The Future Is Not What It Used To Be

by RM Isaiah

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released April 22, 2016

All songs written, performed*, and produced by RM Isaiah
All Rights Reserved 2016 The High Witness Co.

*Additional Guitar on tracks 1, 8 / Craig Vail

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Track Name: The Black Moon Of Saturn
The Black Moon Of Saturn / RM Isaiah

With one hand we make
What the other will destroy
We’re guarding the garden
And always obey

You say we’ll return
To the black moon of Saturn someday

With one hand we make
What the other will destroy
We’re guarding the garden
And always obey

They say we’ll return
To the black moon of Saturn someday
Track Name: Man And Beast
Man And Beast / RM Isaiah

I saw the morning star buying supplies
With my own two eyes
He looked into my soul
And he sighed

I had a vision of a prison guard
Holding a credit card
He whispered in my ear
“We’re always here”

It used to be I’d hold my peace
I’m losing my faith in man and beast
Someday soon we all will see
We’ll stand and stare..in disbelief

Jesus, he was packing a bag,
He’s leaving
Smoking like
A broken machine

It used to be I’d hold my peace
I’m losing my faith in man and beast
Someday soon we all will see
We’ll stand and stare..in disbelief

Banging on an old guitar
Howling away in the moonlight
I looked up to see a falling star
Turn night to day

It used to be I’d hold my peace
I’m losing my faith in man and beast
Someday soon we all will see
We’ll stand and stare..in disbelief
Track Name: Gone Beyond
Gone Beyond/ RM Isaiah

Now I think I got your number
Six hundred sixty six
I saw you sling it over your shoulder
You've got a big bag of tricks

I've been born and died at least a
Thousand times, and I
Been burnt by better than you
All the skin I shed, and all
The blood I bled, I survived by
Having nothing to lose

I've gone beyond,
I've been within,
I've done some good,
I've done some sin

You're busy building the grand illusion
You got the trowel and the bricks
There's no replacing the time we've
Wasted, buying into the myth

I've gone beyond,
I've been within,
I've done some good,
I've done some sin

I've seen the way you writhe and slither,
Behind the blind and the sick,
Now you're al coiled up in the corner
Waiting to strike and constrict

I've gone beyond,
I've been within,
I've done some good,
I've done some sin

I have seen your kind about a
Thousand times, and
I know now who you symbolize
I've come face to face with
Many venomous snakes, and
I have seen the same in their eyes
Track Name: Beauty To Burn
Beauty To Burn / RM Isaiah

You got beauty to burn,
I got nowhere to be
It’s a matter of time
Until you’re turning on me

You have nothing to hide
And it’s something to see
I’m along for the ride,
Honey, you’re growing on me

I got something in mind,
If you’re willing to learn,
It requires a fire,
You’ve got beauty to burn

You’re taking your time,
I’m waiting my turn
Desire’s a fire
You’ve got beauty to burn
And you got beauty to burn

There’s nowhere to go
We’ll follow the stars,
It’s a matter of time,
‘Till they know who we are
Track Name: The Pattern
The Pattern / RM Isaiah

Out on the strange,
Dark highway home
It's hard to see the signs
Broken hearts on broken bones
It's a long, cold shadow's fall

As the lightning,
So the thunder
All that matters
Is the pattern

There's a gentle, falling rain
The kind a fire can survive
The future's gone on holiday
The past is far behind

As the lightning,
So the thunder
All that matters
Is the pattern
Track Name: Mission Creep
Mission Creep / RM Isaiah

The halftime show is over
Still the stone rolls on
The green one,he had a handgun,
So now he's dead and gone

Out on 'ole highway 33
His majesty, he died tragically
Kill the killer then the step is steep
Usher in the mission creep

Jack, he was barely even there
Next thing, he's breaking down the door
When he's on a roll, he's
Playing the part he was born for

Out on 'ole highway 33
His majesty, he died tragically
Kill the killer then the step is steep
Usher in the mission creep

Poor John, he's going on and on
About the Third World War
Hiding under covers
Reading 1984

Out on 'ole highway 33
His majesty, he died tragically
Kill the killer then the step is steep
Usher in the mission creep
Track Name: Borrowed Time
Borrowed Time / RM Isaiah

No moon tonight,
To light my way,
No open flames
In this pouring rain

My tired eyes,
They barely see
No cover under
These leafless trees

CHORUS:
I’ll get to you somehow,
Or die on my way,
Cause I’ll never leave you
‘Till my dying day
Remember me kindly
Whenever I go,
Cause lord knows
I’m on borrowed time
I’m on borrowed time

No shadows fall,
A sunless spring,
The old crow king,
He spreads his wings

Out here where
The dead live on
And souls are sold
For fortunes told

CHORUS

Where I’ve been
And all I’ve done
Who I am
I have become

I kept my word
I’ve done my time
I gave my blood,
For you, my love

CHORUS
Track Name: Day Of The Dead
Day Of The Dead / RM Isaiah

It’s the day of the dead, who are rising
To the call of an empire falling
It’s in blood that this history’s written
Off your knees, we will not be forgiven

The day of the dead

It’s the dawn of the dead, who are living
In the shade of an empire dying
It’s in blood that these laws were all written
Step on serpents, you’re bound to get bitten

The day of the dead

It’s the night of the dead, who have risen
To the side of an empire fallen
It’s in blood that this story was written
Off your knees, we will not be forgiven
Track Name: Russian Dolls
Russian Dolls / RM Isaiah

When, it never mattered more than now
Who don’t make a difference anyhow
Watch over my body while I’m gone
I’ll tell you what I learn when I return

Call it all another place and time
Like russian dolls, designed
With space in mind

The hunter shows no mercy for the prey,
Cold blood, it’s the special of the day
The devil’s on the dark side of the moon
He’s holding up a sign, saying “number nine”

Call it all another place and time,
Like russian dolls, designed
With space in mind
Call it all another place and time
Like russian dolls, designed
With space in mind
Track Name: Playing With Fire
Playing With Fire / RM Isaiah

Built a house of cards
I had a hand from summoned sources,
Here before, and evermore

Sitting there I’d wait
As they would take their shape,
Beckoning the angels ‘till the dawn

My mother, she’s been praying for me,
Cause I’m playing with fire
All that it takes to start
Is a spark in the dark

Dressed for resurrection,
From the depths of my reflection,
I climb the golden ladder to the light

Stacking sacred stones,
By the dimensions I was given,
Spoke in graven tones all through the night

My mother, she’s been praying for me,
Cause I’m playing with fire
All that it takes to start
Is a spark in the dark (2x)

To visions I was witness,
A scaffolding was risen,
Made of the last thing I’d believe
It was made of the last thing I believed