Make Me Digital

by The Cryptics

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© 2016 Pine Hill Records


released September 14, 2016

Tino Valpa - Vocals , Guitar, Bass, Drums



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The Cryptics Dover, New Hampshire

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Track Name: Peace Of Mind
Years of aggravation
Combining in a flash
Scorching at your neighbor
You’re ready to attack
Let go of feeling and tear out the ceiling
There’s no hope of this world turning back
(until there’s)

Peace of mind
We never thought about it
Peace of mind
So long we’ve gone without it
Peace of mind
It’s time we talk about it
Peace of mind
Have we forgot about it
Before it gets too late

Simple petty circumstance
Becomes an all-out war
Society can’t get enough
They’re begging you for more
Throw the fist, get so pissed, forget what becomes of this
Reconciliation out the door
(how about some)

Is violence our fate
A nasty habit which we cannot shake
Or conquer, or bring it to an end
Will we have the courage to befriend

Set ourselves off just for the thrill
Ready for quarrel and ready to kill
Dismiss the reason for which it began
Ignore the cycle and repeat again

There’s no future when all hope is lost
Flip a switch and the mind exhausts
There is no conflict worth the cost
Bleeding world with no

Before it gets too late
Before it gets too late
Can’t accept our fate
Before it gets too
Track Name: One Player Game
Brand new world, just one man
Circumstance impossible to plan
Companions, devotions, ambitions
All vanish in the end

Even when a friendship's made the end will all be the same
The same way you come in, the same way you go it's just a 1-player game

Public life, social class
Ego is impossible to pass
Must realize that your life
Microscopic over in a flash

But you can try to make it count
Get something done before you're out
Just know it's you that has your back
Eternally you'll start from scratch

Make amends, make a friend
You'll be taking chances 'til the end
Seek that one, only one
Hope they will be with you 'til you're done
Track Name: All Lawsuit, All The Time
You, it’s like you’ve never seen the fucking light of day
You spend time gathering excitement from words other people say
It's like you left your sense of compassion somewhere in a different place
Now you know why no one ever wants to see your face
Blame the world, spreading your misery

Did you ever think to go take a look outside?
Witnessing the world from which you hide
Spotlight seekers jump on the free ride
Conviction: the cause for which they’ll die

They, they’re the people that grow up cold as stone
They’ll live a life free of all laughs and jokes, so bitter and alone
Because the problem arises from the start when you’re living your life just to tear apart
Every word every sentence night and day
The ground is the limit on what you can say
Couldn’t pay me to live my life that way

Did you ever think to go take a look outside?
Witnessing the world from which you hide
Spotlight seekers jump on the free ride
Attention: the cause for which they’ll die

Did you ever think to go take a look outside?
Witnessing the world from which you hide
Spotlight seekers jump on the free ride
Softcore world: the cause for which they’ll die

Can’t avoid the world of negative minds
Attitude will worsen over time
World of blame for you and I
All lawsuit, all the time
Track Name: Make Me Digital
I want to be in the color blue
I want to find what impressed me and you
Imaginations can expand
Disintegrate the force field end

I will know
I will feel
I will step right through

Leave behind your mental state
Close your eyes and pixelate
Fantasy becomes true
Timeless world surrounds you
Put this sorry world to shame and
Make Me Digital
Make Me Digital

I will not settle as the working man
8 bits of freedom is the better plan
Steamroll my being generations ahead
Forget this world where you’re already dead

I have lived
I have felt
I am free of doubt

Free of the Stone Age motivation
Escape the endless contemplation
No life, no needing to breath
No more existence living on your knees
Track Name: Thanks Acadia
Less than two decades of breath and they’ve lost all control
The same old story trades itself for souls
Tens of faces on the page and not a single friend
I’m not exactly bummed it had to end

Lacrosse stick boys in cubicles who are already dead
What’s that got to do with me?
Keystone lights and sweatpants are what has lied ahead
That’s all they’ll ever be
So thanks Acadia, thanks! Acadia, thanks Acadia
for the memories

Colin went to ivy league straight from his parent’s cash
Casey collects shotguns and smokes hash
Teresa had a child and Caitlyn, she never smiled
Cherelle smelled like ten barrels full of trash

Phe Phi Pho fraternities with nothing in their heads
What’s that got to do with me?
Business major daddy’s boys whose greed is never fed
That’s all they are to me
So thanks Acadia, thanks! Acadia, thanks Acadia
For the memories

Polo shirts and polo clubs
Kids who bathe in money tubs
Shallow and materialistic
Friendship is unrealistic
They don’t care about you
They never cared about you
Not one friend but Franklin and it’s true

