The Ghosts of Trumbull County

by SaviorSelf.07.05.98

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Phase: VII
THE GHOSTS OF TRUMBULL COUNTY

Haunted by the ghosts of her past, MAV_SKY-1.exe revisits her old home in Trumbull County, only to learn that old wounds die hard, even after you’ve left your old home in metaphorical ruins.

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released July 5, 2016

All songs produced & recorded by Michael Johns on a home computer in Vienna, Ohio, 2007-2012

"Warren"
"AWESOME KONG WILL MAKE JAPAN HER BITCH!!!"
"Mix, Rave, Repeat"
"Deceive Me"
"No Saving Superman"
"Fly Like Paper"
and "Facebook"
Written by Michael Johns

"It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Written by R.E.M.
(Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe)

"An Easy Friend" contains samples taken from "About A Girl" written by Kurt Cobain.
Instrumental track produced by Michael Johns.

"Seven Nation Army"
Written by Jack White

"My Delirium"
Written by Pip Brown, Pascal Gabriel, Alex Gray and Hannah Robinson
Additional lyrics written by Michael Johns
Remixed by Michael Johns

"AWESOME KONG WILL MAKE JAPAN HER BITCH!!!"
Contains samples of "Empire March" by Dale Oliver
Contains spoken word samples by Kia Stevens a.k.a. Awesome Kong

"Polyamorous"
Written by Benjamin Burnley

"Fly Like Paper" contains a sample of "Paper Plane" written by Francis Rossi and Bob Young.

"I'm So Sick"
Written by Flyleaf
(Sameer Bhattacharya, James Culpepper, Jared Hartmann, Pat Seals and Lacey Sturm)

"Make Me Break"
Produced by Michael Johns

"Yellow"
Written by Coldplay
(Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion)

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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: It's The End Of The World As We Know It
That's great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes,
and aeroplanes and Lenny Bruce is not afraid....

Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn,
world serves its own needs, dummy serve your own needs.
Feed it off an aux speak, grunt, no, strength,
The ladder starts to clatter with fear fight down height.
Wire in a fire, representing seven games, and a government for hire and a combat site.
Left of west and coming in a hurry with the furies breathing down your neck.
Team by team reporters baffled, trumped, tethered cropped.
Look at that low playing!
Fine, then.
Uh oh, overflow, population, common food, but it'll do.
Save yourself, serve yourself. World serves its own needs, listen to your heart bleed dummy with the rapture and the revered and the right - right.
You vitriolic, patriotic, slam, fight, bright light, feeling pretty psyched.

It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.

Six o'clock - TV hour. Don't get caught in foreign towers.
Slash and burn, return, listen to yourself churn.
Locking in, uniforming, book burning, blood letting.
Every motive escalate. Automotive incinerate.
Light a candle, light a votive. Step down, step down.
Watch your heel crush, crushed. Uh-oh, this means no fear cavalier.
Renegade steer clear! A tournament, a tournament, a tournament of lies.
Offer me solutions, offer me alternatives and I decline.

It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.

The other night I dreamt of knives, continental drift divide. Mountains sit in a line
Leonard Bernstein. Leonid Brezhnev. Lenny Bruce and Lester Bangs.
Birthday party, cheesecake, jelly bean, boom!
You symbiotic, patriotic, slam book neck, right? Right.

It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.

It's time I spent some time alone...
Track Name: Warren (Canton - Version 2)
You tell me to run like hell
Damnation's comming soon
I tell you I'd rather go to hell
Than to put up with you

You often talk of consequences
never responsibilities
These are standards you adhere to
I'll never be as good as you

You say that this is the way
The only way to life
I tell you if that were so
We'd never have to die

You often talk of consequences
never responsibilities
These are standards you adhere to
But I'm not good enough for you
'Cause I'm gonna be who I wanna be!

Just who the hell do you think you are?

I'm gonna be who I wanna be!
Track Name: An Easy Friend (featuring Kurt Cobain)
I need an easy friend....

I need an easy friend
I do, with an ear to lend
I don't think you fit this shoe
I do, won't you have a clue
But I can't see you every night...

I need an easy friend....

I'm standing in your line
I do hope you have the time
I do pick a number too
I do keep a date with you
But I can't see you every night...

I need an easy friend....

I need an easy friend
I do, with an ear to lend
I don't think you fit this shoe
I do, won't you have a clue
But I can't see you every night...

