President of Mozambique

by JJ Brine

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released 10 January 2012

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[from a review by Jericho Cerrona]

Dazzling, immersive, disorienting, and evoking a sensation of auditory rapture that’s nearly impossible to describe, President of Mozambique is the first truly great record of 2012. Maybe something this good really can’t be fully embraced by everyone. In any case, the end is nigh, and Brine will there ushering in the apocalypse with the ultimate soundtrack. ... more

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Track Name: Illuminati
Are you coming to the party?
The President of Mozambique is coming
Let's all welcome the President of Mozambique

I am, I am
We are, we are
We are illuminati
We are illuminati
Illuminati

I am, I am
We are, we are
We are illuminati
We are illuminati
Illuminati

We are illuminati
Illuminati

Ha hee hoo yodelay hee hoo
Smokescreen
Ha hee hoo yodelay hee hoo
Smokescreen
Ha hee hoo yodelay hee hoo
Smokescreen
Hahaha
Smokescreen

Africa
Africa move to me tonight
Africa come inside me

I am, I am
We are, we are
We are illuminati
We are illuminati
Illuminati

I am, I am
We are, we are
We are illuminati
We are illuminati
Illuminati

I am, I am
We are, we are
We are illuminati
Illuminati
Illuminati

Ha hee hoo yodelay hee hoo
Let's all welcome the President of Mozambique
Ha hee hoo yodelay hee hoo
Track Name: Candy and Love
This man's not my daddy
This man's not my friend
He raped me when I was a lonely boy
An only child
He gave me candy and love

Nothing matters without him
Love is coming 'round the bend
Love is coming up again
He gave me candy and love

Candy and love
Candy and love
Candy and love
He gave me candy and love

What makes it different
What makes it seem the same
You do what you want to do
You say what you want to say
You play the games you want to play
But it just doesn't seem to change

This man's not my daddy
This man's not my friend
He raped me when I was a lonely boy
An only child
He gave me candy and love

Nothing matters without him
Love is coming 'round the bend
Love is coming up again
He gave me candy and love

Candy and love
Candy and love
Candy and love
Track Name: Ghost of Your Mother's Womb
When you were small
You were my angel
Now you are tall
Don't be a stranger
I know you better
Than anyone can know
You are my baby
My one and only one

I, I am the ghost of your mother's womb
Crawl back inside of me
I am cocoon
I, I am the ghost of your mother's womb
Crawl back inside of me
I am cocoon

There's so much out there that can do you harm
Let me keep you safe and warm
No one hurts my baby
My one and only one

I, I am the ghost of your mother's womb
Crawl back inside of me
I am cocoon
I, I am the ghost of your mother's womb
Crawl back inside of me
I am cocoon

Eat what I eat
Drink what I drink
A mother's love is the best food for a baby
Eat what I eat
Drink what I drink
A mother's love is the best food for a baby
Track Name: It's Our Little Secret
We made a lot of money
Selling all our memories
To a certain kind of conspiracy

We have big properties on many lands
We travel with a marching band
And we play the people on the streets
With our nimble hands

We have a little secret we will never show
We have a little secret you will never know
We have a little secret you would never guess
We have a little secret we are truly blessed
It's our little secret
It's our little secret
It's our little secret

She can dance she can dance she can dance
She is sublime
He can dance he can dance he can dance
He is all mine!
It's our little secret
She is sublime
He is all mine

It's our little secret
We have a little secret we will never show
We have a little secret you will never know
We have a little secret you would never guess
We have a little secret we are truly blessed
Track Name: Dispossession
Nobody knows how to play the game tonight
Wicked whispers keep the calm
Soldiers stray from battle and leave their weapons behind
In trenches to die alone
Wanting ammunition in the afterlife
The shooting stops
The war falls out of sight and out of failing minds
Children walk out of their broken homes
Leading hitchhikers by candlelight
Everything has to wax and wane
It needs to go from whence it came

Periphery move to center
Center move so far away

Dispossession
My fair maiden
Death would serve us better
Dispossession
Soul forsaken
We will have our restitution in the coming hour
Dispossession
My fair maiden
Dispossession

I loved the way you chased me then
Even now you seem so wide awake
Although you slumber through the day
We're liberal with the mistakes we make
Driving stakes through hearts that lost the beat so long ago
Wilting flowers have to decompose so other things can bloom and grow
I'm taking candy from hungry ghosts
Giving shelter to the gracious host

Freedom and surrender
To whom it may concern
I won't be outnumbered
'Til I neatly rip my soul in two
One be me, one be you

