Mother of Invention - EP

by Compass & Cavern

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The Mother of Invention - EP is Compass & Cavern's first release.

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released August 17, 2015

All songs written and performed by Compass & Cavern. 2015. Recorded and mixed by Josh Berman at Phase Flip Studios. Mastered by Pat Badgley at PQ Mastering. Logo by Tess Brownson. Guest chants and morale by Adil Faqih.

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Track Name: Resonate
Hey! (x3)

Oh, another misanthropic morning
Loss aversion and bitterness forming
But the lens I use to see
Is only reflecting me

The headache kept at bay
Become open to the way

Chorus:
Resonate
Your mind aligned with fate
Can you feel your soul relate?
Trust in the path you take

Hey! (x3)

Look around see only imperfection
How could anyone live without resentment?
But I know
The external world is unreliable

The headache kept at bay
Become open to the way

Chorus

Hey! (x4)

Chorus

Hey! (x5)
Track Name: Brainstorm
Kick in overdrive, my desire to find
Another role to fill, another sign for kinds like me
Feeling the binds of the incomplete
Never meet what I see when I want it to be
I put in all the time that is given to me
And though I make strides on the path to my dreams
I'm feeling further behind it, I think I'm falling asleep

Thought train in my brain, barreling to my claim
Conducting nothing, but replenishing energy all the same
Further insulating the blame that could be aiding my aim
Away from concentrating on ratings and playing the game
How many lives remain? How many cry for fame?
How many thoughts and hopes will be mine to name?
If I forgot my coat would you mind the rain?

This is
This is a

Chorus:
Brainstorm
Downpour
Brainstorm
Downpour
Brainstorm
Downpour
(Ooh) Storming inside without a barricade to hide behind
Another product of your mind

Looking for success, I will give it my best to impress
And take another heavy weight off my chest
Cuz it is more than a goal, and it is deeper than me
It is an understanding of the way that things oughta be
Is it a matter of time? Is it a matter of need?
I wonder, when they align, if I'll be able to breathe
And take time to enjoy the scene

Cuz I'm a visionary
A musical, philosophical missionary
Exploring the psychological depths of repressed and unquenched thirst for quest
Turning civil to unrest
And I'm probably not alone, and I'm probably not the first,
But it's driving and providing me with skills to write a verse
Seems the weather's a gift and a curse

This is
This is a

Chorus
Track Name: MetaFor
My paper's on the table, pen is ready to write
And I'm just searching for a name to step right into the light
But see when nothing draws near, I begin to fear
My inspiration's running dry and only silence appears

I'll be confronted with the proof, when I step in the booth
Put the truth on the table, or just table the truth
See, I got nothing to say, no one to rap about
I've run amok in dismay, cuz I'm the Prince of Self-Doubt

So just give me a name, or I'll be flooded with shame
And lose my every chance of getting in the rap hall of fame
How 'bout a penny for your thoughts? The name of a dame?
Or a dime to buy the claim over your fame?

A memory, melody, remedy, to give apparent clarity in this parody lacking vulgarity
Is it for me or for you? Could it just be for two?
Why bother even ask? It's not like anybody knew

Chorus:
Check your inspiration at the door
Who is this song for? Who is this song for?
Is it wrong for me to search for something more?
Who is this song for? Who is this song for?

Post Chorus:
Is it wrong for me to see you as the key to this beat?
Cuz if you were to be, you would make it complete

I think I need a fresh start, lather, rinse, repeat

Will a face just appear as I put words to the page?
My vision's getting blurry and I don't think it's with age
Why can't the way I feel reveal what's real and let me know the deal?
I feel like I've been sleeping and I just woke up behind the wheel

Trapped in a daze, can't seem to solve this maze
I'm running out of places so just let me count the ways
I might have done this before
I don't have any more
I think I'll start from the beginning, just build up from the floor

Every door might be locked, but if I just take stock
I can tear through all the panels, pan for gold, and find that rock
I didn't mean crack, just go back to the line before that
Where I clear out all the cobwebs just sit down and write a rap

So here we are at the beginning, does this mean I'm winning?
Can't say so, I just feel like my hair is thinning
Back to the drawing board, back to wanting more
Did I hear that right? My verse is over with that chord

Chorus

Post Chorus:
Is it wrong for me to see you as the key to this beat?
Cuz if you were to be, you would make it complete

I'm looking deep into my heart I'm gonna follow my feet

Bridge:
Is it wrong for me to see you as the key to this beat?
Cuz if you were to be, you would make it complete

Chorus

Post Chorus:
Is it wrong for me to see you as the key to this beat?
Cuz if you were to be, you would make it complete

I think I need a fresh start, lather, rinse, repeat
Track Name: Delusion
What I knew
Was only one view
The truth inside you cannot manifest
Unless I see it, too

How far will I go
To look through another window?
Resisting skeptics with the benefits
Leaves me overused

Chorus:
Now that it's over
Hiding the truth in disorder
I wonder, where is the border?
I cannot be the only one who believes
There's no such thing as delusion
A schizophrenic confusion
Why would I think that I knew one?
Am I the only one with immunity?

(Oh)

To be one
To understand isolation
We must forfeit all our influence
And surrender faculties

I admit that it scares me
The fear of helplessness tears me
And when the darkest thoughts come beckoning
I lose authority

Chorus

(Oh)

Chorus

(Oh)
Track Name: Riff of Hope
I can move this world of mine
I have learned what’s wrong and right

But in the light they’ll see I’ve sealed my stance
What was once to be, well I’ve killed my chance

Chorus:
This is all we know
Our fathers told us so
Same road as before
A path we can’t ignore
Anymore

I have friends who help me by
I am safe from threats and violence

But when mortality consumes my soul
Will I be holding on, or letting go?

Chorus

And so
And so we go
To throw away our lives
And find there was nothing here for us

I have to shout
And let it out
Before it’s too late

My dying day
Is ever on its way
And I will greet it with grace
Track Name: Open My Eyes
Go forth
And tell them all that you have seen the North
The wild
The vast beyond it all and all it’s worth

Pre Chorus:
They may know that it’s there
But the mind may impair
And obstruct from the clearest of views
Whether ready or not
Sometimes it must be taught
They will all point their eyes to you

Chorus:
We grow
Defending mended hearts that
We sew/sow
Patterns in our thoughts and
I know
They’ll open my eyes to you

Breathe through
The never-ending life that we knew
Reflected in ourselves
We hold true
And open our eyes to you

Drink deep
The spring that went and woke you from your sleep
They thirst
They must be led by one who’s been there first

Pre Chorus

Chorus

Chorus
Track Name: Nothing to Say
I realize the sole/soul demise of humankind
is wrapped up and intertwined
With all the lies we keep inside
We choose to hide behind this facade of pride
Enjoy the ride, do not confide
Forget the side of you that no one can find
And we will strive to seem alive

We're shouting please to those who see just to love me
And adding the thumbs to the sky
Knowing not the fires shot and flames so hot
Number sign we can't say why
Cameras in instead of out and faces pout
About how no one replies
Esteem inside is quantified

Chorus:
And all along we both had nothing to say
And all along we both had nothing to say
And all along we both had nothing to say
And all along we both had...

We feel unsure and insecure, but we won't show
Even though our doubt will thrive
We strike a pose and no one knows the lengths we go
In order to hide that side
Incite a cause for all our flaws and pains,
And pause the discourse that fuels our minds
Turn ears deaf and eyes blind

Chorus

Try and defy
The hive mind we all buy
(Ooh)
Go, rise from below
To the good life we all know
(Ooh)
We both know

Chorus