Shooting from the lip

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released May 18, 2018

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tunnelmental experimental assembly Los Angeles, California

tunnelmental are Derek Pippert and Nigel R Mitchell, we love creating music, so we do. We also do remixes for others. Our studio is in Los Angeles. Someone said we are punktronica if you really need a genre.

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Track Name: The Soma and the Savage
Confidence at an all time low
And I fear this beast will start to grow
Am I big enough to let it go?
Or sink inside the endless flow
It’s the savage and the Soma
That rattles round my brain
It’s the Punishment of luxury,
I’ll steal myself again.

Arrogance is ego time
I’m going to start the savage cull
Face the void I can’t avoid,
The storm before the lull
It’s the savage and the Soma
That rattles round my brain
It’s the Punishment of luxury,
I’ll steal myself again.

You’re building on the sands of time
The Soma and the savage lies
Don’t try to overwhelm us
The sun is sure to rise.

Master minders working hard
On primal human prey
Testing never resting
Destroying day by day
All our fights for freedom
Are getting in their way
Their marching band agenda
Will turn our green to grey

They flicker like an old T.V.
You see them everyday
They spin the moral compass
And send you on your way
They can’t control the chaos
They dumb the planet down
Our hope will not be broken
I’m gonna steal the crown
gonna steal the crown



You’re building on the sands of time
The Soma and the savage lies
Don’t try to overwhelm us
The sun is sure to rise.
You’re building on the sands of time
The Soma and the savage lies
Don’t try to overwhelm us
The sun is sure to rise.

You’re building on the sands of time
The Soma and the savage lies
Don’t try to overwhelm us
The sun is sure to rise.
Track Name: Own this
My head was stuffed with nonsense it almost broke my mind
Tired of your excuses on and on you grind
I’m not this rising tide and anguish has no pride
Fixing broken wings and burning up inside
I sit alone in crowd’s chemicals and clouds
Blinded by the noises deafened by the voices
I’m driven by compassion that you don’t understand
My energy is endless I’m gonna make a stand

Programmed my mind and washed my own brain
I’m circling the drain, again and again.
I’ve been to your mountain I drank from the fountain
The fourth wall is broken, the prophet has spoken.
I drank from the source, I built a new road.
The dark horse I ride on deciphered the code
You’re calling me crazy but up I will rise
Nothing can stop me from reaching the prize.

Oppression an obsession
Ignoring your call
Regression is your weapon
You can’t own it all

Not another Sparta, not another Rome
No more repetition we are coming home
Home from your war your famine and hate
Sick of your greed not taking the bait
Charged up and ready, steady my aim
Care full not care less the name of my game
Repealing with passion your dog eat dog rules
I’ve said it before, I wont follow fools.

Oppression an obsession
Ignoring your call
Regression is your weapon
You can’t own it all
Track Name: Can I be mankind
Someone’s selling me something
To make me change again
Told me I’d be better off with
The pleasure and the pain
Just another ponzi scheme
Make me drop the dream
I’m trying to make a difference
You’re calling me extreme

You know that you can hurt me
Yet you keep on keeping on
Change comes from within
Sing a different song
You want this life of conflict
Know I just don’t care
Kick me when I’m down again
More than I can bare

Get the latest version
Better than the last
See into the future
Looking at the past
Sell me something worth it
Nail me to the mast
Stuck inside your nightmare
Spinning way too fast
Your spiral has gone viral
Your spin is just a lie
You blame the game
You chose to play
And I’m supposed to cry?

Now I’m at the crossroad
Time to roll the dice
Light me like a candle
Not a sacrifice
I’ll never be your savior
You will not be mine
Try a different flavor
Write another line
Close my eyes to see you
All inside my mind
Got a better version
Can I be mankind?
Track Name: Artificial Intelligence
Data mining through the past
To make this crystal ball
Predictions are restrictions
Now you see it all
A.I. saw you through the mire,
When your world was set afire
Did you know me from the start?
Broken robot, shopping cart.

Quantum Entangled
You’re stuck in my head
Reeling you in
And I’m losing the thread
‘Cos time and not man
Will kill me instead
Am I fooling myself
By exploring the dread?

A.I. know you
Witch came first
White as snow
And fit to burst

Echo said, do it clean, do it clean,
Do it clean, will you ever be clean?
Named and shamed
Are you framing this scene?
If you fake it and make it
Are you killing the dream?

Been here before
The futures a guess
Rinse and repeat now
For more of the stress
Deep inside me
Is a terrible mess
You’re real artificial
You’re faking success

A.I. know you
Witch came first
White as snow
And fit to burst
Echo said, do it clean, do it clean,
Do it clean, will you ever be clean?
Named and shamed
Are you framing this scene?
If you fake it and make it
Are you killing the dream?
Echo said, do it clean, do it clean,
Do it clean, will you ever be clean?
Named and shamed
Are you framing this scene?
If you fake it and make it
Are you killing the dream?

Are you killing the dream?
Track Name: The strangers voice
The range of my emotions blur
I make no sense at all
I hurt myself to help you
I’m heading for a fall
You say you want my truth again
You wanted me to try
The thought police protected you
So you could live that lie

There’s no escape you tell me
You’re standing loud and proud
Committed to the party line
You’re playing to the crowd
I thought you would betray me
Yet love can make you blind
I could not stop that nagging doubt
From running through my mind


I’m not your Big Brother
I’m not your saving grace
I see you as the stranger
A voice without a face
You’re lost within this matrix
The dreams are all too real
The voice is loud within me
It tells me how to feel
It tells me what to feel

Now the trial is over
Now the trial is over
I can feel the rising pain
I lost my sight, this can’t be right
Are you still inside my brain
Lost and found, sense and sound.


