DONOR REPUBLIC

by Mayaenova

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Jam-packed with juicy 60s drum samples, spicy 70s-style bass licks, and caustic Bernie-cratic lyrics decrying the rampant income and wealth inequality ever since, DONOR REPUBLIC is a 20-song ode to freedom from corporatism, crony capitalism, and the corrupt political system in which we live.

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released April 17, 2017

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Mayaenova Austin, Texas

Jam-packed with juicy 60s drum samples, spicy 70s-style bass licks, and caustic Bernie-cratic lyrics decrying the rampant income and wealth inequality ever since, DONOR REPUBLIC is a 20-song ode to freedom from corporatism, crony capitalism, and the corrupt political system in which we live. ... more

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Track Name: Miles & miles
I feel it coming through the ceiling
miles and miles of idiot talk
these sinkholes got me on the brink
well I don’t know but I can be taught
these miles and miles they take my tolls
they’re far too old and getting older
I can see them living in a dream
for miles and miles they’re rambling on
they say they’re never gonna change
well not by us but they can be bought
these miles and miles of ancient road
look more like dirt and less like gold

well I’m on the side of being done with tradition
do what you want but I’m gonna live in the present
trapped in the back of an old-fashioned car
we’re driving off a cliff
so get a brick and break the window
I don’t wanna take this ride no more

I feel it coming through the ceiling
miles and miles of idiot talk
these sinkholes got me on the brink
well I don’t know but I can be taught
these miles and miles they take my tolls
they’re far too old and getting older
I can see them living in a dream
for miles and miles they’re rambling on
I’ll see ya wouldn’t wanna be ya
stay deranged and never do change
these miles and miles of nineteenth century
modes and ways are going crazy

I’m gonna pack myself a bag of the new age
I would invite you all with me but I see you’re
trapped in the back of an old-fashioned car
you’re driving off a cliff
so get a brick and break the window
I would rather change than fade away

I feel it coming through the ceiling
miles and miles of idiot talk
these sinkholes got me on the brink
well I don’t know but I can be taught
these miles and miles they take my tolls
they’re far too old and getting older
I can see them living in a dream
for miles and miles they’re rambling on
I’ll run in the other direction
keep my feet from walking where your footprints lead
Track Name: Flow with the flow
I watch the news
yeah I know
but at least I’ll know just what lies we get told
no I’m not here to buy
cuz your authority ain’t worth my time
I’ll take in what you say
but I’ll listen to me
one of the many reasons I don't

flow with the flow
I row my own boat
when people are wrong
don’t just follow along with them
and flow with the flow
gotta find your own boat
don’t flow with the flow
hell no

no I don’t follow, no
and I don’t buy every lie I get told
the one thing I know
the public listens to who’s in control
what they’re told they believe
but that don’t work on me
cuz you already know that I don't

flow with the flow
I row my own boat
don’t do what I’m told
I’d rather go alone
than simply flow with the flow
I got my own boat
don’t flow with the flow
hell no

I don’t flow with the flow
I row my own boat
when people are wrong
I don’t follow along with them
and flow with the flow
gotta find your own boat
don’t flow with the flow
hell no
Track Name: Rulers
I’m gonna take you out of town
and then I’m gonna shake you down
cuz if you wanna run this club
you got to be the meanest one
then you can have your fun
we’re gonna rip this place all up
because our bank accounts
say we do what we want
because
we’re the rulers
we’re the rulers
we’re the rulers
yeah you know

you know it’s good to be the king
the one that makes the planet spin
and if you feel me then you know
that I could do it in one pull
and blow away this world
so if your heart is filled with love
you better leave it at the door when you climb up
because
we’re the rulers
we’re the rulers
we’re the rulers
yeah you know

I make more in one hour
than you can even count
and if you wanna shine my shoes
I’ll maybe throw a dime or two
cuz that’s a lot for you
so if you got an ounce of good
go live a simple life and let us control your world
for sure
cuz we’re the rulers
we’re the rulers
we’re the rulers
we’re the rulers
yeah now you know
Track Name: I'm a Populist
I’m a populist through and through
I’m a populist how about you?
should the power be held by
the powerful or by you?
it’s not hard to choose

