Functional Vanity

from Vltrahex by Johan Ess

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Something new from the hit factory. Sprinkle some glitter here, some dub wobble there, add a healthy dose of beat soup and you've got the newest maddening concoction of cross genre pollinization in the universe dudez!

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Everyday we interact
and judge and process the impact
of displaying ourselves up to size

Its required to be perfect
so all the proper dots connect
even though its an evasive disguise

Functional Vanity
It's a way of life
Aesthetic Sanity
Banishing the lies

When the boring people gather
they ask us things like what's the matter
with just blending in, not asking why

We tell them to please go along
dont waste our time they are so wrong
we will not give up til the day we die

Turn the inside of your head
into a peacock's tail fully spread
to tease and excite all of the dull minds

Our fashion code is anything goes
from vinyl corsets to stilettos
show you've got the bravery inside

Stop listening to these idiots
who just want you to die or go nuts
the cure is laid out right before your eyes

Functional Vanity
It's a way of life
Aesthetic Sanity
Cutting like a knife

This is the way
Join up today
Get them away
They want your brains

Functional Vanity

now they all foam at the mouth
behaving much like hungry hounds
but you do not even hear their desperate cries

your standards have evolved so much
they'll never even get to touch
that's because you have learned to fly

castles crumble on your word
your influence is rest assured
the empire stretches long as it does wide

you're in charge of the entire show
congratulations here you go
it seems you have won the ultimate prize

Functional Vanity
It's a way of life
Aesthetic Sanity
Banishing the lies

Functional Vanity
It's a way of life
Aesthetic Sanity
Cutting like a knife

Functional Vanity

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from Vltrahex, released July 23, 2012

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Johan Ess Portland, Oregon

An experimental electronic musical performance artist based in the Pacific Northwest that creates music for life in late capitalism.

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