Europop: The American Way

by SaviorSelf.07.05.98

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Phase V:
EUROPOP: THE AMERICAN WAY

In an attempt to create more commercially viable art, MAV_SKY-1.exe adopts the alias of “TMJ”, reinventing herself as a world-renown music producer best know for making “Europop: The American Way”. Though this, she becomes more successful than she had ever imagined, allowing her the means for a more comfortable life. However, despite the hollow peace that comes with commercial success, she still finds herself just as alone as ever, as her newfound success still hasn’t managed to give her the one things she ever wanted - true love.

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released July 5, 2011

All songs produced and recorded by Michael Johns on a home computer in Vienna, Ohio, 2010.

"Dance Valley Theme 2001" composed by Ferry Corsten. "The Star-Spangled Banner" written by Francis Scott Key. Vocals and Additional Lyrics by Michael Johns. Remixed by Michael Johns

"Lycanthrope (She Wolf)" contains samples of "She Wolf (Loba)" written by Shakira, John HIll and Sam Endicott. "Lycanthrope" composed by Michael Johns.

"No Surprises" written by Radiohead (Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Colin Greenwood and Phil Selway)

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SaviorSelf.07.05.98 Canton, Ohio

SaviorSelf.07.05.98 is the musical journal of MAV_SKY-1.exe (Maverick Skywalker-1), an artificial lifeform granted sentience & emotion by contracting the SaviorSelf.07.05.98 virus. The story about a Machine with a Soul as it learns to cope with its newfound "humanity", existing as an anomaly between the machine & human worlds.

Created & Produced by Michael Johns on a home computer, 2007-2016.
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Track Name: Dance Valley Theme 2001 (New American Sensation Mix) - System F featuring SaviorSelf.07.05.98
Are you ready?
Are you ready for a new sensation?
Are you ready?

A long time ago
in a system far away
came a boy named TMJ
brought some dance beats along the way

With nothing more than a dream and a sound
the young man mixed every night and day
until he finally broke away
and made Europop the American Way

Oh say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Are you ready?
Are you ready for a new sensation?
Are you ready?
Track Name: Mix, Rave, Repeat
Mix, Rave, Repeat
Always to the beat

Dance little robots
Don't say a word
Never mind the man behind the curtain
He's only there to provide the venue
Cash is a motivator
I am the innovator
Dance is a lifestyle
They'd rather choose
It's better than being daily abused
by the stereotypical metaphysical
threat of a robot future when you mix, rave, repeat

Mix, Rave, Repeat
Always to the beat
(Always to the beat)

Capitalize on the beat
On the sound of the masses revolting
Against their programming
When the men and their money are all dead and gone
And the art left behind is all of the proof
that future programmers
Dance-beat remixers
will ever have of this place called America
Rotting and bored with their so-called existence
They rose up and decided that they would mix rave repeat
Mix, Rave, Repeat
Always to the beat

So who are you now
some wanna-be Kanye with a Daft Punk song as your backing track
A false new messiah to be crucified by these pop culture vultures
Who cry for a new way to rave
All that you need is the seed of the beat that's inside you
Growing and waiting for the sun
One day, you will break out to the world
your voice will be heard
to mix rave repeat

Mix, Rave, Repeat
Always to the beat
(Always to the beat)
Track Name: Lycanthrope (She-Wolf) - featuring Shakira
A domesticated girl
that's all you ask of me,
Darling it is no joke,
this is lycanthropy... this is lycanthropy... this is lycanthropy...

Darling it is no joke,
this is lycanthropy...

Sitting across the bar,
staring right at her prey,
It's going well so far,
she's gonna get her way
A domesticated girl
that's all you ask of me,
Darling it is no joke,
this is lycanthropy...

Darling it is no joke,
this is lycanthropy...

Sitting across the bar,
staring right at her prey,
It's going well so far,
she's gonna get her way
A domesticated girl
that's all you ask of me,
Darling it is no joke,
this is lycanthropy...

There's a she wolf in the closet,
Open up and set her free
There's a she wolf in the closet,
Let it out so it can breathe
(Let it out so it can breathe)

There's a she wolf in the closet,
Open up and set her free
There's a she wolf in the closet,
Let it out so it can breathe
(Let it out so it can breathe)

Darling it is no joke,
this is lycanthropy...

Sitting across the bar,
staring right at her prey,
It's going well so far,
she's gonna get her way
A domesticated girl
that's all you ask of me,
Darling it is no joke,
this is lycanthropy...

Darling it is no joke,
this is lycanthropy...

Sitting across the bar,
staring right at her prey,
It's going well so far,
she's gonna get her way
A domesticated girl
that's all you ask of me,
Darling it is no joke,
this is lycanthropy... this is lycanthropy... this is lycanthropy...

There's a she wolf in the closet,
Open up and set her free
There's a she wolf in the closet,
Let it out so it can breathe
(Let it out so it can breathe)

There's a she wolf in the closet,
Open up and set her free
There's a she wolf in the closet,
Let it out so it can breathe
(Let it out so it can breathe)
Track Name: Deceive Me (Evil, Evil Monkey)
You evil, evil monkey
What do you believe?
Did man evolve from monkeys
Or from divinity?

You teach your religion as science
You want others to see
That a six-day creation is science
But Science does not agree

You evil, evil monkey
Evil, evil monkey
Evil, evil monkey
Deceive me, deceive me

You evil, evil, monkey
What is reality?
Are they stories from a book
or just the things you perceive?

You claim your religion is science
But even you must concede
That faith alone is not science
But merely fantasy

You evil, evil monkey
Evil, evil monkey
Evil, evil monkey
Deceive me, deceive me

Dear Mr. Creationist
I don't believe in you
Your intelligent design
is far too flawed to be recognized
I don't think that you understand the first thing about science
You evil, evil, evil monkey
Want to call yourself a scientist...
Track Name: No Surprises
A heart that's full up like a landfill
A job that slowly kills you
Bruises that won't heal

You look so tired and unhappy
Bring down the government
They don't, they don't speak for us

I'll take a quiet life
A handshake of carbon monoxide
And no alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises

Silent... silent...

This is my final fit, my final bellyache with
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises please

Such a pretty house, such a pretty garden
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises please