This Is Only A Test

by amoeba knievel

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they gave their lives to science to see what they could see becoming an appliance at one with technology the years stand in defiance to all that we achieve and like all other giants they were tossed into the sea scanners live in vain can you feel the pain tell me what we gain who will stop the rain a game of rat and dragon will lead you to defeat so don't you go a-braggin that you're in the driver's seat you race your station wagon down every deadend street they simply drop the flag 'n you will both be obsolete (hidden verse) stripped of all sense and feeling beyond the sphere of sight perceives a scanner darkly above the speed of light and through the halls of clown town a dead lady could see the hound who brought the walls down instrumentality! scanners live in vain can you feel the pain of the burning of the brain tell me what we gain like captain kirk in star trek aboard the enterprise surrounded by your high tech fantasy without surprise while jacking in your tape deck you listen to these lies and fizzle like kahoutec like a comet in demise scanners live in vain can you feel the pain tell me what we gain who will stop the rain who will stop the rain tell me what we gain can you feel the pain scanners live in vain...
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Mad Magazine 03:36
i remember you from my sixth grade science class i lent you my mad magazine you never gave it back my mad magazine, my mad magazine, my mad magazine, wont you give it back to me. my mad magazine, my mad magazine, my mad magazine, mad about my magazine. the lighter side was great and al's fold-in was first rate it even had this cool send-up of planet of the apes my mad magazine, my mad magazine, my mad magazine, wont you give it back to me. my mad magazine, my mad magazine, my mad magazine, mad about my magazine. you'd been my best friend up to that day - that's a fact i probably woulda let it slide if it had been a cracked my mad magazine, my mad magazine, my mad magazine, mad about my magazine. my mad magazine, my mad magazine, my mad magazine, won't you give it back, give it back, give it back to me... bring back, bring back oh, bring back my mad magazine to me bring back, bring back oh, bring back my mad magazine...
3.
TV Temple 03:26
well i wasn't there in dallas when the president was shot and i wasn't there in saigon when the war was being fought nor, sir, was i there at woodstock high on lsd or pot or that campus in ohio when the facts of life were taught i was bowing to an idol in the temple of my choice man those cathode rays were glazin up my eyes i was late for the recital cause i thought i lost my voice when the words i spoke i didn't recognize they were telling me the story of a life that passed me by and a life ahead that i'll likely never see for mine eyes have seen the glory and mine eyes have seen the light and mine eyes have seen it all on my tv. i saw a film last tuesday at the bargain matinee they tried to kill jim morrison or was it jfk but i went out for some popcorn and i missed the q&a if i saw it on my vcr i'd hit the pause-delay now i'm was bowing to an idol in the temple of my choice with those cathode rays reflecting in my eyes i was late for the recital when i thought i lost my voice cause the words i spoke i didn't recognize they were telling me the story of a life that passed me by and a life ahead that i may never see for mine eyes have seen the glory and mine eyes have seen the light and mine eyes have seen it all on my tv. i was hangin in my attic when i heard a little static through the airwaves as i listened to my brand new television some soap-opera, science-fiction, mystery sit-comtradiction when dan rather interrupted with the news of some corrupted old official from the white house who was open as a doormouse when the cat's away from trouble you can count on it to double but that's just the way it crumbles i could hear dan rather grumble underneath his medicine breath as he had a vision of death underneath the wheels of amtrak, dragged for 15 miles and then back till his head it splits right open on the railway ties unspoken but he quickly gained composure for he feared overexposure and he recapped all the main facts, dan would rather fight than switch trax mmmm mmmm mmmm.... i watched your final episode. how could i ever know that my own ratings bottomed out and it would be my own? the guest stars came pounding at my door: fred flintstone, norman leer and even as the laugh track swelled, the white dot disappeared. are you bowing to an idol in the temple of your choice bet those cathode rays go lovely with your eyes were you late for the recital when you thought you lost your voice cause the words you spoke you didn't recognize they were telling you the story of a life that passed you by and a life ahead that you will never see for your eyes have seen the glory and your eyes have seen the light and your eyes have seen it all on your tv.
4.
