How To Drown

by Upright Figurine

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released March 24, 2017

Upright Figurine:
Dirty Al: Drums/Percussion
PRP: Keys/Vocals
Rx: Vocals/Guitar
Scar: Bass/Vocals

Produced by Upright Figurine
Mixed by Keith Anderson
Mastered by Ryan Main

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Upright Figurine/URF Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Keith Anderson is the creative force behind URF, and Upright Figurine. URF is a laid back listening electronica, influenced by such artists as Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, and Venetian Snares. Upright Figurine is an alternative post-industrial rock project, influenced by bands such as Nine Inch Nails, Coil, and Tool ... more

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Track Name: The Collective Voice
And the truth is a completely foreign concept to us
The youth that are the backbone of the nation
All these lies keep cover over our eyes
The light is too dim, we need to be saved
We've been searching: cutting, drinking, fucking, fighting
Violence, drugs, anger, melancholy
Sorrow hits us, we need to let go
We need to save our own souls
We need to hear real music, a real saving power
An escape from all that we have known of greatness
In this world, we're so disconnected
Nobody has control
We've been waiting
Track Name: Capsule
Each day is a door unopened, my life for a tragedy
All parts that are left unbroken are thrown out into the sea
The waves that keep crashing over corpses that deny they're dead
Each scream like a four leaf clover keeps slipping out of my head
Cant sleep, can't eat, can't move, I'm petrified
Can't live, can't love, can't feel the lighter side
Don't know, don't care, don't want to need again
I'm tied, bound tight, sinking and suffering

Each cloud as it passes up high over my back, blue and cold
Whispers to the sun in the sky "Below seems an endless hold"
As the pieces keep on falling, and the light leaves the sullen deep
No voice of my lover calling "Is this death or is this sleep?"
Cant sleep, can't eat, can't move, I'm petrified
Can't live, can't love, can't feel the lighter side
Don't know, don't care, don't want to need again
I'm tied, bound tight, sinking and suffering

"Is this death or is this sleep?"
Track Name: Glow
Look into the machine, nerves into it's circuitry
As the full of Chaos flows, as the eyes unholy glow
Glow is the regulation of stimuli, glow is preemptive to suicide
Glow: soul to binary form, glow: that to which a thought conforms
This mortal coil in shuffle mode, polarized directives of a dead diode
Complete deletion into afterglow, eyes flash from black and back to static snow
This mortal coil cools but still burns red, electric channeling of the dead
Cyclic flowers now in full fledged bloom, no life is lived that light won't consume
Manipulate the web design, network eyes Prince of lies
As the spider comes to devour, no place or time when now's the hour!
Glow is the neurons of information, glow is the union of a nation
Glow: soul to binary form, glow: that to which a thought conforms
This mortal coil in shuffle mode, polarized directives of a dead diode
Complete deletion into afterglow, eyes flash from black and back to static snow
This mortal coil cools but still burns red, electric channeling of the dead
Cyclic flowers now in full fledged bloom, no life is lived that light won't consume
Don't think it's made of anything, don't think this is the information age
Your own creations own you, your own hands destroy you
This mortal coil in shuffle mode, polarized directives of a dead diode
Complete deletion into afterglow, eyes flash from black and back to static snow
This mortal coil cools but still burns red, electric channeling of the dead
Cyclic flowers now in full fledged bloom, no life is lived that light won't consume
Before you know, you start to glow
And there you go,you know that you're doin' it right
This mortal coil cools but still burns red, electric channeling of the dead
Cyclic flowers now in full fledged bloom, no life is lived that light won't consume
No!
Track Name: Her Horns
Called down deep where men don't belong
Lulled to sleep by her soft, balletic song
Cold, hard drum repeats beating as we've drowned
Blue, this grave will save us on the third time round
Into the Maelstrom
Hear the female strum
Beyond the pale hum
Despite where we come from, we will become numb

Biding her time and biting her tongue
Tooth, talon, mother and a thousand young
Sharpened harps with strings that when strummed kill kings
Huntress of the deep, hungry she still sings
Into the Maelstrom
Hear the female strum
Beyond the pale hum
Despite where we come from, we will become numb
Track Name: Byte
It's gonna take something that you don't hear everyday
To make these mother fuckers feel exactly what I say
You fuckers focus on the price and then you walk away
You push a button in and out comes something either way
Searching for deeper meaning you rhyme with philosophy
And as we turn it all around for just the world to see
We burn the church of broken ground committing blasphemy
Vampire sleeper leaning, learning to dream after me
Picked out, picked up, put off and then picked up again
Realized and manifested from deep within
Listening without hearing or understanding
Is like imploding without expanding
Circus of psychomantically repressed depression
Buttons pushing themselves to hypergrade aggression
Giving without taking and gaining everything
Is the result of living without anything
Byte! Byte!


We give a future to the few and to the passed
And in the end we find a way to make it last
We're only doing what the faith in you has asked
The lord is now upon you even though he's masked
The goat upon the altar clearly things have changed
Thy throat must never falter with a brain deranged
My tongue forever altered never within range
Each endeavor, endlessly exalted, this life is strange
Picked out, picked up, put off and then picked up again
Realized and manifested from deep within
Listening without hearing or understanding
Is like imploding without expanding
Circus of psychomantically repressed depression
Buttons pushing themselves to hypergrade aggression
Giving without taking and gaining everything
Is the result of living without anything
Byte! Byte!

Looking for poison finds you poisoned
No science to pain like there is for love
Grieving has you looking better than ever before
Death and sex and life betwixt the light each kilobyte restore
Byte! Byte! Byte! Byte!
Gift of darkness free for the world to see
Given unto thee sacrificially
Debt to quest undone, am the fathers son
Unrepentant boy, knowledge will employ
Search for signs of late, unexpected fate
Twisted through the thorn, blood on brow, forlorn
Shifting from the sphere, drifting, disappear
Living without fear, living in the here and now
Picked out, picked up, put off and then picked up again
Realized and manifested from deep within
Listening without hearing or understanding
Is like imploding without expanding
Circus of psychomantically repressed depression
Buttons pushing themselves to hypergrade aggression
Giving without taking and gaining everything
Is the result of living without anything
Giving without taking and gaining everything
But with a grain of salt, explaining everything
Circus of psychomantically repressed depression
Buttons pushing themselves to hypergrade aggression
Giving without taking and gaining everything
Is the result of living without anything
Giving without taking and gaining everything
But with a grain of salt, explaining everything
Byte! Byte! Byte!
Track Name: How To Drown
I’m finally engulfed, and floating down
As petals from dead blossoms on the winds
A slow, lethargic journey through the ink
To land, submerged in silent, endless dark
As cantos come and go in Dante’s Hell
The layers of my grave begin to show
As I stare up and, through my sad descent
Watch colors lose their form, and start to dim
The sparks transform to ash, and fall with me
Exploding forth from distant memory
Of lovers lost, of promise unfulfilled
Of treading listlessly into the void
Of summers spent alone beside the sea
As happy people kiss and smile wide
Of winter woods, and footprints in the snow
But only matched to mine, no tracks beside
My chest begins to spasm and go weak
As any trace of air begins to leave
I turn my head, to see what waits for me
And suddenly, through my periphey
No! This is not the fate designed for me
No! This is not the fate designed for me
I thought I knew the void, the dark, the cold!
But never have I seen a black like this
Such nothingness, such stark finality
I start to wonder, what else could there be?
I look back up, the sun, its begs, it pleads
It’s small, and distant as it’s ever been
Its rays, like desperate fingers, losing grip
A pocket flashlight shone into a well
With fading strength, I jerk my head upright
My arms fan out, I move them frantically
I kick my legs, and rocket through the murk
Toward newer, better, future memories
Extremities get heavier and seize
But my resolve refuses to recede
I fight against the urge to open wide
And swallow in a breath that isn’t there
The light is getting closer, steadily!
And yet, my eyes can just barely perceive
Colors show again, though faintly seen
My hope still drives me, while my body strains
My lungs convulse, I breathe in, and despair
I’m almost to the surface, come to me!
This life is mine, I will not falter now!
With one more burst of strength, I reach for light
My consciousness is lost, I float in warmth
But one more thought persistently resounds…
“If ever I awake, and get to shore,
I’ll spend my life forgetting how to drown”