Future Imperfect

by Ryako

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Robin Wils I really like the music style which Ryako decided to go with on this album. Great lyrics too.

The future does not look great, but we are in this together. Favorite track: Sanctuary.
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1.
The future feels so cryptic The post-apocalyptic We were too optimistic Our great leaders so sadistic It’s tweeted in our faces War of classes, war of races Lawsuits and these civil cases Unsafe in our own workplaces I cannot see the dawn I can’t believe what’s going on We’re trapped inside a Twilight Zone Our sanity is almost gone And all these psychos want to do Is watch the world burn As we let them lead us blindly Past the point of no return CHORUS (x2) We will have not seen the end of the world If we could see the future, will we see what is coming? Will we see the horizon when the world burns around us? If we could see the future, the future imperfect They’re trying to keep us silent They’re trying to keep us fighting They want us split apart so none of us are left surviving They’re trying to keep us busy With meaningless distractions So we can’t hold them all accountable for stupid actions And when we criticize They talk about rights and look in our eyes And try to convince us that they all sympathize But everything out of their mouths is a lie It wasn’t your fault an innocent died? It wasn’t you breeding the hatred inside? It wasn’t you trying to cause a divide Of racism, ignorance, malice and pride? CHORUS(x2) BRIDGE If we could see the future, the future imperfect (X4) CHORUS(x2) If we could see the future, the future imperfect (x3)
2.
Eat Me 04:33
New York, New York 2022 40 million population Should we try to make room? People sleeping on the stairs Every day, a heat wave You can call them “furniture” But everybody knows that these women are sex slaves Everybody’s hungry Except for those with money What happened to this land of mine? The streets were paved with gold It rained milk and honey Now the streets are filled with bodies We’re covered in pollution We begged the government for food And this is what they gave us as a fucking solution CHORUS Oh, say goodbye to humanity! Don’t you know your body is a good source of protein? Feed the living with the dead Grind their bones to make the bread Kiss me, kill me, cook me, eat me Kiss me, kill me, cook me, eat me Yes, we make mighty fine cannibals! Breed us for the meat We are cattle, we are animals We won’t let your corpse rot Waste not and you’ll want not Kiss me, kill me, cook me, eat me Kiss me, kill me, cook me, eat me Riots in the streets Nothing left to eat Nothing left to do but die Die and you become meat A long, long time ago This world was beautiful It was a land of plenty Then we went and fucked it up And we said we weren’t responsible We took it all for granted And now we’re paying the price We let our earth become dust We lost our paradise And so we struggle with the truth That we are now barely human We left our hearts in the gutter We left our souls in ruin CHORUS BRIDGE The average man needs 2500 calories per day in order to maintain his weight The average male cadaver yields 81,500 calories Enough to sustain a person for a month How did we come to this? (x4) CHORUS
3.
Furiosa 03:59
People are dying They’re tired and thirsty Wanna drink the water But I’m scared it’ll hurt me It’s not a drug I’m not a child We are not things Played with our lives It was all about the money You make me sick You’re like a walking cancer Screwed us like dogs And made us clean up after Schlanger-eatin’ smeg Rip the crown off your head Muy peligrosa Fucking Furiosa CHORUS (x2) Furiosa You make me furious (x2) Witness me Mediocre Into the storm We ride into victory If I should fall in this fire Remember me This is a war We will tear down your tyranny Stick it to the man Watch him cry out in agony Who killed the world? It was you and your minions Masturbating in a flood Of ego and opinions You never held the sun You never even came close You can kiss my chocha Fucking Furiosa CHORUS (x2) BRIDGE This is a Fury Road But it’s a road to redemption I shall not fear the inferno Or the impending combustion And I shall ride into Valhalla I will not let you own me And if I go down, I go down Covered in the sweat and the blood of my enemies (x4) And when I die, I live again And when I die, I live again And when I die, I live I live, I live, I live again Witness me Mediocre CHORUS (x2)
4.
Sanctuary 04:15
You call yourself human Well, you have no idea What it is to walk in my shoes What it cost me just to be here How I paid with my dignity How I sacrificed How I had the chance to fuck shit up I promised myself I would always be nice But you pushed me away And you fed me a line That you would give me a refuge But it was District 9 I have a slum for a city And I have nothing of my own I had no choice but to stay put I wish I could go home CHORUS All I seek is refuge All I seek is sanctuary You don’t have to fear me You don’t have to be wary You don’t need to hurt me You don’t need the military All I seek is refuge All I seek is sanctuary You shoot us if we’re bad You shoot us if we’re good You’d wipe us from existence If you actually could You’d rather see us dead Than part of your nation It’s hatred, xenophobia, and social segregation Stick us in a ghetto Just to keep us poor And then you all complain About us not doing more More for the country More for the economy You have made us scavengers Cut the arm to spite the body Treat me like an animal I’ll act like one Staring down the barrel of your MNU gun Act like it’s our fault we can’t fucking integrate View us as filth Like we had a choice to emigrate You think we’re stupid We just prawns We just pawns We just living beings trying to all get along All you wanna do is make us disappear If the world were a better place We wouldn’t even be here CHORUS BRIDGE (x2) Don’t you know we want the same things? We just want to live and breathe free Wanna live a life without oppression Without feeling like you hate me Don’t you want the same things? (x6) Wanna live a life without oppression Without feeling like you hate me CHORUS

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The "Future Imperfect" EP is Nerdcore rap mixed with elements of rock, metal, and politics.

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released November 19, 2018

Written, produced, performed, recorded, and mastered by Mel Ciriaco
Booklet and photos by David Alliet

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Ryako Bruges, Belgium

Ryako is an Asian-American-Belgian who has lived on three continents, but has settled in Brugge, Belgium. She is a massive geek and loves cats. She writes, produces, performs, and records all her own stuff and enjoys playing with genres. Coffee is her fuel of choice. Mr. Bootsock, the double-faced cat, is her spirit animal. ... more

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