I don’t side with any one side
just the powerless
up against the rest
we all fight for our selifsh own life
but I try to side with the side that has less

cuz I’m a populist through and through
I’m a populist how about you?
should the power be held by
the powerful or by you?
it’s not hard to choose

The bigwigs that are running everything
are the force I fight every day and night
I don’t care if you’re left or if you’re right
if you want to fight for the common peoples’ rights

cuz I’m a populist through and through
I’m a populist how about you?
should the power be held by
the powerful or by you?
I’m not the only one

and it only goes to show
everyone told you so
if you heard them at all
and you don’t know what to think
now that we’re on the brink
of our voice being loudest of all

so keep your sound loud
no matter your tune
if you’re being abused I’ll fight for you
cuz I’m a populist
oh yeah
cuz I’m a populist
that’s right
yeah I’m a populist
Track Name: The Curtain is Falling
I’m gonna speak my mind
I’m not fond of the way we do things
they’re done where the sun don’t shine
so we don’t know what they’re really doing

hiding in the shadows
why not let your people in
soon we’ll see it all
the curtain is falling

we’re gonna take you down
give this world to the folks who live here
it’s here and it’s all around
so come and see how the free get to it

we can do it better
every day in every way
the peoples’ will is calling
the curtain is falling
our rulers all see
the curtain is falling
soon we’ll all see
the curtain is falling down

and now we’ll stand up against the wind
cuz we know well
about the web that we’re in
the web that you spinned
we’re tearing it down
so here’s your curtain call
to no applause

the man behind the curtain
has our attention
he’s not strong at all
the curtain is falling

it’s time that we all get in
make our mark on the place we’re living
we’re gonna change this world
cuz curtains fall when you break the ceiling

we can do it better
every day in every way
the peoples’ will is calling
the curtain is falling
our rulers all see
the curtain is falling
soon we’ll all see
the curtain is falling down
Track Name: Ain't no democrat
some say you gotta pick a side
either left or right
so then you got someone to fight
sometimes I just think it’s all a game
they just fight on stage
so we believe we have a say
my brain says they’re pretty much the same
cuz they both get paid by companies
that’s why I say

I ain’t no democrat
I’m just a free cat
I don’t wave a flag
I don’t like to obey
I ain’t no democrat
the GOP’s insane
but I ain’t no democrat
I’m way too free for that

I’ll paint you a picture of the two-party system
good cop bad cop
left and then right
but both take their orders from their big money donors
both these puppets are held by their hands

so I ain’t no democrat
I’m just a free cat
I don’t wave a flag
I don’t like to obey
I ain’t no democrat
the GOP’s insane
but I ain’t no democrat
I’m way too free for that

we see the corporate cash
you’re swimming in
a lighter version of republicans
don’t hold your nose and vote
you shouldn’t need to be
holding your breath when you
pick your president
they gotta speak for us
like they’re supposed to do

I ain’t no democrat
I’m just a free cat
I don’t wave a flag
I don’t like to obey
I ain’t no democrat
the GOP’s insane
yeah I ain’t no democrat
but I sure as hell ain’t no republican
Track Name: Forest-eyed Sigh
your forest-eyed sigh
that leaks from the sky
erodes through your mind
but misses every time
the single-note throws
a glimpse of the no
a thawed silent ode
remembered like a ghost

it’s in the old sun
nowhere to follow but it’s
a little colder and hungry for sleep
your best intentions
throughout your long detention
are worth their weight
in the tremors you seam

but remember
the days here
and remember
the leaves that blew

your forest-eyed sigh
that leaks from the sky
erodes through your mind
but misses every time
the silent-cried sine
of fates intertwined
of blood in the brine
erases every line

your only daydreams
are what you can’t remember
your only thought is the rain without steam
and in the new ways
your bones are holding purple
without the stray of a lucid tune high

but remember
the days here
and remember
the mouths that caught

your forest-eyed sigh
that leaks from the sky
erodes through your mind
but misses every time
the hollow-faced sun
that falls to the ground
that fades all around
and keeps you keeping down
Track Name: Can't wait for the day
you run your planet so cool
the rich getting richer
and the rest get screwed

