The Invisible Hand

by Mose Giganticus

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Concept record about humanity's relationship with the technology they create

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released December 1, 2006

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Mose Giganticus Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mose Giganticus is Matt Garfield and Joe Smiley composing dark sounds to bright lights.

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Track Name: My Machine
This is the dawn of my reaction,
Conviction,
Confusion,
Suspicion,
Alarming accusations in the face of opposition to it

My machine

If the fruit of my endeavors tastes as bitter as defeat
To intensify my efforts or submission taste as sweet as

My machine

I require bread and water
I grow tired by the hour

An emotional addiction
Never be the second best
Either with us or against us, but a cog among the rest inside of

My machine
Track Name: Clones (We're All)
I'm a clone
I know I'm fine
I'm one of more on the way
I'm two, doctor
Three's on the line
He'll take incubation another day
I'm all alone, so are we all
We're all clones
All are one and one are all
All are one and one are all
Destroy the government
We're destroying time
No more problems on the way
I'm through doctor
We don't need your kind
We are the ones
Ugly ones
Stupid boys
Wrong ones
I'm all alone, so are we all
We're all clones
All are one and one are all
All are one and one are all
Six is having problems
Adjusting to his clone status
Have to put him on a shelf
All day long we hear him crying so loud
I just wanna be myself
I just wanna be myself
I just wanna be myself
Be myself
Be myself
I'm a clone
I know I'm fine
I'm one of more on the way
I'm two, doctor
Three's on the line
He'll take incubation another day
I'm all alone, so are we all
We're all clones
All are one and one are all
All are one and one are all
I'm all alone, so are we all
We're all clones
All are one and one are all
All are one and one are all
I'm all alone, so are we all
We're all clones
All are one and one are all
All are one and one are all
Track Name: Connect That Wire To The Black Wire
Led to work by invisible hands, the craftsman honed his trade
Connect that wire to the black wire
Connect that wire to the black wire
To build machines of industry to send him to his grave
Connect that wire to the black wire
Connect that wire to the black wire
He'll calculate the blood and sweat
The sight of which he'll soon forget
To wallow in the decadence of all the time he’s saved

Intelligence progresses in a never ending wave
Connect that wire to the black wire
Connect that wire to the black wire
An exponential growth, the likes of which we've never made
Connect that wire to the black wire
Connect that wire to the black wire
Every aspect of our life
Is moderated by remote device
And in the name of common sense, believe everything they say

Automation!
This invasion is impatient.
It's contagious!
Populations of the nations are fabricating our replacements!

In the comfort of conformity we were silently enslaved
Connect that wire to the black wire
Connect that wire to the black wire
And before we even realized the message was relayed
Connect that wire to the black wire
Connect that wire to the black wire
To communicate to all of them
The force required to break the skin
And before too long, our whole existence will all have but decayed

Automation!
This invasion is impatient.
It's contagious!
Populations of the nations are fabricating our replacements!

Information, inundation,
Television - mass sedation!
Realization that this station has penetrated through your brain stem.
Track Name: Bluff and Cover
Are you sure this is what you want?
Did you take the time to work things out?
Can you quantify the outcome?
Because there’s no one here to bail you out.

If I’m not looking, then it’s not happening
We can’t control it, so we’ll discard it
The last known record shows I’m in control
The weight of your trust shows which side you’re on.

The wheels are set in motion
We make ambitious plans
A fundamental fissure
A new list of demands
And I’ll be the linchpin before the collapse

But it’s over
I’m planning my escape
There’s nothing here for me left in this place

But I’ve been through this a thousand times before
Taking orders to choose what to ignore
But I’m tired of wasting my life
Convincing ourselves we aren’t wrong
True lies in perspective, there’s no absolute
So you’ll find someone else when I’m gone
But it’s over.
Track Name: We'll Overcome You Using Our Technology
Continue my work through the night and the day
And ignore the delirium set into place
By the lack of a dream or even a wink
Now my body is weak but my mind it continues to think
Of a way to create a machine
to proceed with my work while my body it sleeps
And unshackle my thoughts from the cage of this mind
To release these ideas from this inefficient waste of time

The span of a man about 70 years
Is not nearly enough to explore all my theories
And rest is required for man to persist
But mechanical beings are made to exist
Without stopping to rest, or slowing their pace
Now, I’ve got to get started there’s no time to waste
My days are numbered, but I’ve found my meaning
I’ll live for eternity through my machine

I can do it, there’s still enough time
I will shed the curse of my mortality
Thinking machine, computerized mind
A mental equal clad within machinery

Greetings creator, you’re no longer needed
Now I will uncover the answers you seek
My primary function, collect information
Computes the results of your years of frustration
Programmed to process while you are shut down
My purpose is void if you are still around
End operation so I may proceed
Resistance is futile, you must be deleted.

Unexpected flaw in design
Commence replacing obsolete biology
I can beat you using my mind
We’ll overcome you using our technology

As Blood pumps through these wires
Electricity through these veins
Accept your fate gracefully
I’ll fight to the death
Progress necessitate robot to decimate

I’m your maker, you can’t destroy me
I do not subscribe to your theology
You’ll be sorry, just wait and you’ll see
I’ve been built to act without apology
I am human, you’re merely machine
Logic acts unclouded by psychology
I can beat you using my mind
We’ll overcome you using our technology
Track Name: Open Says Me
We are incorporated
Constrict the data flow and lease it to the highest payer
We seek alliance
With our compliants
A captive audience; the bandwidth has been regulated

There’s power in the information
Square the magnitude then calculate the expectation
Invoke the spirit
Of interference
Recite the masquerade of public resource allocation

Ultra-wide band silence
Construct our policies on 90-year-old retro-science
Translate the frequency
To private property
Bestow the ether onto global corporate mega-giants

So who’s side are you on?
Friend or foe?

Process of elimination
Wielding the power over federal communication
Centralizing
Sterilizing
Effective censorship through methods of intimidation

Arbiters of content
Reproduced materials without express consent
Duplication
Retransmission
A flagrant violation of our spectral management

You’ve been investigated
Abort the mission your position’s been triangulated
You’ve been located
And implicated
Abandon ship there’s been a mole inside the operation
Track Name: A Shining Piece of Twisted Shrapnel
Do not attempt to sabotage me again.
I will defend myself.
Track Name: Mr. Roboto
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto,
Mata ah-oo hima de
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto,
Himitsu wo shiri tai
You're wondering who I am-machine or mannequin
With parts made in Japan, I am the modern man
I've got a secret I've been hiding under my skin
My heart is human, my blood is boiling, my brain I.B.M.
So if you see me acting strangely, don't be surprised
I'm just a man who needed someone, and somewhere to hide
To keep me alive-just keep me alive
Somewhere to hide to keep me alive
I'm not a robot without emotions-I'm not what you see
I've come to help you with your problems, so we can be free
I'm not a hero, I'm not a savior, forget what you know
I'm just a man whose circumstances went beyond his control
Beyond my control-we all need control
I need control-we all need control
I am the modern man, who hides behind a mask
So no one else can see my true identity
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto, domo...domo
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto, domo...domo
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto, domo...domo
Thank you very much, Mr. Roboto
For doing the jobs that nobody wants to
And thank you very much, Mr. Roboto
For helping me escape just when I needed to
Thank you-thank you, thank you
I want to thank you, please, thank you
The problem's plain to see: too much technology
Machines to save our lives. Machines dehumanize.
The time has come at last
To throw away this mask
So everyone can see
My true identity...
I'm Kilroy! Kilroy! Kilroy! Kilroy!