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Human Nightmare EP

by Circuit of Pain

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1.
The Mask 01:58
"The Mask" by Circuit of Pain music and lyrics by Sean Alexander Luciw CAN'T KILL ME NOW I TORE IT ALL DOWN CAN'T KILL ME NOW I TORE IT ALL DOWN THE GLOVES ARE OFF YOU AIN'T SO SMART ENOUGH IS ENOUGH ENOUGH IS ENOUGH THE GLOVES ARE OFF CAN'T KILL ME NOW I TORE IT ALL DOWN (GUITAR SOLO) ARRRRGGGGGHHHHH THE GLOVES ARE OFF BETTER GET SMART ENOUGH IS ENOUGH ENOUGH IS ENOUGH THE MASK IS OFF THE GLOVES ARE OFF BETTER GET SMART ENOUGH IS ENOUGH ENOUGH IS ENOUGH THE MASK IS OFF
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Monkey Mind 02:10
"Monkey Mind" by Circuit of Pain music and lyrics by Sean Alexander Luciw NO UNDERSTANDING, YOUR EARS ARE CLOSED! NO MORE EXPLAINING, WHAT'S IT FOR? MORE UNDERMINING, WHAT TEAM ARE YOU ON? NO MORE COMPLAINING, WHAT'S IT FOR? HEY, TRY AND LISTEN FOR ONCE HEY, HEAR THESE WORDS YOU'RE SAYING HEY, SHUT YOUR MONKEY MIND OFF HEY, TRY AND LISTEN FOR ONCE WRRUUUUU WRRAAAAA NO UNDERSTANDING, YOUR EARS ARE CLOSED! COMPLAIN SOME MORE, NOBODY CARES! NO MORE EXPLAINING, WHAT'S IT FOR? NOBODY CARES, POINT THAT FINGER BACK AT YOU! HEY, TRY AND LISTEN FOR ONCE HEY, HEAR THESE WORDS YOU'RE SAYING HEY, SHUT YOUR MONKEY MIND OFF HEY, TRY AND LISTEN FOR ONCE (GUITAR SOLO) WRRUUUUU WRRAAAAA WRRUUUUU WRRAAAAA MONKEY MIND
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"Gaslight Parasite" by Circuit of Pain music and lyrics by Sean Alexander Luciw GASLIGHT PARASITE GASLIGHT PARASITE GASLIGHT PARASITE GASLIGHT PARASITE YOU GET NO SYMPATHY FROM ME WHEN YOUR WEAKNESS IS VOLUNTARY YOUR ENDLESS PITY PIT OF SELF-ABSORPTION IT'LL ALL BE GONE SOON SO GET OVER YOURSELF GET AWAY FROM ME NOW GREEDY NEEDY ENERGY THIEVERY NEEDY GREEDY GASLIGHT PARASITE GASLIGHT PARASITE GASLIGHT PARASITE GASLIGHT PARASITE LOSER LOSER LOSER LOSER LOSER WHINY WHINY WHINY WHINY BABY YOU GET NO SYMPATHY FROM ME WHEN YOUR WEAKNESS IS VOLUNTARY YOUR ENDLESS PITY PIT OF SELF-ABSORPTION IT'LL ALL BE GONE SOON SO GET OVER YOURSELF BE INDEPENDENT QUIT YOUR LEECHING BE INDEPENDENT IT'LL ALL BE GONE SOON SO GET OVER YOURSELF GET AWAY FROM ME NOW GREEDY NEEDY ENERGY THIEVERY NEEDY GREEDY ENERGY THIEVERY NEEDY GREEDY ENERGY THIEVERY NEEDY GREEDY INDEPENDENT FIGURE IT OUT SOMEWHERE ELSE YOU GOTTA BE INDEPENDENT IT'S TIME TO GO BYE BYE
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"Fiddle on Fire" by Circuit of Pain music and lyrics by Sean Alexander Luciw LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA OH NO NOT AGAIN OH NO SOMEBODY INVENTED A NEW KIND OF BREATH MINT SO YOU CAN HIDE IN THE BASEMENT SO KISS THE WALLS AND FEED YOUR BALLS TO THE BIG MACHINE IN THE SKY HELL YEAH WE CAN FIDDLE WITH THE WORLD ON FIRE BUT YOU NEVER THOUGHT THAT YOU WOULD LOSE ALL OF YOUR DESIRE OH YEAH WE CAN FIDDLE WITH THE WORLD ON FIRE BUT YOU NEVER THOUGHT THAT YOU WOULD LOSE ALL OF YOUR DESIRE BUT YOU GOTTA SHAKE OUT THE WEBS BUT YOU GOTTA SHAKE OUT THE WEBS NEVER GIVE UP KICKING IN THE TURBO NEVER GIVE UP FIDDLE ON FIRE NEVER GIVE UP KICKING IN THE TURBO NEVER GIVE UP FIDDLE ON FIRE SO GO AHEAD YOU CAN ASK US WHY THIS PLANET IS A BLOODY PIGSTY THROW YOUR HANDS UP TO THE MONEY GUY AND PRAY TO YOUR PHONE AS WE FRY LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA HELL YEAH WE CAN FIDDLE WITH THE WORLD ON FIRE BUT YOU NEVER THOUGHT THAT YOU WOULD LOSE ALL OF YOUR DESIRE BUT YOU GOTTA SHAKE OUT THE WEBS NEVER GIVE UP KICKING IN THE TURBO NEVER GIVE UP FIDDLE ON FIRE NEVER GIVE UP KICKING IN THE TURBO NEVER GIVE UP FIDDLE ON FIRE OH NO NOT AGAIN OH NO NOT AGAIN OH NO NOT AGAIN OH NO NOT AGAIN
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"Human Nightmare" by Circuit of Pain music and lyrics by Sean Alexander Luciw HUMAN NIGHTMARE WHEN IS IT GONNU END ONE WAY OR ANOTHER HOW IS IT GONNU END PLAGUE INCORPORATED MAYBE TERMINATOR VENJIX OR THE MIST OR MAYBE PLANET OF THE APES OR AN ALIEN INVASION WOULD ACTUALLY BE JUST PEACHY FIX THE UNSUSTAINABLE DYSTOPIA BRING THE UNATTAINABLE UTOPIA WOULD YOU PLEASE RESCUE US FROM OUR BULLSHIT CUZ WE SURE CAN'T DO IT SOLO HUMAN NIGHTMARE WHEN IS IT GONNU END ONE WAY OR ANOTHER HOW IS IT GONNU END PLAGUE INCORPORATED OR MAYBE TERMINATOR VENJIX OR THE MIST OR MAYBE PLANET OF THE APES OR AN ALIEN INVASION WOULD ACTUALLY BE JUST PEACHY FIX THE UNSUSTAINABLE DYSTOPIA BRING THE UNATTAINABLE UTOPIA WOULD YOU PLEASE RESCUE US FROM OUR BULLSHIT CUZ WE SURE CAN'T DO IT (GUITAR SOLO) PULL THE PLUG NOW? PULL THE PLUG NOW? PULL THE PLUG NOW? PULL THE PLUG NOW?
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"Sisyphus Happy" by Circuit of Pain music and lyrics by Sean Alexander Luciw "BEAUTY IS UNBEARABLE" ETERNITY UNATTAINABLE REMINDER OF DEATH IS NEVER CONVINCING ENOUGH WASTING YOUR TIME WAITING FOR SHIPS TO COME IN WHY DO ANYTHING? WHY DO ANYTHING AT ALL? NEVER SATISFIED IT'S AN EXISTENTIAL TEASE SO WHY EVEN TRY JUST BE JUST BECAUSE "BEAUTY IS UNBEARABLE" THE POWER OF DEATH REMINDS YOU TO SEIZE THE DAY ETERNITY UNATTAINABLE ARE YOU WASTING YOUR TIME WAITING FOR SHIPS TO COME IN FORGET WHO YOU ARE LIVE LIFE WHILE YOU STILL CAN