I might change a few
of those things that you do
you know just like so there’d be
no one starving to death
while you are riding your jet
like what, you thought
that that was legit?
you might wanna work on that empathy thing
what’s that, you feel that wave coming in?
the future’s on its way so get ready

cuz we can’t wait for the day
when we have the say
when the things we believe
are put into place
you’ll see what we mean by all that we say
so get ready cuz we can’t wait for the day yeah

you sure seem to care about us
we die in the streets so your stock goes up
and now your dynasty is doing you in
the cash in your hand is the only friend you got left
so keep on riding your jet
like what, you thought
that that was legit?
your soul is a bona fide bottomless pit
this here it’s your time to go
don’t you know
the kids are coming in so get ready

cuz we can’t wait for the day
when we have the say
when the things we believe
are put into place
you’ll see what we mean by all that we say
so get ready cuz we can’t wait for the day yeah

this ship that you’re riding on
it’s time to take you back to where you came from
cuz it belongs to everyone
we’ll get on any day
cuz we just can’t wait
Track Name: We're just people
we’re just people
yeah all of us are just people
and nobody’s really evil
they just don’t care about other people
but all of us are just people
we all wanna be happy people
but some of us hurt other people
it doesn’t really make us evil no

it’s natural for an animal like us
with all our flaws
to use our claws
it’s how it works
we’re doing what animals do
so what’s the fuss

when we’re just people
yeah all of us are just people
though some of us hurt other people
but that doesn’t make us evil no

I got myself to answer to
the same is true for all of you
that’s how it works on planet Earth
you help yourself or someone else
helps themselves

any day that the cat’s away
we mice are gonna play
it’s how we are
it’s in our brains
we’re doing what animals do
so what’s the fuss

when we’re just people
yeah all of us are just people
and nobody’s really evil
they just don’t care about other people
but all of us are just people
we all wanna be happy people
but some of us hurt other people
it doesn’t really make us evil no
Track Name: Look at what we've done
the world you left for us
makes me want to leave it with you
the places we love all float away
and you knew it was going down

we had the facts
but you didn’t wanna believe it was coming
and now you’re suprised
we could’ve stopped it
but we just kept going strong
now look at what we’ve done

this is what we get
for how we live
we got it coming
look at what we’ve done
we know it’s wrong but we keep it up

people say we got a system
that never can change
but that’s just the choice that we make
the truth is we could change it
anytime that we want
but people wanna get paid
yeah

we had the facts
but you didn’t wanna believe it was coming
and now you’re suprised
we could’ve stopped it
but we just kept going strong
now look at what we’ve done

this is what we get
for how we live
we got it coming
look at what we’ve done
we know it’s wrong but we keep it up

this is what we get
for how we live
we got it coming
look at what we’ve done
we know it’s wrong but we keep it up
Track Name: i don't want to die
sitting on a fine line
trying to make a good time
we can spot a slaughter cause we're out here every day
this is how we do it
this is how the free live
we do what we wanna do because we know we can

we don't really want to
we don't really have to
we got every right to not do everything you say
when they pull you over
it's already over
reaching in your pocket is a capital offense

mr. police man, what is the problem
you always shoot first, don't ask no questions
when you see a molehill you build a mountain
please don't get scared cause I don't want to die

you roll up on some kid who's
waving something at you
looks like it's a weapon so you shoot him on the spot

take a little time first
do some research
maybe you don't have to take a life

mr. police man, what is the problem
you always shoot first, don't ask no questions
when you see a molehill you build a mountain
please don't get scared cause I don't want to die

we got love
we got fear
we got our hands in our pockets but there's nothing there
so don't shoot
don't jerk your knee
I know you just wanna stay alive but so do we
yeah

so if you wanna be safe all the good police say
if you don't cooperate you're asking for a fight
but we all know you won't be shot for getting angry
if you're in a mercedes and you're sixty-five and white
Track Name: Holocene
and so I find myself now here
in the Holocene
it’s just a word but
everybody thinks we’re great
except me
I don’t agree