I need an easy friend
Track Name: Seven Nation Army
I'm gonna fight 'em off
A seven nation army couldn't hold me back
They're gonna rip it off
Taking their time right behind my back

And I'm talking to myself at night
Because I can't forget
Back and forth through my mind
Behind a cigarette
And the message coming from my eyes
Says leave it alone

Don't want to hear about it
Every single one's got a story to tell
Everyone knows about it
From the Queen of England to the hounds of hell

And if I catch it coming back my way
I'm gonna serve it to you
And that ain't what you want to hear
But that's what I'll do
And a feeling coming from my bones
Says find me a home

I'm going to Wichita
Far from this opera forevermore
I'm gonna work the straw
Make the sweat drip out of every pore
And I'm bleeding, and I'm bleeding, and I'm bleeding
Right before the lord
All the words are gonna bleed from me
I'll think no more
And the stains coming from my blood
tell me "go back home"

I'm gonna fight off (Go back home!)
a Seven Nation Army (Go back home!)
Track Name: My Delirium - Tribute to .that dog Mix (featuring Ladyhawke)
(Ladyhawke)
Late night, waiting by the phone
Tonight waiting for an answer
Heartbeat drumming double time
I need one more chance to be near you

Still hanging on
(For what)
Can't operate
(Fired up)
I won't eat and I won't sleep for you, yeah
No rest till I
(Get through)
'Cause I'm holding out
(For you)
Am I the only one who's insane?

Hey, you're playing with my delirium
And the longer I wait the harder I'm gonna fall
Stop playing with my delirium
'Cause I'm outta my head and outta my self-control

Still here in this quiet room
Deep in delusion sending me over
Outside watch the world go by
Inside time stands still as I wonder

Still hanging on
(For what?)
Can't operate
(Fired up)
I won't eat and I won't sleep for you, yeah
No rest till I
(Get through)
'Cause I'm holding out
(For you)
Am I the only one who's insane

Hey, you're playing with my delirium
And the longer I wait the harder I'm gonna fall
Stop playing with my delirium
'Cause I'm outta my head and outta my self-control

(SaviorSelf.07.05.98)
savior self 7 5 9 8
i can't think straight
there's no debate
this is serious
I'm delirious
withdrawn from the drug
that is your love

I need my fix
'cause I can't eat
and I can't sleep
I can only think of you
every night and day
I write these songs
that plead for your unending love

while you're out on tour
seeing this world
playing sold out crowds
I'm in this garage
like that Weezer song
where no one hears me sing this song

But I'll sing all these songs for you
even if you'll never listen
I won't give up on this passion
even if my love for you is just a delusion

(Ladyhawke & SaviorSelf.07.05.98)
Hey, you're playing with my delirium
And the longer I wait the harder I'm gonna fall
Stop playing with my delirium
'Cause I'm outta my head and outta my self-control
Track Name: AWESOME KONG WILL MAKE JAPAN HER BITCH!!!
AWESOME KONG WILL MAKE JAPAN HER BITCH
IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME, YOU WILL SEE
SHE WILL CRUSH ALL THE JOSHI PURORESU
AND PLOW THROUGH ALL THE GAIJIN, TOO
GIANT BABA WILL ROLL OVER IN HIS GRAVE
WHEN GODZILLA BECOMES AWESOME KONG'S SEX SLAVE
MOTHERFUCKER!!!

TOKYO WILL FALL AT THE HANDS OF AWESOME KONG!!!
TNA WILL FALL AT THE HANDS OF AWESOME KONG!!!

AWESOME KONG WILL MAKE TNA HER BITCH
ALL THE KNOCKOUTS WILL BOW AT HER FEET
SHE WILL CRUSH ALL THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE
AND MAYBE TAYLOR WILDE, TOO
JEFF JARRETT WILL SIT HELPLESS
AS TNA BURNS TO THE GROUND
EVEN AJ STYLES WILL FALL PREY TO AWESOME KONG!!!

KURT ANGLE WILL FALL AT THE HANDS OF AWESOME KONG!!!
VINCE McMAHON WILL FALL AT THE HANDS OF AWESOME KONG!!!
MOTHERFUCKER!!!

AWESOME KONG WILL MAKE JAPAN HER BITCH
IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME, YOU WILL SEE
SHE WILL CRUSH ALL THE JOSHI PURORESU
AND PLOW THROUGH ALL THE GAIJIN, TOO
GIANT BABA WILL ROLL OVER IN HIS GRAVE
WHEN GODZILLA BECOMES AWESOME KONG'S SEX SLAVE
MOTHERFUCKER!!!

TOKYO WILL FALL AT THE HANDS OF AWESOME KONG!!!
TNA WILL FALL AT THE HANDS OF AWESOME KONG!!!
VINCE McMAHON WILL FALL AT THE HANDS OF AWESOME KONG!!!
SaviorSelf WILL FALL AT THE HANDS OF AWESOME KONG!!!
MOTHERFUCKER!!!
Track Name: Mix, Rave, Repeat (Version 2)
Mix, Rave, Repeat
Always to the beat

Dance little robots
Don't say a word
Nevermind 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
I'ts better than being daily abused
by the sterotypical 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 existance
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 cruicified 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: Polyamorous
The day has come to an end
The sun is over my head
My polyamorous friend
You got me in a mess of trouble again

So...
Just when you think that you're alright
I'm crawling out from the inside
I never heard anyone
I never listened at all

They've come to get me again
The cloud is over my head
My polyamorus friend
You got me in a mess of trouble again

