TENSION STRATEGIES

by BLUSH RESPONSE

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1.
AMERICA 05:14
Today is the greatest day that will ever be Today is the day that my delusion sets me free I believe in a world that is run by Those who step over those who don't try And they'll fuck you At any price I've seen a thousand nights I took a thousand lives All for you to worship by my side I've killed a thousand men And I'll do it again Just show me the way to make you mine I wanna know what you're thinking When you're deep inside I want to know what you're feeling Tell me everything you've got to hide Conspiracy can't take me down The greatest nation without a crown With or against, we'll run your life While you're just waiting for that final strike You'll learn the name of your new rulers today America America [fuck yeah] America America [fuck yeah] Protest in my streets Won't make me even miss a beat It's not easy when you're king of the world Today I enact my plan To destroy the freedoms rightful to man And yield the praise that I don't deserve I fucked a thousand wives And I came inside All to impregnate you with my lies And here is the reprise Of your freedom's demise Now listen to me when I say I'm right I want to know what you're thinking When you're deep inside I want to know what you're feeling Tell me everything you've got to hide Conspiracy can't take me down The greatest nation without a crown With or against, we'll run your life While you're just waiting for that final strike You'll learn the name of your new rulers today America America [fuck yeah] America America [fuck yeah]
2.
VOICES 03:24
Standing on the edge of the blue light I struggle to feel Those goddamn people wishing for a way to new life They've been sold the sun in their eyes My goddamn mother told me There's only one way to win Preordained Futuristic Death Ride I've got to find a way to keep my soul intact My individual spine Can't get that voice inside my head Can't get that voice inside my head I'm praying for your god to come and save me from a life with myself He's bleeding from the holes Where they drove in the nails That sealed his future shut Standing at attention To be with their father's eyes Crying for repentance Sinners cut and killed in spite Christian leaders claim they know the way to get to heaven now On your knees and stuff the shaft of priesthood's will right down your throat Can't get that voice inside my head Can't get that voice inside my head
3.
DELUSIONAL 04:12
Isn't this all reality? Isn't this all we can be? Isn't this all reality? Isn't this all we'll ever be? If I could just hold on To the bitter feelings that I know If I could just move on I would never let you go Watching these fleeting moments Where we delude ourselves See our lives flash before us As we go closer to Hell When you cry out Pray to no one Will your god come, Will he save us? When you die out Walk with no one Will they listen Will they still come?
4.
HEATHEN LIFE 04:50
Seed fills the holes left open With diseased grins Forms wrought by Jesus worship She sucks them in My baby died for me today And I lost my mind To this Heathen Life I can't stop this need to fuck myself and get to heaven And I tried to end her life too I cut her womb open and drained out all the love I'd given A birth control love note left in blood My god love will Burst you open Fill you up with My salvation Pragmatic Christ betrays her mind Devils' eyes cut through The abortive lives My baby bled for me today Set free from the ties of her Jesus Life They mask their motives Behind made up thoughts of God's intention Keep you begging for forgiveness Guilt fed enjoyment breeding masochistic self-regression Keep you hating your own instincts My god love will Burst you open Fill you up with My salvation Please don't let me think it's all okay I can't bear the truth behind today Her love cuts me in to a million pieces Eats up all my sin This wretched treason
5.
THE VEIL 03:56
Every time I try to be What this world wants me to be I have to throw my pride away Every time I'm forced to eat the shit they make us think we need I try to take a stand and say I have come to rid this place of this repetitive cloning game And I refuse to go away Help me rip The Veil from these eyes Work these bloodied hands or they will never die I've given too much for this cause To have it beaten, raped, and lost By all you fucking hypocrites Build your empires on the backs of the men Who built the roads on which you dare to tread You're just a sad imitation of a movement you'll never comprehend Help me rip The Veil from these eyes Work these bloodied hands or they will never die Endless voices harmonize in time To win the battle we must Divide and Unite Viral infection spreads through the human race A mediocre musical rubric plays A song to symbolize the death of innovation My quest is to show them just where we went wrong
6.
7.
BURN BLUE 05:46
You're so sexual to me And I never knew That you would be The one to set me free Penetrate my thoughts And teach me the ways That you want me to work You'll make me realize I can't live without the feel Of your sting on me Burn Blue Burn Blue And will we die soon? When they all come through? New life is born to Endlessly Burn Blue I can't bear the pain To tell you how I feel I can't pretend that Our life was ever real Your poison eyes Act as a warning to Abort the life of that child That was spawned in you Scum sucking Head fucking Oh you make me want to bleed Just snort it up your nose And turn it into gold baby Give me what I need
8.
RESPITE 04:06
My high school hero showed me The secret to make it through life And it's called hard work My father issue told me That I'd never make it through life If he could see me right now I'd change his mind I'm just a lost boy looking for a friend Oh so tortured, and confined To this solitude that defines my existence I fill myself up every day With reasons not to try and avoid my quest in life I beat myself up inside Beat myself to death Beat myself to death Beat myself to death Yeah, I'll beat myself to death I'm just so fucking scared of knowing that he could be right Distract myself with want I'm fucking every one in sight Please help me Understand the hate that burns inside My father's son has beat himself Now he will have his Respite
9.
DYING EYES 05:20
It cuts away at my skin This helpless feeling I've thrown away All the hope that I once knew Praying that I'd never see today Hopeless apathy strangles My voice, my beaten pride And will you pray for me If I end in defeat? Or will you lose yourself To the same fate as me? We're looking for our place among these Dying Eyes We're faceless beings, Devoid of hopes and dreams I'm begging God for the key If only he could hear me We're one and the same We're just constructs For you to blame

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Tension Strategies is a sound that lies on the edge of melody. Metallic scrapes and distorted breaks that retain just the smallest semblance of tone orchestrate themselves into a machine like version of what a song should be.

The record is harsh, and unforgiving, and I think I’ve succeeded in giving it a name that is evocative of the sound. I wanted to push the sonic envelope as far as it could go, and I honestly think I could even take it further if I tried. But this is not noise or distortion for the sake of distortion, it’s because these are the sounds that float around in my mind. I feel a direct connection to my instruments, and I feel that the chaos present on my record is a picture of the way my mind works.

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released March 5, 2013

Blush Response is Joey Blush
Recorded in NYC 2011/2012
Written and Produced by Joey Blush
Mastered by PromasterHD
Additional Vocal Production on 1, 3, by Tom Napack
Artwork by Joseph Andreotti

Also available on Tundra (US) and Basic Unit Productions (EU).

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BLUSH RESPONSE Berlin, Germany

BLUSH_RESPONSE is the vehicle for Cuban/American musician Joey Blush's research into the sonic dimension.

Reports occur at sporadic intervals, usually in concurrence with the discovery of new planes of existence.

Blush owns the MEGASTRUCTURE_ label, a haven for sounds on the fringes of reality.
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