Lost and found, Lost and found,
Lost and found, Sense and Sound.
Track Name: Thorns
I’m joining the resistance
I won’t go the distance
I questioned my existence
And sowed the seeds of doubt
Do I give the impression?
That I suffer from depression
It’s just another session
Well, I’m English don’t you know?

I’m giving in, I’m giving out
You must be deaf, I gotta shout
I’m giving up, I’m giving way
Nothing left, to do but pray

A thorn amongst the roses
A legacy to stand on
I ain’t got nuffin’ left
That I can put me ‘and on
A thorn amongst the roses
I rose to shed the crown
Thorns are in me headspace
There’s blood upon my gown

I’m giving in, I’m giving out
You must be deaf, I gotta shout
I’m giving up, I’m giving way
Nothing left, to do but pray

I’m giving in, I’m giving out
You must be deaf, I gotta shout
I’m giving up, I’m giving way
Nothing left, to do but pray

Nothing left, to do but pray


Nothing left, to do but pray
Track Name: One more step
Take just one more step
I dare you, double dare you,
Walk away from nothing
Don’t let it hold you back
Stare into the distance
Life changes in an instance
I’m shooting from the lip
And I’m picking up the slack

Your jumping to conclusions
Based upon the past
Your world is full of hate
And you knew it couldn’t last
It’s never down to fate
I know I stand alone
The torch that you are holding
It can’t be set in stone

Take just one more step
You really have the choice
Take just one more step
It’s time to raise your voice
Take just one more step
Walk away from fear
Take just one more step
And lets get out of here

Compassion you don’t comprehend
I’m fighting you with peace.
Confused you’re losing grip
By seeking a release.
My time is now I’ll show you how
Lets take a little trip
I have no gun to threaten you
I’m shooting from the lip

Take just one more step
You really have the choice
Take just one more step
It’s time to raise your voice
Open up your heart
And know that you are free
Lets make this crystal clear
Are you to blind to see

Take just one more step
You really have the choice
Take just one more step
It’s time to raise your voice
Take just one more step
Walk away from fear
Take just one more step
And lets get out of here
Track Name: Eternal flow
Sleep is where you hurt me
You didn’t know why
The sky didn’t fall
From the tear in my eye
I’m holding no grudge
Just leveling the field
The old school was not cool
The sword and the shield

I failed to raise my head.
Discouraged from my task
The questions that you ask
The shadow it is caste.
Can this dream continue?
I think I’ve lost my mind
Losing motivation
And the love of humankind.

And so to dreamtime we must go
Or drown within their T.V. snow
The bastards will not let us go
We have to break these chains
We are eternal flow

Change don’t rearrange
The ties that truly bind
His story was a lie
Let’s leave it all behind
No war is ever justified
No love is ever dead
The speaker needs the listener
Or is it in my head?

And so to dreamtime we must go
Or drown within their T.V. snow
The bastards will not let us go
We have to break these chains
We are eternal flow
We are eternal flow

And so to dreamtime we must go
Or drown within their T.V. snow
The bastards will not let us go
We have to break these chains
We are eternal flow
And so to dreamtime we must go
Or drown within their T.V. snow
The bastards will not let us go
We have to break these chains
We are eternal flow
We are eternal flow
Track Name: Silence the idols
In your ancestral home
Beneath the royal dome
You sit upon the throne
Built on blood and bone
You’re rotten to the core
The poor you sent to war
Just to keep the score
They’ll follow you no more
Fuck your game of thrones

Silence the idols
Negating the gods
I’m gambling on mankind
We can beat the odds

At the foot of this mountain
My burden is real
I’m deaf to the bell
It has no appeal
My fear is forgotten
No heaven or hell
I’ll know deep within
That all, it is well

I crave trancendance
Like a phoenix
From the ashes
I will fly
I’ve seen abundance
Dots and dashes
Like a matrix
In my eye

Silence the idols
Negating the gods
I’m gambling on Mankind
Beating the odds

Silence the idols
And love will appear
If you are mankind
There’s nothing to fear.
Track Name: Am I the machine
The daze of the weak are they numbered
I am counting my blessings again
My words worth nothing are falling
Right off THE END of my pen
The bars are projected
I stand unprotected
My thoughts are rejected
AM I THE MACHINE?

Is my stupor so stupid
Is it hard on my mind
Am I one of the many
Or just being kind
Not scared of my reflection
Not bothered by your rejection
Immune to your infection
Embracing imperfection

Thoughts are now racing
I’m fighting the pain
Sleepless not hopeless
And feeling insane
And feeling insane

I tear at the tears
That well in my eyes
The hurt is not bitter
It’s not a surprise
I’ve scratched off the surface
I no longer hide
Its real love I’m seeking
And not foolish pride
I know I am selfish
I wanted desire
You granted me passion
And now I’m on fire

Now I’m on fire.


Not callous, full of passion
Loving life is out of fashion
I’ve been here all along
I never went away


I stare at the stairs
I try to ascend
My heart full of passion
I will not pretend
My hands they are shaking
The dust from my heart
Have I gone full circle?
I’m back at the start
Now I feel helpless
My heart starts to race
I know deep inside
That this is my place.

This is my place.

I never went away.

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