yeah we got the power to do what we want
but that’s also true for a bull in a china shop
we’re gonna fight til the day that we die
I don’t know why but I’m here anyway to say

we monkies rule the roost now here in the Holocene
we do just what we choose cuz we got the selfish gene
every mammal knows don’t mess with those hominids
cuz you know we’re the star of the show - for now

whatever we do is whatever we choose
everyone wants it and everyone’s getting it
we wanna live where the ceiling protrudes
I’d rather hide in a hole but you know right now

we primates run the show right here in the Holocene
every mammal knows don’t mess with those hominids
we do what we choose cuz we got the selfish gene
and you know we’re the star of the show - for now

yeah we’re a biosphere unto ourselves
we’d rather be in charge than still around
so come and get your fill right now
cuz it’s only for a while that

we monkies rule the roost right here in the Holocene
we do just what we choose cuz we got that selfish gene
every mammal knows don’t mess with those hominids
cuz you know we’re the star of the show - for now
Track Name: Not for us
this system we’re living in
it’s really good for you, not us
just take a look
at how your people live
you say it ain’t too bad
well too bad we ain’t living in
the world we want
but it’s the world we got

it’s good for you
but not for us
that’s how it works
it’s all for you
not for us
you got a good thing going
all you do
is fill your cup
and keep the scam running

these profits you say we’re raking in
they only go to you, not us
so what’s the deal
you say we got it made
so just keep it up
well okay
but what about the rest of us
let’s have a talk

it’s good for you
but not for us
the system we’re living in
it works for you
not for us
you got a good thing going
all you do
is fill your cup
and take from us
Track Name: 1984
here we go again
everybody gotta live
underneath your lens
the means justify the end
til you figure out
what freedom’s all about
you slip it past our brain
all you do is change the name

if you’re rich you’re not the upper class
you’re a job creator

here in 1984
corporations keep the world informed
and profits run the show
what you’re told is what they wanted you to know
so don’t believe these companies
it’s just the Ministry of Truth

look, they think we’re dumb
everybody gotta come
and see this world
cuz it’s 1984
thirty years too late
but we got there just the same
it’s perpetual war
here in 1984

when civilians die by drone attack
they’re just collateral damage now

in 1984
the moral highground’s just a name
cuz we don’t torture anymore
it’s just enhanced interrogation
so don’t mess with your Department of Defense
it’s just the Ministry of Peace

now we’re here again
we forget what freedom is
what it means to live
with the rights we’re supposed to get
so don’t let them win
because every chance they get
they just play with words
to make evil things sound good

now the fourth amendment’s gone away
and we got the Patriot Act

in 1984
corporations keep the world informed
and profits run the show
so what you know is what they want you to
in 1984
in 1984
here in 1984
Track Name: Bailout
all of the big companies in this land
they got money to spare
and all of their employees
don’t got much more
than the clothes that they wear
so why should the people on top
get bailed out
when things start to go south
while we never get too much
when we’re the ones
that are living on nothing at all
yeah I think it’s a little bit rigged
cuz when the companies need help

they get their bailout
so where’s our bailout?
the government’s always there
for people on top
but they never bail out us

no it doesn’t seem quite right
to live so high
then ask us to
help you when you’re falling
see how they privatize
all of their gains
but then they socialize the losses
their profits are only for them
but then when they need some help

they get their bailout
so where’s our bailout?
the government’s always there
for people on top
but they never bail out us

they don’t know a thing about
what it’s like to live without
we’re just people that they read about
but every now and then
you need a little help
and we become your best friend
whenever you’re needing your fix
we’re right there to keep you rich

it’s gotta be good to be king
you survive no matter the mess you’re in
yeah I don’t know how you’d go wrong
with everybody waiting to take your fall
down in the real world there’s a rising up

cuz it doesn’t seem quite right
to live so high
then ask us to
help you when you’re falling
see how they privatize
all of their gains
but then they socialize the losses
suddenly you’re a socialist
if it means you make a little more cash

