formula going'
I think their showing' signs
Might have made contact
Set up the beacon
Make the mother ship come back
Send up the beacon
Make the mother ship come back
Lets do the combat
All we really learn
Is that guns do burst
And bullets do burn
So, don't let it get to you
To get to your head
There are only two types of people
The living and the dead so.

Hey Hey
We are going to do it all
We go
Going to body rock em 'til calamity calls
And when it falls down
You'll be ready to go
When it all falls down
You'll be ready to go go go
Hey Hey
We are going to do it all
We go
Going to body rock em 'til calamity calls
And when it falls down
You'll be ready to go
Shit, your living or your dying
Baby, you already know
You know we're living, living
You know we're oh so live
Living, living
You know we're oh so live
Living, living
You know we're oh so live
Living, living
You know we're oh so live
We going do it all, do it all
Body rock em 'til calamity calls
Until it calls
Hey
We are going to do it all
Just keep your body moving 'til calamity calls
(Never surrender)
Just move
(Never give up)
Just move
(Never surrender)
We are going to do it all
Baby, We going do it all
Hell yeah
We were going to do it all
Just keep your body moving 'til calamity calls
Track Name: Crazy Calm
You want souls
Well we got em'
Come join us now down at the bottom
Sodom and Gomorrah the merrier
The more scars the scarier
So bring it on
No god, No monsters, just man
Want to see evil
Than just stand right here
Ready your hands and open your palms
Stare into the eye of the crazy calm

We're all just fruit in the Garden of Eden
And we've been eating ourselves
Just feeding our egos
Until our bellies go pop
So dumb because our mouths are numbed
As medication from our cavities
From eating ourselves alive
But when it all done
The ego finally dies
Hell no I aint saying I'm above it
Heaven yes I'm going to hell
And I love it
And I put my feet down in the flames
You won't hear me scream
Because I feel no pain
And it’s scary

Or maybe I do and I'm used to it
Take these things and I--
I use it
You can't have it
It’s unique to me
See, I'm looking for a hurt
That speaks to me
What would it say?
If it saw you screaming this way
Sounds the same when you laugh
Planet into ash
It burns while it grows
Believe you me
It learns and it knows

You want souls
Well we got em'
Come join us now down at the bottom
Sodom and Gomorrah the merrier
The more scars the scarier
So bring it on
No god, No monsters, just man
Want to see evil
Than just stand right here
Ready your hands and open your palms
Stare into the eye of the crazy calm

And aren't we all just pretty much what we've been feeding
Beast of men
And men dream of Eden
Eating Heaven
Returning them to what they were (yeah)
Change the claws and we shed the fur
But really it’s all the same
The only difference this time is
We load our fangs
And our bite goes bang
Succumb when it comes around
The humming that will dumb you down
Fuck no I'm not saying I'm beyond it
But either way I never wanted to feel the flames
I dangle above, feeling no pain
And its scary, this repetition

Malicious sedition from tradition
Envision a bright future
With a bright red blood shed
Such a bright young head
In bed with evil
So mislead
The truth is (yeah)
It’s easier when we're all dead (Yeah)
It’s easier when we're all dead(Yeah)
It’s easier when we're all dead

You want souls
Well we got em'
Come join us now down at the bottom
Sodom and Gomorrah the merrier
The more scars the scarier
So bring it on
No god, No monsters, just man
Want to see evil
Than just stand right here
Ready your hands and open your palms
Stare into the eye of the crazy calm
Track Name: Lights And Beams (Disappearing Act)
Probably won't be coming around. I probably won't be coming around.

They probably want to body me over geometry, put them in the holes six feet. Cut deep shaped rectangular this is what it takes to just bang ya hang ya. Clean over the bowels of hell with a sign taped to your back that reads save yourself (It's the kids in the stereo) Coming through with the lights n beams, rather burn holes through with them to bite your scene. Disintegrate break a dinner plate, hungry and mean. Flip a table throw a chair if we're there, there's nothing here to feed nothing here to supersede. The idea of an artist grabbing the mic spitting what he wrote trying to get it right. Everything feels wrong then you feel oh so gone. You got to ask yourself are you there. You got to ask yourself how many care. That they're giving you the dotted line treatment on a tightrope a life. Here comes the knife, he drops the mic and falls towards the light. Once again I'm on my way down so I probably won't be coming around. No I probably won't be coming around anymore.

I probably won't be coming around. I probably won't be coming around anymore. At least not around here you can watch me watch me watch me disappear. You can watch me watch me watch me disappear. At least not around here you can watch me watch me watch me disappear. You can watch me watch me watch me disappear.