i wanna marry the indigo girls - yeah when i grow up no one can tell them apart so no one will be the wiser - yup i wanna marry the indigo girls do you wanna marry the indigo girls? yeah, i wanna marry the indigo girls we all wanna marry the indigo girls i wanna be in an indigo sandwich tonite i don't wanna be right when i get tired i can watch 'em go at it all nite that'll be quite a sight i wanna marry the indigo girls and i wanna marry the indigo girls and i wanna marry the indigo girls and i wanna marry the indigo girls i'd pledge my love to the indigo girls even tho i hate their music they're not the best lookin' lesbians i ever saw but i'm not choosy i wanna marry the indigo girls do you wanna marry the indigo girls? yeah, i wanna marry the indigo girls we all wanna marry the indigo girls i wanna marry the indigo girls and i wanna marry the indigo girls and i wanna marry the indigo girls and i wanna marry the indigo girls
5.
cowboy ed and his caterpillar riding out cross the plains watch 'em crawlin westward rounding up all the aphids cowboy ed can't complain it's all in a days work cowboy ed is glad to be of service don't squish him. it makes only him nervous. once upon a time in the west ed was a normal-sized boy who wanted to be a cowboy something happened to shrink him to the size of a bug he didn't let that stop him cowboy ed is glad to be of service don't squish him. it makes only him nervous. four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. those old words that honest abe once said still ring true even for cowboy ed tune in next week, cowboy ed will fly when his steed becomes a butterfly...
6.
i walk in and out of life's every door i'm thinking about where i been before so don't take it bad i'll take all the blame if i don't respond when you call my name i hope for the best, expectin the worst don't know if i'm blessed, or if i been cursed i hope for the worst, expectin the best don't know if i'm cursed, or if i been blessed hopin' for the best is the national sport say what you mean but hope for the best i walk to the bar and order a drink it's cheaper by far than any damn shrink i stare at the glass divided by two i don't know which half reminds me of you i hope for the best, expectin the worst don't know if i'm blessed, or if i been cursed i hope for the worst, expectin the best don't know if i'm cursed, or if i been blessed hopin' for the best is the national sport say what you mean but hope for the best hopin' for the best is the national sport say what you mean but hope for the best hopin' for the best is the national sport say what you mean but hope for the best hopin' for the best is the national sport say what you mean but hope for the best i hope for the best, expectin the worst don't know if i'm blessed, or if i been cursed i hope for the worst, expectin the best don't know if i'm cursed, or if i been blessed
7.
sittin' on the dock of the harbor starin' at the oil on the water formin' pretty colors and patterns like the rings round neptune and saturn saw this great big passenger freighter pullin out to sea a bit later then i saw her face in the porthole and it made me feel like an asshole - because... i missed the boat like the unicorn i missed the boat on the day i was born i missed the boat but it's not so scary i missed the boat but i caught the ferry read the news today in the paper bout some capsized passenger freighter tidal waves had turned it upside down like the famous ss poseidon forty portholes broke in the motion how'd they count them all in the ocean then i read the list of who made it and it made me sad and elated - because... i missed the boat like the unicorn i missed the boat on the day i was born i missed the boat but it's not so scary i missed the boat but i caught the ferry...
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a world-famous idiot savant says you can't always get what you want but he doesn't know me from brian the liverpool all-boys choir decide love's all that i require but i need more iron in my diet. the world goes round in circles as time slides reel to reel i listen to the music keepin time to how i feel guitars came in all shapes and sizes some are striped, others checkered this is the way world ends this is the way world ends this is the way world ends ... like a broken record quoth a rather obnoxious young punk gimme anarchy or gimme junk can we safely assume he's forgotten?... the king of all memphis sits back on his toilet seat lonely and fat beside the tv he just shot in the world goes round in circles as time slides reel to reel i listen to the music keepin time to how i feel guitars came in all shapes and sizes some are striped, others checkered this is the way world ends this is the way world ends this is the way world ends ... like a broken record another band waiting to break pop the clutch as they jam on the brake i guess they don't know what they're missin and yet i await some reward like the fencer the tip of the sword it looks like i caught what they're pitchin the world goes round in circles as time slides reel to reel i listen to the music keepin time to how i feel guitars came in all shapes and sizes some are striped, others checkered this is the way world ends this is the way world ends this is the way world ends this is the way world ends this is the way world ends this is the way world ends...

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released September 24, 2014

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amoeba knievel Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

amoeba knievel was established in y2k.
current members include:
tommy amoeba: AAaHHhAAaHHh!!!!
bill sperry: goodtar
tom snodgrass: bass
jeremy papay: drums

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