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HISTORY WILL REPEAT ITSELF, PLANET BY PLANET

All watched over by drones, we became accustomed to regarding the singularity, not as a cataclysmic event, but as a series of subtle shifts in the nature of our relationship with technology. Cataclysm would surely come, though, and so, faced with the prospect of extinction, we sought to leave an unsustainable Earth.

What follows is an account from the off-world colonies.

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released March 3, 2017

Written & produced by 1912
Mixed by 1912 & Sylvester at Action / Adventure
Mastered by Thor Legvold at Sonovo Mastering
Released on Pretty Young Thing
Supported by Stavanger Kommune

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Track Name: Y2K
In the singularity
We're the only lovers left online
From the off-world colonies
We are the ones left behind

And if we're only human
Just wake me when it's over

Holograms protect you
You only need to double click your eyes
LED lights will distract you
Touch the pads to make you mine

And if we're only human
Just wake me when it's over
Track Name: URL
The science of 1s and 0s
Designed emotional (like you and I)
Desire, and you're so close
Decipher the love code (and you and I)

Connect through the internet (when every line is dead)
We're connected through your phone (when you're alone)

When everything is elsewhere
And you feel alone
Track Name: Push / Event Horizon
When there's a darkness
On the event horizon
We are holding on
We are still here
When love is long lost
In digital warzones
We are holding on
We are fighting
The world is changed now
The world is all but gone
But we are holding on
We are still here
The signal's fading
And we are all alone
But we are holding on
We are fighting

Push, push
Over the edge now
The world is long gone

If there's a Skynet
Or only simulation
We are holding on
We are still here
Between the darknet
And the ones in the know
We are holding on
We are fighting
The world is strange now
The world has lost control
But we are holding on
We are still here
The siren's wailing
The centre cannot hold
But we are holding on
We are fighting
Track Name: Timing Will Keep Us Apart Forever
The neon signs flashing in the street
But you and I, we would never meet
The city's sound is a heartless beat
And you and I, we would never meet

Your picture flickering on the screen
But you and I could've never been
Love is lost in a numb routine
And you and I could've never been

It's just a matter of the time we spend
And in the end timing is everything
So timing will keep us apart forever
Timing will keep us apart forever
Track Name: The Dawning
There's a trace, in the dawning
Of a new love
And there's a ghost of a feeling
That holds me now
And when you left in the morning
And you were gone
You left a trace of a feeling
That lingers on

Trails, in the dawning of these unpretentious, pure intentions
Dead in love and listening to every movement, every mention

There's a trace, in the dawning
Of a new world
A disconnection receeding
As life returns
And when you left in the morning
And you were gone
You left a trace of a feeling
That lingers on
Track Name: New Life
We left the world we knew behind
We hoped to find another life
We left everything behind
We did it to survive

We left the world we knew behind
We didn't know what we would find
We left everything behind
We did it to survive

We didn't know about the future
But we had to make the change
Every resource was exhausted
So we had to leave this place

New life
Somewhere in the sky
A new life for you and I
We're alive, somewhere in the sky
Track Name: Exile Colonies
The cities built anew, a world inverted
A planet simply used, then left deserted
Go live among the exiles, where everything is perfect
A life among the exiles, where everyone is someone

Enter the forbidden zone
The colonies are lost and blown
We're only simulations now
The satellites are crashing down

Science made for you a better version
Could it make you, too, a better person
Go live among the exiles, where everything is perfect
A life among the exiles, where everyone is someone
Track Name: After Love
After love is over
What remains
The afterglow is sober
The light is strange

Lover, lover, after love the feeling still remains
Lover, lover, nothing ever really goes away

And if you recover
What has changed
When all of this is over
Love remains
Track Name: IRL
All that glitters is cold and sad
And the nothingness shows through
Real life's long been dead, she said
And we're just ghosts passing through

Once again
I turn to my computer like a friend

Talking to you is, like, just like talking
To a ghost on the internet
All this time what I fucking wanted
Was just to forget

Once again
I turn to my computer like a friend
Track Name: Scrolling
Scrolling down the hills of loss
When I get to the mourning

And our little planet's quiet
All the lights are on