You say I'm self-centered nah I'm trying to center myself until I self medicate don't remember myself. So what's left? Just a letter and a pen on the shelf. And what it says? I let my head get ahead of myself. They all told me this is something I would have to learn, before my mind started racing and it crashed and burned. Broke the fucking wheel off meaning cracked the nerve of a man who drove himself into the damned in dirt. But we work without a light fixture or candles lighten. Just ammunition to break tradition of manuscriptions. It's KITS giving your adolescent a aneurysm. And doom box is the shadow cast of a Cataclysm. But no reflection needed you'll probably never see it so just proceed to supersede yourself and I'll delete it. And repeated until everyone is aware of it. You ask me where my true colors? Right here they're transparent!

I probably won't be coming around. I probably won't be coming around anymore. I probably won't be coming around. I probably won't be coming around anymore. At least not around here you can watch me watch me watch me disappear. You can watch me watch me watch me disappear. You can watch me watch me watch me disappear. (Repeat)
Track Name: Right Below Fortitude (Fork Lift Remix)
(You can cut me, you can burn me. Just remember you can't hurt me.)

I'll stay tattered and tore ignored by the average idiot that acts like an idiot savant. And I'm an intellectual denied left sweaterless and stripped of my pride then I died inside. But outside is a whole other thing beastly ugly ogre and mean left with low self-esteem. Can't you hear me SCREAM in the back of the class room? I've been waiting to ask you why must I teach myself? My head is bogusly buggin! I'm freaking out over nothing! Can someone help me out? (NO!)

Well I'll do the best I can, and I'll do the best I can, and I'll do the best I can, and I'll do the best I can, and I'll do the best. I'm getting better and I, I'm getting better and I, I'm getting better and I'm MUCH BETTER THAN YOU. I'm better than you, I'm better than you, I'm better than you, much better than. You can cut me you can burn me just remember you can't hurt me, cuz I'm feeling nothing I will never again, never again, never again, never again, NEVER.
Track Name: Doom Box Plus
We keep them heads ringing, minus the sinus. We have that violence for the spineless, and timeless minds for the blinded. This is the feeling of congealing with another direction. It's far from love and affection this is the cobalt negative (x2)

So keep them heads ringing open the eyes that keeps the mind secluded. Kids are back like a tap and a fucking pint a spinal fluid. Third eye movement following every sentence into rhythm so inquisitive it tingles all 5 senses. We're not demented, all being, like you couldn't tell. Whether deaf, dumb, or blind sounds delivered in braille. It's vibrations as well to give you something feel. So go and feel it or just back the fuck up!

Back the fuck up and learn to kick rocks. You stubbed toes we put heads in slip knots And drop so hard it'll crack your face. If they weren't already dead they'll need a neck brace. Kids go with a flow that crash like dark waves. Not a hard knock life, but enough dark days. And you'd know just what its like if you had you any and you're looking at some dudes that have had too many. Now it's pennies over eyelids. Murder and violence. Hear that chainsaw get RAWWW then silence. Where the mother fucking SHHH in the lamb. The slit wrist leaving red hands. They caught you branded style does damage if you touch so careful let you wish to get cut the fuck up. Said careful let you wish to get cut the fuck up. Saying careful less you wish to get CUT CUT CUT! With rusty razors to your faces putting hangers in the wrong places. Blatant when we bangin and we hang e'm in high graces. Amen! Variety of inches to the nails just say when. Sick blessings. Hard lessons but I'm fresh out a ghoul school bullying with new tools. Monkey wrench to the gears of peers and lay them on the bench for years. In the name of the KIDS!

We keep them heads ringing, minus the sinus. We have that violence for the spineless, and timeless minds for the blinded. This is the feeling of congealing with another direction. It's far from love and affection this is the cobalt negative (x2)
Track Name: Cold Sweat
Now check my pulse, feels like my heart stopped it's barely beating, cold sweats of emotion and plus I'm barely breathing. What makes me feel this way why do I have to feel the stress? I don't know but any minute though I can feel my heart trying to jump out of my chest. I can't deal with it, not another one of them again I wish somebody could take the pain away. When it happens I'm supposed to calm down 10 count but I always find myself counting the day away. Need a change of pace from the mistakes I've made. I should stay away and never waste the day, but tell me how you take it day to day when you feel like your death is only days away. But on the outside its apparent I'm chill, because the inside feels therapy and pills. But when it wears off feel barely the will, to even get up out of bed care for me or feel. No regrets or shame my soul sets it aches. Feels like I'm always trying to fucking test my faith. Protected? Safe? Nah I know my death awaits, but it'll take away these cold sweats and shakes. And that's great!
Track Name: Attacked By Panic
I try to look to the sky but I can only see to the top of the street lights. They've built too many cities. When will my God come and burn them down. And I'll make soap from the ashes to cleanse this wicked skin, but how do I get rid of that dirt that comes from within. I guess I'm only human. And I guess I'm only HUMAN! Maybe not, maybe when I die and I rot I'll become one with the dirt and the filth from which I came from!

