pyr026 the rories – defeat the hydra

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the rories ninth full length album is also the final album. the music is further out and more exploratory. some of the songs are improvised around a set theme and there is a flirtation with prog. this album asks the question, where would the music have gone from here? the world will never know.

recorded by simon hunt in december 2008. mixed by simon and keith between march and august 2009. all songs: words by keith helt, music by the rories. except burning inside, which is a song by ministry.

jesse levine – bass, alex morales – drums, keith helt – guitar and voice

the rories on pyr

01. kingly 02. promesas 03. funk 04. outcasts of the nations of earth 05. hewers of wood 06. hercules 07. la vía muerte 08. fearless 09. burning inside 10. drawers of water

kingly tyranny is here now. homegrown we gave birth to it, allowed it to grow. inequality one’s superiority to another. one’s deference to another. from classroom to cube to government halls. too ignorant to see what’s going on in front of our face. we fell asleep at the wheel decided to switch sides from citizens to subjects. we hold no one accountable not our bosses. government is none of our business ours is to do as we’re told.

promesas porque cada vez que voy a tu casa te comportes como si fuera un crimen horrible pero quieres que yo te cuide por completo. cada vez que tú me llamas me dices que soy especial que soy la cosa más importante en todo el mundo. me dices lo que quiero escuchar. que ésta es una relación de dar y de tomar. sigo esperando por tu dar. tú esperas? estás esperando? solo? y yo? todavía estoy esperando a que tú completes todas tus promesas. todavía espero que tú dejes de tomar lo que quieres cuando lo quieres sin preguntar. tomas y robas y mientes y lastimas y aquí estamos a tu puerta en tu casa. qué piensas que vaya a pasar?

hercules hercules. tasks. expropriate and enclose. capitalism is not preordained. it wasn’t here before. it’s not a given. it’s not divine. defeat the hydra. you haven’t yet. cut off one head two grow. we’re still here.

la vía muerte la idea antigua tu educación merece a cuajar con esa brillantez. donde están los niños nuevos elegantes. brillantes. pensando. por fin al socavar esta hecho. ellos en tu educación de escuela privada genio, los contentos y privatizados merecen dinero elegido. la manera esos vales brillantes dicen al publico vete a la escuela! saca el dinero! no niño modelo. de una manera la vía muerte se puede sentir y es gente. tú lo eres, lo entiendes? demasiado nuevo ésto, la gente puede pensar de una manera? estoy con idea brillante – vales de dinero. las escuelas son dinero privatizado. de elección final no a la educación privada. pues genio de escuela socava lo viejo y hace la educación publica.

fearless taken to heart, codified. not a man, useless. success to a point, not a man. worthless, not a man. where’s the heart? fearless, powerful women, worth everything. fight for it! fight for it!

* For over 30 years, Chicago Abortion Fund (CAF) has provided financial support to people needing assistance paying for an abortion. We boldly affirm a person’s right to choose whether to parent or not and that right should not be determined because of age, race, marital status – and most importantly, economic status. We support reproductive justice.

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