Inherent Contempt

by zenith

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1.
14:55
Yr brain has deteriorated Deteriorated Rapidly self-detonating It’s our fault, not yours, you’ve never been wrong you’ve never been wrong You alone can fix this to think we deserve better To question your greatness To think we’re soooo smart Made up Nonsensical hypocritical Made up Nonsensical hypocritical Self interest is honesty Altruism Is fakery Protect yourself your family your own kind There is no conflict There can be no recusal your family your own kind Never ask him about his business We going to new jersey? Never ask him about his business We going to new jersey? You always wanted to shoot up a church You always wanted to order a hit You always saw yourself as one badass bitch Never ask him about his business We going to atlantic city Never ask him about his business We going to new jersey? Never ask him about his business We going to new jersey? Shame if something happened Horseface and mushroom dick You aren’t the one who threatened Your lawyer will never flip You paid him to take a bullet All you need is her silence All you need is her silence All you need is her silence She was easy they let you do anything She was so easy she just wants to be on TV You said such women should be punished You despise weakness You think it’s such an easy choice tylenol or advil Disobedient ideas to be thrown on the ash heap Ten fingers They cut them off 2 minutes after he walked in They cut them off He was on your hit list, wasn’t he a man so filled with rage How many other victims Blind to genocide like gambling on football games and boxing Your casinos were famous for Not that it makes you a nazi When the saudis came knocking You yelped like a dog You sold some advice You’ve know a thing of two about coverups Deny as long as you can Then blame it on some rogue faction When it becomes obvious that it was you Argue that it was for the greater good Say you have to keep our families safe You’ll do whatever it takes
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Asked for loyalty pledge from the head of the FBI Asked for loyalty pledge from the head of the FBI Interfered with an investigation into yourself into yourself You tried to play the intelligence community against itself You tried to use the justice department as a propaganda wing You fired everyone who would’ve dared You attacked your Attorney General for being loyal You keep saying your gonna fire Special counsel your son was told to lie under oath Unindicted and It feels so nice Conspiracy ain’t collusion It’s just campaign finance Crimes and It feels soooooo nice Whatever it takes for the solution The ends justify the means You’ve been unleashed you can expense your release The party will provide anything you need Corporate women mother Russia The new Illuminati The fate of the world is decided this house needs to be cleaned
3.
He saw what you did He heard what you said He’s the one who took notes He’s the enemy from within He’s working for you but he’s testifying for us He saw what you did He’s talking shit in the cafeteria He’s the schoolyard nerd who won’t flinch who takes yr hits Shut this shit down send him home to his thoughts The man thinks too much He saw what you did makes you nervous He’ll serve as an example to the rest of us What if we were attacked But refused to react You refuse to acknowledge complicit or incompetent Dishing it out like a champ commander in chief Offender with tweets Dis-tracti-on-com-plete Transaction complete Your son in law has run up quite a tab 666 5th Avenue Your son in law has run up quite a tab There were questions you made them go away 1.2 billion dollars overdue Where’d the cash come from Where’d the 10 billion go Quid pro quo Access for a loan
4.
That man calls you a fraud he was right That man said your promises Were already broken The kremlin Won’t be as forg iving As your voters That man Wasn’t one of your voters That man is uncontrollable He might endanger Everything the phony weak Tool To be fair, crimea was always in russia Has the new master chosen your cabinet Has the new master entertained your proposal Has the new world any place For that cop Who won’t go away You’ve gotta build a new pantheon Our heroes aint heroes anymore you’re revoking those losers those old guys that fought in some wars You like people who don’t get caught Especially spies and assassins These leakers and whistle blowers must come to an end clinging to the same old lobbyists Now that would be a sin You’ve sold the idea that you will drain the swamp You like people who don’t get caught Some losers have spent decades Striving to preserve basic fucking freedoms In the army in vietnam In the doj in the fbi on the force This one loser’s trying to cash in Not in your house he won’t You will strip him of his pension And starve him until he retreats
5.
06:35
Oh I’m sorry Privacy is such an an expired notion Oh I’m sorry I’m in your social network I’m sorry We can crack open brains now without a hammer I’m sorry Fill those skulls with propaganda I’m sorry Alls it takes is an online quiz I’m sorry We profile you feed you bullshit I’m sorry Enough to change your mind And the minds of your friends Your not kidding The only jury that matters is public opinion Your not kidding There is no objectivity Your not kidding the fundamental premise of cable tv Your not kidding Are you bored of your old legal team Your not kidding Any non disbarred possibilities Your not kidding ridiculous popularity Your not kidding Take out an insurance policy If they try it will be civil war If they try Fox News will light it up If they try to take the guns Oh I’m sorry did you need that pension Oh I’m sorry you expected some benefits? Oh I’m sorry Haha Oh I’m sorry you worked here 30 years Oh I’m sorry But then went and opened your goddamn mouths Oh I’m sorry Loyalty is its own reward Oh I’m sorry Silence is golden
6.
The public court is now in session The opinionated pundit’s court is now in session Thousands of people died Tens of Thousands of people died But that wasn’t your fault But that wasn’t your fault More insane then you are, amirite? Your were told a different number, a lie Just a couple dozen was all Just a couple dozen was all You’ll go to any length to be absolved Fudge the numbers a little off the top Turn off the cameras Shut down the satellites Media blackout Unless their on your right More insane then you are, amirite? Globalist deep state socialist shite Climate change science is illegal Our people have it on good authority it could be worse As long as it is somewhere else You just trying to protect us By centralizing our nations wealth You’re fired, that’s what you say Hey, I’m still around, that’s what he’d say All the adults in the room are gone The rats will play Free to escalate Free to escalate
