Strangers

by This Place Is A Zoo

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released June 23, 2015

Vocals/Synth: Charley Warr
Guitar: Jayde Blair
Guitar: Justin Stambook
Bass: Joe Warr
Drums: David Hodrick

Tracked By Jeff Collier
Mixed By Joe Small
Mastered By Brad Boatright At Audiosiege

Special thanks to Family, Friends, Lovers, AVHC, and Ryan Wolanski for having a huge part in making this album possible.

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This Place Is A Zoo hails from Palmdale, California – a town located in the desert outskirts of Los Angeles County, an area long thought to be uninhabitable among the general population. This Place Is a Zoo is a band that enjoys overstepping the boundaries of genre. Metal/Hardcore/Punk ... more

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Track Name: Distinction
Fame In such a minuscule way.
Which leads me to this question.
Is it not a prize to be yourself?
To truly be alive. Why would you give it up?
Stop Lying to yourself.
Why would you give it up?
Stop lying to the world.
Don’t fucking give it up.
Your Identity.
Your Personality
You are different from the start.
So Set yourself apart.
Track Name: Curiosity Killed Us All
The sky has darkened.
The mother ship has blocked the sun, But we keep drinking.
We will not let them stop our fun.

You turn in terror as the sky goes black.
There's nothing left to do but sit back and relax.
With hopes held high you pray that you'll be saved.
You're fucking right to.
Nobody got the chance to finish their beer
They were dropped and spilled as they ran in fear.
The invaders, possible creators.
Our ignorance is not bliss.

The party's crashed.
No one can help you.
Your girl get smashed.
The chaos takes her from you.
The mob is crazed, everyone's seeking knowledge.
The sky's ablaze. I want to know the truth.
Is this the end of, of me and of you?
Strangers from another universe have visited us,
but we don't know if they come in peace.

You turn in terror as the sky goes black.
Your life was short, not sweet experience lacked.
With hopes held high you pray that you'll be saved.
They are never coming.
Nobody got the chance to finish their beer.
They were dropped and spilled as they ran in fear.
The invaders, possible creators. Our ignorance is not bliss.

They came and ruined everything.
My social status is suffering.
A massive rager, some call it kegger.
Soon for your life, you'll be a beggar.

The smoke begins to clear, emerging from it my worst fear.
Long and slender, a slim build.
People prepare to be killed.
But not at first, no that's not right.
They cut you open still alive.
They want to know what makes you tick.
The horrid motives, just plain sick.
I just want to believe, that there is more than what we see.

Killing.
Probing.
Wasting life.
EXPERIMENTATION.

You turn in terror as the sky goes black.
Your life was short, not sweet, Experience lacked.
With hopes held high you pray that you'll be saved.
You’re alone and forgotten.
Nobody got the chance to finish their beer,
they were dropped and spilled as they ran in fear.
The invaders, possible creators. Our ignorance is not bliss.
Track Name: Strangers
Tainted By
The strangers with their mouth full of lies.
Spewing hope to keep themselves afloat.
While the clock’s ticking by, and you mend your sore throat.

Promises of a new life.
Compromised by bullshit advice.

We were ready.
We were waiting.
But you never came through.

Who are you?
You don’t even have a fucking clue.
waste of time, just a smear.
For the message you gave us was clear.

Promises all turned to dust.
Damages are already done.

Hatred surfaced by the lies
manifested into

More Aggression.
Advanced Motives.
Our Goal Is Clear.

Trusting you was a fucking mistake. The future is ours to retake. Trusting you was a fucking mistake. The future is ours to retake.
Track Name: Deadline
The hope that makes you strong.
This hopelessness is your swan song.
And when we are all gone, You won’t be remembered.
Left in silence, You just disappear.
Rotting from the inside out. It all becomes so very clear.
Born into a world Where death is the only conclusion.
Life in such great loss.
Your happiness is an intrusion.

And I swear, when you die...your body and your soul
will be one with the earth.

Oh, and the blood will spill On these hands, onto the ground.
But never again, your existence stops right in its place.
We are breaking ground.
Cleansing the earth of this filth.
And never again, humanity pollutes this world.
And the skin will boil Under the exploding sun.
But never again, the lungs will take another breath.
The world is better off. This was your last fucking chance.
You have reached the day of your...