about

Strange times we are living in. Frustrations have been brewing for many of us, and one way to process negativity is through lyrical catharsis and the pounding of musical instruments.

Circuit of Pain is a brainchild of Sean Alexander Luciw, also known for his guitar instrumentals, meditative Solfeggio Tone music, and electronic alter-ego Lex Plexus. Sean sings and plays all of the instruments on this EP. He also brought some novice-level electronic design skills into the mix by designing the distortion circuits used on the guitars and basses. The vocals are also super-distorted, bringing a bit of industrial edge to the EP.

This batch of high-energy songs was recorded with a lo-fi, garage attitude and, by Sean’s own claims, is heavily influenced by Black Flag’s “Damaged” album, as well as S.N.F.U.’s “...And No One Else Wanted To Play,” Crumbsuckers' "Life of Dreams" and Ministry. By the way, too many “right notes” are boring, so expect a jazz noise here and there.

The lyrics on Circuit of Pain’s EP are themed around emotional independence, the internal fight against apathy, and the antisocial benefits of isolation. “The Mask” is about fearless emotional honesty (not Covid masks), and “Monkey Mind” is about not being your own worst enemy. “Gaslight Parasite” encourages the fierce useage of personal boundaries when necessary. It’s not all bitter, though - “Fiddle on Fire” encourages us to “never give up!” The song “Sisyphus Happy” starts with a quote from the philosopher Albert Camus, and reminds us to seize the day.

Sean says, “Human Nightmare was a fun song to write – I was wishing the world’s problems would all end, and it occurred to me that humans are still too flawed to achieve Utopia anytime soon. So I listed some of my favourite sci-fi entities who could come along and end it all for us, either by reformation or annihilation. I got the chance to include an obscure reference to Power Rangers RPM, which stars Rose McIver from iZombie, as well as a nod to the game Plague Inc.”

All 6 songs on the EP have their own music videos, which can be easily found on YouTube. Most are subtitled!

“I just want to encourage everyone to keep their heads above water and stay golden-hearted in these depressing quasi-apocalyptic times. Peace! Love! Rock and roll!” - Sean Luciw, Circuit of Pain

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released October 20, 2020

Sean Alexander Luciw - vocals, guitars, bass, drums, distortion circuits

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Circuit of Pain Kamloops, British Columbia

Strange times we are living in. Frustrations have been brewing for many of us, and one way to process negativity is through lyrical catharsis and the pounding of musical instruments. Circuit of Pain is a brainchild of Sean Alexander Luciw, also known for his guitar instrumentals, meditative Solfeggio Tone music, and electronic alter-ego Lex Plexus. ... more

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