So...
Just when you think that you're alright
I'm crawling out from the inside
I never hurt anyone
I never listen at all
Just stay away from the white line
I'd say your worst side's your best side
I never heard anyone
I never listen at all

(Break)

So...
Just when you think that you're alright
I'm crawling out from the inside
I never heard anyone
I never listen at all
Just stay away from the white line
I'd say your worst side's your best side
I never heard anyone
I never listen at all

So...
Just when you think that you're alright
I'm crawling out from the inside
I never heard anyone
I never listen at all
Just stay away from the white line
I'd say your worst side's your best side
I never heard anyone
I never listen at all
Track Name: Deceive Me (Acoustic Guitars Will Never Hurt You Demo)
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
Track Name: No Saving Superman
They crucified Jesus Christ
And somehow you think you can be a savior?
They don't care
They shot Martin Luther King
Ignored Lennon and massacred the saints
But you don't care
There's just no saving Superman...

They sell us war and call it peace
But somehow you think they'll just change their ways
Overnight?
They don't give a damn to be enlightened
If they did, they would have been by now
By better than you
There's just no saving Superman...

They crucified Jesus Christ
And somehow you think you can be a savior?
They don't fucking care!
They don't give a damn to be enlightened
If they did, they would have been by now
By better than you
But there's no saving Superman
There's just no saving Superman.
Track Name: Fly Like Paper (featuring M.I.A.)
I fly like paper
Blown in the wind
This way and that way
And back again

Like a rollercoster ride
that never stops
Down, up, then back down again

I fly like paper
Every time you speak
Of something I cannot forgive

Forget to turn the other cheek
I lose myself here when you speak

I fly like paper
Fly into rage
I fly like paper
Cutting your face
I fly like paper
Til I'm satisfied
I fly like paper get high like planes

I fly like paper
Burnt off a joint
In this night air
I take my puff

Hoping to cool down
This raging engine
that is my emotions

I fly like paper
Off on a high
that you just had to crash down on

I don't forgive those who trespass against
I'm not as good as God

I fly like paper
Fly into rage
I fly like paper
Cutting your face
I fly like paper
Til I'm satisfied
I fly like paper get high like planes
Track Name: I'm So Sick - Make Me Break Mix (featuring Lacey Sturm)
I will break into your thoughts
With what's written on my heart
I will break...
Break...

I'm so sick, infected with
Where I live
Let me live without this
Empty bliss, selfishness
I'm so sick
I'm so sick

If you want more of this
We can push out, sell out, die out
So you'll shut up (shut up)
And stay sleeping
With my screaming in your itching ears

I'm so sick, infected with
Where I live
Let me live without this
Empty bliss, selfishness
I'm so sick
I'm so sick

Hear it, I'm screaming it
You're heeding to it now
Hear it, I'm screaming it
You tremble at this sound

You sink into my clothes
This invasion makes me feel
Worthless, hopeless, sick

I'm so sick, infected with
Where I live
Let me live without this
Empty bliss, selfishness
I'm so, I'm so sick
Track Name: Yellow
Look at the stars,
Look how they shine for you,
And everything you do,
Yeah they were all yellow,

I came along
I wrote a song for you
And all the things you do
And it was called yellow

So then I took my turn
Oh all the things I've done
And it was all yellow

Your skin
Oh yeah your skin and bones
Turn in to something beautiful
D'you know you know I love you so
You know I love you so

I swam across
I jumped across for you
Oh all the things you do
Cause you were all yellow

I drew a line
I drew a line for you
Oh what a thing to do
And it was all yellow

Your skin
Oh yeah your skin and bones
Turn in to something beautiful
D'you know for you i bleed myself dry
For you i bleed myself dry

Its true look how they shine for you
look how they shine for you
look how they shine for you
look how they shine for you
look how they shine for you
look how they shine

look at the stars look how they shine for you
and everything that you do
Track Name: Facebook
I saw your name in a yearbook
So I looked you up on Facebook
Just to see how you have changed
Since all those many years ago
I see you have new last name
A husband in your profile pic
You look the same but just a little older

I used to think the world of you
back in 8th grade when we first met
As Marian in the Music Man
Matt was Harold Hill
I was Marcellus

Before I left in '96
I had a crush on you, it made me sick
I'd try to meet you between classes
It rarely worked, but I kept trying

I used to think the world of you
Sometimes I'd wonder if you only knew
Just how much you affected me
With so few words and a pretty smile

I used to think the world of you
I'm not sure why, but I still do
I doubt that you would remember me
Either way, I'm glad I knew you

I used to think the world of you
And I must sound so foolish now
Confessing a school boy crush
That's all it was, I know that now

I looked you up, I was curious
Who you are now, what became of you
I hope that life has been good to you
I'm just glad I knew you back when

So I'll add you to my Facebook
Maybe I lucked out, you remember me
Maybe we could talk of anything
I'd like for us to remain friends

I used to think the world of you
back in 8th grade when we first met
As Marian in the Music Man
Matt was Harold Hill
I was Marcellus...

I saw your name in a yearbook
So I looked you up on Facebook