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Beg Your Pardon

by SAVAK

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released November 9, 2018

SAVAK is Sohrab Habibion, Michael Jaworski & Matt Schulz

With help from James Canty, Giovanni Fiderio, Alexis Fleisig, Michael Hampton, Darko Kujundzic, Jed Marshall, Anthony Roman, Geoff Sanoff, Greg Simpson, Josh Sinton, Matthew Taylor, Benjamin Van Dyke & Greg Vegas

Recorded & produced by SAVAK

Mixed by Mikey Young, Geoff Sanoff, Ed Ackerson & Matthew Barnhart

Mastered by Joe Lambert

Drawings by Céline Gauthier & Chloé Chaumat

Lion logo by Rick Froberg

Photograph by Alexis Fleisig

Hand-set typography by Davin Kuntze at Woodside Press

Layout & design by Habibion

Grazie, punx.

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SAVAK Brooklyn, New York

Formed in 2015 by members of The Obits, Holy Fuck and The Cops.

SAVAK is Sohrab Habibion, Michael Jaworski and Matt Schulz.

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Track Name: Dead Dick
Cold kiss tell me what I missed
Freeze frame left the world ashamed
Advice tell it to me twice
Hot love burning down the avenue
It’s been this way for an eternity
A life too many
Death sentence fits the crime deserving
No life in penny

Been gone so long I don't feel anything
Been dead so long she feels alive again

Dark soul lying takes a toll
No judge his lover's on parole
Restrained guilty from the frame
No shame I've been married three times
Feels like his life was an eternity
He hurt so many
Death sentence fits the crime deserving
No life in penny

Been gone so long I don't feel anything
Been dead so long she feels alive again

Dead dick lost his head
Can’t perform in bed
Nothing left to hold in his hand
Dead dick lost his head
Track Name: Nature Erased
Nature erased
Boredom replaced
Intellectual achievements
Counseled bereavement

Insurgent warfare
Surge-priced rideshare
Wearable tech
Chronic stress

Chain of command
Occupied land
Narrative control
Quiero hablar Español

Private economy
The bottle in front of me
Startup culture
She does good sculptures

Constant contact
Instant feedback
Track Name: 2X Void
I'm looking down straight into you
Body so tired
Let's cut this world in two
A double void our world destroyed
How can we save this

A little faith in your death wish
Expose this truth
Yeah your god he don't exist
A double void so go ask Freud
Going unconscious

That's the way things go I guess
-double void, got not faith-
Pay with mistakes live with regrets
This will never go away
A double void is here to stay

Tear us apart, split me in two
Give me a knife I’ll cut this world in two
I’ve said it twice beauty is nice
Let's see who gets it right
Sun shines a light until it explodes
We all wait for it to blow
-everybody waits-
Warm from the glow we wait for it
Until this void it don't exist
-everybody waits-
Until this void it don't exist
We wait for for it

That's the way things go I guess
-double void, got not faith-
Pay with mistakes live with regrets
This will never go away
A double void is here to stay
Track Name: We Lead Them To Our Doors
You once claimed that
Rock'n'roll was dead
"Just like painting"
Is what you said

Why do anything
When everything's been done?
And still you're out here
Soaking up the sun

And you lead them
Lead them to your door

I rode my bike to Arnold Lane
I stood and watched the sky turn pink
My mind wandered like a Khufu ship
Floating on the Nile

I thought of all the plagiarists
Heralded as seers
Every generation's heroes
Born of their elders' tears

And we lead them
Lead them to our doors

Because we want them
We want them at our doors
We need them
We need them at our doors
Track Name: A Normal Speed
I move at a normal speed
Not afraid to wait and see
To see how it all plays out
To put an end to all this doubt

Waiting for a shadow to take shape
Covering a distance and a place

Wait for time and the paint will peel
Watch the light for a soul revealed
Torn from humanity
What's left for you and me

Waiting for a shadow to take shape
Covering a distance and a place

Idle minds sit collecting dust
Turned on a collector's lust
Ripped from an ancient page
I hope we haven't lost our way

Waiting for a shadow to take shape
Covering a distance and a place
Track Name: Agronomy Domine
Facing nothing
But our own deceit
We look to the stars
For what's at our feet

And we spread our seed
Agronomy domine

Let us now
Praise great estates
The very sponsors
Of our certain fate

As they spread their seed
Agronomy domine
Track Name: Door Deals & Debt
This institution
It values me
You write me off as a liability
My life savings, our life in debt
We'll find the words when there is nothing left
From my door deals and debt
No royalties
From my door deals and debt

Buy U.S. Steel
Watch it mature
Can't build a home when the base is insecure
A little windfall
Drink to our health
Drink til it's empty, until there's nothing left
From my door deals and debt
No royalties
From my door deals and debts
No rights of heirs

All transparency is bought
I live free inside my thoughts
Come live free with my inside this dream
My Shangri-La
Live for free, come live with me

No credit here
I’ll pay it off with my door deals and debt
This rent ain't free
I’ll pay it off with my door deals and debt
Transparency
I’ve lived so long I’m already dead
Transparency
I’ve lived so long I’ll pay it all back
With my door deals and debt
Track Name: Silhouettes
There is no god
There is no salvation
The temples that we build
Are acts of desperation

Once more for the stenographers
Twice for those who set their clocks
Three times if you cross a river
Four sails with a slight reprise
Five shadows on the wall
Six guns salute our sacrifice
Seven serpents speak

There is no heaven
There is no revelation
Every sacred text
Is just manipulation

Are we only silhouettes?
Track Name: Bad Eyes
Just like bad news
The way it travels
Sucks the air out of a room
I have bad eyes
I still see through these lies
Still see inside of you

So hard to read
This tragic comedy
When our sight is going bad
Feels like we are turning back
Pages of a history
We are destined to repeat
Can't learn it for ourselves
Repeat it over, and over, and again

I have bad eyes
A world unrecognizable
Ever since a light shined onto you

Can't shake what I have seen
Yeah the pressure got to me
Now it's burned inside a dream
Something bigger than you or I
Rejected by the sea
Yeah we lost some dignity
Lost faith in ourselves
You said you saw the truth
But I see something else

I have bad eyes
A world unrecognized
I see the end is coming soon
I have bad eyes
I still see the lies
Ever since this light shined down on you
Track Name: Our Savage Wit
Tell me straight
Tell me now
The last time was a game
With our gnashing teeth and savage wit

I know it's true
I know it now
The future
Is as shapeless as the clouds

We've been through
The wind and rain
Counting sheep and making plans
With the century's end in view

Tell me straight
Tell me now
Are you staying here for more?
Or are you ready to move on?

I'll say it once
I'll say it now
You've got to leave this town
Before it swallows you
It will swallow you
Track Name: Bad Omen
Right as the rain, faithful explained
I still have questions
Like what is your name
What are your hours
Where is the exit

I feel a bad omen

Lost like a plane out of its range
I still have questions
Like what's the delay
Who leads the way
I'm taking suggestions

I feel a bad omen

East River ships following currents like trends
I know they're going some place

I see a bad omen
Track Name: They Are Not Like Us
I still call them all my friends
Vultures that they are
And I call myself a journalist
When I pick apart their bones
Though the information that I find
Is worthless I suspect

But babe, they're not like us
They've long since lost my trust
They will say anything
And disappear in the dust

It's funny we can't see the end
As near as it may be
The city nights are charmed and bright
As we chirp into our phones
Confirmation is all we want
And it's the one thing we can't get

But babe, I'm not like you
I’ve long since changed my views
I won't say anything
But I’ll disappear if I must

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