Why’d I even want this book so full of jocks and fakes
It’s better at the bottom of a lake
They’re soulless, loveless, paper-brained and will be nothing more
I’m closer with Nintendo 64
Track Name: The Old Soul
Lived the lies, played the games
Knew the whole generation’s names
Seen us live and seen us die
Tales that passed he won’t deny
Questions that we wonder now
He will live to find out how
Fought the wars, reigned as king
This man has done everything

The old soul
His future is becoming someone else
The answers buried deep within himself

Going by a different name
Classic conscience still remains
Here in both present and past
1800 years of fact
Living large and living small
Taking time’s eternal call
Watching over you and me
This man has done everything

He’s watched this city turn to hell
I think he’s given up on us
Two men: incapable of trust

He will be the doctor and the slave
Pushed into a world he cannot save

Too much to know and too little to say
Old Soul is here to stay
Track Name: Worry
Phased by your days cuz you’re worried about them
Tack on the craze just to make a new friend
What you say, how you look, how will you dress!?
No one’s got to live their lives trying to impress

We’re all here
So who cares
If your makeup and mortgage just can’t compare

It’s how you feel
What’s the big deal?!

Living in the shadow of a 3-inch screen
Afraid to make connection, wouldn’t dare to be seen
God forbid what someone might think of you
Insecure people with nothing to do

It’s your life
Forget strife
Cage up all these animals and turn out the light

You can hate me
You can judge me for years
Tell yourself you’re a pile of gold
I will be shedding no tears
You cannot get me to live in fear, no
Track Name: Illegally Blind
Can’t accept the modern twist it put in front of me
A cancellation of the past to the highest degree
The second chance is years behind why could I never see

I know, can’t notice in time
I can’t get back in

Maybe just right where I stood it is still going on
Our energies combined and timeless running cross the lawn
Physically: a fence and field, now everything is gone

“That’s weak,” some people might say
But they have never lived

Separation unexpected was our destiny
Moments lived with careless passion grasping onto me
Will not stop or just move on, I’ll push these times to carry on
(“today” after carry on last time)

Virtue couldn’t run its course, all must evacuate
Left behind all true foundation, fled right from the state
Will not just accept defeat, why should a good thing wait

It’s gone, but doesn’t have to die
Rebirth our old world

I seek rebirth
[I seek rebirth]
I seek retreat
[I seek retreat]
I seek the things in life you cannot see

I will revise
[I will revise]
I won’t deny
[I won’t deny]
This piece of life just simply cannot die

Illegally blind to it all
Track Name: Cold-Blooded Man
Cracking under pressure
Forgetting days of your old ways
Mind becomes disaster
Hectic craze and panic stays
Breeding from your brainwaves
The same old thing you’ve heard before
Walking with tradition’s curse instead of walking out that door

You don’t know who you are, the past you will forget (you will forget)
You’re changing with the wind, your goals were never set
180 overnight, you’ll never be the same
Can you recite to me your name?

I know just what I want
The freedom that you taunt
All hope is torn apart
I can’t stop following my heart
Like you
Like you
And you’re new

Like you
Yes you
Who knew?
You are the cold-blooded man

Mindset of the future
Never bold, the perfect mold
Grasping at desire
Live to slave for what you’re told
Completion is fading
You’ll never get to the greener side
Consciences debating
Rules by which you now abide
Track Name: Old Man's Regret
I’m speaking to you from few moments rest
I’ve made these mistakes, killed my time so fast
I’ve spent every second with tool-in-hand
So quickly I strove to make me a man

Don’t you sit this one out as your time flies passed
You have no time for regret, oh no
Did you hear a word I said? Did you?
No regrets, no regrets, no regrets
Oh, no
You have no time for regrets

Following my father’s line I did the best I could
All the men with money, they told me that I should
Punched in my 12-hour days and came home almost dead
Had to make sure all but me were secure and fed
Who decided that this is the way for you and I
Someone higher up is living large while we die
And it’s not cuz we’re stupid or we don’t deserve
We work cuz we’re born and we’re born to work

8 decades passed and I stop to think
Was this for me, what did I complete
Was this on my list or was this on yours
I’ve spend 80 years of mine doing chores
And it’s not that I’m lazy or to don’t want to thrive
I want to work hard, want to be alive
I can’t help to think was this life really mine
Or is occupation to keep us in line

Go, do not stop
Scream, do not talk
No regrets
No regrets
No regrets
Track Name: The Planning Room
Statements made as I’m enclosed
World shut off, mind exposed
Contemplating each minute
Stepped away, desolate