We are at the bottom of this fucking hole I don't think I can get any lower than this. Unless its devils, but after being human I can't believe it, I can't believe in it AHHH! We are at the bottom of this fucking hole I don't think I can get any lower than this. Unless its devils, but after being human I can't believe it, I can't believe in it AHHH!

Lost my soul going for self. Now the walls are closing in and I'm losing my heath. Losing my breath, losing my sweat, and everything else and even when I'm moving stealth. This place knows my every step the walls have eyes and the shadows that lurk inside they want me to die. In the belly of this monstrous construct. Human beings feel small we some monstrous conduct. About themselves about this hell, because they see we're all just working bees. Insects living a lie the truth planning to escape when the pinnacles break we'll take it to this.Tower of Babel, pray for God that can turn this the gravel. Rejoice in this! Dust to dust and if we get smashed when we crush it's guts it's all part of the grand scheme. Feeling complete we'll swim to the sky when we fill up the street with blood. Never stopping to think how maybe now we built this place too deep.

We are at the bottom of this fucking hole I don't think I can get any lower than this. Unless its devils, but after being human I can't believe it, I can't believe in it AHHH! We are at the bottom of this fucking hole I don't think I can get any lower than this. Unless its devils, but after being human I can't believe it, I can't believe in it AHHH!
Track Name: Eat Reprocessed People
This is not magic. This is not a miracle. This is a delusion living in America. This is my hustle. No I can't trust you. I got a rise above you even if I love you.

To each his own the saying goes. The only quote that stays afloat while people take doses wear clothes and snap photos. Frozen in poses they hope to fill quotas. A way to get close to invoking emotions.

Ohhhhh I'm not feeling alright! Been frustrated all of my life!

I'm looking for a place to be! Let me know if you see a vacancy!

Ohhhhh don't want to stay right here! Don't want to be just anywhere!

I'm looking for a way to be! Fuck you and your complacency!

Yo this is not the rambling of straggling vagabonds, this is the pursuance of precious metal and land to live upon. Plant our seeds and we grow our own garden. Have a little place to put our dearly departed. Home is where the heart is but they're making us heartless. Destroying society with contractual installments. And if it makes them money they would even take my carcass. Tear apart my body and throw me away like I'm garbage.

Do you love to love without the sight of any money? A personal check? Just let me know the minimum. Infinite is not in my limit if you insist on living perfect I guess I couldn't get a minutes worth. Listen existence is not just physical a pixel with a bigger integer. I interpret your just a typical person with no intricate circuits. We can turn it full circle, return to the surface, and plug that significance in.
Track Name: But A Being
Bundy Ted said to Ed here we go A-Gein, time to clean the guillotine of chunks but save me the spleen. Cuz I'm keen on them soft parts, dark hearts like Pounds and Larkin sat around sparking, pen after pen visions in their eyes of burning women and men. Set it all to ruin, don't ask me what the fuck am i doing. Cuz I don't even feel human anymore.

But I am NOT a machine, but being who is built of the idea I couldn't be. I got some screws loose but I keep the bolts locked that's the nail on the head a chip off the old block. You say the vision sadistic don't be so pessimistic listen to the specimen with many different mechanisms. Its like the body is ready for war when the head is missing. Don't let the message miss you go to take another listen.

What you hear what you hear what you're hearing here is but a being trying to be when the end is near. It's all over and I just want to be free, all I really want to be is me. All I really want to be is me, all I really want to be is me, but a being just a being but a being just a being but a being just a being like me.

I don't want to be anything but me(x4)

Its not facade or a god complex, or an odd concept to get when there's no one left to connect. Now watch the mirror reflect and dissect any part of you made in the image of somebody else.

Its all stealth when I strangle a doppelganger with a metal hanger I told you it's what I'm all about. Ripping the bots down to the wire, so I'm coming with some scissors and some needle nose pliers.

So shame on us! Shame on us to have a fucking brain on us, because if it ain't got it's in the fucking pain I trust, but even then it ain't enough so what's left but to put paint on rust.

To put paint on rust wipe the dust and scrape the crust off cadavers. Floating in gray matter, trying to find something that matters beyond this repetition beyond this repetition beyond...

What you hear what you hear what you're hearing here is but a being trying to be when the end is near. It's all over and I just want to be free, all I really want to be is me. All I really want to be is me, all I really want to be is me, but a being just a being but a being just a being but a being just a being like me.

I don't want to be anything but me(x4)