Never again!
Never Again!

When your world starts to crumble
On the fear in your eyes I do stumble.
Consumed by hatred and fear.
Now food for the worms as it appears.
Your body lost to the earth.
Rotting flesh swells increasing in girth.
Memories of you soon forgotten.
Your stay in existence has become rotten .

Oh, and the blood will spill On these hands, onto the ground.
But never again, your existence stops right in its place.
We are breaking ground, Cleansing the earth of this filth.
And never again, humanity pollutes this world.
And the blood will boil under the exploding sun.
But never again, the lungs will take another breath.
This world is better off. This was your last fucking chance.
You have reached the day of your


Deadline.
Existence is at an end. We have reached our
Deadline.
Hopeless, there is no way out. Forget, Submit
Dead
Track Name: Insecurities
Trapped In my head, looking for a way out.
For a way out
for a way

Wait, Why? Why can’t I handle myself?
Why? Why can’t I get my shit straight?

The walls are closing in, My sanity is wearing thin.
It’s wearing thin
it’s wearing

So I, I cannot even think clear.
My mind Is clouded with fear.

The possibility of failure.
This disconnection is my savior.

This Place Is A Zoo.
Remember
This Place is a Zoo.
Forever
This Place is a Zoo.

Trapped in my head, Looking for a way out.
The walls are closing in, My sanity is wearing thin.
Creating reasons To remain stagnant.
I’m The one that’s holding me Back from where I need to be.
I crumble at the foot of chaos.
Just a slave to the happenings around us.
This madness is never ending,
So you might as well make the most of it.

I wish, I wish I could see things clear.
My, My consciousness is a smear.
Track Name: People Movers
Buried up to my neck in tasks I wish not to complete.
According to the system, all I am to you is meat.
Relentless, agonizing nagging comes from every way.
I pray destruction of this life we live every day.

Complicating me.
This life is mine so let me be.
These tasks I set for myself, everyone disagrees.
I need an exit, set me free.

So take a picture.
My pain is your pleasure.
So stay in denial
Because the man is coming, putting you on trial.
So take a picture.
My pain is your pleasure.
So stay in denial
Cause uncle Sam is coming Don't touch that dial.

Breathing down my neck, watching every move I make.
I care for nothing therefore nothing I have is at stake.
Bleeding freedom from every pore within my flesh.
This curse that's cast upon us, making sure our wounds stay fresh.

Complicating me.
This life is mine so let me be.
These tasks I set for myself, everyone disagrees.
I need an exit, set me free.

So take a picture.
The tension's growing thicker.
Please don't forget to smile because the man is coming
putting you on trial.
So take a picture.
The tension's growing thicker.
Please don't forget to smile because the man is coming
Don't touch that dial.

Break the habit.
Free from control.
Open your mind!

You are a victim of suburban brainwash.
Once they're in they're in.
Don't let them fucking win.
Keep quiet follow the line.
You're running out of time.
Next up for extinction:

Individuality

Distinction.
Track Name: Greed
I guess it takes some courage to molest and rape yet still flourish.
I guess it takes some Bravery to be that conniving.
I am, I am the one who will not Keep my mouth shut.
I am the one who's constantly protesting audibly.

When the disrespect and greed runs it's course
You'll still be nothing to me.
And when you're bruised and broken,
Alone you'll pick up the debris.

How does it feel to be such scum?

When the time comes you will get yours.
And then you'll see that it's too late for an apology.
When the time comes you will get yours.
And then you will see, I have no empathy.

Begging for the life you once loved. It Is All Gone.
Once a predator, Now prey for me. You'll see no mercy.

No Mercy.

Pay.
For all the ones you have wronged.
I am the one, who will be singing when you are gone.
Yea you will Pay.
For hurting those I hold dear.
I am the one, I'll be the reason you live in fear.
I am the one.

Pay for your crimes against those i hold dear.
I’ll be the reason, the reason to live in fear.
It’s time to ruin your life.
Mutha Fucka.
You Fucking Waste Of Life.

You’re nothing, nothing to me.

