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Pre$ident Evil is:
Francesco “Cesco” Salvador – Vocals
Alberto “Libby” Libardo – Bass
Nicolò “Dep” Depentor – Guitar
Alberto “Schiabo” Schiabel – Guitar
Tiziano “Tiz” Donadi – Drums

This album is dedicated to all who put their efforts into bringing this project to life.

Special mention goes to Andrea “Tardi” Tardivo and Gianluca “Pavi” Pavan, our former guitarists;
to our parents and girlfriends, our families, to Giulio Montagner, who did a lot of unpaid work, and to Alberto Filipponi from TEZLA Design, for his patience and art.
Very special thanks to Maurizio Libardo for his trust in our project, and to the Sticker Team for their hard work.
THANK YOU!

Recorded by Pre$ident Evil (Depentor; Libardo)
Reamp by Marino de Angeli at Bridge Produzioni Audio; Center; 31010 Susegana (TV); Italy
Mixed & Mastered by Marino de Angeli at Teatro Delle Voci Studios;
Via Tre Venezie 17; 31100 Treviso (TV); Italy

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released May 11, 2016

All music by Pre$ident Evil.
Track 6 - “Cloudshredded” was developed from a composition originally by Matteo Lo Castro.
All lyrics and conceptual design by Francesco Salvador.
All artwork by Alberto Filipponi aka TEZLA Design

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Track Name: Prepare For Freedom Or Die
My savior
Came from lands I never heard about
He came from lands I never cared about
He said he came to set me free
Though I never noticed my captivity

Burst the bubble (X3), this means trouble,
Burst that bubble (X2), he means trouble,
Burst the bubble (X3), this means trouble,
Burst that bubble (X3), fucking trouble!

Our gods lie half-buried in dust
We are free from our idols
Now In new Ones we trust

Democracy came, from far across the sea
And equally freed everyone from anything they had been

This isn’t about you neither me
It has nothing to do with liberty
This isn’t about the way we live
And you didn’t teach us anything
You might still call it democracy
But I think the keyword here is greed
This isn’t about you neither us
Now take your “freedom” and shove it up your ass

Then many other saviors came
Bringing more freedom, gifts and pain

Free to watch my world burn
I am free to be enslaved
Free to make your choices
Well then come on savior set me free

This isn’t about you neither me
It has nothing to do with liberty
This isn’t about the way we live
And you didn’t teach us anything
You might still call it democracy
But I think the keyword here is greed
This isn’t about you neither us
Now take your “freedom” and shove it up your ass

Free from false gods, from traditions, to see my world drained by a leech
I am free to do what I’m told to do
Watch me: Freedom on a leash
Track Name: And Now For Something Completely Different
The days are shorter
The buildings taller
The earth is spinning faster

As I blinked I must have missed the moment in which the world became so small

Voices News Faces Foods
Places I have never been
Landscapes I have never seen
Blasting outta thousand screens
Deafening us with their screams

Louder Taller Bigger Smaller
I'm lovin' it – Drink Coca-Cola
Harder Better Faster Stronger
All the news for half a dollar!

As I blinked I must have missed the moment in which the world became so small
My father's wisdom just slipped between a fast food and a brand new mall
Where's my place? Do I belong here? Does all this even make sense?
Everything I knew has just become

What are we supposed to do?
We can, but should we?

We are a raindrop running on a razor's edge
Passively dragged by the laws of motion
Semi-conscious about our one-way path
Every step off the track leads to the jaws of the abyss

We are a monkey shot in space
We barely understood the world we called “home”
Disorientation will be our faithful guide
For the few times we stop and ask “What's going on?”

Where once there was a valley skyscrapers shred the clouds
Everything I knew has just become

Lost in dreams of days less civilized – and more human, too
I remember darker times that seemed somewhat less blue
Neuron cities rise through dust of our sleepless dreams and
Everything I knew has just become
Something completely different
Track Name: Capitalistic 1984-Today!
“Under the spreading chestnut tree,
I sold you and you sold me”

Passive thought and induced opinions, the modern ghosts overwhelm the living
The “I” becoming “Us”: beware the TV swarm-mentality
Globalization, confirming and contradicting the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis

As the Net makes us one, confined and defined by the same restrictions
Hile to the Sneaker shoes! But only if they’re all the rage

Goodthinkful persons are Unthinkful Unpersons
Sometimes you’ve just got to stop others from thinking things for you
Computer is a human mind (though they say once it was the opposite)
Well my friend I think it’s time to take that shit and turn it off

An abstract womb, pulse through the air, bearing our identity
Our hi-tech Memory Hole consisting of a click