Unsure of my exiting
Barren and unsettling

I have done this through and through
Now I know just what to do

One – You must escape the crowd
Two – You cannot make a sound
Three – Hurry and isolate
Four – Ideas you generate

In the planning room

Close the door, draw the line
Buying up such little time
Thinking hard and thinking tense
Rising level of suspense

Planet smaller than you think
The whole world begins to shrink

Will not fake acquaintances
Hollow cold relationships

You wonder how you are awake
It seems you never get a break
You will plan out your own escape
This option not up for debate
So concentrate

Passages that keep us safe
Slip away, segregate
Covert by no other choice
Exit room, now rejoice

Last place that you want to be
Regular society

Solitary destiny
Sealed off from conformity

Shut. Out.
Track Name: Quiet For A Reason
Sought for my return right from the day I went unseen
My exit was carefully mapped, the getaway was clean
There’s no way to locate me now, I say that free of doubt

Escape route planned from months behind, how did I really go
The last surviving witness flees, the only know that knows
What’s really going on up there, do they even exist

Now’s the time where all the lost are found
Weekly sermon to which we are bound
Twenty tortured souls will gather round
Nightmare rituals without a sound

Bet your life I’m on the run, I’m destined to escape
Careful where my footprints lead while fleeing place to place
I know they’re somewhere close behind, I’m just a step ahead

States are thoughts of yesterday and towns are losing names
I’ll spend my life diverting trace and always playing games
The normal world has ceased, why am I the one they need

A clear mind impossible to grasp
Knew it since the start it was a trap
Herd of demons meeting up for no good
Jumped into it so misunderstood

I cannot kill to ease my pain
They’ll chase me down ‘til I’m insane
I can’t approach them one-on-one
So soon the damage will be done

All hope for my normal life has seized
Constant on the go with what I need
What I need, with what I need, with what I need
All hope for my normal life has….. seized
Track Name: No Guarantees, No Warranties
Sometimes just my energy
Can make me feel so much
Too focused on the daily
So quickly out of touch

Rarely do we ever see
The endless possibilities
Of what we once might be, you and me

Outstanding to intelligence
And what it says to me is
There’s no guarantees or warranties
We are all bound to end
So will I ever see you again (again, again)

Numbers and distractions take up your every day
You think just of this moment and see no other way
Helpless ‘til you realize the endless mystery
Of what we once might be, you and me

But I can’t help but think about my final days
And will we remain as we are or go our separate ways
I can’t comprehend how we’ll reduce to dust
Our friendship and lifespan combusts
Track Name: Please Come Again
Unadmitted clan
Prime financial plan
Sell the people to a god
Give to them a world of fraud

Genius economics and a sentimental pitch
Lines of empty followers go digging their own ditch

Give them false ambition
Make up some total fiction
They’re dumb enough to fall for it
You drown them in a money pit

Tell the story to the youth, they get you when you’re fresh
Build your guilty conscience and control your every breath
Seemingly so harmless in a world of only good
Undisputed business plan this world misunderstood

Their motive has no end
The profits will extent
Empowered by your emptiness
How can you do this to your kids

Dedicate their lives to a cause totally worthless
You’ll never get me with your lies, I need a proof of purchase

Please come again
Track Name: Suicidal [The Freeze]
I left my best behind me, I tried but it’s too late
What I’ve lost surrounds me and I’m not thinking straight
I made the wrong decision, I’m the one to blame
I built a private hell that will go up in flames now

I try to look away
But I see the ending coming, end coming now
Ending coming now
I try to look away

I’ll leave the rest behind me, I dug a deeper hole
I made the wrong decision when I was in control
I chose the wrong direction, now I’m the one to blame
I built a private hell that will go up in flames now
Track Name: Watchtower
Dust from years that passed sits right beside me
Decades of reflection and despair
I’ve found no one to sit beside me
They speed in figure 8 and go nowhere

Centuries of time have passed, the work has been so tough
Far past when I thought they’d had enough
Aching bones and sonic moans
I’ve lived right through it all

The same new generation spawns before me
Tampered victims trapped without a clue
They’re fighting for no purpose, cause, or faith
Returning nightmare spins again
So get in line, cuz it’s your turn to wait

Death as time goes on means less and less
The result of tens and thousands who regress
Never did once a man try to put a spin or attempt to win or reject his sins
He puts the neck tie on and punches in

Behavior repeats itself from time so long ago
I should have been the one to let them know
Destined for a world so small
I’ve lived right through it all

Hopeless for a future I remain right where I lay
With no doubt of discomfort in my stay
What they’ll do and where they’ll go…..
I’ve lived right through it all