Dispossession
My fair maiden
Death would serve us better
Dispossession
Soul forsaken
We will have our restitution in the coming hour
Dispossession
My fair maiden
Dispossession

You can just call me Legion
You can just call me Legion
Track Name: Face Least Favored by Nature
Ladies who lunch, boycott brunch
Ladies who lunch, boycott brunch

Disinherit the meek
Arm the strong
Manhandle the panhandler
Give his fortunes to the gambler

And here I thought I was doing a favor
To the face least favored by nature
Here I thought I was doing a favor
To the face least favored by nature

Wrap the rock, skin the sock
Chip off the old chopping block
Save a sinner, stab a saint
The rewards in heaven will surely be great

Could it be that chocolate's your flavor?
I ask the stranger
Ladies who lunch, boycott brunch
Ladies who lunch, boycott brunch

Rat out the mole, sink in the hole
And go skipping off the plank
Kiss the hand you want to bite
And God will break it later
God will break it later

Save a sinner, stab a saint
The rewards in heaven will surely be great
Guess after all I've got the shine
The pink lady that you saw in my kitchen
She was laughing at your reflection!

In a trap, in a snare
Wrap the rock, skin the sock
Chip off the old chopping block

Here I thought I was doing a favor
To the face least favored by nature
Here I thought I was doing a favor
To the face least favored by nature
Track Name: We Get Along
Lover does your skin go cold
When you look into my open eye
It seems you're still forever young
You're growing older on your own

We get along we get along we get along we get along
We get along
You help me enchant myself
I stare into the sun
Our passion passes on
We get along we get along we get along we get along
We get along

Save your breath for resistance
Save your breath for better lies
Darling you can rest assured
We're leaving you behind
The rest of us have already died
The rest of us have already died

We get along we get along we get along we get along
We get along
You help me enchant myself
I stare into the sun
Our passion passes on
We get along we get along we get along we get along
We get along
Track Name: Lucas
My only friend
He died tonight
I never knew his name
My only friend
He died tonight
I feel his spirit in the rain
I don't know where he's been
I don't know who he was
I don't know where he's going
Or where he's coming from

Lucas, Lucas
Lucas, Lucas

Eastern seaboard
Whispering the rules
The rules that we must follow
Until we make our own
If there's a body to be found
It'll be so far underground
It would take a lifetime in the sand to lift it up
Messages I'll send to you
My one and only friend
I'll carry them like a treasure
Until you have the eyes for them again

Lucas, Lucas
Lucas, Lucas
Track Name: Innovation
Don't be afraid to follow me
I come here all the time
This is what I give to you
I give you what is mine
So that I may have your trust
Your trust is all I need tonight

One of us
Is bound to be the one
There are plenty of mistakes to make
Before the deed is rightly done

Innovation
Take us higher
Higher than the highest height
Innovation
As high as we can go tonight

Celebration is for circumstance
Ceremony is for time
Ritual is for comfort
And tribute is for crime

Devotion to the best of everything we want to be
We have the pen
We draw the line
We draw the line
We draw the line
We draw the line

Innovation
Take us higher
Higher than the highest height
Innovation
As high as we can go tonight
Innovation
Take us higher
Higher than the highest height
Innovation
As high as we can go tonight
Track Name: Family First
Mother may I
Tell you why, tell you why, tell you why
You have to die
Father would it be alright
For me to cut you down to size
Sister won't you tell me when
Tell me when, tell me when
It hurts too much
i don't want to hurt you
I just want to slice you up
Brother can you believe your eyes
You're in for more surprises still
I'm going for the kill

Home is where the heart is
Family comes first
Home, home
Home is where the heart is
Family comes first
Home, home

The blood's in Mother's kitchen
The blood's in Father's reading room
The blood's in Baby's cradle
The blood fills up the family swimming pool

As long as we're together
As long as we are there
Giving love and care
Love and care

Home is where the heart is
Family comes first
Home, home
Home is where the heart is
Family comes first
Home, home
Track Name: Enemy
Once upon a time
There was a whale
At night it rose up from the sea
Into the air
And it sang my songs to me
I can hear it in my brilliant dreams

One night the whale sang another song to me

If you are not me
You are my enemy
If you are not me
You are my enemy

Hunter if you choose to chase me down
Do you think you'll live to tell the tale
Oh no
But I will swallow you whole
And I'll make food of you
So that I can grow even larger still
And you can live on inside of me
You can live on inside of me

Nothing you can do but wait
Until you are no more a thing apart
We are pumping blood as one with my one and only beating heart
And your voice will serenade the angels who would lend
Will serenade the angels who would lend their ears to us

If you are not me
You are my enemy
If you are not me
You are you are my enemy