When the disrespect and greed runs it's course,
You'll still be nothing to me.
And when you're bruised and broken,
Alone you'll pick up the debris.
You fucking waste of life.

You mean nothing.
Track Name: Compulsion Sets In
Coming to terms with a problem most severe.
I want to help you.
You need acceptance.
Mind on the warpath.
Compulsion setting in.
Break the disorder.
One’s self is stronger than this.

Addicted to addiction.
Spiraling inside your enslaved conscience.
Tearing through the thoughts you have left stagnant.
Fuck this feeling.

I’m having trouble with reality. I’m blaming you, but it’s really me.

I cannot handle this much stress.
I’m sorry for the words that were said.
Picking up the pieces of this relationship.
Digging through my thoughts and only finding shit.

I’ve come to terms with a problem most severe.
Can you please help me?
I have accepted.
Mind on salvation.
Compulsion Dissipating.
Break the disorder.
You are the only key

Inside of me.

Wait, they see me on the cross.
I don’t want to be lost.
They see me on the cross.
This cure is profit and loss.

Pick it the fuck up.

Then I came on through.
Looked straight at you.
I’m still unsure If I am cured.
Then I came through Looked straight at you.
I’m still unsure If I am cured.
Track Name: World Beneath
Breaking Silence
Writhing in pain.

Synthetic hits the tongue.
Then all my thoughts start to run away from me.
And everything goes dark.
They slipped it to me.

When I woke
I don’t remember anything,
But I Feel like
Something has happened to me.
When I woke I could not feel a thing.
When I woke I started tripping.

Mind racing all around.
The trance induced did not agree.
A heavy dose slipped in my veins.
What was this drug inside of me.
My head was splitting.
My vision started change.
I do not feel like myself.

I am becoming strange.
Becoming strange

Feeling Helpless

This sense of hopelessness is starting to fade away.
I’m starting to think that it’s going to be okay.
My mind has opened up, I think it’s about time.
That I gave in and walked the line.

No,
You cannot change me.
No.
You will not phase me.
No.
You can’t distract me.
From.
What means the most to me.

Synthetic hits the tongue.
Then all my thoughts start to run away from me.
And everything goes dark.
They slipped it to me.
When I woke I don’t remember anything,
But I feel like something has happened to me.
When I woke i don’t remember anything,
but i feel like something has happened to me.
Track Name: Extinction
Safety is what we are promised.
Please tell me it will be alright.
Big Brother is watching out for us.
When something’s wrong, he’s here to make it right.

Please Tell Me
We Are Fine.
Spent My Life Walking lines.
Tell Me Please
We Are Safe.
Wasted Time Barely Alive (to see).

Bred for extinction, our people on their last breath.
One by one innocence to the abyss.
We shrink in numbers, the strange ones grow in size.
Just take a deep breath, step back, close your eyes.

The Safety Net Failed Us.
So what was the Point of standing straight up
For the Power that controlled us.
When in the End
They were nowhere to be found.

How Can They Do This?
They Can Not Just Leave.
The Eye In The Sky Has Been Shut Down.
So Where’s the backup?
The Scapegoat?
There’s no value for the price tag on your throat.

Please Tell Me
We Are Fine.
Spent My Life Walking lines.
Tell Me Please
We Are Safe.
Wasted Time Barely Alive (to see)

Hope buried inside us.
Wasting our time Finding a way out.
No exit from extinction.
Blind, clinging to freedom.
Death is the cure.
Our world is ending.

It’s about fucking time.

Hopeless, humanity struggles to survive.
On the brink of extinction is where our people lie.
Broken, battered the strange ones almost won.
The jig is up, looks like our time has come
Hopeless, humanity struggles to survive.
On the brink of extinction is where our people lie.
Billions to millions, millions to thousands.
No one left themselves was the allowance.

Forcing You to be like everyone else.
Their fierce grip tightening, your dreams start to melt.
Forging stories just to make excuses.
You are the only one that picks and chooses.

The strangers are government.
Force you to walk the line.
Destroy what’s truly inside.
Fight back don’t take their side.
Unleash your true potential.
Life is lived only once.
This is your only chance.
It is time to make a stance.

Led by strangers to extinction.
Their followers have no distinction.
Better off dead, than a captive.
You have to be the one to make it happen.