and get your bailout
but where’s our bailout?
we all need somebody
to lend a hand now and again
but the bailout’s gone
Track Name: Fire inside to swim
come and see
the things I got inside of me

rise or fall
take me as I am or not at all

your tide won’t pull me in
I got a fire inside to swim
you can’t change how I feel
because I know my love is real
I’d rather drown in your sea
than give up on being me
I won’t float with the wind
I got a fire inside to swim

when we die
there ain’t nothing left for you to buy
what’s in me
I’ll never sell it cuz it’s free

your tide won’t pull me in
I got a fire inside to swim
you can’t change how I feel
because I know my love is real
I’d rather drown in your sea
than give up on being me
I don’t float with the wind
I got a fire inside to swim
Track Name: Spread the Love
why we want to be known for something like
causing suffering to everyone but us

we've got feelings because our brain works
we know how pain works and they can feel it too

some day they're gonna come for you
but I'll still help you man when they do
wish I could say the same for you
but all you care about is your food

so come on spread the love around now
here's how it's going down
spread that love all around now
our time is right now

you don't care about other people
you don't think they're people cause they're not like you

some day they're gonna come for you
but I'll still help you man when they do
wish I could say the same for you
but all you care about is your food

so come on spread the love around now
here's how it's going down
spread that love all around now
our time is right now
come on spread the love around now
here's how it's going down
spread that love all around now
our time is right now

don't think we know the answer
we just say what we want
we just play god
so think if you lived a life of suffering
you might want someone to help you
Track Name: Edited it
everything the government
tells you isn’t always the truth
yeah
when they lie use your mind
you know when someone’s lying to you
yeah

don’t sit and take it when they’re saying
things that your brain knows are fake
get up and speak
just as loud
when they be claiming some insane thing
don’t sit and just let ‘em keep
getting away with it

Zabruder film
they edited it
9/11 Report
they edited it
Gulf of Tonkin story
they edited it
Bush/Gore vote counts
they edited it
Bradley Manning knows
they edited it
Edward Snowden knows
they edited it
WikiLeaks exposed
they edited it
now we all know
they edited it

when they say what they say
don’t come try to sell it to me
yeah
what you’re telling I can smell it
from about a mile away
yeah

don’t sit and take it when they’re saying
things that your brain knows are fake
get up and speak
just as loud
when they be claiming some insane thing
don’t sit and just let ‘em keep
getting away with it

Zabruder film
they edited it
9/11 Report
they edited it
Gulf of Tonkin story
they edited it
Bush/Gore vote counts
they edited it
Bradley Manning knows
they edited it
Edward Snowden knows
they edited it
WikiLeaks exposed
they edited it
now we all know
they edited it
Track Name: heart of america
the heart of america, it’s what you see
I’ll tell you how it looks to me

the heart of america is still alive
you live as much as you can buy

we start making money and away we go
the rest of them are down below

and nobody’s crying for a single soul
you help yourself, it’s all we know

you know they give it away
but people choose to pay
you gotta go it without
to know what I’m talking about
yeah

I don’t want what you’re selling cause I got my own
don’t need a chair to be on a throne

the news only tells you what is good for them
they make you scared to make you spend

we give up all that we own
so corporations don’t
they wanna live for today
and let tomorrow pay
yeah

well I still believe in what we’re supposed to be
but those in charge, they don’t agree
the heart of america it’s plain to see
it doesn’t work for you and me
Track Name: white noise
don’t close your mind
just close your eyes
let your truth come in
breathe out your lies

the white noise is hard to get rid of
it’s all over all of the time
they’re just squawking trying to get heard of
they’re just trying to prove they’re alive

we feel the same
we’re going deaf from their pontifications
from the gossip they sell
it’s all white noise
it’s not the news
that we ought to be getting
it’s just a shade of the truth
so don’t be fooled

keep yourself alert
the noise is how grabs can creep in
they suggest it just at first
and pretty soon it’s common opinion

don’t let ‘em take your eyes away
their white noise
works best when you don’t use your brain
so keep questioning