Humble Genus

by Proud Fools

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Zhakathoom I'm pretty sure this isn't the worst album cover ever made, but I'm pretty sure that it has put more people off from checking this release out than the other way around.

What else could explain the "appears in 1 other collection" at the bottom here? Because the EP is really, really good. A fistfull of hooks and solid vocals makes this rock/heavy album a listeners treat, and I for one am surprised it's not featured in a lot more collections.
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Songs written and produced throughout 2013 in Queens, NY.


released June 16, 2013

Music & Lyrics written, performed, and produced by Mallon Khan ©2013


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Proud Fools Los Angeles, California

Proud Fools was founded in 2013 by Mallon Khan.

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Track Name: Ruined
Swing low, save me
though I deserve this
Their eyes cut deep
so I am useless

Deaf, dumb, indifferent
Blind, numb and listless
I'm ruined

Shadows greet me, hollow scenery
So now end this 'cause I am useless
Track Name: $
It suits a man to toil to gain his bread and prosper
to cheat the games of nature is to trust in ground that falters
you will be eternally ripped apart for your black heart
dollar signs in your eyes it’s no wonder you can’t see straight
you slap the market ride the wave
No matter who gets fsucked in undertow
Oh no no. behind the pillars is the gold
All the rest are left in the cold
Holy houses, behind the pillars is the gold
Are you binded, blinded by the light
Arise we were meant to earn this
Track Name: Zombies
Rain, come put the fire out, yeah
It's burning too long
Hold tight to your things, yeah
When the flood come
We'll see who sink or swim

It won't be long

Run from the back of the herd
Oh but there is no forward
drift along corporeal seas
Dead eyes leading dead bodies
Track Name: Snakes Cometh
Show me signs, make me blind. Wanted love, got a war.
laissez faire, without a car. politicking, turkey dinner.
Fall asleep, wake up never. Pie fucking celluloid.
Fake butter hyper-real news. Lips inflated with the deadly spit of snakes

I think I'm in too deep now. Yeah, need to turn the sound way down
Feel them slithering around. the snakes are coming.

Homemade version of a viral copy of some tome forgotten for so long they can't remember freedom lost replace by a leash to keep the children in line. They cometh.
Track Name: Thieves
Wolves bay, moon delights, cowards are hidden, and thieves do dine
Aging serenade, asleep while the devil's at play
Ride now, tide is out, demons are lurking and fire's abound.
Son, you may not come home. Time is a river and you are a stone.
Living in this pretty prison. That's the mission: pure submission.

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