7.
08:32
You thought about it didn’t you You would’ve done it wouldnt you They weren’t going to kill him They just wanted to rough him up a little They just wanted to rough him up a little Whats a little torture between friends the ambassador has been saying some very mean things About your new friends You thought about it didn’t you You would’ve done it wouldnt you These liberals hate filled endless hostility... You owe them nothing They will bend or they will break they will come around to kiss the ring The helicopter overhead Swooped in low dropped a barrel down small children Suddenly foaming at the mouth Families streaming into the streets Mothers screaming desperate prayers Deathly gasping struggling for air Surgeons grasping nothing to be done Your Generals sats nothing to be done It’s time we give those motherfucking bastards a real… slap on the wrist We the people bombed a couple of hangars rebuilt them in a couple of days Don’t fuck with mother russia Your hands are tied The choice is annihilation or the shattering of our glass house You’re down to pinpoint pinpricks You’re down to pinpoint pinpricks But they’ve got the gun pointed at your head They’ve got the fucking guns nothing to be done You’ve ordered an armada out to sea What the fuck is an armada a ground war in central asia that’d never be enough for you You gonna find yourself a nationalist who can do both who can do both who can do both who can do both Fuck the world it ain’t the USA
8.
She got pregnant, you paid her off national committee’s coffers You love beautiful women They’re your secret they’re the secret to your success a symptom your total lack of respect For human dignity Your father did a shitty job skipped out of vietnam Studio 54 your khe sanh you keep reliving Hell is reliving You aint nothing but a thief Breaking into old folks homes While your wife and children sleep
9.
07:20
She was an intelligence officer She worked for the oligarchs... She was a mafiosa She was an intelligence officer Sp--- She worked for the oligarchs Shout:::: you let her ride in your car She liked to hang out…. She liked to hang out in your office sing She lied about who she was And you said she didn’t exis...t shout You said nothing ever happened You said nothing ever happened sp--- Just a meeting about adoptions… vib--- an act of war... Should have been more cautious sp-- Cautious cautious offshore outsourced Sp vib--- Consultancy expense Hackers for hire sixth six sixth international Find her emails find them now if your listening? if your listening? if your listening? if your listening? if your listening? if your listening? if your listening? Should have been more cautious Cautious cautious She was an intelligence officer She worked for the oligarchs She was a mafiosa She was an intelligence officer She worked for the oligarchs for the oligarchs for the oligarchs Should have been more cautious Cautious cautious Find her emails find them now
10.
04:22
You know, we stopped having world wars for a reason That reason is called fucking reason I know thats not really something you do You reject reason You reject science Your reject your own fucking history Your reject your own fucking history Your reject your own fucking history!!! You think your doing something new You think your doing something new But this all played out before in the 19th century You want japan to build their own atom bomb You wanna make your own reich, what number are they on Auf welcher Nummer bist du? You know, we stopped having world wars for a reason That reason is called fucking reason I know thats not really something you do You reject reason You reject science Your reject your own fucking history Your reject your own fucking history Your reject your own fucking history!!! You think your doing something new You think your doing something new But this all played out before in the 19th century You want japan to build their own atom bomb You wanna make your own reich, what number are they on Auf welcher Nummer bist du? Russia if you are listening Russia if yr listening 400 pounds On his bed 400 programmers In a bunker Lock her up, amirite? I’d rather be a russian than a liberal They take bitcoin
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Inherent Contempt (Recorded December 2018, Released June 2019) is the first all-new completed non-instrumental album by The Zenith (ZNTH) in 11 years, since 2008’s Quicksilver. On many levels IC is a sequel to prior works spanning the full 24 year history of output since 1995.
The album was almost entirely improvised, though some later editing took place in post-production. Like For She Who Dreams West (1997), the same improvisational methods were used with single long takes and lyrical notes instead of fleshed-out songs, capturing emotional impressions at the moment with synchronized guitar and voice, with additional instruments added in layers in single long takes. This same technique was later reused during the Salome Suite on Quicksilver, with a different emotional purpose. This album is also the biographical follow-up to Quicksilver, capturing the change over a decade later following the suicidal introspection of the earlier album; this record is the spiritual successor to Clusterfuck, which suggested a peaceful surrender from the inside toward the outside. Here the anger is focused squarely on the outside world and political events. The two track titles, Epistophone and Croaker, are derived from the earlier tracks on Maps of Unlife (2003). In particular, The Croaker is the narrative sequel to the character of the earlier song (President George W. Bush) in the run-up to the Iraq War, but here the demon has transferred hosts to embody Donald Trump. This is only the third track to include rageful screaming (A Warning from FSWDW in 1997, The Croaker in 2002). Ultimately, this album is meant as a follow-up to We Will Crush You Like Vermin (1999), in that it is the first harsh-noise release to include Theresa Smith’s contributions in 20 years, where she again adds sampling and noise to the mix as well as editing and post-production contributions.
The lyrics were intended as a full frontal assault on the presidency of Donald J. Trump, and the first 24 impeachment charges outlined on the znth instagram feed (now over 40 at the time of this writing). The narrator’s voice is that of the Croaker-demon himself, debating with President Epistophobe-himself on how deeply out of his league he is. The name “The Croaker” is a reference to a work by Kathy Acker when she muses that the pop musician Prince should have been elected president.

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released June 18, 2019

Christopher Mitchell
Theresa Smith

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