Goodthinkful persons are Unthinkful Unpersons
And please be aware that Newspeak is a programming language, too
Human mind is a computer (though the roles often trade places)
Well my friend I have to tell you it would be nice to turn it on

As the TV annihilates our decisional capability while we mumble staring at reality shows
Hile to the Movie Star! You don’t have to like him, but he sure is all the rage

Goodthinkful persons are Unthinkful Unpersons, the modern ghosts of our hi-tech era
And please be aware that Newspeak is a programming language, too
Human mind is a computer (though these days it’s often the opposite)
Well my friend I tell you it would be Doubleplusgood to turn it on
And now, for something completely different...
Track Name: Onstage Prostitution
Thought it was caviar
Seems more like Campbell's canned soup
The kind you may find for sale five dollars the dozen
Or on a dozen pop paintings worth five millions each

And God save the queen 'cause sacrifice was in the air that night...
As they came and took her, as they put her in chains,
As the soul of all souls was replaced by machines

There is plently of that sweet stuff coming from the factory
So let's all glorify disposable god industry

So stuff your throat, don't try to breathe and
Buzz in tune, buzz in tune
Buzz in tune, buzz in tune
Cheap liquid gold pumped in the pipes
bittersweet taste itch at my throat

the radios blast with buzzing sound
so buzz in tune just buzz in tune

All the braindead junkies now!
Buzz in tune buzz in tune

As the engines started growling
And the gears began to move

It's an onstage prostitution
We're selling our soul for noise pollution
It's an onstage prostitution
They sold her soul for mass production
It's an onstage prostitution
The cheaper the better is our solution
It's an onstage prostitution
We sold her soul

She is bound, she now stands in chains
She is cuffed to the gears and forced with production
An eternal repetition of the same old action
A betrayal of her nature and a seed of destruction

It's an onstage prostitution

My head is stuffed with honey / My ears are full of buzz
Meal and entertainment / Is all I need from life
My ears are dripping honey / but more is pumped in me
My eyes cry golden, sticky tears / Come buzz in tune with me
Track Name: The Invisible Gorilla Experiment
Please ensure, my friends, that this is a regular card deck
And I have nothing in my sleeves

Choose a card, keep it secret
Let me shuffle the whole thing

As my hands start to dance, fast and faster, like in trance
Lock your look on spades and hearts, stare and gaze to track the cards
Concentrate ‘till you feel sick, find the cues to crack the trick
All these eyes try hard to see, all your minds belong to me
(As my hands, easy and slick, start to shuffle double-quick)

The prey follows the bite
The trap is hiding in plain sight

It is plain like the nose on your face
And you’re not blind indeed
But only when you stand before a mirror
And find out new things on the most familiar face
As you start wondering how long they’ve been there

You do realize that there has always been a difference, a difference
Do you realize that there has always been a difference, a difference between

Look and see
Look and see

A jigsaw puzzle is hard to complete
If you keep looking at just one piece

As my hands perform their trick, my friends
Keep on trying to understand
Not one of you shall turn his head

As your eyes and minds belong to me
Try to ignore the midget stealing all your wallets

Focus hard and you might get a fix
Please be so polite that not a single glance
is given to the girl who’s putting rabbits in my top hat for my next trick
Track Name: Cloudshredder
[Floating, We watch our hollow burdens
Leave footprints in the dust
Shells bound to the spark
By thinning balloon strings

True freedom at last]

WE BUZZ IN TUNE

We are the post-modern user experience
And since reality is perception in the end
A change of view is a change of the world you perceive
Reboot
Restart the system and fix it with a patch

Goodthinkful persons are unthinkful unpersons
Live your dreams and dream your life
Perception that closes your eyes
And makes it unimportant to be naked

Dust we are and to dust we will return
Yet no more fear shall be in handfulls of dust
For gods and kings may have built for themselves places now desolate
Yet as one we thrive as evolution begins to escalate

Who told you that you were naked?
Son of man thy name dried out in every mouth
Our name is Legion, our law is Legion

In this place where worlds collide
We are the newborn designed to kill history
Restore the circle defy the line
Old and new kissing through time
The swarm will thrive

I AM THE HIVE

FEED / SLEEP / BREED / KNOW

No fear in handfulls of dust

cocktail dress slowly slides down
whispersilk falls to the ground

hatch the egg / cut the coccoon / spread your wings
molt the skin / once again / be free from sin

Don't you realize you'll never need the answer
Only when you stop making the question?
When your look won't see?

If self-awareness is chains and freedom
then ignorance is bliss and curse
A fire sermon begun civilization
And under fire we would have met our end

So now
Astray from this suicidal path
Are we still human
or something completely different?