Compassion Fatigue

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"However vast the darkness we must supply our own light" - Stanley Kubrick

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released April 16, 2017

Mixed by Martin Bisi & Tom LaSala
Mastered by Tim Donovan (www.310.org)
Recorded at BC Studios (Brooklyn, NY)
and Sal's Magick Pigeon Coup (East Meadow, NY)
Additional engineering on the track "Compassion Fatigue" by Scott Gross at Hit And Run (Massapequa, NY)

All songs written, performed & arranged by:
Tom LaSala
Native drums on "Politically Privileged":
Ken and Fred Grau of Ancient Tongue
Narration & cosmic wordplay on "Changing Channels":
Michael R. Lee
lexicon waves on "Changing Channels": Martin Bisi

Photography and art direction: Tom LaSala
Photo manipulation: Cody Drasser

Thanks to my children, my parents, friends & family without you I am nothing. Martin Bisi, Ken & Fred Grau, Michael Lee, Joe Zajack, Tim Donovan, Scott Gross, James Plotkin, Bob Lisse, John Blenn, Cody Drasser, Doyel Shamley, Jay Newman, Shooter Jennings, Paul J. Falcone and Mark Jacobson - without your support and guidance this record does not exist. Marie at Mt. Carmel Botanica, Jimmy Webb at Trash & Vaudeville, Main Dragg Music, Pete and Jordan at The Music Zoo, Jay, Natalie, Danny & Crew at The Witches Brew, AK Press, Burning Books Buffalo, Trumbellplex, John & Giselle Fetterman of Braddock, PA., Derek 'The Zou' Haze & ATWA, Doyel & Guy Heller of Hour of The Time, ELF, ALF, HRBC Warehouse #1, The Coney Island Freak Show and anyone i've had the pleasure to share the stage with. Most importantly, those that continue to fight the 'good fight' with an ever glowing light, this record is for you, I love you.

Electric Caves uses and abuses ESP Custom Shop Guitars, Taylor guitars, Earthquaker Devices, TC Electronics, Korg, Samson Technologies, Seymour Duncan, Ernie Ball, Roland/Edirol, Monson Guitars, Zoom, Morley, DOD and Line .

In loving memory of Joseph Re (the 'king' still lives)

released digitally April 16th, 2017 on Furnace Records
physical book + album release September 2017 on TBA

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Post-Industrial psychedelia hailing from the birth of suburbia //
Electric Caves is the life work of artist, Tom LaSala who currently resides in
Laurel Hollow, NY.

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Track Name: Changing Channels
Please buy Michael Lee's book 'Wood From Ash' on Amazon for words at: https://books.google.com/books?id=qzY7CQAAQBAJ&pg=PT1&lpg=PT1&dq=wood+from+ash+michael+lee&source=bl&ots=E_DDEzW63p&sig=vgxurt_dHIx9PNbA0ZW1cnJj_z8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiXv7Xj7q7TAhWmqVQKHYH5BSMQ6AEIJTAA#v=onepage&q=wood%20from%20ash%20michael%20lee&f=false
Track Name: Compassion Fatigue
It's the dream he put behind your head
Took you to the mountain high
Way up above the sky
Showed you places only holy men go
(as pulled away this veil)
It's the dream he put behind your head

(oh yeah it was sad to sit and watch you)
Knew one day that i would be uneasy
Always shaking never sitting still
(and i watched you)
take these pills and bottom out
Into a pit they call hell
My friends have all gone far away
But I'm still right here

This is the bottom they call hell
Track Name: Maintaining Cabin Pressure
Time reflects on my mind
Where does it go?
Try to find
Places where I can sit just fine
Not move around much
And stare at the sky

Focus on everything you saw
There illusions that
Make up who you are

Deep inside see right through the walls
Strong and hard but always seem to fall
Blasting off into somewhere else
Shuttled off deep within yourself
At peace with yourself

Fly away
Fly
Fly away
Fly
(its okay)
Fly away
(I never loved myself and you never loved me anyway)
Fly the fuck away

you've become to weak to pull yourself up
you're cries are loud but no-one seems to care much
Track Name: The Great Soul Trial
Can you hear that sound?
It's me closing the door
Goodbye

I tucked you in real well
You look really pretty in that coffin

When you sleep at night
you may never
find your way out
When you sleep
all of your fears
they come to sight

Hidden by the darkness
you find yourself deprived of those fears
all those years

Everytime you say
'where did I go hiding away all those years?'
there just to
make you feel alright
make you, feel oh....

When you sleep at night
you may never find your way out
When you see
all of your fears
they come to sight

Won't you run out on life
Won't you run away
Won't you run out on your life

I saw your mind
trickle by so fast
I saw your mind
linger in the illusion

Can you
While you
Step on my fingers
I step out your life

When you sleep at night
you may never
find your way out
When you sleep
all of your fears
they come to sight
Track Name: Cumbersome Love
I look at us
and I wonder why &
whats keeping us alive
I look at us
and I wonder why
We're doing this
just to survive

Woke up
in this red light
Woke up
I saw the signs
Woke up
heard these trains
and they told me
when to rearrange my life

Cumbersome love
Troublesome love
God, I feel numb
I feel dumb (x1 million)

Each turn of the wheel is:
(another year fading away)
(me alone)

It was so long
You know it wasn't so long ago
Track Name: Hey, Birdman
You were right
I wasn't prepared
You were right
I wasn't ready

Lay there with flies around your hair
Split open wide with your ribs bare
Blood will mold as these tires turn
Hey, Birdman I've come to learn

Now you woke up to
What is your life
Man, look around
Everybody's gone

Could you raise it?
You'll have to raise the bar

Lay there with flies around your hair
Split open wide with your ribs bare
Blood will mold as these tires turn
Hey, Birdman I've come to learn
Track Name: None Of This Matters
For way to long
I will see a man by himself
With nothing to ask for
but food
He doesn't need any of this
Track Name: Rear Window
Some say their driven but I feel I'm being chased
Everywhere I turn the whole world has erased

I'm far away
from you, from this
Track Name: Cyborg
Cyborg
ready in position
digital morgue
cyborg
you were born a cyborg
you've become a cyborg
ready in position
digital morgue
cyborg
you've become a cyborg
you were reborn a
you've become a cyborg

...And now you rape yourself of all thats pure
destroying your ability to love.

Isn't this a fantastic fucking planet?
Track Name: The Craving Brain
The craving brain
the politics of our culture
The warrior he holds the key up
to their secrets

the doors wide open
come on in
come on
we're waiting

(...And I think you need to start examining yourself, your agenda, your mission. Who are you? what are you about? what do you believe about america? is it true? Are you helping to divide us more? or are you helping to bring us together? do you really understand what this country is all about?)

this is the shamanic dance
in the waterfall
beating up
a monolithic ruthless conspiracy

we've come to a place and now theres something I want to ask you
Track Name: A Cosmic Symphony Crescendoing Forever
you signed your lives away without even reading
To me
the eye in the sky, now I'm going to kill all of you